Archive for the ‘malware’ Category

Everyone should report scams online. It can be done easily with some research.


If you are committed to sharing some your free time in learning how to fight and report spam and/or other forms of cybercrime, check out the  Inboxrevenge forum. The forum was started in 2006, so it is nearly 6 years old already. Please note, you must be pre-approved by the Inboxrevenge moderators after attempting to […]


Announced in October 2011: we are asking you to check out a new anti-botnet effort. DeepEnd Research.org. There is a lot of new information there about organized malicious activity called Dirt Jumper DDoS bot.  I look forward to participating in the efforts. Unfortunately, I have not been able to update this blog in over a […]


The APWG (Anti-Phishing Work Group) recently held its Counter Crime Operations Summit (CeCOS) in São Paulo, Brazil on May 11-13th, 2010. Over the years, the APWG has held its conferences in different countries reflecting the internationalism of this type of fighting cybercrime (phishing spam). The next conference of the APWG is the eCrime Researchers Summit […]


Romania is a country that many Internet security researchers and various law enforcement agencies equate with cybercrime and have probably had that mind for quite a while now.  Even some casual readers of spam news know about Romania’s bad reputation online. The good news is over the years more and more people directly involved cybercrime […]


Online Advance Fee Fraud  (AFF) scams are plentiful and involve several people: the fraudsters themselves, money mules (people who are often duped into commit crimes, as middle men), but think they are earning extra money and then the individuals and businesses who have been defrauded.  Most of the general public who are active online, may […]


In the online world, on computers and servers hosted within United States is where a lot of cybercrime originates. How often does one read about that? Usually China and Russia are mentioned at the drop of a hat in regards to online malicious activity while there seems to be less focus on such large problems […]


According to  Spamhaus Top 10 Network offenders on its Spamhaus Block List Advisory, an ISP called AS3352 TELEFONICA-DATA-ESPANA has the most SBLs on Spamhaus list as of January 17th, 2010. Based on Spamhaus‘ research, this ISP is considered the current “World’s Worst Network.”  At time of this post, there are 95 SBLs belonging to Telefonica.es. […]


This is the third attack on the InBoxRevenge antispam forums within one month. The first DDoS attack which was posted below was on October 28, 2009. Since about 10:45 Eastern Time on Monday, November 16th, 2009, IBR’s forums are once again offline. We will give you more details as they become available. It seems that […]


Italian banking site phishing URL spoofing CartaSi is live on compromised host: phone.codmanacademy.org – IP: 69.38.149.93 which is on AS19406 (Towerstream.com). Munged URL: hxxp://phone.codmanacademy.org/home/polycom/.redirecting.titolari.cartasi.it.portal.server.pt.acceso.reg.recupero.gateway.nome.utente.o.password.se.hai.dimenticato/ URL was already reported to Netcraft and Phishtank.