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Twitter founder warns over "get followers fast!" websites

Twitter founder warns over "get followers fast!" websites

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.... >>

Orange tops spam shame list

Orange tops spam shame list

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According to a new survey, Orange customers are suffering from spam bombardment. The research from ClearMyMail has led to the compiling of a chart based on how much spam customers from the UK's top ISPs receive. And Orange has come top of the list. Nearly... >>

UK top target for spammers

UK top target for spammers

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It seems the UK is being singled out and targeted by money scams in spam emails, many of which come from Nigeria. UK surfers receive nearly a quarter of the global total of Nigerian spam emails, says a new survey from McAfee. The security specialist surveyed... >>

New advice in battle against spam

New advice in battle against spam

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New guidelines have been published to help the fight against that most ubiquitous of cyber pests, the spammer. The Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group has compiled a list of best practices which it is sending to ISPs. They include recommendations to use... >>

BT customers have email blocked by Yahoo

BT customers have email blocked by Yahoo

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Thousands of BT customers faced email meltdown after a Yahoo security update went wrong. The glitch affected customers who use their own domain names to send email. Yahoo, which runs email servers for BT, put into place anti-spamming measures which basically... >>