Blog Posts Tagged with "SPAM"


Two Million Online Fraud Complaints and Growing

November 24, 2010 Added by:David Navetta

November 9, marked the 2 millionth consumer complaint filed with the IC3. This milestone is all the more notable because it took seven years for the IC3 to receive its first million complaints. The second million arrived in less than half the time - just under 3.5 years....

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Why an Anti-Virus Can’t Protect You from All Viruses

November 18, 2010 Added by:Dan Dieterle

Many of the modern advanced threats easily bypass anti-virus and then download other viruses onto your machine. Usually Spammer type viruses. The modern threat creators sometimes actually get paid by spammers to download these additional threats to your system...

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Houston, We Have a Problem - Spam Virus Hits NASA

September 15, 2010 Added by:Theresa Payton

A virus hit the globe recently creating a nuisance for some and a real outage for others. The spam went right past most anti virus software. Organizations noted as impacted by ABC News were NASA, Comcast, AIG, Disney, Proctor and Gamble, Florida Department of Transportation, and Wells Fargo...

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Apple Ping'd By Spam - They Didn't See This Coming?

September 03, 2010 Added by:Chester Wisniewski

The security industry has been pointing out the migration of spam from an email-only venture to blog/forum comments, but apparently Apple didn't consider this when designing Ping, as the service has no spam or URL filtering. 24 hours after launch, Ping is drowning in scams and spams...

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AppRiver Spamscape Threat Report

June 30, 2010 Added by:Niko DePofi

AppRiver, the Gulf Breeze Florida based web security and email company, has issued a new report titled AppRiver notes: Threat & Spamscape report Special 6-Month Edition: June 2010, briefly covering online threats the company has monitored over the last six months.

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Be Wary of Twitter Spam

June 21, 2010 Added by:Simon Heron

Twitter users are no strangers to receiving spam tweets about trending topics, but spammers are becoming more sophisticated. As reported by TechCrunch, Twitter users are starting to get spam that gives them an @ mention and tells them to watch or read something.

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An Interview with Symantec CEO Enrique Salem

March 29, 2010 Added by:Rahul Neel Mani

Enrique Salem, President and CEO of Symantec, in a conversation with Vinita Gupta, discusses the new challenges that CIOs are facing and Symantec's roadmap for the years ahead.

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Vigilantes or Public Servants?

March 15, 2010 Added by:Wayde York

No one likes SPAM (the email variety.) Every responsible user of the Internet and surely every responsible information security professional would agree that anti-spam efforts are needed and likely should be expanded. What happens, however, when the Internet-based anti-spam agents become a hindrance to business?

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How Twitter spam steals from Google, Yahoo!

March 06, 2010 Added by:Chester Wisniewski

Scammers have been devising ways to ride on someone else's coattails since the dawn of time. With every new technology they find another way to make money from nothing. Today I am going to highlight a method that involves Twitter, Yahoo!, and Google AdSense.

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Spammers Feasting on the East

October 13, 2009 Added by:Sudha Nagaraj

In India, Diwali or the ‘Festival of Lights’ is round the corner. As the D-day draws closer, Indians are flocking to malls and travel operators to shop and make reservations for the up-coming holidays. At this juncture, Symantec has released an advisory warning users against emails that offer discounts, holiday deals and other enticing subject lines which feature the word Diwali.

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