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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New Phishing Attack Targets Bitcoin Users

While many laud virtual currencies like Bitcoin as the world’s future currency of choice, it does have its dark side. The Mt. Gox fiasco aside, Bitcoin has become the favored payment method for the cybergangs behind ransomware scams and for …

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Australian Computer Retailer Hit With Spam Act Warning

Australian computer retailer Penta Group has received a stern warning from Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) for sending a series of marketing emails that were in violation of the Spam Act, the country’s equivalent to the U.S CAN-SPAM Act. …

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Sometimes the story is bigger than the story itself. Take, for example, the recent news that Google has decided to include an unsubscribe link at the very top of its gmail emails. If you haven’t heard, the big G is …

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Spam laws are like an Air Supply LP: everyone’s got one, but no one wants to admit it. Unless, of course, you’re a small handful of countries like Australia, the UK, and the US, and then you’re dancing on a …

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New Spam Campaign Uses Cat Pics to Deliver Malware

What is one of the most popular things on the net? Cats. Cat photos and videos to be exact.  Facebook is filled with pages dedicated to cats-funny cats, cute cats, even disabled cats, and there are several websites dedicated to …

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New Spam Campaign Targeting Bitcoin Users

Bitcoin and its devotees are in chaos right now following the abrupt shutdown of Bitcoin trading site Mt. Gox and shocking revelations that over $700,000 of the virtual currency had been stolen. The theft happened over the last several years …

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Spam, spam, and more spam. The stuff comes at such a breakneck pace that it makes the head spin. And now that we’re in 2014, you’d think we’d have the nasty blighter dealt with. After all, in some countries where …

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New Phishing Scam Uses a Sick Tactic

Phishing campaigns have been rising in popularity for some time now, even as some traditional forms of spam have seen a decline. This has led to some particularly malicious attacks, including some that have led to massive security breaches. Recently …

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February Spam Roundup

With winter mostly behind us and spring on the way, spammers and scammers are warming up along with the weather. Here’s a look at the top spam headlines from February. GMail Gets Tough on Spam http://siliconangle.com/blog/2014/02/25/gmail-gets-tough-on-spam-with-unsubscribe-button/ Apple Suggests a New …

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