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SPAMfighter News 2014/12/19

Phishers Using Logo of Norton Antivirus within Fake E-mails, Caution Security Experts

According to security researchers, Internauts should be wary of a phishing electronic mail that carries Norton Antivirus' logo while poses as a message from

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SPAMfighter News 2014/12/19

Major Security Breach Happens on CHARGE Anywhere

Securityweek.com reported on 9th December, 2014 that an electronic payment opening solutions giver CHARGE Anywhere, LLC revealed that a recent attack on its

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SPAMfighter News 2014/12/18

Study - Advertisers Losing $6.3 Billion to Cyber Fraud in 2015

ZDNet.com reported on 9th December, 2014 stating that a new research report has disclosed that promoters will lose around $6.3 billion in 2015 to bots and

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SPAMfighter News 2014/12/18

Destover Attack on PCs by Using Stolen Security Certificates from Sony

Kaspersky Labs has found that the huge breach carried out against Sony Pictures Entertainment has led to a seemingly side effect wherein the 'Destover'

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SPAMfighter News 2014/12/17

Neverquest Trojan in New Updated Version Discovered

Security researchers, during November 2014, detected the notorious Trojan Neverquest in a new upgraded form attacking Web surfers, especially in North

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SPAMfighter News - 2014/12/17

North Korea Not Behind Sony Hack, Asserts NDC

The National Defense Commission's Policy Department in North Korea (NK) has officially

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SPAMfighter News 2014/12/16

Internauts Facing Heat of “Tyranny of the Police” Malware Email

Security firm MX Lab recently started to stop an email campaign of Trojan distribution with the subject line "Tyranny of the police."

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SPAMfighter News 2014/12/16

Fraudulent E-mails with Parliament Logo Doing the Rounds

According to a warning by South Africa situated Cape Town legislature, a scam electronic mail displaying the Parliament's logo is circulating online,

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SPAMfighter News 2014/12/16

Hackers Attack a Renowned Barrister in Auckland, New Zealand

Stuff.co.nz reported on 5th December, 2014 stating that friends and clients of a famous barrister of Auckland (New Zealand) namely Annabel Maxwell-Scott

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SPAMfighter News 2014/12/16

Evidence Matching Help Comprehend Wiper Malware Hackers Employed on SPE

Security researchers seem to be successfully matching evidences related to the wiper malicious program, which made a mighty strike against Sony Pictures

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SPAMfighter News 2014/12/15

Web Hack on Sony Pictures isn’t North Korea’s Play

Security experts in a recent statement acquitted North Korea from being responsible for the online assaults allegedly against SPE that had resulted in the

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SPAMfighter News 2014/12/15

Bebe Stores Faces Major Breach of Data

Jsonline.com reported on 4th December, 2014 quoting a report of Brian Krebs, a Cyber Security Reporter, as "The Bebe women's clothing and fashion store

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SPAMfighter News 2014/12/15

LG Electronics Consumers Become Target of New Phishing Scam, Caution Researchers

Users of LG Electronics may receive certain windfall gain notification from the company in one latest phishing e-mail scam; warn security researchers, thus

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SPAMfighter News 2014/12/15

Cyber-Attackers from Iran Hack into Energy, Airline Companies; Cylance

Cylance of USA has reported about hackers from Iran, who during 2012-14, have been invading the networks of a few number one ranked global infrastructure,

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SPAMfighter News 2014/12/11

New POS Malware Available for $2,000 in Underground Markets


Computerworld.com reported on 2nd December, 2014 stating that a new type of point-of-sale malware dubbed 'LusyPOS' has been discovered and it is being

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SPAMfighter News 2014/12/11

Cyber-Criminals Capitalize on Festival Shopping Spree, Target Internauts


According to Malcovery an Internet security firm, online-crooks are exploiting people shopping on the Net on the eve of festival by launching one

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SPAMfighter News 2014/12/10

Malicious Links and Malware Rising Threat across Australia - Study

Trend Micro, a security firm, recently released a roundup report in third quarter said that there has been a steep hike in malicious links across Australia

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SPAMfighter News 2014/12/10

Kaspersky - India 6th Largest Source of Spam Globally

A new study by Kaspersky Lab reveals that India may no longer be the world's leading sender of unwanted emails but it still has the dubious distinction of

