November Spam Roundup


The holidays are here and spam is once again making headlines. New spam campaigns, many of them malicious, are appearing everyday. Zeus strikes again; researchers say they’ve developed a spam filter that could completely eradicate spam, and South Carolina grapples with a huge data breach made possible due to a phishing attack. Those are just some of November’s spam headlines – read on for more!

Most Spam Complaints Are Actually Legit Emails

Zeus Strikes Again in Apple Invoice Spam

Researchers Claim to Have Developed Game Changing Spam Filter

LinkedIn Denies Being Spammy

Phishing Attack Leads to Data Breach at South Carolina Department of Revenue

Want to weigh in on any of these stories or tell us about one we missed? Leave a comment and let us know what’s on your mind. We’re listening!

Written by Sue Walsh


  1. Eve Leigh · November 30, 2012

    Hm, when I hear that somebody has created a filter that can completely relieve us of spam, I am skeptical at best. There is no such thing – once it gets used, spammers will find a way to crack it for sure. Such claims are similar to claims that we have found a cure for cancer, that drugs will be gone forever, etc. – they are just too good to be true.

  2. Vivian Powell · December 20, 2012

    Hmm… no good news??? I can expect more bad news once December summary is up. The spammers and phishers are having a field day, since the holiday is just around the corner. A while ago, I just deleted more than a dozen e-mails from “stores” selling things I have not even heard of in the first place. And yes, I’m one of those who have been receiving promo or sales ads from huge and definitely large companies. However, I prefer to ignore them than make a big deal because I find them completely harmless and I don’t think they’ll do something foolish as sending me with a malware or phishing mail.

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