GDPR hasn’t reduced number of Spam emails, Nesta research suggests

  (Dominic Lipinski/PA) The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has not reduced the number of spam emails many people receive, new research claims. On the six month anniversary of the new data privacy laws coming into force, innovation foundation Nesta said a survey of UK internet users suggests…

Brits are the world’s biggest targets for phishing scams

Are the British the most gullible people in the world? Probably not, but the scammers and spammers out there clearly think that they are. Security research company Proofpoint found that web users in the UK are almost three times more likely to receive phishing mail than those in the US, Germany and France. And while…

Facebook responding to malicious attacks

Over the last few days thousands of people have been affected by the latest attack on Facebook by a group of hackers. Images containing scenes of violence and pornography have been posted as part of a spam attack on…

Spam Skype calls tricking users into virus downloads

An automated Skype call has been plaguing users of the video calling service over the last few days, encouraging them to download a dubious anti-virus program in order to protect themselves from non-existant threats. A computer-generated voice has been…

Facebook "King of Spam" facing lengthy jail time

Sanford Wallace, the self proclaimed "King of Spam" is facing as much as forty years worth of jail time following his continued Facebook and email phishing scams. Hitting over half a million Facebook users between 2008 and 2009, leading to…

Google+ spams its own users due to lack of disk space

Managed to bag yourself an early invitation to the new Google+ social network? Then yesterday you may have had to deal with a barrage of spam notification messages suggesting you'd bagged yourself a zillion new friends in a matter of…

Spam attacks already begin to flood Google Buzz

It's been just a few days since the launch of Google's Buzz social network, but already users are complaining about being inundated with spam messages. According to Websense Security Labs, phishing scams, disguising themselves as quit smoking guides are already…