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January 2014

SPAMfighter News 2014/1/31

Russian Teenager is the Author of the Malware which was used in Attacks against US Retailers

THE WASHINGTON POST reported on 18th January, 2014 quoting security firm Intelcrawler as saying "we have identified a Russian teenager responsible for

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SPAMfighter News 2014/1/31

Apple Spoofed Phishing E-mails Attack Unwitting Internauts, Caution Experts

According to security experts, cyber-criminals are distributing phishing electronic mails

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SPAMfighter News 2014/1/30

Kaspersky Warns that ‘WHATSAPP for PC’ Spam Email Campaign Striking Innocent Users

WhatsApp is a renowned cross-platform messaging app. Security firm Kaspersky discovered a Brazilian spam email message targeting innocent users claiming

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SPAMfighter News 2014/1/30

Floridian Couple Arrested on Charges of Running Massive Phishing Scam

Esecurityplanet.com reported on 21st January, 2014, stating that Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), a Florida government agency, announced the

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SPAMfighter News 2014/1/29

Google Discontinued Two Chrome Extensions which Served Malicious Ads

Blogs.wsj.com reported on 19th January, 2014, stating that Google had discontinued two of its Chrome browser extensions after discovering that the software

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SPAMfighter News 2014/1/29

Actors Sponsored by State Conduct Cyber-attacks in Vietnam

Security experts had warned before handed about Vietnamese government relying on Remote Access Tools (RATs) and ...

SPAMfighter News 2014/1/28

Sophos Alerts about FedEx Spam Mails Disseminating Mac Malware

According to Sophos, the security company, new spam mails similar to ones masquerading as well-known courier companies (DHL, Royal Mail of UK, or FedEx) are

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SPAMfighter News 2014/1/28

Phishing E-mail Supposedly from BoA Targeting Internauts, Caution Researchers

Security researchers warn about fake e-mails that posing as communication from Charlotte, North Carolina, US headquartered Bank of America dupe end-users

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SPAMfighter News 2014/1/28

Fresh POS Malicious Program Called Decibel Found Within Scripting Language VBScript

IntelCrawler, IT Security Company has reported that its researchers found one fresh malicious program nicknamed 'Decebal' which is created for seizing data

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SPAMfighter News 2014/1/27

Solutionary says that Amazon Cloud Service is Haven of Malware in US

Public cloud of e-commerce giant Amazon is the largest asylum of malware spreaders in the US as per

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SPAMfighter News 2014/1/27

Scam Emails Claiming to be from Jackpot Winners of Euromillions Intercepted

Lottery.co.uk reported in the second week of January 2014 stating that a new scam email has been uncovered which falsely claims to be from 2012 Euromillions

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SPAMfighter News 2014/1/25

Picasa Exploited by Spammers in their Latest Spam Campaign

Softpedia.com published a report on 11th January, 2014 quoting a warning by security experts as "spam emails purporting to be from 'Picasa' are

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SPAMfighter News 2014/1/24

Solutionary Cautions Internet-Users in USA about Atmos Energy Related Spam Mails

Experts at Solutionary the security company, during January 2014 starting, cautioned United States' Internet-users for being watchful of fake e-mails in

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SPAMfighter News 2014/1/24

Scam E-mails Abusing Tom Crist, Winner of Big Lottery, Target Internauts

According to security experts, Internauts must be careful about e-mails that pose as messages from Tom Crist the lottery winner from Canada asserting that

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SPAMfighter News 2014/1/23

Flashback Trojan Persists for Macs, Contaminating Unabatedly

According to Intego the security company, Trojan Flashback, which during its peak activity infected more than 500,000 Mac computers, continues to run,

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SPAMfighter News 2014/1/23

Financial Malware has Become More Advanced and Sophisticated, Says NSS Labs

A report released recently by security firm NSS Labs highlights the most recent trends in banking ...

SPAMfighter News 2014/1/22

International Phishing Racket Busted by Hyderabad City Police

THE HINDU reported on 11th January, 2014 stating that the Hyderabad Police cracked an international ...

SPAMfighter News 2014/1/22

Hackers Compromise Card Data of Innumerable Target Customers with Malware Infecting POS

Chief Executive Officer of well-known North American retail company Target, Gregg Steinhafel recently reported that computer hackers attacked the company's

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SPAMfighter News 2014/1/21

Researchers of Trend Micro say that Interesting Details of New Zeus Variant Pops-Up

Kaspersky spotted a 64-bit edition of the infamous Zeus Trojan and reported it in December 2013. Experts at that time highlighted that the ...

