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March 2008

SPAMfighter News 2008/3/31

Student Steals District School Database

Michael Wasa, aged 18, and a senior at JP Taravella High in Coral Springs, is facing accusations of intercepting personal data of a large number of district

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SPAMfighter News 2008/3/31

Computer Hacker Behind Hoax 911 Calls to Serve Prison

Randal T. Ellis, aged 19, and belong to Mulkiteo, Washington, was sentenced to prison for three years as well as ordered to make a payment of $14,765 as

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SPAMfighter News 2008/3/31

Apple’s Safari Found to be Flawed for Windows Browser

According to Security Researcher, Juan Pablo Lopez Yacubian from Argentina, flaws in Apple's Safari for Windows browser could be exploited to allow hackers

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/3/31

Linux Systems Could be Hackers’ Valuable Targets

According to a recent warning from Sophos, Linux servers are potentially vulnerable to virus infections, as reported by technewsworld on March 25,

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/3/31

Greater Vigilance Can Eradicate Malware Infection on Websites

Forrester Research, an analyst firm, highlighted in a new study that companies were again at an increasing risk of malware infection on their Websites and

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SPAMfighter News 2008/3/29

Most Websites Continue to be Flawed

WhiteHat Security, a global provider of security for Websites, on March 24, 2008 released its fourth part of the WhiteHat Website Security Statistics Report

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SPAMfighter News 2008/3/29

Microsoft Issues Alert on New Word Vulnerability

Microsoft Corp., on March 21, 2008, warned that a critical bug affects any computer with Word operating on Windows 2000, Server 2003 SP1, and Windows XP.

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SPAMfighter News 2008/3/29

Hackers Break into Website of E-voting Machines Supplier

A portion of the Website of Sequoia, provider of e-voting machines for the New Jersey election, got attacked in a hacking attempt during the night of March

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SPAMfighter News 2008/3/29

Spam Attacks Rise This Tax Season

As the tax deadline in United States draws closer, cyber criminals are waging increasing number of spam attacks with the theme of tax in their messages,

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SPAMfighter News 2008/3/29

Consumers’ Idea of Spam Could be Varied

A new research conducted by Q Interactive in co-operation with MarketingSherpa, a marketing research company, reveals an effective change in the way spam is

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SPAMfighter News 2008/3/29

Chinese Hackers Break Into Darfur Peace Activists’ Computers

US-based Darfur peace activists, who are initiating efforts for abandoning the 2008 Olympic Games scheduled to be held in China, said that their computer

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SPAMfighter News 2008/3/28

Four-Year Punishment for Accessing Software for Stealing IDs

A Seattle man has been punished in the federal court for around more than 4 years in prison and 3 years of supervised release for e-mail fraud using a

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SPAMfighter News 2008/3/28

Kerberos Authentication System Reveals Critical Holes

A number of serious security flaws were found in the Kerberos authentication system at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology following which the

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SPAMfighter News 2008/3/28

SEC Terminates Securities Trading in Three Companies

The US Securities and Exchange Commission, on March 20, 2008, terminated share trading in three small-sized business firms for ten days because it thought

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SPAMfighter News 2008/3/28

Hack at Lasell College Adds to Security Concerns

Computer network at the Lasell College in US has been hacked, leading to unauthorized access of data containing personal details like the Social Security

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SPAMfighter News 2008/3/28

Virus E-mail Attacks Aim at pro-Tibetan Activists

Pro-democracy and human rights groups supporting demonstrations against China in Tibet are recently becoming targets of sophisticated and corrupt cyber

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SPAMfighter News 2008/3/28

Auburn University Sends Out Phishing Alert

Auburn University has been hit with a phishing e-mail scam. Its IT Department says that an

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SPAMfighter News 2008/3/27

University Accounts Face Increment in Spam

The faculty and student at Springfield's University of Illinois (UIS) have been recently receiving huge spam mails every day. More recently they received a

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SPAMfighter News 2008/3/27

Presidential Candidates’ Electronic Passport Files Improperly Accessed

The US State Department said on March 21, 2008 that during its ongoing investigation of several incidents, it found that the digital passport documents of

