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October 2012

SPAMfighter News 2012/10/31

Phishing E-mails of Two Kinds Target Lloyds TSB Clients

Customers of Lloyds TSB are asked to watch out for 2 separate fraudulent, phishing e-mails

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SPAMfighter News 2012/10/31

Free Shopping Scam Victimizes Asda

According to a recent release in thisismoney.co.uk on October 22, 2012, shoppers are cautioned about ...

SPAMfighter News 2012/10/31

AU$110,000 Fined on Tiger Airways Following Spam

Tiger Airways, a low-cost carrier is supposed to pay AU$110,000 because it reportedly spammed its passengers, according to Herald Sun news of October 25,

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SPAMfighter News 2012/10/30

Phishing E-mail Strikes MBNA Bank Clients

Cyber-criminals have lately started attacking clients of MBNA Bank situated in UK in attempts to reach victims' Internet banking data, thus published

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SPAMfighter News 2012/10/30

A Facebook Scam Offensive As Well As Malicious

According to researchers from Sophos a UK-based security company, Facebook, the popular social networking website is hit with a scam which is spreading an

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SPAMfighter News 2012/10/29

Symantec Experts Identifies Malware behind Death Threats

Researchers at Symantec has investigated and discovered a malicious element's dropper, being the cause of bomb threats and ...

SPAMfighter News 2012/10/27

URL Condensing Facility Exploited for Launching Online Scams

According to specialists at Symantec the security company, cyber criminals frequently make use of URL shortening facilities so as for duping probable

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SPAMfighter News 2012/10/27

Sophos Identifies Fake E-mails Supposedly from Popular Websites

During recent while, researchers from Sophos the security company say, there's been an enormous rise in total fake electronic mails supposedly originating

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SPAMfighter News 2012/10/26

Medical Equipments are Risked with Malware Attacks

According to government experts, medical equipments can become endangered with malicious software as also computer hacks. They also state that the problem

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SPAMfighter News 2012/10/26

Fake E-mail Notices Masquerade as LinkedIn

Hoax e-mail notices pretending to be from LinkedIn the well-known commercial social-networking website have been detected circulating online while hitting

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SPAMfighter News 2012/10/25

Security Firms Intercept Spam Runs Supposedly from ADP

Security researchers from GFI Software and MXLabs both security companies have detected yet another set of spam campaigns that pose as communications from

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SPAMfighter News 2012/10/25

Presidential Elections Followed with Malware Attacking Venezuelans

According to Kaspersky Labs the company offering digital security, one fresh PC-virus has been detected that attempts at capturing the Internet credentials

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SPAMfighter News 2012/10/24

Spam Campaign Distributing Malware Masquerades as DHL Express

According to SophosLabs, one malware scam is spreading far-and-wide as it spams out e-mails

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SPAMfighter News 2012/10/24

Disastrous MiniFlame: A New Version of Flame Virus

Security researchers have discovered a new virus with ties to the Flame and Gauss malware. According to kaspersky Lab, its recent discovery has

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SPAMfighter News 2012/10/23

Sophos: Spam Email Imitating Twitter Dispersed Across the Internet

Sophos warned about the presently circulating fraud email campaign on the internet purporting Twitter.

In an attempt to include

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SPAMfighter News 2012/10/23

Fresh Phishing E-mail Campaign Alert for Bank of Queensland Clients

Accountholders with the Bank of Queensland in Australia have been warned about e-mails circulating these days which seem as being sent from the bank,

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SPAMfighter News 2012/10/22

Malware Linked to Key Generators Increases Unabated, Reports Microsoft

Microsoft, which has just published its Security Intelligence Report (Vol.13), warns about malicious software related to key generators that activate

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SPAMfighter News 2012/10/22

Bogus Video on Shakira Accident Delivers Extremely Nasty Trojans

According to researchers from GFI Software the security company, a video that is thought to show Shakira a celebrated singer confronting an accident is

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SPAMfighter News 2012/10/20

Microsoft Says Windows 7 Malware Infection Rates Rise by 182% in H1-2012

Window 7's malware infection rate augmented by 182% in 2012, said Microsoft in its present releases

