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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/28

New Sphinx Appears as Banker Trojan Zeus Variant


One fresh version of Zeus Trojan the well-known banker malware is circulating in the wild. The version called Sphinx has been observed on an illegal

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/28

E-mail Scam Asserting as Distributing JB Hi-Fi Goods for Free


CAV has come to know about one e-mail scam that poses as distributing freebies from JB Hi-Fi the retail chain for entertainment, published

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/27

Scammers Hack E-mail Account of Man in Ribble Valley


An e-mail fraud that led to the hacking of the account of a man in Ribble Valley (Lancashire, England) has prompted police to investigate the

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/27

Malvertising Incidents Threefold In 2014, Finds Cyphort


According to one fresh report that Cyphort the security company has released, malicious advertisements that serve badware have tripled in number

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/27

Dyre Now More Advanced, Identification and Removal Difficult, Warn Security Pundits


According to security researchers, the infamously known Dyre banker Trojan's developers are currently employing certain fresh tactics so that the

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/26

Malware Taints ‘Plenty of Fish’ Dating Website


Web-surfers who lately went to 'Plenty of Fish' dating website possibly have had sinister spyware planted onto their PCs that was programmed with

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/26

Cyber-criminals Exploit Ashley Madison Victims to Extort Money


Brian Krebs Security Researcher for KrebsOnSecurity.com has said that extortionists are aiming attack on users of Ashley Madison after details about

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/26

China-based Internet Spying Group Hacking for Indian Intelligence


According to FireEye, a major network security firm in USA, one sophisticated Internet spying gang assumed as located in China has been exploiting

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/25

Scammers Target Users of Toll Road with Fake Emails


Cnbc.com reported on 17th August, 2015 stating that for the second year in a row, scammers are trying to collect credit card credentials of drivers

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/25

Trend Micro Reveals that Powerful Cyber Attacks Surged in Q2-2015


SCMagazine.com reported on 18th August, 2015 stating that Threat Report of Trend Micro's Q2 2015 hit on many issues in the security space including

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/25

Cybercriminals Hack Email Account of Tony Carlisle


Shieldsgazette.com reported on 15th August, 2015 stating that cybercriminals hacked the inbox of 57 year old Tony Carlisle, organizer of Great North

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/24

Lenovo Installs Malware on the Computers It Sells


ZDNet.com reported on 12th August, 2015 stating that Lenovo has been found using a technique, which some malware often use to withstand being deleted,

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/24

Epic Games Cautions Users about Scam E-mails


Epic Games whose other name is Epic, a company situated inside USA's Cary, North Carolina for developing video games, has issued an alert about a

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/24

Asprox Botnet Following Peak Activity in 2014, is Now Silent


According to Palo Alto Networks the security company, attack schemes making use of the notoriously operating Asprox botnet is principally out of scene

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/21

US-CERT Warns All About Phishing Campaigns

Infosecurity-magazine.com reported on 10th August, 2015 stating that the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team or US-CERT is notifying about a

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/21

US Authorities Accuse International Cyber-Scammers for Pilfering More Than $100 Million

Japantimes.co.jp published news on 12th August, 2015 quoting an announcement by US officials as "An international team of computer hackers and stock

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/21

Fred’s Inc. Reveals Cybercriminal Breach

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL reported on 10th August, 2015 stating that Fred's Inc. recently disclosed that hackers had infiltrated two servers processing

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/20

Torrent Site Proxies are Slandered with Suspicious Ads and Malware

Torrentfreak.com reported on 6th August, 2015 quoting a warning of security experts as saying "new research reveals that torrent site proxies, which

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/20

Cyber-Espionage Gang Employing Exploits after Repurposing them, Caution Security Specialists

According to security specialists, one prominent cyber-espionage gang that steals attack codes of Hacking Team has been making newer uses of them in

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/20

Bunitu Botnet Owners Hiring Out Infected Proxy Bots for More Revenue

Cyber-criminals operating Botnet Bunitu have been found trading use of contaminated proxy bots so they can churn more bucks by letting others access their