SPAMfighter News 2014/1/21

Microsoft Shuts Down ZeroAccess Botnet - Ascertains Sophos

Softpedia.com reported on 8th January, 2014 quoting a recent confirmation by researchers of security firm Sophos as "'ZeroAccess' botnet has received a

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SPAMfighter News 2014/1/20

British Telecom Cautions Consumers about Fraudulent Phishing E-mails

Well-known telecommunications company British Telecom, whose main office is in London, UK, has issued an alert to its subscribers about fraudulent e-mails

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SPAMfighter News 2014/1/20

Alert Issued to Students of University of Florida about New Phishing Scam

Florida US-based University of Florida, a well-known name among academic institutions, recently discovered one fresh ...

SPAMfighter News 2014/1/18

PG&E Becomes Wary about E-mail Scam Attacking Consumers

A San Francisco-based electric and natural gas enterprise PG&E (Pacific Gas and Electric) is reportedly hit with a scam e-mail campaign that's aiming at

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SPAMfighter News 2014/1/18

News Portal South African Mail & Guardian Victimized with Malvertising Assault

According to Blue Coat the security company, a malvertising assault recently targeted and victimized the news portal South African Mail & Guardian.
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SPAMfighter News 2014/1/17

Phishing Scam of Commonwealth Bank ‘eStatement Ready’

Softpedia.com reported on 9th January, 2014 stating that customers of Commonwealth Bank, a renowned Australian Bank, are victimized by a ...

SPAMfighter News 2014/1/17

Experts Warn Customers of NatWest Bank about a Fresh Phishing Campaign

Softpedia.com published a news report on January, 10, 2014 quoting an alert raised by experts as clients of NatWest Bank, based in Bishopsgate, UK, are

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SPAMfighter News 2014/1/16

LogRythm says that Users of BitcoinTalk Suffer Major Phishing Email Campaign

Softpedia.com reported on 9th January, 2014 quoting the analysis of the security firm LogRythm on the scam emails as many Internauts over the last few days

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SPAMfighter News 2014/1/16

DailyMotion Serves Malevolent Ads Diverting Onto Bogus Anti-Virus; Invincea

Invincea the security company reveals that DailyMotion a video-sharing website that is popular among Web-surfers has been compromised to make it serve

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SPAMfighter News 2014/1/15

Phishing Attack Steals Salary of Four Employees of Duke University

Newsobserver.com published news on 7th January, 2014 quoting a report of campus police stating that an Internet scandal termed as "phishing

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SPAMfighter News 2014/1/15

Monju Nuclear Plant of Japan Detected with PC-Virus Infection

A computer system, which was in operation at Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture, Japan's Monju reactor plant, of late, became contaminated with virus; disclose

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SPAMfighter News 2014/1/14

Phishing Scam Abuses JPMorgan Data Breach, Says Sophos

The American multinational institution of finance JPMorgan Chase was hit with one data hack back in 2013 that affected numerous customers. Worse still,

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SPAMfighter News 2014/1/14

MMD Discovered New Ransomware Nicknamed ‘PrisonLocker’

Threatpost.com reported on 6th January, 2014 stating that security researchers of 'Malware Must Die' which is a set of security researchers devoted to

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SPAMfighter News 2014/1/13

CenterPoint Energy Cautions Consumers about E-mail Scam

CenterPoint Energy has cautioned its customers about an ongoing e-mail scam related to multiple utility. Brainerddispatch.com published this dated January

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SPAMfighter News 2014/1/13

BoA Clients Targeted with Phishing E-mail Citing Unusual Account Operation

According to security researchers, customers of Bank of America (BoA) need to be vigilant about fraudulent e-mails, which talk about unusual operation being

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SPAMfighter News 2014/1/13

Trojan Disker Striking WoW Gamers Dangerously, Warns Blizzard

The World of Warcraft widely played online multiplayer game's proprietor Blizzard is cautioning its gamers of Disker, name of a perilous Trojan, which's

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SPAMfighter News 2014/1/13

Trend Micro says – AutoIT Surges in Nex-Generation Malware

Security firm Trend Micro notes that AutoIT which is a flexible coding language that has been in service ever since 1999 for scripting purposes in Windows,

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SPAMfighter News 2014/1/10

Visitors of Yahoo Served with Malicious Ads - says Fox IT

Fox IT, an Internet security company headquartered in the Netherland, says that a new study reveals the possibility of thousands of visitors to Yahoo

