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Hong Kong cracks down on spam

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... More...

Backing for tool to battle spam

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... More...

Spam hits record high in February

Security firm SoftScan claims that throughout February, its anti-spam systems identified a record-breaking average of e-mail as junk: 90.3%. November 2006 was the last time that spam levels were as high (89.73%). The highest levels... More...

Dutch man fined for 9 billion spam e-mails

Dutch telecommunications regulator OPTA has levied the largest fine against an unidentified spammer whom authorities say e-mailed more than 9 billion unwanted advertisements. The Netherlands outlawed spam in May 2004. The man is being charged... More...

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