Author Archives: Brian Turner


Auto Identification Card email spam

Another common subject line in email spam at present: Auto Identification Card. The email comes with the following message: The Auto Identification Card document that you requested is attached Please do.. more
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Airlines targeted in new malware threat

A string of new email spam this morning, all claiming to be payment receipts from US airlines – provided as a malware-laden zip file. The following airlines were used in the.. more
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Hot on the heels of the CNN Alerts: my custom alert email spam comes a new variant: BREAKING NEWS spam. The emails follow the same format as the CNN spam,.. more
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CNN Alerts: My Custom Alert email spam

A new form of email spam has been deluging the web over the past week. The emails are all titled “CNN Alerts: My Custom Alert email spam”, and are filled with links to relevant CNN newsletter links. However, the emails are spoofed with the main.. more
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194.8.75.x on big blog spam run

Various IP’s in the C class (/24) IP block are running like the clappers with blog spam today. The blog spam is being posted in high volume, and the spam all links to pages on free webhosting accounts, advertising typical high-paying affiliate keyword links... more
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Malware targets Oympic emails

MessageLabs has reported that it has identified at least thirteen different Olympic themed attacks, using email to try and fool users into downloading trojans. With legitimate-sounding email subject titles such as “The Beijing 2008 Torch Relay” and “National Olympic Committee and Ticket Sales Agents”, some.. more
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The UK surveillance society

In 2006 the Information Commissioner surprised everyone by stating that the UK has become a surveillance society. The UK has the the highest degree of surveillance in Europe, and one of the biggest surveillance networks in the world. As Surveillance Watchers points out: The word.. more
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Glasgow School filters proxies with Bloxx

Bloxx, the enterprise web filtering specialist, today announced that The High School of Glasgow has deployed Bloxx web filtering technology to monitor pupil and staff online activity and to provide enhanced security for its IT network. With 1,100 pupils, The High School of Glasgow caters.. more
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Avaya pushes on Defense & Security Solutions for SIP

Avaya today introduced enhancements to its market-leading IP Telephony solutions delivering advanced Intelligent Communications capabilities using end-to-end, full-featured Session Initiation Protocol (SIP). This includes the latest version of Avaya’s flagship IP telephony software – Avaya Communication Manager 5.0 – which enables businesses to gain essential.. more
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Open University launches cybercrime course

If a malicious employee stole data from your organisation, would you have the skills to detect it? Could you gather evidence that would help the authorities prosecute a criminal case? Would you be able to produce the evidence to handle a disputed transaction, or a.. more
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