Tag Archives: spam

After our ventures into revealing the Whirl Wind Software fake software scam and the Google Earth scam we now turn our attention to another annoyance -  fake job spam. Yesterday SPAMfighter blocked 1.829.860 spam mails with the subject field “Administrative Sales Support – Virtual Office”.  Similar subject lines …

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Facebook has been the topic of many security and privacy headlines with a number of  consumer protection agencies recently filing complaints with the Federal Trade Commission to members of the controversial hacker group Anonymous vowing to hack Facebook on November …

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Warning! This blog post contains some serious bragging, but yes, it’s true and remember where you heard it first! Our beloved spam filter SPAMfighter made an appearance on the Atlanta based News outlet CNN on 17. July.  CNN often showcases …

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Recently, we had the pleasure of studying 5.9 million spam mails sent in July 2011 in the effort to understand which celebrites were the most commonly used as bait by spammers. Using celebrities as bait in spam mails is of …

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There is a new battle in the fight against spam, that is eerily similar to previous title bouts. Today’s round is dedicated to the death of Amy Winehouse. Spammers catch on to the latest trends in news and gossip to …

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