July 2016 in Spamtraps: ESPs

ESP mail seen in spamtraps July 2016

ESP mail seen in spamtraps July 2016

The theme of this month’s post is “Rospaden”

The flag of the fictitious state of Rospaden

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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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Supergo Oy: Spamming

A fairly well established business, Supergo Oy (www, biz reg, responsible people) has recently made the regrettable decision to purchase an email list for spamming.
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Estonian spammers targeting Finland: Martin Anderson / All-Tec Services OÜ

I’ve only just received a spam from [85.222.235.134] to an address that has to be harvested from the web pages of the company. I did a little looking up and it turns out that the spammer is Martin Anderson, of the Estonian company All-Tec Services OÜ, who is already familiar to the local spamhound.
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Verizon: Spamming an Email Appended List

Verizon, one of the largest telecommunication companies in America, has sent email to several of my spamtraps in the past few weeks. These emails solicit the business of companies that are not associated with those spamtraps, but whose company names might plausibly belong to the email addresses that received the spam. No ESP was involved; Verizon sent this email from their own IPs.

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Neptura Oy, Credo power Oy, Reality Interactive Oy, Axion Suomi, Rapid Investment Ltd, Spamming, Fraud, And Who Knows What Else

Since a few months earlier, a few interconnected Finnish businesses have been spamming a list that isn’t documented (but is clearly based on Finnish Business Information System data) with messages regarding “your [mobile, Internet, whatever] subscription update” (original Finnish: Liittymäpäivityksestänne) or “Contact” (original Finnish: Yhteydenotto).
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MMP3 Elektroniikka Oy d/b/a Verkostamulle.fi: From Internet to Me, Spam

MMP3 Elektroniikka Oy (biz reg, responsible people) are continuing to send spam to advertise their wares.
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