February Spam Roundup

Written by Sue Walsh on March 1, 2013

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2013 is speeding along and, as usual, spam is at the top of the headlines. Here’s a look at what made the news in the spam world in February:

Dropbox Users Complaining About New Spam Attack

http://thenextweb.com/insider/2013/02/28/dropbox-users-complain-of-spam-emails-reminiscent-of-last-years-data-leak-company-is-investigating/

Apple Acknowledges Issue With iCloud Spam Filter

http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/02/28/icloud-spam-filter-to-blame-for-censorship-of-emails-containing-pornographic-phrase

Spam King Pleads Guilty

http://rapsinews.com/judicial_news/20130228/266556477.html

 

Delta Airline Spam Delivers Trojan

http://www.net-security.org/malware_news.php?id=2418

U.S. Top Spam Producing Country

http://www.darkreading.com/insider-threat/167801100/security/news/240148385/u-s-is-spam-world-champion

Have something to say about our headlines or have we missed one? Leave a comment and let us know!

Comments

Justin Rhea March 17, 2013

Even with strict security measures, no one is safe online anymore. Take the case of the Dropbox spam. One day, everything is all right. Then, without warning, you get all these spam messages! It’s good that Dropbox immediately started investigating the incident. But what’s the guarantee that something like this won’t happen again? The same thing happened last year, right? I’m not really sure if there’s a permanent solution to spam problems, but I’m hoping that somebody’s trying to find one. Otherwise, we’ll just have to go with the flow and hope that we don’t get hit by the “bullet”.

Margaret March 25, 2013

Justin, I think it’s like a ticking time bomb really. Something like this is bound to happen with Dropbox. It’s just too sad that it’s going to happen very soon for them, more so when there are already a lot of competitors out there. If users feel threatened, they can immediately move to another service, hopefully a more secure one. I’ve read a conspiracy theory somewhere—that the problem is caused by a jealous competitor or something—but either way, the problem is a huge threat to user security and should be addressed as soon as possible.

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