Government Employee Sextorting and Cyberstalking at Work

How much free time do government employees have at work? Well Michael C. Ford a former State Department civilian employee had too much time. From his desk at the embassy in London between January 2013 and May 2015 Ford used a government computer to hack 450 private email accounts and sextort 75 women. Ford has…

Speeding Ticket Scam

The Police Department of Tredyffrin PA announced the discovery of a speeding ticket scam. Victims received emails with the following content: From: Speeding Citation (citation@safe-browsing.com) To: vfiorillo@phillymag.com Subject: Notification of excess speed First Name: Victor Last Name: Fiorillo Notification of excess speed Route: Mill Road Date: 8 March 2016 Time: 7:55 am Speed Limit: 40…

Fake Antivirus Email Spreads Malware

An email claiming to alert you to an antivirus software update has been infecting it’s victims with a variant of the Zbot Trojan. The email suggests, by referencing “the new malware circulating over the net”, that the critical update will protect you from CryptoLocker. With all of the reports about CryptoLocker it would be hard not to…

Fake Dropbox Emails Hide Malware

A recent phishing¬†attack is enticing people to reset their Dropbox password. Here is a copy of the email: The email is designed to spread a Trojan¬†that is part of the ZeuS family of Trojans. The criminals even had the forethought to take advantage of af the security blog blog.dynamoo.com by hosting the Trojan on the…

Sophos Crowns USA Spampion

Sophos’ quarterly “Dirty Dozen” spam report released on Thursday puts the United States as the number one source for spam in the third quarter of 2013. This list ranks spam senders, not spammers.What is the distinction you ask? To know that you need to understand how spam is sent. Spammers don’t sed their own spam.…

Spammers Impersonate The FBI

In a press release today through the Internet Crime Complaint Center the FBI warned that internet fraud schemes continue to send spam email using the names and titles of FBI officials. Targets receive emails informing them they have received large sums of money. The schemes vary but the method has not changed. The most recent…