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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/21

Obscene Tweets Posted on Official Twitter Account of High School

 

Clark County School Police are probing a seeming hack on Twitter account of Foothill High School. Many tweets, some of them inappropriate, were sent

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/21

Lucky ‘Formula 1’ not yet Targeted with Ransomware

 

One leading computer specialist intensively involved with 'Formula 1' asserts that the technique requires doing more for safeguarding itself against

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/20

Zero-Day in Windows Abused for Planting FinSpy Spyware

 

Microsoft lately issued one security patch to fix a flaw in Office that according to researchers, was getting exploited for attacking end-users

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/20

New BlueBorne Exploit Compromises Laptops and Mobiles

 

BlueBorne refers to 8 vulnerabilities bunched together which when collectively exploited helps in carrying out effective attacks against MacOS,

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/20

Hackers Could Program Sex Robots to Execute


A cybersecurity scientist has issued a weird warning saying sex robots could grow and kill their owners if hackers can access into their heads. Tech

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/19

Fresh Malware Version Asking for $50 Worth BTC

 

The malicious program, "Your Windows is Banned" first emerged during late 2016. At the time, PC-operators received a pop up message

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/19

FA Enhances its Online Security for World Cup Following Hacking Worries

 

There's concern by Football Association (FA) about exposure of their sensitive information regarding tactical details, squad selection and injury.

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/18

Uber Admits its Software Tool Under FBI’s Investigation

 

Uber recently admitted undergoing an investigation by federal authorities in connection with one software tool the company utilized sometime back

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/18

SEBI to Hire Cyber Security Specialists

 

As malware attacks take place on a regular basis, SEBI (Securities and Exchange Board of India) is thinking of bringing in cyber security

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/18

New Malware Steals Money of Users through Mobile Phones

 

Xafecopy Trojan is a malware software affecting mobile phones with android operating system and it has the capacity to steal money through phones

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/15

Voice Assistants Attacked with Commands Fed into Ultrasonic Frequencies

 

Hacks frequently take place because of our own foolishness, yet fresh vulnerability has been found in which tech companies are to be blamed. The

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/15

Hackers Steal 143m People’s Private Data from Equifax

 

A possibly biggest data hack within USA targeted on Equifax Inc., the company which provides credit scores of consumers, resulted in hackers

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/15

5,400 Customers Affected in Cyber Attack on Health Portal of AXA

 

The personal information of around 5,400 present and former customers of AXA insurance, company of French Life Insurance, in Singapore got stolen in

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/14

Lenovo Faces Financial Penalty over Superfish Adware

 

On September 6, 2017, attorney generals of 32 states coalesced to declare settlement of USD 3.5m with computer manufacturer Lenovo in connection

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/14

‘New Wave’ of Cyber Attacks Target US and European Energy Sectors

 

Symantec, the firm of cyber security, released a research report on Wednesday, according to which a group, called Dragonfly, is targeting European

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/13

Site of Latin America with Bitcoin Tripping Hacked – 28 Million Users

 

Taringa, a Latin American social site, often called 'Latin America's Reddit', has suffered enormous breach of data of users. Login details of almost

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/13

Phishing Scammers Posing as Student Loans Company Target University Students

 

One fresh phishing scam has been found targeting returning pupils and first-year students of different universities in United Kingdom. In that scam,

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/13

Apple and TRAI not in Agreement Over Anti-Spam Application

 

A fight between Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) and Apple is reportedly taking place regarding using iPhone owners' user data, within

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/12

Key Ransomware Attack Strikes Healthcare and Other Industries

 

According to Barracuda Networks, a data security and disaster recovery merchant, a major ransomware attack is now in progress against several

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/12

Abbott Withdraws 465,000 Pacemakers Prone to Potential Hack

 

Pacemaker manufacturer Abbott recently recalled its devices presuming a hack could get executed over them. The recall covered as many as 465,000

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/11

WikiLeaks ‘Hacked’ because OurMine Group Responds with ‘Hack Us’ Challenge

 

OurMine, self-styled White Hat hackers, took control of the WikiLeaks home page this morning, the website run by hermit and believed to be tech

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/11

Phishing Scam Defrauds MacEwan University off $11.8m

 

During a phishing scam valuing $11.8m that targeted MacEwan University, the fraudsters purported to be Clark Builders, a contracting and

