Oregon Politician Known as “Spam King” Is At It Again

Oregon Representative Dennis Richardson got himself dubbed a spam king in 2012 after crashing the Oregon Legislature’s mail servers by trying to send a newsletter with four huge attachments to over 400,000 people. He got their emails by scraping public …

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It’s been a long, long time getting there, but the last G8 country to jump into the anti-spam arena is about to enact what some have been calling the toughest legislation of its type in the world. The Canadian Anti-Spam …

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You have to give LinkedIn some credit. Where other social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter make billions in advertising revenues and provide their services for free, LinkedIn hasn’t swayed from the position that if you can get someone to …

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In less than two weeks, the long-awaited Canadian Anti Spam Legislation (CASL) will finally go into effect after four long years of humming and hawing by the Canadian government. There are many – I included – who are crying “it’s …

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Penny Stock Spam Skyrocketing

Both the Security Exchange Commission and security experts are warning investors about a sharp increase in penny stock spam. Penny stock spam has been around forever and has cost many people a lot of money. Scammers send out emails claiming …

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Dropbox Used as Vector for Zeus In Latest Phishing Campaign

In a classic example of truly dirty pool, one of the latest ways attackers are convincing victims to install the Zeus malware is to send users links to the malware stored in Dropbox accounts. Attackers are now trading on victims’ …

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XP Users Linked to Increase in Spam Volume

According to security researchers, Q2 experienced a huge uptick in spam. Why? Many think it’s related to the fact that Microsoft ended support for Windows XP in April. The 13 year old OS will no longer be patched or updated, …

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It’s Game Over for Gameover ZeuS and Cryptolocker

On Monday 2 June 2014, the United States Department of Justice announced that they had successfully taken down a botnet used to distribute the Gameover ZueS malware, and servers used by the Cryptolocker malware. Gameover ZeuS is a password stealing …

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Russian Government Springs Spammer From Prison and Hires Him

It sounds unbelievable but it’s true. Pavel Vrublevsky was the spamming mastermind behind the Festi botnet, a DDoS attack against a Russian airline that cost it millions, and one of the country’s largest pharmacy spam networks. He was one of …

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Cryptolocker May Be Down, But Now There’s Cryptowall!

Just a couple of days ago, the Department of Justice announced that a legal action involving international cooperation had made a real difference by taking down Cryptolocker, but any relief this provided to the general public seems short-lived, as there’s …

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