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SPAMfighter News 2015/3/27

GCSO Cautions Citizens about Scam E-mail

One fresh e-mail fraud is circulating in the Lakelands so GCSO, the Office of Greenwood County Sheriff, has issued an alert to citizens for remaining

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SPAMfighter News 2015/3/27

Aurora Health Care Cautions about Internet-based Assaults Targeting the Organization

Wisconsin, USA-situated biggest health system in the state Aurora Health Care recently cautioned its employees regarding cyber-assault that had targeted the

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SPAMfighter News 2015/3/26

Jackson State University Warns about Phishing Email Campaign

Wdam.com reported on 13th March, 2015 stating that an innocent looking phishing email recently hit inboxes of employees of Mississippi-based Jackson State

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SPAMfighter News 2015/3/26

IBM - Billions of Records of PII Info Leaked in 2014

2014 has been nicknamed as 'Year of the Data Breach' as it has earned the distinction on the basis of quantity. Quarterly report released recently by

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SPAMfighter News 2015/3/26

Customers of Cox Communications Warned about Phishing Scam

8newsnow.com reported on 17th March, 2015 stating that Cox Communications had recently warned its customers about a possible phishing email scam which is

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SPAMfighter News 2015/3/25

Malwarebytes Reveals Exploitation of Social Media by Attackers to Spread Worm

Security researchers of security firm Malwarebytes reveal that users with high interest in nasty content and trust in shortened links are helping to

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SPAMfighter News 2015/3/25

Jamie Oliver the Celebrity Chef has his Website Hacked again within a Month

Security researchers state that renowned chef Jamie Oliver's online site namely jamieoliver.com was recently again hacked after previously getting attacked

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SPAMfighter News 2015/3/24

More Powerful Ransomware with Increased File-Infection Spotted

Security firm Trend Micro says that hackers are developing a new ransomware known as 'Virlock' which has increased file-infection and resurrection

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SPAMfighter News 2015/3/24

“TeslaCrypt” is a New Ransomware Program Targeting Gamers

ZDNet.com reported on 13th March, 2015 quoting security researchers of security firm Bromium Labs as "A new variant of infamous CryptoLocker which is

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SPAMfighter News 2015/3/23

Phishing E-mails Impersonating HMRC Use M86 Security Labs’ Name

HM Revenue & Customs the taxation agency of UK is the latest target of phishing attacks wherein scammers are exploiting the name of M86 Security Labs

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SPAMfighter News 2015/3/23

Kaspersky Exposes Sophisticated Malware Platform ‘EquationDrug’

Securityweek.com reported on 11th March, 2015 stating that security researchers of a Russian security firm Kaspersky recently exposed the activities of the

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SPAMfighter News 2015/3/21

San Francisco’s Bistro Burger Compromised for over Two Months


Softpedia.com reported on 10th March, 2015 stating that hackers compromised the payment processing systems at an outlet of Bistro Burger located at

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SPAMfighter News 2015/3/21

Phishing E-mails Yet Again Strike PayPal Customers


According to security researchers, customers of PayPal have still again become targets of phishers who're sending them fraudulent e-mails

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SPAMfighter News 2015/3/21

Hackers Nearly Get Away with $491,000 from Small Florida Town’s Bank A/C


Cyber-criminals attacked Orange Park a small town in Florida, USA while trying to flee with almost one-half million USD, published firstcoastnews.com

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SPAMfighter News 2015/3/20

Stuxnet-Abused .LNK Security Flaw Eventually Patched

A security fix for .LNK flaw issued in 2010 couldn't really safeguard Windows computers as the notorious Stuxnet worm exploited the flaw. However, the

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SPAMfighter News 2015/3/20

Mandarin Oriental Publically Confesses Security Breach

The register.co.uk reported on 6th March, 2015 stating that Mandarin Oriental, a world famous up-market hotel chain, has claimed responsibility to a nasty

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SPAMfighter News 2015/3/20

AG of Virginia Warns Locals about Phishing Emails

Wdbj7.com reported on 9th March, 2015 stating that Attorney General Mark Herring is warning Virginians about a phishing email scam which is currently

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SPAMfighter News 2015/3/18

Three Persons Charged for Biggest Security Breach in US History

Infosecurity-magazine.com reported on 9th March, 2015 stating that three men have been prosecuted by the U.S. Department of Justice in connection with one

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SPAMfighter News 2015/3/18

Cryptowall Rebounds through Malware-Tainted .Chm Attachments

BitDefender reports that one fresh spam mail campaign is targeting numerous inboxes by sending malware-tainted attachments labeled as .Chm files for

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SPAMfighter News 2015/3/17

Security Researchers Spot New Ransomware Nicknamed “CryptoFortress”

Pcrisk.com reported on 5th March, 2015 stating that a new ransomware, CryptoFortress, has been discovered by security researchers in the wild.

