Articles tagged with: Spam

Mobile Devices Become a New Target for Spam and Malware Attacks

In 2015, cybercriminals continued to send out fake emails from mobile devices and notifications from mobile apps containing malware or advertising messages.  more

Related Tags: ctia, net-neutrality, USA

Scammers Settle FTC Charges They Sent Millions of Spam Text Messages

Two scammers have agreed to settle charges that they sent millions of unwanted text messages to consumers across the USA with false promises of $1,000 gift cards more

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SMS Spammer's Offices Raided

A raid was carried out on an SMS spammer in the UK that saw hundreds of SIM card seized by the UK's privacy regulator, the Information Commissioner's Office. more

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Mass Arrests in China to Clamp Down on SMS Spam

Chinese authorities have arrested over 1,500 people in a clamp down on spam messages being sent by SMS. more

Related Tags: microsoft, windows-phone

UK Mobile Operators Launch Consumer Spam Reporting Service

The UK's four mobile networks have joined with the UK's privacy commissioner to tackle nuisance text messages by using the GSMA's Spam Reporting Service. more

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Iraq's Asiacell Orders SMS Spam Blocking Service

Iraq's Asiacell has ordered an anti-spam software plaform from the Irish software developer, Anam Technologies. more

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New Zealand Firm Fined for Sending SMS and Email Spam

A New Zealand marketing company has been issued the country's largest ever fine for sending email and SMS spam messages. more

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Text Spammers Settle FTC Charges They Sent Consumers Bogus Offers for "Free" Gift Cards

A USA based company that sent text messages to mobile phones has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they sent out more than 42.5 million unwanted and deceptive text messages to consumers. more

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SMS Spam on the Decline in Vietnam

The volume of SMS spam has more than halved over the past six months in Vietnam, according to a local study. more

Related Tags: Korea

Text Message Spammers Agree to Compensation Payments

Mobile phone users in the USA who received a text message advertising a car price comparison website are being offered compensation following an out-of-court settlement. more

Related Tags: microsoft, Russia

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