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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/27

Higher Education Becoming Victims of Spear-Phishing Assaults, finds REN-ISAC

REN-ISAC (Research and Education Networking Information Sharing and Analysis Center) a vital element of the plan for higher education aimed at enhancing

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/27

Email Account of Chairman of Cheltenham RNLI Hacked

Gloucestershireeecho.co.uk reported on 18th November, 2014 stating that Internet users have been warned to look for an elaborate email scam as John Couch,

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/26

IAB Fights Cyber-Crime, Asks Law Enforcement to Join

The Anti-Malware Working Group of IAB is implementing joint action with FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) as well as United States Department-of-Justice

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/26

Attackers Clandestinely Distribute Malware by Using Ad Networks

According to Trend Micro, cyber-criminals in a new assault against corporate users are utilizing FlashPack an attack toolkit as the latter download

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/25

Vanderbilt University Once Again Confronts Phishing Attack

Hackers recently executed one dangerous phishing scam on the e-mail users of Vanderbilt (Nashville, Tennessee, USA), cautioned officials of VUIT (Vanderbilt

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/25

Steam Users Targeted with Malware through the Platform’s Chat Utility

Security researchers have issued an alert to Steam users regarding one malware strain which cyber-crooks are disseminating through the chat system of the

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/25

CDC Server Tainted with Malware from August 2012

The Central Dermatology Center (CDC) of North Carolina lately stated that malware had contaminated a server out of the many at its premise in spite of the

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/24

Sheriff’s Office Forced to Pay Ransom to Online Extortionists

A PC at the Dickson County (Tennessee, USA) Sheriff's Office was recently attacked with the CryptoWall ransomware, leading to numerous files becoming

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/24

ESET - Malicious Email Campaign Exploits Just Concluded G20 Summit

ESET, a security firm, says that a fresh targeted attack has been using the just concluded G20 summit as a lure which was held at Brisbane, Australia

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/24

Beijing Police Arrested Alleged Creators of WireLurker Malware

PCWorld.com reported on 14th November, 2014 stating that Beijing Police have arrested three people suspected to be developing the "WireLurker' malware

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/21

Trend Micro Observe that Keyloggers Being Used More by Cybercriminals

Security firm Trend Micro recently released a research paper that throws light on keyloggers, deceitful but still efficient tools which cybercriminals are

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/21

Iron County Alerts Residents about Fraudulent E-mails

The Utah, USA situated Iron County residents are being cautioned from their Sheriff's Office that a scam e-mail, currently in circulation, is targeting

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/20

Law Enforcement Officials Arrest Man Operating Silk Road 2.0

Agencies of law enforcement have detained Blake Benthall in San Francisco because the man, aged 26-yrs, allegedly owned Silk Road 2.0 a market of illicit

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/20

Human Rights Organizations under Pressure from Cyber-Assaults

Think Tank Citizen Lab, of Canada which operates under the Munk School of Global Affairs of University-of-Toronto recently released a report that states how

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/19

Kaspersky - ‘Darkhotel’ Espionage Attack Targets Executives Using Hotel Internet

Kaspersky, a computer-security firm, recently said that travelling business executives have been victimized by an espionage attack known as Darkhotel which

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/19

Cyber-Criminals Using Codes/Methodologies Typical in APT Assaults, Says Sophos

One new threat scam, which Sophos the security company has named "Rotten Tomato," indicates how ordinary hackers currently use codes and

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/18

Phishing E-mails Continue to be Astonishingly Effective

Google in its new security report shows how phishing electronic mails - bulk messages which impersonate some lawful entity but that really take onto a fake

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/18

Facebook Hit with Phishing Scam Designed for Stealing Account Credentials

According to security researchers, cyber-criminals are running one new phishing e-mail scam that tries to grab the Facebook credentials of a large number of

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/17

Spin.com Contracts Malware Passes Infection to Visitors

Researchers at Symantec the security company, on 27th October 2014, noticed that visitors to Spin.com a widely known website for news, music as well as

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/17

Internet Society and ITU Partner Towards Combating Spam

The Internet Society and ITU (International Telecommunication Union) recently endorsed an agreement towards eradicating junk e-mails together as spam

