All posts by Andrew Conway

The Authentication Arms Race

At Cloudmark, we have long recognized that we are in an arms race against the spammers. Spammers are continually trying to come up with new techniques for getting through our spam filters, and we are constantly monitoring their activities and staying one step ahead. It seems that the same thing is now happening in the […]

“Free iPad” Spammers Move On

In March of this year the FTC issued indictments and temporary restraining orders against a number of people and companies who they alleged were sending out SMS spam offering free gift cards, iPads, iPhones, etc. After the indictments, we saw a decline in reports of this sort of spam. According to the allegations in the […]

Syrian Hackers Promote Assad Government by Vandalising Random Web Sites

The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) has been getting a lot of press recently for successful phishing attacks against media outlets that they feel have painted an unfair picture of the Syrian government. In investigating hacked web servers used by spammers we’ve come across another, smaller, group supporting the Syrian Government. The SeCuR!TY LiONS HaCK3RS (sic) […]

Update on Hacked Web Servers

Just when the plague of hacked web servers seemed to be dying down a little, we hear of a new exploit for Joomla. While we haven’t seen this exploit being used by spammers yet, it will likely turn up in coming weeks. In the meantime, there are already two easy exploits in Joomla 1.5 that […]

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