Clickback MAIL hitting dead/invalid emails

Clickback MAIL has been hitting spam trap with email addresses which have been dead for a very long time (i.e. years) or never valid in any decade. Probably because Clickback doesn’t require pesky things like “Opt-In” or “Confirmed” subscribers but do allow purchased lists and “cold” contacts to be mailed. Seriously this is bad behavior, I wonder why no one has just blacklisted all of Clickback IPs/domains yet?

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Very persistent Finnish B2B spammer: Seolocation Oy (d/b/a Afton Videot)

Seolocation Oy (biz reg, responsible people) are really persistent B2B spammers.

They’re also listed by Suomispam.

$ host -t txt afton.fi.dbl.suomispam.net
afton.fi.dbl.suomispam.net descriptive text "20170411 "
$ host -t txt aftonvideopalvelu.fi.dbl.suomispam.net
aftonvideopalvelu.fi.dbl.suomispam.net descriptive text "20170320 "

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B2B Spam from Oracle

Below is another example of B2B spam sent by a large, legitimate company, this time by Oracle. This spam was sent to a pristine spamtrap that follows the format of normal email addresses at the company in question, but does not actually belong to the person that received the spam. Unlike the IBM B2B prospecting spam I reported a few days ago, Oracle sent this spam from its ESP, the Oracle Marketing Cloud.

NOTE [5/19/2017]: An Oracle representative notified me that the IP address that sent the spam is NOT part of the Oracle Marketing Cloud, although that IP belongs to Oracle.

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B2B Prospecting Spam from IBM

This week two fellow antispam activists, one of whom has been active in the field for over 20 years, reported receiving spam from the same IBM employee about the IBM Watson platform. One of the spams was sent to the business email address of the recipient. The other was sent to a pristine spamtrap that follows the formats usually used for email addresses at the company, but has never actually been used by the intended recipient. The spams were not sent through the IBM Watson Marketing Cloud (formerly SilverPop), but from its corporate mailservers.

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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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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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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

KeyUp / Sivona / DSN / Spam-Sauvola

Please find enclosed a few recordings of harassing telephone calls made from +358-41-3633495, the registered telephone number in keyup.fi, Dysnomia Oy. The voice does not belong to “Katariina”, obviously, so it’s “Niklaus”, and even though their Finnish is not native (rather Estonian-influenced), it clearly isn’t spoken by Kenyans either (w.r.t. the registered owners of Dysnomia Oy) or Arabs (w.r.t. Mohammed Sahran, the registered owner of dsn.fi, one of their spamming domains).

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Streamsend: ESP Spams for Its Own Marketing Department

Streamsend, the ESP service of ISP EZ Publishing, is sending bulk email to an email address that hasn’t been live since the 1990s. The email advertises EZ Publishing webhosting and development services.

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