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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/27

WikiLeaks Blocked in Turkey over Leakage of E-Mails of Turkish Government


Turkey is no longer broadcasting WikiLeaks' website. This has happened after the country's capital Ankara is striving hard to adjust with the

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/27

Police in Portland Stop Current Phone Scam


Portland police said on Thursday that they have stopped the current phone scam, while rescuing a woman who believes that she has been paying iTunes

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/27

ISPs Encounter DDoS Attack Causing People Problem in Surfing


Hackers have been attacking ISPs (Internet Service Providers) across Mumbai in a way never done before that lowered the pace of Web-surfing within the

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/26

Trojan Lurk was Hosted and Downloadable from Ammyy Admin Website


Security researchers from Kaspersky Lab found that attackers were using the Ammyy Admin website for executing drive-by download assaults with the

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/26

‘Introspection Engine’ a Protective Device for iPhones


According to Wired's reports, Andrew Bunnie Huang a hardware hacker together with Snowden delivered a lecture for an audience gathered in MIT Media

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/25

WhatsApp in Brazil First Banned then Reinstated


The Rio Court in Brazil passed a ruling on July 19, 2016 that WhatsApp should be blocked as the service no longer shared information over the mobile

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/25

U.S Government Websites Encounter DDoS Attack



A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack hit the U.S government by impairing its main 'Library-of-Congress' portal on July 17, 2016. Some

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/25

Attackers Split Words Coded in Macros to Evade Gmail Security Features


A few security solutions that Gmail maintains are designed to intercept malicious macros, but these security features can be evaded with the help of a

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/22

Infamous Banking Trojan Carbanak Tied to Russia-Based Cyber-Security Company Captures Financial Transaction Making


Researchers investigating Carbanak the financial Trojan's origin have found it apparently having links with certain cyber-security company in Russia.

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/22

Apple Having Own Stagefright Vulnerability


A patch was released by Apple for vulnerabilities that are affecting the iOS, iTunes, Safari, tvOS, OS X El Captain and watchOS products line. A

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/22

‘Code Hooking’ Leads to Security Problems in Software Products


A technique called 'code hooking' which Microsoft as well as 3rd-party security firms implement, however, improperly, caused innumerable end-users

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/21

New Android Malware Blocks Calls to Customer Care of Banks to Stop Reporting Fraud


Technology Company of America, Symantec, found the malware app Android.Fakebank.B in Oct. 2013. This app replaces the banking apps on the device of a

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/21

Hackers Allegedly from China Deface Online Portals of Philippines Government


Two websites of Philippines government recently became targets of online hackers suspected to be from China. The hack occurred only days after a

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/20

UK Railways Encounter Cyber Attacks


During twelve months that have gone by, cyber attacks have struck the United Kingdom network of rails no less than four times. Although disruption did

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/20

Network of a European Energy Company Found Containing Sophisticated Malware


Security researchers have discovered a recent malware campaign that is targeting the energy companies of Europe. "Sophistication" and

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/20

IP3C Launched from Europe to Stop Online Intellectual Property Abuse


Europol the law enforcement organization of European Union together with EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office) has started IP3C

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/19

Money Launderers and Associated Cash-Mules from Russia Sent Behind Bars


A group of five Russia-based cash-mules have got prison for laundering nearly 1m pounds to aid illicit revenue to other cyber-criminals. The five

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/19

Fresh Ransomware ‘Stampado’ Priced Just $39, Spreads Fear


One completely new ransomware called Stampado that comes for rather cheap is being traded on underground forums. As per cyber-security firm Heimdal

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/18

Microsoft Patches Dual Critical Security Flaws Related to Printers


Vectra the security company and discoverer of CVE-2016-3238 vulnerability that was patched with Microsoft's MS16-087 security update says the problem

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/18

Infections with Nymaim Trojan Found Surged


Nymaim, also known as malware loader, is classic dropper of malware. Only purpose of Nymaim is to infect system by using some kind of technique, and

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/18

Anonymous Dumps Databases of SA’s Arms Procurement Agency in a Massive Hack


In an unfortunate incident hackers recently infiltrated the network of Armaments Corporation of South Africa or Armscor the arms procurement

