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November 2015

SPAMfighter News 2015/11/30

RSA Finally Exposes ‘GlassRAT’ a RAT Running for Years


According to RSA the security company, an earlier unidentified RAT (remote access tool) named "GlassRAT" is now exposed.

The

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SPAMfighter News 2015/11/30

Payment Systems of Hilton Worldwide Hit by Malware


smh.com.au reported on 25th August, 2015, quoting Hilton Worldwide Holdings, hotel chain operator, with headquarter at Virginia, United States, as

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SPAMfighter News 2015/11/30

Authorities of UK Arrest Cybercriminals Running Website of Cybercrime Services


Softpedia.com reported on 23rd November, 2015, stating that authorities of UK have detained two suspects regarding reFUD.me service, which is a

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SPAMfighter News 2015/11/27

Unwanted Adware Abuses Utility of Windows that would Secure Computer


An adware program, which's widely prevalent, has been hindering Internet-users from downloading AV solutions via exploiting certain utility of Windows

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SPAMfighter News 2015/11/27

Ransomware-as-a-Service Appears, Wants 10% Cut in Profit


Csoonline.com reported on 12th November, 2015, stating that a new service has been launched recently, which offering a novel ransomware solution is

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SPAMfighter News 2015/11/27

PoS Malware Causes Security Breach at Starwood Hotels


The customers of Starwood Hotels & Resorts have had their credit card data seized as hackers placed malware onto the point-of-sale machines

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SPAMfighter News 2015/11/26

Cyber-criminals Employ Fear of Terrorist Strikes in Spear Phishing Campaign


The latest round of terrorist activity that has generated fear among the people worldwide has turned into a reason for cyber-criminals to attack large

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SPAMfighter News 2015/11/26

Customers of Electric Ireland Hit by Scam Emails


Irishmirror.ie reported on 18th November, 2015, stating that many customers of Electric Ireland across the country have been sent e-mails as part of a

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SPAMfighter News 2015/11/25

Year-end makes Both Online Shoppers and Scammers Busy


With year-end holidays about to start, people have again become busy making orders for various gifts and other consumer items over the Internet, and

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SPAMfighter News 2015/11/25

New Dyre variant Attacking Edge Browser and Windows 10, Report Experts


According to security researchers, the infamously known Dyreza or Dyre banker Trojan has been made available in one fresh edition which is customized

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SPAMfighter News 2015/11/25

Ad Networks could Lose Huge Earnings from Impression Fraud Scheme


A scheme involving defrauding impression with the help of a bot malware, which has contaminated innumerable computers, is chanced for making

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SPAMfighter News 2015/11/24

Massive Malvertising campaign Intercepted that Resort to Dubious Casino Websites


Malwarebytes the security company has just detected one massive malvertising campaign which's diverting end-users in an automatic manner onto casino

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SPAMfighter News 2015/11/24

Google Drive Phishing Email Scam Reappears - Experts


Itpro.co.uk published news during last week of October, 2015, quoting a warning of security experts as "criminals are still making use of a

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SPAMfighter News 2015/11/23

State-Backed Cyber-Actors Utilize Web Analytics to do Surveys, Finds FireEye


FireEye the cyber security company has said that cyber-actors who allegedly get sponsorship from nation-states have been found utilizing web analytic

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SPAMfighter News 2015/11/23

Scammers Attacking Lonesome Tourists and Singletons, Cautions Kaspersky


Kaspersky the security company states that in the most recent phishing and spam operations, lonely singletons and tourists are being targeted as they

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SPAMfighter News 2015/11/23

Infamous Conficker Coming Pre-loaded on Police Body Cameras


Geek.com reported on 16th November, 2015, quoting security vendor Florida IT security firm iPower which discovered the threat, as saying "One of

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SPAMfighter News 2015/11/20

Scam E-mail Targeting Just Eat Patrons, the Food Service Cautions


An Internet service for takeaway food Just Eat recently cautioned buyers of scam e-mail that solicits personal information, published

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SPAMfighter News 2015/11/20

Ransomware Encrypting Files Proliferating Rapidly on Linux, warn security Researchers


One newly found ransomware that encrypts files stored on Linux computers is disseminating ever-fast, warn security researchers who state it's a strong