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SPAMfighter News 2014/12/9

Trojan Threatens Owners of Drupal, WordPress and Joomla Sites

Fox-IT, a security vendor located in Netherlands, says that cyber crooks are running a blackhat SEO (search engine operation) operation which is threatening

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SPAMfighter News 2014/12/9

FireEye Discovers New Hacking Gang - ‘FIN4’

Security firm FireEye recently published a report analyzing a hacker group known as FIN4 which has targeted several leading companies since mid-2013.
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SPAMfighter News 2014/12/8

Symantec - “Regin” Extremely Sophisticated Cyber Espionage Tool

Security firm Symantec has revealed the details of an extremely classy cyber espionage tool known as "Regin" and says that it has been used in a

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SPAMfighter News 2014/12/8

DVLA Warns about Scam Emails which are Impersonating it

Telegraph.co.uk reported on 28th November, 2014 stating the claim of the agency as "Fraudsters posing as DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency) are

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SPAMfighter News 2014/12/6

Following SPE Cyber-assault, other US Businesses get FBI Alert


FBI of United States has cautioned the country's business houses against hackers who're utilizing malware for waging destructive cyber-assaults after

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SPAMfighter News 2014/12/6

CryptoLocker holds numerous Internet-users to Ransom within Central Queensland



The notorious PC-virus CryptoLocker has made a comeback and it is wreaking increasing havoc unlike ever-before since some dozens of Internauts

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SPAMfighter News 2014/12/5

Parking Service Facilitator’s Networks Hacked for Payment Card Details


The parking management facilitator SP+, of late, declared that hackers intruded into the networks at 17 service stations out of its total existing

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SPAMfighter News 2014/12/5

Fresh POS Malware seemingly within Beta-testing Stage; Trend Micro


Trend Micro the security company, of late, detected one fresh POS (point-of-sale) malware which it named TSPY_POSLOGR.K, but according to the firm,

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SPAMfighter News 2014/12/4

Spam Propagates Faster from Hacked E-mail, Find Researchers


According to researchers, junk e-mails propagate faster if they're distributed from compromised or what can be hacked electronic mail accounts, so

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SPAMfighter News 2014/12/4

ACCC Warns about Fake Undelivered Parcel Messages


In Australia, ACCC (Australian Competition and Consumer Commission), which works to safeguard the citizens against scams, recently issued an alert

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SPAMfighter News 2014/12/3

US and UK Masterminds of Regin Malware


THE INTERCEPT PUBLISHED a latest report on 24th November, 2014 stating that Symantec, a security firm, recently identified a complex malware known as

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SPAMfighter News 2014/12/3

Cybercriminals Preloading Chinese E-Cigarettes with Malware


According to recent reports, the increase in popularity of e-cigarettes in the United States and Western Europe has led to the potential of malware

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SPAMfighter News 2014/12/2

Enterprises Falling Short of Basic Cyber-Security, Comments Specialist

In a recent statement Neira Jones renowned security expert emphasized that companies were yet falling short of adequately safeguarding themselves against

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SPAMfighter News 2014/12/2

Bromium Assesses Crypto-Ransomware in Detail

Bromium the security company in its most recent research paper titled "Understanding Crypto-ransomware" examines the manner in which attack by

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SPAMfighter News 2014/12/1

CyberArk - Hackers Using Malware to Exploit Privileged Accounts

Csoonline.com reported on 19th November, 2014 quoting a recent report released by CyberArk software, Ltd., an Israel-based vendor of security solutions for

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SPAMfighter News 2014/12/1

16 Persons Arrested in European Crackdown over Use of Spyware Tools

ZDNet.com reported on 24th November, 2014 stating that the European crackdown has resulted in the arrest of sixteen individuals who were involved in the use

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/29

Security Experts Warn that New PayPal Scam Emails Target Innocent Users


Softpedia.com published news on 20th November, 2014 quoting a warning of security experts as "cybercriminals have started a fake campaign to

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/29

Seculert says that Domain Generation Algorithms Developing like Malware


According to security firm Seculert, Domain generation algorithms (DGA) are developing very much like malware and have been described as a desired

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/28

Increased Usage of Encryption Perfect for Concealing Malware - Experts

The growing usage of encryption to answer privacy issues is generating ideal conditions for cyber-crooks to cover malware inside the encrypted transactions

