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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/28

Reveton Ransomware Now More Advanced, Says Avast

According to Avast the security company, Reveton, known to be a notorious ransomware utilizing a 'police' tactic, is now in an upgraded version with an

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/28

Bitcoin Phishing Scam Hits Over 400 Businesses, Says Proofpoint

Proofpoint, the e-mail security company situated in California has just exposed one Bitcoin phishing scam that of late targeted over 400 organizations while

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/27

HSBC Bank Spoofed Phishing E-mails Detected, Caution Specialists

According to security researchers, cyber-criminals are running phishing scams against London, United Kingdom headquartered HSBC Bank customers to steal

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/27

Cyber Attacks Cause Data Loss to Community Health Systems

Tennessee situated Community Health Systems Inc., a major hospital group within USA, of late, stated that a cyber-attack from outside the organization

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/26

Scammers Exploiting Ebola Epidemic in Phishing Campaigns - Symantec

According to security firm Symantec, cyber crooks are now using new and innovative methods to compromise PCs as people have started to become more aware of

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/26

Attacks by Syrian Malware is Developing in Sophistication - Kaspersky

Russian security vendor Kaspersky Labs warns that the number of cyber attacks against Internet users in Syria is growing as organized groups targeting

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/25

Cyber-Crooks Piggyback on Ebola Epidemic for Disseminating Malware, Says Symantec

Symantec, the security company, referring to Ebola, the dangerous new virus which has caused an epidemic in the western countries of Africa and which is

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/25

Cyber-Criminals Cashing on Robin Williams’ Demise, Caution Specialists

Security researchers have issued an alert of different Internet scams capitalizing on Robin Williams' recent and tragic demise, the famous comedy actor of

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/23

Kovter Ransomware Massively Increases During Q2-2014, Says Damballa


Damballa the threat protection company has just released the 'Q2 State of Infections Report' wherein it states that ransomware contaminations

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/23

Amazon Phishing E-mails Resurface to Hit Unwitting Internauts


According to security researchers, phishing e-mails purporting to be from Amazon, an e-commerce firm of multinational stature and based in USA, have

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/22

Universities of America Facing Threatening Phishing Email Campaigns

Patriottalon.com reported on 13th August, 2014 stating that IT Security Office of the University of Texas or UT, a coeducational public university located

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/22

FTC Slapped Spamming Company with $350K Fine to Settle Charges

Computerworld.com reports on 12th August, 2014 stating that a company accused of sending misleading and unsolicited email before the U.S. Affordable Care

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/21

NCA Observes that Lack of Security Software Leads to Risk of Cyber Attacks

Dailymail.co.uk reported on 13th August, 2014 stating the vision of the NCA or (National Crime Agency), a national law enforcement agency of UK which is

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/21

Ad Network of Yahoo Exploited to Spread Ransomware - Experts

Theregister.co.uk reported on 11th August, 2014 quoting security experts as saying "crooks are using advertising network of Yahoo to infect PCs with a

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/20

Stuxnet Attackers Even Played Loud AC-DC on Iran’s Nuclear PCs

According to a security pundit attending the BlackHat conference that recently concluded at Las Vegas (USA), the Stuxnet PC-virus whose initial detection

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/20

Chicago Yacht Club Announces About a Major Breach in Security

Chicagobusiness.com reported on 8th August, 2014 stating that Chicago Yacht Club has recently confirmed the data breaching of debit and credit cards of

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/19

Scam E-mail Announcing Arrest Warrant Targeting US Internauts

A scam electronic mail has been detected circulating all over USA telling recipients they're about to be arrested, reported ksat.com during the end-week of

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/19

Dell Released Fresh Details of ‘Lurk Downloader’

Scmagazineuk.com reported on 8th August 2014, stating that Brett Stone-Gross, a Security Researcher at Dell SecureWorks Counter Threat Unit (CTU), recently

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/19

Enterprises Alerted of Malware-Laced Scam E-mails

According to a warning to enterprises and employees situated at South Yorkshire (Yorkshire, Humber Region, England), scam e-mails are circulating, infecting

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/19

American Taxpayers Feel Tax Scams One Prominent Problem Inside USA

A report that TaxAudit.com an audit defense firm has lately released states that almost 8 Americans from every total of 10 i.e. 78% think that tax scams can

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/18

Advanced Turla Internet-Spying Operation Yet Active, Says Kaspersky


According to Kaspersky, Turla, which has other names such as Uroburos and Snake, happens to be the greatest of all refined cyber-espionage operations

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/18

Skatteverket Warns Swedish Taxpayers about Scam Emails


Thelocal.se reported on 8th August, 2014 stating that the Swedish tax agency, popularly known as Skatteverket, has warned Swedes to be extra cautious

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/15

Malware Installed at the Behest of Pak Woman - Poddar Confesses


Thehindu.com reported on 7th August, 2014 stating that Naik Subedar Patan Kumar Poddar of Andhra Sub-Area was detained by the city's law enforcement

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/15

Experts Observe that Facebook Color Changing App Reappears


Valuewalk.com published news on 7th August, 2014 quoting security researchers as saying "Users who have never liked the particular shade of blue

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/14

OTA Thinks E-mail Recipients’ Faith in E-mail Sender Vital

OTA has just published its "2014 Email Integrity Audit Report" according to which, electronic mails can be effective only if their receivers have

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/14

Documents Related to Popular Spyware “FinFisher” Leaked

Softpedia.com reported on 6th August, 2014 stating that a set of files have been posted online containing the features and capabilities of

