Recently we have noticed the increase of third party auto-form websites popping up all over the internet. Since then, the increase of phishing attacks have also gone up. From the old "Check Here To Re-Validate Your Mailbox." to "We have noticed an abnormal pattern to the usage of your email account, and have temporarily suspended it, Click Here, to reactivate it."
These are just a few types of messages that we have received recently to our users that were automatically blocked by our spam filtering software. We have discovered that a majority of these messages have been originating from BigPond, a subsidiary of Telstra Internet Services. When we tried to look up a contact email for BigPond, all we got was an endless circle of help links. So this is why we've decided to make this post public in hopes that they will contact us to get this resolved.
Below are some of the raw messages that we have received and are posting them here. The links have been terminated by the third party sites involved but the emails still flow into our system directed at our users.