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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/28

FBI Online Scam Strikes Flint Resident


Police from Flint (Michigan) has reported that a man who purchased one PC sold at a local pawn shop became subject to an Internet scam involving the

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/28

Bank of Ireland Cautions Accountholders about Phishing E-mails


ESET the cyber-security company has urged end-users to be wary of a scam e-mail that's directing to provide the account credentials of Bank of

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/27

Lenovo, a Computer Brand, Blamed for Shipping Laptops with Adware

Money.cnn.com reported on 19th February, 2015 stating that computer brand Lenovo has been shipping laptops which are pre-installed with malware causing

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/27

Hacked Porn Site RedTube Results in Malware for Visitors

Malwarebytes the security company of late discovered an attack targeting the widely accessed porn website RedTube that receives 300m visitors on a monthly

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/26

IRS Warns Taxpayers about Scam Emails

Nola.com reported on 19th February, 2015 stating that the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) or the taxing agency of US is announcing about a new online scam

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/26

Experts Discovered Cyber Weapon Authored by French Hackers

Cbronline.com reported on 19th February, 2015 stating that security researchers analyzed and discovered that French hackers apparently developed a malware

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/26

Co-Author of Blackshades Pleads Guilty in US Court

Usatoday.com reported on 18th February, 2015 stating that Alex Yucel, the co-author of Blackshades malware which infected more than a half-million computers

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/25

Website of Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver Compromised with Malware

Malwarebytes, a security firm, says that the website of celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is infecting with malware 10 million visitors per month on an average

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/25

Peddlers of Vawtrak Employing Macro-based Attacks - Trend Micro

Net-security.org published a report quoting security firm Trend Micro as saying "Cybercriminals distributing new versions of Vawtrak banking Trojan are

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/24

Hackers Attacking Institutions Inside Israel; Trend Micro

Trend Micro the security software company that unearthed 2 different hacking campaigns says that a hacker gang speaking Arabic language has been attacking

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/24

Customers of Amazon Tricked With Phishing Email Campaign - Experts

Softpedia.com published news on 17th February, 2015 according to which security experts warned that a malicious campaign has targeted the users of global

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/24

Arabic Online Spying Gang Targeting in Middle East Countries; Kaspersky

Kaspersky Lab the security company has found one cyber espionage gang going by the name "Desert Falcons" which targeted many individuals and

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/23

New Phishing Campaign Targeting Customers of FirstBank

Batblue.com published news on 13th February, 2015 according to which security researchers discovered a new phishing email campaign targeting customers of

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/23

Bogus AdwCleaner Disseminated Via Fresh Scareware Scam

According to security researchers, a new scareware campaign is running profusely as it thrusts one bogus edition of AdwCleaner, the widely used freeware

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/21

Source Code of RIG Attack Toolkit Published Online


A person asserting he is one amongst others who created the RIG attack toolkit seems to have revealed one pretty latest edition of the toolkit's

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/21

Phishing E-mails Targeting Users of Apple iCloud, says Sophos


Sophos warns that hackers are attacking end-users of Apple iCloud by sending them fraudulent phishing e-mails that filch financial information.
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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/20

Fife Councilor Cautions about E-mail Scam about Tax-Refund

Dave Dempsey, Conservative Group Head of Fife recently, cautioned about one advanced Internet scam promising victims reimbursement of tax payment, thus

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/20

Chinese Cyber Spies Infected Forbes.com

Softpedia.com reported on 11th February, 2015 stating that security researchers discovered a malicious campaign believed to be targeted in nature and

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/19

Phishing Toolkits are Now More Sophisticated, says Symantec

According to Symantec the security company, its exploration of the phishing toolkit market reveals the way such toolkits bought and sold enable e-mail

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/19

OpenDNS Intercepts Fresh PayPal Phishing Scam

OpenDNS Security Labs discovered one extensive phishing scam aimed at people using PayPal the well-known facilitator of Internet-based payments, a news that

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/19

Damballa Shows Failure of Most Anti-Viruses in Detecting Malware

Damballa the security company in its new "Q4 2014 State of Infections Report" says that anti-virus software can't detect 70% of contaminations

