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February 2016

SPAMfighter News 2016/2/29

Spam Campaign Exploiting Zika Virus Scare Active in Brazil


Cyber-criminals are running one sinister spam campaign in attempts to gain fruitfully by exploiting people's anxiety ever-since the infamous Zika

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SPAMfighter News 2016/2/29

Source Code of GMBot Thrown Open Online


Android users require remaining vigilant about an expected hike in malware assaults ever-since an enormously customizable as well as adjustable

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SPAMfighter News 2016/2/29

Acecard, a most Dangerous Banking Malware for Android


The Anti-Malware Research Team of Kaspersky Lab has described Acecard, one fresh banker Trojan targeting Android devices, a most perilous malware for

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SPAMfighter News 2016/2/26

Source Codes of Mobile Malware Getting Leaked


Today demand for smart-phone is enormous; therefore, cyber-criminals have chosen the gadget to be a very important target. Malware developers now

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SPAMfighter News 2016/2/26

Dell: Malware Attacks Doubled in Just 12 Months


Texastechpulse.com posted on February 22nd, 2016, quoting a report of Dell as stating, the surge in the SSL traffic use - the encrypted traffic

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SPAMfighter News 2016/2/26

‘Security Kit’ of Comodo Installed a Lame VNC Server on PCs


Softpedia.com posted on February 19th, 2016, stating that Tavis Ormandy, security researcher of Google Project Zero, has found that one of the

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SPAMfighter News 2016/2/25

Tax-period Timed Phishing E-Mails Surge Nearly 400%, Cautions IRS


IRS has reinstated one citizen alert regarding certain types of e-mails because it has already observed a near 400% increase in malicious software and

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SPAMfighter News 2016/2/25

Linux Mint Online Site Spread Malevolent ISOs


Hackers on February 20, 2016 compromised the Linux Mint online site and made it to lead onto malevolent ISOs which had the TSUNAMI IRC bot, so it was

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SPAMfighter News 2016/2/24

New PadCrypt Ransomware Comes with Live Chat Support and Uninstaller


Switzerland-situated Abuse.ch has discovered a ransomware strain that tells victims they will get a live chat benefit as customer service. The

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SPAMfighter News 2016/2/24

Lockdroid Ransomware couldn’t Taint a Single Android Device


Just when February 2016 started, Symantec issued an alert regarding Android.Lockdroid.E a ransomware that according to the security company could then

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SPAMfighter News 2016/2/24

Fireeye’s Security Software Vulnerability could let Malware be Whitelisted


Security investigators from Blue Frost Security have unearthed one vulnerability which if exploited could let cyber-criminals' malware programs get

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SPAMfighter News 2016/2/23

The Malicious Threat Adwind RAT


A malicious software known as Adwind RAT executes a number of functions across various platforms. The Remote Access Trojan uses a single

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SPAMfighter News 2016/2/23

Hackers Demanding $3.6m from a Hollywood Hospital in a Ransomware Attack


One hospital in Hollywood is recording important data manually using paper and pencil following its encounter with a ransomware assault. Widely known

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SPAMfighter News 2016/2/22

Mazar Bot is the Latest Most Dangerous Android Malware


Security researchers have issued an alert regarding one fresh malware assault which is aimed at Android users. The malware known as Mazar Bot is

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SPAMfighter News 2016/2/22

Linux Computers Targeted with Fresh Fysbis Spying Malware


One fresh malicious program called Fysbis, whose other name is Linux.BackDoor.Fysbis has been created for targeting Linux computers through

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SPAMfighter News 2016/2/22

Alphabay Underground Black Market Target of Phishing


AlphaBay has been recognized as the biggest secret illegitimate marketplace on the Internet that evolved to substitute the non-operational portals

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SPAMfighter News 2016/2/19

Teenager Detained in UK on Suspicion He Hacked FBI, CIA and White House


English Police that arrested one teenager suspected he accessed the e-mails belonging to higher officials of USA in 2015 followed with posting the

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SPAMfighter News 2016/2/19

Careers Website of Microsoft was Revealing Data through a Misconfigured MongoDB Database


Chris Vickery, a security researcher, found the problem which is just like his previous discoveries. Mr. Vickery has earned reputation by chasing down

