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Microsoft takes on graymail with refreshed Hotmail service

Microsoft takes on graymail with refreshed Hotmail service

By 3 October 2011

Microsoft is in the process of relaunching its Hotmail email service with the bold and intriguing mission statement: "Hotmail Starts the War on Graymail". After having successfully reduced the amount of spam messages that you will receive in your inbox... >>

Twitter boasts significant spam reduction

Twitter boasts significant spam reduction

By 24 March 2010

Twitter has written a smug blog post about how well it's managed to reduce spam on its microblogging service since it hit a peak of nearly 11% back in August 2009. Despite recent security threats being spread through DMs on the service, Twitter reckons... >>

Facebook awarded $711 million from spammer

Facebook awarded $711 million from spammer

By 30 October 2009

It's been revealed how much money Facebook has been awarded in damages over a recent anti-spam case against internet "marketer" Sanford - or as he's known Spamford - Wallace. Facebook filed the anti-spamming case in February after Wallace accessed people's... >>

TwitBlock cans spammers on Twitter

TwitBlock cans spammers on Twitter

By 14 August 2009

A website has launched which claims to be able to identify spammers which follow you on Twitter. Using an algorithm which includes followers, spammy words and how the person tweets, among other things, Twitblock allocates points as to whether the profile... >>

Twitter founder warns over "get followers fast!" websites

Twitter founder warns over "get followers fast!" websites

By 11 August 2009

Twitter founder @ev has issued a warning to Twitter users over those dodgy-looking "get followers fast!" websites. He's advising people to avoid them, as they can leads to accounts getting "phished, hacked, or even suspended". Like any other web service,... >>

Spam on the increase

Spam on the increase

By 26 November 2008

A couple of weeks ago, an American ISP called McColo was shut down after accusations that it was helping spammers send out junk mail including online fraud and child pornography. It was shut down and suddenly the amount of spam on the Internet slumped... >>

Facebook wins $870 million from spammer

Facebook wins $870 million from spammer

By 25 November 2008

A spammer has been ordered to pay social networking site Facebook, over $870 million in damages for bombarding the site's members with millions of emails about sex products and drugs. Canadian Adam Guerbuez, of Montreal, and his company, Atlantis Blue... >>

Spam down by 75% as rogue server crashes

Spam down by 75% as rogue server crashes

By 13 November 2008

An American ISP was knocked offline earlier this week after several internet security companies alleged that it was helping spammers send out junk mail including online fraud and child pornography. McColo has apparently been being watched for several... >>

FBI says phishing on the up

FBI says phishing on the up

By 17 October 2008

It's happening on both sides of the Atlantic. Just last week, we reported that the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued a warning explaining how phishing gangs are using the turmoil in the financial world to extract valuable information from consumers.... >>

Virgin Media email under siege

Virgin Media email under siege

By 13 October 2008

Virgin Media customers were cut off for 4 days with little or no access to their email as the company came under attack by spammers. According to the Beeb, the spam problem affected a company which processes messages delivered through the Virgin.net platform.... >>