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April 2013

SPAMfighter News 2013/4/30

Malware rather than Authorities’ Censorship Blocked Baptist Website

Malicious software was recently found through Army PCs that prevented visiting www.SBC.net the website designed for Southern Baptist Convention. The site's

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SPAMfighter News 2013/4/30

Cyber-criminal Doubted as Stealing Huge Sums Held, Assert Russian Officials

Department K, the cyber-security investigatory division of the Russian government along with Group-IB a security company said they had averted an enormous

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SPAMfighter News 2013/4/27

C&C Servers Reconfigured to Make Them More Advanced, Warns FireEye

FireEye, which recently released a report -"The Advanced Cyber Attack Landscape," describes cyber-criminals as doing better in bypassing

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SPAMfighter News 2013/4/27

Hacking Key to 52% of all Info-thefts during 2012, Reports Verizon

Verizon the security company in its Data Breach Investigation Report of 2013, prepared after studying 47,000 documented hacking cases and 621 reported

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SPAMfighter News 2013/4/26

Trusteer Spots TorRAT Info-stealer in Fresh Version

Trusteer the security company has just uncovered TorRAT in an unusual version, the malware that

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SPAMfighter News 2013/4/26

Spam Amounts Represented Increase during February then Stability during March 2013, Reports Kaspersky

'The Spam in March 2013 Report,' which Kaspersky Lab the security company prepared and released recently, reveals an enormous rise in spam traffic during

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SPAMfighter News 2013/4/25

Vodafone-Spoofed E-mails in Circulation, Cautions Telecom Giant

Renowned telecommunication company Vodafone Australia has issued an alert to subscribers that malevolent ...

SPAMfighter News 2013/4/25

Erstwhile HostGator Worker Charged with Loading Backdoors onto more than 2,700 Servers

Authorities have arrested 29-yr-old Eric Gunnar Gisse, resident of San Antonio, Texas a man formerly working for HostGator a web-hosting company on charges

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SPAMfighter News 2013/4/24

Malware Served from Fake SourceForge Website; Zscaler

Cyber-criminals frequently make replication of various prominent sites online for distributing their malicious wares. An absolute instance is the

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SPAMfighter News 2013/4/24

Malware Detected Attacking Software used for Trading Stocks Online

Security researchers at Group-IB the Russia-based cyber-crime investigation firm, lately, discovered one fresh malware strain capturing credentials when

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SPAMfighter News 2013/4/23

Symantec’s ISTR Claims that Targeted Attacks Surged in 2012

Internauts are experiencing less junk emails but far more targeted attacks, as accords to statistics compiled by security firm Symantec in its' recently

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SPAMfighter News 2013/4/23

ATCO Warns the Masses about the Email Scam

ATCO Group has been informing about the email scam which is presently dispersing across the Internet and using the Group's name in the scam campaign, stated

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SPAMfighter News 2013/4/22

Spammers Start Campaigns Exploiting Boston Marathon Blasts

Soon as people across the globe came to know about the bomb blasts at the marathon race in Boston on 15th April, 2013, Kaspersky the security company issued

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SPAMfighter News 2013/4/22

Nearly All Counterfeit Games and Game-Hacks Conceal Malicious Software, Reports AVG

AVG recently published one new insight report according to which, 90% of counterfeit replicas and game thefts of widely played Internet games, channeled

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SPAMfighter News 2013/4/20

New Crime Toolkits Expected Shortly Targeting Brazilian Internauts

According to researchers from Trend Micro the security company, Internauts in Brazil, since some time, have been attacked with Bancos an information

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SPAMfighter News 2013/4/20

MMPC Identifies One Fresh Trojan Installer

Security investigators from MMPC (Microsoft malware Protection Center) recently detected one crafty

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SPAMfighter News 2013/4/19

Supermarket Chain Schnuck Markets Suffers Major Security Breach

St. Louis-situated supermarket chain Schnuck Markets Inc. has disclosed that the information of clients debit and credit cards have been infected due to the

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SPAMfighter News 2013/4/19

Web-infiltrators break into WordPress through Botnet Designed for Capturing Login Details

Hackers have been found attacking WordPress the prominent blogging forum with the help of a botnet designed for seizing login details related to

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SPAMfighter News 2013/4/18

Colossal Malware Attacks Strike Staples Corporate Systems

McAfee, Sophos and Symantec all recently cautioned as regards a novice and additionally dangerous kind of the Changeup virus detected in last November. Last

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SPAMfighter News 2013/4/18

‘Redpill’ Spyware Used for Seizing Information from Indian Internet-users

Symantec the security company warns of one spam outbreak that recently targeted people surfing online in India. Laced with a harmful file attachment

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SPAMfighter News 2013/4/17

Thirty Five Gaming Firms Attacked over 4 Years Long Period

Kaspersky Lab the Russian security company reports that a maximum of 35 gaming entities fell to hackers' attack, with the miscreants understandably being

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SPAMfighter News 2013/4/17

Spam Evolving to Ever-Greater Risk, Finds Study

According to AV-Test an independent security company, which has just published one study titled "Spam-More Dangerous that Ever Before," while we

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SPAMfighter News 2013/4/17

Dr. Web Grabs Control of Backdoor Botnet from Cybercriminals

Russian security firm Doctor Web has managed to take control of a botnet nicknamed BackDoor.Bulknet.739. At its peak the botnet had the potentiality to

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SPAMfighter News 2013/4/16

Phishing E-mail Scam Hits UTSA

Specialists from Avast warn students and employees at UTSA (University of Texas at San Antonio) of Texas, USA towards being careful with one

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SPAMfighter News 2013/4/16

Cyber-criminals send Scam E-mails Masquerading as any Service Provider

Cyber-criminals apply different tricks for duping Internauts into giving away the credentials of their e-mail A/Cs. A latest one involves dispatching

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SPAMfighter News 2013/4/15

New Ransomware Campaign Targeting German Internet Users Found

Security researchers from Sophos have encountered a new ransomware campaign that targets Internauts from Germany.