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/17

AppRiver Spotted Two Separate Phishing Campaigns Impersonating Amazon

Web and email security researchers of AppRiver have intercepted two types of phishing emails targeting innocent customers of the e-commerce giant Amazon and

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/15

Fresh Backoff Point-of-Sale Malware Strain ‘ROM’ Detected, Says Fortinet

Fortinet the security company recently intercepted ROM a malicious program, which is one fresh and increasingly advanced edition of the POS (point-of-sale)

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/15

Booking.Com, a Website for Hotel Booking, Confirms Online Scam

Ibtimes.co.uk reported on 8th November, 2014 stating that the hotel booking website Booking.com has been forced to reveal the theft of thousands of pounds

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/14

Trojan Rovnix Infects More Than 130K UK PCs, Finds BitDefender

BitDefender has cautioned that more than 130K PCs inside United Kingdom are tainted because of Trojan Rovnix, the info-grabbing malware, within one botnet

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/14

Pandalabs Revealed that Q3 Spike Sees 20 Million New Malware Strains

Pandalabs in its third quarterly report for Q3-2014 revealed that cybercriminals have taken the fast lane to steal and rob by creating over 20 million fresh

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/13

Poweliks Trojan Virus Surging Continuously, finds Symantec

Symantec the security company has been observing a rise in infections from the Poweliks Trojan, published scmagazine.com dated November 3, 2014.

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/13

Fresh Phishing Scam Masquerades as ‘Windows Outlook,’ Warn Researchers

Security researchers warn that a phishing e-mail posing as a message from "Windows Outlook" notifies recipients there's a virus known as C93 in

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/13

Apple Devices at Risk of Fresh Malware, says Researchers

Security researchers from Palo Alto Networks have discovered one virus which they liken to a most enormous scale malware never observed earlier as it

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/13

New Spam Tactic Leverages Hijacked .edu Websites for Proliferating Zeus

According to PhishMe the security company, one fresh spam mail run is leveraging hijacked .edu domains as it disseminates the notorious banker Trojan

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/13

Emails About Fake Traffic Infringement Hit Residents of NSW

Computerworld.com.au reported on 4th November, 2014 stating that authorities in New South Wales, Australia are warning people to be careful about a fake

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/11

Pony Malware Being Spread Through Invoice-Themed Email Campaign

Softpedia.com reported on 28th October, 2014 quoting Avast, a security firm, as saying "A fresh email campaign has been spotted which delivers Pony

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/11

G DATA: Fresh RAT ‘COMpfun’ Employs New Persistence Mechanism

Security experts of security firm G DATA have recognized a fresh RAT (Remote Administration Tool) which uses a novel persistence mechanism which has never

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/10

Unsolicited E-mails with Malicious Attachment Disguise as Bitstamp Exchange Facilitator

Spam mails asserting that they're from the renowned exchange facilitator Bitstamp notify Internauts that there has been a modification of information

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/10

Cyber-Criminals Exploit ACCC’s Name in New E-mail Scam

Scammers are exploiting ACCC's name in Australia, an organization which safeguards people against Internet frauds within the country, while trying to so

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/10

Assume Every Drupal 7 Site Was Compromised Unless Patched Instantly

Threatpost.com reported on 30th October, 2014 quoting a warning of the maintainers of the Drupal CMS (content management system) as "any website owners

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/8

Spammers Disseminate Free Pizza Voucher E-mails for Filling up Asprox Botnet


According to Cloudmark the security company, cyber-criminals are distributing spam mails, offering coupons to buy pizza for free, while trying to

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/8

Popsci Website Installing Malicious Software on Visitors’ PCs, Says Websense


Websense the security company has found that Popular Science a top science reference website popularly called Popsci is under hackers' control so

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/8

Breyer Horses Online Site is Malware Tainted


A lot of personal information with data on credit/debit cards too that belonged to consumers who bought items via the Breyer Horses online site namely

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/7

Microsoft Draws Attention to Spike in Crowti Ransomware

Threatpost.com reported on 29th October, 2014 stating that researchers of Microsoft have identified a rise in Crowti which is identical to CryptoLocker

