Email Spam

Experts Warn Of Japan Earthquake, Tsunami Spam

As the Pacific Rim braces for deadly Tsunami’s spawned by today’s magnitude 8.9 earthquake in Japan, the SANS Internet Storm Center says users should be on the lookout for a different kind of Tsunami: scam e-mail and Web pages looking to turn curiosity about the events in Japan into illicit gain.

Security watcherssay they’ve spotted a new botnet that bears the
hallmarks of Storm and is sending out a “massive volume of spam emails
to targeted recipients.” Read the full article. [The Register]

Faced with stricter Internet security measures like CAPTCHAS, some spammers have begun
borrowing a page from corporate America’s playbook: they are
outsourcing. Read the full article. [The New York Times]

A proposal to let Internet service providers conceal the contact
information for their business customers is drawing fire from a number
of experts in the security community, who say the change will make it
harder to mitigate the threat from spam and malicious software. Read the full article. [KrebsonSecurity]

Latest spam report from Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group (MAAWG) now includes data from European users. More than half (57%) of survey adults
have responded to spam in such a way that it supports the perpetrators
of the spam. This includes opening attachments to an email, forwarding
an email or clicking on links. Read the full article. [The H Security]

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