Spamming


Apple script allows spammers to flood Apple's iMessage

Apple script allows spammers to flood Apple's iMessage

Apple's iMessage is a great messaging tool. But it appears that spammers have figured out a way to manipulate the system....

Aug 21 2014, 2:00am CDT

How To Delete Your Facebook Email Address

How To Delete Your Facebook Email Address

Four years ago, Facebook gave all of its users an @facebook.com email address they never asked for. Two years ago, they tried t...

Apr 25 2014, 2:15am CDT

Could Your Organization Fall Victim To Phishing? 5 Tips For Reducing The Risk

Could Your Organization Fall Victim To Phishing? 5 Tips For Reducing The Risk

A decade after the first appearance of “phishing” (the practice of infiltrating or infecting a network by sending emails disgui...

Feb 24 2014, 8:36am CST

A Teen Girl's Facebook Typo Led Horrified Stranger To Get Thousands

A Teen Girl's Facebook Typo Led Horrified Stranger To Get Thousands Of Her Messages

When Wake Forest grad student Kristal McKenzie, 33, was pregnant a few years ago, she decided it was time to abandon Facebook....

Feb 5 2014, 10:45am CST

Feds Take Down Hackers-For-Hire Who Provided Passwords To Suspicious Spouses

Feds Take Down Hackers-For-Hire Who Provided Passwords To Suspicious Spouses

If scouring Facebook for clues of infidelity isn’t sufficient, what else is a jealous lover to do but hack into his or her sign...

Jan 31 2014, 1:58am CST

Yahoo Breach: email account passwords stolen

Yahoo Breach: email account passwords stolen

Yahoo says usernames and passwords stolen, information used to gather names, addresses NEW YORK (AP) — Yahoo said Thursday that...

Jan 30 2014, 11:50pm CST

Security Alert: The Alarming Lifecycle Of American SMS Spam

Security Alert: The Alarming Lifecycle Of American SMS Spam

Detailed graphics, blowing wide open the alarming way text message (SMS) spam spreads across the U.S., have prompted chief info...

Jan 27 2014, 10:05am CST

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Shoppers fret about authenticity of Target emails

Target email to customers offering credit help genuine, but scams are out there NEW YORK (AP) — An email sent to...

Jan 17 2014, 4:01pm CST

I4U news

Ecuador politician claims email hacking in smear

Opposition politician in Ecuador claims email hacking in smear campaign by state-run media LIMA, Peru (AP) — An o...

Jan 15 2014, 1:51pm CST

Groupon Emails Or Amazon Blasts? Here's What You're Purging From Your Inbox

Groupon Emails Or Amazon Blasts? Here's What You're Purging From Your Inbox

It’s a new year, so why not start off with a clean, empty inbox? That was my aim when I stumbled upon Unroll.Me, a service prom...

Jan 8 2014, 7:51am CST

I4U news

2014 State of Marketing: Email Flood Despite Rise Of Mobile And Social

Today, Salesforce.com released its Exacttarget Marketing Cloud 2014 State of Marketing study that polled over 2,600 mid- to sen...

Jan 7 2014, 10:46am CST

Target's Latest Failure And How To Spot A Scam

Target's Latest Failure And How To Spot A Scam

Undoubtedly you’ve heard about Target's recent loss of millions of consumers credit card data and associated PIN data. Who hasn...

Jan 7 2014, 7:36am CST

Microsoft Disrupts ZeroAccess Botnet with FBI, Europol and Industry Partners

Microsoft Disrupts ZeroAccess Botnet with FBI, Europol and Industry Partners

Microsoft along with several other agencies, which included the FBI and Europol, managed to disrupt the infamous ZeroAccess bot...

Dec 6 2013, 6:58am CST

US Carriers to Put an End to Cramming Charges

US Carriers to Put an End to Cramming Charges

Top three US mobile carriers, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile, have decided to combine forces and put an end to cramming charges....

Nov 22 2013, 6:09am CST

Facebook Spammers Earn $200 Million per Year

Facebook Spam Yields $200 Million per Year

The spam content on Facebook is big business. It is reported to yield close to $200 million per year. Ways of eradicating this...

Aug 29 2013, 1:52am CDT

Apple Releases iMessage Spam Reporting Tool

Apple Releases iMessage Spam Reporting Tool

Apple now allows its iMessage users to report unwanted or spam messages. A new iMessage spam reporting tool has been launched....

Jul 31 2013, 4:00am CDT

Google Stopped Hacking of Iranian Gmail Accounts

Google Stopped Hacking of Iranian Gmail Accounts

The Iranian elections are coming up soon and there has been an attempt at hacking scads of Gmail accounts. Google reported that...

Jun 13 2013, 9:33am CDT

Dutch Man Arrested in Spain for Online Attack on Spamhaus

Dutch Man Arrested in Spain for Online Attack on Spamhaus

Spanish police have arrested a Dutch citizen alleged to have made an online attack against an anti-spamming site. The massive a...

