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Following the arrest last fall of Dmitry Fedotov, cybercriminals have reverted to a more old fashioned way of distributing malware: email spam. Cloudmark has recently seen spam in the US and UK falsely notifying recipients of a friend’s death or cancer diagnosis in order to shock users into installing trojans. Meanwhile on the mobile front, Indian regulator TRAI appears to have met with marked success in its attempts to curb SMS spam. Find more on these topics, Ukraine’s outbound spam issues, and the UK’s sports-driven gambling spam in our 14Q1 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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Current events around the world became the focal point of many malicious and innocuous spam campaigns in the email and mobile messaging space this quarter. In Cloudmark’s 2014 Q1 Global Messaging Threat Report we’ve detailed several malicious campaigns that have reverted to a more old fashioned way of distributing malware, email spam, following the arrest […]
April 12th is the 20th anniversary of the first large scale commercial spam – the infamous “Green Card Lawyers” message that was posted to every newsgroup on Usenet News (right). Though there were attempts at spamming starting as early as 1978, they went out to hundreds of users rather than the hundreds of thousands that […]