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/15

Hackers are Distributing Malware through Pokemon GO


Pokemon Go taken the world of games by storm, however those who want to join fun of free Nintendo application have to be careful. There are reports

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/15

CryptoDrop Aborts Ransomware Infection Prior to 100% File Encryption


University of Florida researchers during a test have developed CryptoDrop a method for stopping ransomware by detecting the malware before it fully

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/14

There is link between Angler, Necurs Botnet and Lurk Arrests


Team of Cisco Talos says that, the connections go much deeper in heart of crimeware underground than the formerly considered.

It has been

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/14

New Smart-Phone Hacking Technique Uses Concealed Sound Inside YouTube Videos


Several voice commands actually inaudible have been uncovered clandestinely concealed within harmless YouTube videos which are capable of making

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/14

Card Breach due to Malware at Omni Hotels’ PoS Systems


Omni Hotels & Resorts asserts it has found malware on its point-of-sale systems thus potentially infecting guests swiping their cards in the

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/13

Zimbabwe Blocked WhatsApp and Facebook to Stop Coordinated Protests


Robert Mugabe, President of Zimbabwe, has blocked social media sites and popular instant messenger application WhatsApp in trying to suppress

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/13

D-Link Security Flaw Impacts 120-and-More Products, 400K Devices


Vulnerability in webcam's code uncovered in June 2016 was exploited on products of a manufacturer, impacting over 120 items along with 400,000

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/12

Second Man Pleads Guilty in Hacking Scandal of Celebrities Known as “The Fappening”


A hacker, who organized a phishing scheme which enabled his illegal entrance to over 300 email accounts that includes dozens of celebrities of

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/12

New Edition of Kovter Malicious Program Pretends to be Firefox Update


The Kovter group of malicious programs now has one fresh variant. This variant pretends to be Firefox update while utilizes one genuine certificate.

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/12

‘Patchwork’ APT Detected at Last


One fresh APT (advanced persistent threat) called "Patchwork" is a sudden eruption on the malware landscape. The threat, says Cymmetria, has

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/11

OSX.Pirrit the Adware Created for Attacking Macs


Researchers have found one sample of Pirrit a kind of adware designed to target Mac OS X which likely is from Israel-based TargetingEdge an online

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/11

New Adwind RAT Campaign Having Zero AV Detection Attacks Businesses in Denmark


This weekend, security researchers revealed re-appearance of the Adwind Remote Access Trojan (RAT) in spam emails having the spyware, as a part of a

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/11

Mac Malware ‘Keydnap’ opens Backdoor, Captures Keychain Passwords


Following a dormant existence, malware for Mac has returned, with 3 freshly found variants which manage to hijack Webcams, access password keychains

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/8

Now Delete Ransomware Residuals from Windows Computers with RansomNoteCleaner Tool


A tool called RansomNoteCleaner, which comes for free, eliminates ransomware notes along with any residual junk on Windows-PCs once the malicious

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/8

Mac OS X Computers Infected with Fresh Malicious Program Utilizing Tor for Creating Backdoor


BitDefender has found Backdoor.MAC.Eleanor, a malware which uses Tor network to create a backdoor on Mac OS X computers. Presently it's being spread

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/7

Download Free Decrypter for MIRCOP Ransomware


Trend Micro discovered new ransomware that is called as MicroCop, on which Mosh, the security researcher, released its analysis. When MicroCop is

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/7

Trojan Attacking Facebook Members Victimizes 10,000 within Just 48-hrs


Of late, Kaspersky the security company said that a malware assault had occurred wherein about 10,000 Facebook members globally were affected during

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/7

Six Banking Trojans Circulating Past Few Months


Six banker Trojans, each one a different sample, have been attacking Internauts in recent months. These Trojans are Kronos, Zeus, Dridex, Ursnif,

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/6

Newly-Discovered Android Malware Hummer Reaps $500,000 Daily for Chinese Hackers


A smart-phone Trojan malware that proliferates while loading malevolent games, applications as well as consistently produces pop-up ads on the

