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October 2011

SPAMfighter News 2011/10/31

Scammers Worry Greenwich Inhabitant with New Rogue E-Mail

Erf Porter an inhabitant of Greenwich (UK) recently became a victim of a scam electronic mail, published. Greenwichcitizen.com dated October 19, 2011.

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/31

Hackers Attacking NASDAQ Conducted Espionage against Company BODs

According to one fresh report, computer hackers who, in 2010, struck National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) the U.S Stock

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/31

Trustee of Colwyn Bay Charity gets Victimized with Scam E-Mail

Trustee Sue Scott associated with the charitable organization Dan Den in Colwyn Bay, Conwy, UK is the most recent individual to be victimized with a ...

SPAMfighter News 2011/10/31

Phishing Scam Targeting “College of the Holy Cross” Affects Innumerable People

"College of the Holy Cross" lately informed the Office of Attorney General for New Hampshire (USA) that a ...

SPAMfighter News 2011/10/31

Cops Caution about Scam IRS E-Mails

Police are cautioning residents of Clifton (New Jersey, USA) for being wary about scam e-mails, presently circulating online, thus published northjersey.com

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/29

South Dakota Company Sues California Firm for Unsolicited E-mails

Gage E-Services a business company based in Sioux Falls (South Dakota) and Knowledge Matrix Inc., a company in California are fighting legal battles

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/29

Security Researchers Caution about Gadhafi Malware Attacks

Security researchers alert that following the killing of Libya's Colonel Gadhafi, a wave of assaults spreading malware, may occur. The Walls Street Journal

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/29

Royal Bank of Canada Spoofed within Fresh Phishing Scam

According to researchers from GFI Labs, cyber-criminals have launched one phishing scam

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/29

Hackers Attack Admirers of Winehouse with Malware

Cruel hackers are taking advantage of Amy Winehouse's demise after advising her admirers to take down one "unreleased song number" of the

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/28

Hacker Infiltrates Phishing Site for Creating Awareness among Victims

According to security specialists from GFI Labs, a well-intentioned Internet hacker recently broke into a ...

SPAMfighter News 2011/10/28

Fresh Mac Trojan Deactivates OS X Security Solutions

Authors of malicious software have designed a Trojan especially for Mac, which attacks anti-malware solutions included in the Mac OS X operating system of

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/28

Fake ‘Friend Request’ E-mail from Facebook Delivers Trojan: Cyberoam

According to Cyberoam an IT firm, which recently published a survey report, online scammers are targeting Facebook members by sending them several

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/28

Bogus AVG Download Websites Seize Credit Card Details

Websites distributing phony anti-virus have been discovered loading ...

SPAMfighter News 2011/10/28

BBB Cautions about Fake Lottery E-mail Aiming at Facebook Accounts

BBB or Better Business Bureau is cautioning of one fake e-mail that Mark Zuckerberg, Founder of Facebook has supposedly sent to the social networking site's

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/27

Symantec Cautions about Stuxnet Offshoot

Security investigators from Symantec are alerting of one fresh malware item having stark

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/27

New Malware Campaigns Making Rounds across Facebook

Security experts working with GFI Labs advocate Facebook users to remain alert and save themselves from the new ...

SPAMfighter News 2011/10/27

GFI Finds Fresh Tool that Hacks Gmail Accounts

Investigators at security company GFI Software outline that an application named "Gmail Hacker Pro" is being promoted across the Internet that can

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/26

Spammers Utilized Spam, Economic Crisis and Threat for Murder during September: Kaspersky

According to one recently-released September 2011 spam report by Kaspersky Lab, spammers, during the month, used many fresh and advanced tactics of

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/26

Same Hacker of Japanese Defense Sector Attacks Two Large Corporations

According to Japanese authorities, fresh online-assaults against two big corporate houses were from the same cyber-criminal who tried to hack into the

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/26

Researcher Reveals Vulnerability Rated Critical for Opera Web-Browser

Jose A. Vazquez a security researcher recently disclosed a critical security flaw within the Opera Web-browser, which if exploited, could allow the

