359,000 computers infected, dozens of nations affected world-wide! A worm exploiting a Windows OS vulnerability that looks to the network for more computers to infect! This is the most pernicious, evil, dangerous attack, ever.Read More
Actually, no, he isn't. End-users should be extremely careful clicking on any link, from both know and unknow sources (including this one) offering to show you gruesome pictures, proof of him being alive and so on. Spammers...Read More
Epsilon Interactive, who sends commercial email on behalf of hundreds of companies, admitted to a security breach that they detected some time in March. Epsilon and its parent company, Alliance Data, have posted two press...Read More
Kidnap. Rape. There are no lesser words that can be used to describe what happened to the daughter of an anti-spam investigator in Russia.
The criminals behind these vicious acts were also responsible for large spamming organization associated with Russian Mob activity.
When someone is mugged, harassed, kidnapped or raped on a sidewalk, we don’t call it “sidewalk crime” and call for new laws to regulate sidewalks. It is crime, and those who commit crimes are subject to the full force of the law.
The first step (but certainly not the last) towards saving the internet from spam, malware, and other abuse is to keep your own network clean.
A friend of CAUCE offers these tips and resources to help you identify problem traffic emanating from your network, and clean it up. Though primarily written for ISPs, many of the items below should apply equally well to any network owner.
The 2010 version of the now-annual Messaging Anti-abuse Working Group (MAAWG) ‘Email Security Awareness and Usage Report’ was released yesterday. While un-belied by the title, the vernacular name might get a bit more attention:...Read More