Making the Internet Safer and More Secure. zvelo provides industry-leading cyber threat intelligence and URL classification data services. zvelo’s proprietary AI-based threat detection and categorization technologies, combines curated domains, threat and other data feeds, with the clickstream traffic from its global partner network of 600+ million users and endpoints to provide unmatched visibility, coverage, reach and accuracy. zvelo powers applications and solutions for the world's leading providers of web filtering, endpoint security, endpoint detection and response (EDR), managed detection and response (MDR), brand safety and contextual targeting, cyber threat intelligence platforms, threat analysis, and more.

Obfuscated URLs no match for zvelo

Researchers at Kaspersky labs have discovered a new banking malware campaign that uses an old trick to obfuscate malicious URLs. Rather than using a domain name or IP address for their malicious link the URL is converted to numerical bases such as octal or hexadecimal formats. These formats are supported by major browsers and serve the purpose of tricking users into following the link and infecting their machine.

 

IRS Tax Avoidance Scam

Today, zvelo is alerting customers to a new targeted email scam.  This newest twist to the common IRS email scam seems to be targeted to organizations, notifying the recipient of a tax evasion complaint being filed against the company.  Opening the file infects the user’s machine with dangerous trojans that monitor the infected machine, report back to the attacker and download other malicious payloads.

Poisoned search results – Super Bowl

The Super Bowl is the one of the biggest and most watched television events of the year in the United States. People everywhere scour the internet looking for predictions, gambling spreads and news before the event and scores, stories and clips after the event.  In anticipation of the increased search traffic for Super Bowl related terms, cybercriminals have shown themselves to be well-organized and planning ahead.  Search results for Super Bowl related search terms are already turning up top-ten results linked to malicious websites.