Category Archives: Active Attacks

Posts relating to attacks that are currently under way.

Ransomware for OSX

It turns out that ransomware is no longer just for Windows; OSX has it too. If you use the OSX version of the Transmission Bittorrent client, you may want to check what version you are running because version 2.90 was … Continue reading

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Firewall Vulnerability Alerts

We are just about to enable something that will email people when there is a critical firewall alert relating to an attempted exploit. During normal web browsing activity (although not when the web site is encrypted with https), the firewall keeps … Continue reading

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Have You Received An Invoice Spam?

  The following is one of a number of spam messages that I received yesterday; all carefully filed away in the spam folder. To Whom It May Concern, Please find attached an invoice relating to Penalty Charge Notice Number IA54236946 … Continue reading

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OSX Malware: Yes It Does Exist!

One of the messages that we are regularly trying to push is that malware on Apple devices can and does exist. We have even encountered a few infected Apple laptops! It is easy to overlook amongst the ever rising flood … Continue reading

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Forged @port.ac.uk Emails

As many are undoubtedly aware, there have been a number of instances where email has been forged so that it appears to be from someone with an email address ending in @port.ac.uk. In the cases IS has investigated, the email forgeries … Continue reading

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MS15-034 Information …

This entry is chiefly intended as a collection of links to further information on MS15-034 which was announced this Tuesday. This vulnerability is found within the Microsoft Windows component that allows various packages to listen to HTTP requests – the … Continue reading

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Ongoing Phishing Attack: “Hello”, “Delivery Failure”, “Secure Adobe”

We are subject to an ongoing phishing attack with emails being sent with the Subject of “Hello” and the contents appearing similar to :- Hello, I sent you this document earlier but I notice the failure delivery , so I … Continue reading

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