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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/28

WikiLeaks’ Exposed Stratfor Trove Maligned with Malware

A system administrator Josh Wieder who recently visited WikiLeaks discovered malware laced into documents of the publicly exposed Stratfor, stated

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/28

TeslaCrypt Ransomware Wreaking Havoc in Indian Cities

Security experts have detected one fresh variant of TeslaCrypt an infamous ransomware compromising end-user's computer till he pays money demanded as

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/27

Windows XP No Longer Getting Security Support from Microsoft

Infections on Windows XP operating system of Microsoft will be heavily increasing since Microsoft has stopped providing security support for the OS by

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/27

Home Buyers in Monroe County Alerted about Online Scams

The DA (District Attorney) Office of Monroe County has issued an alert to citizens about one Internet scam aiming at people buying homes with the purchase

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/27

Fresh GamaPoS Malicious Program Disseminated through Andromeda Botnet

According to Trend Micro the security company, cyber-crooks are hunting PoS (point-of-sale) computers for contaminating with their fresh GamaPoS malware,

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/24

Wekby APT Rides Along With the Hacking Team Attack

Threatpost.com reported on 9th July, 2015 stating that the Wekby APT (Advanced Persistent Threat) group involved in many targeted attacks against healthcare

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/24

South African ISP Charged with Enormous Fine Following Spam Activity

A South Africa (SA)-based ISP was recently charged with an enormous fine because it sent spam mails into the accounts of one private individual. The entity

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/24

E-mail Scam Targets Florida Lottery Patrons

The Tallahassee (Florida, USA) situated Florida Lottery has cautioned citizens that one fake lottery e-mail campaign has been launched wherein scamsters are

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/23

Evan Hotels Victimized through Security Breach

Timesofsandiego.com reported on 8th July, 2015 stating that popular Evan Hotels, operator of three hotels at San Diego, recently announced that a security

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/23

Data Hack Involving 24 Zoos in America Confirmed

For the 24 zoos across USA, there's been a computer hack affecting visitors with debit or credit cards during the past months, since according to an

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/23

An Estonian National Admits to Committing Cyber-Crimes

A national from Estonia named Vladimir Tsastsin, the key person in an enormous cyber-fraud campaign, which officials of law enforcement shutdown during

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/22

District Court Warns Locals about Scam Emails

Upnorthlive.com reported on 8th July, 2015 stating that the Grand Traverse County District Court (Michigan, US) has informed people about a scam which has

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/22

Cybereason Has Intercepted a New Ransomware Operation

Prnewswire.com reported on 8th July, 2015 stating that Cybereason, a security firm, recently announced the discovery of a massive ransomware operation which

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/22

Clovis News Journal Online Site Becomes Prey to Cryptowall Virus

The cnjonline.com website of Clovis News Journal, one broadsheet newspaper released on daily basis in Curry County's Clovis of New Mexico had to be

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/21

FBI Announces ‘Most Wanted Cyber-Criminals’ Updated List

FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) recently included 5 more suspected cyber-criminals into a 'list of most wanted men' it compiled, including crooks

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/21

Botnet Surge to Follow From Leakage of ZeusVM

Security researchers are cautioning that there could be one fresh surge of botnets created with ZeusVM the banker Trojan since kits with which the malware

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/21

Bitdefender Intercepts Spam Campaigns Spreading Dyre

Security firm Bitdefender has discovered an international spam campaign distributing banking Trojan Dyre. Malware analysts of Bitdefender say that the

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/20

South Africans Targeted With Tax-themed Scam Emails

Fraudalert.co.za reported on 3rd July, 2015 stated that as South Africans gear up to file their taxes, the first round of phishing notifications are already

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/20

Scam E-mails, Fake Phone Calls Supposedly from Dauphin County Court Target Residents

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA situated Dauphin County Court's officers recently issued an alert for local inhabitants about 2 separate scams that criminals

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/20

Fake Sites Delivering Music Files get Numerous Daily Clicks

According to a security firm, fraudulent websites delivering malevolent .exe files pretending to be downloadable music files continue to victimize plentiful

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/17

Unknown Hackers Hack ‘Hacking Team’ Itself

Hacking Team, which sells spyware/surveillance programs across the globe to different government agencies, recently got hacked itself resulting in leakage

