Hacking human gullibility with social penetration

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We don’t need no stinking exploits

Security penetration testers Mike Bailey and Mike Murray rely plenty on attacks that exploit weaknesses in websites and servers, but their approach is better summed up by the famous phrase “There’s a sucker born every minute.”…

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Zombie tactics threaten to poison honeypots

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Hive minds vs bot herders

Innovations in botnet technology threaten the usefulness of honeypots, one of the main ways to study how bot herders control networks of zombie PCs.…

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Spam filters stuff Canadian Beaver

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Venerable magazine to adopt less suggestive title

Venerable Canadian publication The Beaver has been obliged to change its name after prudish spam filters objected to its suggestive title.…

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Pharma link spammers invade Live Space

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Fake blog posts spamvertise knock-off pills

Cybercrime affiliates of unlicensed pharmaceutical websites have begun moving on from attacks purely designed to poison Google search engine results, and are now targetting Microsoft’s web properties.…

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Ralsky jailed for four years over stock fraud spam scam

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Godfather of spam sent down

Notorious spammer Alan Ralsky has been jailed for more than four years over his role in a masterminding a stock fraud spam campaign that made him an estimated $2.7m.…

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Next generation spammers rise up in Asia, India and Brazil

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High-speed broadband allows worldwide miscreanting

A new generation of spammers is rising up in regions such as Asia Pacific, Japan, and South America, and beginning to outstrip their North American counterparts in junk mail output.…

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Controversial email blocklist SORBS sold

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GFI confirms purchase of reputation service

GFI Software has confirmed the purchase of sometimes controversial spam blocklist provider SORBS for a reported $451,000.…

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Notorious Kiwi pill spammers slapped with fine

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Herbal King dethroned

A gang of notorious spammers from Christchurch, New Zealand have been hit with fines in the first prosecution under the country’s anti-spam laws.…

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Facebook awarded $711m in ‘Spamford’ Wallace case

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Expects to receive almost nothing

Facebook has been awarded $711 million in damages against the infamous junk mail merchant, Sanford “Spamford” Wallace, who gained access to numerous accounts on the social website and sent phony messages to their friends.…

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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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