The Data Protection Ombudsman has decided that ACC Consulting Oy cannot be brought into line with advice and guidance alone, and has passed the matter on to the Data Protection Board with a requirement to impose a conditional fine to ensure compliance.
ScienceSoft Oy, apparently of Annankatu 2 A 2, 00100 HELSINKI, tel. +358-45-178 4880, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.scnsoft.fi are spamming. The spam has zero text content, only a 24-page PDF, so it’s illegal because it does not indicate where the addresses were obtained from, it does not have an unsubscription method, it does not identify the sender adequately, etc. etc.
The spamming IP is in Belarus, as is the mothership of this supposedly Finnish company. They started spamming in April 2013, but I seem not to have written them up at the time.
Received: from gw-mail.scnsoft.com (gw-mail.scnsoft.com [184.108.40.206])
This was sent in private email on Feb 12 in response to a spam. No response has been received so far.
Aboma Control Oy (www, biz reg, responsible people) is using spam to advertise its accounting services. The spam says they are using a purchased list from Suomen Asiakastieto Oy. I received a copy of this spam at my business and saw it in spamtraps that qualify as outdated and erroneous personal information (the processing of which is illegal).
In a blog post titled Email Segmentation Without User Data, MailerLite, aka UAB “Itema”, are putting forth the view that you should be “segmenting” by sending your contacts more email about the same basic idea with different subject lines to see which email performs the best.
Discussion on several anti-spam mailing lists is currently centering on the topic of how to best avoid MailerLite pre-emptively in its entirety, by IP, domain name, shoe size and other relevant parameters…
Today video and e-commerce retailer QVC sent what appears to be a re-engagement or verification email to a pristine spamtrap. The spamtrap probably got onto QVC’s list because the user typoed the real email address when subscribing. The email indicates that the user has not responded to emails “recently”, and asks for the user to indicate whether they want to stay on QVC’s list. The ESP is Cheetahmail, a subsidiary of Experian.
U.S.-based retailer Target, which recently suffered a massive data breach, has responded to that breach by hiring an email appender to append scraped email addresses (some of them closed for over a decade) to their customer list. Target then spammed that appended list over the past few days. The ESP is Epsilon, via its subsidiary Bigfoot Interactive.