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/26

ASP.NET Assaults Strike Over 1m Websites

Google discloses a bulk contamination spree that disrupted innumerable websites using malware, which attacked ASP.NET or ASP Web-application protocols,

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/25

SpyEye Malware Revamps Posing Threat

According to security engineers EMC's RSA Security Division, the recently released banking malware

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/25

Intego Detects Fresh Variant of Trojan Flashback

According to researchers from Intego a security company, many Trojan Flashback variants are floating in the wild from the time the company first detected

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/25

Zeus Trojan has Fresh Variant Circulating Online: Trend Micro

According to the researchers from Trend Micro, the Zeus Trojan in a new version is circulating online and applying greater speed for exchanging messages

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/25

Different Kinds of Internet Frauds Hit Consumers during September 2011, Reports GFI

According to a recent monthly report by GFI, phony Internet-storages offering inexpensive HP Touchpads, spam mails assuring an American green card, and

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/25

Blackhole Attack Toolkit Imitating Zeus Features: AppRiver

According to the security researchers from AppRiver, the attack toolkit namely Blackhole has been found to increasingly imitate certain attack tactics that

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/24

Cyber-Miscreants Hack into the E-Mail Account of Freelance Reporter

Rowenna Davis a freelance reporter says exasperatedly that a hacker acquired admission into her electronic mail account and abused it, lately.

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/24

A2B a Dutch ISP Complains to Police Following its Blacklisting by Spamhaus

A2B Internet an ISP in Holland has complained to the Police following its assertion that Spamhaus an ...

SPAMfighter News 2011/10/24

Malicious Program Employs Fresh DLL Installing Method

According to Commtouch, its security researchers have found one fresh DLL hijacking method that cyber-criminals are employing with a malicious program,

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/24

Fresh Exploit Toolkit, Nice Pack Detected: Dell SecureWorks

According to investigators from Dell SecureWorks a security company, cyber-criminals have hijacked no less than 10,000 websites for diverting visitors onto

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/22

Zeus Botnets Upgraded to P2P, Now Increasingly Resilient

According to a researcher, one fresh version of the Zeus malware kit has one P2P (peer-to-peer)

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/22

Social Network Sites Poised with Malwares

The third quarter threat report of AVG (Q3-2011) reveals its investigation results of socially engineered ...

SPAMfighter News 2011/10/22

Insecure Web Surfing Lead to Security Breach

Taking into consideration the dangerous exploits of Internet browsing by uneducated and unaware employees, GFI conducted a survey among the small- to

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/22

Geographical Distribution of Spam Growing, States Kaspersky Security Expert

The geographical distribution related to online-crime has developed in such a manner that spam mails commonly called junk e-mails are arriving from nearly

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/21

VOlk-Botnet Attacks Banks of Latin America

The VOlk-botnet based in Mexico is reportedly unleashing an uninterrupted surge of pharming assaults targeting banks in Latin America, published Threadpost

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/21

Over 1 Social Media Surfers from a Total of 10 Encountered Account Hijack, Finds Barracuda

According to Barracuda Networks, which recently conducted a survey, one social-networking website visitor in a total of 5 has encountered an adverse impact

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/21

High Alarm Malware Threats Bells NZ Computers

According to a national ISP survey conducted by internet service providers (ISP) in Hamilton, New Zealand, one in every house is found to be infected by

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/21

E-mail Scam Targets Niagara County Clerk

The Niagara Country Clerk is apparently warning the residents about an online scam that informed recipients about their debt of an unpaid motor vehicle

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/20

Villainous Web-Browser YapBrowser Resurrects

The YapBrowser Web-browser developed to make a replacement and which Zango the controversial ...

