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November 2013

SPAMfighter News 2013/11/29

NSA Implanted Malware onto 50K-or-more PC-Networks Globally

Edward Snowden the well-known whistleblower and an erstwhile employee of U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) leaked out through a highly secretive slide how

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SPAMfighter News 2013/11/29

Kaspersky Says that Spam Traffic Surges in October 2013

IT security firm Kaspersky has published its 'Spam in October 2013' Report which shows a rise of 6.6% percentage points in unsolicited and malicious emails

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SPAMfighter News 2013/11/28

ISC Warns: Phishing Emails Abusing Google Docs Circulating on Internet

The ISC or (Internet Storm Center) at the SANS Institute is notifying about a new phishing

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SPAMfighter News 2013/11/28

CryptoLocker Ransomware Scammers Charge Lowered Price of 0.5 Bitcoins for Data Retrieval

Internet crooks responsible for CryptoLocker, name of a ransomware scam, have brought down its decryption price from an initial 2 Bitcoins ($868) to 0.5

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SPAMfighter News 2013/11/27

Cyber-Criminals Exploit Approaching Black Friday and Thanksgiving

Symantec the security company just detected many spam as well as scam runs, which exploit periods such as the 'Thanksgiving' day of 28th November, 2013 and

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SPAMfighter News 2013/11/27

Bogus E-mails Supposedly from Vodafone Notify Users about Exceptionally High Bills

Cyber-criminals are constantly dispatching bogus billing e-mails appearing as messages from Vodafone the popularly accessed telecom firm, while the most

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SPAMfighter News 2013/11/26

Symantec Reveals that Cybercriminals Employ New Linux Trojan to Embezzle Data

Security researchers of well-known security firm 'Symantec' have identified a cyber-criminal operation which relies on a new-fangled Linux backdoor,

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SPAMfighter News 2013/11/26

Name of IRS Being Abused by Scammers in Internet-based Tax-Themed Scams

Sknvibes.com reported on 14th November, 2013 stating that the Embassy of United States of America in Barbados, Eastern Caribbean and the OECS (Organisation

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SPAMfighter News 2013/11/25

Blackhole Attack Toolkit Utilization yet Quite Popular, Says Trend Micro

Trend Micro the security company recently detected one fresh spam mail run which indicates how a few ...

SPAMfighter News 2013/11/25

Arbor Networks Detects ‘Athena,’ Puts under Examination

Arbor Networks says that its researchers have examined one fascinating malware sample known as

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SPAMfighter News 2013/11/23

Kaspersky says: Kelihos Botnet Related Activity Declines Despite taken in March 2012

Kaspersky Lab recently published a research journal highlighting the disabling of the second version of the kelihos (a.k.a., Hlux) botnet. Kaspersky teamed

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SPAMfighter News 2013/11/23

Cracked.com, Popular Comedy Website, Infected with Malware

According to Barracuda Labs, the humor website Cracked .com, which's one of the 300 highly visited websites within USA, likely astonished visitors during

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SPAMfighter News 2013/11/22

University of Windsor Warns its Users about a New Scam Email Campaign

Windsor.ctvnews.ca reported on 12th November, 2013 stating that IT Services of University of Windsor, located at Ontario, Canada, is warning their staff and

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SPAMfighter News 2013/11/22

FTC Urges Internauts to be Wary of Scam Emails Exploiting ‘Typhoon Haiyan’

Examiner.com published a report in early November 2013 quoting the statement of Federal Trade Commission (FTC), consumer protection agency of the nation, as

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SPAMfighter News 2013/11/21

Malware-Tainted E-mails Purport to be from Facebook

Renowned security company ThreatTrack Security recently spotted one intriguing malware

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SPAMfighter News 2013/11/21

Cyber-criminals Abusing ‘Typhoon Haiyan’ in Scam E-mails, Cautions Symantec

Symantec the security company is warning Internet-users that fake donation e-mails relating to the recent Haiyan typhoon, which devastated areas in

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SPAMfighter News 2013/11/20

Scam E-mails Feigning to be from Malta International Airport Circulating

One fake e-mail is doing the rounds utilizing MIA plc (Malta International Airport's) name, published independent.com.mt dated November 12, 2013.

