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January 2015

SPAMfighter News 2015/1/30

NIU Warns its Employees about Phishing Emails


Niutoday.info reported on 21st January, 2014 stating that employees of Northern Illinois University (NIU), DeKalb (Illinois, US) have been warned of

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/30

Angler Can Exploit Fresh Zero-Day Vulnerability


The beleaguered Angler exploit toolkit has a new strain of ammunition to employ in attacks known as a novel Adobe Flash zero-day flaw. Threatpost.com

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/30

Spammers Manage in Evading Anti-Spam Software, Finds Cisco

Cisco the networking company has just published its Yearly Security Report for 2015 according to which, spammers are well bypassing spam filters with

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/30

Patrons of Bank of America Hit by Phishing Campaign

Wwlp.com reported on 21st January, 2015 stating that customers of Bank of America (North Carolina, US) are being targeted once again by cyber-crooks with a

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/29

Cyber-Attacks Growing with Casual User Behavior and Targeted Malware Campaigns

Cisco in its new Annual Security report states that end-users' careless attitude together with malware attacks on specific targets are posing risk of

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/29

BBB and Police Warns About Fake Emails Targeting Parents

Wfmynews2.com reported on 20th January, 2015 stating that Better Business Bureau (BBB) and Greensboro Police (North Carolina, US) are sending a strong

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/28

LIME Customers Targeted with Phishing E-mail Scam

Several gullible customers of "Landline, Internet, Mobile, Entertainment" (LIME) one renowned telecom company, were recently targeted with an

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/28

Infamous Hacking Group ‘Lizard Squad’ Hacked by Third Party Hackers

Mirror.co.uk reported on 19th January, 2015 quoting a claim by Brian Krebs, a well-known Security Researcher, as "The hacking group namely 'Lizard

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/27

Possible Hack into POS Devices Worries Wingstop

Dallas, Texas, USA-based Wingstop Restaurants Inc. has officially stated that there was probably a security hack against its POS (point-of-sale) devices

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/27

NSA Bears Ability to Compromise and Re-use Intermediate Malicious Programs

Along with owning its own cyber-weapons, NSA of USA performs compromising operations and repurposing of intermediate malicious software, published

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/26

Security Researchers find Carberp in New Version


According to security researchers, the banker Trojan Carberp, which lately struck more than 150,000 computers in Australia, has been found yet again

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/26

Bkav Released a Forecast about DDoS and Malware Attacks in 2015


Bizhub.vn reported on 14th January, 2015 quoting Vietnamese security firm Bkav as "Malware and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks will

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/24

Scammers Vehemently Perform Phishing on LinkedIn Accounts


Symantec the security company warns of scammers who keep on vehemently targeting social-networking websites for different purposes, including digging

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/24

Phishing E-mail Scam Targets Users of Outlook.com, says Malwarebytes


Malwarebytes the cyber-security company has said that one offensive phishing e-mail scam is presently aiming at subscribers of Outlook.com thus

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/23

Humboldt State University Starts a Drive against Online Scams

Krcrtv.com published news on 14th January, 2015 stating that Humboldt State University, Arcata, California, USA is trying to keep personal details of staff

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/23

Blue Coat - Malware Organizations Abusing ‘Charlie Hebdo’ Massacre

According to research conducted by security firm Blue Coat, Malware organizations are quick to latch onto tragedy to distribute malware and they are getting

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/22

Suspected Hack into POS System, Announces Presidian Hotels & Resorts

Texas (US) based hotel management firm Presidian Hotels & Resorts that runs independently recently declared that during the period July 26, 2014 to

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/22

Dell - New Malware Bypasses Systems of Active Directory

Securityweek.com reported on 12th January, 2015 stating that researchers at Counter Threat Unit (CTU) of Dell SecureWorks have intercepted malware which

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/21

Scam E-mails Targeting Manx Telecom Users, Alerts Telecom Giant

Chief supplier of telecommunication and broadband services Manx Telecom to the Isle of Man has issued an alert regarding one scam e-mail which's adversely

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/21

Scam E-mails Related to Unpaid Tax Strike Washington’s Businesses and Citizens

Scammers have yet pounced, this time, aiming businesses and citizens to whom they're dispatching fake e-mails directing that they should clear tax payment

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/20

Security Researcher says KCNA Website has Illicit Software

The online activities of North Korea are being increasingly inspected following Federal Bureau of Investigation's condemnation of the country of undesirable

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/20

Hackers Spread Maligned Fake Emails Piggybacking on Terror Posed by ISIS

Listenradios.co.uk reported on 13th January, 2015 stating that hackers are playing the fear of public about a terrorist attack in Sydney (Australia) by

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/19

Tax-Related Fake E-Mails Targeting Residents, Warns SSDC

South Somerset District Council (Somerset, England) recently got one report from an inhabitant who said that some South Somerset inhabitants were getting

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/19

Absence of E-Mail Related Safeguards for SLC Leads to Easy Phishing

Online-scammers have come to easily know the trick of quickly gaining success from launching phishing campaigns and that is by sending e-mails impersonating

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/17

Snowden - US has Started the Era of Cyber Attacks

Thehill.com published news on 8th January, 2015 quoting Edward Snowden, former contractor of National Security Agency (NSA) and currently whistleblower, as

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/17

SaskPower Cautions about Scam E-Mails, Bogus Telephone Calls

SaskPower has just known about fraudulent e-mails as well as bogus phone calls presently going on so cautions customers while advises them to inform local

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/16

Hackers Managing Infiltration Almost ‘At Will,’ Says FireEye

FireEye lately released a report highlighting how hackers of today successfully counter traditional security defenses nearly anytime or anyway they want.
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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/16

