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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/22

Kaspersky Describes ‘Naikon’ Gang Highly Energetic

An advanced persistent threat (APT) group Naikon, which seemingly speaks Chinese, has been successfully hacking into countries' organizations the past 5-yrs

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/22

Cybercriminals Exploiting Popularity of Dropbox - Warn Experts

Softpedia.com published news on 11th May, 2015 quoting a warning of security experts as "A new phishing email leveraging the name of popular file

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/22

Chinese APT Syndicate Abuse Microsoft’s Portal

An APT syndicate from China is believed to have exploited the TechNet website of Microsoft so the syndicate could conceal its BLACKCOFFEE malware's CnC

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/21

Kaspersky - 2.2Bn Malicious Attacks Intercepted During Q1 of 2015

According to Kaspersky's 'IT Threat Evolution Report' Q1-2015, an overwhelming 2.2 Billion+ notorious attacks on computers and mobiles were mounted during

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/21

Fresh Linux Rootkit Now Leverages Machines of Windows Also

COMPUTERWORLD reported on 11th May, 2015 stating that a team of unknown developers who of late developed a Linux rootkit running on graphics cards have

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/21

Ex Employee of US Govt. Indicted for Stealing and Selling Nuclear Secrets

Rt.com published news on 8th May, 2015 stating that Department of Justice in US (DoJ) has accused a former employee, Charles Harvey Eccleston (62), of the

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/20

Users in Hong Kong Targeted by One-Click Fraudsters

Softpedia.com reported on 8th May, 2015 quoting a warning of experts as "cybercriminals running one-click frauds began to expand their business to Hong

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/20

Study Reveals that Cybersecurity Risks are Related to Web Browsers

Itbusinessnet.com reported on 5th May, 2015 stating the findings of a new survey of IT and information security professionals of Spikes Security and

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/20

Ransomware Themed on “Breaking Bad” Strikes Aussie Internauts - Symantec

According to Symantec the security company, one extremely harmful PC-virus is spreading across Australia which associates with "Breaking Bad"

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/18

One Billion Malicious Spam Emails Sent Globally Every Day

Ketv.com reported on 7th May, 2015 stating that almost one billion spam emails with malicious are delivered all over the world with users clicking on them

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/18

Love Bug on Fifteenth Anniversary, State Researchers

The notorious computer worm Love Bug, which spreads through spam mails, is running its fifteenth year of havoc, remark security researchers while they tell

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/18

CASL Prompting Huge Drop in Canada-Originating Spam

Cloudmark in its latest quarterly report has said that Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation has not just lessened spam getting created inside the nation; however,

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/15

Malwarebytes Warns of Gigantic Malvertising Scam Spreading Across the Web

One extremely huge malvertising campaign has gripped the World Wide Web impacting about several dozen frequently visited porn websites; with more than 250m

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/15

Lenovo PCs have Key Vulnerabilities - IOActive

According to IOActive, there are vital security flaws within the System Update utility of Lenovo, published techtimes.com, May 7, 2015.

After

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/15

Cyber-Attack Compromises MadAdsMedia Server an Ad Network

Trend Micro the security company has detected one sinister advertising attack that eventually resulted in an intensive compromise of MadAdsMedia, one

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/14

Writer of Newfoundland Becomes Victim of Email Scam

Vocm.com reported on 6th May, 2015 quoting Peter Pickersgill, a well known author and cartoonist based at Newfoundland which is a large Canadian Island, as

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/14

Melbourne Man Declared Guilty in Child Porn Virus Case

9news.com.au reported on 7th May, 2015 stating that a 62 year old Melbourne man namely Kenneth Palliser, has been found guilty of series of offences for

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/14

El-Rufai Urges Arrest of People Misusing his Name within Fake Electronic Mails

Malam Nasiru El-Rufai Governor-Elect of Nigeria's Kaduna State has warned all people not to give away funds in response to fake e-mails to individuals who

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/13

Webroot Discovers Fresh AlphaCrypt Ransomware

Webroot the security company says its security researchers have spotted one fresh ransomware known as AlphaCrypt in the wild. The malware resembles

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/13

SubTorrents Leveraged Fiesta Exploit Kit in Website Attack

Infosecurity-magazine.com reported on 4th May, 2015 stating that SubTorrents, a file- sharing site, which is very popular in Latin America and Spain, is

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/13

Google Finds Adware Continuing as an Enormous Problem Online

A Google study shows that adware is still a highly pervasive scam inflicting users online while the malware has infected over 5m PCs worldwide, published

