Experian is one of the big three US credit bureaus. According to a recent FTC press release, when...Read More
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Greg Aaron, Lyman Chapin, Dr. Colin Strutt and CAUCE Board Member David Piscitello, all of the Interisle Consulting Group, today announced the publication of the seminal report Phishing Landscape 2020: A Study of the Scope and Distribution of Phishing.
The report can be found at http://www.interisle.net/PhishingLandscape2020.html
CAUCE mainly focuses on abusive messaging, but our board has a wide and diverse background in anti-abuse efforts. Recently we came across this presentation on abusive robocalls dealing with an increase in Robocalling,...Read More
It is with a heavy heart that we note the passing of dear friend, colleague and member of the CAUCE board board of directors, Don Blumenthal on September 28, 2019 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He was 67. Don was an anti-spammer for as...Read More
As a consumer, frequently targeted by Phone scams, it’s time to start taking a stand against these phone calls and force companies to validate who they are before giving away you personal information. Companies will need to adapt to a smarter, more suspicious consumer that is looking to protect their identity.Read More
ICANN has yet another group looking at WHOIS, and there is ahuge push to redact it to nothing. I spend easily half my day in WHOIS data fighting online crime, losing it would not make my job harder, it will make it impossible.
PLEASE JOIN THE ICANN GROUP and help us fight back against people who are fighting in favour of crime.
Sanford Wallace has been sending spam for over 20 years. Despite losing innumerable lawsuits, he’s managed to stay out of jail until now. His luck finally ran out, in a case where he was convicted of contempt of court and...Read More
My anti-spam community friends were all abuzz today with the news that Spamford Wallace had pleaded guilty in a Las Vegas court to “compromising approximately 500,000 Facebook accounts” in order to deliver...Read More
California case law currently allows spammers to send email with deceptive “From” and “Subject” lines, so long as the body of the message provides the true identity of the advertiser. For example,...Read More
I’m sorry to have to report that Gretchen, whom would know from Megapath, Time-Warner Cable, Road Runner, and AOL anti-abuse passed away earlier this week. The world is short a died-in-the-wool antispammer, and a kind and gentle...Read More
There are loads of good reasons why you might want to require an address, and confirm it, when someone is signing up for your WIFI service. However, one of them is NEVER ‘so we can send you unwanted spam’. Like this one : I...Read More
For her Christmas present to her readers, Times columnist Gail Collins wrote an Ode to Spam. I would like to take time now to thank everyone who sent me holiday messages via the Internet: The wishes of good cheer, the...Read More