Malicious WordPress plugin installed backdoor on websites
Widget plugin spewed spam to unsuspecting victims
711 million data records revealed in spambot dump
The data contains email addresses, passwords and server information too
Apple fixes its spammy calendar with Report Junk feature
The new option lets you block spam iCloud calendar invites
Security experts uncover Tinder porn site spam scheme
Chatbots use verification offers to lure in victims
Outlook and Hotmail email accounts hit by spam attack
Users were bombarded by spam emails apparently because Microsoft's spam filters weren't working properly
Spammers selling fake tickets for Rio Olympics 2016
Fraudsters have created fake ticketing websites to trick users
PPI companies punished for sending spam texts
One company was fined £80,000 for sending 1.3 million texts to unsuspecting victims
‘Spam King’ of Facebook faces up to three years in jail
Scammer guilty of 30 million dodgy Facebook posts
Fake WHO email about Ebola spreads malware
Advice email from “World Health Organization” harbours its own virus
EE complaints mount in wake of spam text message glitch
EE in firing line over deluge of spam messages sent to customers
Why security vendors need a red card during the World Cup
The World Cup is being seized on by security vendors to spread FUD. Davey Winder's not impressed
ICO and mobile networks pledge to cut spam
EE, O2, Three, Vodafone have all signed up to the scheme that will rely on consumers reporting spam texts
IT Pro web comments round-up
Find out what IT Pro readers make of the Universal Credit IT debacle and Three's decision to abolish international roaming charges...
SMS spam aimed at people with bad credit ratings on rise
CloudMark claims educating users not to respond to messages can only do so much.
Phishing, spam and porn are the biggest threats to your
Prominent names such as PayPal and Angry Birds are being used to trick users into installing malware, research has found.
Tumblr spammers blast blog site over slow response to
Blogging platform falls victim to spammers.
Symantec detects rise in file extension spam
Security vendor claims spammers are increasingly using rogue file extensions to lure unsuspecting users to online pharmacy sites.
Dropbox in password reuse security breach
Same password used on multiple sites results in Dropbox account compromisation.
World's third largest botnet taken down
Grum, the botnet credited with sending out around 18 billion spam emails a day, has been shutdown.
LinkedIn password warnings go unheeded
Anti-spam vendor Cloudmark claims quarter of a million site users may have ignored emails about last week's data breach.
The truth about spam
It's very easy these days to think that spam has been filtered out of existence and is no longer a problem for your business. Davey Winder argues it's…
Researchers see security improve
Firms are improving security performance but threats continue to grow, says IBM.
Malware trying to trick anti-Putin protesters
Spam messages claim to include details on anti-Putin protests but only lead to nasty malware being installed on user machines.