A rather well-executed phishing campaign is targeting American Express users via fake "Fraud Alert: Irregular Card Activity" emails impersonating the AmEx Fraud Departement, warns Gary Warner.
WhatsApp is one of the most popular instant-messaging services out there, and its huge user base (over 300 million active users) makes Whatsapp-themed spam a great way to infect a large number of computers.
Buffer, the popular online service for managing one's social media presence by scheduling posts on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, has announced on Saturday that they have been hacked, which resulted in a barrage of spam posts being sent out on behalf of some users.
Click fraud is a considerable drain on the finances of both advertiser and ad networks, but a group of researchers believed that they have managed to create a simple solution that is able to detect all the currently most used click-spam schemes.
Spam volume has dropped in August, but with the level of phishing increasing tenfold and malicious attachments being found in 3.4 percent more emails when compared with July, spam has obviously became much more dangerous, says Kaspersky Lab.
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