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Symantec to buy MessageLabs for $695M

It plans to use the acquisition to push its existing backup, storage, and online remote access into the MessageLabs customer base.

By October 8, 2008


Shortened URLs spike in e-mail spam

E-mail spam that includes truncated Web addresses sees a dramatic increase very recently, security provider MessageLabs says.

By July 7, 2009


Spam volume down in September

MessageLabs cites demise of one ISP and finds that the peak time of day for sexually explicit spam falls around the noon hour.

By October 6, 2008


Botnets lead the way for spam

Spam made up more than 90 percent of all e-mail last month, with networks of zombie PCs producing the vast majority of such messages, MessageLabs says.

By July 1, 2009


Security Bites 100: Google Docs claimed by spammers

This week, CNET's Robert Vamosi talks with Matt Sergeant, senior antispam technologist for MessageLabs.

By May 23, 2008


At least 13 Olympics-theme Trojan horses seen (so far)

Security vendor MessageLabs says corporate e-mail is a target of criminal hackers' malware in advance of this summer's Olympics in Beijing.

By April 23, 2008


Yahoo e-mail accounts compromised for spammers' use

Security firm suggests that Yahoo Captcha was defeated as authenticated spam floods the Internet.

By May 7, 2008


Report: Spam now 90 percent of all e-mail

Symantec report also notes, among other things, that spam levels jumped 5 percent from April to May, and reputable domains are favorite targets of cybercriminals.

By May 26, 2009


Report: Spam down 33 percent after Rustock takedown

Spam levels dropped by about one-third following the recent takedown of the Rustock spambot, according to Symantec's latest Intelligence Report.

By March 30, 2011


Gmail falls prey to spam bots

Spammers are able to fool Google's spam-prevention system into thinking they are humans.

By March 7, 2008