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April 2012

SPAMfighter News 2012/4/30

SpyEye Variant Priced the Minimum, Available Online

According to researchers at McAfee, cyber-criminals are trading one fresh SpyEye variant called 'Pastebin paste' at the minimum price of $150 so anybody can

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/30

Iran Investigates Probable Internet-based Assault on Key Oil Depot

Industry sources have revealed that Iran's government has embarked upon an investigation into one cyber-assault that's suspected as targeting the country's

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/30

Flashback Infection of Macs Sharply Falls

Symantec and Kaspersky, each a security company reported that Mac computers, which contracted the Flashback Trojan, had dropped remarkably in number and

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/30

Facebook Members Targeted with Fake Lottery E-mail

A bogus sweepstake targeting Facebook users, while presently circulating online, is victimizing unwitting people, published hoax-slayer.com dated April 25,

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/28

Syrian Government and the New Method for Planting Malware

Researchers at Trend Micro the security company state that they have found one method, which apparently Syria's top authority has imbibed, for planting

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/28

McAfee Uncovers Nitol the Botnet Executing DDoS’ in China

McAfee Labs reports one DDoS (Distributed Denial-of-Service) network-of-bots it discovered active solely in China, while nicknamed Nitol.

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/28

LinkedIn Notifications Employed to Serve Malware

Cyber crooks are once again on their expedition of victimizing fake invitations and messages to the users of social websites Linkedin, as per internet

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/28

Fresh London 2012 Olympics Themed Spam Circulating; Trend Micro

Researchers from Trend Micro the security company are cautioning Internauts about one fresh spam scheme, which's using the soon to happen London 2012

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/27

USA Behind India, the Country with Maximum Spam during Q1-2012; Sophos

India is ahead of USA with the greatest share in world spam. Its spam ratio is one spam mail to every ten messages. The statistic follows from Sophos the

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/27

Symantec Finds Fresh Ransomware Strain

As ransomware attacks get more-and-more common from cyber-criminals, one more new ransomware Trojan has come in the notice of investigators at Symantec the

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/27

Spam Volume in March 2012 Declines Only Slightly

Kaspersky Lab, which released its March 2012 spam report, shows that spam volumes from the total e-mail reduced 3.5% during March 2012 over the previous

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/27

Bank of America Target of Phishing E-mail

Accountholders with Bank of America are being urged for being vigilant nowadays of one fresh ...

SPAMfighter News 2012/4/26

RAT Malware Steals Credit Card Data Maintained at Hotels

Experts at Trusteer the security company are alerting of one RAT (Remote Access Trojan) that captures credit card data maintained on POS (point-of-sale)

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/26

India Source to One-fifth of World Spam, States Trend Micro

According to Trend Micro the security software company, 20% of malicious junk e-mails distributed around the globe, during the first quarter of 2012

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/26

Malicious JavaScript Possibly Infected 20,000 Websites

Google declared through the Twitter micro-blogging site that in an alert to 20,000 Internet sites it had issued, the websites might've been contaminated

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/26

CAFC Cautions Internet Users in Canada about Scareware Scam

According to a warning by CAFC (Canadian Anti-Fraud Center), e-mails distributing scareware i.e. fake ...

SPAMfighter News 2012/4/25

White House Cyber-security Department Determined to Eradicate Botnets

USA's top supervisor and coordinator of cyber security Howard Schmidt is preparing battle against botnets to yet again eradicate the menace, reported

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/25

Scrutinizing the Long Time Dangerous ZeroAccess Rootkit

SophosLabs reports ZeroAccess a kind of perilous malicious program, which has been circulating across the Web ever-since long. Lately, the security company

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/25

Scareware Pushing Malicious E-mail Outbreaks Target Twitter

Two separate bulk e-mail scams are presently attacking users of Twitter so they're led onto compromised websites pushing scareware meaning fake ...