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/11

People Cautioned Against Scammers Online Post Hurricane Harvey

 

Hurricane Harvey has been described as a most devastating catastrophe that ever hit USA. The White House reports that the gigantic storm affected

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/8

When Uploading Comments to the FCC, you can Now Include Malware

 

The website of FCC (Federal Communications Commission) has massive traffic -- few times much more than it's handling capacity. But due to one

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/8

Security Flaw in Instagram Lets Hackers Invade

 

The current week has seen Instagram developing vulnerability in its software which has let hackers amass certain database apparently comprising the

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/8

Indian Government Warns against Locky Ransomware’s Dissemination

 

The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team has cautioned on September 2 that people need to be vigilant of a ransomware called Locky spreading

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/7

WikiLeaks Dumps CIA Tool Angelfire

 

WikiLeaks the organization that opposes secrecy posted on August 31 one more set of files that allegedly belonged to the CIA (Central Intelligence

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/7

CeX Hack Endangers a Huge 2m Accounts

 

CeX the retailer which deals with second-hand games, after a lot of insistence, admitted that one Internet hack possibly put a huge number of 2m

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/6

Nearly a Half Million Pacemakers could get Hacked

 

The pacemakers which are vulnerable of getting hacked must be updated by around half million people in US. On Tuesday, FDA has issued recall for

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/6

Longest-Ever Spam Catalogue Unearthed having 711m Passwords, E-mail Ids

 

Cyber-security researchers recently stumbled upon what according to them, is an unprecedented long catalogue of passwords and electronic mail ids

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/6

Hackers Target High-Status Accounts on Instagram

 

Facebook's Instagram, the photo sharing utility, strong with 700m account-holders, informed some of them on August 30 that hackers managed stealing

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/5

Spam Mail Distributed from id of District Council of Kapiti Coast

 

Many people likely found a mistaken e-mail in their inbox sent from the District Council of Kapiti Coast because of one spam mail which got into the

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/5

Google Working Sturdily to Clean its Ecosystem off Malware-Tainted Content

 

With data-security being utterly important these days, Google is adopting extreme measures for mitigating malware-tainted material within its

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/4

Selena Gomez’s Instagram Account Suffers Major Breach

 

On August 28, a major hack disturbed the Instagram account of Selena Gomez, sparking fresh queries if artists were secured on the Internet. Soon

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/4

Real Madrid Twitter Account Announces Lionel Messi Signing after Hack

 

Official Twitter account of Real Madrid believed to be hacked, since one post welcoming Messi in club has appeared on its feed.

 

Just

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/4

Malware Attack on NHS Lanarkshire Disrupts Health Services

 

Following a widespread cyber-attack affecting NHS Lanarkshire, the hospital cautioned patients from visiting the hospital except for essential

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/1

Five Suspected of Hacking Qatar News Agency Arrested Inside Turkey, says Qatar

 

According to reports from Qatar News Agency, Turkey recently detained 5 individuals suspected of being involved in the hack into the national news

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/1

FBI Detains Shanghai Native from China over Malware Distribution

 

The Department of Justice (DoJ), August 21, accused Yu Pingan a Chinese national, aged 36, of allegedly conniving towards attacking the PC-networks

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/1

Chinese National Arrested in Los Angeles for Hacking Charge in US

 

Charges are filed by the FBI against one Chinese malware broker known as Yu Pingan, claiming that he provides malware to hackers, including Sakula

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SPAMfighter News 2017/8/31

NZ Facebook Users Cautioned about New Malware Attack

 

Users of Facebook are getting targeted by one scam which tricks people to think that they have received the video from their friend. Kiwis are

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SPAMfighter News 2017/8/31

LG Electronics Attacked with WannaCry Ransomware, Company Halts Systems’ Working

 

LG Electronics reports that it found the WannaCry malware infecting one of its "help yourself" kiosks installed within South Korea

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SPAMfighter News 2017/8/31

Lindsey Vonn Slams Hacked Nude Photos with Tiger Woods

 

Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn are among numerous celebrities whose private photographs got stolen, and then leaked online in most recent hack.

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SPAMfighter News 2017/8/30

Acronis Using its File Backup Technology ‘True Image’ to Combat Ransomware Through AI

 

Acronis is adopting AI i.e. artificial intelligence for fighting against ransomware assaults.