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SPAMfighter News 2015/3/17

Fresh POS Malicious Program Utilizes Mailslots for Ferrying Filched Data

Security researchers belonging to Morphick the security company situated in Cincinnati recently found one fresh POS (point-of-sale) malicious program known

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SPAMfighter News 2015/3/16

XML Files Containing Tainted Macros Help Spread Malware

Trustwave the security company cautions that cyber-criminals are cashing in on infected marcros concealed within Extensible Markup Language (XML) files as

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SPAMfighter News 2015/3/16

Police in UK Arrested 57 Cyber Crime Suspects

Computerweekly.com reported on 6th March, 2015 stating that UK police with the help of National Crime Agency (NCA) and partnering with industry and

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SPAMfighter News 2015/3/14

Trend Micro Discovers Fresh PoS Malware Strain


Trend Micro the security company has detected one fresh PoS (point-of-sale) malicious program that seemingly has been waging attacks from no later

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SPAMfighter News 2015/3/14

Phishing E-mail Campaign Targets Illinois Tollway


According to a warning to users of Illinois Tollway (Illinois USA) dated 6th March 2015, one phishing scam is doing the rounds that dispatches fake

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SPAMfighter News 2015/3/14

Fresh France Sponsored Assault Operation Identified


One fresh state-sponsored targeted assault has been discovered say security researchers who noted web-links in it leading onto Babar the spyware from

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SPAMfighter News 2015/3/13

Symantec Reports Significant Drop in Financial Malware during 2014

Symantec in its new whitepaper titled "Security Response: State of Financial Trojans 2014" reveals that financial malware infections declined

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SPAMfighter News 2015/3/13

NCA Leads Partnership to Protect UK from Cybercrime

Northyorkshire.police.uk reported on 3rd March, 2015 stating that NCA (National Crime Agency) has developed customized intelligence for companies hosting

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SPAMfighter News 2015/3/12

Employees of Denver Public Schools Hit by Hackers

Kdvr.com reported on 4th March, 2015 stating that Denver Publics Schools (DPS), located in Colorado (US), are strengthening their online security after

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SPAMfighter News 2015/3/12

Cybercriminals Impersonate NSW OSR Officials

Bordermail.com.au reported on 2nd march, 2015 stating that scammers are masked as the NSW (New South Wales) office of State Revenue (OSR) and sending fake

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SPAMfighter News 2015/3/11

Spammers Use DMARC to Spread ‘TorrentLocker’ - Trend Micro

Virusbtn.com reported on 2nd March, 2015 stating that security firm Trend Micro recently blogged about a spam email campaign which was distributing the

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SPAMfighter News 2015/3/11

Healthcare Industry Having Worst Email Security Practices - Agari

Agari, an email security firm, recently surveyed and revealed results of its "State Of Email Trust" that sheds light about the security system of

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SPAMfighter News 2015/3/11

Deadly Ransomware Attacks Law Company in California

A ransomware having the ability to encrypt computer files recently infected Ziprick & Cramer a law firm situated in California (USA). The malware

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SPAMfighter News 2015/3/10

CMU Employees Hit with Sophisticated Hacking Attack

Staff members at CMU (Carnegie Mellon University) of Pittsburgh (USA) were of late hit with one advanced hacking attack, published wpxi.com during end-week

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SPAMfighter News 2015/3/10

Angler Exploit Kit Continuously and Rapidly Evolving, says Cisco

According to Cisco, the security company, the AEK (Angler Exploit Kit) is continuously and rapidly evolving, impeccably incorporating not just 0-day attack

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SPAMfighter News 2015/3/9

IE Exploit Incorporated into Notorious AEK, States FireEye

According to FireEye, attackers responsible for AEK (Angler Exploit Kit) recently incorporated one exploit of tweaked edition that abuses one patched flaw

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SPAMfighter News 2015/3/9

Bogus Electronic Mail Masquerading as LogMein Intercepted

Security researchers warn of fake e-mails posing as messages sent from LogMein the provider of PC access service from remote as they hit users' inboxes,