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/11

Pro-Russian Videos Inflated Falsely on DailyMotion - Trustwave

According to security vendor Trustwave, some number of views of some pro-Russian videos on the website Dailymotion was elbowed by a botnet designed for Web

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/11

Conficker Remains on Highest Threat Position, Angler also Ascending- F-Secure

F-Secure, which of late published its "Threat Report: H2 2014," has indicated the yet highest position of Conficker on the threat landscape during

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/9

Dyre Trojan Bypasses Detection, Assessment by Sandboxing

Seculert the security company has said that its researchers have just stumbled upon the banker Trojan Dyre in one fresh version which applies certain

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/9

Airline ‘Ryanair’ Substantiates it was Hacked

The economic airline Ryanair of Ireland recently substantiated that hackers invaded the bank account of the company and stole EUR4.6m (3.4m pounds) from it,

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/8

Employees of Partners HealthCare Fall Victim to Phishing Attack

Businessinsurance.com reported on 1st May, 2015 stating that Partners Healthcare Inc., a Boston-based health care provider, announced that personal

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/8

Cisco - Rombertik Malware Destroys Computers If Detected

Security researchers of security firm Cisco have discovered a new malware dubbed 'Rombertik' which takes unusual measures to avoid detection and analysis

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/7

Cyber-Criminals take Advantage of Nepal’s Recent Earthquake

According to a warning by DHS (Department of Homeland Security) of United States, Internet fraudsters are exploiting Nepal's recent terrible earthquake for

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/7

CareerBuilder.com Exploited, Enterprise Websites get Malware -Proofpoint

Proofpoint the security company has warned of a phishing e-mail attack that contaminates enterprises' websites with malicious software through one job

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/6

New Ransomware ‘Crypt0L0cker’ Leads to Unwanted Chaos

Softpedia.com published news on 29th April, 2015 quoting a warning of experts as "a new ransomware with capabilities to encrypt file which is nicknamed

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/6

Microsoft says that Attacks with Macro Malware are Increasing

Winbeta.org reported on 28th April, 2015 stating that Microsoft has revealed that macro-malware attacks are increasing with minimum 500,000 machines all

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/6

Linux and BSD Web Servers Infected with ‘Mumblehard’ Malware

Security researchers of security firm ESET say that a malware family nicknamed Mumblehard has been successfully infecting web servers running on both Linux

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/5

Virus Used for Disabling PC-Network of State Education

Officials of a public education school chain of a U.S. state attribute an overloading of its computer system to a student of West Virginia, USA's Ohio

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/5

Fresh Attacks Launched Using Macro Malware - Trend Micro

Security researchers of security firm Trend Micro recently said that cybercriminals are using macro malware in their fresh campaign targeting financial

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/5

Bistro Burger Visitors have Financial Data Compromised

Hackers are understood to have intruded cash register of the San Francisco based Bistro Burger restaurant, Market Street branch, over 3 months at a stretch

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/4

xHamster, a Porn Site, Suppressed by Fresh Malvertising Attack - Malwarebytes

Security researchers of security firm Malwarebytes Labs discovered a malvertising campaign targeting popular adult website xHamster. This site has been

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/4

US Continues to be Largest Source of Online Attacks - Webroot

A fresh report of security company Webroot and threat intelligence reveals that contrary to popular belief, maximum cyber attacks on companies in U.S.

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/1

Virus Hijacked My Office Computers - Laments Warrick County Prosecutor

14news.com reported on 28th April, 2015 quoting Mike Perry, Prosecutor of Warrick County (based in Indiana), as saying "computers in my office were

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/1

Hackers Hijack Health Records of Patients of Seton family of Hospitals

Statesman.com reported on 24th April, 2015 stating that hackers compromised the systems of Seton Family of Hospitals and accessed the information of

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SPAMfighter News 2015/4/30

ANZ Bank Phishing Scam on the Roll - Warn Experts

A hoax email entitled 'online alert' impersonating (Australia and New Zealand) bank, headquartered in Melbourne, Victoria, is currently targeting the bank's

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SPAMfighter News 2015/4/30

AFP Warns About Phony Traffic-Themed Emails

Afp.gov.au reported on 28th April, 2015 stating that Australian Federal Police (AFP), the federal police agency of Australia, is now warning public about a

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SPAMfighter News 2015/4/29

Colombian Hacker Jailed for 10 Years for Spying

Theregister.co.uk reported on 15th April, 2015 stating that a Colombian hacker, Andres Sepulveda, has been imprisoned for ten long years for secretly spying

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SPAMfighter News 2015/4/29

Banking Botnets Continue to Appear Despite Takedowns - Dell

The register.co.uk published a report on 23rd April, 2015 quoting a new study of Dell SecureWorks as "Banking botnets continue to be a threat despite