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/28

Fresh Feature of Citadel Trojan Helps Compromise Password Managers

According to researchers from IBM-Trusteer a security company, the notorious Trojan Citadel's creators who, in the past built an enormous botnet with the

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/27

Higher Education Becoming Victims of Spear-Phishing Assaults, finds REN-ISAC

REN-ISAC (Research and Education Networking Information Sharing and Analysis Center) a vital element of the plan for higher education aimed at enhancing

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/27

Email Account of Chairman of Cheltenham RNLI Hacked

Gloucestershireeecho.co.uk reported on 18th November, 2014 stating that Internet users have been warned to look for an elaborate email scam as John Couch,

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/26

IAB Fights Cyber-Crime, Asks Law Enforcement to Join

The Anti-Malware Working Group of IAB is implementing joint action with FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) as well as United States Department-of-Justice

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/26

Attackers Clandestinely Distribute Malware by Using Ad Networks

According to Trend Micro, cyber-criminals in a new assault against corporate users are utilizing FlashPack an attack toolkit as the latter download

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/25

Vanderbilt University Once Again Confronts Phishing Attack

Hackers recently executed one dangerous phishing scam on the e-mail users of Vanderbilt (Nashville, Tennessee, USA), cautioned officials of VUIT (Vanderbilt

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/25

Steam Users Targeted with Malware through the Platform’s Chat Utility

Security researchers have issued an alert to Steam users regarding one malware strain which cyber-crooks are disseminating through the chat system of the

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/25

CDC Server Tainted with Malware from August 2012

The Central Dermatology Center (CDC) of North Carolina lately stated that malware had contaminated a server out of the many at its premise in spite of the

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/24

Sheriff’s Office Forced to Pay Ransom to Online Extortionists

A PC at the Dickson County (Tennessee, USA) Sheriff's Office was recently attacked with the CryptoWall ransomware, leading to numerous files becoming

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/24

ESET - Malicious Email Campaign Exploits Just Concluded G20 Summit

ESET, a security firm, says that a fresh targeted attack has been using the just concluded G20 summit as a lure which was held at Brisbane, Australia

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/24

Beijing Police Arrested Alleged Creators of WireLurker Malware

PCWorld.com reported on 14th November, 2014 stating that Beijing Police have arrested three people suspected to be developing the "WireLurker' malware

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/21

Trend Micro Observe that Keyloggers Being Used More by Cybercriminals

Security firm Trend Micro recently released a research paper that throws light on keyloggers, deceitful but still efficient tools which cybercriminals are

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/21

Iron County Alerts Residents about Fraudulent E-mails

The Utah, USA situated Iron County residents are being cautioned from their Sheriff's Office that a scam e-mail, currently in circulation, is targeting

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/20

Law Enforcement Officials Arrest Man Operating Silk Road 2.0

Agencies of law enforcement have detained Blake Benthall in San Francisco because the man, aged 26-yrs, allegedly owned Silk Road 2.0 a market of illicit

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/20

Human Rights Organizations under Pressure from Cyber-Assaults

Think Tank Citizen Lab, of Canada which operates under the Munk School of Global Affairs of University-of-Toronto recently released a report that states how

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/19

Kaspersky - ‘Darkhotel’ Espionage Attack Targets Executives Using Hotel Internet

Kaspersky, a computer-security firm, recently said that travelling business executives have been victimized by an espionage attack known as Darkhotel which

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/19

Cyber-Criminals Using Codes/Methodologies Typical in APT Assaults, Says Sophos

One new threat scam, which Sophos the security company has named "Rotten Tomato," indicates how ordinary hackers currently use codes and

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/18

Phishing E-mails Continue to be Astonishingly Effective

Google in its new security report shows how phishing electronic mails - bulk messages which impersonate some lawful entity but that really take onto a fake

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/18

Facebook Hit with Phishing Scam Designed for Stealing Account Credentials

According to security researchers, cyber-criminals are running one new phishing e-mail scam that tries to grab the Facebook credentials of a large number of

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/17

Spin.com Contracts Malware Passes Infection to Visitors

Researchers at Symantec the security company, on 27th October 2014, noticed that visitors to Spin.com a widely known website for news, music as well as

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/17

Internet Society and ITU Partner Towards Combating Spam

The Internet Society and ITU (International Telecommunication Union) recently endorsed an agreement towards eradicating junk e-mails together as spam