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SPAMfighter News 2015/3/9

US Announces $3 Million Reward for Gameover Zeus Botnet Suspect

Securityweek.com reported during the last week of February 2015 stating that United States recently announced a reward of $3 million for information to

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SPAMfighter News 2015/3/9

Malware Infections Grew Over Twofold Between 2013 and 2014; PandaLabs

PandaLabs the security company has just released a report which states that 2014 saw two times more malware infections in comparison with 2013, published

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SPAMfighter News 2015/3/6

OECD Ruling Denounces ‘FinFisher’ Spyware


The well-known spying software FinFisher, which tyrants and police worldwide buy, recently got distinctly recognized as the only software that OECD

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SPAMfighter News 2015/3/6

F-Secure, - Delhi Leads in Malware Infections in 2014


Ibtimes.co. reported during the last week of February 2015 stating that Finnish security firm F-Secure in its recent report "The State of

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SPAMfighter News 2015/3/5

Europol Terminates Notorious Ramnit Botnet

The Ramnit network-of-bots, which cyber-thugs popularly leveraged for committing financial fraud is finally in a dismantled state via a combined initiative

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SPAMfighter News 2015/3/5

A Man in New Zealand Losses $200,000 in Fake Email Rip-off

Nzherald.co.nz reported on 26th February, 2015 stating that a West Coast (New Zealand) man who has lost $200,000 in an email scam had been comprehensively

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SPAMfighter News 2015/3/4

Ransomware is Increasingly Prevalent in South Africa

Itonline.co.za reported on 13th February, 2015 quoting Securicom, Special IT security vendor, as saying "Ransomware which is a very nasty type of

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SPAMfighter News 2015/3/4

Brazilian Internauts have Cyber-Crooks Compromise their Internet Connections

According to Proofpoint, cyber-criminals by altering the DNS (domain name system) configurations within Internauts' routers in Brazil have been getting hold

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SPAMfighter News 2015/3/3

Sophisticated Malware Steals Millions from Banks - Kaspersky

Sophisticated malware has attacked hundreds of banks in 30 countries enabling hackers to steal hundreds of millions of dollars. Security firm Kaspersky says

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SPAMfighter News 2015/3/3

Kaspersky Exposes the Framework of a Massive Cyber-Espionage Group

Security researchers of Kaspersky Lab have discovered a group of cyber-espionage which has been functioning for a minimum fifteen years and has also toiled

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SPAMfighter News 2015/3/2

Hackers Take Advantage of TurboTax Clients

Hackers are attempting at exploiting TurboTax clients as they have already been scared with tax fraud apparently going on since the 1st-week of February

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SPAMfighter News 2015/3/2

Experts Warn - Cridex Malware Robbing in Indian Cyberspace

Cyber security experts have alerted online banking users in India about a new 'worm' virus which is infecting and performing destructive

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/28

Online Assaults against Financial Sector Fell during 2014, says Kaspersky


Kaspersky the security vendor has just released a report titled "Financial Cyber Threats in 2014" according to which, cyber assaults

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/28

FBI Online Scam Strikes Flint Resident


Police from Flint (Michigan) has reported that a man who purchased one PC sold at a local pawn shop became subject to an Internet scam involving the

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/28

Bank of Ireland Cautions Accountholders about Phishing E-mails


ESET the cyber-security company has urged end-users to be wary of a scam e-mail that's directing to provide the account credentials of Bank of

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/27

Lenovo, a Computer Brand, Blamed for Shipping Laptops with Adware

Money.cnn.com reported on 19th February, 2015 stating that computer brand Lenovo has been shipping laptops which are pre-installed with malware causing

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/27

Hacked Porn Site RedTube Results in Malware for Visitors

Malwarebytes the security company of late discovered an attack targeting the widely accessed porn website RedTube that receives 300m visitors on a monthly

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/26

IRS Warns Taxpayers about Scam Emails

Nola.com reported on 19th February, 2015 stating that the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) or the taxing agency of US is announcing about a new online scam

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/26

Experts Discovered Cyber Weapon Authored by French Hackers

Cbronline.com reported on 19th February, 2015 stating that security researchers analyzed and discovered that French hackers apparently developed a malware

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/26

Co-Author of Blackshades Pleads Guilty in US Court

Usatoday.com reported on 18th February, 2015 stating that Alex Yucel, the co-author of Blackshades malware which infected more than a half-million computers