 

The organization situated in Burlington,

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SPAMfighter News 2017/8/30

Spyware potentially distributed through Android apps from Play because of treacherous SDK

 

Over 500 Android applications, together taken down more than 100m times from Internet giant Google's official mobile marketplace Play Store were

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SPAMfighter News 2017/8/29

Banking Trojan BankBot Laced to Applications from Play Store

 

According to a warning to Android users, they should not download 2 apps found inside Google's authorized mobile marketplace Play Store because

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SPAMfighter News 2017/8/29

IBM X-Force finds Enormous Volume of Spam Assaults Carrying Malicious Attachments

 

Cyber-criminals continue to rely on spam mail outbreaks as they dispatch increasingly nuisance messages on this day unlike

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SPAMfighter News 2017/8/28

The Daily Routine in the Life of a Spammer

 

Unsolicited email, commonly known as spam, has been security and nuisance issue since long. IBM released a research report today which reveals

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SPAMfighter News 2017/8/28

Hacking Smart-Phones by Using Malevolent Chips in Replacement Parts

 

Smart-phone owners currently have another thing to worry of - hackers may hijack their phones through specially treated replacement

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SPAMfighter News 2017/8/28

Hacker Compromises Enigma at Pre-ICO, Churns more than $500K

 

Ironically, following the breach, which hackers carried out on Coindash's website at the time of an ICO, Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder Can

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SPAMfighter News 2017/8/25

Check Point Reveals Multiple Security Flaws in LinkedIn

 

Check Point the security vendor recently identified 4 different security flaws inside LinkedIn Messenger. LinkedIn was reported about the flaws June

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SPAMfighter News 2017/8/25

Alleged Hacker Waives Extradition

 

A Canadian man charged of carrying out distressing cyberattacks on Yahoo waved his right to deportation hearing on Friday and soon will be handed

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SPAMfighter News 2017/8/24

Ransomware Means Far Greater Expense Compared to Merely the Ransom

 

A particular cyber assault in June which derailed the operations of a shipping terminal globally while for a short period destabilized the biggest

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SPAMfighter News 2017/8/24

Faketoken Malware Targets Russian Ride-Sharing Applications

 

A recent updated version of an Android malicious program called Faketoken.q enables the malware to quite easily capture the credit card details of

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SPAMfighter News 2017/8/24

Bank-Fraud Malware not Identified by any AV hosted in Chrome Web Store


The most recent to slip through in last few months is the discovery of a banking malware piece, which was hiding behind the Chrome extension of

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SPAMfighter News 2017/8/23

New Malware Infects PCs through Microsoft’s PowerPoint

 

Security researchers from Trend Micro recently unearthed how online criminals are abusing certain security flaw which lets them bypass AV solutions

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SPAMfighter News 2017/8/23

Hacker Compromises Secure Enclave Processor of Apple

 

The ARM-based co-processor Secure Enclave of Apple utilized for improving iOS security had become somewhat less secure, August 17, 2017, because the

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SPAMfighter News 2017/8/22

Nigerian Hacker Targets Companies Worldwide

 

Check Point a security company recently conducted an investigation which reveals that a single hacker at Lagos, Nigeria has been trying hacking the

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SPAMfighter News 2017/8/22

Locky Ransomware Renames Encrypted Files with Lukitus Extension

 

An extremely efficacious ransomware family is back yet again as it runs one fresh spam campaign crafted for contaminating end-users with the

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SPAMfighter News 2017/8/22

Expert of Malware Blow the Whistle on Russian Hacking

 

A Ukrainian author of malware who built the PAS Web shell- a PHP based imbed used to remotely execute commands on hacked systems - has turned

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SPAMfighter News 2017/8/21

Spammers Set up Fake Domains for Filching Banking Customers’ Details

 

Customers of Santander Bank would have the knowledge about one running spam campaign that is proliferating Trickbot a well-known banker Trojan being

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SPAMfighter News 2017/8/21

Malware Exploit Threats Reach at New Height

 

Cybersecurity experts of NSA have allegedly developed huge online dump of exploits, due to which malware attacks have reached new high. What

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SPAMfighter News 2017/8/18

Marcus Hutchins Asserts he didn’t Develop, Sell Kronos Banking Malware

 

On August 14, the widely known security investigator responsible for halting the highly damaging WannaCry ransomware that made him famous said he

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SPAMfighter News 2017/8/18

Leaked Email Reveals HBO Negotiating with Hackers

 

This week, one email of HBO was released by the hackers stating that the company has expressed the willingness of paying them $250,000 as per

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SPAMfighter News 2017/8/17

SonicSpy, Latest Spyware to Infect Play Store Apps

 

Android marketplaces, including Google Play Store were found with over 1,000 applications that were contaminated with one malicious spyware strain

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SPAMfighter News 2017/8/17

DNA Strands could Become Infectious for Computers Soon

 

Researchers from the University of Washington discovered a method for biologically contaminating computers with malware.

