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Malicious WordPress plugin installed backdoor on websites

Widget plugin spewed spam to unsuspecting victims
15 Sep 2017
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711 million data records revealed in spambot dump

The data contains email addresses, passwords and server information too
30 Aug 2017
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Apple fixes its spammy calendar with Report Junk feature

The new option lets you block spam iCloud calendar invites
12 Dec 2016
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Security experts uncover Tinder porn site spam scheme

Chatbots use verification offers to lure in victims
22 Jul 2016
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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
2 Jun 2016
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Spammers selling fake tickets for Rio Olympics 2016

Fraudsters have created fake ticketing websites to trick users
16 May 2016
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PPI companies punished for sending spam texts

One company was fined £80,000 for sending 1.3 million texts to unsuspecting victims
24 Nov 2015
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‘Spam King’ of Facebook faces up to three years in jail

Scammer guilty of 30 million dodgy Facebook posts
26 Aug 2015
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Fake WHO email about Ebola spreads malware

Advice email from “World Health Organization” harbours its own virus
24 Oct 2014
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EE complaints mount in wake of spam text message glitch

EE in firing line over deluge of spam messages sent to customers
22 Jul 2014
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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
17 Jun 2014
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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
21 Mar 2014
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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...
6 Sep 2013
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Mobile

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.
29 Aug 2013
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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.
11 Feb 2013
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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.
11 Feb 2013
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Tumblr spammers blast blog site over slow response to

Blogging platform falls victim to spammers.
4 Dec 2012
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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.
30 Aug 2012
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Dropbox in password reuse security breach

Same password used on multiple sites results in Dropbox account compromisation.
1 Aug 2012
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World's third largest botnet taken down

Grum, the botnet credited with sending out around 18 billion spam emails a day, has been shutdown.
20 Jul 2012
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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.
13 Jun 2012
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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…
29 Mar 2012
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Researchers see security improve

Firms are improving security performance but threats continue to grow, says IBM.
21 Mar 2012