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January 2011

SPAMfighter News 2011/1/31

Spam Fell Dramatically During 2010; Cisco

Cisco, which recently released its 2010 Annual Security Report, reveals that there's been an unprecedented fall in the total spam amounts, while

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/31

McDonald’s Attacked With Still One More Phishing Scam

Investigators at AppRiver a security company caution that phishing e-mails are

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/31

Apple Macs at Higher Risk of Cyber Threats in 2010 Says ‘Intego’

The fact that Mac malware is up in 2010 is evident from the revelation by security firm, Intego in

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/29

E-mail Scam Unfurl Online Tax Payers of Kansas City

Members with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) [US tax agency] along with local law enforcement are collaboratively intimating residents of Kansas, US on

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/29

Cloud Antivirus Security Technology Jeopardized by Computer Trojan, Claims Microsoft

According to software giant, Microsoft, miscreants (cybercriminals) have released a computer Trojan specially designed to disable cloud-based ...

SPAMfighter News 2011/1/29

Malware Scam Targets Twitter Members

According to investigators from Kaspersky Labs a security company, innumerable people on Twitter, believably, have come under a ...

SPAMfighter News 2011/1/29

Malware Campaign Attacks Companies Posting Job Ads

According to a security advisory from IC3 (Internet Crime Complaint Center), a combined initiative of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and National While

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/28

RNC Cautions Canadians About Phishing E-Mail

The Economic Crime Unit (ECU) of RNC (Royal Newfoundland Constabulary) has issued an alert to Canadians that a fresh ...

SPAMfighter News 2011/1/28

Business of Cyber crime Vibrant Ever-Since Economic Recession

According to a recently released report titled "The Cyber-Crime Black Market: Uncovered" from PandaLabs the anti-malware laboratory of Panda

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/28

Twitter Attack labeled to be the Most Dreadful Incident of 2010, Projects Sophos in its Annual Report

The annual report of security firm 'Sophos' revealed of recent, tags micro-blogging network Twitter to be the biggest blockbuster security incident taking

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/28

Forged Email on Changing Password Targets Facebook Users, Says Avira

Security researchers with security firm Avira has warned netizens of the forged Facebook emails urging users to change their passwords. These emails intend

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/27

Phishing Attack Aims at Brazilian MasterCard Subscribers

Investigators from Commtouch are cautioning that phishers are targeting credit cardholders in Brazil through a fresh assault by sending them fake electronic

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/27

Kaspersky Labs Finds Bogus Keygen for its AVs

Investigators from Kaspersky Labs the security company say that their company's products have a keygen, which comes packed with two Trojans capable of

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/27

Filipinos, Residing in London, Warned of Spurious Job Offers

The London situated Philippines Embassy lately cautioned Filipinos to be wary of a fresh scam that was supposedly offering jobs, Philstar.com reported on

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/27

Cyber Assaults Against Social-Networking Websites Doubled During 2010

In its yearly Security Threat Report 2011, Sophos indicates that malware, phishing and

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/26

Attack Tookits as the Basis Behind 60% Web Threats Last Year

In a report by Symantec, "Attack Toolkits and Malicious Websites", nearly two-thirds of web-based crime last year was resultant due to botnets and

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/26

ACMA Threats People of Fake Charity Scams

Through unsolicited e-mails, spammers are making huge money during the fundraising and charity efforts on helping flood victims of Queensland as revealed by

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/26

New Zealand Law Companies Alerted of Scam E-Mail

The New Zealand Law Society has cautioned lawyers for remaining vigilant of an e-mail scam, which apparently aims at misleading them, online. Reportedly,

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/26

Facebook Members Become Target of FAKEAV Scam

Researchers from CA a security company caution users of Facebook that a scareware scam is presently attacking them i.e. delivering fake ...

