The FBI has issued a warning about an email scam that attempts to extort money from unwitting recipients. The emails say the recipient is the subject of a criminal investigation and that charges will be pressed soon. The messages go …
Spring has sprung and along with it new spam campaigns are blossoming. Here’s a look at the top spam headlines for March. Cryptocurrencies Ripe for Spammers http://www.vocativ.com/tech/bitcoin/cryptocurrencies-new-spam-frontier/ New GMail Feature Makes Spam Even More Annoying http://betanews.com/2014/03/26/spam-emails-just-not-quite-annoying-enough-google-has-the-solution/ Frequently Asked Questions About …
Banks seem to be getting an awful lot of media attention these days, and for all the wrong reasons. Take, for example, back in 2013, when scandalous news broke that several large banks in the UK were infected with Conficker, their systems zombified on a botnet and spamming like good little zombies. That’s horrific news for anyone who actually uses a bank to keep their money safe, and as for your personal information, forget about it. That ship sailed a long time ago – banks will sell you down the river for a few meager sheckels.
Security researchers announced this week that they’ve discovered an ongoing hacking operation that has affected over 10,000 Linux servers. According to their report, the attack, dubbed Windigo, has been going strong for more than three years, infecting servers owned by …
You may or may not be familiar with the famous passage spoken by Shakespeare’s Shylock, but there’s one thing we know for sure: there’s a scam artist out there who’s definitely familiar with the words, thanks to the hard work of Edd Joseph.
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 …
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 …
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. …
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 taking a giant step toward Internet freedom by being what the email marketers can’t seem to be: responsible.
There’s always a risk with things like this that the facts get distorted by way of interpretation, so just to be clear, Google is not changing the world through committee, even though reading some of the frothing at the mouth accounts from marketing-oriented websites, you might be inclined to believe that. The new feature is, as IT World describes it, “a new, clearly marked “unsubscribe” link [that] will appear at the top of the header field in marketers’ emails. Previously only appearing for a small percentage of users, the feature will now be made available for most promotional messages with unsubscribe options, Google said on Thursday. Email recipients do not need to take action for the links to appear.”
Unless, of course, you’re a small handful of countries like Australia, the UK, and the US, and then you’re dancing on a table belting out the soulful lyrics to “All Out of Love.” (mental note: Air Supply’s from Australia; that’s odd. Could there be a connection?) The three aforementioned countries, of course, have been the Clint Eastwood of anti-spam advocates, taking down anyone who dares violate their space, and taking them down in style. And if you think that similes likening spam to Air Supply and Clint Eastwood in the same breath are one of the strangest things you’ve ever heard, you’re not alone.
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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