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February 2013

SPAMfighter News 2013/2/28

Spam Mails Canvassing Chinese Computer Manufacturer Highlighted for January 2013

According to its January 2013 research paper on spam, Kaspersky outlines one spam mail among several of the month that canvassed certain Chinese computer

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SPAMfighter News 2013/2/28

Mandiant’s Report Manipulated and Utilized within Phishing Scams

Mandiant, a security company cautions that cyber-criminals are using dual malevolent editions of its just-published report on Advanced Persistent Threats

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SPAMfighter News 2013/2/27

Purdue University are Now Targeted by Phishing E-mail Campaign

A phishing e-mail is presently masquerading and aiming students, faculty, and staff of

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SPAMfighter News 2013/2/27

Malicious Chrome Extension Harvests Users’ Accounts for Facebook ‘Likes’

Investigators from BitDefender the security company claim that there's one fresh phishing

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SPAMfighter News 2013/2/26

Web Sense Claims 600% Hike in Websites Providing Malware

Over the past few years, there has been a drastic increase of 600% in the number of malware-providing websites as per the security firm Web Sense's '2013

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SPAMfighter News 2013/2/26

Social Network-Related Attacks Increased in January 2013: GFI Software

According to the VIPRE Report launched by the GFI Software for January 2013, malware attacks that

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SPAMfighter News 2013/2/26

Labor and Industry Department Cautions Montanan Employers about Phishing Scams

The Department of Labor and Industry at Montana (USA) has issued an alert to employers that one e-mail scam is circulating online soliciting information

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SPAMfighter News 2013/2/25

Spam E-mail Campaign Masquerading Delta Airlines

In an attempt to distribute pieces of malware, a reputed Swiss security blog has reported of a spam e-mail campaign leveraging the name and reputation of

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SPAMfighter News 2013/2/25

Discovery of Polymorphic AutoRun Worm by McAfee Researchers

According to security firm McAfee, W32/Autorun.worm.aaeb-h can be defined by an evolved, virtual machine-aware AutoRun worm capable of using polymorphic

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SPAMfighter News 2013/2/25

Apple Confesses Security Breach against its Own Company

A biggest and latest US-based company which in a security confession revealed that hackers breached its security is Apple, published threatpost.com dated

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SPAMfighter News 2013/2/22

Fraudulent E-mails Circulating Supposedly from HMRC

Taxpayers in UK have been alerted for being vigilant of scam e-mails supposedly dispatched from HMRC the department that collects taxes and customs,

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SPAMfighter News 2013/2/22

Bank Leumi Alerts Consumers about Phishing Scam

Israel situated Bank Leumi has issued a security alert to its clients about cyber-criminals who're getting ready with an enormous ...

SPAMfighter News 2013/2/21

Froedtert Hospital Declares Computer Security Hack

Wisconsin, US-based Froedtert Hospital recently announced that it encountered one massive security hack following a PC-virus that infected the system of a

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SPAMfighter News 2013/2/21

CBA Alerts Account-Owners of Phishing E-mail

According to the researchers from AVG a security company, Internauts in Australia holding accounts with CBA (Commonwealth Bank of Australia) have been urged

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SPAMfighter News 2013/2/20

Fake IRS E-mails Serving Malware to Taxpayers, Cautions Dynamoo Blog

Security researchers have issued many security warnings for Internauts regarding e-mail scams, which abuse Internal Revenue Service's name. A particular

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SPAMfighter News 2013/2/20

Facebook and FBI Jointly Investigate Malicious Online Assault

Facebook Inc., which runs a social network of an unmatched size with over 1bn members, has engaged to investigate one malicious attack in collaboration with

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SPAMfighter News 2013/2/19

Floridians Cautioned about Fake DHSMV E-mails

DHSMV (Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles), which issues titles to motor vehicles and licenses to car drivers, cautioned the people of Florida

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SPAMfighter News 2013/2/19

EC3 Dismantles Cyber-crime Ring Spreading Ransomware

EC3 (European Cyber-crime Centre) through its recent 'Operation Ransom' reportedly shutdown one complicated cyber-crime ring, which was disseminating

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SPAMfighter News 2013/2/18

Trojan ZeuS Employed for Compromising Japanese Online Banking Users; Symantec

The infamous banker Trojan namely ZeuS was recently spotted during multiple assaults targeting fresh consumers, who conducted Internet banking operations,

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SPAMfighter News 2013/2/18

Household Computers Infected with Malware Rated 11% during 2012, Reports Kindsight

According to Kindsight, which lately published its "Q4-2012 Malware Report," during October-December 2012, of the total fixed broadband

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SPAMfighter News 2013/2/16

Fake E-mails Camouflage the Renowned Citi Group Banking Institution

BitDefender is asking Internauts for remaining watchful of false Citi Group notices that pose as messages from the 3rd biggest banking institution based

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SPAMfighter News 2013/2/16

Bit9 Hacked into, the Criminals Seize Code-signing Certificate

In a security breach against the computer networks belonging to Bit9 a security solutions supplier, cyber-criminals managed to access a code-signing

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SPAMfighter News 2013/2/15

YahooXtra Victim of Twin Different though Inter-related Malevolent Assaults

According to Telecom New Zealand, twin different though potentially associated sinister assaults have victimized YahooXtra, a widely-used e-mail service,

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SPAMfighter News 2013/2/15

Phishers Steal Banking Credentials by Exploiting People’s Curiosity; Symantec

According to security researchers from Symantec the security company, there is one new ...