SPAMfighter News 2012/4/25

Darkmegi Exploits Java Using Kernel Rootkit

According to the security firm McAfee, the Darkmegi malicious program, which has rootkit features, is starting to abuse vulnerability within Java so

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/24

Microsoft’s Recent Botnet Shutdowns Prompt Criticism

Security experts from The Netherlands lately severely blamed the never-like-before persistent legal method for shutting down botnets by Microsoft through an

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/24

Flashback Virus Infects Computers at University of Iowa

A new student Callie Furlong at UI (University of Iowa) was studying on the Internet April 11, 2012 when suddenly she couldn't access the university's other

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/24

Fan Website for ‘Assassin’s Creed’ Harbors Trojan

A highly-popular PC game named "Assassin's Creed" has a fan website that has been serving one extremely malicious banker Trojan so when interested

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/24

Yahoo! Accountholders Yet Again Targeted with Phishing Scam

An e-mail maybe reaching Yahoo users' inboxes, posing as a message from the Yahoo organization, reported softpeda.com dated April 17, 2012. Actually, the

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/24

Credit Card Details Spoofed through SOPA Threats

New scareware malicious software 'SFX Fake AV' is trying to persuade computer-users by claiming of a lawsuit being filed against them due to breaching of

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/23

Mac Users, Currently Target of SabPub

Researchers from Kaspersky state that they've found one fresh backdoor named OSX.SabPub, which targets Java software, as it proliferates through the

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/23

Fresh Phishing Campaign Involving Spoofed E-mails to Military Members

According to a warning by DFAS (Defense Finance and Accounting Service), one fresh ...

SPAMfighter News 2012/4/23

Supporters of Tibetan Cause Targeted with Spam Mails

Organizations and activists supporting Tibet's cause presently appear as a highly targeted group so far as malicious attachment-included e-mails are

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/23

Ransomware Demands EUR50 after Blocking Files from Access

One fresh strain of ransomware is in circulation affecting Russia and countries of Western Europe. Many ...

SPAMfighter News 2012/4/21

DDoS Proficient Dirt Jumper Group of Crime Bots Exudes 300 Variants

According to Curt Wilson, security specialist at Arbor Networks, a bot family named Dirt Jumper, which is used for executing DDoS (Distributed

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/21

Binary Agent Plants Stuxnet with USB

The Stuxnet PC-worm utilized for damaging the nuclear program of Iran was installed on the country's systems when one binary agent on behalf of Israel

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/21

Tibetan-themed E-mail Scam Thrusts ‘Blended’ Malware

Cyber-criminals are reportedly, still troubling Tibetan activists. Security researchers from Trend Micro discovered morphed malicious software within fresh

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/21

Eastern Illinois University Targeted by Phishing E-mail Scam

A report of dennews.com of April 12, 2012, said that approximately thirteen hundred people of eastern university recently being victimized by ...

SPAMfighter News 2012/4/20

Zeus Victimizes Cloud Payroll Service

Zeus malware are being employed by cybercriminals for targeting companies using cloud-based payroll

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/20

Ransomware Uses Blackmail Tactic for Retrieving MBR

According to experts at Trend Micro the security company, one fresh strain of ransomware infects PCs rendering them unable to load Windows as it substitutes

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/20

HSBC Clients Targeted with Phishing Scam

A spam mail designed for phishing admonishes clients of HSBC Bank, the United

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/20

HCC Declares Computer Hack

Housatonic Community College has announced that an online data hack recently made public
some 87,000 confidential records pertaining to students,

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/19

New Scam E-mail Targets Google Users

As per the security experts at security firm Sophos, a new scam campaign is spreading like wildfire across the Internet targeting Google users.

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/19

Infection Bearing Flash Cards Accompanying HP Switches Inadvertently Distributed

Hewlett-Packard said that it was unknowingly marketing network switches it manufactured along with flash cards, which had malicious software, recently.