SPAMfighter News 2011/10/20

43 Percent Rise in Cyber-Assaults Observed Against Retail Consumers

Hackers' attacks against the retail industry are now 43% more from 2010, mainly because of a rise in SQL insertions as well as exploit toolkits' usage,

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/20

Spam Mails with Bogus YesAsia Invoices Disseminating Trojan

Cyber-criminals appear as targeting YesAsia.com for exploiting the popularity of YesAsia so they may dispatch spam mails pretending to be invoices,

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/20

PCs Contaminated with Malware on an Increase within India, Reports Microsoft

According to the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report volume 11, India has witnessed a rise in contaminations from viruses and other malware during

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/20

Bogus Security Alert from Organization’s Information Technology Department Leads to True Malware

E-mails posing as messages from the Information Technology department of an organization have been detected aiming at people of different corporate houses,

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/19

More than 50 Malice Computer Bugs Attack Mitsubishi Heavy

Over 50 different malevolent computer bugs have smacked Mitsubishi Heavy, the Japanese defense service provider, during this year (2011), according to a

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/19

Halloween-Themed Black hat SEO have Begun

Though Halloween still has a few weeks to go, but online crooks are fully charged with new scams aimed at trapping users and infecting hacking of

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/19

Symantec Investigators Caution about Trojan Python

Researchers from Symantec the security company report of one PC virus named Python.Pytroj they found created with the Python programming, as it contaminates

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/19

NIU ITS Cautions about Fraudulent Phishing E-Mail Targeting Students

ITS has issued an alert to GroupWise end-users belonging to Northern Illinois University (NIU) in Illinois, USA about one ...

SPAMfighter News 2011/10/18

Revelation of Ideas through VB 2011 Conference

Virus Bulletin conference hosted in Barcelona, Spain during October 5-7, 2011 was leading unwary internauts to spiteful elements that can easily harm their

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/18

Ohio’s Attorney General Office Cautions of Fake Email Alert

The Ohio Attorney General's Office has warned the residents to stay alert of a new email scam that seems to have come from Google AdWords and target its

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/18

Hackers’ Group CCC Blames German Government for Releasing Trojan

Chaos Computer Club (CCC), a popular group of German cybercriminals, has accused the country's government of letting go malicious program Trojan in the

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/18

BBB Cautions of the Recent Twitter Scam Email

The BBB (Better Business Bureau) has recommended web users in U.S. to be careful of the new scam mail that is presently circulating on Internet and hits

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/17

Security Incidences for US Government Increase 650%

According to GAO (Government Accountability Office), which released one report recently, federal agencies, unable to safeguard themselves from malicious

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/17

Phishing E-Mail Scam Attacking Holland’s SNS Bank Identified

According to the researchers from MXLabs a security company, they've just intercepted one ...

SPAMfighter News 2011/10/17

Son Accused of Illegally Accessing Parent’s PC before Latter’s Death

Parth Ingle (25) from Pottstown (Pennsylvania, USA) was proved innocent regarding 15 incidences of unlawfully tapping electronic mails from his now dead

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/17

PC-Virus Infects Systems inside American Drone Machines

The computer systems fitted inside the robotic airplane cockpits belonging to the Reaper and Predator drones of USA have been contaminated with a virus

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/17

Facebook Ads Contaminate Visitors with Malicious Software: Trend Micro

Trend Micro, lately, spotted one drive-by download assault against Facebook, which resorted to malevolent ads for contaminating visitors with malicious

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/15

Zeus Trojan Arrives through Spoofed Chamber of Commerce Electronic Mails

Business proprietors may become victimized with the most recent e-mails, which apparently arrive from the Chamber of Commerce of the United States having

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/15

M00p Virus Cyber Attack Revealed

Investigation of the 2006 malware creating massive havoc and turbulence led the law enforcement

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/15

Cyber-Crooks Unleash Malware Scams against Facebook Following Steve Jobs’ Demise

Internet-scammers, according to researchers from PandaLabs, are making the most of the unfortunate demise of Steve Jobs the founder of Apple via launching

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/15

BitDefender Discloses Malware Threat of Q3-2011

BitDefender the widely acclaimed provider of security solutions in its just issued report lists several threats that were encountered the most on the

