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February 2014

SPAMfighter News 2014/2/28

Phishing E-mail Aiming at Apple Users, Warn Specialists

According to a warning by security researchers, one phishing e-mail campaign that attempts

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SPAMfighter News 2014/2/28

Phishing Electronic Mails Supposedly from Regions Bank Circulating, Caution Specialists

According to security specialists, phishing e-mails pretending to be from Birmingham,

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SPAMfighter News 2014/2/28

Facebook’s Ten-Yr Celebration Abused in Fresh Lottery E-mail Fraud, Says Kaspersky

According to Kaspersky the security company, one new lottery e-mail fraud supposedly from Facebook is spreading widely attempting at defrauding end-users

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SPAMfighter News 2014/2/28

ESET Reveals that Name of Steve Ballmer Exploited in 419 Scam Email

According to security experts of security firm ESET, Steve Ballmer, former CEO of Microsoft, has been in News headlines ever since he announced his

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SPAMfighter News 2014/2/26

Microsoft Collaborates with International Bodies to Fight Cybercrime

Itpro.co.uk reported on 14th February, 2014 stating that Microsoft has collaborated with two international justice agencies and a payment technology

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SPAMfighter News 2014/2/26

EC3 - Activities of Cybercriminals Becoming More Severe

Economia.icaew.com published news on 10th February, 2014 stating that according to a new report of Europol's European Cybercrime Center (EC3),

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SPAMfighter News 2014/2/25

Customers of Virgin Media Attacked with Emails Entitled “Virgin Profile Update”

Softpedia.com reported on 17th February, 2014 quoting a warning of security experts as "fake emails with subject line "Virgin profile update"

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SPAMfighter News 2014/2/25

Bogus Rabobank Notifications Attack Internauts in the Netherlands

Softpedia.com reported on 17th February, 2014 stating a warning of security experts of security firm MX Lab as "Users in the Netherlands are advised to

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SPAMfighter News 2014/2/25

AG of Delaware Warns Netizens about Two Scam Email Campaign

Delawareonline.com reported on 17th February, 2014 stating that Attorney General of Delaware (US) is warning residents not to be fooled by two emails which

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SPAMfighter News 2014/2/24

Experts Observe that Cybercriminals Exploiting Previously Unknown Flaw in IE10

Researchers of security firm FireEye recently said that a recent edition of Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) web browser (talking of IE10) has a flaw

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SPAMfighter News 2014/2/24

APWG Report Reveals that Phishing Increase by more than 20% during Q3 - 2013

According to a recent report issued by APWG (Anti-Phishing Working Group), quantity of ...

SPAMfighter News 2014/2/24

Actual Impact of ‘The Mask’ Group’s Actions Still to Come - Experts

Few days ago, probably the first week of February 2014, Kaspersky, a well-known Russian security firm, disclosed the presence of a chief cyber-espionage

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SPAMfighter News 2014/2/21

More than 7,000 FTP Websites and servers Hijacked to Distribute Malware – Hold Security

Security experts of security firm Hold Security say that around 7,000 FTP (File Transfer Protocol) websites and web servers have been hijacked to serve

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SPAMfighter News 2014/2/21

Fine Imposed on IMG of Auckland for Sending Spam

Image Marketing Group, a marketer based in Auckland, is supposed to pay a whopping $120K fine ever-since its admission to dispatching massive volumes of

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SPAMfighter News 2014/2/20

US Law Company Acknowledges Getting Trapped in CryptoLocker Attack

Goodson, one small law company located within Charlotte, North Carolina, USA recently acknowledged it had been victimized with one cyber-assault, which was

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SPAMfighter News 2014/2/20

New Corkow Trojan Designed to Attack Ukrainian and Russian Internauts; ESET

ESET the security company is keeping watch over certain Trojan, which cyber-crooks are apparently employing for attacking Internauts within Ukraine and

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SPAMfighter News 2014/2/19

eScan Warns Users of ICICI Netbanking about Phishing Email Scam

Firstpost.com reported on 12th February, 2014 stating that eScan, an anti-virus and content security

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SPAMfighter News 2014/2/19

47% Surge in Fake HMRC Rebate Emails

Accountancyage.com reported on 10th February, 2014 quoting a warning by Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs (HMRC) which is official tax collection agency

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SPAMfighter News 2014/2/18

Security Experts Warn that Fake Fax Report Emails Making Rounds on the Internet

Softpedia.com published a report on 12th February, 2014 quoting a warning by security experts as "fake fax report emails are being sent by

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SPAMfighter News 2014/2/18

Microsoft Spoofed Phishing E-mails Yet Again Circulating

According to security specialists, phishing e-mails posing as messages from Microsoft the

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SPAMfighter News 2014/2/18

ATO Warns Taxpayers about Tax-Refund Themed Scam Emails

News.com.au reported on 11th February, 2014 stating that The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) which is tax collecting agency of Australian government, has

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SPAMfighter News 2014/2/17

Taxpayers Warned of ID-Theft Related to Tax Refund

FTC or Federal Trade Commission, in its just-released statistics, shows that approximately 15% of the entire incidences of identity theft, during 2010,

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SPAMfighter News 2014/2/17

Spam Mails Surge Following Current Winter Olympics

Kaspersky Labs the security vendor is alerting about spam mails that are unsolicited as they presently circulate profusely over the Net while arriving

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SPAMfighter News 2014/2/17

Mask Virus Exposed Following Cyber-Espionage since Seven Years

According to Kaspersky, security researchers have uncovered one computer virus namely Mask that for

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SPAMfighter News 2014/2/14

Website of Aftonbladet, a Swedish Tabloid, Compromised by Malvertising

Softpedia.com reported on 6th February, 2014 stating that malware is being served via compromised

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SPAMfighter News 2014/2/14

Sophos says that USA is the Spammiest Nation of the World

Sophos recently published a report stating that US is once again the leading spammiest nation of the world in 2013.

