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December 2016

SPAMfighter News 2016/12/30

UMaine Encounters Phishing Assault


The University of Maine faced an unfortunate situation when a few of its students and staff became victims of cyber-crime. A total of 86 students and

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/30

Thai Police Conduct Detentions over Alleged Cyber Assaults against the State


In the week of December 19, reports HackRead, one cyber-security act, which the government of Thailand passed, faced strong criticism by hacktivists

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/30

Teenager Hacks Russian Visa Center without Malice


A massive breach on Russian Visa Center compromised its private data belonging to several thousand Americans preparing to get Russian visas inside

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/29

The New Barnes & Noble Nooks Come Free with Malware


Barnes & Noble started outsourcing their Nook e-readers in the last few years after having a partnership with the Samsung and their most recent

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/29

Phishing Attack Victimizes St. Catharines Hydro


St. Catharines Hydro Inc. recently held a board-of-directors meeting regarding one hack into its bank A/C that happened on December 13. The incident

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/28

Russian Hackers Utilized Malware for Tracing Artillery Groups of Ukraine


A hackers' syndicate associated with Russia government as well as prominent cyber assaults vis-à-vis the Democratic Party at the time of last

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/28

Fresh ATM Malware ‘Alice’ Wreaks Havoc


Trend Micro the cyber-security company has declared one fresh group of ATM malicious programs it dubs Alice which's created to extract cash from ATMs.

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/28

Cyber-Criminals Launch Ransomware Attacks on African Countries


One of the countries that during November were affected with an increase of 10 percent in ransomware assaults is South Africa. Consequently, this

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/27

Mobile Malware for Financial Apps can also Encrypt Data


According to Kaspersky Lab, Faketoken an installation suite in its modified form is capable of capturing credentials from over two thousand financial

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/27

Florida Highway Guard Cautions Motorists about Traffic Citation Fraud


According to a warning by Florida's Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV), residents should watch out for a new Internet scam that

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/26

Cyber Gang of Russia Collected Millions through Fake-Ad Scam


abcnews.go.com posted on December 20th, 2016, quoting a firm which specializes in detection of online-ad fraud as saying that a criminal group of

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/26

Fresh ‘Amazon’ Scam Targets Internet Shoppers


Internauts within Australia, USA and UK were recently attacked with a phishing electronic mail posing as message from Amazon. The fraudulent e-mail

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/26

Consumer Alert Issued in Oklahoma Regarding Internet-Based Puppy Scams


Puppy scams were recently targeting residents of Oklahoma that has prompted Central Oklahoma's Better Business Bureau to issue one consumer alert.
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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/23

Three Romanians Carrying Out a $4m Cyber-Fraud to Face Prosecution in USA


Three men from Romania were recently extradited to USA to be prosecuted over charges they carried out certain cyber-fraud campaign wherein

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/23

Don’t Get Trapped by this Scam E-mail about Speeding Fine


Malvernobserver.co.uk posted on December 16th, 2016, stating that criminals were on another drive to collect personal credentials through email,

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/22

Massive E-mail Hack of LA County is the Latest Phishing Scam in US


Officials said that one Nigerian national was charged for hacking emails of Los Angeles (L.A.) County, which may have exposed the personal information

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/22

Android Users Side-Loading Super Mario Run could End up with Malware


Many-a-times prior to the formal launch of any mobile game, users of Android tablet/smart-phone are facilitated with early receipt of the game from

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/22

‘Hailstorm’ Spam Technique from ‘Snowshoe’ Spammers


Spammers are continuously evolving their attack methods to adapt with the increasingly better anti-spam defenses to sustain themselves in the cyber

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/21

Tordow Android Trojan Roots Devices and Steals Personal Credentials


Security researchers of Comodo have discovered version 2.0 of a deadly Android trojan called Tordow, which first appeared in February, 2016.

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/21

PC Attackers TeleBots Targeting Ukrainian Banks


Security researchers from ESET detected an unusual malicious toolset which apparently attackers utilized to launch targeted cyber assaults that

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/20

New Malvertising Attack Contaminates Routers of Small Businesses and Households


Proofpoint recently detected one fresh edition of DNSChanger Exploit Kit. This malware contaminated the tangible Internet routers when users accessed

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/20

Hackers Breach More than 1 bn Yahoo Accounts


The company revealed that they found breach of over 1 Bn user accounts, which happened in Aug. 2013. Techcrunch.com posted on December 15th, 2016,

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/20

Cyber-Criminals could Harness People’s Computers for Creating Wealth


According to a study by B2B International and Kaspersky Lab, malware is used as a highly frequent means to threaten consumers on the Internet. For, 53

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/19

Home Ministry Issues Malware Alert against Smart-Phone Applications


Rajnath Singh Home Minister in India government has advised the country's people that they should immediately remove 4 applications from their

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/19

August Malicious Program Attempts at Filching Credentials


During November this year, Proofpoint the security company detected one sinister Trojan known as August.