SPAMfighter News 2013/2/14

Trojan Nap Employs Extended Sleep Calls to Neglect Detection by FireEye

According to researchers at FireEye's malware Intelligence Lab, a new malware, known as

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SPAMfighter News 2013/2/14

SourceForge and GitHub Pages Used for Disbursing Ransomware

According to researchers from GFI Software the security company, online-crooks have overwhelmingly planted malicious web-links onto the web-pages of

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SPAMfighter News 2013/2/13

University of Delaware Attacked by the Phishing Email Scams

University of Delaware (UD) Information Technologies (IT) revealed that new phishing scams

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SPAMfighter News 2013/2/13

Hackers Attack Online Devices of Arizona Grocery Stores

Bashas', a chain of outlets supplying groceries and based in Arizona, of late, stated that a cyber assault had targeted it, whereby the perpetrators

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SPAMfighter News 2013/2/12

Symantec and Microsoft Take Down Huge Botnet “Bamital”

Symantec and Microsoft recently demolished 'Bamital,' one huge botnet executing click-fraud operations, with the network being into existence since 2009 in

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SPAMfighter News 2013/2/12

Panda Lab Reveals: Around 27 Million New Strains of Malware Formed in 2012

As per the latest Panda Labs Annual Report, 27 Million innovative strains of malware were formed in

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SPAMfighter News 2013/2/12

Banker Trojan having Authentic Digital Certificate Identified

According to MalwareBytes, one new bank-information stealing Trojan known as Spyware.Banker.FakeSig is prowling while arriving with a digital certificate

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SPAMfighter News 2013/2/11

F-Secure Claims 2012 “Year of the Exploit”

According to F-Secure, an Internet security software producer, 2012 is termed as the "Year of the Exploit." That's the way by which F-Secure

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SPAMfighter News 2013/2/11

Fortinet on Four Financial Theft Malicious Programs for Q4-2012

According to Fortinet Security Company's new threat report, during Q4-2012, there were 4 different kinds of malicious programs that concentrated on stealing

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SPAMfighter News 2013/2/11

Cyber-criminals Hijack Company Website of ad Firm

On February 4, 2013, a few extremely popular websites couldn't be accessed through Google's Chrome and other browsers because the corporate website of an ad

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SPAMfighter News 2013/2/8

Phony StumbleUpon E-mails Used to Publicize Rogue Pharmacy Websites

StumbleUpon, a discovery engine that catches web contents to its users are urged to be on the lookout for fake notification and bewared them about the

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SPAMfighter News 2013/2/8

‘PokerAgent’ Trojan Misused Login Credentials of 16,000 Facebook Users

ESET, a security firm has encountered a social engineering Trojan horse called, 'PokerAgent' that coped to grab the login details of more than 16,000

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SPAMfighter News 2013/2/7

Estonian Admits to Participating in International Cyber-crime Scam

An Estonian national named Valeri Aleksejev, aged 32, admitted that he participated in one criminal operation on the Internet, victimizing 4m people

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SPAMfighter News 2013/2/7

Authorized Websites Greatest Chanced towards Delivering Malware, finds Cisco

A Cisco Systems ASR for 2013 shows that booby-trapped authorized websites distribute malicious software more compared to malevolent ones.

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SPAMfighter News 2013/2/6

SCDCA Cautioning End-users about Phishing E-mails

SCDCA warns that online-scammers masquerading as the government organization OCC (Office of the Comptroller of the Currency) or credit monitoring firms are

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SPAMfighter News 2013/2/6

Intelligent Finance Cautions Accountholders about Phishing E-mails

Accountholders with an offset bank in Scotland named Intelligent Finance, unit of The Bank of Scotland have been urged to remain vigilant about e-mails that

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SPAMfighter News 2013/2/6

Booking.com Targeted with Spam Attack over the Internet

As per Webroot a security company, an enormous spam attack is ongoing, masquerading as Booking.com the well-known agency for Internet hotel reservations, as

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SPAMfighter News 2013/2/5

Fed-Ex targeted spam mails overwhelming inboxes

FedEx clients have been continuously getting spam mails posing as messages from the worldwide service for courier; however, from 2013-beginning, Fed-Ex

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SPAMfighter News 2013/2/5

Citadel malware aiming attacks on POS devices and banks across Canada

According to researchers from Sophos the security company, the infamous toolkit for creating malware, namely Citadel, in a fresh version, recently, damaged

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SPAMfighter News 2013/2/4

Spam E-mails Masquerading Lufthansa Making Rounds in the Internet

Of recent, security experts at security firm, Sophos are warning German users against a fake mail making rounds in the internet in the disguise of

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SPAMfighter News 2013/2/4

Ransomware Attacks Rise, New Trojan.Ransomlock.Y Responsible for Hike

While businesses are chiefly threatened with Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, ransomware assaults are

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SPAMfighter News 2013/2/4

GFI Labs Warns Fake E-mails Victimizing Subscribers of British Telecom

GFI Lab experts have recently warned users on the circulation of fake e-mails in the name of British Telecom, popularly known as BT headquartered in London,

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SPAMfighter News 2013/2/1

Three foreigners indicted with bank malware operation, which attacked 40K PCs

Authorities in New York (USA), on January 23, 2013, indicted three individuals for participating in one complicated global operation of utilizing a ...

SPAMfighter News 2013/2/1

Botnet servers feature the maximum number in USA, states McAfee

As per fresh statistics that McAfee the anti-virus agency recently released, USA is the country with

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