News from Omniquad
Network security news and press releases

News list

Latest updates on the Mailwall and Surfwall services
Dated: 10 Oct, 2013 New Surfwall category – Payday Loans and Mailwall's Personal Blacklists and Whitelists
Sep
Omniquad Informs: BT Internet and Yahoo! Email Accounts Compromised – What to do?
Dated: 14 Jun, 2013 Some of BT and Yahoo email accounts have become compromised by hackers
Sep
Omniquad warns: Fake Speeding Ticket Emails carry W32.FakeHddRepair Trojan
Dated: 20 May, 2013 There are currently emails that claims to be from the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles. They cointain Trojan.
Sep
Omniquad warns: Malware found in Fake Cover-More Insurance Policy Documents
Dated: 23 Apr, 2013 Fake Cover-More Insurance Emails Carry contains zipped exe-file carrying malware.
Sep
Omniquad warns: Fake CNN and BBC News Alerts point to MALWARE!
Dated: 25 Mar, 2013 Internet criminals send breaking news emails from some popular news site like CNN and the BBC.
Sep
Instant Web Filtering - Seamless integration with Cloud based Web Security
Dated: 30 Jan, 2013 Omniquad launched a new version of its Authentication Client.
Sep
Vine – Video sharing from Twitter is without privacy settings
Dated: 29 Jan, 2013 Twitter has a new Video Sharing Service, but it was launched without any privacy settings.
Sep
New Tesco Scam Email – Update your Credit Card details
Dated: 26 Nov, 2012 The current flow of phishing emails informs you that Tesco have updated your credit card details, you just need to log in and verify.
Sep
Spam of the Week: Find Child Predators in your neighborhood!
Dated: 14 Nov, 2012 A high number of spam pushing a service which claims to tell you about the arrest records of people living in your neighbourhood.
Sep
Korean originating fraud targets Westminster Council and PayByPhone with Malicious attack
Dated: 9 Nov, 2012 Parking Receipt scam email delivering Malware.
Sep
Beware of new Phishing E-mails targeting Tesco customers
Dated: 2 Nov, 2012 “Congratulations, you won a free Tesco voucher!!!”, “You have won £2000!”. Wow. Christmas came early this year... If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is!
Sep
New E-mail Scam – Don’t be scammed by your own scanner!
Dated: 25 Oct, 2012 Omniquad’s technicians are warning about emails that appear to come from your own scanner or multipurpose printer!
Sep
Facebook Email Scam warning – “your friend added a new photo”
Dated: 16 Oct, 2012 The emails pretend to come from Facebook and saying that your Facebook friend added a new photo of you.
Sep
Email Phishing Scam – Fraudulent email from HM Revenue & Customs
Dated: 15 Oct, 2012 Criminals are currently targeting UK citizens with phishing emails, claiming to be from HM Revenue & Customs giving update on your tax refunds.
Sep
Skype users targeted – Trojan horse through Email and Worms in instant messaging
Dated: 10 Oct, 2012 Popular Internet Communications network, Skype has been targeted by internet fraudsters across multiple media in recent days with both a Trojan originating from scam emails, and worms affecting the Skype communication platform.
Sep
Microsoft Security updates Phishing Scam
Dated: 1 Oct, 2012 The Email purports to come from Microsoft Corporation and claims that all email users are requested to validate their account information. The email is a phishing scam.
Sep
Phishing Scam targeting Amazon users – “Your Amazon order has been shipped”
Dated: 21 Sep, 2012 There is a phishing email scam doing rounds right now disguised as an order confirmation from Amazon sent to you from customer support.
Sep
Omniquad Warns: Voice-mail Email Scam targeting employees work email
Dated: 21 Sep, 2012 This is a new type of scam. We urge businesses to update their email security, as this scam is specifically targeting employees' work email.
Sep
J2 Global eFax hoax Email with Malware – Win32/TrojanDownloader
Dated: 22 Aug, 2012 Omniquad Security technicians are reporting a wave of malicious emails targeting users of J2 Global eFax services.
