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“Faster payment” scam is not quite what it seems

By on March 8, 2018 in Latest SPAM

I see a lot of “fake boss” fraud emails in my day job, but it’s rare that I see them sent to my personal email address. These four emails all look like fake boss fraud emails, but there’s something more going on here. From:    Ravi [Redacted] Reply-To:    Ravi [Redacted] To:    accounts@victimdomain.comDate:    23 February 2018 at […]

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Swisscoin [SIC] cryptocurrency spam

By on January 15, 2018 in Latest SPAM

Swisscoin is a fairly low-volume self-styled cryptocurrency that has been the target of a Necurs-based spam run starting on Saturday 13th January, and increasing in volume to huge levels on Monday. From:    Florine Fray [Fray.419@redacted.tld] Date:    15 January 2018 at 10:51 Subject:    Could this digital currency actually make you a millionaire? Every once in a […]

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By on December 4, 2017 in Malware Domains

Host:, IP address:, ASN: 13335, Country: US, Description: phishing/fraud

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Some random thoughts on Damian Green and those porn allegations

By on December 4, 2017 in Latest SPAM

If you live in the UK then you might have noticed the somewhat bizarre furore over Damian Green MP and his alleged viewing of pornography on house his Parliament computer. Now, I don’t know for certain if he did or didn’t, but to put it in context his private email address also allegedly turned up […]

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ST17-001: Securing the Internet of Things

By on November 16, 2017 in Recent Vulnerabilities

Original release date: November 16, 2017 The Internet of Things refers to any object or device that sends and receives data automatically through the Internet. This rapidly expanding set of “things” includes tags (also known as labels or chips that automatically track objects), sensors, and devices that interact with people and share information machine to […]

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Bogus porn blackmail attempt from

By on October 31, 2017 in Latest SPAM

This blackmail attempt is completely bogus, sent from a server belonging to the domain. From:    Hannah Taylor [] Reply-To: To:    contact@victimdomail.tld Date:    31 October 2017 at 15:06 Subject:    ✓ Tiскеt ID: DMS-883-97867 [contact@victimdomail.tld] 31/10/2017 03:35:54 Maybe this will change your life Signed

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By on October 26, 2017 in Malware Domains

Host:, IP address:, ASN: 14576, Country: CZ, Description: trojan

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Updated 3NT Solutions LLP / / IP ranges

By on October 25, 2017 in Latest SPAM

When I was investigating IOCs for the recent outbreak of BadRabbit ransomware I discovered that it downloaded from a domain hosted on This IP belongs to a company called 3NT Solutions LLP that I have blogged about before. It had been three-and-a-half years since I looked at their IP address ranges so I […]

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Malware spam: “Order acknowledgement for BEPO/N1/380006006(2)”

By on October 24, 2017 in Latest SPAM

A change to the usual Necurs rubbish, this fake order has a malformed .z archive file which contains a malicious executable with an icon to make it look like an Office document. Reply-To:    purchase@animalagriculture.orgTo:    Recipients [DY]Date:    24 October 2017 at 06:48Subject:    FW: Order acknowledgement for BEPO/N1/380006006(2)Dear All,Kindly find the attached Purchase order# IT/

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By on October 17, 2017 in Malware Domains

Host:, IP address:, ASN: 13335, Country: US, Description: crypto mining

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