Tag Archives: spam

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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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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Is your CPE equipment secure?

It appears that a large spam bot has taken up a new home over the last couple of days, and in this case it appears to be NOT on consumer devices, computers, or servers, but on the very structure that … Continue reading

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The problem with a ‘Digital Ocean’

While in our case all of these connections are marked as spam, today’s logs showed a good example while the idea of an anonymous ‘ocean’ of IP(s) is not really a good idea. A small ‘digital pool’ at least where … Continue reading

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Pesky Russian Spam Sources Increasing Again?

As you know, I often point out how bad the North American hosting companies can be as spam sources, but of course with most of the hosting companies being in North America, this would be logical. It used to be … Continue reading

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