Archive for April - 2011

Should Facebook Users Start Using Protection?

Friday, April 29th, 2011

A new service was launched recently which protects Facebook users from unwanted spam, malware, and viruses posted on their wall. The Using Protection service scans for various harmful items whenever you view Facebook pages. According to the site, this makes it almost impossible for the virus / spam to be spread through your account. Using [...]

Commtouch Records Increase In Email Malware

Friday, April 15th, 2011

The takedown of the Rustock botnet caused a large and well-documented decline in spam levels around the world.  Unfortunately, it looks like cyber criminals are fighting back, as a new report from Commtouch indicates that instances of malware being sent via email spiked in late March. An official statement on the matter revealed, “Malware sent [...]

Global Spam Rates Fall In March

Friday, April 1st, 2011

The Rustock botnet, which was taken down in March, had been sending as many as 13.82 billion spam emails daily, accounting for an average of 28.5 percent of global spam sent from all botnets during the month, according to a new report from Symantec.

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