Sep
Not to fall for the London “2012 Olympic” Email Scam fraudulently
Dated: 15 Aug, 2012 British Airways and London Olympics 2012 used as bait for Email Phishing Scam.
Sep
W32/Trojan3 in Fraudulent FedEx Tracking Notification Emails
Dated: 10 Aug, 2012 FedEx fraudulent tracking notification emails carries malware.
Sep
Lottery Email Scam: “You have won a large amount of money!” – Really?
Dated: 31 Jul, 2012 How often do you get spam saying you have won a prize, or a substantial amount of money?
Sep
Warning! The most recent PayPal Phishing scam doing the rounds!
Dated: 25 Jul, 2012 Paypal Phishing scam linking to fraudulent webpage paypai.com.
Sep
What has YouTube got in common with Canadian Pharmacies?
Dated: 20 Jul, 2012 Forewarned is forearmed: Recent Phishing Scams.
Sep
Bank Email Fraud: ING Email phishing scam
Dated: 12 Jul, 2012 Email Phishing attacks relating to Banks and financial institutions. We see this type of scam in many shapes and forms. The emails are based around the same template, but the branding is changing dependent on the target.
Sep
Beware of the Facebook Trojan doing the rounds!
Dated: 10 Jul, 2012 The marjority of internet users spend time on social networks, such as Facebook.Through the convenience of social networking sites, spammers can easily gain access to your personal information through wall posts like: images, videos, links and attachment or through email pretending to have been sent from facebook mail services.
Sep
Stock Email Scam “Hurry up and buy these shares now the price is low”
Dated: 3 Jul, 2012 Another old timer is currently doing the rounds, having originated in an Android.
Sep
Scam Emails - Booking Confirmation from Booking.com
Dated: 25 Jun, 2012 Fraudulent emails from Booking.com – beware of this scam, emails contain malicious code.
Sep
UPS Email Scams – Trojan warning
Dated: 25 Jun, 2012 UPS/USPS SCAM ALERT – This particular scam is doing its rounds again.
Sep
Habbo Email scam “Habbo user Selwyn sent you a message”
Dated: 15 Jun, 2012 Habbo Hotel Email Phishing Scam targeting Habbo users. Following Habbo hitting the news-headlines this week, we have seen numerous examples of unsolicited email appearing to be from Habbo with the subject line “Habbo user “Selwyn” has sent you a message”. Another example of the same has subject line “Habbo user “Adrian” has sent you a message”
Sep
Omniquad warns about DVLA Email Phishing Scam – Identity Theft Warning
Dated: 15 Jun, 2012 Omniquad is warning about emails that appear to come from the DVLA. The scam email says that the DVLA is currently updating their database and all drivers are required to update and verify their driving license details within two weeks of receiving the email.
Sep
LinkedIn Scam Emails stopped by Omniquad Mailwall Remote
Dated: 8 Jun, 2012 Following the security breach where millions of passwords to business networking site LinkedIn was leaked online scammers are now targeting LinkedIn users.
Sep
Online Job Application Scam
Dated: 6 Jun, 2012 These days people are as likely to apply for jobs online as they are using a traditional high street recruitment agency or replying to an advertisement in a paper or trade magazine. You may receive emails from recruiters on a regular basis, even regards to jobs you don’t remember applying for, or your cv may have been put forward without your knowledge. Small wonder people click on links in emails, or start going through with an online application process on the basis of an email they receive. But, be careful.
Sep
Omniquad announces their move into Exchange Hosting
Dated: 1 Jun, 2012 We are pleased to inform you about our move into the Exchange Hosting market. Hosted Exchange is the latest advanced Cloud based solution offered by Omniquad, which complements our existing Cloud hosted services such as Mailwall Remote email filtering, Email Contingency Recovery Service, Surfwall Remote web-filtering, Archiving, Email Encryption and more.