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/18

Suspected Online Hacker from Latvia Extradited to USA for Undergoing Prosecution

Deniss Calovskis, aged 29 and a programmer was lately extradited from Latvia to USA for undergoing trial because he seemingly belonged to one worldwide

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/18

RSA - DNS Poisoning Being Employed Against Brazilian Boletos

Securityweek.com published a recent report of RSA on 10th February, 2015 stating that in recent months, cyber crooks have began depending on DNS (Domain

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/18

Cisco - New Malware-Laced Spam Campaign Hits Corporate Users

HELP NET SECURITY published news on 10th February, 2015 quoting security firm Cisco as "A well designed and extremely genuine-looking spam email

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/17

Security Breach of Anthem Being Exploited with Phishing Attacks


Theverge.com reported on 7th February, 2015 quoting a warning in an official statement by the firm as "During first week of February, fraudsters

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/17

Google - Over 214,000 Individuals Banned for Bad Ads in 2014


Theguardian.com published news on 4th February, 2015 quoting Google's recent announcement as "We have banned more than 214,000 individuals and

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/17

Fileless Ransomware Distributed Through Malvertising Campaigns


Security researchers of security firm Invincea have been watching a malvertising scam in which threat actors exploited Flash Player exploits and

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/16

Locals of UK Cautioned About Fake Lottery Emails

Dorsetecho.uk reported on 2nd February, 2015 stating that people across UK are being cautioned about fake emails which announce that they have won a

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/16

Circor International Delivers Malware through Emails - Dynamoo’s Blog

Softpedia.com published news on 3rd February, 2015 quoting Conrad Longmore, Security Researcher of Dynamoo's Blog, as saying "Malware is being

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/16

AG of West Virginia Cautions Students about Job Scams

Huntingtonnews.net reported on 3rd February, 2015 stating that Patrick Morrisey, Attorney General of West Virginia (US) recently urged West Virginians to be

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/13

Omaha Company Became Victim of International Online Scam

Omaha.com reported on 5th February, 2015 stating that corporate cybercrime internationally hit The Scoular.co. which is one of Omaha's (Nebraska, US) oldest

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/13

Japanese Hacker Jailed for Sending Prank Death Threats

Securityweek.com reported on 4th February, 2015 that a 32 year old Japanese hacker, Yusuke Katayama, was jailed recently for his high-stakes games with the

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/13

India Ranked Second in Sending Pre-VD Spam Emails - Trend Micro

Security vendor Trend Micro recently revealed that India ranks second in the log of countries distributing spam emails and this unfortunate threat will

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/12

Scam Emails about Suspended Facebook Account Currently Rolling

HELP NET SECURITY published news on 3rd February, 2015 stating a recent warning of security experts as 'Fake emails about suspension of Facebook account are

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/12

Customers of O2 Receive Phishing Emails but Company Denies Breach

Itproportal.com reported on 4th February, 2015 stating O2's patrons suspected that their mobile operator might have been undergone a massive security breach

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/10

FireEye - Syrian Rebels Lose Critical Information to Hackers

Securityweek.com published a report on 2nd February, 2015 quoting a recent revelation by security firm FireEye as "Syrian opposition groups lost

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/10

Experts Observe that an EK other than Angler Being Employed by Hackers

Cbronline.comon published a report on 5th February, 2015 quoting many security researchers as "Hackers are using an exploit kit other than Angler to

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/10

Anthem, a Health Insurer, Attacked with Massive Data Breach

Reuters.com published news on 5th February, 2015 quoting the company as "hackers have stolen personal information relating to current and former

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/9

Kaspersky Warns that Undependable Security Certificates Doubled in 2014

Cybersecurity vendor Kaspersky Lab says that signing of malicious software (malware) by untrusted security certificates have doubled in number during the

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/9

E-mail Containing Malware Target Telstra Customers

According to security researchers, a malicious e-mail asserting as message from Telstra the telecom major in Australia lures recipients in such a way that

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/9

Criminals Encrypting Databases of Website and Demanding Ransom

Securityweek.com published a report on 29th January, 2015 quoting a recent statement of Switzerland-based security vendor High-Tech Bridge as

