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March 2012

SPAMfighter News 2012/3/31

Telstra BigPond Cautions Subscribers about Hoax E-mails

A fake electronic mail posing as a message from BigPond, the biggest ISP of Telstra the telecom giant of Australia, is presently circulating online, while

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/31

Phishing Scam Masquerades as IRS, Attacks Businessmen

Specialists from Sophos the security company have warned of fake e-mails posing as messages from IRS (Internal Revenue Service) that presently circulating

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/31

ISPs to Adopt Proposed Online Safety Measures

FCC (Federal Communications Commission) has said that prominent ISPs (Internet Service Providers) in unanimous way have consented to adopt the

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/31

50% Decline in Spam E-mail Announces IBM

IBM's Security Group, X-Force, currently released its 2011 trend and risk report that surveyed 4,000 customers and observed a 50% decline of spam e-mail in

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/30

New DHL Tracking Notification E-mails are Spam

Sophos is cautioning Internauts about one spoofed e-mail supposedly from DHL, which issuing a notification accompanied with a Tracking number and hitting

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/30

ESET Unleashes a New Data Stealing Trojan: Win32/Georbot

Security firm, ESET revealed a nasty data stealing botnet, Win32/Georbot, with many communication features recently in January 2012. The ...

SPAMfighter News 2012/3/29

Websites Divert End-users onto Rogue AVs Generated on Google

According to researchers from GFI Software the security company, cyber-crooks have hijacked many well-known websites and modified them to divert end-users

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/29

Scammers Targeting Members of Pinterest

Researchers at Symantec have cautioned that scammers are aiming attack on Web-surfers, from the newest social-networking site "Pinterest" through

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/29

Russian Police Detain 8 Cyber-criminals

The security agency of Russia, FSB (Federal Security Service) recently detained 8 computer-hackers suspected of stealing $4.5m during October-December 2011,

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/29

Nu.nl Website Contracts Trojan Sinowal

Dutch Web-surfers lately became targets of a one hijacked website, which reportedly was the widely-visited news site, nu.nl of Holland. Actually, after

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/28

Three Online Crooks Face Arrest in Jakarta

Police in Jakarta lately arrested three cyber-criminals on charges they organized an online fraud through e-mail, thus published thejakartapost.com dated

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/28

Skype Coupons Related Website Delivering Malware

According to GFI Labs, its researchers have found the skypevouchers.com themed website as presently delivering ...

SPAMfighter News 2012/3/28

Italy’s Post Office Customers Victimized with Fake Mails

A phishing scam that has been targeting Italians in the history tries to trick internet

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/28

Duqu Malware’s Developers are Traditional School Programmers, States Kaspersky

Duqu, a malware that has been sophisticatedly created for espionage and bears an association with

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/27

Surge in Cyber Attacks on China from Overseas

Cyber attack on China from overseas swelled in 2011, accounting to 8.9 Million computers from 5 Million during 2010, as per a report released by the

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/27

Fresh Duqu Variant Emerges, Demonstrates Duqu Gang Active

According to security researchers from Symantec, the gang controlling and operating Trojan Duqu seems as continuing to attack, changing the components to

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/27

Sheriff Office Alerts Phishing Scam Making Round in the Internet

The Okaloosa Sheriff Office (Okaloosa County, Florida) is alerting net users about a ...

SPAMfighter News 2012/3/27

New Phishing Mails Masquerades Verizon

A Telecom giant, Verizon is cautioning its customers about two different fake e-mails targeting the company, making rounds in the internet, highlights news

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/26

Virus Scam Targeting Computers of Northern Ireland Inhabitants

The Northern Ireland Police have issued an alert to all residents for being vigilant about an odd PC-virus, which's presently circulating online to infect

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/26

Virus Bulletin Tests Show Less Spam Blockage by Anti-spam Solutions

Security certification agency Virus Bulletin, which operates independently, has declared its most recent outcomes of the comparative review of ...

