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Spammer in Spamcop’s Clothing

As you can imagine, spammers are not particularly fond of spam filtering services, but one of them decided to make it personal. Look what turned up in our spam filters the other day: From: “info@spamcop.com” <info@spamcop.com> Subject: Alert! Your email will be blacklisted soon. Dear  %email%, We received complaints about spam coming from your network.  […]

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 […]

Severe Surge in SMS Phishing Attacks

During the first week of September, Cloudmark observed a 913% increase in the volume of SMS phishing attempts, making SMS phishing currently the single largest SMS text messaging threat. The surge appears to be the result of a single set of attacks which initially started on September 4th. Thus far, attackers have used over 500 […]

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