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  • Fake E-Mail (Phishing attempt) "From:Wells Fargo Customer Bonus

    10/24/2019 10:47:56 AM PDT · by mabarker1 · 15 replies ^ | October 24, 2019 | Self/E-Mail
    From: Wells Fargo Customer Bonus Subject: Qualify Your $1000 Wells Fargo Reward October 24, 2019 06:32 Congrats! Wells Fargo customers have been selected to participate in a banking satisfaction questionnaire QUALIFY for a $1000 WELLS FARGO GIFT CARD* Click Here to Get Started This ad is sent by a third-party on behalf of the advertiser. All promotional fulfillment is the sole responsibility of the owner of the program. Please refer to the ″program requirements″ listed on the offer′s registration page for further details. UNSUBSCRIBE Powered By: Digitech Web Resources, LLC | 1100 NASA Parkway, Suite 420F, Houston, TX |...
  • Beto Campaign Sued For Allegedly Sending Unsolicited Text Messages

    10/20/2018 12:19:22 PM PDT · by kevcol · 31 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | October 20, 2018 | Molly Prince
    The Telephone Consumer Protection Act bans the use of “automated telephone equipment to send texts or calls to a person’s cellphone without their permission except for emergency purposes,” according to The Star-Telegram. This is not the first time O’Rourke’s campaign has faced backlash for claims of inappropriate use of text messages. The campaign came under fire in September for allegedly sending a text message to voters asking for “volunteers to help transport undocumented immigrants” to the polls, according to The New York Times.
  • Yahoo: 3 billion accounts breached in 2013. Yes, 3 billion

    10/03/2017 4:55:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 3, 2017 6:34 PM EDT | Matt O’Brien
    Yahoo has tripled down on what was already the largest data breach in history, saying it affected all 3 billion accounts on its service, not the 1 billion it revealed late last year. The company announced Tuesday that it’s providing notice to additional user accounts affected by the August 2013 data theft. […] Following its acquisition by Verizon in June, Yahoo says, it obtained new intelligence while investigating the breach with help from outside forensic experts. It says the stolen customer information did not include passwords in clear text, payment card data or bank account information. …
  • The Gingrich Comeback

    11/14/2011 4:30:15 PM PST · by presidio9 · 209 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | NOVEMBER 14, 2011 | STEPHEN MOORE
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich continues to surge in the polls. Last week a CBS poll had Herman Cain at 18%, with Mitt Romney and Mr. Gingrich tied at 15%. Even more impressive was the latest McClatchy-Marist poll, which had Mr. Romney at 23%, Mr. Gingrich at 19% and Mr. Cain at 17%. A little over a month ago, Mr. Gingrich was barely above 5% in any poll. Is the former Georgia congressman simply the latest flavor of the month in the wake of the Herman Cain sexual-harassment allegations, or can he actually win? In an interview with me this...
  • Pharmaceutical Spammers Targeting LinkedIn

    02/23/2009 6:16:17 PM PST · by Cindy · 5 replies · 291+ views
    DANCHO DANCHEV's Blog ^ | WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2009 | Dancho Danchev
    Following January's malware campaign relying on bogus LinkedIn profiles, this time it's pharmaceutical spammers' turn to target the business-oriented social networking site.
  • "Ron Paul Spammers" Targeted by UAB Spam Team

    10/31/2007 6:35:17 AM PDT · by mnehring · 96 replies · 167+ views
    <p>If Texas congressman Ron Paul is elected president in 2008, he may be the first leader of the free world put into power with the help of a global network of hacked PCs spewing spam, according to computer-security researchers who've analyzed a recent flurry of e-mail supporting the long-shot Republican candidate.</p>
  • [Ron] PAUL’S AD PUSH

    10/27/2007 9:01:09 PM PDT · by freedomdefender · 166 replies · 144+ views
    msnbc ^ | Oct 27 07 | Domenico Montanaro
    On the heels of a St. Anselm College poll showing Ron Paul in fourth place with 7 percent in New Hampshire, the candidate is starting to spend some of those millions he’s raised with radio ads and an upcoming TV ad. But Paul is also stepping up efforts in direct mail. The campaign put together a 12-page biographical pamphlet being mailed out in New Hampshire. The New Hampshire Presidential Watch blog reports, “The mailing comes at the same time that Ron Paul will spend $1 million on five New Hampshire television commercials.” Paul has also spent $430,000 on a new...
  • Ron Paul, Candidate of the Insane

