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  • ACMA launches anti-SMS spam hotline

    The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has soft launched an anti-SMS spam hotline. The hotline allows consumers receiving spam SMS to send the offending message directly to a mobile number run by ACMA, rather than through an online form.

  • Facebook users targeted in massive spam run

    Facebook's 400 million users have been targeted by a spam run that could infect their computers with malicious software designed to steals passwords and other data, according to security researchers at McAfee.

  • ACMA alleges Virgin Mobile spamming

    The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)has accepted an enforceable undertaking from Virgin Mobile related to breaches of the Spam Act.

  • Cyber criminals exploit Haiti tragedy with malicious attacks

    There was no let up in spamming and phishing activities last month even as the entire world watched with sympathy the tragedy in Haiti. To add to the sorrow behind the devastating earthquake on 12 January, cyber criminals took advantage of the tragedy to launch spamming and phishing attacks.

  • Spam? No thank you, m'am

    I don't know about you, but beautiful Russian girls are just dying to meet me. They're all 26 years old, most of them are named Olga, and from their descriptions they sound totally hot. But first I have to buy a fantastic luxury timepiece, change my Facebook login, get a bucketful of knockoff prescriptions, and pick up that parcel waiting for me at UPS or DHL (even though I never ordered anything).

  • Real estate agents back in the spam spotlight

    The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is again targeting the real estate industry on the issue of spam with a formal warning issued to Danielou Pty Ltd, trading as Elders Real Estate Wollongong.

  • New Zealand spammer fined $210,000

    A New-Zealand man has been fined $210,000 for breaching the Spam Act 2003 in a case brought by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) in the Federal Court of Brisbane.

  • ACMA fines SMS spammers $6.5m

    SMS spammers have been fined $6.5 million in the Federal Court in Brisbane following proceedings brought by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

  • Court orders spam network to pay $15.2 million

    A U.S. district court judge has ordered the largest "spam gang" in the world to pay nearly US$15.2 million for sending unsolicited e-mail messages marketing male-enhancement pills, prescription drugs and weight-loss supplements, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said Monday.