Penton Media: Spamming a Scraped Contact Email Address

Penton Media, a marketing firm with a past history of sending opt-out bulk email (spam), is emailing bulk advertisements to the contact email address for my personal blog (tw86034@ergosphere.net). The ESP is the Oracle Marketing Cloud, which is the combination of former ESPs Eloqua and Responsys, both of which Oracle now owns.

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January 2016 in spamtraps: ESPs

ESP mail seen in spamtraps January 2015

ESP mail seen in spamtraps January 2015

We’ve come full circle; this is the first post of the new year. Thanks to all who are keeping up with the series. Hope to see you in Frisco in two weeks.

The percentage of ESP sent mail vs all mail seen in the spamtraps is 1.4% this month.
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December 2015 in spamtraps: ESPs

ESP mail seen in spamtraps December 2015

ESP mail seen in spamtraps December 2015

The percentage of ESP sent mail vs all mail seen in the spamtraps is 1.3% this month.
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November 2015 in spamtraps: ESPs

ESP mail seen in spamtraps November 2015

ESP mail seen in spamtraps November 2015

The percentage of ESP sent mail vs all mail seen in the spamtraps is 0.9% this month. There has been quite a lot of botnet activity.
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October 2015 in spamtraps: ESPs

ESP mail seen in spamtraps October 2015

ESP mail seen in spamtraps October 2015

The percentage of ESP sent mail vs all mail seen in the spamtraps is 1.3% this month.

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YourMailingListProvider: Unidentifiable Customer Spams Scraped List :(

A unidentifiable investment solicitation spammer using an anonymous free GMail address (germany.bestinvest@gmail.com) just emailed to a purchased or email appended list. The list includes two role accounts originally scraped from a website and Whois. I registered the domain for those accounts in the 1990s, and am the only registered owner that domain has ever had. Neither spammed email address *ever* sent email to anybody; they only received email. The ESP was YourMailingListProvider.

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May 2015 in spamtraps: ESPs

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