Feedback loops in the fight against spam

Nearly everybody gets spam. But do you ever wonder what happens when you click that ‘Report Spam’ button on your mail reader? Does it do anything useful, or is it …

DHL Express spam campaign leads to fake AV

A new spam campaign impersonating the popular mail service DHL Express is currently underway, warn Bkis researchers. The email in question looks like this: Once the user …

Facebook users spammed through Events feature

Facebook scammers are sure to take advantage of every feature that the social network offers and that can be exploited to propagate their scams. The latest one employes the …

Pharmaceutical spam and mobile threats dominate

Wannabe cybercriminals were able to execute attacks with impunity and relative ease thanks to toolkits, pre-written software programs designed to steal information, rendering …

Vulnerabilities surge: 8,000 recorded in 2010

IBM today released results from its annual X-Force 2010 Trend and Risk Report, highlighting that public and private organizations around the world faced increasingly …

Will IPv6 render blacklisting obsolete?

We are all aware that IP addresses have almost run out. Security experts are debating the pros and cons, but the sad fact is the migration towards IPv6 is inevitable. Now it …

Twitter crime rate rises 20 percent

Barracuda Labs analyzed more than 26 million Twitter accounts in order to measure and analyze account behavior. The analysis enabled researchers to model normal user behavior …

70% of SMS spam is financial fraud

An analysis of SMS traffic conducted from March through December 2010 reveals that according to the reports of misuse submitted by AT&T, Bell Mobility, KT, Korean …