Newest conman on the Estonian/Finnish B2B spam block: Ville Ryynänen, Ryynänen Consulting OÜ

Would you buy accounting services from somebody whose hand is already in your pocket? I wouldn’t, either. Rule #0: Spam is theft.

The winner this time is Mr Ville Ryynänen, of Ryynänen Consulting OÜ (see corporate and personal LinkedIn profiles; corporate website, inforegister B2B info), who asks Finnish owners of Estonian corporations whether they are happy with their current accountants and if they wouldn’t like to switch.

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March 2017 in Spamtraps: ESPs

ESP mail seen in spamtraps, March 2017

ESP mail seen in spamtraps, March 2017

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PumbaStick, or Take Two of “That which we don’t do”

Pre-consciously inspired by Vernon Schryver, an entity had these things to say today:

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Long-term ESP performance in spamtraps

A collaborator inspired me to draw a few more graphs (you know who you are, and thank you very much for the idea).

I had retained the numbers for the ESP blogs ever since May, so it occurred to me that it might be pertinent to do a time series. The graphs are expressed in percentages against the total amount of ESP spam received, so the growth of total volume (for example, as a result of adding more spamtraps) is already accounted for. Since the data points are naturally mostly at the low end of the scale, a logarithmic scale seemed appropriate.

So, please find enclosed three graphs of ESPs appearing in spamtraps, divided into Transactional, SMB Marketing and Enterprise Marketing. The selection of ESPs and their division to these three categories is according to the ideas of the collaborator. NB. We only started tracing Zeta Interactive in August.
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February 2017 in Spamtraps: ESPs

ESP mail seen in spamtraps, February 2017

ESP mail seen in spamtraps, February 2017

This is the post-MAAWG post. Thanks to all we met in SF.

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Heikki Holvikari, Onestop, Victoria.fi, Victoria Oy

Suomen Perintätoimisto Oy: Spammer protected by TeliaSonera

As of November, Suomen Perintätoimisto have been contaminating the customer servers of TeliaSonera (inet.fi) with their spam. They openly admit the use of a purchased list from Bisnode.

TeliaSonera abuse response: “B2B spam is legal.” Perhaps so, but do you want your entire customer base to suffer because you allow a spammer to abuse the facilities used by everyone? Besides, the processing of outdated and erroneous personal information is illegal, and the spamming of natural persons is illegal as well.

The hosts involved are in 62.71.2.0/24.

HansaLeads goes Cartooney

January 2017 in Spamtraps: ESPs

ESP mail seen in spamtraps, January 2017

ESP mail seen in spamtraps, January 2017

This post marks the second anniversary of this series (which was not intended to become a series or any sort of regular occurrence in the first place). I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everybody who is paying attention and sharing these posts in social media, and I’m very much looking forward to meeting a significant part of you all in two weeks – that is, assuming that Finns with ESTA are still allowed in. 😀

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Government action on spam

It is with delight that I have just read the ICO’s blog on its international work and how the UCENet (formerly London Action Plan) collaborates with MAAWG.

Looking forward to more of the same in San Francisco, Feb 20-23, 2017!

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