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January 2016

SPAMfighter News 2016/1/29

Lechiffre Ransomware Incident in India Results in Multi-Million Dollars Damage


In January beginning, a hacking incident compromised the PC-networks of a pharmaceutical firm and 3 banks situated inside India. For this,

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SPAMfighter News 2016/1/29

Hack into Employee Data at UVA Announced


According to the management of UVA, a data-breach occurred at the institution during November 2014-February 2015. This was announced 22nd January,

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SPAMfighter News 2016/1/29

Apple Took 2.5 Years to Repair a Security Error but this Time it is OK


Early this week, when Apple released iOS 9.2.1, it fixed many bugs and security errors and the company was aware of one of these since almost two and

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SPAMfighter News 2016/1/28

Intel’s Critical Software Vulnerability Gets Fixed


Intel the chipmaker recently released a security patch to correct critical flaw within certain driver utility application which incase exploited

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SPAMfighter News 2016/1/28

E-Mail Scammers Masquerade as IT Department of India, Serve Malware


According to Satnam Narang Senior Security Response Manager at Symantec to PTI, over the past three months, his company saw malware-laced e-mails

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SPAMfighter News 2016/1/27

Latest Asacub Variant Attacking Android Comes with Added Capabilities


Banker.AndroidOS.Asacub, a malware first spotted during June last year, tainted Android devices, garnered from them saved data, and dispatched the

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SPAMfighter News 2016/1/27

Computers of Royal Melbourne Hospital Damaged With Virus Attack


All computers with Windows XP support of The Royal Melbourne Hospital became infected by malware last week. The network administrator of the hospital

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SPAMfighter News 2016/1/27

Banking Botnets Dyre and Dridex Beginning to Appear Similar


The banking botnets Dyre ranked as No.1 and Dridex ranked as No.3 on the Internet have executed assaults thus far employing various methodologies,

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SPAMfighter News 2016/1/26

New Linux Malware Records Audio, Captures Screenshots


The latest malicious program attacking Linux computers is the Linux.Ekocms.1 that Russian anti-virus vendor Dr. Web discovered last weekend. The

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SPAMfighter News 2016/1/26

Delta’s sinister Chrome Extensions Steal Victim’s Steam Inventory


Security Company Blaze of late reported of certain Chrome extensions that can be used for gambling as they drain out victim's Steam inventory. An

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SPAMfighter News 2016/1/25

One Senior Advisor of White House is the Latest Victim of CWA Hackers


Senior advisor of the president on science and technology is the most recent casualty among high government officials of teenage group of hackers

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SPAMfighter News 2016/1/25

Malware Discovered in Ukraine’s International Airport


Reuters report reveals that the malware was found in the IT network of Boryspil International Airport near Kyiv during last week, which apparently

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SPAMfighter News 2016/1/25

Lastpass can be Compromised with Simple Phishing Assault


One special kind of phishing assault targets LastPass that can lead to evasion of dual-factor validation mechanisms and exposure of end-user

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SPAMfighter News 2016/1/22

The Case of Nude Celeb Hack


During 2014, hackers infiltrated the iCloud accounts related to some very famous Hollywood stars with apparently just one purpose that of publishing

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SPAMfighter News 2016/1/22

Data Breach at Hyatt, Discloses the Hotel Conglomerate


Hyatt Hotels a renowned hotel chain recently announced it had been victimized with malware created for infecting payment systems and pilfering

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SPAMfighter News 2016/1/22

Casino Company Affinity Files Suit Against Security Company Trustwave


Affinity the casino operator in Las Vegas has filed a suit against Trustwave the security company because it conducted one apparently 'highly

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SPAMfighter News 2016/1/21

Website of Faithless British EDM Band Broken


Security experts of CyberInt discovered a listing on the Dark Web during last September, which contains a database dump of approximately 18,000

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SPAMfighter News 2016/1/21

Trader of Cryptsy Bitcoin Robbed and Blames Backdoor in the Code of a Wallet


Cryptsy, Cryptocurrency exchange, which does trading of bitcoins along with over 100 kinds of "altcoins" like namecoin and litecoin,