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SPAMfighter News 2008/3/27

New Microsoft Patch To Fix Excel Vulnerability

On March 19, 2008, Microsoft had to release a new patch for an Excel
flaw, after acknowledging that it had caused calculation faults in
programs

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SPAMfighter News 2008/3/27

Banking Customers Prime Target of Online Attackers

Domain registrar NetNames recently launched its Quarterly Fraud Report on March 20, 2008 that highlights increment in online frauds against banking

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/3/27

RSA Warns of Increased Fast-Flux Botnets Activities

Leading security provider, RSA, has informed that it has witnessed a hike in the usage of advanced methods to conceal command-and-control bots in

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SPAMfighter News 2008/3/26

Hack Possible on Flawed VLC Media Player

TorrentFreak, a torrent-watching Website, has reported a serious flaw in the well-known media player, VideoLan, also called the VCL Player for Mac and

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SPAMfighter News 2008/3/26

Supermarket Hack Puts 4.2 Million Customer Accounts at Risk

A supermarket chain in Maine reported on March 17, 2008 that a security breach into its system network put at risk debit and credit card accounts of about

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SPAMfighter News 2008/3/26

Bank Customers Receive 300 Phishing E-mails Everyday

Bank customers in Ireland are being targeted with as many as 300 phishing attacks per day

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/3/26

G-Archiver Identified as Malicious Spyware

G- Archiver, a program designed to backup a Gmail account to the hard disk of a local computer has been recently criticized after accusations that the

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/3/26

Botnets Use for Launching Cyber Attacks Rising

According to the Internet security experts, botnet use is rising and it should not surprise anyone because they are cheap and quite effective.

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SPAMfighter News 2008/3/25

Nigerian Scam Spammers Hooking Victims Onto Google Calendar Invites

BitDefender, vendor for data security and anti-virus software, announced on March 17, 2008 that its

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SPAMfighter News 2008/3/25

Phishing Attacks Rise Six-Fold on Indian Banks

According to the study by a security firm, Symantec, in a small time period of four months (October 2007-January 2008), Indian banking system has witnessed

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/3/25

VMware Solves Several Problems in its Hypervisor Application

VMware, the market leader in virtualized servers, has detected and patched seven vulnerabilities in its freely available edition of hypervisor, which on

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/3/25

SF University Falls Prey to Phishing Scam

Above 50,000 state students and faculty members of SF (San Francisco) State University have received fraud e-mails. The emails appear to be from the

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/3/25

Google Assisting Phishers to Spread Malware

According to McAfee, an Internet security software providing company, cyber crooks are increasingly exploiting loopholes in Google site to trick users to

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/3/25

FTC Fined Online Advertiser with $2.9 Million

As a part of a settlement agreement, an Internet advertising company, which is accused of tempting customers with misleading internet offers like

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SPAMfighter News 2008/3/24

Spam Blast Heavily in Early Months of 2008

According to MX Logic, a security company, spammers have expanded their

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/3/24

UK Surfers Worth a Shocking £361Billion to Identity Thieves

In a survey of YouGov conducted for VeriSign, the digital security company, it was revealed that an individual Internet user in United Kingdom could lose a

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/3/24

Some AV Continue to Fail in Identifying Rootkit & Rectifying Infections

According to the new test results conducted by an independent anti-virus testing company,

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/3/24

Hackers Subvert Massive Number of Pages With IFrame Redirects

According to security researchers, hackers in a new attack are continuously corrupting lakhs of Web pages by inserting IFrame redirects that take

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/3/24

Hack at Trend Micro Splash Malware onto 32 Pages

Trend Micro, an anti-virus vendor, confirmed on March 13, 2008 that some miscreants hacked portions

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/3/24

Click-Fraud Trojan Boost Revenue Via Google, Yahoo hits

Researchers at Symantec, a security company, have said that the popular search engines such as Yahoo, Google along with Baidu.com, the largest independent

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/3/22

Web Threats Expected to Dominate Online Security Landscape

According to the industry experts, in 2008, majority of security threats seems to originate from Web applications. Most of them will either come directly

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/3/22

Nashi Suspected for DDoS Attacks against Kommersant Website

Georgy Ivanov, Head of Kommersant's Legal Service, accepted that the organization's Website hit by organized Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/3/22

IRS Released List of Offensive Scams & Tax Schemes

The IRS (Internal Revenue Service) released a list of 12 most offensive scams and tax schemes for 2008, highlighted by online ...

