Tag Archives: spam

Intel Survey: Cyber Pros Cite Corporate Policies, Industry Regulations as Barriers to Info Exchanges

A survey from Intel’s security business says 42 percent of security professionals have adopted shared cyber threat intelligence in an effort to protect their companies’ networks from potential cyber attacks. Intel Security polled 500 security professionals across different industries in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific in 2015 about their knowledge of …

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Heidi Klum Tops McAfee's Most Dangerous List in Cyberspace

A search for Heidi Klum could land users with a malware-ridden computer according to McAfee research. For the fifth consecutive year, McAfee researched popular culture’s most famous people revealing the riskiest celebrities on the Web. The McAfee Most Dangerous Celebrities study found movie stars and models to be more dangerous while singers …

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Symantec Announces August 2011 Symantec Intelligence Report

Symantec yesterday announced the results of the August 2011 Symantec Intelligence Report revealing that spammers are seeking to benefit from fluctuations in a turbulent financial market.  The report combines results from the Symantec.cloud MessageLabs Intelligence Report and the Symantec State of Spam & Phishing Report.  According to Symantec, the turbulent market …

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New Email Hoax Targets FBI Officials

The Internet Crime Complaint Center announced today that officials and high ranking members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation are being targeted by a new spam attack that uses specific names of members and divisions within the agency to trick recipients into opening emails. According to IC3, the email alerts …

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Washington Post Jobs Site Hacked

Hackers last week broke into The Washington Post’s jobs site and gained access to nearly 1.3 million user IDs and email addresses, the news organization revealed yesterday. Although the hackers were able to access to certain user information on Washington Post Jobs, passwords and personal information such as resumes or …

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Cisco: Cyber Crime Not as Profitable Anymore

Cyber crime is not the cash cow it once was, according to Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) whose recent research examined the cyber underground. Speaking yesterday at a press event at in San Bruno, Calif., security researcher Pat Peterson said last year saw a turning point in the fight against mass …

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String of Cyber Attacks Leaves China, West Relations Tense

The recent hack into the Gmail accounts of U.S. officials, journalists and human rights activists is a situation that comes with the potential threat of tainting relations between Washington and Beijing, according to experts. China, often suspected of such cyber attacks, says it is unfairly blamed because of other countries’ …

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Spammers Use New Technique for Bait-and-Switch Ploy

Spammers are now establishing their own fake URL-shortening services to perform URL redirection, which has led to an increase in spam by 2.9 percentage points this month, according to new research. The Symantec May 2011 MessageLabs Intelligence Report reveals that in a bait-and-switch ruse, scammers supply legitimate shortened URLs in …

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State Department Event Highlights Cyber Risks for Kids

The State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security today hosted “Get Schooled, Kids and Cyber Security” to raise awareness about cybersecurity and children by discussing risks, mitigation strategies and safety tips. Speakers included Enough is Enough President and CEO Donna Rice Hughes; National Center for Missing and Exploited Children instructor Dr. …

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Five Convicted in Connection with Operation ‘Phish Phry’

Five people were convicted last week of federal charges for their roles in an international phishing scam that used spam emails and bogus websites to collect personal information that was used to defraud U.S. banks, according to FBI’s Los Angeles field office. The five found guilty were among 53 defendants …

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NY Broker Accused of 'Pump-and-Dump' Scheme via Spam

A New York stock broker has been charged for his alleged role in a fraud scheme to illegally “pump-and-dump” thinly traded Chinese and Israeli stocks by sending spam promoting stocks to artificially inflate prices, according to the FBI. Gregg M. Berger is accused of being part of a group that …

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