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August Spam Roundup

Summer’s coming to an end but spam is just picking up speed. With the holidays on the way as well as a new NFL season, you can count on a flood of new spam campaigns. Here’s a look at August’s …

August Spam Roundup
   

Canada’s controversial new anti-spam law has prompted businesses to complain bitterly and fight tooth and nail to block it, but it appears the real losers could be small business. They’ve long maintained that the law’s ultra-strict requirements impose an immense …

Canadian Anti-Spam Law Frustrating SMBs
   

CASL, the Canadian Anti Spam Legislation, has had its fair share of detractors. The law, which came into effect on July 1st, was first passed by Canadian Parliament in 2010, and since then, it’s struggled to become a big boy …

CASL Costs Businesses Big Time
   

The FBI is investigating a cyber attack aimed at JP Morgan and other banks and experts say it could be linked to a flood of spam unleased by a gang of Russian spammers. Their motive? Politics, more specifically the sanctions …

Spammers Turn Political
   

Two words you never want to hear together are ‘massive’ and ‘phishing.’ They’re normally followed by ‘attack,’ and then you could be in for a world of hurt, especially for users who aren’t predisposed to vigilance. So when several media …

JPMorgan Chase Phishing Attack Packs a Double Whammy
   

Considering what a pain in the posterior this thing called spam truly is, it doesn’t seem particularly newsworthy to write an article reporting that a group of people admit to hating the stuff. That’s like writing an article entitled “Rob …

Canadians Speak Out: We Don’t Want Your Spam
   

E-Z Pass Users Targeted in Phishing Attack

If you’re a driver with E-Z Pass, you’re not alone. Over 24 million people across 15 states use the handy gadget to make going through tolls fast and easy. There’s no waiting in line behind some jerk who waited until …

E-Z Pass Users Targeted in Phishing Attack
   

Is Spam Free Speech?

Is spam actually a form of protected speech? Some people think so. “The 1950s anti-communist blacklists, assembled without due process, have essentially returned in a new form on the Internet,” James McGrath Morris wrote in The Washington Post, incensed that his …

Is Spam Free Speech?
   

FTC Fines Spammer $350K

A man Spamhaus has listed as the #2 spammer in the world has been hit with a hefty fine for violating the CAN-SPAM and FTC Acts. Yair Shalev of Florida and his company, Kobeni Inc. must pay $350,000 for the …

FTC Fines Spammer $350K
   

Spammers Exploit Robin Williams’s Tragic Death

When the news broke that comedy and movie icon Robin Williams had taken his own life, waves of shock and grief rocked social media. The internet and the world were shaken by the tragedy, and scores of folks, famous and …

Spammers Exploit Robin Williams’s Tragic Death
   

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  • Show Me the Money: The Economic Realities of Spam - Email management, storage and security for business email admins | Email management, storage and security for business email admins on Tumblr Succumbs to Chain Spam Scam; Crayon Makers Cheer October 30, 2014

    [...] about the spammers and find solace in the probability that they sign their names with an X and use crayons to make crude drawings that get used to order [...]

  • Imran on Fanbox Spam Turns Into Costly Scam August 24, 2014

    Fanbox i worked there it’s a real scam they owe me 4500 dollar but they did not give me my money as i was everyday claiming my money to them they were oblige to cancel my account. then asked me to create another account so that i work again with them what i have refused, i said them that you just show me how fanbox is a scam im not crazy again to waste my time creating post to make you rich. i invite every new users who just start with them please dont waste your time they wont never give you a penny of dollar that only a virtual money be aware to avoid johny cash and his ganster here is the message they sent to me two month before they cancel my account:

  • Aussie on India Tops List of World’s Biggest Spammers August 16, 2014

    ALL my SEO spam comes from Indians. They are a big pain in the arse.

  • Andrew on Spammers Get Sleazier with Attachment within Attachment Technique August 14, 2014

    This is more relevant to the home user, who typically operates with a low level of protection against such threats. Businesses will employ sophisticated techniques at the border (eg: removal of or cloaking of ZIP files to render inert). Home users have no such luxury available to them at a reasonable cost. Until ISPs actually start offering business grade mail protection/filtering to their customers, then the consumer is on his/her own and must remain diligent. If you didn't initiate a request with the sender, then don't open the damned attachment. If you get an email claiming to be from your bank which contains an attachment, don't open it - your bank would never send you a ZIP'd archive to open anyway. Check links contained in email body before you go ahead an click on them - for instance, hovering over a link in an email will ususally display a tooltip with the actual web address encoded, rather than the false link displayed in the email content. Simple checks that anyone can perform before committing a single or double-left click on something that could cost dearly.... Diligence people! If you are, then you already made the spammers hit-rate that much lower, by simply not sleep-walking into an infection. Relying on anti-virus/malware protection apps is allowing people to abrogate themselves of a basic responsibility to know what you're doing and how it can affect your machine - adversely or otherwise. We insist that people reach a basic level of proficiency to drive a car. We need something similar for the consumer directed web....