CR-48 program members get spammed

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Those who signed up for one of Google's CR-48 netbooks found their inboxes under siege this morning, with users reporting an avalanche of emails from a Google Group. According to TechCrunch, the problem began around 12.23AM...

Spammer ordered to pay Facebook $711m

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Facebook has been awarded damages of $711 million against Sanford Wallace, who spammed the social network with fake messages. Wallace was sued in February, alongside Adam Arzoomanian, for obtaining login details for accounts and using...

Spammer ordered to pay Facebook $711m

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Facebook has been awarded damages of $711 million against Sanford Wallace, who spammed the social network with fake messages. Wallace was sued in February, alongside Adam Arzoomanian, for obtaining login details for accounts and using...

Scam warning: Obama 'stimulus checks' for you!

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Caveat emptor--buyer beware! Before President Obama even signed the recent economic stimulus package into law, scam sites were thrown up and spam emails spewed forth offering unsuspecting punters the chance to submit their personal information...

Botnets Plus Spam Equals Trouble

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Cybercrime is going upscale. Criminals are not just putting together bigger botnets--more than a million computers in some cases--they are also adopting the principles of modern marketing to get their products onto your users' computers....

Symantec: 72% of Email was Spam in November

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According to Symantec’s December State of Spam Report, which took 450 million inboxes worldwide into consideration, 72% of November emails were spam. Spammers and anti-spam programs fought hard in the ongoing battle of what gets...

Google: Spam Targeting Gmail is on the Decline

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Thanks to the Gmail anti-spam engineers and the feedback they receive from their users, friends, and colleagues, the spam situation on Google's e-mail service is improving. As most e-mail providers do, Gmail offers a "Report...

MP3 Spam Scam Hits In-boxes

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Elvis and the Beatles probably never could have imagined they would one day be used to commit stock fraud. But that is exactly what is happening, as spammers have taken to using MP3 attachments in...

Security Experts Brace for September Spam Deluge

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Security firm Softscan is predicting a 40 per cent surge in junk email during September as spammers target students returning after the summer break. The company has already seen a "dramatic rise" in the past...

Stopping Spam with Kittens

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An executive at Microsoft Corp. has an unusual idea for beating spammers. Powerful software tools and supercomputers aren't involved, but kittens are. Or rather, photos of kittens. Kevin Larson, a researcher at Microsoft's advanced reading...

Hong Kong cracks down on spam

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Hong Kong officials have announced spammers could be fined up to one million Hong Kong dollars (128,000 USD) and face up to five years in jail under a new law to control unsolicited advertising. A...

Backing for tool to battle spam

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The DomainKeys Identified Mail system, a tool that could help in the battle against spam and phishing attacks by validating the identity of the sender of an e-mail, has received industry approval. DKIM uses encrypted...

Symantec: The State of Spam in April

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Symantec has released its May 2007 report entitled The State of Spam for the month of April. The 11-page monthly report includes news and data from the company's ongoing monitoring of vast amounts of e-mail....

Symantec: Adult Spam Down, Image Spam Climbs

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According to a report from Symantec Corporation's own data, pornographic spam comprised just 3% of the total amount of spam in February, the lowest figure ever recorded. Overall, about 70% of the e-mail messages monitored...

Symantec: Adult Spam Down, Image Spam Climbs

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According to a report from Symantec Corporation's own data, pornographic spam comprised just 3% of the total amount of spam in February, the lowest figure ever recorded. Overall, about 70% of the e-mail messages monitored...

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