A Few Misconceptions About Fighting Spam

It’s often hard for people who are not involved with security to understand much of the terminology that gets thrown around because like any other industry there is an entire lexicon of jargon that can make it difficult for people …

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After a frustrating path to reality, it appears that the Canadian Anti Spam Law (CASL) is ready to be put into action. The law, which garnered a great deal of attention when it was first passed into legislation in 2010, …

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Spammers don’t really need to be any sleazier. The fact is, they’re so slimy that they glide when they walk, but it seems they’re just not content with being among the worst people in society. And perhaps they deserve credit …

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Spotting Shifts in Spammer Methods

Not too long ago a study form Custora provided a snapshot of e-commerce customer acquisition. In this report that they found email marketing to be one of the top methods for finding new customers; in fact they report that customer …

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IRS Issues Warning About Phishing Scheme

With tax season in full swing, the IRS has issued a warning about a new phishing scam. The agency is perhaps the most brandjacked organization in the world of phishing. Countless phishing campaigns have used messages made to look like …

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March Spam Roundup

Spring has sprung and along with it new spam campaigns are blossoming. Here’s a look at the top spam headlines for March. Cryptocurrencies Ripe for Spammers http://www.vocativ.com/tech/bitcoin/cryptocurrencies-new-spam-frontier/ New GMail Feature Makes Spam Even More Annoying http://betanews.com/2014/03/26/spam-emails-just-not-quite-annoying-enough-google-has-the-solution/ Frequently Asked Questions About …

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Banks seem to be getting an awful lot of media attention these days, and for all the wrong reasons. Take, for example, back in 2013, when scandalous news broke that several large banks in the UK were infected with Conficker, …

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10,000 Servers Turned Into Spam Machines

Security researchers announced this week that they’ve discovered an ongoing hacking operation that has affected over 10,000 Linux servers. According to their report, the attack, dubbed Windigo, has been going strong for more than three years, infecting servers owned by …

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If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die? And if you wrong us, shall we not revenge? – The Merchant of Venice, Act 3, …

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Sick Spam Campaign Preys on UK Residents

The UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is warning citizens to beware of a new spam campaign with a sick twist-it’s telling people they have cancer. The messages claim that NICE has tested a sample of their …

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