December 19, 2016


In the Eye of the Hailstorm

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This blog post was authored by Jakob Dohrmann, David Rodriguez, and Jaeson Schultz. The Cisco Talos and Umbrella research teams are deploying a distributed hailstorm detection system which brings together machine learning, stream processing of DNS requests and the curated Talos email corpus. Talos has discussed snowshoe spam before. Traditional snowshoe spam campaigns are sent […]

January 29, 2015


Cisco Email Security Stays Ahead of Current Threats by Adding Stronger Snowshoe Spam Defense, AMP Enhancements, and More …

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If you read the recently released Cisco Annual Security Report, you will have learned how spammers have adopted a “Snowshoe” strategy, using a large number of IP addresses with a low message volume per IP address, to send spam, preventing some spam systems from sinking the spam. This yielded a 250 percent increase in spam […]