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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/24

Rex Linux Trojan Can Launch DDoS Attacks, Block Websites and Earn Cryptocurrency


Linux is known as secured operating systems; however things are changing because cyber criminals are preparing themselves with latest tools. This is

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/24

Dridex Resurfaces to Make New Smaller Spam Outbreaks


The Dridex gangsters or those cyber criminals responsible for the banker Trojan Dridex have been somewhat silent starting middle of June 2016

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/24

Android Trojan Marcher Disguises to Capture Login Credentials from Gmail, Skype, WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram


Trojan Marcher for Android phones in its recent update looks like phony login screen that targets Web-surfers to steal their credentials when they

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/23

Eddie Bauer Asserts Malware Hit its Retail Store PoS Systems


Retail store Eddie Bauer based in Bellevue, Washington declared on August 18, 2016 that malware had infected its PoS systems letting unauthorized

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/23

BackDoor.TeamViewer Utilizes Team Viewer for Intercepting Users’ Traffic


BackDoor.TeamViewerENT.1 a backdoor Trojan is the latest to load genuine Team Viewer components onto target systems to aid in monitoring potentially

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/22

Kaspersky Says that Shadow Brokers Leaked Malware is Genuine


They say that devil is in details. Particularly in this case, GReAT (Global Research & Analysis Team) of Kaspersky Lab says that presence of the

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/22

WikiLeaks’ Second Alleged AKP E-mail Dump Follows Soon after Data Exposure from DNC Hack


According to a security researcher working independently, the most recent AKP electronic mails of WikiLeaks has over 80 kinds of malicious programs.

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/22

Ordinary URL Spoofing Flaw Affects Firefox and Chrome


Security flaw related to rendering of URLs by Firefox and Chrome may let an attacker dupe end-user into going to some fake website.

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/19

PoS Malware Infected Systems of Twenty HEI Hotel Properties


Hackers have launched assaults on twenty hotels that HEI Hotels and Resorts operate, chiefly, Marriott, Hyatt, Intercontinental, and Starwood using

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/19

Hacking Assaults have SEO Spam Injected into Lawful Websites through WordPress Root Files


WordPress websites scattered across the Internet have a massive marketplace of CMS products. These websites, which are usually poorly-protected,

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/18

Linux.Lady the Crypto-Currency Mining Trojan Discovered


Organizations reliant on Redis NoSQL a most sought after database require re-checking their configurations, security researchers advise. That's

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/18

A Nasty Android Malware is being distributed Via Online Ad Network of Google


As per Kaspersky Lab researchers, they have just stumble across a latest sophisticated Android malware piece that is designed for stealing banking

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/18

A Malware Namely ‘Project Sauron’ Hidden for Five Years


The hacker group called 'Strider' was in the stealth mode for 5 years because cyber-espionage attacks that they carried out are against selected

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/17

Spam Observed from Hacked Instagram A/Cs for Dating Web-links


According to security researchers, there has been profuse spam during the recent months from hijacked Instagram accounts utilized for producing bulk

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/17

‘Monsoon’ Hackers Reportedly Attacking Innumerable Computers Globally with Spear-Phishing Schemes


Suspected hackers seemingly from India, ever since 2013, have been hijacking innumerable PCs, it is being reported. Understandably, three security

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/16

Health Clinic in USA Declares Massive Data Hack


On 3rd August 2016, Arizona situated Banner Thunderbird Medical Center a provider of healthcare declared identifying a security hack into the

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/16

Researchers Show How to Conceal Malware within Authenticated Files, Keeping Hashes Intact


Running an executable on Windows-PC triggers three actions. One, the operating software records the .exe file-name's PE headers. Two, it authenticates

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/16

Hacker of Pakistan Breaches Indian Bank


Faizal, a prime hacker of Pakistan, has been involved in the unofficial cyber war in between Pakistan and India during last few years. Faizal had

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/15

Strider Cyberespionage Group Strike Seven targets in Russia, Belgium, Sweden and China


Symantec discovered a former unknown group of cyberespionage, which select its targets in a way that it is believed to have only compromised 7

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/15

Attackers Hack into Oracle’s MICROS Point-of-Sale Systems


According to KrebsOnSecurity, a cyber-crime gang organized in Russia which had hacked into many retail firms and banks, seemingly infiltrated

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/12

QuadRooter Android Security Bugs Affect More than 900 Million Devices


Four new vulnerabilities, discovered most recently, were found in the Android phones as well as tablets which get shipped with the Qualcomm chip.

