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March 2013

SPAMfighter News 2013/3/30

AlienVault Describes Sykipot Malware Assaults in Detail

Investigators from AlienVault a security company has just explained how malware assaults with the

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SPAMfighter News 2013/3/30

February 2013 Sees Most Cyber-attacks against Google Coming from Spammers

Kaspersky Labs, which has lately published its report on February 2013 spam, highlights that Google fell to maximum attacks by spammers during February

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SPAMfighter News 2013/3/29

Dr. Web Uncovers Fresh Mac Malware, Trojan Yontoo

Experts at Doctor Web the security company, of late, unearthed one fresh Mac Trojan known as Trojan.Yontoo.1 that compromises computers running Mac OS X

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SPAMfighter News 2013/3/29

‘South Korea’ Blames ‘North’ for Attacks through Chinese Malware

The largest-ever online assault against PCs of South Korea, within a span of 2-yrs, utilized a China-made malware, one early investigation has discovered

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SPAMfighter News 2013/3/28

Trojan Masked Free AV Software Targets 23 Brazilian Banks

A banking Trojan dispersing as the well-known free anti-virus (AV) solution from Avast is found to be

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SPAMfighter News 2013/3/28

Analysts Examine Malicious Software Utilized within South Korean Assaults

Plentiful reports are being published in connection with recent cyber-assaults, which paralyzed the websites of many financial institutions as well as TV

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SPAMfighter News 2013/3/27

CrySyS Describes Long-term Cyber-spying Malware just Discovered

Researchers belonging to CrySyS Lab a Hungary-situated security company recently unearthed one cyber-espionage scheme, which covered ten years-or-more of

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SPAMfighter News 2013/3/27

Man Detained for Alleged Bank Heist

On March 19, 2013, SOCA (Serious Organized Crime Agency) and PCeU (Police Central eCrime Unit) whose officers were listening to a speech at Benhurst

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SPAMfighter News 2013/3/26

SSU Warned 25,000 Students and Staff Members of Data Security Breach

According to University Officials, Salem State University (Boston, Massachusetts, US) has warned around 25,000 former and current students and staff members

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SPAMfighter News 2013/3/26

Computer Virus to be Blamed for Computer Failures in South Korea

According to an official close to the ongoing investigation reported that a computer virus and not a

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SPAMfighter News 2013/3/25

Ramnit Bot Returns with Improved Anti-detection Capabilities: MMPC

According to MMPC (Microsoft malware Protection Center), the creators of Botnet Ramnit - software

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SPAMfighter News 2013/3/25

China’s Cyber Security Attacked by Dangerous Threat, Claims CNERT

Chinese national computer monitoring center, called, National Computer Network Emergency Response Technical Team Coordination Center (CNCERT) launched a

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SPAMfighter News 2013/3/23

Massive Cyber-attack Strikes Telenor, Major Telecommunications Company of Norway

According to local media, Telenor the telecommunications giant of Norway has been struck with an advanced cyber-attack; thus reported softpedia.com dated

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SPAMfighter News 2013/3/23

Chameleon Botnet, Generator of Click Frauds, Steals $6m

According to experts from security research and traffic-examining company Spider.io, one new botnet known as Chameleon is actively pilfering over $6m every

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SPAMfighter News 2013/3/22

Bitdefender Warns Internet Users on Fake Bank of America Campaigns

Security firm, Bitdefender is alarming Internauts on the numerous scam e-mails dispersed by the Bank of America since a random hacker disclosed the details

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SPAMfighter News 2013/3/22

“Express Shipment Notification” Junk Messages Circulating Online, Cautions Sophos

Sophos the security company cautions that spam mails bearing an all-time familiar title "Express Shipment Notification" have been spotted on the

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SPAMfighter News 2013/3/21

Phishing E-mail for Grabbing Account Login Details within Google Documents: MX Lab

According to MX Lab, security researchers have detected phishing e-mails that are designed