 

Synthesizing

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SPAMfighter News 2017/8/17

Canadian Accused of Yahoo Breach Wants Trail in USA

 

The lawyer on behalf of one Canadian man charged with an enormous hack into Yahoo electronic mails has said that his client won't opt for

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SPAMfighter News 2017/8/16

Russian Hacker Attacks Aristocrat’s Poker Machines

 

A hacker from Russia recently tried extorting $10m or so from Aristocrat Leisure following a successful crack of the spin series for the company's

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SPAMfighter News 2017/8/16

Mamba Ransomware makes a Comeback Targeting Saudi Arabia, Brazil

 

Of the very initial strains of ransomware which instead of files, encrypted computer systems' hard drives, Mamba was one spotted during public

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SPAMfighter News 2017/8/16

Konni Trojan used to Attack North Korean Targets

 

Security researchers, of late, identified several malware assaults believably aimed at North Korea, possibly as an act of vengeance following the

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SPAMfighter News 2017/8/14

Worldwide Spam Rate Peaks since 2015

 

During July 2017, the rate of spam mails around the world touched its peak from March 2015. As per the monthly threat study by Symantec, based on

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SPAMfighter News 2017/8/14

Content of IOL Blocked on Facebook

 

Wrong spam reports stopped the people from posting IOL.co.za news articles onto Facebook. IOL website, which is owned by Independent Newspapers

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SPAMfighter News 2017/8/14

British Hacker who Halted WannaCry Faces Indictment inside Milwaukee

 

The indictment to be issued against Hutchins the cyber-security researcher from Britain on August 8, 2017 stands postponed. Hutchins, who was

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SPAMfighter News 2017/8/11

UK Releases Guidelines for Protection of Interconnected Vehicles from Hacks


The government of United Kingdom recently released one fresh list of guidelines in connection with today's automotive cyber-security pertaining to

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SPAMfighter News 2017/8/11

Red Cross Blood Service’s Website Partner Inadvertently Leak Database Following Data Hack


The Australian Red Cross Blood Service along with the contractor of its website recently got saved from paying fines to the nation's privacy watchdog

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SPAMfighter News 2017/8/10

WannaCry Terminator Detained in Connection with Another Malware

 

Marcus Hutchins, security researcher from Britain who discovered certain "kill switch" concealed in WannaCry the malware that wreaked

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SPAMfighter News 2017/8/10

Players will no longer get imitating spam invites to Steam groups

 

Automated bots invites spamming group to users is rising issue on the Steam for certain time now, with groups getting used as the advertisements for

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SPAMfighter News 2017/8/10

BSNL Arrests Virus Infection from Spreading on Modems

 

A virus attack from the outside against modems of BSNL the telecom service provider under state operation that took place on 25th July prompted the

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SPAMfighter News 2017/8/9

Encrypted Malevolent Content Increasing More and More, Warns Zscaler

 

Security Company Zscaler says malevolent content encrypted with the help of SSL/TLS recently increased over twofold in volume during February-July

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SPAMfighter News 2017/8/9

Cardiff Billboard Hacked, Provocative Pictures, Messages Exhibited

 

Shoppers inside Cardiff saw plentiful the current week when unexpected hackers compromised one e-billboard on top of the busy marketing street

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SPAMfighter News 2017/8/9

Beware of Copyfish, the Chrome Browser Extension Compromised with Malware

 

Hackers have hijacked Copyfish the add-on to Chrome browser of Google. The criminals gained control over Chrome Web Store A/C belonging to A9t9

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SPAMfighter News 2017/8/8

HBO Confirms Cyber Attack had Struck it

 

A cyber assault that hit HBO resulted in proprietary information getting compromised, the company confirmed. Hackers infiltrated the systems of HBO,