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SPAMfighter News 2013/11/20

Emails Entitled “Payment Copy” are Malware Maligned, Warns Cisco

Security experts of security firm Cisco alerted Internauts of notifications entitled: "Payment Copy", drafted by cybercriminals which is being

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SPAMfighter News 2013/11/19

Spam Scheme Masquerades as Non-Existent ‘African Development Humanitarian Council’

Security researchers are warning of new spam scheme, which poses as communication from a fictitious agency named African Development Humanitarian Council

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SPAMfighter News 2013/11/19

Spam Emails Impersonating ‘Gmail’ Redirect Internauts to Shady Pharmacy Websites

Cyber thugs are once more employing bogus Gmail emails trying to redirect unsuspicious Internauts to shady websites, reported softpedia.com on November 11,

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SPAMfighter News 2013/11/19

Malware Dissemination Continues Via Breaking News Topics during Q3-2013; Commtouch

Commtouch has just published a report titled "Q3 Internet Threats Trend Report" that discusses a ...

SPAMfighter News 2013/11/18

Spam Volume within Total E-mail Decrease in Third Quarter; Kaspersky

According to the latest report titled "Spam in Q3-2013" by Kaspersky, total spam within the entire volume of e-mail traffic declined 2.4% in

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SPAMfighter News 2013/11/18

Malware Targeting Internet Banking Increased for Australia during Third Quarter; Trend Micro

Trend Micro lately published a report named "The invisible Web Unmasked" according to which, Australia has been ranked No.4 among the nation

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SPAMfighter News 2013/11/18

Cybercriminals in the UK Convicted for Defrauding Innocent Internauts

Associates of a UK-based crime gang that employed self-penned malware to collect financial

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SPAMfighter News 2013/11/15

Reserve Bank of Australia Cautions Australian Internauts about a Phishing Email Scam

Computerworld.com.au reported on 11th November 2013 stating that The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) or the Central Bank of Australia is urging Australians

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SPAMfighter News 2013/11/15

Delhi Police Starts Probing Online Job Racket Impersonating Maruti Suzuki

THE TIMES OF INDIA reported news on 11th November, 2013 stating that Delhi Police are probing an alleged employment scandal in which scam e-mails were

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SPAMfighter News 2013/11/14

Cyber-Spying Highly Damaging for Global Relations, States Kaspersky

According to Eugene Kaspersky, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kaspersky Lab, although it has been possible to control cyber-crime, the same hasn't

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SPAMfighter News 2013/11/14

‘Loverspy’ Spyware Creator Now Most Wanted Internet Criminal on FBI’s List

Carlos Enrique Perez-Melara, an ex-student of certain San Diego-situated college, was lately listed on Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) list of

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SPAMfighter News 2013/11/13

Over 50% of Malware Analysts Report of Probing Unrevealed Breaches

As per the findings of a recent survey of 200 security experts dealing with malware analysis within

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SPAMfighter News 2013/11/13

Fabio Assolini says - Sneaky Phishing Assault in Brazil May Cross Over to US Soon

A cleverly written phishing email is wandering in Brazil as of now, but, Fabio Assolini,

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SPAMfighter News 2013/11/12

Once Again Internauts Targeted by UPS-Themed Spam Email Campaigns

Softpedia.com reported on 6th November, 2013 quoting Bart Blaze, Technician and malware Researcher

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SPAMfighter News 2013/11/12

New Invincible Firmware Infecting Malware Struck Me, Claims Security Researcher

Theregister.co.uk reported on 1st November, 2013 stating that renowned Computer Security Researcher, Dragos Ruiu states that he has been attacked by

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SPAMfighter News 2013/11/11

Yahoo, Microsoft and Facebook aren’t Grouped to Distribute Fake Lottery E-mail

According to a warning by security experts, even though Yahoo, Microsoft and Facebook not joining together to run a lottery, scam e-mails assert that they

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SPAMfighter News 2013/11/11

ANZ Bank Clients Warned Against New Phishing E-mails

Security researchers caution clients of ANZ the widely accessed bank in Australia for remaining vigilant about bogus e-mail notifications regarding somebody

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SPAMfighter News 2013/11/9

Four Dutch Men Detained for Allegedly Employing Malware to Rob Bank Accounts

Finextra.com reported on 30th October, 2013 stating that Dutch Police have detained four men indicted of employing ...