SPAMfighter News 2011/1/25

Mashreq Bank Becomes Victim of Phishing

A well known bank in the United Arab Emirates namely Mashreq Bank recently became a victim of an e-mail scam during the 2nd week of January 2011, according

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/25

Fresh Trojan Misuses TeamViewer the Remote Control Program; ESET

According to security researchers at ESET the security company, they've detected one fresh PC-Trojan that contains TeamViewer the well-known remote control

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/25

Vulnerabilities in Boonana Botnet Allow Exploitation of Infected PCs: Symantec

Researchers from Symantec the security company have cautioned that there are a number of security flaws in the cross-platform Trojan namely Boonana that can

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/25

New Koobface Campaign Making Rounds on Facebook

Security researchers at the web and e-mail security firm, Websense have identified a new personal message spam campaign, which is making rounds on the

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/24

Chinese SCADA Has Critical Vulnerability: Investigator

According to an investigator at security company NSS Labs, there's a serious security flaw inside well-known SCADA software that is widely utilized within

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/24

BitDefender Identifies Scam ‘Miles & More’ E-Mails

Researchers from BitDefender the security company have cautioned everyone that fraudulent e-mails are circulating as messages from the frequent flyer

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/24

Phishing Email Scam Warned by the FDIC

The FDIC is warning Netizens including customers and bankers on account of scammers that are using their name in spreading ...

SPAMfighter News 2011/1/24

Hackers Break Into E-Mail of Sathaye Principal

Principal of Ville Parle (Mumbai, India) based Sathaye College, Ms. Kavita Rege recently complained to the cyber-crime department situated in Mumbai's

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/24

Alliance of ZeuS-SpyEye Resulting in the Publication of First Toolkit in the Underground Market

Security researchers at the anti-virus firm, McAfee have raised a warning against the launch of

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/22

Hackers’ Malware Lied In Wait on Home Depot Web Page

According to FOX NEWS' reports published on January 11, 2011, an Information Technology analyst recently revealed that a prominent retailer website namely

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/22

Cyber Thieves Concealing Confidential Data on The Very Owners’ Networks

Security researchers at Kaspersky Lab the security company caution that online criminals, after stealing massive volumes of sensitive information from big

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/22

Springs Man Gets Jail Following Hacking Attempt on TSA System

An erstwhile employee of Transportation Security Administration (TSA), proved guilty of installing ...

SPAMfighter News 2011/1/22

Rustock Revives As Largest Source of Spam

According to Mathew Nisbet a malware analyst and Matt Sergeant an ...

SPAMfighter News 2011/1/21

Security Patching by Microsoft for 2011, A Quiet Start

Microsoft, on January 11, 2011, as part of its monthly release of security bulletin under Patch Tuesday that happens on every month's 2nd Tuesday, issued

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/21

RSA Detects Zeus Compilation Service In Black Market

Security researchers from RSA the security company say they've identified a compilation service of Zeus binaries within the secret world of cyber-crime that

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/21

Harmful Attacks Carried Out With USB Drives Will Increase From 2011 Onwards

Sunnyvale (California, US) based security firm, Narus Inc. recently listed the 10 "cyber threat trends" for 2011 and beyond, claiming that as

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/21

Forged Survey Email by Coca-Cola Directs a Phishing Page

The forged emails started arriving at the inboxes of the users from January 10, 2011 onwards with the title "Happy New Year" in the subject line.

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/21

Christmas/New Year Witnesses an Increase in Themed Malware Attacks

In its monthly report for 2010, security firm, GFI Software claimed that the latest analysis of New Year and Christmas ...

SPAMfighter News 2011/1/20

Phishing Assaults Still Developing And Proliferating: RSA

According to RSA the security company in its "December 2010 Online Fraud Report," cyber-criminals are still popularly using ...