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/14

Stonesoft Detects AET Assaults Working against Port 80 HTTP Protocol

Stonesoft, which detected online-crime assaults utilizing AET (advanced evasion techniques) during October 2010, has found one more thing: AET assaults are

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/14

AppRiver Detects Malware-Ridden Spam Mails Supposedly from IRS

Researchers from AppRiver a security company warn that one fresh spam outbreak delivering malware

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/14

Most Brits Conduct Internet Banking, However, Feel Concerned Regarding Personal Safety: McAfee

According to one fresh survey that McAfee the security company conducted, while 9 persons out of every ten (92%) in Britain conduct Internet-banking of some

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/14

Cyber-Criminals Exploit Tragic Demise of Steve Jobs

According to researchers from M86 Security, when media declared Steve Jobs as dead, online-crooks instantly acted to exploit the sad newscast for churning

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/14

Construction of Chinese Bots Very Faulty, State Researchers

The construction of Chinese botnets is very poor and they're full of faults, state security researchers. SCMagazine.com.au published this on October 6,

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/13

Windows 8 Preview: Still a Long Way

Windows Defender, which is a security solution for safeguarding Windows 8 is claimed to detect only some of the malicious code samples, according to Chester

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/13

Password-Stealing Polymorphic Malware on the Rise

Security researchers caution that spam outbreaks consisting of "polymorphic malware" programmed for spreading banker Trojans that steal passwords

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/13

MxLabs Intercepts Fresh Phishing E-Mails Targeting PayPal Members

Security researchers from MxLabs the security company lately detected an outbreak of scam electronic mails purporting to be from PayPal using the header,

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SPAMfighter News - 2011/10/13

Woman Commits Money Laundering, gets Jail

Karina Kostromina a female from Latvia has been charged with conducting money-laundering operations in a complex global criminal suit against a gang in

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/12

Wells Fargo Cautions Clients about Phishing E-Mails

Wells Fargo, an extremely prominent bank in the USA, has issued an alert to its US clients that they should remain vigilant about one fresh ...

SPAMfighter News 2011/10/12

Fake E-Mails about iPhone 5 Target Windows Users with Trojan

The iPhone 5 product of Apple will soon get released globally. Exploiting this news are cyber-criminals who're trying to infect Windows computers with

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/12

Spammers now Exploiting Yahoo and Google for their Spam Campaigns

According to researchers from Sophos the security company, cyber-criminals are sending spam mails by abusing Google or Yahoo.

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/12

Malicious Software Strikes One Irish PC-user out of every 4

According to Amarach Research, which recently conducted a survey for ESET the anti-virus vendor, one

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/12

Kelihos Botnet Containment not over Yet, States Kaspersky

During the end-week of September 2011, Microsoft announced the effective shut down of the Kelihos network-of-bots comprising over 40,000 contaminated PCs

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/11

Significant Drop in Spam and Browser Flaws: IBM X-Force

A significant reduction in spam and web browser vulnerabilities has been reported by IBM in its recent report "X-Force 2011 Mid-Year Trend and Risk

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/11

Lack of Security Controls in Social Media

According to a recent report titled "Global Survey on Social Media Risks", from the Ponemon Institute IT professionals regard social media as a

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/11

Email Scam Attacks BUCKS-Based Hypnotherapist

Recently, Rona Walker, a BUCKS (Buckinghamshire, England, UK)-based hypnotherapist, fell prey to an email con as scammers hijacked her Google account,

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SPAMfighter News - 2011/10/11

Sex Video Apparently of Miley Cyrus Circulating Online but Actually Dropping Malware

Miley CyrusNot even one year (2011)

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/10

New BlackHole Malware Variant for OS X found

The Security Researchers of Sophos recognized a new malware called BlackHole or MusMinim which

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/10

Malware Contaminations on Windows Computers Related to Un-Patched Applications, States CSIS

