Spams

  • Microsoft accuses Google of being a spam creator in new 'Scroogled' video August 12, 2013

    Microsoft is relentless in its attack on Google's practices. The latest in its Scroogled series, Microsoft accuses Google of spamming users' inboxes with ads that look like real emails. According to Microsoft, Google violates your privacy by reading every single word of every single email sent to and from Gmail...
  • Internet slowed by cyber attack on spam blocker March 28, 2013

    London: One of the largest ever cyber attacks is slowing global internet services and the disruption could get worse, experts said on Wednesday, after an organisation blocking "spam" content became a target. Spamhaus, a London and Geneva-based non-profit group which helps weed out unsolicited "spam" messages for email providers, said...
  • India third largest 'spam spewing nation' in world March 6, 2013

    Washington: India has ranked third on the list of the countries distributing spam across the world, after US and China, a new report has claimed. While the US was the single highest-ranking country in the study, Asia topped the list of continents with 36.6 per cent of the world's spam...
  • Now, a new technique to get rid of spam mail November 21, 2012

    Toronto: Researchers have proposed a new statistical framework for spam filtering that can quickly and efficiently block unwanted messages in your email inbox. Scientists from the Concordia University have conducted a comprehensive study of several spam filters in the process of developing a new and efficient one. "Our new method...
  • Beware of spam offering free Olympic tickets June 30, 2012

    New Delhi: IT security solutions provider Trend Micro cautioned netizens against spam mails offering free Olympic tickets, saying it could be baits for online crimes like phishing. "Cyber criminals are known as opportunists. They will take advantage of anything newsworthy and craft their schemes around (for example) sporting events like...
  • Beware of Valentine's spam, warns Kaspersky Lab February 14, 2012

    Bangalore: Even as people gear up to celebrate St. Valentine's Day Tuesday, spammers are working overtime to hack into computers of online users on the romantic occasion with spam mails having catchy words in the subject line, warns global computer security firm Kaspersky Lab. "Beware of e-mails with attractive words or...
  • 'Indian cyberspace hit by Kim Jong-II malware mails' January 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Indian computer security analysts have detected and alerted internet users against "malicious spam mails" in the name of the dead North Korean leader Kim Jong-II leading to hacking and crashing of vulnerable e-mails. The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), country's national agency to respond to computer security...
  • 'India top source of spam in Q3 2011' December 29, 2011

    Dubai: More than 50 per cent of all spam messages in the world during the third quarter of 2011 originated from just six countries, with India accounting for the highest 14.8 per cent of such messages. According to Kaspersky Lab's spam report, India was ahead of countries like Indonesia (10.6...
  • Facebook warns of recent wave of spam November 17, 2011

    New York: Facebook said Wednesday that it has stopped most of the spam that has flooded many users' pages with pictures showing graphic sex and violence. The social-networking company urged its 800 million-plus users to remain vigilant to keep their accounts from being hijacked. That includes reporting suspicious links on...
  • Facebook hit with porn and violent videos November 16, 2011

    San Francisco: Facebook Inc said on Tuesday that it is investigating a rash of unsolicited graphic images that hit some users' accounts this week. The images, Internet links and videos depicting pornography and violence have hit some people's Facebook newsfeeds in recent days. "We experienced a coordinated spam attack that exploited...
  • I'm out of the office, so please read this spam September 23, 2011

    New York: If you're prone to mistyping email addresses, here's a new thing to worry about: you could be a target for spammers trying to sell you a dream vacation or a diet product by pretending to be one of your friends or colleagues. In a clever twist on spam, some...
  • India, Brazil most popular spam sources May 30, 2011

    Dubai: India and Brazil remained the most popular sources of spam in April, accounting for 12.76 per cent and 7.15 per cent of the total volume of spam respectively, Kaspersky Lab has announced in its spam report for April 2011. Compared to the previous month the amount of spam in email...
  • Osama's terror continues, now online May 4, 2011

    New Delhi: Osama bin Laden may be dead, but his terror looms large on the internet with cyber criminals using this as a bait to lure innocent people and make money. Following the news of Laden's death, cyber criminals were quick to set up phishing sites to lure people who were...
  • Microsoft takes down spam e-mail network March 18, 2011

    Seattle: Microsoft Corp claimed credit on Thursday for taking down one of the biggest producers of spam e-mail in a joint effort with federal authorities across the United States. The world's biggest software company said its legal action against the operator of the Rustock 'botnet' - or network of infected computers...
  • Man quits job, makes living suing spammers December 28, 2010