SPAMfighter News 2012/3/26

Ransomware Authors Routinely Altering Tricks, States Microsoft

According to security experts at Microsoft, the period 2010-11 has been witness to a rise in ...

SPAMfighter News 2012/3/26

False Digital Certificate Signature Validates Malware; Kaspersky

Kaspersky the security company recently found a malicious program floating across the Web which it recognized as Trojan.Win32.Mediyes and also which carried

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/26

Apple’s Newest iPad Release Excites Spammers Too

Soon after Apple introduced its latest iPad in the market, Sophos the security company reports that spammers have begun exploiting people's immense

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/24

Kaspersky finds Malware Sans File Installation Function

Researchers from Kaspersky the security company claim they discovered malicious software, which quite unnaturally doesn't load any file to the infected

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/24

GFI Software Uncovers Phony LinkedIn E-mails

GFI Software the security research company recently alerted Web-surfers to fake e-mails posing as communications from LinkedIn the business networking

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/24

BBB Cautions about Phishing E-mails Supposedly from American Express

BBB issued an alert to everyone for remaining vigilant of a phishing e-mail that

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/24

AT&T Masqueraded Phishing E-mails Target Californians

La Crescenta (Los Angeles County, California, USA) resident John Lajeuness, an AT&T subscriber along with more customers lately got one ...

SPAMfighter News 2012/3/23

Ransomware Leaves Russia for Germany and US

According to Trend Micro, which published some newly-gathered statistics, the Russian market isn't any longer inflicted with ransom Trojans as the ...

SPAMfighter News 2012/3/23

Phishing Scam Targets LAN Airlines for Credit Card Particulars

A new phishing scam is distributing bulk electronic mails supposedly from LAN Airlines

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/23

Gmail Accountholders Charge Google for Dispatching E-mail Supposedly from Them

Gmail accountholders are disturbed apparently, after learning that Google, the major Internet search-engine and provider of the Gmail service, is

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/23

CRA Warns Taxpayers of Phishing Mails

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is bewaring Canadian taxpayers to remain cautious of tax-themed ...

SPAMfighter News 2012/3/22

Tibet Organization Victimized through Targeted Attacks

Alien Vault has launched a wide range of spear phishing attacks against a Tibetan

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/22

SingTel asks Clients to Beware of Phishers

SingTel has cautioned subscribers of its SingNet service that fraudulent, phishing

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/22

Microsoft’s Security Update Fixes Critical Windows Flaw

Microsoft, this month (March 2012), has issued 6 security patches, fixing 7 flaws within its software applications after rating one flaw as

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/22

Fake ‘Web Player’ Diverts onto Sites Designed for Card Theft

According to BitDefender, one fake Internet video player has been spotted known as Web Player, which end-users are getting presented with when they do an

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/21

Students are Warned for Phishing E-mails by University of Delaware

The university of Delaware (UD)(US), is cautioning its students of a new phishing emails

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/21

Nokia Cautions Users of Lottery Scam

Nokia, a leader in mobile device market, has published an official communication for all its users spread across the world with a precautionary alert

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/21

POEA Cautions Foreign Employment Seekers of Fake Recruitment E-mails

POEA has issued a security advisory to job-hunters stating they mustn't answer e-mails, which are captioned "You are selected!" particularly if

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/21

CRTC at Last Registers Regulations for Curbing Spam

CRTC i.e. Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission, after preparing its Electronic Commerce Protection Regulations in connection with the

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/20

Spammers Disturbing Malware through Dropbox’s URLs

Spammers are abusing a Dropbox feature to push both malware and pharmaceuticals that permit users

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/20

New Jersey Attorney General Cautions about E-mail Scam

Officials from the office of New Jersey (USA) Attorney General have issued an alert to residents for being vigilant of a formal-appearing e-mail advising

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/20

Issues Related to Kelihos’ Return

Senior researchers from ESET has confirmed recent reports about the return of Kelihos, the botnet which Kaspersky and Microsoft jointly shutdown in 2011.

