711 million e-mails snared in largest spam-bot

email spam-bot

A Paris-based security researcher, going by the pseudonymous handle ‘Benkow’, discovered an open and accessible web server hosted in the Netherlands. The server stores dozens of text files containing a huge batch of email addresses, passwords, and email servers frequently used to send spam. This nefarious act is actually very smart move by the cyber […]

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Diablo6 – a variant of Locky Ransomware

Diablo6 Ransomware

Many ransomwares continue to spread because email is ubiquitous and users are not cautious to maintaining cyber security. Such is an example of the latest ransomware – Diablo6, a variant of an older Locky ransomware. A spam mail with subject as E [random date]( random number). docx and an attachment of a Zip with the […]

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Received a new job offer? Beware- Genuine or Fake?

Fake Job Offers

Scammers are on the rise with more and more fictitious job offers appearing on job boards. More job seekers are being conned into traps to part with some amount of money or are becoming victims of identity theft. However, there are certain trends which can help user identify an email if it is fake job […]

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BFSI again scores high for email security threats and cybercrimes in 2016

BFSI email security threats cybercrimes

BFSI Sector has always been favorite of all hackers and attackers. BFSI has always been top priority for email security threats and cybercrimes. According to Beazley Breach Insights July 2016 Report Hackers are targeting smaller financial institutions. During the first half of 2016, Beazley Breach Response (BBR) Services managed 955 data breaches on behalf of clients, compared to […]

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Top 5 communications IT trends in 2016

Top 5 communications IT trends in 2016

Came across an article today morning – Top 5 communications IT trends in 2016 published on January 21st 2016 by author Ben Rossi. We are now almost end of 2016 – only 2 months to go. So thought to review it. Ben Rossi mentioned Top 5 communications IT trends in 2016 as Security as top most […]

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Email Phishing Vs Spoofed Email Vs Email Hacking

Email Phishing Vs Email Spoofing Vs Email Hacking

We often get confused with Email Phishing Vs Spoofed Email Vs Email Hacking. Earlier in May 2016, a news came that Binny Bansal’s email id got hacked, but later they confirmed it was spoofed not hacked. You can read the full story here. Just to make clear distinction, we are writing this blog : Email Phishing Vs […]

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