Berlin, May 22, 2013 – In March 2013, pump and dump spam struck back with a force not seen since 2008. It attempts to lure email recipients into buying cheap stock with a low trading volume which the spammers previously bought at a low price. Once enough users have bought shares and the stock price has risen, the spammers sell – resulting in gains for them and losses for other buyers. In the case of a typical pump and dump campaign launched on April 19, the spammers bought the shares for as low as $0.22 and then sold them for as high as $0.40, causing the stock to plummet to $0.20. In this way, the spammers gained up to more than 80 percent while the victims lost up to 50 percent.
Eleven/Commtouch Q1 Internet Threats Trend Report Highlights Strong Increase in Spam and Dangerous Email
Berlin, – May 2, 2013 – Unwanted and dangerous email increased dramatically in the first quarter of 2013, according to a Q1 Internet Threats Trend Report issued by Commtouch® (NASDAQ: CTCH), a leading provider of Internet security technology and cloud-based services.
Berlin, April 16, 2013 – Spam levels almost doubled in February 2013: According to analysis conducted by the Eleven Research Team, the spamThe number of spam emails from Germany is significantly decreasing: Whereas, in December 2012 one in ten spam emails (10.6%) came from German IP addresses, in March 2013, the share fell to below one in thirty (3.2%). Compared to previous months, the entire first quarter of 2013 saw a significant decrease of spam levels coming out of Germany. Spam distribution is currently dominated by Asia, South America and Eastern Europe.
Berlin, April 10, 2013 – NetCologne Gesellschaft für Telekommunikation mbH, one of the leading regional Internet and telecommunication service providers in Germany, is now protecting the e-mail inboxes of its customers with eXpurgate Anti-Spam and eXpurgate Anti-Virus from Eleven, leading German e-mail security provider.
Berlin, March 26, 2013 – German IT decision makers see no reason to give the all-clear signal when it comes to dangerous or undesired e-mails. This is one of the results of the annual spring survey that Eleven, leading German e-mail security provider, conducted in March 2013.