Commtouch unveils image-based spam defense Commtouch unveiled its new defense against spam containing pictures but no text or Web hyperlinks.
Verizon sued over NSA surveillance Attorneys Bruce Afran and Carl Mayer claim the carrier violated privacy laws by turning over phone records to the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) for a secret government surveillance program.
US spy agency building database of every call ever made After report says millions of Americans' phone records have been given to the National Security Agency (NSA), Bush says privacy is ''fiercely protected.''
Email bomber heads back to court David Lennon, 18, used an e-mail-bombing program called Avalanche to send approximately 5 million messages to his former employer in 2004. The flood crashed the company's e-mail server.
Zombie master Jeanson Ancheta sentenced to 5 years in prison Jeanson James Ancheta, 21, was sentenced to nearly five years in federal prison for using malicious software to seize control of 400,000 computers and then selling access to the zombie machines to spammers and hackers.
New York man to settle in Washington's first spyware case Gary T. Preston, of Jamaica, N.Y., will pay $7,200 in legal costs and attorneys' fees. Investigators allege that Preston permitted Secure Computer's Web domains to be registered in his name and provided his credit card to make company purchases.
US demand for college wiretaps questioned ''This is totally ridiculous. I can't believe you're making this argument,'' Judge Harry T. Edwards told Jacob Lewis, an associate general counsel with the Federal Communications Commission.
Russian virus distributor convicted Sergey Kazachkov, of Voronezh in central Russia, former lead guitarist for Kazakhstan heavy metal band DLM turned science student, escaped jail after been convicted of running websites that distributed an estimated 4,000 different computer viruses.
Corporate instant messaging on the rise Postini filtered 7.6 million instant messaging (IM)conversations in April, an increase of more than 15% from March's 6.5 million, underscoring the continued growth of corporate IM.