Spammers gearing up for Valentine’s Day

A spam run that supposedly offers flowers to send to your loved one is currently landing in inboxes around the world, but a click on the “Order Now” button takes …

Bogus airline charge leads to Zeus Trojan

A recent spam campaign is targeting frequent users of a popular German airline carrier, baiting them with a exorbitant bogus fee that has apparently been charged to their …

Waledac botnet wakes up after 7 days of sleep

Waledac appeared in a new version in the last days of 2010, sending out big amounts of New Year related spam messages. It then stopped spamming in the evening of January 4th, …

Spam increases 45% this week

Spam levels started bouncing back this week after a significant decrease in the fourth quarter. December’s daily average for spam was around 30% less than in September; …

USA number one as spam becomes more malicious

Sophos has published the latest ‘Dirty Dozen’ of spam relaying countries, covering the fourth quarter of 2010. The United States increased its lead at the top …

Spam moving to social networks and mobile

Following the recent news on global spam levels falling, Jamie Tomasello, Abuse Operations Manager at Cloudmark, outlines her thoughts on why spammers are moving from email to …

Is Google losing its fight against spam?

Once upon a time, Google was unequivocally the best and the most popular search engine in the world. Ranking pages by how they were interconnected (linked) to other sites, …