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‘Spam King’ Sanford Wallace admits to spamming 27 million Facebook accounts

Sanford Wallace, otherwise known as the ‘Spam King’, has pleaded guilty to sending over 27 million spam messages through Facebook, despite being barred from accessing the social network. The Las Vegas resident is now facing a maximum of three years in prison and a $250,000 (approx. £160,000) fine. This will be in addition to the… Read More

Facebook users hit in embarrassing porn malware attack

Facebook timelines and newsfeeds have been littered with malicious malware spreading pornographic content across the social media site. The attack plagued Indian users this week sending pornographic links to Facebook friends and posting the X-rated content in messages and on newsfeeds. Cybersecurity experts at Agra Police identified the malware and claimed that it belongs to… Read More

AVG anti-spam firm hit by unplanned data centre outage

AVG, the Czech-based antivirus firm, was hit by an unexpected outage yesterday at its U.S. data centre responsible for hosting its Business CloudCare Email Security services. According to the company the outage occurred during unplanned maintenance. A post on the AVG website read: “The AVG AntiSpam data centre providers are currently experiencing an issue with their… Read More

Spamhaus declares the CAN-SPAM act ‘toothless’ after 11 years

The CIO of The Spamhaus Project, which has been collating and providing information on spammers since 1998, has criticised the CAN-SPAM act of 2003 for failing to afford any real protection to businesses or individuals besieged by unsolicited email. Speaking to the Register, Richard Cox disagreed with a 17th September report [PDF] by the Online Trust Alliance,… Read More