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Monday review - the hot 18 stories of the week

Monday review

Get yourself up to date with everything we've written in the last seven days - it's weekly roundup time.

The Dirty Dozen spamming countries - introducing the SophosLabs SPAMMIERSHIP League Tables!

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Once every three months, we tot up our country-by-country spamtrap statistics for the previous quarter and calculate the Dirty Dozen.

Of course, this is one "competition" in which getting promoted into the Premier Division - the SPAMMIERSHIP - is a cause for disappointment, not jubilation...

Sony to pay £250,000 fine for PlayStation Network breach

Game over - Sony to pay £250,000 fine for PlayStation Network breach

Sony has thrown in the towel on its appeal of a £250,000 fine ($377,500) imposed after its PlayStation Network was hacked in April 2011, losing data such as names, addresses, email addresses, dates of birth and account passwords of millions of users.

Monday review - the hot 16 stories of the week

Monday review

Catch up with everything we've written in the last seven days - it's weekly roundup time.

Google's $6m SMS spam suit nearing payout time

Google's $6m SMS spam suit nearing payout time

A class action lawsuit brought against Google for mass SMS spamming is drawing to a close, with a final hearing last week upholding the $6 million compensation fund agreed a year ago.

Monday review - the hot 22 stories of the week

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Did you miss anything in the past week?

Here's a recap of the hot 22 stories of the past seven days, so you can catch up quickly!

Facebook leak, Canadian spam, Opera breach - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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It's Saturday, and that means *60 Second Security*, where we aim to touch on some of the more thought-provoking security topics of the past week in just one minute of video.

Why not give this week's video a go?

Canada's long-delayed spam laws risk being quietly shelved

Canada's long-delayed anti-spam laws risk being quietly shelved

Anti-spam legislation in Canada should have been in force several years ago but it's unlikely that the laws will have any teeth for several more years, and they may even fall by the wayside. So Canadians, unless you want to be the weak link, pester your politicians to pull their collective fingers out.

Breakfast malware at Tiffany's? Trojan horses spammed out widely

Breakfast malware at Tiffany's? Trojan horses spammed out widely

Little blue boxes from Tiffany & Co. are the stuff of dreams for many. Don't let an unexpected email delivery - apparently from the company - make you so giddy with an excitement that you end up with a computer nightmare.

How to measure the biggest and most dangerous threats

measuring the biggest and most dangerous threats

Just about every security company publishes some sort of prevalence data - those little bar charts and top tens showing the most important and widespread threats. The raw data behind these easy-to-consume representations can be very useful to security experts and testers.

Outbreak! Fake Amazon UK emails spammed out, delivering malware

Fake Amazon UK emails spammed out, delivering malware

Although there has been increased talk recently on drive-by-downloads and compromised websites being used to deliver malware, it's worth remembering that email-based malware is far from dead.

Monday review - the hot 20 stories of the week

Monday review

Get up to date with everything we wrote in the past seven days - it's weekly roundup time.

"Wire transfer canceled"? Watch out for spammed-out malware attack

"Wire transfer canceled"? Watch out for spammed-out malware attack

If you've received an email in your inbox telling you that your wire transfer has been cancelled, take care - as it's the latest attempt by online criminals to infect the general public's Windows computers.

Would you let a spammer give you a root canal? Sure you would!

When someone contacts you entirely for their benefit, out of the blue, and pitches you a concept that is peculiar at best, and outright alarming at worst...

...you really do find yourself thinking, "Why? WHY? What can the sender POSSIBLY hope to get out of this?"

New incoming fax message is actually malware - be on your guard!

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Computer users are warned to be on the lookout for messages in their email inbox, claiming to be an incoming fax.

Monday review - the hot 22 stories of the week

Monday review - the hot stories of the week

In case you missed any recent stories, here's everything we wrote in the last seven days.

Goodbye to spam, er, @spam, on Twitter...

Twitter and its users have perennial problems with spam, as a quick search of Naked Security will reveal.

So you might be surprised that the micro-blogging site's own Twitter identity for reporting spam, the easily-remembered account "@spam", has been killed off.

Warning! Hackers are exploiting Texas explosion news to spread malware

Warning! Hackers are exploiting Waco explosion news to spread malware

Once again, cybercriminals are leaping at the opportunity to take advantage of breaking news stories to spread malware.

Snapchat sexting spam - how to stop messages from Honey Crush 9 and her friends

Snapchat sexting spam - did you get a message from Honey Crush 9?

Many Snapchat users complain that they were sent photos from scantily-clad women with names such as "Honey.Crush9" inviting them to join them in a Skype conversation.

Here's what happened, and how to stop it from happening again.

Seriously folks, you should know that Facebook warning about a virus *burning* your hard disk is bunk

Seriously folks, you should know Facebook hoax about a virus *burning* your hard disk is bunk

Facebook users have been sharing a warning about a virus that "burns the entire hard disk".

It's nonsense, of course. When will people learn?