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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/29

PushDo Trojan Appears in Fresh Version, Says BitDefender

BitDefender recently detected one new variant of PushDo Trojan that uses a different encryption key during exchanging messages among the infected PCs of the

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/29

Experts Warn that Users of iTunes being Targeted by Fresh Phishing Campaign

Softpedia.com reported on 16th July, 2014 quoting a warning by security experts as 'spammers are presently running a campaign of phishing email targeting

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/29

Approximately 500m PCs become Tainted Worldwide Annually; FBI

According to Assistant Director Joseph Demarest of Cyber Division of Federal Bureau of Investigation, industrial figures indicate that because of botnets,

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/29

An Old Man of Prescott Valley Loses More Than $8,700 in Scam Email

Abc15.com reported on 17th July, 2014 stating a warning by authorities after a man from Prescott Valley, Yavapai County, Arizona, US lost more than 8,700USD

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/28

Cyber-criminals Disseminating Critroni a New Ransomware

According to security researchers, Critroni, one fresh ransomware can be bought on secret crime websites as its sellers say the malware is one fresh edition

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/28

‘Mayhem’ Proliferates through Web-Servers FreeBSD, Linux, State Experts

Security researchers have spotted one new malware that is named "Mayhem" as it proliferates through FreeBSD and Linux Web-servers, published

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/25

Experts Warned Users of LinkedIn of a New Phishing Email Campaign

Softpedia.com reported on 14th July, 2014 quoting a warning by experts as "A new phishing email campaign tries to steal credentials of users of

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/25

Amazon, Top Malware-Hosting ISP; Solutionary

Solutionary recently released its Q2-2014 Threat Intelligence Report through its SERT (Security Engineering Research Team) that located the ten most severe

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/24

Tourism Site of Myrtle Beach Hit by Malware Attack

Southcarolinaradionetwork.com reported on 10th July, 2014 quoting a new report as "Myrtle Beach was one of the many North American cities whose tourism

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/24

Fresh Data-Stealing Trojan, Kronos Identified

As per Trusteer, one fresh PC-Trojan, going by the name Kronos, created for seizing login credentials as well as more financial details entered onto

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/23

Elon University Pupils Receive Spam Mail

Students of Elon, North Carolina, USA situated Elon University may've seen one unusual e-mail in their mailbox, during the 2nd-week of July 2014, reported

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/23

Cyber-criminals Intercept Keystrokes on PCs Inside Hotel Business Hubs

The United States Secret Service is cautioning hotel operators against malware, which seizes customers' sensitive information by logging keystrokes, after

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/22

Repeated Shutdown Initiatives mayn’t still have Fully Terminated CryptoLocker - BitDefender

BitDefender the security company recently published a report stating that although CryptoLocker the ransomware that notoriously locks users' files hasn't

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/22

Criminals Using Customized Keyloggers Malware to Steal and Exfiltrate Data

Scmagazine.com reported on 11th July, 2014 quoting researchers of security firm Cyphort as "attackers have been using all types of customized and

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/21

UK’s NCA Disables Trojan Shylock

An effort at worldwide level, primarily by National Crime Agency of the UK, successfully terminated the Shylock malicious program that contaminated 30,000

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/21

Trusteer Discovers Twin Fresh Boleto Malware

Security researchers belonging to the RSA security company of late talked further about a malware making a probable multi-billion dollar effect as it

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/18

Romanian Cybercriminal Imprisoned for 45 Months for His Role in Phishing Operation

Scmagazine.com reported on 10th July, 2014 stating that on Tuesday, 9th July, 2014, Iulian Schiopu, a 34 year old Romanian man, was jailed for 45 months for

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/18

Cyber Crooks Revive Deadly Malware known as GameOver Zeus

Ibtimes.co.uk reported on 11th July, 2014 stating that law enforcement agencies have taken down the Gameover Zeus (GOZ) botnet globally but after five weeks

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/18

Facebook Appreciates help from Greek Police in Deactivating Lecpetext Botnet

Facebook lately expressed gratitude to Greek Police because it assisted the company in terminating Lecpetext, one not so well-known spam spewing botnet,

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/18

E-ZPass Clients Cautioned about Phishing E-mail Supposedly from VDOT

According to VDOT, one alleged phishing e-mail campaign recently got launched while it posed to be related to E-ZPass, reported Frederick.sburg.com, July 9,

