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Spoof Spamhaus ads spammed out

Mail campaign claims to promote spam fighters.
Mail campaign claims to promote spam fighters. Spam-fighting organisation Spamhaus has been subjected to an attack on its reputation this week, with a sizeable campaign of spams… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/07/spoof-spamhaus-ads-spammed-out/

Fake malware infection alerts spammed out

Latest spam run masquerades as malware warning and fix.
Latest spam run masquerades as malware warning and fix. The group behind last week's Fourth of July spams are thought to be behind another campaign this week, with messages… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/07/fake-malware-infection-alerts-spammed-out/

Fourth of July targeted by trojan spam

Celebration card emails carry links to malware.
Celebration card emails carry links to malware. A further wave of greetings-card spam has been widely seeded, in the wake of considerable Storm Worm activity in the last week, with… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/07/fourth-july-targeted-trojan-spam/

US porn spammers convicted

Two found guilty of CAN-SPAM breaches.
Two found guilty of CAN-SPAM breaches. A federal jury in Phoenix, Arizona, has found two men guilty of two charges of violating the US CAN-SPAM regulations, as well as other… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/06/us-porn-spammers-convicted/

China steps up fight against spammers

Blacklist aims to reduce massive spamming levels.
Blacklist aims to reduce massive spamming levels. Chinese web organisation the Internet Society of China (ISC) has announced the setting up of a central anti-spam blacklist, to… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/06/china-steps-fight-against-spammers/

Spammer enters guilty plea

Admits to having spammed 1.2 million AOL customers.
Admits to having spammed 1.2 million AOL customers. A Brooklyn man has pleaded guilty to having sent spam messages to over 1.2 million AOL customers in August 2005. According to… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/06/spammer-enters-guilty-plea/

Spam barrages take down filters, networks

Report shows increase in spam bombardment attacks.
Report shows increase in spam bombardment attacks.MessageLabs' monthly report on the latest trends in spam has warned of an alarming rise in 'spam spikes', targeted attacks which… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/06/spam-barrages-take-down-filters-networks/

Another 'Spam King' arrested

Spammer brought to book after 4-year campaign.
Spammer brought to book after 4-year campaign. A Seattle man was indicted yesterday on numerous charges of fraud and deception in relation to a campaign of spamming dating back to… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/06/another-spam-king-arrested/

Anti-spam laws take hold in Hong Kong

Tough new controls aim at stamping out spam.
Tough new controls aim at stamping out spam. Hong Kong has become the latest place to see the introduction of anti-spam laws, with the first phase of a two-stage process coming… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/06/anti-spam-laws-take-hold-hong-kong/

IETF accepts DKIM specification as proposed standard

Email authentication system moves to approval stage.
Email authentication system moves to approval stage. The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the body overseeing the technical running of the Internet, has accepted a new… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/05/ietf-accepts-dkim-specification-proposed-standard/

New spam-fighting system for France

Junk mail blacklisting project goes live.
Junk mail blacklisting project goes live. A group of public bodies and private companies have joined forces to implement a new system allowing French email users to report spam… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/05/new-spam-fighting-system-france/

Phishing moves into more new areas

Surveys, phone lines, USB sticks and call girls the latest tactics for spammers and phishers.
Surveys, phone lines, USB sticks and call girls the latest tactics for spammers and phishers. The latest social-engineering methods being put to use by phishers show no let up in… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/05/phishing-moves-more-new-areas/

Law to stop spam reaching kids dubbed a failure

Utah registry to protect children's email leaks cash and addresses.
Utah registry to protect children's email leaks cash and addresses. A law enacted in the state of Utah, as well as some other states, with the aim of preventing spammers from… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/05/law-stop-spam-reaching-kids-dubbed-failure/

Touchy mail blocker upsets Gay

Content filter berates woman for using own name in mails.
Content filter berates woman for using own name in mails. A woman has complained to the New Zealand ISP Telecom after an email she sent them was bounced back to her, with a message… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/05/touchy-mail-blocker-upsets-gay/

Email this!

VB stops spammer in his tracks.
VB stops spammer in his tracks. A stark reminder of the ingenuity of spammers was received by VB's web team last month thanks to a brief incident involving the VB web server.… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/05/email/

Massive lawsuit brought against spam harvesters

Harvesting detection project aims to prosecute address abusers.
Harvesting detection project aims to prosecute address abusers. A community project dedicated to gathering information on the collection of email addresses for spamming purposes… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/05/massive-lawsuit-brought-against-spam-harvesters/

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