PyPI packages under attack after phishers target developers
Developers and maintainers of PyPI are under attack by digital scammers through email phishing.
Several PyPI developers and maintainers have fallen for phishing scams conducted by digital scammers. The malicious campaign was disclosed by Adam Johnson, a project board member at Django, who receiv... Read more
TrickBot malware has collected login credentials from 250 million email addresses
TrickBot, the malware discovered in 2016, has collected the passwords and address books of 250 million e-mail addresses. Investigators from security company Deep Instinct have found that, reports TechCrunch.
TrickBot was originally a financially motivated malware that was first spotted in 2016. Sinc... Read more
Google’s TensorFlow tackles spam even harder in Gmail
Google tackles the amount of spam within Gmail even more. To do this, it integrates its machine learning framework TensorFlow with the mailapp. The new measures will complement existing Google algorithms against spam, and will further reduce the possibilities for spamming Gmail users.
In a blog post... Read more
In new spam mails is threatened with bombs
A remarkable new spam campaign has been launched, aimed at countries in the western world. The hackers threaten to detonate a bomb, unless the recipient of the mail makes a payment in bitcoin. Bombs have so far not been found in the locations where they would be located.
The message of the mails is ... Read more
Hackers ramp up email spam attacks during holidays
New research shows that hackers expand their activities during the holidays. Hackers send more spam, in the form of messages from postal workers and online shops, in the hope of gaining access to payment details of unsuspecting victims.
This is shown by new research by security firm F-Secure Corp. T... Read more
IoT botnet infects 100,000 routers to send spam
A new botnet has infected approximately 100,000 routers, connecting them to webmail services and probably sending large-scale spam campaigns via email. The botnet has grown in silence over the past two months, reports ZDNet.
The botnet was discovered in September by the Netlab team at Qihoo 360. The... Read more
Salesforce thinks it can deal with spam with blockchain
Salesforce wants to use blockchain to limit the number of spam-mails. The company submitted an application to the American Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday. The patent also includes the concept that the company has come up with.
The system "can help ensure that a message and its attachments ar... Read more
Facebook deletes hundreds of pages because they break the rules
The U.S. midterm elections are coming up soon. In the run-up to this, Facebook decided to remove several hundred pages related to political spam and coordinated fake behaviour. In this way, the social network is responding to the call for more action when it comes to fake news and attempts at politi... Read more