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/17

Cyber-criminals Exploiting 2014 Soccer Fever for Phishing Activities

Kaspersky, the Russia-based provider of cyber-security solutions has warned about cyber-criminals who, while exploiting the public's excitement for the

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/17

Cybercriminals Attack PoS Systems to Steal Data of Payment Card

'FireEye', a security firm, recently reported that cybercriminals are targeting point-of-sale (PoS) systems to steal information of payment cards by using

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/16

SRP, a Public Utility Company, Warns Customers about Scam Emails

Ktar.com reported on 8th July, 2014 stating that The Salt River Project (SRP) is a public utility company with headquarter at Tempe, Arizona, USA providing

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/16

Fake E-mail Supposedly from USAA Targets US Resident

One morning when US resident Carol Carter checked her e-mail she found one particular message that was differently noticeable. The message was from United

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/15

University of Illinois’ Inmates, Latest Recipients of Phishing E-mail

According to Interim Chief Privacy and Security Officer Joe Barnes of UI (University of Illinois), an advanced phishing e-mail scam is targeting campus

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/15

Scam E-mails Targeting Healthcare Professionals and Nursing Staff, Cautions POEA

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has of late warned about fake e-mails that are promising to nurses as well as other healthcare

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/15

Online Customers of NatWest Bank Receive Phishing Emails

Softpedia.com reported on 5th July, 2014 stating that some computer users have received a fake email purporting to be from National Westminster Bank, better

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/14

Scam E-mails Targeting LogMeIn Premium Users, Warn Security Experts

According to security researchers, LogMeIn users should be wary of cyber-criminals who're sending them one bogus bill, in reality tainted with malware,

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/14

North Korea Increases Cyber War Personnel by Doubling it: Report

Tribune.com.pk reported on 6th July, 2014 quoting a recent report as "North Korea has doubled the number of its elite cyber warriors during past two

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/14

Newer and More Capable KIVARS Malicious Program Attacks 64-Bit Computers, Says Trend Micro

Trend Micro the security company says that KIVARS is one of the many malware strains that are targeting computers having 64-bit OS.

Of late, the

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/11

RSA says that Cybercriminals Might Have Stolen Billions during Transactions by Brazilians

Security researchers of security firm RSA have discovered a significant cybercrime operation in Brazil which aimed at transactions of billion dollars by

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/11

Latest Cridex Malware Uses Mechanism of Self-Developing Infection

Security researchers of threat protection firm Seculert say that a latest version of the data-stealing malware namely Cridex (Bugat/Feodo) is discovered

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/11

Kaspersky says that Phishing is Most Prevalent Attack Vector in May 2014

According to monthly report on online threats of Kaspersky Lab, during May 2014 the number of fake email dropped by 1.3% as compared to April 2014 but

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/10

Florida Lottery Cautions People about E-mail Scam

The Florida Lottery, an organization that the government runs within Florida State of USA has cautioned people about an e-mail scam that's abusing the

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/10

Emotet a New Banking Trojan Found Tapping and Accessing E-traffic

Trend Micro the security company has spotted one fresh banking malware, which it has named "Emotet" as it taps and accesses outbound network

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/10

Cyber Playing a Role in Civil War in Iraq

Theregister.co.uk reported on 1st July, 2014 stating an observation by a researcher that civil war in Iraq has spilled on the Internet which has spotted a

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/8

Trend Micro Discovers New Variant of PlugX RAT Leveraging Dropbox

Security researchers of security firm Trend Micro analyzed a targeted attack against a government agency in Taiwan and found a variant of the infamous PlugX

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/8

F-Secure Intercepts New Sample of BlackEnergy Uploaded on VirusTotal

Security researchers of security firm F-Secure found a new variant of malware namely BlackEnergy which has been first transferred to VirusTotal from Ukrain

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/7

Phishing E-mails Purporting to be from PayPal Circulating, Caution Experts

According to security researchers, fake e-mails masquerading as PayPal, the Internet payment processor, have been observed circulating yet again, published

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/7

Malicious ad Strikes Gumtree, Renowned Auction Website

A harmful online advertisement apparently having malware prevented Web-surfers from accessing 'Gumtree' the auction website, during the concluding Saturday