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SPAMfighter News 2012/10/20

Massive Malware Circulation via Skype: Kaspersky

"LOL is this your new profile pic" is the malicious Skype message clubbed together with a shortened URL for circulating spiteful software through

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SPAMfighter News 2012/10/19

Phishing Scam Circulating to Grab Apple IDs from Apple Customers

Websense the security company cautions Apple customers to remain vigilant of one fresh spam mail outbreak that is yet again targeting them to 'phish' them

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SPAMfighter News 2012/10/19

Fake Web-based Games of Bad Piggies Contaminate Over 80K Computers

Barracuda Networks the security company claims that counterfeit "Bad Piggies" online-games available for sale through the Chrome storage of Google

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SPAMfighter News 2012/10/18

Spam Scheme Masquerading as Booking.com Appears Afresh - Sophos

Security researchers from Sophos the security company warn that one widely spreading spam mail scam, which poses as communication from Booking.com, a well

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SPAMfighter News 2012/10/18

Saliently Sality Botnet Trapped Scanning IPv4 Address Space

A little bit famous botnet-Sality for locating vulnerable voice-over-IP (VoIP) servers has been controlled towards finding the entire IPv4 address space

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SPAMfighter News 2012/10/17

Spear Phishing’s New Trend Targeting Whole Websites

Websense the security company says that personalized spear-phishing assaults not only target single persons but whole Internet sites, which behave like

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SPAMfighter News 2012/10/17

New Ransomware Victimizes by Using Audio File, Finds Trend Micro

Security researchers from Trend Micro the security company recently detected one ransomware sample, which uses certain audio recording towards making its

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SPAMfighter News 2012/10/16

Symantec: Proxy Service Users Ends up with Malware

A number of users who signed up for an reasonably-priced proxy service with the name of proxybox.name are leading towards the installment of a Trojan horse

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SPAMfighter News 2012/10/16

Prime Online Suspects in Japan Released Due to Lack of Evidence

An Anime Director in Suita in Osaka Prefecture (Japan), 42 Masaki Kitamura and a 28-year-old unemployed man in Tsu, Mie Prefecture (Japan), suspects for

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SPAMfighter News 2012/10/15

Spam Mails Supposedly from Skype Drop Ransomware

Security researchers have discovered one new PC-worm that strikes people using Skype through malicious bulk e-mails for delivering ransomware named Dorkbot

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SPAMfighter News 2012/10/15

Cyber-criminals yet again Attack Delta Airlines Customers

Delta Airlines situated in Atlanta is yet again getting attacked through the Internet as online crooks dispatch formal looking e-mails purporting to be from

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SPAMfighter News 2012/10/13

Phishing Scam Targets Tesco Bank Customers

Security experts are advising customers of Tesco Bank towards remaining vigilant of dubious e-mails captioned "Important information regarding your

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SPAMfighter News 2012/10/13

In Q3 2012 - Solutionary’s SERT, Malware Developers Becomes Sophisticated

Solutionary Security Engineering Research Team (SERT) presently issued its Q3 2012 quarterly research report and as per the study, ...

SPAMfighter News 2012/10/12

PandaLabs Identifies Impersonated Panda Cloud Antivirus

Security investigators at PandaLabs the security company report of malicious software, which mimics the company's Panda Cloud Antivirus and whose icon

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SPAMfighter News 2012/10/12

A Hundred Botmasters Hired for Massive Compromising Campaign, Cautions RSA

According to FraudAction Research Team of RSA, a cyber-crook syndicate apparently is actively hiring no more than 100 botmasters for carrying out one

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SPAMfighter News 2012/10/11

Hoax Skype E-mails in Reality are Phishing Messages

According to security researchers, hoax e-mails posing as messages from Skype the widely used Voice & Internet Protocol (VoIP) are presently aiming at

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SPAMfighter News 2012/10/11

FDIC Bewares Phishing E-mail Blitz

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) has revealed several reports associated with ...