Sep
Spam Review: Walmart “Credit for being a customer”Scam
Dated: 21 May, 2012 The last week we saw the US giant Walmart being used for another phishing scam attempt. We have intercepted a number of emails purporting to be from Walmart.
Sep
Override your boss with his or her blessing
Dated: 19 Apr, 2012 Surfwall Remote from Omniquad is an advanced security system that not only puts employers in full control of their employees’ web access but also allows employees to access blocked sites and, all with the bosses’ approval!
Sep
Take advantage of the End-User Policy Reminders feature in Surfwall Remote cloud service
Dated: 11 Apr, 2012 Omniquad has enhanced its leading managed web filtering service, Surfwall Remote, to include Policy Reminders. This feature allows IT managers to require end users to periodically agree to the company Acceptable Usage Policy (A.U.P.) before Internet is accessed. The reminders can be shown at weekly, monthly, quarterly or custom intervals.
Sep
Make life easier for your employees with Temporary Web Exclusions
Dated: 1 Mar, 2012 Omniquad introduced a new feature to its Surfwall Remote cloud web security service – the end user can now self-request or self-authorise access to a site that would be normally blocked – for categories where it is deemed appropriate by the IT manager.
Sep
Omniquad launches new E-mail Encryption Service
Dated: 16 Nov, 2011 New E-mail Encryption Service from Omniquad allows organisations to send and receive secure e-mail without the need for any additional on-site software or hardware.
Sep
Omniquad launches new managed archiving solution for Exchange Server
Dated: 01 Nov, 2011 Omniquad's new Email Archiving Service takes the burden off your admin resources - and your server. Our service is an instant-on solution that doesn't require you to invest any new software or hardware. We don't just help you comply with the law - we enable you to significantly cut costs while ensuring uninterrupted email storage, security and access.
Sep
Visit us at the Infosecurity Europe
Dated: 19 Apr, 2011 Come and visit us at our premium partner Caretower stand E34 at Infosec 2011 in London between 19 and 21st April 2011.
Sep
Omniquad adds Facebook controls to its web filtering service
Dated: 05 Oct, 2010 Omniquad customers can now control Facebook access in the workplace by applying a new set of social networking controls exclusively available in the Omniquad Surfwall Remote managed web filtering service.
Sep
Omniquad updates managed web filtering coverage of wireless hotspots
Dated: 18 Sep, 2010 Omniquad managed web filtering coverage has now been extended to most wireless hotspot networks. The technology embedded in the Omniquad Authentication client software allows customers to have single configuration providing fully managed web filtering at office, home, or at a coffee shop without the user having to log on separately or make any configuration changes.
Sep
Omniquad Power Upgrade 2008
Dated: Nov, 2008 Omniquad has launched a special limited period offer for existing Omniquad customers.
Sep
Omniquad Email Hosting Service
Dated: Nov, 2008 Omniquad has launched its new secure hosted email service, EMail Hosting Service.
Sep
Home User Security Suite version 3.0 announced with vista and Firefox compatibility
Dated: May, 2008 Omniquad releases new version of Total Security Suite for enhanced protection for SoHo segment. The new integrates all modules into one easy to use interface. Total security Suite now comes in two variants -compatible with Vista and Firefox,Total Security Suite and Total Security Premium.
Sep
Omniquad Announces New Enterprise Security Suite
Dated: July 30, 2007 Omniquad releases managed enterprise security suite to address specific security needs of Small and Medium size Businesses. With integration of its managed security services Mailwall remote and Surfwall remote, Omniquad will now make life of spammers, virus/malware developers miserable.
Sep
Omniquad Launches New Email Archiving Service
Dated: June 15, 2007 Omniquad expands its managed security offerings by adding Email Archiving Service to cater to small, medium and large businesses. The rising needs of email storage and legal compliance is pushing businesses to look for new and improved archiving solutions. Most businesses, small or large have the burden of retaining emails of there employees for strategic or atleast legal/statutory compliance.