Category Archives: Informative

Why You should have Better Password Policies

We do a lot of work with ISPs and Telcos and we get it.. you don’t want to make changes that might affect your customers. However, if you don’t make some simple changes to account and password policies, not only … Continue reading

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Does Politics affect Spam Outbreaks

While we are predominantly interested in email spam there are other attacks that can indicate ‘bad actors’, and the networks they operate from, that are worth examining. It can be tomorrow they change tactics and start sending spam. We couldn’t … Continue reading

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Large File Size Spammers Part 2: A Case Study

Not too long ago we published an article going over the general landscape of large file size spam (http://spamauditor.org/2018/02/large-file-size-spammers/). In this article we will present a case study identifying a particular hosting provider whose network has been consistently sending out … Continue reading

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No they didn’t catch you masturbating

A new malicious spam is making the rounds, and it might scare a few people into falling for this. This form of ‘blackmail’ spam, pretends that some how they hacked your computer or home TV and watched you through your … Continue reading

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Large File Size Spammers

Normally, spammers tend to rely on very small spam messages because their goal is to get as many spam messages out as cheaply as possible. They also save on bandwidth costs this way. But with more and more hosting companies … Continue reading

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It’s nice when Hackers make it easy..

A new bot seems to be making the rounds, but this time it is nice that this bot is easily identifiable. We’ve observed the bot perform three different behaviors so far: 1) Attempting to log in user accounts with a … Continue reading

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From Russia With Love

For most people with decent spam protection, you should not see these types of spam, as they are mostly from compromised Iot (Internet of Things) devices, on home style connections, and not coming from normal email servers, but it is … Continue reading

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Parking/Speeding Ticket? Scam Emails Targeting Canadians

While we are not sure if they are targeting everyone, or if Canadians are being specially targeted, but on the heels of the recent Parking Ticket scams they are now sending out Fake Speeding ticket spam. And while we can’t … Continue reading

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Fake Law Firm Invoices

Today’s article is about another round of fake law firm invoices. (Don’t open them, ransom ware and virus payloads). Now, typically they ‘should’ all be going to your spam folders, as the majority of them are coming from non-email servers, … Continue reading

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Weird Science

While I always loved that show, like any teen geek growing up, I mean what teen age male would not like to build a perfect g/f, however today’s blog is about the abuse of .science domains. Like many of the … Continue reading

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