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/20

Fake Lottery E-mail Cons CNMI Resident

A resident of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Mariana Islands, USA, lately talked with the Attorney General's Office (AGO)

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/19

Scam FedEx E-mail Targets Munger Lady

A woman from Munger, Lynne Wiita, lately, became the victim of a scam e-mail while it posed as a message from "Fed Express Services," thus

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/19

Phishing E-mail Warning for Employment Seekers

HMIL is warning job-hunters and everybody overall to be wary of scam e-mails falsely promising jobs, and purporting to be from the company, in return of

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/19

GFI Compiles Top Ten E-Threats for February 2012

GFI Software, which listed the ten most-prevalent security threats for February 2012, ranked Trojan:Win32.Generic as No.1 with 35.63% detections. The ...

SPAMfighter News 2012/3/19

Fake AV Programs Increasing, Highlights GFI within New Monthly Report

GFI Software, which released its February 2012 report, emphasizes on the continuously increasing number of fake anti-viruses, while states that fresh

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/17

Researchers Reveals a Rise in Domain Generation Algorithm

According to new research by Damballa, the evasion method also called as obfuscation method include the increased utilization of domain generation

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/17

Fresh PC-Trojan still more Dangerous; BitDefender

One fresh PC-Trojan that aims attacks against banks, currently, acts still more dangerously, as it utilizes compromised Internet sites during the process of

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/17

Fresh E-mail Scam Abuses Name of CFPB

Officials of Better Business Bureau (BBB) warn that scam e-mails, which are circulating online, pose as communications from CFPB (Consumer Financial

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/17

Avast Exposes Malware-Infected Subscription Traps

Of recent, Avast held a number of websites responsible for circulating contentious software tools and enticing software applications and misleading naïve

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/16

Locally Customized Ransomware Attacks Finnish Internet-users

Police in Finland have issued an alert to the public about a "ransomware" spreading online, while coming from the Trojan:W32/Ransom ...

SPAMfighter News 2012/3/16

Fresh Malicious Program Conceals Victims’ Folders/Files, Warns BitDefender

BitDefender warns that one fresh malicious program is currently taking advantage of PC-operators' apprehensions via hiding their folders and files from

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/16

Fresh Bulk E-mail Campaign Canvasses Demonstration against Putin

Security specialists from Symantec the security company warn that one fresh surge in spam mails supporting a rally to bring down Vladimir Putin, the

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/16

Cyber Crooks Exploits Status of Google in a New Campaign

Computer security firm "GFI software" warned recently that the cyber scammers are exploiting search huge Google's popularity so as their drugs

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/15

Strange ‘Duqu’ Code Puzzles Kaspersky’s Researchers

Security researchers at Kaspersky Labs while studying the Duqu malicious program suddenly felt like stumped out when they found a mysterious code in it

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/15

Evolution of Malware Threat: A Glance at the Past Decade

As per a new study by Microsoft recently estimating the growth of cyber threats, types is assumed to grow up from a mere thousand in 1991 to a million in

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/15

Finland, Least Malware Infected Country Worldwide; Norman

Norman a security company recently conducted a research, according to which, infection rates are the lowest in Finland among all the countries of the globe

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/15

Concordia University Issues Phishing E-mail Alert

Canada-based Concordia University's IITS (Instructional and Information Technology Services) has issued an alert to users for being vigilant about ...

SPAMfighter News 2012/3/14

Word Press Users Attacked by False AV Attack

Websense, a Security Company has spotted a new gush of mass malware disrupt during a wellknown ...

