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Hacking, spamming, rogue SMSes and browsers - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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The week's security news, turned into an entertaining lesson, turned into a 1-min video...

60 Sec Security, 26 July 2014

Monday review - the hot 21 stories of the week

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It's weekly roundup time!

Here's all the great stuff we've written in the past seven days.

The Dirty Dozen Spampionship: Who's who in the global spam-sending league?

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It's once again time for our quarterly Spampionship charts.

We looked at the sending countries for all our spam in the first three months of 2014, and turned the figures into a League Table - the sort of league you *don't* want to win!

The Spampionship, the PWN2OWN unicorn, and how Target was breached - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Where do you find Extreme Spammers? Can you find the exploit unicorn? And how did Target get breached?

Find out in 60 Sec Security for 08 Feb 2014...

Move over, Superbowl - here come the latest "Dirty Dozen" SPAMPIONSHIP tables!

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Unlike conventional sporting events such as the Superbowl, the Six Nations or the Bundesliga, the SPAMPIONSHIP is one title that no team wants to win.

Find out who finished where...

Dirty Dozen spam sending nations - find where you finished in our Q3 SPAMPIONSHIP chart

Another calendar quarter is behind us, so it is once again time to wade into our spam traps and work out the latest SPAMPIONSHIP standings.

That's where we look at the sources of spam in order to calculate the Dirty Dozen spam sending countries.

Monday review - the hot 18 stories of the week

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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...

Spring ushers in US tax scam season

Spring ushers in US tax scam season

To remind taxpayers to be on the lookout for scams ranging from identity theft to return-preparer fraud, the IRS posted its Dirty Dozen list of tax scams for 2013.

Monday review - the hot 26 stories of the week

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In case you missed it: Here's everything we wrote last week.

USA is number one! (...for spam)

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USA! USA! USA! is back on top as the world’s leading spam-relaying country.

See what other countries top our 'dirty dozen' list and get the latest spam stats from SophosLabs.

India spews more spam than ever before, report finds

India spews more spam than ever before, report finds

You can thank India for one out of six spam messages in your inbox, up from one in 10 when SophosLabs last put out its list of the Dirty Dozen top spam-relaying countries. The UK has upped its spam output as well, meaning it's rejoined the dirty dozen after an 18-month hiatus.

Indian computers the worst for flooding the internet with spam, report discovers

Indian computers the worst for flooding the internet with spam, report discovers

SophosLabs reports on the top twelve spam relaying countries for April - June 2012.

India becomes the king of the spammers, stealing America's crown

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SophosLabs reports on the top twelve spam relaying countries for January - March 2012.

Half of all spam is relayed via Asian computers

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What countries are responsible for relaying the most spam?

Sophos releases its latest "dirty dozen" report.

The dirty dozen spam-relaying countries revealed

The dirty dozen spam-relaying countries revealed

There's a zombie invasion going on - and it could have infiltrated your business, your home office, or even the corner of your bedroom.

Many members of the public still haven't understood that spammers don't use their own PCs to send spam..

Report reveals the dirty dozen top spam-relaying countries

Report reveals the dirty dozen top spam-relaying countries

A new report by Sophos has revealed the top twelve spam-relaying countries - and, once again, it's bad news for the United States.

USA, your poorly protected PCs are polluting the world with spam

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Latest estimates reported in the press suggest that more than 2.2 million PCs based in the USA were hijacked by cybercriminals in the first half of 2010, and used as part of a botnet. And what's one of the principal Read more…

Europe leapfrogs Asia as top spam-relaying continent

Europe leapfrogs Asia as top spam-relaying continent

Sophos's latest report into spam-relaying around the world has discovered that Europe has snatched the top spot from Asia, as the top continent for relaying spam emails. With 35% of all spam intercepted by Sophos's global network of spam traps Read more…

USA and Brazil battle for title of top spam-relaying nation

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Amidst all the hubbub and activities around International Kill-A-Zombie Day on Halloween, and Paul Ducklin determining that there are 80,000 zombies in Australia, one interesting piece of data may have been overlooked. Every three months Sophos publishes it's "Dirty dozen" Read more…