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UK: Complaints Double, Domain Registrations Drop and Spam Remains Constant since GDPR

New figures reveal that complaints received by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in the United Kingdom have doubled since the EU General Data protection Regulation (GDPR) entered into force May 25 this year. Between May 25  and July 3 ICO received 6,281 complaints compared to 2,417 complaints received during the same period in 2017.

Cisco has reported that the level of spam messages has not dropped since GDPR was introduced. About 85% of all emails are categorized as spam.

Interestingly, another report from Talos Security Intelligence and Research Group shows slight decrease since May 25, 2018 in daily registration of new domains.

Source: UK: Complaints Double, Domain Registrations Drop and Spam Remains Constant since GDPR Intoduction – Compliance Junction

Risky business-to-business communications: CASL lessons from the CompuFinder case

Canada’€™s Anti-Spam Legislation is under review by Canada’s Parliamentary Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology. The INDU Committee, as it is known, has been inundated with submissions arguing that CASL is overly broad, unclear, and not proportionate to the harms that the legislation seeks to curb.

Source: Risky business-to-business communications: CASL lessons from the CompuFinder case

Infection by Mouseover: PowerPoint Spam

Malware-laced PowerPoint files are nothing new. One well-known case involved the spread of Sandworm malware a few years ago. But several recent spam campaigns have taken advantage of a PowerPoint trick that makes it possible to drop malware without requiring the click of a link.

Source: Infection by Mouseover: PowerPoint Spam

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