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Cloudmark's 3Q 2014 Security Threat Report

This quarter Cloudmark tracked the first major Apple iMessage spam campaign in the U.S. — accounting for more than 40 percent of monthly reported mobile spam. Our investigation into the promise of fake designer products led to an unexpected end — actual merchandise! Across the pond, UK businesses didn’t receive tickets to a Peter Pan performance but instead got Trojan attachments hoping to lure in victims. Meanwhile, analysis of DNS resource exhaustion attacks in Southeast Asia led to the discovery of interesting sub-domain generation patterns. Find more on these topics, Belarus' long-term spam improvements and other trends around the globe in Cloudmark's 3Q 2014 Security Threat Report.

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Recent Blog Posts

  1. Cloudmark’s 3Q 2014 Security Threat Report

    Oct 23, 2014 by Cloudmark

    This quarter we investigate knock-off designer goods pitched by way of Apple iMessage’s first major spam campaign, examine the curious patterns of sub-domains generated for by DNS resource exhaustion attack, discuss the popular Peter Pan attack, and more trends in Cloudmark’s Q3 2014 Security Threat Report. On-going since last quarter, iMessage has been hit with the […]

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  2. The Snappening: Mostly Harmless

    Oct 20, 2014 by Andrew Conway

    As I reported in a previous post, the hacked SnapChat collection known as the Snappening contains very few nude photos, and most of those do not show an identifiable face. I was asked to quantify this, so I took a random sample of 1,000 photos from the collection and categorized them. To respect the privacy […]

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The Cloudmark Security Platform for DNS provides automatic, real-time detection and prevention of resource exhaustion and other DNS-related threats. Cloudmark’s patented solutions deliver immediate, adaptive and predictive protection from ever-evolving network threats with proven, carrier-grade scalability and operability, assuring business continuity while lowering infrastructure costs.

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.

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Latest Cloudmark Events

  • Webinar: Protecting Your Organization from DNS Security Threats - Nov. 13, 2014: 8:00 am PDT

    Domain Name System (DNS) infrastructure is critical to both the Internet and most private networks, however, many recent events have shown that it is vulnerable to attack, affecting millions of users when it goes down. There are tools and processes enterprises and service providers can use to protect DNS infrastructure but real protection is difficult to achieve due to the scope of the problem. This webinar provides a detailed look at the threats to DNS infrastructure and how those threats can be mitigated.

    Thursday, November 13, 2014 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM San Francisco, California United States

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Latest Cloudmark Webinars

  • This webinar discusses how Application-to-person (A2P) SMS has increasingly become a key method for organizations to communicate with their customers. This has been driven by the ubiquity of mobile phones and the universality of SMS. Unfortunately, this has also lead to a massive growth in messages being sent through illegitimate routes that bypass the operators’ billing systems. This is commonly referred to as grey routes carrying grey traffic, and is a tactic commonly used by third-party aggregators to boost their own profitability. The result is lost revenue for mobile operators who often do not have visibility and control of messages on their network.

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

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Latest Cloudmark News

  • ABC

    I-Team: Fighting The Text Phishers

    July 23, 2014 by Jason Knowles

    "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.

  • Financial Times

    Hackers Target Mobiles

    July 22, 2014 by Neil Cook

    "Neil Cook, chief technology officer of Cloudmark, says the security threat to smartphone users is real and growing."

  • SecurityWeek

    New Trojan Used in Attempt to Resurrect Gameover Zeus Botnet

    July 11, 2014 by Eduard Kovacs

    "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."

  • The Telegraph

    4G 'inherently less secure' than 3G

    July 10, 2014 by Sophie Curtis

    "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 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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