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SPAMfighter News 2016/1/20

Online Accounts of US Spy Chief James Clapper Hacked


One of the "teenage hackers" who breached AOL email account of CIA director last year, has also targeted officials of government

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SPAMfighter News 2016/1/20

ebay Flaw could Let Attackers Phish Off Users’ Credentials


A hacker going by the handle MLT has discovered a cross-site scripting flaw affecting the chief domain of eBay namely ebay.com. The bug could be used

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SPAMfighter News 2016/1/20

Cyber-Assaults Increasing Unprecedented in Oil & Gas Sector


Tripwire, Inc., one major worldwide supplier of solutions for sophisticated threat, security as well as compliance has declared one research study,

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SPAMfighter News 2016/1/19

Verizon Blamed for Overlooking IP Address Pilfering by Spammers


UK and Switzerland situated non-profit organization Spamhaus, which functions to disable intelligence database and lists of malware operations and

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SPAMfighter News 2016/1/19

New banking Trojan Attacks Android Devices


Symantec the security company has detected Android.Bankosy, a malware that steals information, while depicts standard features belonging to financial

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SPAMfighter News 2016/1/18

Rovnix Banking Trojan Now Targeting Japanese Users after Abandoning Europe


The devious and highly sophisticated banking malware Rovnix, which until now was spreading only in European countries, is now attacking Japanese

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SPAMfighter News 2016/1/18

Hackers Compromising and Blackmailing Indian Pharma Companies and Banks


Computer hackers compromised IT admins' systems and gained control over a pharmaceutical firm and three banks. For these attacks, the hackers

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SPAMfighter News 2016/1/18

Fortinet Firewalls Having Hard-Coded Password which Performs as a Backdoor


A vastly suspicious code has been detected in Fortinet's FortiOS just after weeks of using insecure code by Juniper in its products. This suspicious

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SPAMfighter News 2016/1/15

Trend Micro Vulnerability Could’ve Helped Seize All of User’s Passwords


TrendMicro the anti-virus vendor recently issued one urgent product update which addresses a crucial security flaw. The flaw let cyber criminals to

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SPAMfighter News 2016/1/15

Hackers Opened Electricity Breakers Causing Power Outage in Ukraine


One fresh research about certain cyber-assault in December 2015 targeting Ukrainian electricity suppliers indicates malicious software did not

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SPAMfighter News 2016/1/15

DDoS Assaults Prompted Minnesota Court Website to Go Offline


The Judicial Branch of Minnesota state has had its website disabled spanning ten days in December because of a series of inundating cyber-assaults.

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SPAMfighter News 2016/1/14

Twitter Account of Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of Labour, Hacked


Twitter account of Jeremy Corbyn seemed to have been hijacked by a hacker who used to target David Cemeron and Trident with series of vulgar messages.

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SPAMfighter News 2016/1/14

Software Company to Pay Fine to FTC for Deceptive Encryption Claims


The United States FTC recently imposed a fine on one software vendor because it allegedly made false claims regarding the encryption capabilities of

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SPAMfighter News 2016/1/13

Users of WhatsApp Being Attacked by New Malware


Illegal access, breach of confidentiality and theft of data which cause irritation to consumer users, might threaten users of smartphones also in

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SPAMfighter News 2016/1/13

Time Warner Cable Cautions Customers about Probable Data Hack


Time Warner Cable in a notification to a maximum of 320,000 clients has said that an unauthorized data breach likely stole the clients' password and

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SPAMfighter News 2016/1/13

Brain Test Malware Infects 13 Google Play Store Apps


Google has expelled 13 Android apps from its Play marketplace after security researchers discovered that these apps downloaded illegal contents and

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SPAMfighter News 2016/1/12

Malware Attacks on ATMs Across Europe cause substantial Loss


Cops from Europe detained 8 cyber-criminals believed to be involved in a heist of ATMs (automatic teller machines) installed at different parts of the

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SPAMfighter News 2016/1/12

Hackers of India Attack Pakistani Websites as a Tribute to Lt Col Niranjan Kumar


Indian Black Hats, a hacker group based at Kerala, claimed that they have devoted this hacking to 18-month old daughter of late Lt Col Niranjan of the

