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November 16, 2011 by

Facebook flooded with porn spam

Facebook members are seeing graphic sexual and violent images within their timelines, the result of an attack that may be exploiting a self-XSS flaw that the social-networking company began tackling half a year ago

June 27, 2007 by

Beware of bogus Microsoft security bulletins

Organisations are being warned to be on the lookout for fake Microsoft security bulletins which spammers sent out yesterday to thousands of companies in the US and the UK.Security vendor Sophos said the bogus bulletins were sent via e-mails with the subject line "Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-0065".

September 14, 2006 by

Spam 'research project' run by spammers?

Antivirus firm Sophos suspects that spammers have, under the guise of a 'sociological research project', been harvesting e-mail addresses for future campaigns.Sophos warned on Friday than an e-mail campaign asking recipients to forward all their chain mail e-mail claims to a researcher called Gemma, is actually a scam most likely set up by spammers to harvest live e-mail addresses.

October 25, 2005 by

Bird flu fears in ANZ exploited by spammers

Spammers are exploiting fears of a bird flu epidemic in Australia and New Zealand by offering stock market tips for companies that could make money from an epidemic and selling bogus flu medicine.Anti-virus firm Sophos reported on Wednesday that the company's spam filters in Australia and New Zealand are picking up an increasing volume of spam offering investment advice about companies that have apparently created products that protect against bird flu and SARS.


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