Tag Archives: luxury goods

Cloudmark’s 3Q 2014 Security Threat Report

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 […]

Abusing Apple’s iMessage in the Big Apple

Last year we took a look at specific SMS spam trends affecting New York City residents and found an abundance of scams claiming the recipient had won “free” stuff. This year, however, things have gotten a bit more interesting with a wave of Apple iMessage spam that, naturally, only targets iPhone users. During the past […]

Rise in iMessage spam related to Luxury Goods

Over the weekend I received my first iMessage spam. Here’s a screenshot of the spam message: After asking around at Cloudmark, lots of other people also received a similar spam message, so we decided to look in Cloudmark’s Spam Reporting Service (SRS) to see if we could quantify the scope of the attack. The Spam […]

An Appreciation of Spam

This week is SPAM™ Appreciation Week in the UK. Of course, they’re celebrating the canned meat that helped win World War II, but I thought I’d take the opportunity to come up with reasons to appreciate the other kind of spam. 1) Spam makes you feel wanted Everyone hates the empty feeling in their gut […]

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