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SPAMfighter News 2015/4/29

Australia Suffers Cybercrime Damages Worth $1bn Every Year - ACC

Cybercrime costs over $1 billion every year to Australia, and malware is deemed as the biggest threat to the nation, said the ACC or (Australian Crime

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SPAMfighter News 2015/4/28

Sony Hackers Employed Apple ID Phishing Campaign, Claims New Study

North Korean cybercriminals probably employed phony Apple email IDs delivered to Information Technology administrators at SPE (Sony Pictures Entertainment)

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SPAMfighter News 2015/4/28

Cyber Scammers ‘Phishing’ More for Corporates - ProofPoint

Cybercriminals are progressively targeting business houses in their attacks than mere consumers, said security firm ProofPoint in a study recently.

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SPAMfighter News 2015/4/28

CozyDuke Operators Masterminded White House, State Department Attacks: Kaspersky

A sophisticated threat group christened "CozyDuke", also infamously nicknamed 'CozyBear' and 'CozyCar', is probably the mastermind of last year's

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SPAMfighter News 2015/4/27

Scammers Prey on Taxpayers Every Tax Season with Fake IRS Emails

Scammers every year wait tirelessly for the tax-filing season in an attempt to dupe innocent taxpayers with tax-themed scam emails purporting to be from

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SPAMfighter News 2015/4/27

RBI Governor Targeted by Fake Email Impersonating ISIS

The crime branch of Mumbai Police recently filed a complaint after Raghuram Rajan, the Governor of India's top bank RBI (Reserve Bank of India) received a

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SPAMfighter News 2015/4/27

Phishing Email Emulating Tesco Bank Targets Customers

A new phishing email bearing the subject 'Tesco Bank Changes to Interest rate' is currently targeting Tesco Bank's customers. The email tells its recipients

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SPAMfighter News 2015/4/24

Fake Emails Impersonating United Nations Foundation Discovered

Security experts of security firm Malwarebytes warned that cyber crooks have launched scam emails claiming to be from United Nations Foundation which

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SPAMfighter News 2015/4/24

Fake Emails Impersonating Microsoft’s Outlook.com Targets Internauts

A fresh phishing email impersonating Microsoft's 'Outlook.com Team' is of late hitting innocent Internauts, reported hoax-slayer.com on April 13, 2015.
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SPAMfighter News 2015/4/23

Cybercriminals Targeting NatWest Bank in Latest Phishing Campaign - Experts

Cyber crooks in their latest phishing email campaign are attempting to embezzle the login details of UK-based NatWest Bank customers, warned security

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SPAMfighter News 2015/4/23

Cybercriminals Exploiting Easter Break - Warn Experts

Softpedia.com published news on 16th April, 2015 quoting a warning of security experts as "Holidays are great time for cybercriminals to exercise their

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SPAMfighter News 2015/4/22

Scammers Target Customers of Halifax with Phishing Campaign - Malwarebytes

Security firm Malwarebytes said that recently scammers tried to trick customers of Halifax by saying that bank's website would be updated and so they need

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SPAMfighter News 2015/4/22

Hackers Attack Computers in the Mayor’s Office of Taipei

Wantchinatimes.com reported on 15th April, 2015 quoting an official of Taipei city government as saying "The desktop belonging to Taipei Mayor Ko

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SPAMfighter News 2015/4/21

Residents of Connecticut Warned About Fake Court Emails

Nbcconnecticut.com published news on 15th April, 2015 stating a warning by the state Judicial Branch to residents of Connecticut (US) about a fake email

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SPAMfighter News 2015/4/21

Cybercriminals Lock Loggerheads with Each Other - Kaspersky

Kaspersky, a Russian security firm, has highlighted a series of cyber attacks in which hacker groups fought each other with malware targeting large

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SPAMfighter News 2015/4/20

Threat Actors Use New Tactics in Targeted Attacks - High-Tech Bridge

Securityweek.com reported on 14th March, 2015 stating that security firm High-Tech Bridge has discovered an exciting attack where miscreants used a novel

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SPAMfighter News 2015/4/20

Enterprises in Australia Targeted Excessively For Ransomware Attacks - Symantec

Symantec reveals in its annual report that Australian business houses suffered excessively high rate of attacks from ransomware during 2014 in comparison to

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SPAMfighter News 2015/4/20

Broken Ransomware Permits to Retrieve Locked Data

ZDNet.com published news on 10th April, 2015 quoting experts as saying "a new thread of ransomware has been cracked permitting victims to avoid payment