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SPAMfighter News 2013/3/21

AOL Subscribers Warned of Fresh Phishing E-mail Scam

Security researchers are cautioning about one fresh phishing e-mail scam that aims at

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SPAMfighter News 2013/3/20

MiniDuke Hampers Java and Internet Explorer Vulnerabilities to Compromise Computers

On analysis of the MiniDuke backdoor, researchers from Kaspersky and CrySyS Lab have discovered some latest infection mechanisms that remained unknown till

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SPAMfighter News 2013/3/20

Majority Attacks Posed on US Companies Originate from US

The recently released Global Threat Intelligence Report by Security solutions provider, Solutionary, while claim holds true against China and other

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SPAMfighter News 2013/3/19

Fake E-mails Masquerade as Missives from Hotel Atlantic, Cautions Sophos

According to security researchers from Sophos the security company, Internauts are suggested towards not clicking unsolicited e-mails which seem as arriving

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SPAMfighter News 2013/3/19

Encryption Malware Increasingly Infecting PCs in Spain and France

Dr. Web the Russian anti-virus firm is reporting one currently circulating massive ...

SPAMfighter News 2013/3/18

Phishers Exploit FIFA World Cup, Disseminate Malicious Software, Seize Credit Card Info

Security researchers from Kaspersky caution Web-surfers that several craftily-created websites have been released piggy-backing on the forthcoming soccer

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SPAMfighter News 2013/3/18

Cyber Thieves Continue to Target New Zealand and Australian Banks

Cyber-criminals haven't yet stopped dispatching fake notifications designed for so duping online bankers having accounts with New Zealand and Australian

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SPAMfighter News 2013/3/16

E-mail Scammers on the Prowl, Warn Experts

According to security experts, online scammers are entering Internet-users' mailboxes pretending to be friends, advocates or police officials, through

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SPAMfighter News 2013/3/16

Chinese Attackers Hacked into RBA

RBA (Reserve Bank of Australia) became a victim of multiple hacks unleashed two years back during November 2011. The attacks involved ...

SPAMfighter News 2013/3/15

US Army CID Bewares Internet Users of E-mail Phishing Scam

Cyber criminals are trying to replicate members of the US Army Criminals Investigation Command via e-mail, claiming that they are from the "office of

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SPAMfighter News 2013/3/15

Malicious E-mails Imitating EFTPS Presently Targeting Taxpayers, Bewares MX Lab

MX Labs is bewaring internet users about malicious e-mails supposing from the US Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS).

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SPAMfighter News 2013/3/14

Seculert Claims: Connection between APT1-Themed Spear Phishing Campaign in Japan and China

On the recently released post-Mandiant's APT1 report, researchers at Seculert discovered a connection between spear ...

SPAMfighter News 2013/3/14

Internauts are Cautious about Bogus E-mail Impersonating Delta Airlines

Internauts are suggested to neglect opening files attached to doubtful-looking scam e-mail that seems to be coming from Delta Airlines, said softpedia.com

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SPAMfighter News 2013/3/14

LogMeIn Subscribers Cautioned about Phishing E-mails

According to MX Lab a security research company in Belgium, LogMeIn subscribers have been asked for being vigilant about ...

SPAMfighter News 2013/3/14

Fake E-mails Purport to be from Microsoft DCU, says Sophos

Sophos, the security company, has highlighted that Microsoft is alerting all Internauts towards being watchful of one fraudulent electronic mail asserting

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SPAMfighter News 2013/3/12

Ransomware Users Windows Power Shell to Infect Victims Files

Security firm Sophos have disclosed a fascinating piece of ransomware that uses Window Power Shell- the scripting language that permit system administrators

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SPAMfighter News 2013/3/12

Bogus Employment Opportunities Advertised through Spam Mails; Dynamoo Blog

Dynamoo's blog is cautioning Internauts for being watchful of bogus employment opportunities presented through spam mails, as reported softpedia.com dated

