Archive for the ‘Spam News’ Category

New Blank E-Mail Spam Campaign Spreads Cerber Ransomware

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Researchers from SANS Internet Storm Center report they have spotted a new spam campaign that spreads the famous ransomware Cerber. The new campaign has the title "Blank Slate" as the emails that come with it have no content whatsoever. The messages have no text, and there is basically nothing ...

Cybercrooks Scamming Computer Users By Telling Them They Might Have Cancer in Aggressive Spam Campaign

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

It is not every day that you receive some email notification from the United Kingdom’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) explaining that you may have cancer. As it turns out, this is exactly what is taking place in an uncovered spam campaign designed to spread malware ...

Warning: “Obama Acceptance Speech” or “Amazing Speech by Obama” are Headlines for a Spam Message That Contains a Virus

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

With the upcoming inauguration of our 44th President it prompts a new subject line that hackers are using to send spam messages with malware attachments. Security researchers have received tips of spam messages with the subject lines "Obama Acceptance Speech" or "Amazing Speech by Obama" may contain a serious Trojan ...

30 Years Of Spam Emails – Spam’s 30th Anniversary

Monday, May 5th, 2008

Saturday May 3rd, 2008 marked the 30th anniversary of spam email. It has been 30 years since a Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) employee named Gary Thuerk, broadcasted the first unsolicited advertising message that announced the release of a new product to the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET). ARPANET ...