August Spam Roundup

 

Summer’s almost over but spam is still going strong and you can bet spammers are gearing up for the upcoming holiday season.

Here’s a look at the top spam headlines for August:

General Spam Levels Drop but Malicious Spam Rises
http://www.scmagazineuk.com/general-spam-levels-drop-but-malicious-attachments-rise/article/255767/

Jiffy Lube Settles Spam Lawsuit for $47 Million
http://www.redorbit.com/news/general/1112678834/jiffy-lube-text-message-spam-lawsuit-settled-for-47-million/

Google Announces It’s Shutting Down Its Postini Spam Filtering Service
http://www.businessinsider.com/google-plans-to-kill-its-popular-postini-spam-filtering-service-2012-8

Spear Phishing Attack Targets Blackberry Users
http://www.pcworld.com/article/261455/phishing_attack_targets_users_with_fake_blackberry_id_email.html

$687 Million Lost to Phishing Attacks So Far This Year
http://threatpost.com/en_us/blogs/rsa-phishing-attacks-net-687m-date-2012-082412

Be sure to let us know what you think of these stories and if there are any we missed!

Written by Sue Walsh

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