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Every country needs a centralised digital incident reporting centre: the digital 112 (or 911)

More and more incidents on and around the Internet make headlining news. In a general fashion these can be categorised as “ordinary” criminality and hacks of computer systems, e.g. by so called hacktivists and criminals, but more often also by … Continue reading

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A ‘DEFENCE TRIANGLE’

Below is the text of my article published in ‘Virus Bulletin’ of May 2011. The copyright of the article lies with Virus Bulletin. Discussing the fight against spam, malware and cybercrime has become almost a national pastime. The vulnerabilities of … Continue reading

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Sophos threat report focusses on social network spam

The latest Sophos Threat Report shows an upward trend in spam and identity theft through social networks. One of the examples Sophos gives is Facebook. In general Sophos claims that from 2009 to 2010 the spam, phishing and malware containing … Continue reading

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Spam figures drop dramatically?

The BBC site published a news item on the sharp drop of spam messages in the second half of 2010. The Symantec official who is quoted, does not have an explanation. Just that some major botnets have gone quite. True, … Continue reading

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Spam metrics and analyses

On CircleId I ran into a blog by Terry Zink on absolute spam figures from a top level domain translated into a rating for the most riskiest top level domain. Russia and .com rank high. Want to see more? http://www.circleid.com/posts/20101111_com_the_riskiest_top_level_domain_part_2/

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