The Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (M3AAWG) started as a group of internet service providers, mobile network operators, telecommunications companies and infrastructure vendors, and anti-spam technology vendors in early 2004 to fight spam and help protect end-users. In the spirit of collaboration, it expanded to include email service providers and vetted parties interested in safeguarding the online ecosystem. The organization initially started as MAAWG, the Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group, but as spam morphed into a widely-recognized vector for spreading malware and other threats, the organization changed its name to the Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group in 2012 to better reflect its scope of work. In the digital world today, spam is just the symptom; malware and botnets are the real pathology, and M3AAWG has become an international forum for sharing information about these and other threats on any messaging platform. The purpose of the group is to bring the industry together to work against bots, malware, spam, viruses, DoS attacks and other online exploitation. It is one of the largest global organizations working against all forms of messaging abuse and represents over a billion mailboxes among its global membership.