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…
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.
Six 6 botnets are responsible for 85 percent of the world’s spam.
The spam experts at Marshal go into great detail about how these six operations are hijacking computers around the world and using them to clog the Internet pipes with more garbage emails than anyone can ever imagine.