Scareware scams ride the back of killer whale tragedy

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Black hats pee in the pool again

Supposed footage of Wednesday’s fatal Sea World killer whale attack in Florida actually points at sites distributing scareware.…

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Telecoms reform tabled as EU plots spam clampdown

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Italy praised and UK shamed over enforcement

The European Commission is calling on tougher action to fight spammers and protect online privacy.…

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Gmail, AOL, Yahoo! all hit by webmail phishing scam

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I can see my address from here

Update Google has confirmed that Gmail has also been targeted by an “industry-wide phishing scheme” which first hit Hotmail accounts. Yahoo! and AOL are also reportedly affected.…

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Penis pill spam: The hard figures

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$1,600 per spam run a day?

The economics of male enhancement pill spammers have been laid bare by security researcher Dmitry Samosseiko.…

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Anti-spam smackdown finds best junk filter

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McAfee spanks all comers in early tests

McAfee has claimed the crown in a run-off of anti-spam products organised by Virus Bulletin, the independent security certification body.…

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Image spam: the threat returns

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Did it ever go away?

Off we trot to the Reg Library to select some popular whitepapers for review. This week we mainline on email security, or to be more precise, email insecurity.…

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Dutch spam suspect fined €250K

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Clogged interwebs with 21m junk mails

Dutch telecoms regulators have fined a junk email spammer €250,000.…

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Swine flu malware poses as pig plague update

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Telling porkies

Wrongdoers have created a new strain of swine flu-themed malware.…

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High spam response powers junk mail economy

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Lunkhead junk mail buyers come clean

Almost a third of consumers admit responding to messages that might be spam emails. Some acted out of curiosity or by mistake but a puzzling 96 from a sample of 800 (12 per cent) said they clicked because they interested in the product or service advertised in junk mail messages.…

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Short URLs in spam skyrocket

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The Twitter effect

Incidents of shortened URLs in spam messages have skyrocketed since the start of this week.…

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