A collection of vulnerabilities dubbed Mailsploit, found by German security researcher Sabri Haddouche in 30 types of email client applications - from Apple Mail to Mozilla Thunderbird - lets hackers bypass anti-spoofing mechanisms.
Cobalt malware was documented exploiting the 17-year-old CVE-2017-11882 vulnerability via spam just a few days after researchers noted a similar spam campaign exploiting an RTF documents.
An IoT botnet has set its hooks in about 4,500 - 5,000 proxy devices to send spam emails which each device capable of sending 400 messages or a total of 1.8 million messages per day.
Cyber-criminals kicked off a spam campaign earlier this month capable of delivering either Locky or FakeGlobe ransomware creating a situation where a single person could be victimised twice in the same attack.
Researchers at the security company find that making money online from fake Viagra not so hard.
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A spamming group called River City Media, led by well-known spammers Alvin Slocombe and Matt Ferris, has had its database of 1.4 billion records leaked.
A finance firm based in London has been fined £70,000 by the Information Commissioner's Office, in retaliation for its contracted marketing firm sending out some 2.2 million unsolicited SMS messages. The fine comes as the ICO's total bill of outstanding fines mounts up, due to companies going into liquidation rather than paying them.
Criminal outfits are increasingly distributing "designer" spam and malware, customised to optimally target victims in specific geographic regions, according to new research from Sophos' research division, SophosLabs.
A new spam campaign tries to fool Facebook users into downloading malware by luring them to a fake YouTube page supposedly featuring a friend's video.
A Nigerian man was sentenced to more than 12 years in a prison and ordered to pay US $13 million in restitution for his role in an internet fraud scheme
Researchers at Kaspersky Lab said Shade encryptor has gained a top three encryptor berth in Russia in less than a year.
Cyber defence tactics are constantly evolving to meet new threats - but one area that has been undervalued up until now is the Domain Name System (DNS), says Simon McCalla.
Kaspersky's latest report shows that in the second quarter of 2015 spam was controlled by emails based on real events.
Scotland-based iomart has been identified as the leading UK source of spam last month by email security firm Cloudmark.
Time to set the record straight on email authentication: DMARC won't get spam into the inbox, says Rob Holmes
Ransomware continues to rise in several new and old guises, including a copycat TorrentLocker, BandarChor and a spam campaign encompassing the infamous CryptoWall.
A huge spam campaign has been installing the Dyreza banking Trojan on tens of thousands of UK computers, specifically targeting those with accounts at major banks.
German language spam campaign delivers malware to steal banking credentials.
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has once again hit out at its limited powers, but might get more resources and money when new EU data protection laws go live.
New research claims to show that, whilst spam levels fell to a five-year low last month, the increasing complexity of cyber-criminal attacks shows no sign of easing, with increasing levels of malware attacks and dangerous PDFs rapidly becoming the norm.
In the aftermath of the MH17 tragedy which saw almost 300 people lose their lives in an airplane crash over Ukraine, cyber-criminals are taking advantage by leading social media users to malicious websites.
Some Twitter users have claimed that cyber-criminals may have been able to spam the email addresses registered with the social networking giant.
Anti-spam organisation Spamhaus welcomes two arrests in the UK and Spain, and now seeks others outside the EU, which commentators believe is unlikely to happen.
The proportion of spam in email traffic fell 1.3 percent from April to May says Kaspersky.