India moves to the top in spam

India has risen rapidly through the ranks in the past year to become the top spam-spewing nation on the planet, according to a report by security firm Sophos. Almost 10% of all junk mail sent across the web is either from or passed through computers in India.

Trojan alert

The National Police is warning people not to open a dodgy email purporting to come from [email protected] citing them to attend court.

A load of junk

We all get, and are probably fed up with, spam emails arriving with alarming regularity in our in-boxes. It’s become part of online life, not an acceptable part, but a part of it nonetheless. A report by internet security McAfee states that, last year, a total of 62 trillion (that’s a lot of zeroes) spam and junk emails were sent …

Back to spam for breakfast, lunch and dinner

Ah well, it looks like the spam holiday is over! Two weeks ago, the web hosting firm McColo was shut down and the amount of worldwide spam dropped by two-thirds. You may well have noticed this in your email inbox, I certainly did. From hundred a day to just a few in one fell swoop.