CASL vs. CAN-SPAM

Canada’s anti-spam law goes into effect June 1st, and if you are or plan to market to Canadian email addresses, you need to know being in compliance with CAN-SPAM doesn’t necessarily mean you’re automatically complying with CASL. You may need …

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Malicious Spam Campaign Hides Payload in Fake Gadget Files

A new malicious spam campaign aimed at Windows users has an interesting twist. The payload is hidden in Windows gadget files. Windows Gadgets, as you may recall, are the min apps that are displayed in the Windows sidebar in versions …

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Walmart: Brazil’s Biggest Spammer?

Brazil has absolutely no anti-spam laws or regulations in effect and the country’s citizens are paying the price. Inboxes there are routinely flooded with spam, and it’s all perfectly legal. Don’t think the recipients are okay with that fact though. …

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“Com Spammers” Spam Campaign Going Strong

Security experts have detected a new spam campaign. Dubbed “Com Spammers” the campaign pumps out messages on a variety of subjects from diet pills to work at home scams and wrinkle creams. The FTC shut down part of the operation …

   

Woman Reports Spam to Go Daddy, Gets Stalked In Return

When you report spam, you probably don’t give it much thought. You assume the ISP or email will review your report, take action, and that’s that. You certainly don’t ever wonder if they’ll tell the spammer who reported them, do …

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What were they thinking? It’s a natural question to ask. There are scientists and then there are mad scientists, so you might be forgiven for reading this headline and assuming that we’re speaking of the latter; but things are never …

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Virgin Email Customers Bombarded With Spam After Blunder

A significant portion of Virgin’s email customers found themselves buried under an avalanche of spam after a classic and facepalm-worthy blunder. The company sent out a marketing email to their tens of thousands customers who get their internet service from …

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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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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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