Thousands of stolen identities have been uncovered on an FTP site in New York.
A spam dispute has taken out millions of blogs.
Spammers attacked a Do Not Spam list.
The State of Florida filed a five count civil lawsuit against two Tampa, Florida, residents for sending more than 65,000 illegal e-mail messages and running 75 fraudulent Web sites in the last year, according to a statement from the office of State Attorney General Charlie Crist.
Care for an MP3 with that frag? Companies that want to boost sales of music and portable music players should consider marketing to a growing, but untapped audience -- hard-core gamers -- according to the results of a survey by IDC and IGN Entertainment Inc.
Hackers have compromised databases belonging to LexisNexis and stolen information on at least 32,000 people, according to a statement Wednesday from LexisNexis' parent company, Reed Elsevier PLC.
The first mobile phone virus that spreads using the popular Mobile Messaging Service (MMS) is circulating among mobile phone users with Symbian Series 60 mobile phones, antivirus companies have warned.
U.S. authorities arrested a 35-year-old California man and charged him with illegally sending proprietary data from his employer, a Fremont, Calif. company that makes semiconductors, to a competitor in Taiwan, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California.
Open source database software maker MySQL AB warned its users to tighten security Thursday, after news broke about a new Internet worm that targets Windows computers running the popular relational database, according to a company executive. The company is looking at making bigger changes to harden its product against future attacks, the executive said.
A new worm-like threat is spreading on the Internet and targeting computers running the MySQL open source database software. Thousands of Microsoft Corp. Windows machines running MySQL have been infected, according to one security expert.
Security experts are warning of a new Internet scam that preys on Visa credit card holders, using e-mail and a specially designed Web site to harvest customer account numbers and personal identification numbers.
Two prominent open-source software groups have rejected a proposed technology standard backed by Microsoft Corp. that would close a loophole used to send unsolicited commercial ("spam") e-mail, citing unresolved patent and licensing issues with the standard known as Sender ID.
Antivirus software companies are warning e-mail users about a new version of the MyDoom e-mail worm, dubbed MyDoom.O, which is spreading on the Internet and causing slowdowns at search engines, including those run by Lycos Inc. and Google Inc. As with past MyDoom variants, this new worm affects computers running Microsoft's Windows operating system, though the search engine slowdowns can affect Mac users as well.
Microsoft Corp. said on Thursday that it won an almost US$4 million verdict against a California man for trademark infringement, false advertising and "cybersquatting" stemming from an unsolicited commercial (spam) e-mail campaign to distribute a desktop toolbar program on recipients' Windows desktops.
Antispam company Postini Inc. said that it is now rejecting more than half of all attempts to send e-mail to its customers, due in part to increased activity from compromised home computers that have been turned into "zombies" for sending unsolicited commercial ("spam") e-mail. The company is dropping 53 percent of all e-mail connections that use the SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) without reading the content of the e-mail messages. That's an almost 20 percent increase since the company began aggregating information about troublesome Internet addresses from across its customer base, said Andrew Lochart, director of product marketing at Postini.
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