SPAMfighter News - 2008/3/22

Financially-motivated Web Crimes - New Threat for Gulf Region

The new research by Trend Micro, the leading Internet content security company, revealed that the development of new and sophisticated Web technologies has

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/3/22

Father-Daughter Duo Carried out Boiler-room Fraud Worth $70 Million

On March 13, 2008, the US authorities informed the London Police Department about the fake online shares scam involving a huge amount of $70 Million (£35

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SPAMfighter News 2008/3/21

Hitman Scam Attacks Users of Computer in New Zealand

As per the officials at Consumer Ministry of New Zealand, as the 2008 Fraud Awareness week (March 3-10, 2008) came to an end, a new mail scam was reported

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/3/21

Hackers Infect 10,000 Web Pages to Steal Gamers’ Passwords

As per reports PCWorld published on March 12, 2008, hackers seeking to capture passwords for popular Internet games have caused infection in over 10,000 Web

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/3/21

Threat from Cyber-terrorism at par with Military Attacks

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the military alliance comprising democratic nations of North America and Europe, has warned that the threat to a

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/3/21

FTP –New Favorite of Hackers

According to researchers at F-Secure, a surge of new exploits have been found that employ File Transfer Protocol (FTP) instead of a malicious e-mail

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/3/21

Alerts Launched against Hacking Attacks this Olympic

The upcoming Olympic Games in Beijing have prompted alerts against hackers in various parts of China. According to Hong Kong's Commerce and Economic

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SPAMfighter News 2008/3/20

White Collars Easy to Dupe, Says Ultrascan

According to a research by Ultrascan, a Netherlands-based IT fraud agency, white-collar professionals, including doctors, engineers and architects, are

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SPAMfighter News 2008/3/20

University of Delaware Hit with Phishing Scam

Information Technologies Department of University of Delaware (UD), on March 11, 2008, warned all computer users at the campus to watch out for a new ...

SPAMfighter News 2008/3/20

Police in Arlington Heights Warns About Threatening Spam Mails

Police Department in Arlington Heights, on March 3, 2008, issued an alert to residents about an online scam that is distributing spam mails threatening to

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/3/20

Hacker Safety Seal is All Deceptive

As per reports, around 80,000 Websites globally bear a green color display that claims them to be sage from hacking. The display is given by ScanAlert, a

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/3/20

CA Forecasts Major Targets For Online Crime in 2008

Recently, CA Inc. issued, "Internet Security Outlook Report", which warns that Web 2.0 and social networks are some of the top targets potentially

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SPAMfighter News 2008/3/19

Tibet Photos: A New Trick to Entice Potential Victims

Cyber criminals seem to be frequently using the topic of Tibet to make entry into others' computers. The nation regularly gets some coverage from the press

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/3/19

Student Applicants at Harvard Affected in Computer Hacking

Harvard University's GSAS (Graduate School of Arts and Sciences) is notifying nearly 10,000 students that their private information was possibly compromised

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/3/19

Phishing Attacks Double But Online Banking Fraud Declines

On March 12, 2008, the UK payments association, Apacs, released statistics for 2007, which revealed that although there was a near doubling of ...

SPAMfighter News - 2008/3/19

Hackers Use Trojan to Rob Poker Players Off Their Funds

According to Chief Research Officer, Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure, a vendor of security software, criminals online are employing ...