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SPAMfighter News 2015/4/18

Simda Botnet Successfully Busted In a Joint Operation


Threatpost.com reported on 13th April, 2015 stating that the Simda botnet, which is known for distributing banking malware and dropping a backdoor on

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SPAMfighter News 2015/4/18

Computer Virus Paralyze Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office


Wmtw.com reported on 10th April, 2015 stating that a computer virus recently compromised computer systems at the Sheriff's Office in Lincoln County

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SPAMfighter News 2015/4/17

Verizon - Hackers Striking Firms with Malware Five Times a Second

V3.co.uk reported on 14th April, 2015 stating that according to "Data Breach Investigations Report' written by US telecom giant Verizon, hackers are

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SPAMfighter News 2015/4/17

Cybercriminals Hacked Houlton Police Department

Wagmtv.com reported on 11th April, 2015 that the computer system of Houlton Police Department in Maine (US) was recently hacked by cybercriminals as quoted

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SPAMfighter News 2015/4/17

Cyber Crooks Attack Businesses with MAAS Model - Websense

Threat Report of 2015 of security firm Websense Security Labs said that enterprises must recognize that more cybercriminals are capable of launching

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SPAMfighter News 2015/4/16

Phishing Emails Targeting Patrons of Butterfield Bank

Royalgazette.com reported on 7th April, 2015 stating that a new "phishing" electronic mail directed at customers of Butterfield Group, a bank with

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SPAMfighter News 2015/4/16

Malware Infected Google Ad Campaign Knocks Users

Pcworld.com published a report on 8th April, 2015 quoting a warning of security experts as "a large number of ads distributed by a partner of Google

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SPAMfighter News 2015/4/16

Beebone Botnet Busted In an International Operation

Threatpost.com reported on 9th April, 2015 stating that a comparatively small and troublesome botnet, known as Beebone, has been pulled down in a united

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SPAMfighter News 2015/4/15

FAA Admits - Computer Systems Attacked by Hackers

Theepochtimes.com reported on 6th April, 2015 stating that Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), national aviation authority of US, recently declared that

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SPAMfighter News 2015/4/15

Chase Bank Warns Customers of Phishing Email Campaign

Twcnews.com reported on 7th April, 2015 quoting Chase bank, headquartered Chicago, Illinois, as "we are getting many complaints about a sophisticated

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SPAMfighter News 2015/4/15

AlienSpy Being Used by Hackers to Spread Citadel Malware

Threatpost.com reported on 8th April, 2015 quoting a recent revelation by researchers as "Hackers have co-opted AlienSpy; a remote access tool (RAT),

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SPAMfighter News 2015/4/13

New Spam Email Campaign Exploiting the Name of FedEx - Experts

Softpedia.com reported on 7th April, 2015 stating that security experts have recently spotted a spam email campaign which is targeting FedEx, a renowned

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SPAMfighter News 2015/4/13

JC Penney Warns Patrons of Scam Emails and Fake Calls

Jcpenney.com reported during first week of April 2015 stating that JC Penney, a chain of departmental stores based in Plano, Texas (US), is asking its

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SPAMfighter News 2015/4/13

Christchurch UKIP Candidate Alleges Email Account Hacking by Cybercriminals

Bournemouthecho.co.uk reported on 6th April, 2015 stating that Robin Grey, a candidate of UKIP (UK Independence Party), has declared that his emails were

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SPAMfighter News 2015/4/10

Spam Emails with Malware Target French Users - Trend Micro

Researchers of security firm Trend Micro are warning about a clever and very well executed campaign of email spam which has been targeting French users to

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SPAMfighter News 2015/4/10

Canadian Senior Citizen Warns People about Scam Emails Regarding Tax Refund

Thewhig.com reported on 30th March, 2015 stating that a local senior citizen in Canada is advising people to watch out for scam emails regarding refunds of

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SPAMfighter News 2015/4/9

Phishing Scams Target Customers of Virgin Media

Netsecurity.org reported on 31st March, 2015 that a clever spam campaign is targeting customers of Virgin Media, a UK-based telecom and ISP (Internet

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SPAMfighter News 2015/4/9

IBM Discovers New and Advanced Bank Transfer Cyber Rip-off

Simcoereformer.ca published a report on 2nd April, 2015 stating that IBM, an IT consulting giant, has discovered a sophisticated scheme of fraud run by a

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SPAMfighter News 2015/4/8

Five Percent of Google’s Visitors Maligned with Ad-Injecting Malware - Study

Techcrunch.com reported on 1st April, 2015 quoting a study conducted by Google with researchers of University of California, Berkeley, (US) as: "5% of

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SPAMfighter News 2015/4/8

Energy Sector Companies Assaulted with New Malware - Symantec

Security firm Symantec recently said that a new malware program is being used to explore targeted attacks against companies in the energy sector.

