Last trading day of the year – eTrade spam!

It’s the last trading day of 2011 (Friday, Dec 30 – although I am informed that it started yesterday) and what do I come into work to see? Spam spoofing eTrade.  Here’s a sample message: From: <redacted > Sent: Friday, December 30, 2011 7:18 AM To: <redacted> Subject: Etrade Alert: URGENT update More information here…

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Antispam law draws backlash

I was reading in the Canadian Lawyer Mag that businesses in Canada are now coming to grips with the Canadian Antispam law that was passed last year.  Canada’s antispam law is much tougher than most jurisdictions.  Aside from the penalties of the law, which are steep, what differentiates it the most from the US law…

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Spam at lowest levels in the past three years

The CS Monitor has an article up (I was directed to it via All Spammed Up) where they review Symantec’s latest security report and the main trends of the past year.  From the article: Targeted cyberattacks – the kind used to burrow deep into corporate computer networks and steal their proprietary secrets – rose sharply…

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How much expertise do you need, anyhow?

Today, I returned to work after some time off (trip to New Zealand, plus some medical recovery time).  It’s good to be back sometimes, other than the place being nearly like a tomb, what with this being the interim period between Christmas and New Year’s and 50% of the people taking holidays. Anyhow, I walked…

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Stratfor hacked by Anonymous – and my information gets stolen

Ah, it’s good to be back in the United States. After a long holiday in New Zealand (more on that in a series of future posts), I’m almost ready to get back on the blogging trail.  And what better way to do it than to write about a breaking news topic? If you’ve read my…

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