This month’s theme is “Fake ESPs and Dyn”. Otherwise, it’s mostly the usual suspects, with the exception of AWeber making an entry at #10 with a make-money-fast spammer.
Excellent post from Mickey Chandler over on Spamtacular.com, one of the blogs we refer to in the sidebar: https://www.spamtacular.com/2017/01/04/back-to-basics-why-have-a-policy/
If you want to successfully deliver mail into the inboxes of your recipients, you must abide by the mailbox provider’s policy, and the ESP’s opt-in requirement simply exists in order to assist you in complying with the mailbox provider’s policy. In other words the ESP’s policy exists for one simple reason: To help you succeed.
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).
This week two of my favorite blogs, Mickey Chandler’s Spamtacular and Brian Krebs’ KrebsOnSecurity, have posted unusually informative and thoughtful articles about two spam-related DDoS attacks. One occured three years ago; the other within the past week.
For those who prefer to read comments and kudos AFTER reading the original articles, here are direct links:
- KrebsOnSecurity (8/26/2016): Inside ‘The Attack That Almost Broke the Internet’s
- Spamtacular (8/23/2016): It’s time to consider non-userss