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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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"These are typically going to places doing high pressure timeshare and you may not get the free or cheap cruise you thought you were going to get," said Neil Cook, Cloudmark.
"Neil Cook, chief technology officer of Cloudmark, says the security threat to smartphone users is real and growing."
"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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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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It’s been just a few months since the UK’s Information Commissioners Office (ICO) took down its last target — using UK mobile users reports to 7726. Last week though, the regulator struck yet another blow against spam SMS texting. This time the ICO raided a claims management call centre in the Welsh town of Llanelli. […]
Most social networks and other free Internet services have some sort of verification in their sign up process to make sure that a real person is signing up, and not a bot. Spammers and other cyber criminals wishing to abuse the service will attempt to automate this process so that they can sign up for […]