Hostinger International: fraudulent hosting provider

According to Hostinger International these people have recommended their services:

Too bad none of the people exist (all of the names are phony) and a trivial Google image search reveals that the images are from commonly available image banks, such as “Ida & Paavo”, whose image is cropped from https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/thumbs-couple-happy-stockholm-sweden-excited-220920487.

Don’t trust these people.

A four-month look at Spamtraps: ESPs

November 2017 to February 2018 in Spamtraps: ESPs

Nuff said. All the data is there and questions are welcome, either in comments to this article or in other avenues. Just haven’t gotten around to writing it up.

October 2017 in Spamtraps: ESPs

ESP spam seen in spamtraps, October 2017

ESP spam seen in spamtraps, October 2017

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The Four Horsemen of Finnish Spam

If you sent Finnish B2B spam recently…

  • Your spam is illegal if it does not identify the sender (Section 15 of the Business Information Act, 244/2001).
  • Your spam is illegal if it does not identify the spam list (Section 25 of the Personal Data Act, 523/1999).
  • Your spam list is illegal because it contains outdated and erroneous personal information (Section 9 of the Personal Data Act). If you bought a list, you can’t avoid this.
  • Your spamming is illegal because you hit natural persons with no business context (Section 200 of the Information Society Code, 917/2014). If you bought a list, it contains outdated and erroneous personal information and you can’t avoid this.

Bonus item:

  • If you own a product or a service and bought a spam campaign from somebody else, you are responsible for failures regarding the above even if you’ve never seen the materials.

Sendia is Effortia

Marriage made in Hell: Emaileri and Suomen Asiakastieto

It was reported in Finnish news about a week ago that Suomen Asiakastieto Oyj has purchased Emaileri. Apparently this is important enough to be reported elsewhere, such as in Financial Times.

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September 2017 in Spamtraps: ESPs

ESP spam seen in spamtraps, September 2017

ESP spam seen in spamtraps, September 2017

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August 2017 in Spamtraps: ESPs

ESP spam seen in spamtraps, August 2017

ESP spam seen in spamtraps, August 2017

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Noblemen, Purchased Lists and E-Pending: Intellia, a part of Suomen Asiakastieto Oy

A story of how a nobleman may have helped the fight against e-pending in Finland merely by existing and having his own biz.
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July 2017 in Spamtraps: ESPs

ESP mail seen in spamtraps, July 2017

ESP mail seen in spamtraps, July 2017

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