Elfcloud: Spam-advertised “secure cloud storage” for Finnish businesses

Elfcloud (www), a service operated by elfconsulting oy (biz reg, responsible people) is advertising its services through spam.

Would you buy “secure” services from, or trust your data to, somebody who respects your privacy enough to reach into your pocket for their advertising budget without your knowledge or consent?

As usual, it’s attempting to be B2B spam, but as with all Finnish B2B spam, the address files (kindly supplied by “Internet and public registers”) contain outdated and erroneous addresses, some of which lead to spamtraps.

When questioned, the primus motor kindly indicated they have purchased B2B address files from sources that remain unnamed as of this writing. They’re legally obliged to indicate their address sources in their Description of Personal Data File, and in every marketing message. “Internet” and “public registers” are neither names of personal data files, or controllers of same.

He is also of the opinion that it should be enough to hit “remove”. Spamtraps don’t click “remove”, and we have it on good authority that nobody else should, either. We’ve even posted an opinion piece on the subject in both English and Finnish ourselves. I get the impression this person thinks spam is that which he doesn’t do.

Spamming IP:

Spam headers:

Return-Path: <aleksi.piltonen@elfcloud.fi>
Return-Path: <jyrki.ahtonen@elfcloud.fi>
Return-Path: <sanna.kokkoniemi@elfcloud.fi>
Received: from my.elfcloud.fi (81-175-163-103.co.dnainternet.fi [])
        by x (Postfix) with ESMTP id x
        for <x>; Tue,  7 Jan 2014 12:mm:ss +0200 (EET)
Received: from ec323v4.elfcon.net (localhost [IPv6:::1])
        by my.elfcloud.fi (Postfix) with ESMTP id x
        for <x>; Tue,  7 Jan 2014 12:mm:ss +0200 (EET)
MIME-Version: 1.0
From: Aleksi Piltonen <aleksi.piltonen@elfcloud.fi>
From: Jyrki Ahtonen <jyrki.ahtonen@elfcloud.fi>
From: Sanna Kokkoniemi <sanna.kokkoniemi@elfcloud.fi>
Subject: =?iso-8859-1?q?Pilvipalvelutietopaketti_yritt=E4jille_ja_p=E4=E4tt=E4jille?=
To: x
Content-Type: text/html; charset="iso-8859-1"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
Message-Id: <2014010708mmss.x.x.repoze.sendmail@ec323v4.elfcon.net>
Date: Tue, 07 Jan 2014 08:mm:ss -0000

Human-readable spam contents: None, all HTML without a plaintext alternative.

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