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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/23

Onecom Organization Penalized for ‘Millions’ of Spam Texts

 

One high-flying telecom organization of Hampshire got hit with a fine of 100,000 Pound for sending over 3 Million messages of spam. Information

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/23

Hack on Zomato Enables Theft of Data Belonging to over 17m Consumers

 

Food technology company Zomato recently encountered one security hack when more than 17m user records were seized. The stolen data consisted of

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/22

Saskatchewan Government Victimized with ‘Malicious’ Cyber Assault

 

A cyber assault is tentatively the reason behind the internal e-mail and website of the government of Saskatchewan being shut down; however,

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/22

Shadow Brokers Claims Possession of More Hacking Programs, Threatens to Dump

 

The hackers' syndicate, which claims data it stole and dumped online helping assaults by WannaCry the latest ransomware, is now spreading scare that

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/22

China Cautions about Fresh Virus UIWIX having Ransomware Features

 

Chinese officials are cautioning PC users about one fresh cyber assault from malware resembling WannaCry ransomware which was recently detected as

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/19

DocuSign Data-Hack Resulted in Malware-Ridden Spam

 

DocuSign that supplies e-signature technology admitted one data hack occurrence that enabled an outside entity towards acquiring admission into

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/19

Disney Hacked, Held at Ransom over Stolen Movie

 

The just-to-be-released Disney film "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" is under threat of hackers who're holding it for

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/18

The Hero who Rescued the World on Cyber Space

 

The hero of this time is a man who nipped in the bud one worldwide cyber-assault via applying an uncomplicated "kill switch." He is a

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/18

Spanish Companies Experience Cyber Attack

 

Telefonica, a Spanish mobile operator which owns O2 network in UK, confirmed today that it has been struck by a cyber attack.

 

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/18

Bell Canada Client Data Hacked, No Connection with ‘WannaCry’ Ransomware Attack

 

According to Bell Canada, a hacker whose identity is unknown managed to acquire a few of its clients' names, e-mail addresses along with telephone

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/17

The WannaCry Ransomware Prowling Nations

 

One dangerous PC malware, which starting May 12 has been proliferating worldwide, of late attacked companies, universities and even government

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/17

FCC Comments Section has 24 Bozeman Residents’ Contacts Listed in the Spam

 

Over twenty four Bozeman residents' names count in innumerable captured within a seemingly spam assault targeting the Internet-based public comment

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/16

Netrepser Malware Steals Intelligence from Government Organizations

 

Security researchers from BitDefender the cyber security company of late detected one fresh targeted assault that they called Netrepser. The threat

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/16

Facebook Thwarting Web-Links to Spammy Sites

 

Facebook is initiating thwarting of web-links leading onto 'spammy' sites. The company is engaging in displaying to site visitors less number of

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/15

FCC Portal Inundated with Net-Neutrality Related Identical Messages

 

Innumerable messages all exactly the same and suggesting repeal of net neutrality regulations recently inundated the portal of Federal Communication

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/15

Hackers Deface AIFF Website

 

A hackers' group with the moniker 'Zero Cool" is reported to have hacked the website of AIFF (All India Football Federation) on May 9,

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/12

Washington AG Starts Investigation of Uber’s Text Spam

 

According to a declaration on May 5 by Bob Ferguson Attorney General for Washington, Uber has to make a payment of $40,000 in a deal sorting out an

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/12

HandBrake App Targeted with Malware to Impair Mac PCs

 

HandBrake is a frequently utilized tool available for free that edits as well as converts videos which may be on Mac computers. Last week, however,

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/12

AAP Member Shows EVMs can be Hacked

 

The Aam Aadmi Party, in short AAP, in a challenge to EC (Election Commission) has demanded the latter give the party one authentic Electronic Voting

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/11

KristapsPorzingis says that Twitter account was Hacked with ‘LA Clippers’ Post

 

KristapsPorzingis, star forward of New York Knicks, said on Sunday that his Twitter account was hacked and the hacker misled public by posting a

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/11

Users of Guardian Soulmates Spammed Following Information Leak

 

Visitors to the Guardian Soulmates dating site whose operator is The Guardian were recently getting spammed with electronic mails, sexually explicit

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/10

90% Organisations See Social Media as Most Vulnerable to Cyber Crime

 

A survey revealed that despite increase in frequency and intensity of cyber attacks, India Inc is the least prepared for detecting such incidents

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/10

‘USA Today’ Encounters Millions of Spam Accounts Blasting its Facebook Web-Page

 

The daily, USA Today's parent company recently requested FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) to investigate into why spammers were creating

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/9

Fatboy Ransomware-as-a-Service makes Debut

 

One fresh ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) program known as 'Fatboy' can be seen advertised on cyber-crime portals that use Russian language. The

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/9

Android App Namely Super Free Music Player Comes with Malware Infection

 

Super Free Music Player, which is music application in Google Play Store, turns as another app that is malware-infected which is missed by Google.