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/25

Website of Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver Compromised with Malware

Malwarebytes, a security firm, says that the website of celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is infecting with malware 10 million visitors per month on an average

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/25

Peddlers of Vawtrak Employing Macro-based Attacks - Trend Micro

Net-security.org published a report quoting security firm Trend Micro as saying "Cybercriminals distributing new versions of Vawtrak banking Trojan are

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/24

Hackers Attacking Institutions Inside Israel; Trend Micro

Trend Micro the security software company that unearthed 2 different hacking campaigns says that a hacker gang speaking Arabic language has been attacking

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/24

Customers of Amazon Tricked With Phishing Email Campaign - Experts

Softpedia.com published news on 17th February, 2015 according to which security experts warned that a malicious campaign has targeted the users of global

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/24

Arabic Online Spying Gang Targeting in Middle East Countries; Kaspersky

Kaspersky Lab the security company has found one cyber espionage gang going by the name "Desert Falcons" which targeted many individuals and

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/23

New Phishing Campaign Targeting Customers of FirstBank

Batblue.com published news on 13th February, 2015 according to which security researchers discovered a new phishing email campaign targeting customers of

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/23

Bogus AdwCleaner Disseminated Via Fresh Scareware Scam

According to security researchers, a new scareware campaign is running profusely as it thrusts one bogus edition of AdwCleaner, the widely used freeware

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/21

Source Code of RIG Attack Toolkit Published Online


A person asserting he is one amongst others who created the RIG attack toolkit seems to have revealed one pretty latest edition of the toolkit's

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/21

Phishing E-mails Targeting Users of Apple iCloud, says Sophos


Sophos warns that hackers are attacking end-users of Apple iCloud by sending them fraudulent phishing e-mails that filch financial information.
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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/20

Fife Councilor Cautions about E-mail Scam about Tax-Refund

Dave Dempsey, Conservative Group Head of Fife recently, cautioned about one advanced Internet scam promising victims reimbursement of tax payment, thus

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/20

Chinese Cyber Spies Infected Forbes.com

Softpedia.com reported on 11th February, 2015 stating that security researchers discovered a malicious campaign believed to be targeted in nature and

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/19

Phishing Toolkits are Now More Sophisticated, says Symantec

According to Symantec the security company, its exploration of the phishing toolkit market reveals the way such toolkits bought and sold enable e-mail

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/19

OpenDNS Intercepts Fresh PayPal Phishing Scam

OpenDNS Security Labs discovered one extensive phishing scam aimed at people using PayPal the well-known facilitator of Internet-based payments, a news that

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/19

Damballa Shows Failure of Most Anti-Viruses in Detecting Malware

Damballa the security company in its new "Q4 2014 State of Infections Report" says that anti-virus software can't detect 70% of contaminations

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/18

Suspected Online Hacker from Latvia Extradited to USA for Undergoing Prosecution

Deniss Calovskis, aged 29 and a programmer was lately extradited from Latvia to USA for undergoing trial because he seemingly belonged to one worldwide

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/18

RSA - DNS Poisoning Being Employed Against Brazilian Boletos

Securityweek.com published a recent report of RSA on 10th February, 2015 stating that in recent months, cyber crooks have began depending on DNS (Domain

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/18

Cisco - New Malware-Laced Spam Campaign Hits Corporate Users

HELP NET SECURITY published news on 10th February, 2015 quoting security firm Cisco as "A well designed and extremely genuine-looking spam email

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/17

Security Breach of Anthem Being Exploited with Phishing Attacks


Theverge.com reported on 7th February, 2015 quoting a warning in an official statement by the firm as "During first week of February, fraudsters

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/17

Google - Over 214,000 Individuals Banned for Bad Ads in 2014


Theguardian.com published news on 4th February, 2015 quoting Google's recent announcement as "We have banned more than 214,000 individuals and

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/17

Fileless Ransomware Distributed Through Malvertising Campaigns


Security researchers of security firm Invincea have been watching a malvertising scam in which threat actors exploited Flash Player exploits and

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/16

Locals of UK Cautioned About Fake Lottery Emails

Dorsetecho.uk reported on 2nd February, 2015 stating that people across UK are being cautioned about fake emails which announce that they have won a

