British bank account data is under threat

Bitdefender warns that 0.5 per cent of all spam sent worldwide is targeting customers of some of the most popular British financial institutions and services, including …

Fake Whatsapp notification delivers malware

WhatsApp is one of the most popular instant-messaging services out there, and its huge user base (over 300 million active users) makes Whatsapp-themed spam a great way to …

Phishing and malicious attachments on the increase

Spam volume has dropped in August, but with the level of phishing increasing tenfold and malicious attachments being found in 3.4 percent more emails when compared with July, …

Facebook spamming is a hugely lucrative business

Italian researchers that have previously unearthed the big business behind fake Twitter followers have now calculated that Facebook spammers are raking in as much as $200m …

Spammers adapt and embrace popular themes

According to Kaspersky Lab, the percentage of spam in email traffic in June was up 1.4 percentage points and averaged at 71.1 per cent. Malicious attachments were found in 1.8 …

FTC crackdown on “free gift card” scammers

The FTC has moved to shut down an international network of scammers that sent millions of unwanted text messages to consumers, using the lure of “free” gift cards …

US retains spamming crown

Sophos has published the latest ‘Dirty Dozen’ of spam relaying countries, covering the second quarter of 2013. As the US retains the top spot among spam-relaying …