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SPAMfighter News 2014/1/10

Cyber Thugs Utilize Name of Lottery Winner within Worldwide E-mail Scam

One lottery fraud electronic mail is circulating all over the globe exploiting the name of Margaret Loughrey of Northern Ireland after she won Euromillions,

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SPAMfighter News 2014/1/9

Trend Micro warns that New Variant of CryptoLocker Spreads via Removable Drives

Security firm Trend Micro cautions that cybercriminals have brewed up a variant of the infamous CryptoLocker ransomware dubbed CRILOCK-A using worm-like

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SPAMfighter News 2014/1/9

Scam E-mail Targets Australia Post Consumers

Australia Post the postal service of national stature in Australia has issued an alert to its users regarding an e-mail that is targeting Internauts while

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SPAMfighter News 2014/1/8

Symantec Reveals: Financial Malware Has Risen at a Massive Pace

SecurityWatch reported in the fourth week of December 2013 quoting the recently released whitepaper by security vendor Symantec stating that the industry of

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SPAMfighter News 2014/1/8

McAfee Predicts that Cybercriminals will Increasingly Use Ransomware to Attack Businesses in 2014

Security vendor McAfee in its recently released 2014 A/NZ (Australia and New Zealand) report for threat predictions anticipates that cyber crooks will

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SPAMfighter News 2014/1/7

Porn Spammer Who Fled from Prison Surrendered Back in Custody

Santamariatimes.com reported on 31st December, 2013 stating that 48 years old federal prisoner, Jeffrey Kilbride of Venice, who's a convicted porn spammer,

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SPAMfighter News 2014/1/7

Phishing Email Campaign Targets Customers of CenturyLink

Chinovalleyreview.com reported on 31st December, 2013 stating that a new phishing email

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SPAMfighter News 2014/1/7

Computers of Greenland Town Hall Attacked by CryptoLocker Virus

Seacoastonline.com reported on 2nd January, 2014 stating that eight years of data and documents were lost when computers at Town Hall (Greenland, New

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SPAMfighter News 2014/1/6

Woman Puts Off One Big Computer Scam Effort

A woman living in Merrill (Lincoln County, Wisconsin) recently managed in turning around one big computer fraud tried during the 3rd-week of December 2013,

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SPAMfighter News 2014/1/6

Kaspersky Reveals 72.5% Spam in Total Email Traffic in November 2013

Kaspersky released its spam report for the November 2013 according to which the fraction of junk email (spam) in total email traffic during November, 2013

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SPAMfighter News 2014/1/6

Bahrain’s Expatriate Community Targeted with Fake LMRA E-mail

A fake electronic mail posing as message from LMRA (Labor Market Regulatory Authority), which hit the inboxes of Bahrain's expatriates during December first

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SPAMfighter News 2014/1/3

Scam E-mails Impersonating Navy Federal Credit Union Resurface, Warns ThreatTrack Security

According to ThreatTrack Security, a security company, fraudulent e-mails posing as communication sent from NFCU (Navy Federal Credit Union) are yet again

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SPAMfighter News 2014/1/3

Players of Online Poker Increasingly Targeted by Cybercriminals - Experts

Onlinecasinoarchives.com reported on 26th December, 2013 stating that according to security experts, online poker players are increasingly coming under

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SPAMfighter News 2014/1/3

Account Holders of Discover Bank Attacked with New Phishing Email Campaign

Softpedia.com published a report on 23rd December, 2013 quoting security experts saying that card holders of Discover bank, headquartered in Riverwoods,

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SPAMfighter News 2014/1/2

Mastermind of Notorious Mariposa Botnet Jailed in Slovenia

Upi.com reported on 24th December, 2013 stating that a 27 year old Slovenian hacker, Matjaz Skorjanc charged of masterminding the notorious Mariposa botnet

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SPAMfighter News 2014/1/2

Creators of Notorious Malware Tried for their Role in Online Gambling Games

People's Daily Online reported on 19th December, 2013 stating that two Chinese hackers who were imprisoned earlier for writing a nasty computer virus, again

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SPAMfighter News 2014/1/2

Bitdefender - Jennifer Aniston is more Dangerous than Rihanna and Miley Cyrus in Spam

According to a research done by security vendor, Bitdefender, Hollywood starlet Jennifer Aniston completely outshone Rihanna and Miley Cyrus in

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