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12640294076?profile=RESIZE_180x180The Spam and Open Relay Blocking System (SORBS), a long-time source of information on known sources of spam, widely used to create blocklists, has been shut down by its owner, cyber security software vendor Proofpoint.  SORBS provided free access to a DNS-based Block List (DNSBL) that lists over 12 million host servers known to disseminate spam, phishing attacks and other email nasties.  The service states its list "typically includes email servers suspected of sending or relaying spam, servers

10246398860?profile=RESIZE_400xProofpoint released a new report this week about fake job emails being sent by threat actors, noting that they are seeing nearly 4,000 similar phishing emails each day.  Bad actors are using the promise of easy money to steal personal data or trick victims into committing money laundering.  “These types of threats can cause people to lose their life savings or be tricked into participating in a criminal operation unknowingly,” said Proofpoint.  “They are very concerning for universities especial