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March 2014

SPAMfighter News 2014/3/31

FireEye Reveals that News of Missing MH370 Being Exploited in Advanced Cyberattacks

FireEye, a renowned security vendor, says that a series of sophisticated cyberattacks have exploited the news of missing, ill-fated jetliner MH370 of

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/31

The Chamber of Commerce of Bennington Loses Data due to Computer Virus

Washingtontimes.com reported on 25th March, 2014 stating that the Chamber of Commerce in Bennington, Vermont, US has lost maximum of its files due to a ...

SPAMfighter News 2014/3/31

Web Servers with Old version of Linux Attacked by Cybercriminals

A large number of websites are being hit on a wide-scale owing to unsupported OS (operating systems), according to research conducted by security firm

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/31

Netcraft Reveals: Hijacked WordPress Blogs Hosted 12% of Phishing Websites in February 2014

News.netcraft.com published a report on 24th March, 2014 quoting Netcraft, an Internet security research and services company, as saying "Compromised

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/31

Largo Business Firm Attacked by Major Cyber Scam

When Largo firm Tech Data was recently targeted by a cyber scam, its fraud manager called the city police for assistance. Nbcnews.com reported on 21st

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/31

Bitdefender says that Scammers Exploiting Ukraine Crisis via Bogus Online Scams

Security firm Bitdefender has revealed that cybercriminals are seeking assistance from kind-hearted victims with bogus distress emails for vacationers who

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/28

The Law Society Warns Firms to Be Cautious of Phishing Emails

Lawgazette.co.uk reported on 19th March, 2014 stating that solicitors received scam 'Trojan horse' emails purporting to come from the 'Law Society'

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/28

Companies have to Spend $500 Bn to Deal with Malware in Pirated Software - Study

Betanews.com reported on 19th March, 2014 quoting a recent study stating that companies across the globe are estimated to spend USD 500 billion in 2014 to

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/27

Website of Car Maker Citroen Hacked by Miscreants

Softpedia.com reported on 18th March, 2014 stating that the German website of the French car manufacturer Citroen, shop.citroen.de, a site for buying

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/27

Information of 5,400 Patients Compromised due to Hacking of Valley View Hospital

Gjsentinel.com reported on 14th March, 2014 stating that Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, US says a ...

SPAMfighter News 2014/3/26

Hacker Imprisoned for Hacking Online Accounts of Women

Softpedia.com reported on 18th March, 2014 stating that 20 year old Jared James Abrahamas of Temecula, California (US) who hacked PCs of several females

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/26

Attackers of Mt. Gox Chief Executive Circulate Bitcoin-Stealing Malware

According to Kaspersky the security company, a condensed file of transaction documents compiled at the firm Mt. Gox, which hackers lately exposed online

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/25

Trend Micro says that Cybercriminals Exploit Mass Killing in China to Distribute Malware

Security experts of security firm Trend Micro reveal that cybercriminals are leveraging the recent incident in which many people were stabbed to death at a

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/25

Spammers Exploit Gamers’ Interest in GTA V for Disseminating Malware

In an alert by Trend Micro, cyber-criminals are exploiting the buzz surrounding soon-to-be shipped PC edition of the Grand Theft Auto 5 (GTA V) video-game

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/24

Criminals Exploit Tragedy of Missing Flight MH370 to Spread Malware on Facebook

Itproportal.com reported on 14th March, 2014 stating a warning by security experts as "scammers are exploiting this tragedy of mysteriously disappeared

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/24

Cancer Scam Hoax Email Impersonating NICE Targets Users

News.com.au reported on 14th March, 2014 stating that thousands of people are being worried, frightened and confused having received scam emails purporting

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/22

Spam Campaign Hitting Internauts’ Mailboxes Masquerade as Sky.com, Caution Specialists

Researchers from ThreatTrack Security the security company along with Conrad Longmore Security Blogger at Dynamoo's Blog have cautioned Internet-users to be

