Sextortion Emails Sent by Emotet Earn 10 Times More Than Necurs

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Sextortion scammers are now targeting potential victims with spam sent to their work emails via the Emotet botnet, a distribution channel 10 times more effective than previous ones according to research published today by IBM X-Force. Sextortion is a type of email scam first seen in the wild during July 2018 when crooks started emailing potential targets and… Read more »

New EmoCheck Tool Checks if You’re Infected With Emotet

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A new utility has been released by Japan CERT (computer emergency response team) that allows Windows users to easily check if they are infected with the Emotet Trojan. The Emotet Trojan is one of the most actively distributed malware that is spread through phishing emails with malicious Word document attachments. These emails pretend to be invoices, shipping notices, account reports, holiday… Read more »

Safer Internet Day (SID) 2020

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Safer Internet Day (SID) is organised by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission*, each February to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology, especially among children and young people. Celebrated on the second day of the second week of the second month, each year on Safer Internet Day… Read more »

Law enforcement seized WeLeakInfo.com for selling access to data from data breaches

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The FBI has seized the WeLeakInfo.com websites for selling subscriptions to data that were exposed in data breaches. WeLeakInfo.com is a data breach notification service that allows its customers to verify if their credentials been compromised in data breaches. The service was claiming a database of over 12 billion records from over 10,000 data breaches. I used… Read more »