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2008-10-21 11:35:00

By Jon Swartz SAN FRANCISCO -- E-mail users worldwide are being buried in a blizzard of bounced messages caused by spammers. Dubbed "backscatter spam," this latest fad is clogging e-mail accounts and slowing victims' inboxes to a crawl. Up to 3% of all e-mail today is backscatter, says Dmitry Samosseiko, manager of SophosLabs Canada. "It is a major problem, and it is getting worse," he says. How it works: Spammers collect real e-mail addresses, often through computer viruses that steal...

2008-08-21 09:00:33

Barracuda Networks Inc., the worldwide leader in email and Web security appliances, today announced a new feature in the Barracuda Spam Firewall that can differentiate legitimate Non-Delivery Report (NDR) messages - also known as bounce messages - from invalid NDR messages resulting from spoofing attacks. Using Invalid Bounce Suppression, the Barracuda Spam Firewall prevents "backscatter" messages from reaching innocent email senders. "Backscatter is an unfortunate side effect of the...

2008-08-11 12:00:27

Webroot, a provider of security software, has released its Webroot E-mail Security SaaS, which is claimed to offer protection against the threat of e-mail backscatter. According to the company, a side effect of spam, viruses and worms, backscatter occurs when a spammer spoofs a legitimate e-mail address to send an unsolicited message to large distribution lists, causing the e-mail server to flood an unsuspecting e-mail address of owner's mailbox with large number of failed delivery messages...


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