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/17

Researchers Intercepted a New Backdoor Called ‘Matsnu’

Blog.checkpoint.com reported on 2nd July, 2015 stating that researcher at security firm Check Point, Stanislav Skuratovich recently discovered a new malware

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/17

Philippines’ DOF Cautions Unwitting Internauts about Fake E-mails

Philippines' Department of Finance is cautioning its citizens for being vigilant of fake e-mails that solicit private, confidential details from unwitting

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/16

TorrentLocker Purveyors Now Concentrating on UK Internauts - Trend Micro

According to Trend Micro the security company, the file-encrypting ransom malware TorrentLocker's owners are shifting their campaign to Europe away from

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/16

Tax-Related Fake Websites Along with E-mails Yet Targeting Taxpayers, Cautions HMRC

According to a warning by the tax agency of UK namely HMRC (Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs), online fraudsters have started attacking people entitled for

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/16

BitStamp Hacked by Phishing Attack - Report

Coindesk.com published news on 1st July, 2015 quoting a recent report as "six employees of bitcoin exchange Bitstamp were targeted by phishing attacks

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/15

Intel Discovers Top Ten Characters which can Compromise Online Security

Ibtimes.com reported on 30th June, 2015 stating that security firm Intel Security released a new study showing top ten comic characters that when searched

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/15

Cyberimpact - CASL Making Negative Impact on Businesses

Blog.exclaimer.com reported during fourth week of June 2015 stating that Cyberimpact, an email marketing firm, in its recent survey has found that the

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/15

CRTC Fines Porter Airlines for Violating the Anti-Spam Law

Globalnews.ca reported on 29th June, 2015 stating that Porter Airlines, a regional and well-known carrier with headquarter at Toronto City, Ontario, Canada

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/10

MERS Outbreak Being Leveraged by Cybercriminals - Trend Micro

Softpedia.com reported on 29th June, 2015 stating that cybercriminals are readily exploiting the news of the outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/10

ESET Reports Iran Hit with State-Sponsored Online Spying Scheme During 2013

Bratislava, Slovakia-based ESET has just published a study about seemingly state-backed online spying software that was employed during 2013 for attacking

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/9

Spyware Spying Case Filed by Saanich Mayor Finally Closed

Saanichnews.com reported on 23rd June, 2015 stating that British Columbia Police Complaint Commissioner is closing the books on the complaints of Saanich

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/9

Clients Alerted about Malware Infections on Tactical Assault Gear Site

LC Industries, Inc., situated in North Carolina that runs Tactical Assault Gear's online site has been informing its large customer base regarding one

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/9

Businesses Find Tackling Bank Info-Stealing Malware a Hard Task -SecurityScorecard

SecurityScorecard a security outlet that concentrates on finding the danger of malware intrusion for companies lately published a research according to

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/8

Internet Search to Get Pirated Content Results in Installation of Adware -Zscaler

Zscaler the security company, which has been monitoring one campaign going on since long, has found that it so tricks users that they would install adware

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/8

Cybercriminals Exploit Unfortunate Death of Brazilian Musician - Symantec

Symantec.com published a report on 26th June, 2015 quoting a recent claim by Symantec as "The sudden and unfortunate death of 29 year old Brazilian

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/7

Phishing Grows as Compared to Social Media Lures - Proofpoint

Security firm Proofpoint says that cyber-criminals have adapted their phishing campaigns rapidly over the last year leaving social media lures in favor of a

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/7

Asda Cautions Buyers about Scam E-mails

Asda, a chain of supermarkets in Britain under the ownership of an American, headquartered at Asda House, Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom recently

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/6

Operators of Winnti APT Group Moving Ahead of Gaming Sector - Kaspersky

Security experts of security firm Kaspersky say that they have recently acquired proofs which prove that Winnti APT (Advanced Persistent Threat) is heading

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/6

Hackers Tricked a London Based Woman of Life Savings

BBC.com published news on 24th June, 2015 stating that a 59 year old woman namely Vivian Gabb, based at London, explained how she was cheated of her life

