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Marriage made in Hell: Emaileri and Suomen Asiakastieto

It was reported in Finnish news about a week ago that Suomen Asiakastieto Oyj has purchased Emaileri. Apparently this is important enough to be reported elsewhere, such as in Financial Times.

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Noblemen, Purchased Lists and E-Pending: Intellia, a part of Suomen Asiakastieto Oy

A story of how a nobleman may have helped the fight against e-pending in Finland merely by existing and having his own biz.
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Suomen Markkinointirekisteri Oy on Office 365

Aki Lindell seems to have obtained services from Microsoft.
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Ferratum Oyj, Payday Loans for Businesses and Affiliate Spam

Ferratum Oyj, a Finnish payday loan operator (www, biz reg, responsible people) recently had the smart idea to advertise their business loan services through affiliate spam. This blog entry attempts to document what ensued.

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Snowshoe-like email verification and lead generation services

Many email verification and lead generation services act a lot like snowshoe spammers. They bounce around from host to host, hoping to avoid detection and suspicion caused by their unusual SMTP traffic.

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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 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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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.

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