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November 13, 2017

Hackers Shut Down ProPublica’s Email For a Day. Here’s How to Stop Attacks Like That.

ProPublica's Julia Angwin augments her earlier "list bomb" article with information on what can be done to prevent these attacks. 

November 09, 2017

How Journalists Fought Back Against Crippling Email Bombs

ProPublica journalist Julia Angwin describes how she and colleages were "list bombed" and talks about the growing problem, including a preventive strategy developed by M3AAWG.

October 09, 2016

CRTC's Manon Bombardier to the 5th Canadian Internet Forum

Manon Bombardier, Chief Compliance & Enforcement Officer, Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

July 16, 2014

United States Senate Special Committee on Aging “Hanging Up on Phone Scams: Progress and Potential Solutions to this Scourge"

A representative of the United States Telecom Association (USTelecom) discusses the global anti-abuse nature of the work being done at the M3AAWG Voice and Telephony SIG in his Senate testimony. 

June 26, 2014

CRTC Chairman Comments on M3AAWG VTA Workshops

Canada's CRTC Chairman Jean-Pierre Blais noted the work his agency is doing together with M3AAWG to address voice and telephony abuse in a June 26 speech to the Economic Club of Canada.

October 10, 2013

The EastWest Institute Awards 2013 Cybersecurity Award to M3AAWG Highlighting Its Key Role in Fighting Spam

Award recognizes M3AAWG outreach efforts, including work with China and India

June 04, 2012

An All-Star Panel on Cybersecurity (Big Think)

M3AAWG Co-Chairman Chris Roosenraad comments on the state of U.S. cybersecurity in an article by Ali Wyne, a researcher at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

June 04, 2012

How to Get Grandma to Secure Her Laptop (MIT Technology Review)

"Botnets today are where spam was in 2004," says M3AAWG Co-Chairman Michael O'Reirdan in this MIT Technology Review article.

December 19, 2011

SOPA Hearing Delayed, Likely Until Early Next Year (PC World)

MAAWG commented: "The filtering technologies outlined in these bills also would significantly impact the currently reliable messaging processes that are depended on worldwide and would require drastic architectural changes to existing network operations."

December 04, 2011

Botnets: Hi-tech crime in the UK (BBC News)

"There's a great desire among large ISPs to tackle botnets," said Michael O'Reirdan, chair of Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group (MAAWG) . . .

November 21, 2010

We're All Sheriffs in the Land of the Walking Dead: The Botnet Fight (Messaging News)

by MAAWG Chairman Michael O'Reirdan

October 28, 2010

Cyberthreats in Wireless, Now Small, Seen as Soon Rivaling Those Against PCs (Washington Internet Daily)

by Louis Trager on presentation by Alex Bobotek, MAAWG Vice Co-Chairman

July 17, 2009

Spam: Not that Innocent Any More (Newsmaker of the Week)

With one in six consumers admitting they click on spam, Michael O’Reirdan, chairman of the Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group (MAAWG) explains why consumers should consider spam as more than just a nuisance and prevent their computers from becoming bots.

July 16, 2009

Spam Works. But Only Because You Click It.

The good news, MAAWG reports, is that 48 percent of respondents said they'd never opened one of those pitches to make a gajillion dollars from home or buy a new spouse from a former Soviet republic.