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/7

Experts Recognize New Malware Communicating with Gmail

Bgr.com published news on 29th October, 2014 quoting researchers as saying "a new piece of malware has been discovered which can spy on computer of the

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/6

Spam Mails about Bogus Money Transfer Increasing; Symantec

According to Symantec the security company, its researchers have lately found a rise in spam mails that are requests for wire transfer which executives and

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/6

‘Industrial Control Systems’ Get Hacked with Notorious BlackEnergy Malware

ICS (industrial control system) maneuvers operating human-machine interface (HMI) computer program that some suppliers are providing are getting attacked in

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/6

DHS Warns - Dyre Being Used to Rob Banking Credentials

Threatpost.com reported on 28th October, 2014 stating that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) formally sounded the alarm recently on Dyre saying that

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/6

Cybercriminals Changed Tactics and Started Using ‘Dridex’ to Steal Banking Credentials

According to researchers of Palo Alto Networks, cybercriminals using Dridex banking Trojan to steal sensitive information of Internet users have changed the

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/3

Phishing E-mails Targeting Microsoft Accountholders, Caution Experts

Security researchers have just warned about scam e-mails, which asserting as being sent from Microsoft while notifying Internauts that they will soon have

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/3

Malware for Filching Business and Government Data has Russia’s Support

According to FireEye the security company, malware created for capturing sensitive data that overseas governments and other businesses maintain is being

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/1

Phishing E-mails Target Students of Miami University


Scammers are distributing fake e-mails pretending to be messages from Oxford, Ohio, USA based Miami University as they strike the mailboxes of

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SPAMfighter News 2014/11/1

Malicious E-mail Scam Pretending to Provide Air Ticket Identified


According to Cyveillance, a security company, one malware-laced spam mail run, spotted over a month back, alluring Internauts for clicking on bogus

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/31

Damballa in its Q3-2014 Report Reveals Surging of Malware Threat

Damballa, a threat protection specialist, has launched its report of threat protection for Q3-2014 revealing that the malicious software threat is

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/31

Bitcoin Ransomware Virus Paralyzes Italian Councils

Coindesk.com reported on 22nd October, 2014 stating that computer files of Municipal council offices across Italy have been encrypted by a ransomware virus

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/30

Targeted Assault Costing Companies Huge, Says Kaspersky

One fresh survey jointly by B2B International and Kaspersky Lab conducted over 3,900 IT personnel showed that a single successful targeted assault against

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/30

Phishing E-mails Targeting Customers of Alinea Restaurant, Warn Restaurant Owners

Well-known restaurant Alinea Restaurant situated inside Chicago, US has warned its customers for being watchful about scam e-mails posing as communication

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/30

Hackers Pretending to be WHO Distributing Ebola-Themed Spam Mails

According to SpiderLabs a cyber-security band, hackers, pretending to be WHO (World Health Organization) a global health agency, have launched malware-laced

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/29

UK is the Prime Target of Cyber Attacks in EMEA Region - FireEye


Security firm FireEye released a report revealing UK as the most targeted by cyber attacks in Europe and the Middle East or Africa (EMEA) during first

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/29

Phishing e-mails Bombard Customers of BT


According to security researchers, cyber-criminals are targeting UK's BT telecommunication company by sending phishing e-mails to its clients,

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/29

Kaspersky Intercepted a New Malware Mac OSX Ventir


Kaspersky Lab, a Moscow-based security company, says that a new type of malware has been identified which particularly targets Mac OS X machines. The

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/28

Customers of Amazon Cautioned About Malicious Email Campaign


Softpedia.com reported on 18th October, 2014 quoting recent warning of security experts as "customers of Amazon in UK should be on the lookout

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/28

Bill-Themed Phishing Emails Target Customers of Virgin Media


Softpedia.com published a report on 18th October, 2014 quoting a recent explanation of security experts as "Phishing emails purporting to be from

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/28

A Phishing Email Campaign Recently Exploited Dropbox


According to security firm Symantec, file storage service of Dropbox was employed for a tricky phishing campaign although the service (referring to

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/27

Saskatchewan, Canada Police, Prince Albert Cautions Residents about Tax-Related Fake E-Mails