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SPAMfighter News 2015/4/7

Survey - With DDoS Attacks Companies Lose around £100k/Hr

Computerweekly.com reported on 31st March, 2015 stating that according to a study by Neustar, a communication and analysis firm, 40% of businesses amounting

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SPAMfighter News 2015/4/7

Puush Server Breached with Malware

Scmagazine.com reported on 30th March, 2015 stating that the screen sharing platform was struck by a cyber attack in the last weekend of March 2015 which

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SPAMfighter News 2015/4/6

XTube, a Porn Website, Compromised and Delivering Malware - Malwarebytes

Security firm Malwarebytes said that popular adult site Xtube has been compromised to redirect visitors to sites hosting an exploit kit.

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SPAMfighter News 2015/4/6

Users of American Express Targeted in Phishing Scam

Softpedia.com published news on 30th March, 2015 quoting a recent warning of security experts as "fraudulent emails with links to websites for

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SPAMfighter News 2015/4/6

Scammers Fraudulently Earning Money with Twitch Botnet - Symantec

Security firm Symantec says that Twitch botnet malware-for-hire services have appeared which allows scammers to earn money fraudulently through gaming

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SPAMfighter News 2015/4/3

Latest RAT Widely Available in Underground Market - Symantec

Security firm Symantec has discovered a new and upcoming RAT (Remote Access Tool) which is freely available at black market and cybercriminals are eagerly

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SPAMfighter News 2015/4/3

Canada Post Warns about Scam Emails Impersonating It

Cba.ca reported on 24th March, 2015 stating that Canada Post has issued a warning against a sophisticated scam which is imitating its email and branding.
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SPAMfighter News 2015/4/3

Bitdefender - Users of Apple Become Victims of Phishing Emails Again

Security firm Bitdefender recently warned users of Apple to be cautious of being targeted with phishing emails.

The fake email message does not

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SPAMfighter News 2015/4/2

Infamous njRAT is Coming Back to Life - PhishMe

Techweekeurope.co.uk published a report on 20th March, 2015 quoting a warning by Ronnie Tokazowski, Security Speciality of security firm PhishMe as

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SPAMfighter News 2015/4/2

AVG - Infamous Vawtrak Trojan is Spreading Globally

Scoop.co.nz published a report on 25th March, 2015 quoting Jakub Kroustek, Researcher with security firm AVG Technologies, as saying "A new variant of

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SPAMfighter News 2015/4/1

Malwarebytes Warns - Scammers Targeting Bank of America

HELP NET SECURITY published a report on 21st March, 2015 quoting a warning of Chris Boyd, Security Researcher of security firm Malwarebytes, as

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SPAMfighter News 2015/4/1

Ethiopian Government Uses Cyber-Attacks to Restrict Media Houses

Thehill.com reported during second week of March 2015 stating that the Ethiopian government is using cyber attacks to try to stop news from reaching to its

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SPAMfighter News 2015/3/31

Scam E-mail Offering Health Insurance Prowl across Europe

A scam e-mail is circulating in Europe providing health insurance to travelers across the continent if they pay one meager fee when in reality no such

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SPAMfighter News 2015/3/31

Phishing Email Identified Impersonating Wells Fargo

Whbl.com reported on 19th March, 2015 stating that a scam email has been identified which is allegedly being sent out from Wells Fargo, a multinational

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SPAMfighter News 2015/3/31

PC-Virus Disrupts Systems inside Reputed American Schools

Two schools in Maryland (USA) namely Mary B. Neal Elementary School and Henry E. Lackey High School were lately affected when malware contaminated their

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SPAMfighter News 2015/3/30

Cisco Identifies a New “PoSeidon” Point-of-Sale Malware


Thehackernews.com published news on 22nd March, 2015 stating that the security experts of Cisco's Talos Security Intelligence & Research Group has

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SPAMfighter News 2015/3/30

‘Rocket Kitten’ Targets Organisations in Israel and Europe


Trend Micro, a security firm, has disclosed a fresh targeted attack against European and Israel organizations which was launched by the state-backed

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SPAMfighter News 2015/3/28

NCUA Cautions Consumers about Phishing Scam


National Credit Union Administration has expressed concern that end-users could get victimized with one fresh phishing campaign, which masquerades as

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SPAMfighter News 2015/3/28

Hackers Targeted Sacred Heart Health System


Florida, USA situated Sacred Heart Health System of late declared that hackers managed to acquire admission into a PC belonging to an intermediate

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