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Feds crack down on mobile-phone spammers

Federal Trade Commission files complaints over the sending of 180 million unwanted text messages that tried to lure people to Web sites and prompt them to give up personal information.

By Mar. 7, 2013


Spammers show they give a fig about Instagram, launch fruit-based attack

The photo-sharing network gets hit by an unusually colorful spam attack, as pictures of fruit flood users' streams.

By Jun. 29, 2013


Twitter to spammers: We're suing

The social-networking site is working to shut down five popular spam tool providers by suing them in federal court.

By Apr. 5, 2012


Facebook, spammers are in 'arms race'

Spammers modify attacks after Facebook rolls out new security features to block attacks.

By May. 16, 2011


Yahoo awarded $610 million from lottery spammers

Spammers sent e-mails telling people they had won lottery prizes from Yahoo in order to defraud them, Yahoo claims.

By Dec. 7, 2011


Scan for possible spammers on your Twitter account

With so many risks to your accounts and computer on the Web, wouldn't it be nice to know that none of the people you follow on Twitter are adding to those risks? Learn how to scan your Twitter account for suspicious tweets and messages.

By Oct. 13, 2011


Plaxo shuts back door spammers used to access Google accounts

Google warns users about potential unauthorized account access after spammers use back door at Plaxo, CNET has learned.

By May. 8, 2012


McAfee: Spammers exploiting more news stories

Spammers continue to capitalize on news headlines to try to trick people into clicking on e-mails to spread malware, says McAfee in its latest threats report.

By Feb. 9, 2010


Microsoft fixing Bing bug that helped spammers

Company works to fix a bug, discovered earlier this week by Webroot researchers, that let spammers piggyback onto Bing redirects and get through spam filters.

By Oct. 21, 2009