It’s been 30 years since The Terminator graced big screens with its dystopian view of the future, and (spoiler alert) it didn’t go well for the human race. James Cameron’s sci-fi thriller starring Arnold Schwarzenegger was pretty game-changing for its …

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Massive Spam Campaign Pushes Zeus Variant

A massive new spam campaign is targeting several major companies and its payload is a variant of the infamous Zeus Trojan. Security experts spotted the campaign over the weekend and said major corporations like Facebook, Bank of America and Twitter …

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It’s no secret that the US has been a darling for spammers. One of the world’s largest economies makes for a prime target, especially considering the connected nature of the United States. It’s a big target that just can’t be …

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April Spam Roundup

Spring has sprung and the spam is blooming. April saw email hacking at AOL, spam celebrating a birthday, and lots of new spam campaigns. Let’s take a look at the top spam news for April. AOL Hack Leads to Spam …

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Spam is a social disease. That’s a fair way to describe it, because it’s pervasive in modern society, it’s widely considered to be undesirable, it often has a harmful purpose, and it seems to get worse with time. When we …

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Some Spam We’re Likely to See

Whenever there is something big in the news cycle you can be sure that the spammers will be launching new campaigns on the coattails of the event. They know that they can use people’s familiarity with the topic along with …

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How to Avoid Looking Like a Snowshoe Spammer

If you’ve ever found yourself on a blacklist, you might be guilty of snowshoe spamming. Have you ever been told your marketing email practices make you look like a snowshoe spammer? If so you might be wondering what the heck …

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When news of the Heartbleed bug first surfaced we all learned that the OpenSSL extension used by most websites and software made it easy for malicious hackers to view private information like usernames, passwords and credit card details. Information we …

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GoDaddy, you got some ‘splainin’ to do! Normally, that phrase (or one like it) invokes comical images, but this is no laughing matter, if appearances are fact. You see, the true power in the modern Webworld lies in the control …

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Happy Birthday, Spam!

This month marks spam’s 20th birthday. On April 11, 1994, two lawyers flooded Usenet newsgroups with messages hawking a green card lottery. The messages were not received well, and somewhere along the line a classic Monty Python skit became forever linked …

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