Posts Tagged: USPS


Breach Therapy: 10 Companies Who Can’t Wait For 2014 To Be Over

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Whether it be iPhones with bigger screens, major video game releases to make next-gen systems finally worth it, or wearables that are actually appealing to consumers, it’s safe to say any technological ‘advancement’ of this year was overshadowed by the seemingly endless wave of breaches that plagued companies and consumers alike. With the New Year only a couple weeks and change away, let’s look back at 2014, aka the ‘Year of the Breach’, and revisit 10 companies who want nothing more than to forget their breach nightmares and start fresh in 2015: Michaels Going back almost a full year to January, and […]

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USPS ‘Postal Notification’ themed emails lead to malware

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Cybercriminals are currently mass mailing millions of emails impersonating The United States Postal Service (USPS), in an attempt to trick its customers into downloading and executing the malicious .zip archive linked in the bogus emails. Upon execution, the malware opens a backdoor on the affected host, allowing the cybercriminals behind the campaign to gain complete control over the host. More details:

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Spamvertised ‘Download your USPS Label’ themed emails serve malware

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Cybercriminals are currently spamvertising millions of emails impersonating the United States Postal Service (USPS), in an attempt to trick end and corporate users into downloading and unpacking the malicious .zip attachment distributed by them. What’s so special about this campaign? Where is the malicious sample phoning back to? Are there more malware samples that also phoned back to the same command control servers in the past? Let’s find out. More details:

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Shipping Confirmations Back on the Radar

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After a prolonged absence, waves of Trojans distributed as Zipped email attachments have been showing up in our spam traps for a few weeks. The spam messages employ the same hackneyed shipping confirmation pretext as many previous iterations of this scam. This technique’s emergence as a common malware distribution method correlates with the emergence of Trojan-Downloader-Tacticlol. The messages claim to come from various express shippers, including DHL, UPS, and FedEx, as well as one that may have originated in a malware guy’s imagination: Post Express. And even though the distribution method mimics those used by Tacticlol, the payloads haven’t been […]

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