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November 2012

SPAMfighter News 2012/11/30

SEPA Targeted Utilizing ATS Merged with OHR in New Attack

McAfee the security company referring to Operation High Roller (OHR) states that it has smeared the European network of SEPA (Single Euro Payments Area)

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SPAMfighter News 2012/11/30

Phishing E-mails Sent to ANZ Bank Clients

Security researchers have cautioned that cyber-criminals are attempting at extracting Internet-banking credentials of accountholders with Australia and New

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SPAMfighter News 2012/11/29

POC Malware Wins Control Over USB Smartcards

A researcher team from IT security consultancy, Itrust has made a proof-of-concept malware that

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SPAMfighter News 2012/11/29

Chase Paymentech Spoofed Spam Mails Detected

According to reports from softpedia.com published on 20th November 2012, spam mails posing as arriving from Chase Paymentech are presently circulating

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SPAMfighter News 2012/11/28

Xtreme RAT Cyber Espionage Targets Government Institutions in Various Countries

According to an analysis by researchers at antivirus vendor, Trend Micro, the latest hacker Group

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SPAMfighter News 2012/11/28

Telstra Cautions Subscribers about Hoax “MMS” E-mails

Telecommunications and Media Company, Telstra in Australia has issued an alert to Internet-users regarding fake e-mails, which posing as messages from

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SPAMfighter News 2012/11/27

Scam E-mails on Tsunami Prediction Grip Australian Internet

Cyber-criminals, distributing hoax e-mails, are admonishing Internauts about a so-called Tsunami which is expected to strike against the entire Australian

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SPAMfighter News 2012/11/27

New Linux Rootkit Targets 64-bit Linux Systems

Security firms, Kaspersky and CrowdStrike have recently identified and analyzed a new Linux malware. Though the rootkit is designed to target 64-bit

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SPAMfighter News 2012/11/27

E-mails Impersonating RBI in Circulation

With an intention to target the personal credentials of Indian Internet users, phishing

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SPAMfighter News 2012/11/26

Symantec Detects Trojan Designed for Latest Windows OSs

Researchers from Symantec the security company are reporting about one Trojan malware they have

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SPAMfighter News 2012/11/26

Opera Portal Now Off the Internet Following Compromise by Cyber-Criminals

According to specialists from BitDefender the security company, Opera is no longer serving advertisements on its special website to exercise caution as the

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SPAMfighter News 2012/11/26

BlackHole Prominent Malware Issue during October 2012

A new malware analysis report by GFI Software for October 2012 states that one major problem over

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SPAMfighter News 2012/11/23

Suncorp Bank Targeted by Phishing E-mail Scam

Fake notification purporting the financial institution, Suncorp Bank, a known Australian financial entity is recently making rounds in the internet,

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SPAMfighter News 2012/11/23

Rogue Facebook App Disperse through “You’re in Our Movie” Twitter DMs

A dual risk aimed at Twitter users with the Direct Messages(DM) including a Facebook link along with the question "what on earth could you be doing in

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SPAMfighter News 2012/11/22

Imuler Malware Once Again Strikes Targeting Tibetan Activists

Security companies have issued an alert that a new e-mail scam is targeting Tibetan activists that infects their computers with Trojan Imuler (also called

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SPAMfighter News 2012/11/22

CloudFlare Cautions Clients about Phishing E-mail Attack

CloudFlare, which is popularly known to run network for content supply as well as for servicing distributed DNS, has alerted its consumers regarding one

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SPAMfighter News 2012/11/21

McAfee Releases its New Threat Report for Third Quarter

The McAfee Threats Report: Third Quarter 2012 by McAfee while studying different cyber-crime techniques along with cyber exploits from the perspective of

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SPAMfighter News 2012/11/21

Fake BBB E-mail Produces Malicious Software: Webroot

According to researchers from Webroot the security company, one large-scale spam outbreak that masquerades as BBB (Better Business Bureau) has been seen

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SPAMfighter News 2012/11/20

Rise in Scam Emails Scripted with HTML Attachments

Usually, phishing attacks depend on a link implemented and designed tactfully to trap

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SPAMfighter News 2012/11/20

Phishing Malware Combo Targets Twitter with Spurious Obama Story

Researchers belonging to PandaLabs report that cyber-criminals are misusing Twitter.com for executing one scam, which enables to phish end-users off their

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SPAMfighter News 2012/11/19

Skype Users Hit with Spam on Indian Cyber Space

An unwanted wave of spam mails is striking Skype an audio-video service available via the Internet as they lurk on Indian cyberspace. Consequently,

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SPAMfighter News 2012/11/19

Malware Laced E-mails Featuring Offers/Ads Increasing, Finds Kaspersky

Kaspersky Lab the security company has just released a study paper that highlights how malicious software is increasing through phony notifications and ads

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SPAMfighter News 2012/11/17

Bogus E-mails Purporting to be American Airlines Confirm Ticket Purchase

MX Lab the security company reports that a few samples of bogus e-mails confirming orders, while posing as being sent from American Airlines are circulating

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SPAMfighter News 2012/11/17

Phishing Campaign Targets United Services Automobile Association

In yet another phishing campaign held by the security experts at security firm, GFI

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SPAMfighter News 2012/11/16

Scammers Misappropriate FBI’s IC3 within Fresh E-mail Scam

Sophos the security company is reporting that cyber-criminals are exploiting the Internet Crime Complaint Center of FBI by using its name in scam e-mails

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SPAMfighter News 2012/11/16

Cyber Crooks Steal $180K off a Small Sized Business in USA

According to Brian Krebs, Security Journalist, online-crooks targeted Primary Systems Inc., in a bank heist and filched $180,000 right at the first attempt.