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/6

Google Analytics Console now has SEO Spam Alerts


During February last year (2015), Google from its list of Google Webmaster Tools culled Safe Browsing API to incorporate it into Google Analytics

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/5

New Ransomware MIRCOP on the Prowl


A crew of cyber-crooks has started a ransomware campaign that maybe described as a highly self-defeating attack because besides condemning the

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/5

Hackers Manipulate SWIFT to move $10m out of Bank in Ukraine


ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association) declared on Monday about certain Ukrainian bank which had to forgo $10m after thieves

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/5

Banker Trojan Retefe Targeting Prominent Bank Clients


An attack involving the Retefe banking Trojan spreads through spam mails that distribute files having malevolent JavaScript code. Immediately when

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/4

Malware Discovered Tainting Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s POS Devices


The Las Vegas-based Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (HRHC) reported on Monday it encountered one data-hack when it detected a point-of-sale malware on

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/4

Cerber Ransomware Assault Targets Corporate Users of Microsoft Office 365


Innumerable users of Microsoft Office 365 apparently encountered one huge 0-day Cerber ransomware assault this past week which in addition to

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/1

NASCAR Team Admits Paying Up Ransom Following a Ransomware Infection


The PC of crew chief Dave Winston of Circle Sport-Leavine Family Racing (CSLFR) was infected with a ransomware during April 2016. Winston's staff

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/1

Malware Utilizes Fan Noise of Air-Gapped Computer to Transmit Data


Long time back researchers devised ways for pilfering data from computers not connected to the Internet with the aid of acoustic, thermal, optic as

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/1

CryptXXX Ransomware’s Current Version Stops Free Decryption Tools’ Usage


Security researchers have found one fresh version of CryptXXX a ransomware that's familiar. The sample contains certain fresh capabilities, especially

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/30

GODLESS Malicious Program Poses Danger to 90% of Android Phones


Trend Micro, which has unearthed the ANDROIDOS_GODLESS.HRX malware, details in its Security Intelligence blog the way the malicious program

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/30

Changeover to HTML5 from Flash to make Greater Impact


Evidences have shown that Flash is today's highly susceptible and unprotected software. With Flash used to execute malvertising and cyber-espionage

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/29

Separate Hacks Precede U.S. November Election


Russian hackers have been suspected of breaching several organizations, prominently the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation just when

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/29

GozNym Banker Malware Now Targeting Biggest Banks in USA


Researchers from IBM X-Force, specialists in cyber-crime attacks as well as malware configurations are warning about a banking malware GozNym, first

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/28

Necurs Botnet is Alive Following Three Weeks of Quiet


A botnet comprising many compromised PCs which everyone thought had gone offline is back alive distributing spam mails to its victims while infecting

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/28

Android Malware known as “Godless” Found on Google Play Store, Delivers Rooting Exploits


Beware Android users: a new kind of malware was found in genuine-looking apps, which is capable to "root" your smartphone and then secretly

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/28

New Phishing Campaign Combined with Typo-Squatting Steals Bitcoin, Blockchain Wallet Credentials


During May-June 2016, cyber-criminals utilized an amalgamation of typo-squatting and phishing techniques for running certain campaign whose purpose

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/27

T-Mobile Staffer Steals Customer Data, Attempts at Selling the Same


A staffer of T-Mobile who stole more than 1.5m customer data subsequently attempted at selling the same to earn profit. It was at T-Mobile Czech

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/27

Latest Flash zero-day Abuses Windows DDE Protocol


Flash zero-day vulnerability is exploited by a new group of hackers for launching attacks on many high-profile victims.