According to the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) a Danish security company that lately published a study, 3rd-party software that are

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/10

Malicious Software Attacking Online-Banking Customers

ABS, on 29th September, 2011, issued an alert to all online-banking consumers to watch out for one fresh e-threat, thus published Businesstimes.com.sg dated

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/10

Linux Developers Urged to Examine their Systems for Possible Hijack

Recently, with several intrusions striking Linux servers that preserve and give out the Linux OS, project experts have recommended that every developer

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/10

California-Based InMotion a Hosting Provider Hijacked

InMotion a hosting provider based in California was recently compromised leading to its few thousand websites' top pages getting defaced that were

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/7

Websense Spots Fresh Spam Run, which Exploits ACH

According to the ThreatSeeker Network of Websense, one fresh spam outbreak, which's abusing the ACH (Automated Clearing House) name, has been spotted.

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/7

US, Israel Guilty for Worm Attack on Iran's Nuclear Program: Russia

Though it is shocking, it is true. Russia has blamed the United States and Israel for the Stuxnet worm, calling it a case of real cyber-war, according to a

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/7

TDL4 Worms Discovered in Bitcoin Pools: Trend Micro

According to a recent discovery by Trend Micro the security company, an element having the characteristics of a PC worm belonging to the notorious TDL4

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/7

Microsoft Shuts Down one more Botnet - Kelihos

According to Microsoft, it has brought a botnet called Kelihos to a halt, while charging Dominique Alexander Piatti a man from Czechoslovakia with running

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/7

Facebook Alterations Likely to Expose the Website to Security Threats

BitDefender the security company states that Facebook has made some prominent changes to the website recently to which users have expressed mixed reactions,

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/7

Chester County Hubby in Police’s Custody for Unlawfully Monitoring his Former Wife’s Activities

Police, some time back, arrested a man, aged 39, of Chester County (Pennsylvania, USA) on charges that he secretly monitored his ex-wife's activities.

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/6

Spammers’ Gimmick Office Printers

According to a research report revelation by Symantac, hackers have devised yet another technique of gimmicking with innocent people. This time, malicious

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/6

Researchers uncover Trojan contaminating Firefox and Internet Explorer

According to investigators from BitDefender the security company, Web-browsers Internet Explorer of Microsoft and Firefox of Mozilla can equally become

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/6

E-mails Delivering Malware Leaves Mark on September 2011 Threat Landscape, States Symantec

Symantec Corp. lately published its Symantec Intelligence Report for September 2011, according to which, there has been a massive increase in offensive

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/6

Apus Corp Gets Word of Warning from ACMA

Apus Corporation, a Sydney-based computer supplier, recently received a formal word of warning from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/5

Cybercriminals Designing Superbotnet: Commtouch Researcher

By sending out billions of malicious e-mails for a mysterious reason, a cybercriminal association is creating a superbotnet, according to Commtouch

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/5

Alureon Rootkit’s Latest Version uses Steganography Mechanism

Alureon the notorious rootkit with its sinister contamination tendency and stubborn attachment to a system post installation is causing real trouble for its

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/4

The Malware Threat Becoming Increasingly Problematic

Boston-situated Aite Group an analyst company recently issued a research paper, which states that cyber-attackers especially ...

SPAMfighter News 2011/10/4

Hackers Infiltrate MySQL.com for Pushing Malware

According to a security company, the MySQL website, which caters to some highly trafficked websites with its open source cache, was under hackers' control

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/4

‘Trade Me’ becomes Target of Phishing E-mail

'Trade Me' is warning consumers that a fake e-mail, while posing as a message from the biggest online-auction site of New Zealand, is circulating

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/4

US Fed Agencies Insist Cyber Security Code of Conduct against Botnet

Two US federal agencies -- The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), have proposed that a

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SPAMfighter News 2011/10/4

Malicious Circulation through Newsletters

Several companies using newsletters for marketing have been hacked recently and are used for sending malicious e-mails, as per the news by Help Net Security

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