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/6

‘Click Fraud’ Activity Could Enable Insertion of Ransomware

Damballa the security company in its most recent Q2-2015 State of Infections Report states that hackers of a computer primarily using it for a comparatively

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/3

Spam, Notifying Legal Changes, Thrust Malware; Dynamoo’s Blog

According to Dynamoo's Blog, cyber crooks are spreading one fresh malicious program through e-mail, which contains a file attachment asserting it is one

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/3

Adf.ly Malvertizing Campaign Using HanJuan Exploit Kit, Observes Malwarebytes

According to Malwarebytes the security company, one fresh malvertizing assault, which targets Adf.ly the URL condensing and advertising service, is using

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/2

SingPass Users Warned by IDA about Phishing Email

Todayonline.com published news on 25th June, 2015 quoting a recent warning of Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) as "Users of SingPass

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/2

Patrons of Hotel.com Become Victims of Phishing Scam

Threatpost.com published news on 24th June, 2015 stating that an undisclosed number of travelers using Hotels.com, a website for booking hotel rooms both

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/1

US Courts Jailed Malware Creator for Almost 5 Years

Securityweek.com reported on 23rd June, 2015 stating that a 25 year old Swedish man, namely Alex Yucel, who developed the malware tool which tainted half a

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/1

Dyre Trojan Becoming More Sophisticated - Symantec

Symantec, a security firm, recently released a report revealing that cybercriminals running Dyre banking Trojan have built an impressive infrastructure

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/30

Victims Robbed $18 Million since 2014 by Cryptowall - FBI

The register.co.uk reported on 24th June, 2015 stating that according to new data released by Internet Crime Complaints Commission of FBI, authors of

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/30

Adobe Releases Out–Of-Band Patch for a Fault in Flash Player

Securityweek.com reported on 23rd June, 2015 stating that Adobe systems recently released an emergency fix to address security flaws in its Flash Player

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/30

Scam E-mails Asking Recipients to Make Court Appearance Circulating

According to a warning on the website of Washington Courts System, a dangerous scam e-mail is currently targeting Internauts telling that they require

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/30

Poland’s LOT Airlines Targeted by Massive Cyber Attacks

Techworld.com.au reported on 22nd June, 2015 stating that the Polish state-run LOT Airlines was compelled to cancel at least 20 departures scheduled from

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/29

Irish Enterprises Experience Upsurge in Online Scams; ISME


According to the ISME (Irish Small and Medium Enterprises) Association, Ireland is witnessing an ongoing increase in scams on the Internet aimed at

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/29

E-mail Scammers Masquerading as British Military Doctor Attack People


A scam e-mail reportedly reached a resident of Cheshire, North West England-based Halton supposedly from an army doctor of Britain dedicated to

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/26

Recently Fixed Flash Player Flaw Targeted by Magnitude EK

Security firm Trend Micro recently revealed that cybercriminals have added an exploit for a recently-fixed Adobe Flash Player flaw to the infamous Magnitude

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/26

JESCO Computer Network Infected with Virus

According to Japan's Environment Ministry, JESCO (Japan Environmental Storage & Safety Corp.) that runs under the Japanese government has had its

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/25

Russian Authorities Cracked large Cyber Gang Last Month

Nakedsecurity.sophos.com reported during first week of June 2015 stating that the Interior Ministry of the Russian Federation and the country's Federal

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/25

Government of US Runs Afoul of Computer Security

Washingtonpost.com reported on 18th June, 2015 stating that government of US might have run afoul of computer security once more in response to massive

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/24

Scam E-mails Pretending to be from Royal Mail Circulating, says NFIB

NFIB (National Fraud Intelligence Bureau) has advised the general public for being vigilant about scam e-mails asserting they are messages from Royal Mail

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/24

Hackers Steal $1.5m from US Publishing House via E-mail Scam

Cyber attackers reportedly from China hacked into Bonnier Publications one prominent publishing house in USA to defraud it off $1.5m during May 2015,

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/24

Employees of House of Commons Targeted by Phishing Scam

Macleans.ca reported on 12th June, 2015 stating that hackers are targeting employees of the House of Commons, the Lower House of Canadian Parliament, to