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/17

AppRiver Spotted Two Separate Phishing Campaigns Impersonating Amazon

Web and email security researchers of AppRiver have intercepted two types of phishing emails targeting innocent customers of the e-commerce giant Amazon and

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/15

Fresh Backoff Point-of-Sale Malware Strain ‘ROM’ Detected, Says Fortinet

Fortinet the security company recently intercepted ROM a malicious program, which is one fresh and increasingly advanced edition of the POS (point-of-sale)

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/15

Booking.Com, a Website for Hotel Booking, Confirms Online Scam

Ibtimes.co.uk reported on 8th November, 2014 stating that the hotel booking website Booking.com has been forced to reveal the theft of thousands of pounds

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/14

Trojan Rovnix Infects More Than 130K UK PCs, Finds BitDefender

BitDefender has cautioned that more than 130K PCs inside United Kingdom are tainted because of Trojan Rovnix, the info-grabbing malware, within one botnet

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/14

Pandalabs Revealed that Q3 Spike Sees 20 Million New Malware Strains

Pandalabs in its third quarterly report for Q3-2014 revealed that cybercriminals have taken the fast lane to steal and rob by creating over 20 million fresh

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/13

Poweliks Trojan Virus Surging Continuously, finds Symantec

Symantec the security company has been observing a rise in infections from the Poweliks Trojan, published scmagazine.com dated November 3, 2014.

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/13

Fresh Phishing Scam Masquerades as ‘Windows Outlook,’ Warn Researchers

Security researchers warn that a phishing e-mail posing as a message from "Windows Outlook" notifies recipients there's a virus known as C93 in

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/13

Apple Devices at Risk of Fresh Malware, says Researchers

Security researchers from Palo Alto Networks have discovered one virus which they liken to a most enormous scale malware never observed earlier as it

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/13

New Spam Tactic Leverages Hijacked .edu Websites for Proliferating Zeus

According to PhishMe the security company, one fresh spam mail run is leveraging hijacked .edu domains as it disseminates the notorious banker Trojan

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/13

Emails About Fake Traffic Infringement Hit Residents of NSW

Computerworld.com.au reported on 4th November, 2014 stating that authorities in New South Wales, Australia are warning people to be careful about a fake

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/11

Pony Malware Being Spread Through Invoice-Themed Email Campaign

Softpedia.com reported on 28th October, 2014 quoting Avast, a security firm, as saying "A fresh email campaign has been spotted which delivers Pony

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/11

G DATA: Fresh RAT ‘COMpfun’ Employs New Persistence Mechanism

Security experts of security firm G DATA have recognized a fresh RAT (Remote Administration Tool) which uses a novel persistence mechanism which has never

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/10

Unsolicited E-mails with Malicious Attachment Disguise as Bitstamp Exchange Facilitator

Spam mails asserting that they're from the renowned exchange facilitator Bitstamp notify Internauts that there has been a modification of information

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/10

Cyber-Criminals Exploit ACCC’s Name in New E-mail Scam

Scammers are exploiting ACCC's name in Australia, an organization which safeguards people against Internet frauds within the country, while trying to so

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/10

Assume Every Drupal 7 Site Was Compromised Unless Patched Instantly

Threatpost.com reported on 30th October, 2014 quoting a warning of the maintainers of the Drupal CMS (content management system) as "any website owners

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/8

Spammers Disseminate Free Pizza Voucher E-mails for Filling up Asprox Botnet


According to Cloudmark the security company, cyber-criminals are distributing spam mails, offering coupons to buy pizza for free, while trying to

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/8

Popsci Website Installing Malicious Software on Visitors’ PCs, Says Websense


Websense the security company has found that Popular Science a top science reference website popularly called Popsci is under hackers' control so

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/8

Breyer Horses Online Site is Malware Tainted


A lot of personal information with data on credit/debit cards too that belonged to consumers who bought items via the Breyer Horses online site namely

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/7

Microsoft Draws Attention to Spike in Crowti Ransomware

Threatpost.com reported on 29th October, 2014 stating that researchers of Microsoft have identified a rise in Crowti which is identical to CryptoLocker

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/7

Experts Recognize New Malware Communicating with Gmail

Bgr.com published news on 29th October, 2014 quoting researchers as saying "a new piece of malware has been discovered which can spy on computer of the

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/6

Spam Mails about Bogus Money Transfer Increasing; Symantec

According to Symantec the security company, its researchers have lately found a rise in spam mails that are requests for wire transfer which executives and

