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Throwback Thursday: We're all doomed

Mydoom turns 15 this month, and is still being seen in email attachments. This Throwback Thursday we look back to March 2004, when Gabor Szappanos tracked the rise of W32/Mydoom.
When a daily sports paper compares a national soccer crisis with the spread of an Internet worm, you know that the worm has had an enormous impact on everyday life. This was the… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2019/01/throwback-thursday-were-all-doomed1/

The spam that is hardest to block is often the most damaging

We see a lot of spam in the VBSpam test lab, and we also see how well such emails are being blocked by email security products. Worryingly, it is often the emails with a malicious attachment or a phishing link that are most likely to be missed.
This blog post was put together in collaboration with VB test engineers Adrian Luca and Ionuţ Răileanu. In a talk I gave at IRISSCON last year (the video of which you will find… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2019/01/spam-hardest-block-often-most-damaging/

Significant rise in malicious spam and phishing

Over one quarter of malicious emails contain eight-year-old malware.
Over one quarter of malicious emails contain eight-year-old malware. Email security firm eleven has reported a significant rise in both malicious emails and phishing emails in the… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2012/04/significant-rise-malicious-spam-and-phishing/

Korea DDoS surge mired in hype and confusion

Rows rumble on over sources and targets of botnet attacks.
Rows rumble on over sources and targets of botnet attacks. Last week's gush of denial-of-service attacks has sparked considerable excitement and argument, with rumours of possible… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2009/07/korea-ddos-surge-mired-hype-and-confusion/

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