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/13

Inside Look Exploit Kit ‘Magnitude’ Released

Softpedia.com reported on 6th August, 2014 stating that security researchers of security firm Trustwave recently had a close analysis of the well-known

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/13

Arrest of Blackhole Author Reduces Exploit-Kit Traffic - Experts

Delhidailynews.com reported on 6th August, 2014 quoting a recently released 2014 Midyear Security Report of Cisco as "The arrest of author of Blackhole

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/12

Experts Observe that Energetic Bear is Much More Widespread than Originally Expected

Motherboard.vice.com reported on 31st July, 2014 stating that a malware campaign namely Energetic Bear was initially seemed to have originated from Russia

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/12

Australia Post Warns Users about Scam Email

Cnet.com reported on 6th August, 2014 stating that Australia Post has asked customers to avoid a fake 'courier' email scam purporting to charge recipients

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/11

IBM Uncovers Fresh Sample of Trojan Citadel

According to IBM, the notorious banker Trojan Citadel is presently utilizing tactics from remote desktop as an added feature for bypassing security

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/11

G-Data Uncovers Malware Sample so far Undetected Since 2012

G-Data has just detected one malware strain which was thus far undetected from 2012. Dubbed as Win32.Trojan.IcoScript.A, the malicious program represents an

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/9

Phishing Assaults between May and June 2014 Up 43%, Reports RSA

EMC's security division RSA just published a report according to which, Internet scammers were apparently using the method of trawling as it was seen that

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/9

Bitdefender says that Rihanna Sex Tape on Social Media is Simply Virus

Security firm Bitdefender has released a report saying that the sex tape starring Barbadian singer Rihanna and her long time beau is spreading on social

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/8

Fresh PoS Malware, ‘Backoff’ Spotted

Security researchers have found one fresh PoS malicious program dubbed 'Backoff' within a number of recent attacks which according to them exudes

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/8

Experts Observe that USB Devices are Potential New Type of Attacks

The Economic Times reported on 31st July, 2014 revealing a recent new research confirming USB (Universal Serial Bus) devices like keyboards, mice and

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/7

Malwarebytes says that New Phishing Email Campaign Targets Users of Facebook

Security firm Malwarebytes says that a new phishing scam purporting to be from Facebook has been spotted which is trying to steal login credentials for the

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/7

Bitdefender says that Pushdo Botnet Infected more than 76,000 Machines

Pushdo network of tainted computers is much bigger than what was expected initially because security firm Bitdefender has found that it spreads over 76,000

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/6

In 2013 Indians Lose $870 Million to 419 Scams - Study

According to a report of Ultrascan-Advanced Global Investigations, a Dutch financial intelligence organization, "419 scam" of Nigeria is one of

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/6

Hack Attack Victimizes ‘Iron Dome’ Constructors of Israel

According to Brian Krebs security blogger working independently, computer hackers attacked 3 defense contractors in Israel who are credited with

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/5

Deep Panda has Changed its Preferred Targets - CrowdStrike

Softpedia.com reported during first week of July 2014 stating that security researchers of CrowdStrike have observed a change in preferred targets of

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/5

Amazon Cloud Misused for Harboring DDoS Bots

Kaspersky has lately said that cloud services from companies particularly Amazon are getting exploited so revenue hungry malicious cyber-criminals may

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/4

DDoS Kits Become More Common, So DDoS Assaults Get Simpler, Says Trustwave

According to researchers from Trustwave a security company, cyber-criminals, these days, do not require creating their own malicious software for,

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/4

A Website of Filipino Government Harboring Malware, Says Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes the security company states that a cache of harmful web-links set up for ensuring online security has of late labeled Philippine government's

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/2

Cyscon GmbH Reports that 70% of UK Netizens Vulnerable to Malware Attacks

Ibtimes.co.uk reported on 26th July, 2014 stating that Germany-based cyber security firm Cyscon GmbH has conducted a research and revealed that more than

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/2

CRA Reveals that New Scam Email Targeting Taxpayers

Ckom.com reported on 24th July, 2014 stating that scammers impersonating Canada Revenue Agency, Canada's official tax collecting body, sending an email

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/1

Nigerian 419 Fraudsters Evolve to Newer Cyber-Crime Tactics

According to the network security company Palo Alto Networks based in Santa Clara (USA), a Nigerian cyber-criminal gang that executed 419 scams have changed

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/1

CERT-In Observes that Bladabindi Virus is Poisioning Indian Cyberspace

THE ECONOMIC TIMES reported on 24th July, 2014 stating that Computer Emergency Response Team-India (CERT-In) have warned Indian Internauts about a hacking

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/31

Phishing E-mail Scam Strikes Employees of Duke University

One fresh Internet scam has hit employees of Durham, North Carolina, USA based Duke University, reported abc11.com in news on July 22, 2014.

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/31

Facebook Scam Occurs Due to Exploitation of Exploit Kit - Symantec

Security experts of security firm Symantec observe that Facebook scams which were considered as a regular appearance on social networking website have now

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/31

Complicated Method of Attack Designed to Control Users Online Banking

Security researchers of security firm Trend Micro warn that cybercriminals have designed a difficult method of attack to have control on the victim's online

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/30

Woman Video in Facebook Scam is Really Virus, Warns BitDefender

One fresh Facebook scam, presently disseminating, disguised as a tempting female video, however, distributes one PC-virus indulging in theft of personal

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/30

Unfortunately MH17 Crash Being Leveraged by ‘Click Fraudsters’

Canberratimes.com.au published news on 21st July, 2014 stating a warning by Internet security experts as "so-called "click fraudsters" are

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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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