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/8

Industrial Robots Potentially Flawed Security-Wise so Susceptible to Hacks

 

Industrial robots have a very important function. They make almost any device a person requires, from computers, phones to airplanes, cars, anything

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/8

E-mail Phishing Scam Piggybacks on Google Docs

 

Spammers have yet again started attacking, with their victims being Google/Gmail end-users. As a result, Alphabet Inc. has cautioned its end-users

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/8

Sabre Discloses Data Breach of Card Details at its Hotels

 

Sabre the giant in travel industry encountered a leak from its hotel reservation mechanism. Cyber-criminals had compromised its software, apparently

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/5

Now Shodan can find Malware Command and Control Servers

 

A threat Intelligence Company, Recorded Future, and Internet search engine Shodan announced today that a specialized crawler for security

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/5

UAE becomes Main Target of Ransomware Attacks

 

As per a report, the cybercrime threat rank of UAE has improved during past 2 yrs., although the country still remains a major target for the

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/4

Author of Malware Inflates Backdoor Trojan with Scrap Data Hoping to Avoid Detection

 

Dubbed ShadowWali by Cybereason, security firm, ShadowWali collects information regarding compromised machines as well as their networks, and also

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/4

Ransomware and Cyber-Espionage Attacks Continuously Rising

 

According to one Data Breach Investigations Report for 2017 by Verizon, there are an increasing number of ransomware and cyber-espionage assaults in

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/3

IBM Urges Consumers to Destroy USB Drives it Shipped with Malware

 

IBM has advised its consumers that they should trash the USB memory drives supplied as complementary product to the hybrid and flash storage device

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/3

New MacOS Malware Detected Spreading via Phishing E-mails

 

One fresh malicious program for Mac OS recently got noticed within Europe as it's getting disseminated through phishing e-mails. CheckPoint Software

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/3

Hacker of Netflix also Claims Theft from Fox, IFC, ABC and National Geographic

 

Hacking group, known as The Dark Overlord, increased doubly on their piracy of new season of the Netflix's "Orange is the New Black" by

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/2

Webroot’s Update makes its AV Flag False Positives

 

On April 26, one software company declared about certain anti-virus program of its which caused numerous PCs around the world to shutdown because it

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/2

Virginia State Police Shutdown Email Service due to Malware

 

According to a news release made by spokeswoman Corinne Geller, Virginia State Police is not available by email because of malware. Virginia State

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/2

Game Guide Malware ‘Targeted over 500,000 Users’

 

It is estimated that 2 Mn Android users have now been victimized to malware mistakenly downloaded from Google Play, which was initially reported to

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/1

Cyber-Criminals Gear Attacks Towards Political Sabotage

 

As cyber-crime increases relentlessly, it only tells how they're at par with physical crime in terms of danger. We find a global reach of

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/1

‘Pakistan’ Group Hacks IIT Delhi and DU Websites, Posts about Kashmir Violence

 

A group of Pakistan has hacked, on Tuesday, official websites of the 4 important Indian Institutes - IIT Varanasi, AMU (Aligarh Muslim University),

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/1

Almost 9,000 Servers across Asian got Infected with Malware

 

An operation of cybersecurity run out of IGCI (Interpol Global Complex for Innovation) has uncovered over 9,000 servers that are malware-laden as

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SPAMfighter News 2017/4/28

Hackers Compromise Atlassian’s HipChat to Steal User Data


Widely accessed communications service by businessmen and companies, HipChat is warning visitors about a database hack it has experienced that

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SPAMfighter News 2017/4/28

Chipotle Encounters Hack into Payment System


There has been an unauthorized transaction via the payment system of Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. during the spring, the company said April 25, 2017.

