Mainospörssi: Contaminating TeliaSonera outbounds with spam

Mainospörssi (Deltaline Oy, www, biz reg, responsible people) is spamming Finnish B2B with a list purchased from Suomen Asiakastieto Oy and contaminating the outbound of their ISP, TeliaSonera plc, with their spam.

TeliaSonera’s response 1 Aug: “We sent a complaint on the matter both to Mainospörssi and the list vendor.” As if that would result in anything. Spammers take warnings as free opportunities to continue doing what they were doing, and terminations as a necessary cost of business. The only thing a service provider can do is make a spammer the problem of anybody else but themselves.

At present, kirsi1.inet.fi is listed by SpamCop.

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Effortia Oy still happily spamming away via YourMailingListProvider

Effortia Oy, an old acquaintance here, continues to spam Finnish B2B via ymlp.net / Your Mailing List Provider. YMLP is turning a deaf ear to complaints sent via email and their website. The spam-advertised websites are hosted by Hostingpalvelu.fi.

I see increasing deliverability problems for

     Received: from smtp.ymlp15.net (smtp.ymlp15.net [87.237.8.246])
     Received: from smtp5.ymlpserver.net (smtp5.ymlpserver.net [62.213.199.12])
     Received: from smtp24.ymlpsrv.net (smtp24.ymlpsrv.net [87.237.8.228])

in the future.

PiarMainos.com: Emailing Five-Year-Dead Spamtraps

Piarmainos.com, a Finnish printing and packaging company, is hitting a few spamtraps that have not been live email addresses for over five years. The ESP is Streamsend.

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OPR-Vakuus Oy (yritysluotto.fi): Advertising business loans to spamtraps

Yesterday, I received spam advertising business loans from yritysluotto.fi to the address listed for my business in the YTJ (Finnish Business Information System). So did hundreds of Finnish YTJ spamtraps to which I have visibility. The sender is OPR-Vakuus Oy (www, biz reg, people responsible), who have been at this for at least a year and a half.
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Effortia Oy (asuntojenmyynti.fi): Spamtraps, find the cheapest real estate agent!

Effortia Oy, doing business as asuntojenmyynti.fi (www, biz reg, responsible people) is spamming B2B regarding finding the cheapest real estate agents.

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Insinööritoimisto Ecobio Oy: Spamtraps, get your environmental permits in order!

Today’s tirade is on politicos running businesses that involve spamming.

Insinööritoimisto Ecobio Oy (www, biz reg, responsible people, notably a former member of our Parliament) is illegally processing outdated and erroneous personal data from sources illegally left unnamed, and spamming, and doing so partially illegally when targeting natural people who have no business context and whose prior consent the sender does not have.

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ACC Consulting Oy endangers the email deliverability of the entire Elisa Oyj customer base

Today, it transpired that Spamhaus.org have created an informational non-blocking listing for the consumer outbound mail servers (195.197.172.0/32) of Elisa plc, aka Helsinki Telephone Co, based on the spam that is being sent out by our old friend Acc Consulting Oy.

Based on the events surrounding a similar issue with the generic customer outbound mail service of Anvia plc (see SBL221497), it appears that such issues have a tendency to escalate into actual blocking listings if left unattended.

Can Elisa plc afford to have the deliverability of every single customer of theirs compromised because of one abusive customer? Inquiring minds want to know.

Update: I hadn’t noticed Helsingin Sanomat, the prime Finnish daily newspaper, have written about Acc’s spam back in the end of March. 🙂

Update 20140514: Updated the text with the target of the informational listing. Elisa seem to have gotten off their bums and removed the problem, and hence the listing has been removed. That is a welcome development. I hope it is genuine.

Filip Poutintsev, aka Sheikh Ahmed, from Karachi, Colombia is at it again

ACC Consulting Oy gets conditional fines

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The Data Protection Ombudsman has decided that ACC Consulting Oy cannot be brought into line with advice and guidance alone, and has passed the matter on to the Data Protection Board with a requirement to impose a conditional fine to ensure compliance.

Reply from Data Protection Ombudsman

ScienceSoft Oy / ScienceSoft, Inc.: Spamming without content

ScienceSoft Oy, apparently of Annankatu 2 A 2, 00100 HELSINKI, tel. +358-45-178 4880, contact@scnsoft.fi, www.scnsoft.fi are spamming. The spam has zero text content, only a 24-page PDF, so it’s illegal because it does not indicate where the addresses were obtained from, it does not have an unsubscription method, it does not identify the sender adequately, etc. etc.

The spamming IP is in Belarus, as is the mothership of this supposedly Finnish company. They started spamming in April 2013, but I seem not to have written them up at the time.

Received: from gw-mail.scnsoft.com (gw-mail.scnsoft.com [93.84.113.149])
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