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/12

Irish National Police Closes its IT Systems for Preventing Cyber Assaults


Irish police recently conducted an investigation because a hacker tried infiltrating its PC-network, compelling the public service to tentatively

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/11

Panda Banker Trojan Migrates into Brazil ahead of Rio Olympics


IBM X-Force Research has found a comparatively fresh variant of Zeus Trojan which is called Panda Banker or Panda. The Trojan began attacking banks in

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/11

Hacker Makes Counterfeit Boarding Passes that Allows Him Use Airline Lounges


Chief of Polish section of Computer Emergency Readiness Team program at the international level, Przemek Jaroszewski was getting ready for

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/11

Chinese APT Installs NanHaiShu RAT against International Opponents


As per F-Secure, the South China Sea (NanHaiShu) RAT was used by the threat group for infecting individual's computers from Philippines Department of

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/10

Political Activists and Journalists in Kazakhstan Fall for Government’s Malicious Programs


Electronic Frontier Foundation reports that a malware campaign through phishing has been targeting political activists and journalists belonging to

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/10

Nigerian Scammers Now Employing ‘RATs,’ and Still Evolving


Internet-security Company SecureWorks on August 4, 2016 released fresh details about the cyber miscreants responsible for a growing popular kind of

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/9

Phony Prisma Applications Affecting Android Owners Removed from Google Play Store


Google has removed several fake applications pretending to be 'Prisma', the widely used photo editing application on Android devices from its Google

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/9

New Group of Cyber-Espionage Targets Syrian Rebels


Researchers of Citizen Lab revealed a new cyber-espionage group (Group5) operating by using infrastructure based in Iran and targeting Syrian rebels

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/9

Latest Gozi Variant Targeting Financial Institutions Uses Web-Injection Attacks


Security researchers from Buguroo Labs have spotted a new edition of Gozi Trojan which's vibrantly attacking financial institutions, especially PayPal

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/8

Hacks into DNC and DCCC Servers Apparently Linked to the Same Group


One more cyber attack was targeted on DCCC (Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee) of the Democratic Party. DCCC performs the function of

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/8

A Nigerian Accused Arrested by Interpol in $60 Million Cybercrime


Interpol and anti-fraud agency of Nigeria said on Monday that a Nigerian charged of scamming $60 Million from various companies all over the world via

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/5

Malicious Software Camouflaged with SSL/TLS Encryption Rose Steeply in 2015


Cyber criminals are utilizing encrypted traffic for camouflaging malicious software trying to infect consumers' computers as well as businesses' PC

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/5

200 Million Data of Yahoo Users Posted on the Dark Web for Sale


An infamous cybercriminal is marketing 200 million credentials on the dark web believed to be of Yahoo users, and the company has confirmed that it is

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/5

155 Google Play Android Apps Containing Trojan Affects 2.8 Million Users


Dr.Web, a security firm, says that they have informed Google regarding the new threat, however Google is yet to remove all the infringing apps, and

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/4

Russia Reveals It Identified Malware on PCs at 20 Government Organisations


As per the posted statement on the FSB website, it said that it had identified malware "intended for use to spy online on some 20 institutions in

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/4

Ransomware, Fastest Growing Malware and Most Profitable Too


Among all types of malware, ransomware is increasing the most, totaling millions every month. The ransomware revenue amounts to several billion

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/3

RSA’s File-Unlocking Codes for Chimera Ransom Software Leaked Online


Chimera ransomware's decryption keys are openly public because the ransomware's opponent found them and leaked them online. The incident coincides

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/3

Malvertising Attack Contaminated Innumerable Users Daily Spanning Many Months


Proofpoint the security vendor has terminated a massive malvertising campaign which remained undetected because of the sophisticated techniques it

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/3

Cyber Attack Delivers 9002 Trojan Using Google Drive


Hackers are using the Google Drive for hosting of malicious files as malware campaign part to target various Asian countries that includes Taiwan and

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/2

PayPal Misused in Malicious Spam Campaign


According to Proofpoint the global security company, PayPal the online payment processing portal seems to be circulating spam mails although with a

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/2

Is Deer.io Heaven for Cyber-Crime?


