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April 2014

SPAMfighter News 2014/4/30

Belarus Continues to be Spammiest Nation in Per Capita Category in the World

Anti-virus firm Sophos has published its quarterly ranking of "spampionship" showing Belarus as leader in the per-capita results for the fourth

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/30

A Russian Cybercriminal could be Extradited to either US or Russia

Softpedia.com reported on 18th April, 2014 stating that Russia and United States are requesting extradition of Vladimir Drinkman, a Russian national,

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/29

The Clerk of Courts for Duval County Alert about Scam E-mails

The Duval County in Florida, USA's local court the Clerk of Courts has issued an alert to the public that bogus e-mails are circulating that make phony

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/29

DDoS Strikers Replacing Old Botnet Methodology with Newer Techniques to Yield Stronger Assaults

Security Company Akamai Technologies just published its Q1-2014 (January-March 2014) report, highlighting how attackers are becoming less reliant on

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/28

Trend Micro Examines Previously-Existing Java RAT in Fresh Version

Trend Micro lately found a previously existing Java Remote Access Trojan (RAT) in one fresh version, which it has been examining. This variant, which's

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/28

Inadvertent Spamming to Virgin Media Clients, the ISP Apologizes

The globally renowned Internet Service Provider (ISP), Virgin Media situated in UK, of late, expressed regrets and apology after committing a huge mistake,

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/26

Data Hack against Michael Stores Eventually Substantiated Following Months of Investigation

During January 2014, Texas, US-based Michaels Stores the retail chain for crafts and arts was reported to have possibly been hit with a data infringement.

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/26

Cloudmark says that Ukraine is among Top Spamming Nations Despite Civil Unrest

According to Global Messaging Threat Report pertaining to first quarter of 2014 released recently by security firm Cloudmark, Ukraine remains to be a prime

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/25

Malware Peddlers Exploit Starbucks’ Name in New Malicious Campaign

According to Kaspersky the security company, cyber-criminals are exploiting the name of Starbucks the coffee chain popularly visited worldwide as they run a

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/25

LaCie Informs Patrons about Year-Long Security Breach

Bankinfosecurity.com reported on 15th April, 2014 stating that LaCie, a retailer of computer hardware is informing its clients about a website security

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/24

Sophisticated Cyberattack Targets German Aerospace Center

Softpedia.com reported on 14th April, 2014 stating that a foreign intelligence agency apparently targeted The German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany's

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/24

Malwarebytes says that Apple ID Phishing E-mail is Very Poorly Designed

Softpedia.com reported on 15th April, 2014 stating that security researchers of security firm Malwarebytes have intercepted an Apple ID phishing e-mail

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/23

Con Artists Impersonating Netflix to Collect Private Information - BBB

Newyork.cbslocal.com reported on 14th April, 2014 stating a recent warning by Better Business Bureau (BBB) as "Scammers claiming to work with Netflix,

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/23

BBB Alerts Customers about Fake Emails Impersonating USPS

News.ruralinfo.net reported quoting a recent warning issued by Better Business Bureau, an American nonprofit organization focused on building marketplace

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/22

US DOJ Charges Nine Individuals for Using Malware to Embezzle Millions of Dollars

Theguardian.com published a report on 11th April, 2014 quoting the US Justice Department as saying "nine people have been charged in an alleged

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/22

Taxpayers in Canada Being Hit by Bogus Email of CRA Tax Refund

Winnipeg.ctvnews.ca reported on 14th April, 2014 stating that Gwen Martin, a resident of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada suspected a scam on receipt of an email

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/21

Students of Oswego State Were Hit by Phishing Email Campaign

Oswegonian.com reported on 10th April, 2014 stating that students of Oswego State University, based in Oswego (New York, US) were struck in an online

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/21

Phishing Assaults Targeting NCSU Members Increasing Tremendously, States Kerry Digou

Information Technology Manager Kerry Digou for Security and Compliance has said that phishing attacks are increasing against faculty, students as well as

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/19

Spam Mail Run Delivers Malware While Masquerading as UPS

Two security firms namely Malwarebytes and Cisco warn that UPS (United Parcel Service)-related unsolicited electronic mails are presently hitting inboxes.

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/19

Fake E-mails Promising Millions of Bitcoins take onto Phishing Sites; Trend Micro

According to Trend Micro the security firm, spam mails are being distributed that assure recipients can become really wealthy Bitcoin owners by an easy and

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/18

Bogus Newsletter Phishing E-mails in Circulation, Warn Security Experts

Security researchers warn that phishers are distributing fake e-mails offering newsletter while actually cheating end-users into giving away username and

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/18

An Email Scam Conned out 1.1 Million Pound from St Aldhelm Academy

Metro.co.uk reported on 8th April, 2014 stating that St Aldhelm's Academy which is a school with England's worst GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/17

Websites of Businesses of UK Hacked to Host Images of Child Sexual Abuse and Malware

In its recently released annual report, Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), a registered IT security regulator, based in Cambridgeshire, England, has

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/17

South African Loan Seekers get Wonga Finance Spoofed Scam E-mail

A phishing e-mail campaign is targeting people in South Africa ripping them off their money via messages presenting loans at very low interest rates while

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/17

Fresh Lottery E-mail Scammers using Facebook’s Name, Caution Security Specialists

Security experts have warned about spammers exploiting the name of well-known website for social-networking, Facebook within one fresh lottery e-mail fraud,

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/16

Spam Emails Impersonating Major Financial Institutions Spreading Upatre Downloader - Trend Micro

Security experts of security firm Trend Micro reveal that cyber crooks are distributing the infamous downloader namely 'Upatre' with the help of junk emails