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/23

Enormous Malvertising Campaign Strikes Users in Europe and the US

Securityweek.com reported on 11th June, 2015 stating that researchers of security firm Websense have identified an enormous malvertising campaign hitting

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/23

Duqu 2.0 Attacks with Stolen Digital Certificate of Foxconn

Wired.com reported on 15th June, 2015 stating that the nation-state malware Duqu 2.0 used a digital certificate which was stolen from Foxconn, one of the

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/23

Cyber-Espionage Operation Attacking Governments in Southeast Asia Uncovered

Researchers from Palo Alto Networks recently spotted one cyber-espionage campaign which was attacking military and government agencies within Southeast

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/22

MERS-Themed Malware Laced E-mails and Texts Circulating in Korea - Symantec

Internet scammers are attempting at cashing in on Koreans who're gripped with fear about MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) via distributing fake

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/22

DDoS Attacks Progressively Mimicking APT-Fashioned Assaults - Imperva

According to the Global DDoS Trends Report by Imperva, there's a new development of DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) assaults very much resembling APTs

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/22

‘Ask Toolbar’ Carries Malicious Software, Says Microsoft

Microsoft recently branded "Ask Toolbar" as undesirable computer program, indeed during certain instances as malware. That implies Microsoft will

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/19

Symantec - Poweliks Trojan is now linked to Ransomware Infections

Symantec, a security firm, recently published a white paper saying that Poweliks, which is a malware known to be hidden inside the registry of infected

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/19

Phishing Scams Exploiting Name and Fame of Coca-Cola are Rising

Health24.com reported on 11th June, 2015 quoting a warning of Peninsula Beverage Company (PenBev - local bottler and distributor of The Coca-Cola Company's

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/18

Vawtrak Trojan Now Increasingly Obscure by Employing Tor2Web, Finds Fortinet

Creators of Vawtrak the banking Trojan, whose other names are Snifula and Neverquest, are using the Tor2Web to make their servers obscure and so more

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/18

Indian Facebook Accountholders get Attacked with Porn Inserting Malware

A malware attack has hit users of Facebook inside India that injects porn content into their timelines followed with contaminating friends communicating on

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/18

Increase in Botnet Traffic Observed within United Kingdom; Level 3 Communications

Level 3 Communications a network providing firm recently published fresh research on networks of bot-infected computers along with the dangers these botnets

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/17

Palo Alto Discloses Details of New Keylogger ‘KeyBase’

Well-known security company Palo Alto Networks just disclosed one fresh group of keylogger malicious program under watch by the company since a few months.

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/17

Malicious Assaults Targeting Adobe Flash Increased during Q1-2015, Reports McAfee

McAfee Labs has said that malware-laden Adobe Flash assaults have been rising during January-March 2015 at the rate of 317%.

Apparently,

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/17

IBM - New Variant of Tinba Trojan Targets European Users

Securityintelligence.com reported on 9th June, 2015 stating that researchers of IBM Security Trusteer have recently discovered an infection campaign using a

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/16

Trend Micro Discovers New MalumPoS POS Malware

Softpedia.com published news on 8th June, 2015 quoting security firm Trend Micro as saying "Cybercriminals created a new malware for point-of-sale

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/16

Ransomware Attackers Presently Negotiating for Making Deal with Victims

According to a security investigator working with Check Point the security company, ransomware attackers are presently allowing victims to interact with

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/16

AeroGrow Reveals Data Hack

AeroGrow International Inc., a Colorado situated company that makes indoor gardens free of soil has said that some individuals while buying things on

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/15

Golroted Trojan Repeatedly Attacking SMBs, Finds Quick Heal


According to Quick Heal Technologies, the infamous data stealing Trojan malware 'Golroted' has been found attacking SMBs (small-and-medium sized

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/15

Author of Ransomware Tox Quits


Threatpost.com reported on 4th June, 2015 stating that after the author of crypto-ransomware Locker recently apologized publicly and released

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/12

User Infection Emerges Chiefly from Malvertising, Finds Malwarebytes

According to Malwarebytes the security company, malware-carrying ads or malvertising is a chief infection medium that is being utilized to affect end-users

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/12

More than 20m Malware Strains Spotted During Q1-2015; PandaLabs

According to one new study by PandaLabs the security company, over 20m strains of malware have been identified during January-March 2015.

