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At the Certified Senders Alliance summit in Cologne Germany, CAUCE president John Levine talks about international email and its security. John explained that, EAI is being used by literate computer users who cannot read English characters. He gave India as an example? in the state of Rajasthan, the Indian government... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2019 at CAUCE
Spam infrastructures have evolved to become formidable means of delivery of a diverse and growing set of cyber attacks, from financial fraud and business compromise to political influence and malware campaigns. Central to these attacks is an ever increasing dependency on and exploitation of domain names and the domain name... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2019 at CAUCE
ASN Tool Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2018 at CAUCE
CAUCE has recruited two industry veterans to round out our board and continue being the consumer voice to Law Enforcement and Regulatory communities around the world. Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2017 at CAUCE
Wellington Building - 325 Scheduled Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 11:02 AM - 12:58 PM 1 Hour 56 Minutes Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2017 at CAUCE
Verbal comments by Neil Schwartzman, Executive Director and Matthew Vernhout, Director-at-large of the Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial Email to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology, Ottawa, October 24, 2017 Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2017 at CAUCE
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. Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2017 at CAUCE
In March, I posted a call to action to those of us in the community who have the inclination to fight against a movement to redact information critical to anti-abuse research. Today i felt compelled to react to some of the discussions on the ICANN discussion list dedicated to the issue of WHOIS reform. Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2017 at CAUCE
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. Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2017 at CAUCE
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. Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2017 at CAUCE
SendGrid Account Breach Was Used to Attack Coinbase, a Bitcoin Exchange Ongoing attacks against ESPs prove they are still high value targets for scammers. New York Times Bits blog Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2017 at CAUCE
By accessing you do not have permission to send messages containing offers, promotions, or marketing of any kind to any email address posted on this site. Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2017 at CAUCE
There is no silver bullet, and there is no panacea. Confirmed Opt-In is not the only way to do email marketing with permission. Permission can take many forms. Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2017 at CAUCE
A PDF Chart of all legal actions taken by enforcement agencies since CASL came into effect. Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2017 at CAUCE
The passing of J.D. Falk, five years hence J.D., if nothing else, was all about the best practices, and standards. Today marks five years since he ambled off this mortal coil, leaving a hole in the hearts of friends and family, some published documents that bear his name, others his... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2016 at CAUCE
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 hacking many Facebook users. Laura at Word to the Wise... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2016 at CAUCE
Today the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced that Rogers Media, one of the largest mobile phone and cable companies in Canada, had agreed to pay $200,000 to resolve long running violations of Canada's Anti-Spam Law. For over a year, July 2014 to July 2015, Rogers sent e-mail with... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2015 at CAUCE
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 "more than 27 million spam messages." What might amaze the General Reader is that this is the SAME... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2015 at CAUCE
CAUCE is proud to announce the publication of the new Operation Safety-Net. This document is intended for business and government leaders (but interesting to anyone), and contains 60 pages of clear and readable advice. It addresses best practices for online, mobile, and telephony threats. CAUCE executive director Neil Schwartzman led... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2015 at CAUCE
Six Defendants Charged In Manhattan Federal Court In Multimillion-Dollar Text Messaging Consumer Fraud Scheme The six defendants charged today are alleged to have profited from the unlawful billing of consumers for unsolicited services. Hundreds of thousands of customers collectively lost tens of millions of dollars in this far-reaching scheme ...... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2015 at CAUCE
Court fines "Rachel from card services" $1.7 million For years "Rachel" has been robocalling to tout fake credit relief scams, making her one of the least popular people in America. The FTC has been working on this case for years, and now has an injunction and a fine to stop... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2015 at CAUCE
FTC acts against fake weight loss affiliate spammer The Federal Trade Commission has obtained a court order temporarily halting a Glendale, California, operation that allegedly used millions of illegal spam emails, along with false weight-loss claims and fake, unauthorized endorsements from celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, to market its unproven diet... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2015 at CAUCE
Quebec woman accused of using botnets and malware to harass 27 year old Valérie Gignac is facing criminal charges for allegedly taking over people’s computers remotely, spying on them through their web cameras and also harassing them through their computer speakers. Article at TechWorm Cloudmark’s 2015 Q1 Global Threat Report... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2015 at CAUCE
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, pornographic advertisers could send email with misleading headers to 12 year old children just because there is a... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2015 at CAUCE
The Competition Bureau has taken action against what it considers to be deceptive marketing practices by two of Canada’s largest rental car companies, Aviscar and Budgetcar, and their parent company, Avis Budget Group Inc. ... Today’s action also marks the Bureau’s first proceedings under the new provisions of the Competition... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2015 at CAUCE