1. frogboy

    Security Alert Facebook Spam Botnet Promises 'Likes' for Access Tokens

    Cyberattackers are using access tokens for legitimate Facebook apps as vehicles to spread spam on the apps' behalf. How do they do it? By tricking Facebook users into handing over their tokens in exchange for "likes," comments, friends, and followers. Researchers at Proofpoint discovered an API...
  2. conceptualclarity

    ISP spam filter mercilessly goes after MT & other legit emails

    Ever since the transition over a year ago after my longtime internet service provider sold its assets in my area to another company, I have had great trouble with the spam filtering. The ISP spam filtering traps huge numbers of perfectly legitimate emails that I don't want kept from my Inbox...
  3. frogboy

    Hailstorm Spam Begins to Pelt

    The “hailstorm” spam technique has re-emerged, according to security researchers. The Cisco Talos and Umbrella research teams, via a detection system which brings together machine learning, stream processing of DNS requests and the curated Talos email corpus, is tracking a cloudburst of...
  4. M

    Trump spam and torrents, oh my

    We have another round of Donald Trump spam to take a look at today, as scammers naturally assume his “incredibly wealthy businessman” approach is a shoe-in for cash related shenanigans. The mail in question is a fake CNN missive complete with Small picture of the Statue of Liberty Awesome...