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/19

Ubiquiti Networks Lose $47m in Cyber Scam

The computer networking firm Ubiquiti Networks situated in San Jose has said that cyber-thugs defrauded it off almost $47m. The company recently filed with

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/19

Nearly 20,000 Computers of Welsh NHS are Exposed to Malware

Walesonline.co.uk reported on 7th August, 2015 stating that there are doubts of 20,000 computers employed by the Welsh NHS (National Health Service) have

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/19

Modified DGA Changer Malicious Program Evades Sandbox Detection

According to investigators at Seculert the security company, the criminal gang responsible for the DGA Changer installer, well-known for its notoriety, made

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/18

Unruly Hackers Attack Joint Chiefs of Staff

Computerworld.com reported on 6th August, 2015 stating that the hacking group which targeted unclassified email systems of the U.S. Department of State and

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/18

Cybercriminals Exploit Launch of ‘Windows 10’ to Spread Ransomware - Cisco

Cisco, a security firm, spotted the campaign and said that cyber crooks are exploiting the recent launch of Windows 10 OS of Microsoft to trick Internauts

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/18

Computer Worm Could Harm your Apple without Your Knowledge

News.vice. com published news on 5th August, 2015 quoting a warning of creators of the worm as "there is a new kind of computer worm which can break

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/17

Salesforce.com Sub-domain Vulnerability Detected, Security Patch Issued


A security flaw of the script-injection type within renowned cloud Customer Relation Management (CRM), Salesforce is capable of exposing Web-surfers

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/17

American Taxpayers Urged for Vigilance about Tax-related Scams


Ever-since tax scams are widely spreading with fresh variations, the government tax-collecting agency of USA the Internal Revenue Service has

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/14

Widnes Inhabitants Cautioned about Scammers’ E-mail

Inhabitants residing in Widnes (Halton, Cheshire, England) have been advised for being watchful ever-since one person there got a scam electronic mail that

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/14

Ransomware Attack Holds Mandurah Quay Resort Hostage

Security officials have asked businesses that they should make their security software up-to-date ever-since one malware-tainted e-mail is taking recipients

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/14

Fresh Hackers’ Cabal Filching Volumes of Data Identified

Security investigators at Dell SecureWorks have just published one report regarding one freshly identified hackers' cabal, which attacked organizations

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/13

Malware being Spread via Exploitation of Promotional Campaigns across Yahoo


Malwarebytes the security firm has said that certain cyber-crime syndicate is exploiting Yahoo.com the biggest website of Yahoo, along with its sister

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/13

Hackers can yet Abuse WSUS, Security Pundits Show the Way


Hackers can yet abuse company implemented WSUS (Windows Server Update Services) that are insecurely configured, state security researchers, as

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/13

DOJ and FBI Caution about increased DDoS Extortion Assaults


US DOJ (United States Department-of-Justice) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have jointly cautioned businesses about a rising danger of

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/11

YouTube Videos Teaching Aspiring Hackers Identified

Wlky.com reported on 29th July, 2015 stating that Digital Citizens Alliance, a US nonprofit advocacy group, has discovered thousands of YouTube videos

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/11

Potao Malware Used to Target Government of Ukraine - ESET

News published on 30th July, 2015 quoting security firm ESET as "Win32/Potao malware family has been used for the last five years in hidden targeted

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/10

Cyber-Crooks Exploiting Ashley Madison Attack for Spreading Malware

Cyber-criminals have been observed cashing in on the latest security breach against Ashley Madison as the miscreants disseminate malware pretending to be

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/10

Census Bureau of US Strengthens Online Security Following Security Breach

Nextgov.com reported on 28th July, 2015 stating that US Census Bureau wants to ensure that it is not phished by cybercriminals.

With reference to

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/10

Attacks Involving Bitcoin Malware Declining in 2015, States Kaspersky

Moscow, Russia-based online security firm Kaspersky Lab has published one fresh report according to which, bitcoin malware continued to be distributed

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/7

Hackers Orchestrating US Health Insurer’s Breach Extremely Professionally - Symantec

According to new research of security firm Symantec, hackers behind one of the largest attacks on a US health insurer last year are extremely professional

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/7

Cyber Attacks on Australia are Increasing Day by Day - Report

News.xinhuanet.com published news on 29th July, 2015 stating that leading spy agencies of Australia recently warned announcing that the number of cyber

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/7

Cisco Warns that Businesses Fail to Keep Pace with Cybercriminals

Cisco's Midyear Security Report for 2015 which was launched recently highlights that cyber crooks continue to be ahead of several businesses.

