spammers

Spam and phishing attacks soar in July

Spam and phishing attacks soar in July

Latest threat reports paint grim picture.
Staff Writers Jul 29 2009, 8:34AM Security
Spammers unleash January email flood

Spammers unleash January email flood

Spam figures for January have bucked the seasonal trend, according to Symantec.

Shaun Nichols Feb 6 2008, 5:32AM Security
Spammers target Windows Live SkyDrive

Spammers target Windows Live SkyDrive

Spammers have started abusing Microsoft's Windows Live SkyDrive service to host spam links, a security firm warned.

Robert Jaques Jan 10 2008, 7:25AM Security
Spammers target Christmas Wii buyers

Spammers target Christmas Wii buyers

Spammers are looking to dupe desperate parents hoping to buy this year's must-have present, a Nintendo Wii.

Guy Dixon Dec 20 2007, 6:50AM Sales & Marketing
Spammers exploit protests in Burma

Spammers exploit protests in Burma

Spammers are exploiting the fight for democracy in Burma to spread malware, according to recent reports.
Iain Thomson Oct 2 2007, 6:43AM Security
Spammers claim 'Life is beautiful'

Spammers claim 'Life is beautiful'

Spammers have launched a widespread malicious spam campaign which contains a ZIP attachment to a so-called screensaver.
Staff Writers Jul 30 2007, 2:47PM Security
Spammers use PDFs to beat filters

Spammers use PDFs to beat filters

Spammers are increasingly adopting PDFs as a new technique in the war against spam filters.
Iain Thomson Jul 25 2007, 7:38AM Security
D'OH! Spammers exploit Simpsons movie

D'OH! Spammers exploit Simpsons movie

Nothing is sacred to spammers as they attempt to bait people with the Simpsons Movie.
Lilia Guan Jul 20 2007, 10:57AM Security
Spammers on a pre-Christmas blitz

Spammers on a pre-Christmas blitz

A sudden increase in spam has been identified in the latest security report issued today, as cyber-criminals gear up for a pre-Christmas blitz.

Andrew Charlesworth Nov 3 2006, 9:34AM Security
Spammers use ‘video tributes’ to trick users

Spammers use ‘video tributes’ to trick users

Security vendor Sophos has issued a warning about a recent spam campaign designed to harvest email addresses by attracting readers to websites offering topical "video tributes".
Staff Writers Sep 18 2006, 12:51PM Security
Sophos reveals dirty dozen spam countries

Sophos reveals dirty dozen spam countries

Australia and New Zealand have manged to keep off Sophos’ latest report on the top twelve spam relaying countries during the first quarter of the year.
Staff Writers Apr 21 2006, 3:00PM Security
Sophos report fingers top spam relaying nations

Sophos report fingers top spam relaying nations

The US continues to be the leading nation when it comes to relaying spam around the world, according to a security firm.
Staff Writers Jan 25 2006, 10:15AM Security
Spammers get personal with 'spear-phishing'

Spammers get personal with 'spear-phishing'

Phishers appear to be increasingly targeting specific individuals by spoofing a known or trusted contact with access to confidential data in an attack dubbed 'spear-phishing'.
Fleur Doidge Oct 31 2005, 8:30AM Security
Email spammers face jail under new Nigerian law

Email spammers face jail under new Nigerian law

Nigeria, home to some of the world's most notorious cyber crimes, has proposed a law making spamming a criminal offence for which senders of unsolicited emails could be jailed for at least three years.
Camillus Eboh Oct 20 2005, 10:00AM Software
Anti-spam approach for New Millenium

Anti-spam approach for New Millenium

Developer New Millennium Solutions has started building an Australia-based reseller channel with an eye to boosting exposure and sales for its anti-spam software TotalBlock.
Fleur Doidge Aug 15 2005, 2:09PM Security
Spammers could face massive fines

Spammers could face massive fines

Tough anti-spam legislation, tabled in the House of Representatives this morning, could see spammers penalised more than $1 million a day.
Staff Writers Sep 18 2003, 12:00AM Security

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