India Spam Messages Share in Jan and Feb 2010

In a recent report released by Panda Security, which analyzed over 5 million spam messages generated in January and February 2010, Brazil, India, Korea, Vietnam and USA were the 5 biggest culprits for generating the spam messages. Brazil accounted for 13.76% of the spam messages, followed by India with 10.98% spam messages.

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Google Groups is now complying with FCC policy of not spamming commonly known as CAN-SPAM, however, they did not run grammar checks on the messages they add to emails sent out through Google Groups.

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Suspected Hacking Message from Google Webmaster

Google Webmaster team has decided to send out messages about hacked or spammy websites to webmasters through Google Webmaster Tools. Users whose websites have been infected or hacked will receive these message in the dashboard for Google Webmaster.

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Twitter Horny DM Spam

Oh My God, before we even came out of a really bad Twitter Phishing scam, we have another one back on our backside, this time it is not phishing though, however, it is definitely horny and sends out a horny and spammy direct message

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email_spam

We are all afraid of our email addresses being harvested and being used to send us spam. To overcome that fear, some bright person (who I don’t know) came up with an idea to use “email AT domain DOT com”, this essentially thwarted a spammer’s regex attack to harvest email address which were written as email@domain.com.

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honeypot_1billionth_spam_message

Project Honeypot recently received their 1 billionth spam message, which is not startling considering that thousands of users around the world are conned by legitimate looking emails and scams every single day. The 1 billionth spam message spoofed the US IRS.

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Leaving comments that don’t say anything but just contain links to your website can actually hurt the ranking of your website.

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Don’t sit back and let these sploggers use your hard work just like that, here are some ways in which you can report spam blogs on WordPress.com and file a DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) request for Blogger/Blogspot blogs.

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twitter_spam_reporting

Twitter has introduced an easy way to report spammers by adding links to report users as spam to twitter profiles.

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MailHide by reCaptcha

Don’t share your e-mail address directly on micro-blogs, social networks or message boards and invite spammers. Protect your email-id with reCaptcha.

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retweetspam

I saw this on the newly launched Retweet.com which is a direct competitor to Tweetmeme both of which aggregate links on twitter and show them Digg style to the users.

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Get rid of unwanted emails by setting them up for automatic deletion in your Gmail account.

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TrueTwit

Validate your followers using TrueTwit and easily distinguish spammers from genuine followers.

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only_subject_email_scam

Spammers just got a bit smarter and have started to use the subject line to post messages instead of using the email body.

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Quite recently I have been on the receiving end of some email newsletters, no matter how hard I try to unsubscribe from them they still sending them to me, the most logical option for me in such cases is to mark such messages as spam.

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