Neptura Oy, Credo power Oy, Reality Interactive Oy, Axion Suomi, Rapid Investment Ltd, Spamming, Fraud, And Who Knows What Else
Since a few months earlier, a few interconnected Finnish businesses have been spamming a list that isn’t documented (but is clearly based on Finnish Business Information System data) with messages regarding “your [mobile, Internet, whatever] subscription update” (original Finnish: Liittymäpäivityksestänne) or “Contact” (original Finnish: Yhteydenotto).
Today, it transpired that Spamhaus.org have created an informational non-blocking listing for the consumer outbound mail servers (18.104.22.168/32) 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.