The RIAA has struck again, this time suing a family that has no computer and no internet connection. When told of the lawsuit, James Walls said he was unaware of the lawsuit since he had not been served yet – he asked, "How can they sue us if we don’t even have a computer?"
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I got a spam this morning with a subject line of "yahoo send you postcard" from "postcard". Of course all the alarms went off in my head, but there was no attachment.
My head is swimming and I feel ill. I just read the blogs about 180solutions‘ latest — Yapbrowser, installed from 180’s servers no less, that directs all search requests to child porn sites. And this from a company that has made countless claims of cleaning up their act.
Over the past few months I've become increasingly aware of the number of web sites being compromised and used for phishing and/or dropping malware. Why is this happening? I'm told by one expert there is a painfully apparent lack of knowledge of how to secure a web server.
DirectRevenue’s finances are most interesting — they were making tons of money and paying out large amounts to their distributors, while users’ computers were being trashed with their adware/spyware.
Documents emerged today that reveal the just how deliberately DirectRevenue planned and executed the spyware attacks on users without regard for ethics, morals, right or wrong.
Another lawsuit against DirectRevenue, announced today by the New York State Attorney General’s office.
The Anti-Spyware Coalition (ASC) announced its second workshop today, to be held in Ottawa on May 16. Panel topics include Where Does Spyware Come From? and more.
I just found this piece at LAVoice.org -- the office of LA City Attorney, Rocky Delgadillo, has filed criminal charges against three officers of Enternet Media for distributing spyware to 18 million computers!
Wayne Porter. blogging at ReveNews, is reporting on speculation that 180solutions, the infamous adware company that's been under fire by the CDT (Center for Democracy and Technololgy) and anti-spyware groups for at least 2 years, has been cleaning house, as in moving out of their offices in Bellevue, Washington.
I just read CNET reporter Joris Evers' article about new spy software that hides on cell phones. I think it's outrageous, but I guess it shouldn't be too surprising since there's spyware for your automobile.
Fried Phish, otherwise known as PIRT (Phishing Incident Reporting and Termination) was officially launched today, as reported by CNET’s Joris Evers and this press release. I’ve been watching this project get ready for its debut and I must say I’m impressed.
Since I first heard about SpywareQuake, late yesterday afternoon, less than 24 hours ago, I've seen dozens of complaints about it already. SpywareQuake is being installed without notice or consent, hijacks the desktop and pops up a warning from the system tray that the machine is infected with spyware.
Yesterday the news hit about another zero-day exploit for Internet Explorer with code publicly available and today the malware pushers are already using it.
StopBadware.org, the newest anti-spyware group, promised to name the bad guys and today they issued the first set of reports on 4 badware pushers that consumers should avoid. StopBadware tested 4 applications, KaZaa, SpyAxe, Waterfalls 3 and Mediapipe.