The Canadian cops Prince Albert of Saskatchewan, Canada has issued an alert to residents about fake e-mails being circulated within one fresh scam that

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/27

Internet-based Crimes Increased in Shelby County

Al.com reported on 6th October, 2014 stating that the Sheriff's Office of Shelby County which is located in Alabama, United States is warning against an

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/27

Asprox Botnet Distributing Spam Mails Promising Gift Card at Zero Cost

According to a warning by security researchers, the notorious botnet Asprox is being used for distributing spam mails that pledge recipients can access one

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/24

Security Companies Collaborate to Mitigate Threat Posed by Hidden Lynx


Securityweek.com reported on 15th October, 2014 stating that a joint effort by security firms has struck a serious blow against malicious software

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/24

Russian Hackers Organises a 5-Year Old Cyber-Espionage Campaign


Researchers of iSIGHT Partners examined the code used in the attacks and observed that government leaders and institutions have been targeted by a

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/23

Penny Stock Spam Mail Campaign Targets Little Familiar Mineral Firm; BitDefender


BitDefender is cautioning Internauts about one fresh penny stock bulk e-mail run which hitherto witnessed millions of spam mails landing inside

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/23

Malvertising Scam Disturbs more than 113,000 US Users, Says Trend Micro


Trend Micro lately said that it detected malicious advertisements exhibited on YouTube, while those also diverted over 113,000 Internauts within USA

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/22

Retefe Trojan Now Attacking Financial Institutions in Japan, Says CSIS

According to CSIS the security company based in Denmark, the Retefe malware's configuration file has been found containing one name-list of a number of

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/22

McAfee - Alia Bhatt is the Riskiest Celebrity in Indian Cyberspace

Ibtimes.co.in reported on 13th October, 2014 stating that security firm McAfee has revealed in a recent survey the names of most-searched Indian celebrities

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/21

Volexity - Websites of Pro-Democracy in Hong Kong Compromised

Computerworld.in reported on 13th October, 2014 quoting Volexity, a security company based at Washington D.C. as "In Hong Kong, four websites which

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/21

ATO asks Taxpayers to be Wary of Tax-themed Scam Emails

Online news website Magnet reported on 14th October, 2014 stating that The Australian Taxation Office (ATO), official taxing agency in Australia, is warning

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/20

Scam Emails Impersonating Chase Online Attacks Customers

Softpedia.com reported on 9th October, 2014 quoting a recent warning of security experts as "Phishing emails impersonating Chase Online are presently

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/20

ANZ Bank Customers Hit with Phishing Scam

Phishing e-mails are being sent to clients of the banking group of Australia and New Zealand namely ANZ Bank, which is based in Melbourne, Victoria,

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/20

Kmart - Popular US Retailer Suffers Major Security Breach

Securityweek.com reported on 10th October, 2014 stating that Kmart is the latest large retailer of U.S. to have experienced a data breach of its online

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/20

Fresh Version of Rovnix Malware Identified at CSIS

CSIS the security company based in Denmark has said that its researchers have uncovered one fresh variant of malware Rovnix which contains two extra

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/17

Illinois AG Cautions about Scam E-mails Surrounding Ebola

According to Lisa Madigan Attorney General of Illinois, e-mail scams are being launched that deal with outbreaks of the Ebola virus, published wgntv.com

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/17

Bitdefender - New Facebook Scam Exploits Popularity of Emma Watson

According to antivirus solutions provider Bitdefender, the popularity of British actress Emma Watson has been leveraged by a new Facebook scam to infect

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/16

Scam E-mails Purporting to be from American Red Cross Target Internauts

Scam e-mails posing as messages from the humanitarian organization known all over the world as American Red Cross are presently circulating online while

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/16

NDSCS Warned about Unfortunate Malware Activity

Databreaches.net reported on 9th October, 2014 stating that North Dakota State College of Science (NDSCS) Information Technology Services department has

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/15

Ransomware Attack Caused Knocking Off-air of Australian News Channel

Theinquirer.net reported on 8th October, 2014 stating that an Australian rolling news channel was hastily taken off from air recently after a ransomware

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/15

Fresh Phishing E-mail Campaign Abuses Popular Vodafone

According to an alert by security researchers, scam e-mails posing as informing about one fresh message related to different services keep getting utilized