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/6

Internauts in Switzerland Flooded with Malware-Laced Bulk E-mails

According to security researchers, Swiss Internauts have been found under massive attacks by several bulk e-mail campaigns installing the e-banking Trojan

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/6

Cutwail Botnet Showing Altered Spam Tactics; Symantec

The spam botnet Cutwail is now working differently -it's distributing its bulk e-mails in massive numbers within every period of only few minutes thus

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/5

Scammers Target YouTube with Malware Campaign

According to Symantec the security company, a malware-laced scam is circulating worldwide since months now trying to get PC-operators to furtively watch

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/5

Fake Coca-Cola E-mails Announcing Centenary Promo Prizes Hit Internauts

Security experts are warning of scam e-mails posing as messages sent from Coca-Cola the soft drink major that make the happy announcement to recipients

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/4

Fraudulent E-mails Rich with Information Aid Success to Phishing Scams, Finds Study

Researchers from New York situated University at Buffalo recently commissioned a study which revealed that e-mails 'rich with information' and capable of

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/4

Aussie Businessmen get Scammed with Payment Diversion Fraud

According to Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC), cyber-thieves are illegally accessing e-mail accounts of companies posing as vendors

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/3

Trend Micro Discovers CTB-Locker Ransomware in Fresh Version

Security researchers from Trend Micro the security company have detected one fresh version of CTB-Locker ransomware known as Critroni, the company said.
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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/3

Malvertising Assault Strikes Google Adwords and AdSense

Attacks recently against Google Adwords and Google AdSense wherein the attackers manipulated the two networks gave in to one fresh kind of malvertising

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/2

E-mail Scam Picks Up Over $214m within Around One Year, States FBI

A task force from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) tells that one e-mail scam is running while targeting businesses by sending them fake bills and

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SPAMfighter News 2015/2/2

Autistic Schoolboy Kills Himself Following Receipt of Bogus Ransom E-mail

Joseph Edwards a schoolboy, 17-years-old, who was autistic, hanged himself following receipt of one fake "police" e-mail that blamed him for

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/30

NIU Warns its Employees about Phishing Emails


Niutoday.info reported on 21st January, 2014 stating that employees of Northern Illinois University (NIU), DeKalb (Illinois, US) have been warned of

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/30

Angler Can Exploit Fresh Zero-Day Vulnerability


The beleaguered Angler exploit toolkit has a new strain of ammunition to employ in attacks known as a novel Adobe Flash zero-day flaw. Threatpost.com

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/30

Spammers Manage in Evading Anti-Spam Software, Finds Cisco

Cisco the networking company has just published its Yearly Security Report for 2015 according to which, spammers are well bypassing spam filters with

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/30

Patrons of Bank of America Hit by Phishing Campaign

Wwlp.com reported on 21st January, 2015 stating that customers of Bank of America (North Carolina, US) are being targeted once again by cyber-crooks with a

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/29

Cyber-Attacks Growing with Casual User Behavior and Targeted Malware Campaigns

Cisco in its new Annual Security report states that end-users' careless attitude together with malware attacks on specific targets are posing risk of

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/29

BBB and Police Warns About Fake Emails Targeting Parents

Wfmynews2.com reported on 20th January, 2015 stating that Better Business Bureau (BBB) and Greensboro Police (North Carolina, US) are sending a strong

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/28

LIME Customers Targeted with Phishing E-mail Scam

Several gullible customers of "Landline, Internet, Mobile, Entertainment" (LIME) one renowned telecom company, were recently targeted with an

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/28

Infamous Hacking Group ‘Lizard Squad’ Hacked by Third Party Hackers

Mirror.co.uk reported on 19th January, 2015 quoting a claim by Brian Krebs, a well-known Security Researcher, as "The hacking group namely 'Lizard

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/27

Possible Hack into POS Devices Worries Wingstop

Dallas, Texas, USA-based Wingstop Restaurants Inc. has officially stated that there was probably a security hack against its POS (point-of-sale) devices