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SPAMfighter News 2017/4/27

Website of a Primary School in Chichester Hacked

 

An Islamist hackers' syndicate hacked into the website of one village school and substituted with text containing pro-Turkish

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SPAMfighter News 2017/4/27

The Nexus of Locky and Necurs

 

The infamous ransomware called Locky, which had almost disappeared, is now back again inundating e-mail inboxes because of fresh attacks dispatched

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SPAMfighter News 2017/4/26

USA Indicts Russian over Spam Botnet Operation

 

According to U.S. Department of Justice, a man from Russia detained in Spain in April this year faces accusation of destructive hacking offenses

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SPAMfighter News 2017/4/26

Teenager Wealthy by 400K Pounds by Selling Harmful Software he Created

 

The Old Bailey is in knowledge of a teen computer hacker who earned nearly 300K pounds via sale of software he programmed that was utilized for

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SPAMfighter News 2017/4/26

Cybersecurity Startup Exposed Network Data of Hospital in Demos

 

Tanium, a cybersecurity startup, is in trouble after it exposed data of non-anonymized network of a hospital in California during live

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SPAMfighter News 2017/4/25

UK Government Department Reports on Cyber Security Problems

 

Ransomware is one especially spiteful kind of e-threat that if unwisely clicked through an e-mail attachment is sure to have all of the victim's

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SPAMfighter News 2017/4/25

Homograph Phishing Attack Emerges Again

A conventional phishing method is hitting the news even as it potentially dupes certain Web-surfers irrespective of the number of times they examine one

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SPAMfighter News 2017/4/24

Malware Steals Card Data after Infecting Servers of InterContinental Hotels

 

The InterContinental Hotels Group that comprises Crowne Plaza and the Holiday Inn, among other luxury resorts, encountered a security breach when

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SPAMfighter News 2017/4/24

New Email Scam with Malware Could Infect your Computer

 

Stolen ID might be used for setting up the elaborate email scam of ASIC that was designed for infecting the systems of victims with

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SPAMfighter News 2017/4/24

Three Detained for Fraud, Including GHMC Employees and Civilian

 

Cyber-crime cops yesterday (April 19, 2017) caught 2 staff members of GHMC (Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation) along with one civilian, all

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SPAMfighter News 2017/4/21

Snapchat Hacked over Chief Executive Describing India Poverty-Stricken

 

A very big and profusely visited service for social networking, Snapchat is yet again being highly noticed. However, this time, the reasons to be

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SPAMfighter News 2017/4/21

2.5 Million IoT Devices Infected by Malware Mirai

 

McAfee, an internet security solutions provider, reports that malware Mirai has infected as much as 2.5 Mn IoT (Internet of Things)

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SPAMfighter News 2017/4/21

New ‘Karmen’ Ransomware Discovered

 

Security researchers have discovered one fresh type of ransomware that's extremely customized and which therefore lets cyber-criminals distribute it

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SPAMfighter News 2017/4/20

Google Set to Tackle Ransomware, Relies on Android O

 

The most recent operating system for mobile phones is Android O which has the maximum advanced features. Some of these are what's called the OS'

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SPAMfighter News 2017/4/20

Shoney’s Restaurants Hit with Info-Stealing Assault

 

Shoney's, a restaurant chain where people can dine and which specifically serves fries, burgers as well as all Americana delicacies runs outlets

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SPAMfighter News 2017/4/19

Security Group Hacks into YouTube Star Accounts

 

OurMine a security group has hacked numerous YouTube channels even as it asserts that the breach is the most massive within YouTube

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SPAMfighter News 2017/4/19

Union Bank was Hacked and How it Got Back its Money

 

A hack of $171 million in one of the banks run by the state has emerged at a time when the government has been promoting digital money transactions

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SPAMfighter News 2017/4/19

Facebook Thwarting Fake Accounts Created for Unleashing Spam

 

April14, a Friday found Facebook stating it blocked one bogus account operation of international scale which was spurting fake 'likes' along with

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SPAMfighter News 2017/4/18

Celebrity Pictures Yet Again Hacked

 

Miley Cyrus, US singer, Suki Waterhouse, model and Rosario Dawson, actress have become the most recent female celebrities to be victimized with a

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SPAMfighter News 2017/4/18

Four Cases of Cyber Fraud and Cheating, Cash Stolen

 

On April 11, the police station at Sushant Lok registered four instances of cyber-crime following Gurgaon police's cyber cell conducting an

