Monday 22 October 2007
By Ryan on Monday 22 October 2007, 12:49 - Spamtrackers
I do not know the reasons for this blacklisting, other than perhaps it has to do with an automated rejection of content based on the 'spammy' content. Indeed, to a robot reading spamtrackers.eu, the content is the same as all the usual spam and phishing operations. The difference, of course, is that the spam wiki is there to present the content and to help the public by analyzing it.
And of course the irony of blacklisting one of the internet's best resources on spam while leaving thousands of spammers to go about their business, does not go unnoticed. After all, according to Spamhaus, China is (a distant) second only to the United States in the total number of spams sent.
Saturday 15 September 2007
By Ryan on Saturday 15 September 2007, 12:51
Saturday 1 September 2007
By Ryan on Saturday 1 September 2007, 09:40
Saturday 12 May 2007
By Spamtracker on Saturday 12 May 2007, 21:43
This is the first of what may become numerous postings regarding the recent threats made against spam-court.com. While this particular blog might not have as wide a readership as spam-court does, I still intend to try backing up a lot of the research that the owner and operator of that site has made over the past several months.
Friday 11 May 2007
By Ryan on Friday 11 May 2007, 07:40 - Spam Genres
This being said, aside from the usual mass e-mail templates, I saw one the other day that caught my attention, because it was actually ... well ... creative in a bulk e-mailer sort of way.
Monday 30 April 2007
By Ryan on Monday 30 April 2007, 19:43 - Technical
There is a new DNS service that has just appeared on the market called
DNSPOD.NET. The concept is actually quite interesting, both on a service level
and on a technical level. Dnspod.net allows anyone to use their name servers
for their domain name, for free.
Unfortunately, their service has come under attack by spammers who use their name servers to service spamvertised domains.
Monday 19 March 2007
By Ryan on Monday 19 March 2007, 05:49 - My Space
We have all begun to notice MySpace.com phishing schemes these days, whether in the news or as spam in our mailboxes. What is noteworthy about the MySpace phishing fraud is the relative ease with which phishers manage to get users/victims' login codes.
This is due to human factors, and not any technological default on the part of MySpace. Indeed, Myspace phishing schemes are successful for the same reason as other forms of fraud: victims honestly believe that they are providing their information to the legitimate website.
This entry explores one type of MySpace phishing in detail, with the hopes of bringing to the topic of phishing to the forefront of spamtrackers.eu. Today's topic: MySpace phishing, how it works, and what can be done about it.