Hey all. Belated Merry Xmas. (Heh. Someone revived my year-old greeting. Thanks!)
I haven't done a year end synopsis in a while. It would take me a bit to do now because I haven't logged the same way I used to.
Also: there haven't been as many spam-related security happenings as much as there have been larger security-related ones, i.e.: Sony hack, Playstation / Xbox DDOS, "the fappening" (celebrity image leaks), bitcoin ripoffs and other large-scale, high visibility hacks like the Target credit card breach. I could still itemize those, but I think you could read a synopsis of those at most major news outlets - a vastly different occurrence than in years previous, which is why I created those year-end logs in the first place (major news media was not focusing on any of what we cover before.)
Some examples:http://simplicity.laserfiche.com/conten ... ories-2014http://cw33.com/2014/12/29/hacked-2014- ... he-hacker/
My suggestion for a story that was mostly covered only
by the security press - and in this case it was a particularly obscure story too - was this one about the CryptoRush bitcoin scammer:https://bitcomsec.true.io/bitcomsec/tra ... rush-hack/
Worth a read if you hadn't seen it previously.
But my point is: not much really appears to have happened when it comes to spam-related criminal activity specifically. I'm happy to be incorrect if something has, but I just haven't seen any major activity against any spam-related crime in several years now.