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SPAMfighter News 2017/4/17

The New Brickerbot Computer Malware

One fresh computer malware is circulating across the Web. Defying all common types of attacks, it chooses to corrupt the host PC's hardware and then destroy

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SPAMfighter News 2017/4/17

Russia’s Spam Kingpin Exposed

 

The United States Justice Department has declared a wide initiative for halting and dismantling certain botnet that contained numerous compromised

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SPAMfighter News 2017/4/17

Mirai Bot Infects IoT Appliances to Harvest Bitcoins

 

During the recent years, many kinds of malicious programs for mining Bitcoins have been into existence. But, the popular Mirai bot malware utilized

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SPAMfighter News 2017/4/14

Website of GameStop May have been Hacked

 

It looks like that there is a good chance of GameStop being victimized by a hack sometime during the past. KrebsOnSecurity blogged stating that both

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SPAMfighter News 2017/4/14

Karim Baratov Alleged to have Hacked Yahoo Dismissed Grant of Bail

 

Karim Baratov the hacker accused of compromising Yahoo could not get bail on April 11 while will continue to be under supervision until his

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SPAMfighter News 2017/4/13

Malware Compels Users to Play Game to Score High Instead of Paying Ransom

 

A Korea-based undergraduate student has produced anime malware, which demands the infected to play a game to salvage access to their files.

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SPAMfighter News 2017/4/13

Hackers Target Seller Accounts on Amazon.com

 

Hackers are aiming attacks on 3rd-party sellers, which are increasing in number on Amazon.com, by utilizing seized credentials for putting up online

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SPAMfighter News 2017/4/13

Data Dump Reveals NSA Infiltrated Cellular Networks of Pakistan

 

WikiLeaks the whistleblower agency for the world asserts that NSA (National Security Agency) of United States brute forced into the mobile

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SPAMfighter News 2017/4/12

Spain Arrests Alleged Spam King from Russia

 

Spanish officials have detained certain computer programmer from Russia who apparently is a highly notorious spam-king

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SPAMfighter News 2017/4/12

Emergency Sirens Inside Dallas City Hacked

 

People living in Dallas, Texas were suddenly awakened close to midnight April 7 when loud siren noises blew simultaneously. Authorities declared

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SPAMfighter News 2017/4/11

Malware Attacks on Macs Grow by 744% in 2016, Mainly Due to Adware

 

There is a common false impression that Macs are protected from security threats like adware or malware. It reported on many Mac-focused security

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SPAMfighter News 2017/4/11

Indian Banks Suffering from Malware Infection in their Mobile Apps

 

FireEye the cyber security company in US from their new study reveals that almost 7 Indian banks presently have their mobile apps infected with

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SPAMfighter News 2017/4/11

40 Percent of Americans more Careful with Email after DNC Hack

 

Four adults out of 10 claims that they become more careful while sharing something over their personal email since hacking of Democratic National

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SPAMfighter News 2017/4/10

The New BrickerBot Internet of Things Malware

 

One fresh malicious program is contaminating unprotected Internet of Things (IoT) appliances while permanently damages them rather than include them

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SPAMfighter News 2017/4/10

RAT-Catchers Spot New Malware Attacking Word Processor of South Korea

 

On Monday, the latest attack posted again uses the documents of Hangul in the phishing e-mails for carrying out the payload, which is ROKRAT this

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SPAMfighter News 2017/4/10

Phishing Attack Leads to Theft of $40,000 from School District

 

A PC hack enabled theft of $40,000 kept for paying employees of Denver Public Schools in direct deposit funds, it's reported. The theft, suspected

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SPAMfighter News 2017/4/7

Wi-Fi-enabled vibrator has Inbuilt Camera that’s Simple to Hack

 

Security researchers recently determined that it's extremely simple for hacking into the Internet-connected vibrator Siime Eye from Svakom. There's

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SPAMfighter News 2017/4/7

Smart TV of Samsung Hacked using Malware Injected Broadcast Signal

 

Smart TVs from Samsung are yet again with security flaws. For, a piece of Samsung TV was hacked when a Swiss attacker injected malware into one

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SPAMfighter News 2017/4/7

So-Called ‘Airline Phishing Assault’ Strikes Manufacturing, Shipping and Logistics Industries

 

According to Barracuda Networks, plentiful of its clients recently got struck with 'airline phishing assault' which seeks targets from industries in