Apr 27 2013, 6:30am CDT

Biggest Cyber Attack Ever Underway Slowing Down Internet

Biggest Cyber Attack Ever Underway, Slowing Down Internet

A Cyber Attack against Spamhaus is underway. Experts call it the biggest cyber attack in history. It is slowing down global int...

Mar 27 2013, 9:28am CDT

Emma Watson is Most Dangerous Celebrity to Search on the Web

Emma Watson is Most Dangerous Celebrity to Search on the Web

McAfee unveiled their annual Top 10 Most Dangerous Celebrities to search for on the web....

Sep 11 2012, 6:39am CDT

DNS Changer Malware Disruption to be Minimal

DNS Changer Malware Disruption to be Minimal

Today the FBI is switching off DNS servers that replaced hacker run DNS servers from the DNS Changer Malware. If you still have...

Jul 9 2012, 4:27am CDT

Twitter Says Most of the Stolen 55,000 Accounts Are Duplicates and Spammers

Twitter Says Most of the Stolen 55,000 Accounts Are Duplicates and Spammers

Does it really matter how many duplicates were stolen?...

May 9 2012, 1:30pm CDT

Microsoft takes down Zeus Botnets

Microsoft takes down Zeus Botnets

Microsoft announces a big blow against organized cybercrime....

Mar 26 2012, 8:15am CDT

New Foul-Mouthed Spam Hack Hits Facebook: Are You Next?

New Foul-Mouthed Spam Hack Hits Facebook: Are You Next?

'Removing' it only spreads it further....

May 12 2011, 12:44pm CDT

Beware: Emails from CitiBank, JPMorgan & More May be Phishing Attempts

Beware: Emails from CitiBank, JPMorgan & More May be Phishing Attempts

Epsilon, the world's largest email marketing firm, has been hacked....

Apr 3 2011, 1:01pm CDT

Google: "Spam is Up, We're Working On It"

Google: "Spam is Up, We're Working On It"

"Unless the spammers are friends of ours, of course."...

Jan 21 2011, 1:30pm CST

Hackers exposed Apple iPad Owner Email Addresses by hacking an AT&T Script

A group of hackers caused a stir by exposing the email address of Apple iPad owners. CrunchGear reports that the security bre...

Jun 10 2010, 2:25am CDT

Sophos Releases Windows 7 Security Report

Software and data protection firm Sophos has issued a new report on the security of Windows 7. The report aims to clarify if se...

Nov 10 2009, 1:00pm CST

Ofcom Survey Finds Data Speeds Lacking

We have all been bothered at one point or another by the fact that we never seem to get the sort of speeds that our ISP promise...

Jul 29 2009, 6:45am CDT

Marketers Threaten Twitter Over Spammers

Marketers Threaten Twitter Over Spammers

In a short span of time, Twitter has gone from a brand-new idea to a worldwide phenomenon. From Iranian revolutionaries to mour...

Jul 3 2009, 11:35am CDT

Up to one million Homes at Risk of Broadband Switch off

Up to one million Homes at Risk of Broadband Switch off

Tiscali, one of Europe's biggest suppliers of broadband looks to be on very shaky ground after suffering a string of financial...

Apr 16 2009, 3:00am CDT

BBC buys itself a little Botnet

BBC buys itself a little Botnet

The BBC tech show Click bought a botnet to show how at risk we are for cyber crimes. The botnet the BBC crew acquired containe...

Mar 13 2009, 6:00am CDT

Tiscali Closes IPTV Service

Fans of Tiscali's IPTV service may be saddened to hear that the Italian provider is ending the service as of today. According t...

Dec 31 2008, 7:51am CST

ISPs Close Spam Firm Reducing Spam by 70%

Spam is certainly the scourge of the Internet for most users. According to BBC News, the amount of spam has plummeted since ISP...

Nov 13 2008, 6:56am CST

Spammers on Storm Botnet Make $3.5 million per year

Researchers conducted a study into spam to find out how profitable it was and how high the response rate to spam messages was....

Nov 11 2008, 6:28am CST

Sky Looks to Buy ISP Tiscali

Sky Looks to Buy ISP Tiscali

Sky is looking to buy itself an ISP and is in exclusive talks to buy the UK ISP Tiscali for a price of around £450m. The offere...

Nov 3 2008, 6:25am CST

MySpace Wins Record £165 Million from Spammer

According to Telegraph MySpace has won a record settlement against so called “Spam King” Sanford Wallace. The record £165 milli...

May 14 2008, 8:48am CDT

Today Marks 30 Years of Spam

Today Marks 30 Years of Spam

Today marks 30 years since the first spam message was sent and 15 years since the term spam was first coined. The term Spam is...

Mar 31 2008, 11:40am CDT