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SPAMfighter News 2012/11/15

Impact of Popular Malware on Windows Operating Systems

According to BitDefender, a security company, the latest Windows 8 has been found vulnerable to fifteen of the total hundred malicious programs that

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SPAMfighter News 2012/11/15

Spam Mails Masquerade as PaybyPhone, Finds Avast

Security researchers at Avast report that they've detected one e-mail with the subject line "Pay by Phone Parking Receipt" that poses as

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SPAMfighter News 2012/11/14

Russian Online Crime Trade Cost Prices Starkly Low

Trend Micro a security software firm based in Japan has released one research paper named "Russian Underground 101" which reports that in Russia,

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SPAMfighter News 2012/11/14

New PASSTEAL Discovered

Malicious programs that filch user credentials normally do so by intercepting keystrokes. But, this same task can be done with the help of software that

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SPAMfighter News 2012/11/13

Spam Mails Spoofing Parcel Shipping Firm yet again Detected

Security experts are cautioning Internauts about hoax e-mails posing as communication from USPS (United States Postal Service) presently circulating online,

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SPAMfighter News 2012/11/13

FireEye Unravels Association between Backdoor.ADDNEW and Gh0st RAT

According to researchers at FireEye the security company, the notorious RAT (Remote Access Trojan) namely Gh0st is spreading infection together with

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SPAMfighter News 2012/11/12

Chinese Hackers Seemingly Behind Coca-Cola Hack of 2009

Although an event of 3-yrs back i.e. 2009, Bloomberg News has published only recently (1st-week of November 2012) how hackers apparently from China

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SPAMfighter News 2012/11/12

Bogus Vodafone MMS Messages Spammed to Internauts

Internauts are urged for being vigilant of e-mails posing as messages from Vodafone the company that deals in telecom. Actually, the e-mails so dupe

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SPAMfighter News 2012/11/10

Well Drafted Fake E-mail to Attract Professionals

Fraudsters always do not develop scams in hurry aimed at a mass population. Sometimes, they draft well-manufactured and targeted attacks for a certain group

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SPAMfighter News 2012/11/10

Multiplatform Jacksbot Trojan Now Spreading Infection

Around mid-October 2012, Intego the company, which specializes in Mac security programs, declared finding one fresh Trojan that infected across platforms,

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SPAMfighter News 2012/11/9

New Image Stealing Trojan, Finds Trend Micro

Security researchers from Trend Micro the security company recently spotted a peculiar kind of ...

SPAMfighter News 2012/11/9

Anonymous Names Used for Extorting Money

The name of a hacktivist group, Anonymous is used by a new piece of malware to extort money from

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SPAMfighter News 2012/11/8

Kindsight Reveals Most Lively Botnet, ZeroAccess in Q-3-2012

ZeroAccess was the most dynamic botnet detected in Q3-2012, said security firm, Kindsight in its Q3-2012 ...

SPAMfighter News 2012/11/8

Java to be the Top Attack Target in Q3-2012

In the Q3-2012 release of malware Threat Report, Oracle's Java platform was reckoned to be the most

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SPAMfighter News 2012/11/7

S21sec’s Story of a Botnet Dismantling

According to researchers from 'S21sec' the security company, in September 2012 last, they deactivated a botnet known as Sopelka. The particular botnet was

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SPAMfighter News 2012/11/7

Hoax E-mails Supposedly Recipients’ Photos Target LinkedIn Users

Security researchers from Sophos report one fresh malware assault, which spams out, far and wide,

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SPAMfighter News 2012/11/6

Security Alarm: Cahoot Phishing Scam

Cybercriminals are aiming at looting the personal details of Cahoot customers with the help of smartly crafted emails titled as "Cahoot Important

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SPAMfighter News 2012/11/6

New Phishing Alert: Free Windows 8 Offer

With the big bang launch of Windows 8 by Microsoft, a new round of spam mails are on circulation in the internet purporting Microsoft and offering a free

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SPAMfighter News 2012/11/5

Twin Phishing E-mails Supposedly from Tesco Bank Target Accountholders

Twin phishing e-mails, supposedly notifications from Tesco Bank are currently circulating

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SPAMfighter News 2012/11/5

Michelle Obama Supposedly Sending Spam Mail, Finds Kaspersky

The September 2012 spam report by Kaspersky Labs outlines everything about one 419 spam mail, which poses as communication from Mrs. Michelle Obama the

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SPAMfighter News 2012/11/3

Ransomware Scam Hits Canadian Internauts First Time

According to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), a new ransomware scam is circulating online in Canada as it prevents computer owners from using their

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SPAMfighter News 2012/11/3

Cyber Scam Targets NY Airlines and British Airways

Of recent, security experts have warned netizens to remain cautious of the spam e-mails masquerading New York (NY) Airlines and British Airways. At present,

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SPAMfighter News 2012/11/2

Kaspersky Declares September 2012 Spam Report

Kaspersky Lab states that during September 2012, the total junk e-mails within the entire e-mail traffic increased 2.3% since August 2012, recording a mean

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SPAMfighter News 2012/11/2

Israeli Police Realize that their Computer System is Infected by Malware

The Israeli police were informed that a piece of malware was detected on October 25, 2012

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SPAMfighter News 2012/11/1

India Secures 20.85% World Record for Zombies

Internet security firm, Commtouch released its latest 'Internet Threats Trend Report- 'October 2012'. As per this new trend, that India ranked first in the

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SPAMfighter News 2012/11/1

BlackHole the Highest Reported Malware in Q3-2012, Says AVG

As per the "Community Powered Threat Report" by AVG, a security company, for July-September 2012, the top ...