Microsoft helps smash massive botnet

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Microsoft announced this week, that together with industry partners, it has executed a major botnet takedown of Waledac, a large and well-known “spambot.” Botnets are networks of compromised computers controlled by "bot herders" or "bot masters"...

Spammers Hit YouTube's E-Mail Servers

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According to security firm Marshal, spammers are using YouTube's servers and the service@youtube.com address to send massive quantities of unsolicited email, which appear to derive from the video-sharing site's 'Invite Your Friends' feature. The emails...

Microsoft sues more alleged Hotmail spammers

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Microsoft has recently filed two "John Doe" lawsuits looking to crack down on spam (specifically advertising debt relief and adult Web sites) on its Windows Live Hotmail network. The first was filed on June 13...

Spammers plunder Plusnet e-mail

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Customers of UK net provider Plusnet have been told to change the password for their account following a break-in earlier this month where malicious hackers gained control of a Plusnet's mail server and stole a...

Spammers Are Due For A Surprise

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Unspam Technologies has taken the first steps in tracking down spammers in the United States, with help from the ISPs. The company has filed a lawsuit in the Eastern District of Virginia seeking the identities...

Blog Spammers Take Aim at Google

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Google Inc.'s free BlogSpot service has become a happy hunting ground for spammers cashing in on the easy integration of AdSense advertisements into the 'push-button' publishing tool. Over the past few days, the situation has...

Alabama Spammers Settle Case

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Two men, part of an alleged spamming ring, have settled a case brought by internet giant Earthlink over their activities. Damon DeCrescenzo and David Burstyn, two of the so-called Alabama Spammers, paid an undisclosed amount...

Spammers Straining DNS Servers

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eWeek reports that spammers' latest tactics are causing problems for the very backbone of the internet. They're sending out e-mails pretending to be from non-existent domain names, in an attempt to disguise their true identities....

Microsoft sues more spammers

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US SOFTWARE monolith Microsoft has unleashed its mighty briefs on another group of spammers. In a lawsuit filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles, Vole is seeking financial damages from an unidentified number of unnamed spammers....

Leading ISPs Sue More Spammers

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AOL, EarthLink, Microsoft and Yahoo file seven spam lawsuits, the companies' second round this year using the federal CAN-SPAM law. A coalition of the country's leading ISPs on Thursday announced another round...

Spammers love Sender ID

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ALTHOUGH Microsoft's anti-spam sender-ID is disliked by Open Sources, it is providing popular with the very people it is targeted against. According to E-mail security outfit MX Logic, spammers are taking to sender-id faster than...

Savvis deals a big blow to spammers

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With little in the way of good news for users affected by spam (junk email) currently, it's good to hear that Savvis, a ISP for major companies ("the network that carries wall street") and the...

Porn spammers sneak images into Outlook

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Spammers have found a way to bypass Outlook 2003's anti-spam security by embedding pornographic images into their emails. Spammers who send pornographic pictures in the hope of enticing the recipient to signing...

Microsoft sues eight alleged spammers

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Microsoft is adding more lawsuits towards spammers thanks to the CAN-SPAM act. A total of eight new lawsuits have been filed. Now if only other companies would help out more with the CAN-SPAM...

FTC Settles With Alleged Spammers

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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has settled charges against two alleged spammers who used what the FTC called "deceptively bland subject lines," false return addresses, and other methods to lure unsuspecting consumers, including children, to...

Spammers get ready for April Fool's Day

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As if the flow of spam isn't problematic enough, here comes another wave. Barracuda Networks, a maker of spam firewalls, says email users should prepare for a spike in spam activity leading up...

Microsoft Plans to Sue Spammers

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Microsoft, along with other Internet industry players, is due to announce Wednesday lawsuits against spammers under the CAN-SPAM Act. The software giant also will detail a technical initiative aimed at stopping the onslaught of unsolicited...

Bill Gates Says Make Spammers Pay

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A spam-free world by 2006? That's what Microsoft Corp. chairman Bill Gates is promising. "Two years from now, spam will be solved," he told a select group of World Economic Forum participants at this...

Microsoft aims to make spammers pay

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Despite efforts to stem the billions of spam e-mails flooding inboxes, unwanted messages are still turning e-mail into a quagmire of misery. Spammers send out tens of millions of e-mails to unsuspecting...

Microsoft Takes Spammers to Court

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Microsoft has announced that it has taken legal action against spammers in the company's home state of Washington and in the United Kingdom. Microsoft said it filed 13 civil suits against U.S....

AOL sues spammers

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In an escalation in its fight against junk e-mail, America Online has filed five federal lawsuits against more than a dozen companies and individuals accused of being major distributors of spam, according to reports. ...

FTC Tackles Spammers Selling Drivers' Permits

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At least they are doing someting about spam... Naming a new target in its assault on spam, the Federal Trade Commission is cracking down on companies and individuals that market fake international driving...

University Diploma Spammers Busted?

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We have just received an interesting tale from one Phillip Skeen. Are you tired of receiving those "University Diploma" emails in your inbox? Of course you are! Phillip has been doing a spot of...

Lending spammers a helping hand?

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According to operators of spam-filtering lists, an alarming number of people are unwittingly helping junk mailers shuttle spam, or unsolicited bulk e-mail. Those unassuming victims are running software meant to allow multiple connections over a...

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