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/6

Simple Cell-Phone Together With Malware Enough for Stealing Info from Air-Gapped PC

Security researchers say that one malware strain along with an ordinary cell-phone can be enough for filching data from a PC that's air-gapped.

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/6

Infoblox DNS Threat Index Increases by 58% Due to Phishing Attacks

Marketwatch.com reported on 27th July, 2015 stating that Infoblox Inc., network control enterprise, released the report pertaining to second quarter of 2015

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/6

Scam Email Impersonating MBNA Presently Targeting Netizens

According to a phishing email purporting to be from 'Online Card Services' at credit card provider MBNA of UK, access to your card account has been

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/6

Gmail Hackers Possibly Cyber-Criminals of Middle East

According to security researchers, the biggest free e-mail provider globally Google Inc., recently faced hackers' assault, with the culprits possibly

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/5

Phishing Scam Themed Near Full Internet Capacity Circulating

According to security researchers, a new phishing e-mail campaign is making waves as it asserts it's from Information Technology Services' Support

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/5

Major Cyber-Crime by Three Estonians gives them Jail

Three Estonian nationals were recently ordered to serve prison for an eleven year joint term because they had participated within one worldwide computer

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/4

Operation Liberpy Collects More Than 2,000 Bots within Just Months

A botnet of HTTP type used to log keystrokes that's dubbed Operation Liberpy and which has been filching data from end-users' computers since August 2014,

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/4

Microsoft Finishes Life of Windows Server 2003

Infosecurity-magazine.com reported on 22nd June, 2015 stating that Microsoft stopped supporting its 12-year old Windows Server 2003 on 14th July (2015)

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/3

Bartalex’s Latest Variant, a Dyre and Pony Dropper

Security researchers have spotted Bartalex, a malicious program of the macro type, which first emerged initially in 2015, with variants that are installing

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/3

ACSC Issues Warning About AFP and AusPost Ransomware

Itnews.com.au reported on 21st July, 2015 quoting a warning issued by The Australian Cyber Security Center (ACSC) to users of web to be careful about a

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/31

Three Spammers Indicted Following a Penny-Stock Spam Attack

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara practicing in New York in Southern District lately declared an indictment against 3 cyber-criminals -Ziv Orenstein, Joshu.Samuel

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/31

Scam E-mails Pretend to be from Australia Post

Scammers are sending fake e-mails impersonating Australia Post to innocent netizens in attempts to make them pay against so-called parcel preservation,

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/29

South Korea, Major Client of Hacking Team for Spyware

According to recent revelations from leaked e-mails, South Korea, among other countries, was a buyer of spyware that Hacking Team a notorious Italian

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/29

Drones Imagined as Planting Spyware from Distance onto Targeted PCs

The Intercept in one fresh report by it tells how the government has thought of one fresh method to plant spyware onto end-users' PCs viz. with the help of

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/28

WikiLeaks’ Exposed Stratfor Trove Maligned with Malware

A system administrator Josh Wieder who recently visited WikiLeaks discovered malware laced into documents of the publicly exposed Stratfor, stated

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/28

TeslaCrypt Ransomware Wreaking Havoc in Indian Cities

Security experts have detected one fresh variant of TeslaCrypt an infamous ransomware compromising end-user's computer till he pays money demanded as

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/27

Windows XP No Longer Getting Security Support from Microsoft

Infections on Windows XP operating system of Microsoft will be heavily increasing since Microsoft has stopped providing security support for the OS by

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/27

Home Buyers in Monroe County Alerted about Online Scams

The DA (District Attorney) Office of Monroe County has issued an alert to citizens about one Internet scam aiming at people buying homes with the purchase