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/19

Fresh Ransom Malware Attacking Windows Servers Spotted

Researchers from Emsisoft a security company state that they have just detected one fresh malware

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/19

Flashback Detections for Macs Lessening, Reports Symantec

Symantec, which published freshly-compiled data, reports that the number of Macs infected with Trojan Flashback reduced from about 50% of 1m units to

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/19

Considerable Increase in Phishing, Malware E-mails

According to "Eleven" an e-mail security company, harmful e-mails, during Q1-2012 (January-March 2012), increased, with 83.7% of malware-laced

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/18

Samba Susceptible to Malicious Code Injection

The developers of Samba, an open source software enabling file and print sharing between Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X computers, released security patches

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/18

Microsoft Releases Security Bulletins of its April Order

Microsoft issued a total of 6 security patches that fixes 11 flaws wherein the company assigned 4 flaws within its Office, Internet Explorer, Windows and

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/18

“Grandparent Scam” yet again Spreading: FBI

A warning by Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) calls upon citizens for remaining vigilant about the "Grandparent e-mail/telephone scam," which

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/18

ABN Amro Bank Phishing E-mails Target Dutch and Belgian Users

According to MX Lab, cyber-criminals are distributing phishing e-mails written in

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/17

Tax Season Sees Massive Inflow of Scam Mail: Appriver

Appriver, a highly reputed provider of e-mail messaging and web security solution revealed recently of a massive threat and scamscape report on April 2012,

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/17

Reveton Trojan Recommences

A Finland-based antivirus company, F-Secure revealed the circulation of spam messages through Reveton

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/17

Lottery Scam Hit a New York Resident

John Patrik Killian of 80 Years residing in New York is recently victimized through an e-mail lottery scam. The e-mail held claims of winning a huge jackpot

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/17

Flashback Botnet of Macs Larger than Conficker Network

A huge number of more than 600,000 Macs reportedly are included in a gigantic botnet built with the Flashback Trojan. So, making a comparison of this threat

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/16

Spam Decline 40% during Q1-2012: Commtouch

According to the 'Internet Threats Trend Report' by Commtouch a security company for January-March 2012 (Q1-2012) published lately, worldwide spam fell 40%

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/16

PC Virus Knocks Down EDA

An agency under the Department-of-Commerce (DoC) namely EDA (Economic Development Administration) reports that approximately 81-days earlier an extremely

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/16

Apple Issues Second Time Revised Security Patch for Java to Destabilize Flashback

Apple just upgraded a particular security patch for the second time that addresses Java vulnerability, which helped contaminate 600,000-or-so Mac computers

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/16

Trend Micro Analyzes and Enumerates on New Computer Threat

Researchers from Trend Micro the security company have studied one new e-threat in detail, which compromises affected PCs, thereby disabling the systems

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/16

Flashback Trojan, a Menace to Worldwide Macs

According to the anti-virus firm based in Russia, Dr. Web, different Flashback variants are residing

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/14

Popular Websites at Risk Malware

As per a study by security firm, Barracuda Lab, popular website are often being targeted to circulate ...

SPAMfighter News 2012/4/14

Phony AT&T E-mails Notifying of Wireless Bills Serve Exploit

Researchers at Commtouch recently intercepted bulk spam mails that masquerading as wireless bills from AT&T entitled "Your wireless bill is ready

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/14

IIA Wants ISPs’ Contribution in iCode Evaluation

IIA, in an effort to strengthen its iCode, has summoned involved security companies and ISPs to make their contributions towards the code's evaluation,

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/14

Commtouch Cautions about Siberian Dogs Fraudulent E-mail

Internet security specialists from Commtouch a security company are cautioning of one familiar e-mail scam, which's yet again targeting Internauts,

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/13

Verizon Cautions about Fresh Phishing Campaign

An esteemed Telecom company, Verizon lately alerted its clients to one fresh phishing

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/13

Kelihos Botnet Re-emerges, This Time Attacking Social Networks

Immediately following Kelihos.B botnet's dismantling by CrowdStrike, Seculert and Kaspersky Lab on March 28, 2012, those responsible for the peer-to-peer