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SPAMfighter News 2017/4/6

Russia Continues to Allegedly Hack Even after U.S Elections


According to cyber-security specialists speaking to a panel of the Senate, Russia has not withdrawn from interfering into America's politics even when

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SPAMfighter News 2017/4/6

McDonald’s Canada says Information of their Job Applicant Was Hacked


McDonald Canada announces on Friday that information of job applicants was compromised by the cyber attack on McDonald Canada's jobs website. The

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SPAMfighter News 2017/4/6

Anonymous Infiltrates Amaq News Agency of ISIS with Malware


Islamic State's authorized news agency Amaq has issued an alert to its supporters regarding a breach that hit its online site thus letting the

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SPAMfighter News 2017/4/5

Purus Digital to Pay 140K Pounds in Fine over Sending Bulk Spam Texts


Companies that violated data regulations because they phoned over 100,000 individuals as well as sent over 4m texts will have to pay penalty that one

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SPAMfighter News 2017/4/5

One-Third of All Malware Can not be Detected by AV


New data from WatchGuard Technologies, a network security company, reveals that almost 0ne third of all malware attacks come through zero-day

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SPAMfighter News 2017/4/4

Russian Hacker Admits using Ebury Botnet for Spam and Click Fraud

 

Maxim Senakh a hacker from Russia who's 41-yrs-old and belongs to Velikii Novgorod, of late, admitted to prominently participating in amassing Ebury

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SPAMfighter News 2017/4/4

GitHub Developers Attacked with Malicious Macro-Embedded e-Mails

 

Developers of open-source and users of GitHub are being targeted with sophisticated malware which's capable of stealing passwords, taking

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SPAMfighter News 2017/4/4

Banking Malware NukeBot’s Developer Releases Source Code, Future Malware Attacks to use it

 

A Russian national who developed one banking Trojan has given out his Bot namely Nuclear's source code, inciting worries that con artists may use it

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SPAMfighter News 2017/4/3

WikiLeaks – CIA Hacked Apple iPhones in Ways Users Can’t Fix

 

As per WikiLeaks claims, CIA had discovered a way of intercepting and hacking the Apple iPhones, only one year since smartphone of the company comes

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SPAMfighter News 2017/4/3

First Woman in Pakistan to be Arrested over Cyber-Crime

 

Sadia Mirza of Pakistan is the first lady in the country to be detained within the purview of cyber-crime act. Her story gets a new twist and

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SPAMfighter News 2017/4/3

APAC’s Threat Landscape Examined; Malwarebytes

 

Malwarebytes in its newly launched 2017 Asia Pacific State of Malware Report states that botnets, ad fraud and ransomware have become very prominent

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SPAMfighter News 2017/3/31

Malware Infections on Smart-Phones Increase 400 Percent during 2016

 

One fresh Threat Intelligence Report from Nokia just published finds that malware infections on mobile devices increased the maximum during 2016.

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SPAMfighter News 2017/3/31

Doctor Charged with Infiltrating Delran Graduates’ Accounts

 

A doctor serving from Philadelphia faces charges that he illegally accessed social media and e-mail accounts of his women classmates of the high

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SPAMfighter News 2017/3/30

Prime Accused in Cyber Crime against Girl Students Arrested

 

On Tuesday, Sujit Sahoo was arrested by the crime branch. Sujit Sahoo had posted the lewd photographs as well as comments on a Facebook page about

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SPAMfighter News 2017/3/30

Macro Malware after Targeting Windows Computers now Infecting OS X

 

Mac OS users are finding things more difficult since there has been a widespread use of macro malware. Windows users are already familiar with this

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SPAMfighter News 2017/3/29

Russian Hacker Admits Committing PC Fraud with Citadel Malware Kit

 

A PC-hacker from Russia charged with creating and using Citadel toolkit an infamous malicious program that helped steal over $500m out of victims'

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SPAMfighter News 2017/3/29

Job-Hunters Close to 1.4m in Illinois Possible Victims of Data Hack

 

The Office of Illinois Governor reports of approximately 1.4m job-hunters within the state may've been victims of hack because someone compromised

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SPAMfighter News 2017/3/29

Apple Accounts Not Hacked, yet One Need to Safeguard his/her Own Ones

 

A hacker syndicate asserting it is in possession of innumerable iCloud accounts spread scare that it can even from distance wipe away data on

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