SPAMfighter News - 2008/3/19

Countries Lacking Cyber Security Make eBay Customers Vulnerable to Phishing Attacks

eBay, an online e-commerce site, has hit seriously due to lack of interest in enforcement of regulations against cybercrime in certain countries like

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SPAMfighter News 2008/3/18

Small Pitcairn Islands Spams Out Most Junk

While the US, Russia and China may be originators of the world's major spam other smaller countries are also joining in. Data from Sophos, a security firm,

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SPAMfighter News 2008/3/18

Beijing Olympics Helping Scammers to Spread Malware

Security experts at Trend Micro, a software security providing company, said that malevolent XLS attachment that claims to contain valuable information

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/3/18

Virtumonde.gen Adware Package Ranked Highest in Malware Chart

Kaspersky Lab, an Internet security providing firm, revealed that during February 2008, Virtumonde.gen, a family of malware that accounted for 2.86% of

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/3/18

Hackers’ Attack Against Government Websites in India Increases

According to the information of CERT-In (Indian Computer Emergency Response Team) of the Department of Information Technology, which it has tracked, found

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/3/18

Federal Judge Penalizes Spyware Distributor

A US judge has granted a request by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to rule against a company for helping scammers to infect a huge number of computers

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/3/18

Chinese Hackers Claim Gaining Unauthorized Entry into Pentagon

A group of Chinese hackers has claimed to gain unauthorized entry to several high-protected computer systems of the US including the servers of the

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SPAMfighter News 2008/3/17

Spamming: Most Preferred Medium for Cyber Attackers

Symantec, the Security Company, has published its report, "The March State of Spam", in the first week of March 2008, noting that spam has become

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/3/17

UAE Users Fear to Shop Online

In its yearly consumer survey for 2007 involving over 400 United Arab Emirate (UAE) residents, Symantec, revealed that about 75% of them do not transacts

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/3/17

Trojans to be More Threatening Than Viruses

After an elaborate assessment of a number of malicious cyber threats in 2007, Kaspersky Labs has prepared its report entitled, "Kaspersky Security

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/3/17

ActiveX Bug Surfaces in RealPlayer Media Player

A noted security researcher at ActiveX revealed, on March 10, 2008, vulnerability in RealNetwork's RealPlayer could be easily exploited by hackers to take

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/3/17

Complex Malware Trends Flourishing, Says PandaLabs

According to PandaLabs, a computer security company, the surge in malware crafted to rob Internet users of their money is expected to influence current

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/3/17

Combination of SNMP and XSS Flaw Results in New Persistent Attacks

XSS, which prompts a Website to repeat the action of a malware that subsequently, gets installed

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SPAMfighter News 2008/3/15

Irish E-Mailers Relieved at Dramatic Decline in Virus & Spam

Research by IE Internet suggests that there has been a decline in virus-infected e-mails in Ireland to an unprecedented level of 2.6% in the month of

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SPAMfighter News 2008/3/15

Corporate Sector Vulnerable to Scam, Spam & Security Threats, Says Google

Google's annual report has confirmed that spam attacks creating a big problem to corporate businesses that associated with online operations and causing

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SPAMfighter News 2008/3/15

Around 30% Blogs Found to be Spam

As per WordPress founder, Matt Mullenweg, it has been noticed that spam blogs, or splogs, still posing an important threat in the blogsphere.

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/3/15

Malware Compromises Arsenal Fan Site

Arsenal fans meet with a variety of malware on Onlinegooner.com affecting computers with vulnerable

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/3/15

Virus Attack Compromises Information of Air Life Members

Following a hack at CHC, a forensic investigation revealed that a computer virus attack might have

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/3/15

NatWest Bank Customers Warned About Phishing Scam

A NatWest Bank branch in England is alerting customers about phishing e-mails purporting

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/3/15

Fake Phishing Showing “Dead” Castro Tricks into Installing Trojan

Bogus phishing e-mail showing former Cuban President, Castro, lying in a coffin with

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SPAMfighter News 2008/3/14

Spammers Use Obama, Clinton & Airline Company in Their Messages

Certain spamming campaigns have been found to use the names of Senators, Hilary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama, US presidential contenders from the

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/3/14

South Korea - Former Antivirus Chief Charged for Cheating

Ex-Chief Executive Officer of Media Port, Lee Shin-ja, 41, has been accused for unauthentic spreading of fake security software to around 4 Million users of

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/3/14

SMARTHOUSE Fall Victim to Plagiarizing Attack

According to The Sydney Morning Herald on March 4, 2008, an unknown hacker has been trying to tarnish the reputation of SMARTHOUSE, an Australian online

