Trend Micro has discovered a new campaign that distributes two variants of ransomware which can alternate. This allows re-encryption even after a victim has already paid up from the first infection.
Scientists have found that about one million Facebook accounts are enrolled in "collusion networks" run by spammers, which generated as many as 100 million fake "likes" between 2015 and 2016.
Security firm AppRiver has recently discovered a spike in the email distribution of the infamous Locky ransomware, sending it out to as much as 23 million people in just over 24 hours.
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has accused Apple of "data colonization" as the company restricts its users from sharing call logs and text messages with the regulator's apps to combat spam.
If you've opened an email account once in your lifetime, you're most likely all too familiar with the spam that comes with being connected to the web. The latest to be targeted are Xbox Live users.
Social networking sites have been a target of malicious botnet attacks for a while now. A recent such attack, called SIREN, has stormed Twitter by injecting malicious content in tweets and bios.
Google has introduced improvements to its spam filters in Gmail. It will now take time to analyze emails that are suspected to be phishing users. It will also warn Android users of sketchy websites.
The cell provider has launched its own take on the Do Not Call register, blocking spam-like and fraudulent calls before they even reach your phone, you'll have to activate the free service though.
A new Facebook spam campaign is sending alleged videos of celebrity sex tapes to unsuspecting victims. However, it only installs a malicious Chrome extension that spreads the malware even further.
A new variant of ransomware called MarsJoke has been discovered by security researchers. It is distributed via spam emails, which pretend to contain a link to track a parcel on an air carrier.
A new spam email supposedly containing a clip of presidentiable Hillary Clinton meeting with ISIS' leader is spreading on the internet. However, it only contains malware to infect the recipient.
Facebook will roll out an update to its network in the coming weeks which will see clickbait articles get relegated lower down user's news feeds. Pages that regularly post clickbait will be affected.
Google is updating Nexus and Android One devices with a new spam caller detection feature, which marks potential telemarketers and spammers and allows users to block and report these numbers.
Sanford Wallace, the self-proclaimed "Spam King" has been sentenced to 30 months in prison and fined $310,000 after he pleaded guilty to fraud, including sending 27 million spam messages on Facebook.
Microsoft is integrating a new technology into the Windows Store which will allow it to automatically detect and delete spam reviews of applications. The issue was first raised by a developer in 2013.
According to a security report, email spam has slowed down remarkably, reaching a rate even lower than that recorded over a decade ago. However, despite this, malware volume has reportedly spiked.
A Microsoft official took to Twitter to explain that new UI elements are coming to the Xbox One specifically meant to help when dealing with spammers and fakes messages on Xbox Live.
Microsoft has posted up on their Office blog that the company blocks 10 million spam message per minute but as the spam evolves, so too are the tactics to block the unwanted email.
Twitter has confirmed in official documentation that 23 million - around 8.5 percent - of its 271 million monthly active users are actually automated 'bot' accounts, and not authored by real people.
Google has rolled out an update to GMail that adds a unsubscribe link at the top of the message next to the address if it exists anywhere in the email, meaning you can save time by not looking for it.
A security issue in Gmail has been revealed that means hackers could have extracted the email address of every user with ease up until last year and sold them to spammers at huge prices.
Twitter has seen a sudden explosion of malicious tweets from compromised accounts using third party apps and services over the last 24 hours, with thousands of users apparently affected.
Facebook comment spam can be annoying to encounter, but a group of Italian researchers believe it to be worth up to $200 million annually, with some spammers setting up pages to earn even more money.
Your favourite band is touring and you know tickets will sell out in an instant, so every second counts. But there is only one thing in the way, and it threatens to make your life miserable.
Google is putting in ads that look a lot like normal emails directly in the Promotions inbox for some Gmail users, blurring the lines between ads and pure email spam for some users.
Facebook has just announced its own programming language called Feature eXtraction Language (FXL) which the company has created in part to go after users who generate spam on the service.
Microsoft has added additional functionality to the Office 2013 preview, with a quick reply button in Outlook 2013 to streamline plenty of business professionals' workflows and reduce open windows.
Grant Shapps, a Conservative housing minister in the UK, was found to have abused Google's Adsense. Now, the search engine has responded in turn, blacklisting 19 sites operated by the family.
Information from Russian newspaper Kommersant indicates that Russia's foreign intelligence agency, the SVR, has invested considerable sums of money into developing propaganda spambots for the state.
One month after the takedown of one of the largest botnets, levels of spam messages have returned back to “normal”. The spam industry is adapting to new ways of doing business, experts warn.
When Dropbox customers starting receiving Spam on email addresses used only for that service, it seemed likely that they too had fallen victim to a server breach, as it turns out, nope!
Dropbox is the latest target for hackers. As well as an (unrelated) outage in some countries of Europe, users also suffered a large scale spam attack, just to add insult to injury
Security experts have noticed that email, once the favored method for spammers to get their links to unsuspecting users, is being usurped by social networks, which can be more effective for spammers.
The new 'Dirty Dozen' of the world's top spam-producing nations is announced - and while India has knocked the US off the top spot, a 47% reduction in its spam output sees the UK drop off the list.
Microsoft's war on spam is saving more than our time - in Africa, it could save lives as well. Microsoft Research is taking what they've learned from building spam filters and using it to fight HIV.
A man who compromised half a million Facebook accounts has given himself up to FBI agents in California.
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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...
A would-be suicide bomber accidentally blew herself up in Moscow, Russia on New Years Eve. The suspected reasoning for the accidental detonation, a spam SMS message on her phone wishing her a happy new years. The...
Google has come under fire this month for becoming victim to webspam which spoofs search results. The search giant wishes to assure their users that they are on it and working to eradicate the "webspam"...