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/13

Ineffective Takedown Attempt by Microsoft

Though Microsoft took control over most of the command and control (C&C) servers allied with the Zeus botnet, some of the domains are still spared and

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/13

IC3 Cautions about Hoax E-mails Appearing Like Utility Firms’ Messages

The Internet Crime Complaint Center's law enforcement officers have issued an alert to everyone of one fresh scam e-mail that's presently circulating

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SPAMfighter News - 2012/4/13

British Hacker Eventually Gets Prison

PC attacker, Edward Pearson from UK's Lendale, York, who collected sufficient debit/credit card information, for executing a massive sum valued fraud is

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/12

Spam Mails Masquerading as Christian Liberty Financial Serve Trojan

Cisco Security Intelligence is cautioning about bulk unsolicited e-mails that purport to be from Christian Liberty Financial, name of an organization, while

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/12

Scam Emails Victimize Australian Internauts

Forged e-mails masquerading Apple Online Store are presently in circulation with a target towards attacking the Australian Internauts, reported softpedia on

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/12

GFI Announces Trojan:Win32.Generic Top of the Charts Yet Again

Trojan:Win32.Generic, which was first on GFI's list of Top Ten malware of February 2012, is once

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/12

Forged Mail Victimizes Butterfields Customer

A long-time Hamilton, UK account holder with Butterfields Bank, Ms Phillips had recently lost $4,000 from her account as she was victimized with cyber crime

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/11

Trusteer Finds New Malware Configured as Ice IX

Security researchers from Trusteer the security company claim that one fresh configuration of malicious software dubbed Ice IX is circulating which even has

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/11

Chinese Hackers Pose Cyber Threat for Japan, India, and Tibet

According to a Tokyo-based Computer Security Firm, Trend Micro, a recent hacking activity has been uncovered in China targeting India, Japan, and Tibet.

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/11

Phishing E-mail Campaign Attacks People with US Visas

Nationals holding US visas were recently cautioned about one phishing e-mail that

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/11

Cyber-criminals Compromise Councilor’s E-mail Account

Dulcie Atkins, Councilor of Garstang (Lancashire, England) has expressed great annoyance at e-mail hackers who recently hijacked her electronic mail

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/10

Mac Flashback Abusing Unpatched Java for OS X

Cyber criminals have come up with password-stealing malwares that exploits java vulnerabilities Apple that has been slow to fix, despite concerned of the

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/10

Compromised OpenX Ad and Server Boosting Malware

Sophos researchers came up with several corrupted openX ad servers that were modified to redirect to the websites that exhibit malicious content; as

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/10

BBB Wary of Phishing E-mail Scam

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) has issued an urgent scam e-mail alert threatening business and consumers on receiving anxious calls from business owners,

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/10

USPS Cautions Consumers about Malware Laced Scam E-mails

USPS has urged consumers not to click on electronic mails, which appear like being sent from it, published manhattanbeach.patch.com dated March 30, 2012.

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/10

Continuous DNS Exploitation for Communicating with Hijacked PCs

Security researchers have discovered cyber-criminals who are increasingly abusing the DNS (domain name service) procedure for exchanging messages with

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/9

Ukrainian Cops Close Years Old Malware Exchange Website

Police in Ukraine recently terminated one forum namely VX Heavens, which had been running since long while facilitating cyber-criminals to carry out their

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/9

Thousands of Aussie Internauts could get Disconnected from the Net

ACMA (Australian Communications and Media Authority) is cautioning users of Mac and Windows who've been infected with the DNSChanger Trojan that they must

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/9

Security Agencies and Governments Plot to Keep Software Vulnerabilities Secret

Specialist at EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation), Marcia Hoffman has discerned that security research agencies, which unearth 0-day security flaws within

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/9

Landis’ and EDF’s Appeals to Cut Sentences by French Court Scheduled for Hearing November 2012