    10/28/2007 5:15:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies · 440+ views
    My Vast Right Wing Conspiracy ^ | October 27th, 2007 | Beth
    Just so ya know, credit for finding the Alex Jones payment from Ron Paul, if youÂ’re here from Hot Air or CaptainÂ’s Quarters, goes to one of my anti-Paul/anti-troofer friends at digg, COINTELPROAgent (a facetious name to bait the troofers, if thatÂ’s not obvious). YouÂ’d be surprised how much information you can find out (i.e. FEC violations, among other things) just by reading the nonsense the Paultards spew over there. IÂ’m on a mission to clean up the internets, if you havenÂ’t noticed. IÂ’m reeeeally sick of the RP spammers. If Ron Paul is going to get a spot at...
  • Real punishment: Russian Viagra spammer murdered

    10/12/2007 5:55:36 AM PDT · by JadeEmperor · 23 replies · 1,002+ views
    We all know how annoying can spam be. Although there are highly sophiscated tools nowadays, which can reduce the amount of spam in your mailbox to the minimum, it’s still at least unpleasent to see all those “penis enlargement” mails. But people working in this “business” aren’t safe anymore: Alexey Tolstokozhev (btw, in Russian his name means ‘Thick Skin’), a Russian spammer, was found murdered in his luxury house near Moscow. He has been shot several times with one bullet stuck in his head. According to authorities, this last head shot is a clear mark of russian hit men (known...
  • Notorious Spam King Nabbed in Seattle

    05/31/2007 11:37:45 AM PDT · by bamahead · 17 replies · 839+ views
    Fox News/AP ^ | May 31, 2007 | N/A
    SEATTLE — A 27-year-old man described as one of the world's most prolific spammers was arrested Wednesday, and federal authorities said computer users across the Web could notice a decrease in the amount of junk e-mail. Robert Alan Soloway is accused of using networks of compromised "zombie" computers to send out millions upon millions of spam e-mails. "He's one of the top 10 spammers in the world," said Tim Cranton, a Microsoft Corp. lawyer who is senior director of the company's Worldwide Internet Safety Programs. "He's a huge problem for our customers. This is a very good day." • Click...
  • Bush Administration Erases U.S. Borders With Mexico and Canada

    06/29/2006 6:06:13 AM PDT · by NapkinUser · 207 replies · 3,302+ views
    HumanEventsOnline ^ | 06/28/2006 | Jerome R. Corsi
    The Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP), signed by President Bush with Mexico and Canada in Waco, Tex., on March 23, 2005, was fundamentally an agreement to erase our borders with Mexico and Canada. As I have documented below, the SPP “working groups” organized within the U.S. Department of Transportation are signing trilateral memoranda of understanding and other agreements with Mexico and Canada designed to accomplish the open borders goal incrementally, below the radar of mainstream media attention, thereby avoiding public scrutiny. Congress is largely unaware that SPP exists, let alone knowledgeable about the extensive work being done behind the scenes...
  • I thank God even for spammers

    04/30/2006 1:40:27 PM PDT · by The Ghost of JG · 2 replies · 171+ views
    Spero News ^ | Saturday, April 29, 2006 | Robert Duncan
    You know how we are supposed to thank God for all things? Well, I thank God for spammers. Don't get me wrong, I also in an earthly sense dislike them, but lately I'm thanking God for them - through gritted teeth, mind you (but I'm working on that too). But I've decided to take a new tack, to use spammers to help me in my walk with God. Let me explain. I believe that we can use our daily situations in life to help us grow closer to God. In fact, that is one of the things that St Josemaria...
  • WSJ: The Phishing Hole-Stopping an Email Scourge Won't Be Easy-Some Tips for Not Getting Hooked

    09/01/2005 5:48:41 AM PDT · by OESY · 3 replies · 688+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 29, 2005 | Jason Fry
    Phishing has emerged as one of the online world's more frightening scourges. Even at their most irritating, most spammers just wasted your time or left you averting your eyes from scary porn. Phishing scams are worse -- they're attempts to steal your money or even your identity, and they threaten to undermine some of the basic conveniences and efficiencies of the Internet age. And unfortunately, phishing is going to be with us for some time: The Internet's technical underpinnings date back to when the Net was a preserve of scientists who had no reason not to trust each other, and...
  • AOL Worker Who Stole E-Mail List Sentenced ~ sold 92 illion screen names & e-mail addresses

