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BT Fined £77,000 for 5 Million Spam Emails

June 25th, 2018 by Hannah Densley in Industry News No Comments »
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An investigation found that the company did not have the customers consent to send direct marketing emails.   ICO Head of Enforcement, Steve Eckersley, said: “Organisations have a responsibility to ensure they are acting within the law. Where they do not, the ICO can and will take action. This particular investigation was prompted by a [...]

How Do Spammers Get Your Email Address?

July 1st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Spam seems to arrive in every single email account we use, no matter how careful we are. How are spammers getting all our email addresses? And can we do anything to hide our email address from spammers? Unfortunately, there’s not a lot you can do to prevent spammers from bombarding you with emails. There are […]

‘Spam King’ sentenced to two years in prison

June 16th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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A US man who sent more than 27 million spam emails to Facebook users has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison. Sanford Wallace, 47, is nicknamed the “Spam King” and last year pleaded guilty to federal charges including fraud and criminal contempt in connection with using electronic mail. Wallace, who is […]

Huge spam and malware network goes offline

June 14th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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One of the biggest networks of spam-sending computers in the world has gone quiet, puzzling experts, internet security firms have said. For years the Necurs botnet has distributed junk mail and malware for many different groups of cyber-thieves. But the amount of malicious traffic emerging from Necurs has now dwindled to almost nothing. It is […]

Outlook and Hotmail flooded by spam

June 1st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Microsoft has tackled a problem with its email filters that had prevented them from properly screening out spam. It first acknowledged the problem with Outlook and Hotmail on Tuesday evening. “Some users may be receiving excessive spam mail,” a service page update stated. The company later said it had managed to put in place two […]

Security vs convenience: The story of ransomware spread by spam email

March 14th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Like many others, you’ve probably faced the ‘Security vs Convenience’ question many times. “Should I disable web security to increase the speed of Facebook?” “Do we really need Microsoft Office macros disabled when it causes so many issues for the Finance team’s spreadsheets?” “This software installer keeps crashing, so why can’t we turn off the […]

Please don’t pray for the dog injured in a fire, it’s just ham

January 6th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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The dog’s face was HORRIBLY BURNED after it tried to save his family from a fire, its eyes completely MELTED OFF its disfigured pink FACE and… …Wait, what’s that smell? I’m hungry. Is that honeybaked ham?! If you haven’t seen it yet, this is the Facebook hoax that appalled, laughed and tricked us out of […]

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