Spam

Spam / Industry Updates

IP Blacklist and Blacklist Removal

Everyone hates spam. Even worse is malware - something that infects your computer and sends spam out to you and others or tries to hack into systems. In response to these problems, many people began to maintain lists recording who generates spam and malware. more

Using Email Validation Tools to Stop Malspam Campaigns in Their Tracks

Melissa, what many consider to be the first malspam campaign, emerged in 1999. Once successfully installed, the "mass-mailing" virus forwarded copies of itself to the first 50 email addresses on a victim's contact list. While the malware wasn't as dangerous as current variants, it could still effectively max out network resources, resulting in downtime. more

New Phishing Tools Can Now Bypass 2-Factor Authentication

Two-factor authentication (2FA) is an essential safety measure that stops unauthorized access to an account. It was invented to provide an additional layer of security to the usual log-in procedure of providing one's username and password, which is now considered by many as obsolete and unsecured. more

Government Guidance for Email Authentication Has Arrived in USA and UK

We recently discussed governmental organizations that send out warnings rather than preventing spear phishing attacks through email authentication. Therefore it's good to see a pair of prominent governmental organizations giving clear guidance to their constituents about using DMARC to enforce authenticity of email on their domains. The British Government Digital Service announced in June an upcoming requirement that all services using subdomains of gov.uk would need to have a DMARC policy at enforcement. more

Nominum Launches Comprehensive Suite of DNS-Based Security Solutions for Russian Service Providers

This suite offers network and end-user solutions and applications for stopping outbound spam, botnet mitigation, phishing and malware prevention, illegal content filtering, managed security, mobile security, and more. more

Nominum Sets New Record for Network Speed and Efficiency

New DNS caching engine release surpasses one million queries per second, providing a more powerful engine for Nominum's three-tiered DNS architecture. more

DNS on Defense, DNS on Offense

Spam is a never-ending problem for service providers. Unfortunately criminals can still make money at someone else's expense so they persist in their mindless campaigns. The DNS is an integral part of well-established techniques for handling incoming spam, so unwanted mail doesn't get delivered to inboxes. more

Managing Outbound Spam: A New DNS-based Approach For Stopping Abuse (Webinar)

This webinar will discuss a unique solution that has helped customers eliminate up to 90% of outbound spam without generating false-positives or adding new appliances in the network. more

MarkMonitor Fraud Intelligence Report, Q4 2011

The Financial sector continued to be the most phished industry, accounting for 41% of phish attacks. Financial sector phish increased 15% from the previous quarter to 53,049 attacks and was up 13% from a year ago. more

MarkMonitor Fraud Intelligence Report Released for Q2 2011

The MarkMonitor Fraud Intelligence Report for the second quarter of 2011 is now available. Phish attack volume declined 3% from the previous quarter to 97,241 attacks. The number of targeted organizations also decreased 3% from the first quarter to 498. more