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From Russia with Spam

…Ontinet has been noticing lots of emails with links to forums. Following the links leads to a forum full of spam products, from replica watches to viagra…

Guest Blog: How Much Spam Does Waledac Send?

Sebastián Bortnik, at ESET Latin America, kindly translated a blog they put up today here and allowed us to reproduce it for our blog. I think you’ll find it interesting. Thanks, Sebastián! The revival of the spread of the Waledac trojan is already a fact. As the ESET team announced on Thursday, on Friday spam emails

Comment Spam: what’s in a name?

…I realize that it looks a little self-obsessed to keep writing about comment spam relating to your own blog…

Facebook Spam: the Fifth Wave

My colleague from ESET Ireland, Urban Schrott, reports that the company has seen a megawave of Facebook spams:  five separate spams in 24 hours. I've no idea of the numbers involved, but Urban's "think before you click" message is well worth repeating. The post is to ESET Ireland's CyberThreats Daily blog post: the company also

Pinterest hit by weight loss spam

Picture-sharing social media site Pinterest appears to have been hacked, as multiple users reported weight-loss spam messages both on Pinterest itself and on Twitter.

How to keep your email account spam free

Spam emails are still a big problem, but they needn’t be. Check out our tips and tricks to keep your inbox free of annoying spam.

Instagram hit by fruity spam attack

Instagram users were bombarded with pictures of fruit over the weekend in a spam attack that swept the photo-sharing network.

Attack Vector Recycling?

I received a fax today. Now, that may not be worthy of noting on here, apart from the fact that I hardly ever receive faxes these days. But the interesting fact is that it was sent to my US based fax number and offered me a great deal on a "New Health Plan" for only

Twitter awash in miracle diet pills spam onslaught

Twitter was flooded by an avalanche of spam from compromised accounts, leading to shortened links and pages promising miracle weight loss, diet pills, and products which would “change lives”. The attack appeared to have come via a third-party service connected to Twitter.

AOL diet spam email assaults world

A flood of diet spam emails seemingly from AOL addresses has hit inboxes around the worl

King of Spam: Festi botnet analysis

We have just completed fresh analysis of the malicious software known as Win32/Festi. While the "Festi" botnet created with this malware has been in business since the autumn of 2009 we can see that the software is frequently updated, as described in our analysis, and these updates mean Festi continues to be a potent threat

Man of Steel movie streams used as bait for Slideshare spam pages

Hit movies such as Man of Steel and World War Z have been used as bait to lure victims to spam pages on sharing site Slideshare, according to a report in The Register this week.

Orbasoft Comment Spam

Comment spam is one of those nuisances that career bloggers see a lot of: at least, we would if we didn’t use filters to control most of it before it gets to us. In general, these either overtly advertize something which has nothing whatsoever to do with the blog topic, or say something that add

Yahoo Group Spam

There’s nothing particularly new about Yahoo! group spam (no, wait, don’t go yet!) and I haven’t wasted much time on it so far, as what I’ve seen is pretty crude But I’ve been noticing an increasing number of emails to one of my most visible accounts welcoming me to groups with random names: stuff like

Orbasoft Comment Spam Revisited

Many thanks to Jens in Denmark, who commented on my previous blog about Orbasoft comment spam. Jens says: “Orbasoft is a real company, situated in Denmark. But they hired an Indian company to spam blogs with comments on their products (“search engine optimization”)…[they] wrote 300 positive comments – for the price of $900. ” Well,

Blog Spam? No Comment….

I’d like to say thanks to Sean, who commented on my first blog on Orbasoft blog spam (don’t miss the later blog!) as follows: "These people are still not telling the truth. This software has been tested several times in the last few days and has been verified as a Rogue. It is on average detecting

Facebook spam “earning criminals $200m a year”, researchers claim

Two independent Italian security researchers have investigated the business behind Facebook spam – and estimate that the trade is worth around $200m a year.

Virus Bulletin Anti-Spam Tests

Virus Bulletin have announced the results of a trial run of its new anti-spam product testing, where one product scored platinum, two scored gold, and two scored silver, based on their average scores in the test. However, you won’t actually get to know which products they were on this occasion: quite rightly, VB has anonymised the results

How to block SMS spam

SMS spam is a nuisance that you shouldn’t have to put up with — learn how to block it with this useful guide from We Live Security.

Sinkholing of Trojan Downloader Zortob.B reveals fast growing malware threat

Malware infecting 25,000 computers, mostly in the United States, pumping out 80 million spam messages per hour? ESET researchers sinkhole to investigate Win32/TrojanDownloader.Zortob.B

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