Archive | Spammers & Scammers


15 July 2008 | 3,446 views

UK’s Most Spammed Man – 44,000 Junk Mails a DAY!

I stopped using ISP based e-mail accounts years ago, they always had lousy spam control and after joining a few mailing lists they used to get flooded with junk. I always found web based mail systems to have much more effective spam filtering systems, plus I don’t have to waste my time and bandwidth downloading […]

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02 July 2008 | 4,730 views

Google Calendar a New Target for Phishing

It seems like the Phishing crews at trying to get some new ideas on how to con people into giving away their credentials and leaking info. The latest target appears to be Google Calendar. As always be on your guard as these scams are coming from all directions. A few months ago, spam came to […]

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25 June 2008 | 57,561 views

NDR or Backscatter Spam – How Non Delivery Reports Become a Nuisance

You might remember a while ago we mentioned MP3 spam, which in October last year was the latest evolution in spam. Currently there is a new type annoying mail-server owners the world over, it’s known as NDR or Backscatter Spam and involved NDRs or Non Delivery Reports (those emails you get when you send a […]

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17 June 2008 | 15,881 views

16 Year Old Indian Hacker Busted for eBay Scam

Looks like India has them moving into the hacking scene young, it’ll happen anywhere with decent network infrastructure and disparate levels of economy. Look at Eastern Europe and China as other examples, India though due to it’s outsourcing culture and plentiful legitimate jobs in the IT industry doesn’t seem to suffer so many problems with […]

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10 June 2008 | 12,720 views

Virus Variant Extorts You by Encrypting Your Files

Malware authors are getting sneaky again, in the latest turn of events they have started encrypting your files and holding them at ransom! You have to pay up to get the ‘decryptor’ and get access to your files again. This is pretty dangerous…and cunning too. It’s not easily broken either, they are using RSA 1024-bit […]

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04 June 2008 | 4,678 views

‘Untraceable’ Phone Frauders Vishing for Credit Cards

Vishing, now there’s a new term for you. Basically its Phishing – but utilising VoIP call services, which makes it very easy to spoof the Caller ID. Even though Caller ID Spoofing was Made Illegal in the USA – people will still continue to do it, remember the FCC said it’s still easy to spoof […]

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22 May 2008 | 3,584 views

Spammers Target Social Networking Sites

It makes sense, spammers will follow whatever is popular, wherever the social mass is at and reading they will bombard. In the earlier days Myspace was a big target, now they are moving on to other sites such as Facebook. Social networking sites are an ideal place for spammers as they can exploit the trust […]

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10 April 2008 | 7,534 views

Spammers Harnessing Web Mail Servers – Gmail & Yahoo! Throttled

It seems like spammers are now moving to automated spam via popular web mail services as a way to bypass IP-blacklisting services. It’s a large advantage for them as they can still use botnet sources to generate the e-mail but the source IP address will be from a ‘trusted’ domain such as Gmail or Yahoo!. […]

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08 April 2008 | 6,440 views

Kraken Botnet Twice The Size Of Storm

We wrote a while back about a new wave of sophisticated botnets, which were predicted to overtake Storm and become the largest infectors online. It seems like it’s come true, after extensive research Damballa has uncovered the biggest botnet ever, which at present has over 400,000 unique IPs (in a space of only 24 hours) […]

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01 April 2008 | 5,473 views

iFrame Piggybacking on Google Searches to Install Malware

These spammers and scammers are getting rather clever, and very sneaky. This is still epedemic and seems to be happening more and more. It takes a re-write of many of the large sites online..which frankly isn’t going to happen is it? It just shows once again the spammers will think of all kinds of weird […]

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