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/3/14

Lost Pentagon Data Could be Valuable to US Enemy

A computer network hack at the Pentagon in June 2007 resulted in the loss of a large amount of sensitive data, continues to threaten the national security,

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/3/14

Computer Cracker Uses Botnet to Install Adware

Robert M. Bentley, aged 21, is scheduled for sentencing on May 28, 2008 after being accused of participating in a computer fraud. The charge could result in

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/3/14

Automated Malware Troubling Yahoo & Microsoft IM

Officials at Microsoft and Yahoo have discovered a new automated malware program affecting the

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SPAMfighter News 2008/3/13

Cyber Miscreants Overcome CAPTCHA Hurdle to Increase Spam

Web security provider, MessageLabs, announced on March 6, 2008 that spam analysis for February 2008 has revealed that up to 4.6% of total spam was sourced

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SPAMfighter News 2008/3/13

Information Seizers Target Trusted Sites

A new cyber threat known as "drive-by downloading" could expose Internet users to identity fraud and theft while they would remain ignorant of

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SPAMfighter News 2008/3/13

Phishing Scam Targets UTS Students

The UTS (University of Technology Sydney), on March 6, 2008, alerted its students about fraud scammer e-mails that sought to grab their personal information

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SPAMfighter News 2008/3/13

Web Application-based Flaws Continue to Dominate

The number of threats based on Web programs continues to increase and the excessive number of vulnerabilities in many of these programs makes it convenient

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SPAMfighter News 2008/3/13

Oxfam Abused in E-mail Lottery Scam

Security professionals at software security company Sophos are alerting consumers against an e-mail scam that has just started by spoofing the name of

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SPAMfighter News 2008/3/13

Users Making Id Theft Simpler for Cyber Criminals, Claim Security Experts

The estimations prepared by Get Safe Online, a UK-based government Website that publishes ads on Internet security, show that around 10.8 Million people in

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SPAMfighter News 2008/3/12

Victims of Phishing Attacks Increase Sharply

There were over one million users who fell prey to phishing attacks in 2007, a greater

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SPAMfighter News 2008/3/12

Pornographic Spam Maligns Google Groups

According to InformationWeek news published on March 4, 2008, pictures and videos containing porn started appearing on pages of Google Groups with harmful

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SPAMfighter News 2008/3/12

DoJ Spoofed in Spam Claiming a Complaint

Researchers at anti-spam company, MX Logic, have uncovered a series of fake e-mails

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SPAMfighter News 2008/3/12

UK Companies Sufferers of Information Leak Valuing £1.4 Million

As per a research by privacy investigators at the Ponemon Institute, conducted under the leadership of Symantec, a security company, and PGP Corporation, an

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SPAMfighter News 2008/3/12

Cyber Attacks to Focus on Olympic 2008 Related Sites

There is a growing possibility that cyber criminals would aim their assaults on the approaching Olympic Games, Websense's Technical Consultant, Southeast

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SPAMfighter News 2008/3/12

MonaRonaDona Virus Propagates And Pushes Anti-Virus Scam

Malware writers have created malicious software called 'MonaRonaDona' that has sickened a large number of computers, leading to excitement on Internet

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SPAMfighter News 2008/3/11

Trial of Spam King to Commence in March

The trial of the spam king, Robert Soloway, will be held on March 24, 2008 at the US District Court for the Western District of Washington, as reported by

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SPAMfighter News 2008/3/11

Phishing Season is Around, Scams of Income Tax will Appear

State Spokesman for the Internet Revenue Service (IRS), David Stewart, said that scammers have become extremely clever. As the number of scams reaches new

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SPAMfighter News 2008/3/11

Numerous Incidents of Computer Hacking from China Perturbs Pentagon

In 2007, China developed methods to break into and craftily use computer networks in different places of the world. The practice is new and proves to be a

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SPAMfighter News 2008/3/11

Hacker Sabotaged Macao Government Website

The government of Macao, SAR (Special Administrative Region) released a press statement on March 3, 2008 to reveal a hack into the directory page of the

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