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Facebook Spam Botnet Promises ‘Likes’ for Access Tokens

Facebook users can fuel a social spam botnet by providing verified apps' access tokens in exchange for "likes" and comments.

INTERPOL Operation Sweeps Up Thousands of Cybercrime Servers Used for Ransomware,...

Massive public-private 'cyber surge' in Asia identifies hundreds of compromised websites in operation that spans multiple cybercriminal groups, activities.

Twitter has a spam bot problem — and it’s getting worse

A Romanian spammer is in part behind a sudden surge in fake Twitter followers in recent weeks.

But it's not something Twitter seems to want to deal with.

Russian Citizen Gets Record 27-Year Sentence for Hacking, Fraud Scheme

Roman Valeryevich gets 27 years for hacking PoS machines. Meanwhile, spam master Pyotr Levashov's indictment is unsealed.

Personalized Spam and Phishing

Lately we have been noticing an opposite tendency occurring quite often, wherein fraud becomes personalized and spammers invent new methods to persuade the recipient that the message is addressed personally to him.

Thus, in the malicious mailing that we discovered last month, spammers used the actual postal addresses of the recipients in messages to make them seem as credible as possible.

Kelihos Botnet Disrupted as Russian Hacker is Arrested

The alleged operator of the Kelihos botnet has been arrested, as the DOJ aims to disrupt the botnet's spam and ransomware operations.

US disrupts giant botnet used for spam and ransomware

Department of Justice targets networks it says is responsible for spam emails, distributing ransomware and malware.

US dismantles Kelihos botnet after Russian hacker’s arrest

The arrest last week of a Russian man in Spain was apparently for his role in a massive spam botnet and not related to an ongoing investigation into foreign tampering with last year's U.S. election.The botnet, called Kelihos, has enslaved hundreds of thousands of computers, and distributed spam and malware to users across the globe. However, the U.S. has taken action to dismantle the illegal operation, the Department of Justice said on Monday.[ 18 surprising tips for security pros. | Discover how to secure your systems with InfoWorld's Security Report newsletter. ]The arrest of 36-year-old Peter Yuryevich Levashov, the botnet's alleged operator, was at first thought to be related to the ongoing U.S. investigation of presidential election-related hacking, but the DOJ said on Monday that wasn't the case.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Feds deliver fatal blow to botnet that menaced world for 7...

Alleged Kelihos kingpin arrested while his family traveled from Russia to Spain.

While New Malware Declines Overall, macOS Malware Spikes

According to McAfee Labs, new volumes of malware, ransomware and spam tapered off at the end of 2016, though macOS wasn't as fortunate.

Twitch unleashes scorched-earth attack to unveil malicious spambot creator

PayPal, CloudFlare, Shaw, and Whois “are involved” in attacks, Twitch claims.

IBM Report Details 2017 Tax Scams as IRS Filing Deadline Nears

As the Tax Day 2017 filing deadline of Tuesday April 18 nears, IBM is warning of an increase in tax-related spam and scams.