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/16

Phishing Email Attack Employees of MSU

Lansingstatejournal.com reported on 4th April, 2014 stating the recent discovery of email attack involving the payroll information of employees of Michigan

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/16

5,100 Patients of Kaiser Permanente Impacted due to Presence of Malware on its Server

Beckershospitalreview.com reported on 3rd April, 2014 stating that 'The Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research' based in Oakland,

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/14

Hackers Hold Seven Year Old Family Photos for Ransom

Wnct.com reported on 7th April, 2014 stating that computer hacker trapped seven years old photos of Loretta Barbee, resident of Spring Hill, Florida, US

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/14

18 Million E-mail Accounts Compromised in Germany which Worst in History of Germany

ZDNet reported on 4th April, 2014 stating that authorities of Verden city of Germany apparently discovered one of the country's largest cases of identity

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/12

New Variant of Zeus Contains Valid Digital Certificate - Comodo

Security researchers of security firm Comodo have identified a new version of the infamous banking Trojan namely Zeus which is signed with a valid digital

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/12

85% of Links Identified in Cyber Attacks Last Year Led to Hijacked Authentic Websites - Websense

Websense, a known security firm, recently published the 'Websense Security Labs 2014 Threat Report' stating the details of threats and trends marked last

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/11

Cyber Crooks Compromise DNSs of Routers by Adding New Function to the Notorious Sality Malware

According to security firm ESET, developers of notorious piece of malware namely Sality has been around since 2003 and began adding fresh functionality to

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/11

Customers of Capitec Bank are under the Threat of Phishing Email Campaign - Experts

Softpedia.com published news on 3rd April, 2014 stating a warning of security experts as "Customers of Capitec Bank, commercial bank of South Africa,

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/10

Security Experts Warn Innocent Netizens about Fake Traffic-themed Emails

Softpedia.com reported on 2nd April, 2014 stating a warning by security experts as "Cybercriminals are sending fake emails entitled "Traffic

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/10

MiniDuke Virus Spreads via Fake PDF Documents Related to Ukraine – F-Secure

According to security firm F-Secure, MiniDuke, a well known virus, is now spreading in the wild through an innocent looking fake PDF (Portable Document

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/9

Symantec Says that around 487 Gangs of Cybercriminal Use Infamous njRAT Malware

Symantec, a Security firm, has discovered 487 groups actively using njRAT malware, a remote access tool or RAT, and claimed that the malicious users have

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/9

Symantec Detects CryptoDefense a Ransomware Mimicking Earlier CryptoLocker

Symantec has found one ransomware sample called CryptoDefense, which resembles CryptoLocker an earlier infamous ransomware, while security researchers at

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/8

Experts Warn: Phishing Email Exploiting Logo of RBI with its Governor’s Name

Bubblews.com published news on 29th March, 2014 stating a warning by security experts as that a new ...

SPAMfighter News 2014/4/8

Chain of Liquor-Store Based at Texas is Latest to Suffer Data Breach

Softpedia.com reported on 2nd April, 2014 stating that Spec's, a liquor store chain located in Houston, Texas, has suffered a data breach and cybercriminals

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/7

Secretary of State of Montana Warns Residents of Email Scam

Kxlf.com reported on 29th March, 2014 quoting a recent warning issued by Linda McCullough, Secretary of State of The Montana (MT,US) about an email which is

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/7

DDoS Assaults Becoming More-and-More Frequent and Big-Sized, Reports Incapsula

Incapsula the specialist in website security has conducted one fresh research according to which, there is an increasing frequency and size of DDoS

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/7

Microsoft Warns Users of Windows XP of Impending Cyber Attacks because of its Withdrawal of Support

V3.co.uk reported on 25th March, 2014 stating that Microsoft has warned die-hard users of Window XP to prepare their systems for an invasion of cyber

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/7

Franciscan Health System Warns Patients about Security Breach

Bizjournals.com published a news report on March 31, 2014 stating that Tacoma-based (Washington, United States) Franciscan Health System is informing its

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/4

Phishing Scam Lures with Genuine-Appearing Apple Login Site

The institute that monitors malevolent operations online, SANS Internet Storm Center warns of one fresh ...

SPAMfighter News 2014/4/4

Fresh Worm ‘Crigent’ Attacks Excel/Word Documents, Finds Trend Micro

Researchers at Trend Micro recently detected one fresh malware group, which they dubbed Worm

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/3

UW-Parkside Struck by Data Breach Affecting 15,000 Students

Starttribune.com reported on 27th March, 2014 quoting the University of Wisconsin-Parkside as "personal data of 15,000 school-students may have been

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/3

IRS Warns Taxpayers about Email Scam Purporting to be from Taxpayer Advocate Service

Fedsmith.com reported on 29th March, 2014 stating that Internal revenue Service (IRS) which is taxing agency of US is warning consumers to be wary of a new

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/2

Romanian Man Kills Self and Son after Falling for Police Ransomware Scam

Hotforsecurity.com published news on 13th March, 2014 stating that a 36 year old Romanian man, Marcel Datcu, recently murdered his son, aged 4, and then

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/2

Email Notifying ‘Tax Refund’ is Fake According to Barrie Police

Barrie.ctvnews.ca reported on 27th March, 2014 quoting Police as announcing "A scam email is going around Barrie, Central Ontario, Canada claiming that

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/1

ZeuS Variant Gameover Hits Job Site Monster.com; F-Secure

F-Secure the security company has warned of the notorious Trojan ZeuS whose Gameover variant is currently disrupting Monster.com the job recruitment

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/1

Trojan Targets Windows-users who then get hit with Ransomware, States Trend Micro

Trend Micro warns that Windows-users who contract one particular Trojan are likely to get hit with a ransomware, which locks PC folders, followed with

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