Donald Trump the new spam favourite, Kaspersky Lab finds
The US elections, especially news about one particular candidate – Donald Trump – became the new hot spam topic this quarter
Viking Horde ready to invade
Viking Horde conducts ad fraud, but can also be used for other attack purposes such as DDoS attacks, spam messages, and more
Spam SMS on the rise in Malaysia, CFM steps in
There has been a “notable increase” in the number of complaints over unsolicited or spam SMSes in Malaysia year-on-year, leading the Communications and Multimedia Consumer Forum of Malaysia (CFM) to saying that it will stepping up efforts in this area.
Spammers exploiting fear of terrorist attack
Spammers are now preying on consumers' fears of a terrorist attack, in light of the the recent tragic events in France.
iPhones and Ice Buckets used to promote junk mailings: Kaspersky
The launch of iPhone 6 and the Ice Bucket Challenge were the two main topics that spammers used to promote junk mailings in the third quarter of 2014, according to Kaspersky Lab.
‘Nigerian’ scammers take advantage of Ebola
Spammers have produced topical new versions of the old ‘Nigerian Letter’ scam, this time based on the Ebola virus, according to the experts at Kaspersky Lab.
Financial data leads malicious spam hit list … again
For the third year in a row, the most prevalent malware spread by email were programs that attempted to steal confidential data, usually logins and passwords for Internet banking systems, according to experts at Kaspersky Lab.
Fake Twitter accounts being used to distribute malware
Fake Twitter followers are becoming cheaper, while fake accounts are increasingly being used to distribute malware, according to a report by Barracuda Networks Inc.
Twitter’s new DM options: To combat spam or invite more?
News has been spreading that Twitter is slowly introducing changes to how it handles direct messages and control the types of links that can be sent; Sophos' Chester Wisniewski has a look.
USA No 1 … when it comes to spam, that is
Sophos has published the latest ‘Dirty Dozen’ of spam relaying countries, covering the second quarter of 2013, which saw the United States retaining the top spot.