The US generated 14.5% of

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SPAMfighter News 2014/2/14

Report on Police Ransomware Released by Europol

Softpedia.com reported on 5th February, 2014 stating that Cybercrime Center at Europe (EC3) at Europol has published a report on police ransomware with its'

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SPAMfighter News 2014/2/13

Telecom Cautions New Zealanders about Spam Targeting Yahoo Xtra Accounts

According to Chris Quin Chief Executive Officer of Telecom Retail, customers of Yahoo Xtra should watch out for a spam mail which is getting dispatched to a

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SPAMfighter News 2014/2/13

Tax-Related Phishing E-mails Targeting Citizens of Ireland, Cautions Revenue.ie

Revenue.ie has warned that one phishing e-mail campaign is doing the rounds for Irish

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SPAMfighter News 2014/2/12

Rent Arrears Alerts Featuring Bogus E-mails Target Unwitting Internauts

According to security experts, cyber-crooks are dispatching bogus electronic mails cautioning about rent arrears overdue while attempting at duping

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SPAMfighter News 2014/2/12

Phishing E-mails Impersonating HMRC Target UK Taxpayers

UK residents surfing on the Web are advised to watch out for fraudulent e-mails that relate to Value Added Tax, in short VAT, returns while posing as

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SPAMfighter News 2014/2/12

Phishers Start E-mail Scam Designed for Digging cPanel Details

Security researchers are warning that Internet criminals are running a phishing e-mail

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SPAMfighter News 2014/2/10

Symantec Says that Cybercriminals Abusing Upcoming FIFA World Cup

Security experts at security firm Symantec are observing increasing Internet criminal campaigns that exploit the upcoming FIFA (Federation Internationale de

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SPAMfighter News 2014/2/10

Botnet Malware Found Contaminating Linux, Mac OS X and Windows Systems, Reports Kaspersky

Penetration testing experts at Kaspersky recently discovered one botnet malware designed to

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SPAMfighter News 2014/2/8

Spam Campaign with Fake Acknowledgement Letters Currently Hits Internauts

Softpedia.com published a report on 4th February, 014 stating that a new spam email campaign with emails entitled "Acknowledgement letter" have

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SPAMfighter News 2014/2/8

‘New System Upgrade,’ Subject of Phishing Scam Targeting ANZ Bank

Customers of Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) Bank have been advised to watch out for ...

SPAMfighter News 2014/2/7

Tainted E-mail Hacked Military System in Israel

An Israeli cyber-security company said on Sunday (January 26, 2014) that cybercriminals broke into a system of Defense Ministry via an email attachment

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SPAMfighter News 2014/2/7

Ohio Attorney General Warns Residents of PC Repair Scams

January 28 being Data Privacy Day, Mike DeWine, Attorney General, has alerted Ohioans for remaining wary about computer repair fraudulent calls which

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SPAMfighter News 2014/2/6

Spam Charges made against Pure Telecom, Next and Airtricity

According to a recent case, court accused three companies of dispatching spam mails and calling people over phone to conduct unsolicited marketing bids.
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SPAMfighter News 2014/2/6

Security Researcher Intercepted Phishing Email Campaign which Aimed at Google Users

HELP NET SECURITY reported on 30th January, 2014 stating that an attempt aimed at gathering users' Google account details by a very convincing ...

SPAMfighter News 2014/2/5

ICEPOL a Trojan Ransomware Installed on Over 10K UK Machines; BitDefender

BitDefender says that during 2013, 10,331-or-so computers were infected with Trojan ICEPOL, an infamous ransomware, in UK.

The Cyber-Crime

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SPAMfighter News 2014/2/5

Fake E-mails Notifying for Urgent Eviction Target Internet-Users

According to a warning by security researchers, fake e-mails notifying of urgent eviction are circulating while attempting at so tricking Internauts that

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SPAMfighter News 2014/2/4

Force Reveals that Malware may Block Access to Personal Documents

WILTSHIRE Police and the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) are warning about a large-scale blackmail virus for computers that could impact

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SPAMfighter News 2014/2/4

Beware, Banking Virus has been Detected

Cyber security experts have spotted a "black" private data stealing virus in Indian online banking cyber space and have cautioned customers who

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SPAMfighter News 2014/2/4

A Russian Cyber Criminal Pleads Guilty in SpyEye Virus Case

A Russian individual has pleaded guilty in a plan in which he developed and distributed malicious software which is a ...

SPAMfighter News 2014/2/3

Wisconsin Woman Scammed Via Fake ‘Tech Support’ Company

With tech support frauds still occurring; Neenah (Wisconsin) resident Janice Swanek, recently, got victimized in one such incidence when she got telephone

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SPAMfighter News 2014/2/3

UA Cautions its Students about a Phishing E-mail Campaign

THE CRIMSON WHITE reported on 22nd January, 2014 stating that The University of Alabama, based in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA, in recent times gave warning to

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SPAMfighter News 2014/2/3

Easton-Bell Sports Inc. Becomes Latest Victim of Breach of Data

Cnbc.com published news on 21st January, 2014 stating that Easton-Bell Sports, maker of sports equipment and clothing based at California, recently

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