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/16

Circor International Delivers Malware through Emails - Dynamoo’s Blog

Softpedia.com published news on 3rd February, 2015 quoting Conrad Longmore, Security Researcher of Dynamoo's Blog, as saying "Malware is being

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/16

AG of West Virginia Cautions Students about Job Scams

Huntingtonnews.net reported on 3rd February, 2015 stating that Patrick Morrisey, Attorney General of West Virginia (US) recently urged West Virginians to be

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/13

Omaha Company Became Victim of International Online Scam

Omaha.com reported on 5th February, 2015 stating that corporate cybercrime internationally hit The Scoular.co. which is one of Omaha's (Nebraska, US) oldest

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/13

Japanese Hacker Jailed for Sending Prank Death Threats

Securityweek.com reported on 4th February, 2015 that a 32 year old Japanese hacker, Yusuke Katayama, was jailed recently for his high-stakes games with the

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/13

India Ranked Second in Sending Pre-VD Spam Emails - Trend Micro

Security vendor Trend Micro recently revealed that India ranks second in the log of countries distributing spam emails and this unfortunate threat will

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/12

Scam Emails about Suspended Facebook Account Currently Rolling

HELP NET SECURITY published news on 3rd February, 2015 stating a recent warning of security experts as 'Fake emails about suspension of Facebook account are

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/12

Customers of O2 Receive Phishing Emails but Company Denies Breach

Itproportal.com reported on 4th February, 2015 stating O2's patrons suspected that their mobile operator might have been undergone a massive security breach

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/10

FireEye - Syrian Rebels Lose Critical Information to Hackers

Securityweek.com published a report on 2nd February, 2015 quoting a recent revelation by security firm FireEye as "Syrian opposition groups lost

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/10

Experts Observe that an EK other than Angler Being Employed by Hackers

Cbronline.comon published a report on 5th February, 2015 quoting many security researchers as "Hackers are using an exploit kit other than Angler to

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/10

Anthem, a Health Insurer, Attacked with Massive Data Breach

Reuters.com published news on 5th February, 2015 quoting the company as "hackers have stolen personal information relating to current and former

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/9

Kaspersky Warns that Undependable Security Certificates Doubled in 2014

Cybersecurity vendor Kaspersky Lab says that signing of malicious software (malware) by untrusted security certificates have doubled in number during the

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/9

E-mail Containing Malware Target Telstra Customers

According to security researchers, a malicious e-mail asserting as message from Telstra the telecom major in Australia lures recipients in such a way that

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/9

Criminals Encrypting Databases of Website and Demanding Ransom

Securityweek.com published a report on 29th January, 2015 quoting a recent statement of Switzerland-based security vendor High-Tech Bridge as

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/6

Internauts in Switzerland Flooded with Malware-Laced Bulk E-mails

According to security researchers, Swiss Internauts have been found under massive attacks by several bulk e-mail campaigns installing the e-banking Trojan

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/6

Cutwail Botnet Showing Altered Spam Tactics; Symantec

The spam botnet Cutwail is now working differently -it's distributing its bulk e-mails in massive numbers within every period of only few minutes thus

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/5

Scammers Target YouTube with Malware Campaign

According to Symantec the security company, a malware-laced scam is circulating worldwide since months now trying to get PC-operators to furtively watch

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/5

Fake Coca-Cola E-mails Announcing Centenary Promo Prizes Hit Internauts

Security experts are warning of scam e-mails posing as messages sent from Coca-Cola the soft drink major that make the happy announcement to recipients

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/4

Fraudulent E-mails Rich with Information Aid Success to Phishing Scams, Finds Study

Researchers from New York situated University at Buffalo recently commissioned a study which revealed that e-mails 'rich with information' and capable of

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/4

Aussie Businessmen get Scammed with Payment Diversion Fraud

According to Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC), cyber-thieves are illegally accessing e-mail accounts of companies posing as vendors

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/3

Trend Micro Discovers CTB-Locker Ransomware in Fresh Version

Security researchers from Trend Micro the security company have detected one fresh version of CTB-Locker ransomware known as Critroni, the company said.
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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/3

Malvertising Assault Strikes Google Adwords and AdSense

Attacks recently against Google Adwords and Google AdSense wherein the attackers manipulated the two networks gave in to one fresh kind of malvertising

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/2

E-mail Scam Picks Up Over $214m within Around One Year, States FBI

A task force from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) tells that one e-mail scam is running while targeting businesses by sending them fake bills and

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