A message seems

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SPAMfighter News 2013/4/12

Exploit Kit Phoenix’s Developer Caught, Report Russian Police

Russian cops lately arrested 23-yr-old Andrey Alexandrov, the man going by the handle AlexUdakov on many online forums, under the accusation he developed

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SPAMfighter News 2013/4/12

Business Contact Information Stolen and Sold on Underground Forum

Specialists from Webroot the security company reveal that authorities have found cyber thieves earning money from sale of business contact information that

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SPAMfighter News 2013/4/11

New Malicious Scam Fooled Skype Users

Many Skype subscribers are becoming victim by new Internet scam targeting them with malware-ridden web links, as per the security experts of security firm

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SPAMfighter News 2013/4/11

LinkedIn Issues Security Patches to Plug Loopholes

Investigators from a Spanish security company named Internet Security Auditors have discovered a number of software flaws within LinkedIn the business

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SPAMfighter News 2013/4/10

Gang behind Creation of Trojan Carberp Exposed

The SBU (Security Service of Ukraine) along with FSB (Russian Federal Security Service) launched an operation wherein the two jointly arrested the gang

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SPAMfighter News 2013/4/10

‘Kovter’ Ransomware making Fake Police Notification Detected

Kafeine, an independent investigator of malicious software has said that one fresh ransomware program known as Kovter, which relies on fake police

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SPAMfighter News 2013/4/9

Malware that Monitors Mouse Clicks to Escape Detection Uncovered by FireEye

Security vendor FireEye Researchers have disclosed a new Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) that uses many detection evasion methods, having the monitoring of

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SPAMfighter News 2013/4/9

Facebookers Targeted with Fresh Phishing Technique

Trend Micro warns that cyber-criminals, by executing one fresh phishing e-mail campaign,

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SPAMfighter News 2013/4/8

Ladysmith RCMP Urges Internauts to watch out for RBC-spoofed Phishing E-mails

British Columbia, Canada-situated Ladysmith's Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) is cautioning residents for being vigilant about one ...

SPAMfighter News 2013/4/8

CRA Requests Taxpayer to be Careful of Tax-Themed Scams

Almost every year, thousands of Canadians are falling for this scam emails intending to be from Canadian Revenue AGENCY (CRA), the official Canadian taxing

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SPAMfighter News 2013/4/6

Webroot finds Most Enterprises Encountering Web-borne Assaults During 2012

Webroot the security vendor recently conducted a survey, which reveals that 8 in 10 business organizations encountered a minimum of one Web-related assault

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SPAMfighter News 2013/4/6

Spammers Misuse Google Translate for Evading Anti-spam Filters

According to security researchers from Barracuda Labs, spammers in their latest ruse are using Google Translate to elude ...

SPAMfighter News 2013/4/5

Internauts, Beware of Spam Capitalizing on Approaching Holiday

In a warning from researchers of BitDefender, Internauts are asked to be wary of fresh e-mail-borne ...

SPAMfighter News 2013/4/5

Be Cautious of Scam ‘Google’ Email

Internet users have been alarmed of an email in which scammers in the name of Internet giant, Google is trying to obtain all personal details from them, as

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SPAMfighter News 2013/4/4

Spam Mail Campaign Tricks with Wedding Invitation Bait

Cyber-criminals don't ever appear drained off ideas towards tricking Internauts and making them install malicious programs, warns ThreatTrack Security Inc.,

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SPAMfighter News 2013/4/4

Bulk of “Unidentified” Malware Delivered to Systems through Web-based Attacks

The lot of "unidentified" malware is transported through Web-based attacks, proxies and

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SPAMfighter News 2013/4/3

Internauts Warned of M15 Spoofed Fake E-mails

M15 a security service provider in UK is asking everyone for remaining aware about scam electronic mails posing as coming from it, published

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SPAMfighter News 2013/4/3

Evernote used for Supporting Trojan Stealing Data; Trend Micro

At Trend Micro, Nikko Tamana a Threat Response Engineer has said that certain cyber-criminal gang is using Evernote, a widely used data-sharing service as

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SPAMfighter News 2013/4/2

Nova Scotia RCMP Warns Internet Users Regarding Online Scams

Nova Scotia Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) claims that fraudster is trying to con money from unwary computer users by "fining" them

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SPAMfighter News 2013/4/2

Cybercriminals Depend on Zendesk Hack to Attract Users to Malicious Pharmacy Sites

Spammers are dispersing news regarding latest Zendesk data breach to con users so that they can visit shady websites that provide pharmaceutical products,

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SPAMfighter News 2013/4/1

Tackling Malicious Content inside Counterfeit Software can mean $144bn in Losses during 2013

IDC a research company, which recently conducted one study named "The Dangerous World of Counterfeit and Pirated Software" for Microsoft, found

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SPAMfighter News 2013/4/1

McAfee Identifies Fresh Trojan that Attacked POS Systems

One fresh PC Trojan that can seize debit/credit card information by infecting POS (point-of-sale) machines, of late, has been exposed, state investigators

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