    08/17/2005 2:57:21 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies · 1,078+ views
    Yahoo - AP ^ | Aug 17,2005 | LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press Writer
    A 25-year-old former America Online employee who admitted he became a cyberspace "outlaw" when he sold all 92 million screen names and e-mail addresses to spammers was sentenced Thursday to a year and three months in prison. "I know I've done something very wrong," the soft-spoken and teary eyed Jason Smathers told U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein as he apologized for a theft that resulted in spammers sending out up to 7 billion unsolicited e-mails."The Internet is not lawless" was the lesson of the case, said Assistant U.S. Attorney David Siegal."The public at large has an interest in making sure...
  • Spammers exploit pope's death

    04/12/2005 7:19:45 PM PDT · by Nick Danger · 3 replies · 264+ views
    c|net ^ | April 12, 2005 | Leslie Katz
    Spammers exploit pope's death Nothing is sacred for spammers--not even the death of Pope John Paul II. ZDNet UK reported on Tuesday that spammers are latching on to the pope's passing with a spam campaign pushing a bogus moneymaking scheme. The spam, detected by British-based security firm Sophos, promises free books supposedly penned by the late pontiff. The e-mails contain a link directing users to a "free moneymaking secrets" Web site with no connection to the pope, who was buried in Rome on Friday. "Spammers are prepared to plumb the depths in their attempt to get Internet users to...
  • Microsoft, Pfizer Sue Viagra Spammers

    02/10/2005 11:06:57 AM PST · by holymoly · 24 replies · 685+ views
    February 10, 2005 | Larry Seltzer
    Microsoft Corp. and Pfizer Inc. on Thursday announced parallel lawsuits against two international spam rings pushing a variety of drugs, especially those purporting to be generic versions of Pfizer's Viagra product. The two companies filed a total of 17 lawsuits in courts in New York and Washington state. According to the companies, Pfizer filed civil actions against CanadianPharmacy and E-Pharmacy Direct, alleging trademark infringement, "unfair competition under both federal and state law, as well as deceptive trade practices in violation of New York state law." They also allege that the companies are selling non-FDA approved sildenafil citrate, the chemical name...
  • Bugwatch: Vi@gra anyone? [spam extortion]

    08/26/2004 5:41:30 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 8 replies · 527+ views
    vnu network ^ | 26 August 2004 | John Cheney
    Some persuasion techniques are more sinister. A recent scam involved 19,000 emails a day sent to innocent internet users, threatening to inform police that their computer had child pornography on it, installed by the spammer, unless a payment of around £50 was made.
  • Virginia indicts two on spam felony charges

    12/12/2003 6:15:02 PM PST · by Bobby777 · 34 replies · 130+ views
    CNN.Com ^ | Friday, December 12, 2003 Posted: 1:36 PM EST (1836 GMT) | From Brad Wright
    <p>DULLES, Virginia (CNN) -- Virginia authorities Thursday announced felony charges against two men accused of violating the state's new anti-spam law. They described the indictments as the first of their kind.</p> <p>Jeremy Jaynes and Richard Rutowski, both of North Carolina, were charged with sending thousands of unsolicited e-mails bearing falsified routing information. The e-mails hawked investments, mortgage information and software. Many of the servers that processed the e-mails are based in Virginia.</p>
  • Are you being watched online?

    11/16/2003 2:52:54 AM PST · by Bobby777 · 66 replies · 2,782+ views
    MSNBC.Com - Technology & Science ^ | 11/13/2003 | MSNBC.Com
    Nov. 13 — Here’s a sobering thought: While you’re looking at your computer, it may be looking back at you. There is easy-to-get, even free, software that lets anybody spy on you, anytime you are on your computer. LAST WEEK, KNTV and examined online infidelity and found Internet temptation is quietly on the rise. It turns out, so is the prevalence of spy software designed to catch a cheating lover.
  • U.K. Plans to Extradite Spammers

    10/31/2003 6:52:53 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 142+ views
    wired news ^ | Oct. 30, 2003 | Reuters
    <p>LONDON -- British lawmakers plan to use a new tactic to stop the torrent of junk e-mail spam that floods in from overseas: extraditing the mass-mailers and bringing them to trial in the United Kingdom.</p> <p>"Spammers are no longer an irritant, they are a threat," British MP Brian White said Thursday. The U.K. last month was the second European Union country after Italy to criminalize spam in a law that goes into effect in December.</p>