Cyclist Floyd Landis along with French Company Électricité de France (EDF), who lodged appeals to cut the sentences court sanctioned against them on 10th

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/9

Deliberate DOS Assault Disrupts NDP Voting

An advanced cyber-assault, which created chaos during the federal NDP party's election, has been attributed to a specialized Web hacker who utilized over

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/9

Chinese Hackers use Local Electronics for Spying against Anybody of Choice, States Expert

Erstwhile Chief of USA's counter-terrorism operations, Richard Clarke, who as well admonished of a 'stunning' blow from Al Qaeda prior to 9/11, points out

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/7

USA Still Leader of Global Phishing and Malware

The Websense Threat Report for 2012 published lately reveals that USA is still the global leader in ...

SPAMfighter News 2012/4/7

E-mail Scam Warning for Residents in Lakeshore

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) of Essex County has issued an alert to Lakeshore residents of Ontario, Canada about one ...

SPAMfighter News 2012/4/7

BlackHole Updated for Facilitating Exploitation of Critical Java Flaw

A malware kit that cyber-criminals widely use is now in its revised form and so includes malevolent

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/7

Adobe Releases Critical Patch for Flash

Adobe reports that its latest Flash Player 11.2 has been designed to fix twin vulnerabilities of 'critical' nature. The previous editions of Flash Player

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/6

St. George Bank Clients Alerted about Fraudulent E-mails

Australia situated St. George Bank is cautioning customers about one e-mail scam, which's hitting the inboxes of its accountholders, published

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/6

NSA Director Names China Responsible for RSA Assaults

Gen. Keith Alexander, Director of National Security Agency and Commander of U.S. Cyber Command recently informed the Senate Armed Services Committee that

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/5

Technique for Shutting Down Sality Botnet Published on the Internet

On 28th March 2012, an online visitor who describes himself "lawabidingcitizen" published one strange request onto a forum called 'Full Disclosure

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/5

SpyEye Threat for Banks within USA Increasing

Researchers from AhnLab, a company specializing in Internet security and based in Korea recently stated that the URLs as well as domain hosts utilized for

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/5

Security Companies Take Down Kelihos Botnet of Version 2

Researchers collectively from Dell SecureWorks, Kaspersky Labs, The Honeynet Project, and CrowdStrike, very recently, disabled and terminated the Kelihos,

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/5

Fresh Malware for OS X Abusing Ancient Office Flaw

According to researchers from AlienVault Labs, they've just discovered an OS X malicious program that abuses an already patched security flaw within

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/4

Russian Accused Imprisoned for Fraud Involvement

A US Federal Court in New York sentenced declared imprisonment to a Russian national, Nikolay Garifulin for 2 years in connection to a US$ 3 Million global

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/4

New False AV Identified by Symantec

As per Symantec, cybercriminals are utilizing e-mail scam for advertising fake antivirus.

The security firm received a conspicuous

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/4

Microsoft Seized Zeus Malware in Botnet Rampage

Microsoft along with several other partners seized several cyber crime groups that employed a disrupted piece of malicious software, Zeus and SpyEye banking

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/4

Duke University Reported about Fraudulent, Phishing E-mails

The OIT (Office of Information Technology) and the ITSO (IT Security Office) of the North Carolina, USA-based Duke University recently got complaints about

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/3

Princeton University Targeted with Phishing Campaign

According to the OIT (Office of Information Technology) of Princeton, about 1,000-2,000 fraudulent, ...

SPAMfighter News 2012/4/3

MaaS-based Cyber-attacks Predicted becoming Commonplace during 2012; VeriSign

A special kind of business model that is called MaaS (malware-as-a service) is becoming increasingly popular among cyber-criminals in comparison to other

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SPAMfighter News 2012/4/3

Intego Discovers Fresh Java Exploiting Malware

Researchers from Intego the security company state that they discovered one fresh malware that

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