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2013’s First Quarter at a Glance

With the close of 2013’s first quarter, we’ve released our Q1 2013 Global eMessaging Threat Report detailing a myriad of SMS and IP spam statistics, trends and observations from the past three months. Paramount among them is a set of allegations leveled by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). These filings contended that the defendants were […]

FTC charges 29 defendants for sending 180 million spam text messages

Today the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that they have charged 29 defendants with collectively sending 180 million unwanted text messages. The text messages advertised “Free” Gift cards or prizes from major retailers such as Best Buy, Walmart and Target.  However, consumers who clicked on the links contained in the text messages were required to provide […]

Android SMS Spambot Update – SpamSoldier

Yesterday we told you about an Android trojan used to send SMS spam. Currently, the versions of this malware being distributed by the spammer are: angrybirds.apk MD5 = a0e7a47c6b3582f9c9a4c5166eb0eace gtavicecity.apk MD5 = a8de900d9ff269455f4344b8e8409699 needforspeed.apk MD5  = c18bc53d74e8a6926453a8c86355501a The Command and Control server has moved to pinktrash.mobi, though imperialistic.mobi is still functional for the handsets infected […]

Android Trojan Used To Create Simple SMS Spam Botnet

A new crop of trojan mobile applications are demonstrating simple mobile botnet behavior, leveraging infected handsets to spread spam and invitations for other users to download the infected apps. This new evolution of malicious mobile applications is presently being monitored by the Cloudmark mobile security research team who had been investigating a strong uptick in […]

Ringing the Bell for Cyber Security Awareness

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. In recognition of that, the National Cyber Security Alliance teamed up with the Department of Homeland Security and the security industry to sponsor the opening bell ceremony at NASDAQ. Held at 4 Times Square on Monday, October 15, the principal bell ringer was Jane Holl Lute, Deputy Secretary […]

Justice for the ‘Secret Crush’ spammer?

 “You Have 1 unread message from your secret crush…” “Someone thinks you’re hot!” “Someone sent you a weird diet tip that works.” New York state Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman‘s office were responsible for the settlement in the case against Game Theory LLC that resulted in fines of $500,000 and a prohibition on the deceptive […]

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