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/6

‘Industrial Control Systems’ Get Hacked with Notorious BlackEnergy Malware

ICS (industrial control system) maneuvers operating human-machine interface (HMI) computer program that some suppliers are providing are getting attacked in

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/6

DHS Warns - Dyre Being Used to Rob Banking Credentials

Threatpost.com reported on 28th October, 2014 stating that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) formally sounded the alarm recently on Dyre saying that

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/6

Cybercriminals Changed Tactics and Started Using ‘Dridex’ to Steal Banking Credentials

According to researchers of Palo Alto Networks, cybercriminals using Dridex banking Trojan to steal sensitive information of Internet users have changed the

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/3

Phishing E-mails Targeting Microsoft Accountholders, Caution Experts

Security researchers have just warned about scam e-mails, which asserting as being sent from Microsoft while notifying Internauts that they will soon have

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/3

Malware for Filching Business and Government Data has Russia’s Support

According to FireEye the security company, malware created for capturing sensitive data that overseas governments and other businesses maintain is being

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/1

Phishing E-mails Target Students of Miami University


Scammers are distributing fake e-mails pretending to be messages from Oxford, Ohio, USA based Miami University as they strike the mailboxes of

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/1

Malicious E-mail Scam Pretending to Provide Air Ticket Identified


According to Cyveillance, a security company, one malware-laced spam mail run, spotted over a month back, alluring Internauts for clicking on bogus

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/31

Damballa in its Q3-2014 Report Reveals Surging of Malware Threat

Damballa, a threat protection specialist, has launched its report of threat protection for Q3-2014 revealing that the malicious software threat is

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/31

Bitcoin Ransomware Virus Paralyzes Italian Councils

Coindesk.com reported on 22nd October, 2014 stating that computer files of Municipal council offices across Italy have been encrypted by a ransomware virus

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/30

Targeted Assault Costing Companies Huge, Says Kaspersky

One fresh survey jointly by B2B International and Kaspersky Lab conducted over 3,900 IT personnel showed that a single successful targeted assault against

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/30

Phishing E-mails Targeting Customers of Alinea Restaurant, Warn Restaurant Owners

Well-known restaurant Alinea Restaurant situated inside Chicago, US has warned its customers for being watchful about scam e-mails posing as communication

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/30

Hackers Pretending to be WHO Distributing Ebola-Themed Spam Mails

According to SpiderLabs a cyber-security band, hackers, pretending to be WHO (World Health Organization) a global health agency, have launched malware-laced

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/29

UK is the Prime Target of Cyber Attacks in EMEA Region - FireEye


Security firm FireEye released a report revealing UK as the most targeted by cyber attacks in Europe and the Middle East or Africa (EMEA) during first

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/29

Phishing e-mails Bombard Customers of BT


According to security researchers, cyber-criminals are targeting UK's BT telecommunication company by sending phishing e-mails to its clients,

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/29

Kaspersky Intercepted a New Malware Mac OSX Ventir


Kaspersky Lab, a Moscow-based security company, says that a new type of malware has been identified which particularly targets Mac OS X machines. The

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/28

Customers of Amazon Cautioned About Malicious Email Campaign


Softpedia.com reported on 18th October, 2014 quoting recent warning of security experts as "customers of Amazon in UK should be on the lookout

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/28

Bill-Themed Phishing Emails Target Customers of Virgin Media


Softpedia.com published a report on 18th October, 2014 quoting a recent explanation of security experts as "Phishing emails purporting to be from

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/28

A Phishing Email Campaign Recently Exploited Dropbox


According to security firm Symantec, file storage service of Dropbox was employed for a tricky phishing campaign although the service (referring to

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/27

Saskatchewan, Canada Police, Prince Albert Cautions Residents about Tax-Related Fake E-Mails

The Canadian cops Prince Albert of Saskatchewan, Canada has issued an alert to residents about fake e-mails being circulated within one fresh scam that

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/27

Internet-based Crimes Increased in Shelby County

Al.com reported on 6th October, 2014 stating that the Sheriff's Office of Shelby County which is located in Alabama, United States is warning against an

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/27

Asprox Botnet Distributing Spam Mails Promising Gift Card at Zero Cost

According to a warning by security researchers, the notorious botnet Asprox is being used for distributing spam mails that pledge recipients can access one

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