SPAMfighter News 2011/1/20

Hackers Targeting Apple Devices

According to McAfee the security vendor, which recently released a research study, Mac OS is in more danger of Apple Trojans and botnets because users tend

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/20

Stuxnet, the Weaponized Malware

In its news dated January 11, 2011, Xianet.net reports that the computer virus Stuxnet abused 4

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/20

Spammers Promoting Child Porn Worldwide

Italian police warned on January 7, 2011 that spam mails, which though offered business opportunities while hitting Internet users' inboxes across nations,

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/19

Phishing E-mails Targets Australian Facebook Users

Recently, security experts at the security firm 'Symantec' have raised warning against a Facebook ...

SPAMfighter News 2011/1/19

Phishers Target Australian Job-Hunters Through JobSearch

Sophos the security company is cautioning that a new e-mail scam is attacking job-hunters inside Australia who're visiting JobSearch a job-site of the

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/19

Sophos: Facebook Chat is Attacked by Hackers to Spread Malware

Security officials of 'Sophos' has cautioned web users about a latest spam campaign initiated by hackers that can exploit Facebook chat in order to spread

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/19

Napier Woman Gets Bogus IRD Tax-Reimbursement Electronic Mail

A Napier (New Zealand) woman named Lesley Standring recently got an extremely formal-appearing e-mail apparently sent from IRD (Inland Revenue Department)

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/18

Saligramam Inhabitant Victimized With Phishing E-mail

A 55-year-old user of the Internet S K Govindarajan from Saligramam (Chennai, Tamil Nadu in India) was victimized in an Internet scam after he committed the

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/18

Phishing E-mails Come to St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla National Bank Customers

Clients of St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla National Bank with its main office in the Basseterre town, Capital of Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis within the West

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/18

Southland Woman Gets Fake Tax Refund Mail

Invercargill (located in Southland, New Zealand) woman, Nicole Botting recently got a mail claiming she was about to get thousands of dollars from a tax

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/18

Malware Probably Spreading Via OpenX.org

According to a warning by the Safe Browsing facility of Google, openx.org, which is associated with a prominent advertisement server of the open-source

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/17

PDF Files Vulnerable to Security Attack, Cautions Researcher

According to security researcher Julia Wolf with California based 'FireEye,' there is a new security flaw within the Adobe PDF file arrangement that

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/17

Microsoft Examines Fresh Flaw Within Windows

Microsoft the giant maker of software has said that it's examining reports about one fresh security flaw within the Windows engine for graphics, which if

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/17

Japan Scheduling to Ban the Creation and Circulation of Viruses

Japan is estimated to be planning to make the authoring and circulation of viruses illegitimate during this spring season (2011), as reported by

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/17

E-mail Account of Labor Councilor Infiltrated

Internet scammers lately hacked into the e-mail account of Geoff Lumley, Isle of Wight's (England) Labor Councilor, as per Iwgazette.co.uk, which reported

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/17

Contaminated Laptop at PenFed Results in Data Hack

A laptop at the Pentagon Federal Credit Union has been contaminated with malware, exposing the Union's credit card and private data to security hack.

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/15

One third of all Malware Were Made in 2010

Security firm, PandaLabs, stated in its year end review for 2010 that hackers created and circulated one-third of all viruses in 2010, making 34% of all

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/15

2010 Had China, Taiwan and Thailand as Most Contaminated Nations

In its 2010 Annual Security Report, anti-malware laboratory PandaLabs reveals that the year has been very interesting so far as cyber-activism, cyber-war

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/15

Scareware Scam Attacking People’s Computers

Missoula (Montana) based web-hosting firm, Univision Computers is cautioning end-users that cyber-criminals are declaring false virus alerts that are

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/15

Online Scammers Profusely Targeting TRON Fans, Cautions GFI Software

Researchers from security company GFI Software (previously Sunbelt) caution users that they must be wary of multiple scams that cyber-criminals are running

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/14

Symantec’s Intelligence Team Reveals Huge Decline in Spam Levels

The MessageLabs Intelligence Team at Symantec recently stated that, the spam levels have decreased to their lowest levels since the shutdown of the

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/14

Stonesoft’s CISO Forecasts Rise in Malware Assaults Against Twitter, Facebook Etc.

