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Dridex Down Under

Posted: 05 Nov 2015 11:00 PM | Ran Mosessco


Raytheon | Websense® Security Labs™ has been tracking malicious email campaigns associated with the Dridex banking Trojan since 2014. An interesting development this past week was a regional move to target Australia. Dridex botnet 220 related email were being sent to potential victims in the land down under. This is a change from the recent months, when Dridex botnet 220 campaigns have displayed a heavy bias towards U.K.-based potential victims. 

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Turn $1 into $100 right away…..Your personal files are encrypted!

Posted: 29 Apr 2015 03:00 PM | MarkHaffenden


Those are the five words that no one wants to see pop up on their screen. Websense® Security Labs™ researchers have identified an interesting tactic in the proliferation of Crypto ransomware. One published example exploits the very human vulnerability concerning the fear of receiving a parking...

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Low Volume, High Payoff Attacks Target Financial Services Industries in Asia

Posted: 09 Sep 2013 10:00 PM | Ran Mosessco


Executive Summary Malicious email found targeting financial institutions in the Middle East, Pakistan, and Nepal. Very low volume and advanced penetration techniques applied aiming for stealthy payoff. Websense® ThreatScope™ sandboxing reveals the attack most likely seeks monetary gain through...

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Royal Baby: Third in Line to the Throne, First in Line as a Threat Lure!

Posted: 24 Jul 2013 03:27 AM | Carl Leonard


Following yesterday's news, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are now the proud parents of a baby boy and future heir to the British throne. Whilst they revel in the joy of being a family, cyber-criminals have predictably been busy delivering various malicious campaigns in order to piggy-back on the news.  The Websense ThreatSeeker® Intelligence Cloud has been tracking malicious cyber-campaigns that started in the hours following the official announcement that The Duchess of Cambridge was in labour.

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