Spam trends update for Sep-Nov 2023

Domains reported for spam declined for the third straight quarter, but we still see over 200,000 unique spam domains month after month. New TLDs and subdomain reseller accounts continued to attract...

Do you need a license to hunt for spam?

Jay Fink had an interesting little business. If you lived in California, you could give him access to your email account, he'd look through the spam folder for...


On October 30, 2023, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) took a decisive stand against digital threats by issuing a $40,000 penalty to Sami Medouni, a Quebec...

Cybercrime Supply Chain 2023: Measurements and Assessments of Cyber Attack Resources and Where Criminals Acquire Them

Interisle Consulting released a study, partly funded by CAUCE, that examines the supply chains that cybercriminals use to acquire resources for malware, spam and phishing attacks. The study used...

Experian gets a slap on the wrist

Experian is one of the big three US credit bureaus. According to a recent FTC press release, when you put a credit freeze on your Experian account (something they are legally required to let you...


CAUCE is an all-volunteer Internet end-user trust and safety advocacy organization.

CAUCE is led by a Board of Directors with literally centuries of cumulative experience in Internet advocacy and consultation with governments, NGOs, law enforcement agencies, and trade associations.

Our Mission

CAUCE maintains a focus on messaging security; be it email, direct message, text, or social media discourse, our mission is to defend the privacy rights of Internet users, and support anti-abuse work in all its forms. We do so by

– Providing instruction and professional development to law enforcement agents and security researchers in developing nations, in person or remotely, by demonstrating the latest tools and techniques in cyber-investigations.
– Consulting and providing input to governmental and international policy, regulation, and law, and
– Fostering, developing, and supporting published research projects that advance our stated goals.

Our History

The Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial Email (CAUCE) originated from discussions held as early as 1995 regarding finding a legal solution to the burgeoning problem of spam in the United States.

CAUCE U.S. began formal work in May 1997; CAUCE Canada was formed a year later in June of 1998. The two organizations merged in March 2007 to form CAUCE North America Inc.