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Joona Airamo of a Scandinavia based IT Security Company Stonesoft has forecasted that 2011 will witness a rise in

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/14

Mac OS X is Riskiest Operating System

Trend Micro the security company, which released its review report at 2010-end, says that Apple's operating system Mac OS X has been most dangerous for use

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/14

Google Proved to be the Most Harmful Site During 2010

Trend Micro, one of the most important security firms in its year end review, stated that Google is the most harmful site because of its crucial in ...

SPAMfighter News 2011/1/14

AOL Customers Under Attack From Latest Phishing

The headers of the contented emails with subject line bearing the title "Billing update on file must be performedz" are spoofed off, so that they

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/13

Trojan Buzus Reappeared in the Wild, Declares Fortinet

Fortinet the security company, on January 4, 2011, announced its "December 2010 Threat Landscape" report stating that Trojan Buzus yet again

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/13

Bogus E-mails Distribute Malware Disguised as Windows Update

Researchers at Sophos the anti-virus company caution that one fresh e-mail scam is distributing ...

SPAMfighter News 2011/1/13

Philly Company Blamed of violating State’s Spyware and Email Act

Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna has blamed Philadelphia-based software company 'Ascentive', known for its FinallyFast.com website, of breaking the

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/13

Adware and Java Trojans Ruled the Web Threat Scenario in December 2010

As per the latest statistics revealed by the Kaspersky Lab, Java based downloaders and adware programs were the most prevalent risks that emerged on the Web

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/12

Websense Investigators Find Fresh Attack Kit

Investigators from Websense the security company say that they have detected one fresh exploit toolkit that reportedly stopped functioning from January 1,

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/12

Malware Scam- Is it Cyber-Espionage Alternatively Something Else?

With government PCs lately getting infected with a scam distributing Trojan Zeus, security researchers are beginning to doubt if it's 'cyber-espionage' or

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/12

Spam Levels Declined by 30 Percent During Q4 2010

Recently, on December 30, 2010, Messaging and Web security firm Commtouch highlighted that, as per its recent study, spam levels considerably reduced during

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/12

CAT 2010 Official Site Attacked

CAT (Common Admission Test) 2010 results website, www.catiim.in, is being targeted and the results of the CAT, planned to be declared in the second week of

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/11

WordPress Discovers Crucial Vulnerability; Recommends End-Users to Load Update

WordPress the widely-used blogging package of the open-source type has released its crucial update version 3.0.4, which it's urging every user to load

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/11

Targeted Attacks on MS Word Utilize Recently Fixed Vulnerabilities

Recently, Microsoft malware Protection Center has cautioned netizens that cybercriminals can

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/11

Spammers Misused URL-Condensing Services Symantec

According to the yearly report "MessageLabs Intelligence 2010 Security Report" by Symantec Corp. released during December 2010, spammers began

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/11

RCMP Warns of Phishing E-mails Targeting Canadians

RCMP the Royal Canadian Mounted Police has issued an alert to the country's netizens that ...

SPAMfighter News 2011/1/10

Websense Finds Fresh Edition of Phoenix an Exploit Toolkit

Researchers from Websense the security company have found an already familiar drive-by download toolkit, Phoenix in fresh versions that's using special

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/10

Pharma Spam Most Notorious Type During 2010

Trend Micro, in its recently released report, highlights that during 2010, the kind of spam, which was most widespread, was one that centered on

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/10

Online Crime Likely to Pose More Threat to users than Conventional Crime

The numbers of Britons attacked by cybercrimes are estimated to exceed conventional crime during 2011, as reported by Mail Online on December 30, 2010.