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/5

Symantec Identifies Malware Targeting Energy Companies in Leading Nations


Betanews.com reported on 30th June, 2014 stating that security researchers of security firm Symantec recently discovered a malware which targets big

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/5

Malicious Spam Mails about Parking Fine Hit Internauts in UK; BitDefender


According to BitDefender the security company, spam mails are surging which talk about parking fines, while continuously contaminate PCs within United

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/4

New Study by BSA Reveals Security Threats from Malware is Top Concern

Informationweek.in reported on 25th June, 2014 stating that computer users do not use unlicensed software because of security threats from malicious

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/4

Australian Taxation Office Cautions Tax-Paying Citizens about Fake E-mails

Australia's tax regulator ATO (Australian Taxation Office) has advised tax-paying citizens for keeping watch about scam e-mails which have been detected as

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/3

New Rootkits Increased during Q1-2014, finds McAfee

McAfee the security vendor, which has just released its "Quarterly Threat Report," declares statistics in it which indicate that fresh rootkit

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/3

E-mail Scam Masquerading as Canada’s Tax-Collecting Agency Circulating

A scam electronic mail, which asserts the recipient is about to get a reimbursement that the government tax collecting agency of Canada called Revenue

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/2

SAP Labs Seeks to Withdraw Police Case for Spamming

Business-standard.com reported on 24th June, 2014 stating that Sap Labs India, a popular software giant, has asked Bangalore Police to drop the complaint

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/2

Infamous Pony Loader Malware Updated to Steal Bitcoins

Security firm Damballa recently identified the Pony Loader 2.0 malware and says that a new strain of malware is being sold in the under-ground criminal

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/1

Symantec Says that Scam Emails Mimicking 123greetings.com Currently Spreading

Security experts of security firm Symantec says that a scam email purporting to be from a renowned e-card website 123greetings.com directs Internauts to a

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/1

Ransomware Holds Captive PC-files of Collinsville Police

A strain of ransomware recently attacked the PC-network installed at the Collinsville, Alabama, USA Police Department keeping all folders and directories

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/30

Websense Says that AskMen.com Website Maligned with Malware


Security researchers of security firm Websense have observed that a popular men's portal AskMen.com is spreading malware. The AskMen.com, among Alexa

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/30

Canadian Lawyers Comparatively Easier to Fool with Phishing E-mails


Results of security tests conducted lately in Canada reveals that lawyers from the Department of Justice in the country get far more easily duped into

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/28

Spam Email Campaign Leverages ‘Box’ Cloud Service Name


Security experts of security firm Malwarebytes confirm that some users have received spam emails saying that image files uploaded to the Box cloud

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/28

Security Professionals Discovered New Variant of CryptoLocker Ransomware Trojan in the Wild

Softpedia.com reported on 21st June, 2014 stating that a modification of the notorious CryptoLocker ransomware has been identified in the wild which doesn't

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/27

New Zbot Sample gets Extremely Low Score from Anti-Virus Detection Engines

AppRiver the security company lately stumbled upon a malware strain recognized to be Zbot but its detection rate was very poor as only 5 anti-virus engines

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/27

Click Fraud Malware with New DGA Discovered

A new domain generation algorithm (DGA) dubbed as Bv14 was spotted in December 2013 which was analyzed and it was found to be conducting click fraud and it

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/26

Malaysia among Top Ten Banking Malware Infested Countries for Q1-2014, Reports Trend Micro

People in Malaysia are heavily in danger of Internet banking malware since the Security Company Trend Micro's study of online crime showed the country as

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/26

FireEye says that Cybercriminals Adopt Techniques Silently to Bypass Traditional Defenses

Security researchers of security firm FireEye have cautioned stating that mostly all email scammers are now employing the same silent techniques initiated

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/25

Dell SecureWorks says that Unknown Hackers Mined 500 Million Dogecoins

Coindesk.com reported on 17th June, 2014 quoting SecureWorks, a subsidiary of personal computing giant Dell for information services, as saying "an

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/25

Deadly Computer Virus Strikes St. Bernard Parish Council

Nola.com reported on 16th June, 2014 mentioning the announcement by the St. Bernard Parish Council of St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana (US), as "it had to

