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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Happy New Year – ColoCrossing

To all of us in the spam protection and/or spam auditing game, want to wish everyone a happy 2017. Of course, I wish I had better news and that our jobs will be easier this year, but it looks like … Continue reading

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Holiday Spammers in FullSwing

No, Ray-ban isn’t spamming you, but amazing the power of Spammers. And no, you should NOT be buying SunGlasses from this Fellow. Today’s big alert is regarding a whole /19 of IP addresses to be wary of. Subject: No Joke:You’ll … Continue reading

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NetGear Equipment? Check your networks

The recent jump in spam attacks from ISP customers worldwide has spiked again, so we decided to do a little more digging. Much of the ‘ransomware’ spam has been sent in this manner, and while most email servers should be … Continue reading

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The IRS did not send you this.

The recent increase in BOT generated spam is VERY good at social engineering, and while fortunately most of it can be blocked using very simple spam protection rules, unfortunately the payload can be VERY painful, eg RansomWare or CryptoLocker pay … Continue reading

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Election Time in the US, let the spam wars begin!

One of the toughest jobs for spam auditors is when “one man’s spam is another man’ reading material”, and never is it more apparent than during election times in the US. Today, Hillary Clinton’s campaign started used ‘Exact Target’ to … Continue reading

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What is happening at Unified Layer?

It is always unusual when some of the larger hosting companies generate too much spam, as you would expect them to have a stronger handle on it. Unified Layer has had many challenges over the last year, but we are … Continue reading

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Is IPv4 Space REALLY in short supply? Spammer

Maybe it just is not being used for the right purposes.. Last night we looked at our logs and tracking and noticed a new prolific spammer. Those of us in the industry to realize that there has been a very … Continue reading

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BotNets kick into high gear again worldwide

Okay, this isn’t that much of a threat as it seems, as most of it can be stopped by using simple RBL (Real Time Blacklists) that block the generic home style connections, sometimes referred to as DUL or Dynamic IP … Continue reading

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ISP’s can help stop CryptoLocker Virus

Another very large bot net was used last night to send out invoice scam emails, with a crypto locker attachment, and while good spam protection should catch most of these, it is a shame that ISP’s aren’t doing more to … Continue reading

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