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Tag: Spam

90 pc malware spread through spam in 2018: F-Secure

New Delhi: Global cybersecurity firm F-Secure on Tuesday said spam emerged as the most common method for cybercriminals to spread malware in 2018, accounting for nine out of every 10 infection attempts throughout the year. Spam campaigns disguised as delivery notifications or online shopping invoices have been popular with cybercriminals all year long, the cybersecurity […]

Twitter introduces new policies to curb trolling and abuse

San Francisco: To address abuse and trolls on its platform, Twitter has introduced new policies on hateful conduct and violent extremism, including a plan to bring in new technology and staff to fight spam and abuse. The micro-blogging platform said that in May, its systems identified and challenged more than 9.9 million potentially “spammy” or […]

Truecaller's update for iOS app to filter out junk texts

New Delhi:  Leading communication app Truecaller on Tuesday announced the addition of a new spam-filtering feature for iOS app that will filter out SMS and MMS spam from iMessage and send them to a junk tab. The feature works similar to junk email, which is filtered into a designated spam folder. Now, users would no […]

Locky ransomware spreading through spam campaign: ICERT

New Delhi: The central government on Saturday said that ransomware — Locky — is spreading through “massive spam campaign”. According to the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (ICERT), “spam mails” are being used to spread the ransomware. “It has been reported that a new wave of spam mails are circulating… to spread variants of Locky […]