As per security researchers of

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/16

Malicious Chrome Extension Spread through PDFs containing ‘Nude Celebrity’


Tomsguide.com posted on December 13th, 2016, stating that researchers from Cyren, Firm of Internet Security, based in the McLean, Virginia, identified

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/16

Fifty Percent Websites are Risky to Browse


According to one fresh research encompassing 1m domains most visited, 46% have active vulnerable software, operate as phishing sites, else encountered

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/16

Bulgarian Hacker Indicted for Running Million-Dollar Malware Operation


Authorities recently arrested a man of Bulgaria and then deported him to USA on charges he assisted in developing as well as using GozNym malware

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/15

New Ransomware Spreads by Making Victims Infect their Contacts’ PCs


Security researchers have found one fresh ransomware which has been named "Popcorn Time." Soon as this malware infects an end-user's PC, it

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/15

Microsoft PowerShell Increasingly Used as Malware-Disseminating Tool


Microsoft PowerShell, which replaces the command line of Windows software, is now being targeted with malware attacks while Symantec a security

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/14

Malicious Online Ads make Millions Vulnerable to Possible Hack


ESET, an antivirus provider, issued a report mentioning that malicious code existing in the advertisements have been found by the researchers, which

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/14

DHS’ Explanation Sought in Attempted Breach into Election Systems of Georgia


Secretary Brian Kemp for Georgia State lately contacted Department of Homeland Security for elaborating on what seems there was an attempted hack into

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/14

DHS’ Explanation Sought in Attempted Breach into Election Systems of Georgia


Secretary Brian Kemp for Georgia State lately contacted Department of Homeland Security for elaborating on what seems there was an attempted hack into

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/14

Account Credentials in the Millions Stolen from Dailymotion Website


All through 2016, plenty of websites acquiesced having their security compromised and becoming victims of hack. The latest is Dailymotion which's a

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/13

Indian Trio in Dubai Hack Account of a Businessman and Steal Money


Indianexpress.com posted on December 6th, 2016, stating that prosecutors accused three Indians for forging papers to collect duplicate SIM card as

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/13

Be Careful of WhatsApp Message


Since the Reliance Jio launch in India, various communications operators in market, like Vodafone and Idea have also launched many cheaper schemes for

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/12

WiredTree Warns that SEO is getting more common


WiredTree specialized in delivering the managed hosting experience, which puts client in total command; covering dedicated, virtual, and hybrid web

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/12

Police Send Warning about New Fraudulent ‘Speeding Fine’ Email


manchestereveningnews.co.uk posted on December 6th, 2016, stating that Greater Manchester Officers are advising public to remain careful from the new

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/9

Saudi Apex Bank PCs Hit with Malware Linked to Iran


The central bank of Saudi Arabia was recently struck with Shamoon a most damaging disk-erasing malware which impacted the PC-networks of several

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/9

Members of Scotland Supporters Club Recipients of Spam Mail


A spam mail carrying an invoice landed into the inbox of members of Scotland Supporters Club directing to pay 170 pounds before or on December 7.

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/8

Spammers Attack iPhone Users with Fake Sales Events


During past few weeks, people using Apple's iPhones reported getting invites for fake sale events of items like Ray-Ban Sunglasses costing $19.99 or

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/8

Scammers Abusing Windows Support Use VindowsLocker Ransomware


One non-chargeable decryption code from Malwarebytes is designed towards helping victims targeted with new ransomware assault regain lost data after

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/7

Raids by International Law-Enforcement Confiscate C&C Infrastructures, Sinkhole 830,000 Domains


A global syndicate of security companies and agencies of law-enforcement within one coordinated effort has dismantled a botnet that for most years

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/7

Data-Erasing Shamoon Malicious Program Hacks Government Agencies in Saudi Arabia


Total data-loss from thousands of PCs occurred within the civil aviation office as also other organizations at Saudi Arabia when the Shamoon malicious

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/7

Congress Criticizes Government on Hack Attacks of Twitter, Worries for Breach of Server


Rahul Gandhi's Twitter account was hacked on Wed. evening; and then put out homophobic and offensive posts. On the next-day (i.e. Thursday morning),

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/6

Hackers Infiltrated Online Accounts of National Lottery Players


National Lottery operators said the Internet accounts of 26,500 players were recently hacked while within certain instances they had their personal

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/6

Gooligan Malware Infects Android, Compromises Owner’s Google Account


According to Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. a cyber security company, malicious software after infecting older Android phones hacked into over

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/5

Weekend Muni Breach Depicts We All can be Affected of Cyber-Security


Late past week, a ransomware assault struck SFMTA (San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency) wherein a message flashed on the screens of systems

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/5

Apparently xHamster Hack Puts 380,000 Users in Compromising Situation


Hacked data of over 412 Mn users of adult websites (FriendFinder Networks's) was discarded online just 2 weeks ago. Now the hackers have again

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/2

iCloud Calendar Junk E-Mail Increasingly Becoming Common


Users of Apple iCal were recently hit with one especially infuriating and quite truly imaginative kind of spam that contained invites to sales

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/2

DMARC Helps HMRC in Blocking 300 Million Phishing Emails


Last year, taxpayers in UK are hit by phishing emails of around half billion. However, HMRC is saying that they have made massive progresses to

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/2

CU Cautions Inmates about Hacker Assault Targeting its IT Network


Carleton University has issued an alert to employees and students following one external group seemingly trying infiltrating the institution's

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/1

You can squeeze a Tesla by Hacking its Android app


Security experts of Promon, security firm of Norwegian app, are able to completely control a vehicle belonging to Tesla, including finding location of

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/1

The Image that One Downloaded from LinkedIn, Facebook could be Malicious Software


Check Point the security outfit says that no longer are only malware, Trojans and viruses shady programs online for what appears as innocuous photos

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/1

Hack Suspected as Deutsche Telekom Customers Fail to Access Internet


As per the Deutsche Telekom, a potential hack on Sunday afternoon, November 27, has affected some 900,000 Internet users working with specific router

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