April Spam Roundup

Written by Sue Walsh on April 27, 2012

Here’s a look at the top spam headlines for April. As usual, new spam and phishing attacks are being unleashed almost daily.

New Phishing Campaign Targets Military Members:
http://www.spamfighter.com/News-17663-Fresh-Phishing-Campaign-Involving-Spoofed-E-mails-to-Military-Members.htm

UCLA Hit With Spam Attack for Fake Social Network:
http://today.ucla.edu/portal/ut/it-neutralizes-email-scam-for-232340.aspx

Street Signs and House Numbers Used as CAPTCHA Images:
http://www.slashgear.com/street-view-signs-and-house-numbers-get-used-in-recaptcha-30220700/

Malicious Spam Attacks Are Increasing:
http://www.virusbtn.com/news/2012/04_11.xml

Google to Millions of Webmasters: Your Site’s Been Hacked by Malicious Spammers:
http://www.zdnet.com.au/google-to-warn-millions-of-webmasters-339336278.htm

Have anything to share about any of these stories or know of any other story we might have missed? Please leave a comment!

Comments

Michelle Mayo April 30, 2012

These headlines show that as the anti-spam campaign advances, the spammers are also studying hard on how to override them. And the battle continues for as long as the Internet exists. But what I appreciate the most about this article is that it sums up and highlights the latest in spam. Through this, users and network administrators are guided on the status and whereabouts on spam. And it is always a good idea to keep an eye on your enemy.

Still, I look forward to reading more on the updates of spam and hopefully sooner we learn on how to control those spam mails.

Ed Pias April 30, 2012

MILLIONS of webmasters? It seems like trying to put any kind of account (email, website, social network) online without the proper filters, blockers, and firewalls is like going skydiving without a parachute. Numbers like that just leave me depressed and wondering if there’s anything we can really do to combat spam.

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