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December 2012

SPAMfighter News 2012/12/31

Kaspersky Finds Fresh 419 E-mail Scam

Researchers from Kaspersky the security company have detected one fresh 419 scam e-mail, which by duping Internauts into participating within various

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SPAMfighter News 2012/12/31

Iran yet Again Faces Cyber Assault from the Stuxnet

Iran was once again attacked with Stuxnet the notorious PC-virus on 25th December 2012; however, security specialists were able to thwart its proliferation,

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SPAMfighter News 2012/12/29

Malware and APTs for Mobiles and PCs will keep Rising during 2013: Fortinet

Fortinet the well-known company for network security just published its threat forecasts for 2013 through the FortiGuard Labs, which emphasizes on prominent

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SPAMfighter News 2012/12/29

New Apache Malware Reveals ESET

This module as reported by the security firm is feeding the web pages with malicious content that includes a well known variant Zeus, as accords the

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SPAMfighter News 2012/12/28

Government Malware to Become Commoditized, Forecasts Imperva

Imperva the security company recently published its forecasts for 2013 based on which the foremost happening will be government employed malicious software

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SPAMfighter News 2012/12/28

Fresh Malware Hides Behind Sudoku Puzzle on Excel: Sophos

SophosLabs is warning about a Sudoku generator designed on Microsoft's Excel program, which's duping victims into executing malicious software.

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SPAMfighter News 2012/12/27

HMRC Cautions Citizens Paying Taxes about Phishing E-mails

Officials from Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs (HMRC) are cautioning unwitting citizens paying taxes not to think they've received a Christmas gift

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SPAMfighter News 2012/12/27

Citibank Clients Alerted of Phishing E-mails

A security alert has been issued to Citibank customers that hoax e-mails posing as communication from the financial institution are presently hitting

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SPAMfighter News 2012/12/26

Virgin Australia Cautions Passengers Regarding Hoax Itinerary E-mails

Virgin Australia reportedly alerts its air passengers to be watchful of e-mails that falsely give travel itinerary but likely carry ...

SPAMfighter News 2012/12/26

PokerStars Says Sorry to Players over Spam

The globally most enjoyed poker portal PokerStars publicly expressed regrets as also started improved regulations for the e-mail system it maintains

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SPAMfighter News 2012/12/25

Fraudulent, Phishing E-mails Masquerade as ASB Bank

E-mails posing as messages from New Zealand-based ASB Bank Limited have been seen presently circulating online, published softpedia.com dated December 18,

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SPAMfighter News 2012/12/25

Carberp Trojan in New Version on Sale

According to researchers at RSA Security, the much maligned Carberp Trojan's creators have started hiring/selling their ware to anybody looking for earning

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SPAMfighter News 2012/12/24

Trend Micro Identifies Malware Purporting Trend Micro Component

A newly found malware type is using to con users by claiming that it is not a warning by forwarding

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SPAMfighter News 2012/12/24

Scam Emails Replicates Australian Power & Gas Target Netizens

Scam e-mails purporting an Australian-based energy retailer, Australian Power & Gas, are now circulating the internet, making innocent people their easy

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SPAMfighter News 2012/12/22

New Trojan Bypasses Detection with Manipulated Mouse Click

One fresh Trojan has been discovered that evades detection as it remains dormant till it gets commands for execution while infects the target computer. All

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SPAMfighter News 2012/12/22

FireEye Claims that Sanny Malware Hitting Russian Bodies Traced Back to Korea

The latest-targeted attack towards Russian entities that derived personal information has been caught in ...

SPAMfighter News 2012/12/21

Internauts is Being Targeted by Fake Better Business Bureau Notifications

E-mails in the form of notifications concerning grievances received by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) are beating inboxes, trying to fright beneficiary

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SPAMfighter News 2012/12/21

Gmail Update Account: Phishing Scam Target Users

Other phishing scam that depends on the old "account update" theme is presently

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SPAMfighter News 2012/12/20

Bogus Installer Malware Detected Targeting Mac Users

It's yet again that Apple users' artificial feeling of security has been hit. For, Dr. Web a Russian ...

SPAMfighter News - 2012/12/20

Dexter Malware Attacking Global POS Systems: Seculert

Seculert the security company is cautioning people that "Dexter" one fresh malicious program is infecting point-of-sale computers used in hotel

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SPAMfighter News 2012/12/19

Kelihos Botnet Emerges with Fresh Improvements

In 2012 beginning, bot-herders of the Kelihos botnet reportedly employed one revised form of Kelihos malicious software so the botnet was revived. Then

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SPAMfighter News 2012/12/19

Hijacked WordPress, Joomla Websites Install Scareware: SANS ISC

According to a warning by SANS Internet Storm Center, numerous WordPress and Joomla websites are in the state of compromise after cyber-criminals have

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SPAMfighter News 2012/12/18

Not Even 5% Anti Viruses Block New Viruses, Discovers Imperva

Imperva the provider of business security software recently published its 'Hacker Intelligence Report of 2012' that features a research titled

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SPAMfighter News 2012/12/18

MX Labs Cautions about Fake E-mails Masquerading as Air Canada

According to researchers from MX Labs the security company, spam outbreaks, which abuse Air Canada's name and reputation have been detected presently

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SPAMfighter News 2012/12/17

Trusteer Predicts 2013 Malware Trends

A fascinating info-graphic, which Trusteer the security company recently published enumerates the style in which ...