Kaspersky dubbed

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/24

Two Reports Expose Details of Chinese and Russian Government–Backed Hackers


Whether Russian government instructed hackers to breach the server of Democratic National Committee and steal research of opposition on Donald Trump

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/24

Another Security Company Blames Russia-Based Hackers for DNC Attacks


Russian hackers striking DNC (Democratic National Committee) as also the campaign of Hillary Clinton have dug deeper into United States of America's

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/23

Same Hacker Dumps Additional Files from DNC Systems


Very recently, a single hacker who calls himself Guccifer 2.0 invaded the servers of DNC (Democratic National Committee) and reportedly acquired

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/23

Malware Attackers Find Easy Prey the Free Livestreaming Services


According to one fresh study, Web surfers visiting free livestreaming online sites for enjoying video films can encounter different security risks, in

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/23

GitHub Rearranges Some User Passwords after Brute-Force Attack


On 14th June, someone made a huge number of login attempts to repository service of GitHub by using e-mail addresses and passwords, which seems to

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/22

Most Non-Chargeable Live Streaming Websites Contain Malware


Security researchers after assessing 23,000 freely-available live streaming sites on 5,685 domains unearthed that a good 50% of the advertisements

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/22

Attackers’ New Malware Distribution Technique Exploits Microsoft OLE


Cyber criminals have been reviving attacks using Windows macros since past few years utilizing Office commands that are automatically issued for

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/21

Twenty One Android Applications found utilizing App Collusion Assaults


As per McAfee Labs Threat Report for June 2016 by Intel Security, there may not be any harm if multiple mobile apps collude with one another, however,

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/21

RAA Ransomware is Fully JavaScript


In January 2016, Ransom32 was discovered by Fabian Wosar, Security Expert of Emisoft. This is first family of ransomware that was JavaScript written,

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/21

Compromised Servers Sold on Underground Marketplace xDedic


One underground marketplace named xDedic where information about 70,600-and-more hijacked servers is being sold, have the servers on private as well

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/20

FLocker Ransom Software for Android Taints Smart TV Having Common OS


Trend Micro recently unearthed a ransomware strain that never before infected Smart TVs wherein with the aid of FLocker in an updated edition, hackers

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/20

Cyber Attacks Worry AT&T


The biggest ISP globally, AT&T said its network was persistently being attacked, with 30bn-and-more malicious scans occurring daily. According to

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/17

Hackers of Pakistan Deface Websites of Seven Indian Embassies and One Police Station


According to The New Indian Express, seven websites of Indian Embassy have been hacked by a group supposedly supporting Pakistan.

Missions

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/17

Around 51m User Accounts Posted for Sale after Collecting from Currently Deceased File-Sharing Company iMesh


The account credentials of subscribers of the iMesh file-sharing utility, no longer into existence, can be obtained from the illegal Internet

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/17

“Get Windows 10” GXW Notification Acquiring More and More User Displeasure


The Internet has recently found much outrage over the non-chargeable upgrade to Windows 10 proposal by Microsoft. From apparently unsolicited installs

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/16

Mozilla Releases Firefox 47, Addressing Plentiful Vulnerabilities in its Browser


Mozilla, this week, released Firefox 47 the latest version of Firefox, patching thirteen security flaws among which 2 are critical because if

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/16

Crysis Ransomware Looks Out of Thin to Take Place of TeslaCrypt


ESET created a TeslaCrypt decryptor enabling victims of the ransomware to receive back their files. More than 32,000 users across the world have

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/15

Rapid7 Scans Internet for Open and Vulnerable Ports


Security Company Rapid7 during the period April-end to May-beginning conducted one scan of the entire IPv4 Internet with the aid of a tool called

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/15

Microsoft Forces Launch of Windows 10 on Users’ PCs


Microsoft has been in a rather thrusting manner deploying Windows 10 by coercing users of Windows 7 and Windows 8 to upgrade their operating systems.

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/15

Malevolent Macros within Office Files Devise Fresh Tactics for Bypassing Detection


One fresh surge of malevolent files consisting of extremely disguised macros is utilizing anti-Sandbox and anti-Virtual Machine technologies for

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/14

IT Pros Believe that Windows 10 Will Keep Computers Considerably More Secure


In this spring, Redmond created waves by notifying a free upgrade for users of Windows 7 and 8; and at this point, most people, who keenly want to

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/14

Good Guy Microsoft: Forced Windows 10 Upgrade Kicks Out TeamViewer Hacker


A fresh petition has begun against Change.org for Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) to examine the upgradation policy of Microsoft's Windows 10.