Most of

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/11

Rise of Dyre Banking Malware in Q1-2015 - Trend Micro

Trend Micro in its recently released study says that the nasty Dyre banking Trojan is increasing again after related infections surged during Q1-2015.
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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/11

Lethal PC-Virus Strikes Swedish Internet-Users

In a recent report by SVT the broadcaster from Sweden, a request has been made to MSB (Myndigheten för samhällsskydd och beredskap) the Civil Contingencies

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/10

US Failed to Attack Weapons of North Korea with a Stuxnet-type Virus

Reuters.com reported on 29th May, 2015 stating that United States tried to install a version of Stuxnet computer virus to attack nuclear weapons program of

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/10

Phishing Scam Targets Facebook with ‘Attempts to Export Opengraph File’ Message

According to a fresh supposed to be a security warning purporting to be from Facebook, you have tried many times to export your open graph file using an

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/10

Locker Ransomware Author Regrets Action, Releases Decryption Keys

In what has never happened before, Locker ransomware's creator also called "Poka BrightMinds" has published the data containing the decryption

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/9

Well-Known Hola Website Being Used as Center of Botnet for Hire

Hola is one of the most renowned online services for seeing banned videos and television shows from other nations and it has turned its patrons into a

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/9

Sally Beauty Announces Fresh Updates about Security Breach

Securityweek.com reported on 29th May, 2015 stating that professional retailer of beauty supplies Sally Beauty (Texas, US) has provided an update about its

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/9

Campaign of Cyber-Espionage Nicknamed ‘Grabit’ Targets SMBs - Kaspersky

Security firm Kaspersky has discovered a new business-oriented campaign of cyber-spying known as 'Grabit' which could steal around 10,000 files from small

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/8

Outdated Flash Player Editions Attacked in Latest Cyber-Crime

According to FireEye the security company, cyber-crooks by using attack tools aimed at Adobe Flash Player's obsolete editions have created one exploit to

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/8

KnowBe4 Intercepts Locker Ransomware

According to KnowBe4 a security company, IT managers should be wary of one fresh ransomware program known as Locker which remains silent on contaminated PCs

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/8

Irish Taxpayers may become Victims of Tax-Related Scam E-mails, Warns Revenue Commissioners

Ireland's authorized tax-collecting agency Revenue Commissioners is warning citizens about fake e-mails posing as messages from it while presently

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/5

Cyber-Crooks Continue to Misguide Users with Forbidden Chrome Extensions

In spite of Google declaring about its prohibition of those extensions of Chrome which aren't listed in its Web-store, online miscreants keep on luring

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/5

Carbanak Trojan Targets Russian Security Service - Trend Micro

The register.co.uk published news on 25th May, 2015 quoting Maxim Goncharov, Security Researcher of Trend Micro, as saying "Carbanak is one of the

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/4

Surge in POS Malware Leading to Enormous Security Breaches - ABI

Infosecurity-magazine.com reported on 22nd May, 2015 stating that market research firm ABI Research reveals that there has been a huge increase in

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/4

Brenham Police Warns Locals about Threatening Scam Emails

Kagstv.com reported on 25th May, 2015 stating that Brenham Police (Texas, United States) are warning the public about an email scam which threatens jail

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/3

Spam and Malware Distributed Through Bogus ‘Bitly’ Web-Links

Malwarebytes the security company has warned that cyber-criminals are employing more and more of the copycat Bitly web-links for spreading spam and malware.

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/3

FireEye Intercepts Fresh POS Malware ‘NitlovePoS’

Investigators from FireEye the security company recently spotted one fresh POS (point-of-sale) malicious program named 'NitlovePoS' that's presently hitting

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/2

Malvertising Assaults Result in Attack Toolkit Magnitude and Ransomware, says Zscaler

According to Zscaler the security company, cyber-crooks are inserting harmful diversion code inside online ads so they can channel user traffic onto

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/2

Innumerable Users of Adult FriendFinder Become Victims of Hack

Hackers, of late, accessed the casual dating website Adult Friend Finder and compromised almost 4m accounts of users who browsed the site for experiencing

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