SPAMfighter News 2012/12/17

E-mail Scam Leverages News about Nigerian President and Swiss Banks

According to ESET, the security company, online fraudsters are familiarly capitalizing on one genuine news story towards crafting more persuasive e-mail

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SPAMfighter News 2012/12/15

Qantas Warns a Fake E-mail to Customers

Qantas is the recent airlines to be targeted by e-mail scammers and it is warning customers that phony e-mails purporting the Qantas are presently making

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SPAMfighter News 2012/12/15

Aramco Condemns Cyber-criminals for Waging Assault against It

Saudi Arabia said that unknown people operating externally from the kingdom had waged cyber-assault on Aramco, the oil company under the ownership of Saudi

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SPAMfighter News 2012/12/14

Spam Mails Supposedly from FedEx Install Malware

Security researchers from two security companies claim that a spam outbreak, which uses bogus FedEx notifications, is currently spreading malware, thus

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SPAMfighter News 2012/12/14

New Necurs Rootkit Detected, Says Microsoft

A new malicious program dubbed Necurs, which over the recent time was found contaminating innumerable computers, is spreading in the wild, state security

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SPAMfighter News 2012/12/13

Scammers are Targeting Internauts who use Liberty Reserve Services

A majority of the Internauts are now using services of Liberty Reserve, a huge Costa Rica-based payment processor since the last few days. This population

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SPAMfighter News 2012/12/13

Dell SecureWorks Cautions of Spam Mails Proliferating Gameover ZeuS Trojan

As per the Counter Threat Unit of Dell SecureWorks, one fresh spam campaign is spreading across Internauts and company users, with the perpetrators

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SPAMfighter News 2012/12/12

Ransomware Imitates IC3 Warned FBI

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has launched many alerts to warn Internauts about ransomware that relies on authentic names related to law

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SPAMfighter News 2012/12/12

Misuse of $47M from European Bank Customers by Cybercriminals

Cybercriminals stole around €36 Million, or $47 Million, from about 30,000 European bank accounts initially in this summer (2012) prior to the operation

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SPAMfighter News 2012/12/11

Worm Defaces Tumblr the Blogging Site

Tumblr, the blogging Internet site was inundated with a PC-worm on December 3, 2012 as it spread all over changing the page contents by replacing an

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SPAMfighter News 2012/12/11

Spam Mails Spoofing Western Union Detected

Security researchers from GFI Software the security company warn that numerous malicious e-mails posing as coming from the communications and financial

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SPAMfighter News 2012/12/10

Security Vendors Alerted for an Increase in W32/VBNA-X Worm

According to a report by the security industry biggies including Symantec, MacAfee, Kaspersky, and Sophos a rise in the number of computer worm by usually

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SPAMfighter News 2012/12/10

NAB Cautions Accountholders about Phishing Campaign

Accountholders with Australia's popular financial institution National Australia Bank have been urged for being watchful of bogus e-mails presently

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SPAMfighter News 2012/12/8

JAXA Reports Virus Resulting in Theft of Space Rocket Information

JAXA the space agency of Japan has stated that somebody, with the help of certain PC-virus, managed to steal information regarding a latest rocket the

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SPAMfighter News 2012/12/8

Court Grants Permission to Microsoft for Continuing ZeuS Botnets’ Takedown

Microsoft, awarded an order from federal court dated November 28, 2012, can now along with its financial firm alliances go on regulating the

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SPAMfighter News 2012/12/7

Iran Released Severity of Narilam Malware

The US-based security giant, Symantec has organized a warning during the 4th week of November 2012, against the Narilam ...

SPAMfighter News 2012/12/7

Bogus E-mails Spoof and Target Jetstar

Scam e-mails posing as messages from Jetstar the Australian airline have been detected circulating online, so published The Sydney Morning Herald dated

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SPAMfighter News 2012/12/6

Cyber Crime to be 2013 Norm, Highlights Symantec

Symantec just released its 5 most important security threat expectations of the upcoming year 2013. The firm's foremost prediction: online crime will be the

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SPAMfighter News 2012/12/6

Bogus Keygens for Windows 8 Discovered Duping End Users

Cyber-criminals, says Trend Micro, are still exploiting the hype associated with Microsoft's Windows 8 the new operating system. This time, however,

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SPAMfighter News 2012/12/5

Cyber Crooks Attacked Official Website of Piwik

Reports of free web server analytics system, Piwik being compromised and led to serve a Trojanized version of the software, which is functionalized to leak

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SPAMfighter News 2012/12/5

Countdown Claims that the E-mails Awarding Cash to Respondents are Bogus

To complete a survey about Countdown, an email is awarding cash rewards, a supermarket store in New Zealand, is actually a scam. The Countdown Company

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SPAMfighter News 2012/12/4

Spam Count Drops Sharp during October 2012: Kaspersky

Kaspersky Lab, which lately published its Spam Report for October 2012, reveals that total spam out of all e-mails declined 4.5% during October 2012 from

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SPAMfighter News 2012/12/4

Scammers Targeting Travel and Hotel Reservation Websites

According to security firm, Trend Micro, after targeting users of commercial websites like eBay, cyber crooks are now after users who frequently visit

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SPAMfighter News 2012/12/4

Phishing Warning: Fake Tesco Bank Emails Dispersing all Over the Internet

Cybercriminals are still sending fake mails masquerading Tesco Bank in an effort to con users into controlling their personal information, as published by

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SPAMfighter News 2012/12/3

USA Charged with Installing Virus onto Computers of France’s Elysee Palace

A press article in one French journal named l'Express recently blamed USA of utilizing malicious software like the PC-virus Flame so as for hacking into

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SPAMfighter News 2012/12/3

DoS Attacks and Ransomware Attacks Revealed by IRISSCERT

Irish businesses are encountering innovative security threats from malevolent netizens as denial of service (DoS) attacks and ransomware become more

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SPAMfighter News 2012/12/3

A New Spam E-mail is Hampering the Image of Facebook

As per the security experts at Sophos, scam emails that is purporting from Facebook is working to con unwary users into visiting a dappled pharmaceutical

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