SPAMfighter News 2013/11/9

Apple Users Advised to be Wary of Phishing E-mails

Softpedia.com reported on 5th November, 2013 quoting a warning by security researchers as "Apple customers should be on the lookout of emails entitled

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SPAMfighter News 2013/11/8

Security Experts Warn: Microsoft Lottery Scam Emails Spammed Out

Examiner.com reported on 24th October, 2013 quoting a warning by security experts on 23rd October as "emails purporting to be from Microsoft lottery

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SPAMfighter News 2013/11/8

Gifts to Delegates of Russian G20 Summit Contained Data-Stealing Malware

Tripwire.com reported on 29th October, 2013 that two Italian newspapers La Stampa and Corriere della Sera published unconfirmed reports stating that

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SPAMfighter News 2013/11/7

Scam E-mails Supposedly from Sage about Overdue Payment Deliver Malware

Online scammers are utilizing bogus reports about payroll payments seemingly arriving from Sage through the id payroll@sage.co.uk towards deceiving

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SPAMfighter News 2013/11/7

Russian Cyber-Crooks Run Tailored NSA-Related Ransom Malware Campaign

Blue Coat the IT security company has said that its security researchers recently studied one intriguing ransomware sample that possibly Russian Internet

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SPAMfighter News 2013/11/6

Scam E-mails Pledge Mercedes-Benz Vehicle to Recipients, Cautions Security Blogger

Dynamoo Blog's Conrad Longmore, Security Blogger is warning of spam mails that promise recipients about getting one Mercedes-Benz motorcar, as per reports

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SPAMfighter News 2013/11/6

ACMA Issues Spam Warning to Website Designer

The regulator of Australian communications ACMA has issued an authoritative warning to ACRIS Services the website designer of Brisbane for distributing

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SPAMfighter News 2013/11/5

Yuma Police Cautions City People about Phishing Scam

Police in Yuma (Yuma City, Arizona, USA) of late cautioned local inhabitants that phishing

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SPAMfighter News 2013/11/5

Spam Mails Masquerading as WhatsApp Circulating, Cautions Webroot

According to Webroot, the security company, spam mails posing as messages from WhatsApp an instant-messaging (IM) software program used across platforms

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SPAMfighter News 2013/11/4

Users of Duke Email Targeted By Phishing Attacks

Heraldsun.com reported in the second week of October 2013 stating that email users of Duke University (Durham, North Carolina, US) were targeted by two ...

SPAMfighter News 2013/11/4

British National Arrested for Hacking into US Military and Govt. Systems

Computerweekly.com reported on 28th October, 2013 stating that UK's National Crime Agency (NCA) has arrested a 28-year old British man Lauri Love on the

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SPAMfighter News 2013/11/2

Security Firm Websense Reveals - Cybercriminals Gang Employs Mevada Botnet to Infect Organisations

Researchers at Websense Security labs have exposed an extensive cybercrime campaign utilizing the mevada ...

SPAMfighter News 2013/11/2

Security Experts say that Israeli Road Tunnel Hit by Major Cyberattack

Ynetnews.com reported on 27th October, 2013 quoting security experts as saying "the malfunctions which have taken place in the Carmel tunnels in Haifa,

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SPAMfighter News 2013/11/1

Fake Lloyds TSB E-mails Hit Inboxes of the Bank’s Customers, Cautions Security Expert

According to Conrad Longmore, Security Blogger for Dynamoo's Blog, phishing e-mails

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SPAMfighter News 2013/11/1

BBB says - Beware of Fake Coca-Cola Lottery Promotion Emails

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Northeast California (US) warned consumers of Coca-Cola, the world renowned soft-drink Company), of a lottery promotion

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