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/24

HMRC Warns People to be Wary of Scam Emails Promising Tax Refunds

Accountancylive.com reported on 16th June, 2014 stating that HMRC, Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, taxing agency of UK government, is warning tax payers

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/24

Bitdefender Says that One out of Five SMBs Still Exposed to Malware Threats

Cbronline.com reported on 17th June, 2014 mentioning a study conducted by security firm Bitdefender which says that one in five SMBs (small and medium

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/23

Scam Emails Emulating Sage are Currently Going around the Internet

Itproportal.com published news on 13th June, 2014 stating that Graham Cluley, a Security expert, has urged customers of Sage, a prominent company in

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/23

Researchers Found a New Banker Trojan that Bypasses SSL Mechanism

Securityweek.com reported on 16th June, 2014 stating that security researchers of security firms PhishMe and CSIS (Center for Strategic and International

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/21

Context Uncovers Primitive Tactics within Modern Malware


Context Information Security, which conducted one fresh research, found that a malware family known as a "most advanced global cyber-espionage

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/21

ACCC says that Number of Phishing Scams Almost doubled in Australia in a Single Year

Cnet.com reported on 16th June, 2014 quoting a new study of ACCC as "Australians lost more than $89 million to scams during last year and number of

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/20

Symantec Says that Online Scams on FIFA World CUP Identified

Security firm Symantec has identified many Internet scams launched by cybercriminals which are based on FIFA World Cup 2014 tournament that started from

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/20

Malvertising Campaign Targets Renowned Website of Brazilian Sports News

Security researchers of security firm Trustwave spotted a malvertising campaign targeting a renowned site of sports news of Brazil namely lancernet.com.br

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/19

RSA Confirms Emergence of Alternative to Zeus in Underground of Cybercrime

Security researchers of security firm RSA have revealed a new banking Trojan for sale in underground forums which is being marketed as replacement of Zeus

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/19

New Variant ZeuS.Maple Strikes Prominent Financial Institutions, Says Trusteer

Researchers from Trusteer the security company recently spotted one fresh version of Trojan Zeus that has been named ZeuS.Maple and which attacks chiefly

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/18

Council of North Lincolnshire Warns Netizens about Scam Emails

Scunthorpetelegraph.co.uk reported on 10th June, 2014 stating that North Lincolnshire Council based at North Lincolnshire, United Kingdom, is warning people

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/18

‘Operation Clandestine Fox’ Changes Tools of Attack and Vectors to Trap Victims

Security firm 'FireEye' is cautioning that the cybercriminal gang masterminding targeted attack campaign "Operation Clandestine Fox" is now

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/17

USA Identifies Fresh Online Spying Scheme Tracing to China

Crowdstrike of USA recently condemned the China government for executing an advanced cyber-espionage attack on USA as well as European enterprises.

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/17

Phishers Attack Dropbox-Reliant Corporate Employees

PhishMe the security company recently cautioned employees of large organizations who habitually use Dropbox, a renowned file-sharing service, about one new

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/16

RIG Attack Toolkit Results in an Increased Malevolent Traffic; Cisco

One lately-introduced attack toolkit, nicknamed 'RIG,' has caused an enormous rise in Web-traffic, says Cisco a security company. The toolkit has become

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/16

Malware Installed on Buffalo Website, States Symantec

According to Symantec, consumers of Buffalo the manufacturer of networking and storage devices, after pulling down specific files from Buffalo's official

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/14

McAfee Names Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo the Severest Threat Online this 2014

According to McAfee the security company, Cristiano Ronaldo the famous footballer from Portugal is the greatest cyber-crime peril as crooks seek

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/14

Customers of Irish Netflix Warned of a Phishing Email Campaign

Irishexaminer.com published a report on 5th June, 2014 stating that IT security company Smarttech.ie identified the hazard of a key phishing email scam and

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/13

Soraya Malware Combines Dexter and Zeus Tactics to Steal Card Data

Abor Networks the security company recently uncovered one fresh malware group known as Soraya that works through a combination of tactics taken from the

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/13

Computer Virus Infects Computer System of Police Department in Durham

Fosters.com reported on 7th June, 2014 stating that a computer virus tainted the servers and computer network of Durham Police department (North Carolina,