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SPAMfighter News 2016/2/18

Trojan Stealing Android SMS Feigns to be AliPay Security Tool


China is the country with maximum infections for SMS-theft. These infections happen through Android apps that intermediate stores host. Called

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SPAMfighter News 2016/2/18

New Malware Campaign Grips Netflix Subscribers


Subscribing to Netflix cable costs only $9.99 per month. Even then i.e. at such a low price, some people would rather violate the law and make a

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SPAMfighter News 2016/2/18

Anonymous Targets Employees of South African Government by Hacking Job Portal


This attack by Anonymous was the part of its latest iteration of #OpAfrica campaign, which they launched in the beginning of February after the

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SPAMfighter News 2016/2/17

Google Develops Detection of Ad Fraud Botnets


No one knows the amount ad fraud actually costs the industry annually, but everyone agrees on its existence, and agrees that one has to do something

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SPAMfighter News 2016/2/17

Facebook Account Hacking App Carries Remtasu Spyware


A family of malicious software, Remtasu is designed for finding, collating as well as stealing user data. The latest variant of this malware reads

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SPAMfighter News 2016/2/17

Corcow Trojan Alters Ruble-Dollar Exchange Rates


Researchers have detected a Trojan that embezzled currency exchange rates between Russian Ruble and American Dollar. It seems hackers employed the

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SPAMfighter News 2016/2/16

Kaspersky Lab Delves into Adwind RAT


A malware program Adwind RAT (Remote Access Trojan), which performs several functions and across platforms, spreads via one lone malware-as-a-service

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SPAMfighter News 2016/2/16

Hearthstone Cheating Apps Packaged with Bitcoin-Grabbing Trojan


Symantec is cautioning Hearthstone players of several cheat-scripts and add-on tools. Whereas, a few of these tools have been crafted for assisting

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SPAMfighter News 2016/2/15

Internet Archive Adds to it a Malware Museum Section


The Internet Archive (www.archive.org) currently consists of one special section Malware Museum (MM) telling the historical story of malware's

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SPAMfighter News 2016/2/15

Hackers Attempt Reaching over 20m Accounts on Taobao.com of Alibaba’s


An Alibaba subsidiary, website Taobao of China functions in the line of eBay a forum for visitors to sell or buy goods priced as per their choice.

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SPAMfighter News 2016/2/15

Dridex’s Hijacker White-Hat Hacker Delivers Avira AV in Place of Payload


Criminal hacking cabal Evil Corp. possesses and runs Trojan Dridex notoriously known for stealing bank information. A highly successful botnet, Dridex

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SPAMfighter News 2016/2/12

One Fresh Trojan Attacks Skype Users, Takes Screengrabs, Intercepts Chat Sessions


Security researcher have just discovered one complicated backdoor Trojan that attacks Skype, seizing audio, video as well as chat messages; even as it

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SPAMfighter News 2016/2/12

Malvertising Strikes TMZ Gossip Site


TMZ, a celebrity gossip website, has turned out to be the most recent victim of an ongoing malvertising campaign that diverts guests to the malicious

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SPAMfighter News 2016/2/12

Anonymous Leaks Databases of 100 Websites of Thai Prison


A week ago, a hackers group (Blink Hacker Group) asserting to be connected with the notorious hacktivist group Anonymous, knocked down 20 websites of

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SPAMfighter News 2016/2/11

Neiman Marcus, Luxury Retailer Encounters Hack into Customers’ Online Accounts


In the end-week of January, 2016, Neiman Marcus Group a luxury retailer informed a few of its clients that cyber-criminals had acquired illegitimate

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SPAMfighter News 2016/2/11

Hijacked WordPress Websites made to Sisseminate Ransomware


In the very recent past, Sucuri researchers issued one threat advisory warning of certain malware campaign which exploited hijacked WordPress websites

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SPAMfighter News 2016/2/10

Otherwise Patched Vulnerability in Socat Networking Service could Affect its Encryption Capabilities


Socat, a *NIX-based OSs' command-line service, lets developers to construct linkages in a network form with different protocols and ports. A

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SPAMfighter News 2016/2/10

Malware Strikes Computers of Lincolnshire Council with a Demand of 1 Million Pound


The website of Lincolnshire County Council has been down due to ransomware attack, which is demanding 1 Million Pound. The malware infected online