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/27

Fresh GamaPoS Malicious Program Disseminated through Andromeda Botnet

According to Trend Micro the security company, cyber-crooks are hunting PoS (point-of-sale) computers for contaminating with their fresh GamaPoS malware,

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/24

Wekby APT Rides Along With the Hacking Team Attack

Threatpost.com reported on 9th July, 2015 stating that the Wekby APT (Advanced Persistent Threat) group involved in many targeted attacks against healthcare

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/24

South African ISP Charged with Enormous Fine Following Spam Activity

A South Africa (SA)-based ISP was recently charged with an enormous fine because it sent spam mails into the accounts of one private individual. The entity

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/24

E-mail Scam Targets Florida Lottery Patrons

The Tallahassee (Florida, USA) situated Florida Lottery has cautioned citizens that one fake lottery e-mail campaign has been launched wherein scamsters are

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/23

Evan Hotels Victimized through Security Breach

Timesofsandiego.com reported on 8th July, 2015 stating that popular Evan Hotels, operator of three hotels at San Diego, recently announced that a security

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/23

Data Hack Involving 24 Zoos in America Confirmed

For the 24 zoos across USA, there's been a computer hack affecting visitors with debit or credit cards during the past months, since according to an

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/23

An Estonian National Admits to Committing Cyber-Crimes

A national from Estonia named Vladimir Tsastsin, the key person in an enormous cyber-fraud campaign, which officials of law enforcement shutdown during

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/22

District Court Warns Locals about Scam Emails

Upnorthlive.com reported on 8th July, 2015 stating that the Grand Traverse County District Court (Michigan, US) has informed people about a scam which has

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/22

Cybereason Has Intercepted a New Ransomware Operation

Prnewswire.com reported on 8th July, 2015 stating that Cybereason, a security firm, recently announced the discovery of a massive ransomware operation which

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/22

Clovis News Journal Online Site Becomes Prey to Cryptowall Virus

The cnjonline.com website of Clovis News Journal, one broadsheet newspaper released on daily basis in Curry County's Clovis of New Mexico had to be

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/21

FBI Announces ‘Most Wanted Cyber-Criminals’ Updated List

FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) recently included 5 more suspected cyber-criminals into a 'list of most wanted men' it compiled, including crooks

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/21

Botnet Surge to Follow From Leakage of ZeusVM

Security researchers are cautioning that there could be one fresh surge of botnets created with ZeusVM the banker Trojan since kits with which the malware

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/21

Bitdefender Intercepts Spam Campaigns Spreading Dyre

Security firm Bitdefender has discovered an international spam campaign distributing banking Trojan Dyre. Malware analysts of Bitdefender say that the

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/20

South Africans Targeted With Tax-themed Scam Emails

Fraudalert.co.za reported on 3rd July, 2015 stated that as South Africans gear up to file their taxes, the first round of phishing notifications are already

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/20

Scam E-mails, Fake Phone Calls Supposedly from Dauphin County Court Target Residents

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA situated Dauphin County Court's officers recently issued an alert for local inhabitants about 2 separate scams that criminals

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/20

Fake Sites Delivering Music Files get Numerous Daily Clicks

According to a security firm, fraudulent websites delivering malevolent .exe files pretending to be downloadable music files continue to victimize plentiful

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/17

Unknown Hackers Hack ‘Hacking Team’ Itself

Hacking Team, which sells spyware/surveillance programs across the globe to different government agencies, recently got hacked itself resulting in leakage

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/17

Researchers Intercepted a New Backdoor Called ‘Matsnu’

Blog.checkpoint.com reported on 2nd July, 2015 stating that researcher at security firm Check Point, Stanislav Skuratovich recently discovered a new malware

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/17

Philippines’ DOF Cautions Unwitting Internauts about Fake E-mails

Philippines' Department of Finance is cautioning its citizens for being vigilant of fake e-mails that solicit private, confidential details from unwitting

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/16

TorrentLocker Purveyors Now Concentrating on UK Internauts - Trend Micro

According to Trend Micro the security company, the file-encrypting ransom malware TorrentLocker's owners are shifting their campaign to Europe away from

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/16

Tax-Related Fake Websites Along with E-mails Yet Targeting Taxpayers, Cautions HMRC

