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Just like earthquakes, tsunamis and Justin Bieber screw ups, the birth of a royal baby in London in the UK provides spammers with a good hook to land their social engineering or malware on unsuspecting victims’ PCs. The AVG Web Threats Research Group found this one this morning. It’s a fake “live update” gimmick: You […]

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Following yesterday's news, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are now the proud parents of a baby boy and future heir to the British throne. While they revel in the joy of being a family, cyber-criminals have predictably been busy delivering various malicious campaigns in order to piggyback on the news. The Websense ThreatSeeker® Intelligence Cloud […]

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Advances in spam detection meant that spam operators had to find ways to circumvent new technologies. For instance, Asprox made significant improvements in their spam and module architecture whereas Pushdo made use of decoy network traffic.Recently, we have discovered a new simple method used by a spam botnet we named StealRat. It consists of 3 […]

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