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Google says deep learning helped Gmail detect malicious documents

Gmail's existing machine learning models help block more than 99.9 per cent of threats from reaching inboxes.

29 Feb 2020 7:31 AM

Apple iOS 13 uses Siri to silence pesky spam calls

Apple has added a new setting in the Phone app that uses Siri intelligence to prevent spam callers from bothering you.

08 Jun 2019 10:51 AM

Help coming on blocking scam calls for robocall-plagued US, a hope raiser for others

Many robocalls are not scam calls, though, but calls from debt collectors and telemarketers selling insurance, cruises and the like.

16 May 2019 12:53 PM

Symantec announces solution to stop business email compromise attacks

Symantec announced Email Fraud Protection, an automated solution to block fraudulent emails.

16 Feb 2019 12:01 PM

Russian hackers use Brexit in phishing email, experts warn

The phishing email began when British government agreed on a draft of its agreement to leave the European Union.

01 Dec 2018 10:25 AM


Google takes steps to curb tech support scam ads

The search giant noted in its blog that there has been a rise in misleading ad experiences from third-party tech support providers.

03 Sep 2018 2:17 PM

Over one third of all phishing attacks target financial sector in Q2 2018

Over 107 million attempts to visit phishing pages were prevented, of which 35.7 per cent were related to financial services.

27 Aug 2018 5:41 PM

“I know you watch porn! Pay me to keep quiet” — Did you get this email too?

The email demands to cough up a certain amount (usually $200 to $500, or even more) to keep quiet on the matter.

16 Jun 2018 2:56 PM

Last year, Google had reportedly detected and removed 80 per cent of the hacked sites

Google's Global Search Outreach Lead, Juan Felipe Rincon has recently described the company's effort on stopping search spam.

09 Jun 2018 7:12 PM

Gmail users getting spam emails from themselves: Report

Google admits that they are aware of the scam and are fixing it.

23 Apr 2018 9:59 AM


FIFA 2018 and Bitcoin among 2017’s main spam and phishing topics

The report mentions that criminals have been following a global agenda, using hot topics such as FIFA 2018 and Bitcoin to fool and steal.

17 Feb 2018 2:19 PM

WhatsApp reportedly monitoring spam

The amount of messages that a user sends per minute is monitored continuously.

16 Jan 2018 8:43 PM

Truecaller’s new update for ios 11 will filter out junk SMS from iMessage

The new feature will filter out SMS and MMS spam from iMessage and send them directly to a junk tab.

26 Sep 2017 8:17 PM

New scam: Email from ‘Facebook’ claims ‘your messages will be deleted’

A new method adopted by scamsters is an email from ‘Facebook’ which forces unsuspecting victims to click on the link in the message.

09 Aug 2017 12:12 PM

Portugal Telecom says hit by cyber attack, no impact on services

Portugal Telecom is taking all measures necessary, together with national authorities, to resolve the situation

13 May 2017 8:32 AM


Beware: Online tax filing scams steal your refunds too

Hackers are expected to see a fair amount of profits with fraudulent filing returns.

12 Apr 2017 12:59 PM

2016: a year of ransomware in spam

The volume of spam emails in 2016 increased to 58.31 per cent of overall email traffic, a rise of 3.03 per cent on 2015.

22 Feb 2017 2:31 PM