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UK regulators took a swing at SMS spammers this quarter. Cloudmark saw the average reported spam levels temporarily drop by nearly 28 percent in the wake of the raid that seized equipment from offices in Wolverhampton. After the disappearance of locally infamous junk car spam, south Florida is yet again responsible for one of the United State's most common types of SMS spam, "free" cruise offers. On the email side, spammers were quick this quarter to hijack the publicity of both the Heartbleed exploit and eBay data breach for their own seedy uses. Find more on these topics, Mexico’s outbound spam issues, and various general trends for both email and SMS in our 14Q2 Global Messaging Threat Report.
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Cloudmark CTO Neil Cook discusses the trends in messaging abuse over the last 12 months including the recent spike in fraud and phishing attacks and how the OTT market is now coming under attack.
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"After a new outbreak is seen, Cloudmark’s global threat network is automatically updated, then deployed client applications download new signatures, and end users are protected against the threat."
"This month, Cloudmark's security experts dug into the Cutwail botnet."
"For two weeks after the takeover, the seven-day average spam volume detected by the Cloudmark Global Threat Network went down, and an increasing trend that we had seen in spam volumes through the previous couple of months has been reversed."
"A major new threat to mobile users comes from the switch to IP (Internet Protocol), according to security firm Cloudmark."
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