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/22

Internet Attacks from 2m-or-more IPs within Romania Reported during 2013

According to CERT-RO, the Computer Security Incident Response Team of Romania, during 2013, it got more than 43m computer security warnings associated with

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/21

NSA Apparently Impersonates Facebook to Spread Malware

Dailymail.co.uk reported on 13th March, 2014 stating that former NSA contractor Edward Snowden leaked latest compilation of national security particulars

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/21

More than 100,000 WordPress Sites Used for DDoS Attacks

Techradar.com published on March 12th, 2014, stating a warning of security pundits according to which in excess of 100,000 Wordpress websites have

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/20

NSA Developed Malware Permitting it to Infect Large Number of Computers Worldwide

Securityweek.com reported on 12th March, 2014 stating that a report based on leaked and classified documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/20

Malwarebytes Observes that Account Hijacking Trojan Spreads Via Facebook Messages

Security vendor Malwarebytes has asserted that a computer Trojan is embezzling account data and credentials by spreading like wildfire on Facebook.

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/19

Safe Nest Warns Public about Phishing Email Scam

Fox5vegas.com reported on 11th March, 2014 stating that Safe Nest is alerting public to be wary of a ...

SPAMfighter News 2014/3/19

Mike Bolhuis, a Private Investigator, Becomes Victim of Internet Scam

Iol.co.za reported on 12th March, 2014 stating that the name of Mike Bolhuis, Private Investigator and Head of Specialized Security Services of South

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/19

Dell says that Surging Value of Bitcoin Leads to More Attention of Cybercriminals

According to annual threat report released last year by Dell SonicWALL Threat Research Team, the soaring value of the Bitcoin digital currency in 2013 has

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/18

Australia Left Out in APT Assaults during 2013, Finds Security Company

FireEye the security firm, which lately published its '2013 Advanced Threat Report' discovered that perpetrators of sinister as well as personalized APTs

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/18

Aggressive ‘Snake’ Virus Infects Ukraine’s PC-Networks: BAE Systems

BAE Systems of Britain just released a Whitepaper reporting a new powerful cyber-weapon, which has been dubbed 'Snake, as it contaminated many PC-networks

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/18

Action Fraud Cautions about Scam E-mails Notifying Parking Violation

According to Action Fraud, the fraud reporting agency of national stature in UK, e-mail scammers are dispatching bogus messages, which assert that users

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/15

Expanded Cyber-crime Space Dubbed ‘dark web’ is Highlight of McAfee’s Report

McAfee, in its most recent three-month security report titled "McAfee Labs Threats Report: Fourth Quarter 2013," highlights an expanding

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/15

Cybercriminals Attack many Organizations in New Cyber Espionage Campaign

Security researchers of security firm Trend Micro discovered a new cyber espionage campaign targeting many organizations of different industries.

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/14

IRAS Cautions Singaporeans about Tax-Related Fake E-mails

IRAS recently issued an alert for the country's taxpayers for remaining vigilant about scam e-mails related to tax refunds currently pretending to be from

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/14

French Experts have Cracked and Opened BitCrypt Ransomware

Infosecurity-magazine.com reported during last week of February 2014 stating that two French researchers Cedric Pernet and Fabien Perigaud have identified a

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/13

Cyber-Criminals Post Bogus Videos on Facebook Accounts for Disseminating Trojan

BitDefender the security company is warning of cyber-criminals who're attempting at duping people into planting ...

SPAMfighter News 2014/3/13

BBB Warns about Scams Circulating on Pinterest

Golocalprov.com reported on 4th March, 2014 stating that Better Business Bureau (BBB) is advising consumers to be cautious of unusual activity or scams on

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/12

Scam E-mails Circulating While Masquerading as NZ Post, Caution Specialists

Security experts have issued an alert that scammers are dispatching fraudulent electronic mails posing as communication from NZ Post i.e. New Zealand Post

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/12

New Fake Promise Scam Email Targets Apple's Customers

Security researchers of security firm Kaspersky say that a new phishing email campaign is

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/11

The Creator of Neutrino Has Decided to Sell His Malicious Creation

Softpedia.com reported on 3rd March, 2014 quoting self-proclaimed Security Researcher Trojan7Sec as saying "It has been reported that the author of

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/11

Man Convicted for Placing Spyware onto PCs Belonging to Three Females

Mr. Andrew Meldrum of London is under detention for remotely watching the activities of three women by planting ...

