Spam in Decline After Disappearance of Russian Ringleader

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Law enforcement agencies periodically dismantle spam organizations, and successful campaigns inevitably lead to fleeting, yet wondrous, periods of diminished e-mail junk. Well, we’ve apparently entered one of those temporary stays from trash, so enjoy those Viagra-free inboxes while you can…

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Russian Cybercriminals Selling Thousands of Hacked Twitter Accounts

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A message sent through a compromised Twitter account by a hacker (highlighted in red). The message includes a link that leads to malware.

Hacked Twitter accounts are selling briskly on Russian cybercriminal forums, with fraud artists and spammers paying between $100 and $200 for batches of 1,000 accounts, depending on number of followers the accounts have, according to a Russian security researcher.

 

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