Spam Spam

Wasted employee time, storage and security are among the issues facing companies as they grapple with a growing influx of spam into mailboxes.

Spam has become one of the major problems facing companies today. IT managers continue to investigate a range of solutions, looking to stay on top of the lastest developments in this area.

In this Spotlight section iTnews focusses on some of the latest news in this area, to help keep readers up-to-date with what is happening in the industry.

CCC clears Qld minister of wrongdoing

CCC clears Qld minister of wrongdoing

Finds ‘no basis to pursue criminal conduct’ in email scandal.
Sep 22 2017 12:31PM
University loses $11.9m in phishing attack

University loses $11.9m in phishing attack

In one of the biggest ever heists.
Sep 1 2017 6:59AM
Massive spambot captures 711 million email addresses

Massive spambot captures 711 million email addresses

Largest-ever data dump.
Aug 30 2017 10:30AM
Qld minister stood down over email scandal

Qld minister stood down over email scandal

CCC finds 'reasonable suspicion of corrupt conduct'.
Jul 20 2017 8:58AM
US charges Russian with operating Kelihos spam botnet

US charges Russian with operating Kelihos spam botnet

Seeking his extradition.
Apr 24 2017 6:05AM
CCC recovers 30k emails from Qld minister's deleted account

CCC recovers 30k emails from Qld minister's deleted account

Won't investigate - yet.
Mar 16 2017 6:44PM
WhatsApp could let companies message you, for a fee

WhatsApp could let companies message you, for a fee

Commercialising 1 billion users.
Mar 9 2017 11:15AM
Spammers leak 1.4bn email accounts mapped to real names

Spammers leak 1.4bn email accounts mapped to real names

Massive operation exposed.
Mar 7 2017 6:26AM
Tas govt accidentally sent out ex-staff data in mass email bungle

Tas govt accidentally sent out ex-staff data in mass email bungle

TRIM upgrade gone wrong.
Mar 6 2017 12:00PM
Qld minister's private email under investigation

Qld minister's private email under investigation

"Member for Yahoo" accused of hiding correspondence.
Mar 2 2017 12:30PM
Snowden's favoured secure email provider Lavabit reboots

Snowden's favoured secure email provider Lavabit reboots

Built on new end-to-end encryption standard.
Jan 23 2017 6:54AM
NAB sent 60k customer details to the wrong email

NAB sent 60k customer details to the wrong email

Personal data mistakenly passed to outside party.
Dec 19 2016 6:47AM
UK health service email crippled by giant reply-all chain

UK health service email crippled by giant reply-all chain

Test email has generated 300 million messages so far.
Nov 15 2016 5:11AM
Phishers go after Red Cross data breach victims

Phishers go after Red Cross data breach victims

Texts ask users to click on links.
Nov 2 2016 4:16PM
Yahoo email scanning raises European ire

Yahoo email scanning raises European ire

Ireland investigating.
Oct 6 2016 7:09AM
Hacker 'Guccifer' sentenced to 52 months in US prison

Hacker 'Guccifer' sentenced to 52 months in US prison

'Guccifer' believed to have targeted 100 victims.
Sep 2 2016 6:58AM
FBI uncovers 14,900 new Clinton emails

FBI uncovers 14,900 new Clinton emails

Judge orders State Department to review.
Aug 23 2016 3:48PM
Qld premier's top bureaucrat hit by spam attack

Qld premier's top bureaucrat hit by spam attack

Police, feds called in to investigate malicious emails.
Aug 5 2016 11:20AM
Aussie businesses hit hard by busted Nigerian email scam ring

Aussie businesses hit hard by busted Nigerian email scam ring

Criminals nabbed.
Aug 2 2016 5:00PM
FBI recommends no charges over Clinton emails

FBI recommends no charges over Clinton emails

But says the presidential candidate was 'extremely careless'.
Jul 6 2016 9:24AM

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