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/14

Proofpoint Discovers Russian Cyber-Crime Gang, Attacker of Over 500K PCs

Proofpoint the security firm has said that its researchers recently intercepted one cyber-crime gang based in Russia which contaminated over 500,000

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/14

New PayPal Scam Hits at WA Motor-Drivers

WA Consumer Protection has issued an alert to the state's motor-drivers about one scam e-mail that asserts that the renewal of driver's license may now be

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/14

Fake Emails Offering Employment to Jobseekers on Roll

People sending CVs could be victimized by schemes laundering money by cybercriminals to divert the trail of bogus activity from them.

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/14

CRTC Along with ISP and Computer Reseller Thwart Spam Campaign

Computerdealernews.com reported on 7th October, 2014 quoting Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) as announcing "we have

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/13

Researcher Disputes Use of BlackPOS in Home Depot

Scmagazine.com reported during third week of September 2014 quoting a security researcher as claiming "contrary to reports of BlackPOS malware being

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/13

New Upatre Variant Intercepted in Banking Emails

A new strain of the infamous Upatre downloader are presently being circulated through emails purporting to be from different banking institutions, published

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/13

Irish Apple Consumers become Targets of Phishing Scam; Smarttech.ie

Smarttech.ie the IT security company is warning that hackers are on the roll to grab private information via phony e-mails, which pose as messages from the

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/13

Cheryl Cole Named Riskiest Celebrity when Searched Online

McAfee, in its 8th yearly issue of the greatest perilous stars online, describes Cheryl Cole, referred to as sexy X-factor judge, as that celebrity who's

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/9

Mac OS X gets Another Bot Malware iWorm

According to Doctor Web the Russian anti-virus company, one fresh strain of malware which targets Mac machines and is dubbed Mac.BackDoor.iWorm has been

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/9

Bogus E-mails Pretending to be Viber Circulating

According to security researchers, an e-mail posing as Viber the messaging service's communication has been detected circulating as it attempts at duping

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/8

Nigerian E-mail Fraud Strikes Calgary Yet Again

Calgary Police have issued an alert to the people in Calgary (Alberta, Canada) for being watchful ever-since the Nigerian fraud campaign has returned to the

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/8

Digital Crime Center to be Opened during 2015 in Singapore

Interpol the international police agency is preparing to start a Digital Crime Center during 2015 which will operate from Singapore towards fighting

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/7

Dyre’s Developers Enhance their Trojan’s Functionality

According to Proofpoint, developers of malicious software have added enhanced features to the Dyre banker Trojan so it can gain advantage via the Secure

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/7

BlackEnergy Malware’s Latest Version Strikes in Poland and Ukraine

ESET the security company has found one fresh edition of the notorious malicious program BlackEnergy which it has named BlackEnergy Lite earlier employed in

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/7

Apple the Sole Global Brand Getting ‘Phished’ Most Frequently - APWG

APWG recently conducted a survey according to which, phishing attacks are targeted on Apple as the sole brand with the maximum number of incidences

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/6

Scam Emails Impersonating IC3 on the Roll

Theregister.co.uk published a report on 25th September, 2014 stating that Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) in US backed by the Federal Bureau of

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/6

IRS Warns Foreign Banks of a New Online Scam Related to FATCA

Accountingweb.com reported on 24th September, 2014 quoting a fraud alert of the tax agency as "Scammers are posing as IRS and are trying to solicit

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/6

Akamai Observes that ‘Spike’ DDoS Botnet Targets Computers and IoT Devices

Security firm Akamai's Prolexic Security Engineering & Response Team (PLXsert) says that a new malware kit known as Spike can contaminate not only

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/3

Online Trust Alliance Finds Only 10% of Retailers Complying CAN-Spam Act


Theregister.co.uk reported on 18th September, 2014 quoting Online Trust Alliance as "one of the 10 world's largest online retailers are still

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SPAMfighter News 2014/10/3

Cybercriminals Compromise Official Website of jQuery


HELP NET SECURITY reported on 23rd September, 2014 stating that jQuery.com, the certified website of the renowned cross-platform JS (JavaScript)

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