According to a warning by the tax agency of UK namely HMRC (Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs), online fraudsters have started attacking people entitled for

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/16

BitStamp Hacked by Phishing Attack - Report

Coindesk.com published news on 1st July, 2015 quoting a recent report as "six employees of bitcoin exchange Bitstamp were targeted by phishing attacks

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/15

Intel Discovers Top Ten Characters which can Compromise Online Security

Ibtimes.com reported on 30th June, 2015 stating that security firm Intel Security released a new study showing top ten comic characters that when searched

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/15

Cyberimpact - CASL Making Negative Impact on Businesses

Blog.exclaimer.com reported during fourth week of June 2015 stating that Cyberimpact, an email marketing firm, in its recent survey has found that the

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/15

CRTC Fines Porter Airlines for Violating the Anti-Spam Law

Globalnews.ca reported on 29th June, 2015 stating that Porter Airlines, a regional and well-known carrier with headquarter at Toronto City, Ontario, Canada

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/10

MERS Outbreak Being Leveraged by Cybercriminals - Trend Micro

Softpedia.com reported on 29th June, 2015 stating that cybercriminals are readily exploiting the news of the outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/10

ESET Reports Iran Hit with State-Sponsored Online Spying Scheme During 2013

Bratislava, Slovakia-based ESET has just published a study about seemingly state-backed online spying software that was employed during 2013 for attacking

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/9

Spyware Spying Case Filed by Saanich Mayor Finally Closed

Saanichnews.com reported on 23rd June, 2015 stating that British Columbia Police Complaint Commissioner is closing the books on the complaints of Saanich

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/9

Clients Alerted about Malware Infections on Tactical Assault Gear Site

LC Industries, Inc., situated in North Carolina that runs Tactical Assault Gear's online site has been informing its large customer base regarding one

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/9

Businesses Find Tackling Bank Info-Stealing Malware a Hard Task -SecurityScorecard

SecurityScorecard a security outlet that concentrates on finding the danger of malware intrusion for companies lately published a research according to

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/8

Internet Search to Get Pirated Content Results in Installation of Adware -Zscaler

Zscaler the security company, which has been monitoring one campaign going on since long, has found that it so tricks users that they would install adware

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/8

Cybercriminals Exploit Unfortunate Death of Brazilian Musician - Symantec

Symantec.com published a report on 26th June, 2015 quoting a recent claim by Symantec as "The sudden and unfortunate death of 29 year old Brazilian

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/7

Phishing Grows as Compared to Social Media Lures - Proofpoint

Security firm Proofpoint says that cyber-criminals have adapted their phishing campaigns rapidly over the last year leaving social media lures in favor of a

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/7

Asda Cautions Buyers about Scam E-mails

Asda, a chain of supermarkets in Britain under the ownership of an American, headquartered at Asda House, Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom recently

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/6

Operators of Winnti APT Group Moving Ahead of Gaming Sector - Kaspersky

Security experts of security firm Kaspersky say that they have recently acquired proofs which prove that Winnti APT (Advanced Persistent Threat) is heading

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/6

Hackers Tricked a London Based Woman of Life Savings

BBC.com published news on 24th June, 2015 stating that a 59 year old woman namely Vivian Gabb, based at London, explained how she was cheated of her life

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/6

‘Click Fraud’ Activity Could Enable Insertion of Ransomware

Damballa the security company in its most recent Q2-2015 State of Infections Report states that hackers of a computer primarily using it for a comparatively

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/3

Spam, Notifying Legal Changes, Thrust Malware; Dynamoo’s Blog

According to Dynamoo's Blog, cyber crooks are spreading one fresh malicious program through e-mail, which contains a file attachment asserting it is one

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/3

Adf.ly Malvertizing Campaign Using HanJuan Exploit Kit, Observes Malwarebytes

According to Malwarebytes the security company, one fresh malvertizing assault, which targets Adf.ly the URL condensing and advertising service, is using

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/2

SingPass Users Warned by IDA about Phishing Email

Todayonline.com published news on 25th June, 2015 quoting a recent warning of Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) as "Users of SingPass

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