August Spam Roundup

Written by Sue Walsh on August 31, 2012

 

Summer’s almost over but spam is still going strong and you can bet spammers are gearing up for the upcoming holiday season.

Here’s a look at the top spam headlines for August:

General Spam Levels Drop but Malicious Spam Rises
http://www.scmagazineuk.com/general-spam-levels-drop-but-malicious-attachments-rise/article/255767/

Jiffy Lube Settles Spam Lawsuit for $47 Million
http://www.redorbit.com/news/general/1112678834/jiffy-lube-text-message-spam-lawsuit-settled-for-47-million/

Google Announces It’s Shutting Down Its Postini Spam Filtering Service
http://www.businessinsider.com/google-plans-to-kill-its-popular-postini-spam-filtering-service-2012-8

Spear Phishing Attack Targets Blackberry Users
http://www.pcworld.com/article/261455/phishing_attack_targets_users_with_fake_blackberry_id_email.html

$687 Million Lost to Phishing Attacks So Far This Year
http://threatpost.com/en_us/blogs/rsa-phishing-attacks-net-687m-date-2012-082412

Be sure to let us know what you think of these stories and if there are any we missed!

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