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SPAMfighter News 2015/11/19

Trustwave Discovers a PoS Malware on PoS Systems Namely “Cherry Picker”


Darkreading.com reported on 12th November, 2015, stating that security researchers of security firm Trustwave have alerted about a sophisticated

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SPAMfighter News 2015/11/19

Targeted Assaults Strike Visitors of ammyy.com Site


ESET recently exposed many instances of malware getting disseminated through one well-planned website hijack wherein people accessing the ammyy.com

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SPAMfighter News 2015/11/19

Proofpoint Security Company Intercepts AbaddonPOS Malware


Proofpoint the security company is cautioning of the risks associated with point-of-sale (POS) malware with the discovery during early-October of one

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SPAMfighter News 2015/11/18

Malware Attacks Flooded Every Friday in Third Quarter, Finds CYREN


CYREN has just published that online attackers spread malware more intensely every Friday during attempts at exploiting employees who're not so well

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SPAMfighter News 2015/11/18

Infamous Ransomware Power Worm Maligning PCs, Finds Trend Micro


According to Trend Micro the security company, the ransomware Power Worm in one fresh variant is contaminating PCs while using an encryption key to

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SPAMfighter News 2015/11/18

BELCO cautions Clients about Malware-Attached Spam Mails


BELCO the only electricity supplier to Bermuda is urging its customers to remain vigilant of malware e-mails as the messages arrive from

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SPAMfighter News 2015/11/17

The Five PC-viruses Found Ever-Most Deadly - Experts


Security researchers have published those 5 PC-viruses' names which have been found ever-most dangerous, published in.news.yahoo.com dated November

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SPAMfighter News 2015/11/17

Cyber-crooks Use Nuclear Exploit Kit to compromise ICW


According to Zscaler, ICW's (International Council of Women) website was recently hijacked employing NEK (Nuclear Exploit Kit) when attackers used

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SPAMfighter News 2015/11/17

Attorney Accused of Allegedly Watching Child Porn


George Bock Ditter (aged 65) an attorney engaged in work with a Pennsylvania law company is facing charges that he accessed as well as watched child

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SPAMfighter News 2015/11/16

Thailand a Prominent Destination for Cyber Attacks - Microsoft


According to Microsoft the global technology company, among the 25 countries in the world that are most targeted with malware attacks, Thailand has

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SPAMfighter News 2015/11/16

Ransomware CryptoWall 4.0 is Making Round on Internet - Experts


Darkreading.com reported on 5th November, 2015, quoting researchers of security firms Heimdal Security and BitDefender, as saying "A

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SPAMfighter News 2015/11/16

Over 30 Malaysians Fall Prey to Cyber Crime Per Day


Thestar.com.my reported in the last week of October, 2015, stating that almost 30 Malaysians fall victim to cybercrime per day with cases of intrusion

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SPAMfighter News 2015/11/13

Teen Boy stores PC-virus, Faces Arrest


The cyber-crime division of Tokyo Metropolitan Police recently detained one teenager boy aged 14 because he understandably stored one PC-virus that he

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SPAMfighter News 2015/11/13

Dridex Trojan Abuses Brand-Name of IKEA


The notorious malicious program Dridex is now more advanced as its developers have found new ways for circumventing law enforcement through one fresh

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SPAMfighter News 2015/11/12

Selling of Fake Digital Certificates Becoming Extremely Profitable - InfoArmor


Infosecurity-magazine.com published news on 4th November, 2015, quoting threat intelligence enterprise InfoArmor as saying, hackers are selling

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SPAMfighter News 2015/11/12

Kaspersky says that Linux-Based DDoS Attacks are Increasing


As per the new released report by Kaspersky Lab, cybercriminals are increasingly using Linux-based botnets to launch DDoS attacks.