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/27

NSA Bears Ability to Compromise and Re-use Intermediate Malicious Programs

Along with owning its own cyber-weapons, NSA of USA performs compromising operations and repurposing of intermediate malicious software, published

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/26

Security Researchers find Carberp in New Version


According to security researchers, the banker Trojan Carberp, which lately struck more than 150,000 computers in Australia, has been found yet again

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/26

Bkav Released a Forecast about DDoS and Malware Attacks in 2015


Bizhub.vn reported on 14th January, 2015 quoting Vietnamese security firm Bkav as "Malware and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks will

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/24

Scammers Vehemently Perform Phishing on LinkedIn Accounts


Symantec the security company warns of scammers who keep on vehemently targeting social-networking websites for different purposes, including digging

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/24

Phishing E-mail Scam Targets Users of Outlook.com, says Malwarebytes


Malwarebytes the cyber-security company has said that one offensive phishing e-mail scam is presently aiming at subscribers of Outlook.com thus

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/23

Humboldt State University Starts a Drive against Online Scams

Krcrtv.com published news on 14th January, 2015 stating that Humboldt State University, Arcata, California, USA is trying to keep personal details of staff

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/23

Blue Coat - Malware Organizations Abusing ‘Charlie Hebdo’ Massacre

According to research conducted by security firm Blue Coat, Malware organizations are quick to latch onto tragedy to distribute malware and they are getting

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/22

Suspected Hack into POS System, Announces Presidian Hotels & Resorts

Texas (US) based hotel management firm Presidian Hotels & Resorts that runs independently recently declared that during the period July 26, 2014 to

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/22

Dell - New Malware Bypasses Systems of Active Directory

Securityweek.com reported on 12th January, 2015 stating that researchers at Counter Threat Unit (CTU) of Dell SecureWorks have intercepted malware which

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/21

Scam E-mails Targeting Manx Telecom Users, Alerts Telecom Giant

Chief supplier of telecommunication and broadband services Manx Telecom to the Isle of Man has issued an alert regarding one scam e-mail which's adversely

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/21

Scam E-mails Related to Unpaid Tax Strike Washington’s Businesses and Citizens

Scammers have yet pounced, this time, aiming businesses and citizens to whom they're dispatching fake e-mails directing that they should clear tax payment

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/20

Security Researcher says KCNA Website has Illicit Software

The online activities of North Korea are being increasingly inspected following Federal Bureau of Investigation's condemnation of the country of undesirable

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/20

Hackers Spread Maligned Fake Emails Piggybacking on Terror Posed by ISIS

Listenradios.co.uk reported on 13th January, 2015 stating that hackers are playing the fear of public about a terrorist attack in Sydney (Australia) by

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/19

Tax-Related Fake E-Mails Targeting Residents, Warns SSDC

South Somerset District Council (Somerset, England) recently got one report from an inhabitant who said that some South Somerset inhabitants were getting

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/19

Absence of E-Mail Related Safeguards for SLC Leads to Easy Phishing

Online-scammers have come to easily know the trick of quickly gaining success from launching phishing campaigns and that is by sending e-mails impersonating

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/17

Snowden - US has Started the Era of Cyber Attacks

Thehill.com published news on 8th January, 2015 quoting Edward Snowden, former contractor of National Security Agency (NSA) and currently whistleblower, as

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/17

SaskPower Cautions about Scam E-Mails, Bogus Telephone Calls

SaskPower has just known about fraudulent e-mails as well as bogus phone calls presently going on so cautions customers while advises them to inform local

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/16

Hackers Managing Infiltration Almost ‘At Will,’ Says FireEye

FireEye lately released a report highlighting how hackers of today successfully counter traditional security defenses nearly anytime or anyway they want.
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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/16

Hackers Exploiting Pastebin Website in Latest Attacks, Finds Sucuri

According to Sucuri, Pastebin, the website for cutting-and-pasting content and probably most known to be one channel through which attackers exchange stolen

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/15

ESET Predicts Increased Cyber-Crime against Internet Payment Systems During 2015

Ireland-based ESET the Internet security company has said that systems facilitating online payment are set to become increasingly infected with malware

