Snapshot of Global Messaging Abuse


Why Cloudmark?

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.

2013 Annual Messaging Threat Report

Cloudmark saw plenty of ups and downs in messaging abuse during 2013. The use of compromised domains for spam messages' URLs increased dramatically this year while intervention by the FTC (a U.S. regulatory agency) led to a near complete disappearance of the single most prolific type of SMS spam we saw in 2012 — "free" gift card scams. Find more 2013 trends & insights in our 2013 Annual Messaging Threat Report.

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Latest Cloudmark Events

  • Webinar: How Advancing Mobile Technology Is Changing the Threat Landscape

    This webinar will analyze the mobile security threat landscape and how emerging technology will impact mobile network security. We will outline strategies for attack mitigation and discuss how top tier mobile operators are successfully protecting their network and subscribers. Additionally, Andrew Bowen from Everything Everywhere will discuss how EE is teaming with other UK operators to combat messaging threats and share his perspective on the growing problem of botnet attacks.

    Thursday, Apr 17, 2014London, United Kingdon
  • Mobile Network Security Strategies

    Cloudmark CTO Neil Cook to participate on a panel discussing network security strategies in an LTE environment.

    Wednesday, May 21, 2014London, England

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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

Latest Cloudmark Videos

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Trends in Mobile Messaging Abuse

Trends in Mobile Messaging Abuse

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.

Unseen Cost and Impact of Mobile Messaging Abuse

Unseen Cost and Impact of Mobile Messaging Abuse

Learn how messaging abuse impacts mobile network operators and how Cloudmark can help.

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Latest Cloudmark News

  • LightReading

    DIA Steps Up Fight Against Spam

    February 21, 2014 by Anna Cross

    "The Department of Internal Affairs has stepped up its fight against mobile phone text spam."

  • Softpedia

    Cybercriminals Abuse Twilio and for SMS Phishing Attack

    February 14, 2014 by Eduard Kovacs

    "Cloudmark warns that cybercriminals are sending out phishing SMS messages in an attempt to trick the customers of US-based mobile operators into handing over their account login credentials."

  • USA Today

    Trust In The Internet Is Crumbling

    Jan 28, 2014 by Bryon Acohido

    "Trust in the Internet is crumbling, creating huge new business opportunities for tech security vendors — and complex challenges for governments."

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Recent Blog Posts

  1. Twenty Years of Spam

    Apr 11, 2014 by Andrew Conway

    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 […]

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  2. Spammers Tap Regional Operators to Send SMS Spam from U.S. To Malaysia and Mexico

    Mar 27, 2014 by Jason

    Cloudmark has observed that in some cases different categories of SMS spammers target different types of US Regional Mobile Operators, also known as tier 2 or tier 3 operators. Mobile operators are divided into different tiers depending on whether they fully own the network that they use to deliver voice and data services (tier 1), […]

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