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/13

VK.com Data Breach Contains 100 Million Cleartext Passwords


It is sure that social networking is quite entertaining and fun. However, when huge data breaches happen like the one which we are going to inform

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/13

Preparing to Pay Ransoms in the Event of Ransomware Infection, Companies Create Bitcoin Reserves


According to a new research, business organizations have been found creating Bitcoin reserves to use them for paying cyber-criminals incase ransomware

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/13

Facebook’s Now Patched Vulnerability in Messenger Let Hackers Manipulate Chats


According to Check Point, vulnerability existed within Instant Messenger application of Facebook which let cyber-criminals gain certain

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/10

Black Shades Ransom Software Demands a Paltry $30 to Unlock Files


Jack a security researcher working independently, of late, identified a ransomware which is known as "Black Shades" as it just doesn't

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/10

Angler Discovers Way for Evading EMET Security Kit of Microsoft


Exploits for Adobe Flash and Microsoft Silverlight which circumvent EMET (Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit) of Microsoft now execute their

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/9

WordPress Websites Being Assaulted Through Fresh 0-Day within Plugin for WP Mobile Detector


Security patch was issued for certain WordPress plugin on 2nd June, 2016 after nearly a week when reports emerged about public assaults exploiting a

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/9

Dridex’s Latest Version Scarier than Its Predecessor


The Dridex malware that threat actors and hackers once highly preferred in their attacks is back again with an upgrade that's far more frightening

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/9

CryptXXX Ransomware Now Steals Your Passwords Also


Net scum that is behind CryptXXX (ransomware upstart) have parried attacks of white hat, as well as released new and so far uncracked malware version

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/8

Marcher Banker Trojan for Android now Targets UK Banks Too


An Android malware crafted for seizing banking logins is now targeting banks in U.K ever-since its last upgrade.

According to the security

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/8

Fifty Hackers Arrested in Russia during One Biggest Cyber-Crime Raid


Russian agencies carrying out one joint operation against cyber crime recently led to 50 people's arrest belonging to a gang on suspicion that they

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/7

Zero-day for Windows OS all Versions Available at $90K


Trustwave the security company has found one critical zero-day vulnerability affecting Windows as it's available on the illegal marketplace for

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/7

Microsoft Uses Dual Fixes for Mitigating Recent Spam Onslaught on Outlook.com Domain


Recently an overwhelming spam targeted Outlook.com. While it is unclear whether the spam filters of Outlook.com were inactive for all its account

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/7

Extortion Attacks for Bitcoin Spikes after Recent Mega Hacks


In a public alert issued recently from FBI, US citizens are being urged to watch out for a new type of scam e-mail that's crafted based on

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/6

Massive Hack into Tumblr Impacts 65.4m Users


Personal information of innumerable people accessing Tumblr the social media website was posted on the Dark Web for sale, only after weeks when

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/6

‘Stealth Falcon’ Cyber-Spying Gang Attacks UAE Dissidents, Activists and Journalists


An advanced cyber-espionage gang called Stealth Falcon with the possibility of being state-sponsored is wholly put to carrying out personalized

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/3

Hacker Develops iOS 9.3.2 Jailbreak But It is Not Available For Download


Pangu released the latest tool of jailbreak for iOS 9.1 in March. After that, the team has not released any updates and users of iOS still don't have

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/3

Microsoft Spamming Office Ads to Android Notification Tray


Many Android users have Microsoft apps installed on their devices. Recently advertisements for Office apps have been emerging on Android phones. It

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/3

Malware Steals Funds from Bank Accounts of Android Owners


A new malware for Android phones which is called Fanta SDK targets users' bank accounts while carries out fraudulent transactions.

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/2

Hacker using Darkode Forum Sentenced to a Year’s Imprisonment


USA's Department of Justice states that 29-yr-old Rory Stephen Guidry pleaded guilty within one deal finalized on 5th February 2016 to having taken

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/2

Beware of WhataApp Gold Spam Which Will Steal Your Private Photos


Cyber criminals always try to take advantage of popularity of an app or service through it. WhatsApp is now the latest victim of such criminals, who

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