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SPAMfighter News 2017/8/8

Banking Trojan Svpeng for Mobile Phones Becomes Keylogger

 

Svpeng is an extremely destructive banking Trojan for regularly getting upgraded to remain effective under changing circumstances while persistently

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SPAMfighter News 2017/8/8

'Most Dangerous’ Banking Trojan Receives Update

 

As per the report of Kaspersky Lab that was released on Monday, the latest version of Android banking malware Svpeng added a new method for stealing

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SPAMfighter News 2017/8/4

U.S. Running after Russian Hackers


From early day's scams on online stock to the growing sophisticated world of botnets, Peter Severa, pseudonymous hacker, spent almost two decades in

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SPAMfighter News 2017/8/4

Cyber Cell Performs Badly, only 75 Out of 570 Cases Solved

 

IIT Kanpur has shared a study with the Parliamentary finance committee, according to which demonetization and the following push for the

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SPAMfighter News 2017/8/4

British Hacker Known as ‘Spiderman’ Punished for Cyberattack

 

As per news reports, a German court has sentenced a British hacker aged 29, who has confessed of committing the cyberattack last Nov. which

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SPAMfighter News 2017/8/3

Ransomware Not Going Away, Cautions Google


Google from one fresh research on ransomware found that individuals and organizations had parted with $25m-and-more during 2015-16 for restoring their

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SPAMfighter News 2017/8/3

Bug in High-End Smartphones could Cause Unstoppable Malware


As per Nitay Artenstein, researcher who has discovered the latest flaw, a patched bug found in chips that are used for providing wifi in Google Nexus,

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SPAMfighter News 2017/8/2

Ransomware Collects $25 Million from Victims in Previous 2 Years

 

The Verge reports that the malware hackers use Ransomware to lock computers of victims and demand ransom amount to unlock them and in the process,

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SPAMfighter News 2017/8/2

Google Stops a Spyware Infection in its Android Application Store

 

Google has just published details about an advanced new spyware which it, of late, stopped from infecting the Android App Store following knowledge

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SPAMfighter News 2017/8/2

FruitFly Malware that Attacks Macs Revealed with Fresh Details

 

In 2017, there has been a revelation about one especially dangerous kind of Mac malicious program running on computers while remaining undetected

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SPAMfighter News 2017/8/1

Now a Website to File Complaints of Cyber-Crime

 

Delhi Police introduced one website on July 26, 2017 for the cyber cell department projected for cautioning citizens regarding different frauds

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SPAMfighter News 2017/8/1

A Strange Bitcoin-Mining Virus is Sweeping all over Russia

 

President Vladimir Putin's advisor has claimed that exactly 25% of computers in Russia are infected with a malware known as cryptocurrency mining.

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SPAMfighter News 2017/7/31

Worldwide Ransomware Assaults Depicting an Increase: Europol

 

Global ransomware assaults increased more than 11% during a period of twelve months ending March 2017, reports Europol. However, encouragingly

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SPAMfighter News 2017/7/31

Snapchat Account of Kylie Jenner was Hacked

 

Dare to bare! Kylie Jenner took on Twitter on July 23rd, Sunday, sharing a warm selfie after her Snapchat account was hacked.

 

It has

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SPAMfighter News 2017/7/31

Phishing Scam Exposed; Four Individuals Detained

 

In the Bokaro Steel City, Cyber-Crime Police have exposed one massive Internet scam. Four individuals who are dropouts from engineering colleges

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SPAMfighter News 2017/7/28

Mac, iPhone Owners Susceptible to Hack Through WiFi, Apple Releases Security Patch

 

According to reports from Fox Business, Apple Inc has introduced one crucial security patch to fix vulnerability in every iOS device for

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SPAMfighter News 2017/7/28

Mac Malware Found Surreptitiously Monitoring Computer Owners

 

A malware strain, which mysteriously enables attackers to surreptitiously gain hold of keyboards, webcams as well as other sensitive parts,

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SPAMfighter News 2017/7/27

YouTube Making Efforts Towards Reducing Spam Comments

 

For online sites the comments page is truly very useful when people want to conduct discussions or get feedback; however, many a times in the

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SPAMfighter News 2017/7/27

Single Cyber-Crime at Each Interval of Ten Minutes During January-June 2017

 

Cyber-crime incidences within India have taken on the rise since a minimum of one such incidence got recorded inside the nation at every interval of

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