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SPAMfighter News 2016/1/12

Free Certificates of Let’s Encrypt Being Used in Malvertising Campaign


Distribution of free digital certificates by an organization benefits cybercriminals, which is generating a difference over how to tackle this

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SPAMfighter News 2016/1/11

Scammers Send E-mails Supposedly from IRS to Load Dangerous Malware


U.S is now in its tax season, just time when Internet fraudsters have yet again started sending fake e-mails pretending to be from IRS (Internal

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SPAMfighter News 2016/1/11

Latvian Hacker Sentenced to Jail Over PC-virus Gozi’s Customization


A Latvian hacker named Deniss Calovskis, who admitted conspiring for carrying out PC-intrusion during September 2014, has been ordered for serving

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SPAMfighter News 2016/1/11

Hackers Attack Websites of Thai Police to Protest against Verdicts for Murder of British


Softpedia published news on 5th January, 2016, stating that two British tourists namely David Miller aged 24 and Hannah Witheridge aged 23 were killed

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SPAMfighter News 2016/1/8

Malwarebytes Unearths New PUP WebSearcher


According to Malwarebytes, its security researchers recently unearthed one fresh 'Potentially Unwanted Program' (PUP) known as WebSearcher which

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SPAMfighter News 2016/1/8

Cloud Host Linode Changes User Passwords after Suspected Hack


Linode, the cloud-based hosting provider, has been under DDoS attack since almost two weeks, said today that it has deceased passwords of all Linode

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SPAMfighter News 2016/1/8

Linux.Encoder Authors Couldn’t Correctly Disguise Encryption Key


Renowned Security Software Company in Russia named Doctor Web happened to be first to detect as well as report one wholly working ransomware Trojan

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SPAMfighter News 2016/1/7

New Ransomware Ransom32 Uses Javascript to Infect


Researchers have found one fresh kind of ransomware, one never-like-before, which uses JavaScript for contaminating PC-operators. The malware is

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SPAMfighter News 2016/1/7

FIA Nnabs Facebook Hacker from Lahore


On Saturday January 2, 2016, FIA detained one Lahore-based hacker as also filed a case vis-à-vis him because he apparently hacked into people's A/Cs

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SPAMfighter News 2016/1/7

BlackEnergy Trojan Attacks Again - Strikes Electric Power Industry in Ukraine


The group of BlackEnergy APT (Advanced Persistent Threat) was exceedingly active in 2014 and came back in 2015, specially targeting electrical power

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SPAMfighter News 2016/1/6

Malware Attack Targets Porn Websites; Leaves Users’ PCs Infected


Malvertising meaning malicious advertising works to be a highly sought after technique for cyber-criminals who want to filch users' private details or

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SPAMfighter News 2016/1/6

DDoS Assault Knocks Out BBC Services


An alleged hack into the systems of BBC prompted to take offline the Corporation's iPlayer Radio, News iPlayer as well as other digital facilities on

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SPAMfighter News 2016/1/5

Poorly Protected Voter Database Puts Citizens Personal Details at Risk


Anybody who, over the last fifteen years, might've cast a vote for a United States general election is highly likely to have his/her personal details

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SPAMfighter News 2016/1/5

Modern Railway components Feature Vulnerabilities Open to Exploitation


According to a warning by Prof David Stupples to United Kingdom the country testing ERTMS (European Rail Traffic Management System), like a hacking of

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SPAMfighter News 2016/1/4

Vulnerability in Chrome Extension of AVG puts 9m Users Personal Data in Danger


Tavis Ormandy, Security Researcher for Google's Project Zero after working for the last couple of weeks with AVG found a security flaw inside the

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SPAMfighter News 2016/1/4

Ramnit Botnet makes a Comeback as far more Advanced


During early 2015, a joint task between Europol the initiator and several security vendors worked to sinkhole the notorious financial fraud operating

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SPAMfighter News 2016/1/1

Mintcast Adware Turns Off Safe Browsing in Firefox Browser


A pair of "potentially unwanted programs" (PUPs) has been identified that disable the safe browsing utility in the Firefox Web-browser. This

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SPAMfighter News 2016/1/1

Connecticut University Encounters Hack into E-mail and Website


According to officials of the University of Connecticut, hackers attacked the e-mail and website of the school during the weekend that probably led

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