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Join the Fight Against Spam: Abusix Needs You!

The blackhole.mx project started almost two years ago and when it did the founder Tobias Knecht really was really not too sure what to expect. However in less than 2 short years blackhole.mx has developed into a real success story! blackhole.mx is currently receiving up to 2 million spam and phishing emails per day through redirected domain

Nigerian Phishing Scammer Jailed for 3 Years

A 29-year-old Nigerian national was jailed on Friday 13 December 2013, for his part in a sophisticated phishing scam that targeted hundreds of UK students, using their compromised data to steal in excess of £1.5 million. He has been sentenced to three years imprisonment for conspiracy to defraud and nine months imprisonment for money laundering, to run

5 Most Popular Phishing Subject Lines

Security researchers at Websense have researched phishing emails from the first 9 months of 2013 and determined that the top five subject lines in worldwide phishing emails are as follows…   5 Most Popular Phishing Subject Lines 1. Invitation to connect on LinkedIn 2. Mail delivery failed: returning message to sender 3. Dear Customer 4.

Texas Communications Chief Sells San Antonio Email Database

ExpressNews has reported that San Antonio Texas police are questioning Roger L. Legrand, formerly communications chief for Elisa Chan currently Texas Senate candidate, due to allegations that he sold a taxpayer-funded email database. The city is requesting permission to withhold documents sought by the San Antonio Express-News because they’re part of an ongoing criminal investigation tied to Legrand,

Movable Ink Appoints Ali Byrd as CFO

Movable Ink has announced the appointment of finance and technology industry veteran, Ali Byrd, as Chief Financial Officer. “With more than 100 major brands on our client roster and a headcount that has tripled in the past year, our company is growing at an incredible pace,” said Vivek Sharma, Co-Founder and CEO of Movable Ink. “Ali

Australia Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Spam Act

Whilst Canada is just coming to the party, the Australian Communications and Media Authority today reflects on 10 years of anti-spam regulation in Australia. The Spam Act, which regulates the sending of marketing emails, SMS and instant messages, was enacted on 12 December 2003. ‘This was ground-breaking legislation—one of the first of its type in the

Yahoo Mail Outage Enters Third Day

An outage at a large webmail provider rarely lasts long enough to be worthy of reporting, however according to the Y! the problem still persists three days later in this instance. Effectively varying numbers of users have been unable to login to their email accounts since Monday of this week. In the last couple of

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