Tag Archive | "spammers"


16 October 2008 | 5,100 views

E-mail Scammers Target Microsoft Users

Microsoft users are being targeted again by malware via e-mail, scammers/spammers never give up and for once the e-mail looks fairly legitimate. Usually this kind of ‘baitware’ is riddled with terrible grammar and horrible spellings, do make sure you brief the less security aware friends you have about this though just in case. Email scams [...]

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24 September 2008 | 3,202 views

Intercage – Spam/Malware Friendly ISP Back Online

There has been a big hoo-haa recently about a US ISP called Intercage who have said to have been harbouring spammers and scammers via their largest client an Eastern European webhost called Esthost. Their plug got pulled 2 days ago by the upstream provider IP transit provider UnitedLayer after weeks of criticism from the community [...]

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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 | 57,546 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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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 | 7,531 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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21 January 2008 | 8,316 views

Perl.com Sends Visitors to P*rn Site!

Another tale to do with advertising, it just goes to show it’s really not a good idea to run JavaScript from a 3rd party source on your site, especially if you don’t want your visitors redirected to a p*rn site! This is just what happened to Perl.com a few days ago. Visitors to Perl.com, the [...]

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07 January 2008 | 2,861 views

Uber Spammer Alan Ralsky Back In The News

Ah so Mr Alan Ralsky one of the biggest spammers of all-time is back in the news after his indictment with 10 others for running a large scale spam operation intended to inflate stocks artificially. At one time it was thought Mr Ralsky and his friends were responsible for the majority of the spam sent, [...]

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17 December 2007 | 11,974 views

DNS Poisoning Getting Serious – Phishing from Open Recursive DNS Servers

A new generation of phishing attacks is being studied jointly by Google and Georgia Institute of Technology, it seems the bad guys are getting some smarter ideas. They are using Open Recursive DNS servers to poison DNS queries and return false information, thus luring consumers to even more realistic phishing domains. Researchers at Google and [...]

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24 October 2007 | 3,259 views

The Next Evolution – GFI Uncovers MP3 Spam

If you remember a while back we mentioned PDF & Image Attachment Spam – The New Problem with E-mail, now we have another ‘innovation’ in spamming.. MP3 spam! It seems they are using it for the same old pump and dump tactics (Microcap stock fraud) to artificially inflate stock prices then sell out fast. Spammers [...]

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