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New Sextortion Variant, Tax Extortion

A new variation of the ‘sextortion‘ spam has been seen in the wild, this time in the context of tax evasion. This extortion variant has many similarities with the previous ‘sextortion’ and ‘bomb extortion’ type spam. It may say that … Continue reading

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Looks like Xmas Vacation is over for the Spammers

On Monday, January 14 2019, we saw a sudden spike in spam of the Emotet and Snowshoe Marketing variety from our detection tools. Here is our data from the Monday and 30 days prior. It shows that Emotet has been … Continue reading

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A Brief Reminder on Sextortion Spam

The sextortion spam that is prominent today has existed for many months now, if not longer. We’ve written about it ourselves in our April post (https://spamauditor.org/2018/04/no-they-didnt-catch-you-masturbating/). However, we understand most people are not up to date with Information Security news, … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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