December Spam Round Up

 

2012 is just a memory now, but the last month of the year brought some big spam headlines. Botnets are still a big problem, India wins the crown for top spammer in the world, an insensitive reporter gets a nasty surprise, and more. Read on for the top spam headlines for December:

Android Botnet Affecting All Major US Carriers

http://thenextweb.com/google/2012/12/18/android-botnet-found-on-all-major-us-carriers-sends-thousands-of-spam-texts-to-spread-like-a-virus/

ABC Producer Flooded With Spam after Sending Sandy Hook Interview Requests

http://dailycaller.com/2012/12/17/abc-news-producer-inundated-with-porn-spam-after-tweeting-interview-requests-to-relatives-of-shooting-victims/

India is the New Global Spam King

http://investorplace.com/2012/12/the-country-responsible-for-the-most-spam-is/

Zeus Spreading Via New Botnet

http://www.scmagazine.com/zeus-family-trojan-spreads-by-way-of-spam-botnet/article/271333/

Spam Campaign Uses Fake FedEx Notifications

 http://www.spamfighter.com/News-18092-Spam-Mails-Supposedly-from-FedEx-Install-Malware.htm

Have something to say about any of the headlines, or know of a great one we missed? Leave a comment below and let us know!

Written by Sue Walsh

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