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Microsoft sues stock spamming John Doe

by Cyren Security Blog

Hoping to tackle the growing problem of pump-and-dump stock scams Microsoft has quietly filed lawsuits against at least three alleged perpetrators who it says used its MSN Hotmail networks to promote stocks. Pump-and-dump spam has not only taken up resources … Continue reading →

Americans are less bothered by spam

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The Pew Internet and American Life Project recently published the results of a survey about how American’s relate to spam. The overall conclusion is that “The volume of spam is growing in Americans’ personal and workplace email accounts, but email … Continue reading →

Marketing Malware

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We always knew that security can’t be left up to users, and now there is hard proof. Reuters just published the results of an (admittedly ridiculous) test in which a computer specialist named Didier Stevens offered free viruses on Google … Continue reading →

Symantec false positives cripple thousands of Chinese PCs

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Virus signature update mistakes critical Windows files for malware. “It’s a terrible day for lots of Chinese users (especially Enterprise Users) who use Norton products today,” CISRT said. “This issue has made a huge effection to Chinese people.” Other reports … Continue reading →

Embedded image spam losing its luster?

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We reported last month in the Commtouch Q1 2007 Spam Trends Report that a new kind of spam had appeared that links to a hosted image rather that embedding it in the message itself. In the samples reported on spammers … Continue reading →

Mikko Hyponnen Interview

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F-Secure is one of the leading companies devoted to the study and prevention of computer viruses, spam, and other types of malware. Mikko Hypponen, the company’s Director of Anti-Virus Research, joins Phil and Scott in a discussion of the current … Continue reading →