    San Francisco: Daniel Balsam hates spam. Most everybody does, of course. But he has acted on his hate as few have, going far beyond simply hitting the delete button. He sues them. Eight years ago, Balsam was working as a marketer when he received one too many e-mail pitches to enlarge...
  • Twitter accounts hacked, flooded with spam December 15, 2010

    London: Hackers have broken into thousands of accounts on social networking website Twitter and posted spam messages promoting drinks made from acai berries, a media report said Tuesday. Twitter said the hackers could get the passwords because of an earlier breach at Gawker Media, a company which runs Gawker, Gizmodo and...
  • New password-stealing virus targets Facebook March 18, 2010

    Boston: Hackers have flooded the Internet with virus-tainted spam that targets Facebook's estimated 400 million users in an effort to steal banking passwords and gather other sensitive information. The e-mails tell recipients that the passwords on their Facebook accounts have been reset, urging them to click on an attachment to obtain...
  • Beware of virus on Facebook account, save your data October 31, 2009

    New Delhi: Net surfers need to be wary of a mail that claims to come from the `Facebook team' but contains malware that can control your computer. According to a security company, it has affected 90,000 computers in two days. This email looks innocent but it is far from that....
  • Jackson virus and spam spreads on Internet July 3, 2009

    San Francisco: Security researchers warned on Thursday of the increasing levels of viruses and spam using Michael Jackson's name to snare unsuspecting users. One e-mail carries the subject line "Remembering Michael Jackson" was circulating with a worm in tow. The e-mail has a zip file attached that infects victims if downloaded....
  • India is top spam sender in Asia, says study October 8, 2008

    New Delhi: India is the top spam sender in Asia and the seventh largest in the world, accounting for over four per cent of the total global spam, says a study. "India is the leader among Asian countries in spam, accounting for more than four per cent of the total global...
  • Meet UK’s most spammed man! July 6, 2008

    London: A British bus company mechanic relishes the fact that he receives six million junk e-mails a year. Forty years old Colin Wells has revealed that he started to receive 50 spam e-mails a day after signing up with an internet provider in 1999. He says that the flow kept growing, and...
  • No party for this birthday: Spam turns 30 May 3, 2008

    New Delhi: Here's a word on spam the unwanted e-mail that clogs your inbox. It has been 30 years since it's been around. According to statistics, 80 per cent to 85 per cent of all e-mail is spam and there are over 100 billion of them sent everyday. And it...
  • One in every 30 e-mails in India contains virus: Report February 17, 2008

    New Delhi: India, where internet penetration is increasing fast, is also the most vulnerable to spammers and virus attacks, a study has said. "Virus activity increased across a number of countries in January, including India, which takes the number one spot with 1 in 30.5 emails," a study conducted by a...
  • 76% mails from India are spam November 27, 2007

    New Delhi: Government on Monday said that as much as 76 per cent of e-mails originating from India are spam mails, although the country accounts for only one per cent when compared with top 25 spam-producing nations. In a written reply, Communication and Information Technology Minister A Raja informed the Lok...
  • Fed up of junk, spam mail? Here's some good news October 16, 2007

    New Delhi: As the reach of the Internet in our country grows wider, our mail boxes grow choc-a-block with spam and junk mails. The number of people who are snared by online dupers through such mails is also on the rise. And that's why the Department of Information Technology is...
  • Avoiding someone's call? Blacklist them September 12, 2007

    Mumbai: Trying to avoid an old boyfriend or a disapproving mother-in-law or a nagging boss? Well, here is an easy way out to block their calls. Hutch subscribers can now dial 55144 and create a blacklist of calls. If a caller from a blocked number calls, he will receive a message...
  • Cyber cop helps you fight those viruses May 23, 2007

    New Delhi: Pop-ups, viruses and files that make your system crash. Sounds familiar? Well, there's help at hand. Never fear as cyber cop is here. Here’s how to clean up your system with the best free downloads. Has your computer been running slow? Surfing the web has probably crammed your computer...
  • Orkut, cops tie up to stop spam June 20, 2007

    Mumbai: If scrap means something more stuff that goes in the dustbin, and gets your eyes to rove onto a computer, then chances are that you have been on the popular website Orkut.com at least once. And if you have been concerned of web pages with obscenities scrawled over the national...