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  • Feds: Hackers stole 1 billion email addresses in spam scheme

    March 6, 2015 2:47 PM

    ATLANTA - Federal authorities say hackers stole an estimated 1 billion email addresses from marketing companies and used them to send recipients spam. John Horn, acting U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, announced the case Friday as "one of the largest reported data breaches in United States history."... more »
  • Facebook tests $100 charge to message Mark Zuckerberg

    January 11, 2013 12:36 PM

    NEW YORK - Would you pay $100 to message Mark Zuckerberg? Facebook says it's testing some "extreme price points" to let users pay to have their messages seen by people who are not their friends. The tech blog Mashable reported early Friday that some users trying to message Zuckerberg are... more »
  • Sketchy text messages likely just that check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 9, 2012 10:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Recent text messages sent to your phone claim to be offering some sort of prize. But, that's not necessarily the case. "It might be phishing which is trying to get personal information from you" said Sue Sperry with AT&T. It's a type of spam targeting... more »
  • Facebook warns of recent wave of spam

    November 16, 2011 12:40 PM

    BERLIN - Facebook says it is on top of a wave of spam appearing on users' pages with graphic pictures depicting sex and violence, but is asking people to remain vigilant in safeguarding their accounts. Facebook in Germany said in a statement Wednesday that the recent attack tricked users... more »

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