Hackers Exploiting Pastebin Website in Latest Attacks, Finds Sucuri

According to Sucuri, Pastebin, the website for cutting-and-pasting content and probably most known to be one channel through which attackers exchange stolen

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/15

ESET Predicts Increased Cyber-Crime against Internet Payment Systems During 2015

Ireland-based ESET the Internet security company has said that systems facilitating online payment are set to become increasingly infected with malware

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/15

British Columbia Lawyers Cautioned about Extortion Threats over the Internet

One late cyber-assault against a law firm in British Columbia of Canada has prompted suggestion to lawyers for becoming watchful of possible extortion

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/14

Two Websites Hacked by Islamic Extremists in Yorkshire

Thejc.com reported on 6th January, 2015 stating that Islamist hackers have maligned a school and a church website with messages that are anti-Israeli with

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/14

New Banking Malware Targets Germans - Microsoft

Itworld.com published news on 6th January, 2015 quoting Microsoft as "Germans are being targeted by a new variant of an influential kind of malware

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/14

Cryptowall 2.0 Ransomware Further Developed by its Authors

The newest ransomware from an upgraded Cryptowall 2.0 attacks Windows 32 as well as 64 bit OSs (operating systems). Blog.emsisoft.com reported on 7th

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/13

Macro-based Malware Surged in December 2014, says Microsoft

According to MMPC (Microsoft Malware Protection Center), online threats in remarkable numbers have been attacking during December 2014 as they utilized

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/13

LA Weekly and Huffington Post Hit by Malvertising Attacks

Security vendor Cyphort has identified a malvertising campaign which hit a couple of websites including LA Weekly and Huffington Post.

Cyphort

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/13

IBM - Number of Cyber Attacks on Retailers Dropped in 2014

ZDNet.com published news on 5th January, 2015 stating that security researchers of IBM recently released a report suggesting that overall cyber attacks

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/10

Users of Yahoo Targeted by Phishing Email Campaign - Bitdefender


Hotforsecurity.com published news during second week of December 2014 quoting a warning of security firm Bitdefender as "Yahoo users are being

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/10

IBM finds 60% Security Officers whose Organizations have Insufficient Defense against Cyber-attacks


International Business Machines (IBM) recently conducted a poll that queried senior security personnel to find that according to sixty percent of

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/9

Phishing Email Campaign Targets Users of Google

Softpedia.com published a recent report revealed by security pundits in third week of December, 2014 stating that a ...

SPAMfighter News 2015/1/9

CnC Servers within Botnets Increased During 2014, Reports Spamhaus

Spamhaus, the agency that since 1998 has been garnering as well as revealing details about spammers, lately published a report highlighting how

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/8

Cluley Warns - Malefactors Exploit Steam Chat to Distribute Malware

Tomsguide.com published a report on 30th December, 2014 quoting a recent blog by Graham Cluley, an Independent Security Blogger, as "Malefactors are

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/8

‘Kogan’ Target of Enormous Phishing Scam

Renowned Internet-based small-scale trader selling mobile devices in Australia namely Kogan declared 4th-week of December 2014 about a ...

SPAMfighter News 2015/1/7

Trend Micro Spots 64-bit Version of HAVEX RAT

Researchers of Trend Micro have discovered a 64-bit Havex version which is a RAT (remote access tool) and it has been used in cyber espionage operations

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/7

Fake Email Scam Alert Sounded in Logan County

Edmondsun.com reported on 30th December, 2014 stating that Logan County (Ohio, US) authorities are warning public about an email scam and a phone using the

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/6

Trojans Exploit Pinterest as C&C to Target South Korean Banks

Security researchers of security firm Trend Micro had discovered that a number of banking trojans

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/6

‘Hitman’ Scam Targeting Residents of Torrance, Caution Police

Police in Torrance (California, USA) of late cautioned about certain "hitman" scam moving across the Internet while blackmailing Internauts to pay

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/5

US-UK Based Surveillance Virus Attacks Top German Aide

Telesurtv.net reported on 29th December, 2014 stating that an aide to the German government has found that the government has been attacked by hackers by

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/5

Experts - Cybercriminals Using Missing of AirAsia Flight as Bait

Tech.firstpost.com reported on 29th December, 2014 quoting a warning of security experts as "Cybercriminals have now focused abusing the unfortunate

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/3

Scam E-mails Supposedly from Philadelphia Parking Authority Circulating

Officials of the Parking Authority of Philadelphia have requested people for being aware about fake e-mails, which presently circulating, are targeting

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/3

Purchase Notification E-mail Supposedly from Apple Phishes Information off Consumers

Scam e-mails are circulating that posing as messages from Apple notify consumers that they've bought TomTom, one kind of GPS for motorcars' navigation

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/2

Security Companies Expose ‘Anunak’ Hacker Cabal

Two security companies recently exposed 'Anunak' a hacker cabal which understandably moved funds unlawfully from innocent people's accounts in banks

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/2

APS Cautions about Scam E-mails Targeting its Patrons

APS (Arizona Public Service) is cautioning its customers for being more vigilant during the current vacation time regarding the way they're letting others

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/1

Hackers Derail ISC.org


The ISC that runs Berkeley Internet Name Domain, highly reputed Domain Name System (DNS) software said cyber-attackers hacked its website ISC.org that

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SPAMfighter News 2015/1/1

Afghan Government Websites Likely Target of Chinese Hackers, says ThreatConnect


ThreatConnect the security company recently released one fresh report according to which, people visiting a number of websites belonging to Afghan

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