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SPAMfighter News 2013/3/11

Fake ADP Notification E-mail Distributes Malware

MX Lab a security company based in Belgium has detected one fresh e-mail campaign that distributes Trojan under the heading "ADP TotalSource Automated

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SPAMfighter News 2013/3/11

ACH Purported Fake E-mails Notify Completed Transaction

According to researchers from BitDefender the security company, Internauts require being wary about fraudulent e-mails that come as notifications from ACH

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SPAMfighter News 2013/3/9

Fake Adobe Flash Player Websites Dispersing Malware found by Symantec

Security experts of Symantec have revealed fake Adobe Flash player update website that offer malware. Visually, the malevolent websites are very well

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SPAMfighter News 2013/3/9

Drop Box Users Report getting Spam Emails

Dropbox, a famous cloud storage website is observing a resurgence of users complaining about spam received a Drop box particular email addresses, published

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SPAMfighter News 2013/3/8

Trustwave Warns Internauts about the Bogus Notifications Imitating the Firm

Security firm, Trustwave is bewaring naïve users to be attentive of the counterfeit notifications that seem to be coming from the company.

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SPAMfighter News 2013/3/8

Phishing E-mails Purporting to be from Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Circulating

Phishing e-mails posing as messages sent from Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook are presently circulating online while aiming at unwitting

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SPAMfighter News 2013/3/8

Barclay’s Clients Targeted with Phishing E-mail Claiming Important Security Alert

Barclay Bank's clients are being advised for remaining vigilant about scam e-mails that tell them there's an important security message inside their inbox,

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SPAMfighter News 2013/3/7

OPP Requests the Internet Users to be Careful of Scam E-mails

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were urging local residents at Ontario, Canada to be aware of an online scam making round in the internet masquerading a

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SPAMfighter News 2013/3/7

Bit9 Breach Beginning in July 2012

According to evidence being collected by the security experts evaluating the incident, Cyber Intelligence hackers who broke into the Security firm initially

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SPAMfighter News 2013/3/6

Phishing Scam Hits users of Yahoo! and BT Yahoo!

Security specialists are cautioning users of British Telecom (BT) Yahoo! as well as the usual Yahoo! Mail for being vigilant of fake notifications wherein

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SPAMfighter News 2013/3/6

MMPC Researchers Find Fresh Editions of Gamarue Worm

Security researchers from Microsoft malware Protection Center (MMPC) warn about Gamarue the

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SPAMfighter News 2013/3/5

Tibetan Themed Assault Triggered Via Nvidia Exploitation Detected

According to researchers at Sophos the anti-virus firm, one online-attack has been identified which

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SPAMfighter News 2013/3/5

Symantec Rediscovers Stuxnet in Fresh Version

Symantec, in its new report just published, talks about the old Stuxnet worm that was used for damaging Iran's nuclear scheme, as being re-discovered in a

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SPAMfighter News 2013/3/4

POEA Cautions Employment Hunters of Scam E-mails

POEA has cautioned job-hunters regarding a phishing e-mail scam, which falsely talks about

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SPAMfighter News 2013/3/4

Phishing Scam Supposedly from Coca-Cola Spreading Across SA, Alerts PenBev

PenBev the bottling company of Coca-Cola situated inside the Western Cape locality of South Africa is cautioning about several ...

SPAMfighter News 2013/3/4

Oil Rigs in Oceanic Regions Hit Due to Malware Assaults

Security researchers have alerted about a number of oil rigs in the ocean that recently got contaminated with malicious software inadvertently pulled down

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SPAMfighter News 2013/3/1

Fredericton Man Bewares ‘CRA’ Scam E-mail

A resident of Fredericton, Tony Short is advising taxpayers regarding a scam that contained e-mails supposing from Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), reported

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SPAMfighter News 2013/3/1

Citizen Calls RCMP since Getting a Fake Card E-mail

On February 18, 2013, an anxious citizen contacted the Duncan/North Cowichan Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) telling he'd got an e-mail posing as a

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