Snapshot of Global Messaging Abuse

 

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Spam, fraud, and network misuse, and other cybersecurity threats are growing daily in volume and sophistication. We are the experts in messaging security, protecting the largest communications providers and their subscribers worldwide.

Cloudmark's 14Q2 Global Messaging Threat Report

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 Customers

The world’s top communications service providers turn to Cloudmark to protect their messaging networks.

  • AT&T
  • Bell
  • Comcast
  • Cox Communications
  • GoDaddy
  • Optus
  • Rackspace
  • T-Mobile
  • Sprint
  • Verizon
Intelligent blocking provides significant savings on downstream messaging infrastructure and improved customer experience.
—Veenod Kurup
VP Data Product Service
Cox Communications

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