Out of

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SPAMfighter News 2015/11/11

Backdoor Trojan Ingeniously Hidden Within Joomla Logo


Security firm Sucuri that practices developing security software to benefit website operators recently unearthed one clever tactic of hackers who were

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SPAMfighter News 2015/11/11

Angler EK Effectively Contaminates Chinese Government Website


The Angler Exploit Kit (AEK) was recently tried to make non-functional; in spite of that it successfully compromised one website of the Chinese

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SPAMfighter News 2015/11/10

Check Point - “Offline” Ransomware Encrypts Your Data without C&C Communication


Softpedia.com reported on 5th November, 2015, stating that security researchers of security firm Check Point Technologies have analyzed an

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SPAMfighter News 2015/11/10

Password Manager KeeFarce’s Source Code Posted Online


Denis Andzakovic, who is attached to Security-Assessment.com a security consultancy based in New Zealand as a researcher and besides is a hacker too,

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SPAMfighter News 2015/11/9

Phishing E-mails Using Ocado’s Name Spreading


Scammers impersonating Hatfield, United Kingdom headquartered Ocado an online supermarket are distributing persuasive e-mails relating to purchase

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SPAMfighter News 2015/11/9

Russian Banks Targeted by Malware Attack - Dell SecureWorks


Dell SecureWorks has spotted an ongoing campaign, which is targeting patrons of many Russian financial institutions and providers of payment services.

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SPAMfighter News 2015/11/9

Local Businesses Targets of E-mail Scam, Warns NRP


An e-mail fraud is targeting businesses in Niagara (Ontario, Canada), is a recent alert from Niagara Regional Police, published 610cktb.com dated

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SPAMfighter News 2015/11/6

Users of Anti-Adblocker Firm PageFair Hit by Malware Attacks


Digiday.com reported on 2nd November, 2015, stating that anti-blocking firm PageFair, which works with some 3,000 publishers was recently hacked

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SPAMfighter News 2015/11/6

Singapore Targeted By Cybercriminals with Banking Trojans - Kaspersky


IT Threat Evolution report of Kaspersky for the third quarter of 2015 reveals that Singapore suffered maximum attacks from banking Trojans during

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SPAMfighter News 2015/11/6

Scam E-mails Hitting Brazos Valley Churches, Warns BBB


BBB has cautioned churches located inside Texas' Brazos Valley for being watchful about scam e-mails directing the institutions to send funds, no

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SPAMfighter News 2015/11/5

Researchers of Botfrei Detected New Variant of Chimera Ransomware


Security researchers of security firm, Botfrei, have detected a new version of the infamous file encrypting ransomware Chimera, which does more than

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SPAMfighter News 2015/11/5

Fresh Backdoor Trojan Getting Employed in Attacks Against South Korean Companies, Warns Symantec


According to Symantec the security company, one fresh and treacherous backdoor Trojan is targeting organizations in South Korea with which the

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SPAMfighter News 2015/11/5

Adobe Flash Player is cyber-crooks’ Most Preferred Plug-In, Says Malware Bytes


According to Malwarebytes, threat actors continue to prefer Adobe Flash Player in 2015 too as their most liked browser plug-in.

The latest

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SPAMfighter News 2015/11/4

Customers of Vodafone Exposed to Internet Attacks after Hacking Incident


Dnaindia.com reported on 1st November, 2015, quoting the UK-based telecom giant, as saying "Around 2,000 Vodafone customers have been exposed to

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SPAMfighter News 2015/11/4

BBB Warns Users of Refinancing Scams


The Better Business Bureau (BBB) of North Alabama has urged customers in the region to be wary of scams that are particularly dealing with upfront

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SPAMfighter News 2015/11/3

FTC Warns Gamers of Online Phishing Scams


The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) of USA has in public advisory warned online gamers of a string of phishing email campaigns that are currently

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SPAMfighter News 2015/11/3

Ransomware Assaults by Cryptowall 3.0 Highly Lucrative - CTA


According to a study by Cyber Threat Alliance about attacks from Cryptowall 3.0 ransomware, it's extremely profitable to launch these assaults albeit

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SPAMfighter News 2015/11/3

As Apple Becomes more Successful, Malware Attacks Too Rise


According to the Carbon Black Threat Research group and Bit9 the security company that recently published one fresh cyber-security research paper, the

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SPAMfighter News 2015/11/2

Chikdos Trojan Infecting & Abusing MySQL servers to Execute DDoS Assaults


According to Symantec, a PC-Trojan called 'Chikdos' is being used for contaminating MySQL servers after which they're getting exploited for carrying

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SPAMfighter News 2015/11/2

ACMA cautions Canberra Residents about Energy Utility Company Fake E-mails


According to a warning by ACMA (Australian Communications and Media Authority) to Canberra residents, the latter mustn't view an e-mail posing as

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