Tag Archives: Messagelabs Limited

Social Media and Politics: Truthiness and Astroturfing

By | February 21, 2011

By Jeremy Wagstaff (this is a column I wrote back in November. I’m repeating it here because of connections to astroturing in the HBGary/Anonymous case.) Just how social is social media? By which I mean: Can we trust it as a measure of what people think, what they may buy, how they may vote? Or is it as… Read More »

Social Media and Politics: Truthiness and Astroturfing

By | November 22, 2010

(This is a longer version of my syndicated newspaper column) By Jeremy Wagstaff Just how social is social media? By which I mean: Can we trust it as a measure of what people think, what they may buy, how they may vote? Or is it as easy a place to manipulate as the real world? The answers to… Read More »

MyDoom Anniversary: Another Big Attack In The Offing?

By | January 27, 2005

Today’s the first anniversary of the MyDoom.A worm. According to an email I received earlier today from MessageLabs, ‘the world’s leading provider of email security services to business’, it was a day that “changed the virus landscape forever”: 27 January 2005 – At 13.26pm on 26 January 2004, MessageLabs,  intercepted its first copy of W32/MyDoom.A. Within the first… Read More »

New Variation Of Bagle Spreading Fast

By | February 18, 2004

More virus trouble afoot. This time it’s a variation of Bagle. MessageLabs reports that it’s intercepted more than 10,000 copies in an hour as of this morning. Most seem to be from the UK and the U.S, although the first copy it received was from Poland. It appears to be a mass-mailing worm, installing a backdoor Trojan on… Read More »

The Next Step: Anti Phishing Services

By | January 21, 2004

MessageLabs, those hyperactive purveyors of Internet security, have come up with an anti-phishing service for banks and other targeted companies (Phishing is the scam whereby bogus emails entice you to give up your online banking password and other sensitive information), the first of its kind I do believe. It had been available to about 15 banks and is… Read More »