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/10

Internet Scam Targets Trade Me Customers

Customers of Trade Me the biggest classified and auction website of New Zealand are being victimized with a new Internet scam that cyber-criminals

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/8

Tuesday, Most Replete With e-threats

Security researchers at SonicWALL a major security company opine that Tuesday can be typically classified as that day during any week when e-threat attacks

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/8

Trend Micro Reveals The Most Malicious Programs of 2010

Trend Micro the security company has disclosed the most widespread malicious programs of 2010, with the company's list including the Zeus, Stuxnet and

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/8

Fresh Drive-By Download Assault Abuses Critical Vulnerability in IE

Researchers at Security Company Trend Micro state that they've detected one fresh drive-by download assault that abuses critical vulnerability in Internet

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/8

2011 Likely to Encounter Localized Assaults

Internet security firm Trend Micro in its recently released 2010 Threats Prediction Report highlights that as operating systems increase in diversity among

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/7

Vendor Develops Malware to Promote their Own Products

Chinese antivirus software companies appear to use a unique tactic for keeping their products and services in demand, as reported by December 20, 2010. They

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/7

Social Networks to be Greatest Attack Targets During 2011, Forecasts McAfee

McAfee Avert Labs, on December 28, 2010, brought out its 2011 Threat Predictions Report, according to which, cyber-criminals' most tempting target during

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/7

Trojan Performing Click Fraud Disseminated from RapidShare

Researchers at Kaspersky Lab the security company are cautioning that one fresh malicious Trojan performing click fraud is being disseminated through spam

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/7

PayPal Targeted with Phishing E-mails

Security researchers are warning PayPal consumers that one fresh phishing e-mail is

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/7

Delta Police Raises Warning Against Phishing E-Mails

Delta Police Department (Canada) are cautioning the internet users of Canada to be alert of scam e-mails that are presently making rounds on the Internet

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/6

Win 7 AntiSpyware 2010 is False, Alert Security Researchers

According to Rillara News, which published its news report on December 27, 2010, the software repair site OnlineComputerFixes.com states that Win 7

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/6

Anticipation of Increased Threats for Mac Users, Predicts Panda Labs

A warning from security experts in Panda labs proposes that the rising demand for Mac in the market will outnumber triggered threats to its users.

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/6

A Four-Day Plunge to Stuxnet’s Knowhow

To gain information about the Stuxnet computer worm from an unrecognized Belarusian security company is indeed a shameful event for the vulnerability team

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/6

‘Hacktivism’ Likely to Boost Security Troubles During 2011

According to a warning by security researchers, as data leakages from disgruntled employees and state-backed cyber-crime have been on the rise during 2010,

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/5

Online Fraudsters Target Lower Truro’s Aged Couple

In Lower Truro (Nova Scotia, Canada) an aged husband-and-wife, Allen and Violet Large are upset since they won $11.2m in a lottery game during July 2010

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/5

2011 Likely to Have Far More Malevolent Threats, Security Experts Warn

According to a warning by IT security experts, 2011 could be more challenging with respect to malware threats compared to the current year (2010). The Hindu

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/5

Phishing E-mail Posing As Siemen’s Job Offer, Found

A fresh phishing e-mail is presently circulating online offering job at a worldwide

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/5

KRAA Security Cautions of the Top 10 Social Media Security Attacks

KRAA Security's CEO Gary Bahadur talked about social media security in corporate environments and methods to reduce risk and reputation damage, either

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/4

Stuxnet Infection On Over 10,000 Indian Computers: Symantec

According to Symantec the security company, the well-designed worm Stuxnet, free-of-bugs, is gradually creeping inside vital Indian industrial systems.

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/4

Cloud-based Computing Security Requires Adapting

A recent survey by the IT research and advisory firm Gartner reveals that there's more potential for cloud-based computing to be safe compared to whatever

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/4

Stuxnet’s Attack Was Aimed At Natanz Reactor, Say Cyber-Security Specialists

The Institute for Science and International Security located in Washington recently carried out an analysis of a Stuxnet variant that possibly was

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SPAMfighter News 2011/1/4

Cyber Theft Prompts Escrow Firm To Legally Charge Bank

An escrow firm in Springfield (USA) has taken legal action against BancorpSouth Bank on charges that it couldn't stop a theft of $440,000 that a hacker

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