Category Archives: Spam

Cloudmark’s Annual Global Threat Report for 2015

Cloudmark’s Annual Threat Report for 2015 is now available and covers the following topics: A look at how enterprises are trying to combat spear phishing and how well these attempts succeed or fail, according to a new survey of 300 companies How the Swizzor malware propagates by camouflaging itself to evade spam filters The risks for brands […]

LifeLock Launches New Spam Campaign

Cloudmark recently noticed that ‬LifeLock, a company that purports to protect its customers from identity theft, had launched a new‭ ‬spam‭ ‬email campaign directing recipients to their website to sign up for these services.‭ On Wednesday, the FTC ordered them to pay $100 million for misleading consumers. ‬The emails violate the CAN-SPAM Act in several ways. For one, […]

Does Blackmailing Pay? Signs on the Bitcoin blockchain of responses to Ashley Madison extortion emails

It was bound to happen: someone decided to blackmail members of online affairs website Ashley Madison, whose entire database was leaked earlier this week by a group calling themselves the “Impact Team”.  Shortly thereafter, an unknown group or individual has been sending extortion emails demanding Bitcoin for silence: Of those who had accounts on the […]

Cloudmark’s 2015 Q1 Global Threat Report

With articles on the rise and fall of a major spammer, the pros and cons of DNSSEC, Canada’s Anti Spam Law, ransoming your data, home router compromises, and casino advertising that went too far, Cloudmark’s Threat Report for 2015 Q1 covers the latest in the cyber threat landscape. We normally imagine that most spam sent […]

Medical Scams: Dr Pearson’s Diabetes Cure and Quantum Vision System

Recently we have seen email spam promoting two particularly vile medical scams. Both of these scams appear to be operated from the same source, a ClickBank affiliate called “traffictem”. The spammer promoting them is may not be directly connected with the scams but is simply being paid for traffic via the ClickBank affiliate program. Here’s […]

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