Spam from Jerry Miller of First Working Capital Group

Spam from Jerry Miller of First Working Capital Group

Did you get spam from Jerry Miller of First Working Capital Group? The spam may have come from “JM.FWC@ymail.com” or “JMillerFWC@email.com”, or maybe even another email address, and with a subject of “Please Review” or “Proposal Attached”, but the rest of the content is the same. It starts out “If your company finds itself short of cash and unable to secure working capital from traditional lenders, we can help,” and goes on from there. Interestingly, Mr. Miller (if he indeed exists) is not the only one responsible for this spam – under CAN-SPAM, First Working Capital Group is as responsible for spam sent out on their behalf. So register your displeasure by contacting them at their whois contact address (it’s only fair, after all), at jeff@internetsalesresults.com.

Spamza – The Ultimate Spamming Weapon – Or is It?

Spamza – The Ultimate Spamming Weapon – Or is It?

Spamza.com is a website that recently went live, where you can enter someone’s – anyone’s – email address, and they will start getting instantly spammed by dozens of newsletters for which they did not sign up. If you’ve had a sudden increase in spam or suddenly found yourself signed up for a lot of mailing lists and newsletters that you didn’t request, Spamza may be why. You see, the Spamza site runs a script that takes their email address and then Spamza signs them up for those newsletters, without their permission.

Spammer Jailbreak

Spammer Jailbreak

Prolific spammer Eddie Davidson was arrested last year, and, in April was sentenced to twenty-one months at the Federal prison in Florence, Colorado – about 3 hours north of Denver. This past Sunday, Davidson escaped from Florence Prison, and is at large.

Spammers Worse than Prostitutes and Pimps, Says Action of former NY Attorney General Eliot Spitzer

Spammers Worse than Prostitutes and Pimps, Says Action of former NY Attorney General Eliot Spitzer

We in the anti-spam field have known it all along, but the events of this week confirm it: spammers are worse than prostitutes, pimps, and those involved in plying the human traffic trade. Clearly that is the only way to interpret the actions of former N.Y. Attorney General and soon-to-be-former Governor of New York, Eliot Spitzer. Spitzer this week was linked to – and has admitted to – ties to a prostitution ring spanning several countries, and boasting some of the highest-paid call girls in world – some commanding more than $5,000 per hour. But that was chump change for some of the extremely wealthy clients of the ring, which operated through a group and website known as the Emperors Club VIP

Spam Carrying Trojan Viruses Hitting Everyone this Month

Spam Carrying Trojan Viruses Hitting Everyone this Month

Spam laden with trojan viruses are running high this month – primarily the Small.DAM Trojan – so be extra careful. Common subject lines include those about “Storm Batters Europe”, updates on Condoleeza Rice, and claims that Putin is dead and Hussein is alive. The subject lines vary, but the Trojan payload remains the same: executable files surreptitiously installed on your computer, with file names such as “Full Story.exe”, “Full Text.exe”, “Full Video.exe”, “Video.exe”, “Full Clip.exe” or “Read More.exe”, or such.