Spammer ducks for cover as details published on web

, posted: 19-Aug-2003 21:52

A New Zealander who sent millions of junk emails out every day has shut his business after his personal details were posted on the web.

Shane Atkinson - whose business is known as spamming - said the barrage of abuse made him worry about t (read the entire post)...



'Formula' contains herbal ingredients

, posted: 15-Aug-2003 21:49

Atkinson sent the Herald a sample bottle of the US-made VP-RX pills he sells, which unlike the spam does not make any claims about penis enlargement. They are labelled as a "male formula" and contain herbal ingredients (see below).

Most of (read the entire post)...



Spammers hit below men's belts

, posted: 15-Aug-2003 21:47

Competing fiercely with solicitation from the relatives of dead African dictators and US mortgage sales pitches, spammers are targeting men with big ambitions.

The emails arrive daily: "How to boost your penis size & self-esteem" and "Sati (read the entire post)...



Liquidator chases e-subscribers

, posted: 8-Jul-2003 21:40

A multilevel marketing plan, described last year by the Commerce Commission as in breach of the Fair Trading Act and possibly an illegal pyramid scheme, is in liquidation - and its liquidator is chasing subscribers for money.

About 12,900 (read the entire post)...



Mango defends business

, posted: 24-Jun-2003 21:38

Australian phone-card vendor Mango has denied any link to two firms facing court action by the Australian competition regulator for misleading and deceptive trade practices, and fears the implied association could ruin its business on both sides of t (read the entire post)...



Spammer hijacks Tower Group's network

, posted: 28-Mar-2003 21:24

An audacious spammer hijacked a large block of unused IP (internet protocol) addresses assigned to Tower Group in Wellington, and used them to re-route traffic to servers in Florida, United States.

Some 65,000 IP addresses were taken over (read the entire post)...



Haikus have sting in the tail to stem the tide of spam

, posted: 14-Mar-2003 21:22

A novel idea to combat spam without blocking legitimate email is coming to New Zealand and Australia this month. Devised by US company Habeas, it consists of a haiku - a traditional form of Japanese poetry - inserted into the headers of each email m (read the entire post)...





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