SPAMfighter News 2012/3/14

Supposed ‘Nuclear’ File Attachment on Iran Delivers Trojan

One fresh personalized e-mail assault has been found exploiting the growing concern about the so-called progressively building nuclear program in Iran

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/14

New THOR Botnet Nearly Ready to be Sold, Price $8,000

One fresh botnet named 'Thor' is being built whose architecture is decentralized and which uses peer-to-peer technology. This botnet, understandably, is

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/14

Judge Prolongs Operation, Massive DNSChanger Infections to Continue

The last date for a short-term solution by FBI for a malicious activity being conducted online has been prolonged, according to one federal judge of U.S.

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/13

Spam an Increasing Menace for American Businesses; GFI

According to GFI Software, which conducted a poll of American businesses, nearly 50% enterprises sustained data-hacks caused with junk e-mails, whilst the

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/13

Major Cyber-assaults Hit NASA During 2010-11, the Agency Admits

The national station in USA for space research, NASA states that it actually encountered over 5,000 Internet assaults causing ...

SPAMfighter News 2012/3/13

Inapt Images Caused by Virus in School

Last month, obscene image of a woman draped in scanty clothes appeared on the screen due to computer

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/13

Fake Notification E-mail Supposedly from US SEC Results in Malware

According to security company GFI, notifications posing as arriving from the United States SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) are targeting people's

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/12

Video Websites Behind Greatest Threat of Malevolent Web-links; Kaspersky

Kaspersky Labs, which recently released its 2011 Security Bulletin, states that video entertainment websites like YouTube pose the maximum danger to

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/12

Phishing Scam Attacked OSU Faculty and Staff

Faculty and staff at Oklahoma State University (OSU) are receiving phishing e-mails and

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/12

Link Farms Injecting Malware in Search Engine Results

According to Team Leader malware Researcher, Chris Larsen at Blue Coat System, similar to the

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/12

Valentine’s Day-related E-mails Increased Spam Volumes During February 2012, Reports Symantec

Symantec Corp., which lately published its Symantec Intelligence Report (February 2012) results, yet again demonstrated how spam volumes rose whenever a

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/12

Spoofed E-mail Masquerades as Tax-software Vendor Intuit, Aims at Its Buyers

One fresh phishing e-mail campaign posing as communication from Intuit, the firm that

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/10

Supporters of Anonymous Deceptively Made to Load ZeuS

Numerous people supporting Anonymous, the number unknown, have been contaminated with a bogus DDoS program that steals passwords related to free web-mail

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/10

Skype Subscribers Targeted with One Fresh Phishing Scam

A phishing e-mail campaign exploiting consumers of Skype is presently circulating online,

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/10

Fresh Cridex Trojan hits Web-surfers for 137 Financial Institutions

Irvine-California based M86 Security Labs, which provides gateway solutions, has declared that its researchers have found one Trojan virus called Cridex

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/10

Council Cautions Consumers about Hoax E-mail

Fiji's Consumer Council is warning users against answering any e-mail or clicking any web-link that they may get, in connection with Internet banking, from

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/9

CIMA Alerts Taxpayers about Fraudulent E-mails

Officials from CIMA (Cayman Islands Monetary Authority) have issued an alert to taxpayers for remaining vigilant about one fresh e-mail scam, which by

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/9

Symantec Report Highlights Fresh Online Assaults Masquerading as BBB

Symantec Corp. just published its Symantec Intelligence Report of February 2012, according to which, one fresh surge in cyber-assaults are masquerading as

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/9

Scam E-mails Victimizes Rogers

Recently, the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service in Toronto was informed about an ongoing conspicuous computer scam in the Toronto region, reports Sootoday on

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/9

Hacking, Malware Represent the Greatest of Threats for Data Breaches during 2011

Verizon, which has published its Data Breach Investigation Report of 2012, points out that data breaches during 2011 took place with hacking and malware as

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/8

Lin’s Worldwide Fame Results in Targeted Malware Assaults

According to Trend Micro, malware-attackers are exploiting the enormous worldwide fame of Jeremy Lin the basketball player as bait for duping e-mail users

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/8

Fresh Banker Trojan Propagating all over Holland and UK; Symantec

One fresh banker Trojan is getting disseminated inside the United Kingdom as well as The Netherlands, cautions Symantec the security company.