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/15

British Columbia Lawyers Cautioned about Extortion Threats over the Internet

One late cyber-assault against a law firm in British Columbia of Canada has prompted suggestion to lawyers for becoming watchful of possible extortion

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/14

Two Websites Hacked by Islamic Extremists in Yorkshire

Thejc.com reported on 6th January, 2015 stating that Islamist hackers have maligned a school and a church website with messages that are anti-Israeli with

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/14

New Banking Malware Targets Germans - Microsoft

Itworld.com published news on 6th January, 2015 quoting Microsoft as "Germans are being targeted by a new variant of an influential kind of malware

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/14

Cryptowall 2.0 Ransomware Further Developed by its Authors

The newest ransomware from an upgraded Cryptowall 2.0 attacks Windows 32 as well as 64 bit OSs (operating systems). Blog.emsisoft.com reported on 7th

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/13

Macro-based Malware Surged in December 2014, says Microsoft

According to MMPC (Microsoft Malware Protection Center), online threats in remarkable numbers have been attacking during December 2014 as they utilized

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/13

LA Weekly and Huffington Post Hit by Malvertising Attacks

Security vendor Cyphort has identified a malvertising campaign which hit a couple of websites including LA Weekly and Huffington Post.

Cyphort

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/13

IBM - Number of Cyber Attacks on Retailers Dropped in 2014

ZDNet.com published news on 5th January, 2015 stating that security researchers of IBM recently released a report suggesting that overall cyber attacks

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/10

Users of Yahoo Targeted by Phishing Email Campaign - Bitdefender


Hotforsecurity.com published news during second week of December 2014 quoting a warning of security firm Bitdefender as "Yahoo users are being

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/10

IBM finds 60% Security Officers whose Organizations have Insufficient Defense against Cyber-attacks


International Business Machines (IBM) recently conducted a poll that queried senior security personnel to find that according to sixty percent of

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/9

Phishing Email Campaign Targets Users of Google

Softpedia.com published a recent report revealed by security pundits in third week of December, 2014 stating that a ...

SPAMfighter News 2015/1/9

CnC Servers within Botnets Increased During 2014, Reports Spamhaus

Spamhaus, the agency that since 1998 has been garnering as well as revealing details about spammers, lately published a report highlighting how

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/8

Cluley Warns - Malefactors Exploit Steam Chat to Distribute Malware

Tomsguide.com published a report on 30th December, 2014 quoting a recent blog by Graham Cluley, an Independent Security Blogger, as "Malefactors are

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/8

‘Kogan’ Target of Enormous Phishing Scam

Renowned Internet-based small-scale trader selling mobile devices in Australia namely Kogan declared 4th-week of December 2014 about a ...

SPAMfighter News 2015/1/7

Trend Micro Spots 64-bit Version of HAVEX RAT

Researchers of Trend Micro have discovered a 64-bit Havex version which is a RAT (remote access tool) and it has been used in cyber espionage operations

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/7

Fake Email Scam Alert Sounded in Logan County

Edmondsun.com reported on 30th December, 2014 stating that Logan County (Ohio, US) authorities are warning public about an email scam and a phone using the

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/6

Trojans Exploit Pinterest as C&C to Target South Korean Banks

Security researchers of security firm Trend Micro had discovered that a number of banking trojans

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/6

‘Hitman’ Scam Targeting Residents of Torrance, Caution Police

Police in Torrance (California, USA) of late cautioned about certain "hitman" scam moving across the Internet while blackmailing Internauts to pay

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/5

US-UK Based Surveillance Virus Attacks Top German Aide

Telesurtv.net reported on 29th December, 2014 stating that an aide to the German government has found that the government has been attacked by hackers by

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/5

Experts - Cybercriminals Using Missing of AirAsia Flight as Bait

Tech.firstpost.com reported on 29th December, 2014 quoting a warning of security experts as "Cybercriminals have now focused abusing the unfortunate

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/3

Scam E-mails Supposedly from Philadelphia Parking Authority Circulating

Officials of the Parking Authority of Philadelphia have requested people for being aware about fake e-mails, which presently circulating, are targeting

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