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SPAMfighter News 2016/2/10

Ex-employee of DOE Pleads Guilty to Spear Phishing Colleagues


According to Department-of-Justice, Charles Harvey Eccleston recently admitted that in January 2015, he tried a spear phishing assault targeted at

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SPAMfighter News 2016/2/9

ISIS Hacker Faces Jail Term Up to 35 Years


Ardit Ferizi, a 20-year old hacker from Kosovo, is being charged for supplying a trove of personal data of government employees and military members

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SPAMfighter News 2016/2/9

Google’s VirusTotal has New Tool Analyzing Firmware for Malware


Google's malware-hunting engine VirusTotal declared within one blog post that there was one fresh tool added to the engine which scanned for malware

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SPAMfighter News 2016/2/8

Bug Bounty Scheme Begun at Malwarebytes Following Report of Security Flaws


Malwarebytes, renowned for its security product MBAM (Malwarebytes Anti-Malware), protects Mac OS X and Windows computers by detecting, eliminating

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SPAMfighter News 2016/2/8

Blackshades’ Creator, Co-Developer and another Partner All Punished Under Law


A man named Michael Hogue faced trial because he allegedly crafted Blackshades a kind of remote access Trojan (RAT). In this, Alex Yucel, his partner

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SPAMfighter News 2016/2/8

AnonSec Hacked NASA and Attempted to Crash $222M Drone in Pacific Ocean


A private hacking group known as AnonSec has disclosed information, which they claim to have originated from internal network of NASA, showing proof

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SPAMfighter News 2016/2/5

Indianapolis Man Receives Imprisonment for Conducting Global Spam


An Indianapolis man named Phillip Fleitz recently got arrested and jailed for sending massive spam. Defense attorney Stephen Capone for Fleitz argues

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SPAMfighter News 2016/2/5

‘Be Like Bill’ Might Steal Your Information If You Fall into their Trap


Security experts have been warning of Internet memes since long time but something happened with the Be Like Bill App raising more eyebrows than

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SPAMfighter News 2016/2/4

Sixty-plus Android games on Google’s PlayStore Detected having Trojan


Security researchers have found multi-dozen game applications inside Play Store of Google contaminated with a Trojan known as Android.Xiny.19.origin.

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SPAMfighter News 2016/2/4

Linux Computers Becoming Increasingly Malware Prone


Linux PCs that for long were regarded as virus or malware proof, have now become targets of malicious software with the attacks happening regularly.

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SPAMfighter News 2016/2/4

FinFisher Spyware’s Proxy Server for Indonesia Hosted at Sydney Data-Centre


One top-class toolkit to build spyware, FinFisher is a product of Gamma Group that sells the spying toolkit to governments of different countries. The

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SPAMfighter News 2016/2/3

Hackers Disrupt Prison Websites of Thailand


A hacker cabal -Blink Hacker whose members are linked to the Anonymous campaign recently disrupted prison websites of Thailand to show dissent of

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SPAMfighter News 2016/2/3

VirusTotal has New Feature Analyzing Malware-Embedded Firmware Images


The popular VirusTotal service of Google now owns one fresh tool which's created for assessing firmware, a code which connects any PC's hardware with

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SPAMfighter News 2016/2/2

Hacktivist ‘Anonymous’ together with ‘LulzSec’ Supporters Breaches Foreign Affairs Ministry of Costa Rica


Anonymous the Internet based hacktivist operating from the planet's most resourceful marine ecosystems Costa Rica, together with LulzSec group's

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SPAMfighter News 2016/2/2

Flint Hospital Experiences Cyberattack Just a Day after Video Threat Posts of Anonymous


One hospital in Flint, Michigan, has experienced a cyberattack just one day after a group of hackers anonymously threatened to act over the water

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SPAMfighter News 2016/2/2

Cyber Attack Strikes Electricity Authority of Israel


According to Yuval Steinitz, Minister of Infrastructure, Energy and Water of Israel, there has been a server cyber assault against the country's

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SPAMfighter News 2016/2/1

Hacker Doxes 80 Police Officers of Miami


A group of hackers revealed the names, email addresses and phone numbers of over 80 police officers of Miami, in what seems to be an effort to

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SPAMfighter News 2016/2/1

China-Based Scarlet Mimic Conducts Surveillance of Minorities


Scarlet Mimic, name of one cyber-espionage group in China, which uses own-built programs for spying, has been carrying out its operations since four

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