Author Archives: Ed Fisher

About Ed Fisher

An InfoTech professional, aficionado of capsaicin, and Coffea canephora (but not together,) I’ve been getting my geek on full-time since 1993, and have worked with information technology in some capacity since 1986. Stated simply, if you need to get information securely from a to b, I’m your guy. I’m like "The Transporter," but for data, and without the car. And with a little more hair.

Phishing “Mastermind” Gets Twelve-Year Sentence

Convicted felon Tien Truong Nguyen, 34, of Sacramento, was arrested back in April of 2007 and charged with several counts of Computer Fraud and Identity Theft, and other charges that stemmed from his arrest including weapon charges. After years of …

Phishing “Mastermind” Gets Twelve-Year Sentence
   

4 Easy Things You Can Do to Help Others Fight Spam

I hate spam. I do. I hate it with a passion that rivals Graham Chapman. I hate it so much that I spend time every week writing about how to combat it, tweaking filters and blacklists to defend my user …

4 Easy Things You Can Do to Help Others Fight Spam
   

Google+ growing pains include brief spam storm

If you have been spending your holiday in a Luddite community, and are only just getting back online after a relaxing summer without Internet connectivity (how could you possibly relax without Internet connectivity???). Google+ is the latest invite only craze …

Google+ growing pains include brief spam storm
   

US ISPs agree to a penalty system for copyright violators – What about spammers?

Major Internet Service Providers in the United States, including Time Warner, Verizon, AT&T, Cablevison Systems, and Comcast, have agreed upon a plan, backed by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA.) The plan …

US ISPs agree to a penalty system for copyright violators – What about spammers?
   

11 Year Sentence for Phishing Scam Ringleader

Twenty-seven year old Kenneth Joseph Lucas II, from Los Angeles California, was sentenced to an eleven year term for his role in an international phishing ring which included as many as one hundred American and Egyptian participants. Lucas was one of …

11 Year Sentence for Phishing Scam Ringleader
   

How to enable Exchange’s anti-spam capabilities on a Hub Transport Server

Whether you are testing out Exchange and don’t want to build a multi-server deployment, or you have opted to outsource your anti-spam solution to a third-party service provider and are just looking to add another layer of defense, or perhaps …

How to enable Exchange’s anti-spam capabilities on a Hub Transport Server
   

Microsoft warns of telephone phishing scam

On June 16, 2011, Microsoft released the results of an independent survey conducted by Dynamic Markets, Ltd., commissioned by Microsoft Trustworthy Computing, regarding an increasingly popular phone scam criminals are using to target victims. The report warns that scammers have increased …

Microsoft warns of telephone phishing scam
   

Precedent Setting Verdict Delivered in Phishing Case

In the Michigan Eastern District Court, Federal Judge Patrick Duggan delivered a verdict in favour of the plaintiff in the case of Experi-Metal Inc. v Comerica Bank. The case, originally filed 2009-12-17, alleged that Comerica Bank should have prevented the …

Precedent Setting Verdict Delivered in Phishing Case
   

C-28′s Top Enforcer Seems Ready to get the Job Done

Canada’s top enforcement official is ready to take the fight to spammers, with C-28 ready to make a real difference.

C-28′s Top Enforcer Seems Ready to get the Job Done
   

Spear Phishing Attacks the Cloud

Spear phishers are starting to hide attacks inside of popular cloud services documents, like those hosted on Google Docs.

Spear Phishing Attacks the Cloud