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/8

Facebook Accountholders have ‘Pink Fraud’ on their Pages

According to BitDefender's specialists, the Pink Facebook fraud from its foremost appearance on the social network's pages has been seen in various

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/8

CSUN Information Technology Personnel Caution Pupils about Fraudulent E-mails

The IT Department of CSUN has spread an alert amongst its students for being watchful of one fresh fraudulent e-mail, which's presently hitting their

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/7

Cyber Attack on Official Site of Stephenie Meyer

The website of renowned author, Stephenie Meyer, widely acclaimed for the Twilight Saga, (stepheniemeyer.com) is being hacked by cyber criminals, as claimed

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/7

Spam Mails Invade Inboxes of The Beatles’ Fans

Sophos the security company has detected one new spam campaign, which uses the name of 'The Beatles' the legendary music rock band of Britain to attack

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/7

New Kind of Assault Targets Internet-Banking Clients, Finds Trusteer

Security researchers from Trusteer the security company based in USA have detected one fresh assault against people using Internet banking.

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SPAMfighter News - 2012/3/7

U.S. Democrat Thompson Cautions about Fresh Nigerian E-mail Scam

Fake e-mails are spreading supposedly from the American Ambassador to African country Ghana that uses an e-newsletter format of 2010 Democratic Member Mike

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/6

Fake Anti-viruses Continue as also Remain Unchanged

According to investigators from Zscaler the security company, fake anti-virus software, which gain

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/6

ESET Spots Fresh Rovnix Rootkit Strain

Researchers from ESET claim they've just discovered one fresh variant of the notorious rootkit Win32/Rovnix, which aims attacks on Windows operating system.

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/6

Canada’s OPP Backing Proposed Bill C-30

According to the news from caledoncitizen.com dated February 23, 2012, OPP (Ontario Provincial Police) has fully endorsed the Bill C-30 or

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/6

Anonymous’ Supporters Cause taking Interpol Website Offline Following Arrests

Supporters of Anonymous a well-known hacker cabal tentatively compelled the shutdown of Interpol's key website following the detention of 25 supporters the

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/5

Kaspersky Claims that Political Spam Campaigns More Apparent

As per the latest monthly report of Kaspersky, as the year guarantees to be combined with political incidents of international significance, spammers are

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/5

DDOS Attack Kicks Hacker Billboard Paste Bin

Botnet has put patebin.com under attack from the last 16 hours. Someone is using the botnet to send millions of requests to its servers in order to flood

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/5

SMEs Under Cyber Attacks

Cyberattackers are now more focused towards targeting more on small and medium (SMEs) non-IT enterprises rather then big IT companies, reports The Times of

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/5

IRS Cautions about Fraudsters Actively Executing Malicious ‘IT’ E-mail Campaigns

Officials from IRS (Internal Revenue Service) are cautioning the general public of Internet fraudsters who are increasingly employing methodologies for

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/3

Phishing E-mail Hitting Residents of Sarasota County

Florida-situated Sarasota County's Sheriff Office has issued an alert to residents that scam e-mails are posing as messages from Comcast XFINITY and that

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/3

NORIS Temporarily Offline

It's almost 2 days that one crucial PC because of vital data stored on it, benefiting many local counties, is in a non-functional state. Consequently, NORIS

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/3

Belgian PCs Contaminated with Malware Posing as e-Cops

Malware is presently attacking computers of Belgian Internauts as it circulates pretending to be 'e-Cops,' published datanews.knack.be dated February 21,

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SPAMfighter News 2012/3/3

Adoption of DGAs towards Escaping Detection

Malware generators are switching over to flexible domain generation algorithms (DGAs) to avoid the detection and avert their botnets from being put off by

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