Cybercrime criminals look to be assembling in one-stop online shop of web business. According to Digital Shadows, a threat firm of intel, usage of

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/1

Malicious E-Mails Spreading the Malware Most is the Locky Ransomware


Malware-laced spam mails, which are being delivered in maximum volumes, contain Locky a well-known ransomware. The malware has overtaken Trojan Dridex

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/1

Flaw in KeySniffer Enables Attackers and Inject Keystrokes on Wireless Keyboards


Security firm Bastille, discovered a vulnerability which was nicknamed as KeySniffer, affects the wireless keyboards of vendors like Eagle Tec, Anker,

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/29

Intel, Kaspersky and Europol Jointly Create Anti-Ransomware Portal


The European Union law enforcement agency, Europol, launches the latest scheme in collaboration with the companies of cybersecurity as well as

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/29

Cyber-Espionage Gang behind ‘Patchwork’ Campaign Moves from Government Targets to Private Companies


The cyber-crime group as old as two years and responsible for the cyber-espionage attack called Patchwork, which is also referred to as Dropping

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/29

A UAC Bypass Technique on Windows 10 Threatens Attack on the System


Security researchers in a new experiment have created one new method of stealthily evading the UAC (User Account Control) feature possible only on

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/28

Hacker of Hollywood Celebrity Sentenced to Six Months in Prison


Los Angeles Times reports that in February, Andrew Helton was pleaded guilty for stealing around 161 personal photographs of 13 persons, after waging

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/28

DNC Chairperson’s Resignation Comes during E-Mail Exposure


U.S Congress member from Florida constituency Debbie Wasserman Schultz declared on July 24, 2016 that she will no longer chair the Democratic National

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/27

WikiLeaks Blocked in Turkey over Leakage of E-Mails of Turkish Government


Turkey is no longer broadcasting WikiLeaks' website. This has happened after the country's capital Ankara is striving hard to adjust with the

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/27

Police in Portland Stop Current Phone Scam


Portland police said on Thursday that they have stopped the current phone scam, while rescuing a woman who believes that she has been paying iTunes

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/27

ISPs Encounter DDoS Attack Causing People Problem in Surfing


Hackers have been attacking ISPs (Internet Service Providers) across Mumbai in a way never done before that lowered the pace of Web-surfing within the

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/26

Trojan Lurk was Hosted and Downloadable from Ammyy Admin Website


Security researchers from Kaspersky Lab found that attackers were using the Ammyy Admin website for executing drive-by download assaults with the

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/26

‘Introspection Engine’ a Protective Device for iPhones


According to Wired's reports, Andrew Bunnie Huang a hardware hacker together with Snowden delivered a lecture for an audience gathered in MIT Media

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/25

WhatsApp in Brazil First Banned then Reinstated


The Rio Court in Brazil passed a ruling on July 19, 2016 that WhatsApp should be blocked as the service no longer shared information over the mobile

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/25

U.S Government Websites Encounter DDoS Attack



A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack hit the U.S government by impairing its main 'Library-of-Congress' portal on July 17, 2016. Some

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/25

Attackers Split Words Coded in Macros to Evade Gmail Security Features


A few security solutions that Gmail maintains are designed to intercept malicious macros, but these security features can be evaded with the help of a

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/22

Infamous Banking Trojan Carbanak Tied to Russia-Based Cyber-Security Company Captures Financial Transaction Making


Researchers investigating Carbanak the financial Trojan's origin have found it apparently having links with certain cyber-security company in Russia.

