The significant decline of spam

In October Commtouch reported an 18% drop in global spam levels (comparing September and October). This was largely attributed to the closure of Spamit around the end of …

Man makes career out of suing e-mail spammers

There may be a lot people who thought about it, but there is one who decided to actually do it – Daniel Balsam from San Francisco quit his job and started his new …

Holiday spam e-mail runs start off

Spammers peddling fake pills, replica watches, jewelry and bags are gearing up for the approaching holidays. According to Trend Micro researchers, using the upcoming Black …

Free antispam for Linux mail servers

BitDefender released Free Antispam for Linux Mail Servers, aimed at small businesses and individuals who run mail servers in environments other than Windows but are …

Popular Twitter account hacked by spammers

Spammers have recently hacked the account of Twitter phenomenon “Sh*tMyDadSays”, posting a message to the popular page’s 1.8 million followers. The tweet, …

Alleged spam kingpin under investigation

31-year old Russian Igor Gusev is being investigated by the Russian police because they believe him to be the central figure behind the well-known spamming affiliate program …

One in five spam messages comes from the U.S.

Sophos published the latest report into the ‘Dirty Dozen’ spam-relaying countries, covering the third quarter of 2010. Since the second quarter this year, the spam …

Spammers using new URL obfuscation technique

Spammers and scammers are always on the lookout for new tricks to use to bypass URL filters and deliver the links to unsuspecting victims, and lately they have discovered that …