SPAMfighter News 2014/3/10

Fox-IT Reveals that Author of SpyEye Developed Tilon Trojan

Dutch security firm Fox-IT has revealed that SpyEye author Aleksandr Panin (aka Gribodemon) who was arrested recently is probably also responsible for

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/10

CRA Cautions Taxpayers of Canada to be wary of Scam Emails

Montrealgazette.com reported on 3rd March, 2014 stating that Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), Canada's official tax collecting agency, is urging taxpayers in

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/8

Russian Government Responsible for Malicious Program ‘Uroburos,’ States G Data

According to G Data Security, the anti-virus detection and computer security firm based in Germany, a

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/8

Gameover’s Latest Version Makes Tough Removing It, States Sophos

Sophos the security company has said its researchers have identified the Gameover malicious program in a fresh version, which continues to filch Internet

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/7

Young Canadians Regularly Targeted by Phishing Scams - Visa Canada

Thespec.com reported on 24th February, 2014 quoting a new survey report of Visa Canada stating that young Canadians who are digitally connected have become

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/7

Malware Attacks User’s PCs While Enjoying YouTube Videos - Bromium

Security firm grahamcluley.com published news on 24th February, 2014 stating that security researchers of Bromium have discovered hackers who were spreading

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/6

Phishing E-mails Targeting British Airways Customers, Cautions Action Fraud

The fraud reporting agency at the national level in UK named Action Fraud has issued an alert to British Airways (BA) customers for being wary of ...

SPAMfighter News 2014/3/6

PayPal Targeted with Phishers’ so-Called Monetary Reward Accompanying Survey

Malwarebytes is cautioning PayPal clients within United Kingdom that a fake e-mail supposedly from the payment firm is awarding recipients for taking part

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/5

Trend Micro says that New Ransomware Targets Locals in Turkey and Hungary

Security researchers of security firm Trend Micro say that they have recognized a number of ransomware attacks adapted by cybercriminals to hit local

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/5

Ethiopian Political Refugee Accuses his Own Government of Using Spyware

Itnews.com.au reported on 19th February, 2014 stating that an Ethiopian political expatriate has filed an illegal complaint against a secret surveillance of

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/4

WER Could Be an Indicator of Attack on Company Network by Hacker

Security firm Websense observes that Windows Error Reporting (WER), ignored by most businesses, could also be a signal of an attack beating network defenses

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/4

Salesforce.com Attacked by New Variant of Infamous Zeus Trojan

Networkworld.com reported on 19th February, 2014 quoting security firm Adallom as saying that the Zbot Trojan, which is known to embezzle banking details to

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/3

ZeuS Found in Fresh Version Hiding Inside JPG Image Files, State Researchers

Senior Security Investigator Jerome Segura from Malwarebytes in collaboration with Xylitol a French Security Investigator report of ZeusVM one fresh version

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/3

Fresh Trojan Nicknamed OSX/CoinThief.A Found Targeting Apple’s Mac

Secure Mac a security company, of late, said that it unearthed one fresh Mac Trojan which has been named OSX/CoinThief.A as it spread cross cyber space.
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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/1

Spam Mails Offering Loans on the Prowl, Warns Kaspersky

Cyber Security Company Kaspersky has cautioned about spam mails increasing recently that offer loans but actually steal users' data. Following this

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/1

Fake Work-from-Home E-mails Exploit Fox News and CNN

Bkav has said that its security researchers recently detected two separate spam campaigns that entice Internauts onto one website promoting deceptive scheme

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