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/22

Apple Having Own Stagefright Vulnerability


A patch was released by Apple for vulnerabilities that are affecting the iOS, iTunes, Safari, tvOS, OS X El Captain and watchOS products line. A

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/22

‘Code Hooking’ Leads to Security Problems in Software Products


A technique called 'code hooking' which Microsoft as well as 3rd-party security firms implement, however, improperly, caused innumerable end-users

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/21

New Android Malware Blocks Calls to Customer Care of Banks to Stop Reporting Fraud


Technology Company of America, Symantec, found the malware app Android.Fakebank.B in Oct. 2013. This app replaces the banking apps on the device of a

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/21

Hackers Allegedly from China Deface Online Portals of Philippines Government


Two websites of Philippines government recently became targets of online hackers suspected to be from China. The hack occurred only days after a

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/20

UK Railways Encounter Cyber Attacks


During twelve months that have gone by, cyber attacks have struck the United Kingdom network of rails no less than four times. Although disruption did

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/20

Network of a European Energy Company Found Containing Sophisticated Malware


Security researchers have discovered a recent malware campaign that is targeting the energy companies of Europe. "Sophistication" and

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/20

IP3C Launched from Europe to Stop Online Intellectual Property Abuse


Europol the law enforcement organization of European Union together with EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office) has started IP3C

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/19

Money Launderers and Associated Cash-Mules from Russia Sent Behind Bars


A group of five Russia-based cash-mules have got prison for laundering nearly 1m pounds to aid illicit revenue to other cyber-criminals. The five

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/19

Fresh Ransomware ‘Stampado’ Priced Just $39, Spreads Fear


One completely new ransomware called Stampado that comes for rather cheap is being traded on underground forums. As per cyber-security firm Heimdal

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/18

Microsoft Patches Dual Critical Security Flaws Related to Printers


Vectra the security company and discoverer of CVE-2016-3238 vulnerability that was patched with Microsoft's MS16-087 security update says the problem

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/18

Infections with Nymaim Trojan Found Surged


Nymaim, also known as malware loader, is classic dropper of malware. Only purpose of Nymaim is to infect system by using some kind of technique, and

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/18

Anonymous Dumps Databases of SA’s Arms Procurement Agency in a Massive Hack


In an unfortunate incident hackers recently infiltrated the network of Armaments Corporation of South Africa or Armscor the arms procurement

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/15

Hackers are Distributing Malware through Pokemon GO


Pokemon Go taken the world of games by storm, however those who want to join fun of free Nintendo application have to be careful. There are reports

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/15

CryptoDrop Aborts Ransomware Infection Prior to 100% File Encryption


University of Florida researchers during a test have developed CryptoDrop a method for stopping ransomware by detecting the malware before it fully

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/14

There is link between Angler, Necurs Botnet and Lurk Arrests


Team of Cisco Talos says that, the connections go much deeper in heart of crimeware underground than the formerly considered.

It has been

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/14

New Smart-Phone Hacking Technique Uses Concealed Sound Inside YouTube Videos


Several voice commands actually inaudible have been uncovered clandestinely concealed within harmless YouTube videos which are capable of making

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/14

Card Breach due to Malware at Omni Hotels’ PoS Systems


Omni Hotels & Resorts asserts it has found malware on its point-of-sale systems thus potentially infecting guests swiping their cards in the

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/13

Zimbabwe Blocked WhatsApp and Facebook to Stop Coordinated Protests


Robert Mugabe, President of Zimbabwe, has blocked social media sites and popular instant messenger application WhatsApp in trying to suppress

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/13

D-Link Security Flaw Impacts 120-and-More Products, 400K Devices


Vulnerability in webcam's code uncovered in June 2016 was exploited on products of a manufacturer, impacting over 120 items along with 400,000

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/12

Second Man Pleads Guilty in Hacking Scandal of Celebrities Known as “The Fappening”


A hacker, who organized a phishing scheme which enabled his illegal entrance to over 300 email accounts that includes dozens of celebrities of

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/12

New Edition of Kovter Malicious Program Pretends to be Firefox Update


The Kovter group of malicious programs now has one fresh variant. This variant pretends to be Firefox update while utilizes one genuine certificate.