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/13

America Blames Russian Hacker Over Alleged Theft of $100m

US officials recently blamed one Russian hacker for carrying out an attack on numerous PCs globally with malware so he and other accomplices could steal

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/12

Spammers Distribute Malicious Software through Heartbleed-Themed Messages

Symantec is warning of Heartbleed virus, which has not only cracked cyber security as well as become widely known among Internauts all over the globe, but

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/12

John Lewis Penalized for Spamming Individual

Decisionmarketing.co.uk reported on 2nd June, 2014 stating that thousand of companies could be dragged to courts after department store chain John Lewis was

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/12

Customers of O2 Attacked by Phishing Email Campaign

Cable.co.uk reported on 2nd June, 2014 stating that customers of O2, an Internet service provider with its headquarters at Berkshire, United Kingdom, have

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/10

Security firm Zscaler Observes that Asprox Botnet Being Abused in Spam Campaign

Security firm Zscaler analyzed and revealed that a fresh spam email campaign has surfaced with the support of Asprox botnet in which emails containing links

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/10

Hackers from Middle East Target US and Europe

Security researchers of security firm FireEye revealed recently that Molerats, which is a hacker group of Middle East, attacked many major public sector

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/9

Malware Attacks Between Russia and Ukraine Sharpened During Peak of Conflict

New data of security firm FireEye reveals more attacks on Russia and Ukraine in recent months which indicate that cyber criminals of both countries might be

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/9

CERT-Australia says that Cyber Attacks on Businesses are Increasing in Australia

ZDNet.com reported on 30th May, 2014 quoting a report on latest Cyber Crime and Security Survey Report by Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) which is a

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/7

Windows Operators have just 2 Weeks for Safeguarding Computers against Twin Malware Programs

Windows users are being provided 2-weeks time for safeguarding their systems from twin dangerous malicious programs following UK officials who together with

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/7

Iranian Hackers Run Long-Time Spying Operation against US Personnel

According to one cyber-intelligence company ISight Partners, within a never-like-before 3-yr online spying scheme, hackers from Iran created bogus news

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/6

Stolen Apple IDs Used to hold iDevices for Ransom

Securityweek.com reported on 28th May, 2014 stating that cybercriminals are using stolen Apple details to lock iPhones, ipads and Macs and holding their

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/6

CryptoDefense Using Java Drive-By Attack to Increase Infection Rate

Security firm Bromium analyzed the version in March 2014 and confirmed that the gang behind the CryptoDefense ransom malware has been distributing it by

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/6

Bitdefender Identified New Instant Messaging Trojan

Security researchers of security firm Bitdefender have warned users of a new instant messaging Trojan known as Gen:Variant.Downloader.167 which has infected

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/5

Crooks Exploit Microsoft Silverlight Vulnerabilities to Infect Netflix Surfers

Netflix, a website, contains material numerous Web-surfers download onto their PCs. To run this website inside users' browsers, a plug-in is used which is

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/5

Chinese Hackers Ensnare Vietnamese Internet-users by Distributing Malware

Security specialists are cautioning Internet-users of Vietnam against hackers from China who're making efforts for distributing malicious software that are

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/5

Bitcoin Botnet Ensnares Numerous Pirate Gamers

Pirate gamers of a huge number recently got caught within one botnet mining Bitcoins, when they took down Watch Dogs a widely played Internet game that got

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/3

New Trojan Zberp, a Hybrid between Carberp and ZeuS

Trusteer the security company says its researchers detected one fresh Trojan they have named Zberp that arises as a combination of Carberp as well as ZeuS

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/3

Kaspersky says that Scammers Attack the World Cup Soccer 2014

Security firm Kaspersky reveals that the World Cup Soccer 2014 is nearing as it is scheduled to kick-off on 12th June, 2014 at Brazil and so online scammers

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/2

Online Scammers Manipulate with Kidnapping Incidence of Schoolgirls

E-mail scammers in their latest run are exploiting the unfortunate event wherein 200-or-more innocent female students of a school were kidnapped inside

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/2

A Malware known as ‘Nemanja’ Compromises nearly 1500 POS Devices Worldwide

SCMagazine.com reported on 22nd May, 2014 stating that a recently discovered malware namely 'Nemanja' compromised nearly half a million payment cards used

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