FBI Targeting One of World's 'Worst' Email Spammers
The FBI has launched a criminal investigation into a California man deemed one of the "Top 10 Worst Spammers" in the world, who can blast out a million unsolicited messages from his San Diego home in less than 15 minutes, according to court documents. Michael Alexander Persaud has been under
Arming for Virtual Battle: The Dangerous New Rules of Cyberwar
Now that wars are also being fought on digital battlefields, experts in international law have established rules for cyberwar. But many questions remain unanswered. Will it be appropriate to respond to a cyber attack with military means in the future? The attack came via ordinary email, when
Is the Internet O.K.? An Attack on a Spam Tracking Company and Cut Internet Cord Slows Down Speeds
"The Internet almost broke." "The Internet slowed down." "Internet cable cut." Those are just a few of the statements bandied about by organizations and in the media after two separate, unrelated events this week: First, there was one of the worst cyberattacks ever on the Internet; second, an
New trick by spammers: E-mails that overwhelm filters
Short-lived blasts of viral e-mail are sweeping across the Internet, posing an intensified risk to e-mail users. Last week, an e-mail message purporting to come from the IRS began swamping e-mail systems across America. It advised recipients to download a government form to resolve a question about
Will Indictment of Spam King Lead to Less Spam?
Even With Identity Theft Charge Precedent, Experts Fear Major Junk E-Mail Nuisances Will Continue
World's biggest spam operator shut down
The world's largest spam e-mail operator has been silenced. Federal authorities say they've shut down HerbalKing, a global spam gang responsible for billions of spam messages promoting prescription drugs, "male-enhancement" pills and diet pills. On Tuesday, a federal court in Chicago, acting on a
Will the Real Spam King Please Stand Up?
Many vie for the title, but only one can be crowned the true Spam King, Bane of Internet Users.
Antispam Group Outlines Defenses to Block Botnet Spam
A major antispam organization is pushing a set of new best practices for ISPs to stop increasing volumes of spam generated by...
Former 'spam King' Must Pay MySpace $6 Million
A Colorado man has been ordered to pay US$6 million in damages and legal fees for spamming thousands of MySpace.com users.
Holiday Spirit Spread Malware
Some clever, sexy Christmas-themed spam and a long holiday season helped the criminals behind the notorious Storm Worm more than double their network of infected PCs over the past few weeks, security experts say. Storm kicked off its holiday spam-and-malware campaign on the day before Christmas,