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/12

‘Patchwork’ APT Detected at Last


One fresh APT (advanced persistent threat) called "Patchwork" is a sudden eruption on the malware landscape. The threat, says Cymmetria, has

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/11

OSX.Pirrit the Adware Created for Attacking Macs


Researchers have found one sample of Pirrit a kind of adware designed to target Mac OS X which likely is from Israel-based TargetingEdge an online

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/11

New Adwind RAT Campaign Having Zero AV Detection Attacks Businesses in Denmark


This weekend, security researchers revealed re-appearance of the Adwind Remote Access Trojan (RAT) in spam emails having the spyware, as a part of a

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/11

Mac Malware ‘Keydnap’ opens Backdoor, Captures Keychain Passwords


Following a dormant existence, malware for Mac has returned, with 3 freshly found variants which manage to hijack Webcams, access password keychains

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/8

Now Delete Ransomware Residuals from Windows Computers with RansomNoteCleaner Tool


A tool called RansomNoteCleaner, which comes for free, eliminates ransomware notes along with any residual junk on Windows-PCs once the malicious

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/8

Mac OS X Computers Infected with Fresh Malicious Program Utilizing Tor for Creating Backdoor


BitDefender has found Backdoor.MAC.Eleanor, a malware which uses Tor network to create a backdoor on Mac OS X computers. Presently it's being spread

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/7

Download Free Decrypter for MIRCOP Ransomware


Trend Micro discovered new ransomware that is called as MicroCop, on which Mosh, the security researcher, released its analysis. When MicroCop is

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/7

Trojan Attacking Facebook Members Victimizes 10,000 within Just 48-hrs


Of late, Kaspersky the security company said that a malware assault had occurred wherein about 10,000 Facebook members globally were affected during

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/7

Six Banking Trojans Circulating Past Few Months


Six banker Trojans, each one a different sample, have been attacking Internauts in recent months. These Trojans are Kronos, Zeus, Dridex, Ursnif,

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/6

Newly-Discovered Android Malware Hummer Reaps $500,000 Daily for Chinese Hackers


A smart-phone Trojan malware that proliferates while loading malevolent games, applications as well as consistently produces pop-up ads on the

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/6

Google Analytics Console now has SEO Spam Alerts


During February last year (2015), Google from its list of Google Webmaster Tools culled Safe Browsing API to incorporate it into Google Analytics

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/5

New Ransomware MIRCOP on the Prowl


A crew of cyber-crooks has started a ransomware campaign that maybe described as a highly self-defeating attack because besides condemning the

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/5

Hackers Manipulate SWIFT to move $10m out of Bank in Ukraine


ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association) declared on Monday about certain Ukrainian bank which had to forgo $10m after thieves

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/5

Banker Trojan Retefe Targeting Prominent Bank Clients


An attack involving the Retefe banking Trojan spreads through spam mails that distribute files having malevolent JavaScript code. Immediately when

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/4

Malware Discovered Tainting Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s POS Devices


The Las Vegas-based Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (HRHC) reported on Monday it encountered one data-hack when it detected a point-of-sale malware on

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/4

Cerber Ransomware Assault Targets Corporate Users of Microsoft Office 365


Innumerable users of Microsoft Office 365 apparently encountered one huge 0-day Cerber ransomware assault this past week which in addition to

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/1

NASCAR Team Admits Paying Up Ransom Following a Ransomware Infection


The PC of crew chief Dave Winston of Circle Sport-Leavine Family Racing (CSLFR) was infected with a ransomware during April 2016. Winston's staff

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/1

Malware Utilizes Fan Noise of Air-Gapped Computer to Transmit Data


Long time back researchers devised ways for pilfering data from computers not connected to the Internet with the aid of acoustic, thermal, optic as

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SPAMfighter News 2016/7/1

CryptXXX Ransomware’s Current Version Stops Free Decryption Tools’ Usage


Security researchers have found one fresh version of CryptXXX a ransomware that's familiar. The sample contains certain fresh capabilities, especially

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/30

GODLESS Malicious Program Poses Danger to 90% of Android Phones


Trend Micro, which has unearthed the ANDROIDOS_GODLESS.HRX malware, details in its Security Intelligence blog the way the malicious program

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/30

Changeover to HTML5 from Flash to make Greater Impact


Evidences have shown that Flash is today's highly susceptible and unprotected software. With Flash used to execute malvertising and cyber-espionage

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