SPAMfighter News 2012/10/10

Microsoft Arrive Settlement with Site Associated to Nitol Botnet

Microsoft announced recently that it's arrived at a settlement with operators of a domain that horded Nitol botnet, among other things, could wait in brand

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SPAMfighter News 2012/10/10

Fake AT&T Notices are Actually Phishing E-mails

Fake e-mails posing as messages from AT&T the telecommunications major while admonishing recipients that they must validate personal e-mail accounts

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SPAMfighter News 2012/10/9

Fine of $163 Million for Scareware Operation Handed by Malware Distributor

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has won a judgment for $163m against a marketer, Kristy Ross, responsible for defrauding users with fake security

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SPAMfighter News 2012/10/9

Discount Scam Email Purports Apple Hitting Australian Internauts

Australians are victimized through an Apple Store discount card scam email which is presently making rounds on the internet, pointed out by the security

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SPAMfighter News 2012/10/8

New Phishing Scam Defrauds Customers of Poste Italiane

According to researchers from BitDefender the security company, a clever phishing scam is

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SPAMfighter News 2012/10/8

Fresh Phishing Scam Targeting Yahoo! Account Owners Detected

A new scam e-mail, which attempts at phishing off the usernames and passwords of Yahoo!

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SPAMfighter News 2012/10/6

Prominent Cyber Espionage Outbreak Attacks Government Agencies, Services and Others

According to RSA the security company, which recently released a report, one major cyber espionage campaign compromised the computers belonging to almost

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SPAMfighter News 2012/10/6

New Phishing E-mail Scam Targets MasterCard and Visa Users

A new spiteful email is annoying con users by making them believe that the details of their payment card "are at risk" after visa and MasterCard

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SPAMfighter News 2012/10/5

Mx Lab Interrupted Fake Facebook E-mail

The facebook users are being tricked into opening an unsolicited spam email via a new facebook-themed spam campaign which is targeting the social network's

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SPAMfighter News 2012/10/5

Hackers Compromise Adobe’s Software Endorsing Certificate

Adobe is cautioning how advanced threats hacked into its internal server, which was linked up with one of its infrastructure that had the digital

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SPAMfighter News 2012/10/4

List of Malicious Phishing Terms Shows that Express Shipping Tools Tops It

A well known security firm recently announced the launching of "Top Words employed during ...

SPAMfighter News 2012/10/4

Energy Industry Giant ‘Telvent’ Verifies Misuse of Files Regarding to its Control Software

Computerworld.com on September 26, 2012 reported that Telvent, a Canadian energy firm whose system are used to manage almost half of the North America and

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SPAMfighter News 2012/10/3

RE/MAX Real Estate Company Alerts Aussies about Online Phishing Campaigns

RE/MAX the well-known real estate company has issued an alert to Australians asking them for remaining watchful about dubious e-mails, which apparently

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SPAMfighter News 2012/10/3

E-mail Supposedly from NatWest Offers Fake ‘Customer Satisfaction Survey’

UK-situated NatWest Bank has urged its accountholders to remain vigilant of an e-mail displaying the caption "Customer Satisfaction Survey" since

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SPAMfighter News 2012/10/2

Global Internet Fraudsters Attack User Accounts of TradeMe

Global Internet scammers are aiming attack on the auction website TradeMe's client accounts through an identity fraud divided in two phases for attempting

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SPAMfighter News 2012/10/2

Fake E-ticket Spam Mails Target KLM Airline Flyers

According to researchers from Websense the security company, passengers of KLM Airlines the Dutch carrier are being targeted with fake e-mails supposedly

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SPAMfighter News 2012/10/1

Sophos Claimed that Approx 1 Million PC’s are a Part of ZeroAccess Global Botnet

Malware called ZeroAccess is presently available on over 1 Million PCs spread across in 200 countries globally. Even worse, by now, the threat was reported

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SPAMfighter News 2012/10/1

A New Phishing Email was Caught Copying Comcast.net

A report from Comcast.net dated September 20, 2012 says that new type of phishing email

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