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May 2012

SPAMfighter News 2012/5/31

Sophos Warns about Fake Email Intimating Facebook Hitting user's Inboxes

A shady looking email, apparently emerging from facebook, has been hitting internauts inboxes from last few days, bewared by security expert at security

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SPAMfighter News 2012/5/31

GFI Says Fake BBC Website Serves Malware and Scam

According to security experts at security firm GFI Software, shady websites that copy of BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) are not only being used by

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SPAMfighter News 2012/5/30

Phishing E-mail asks for Amex ID Confirmation

According to reports from Help-Net-Security dated May 21, 2012, one phishing e-mail

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SPAMfighter News 2012/5/30

HMRC Cautions about Tax-related Phishing E-mails

HMRC has issued an alert to people for remaining vigilant about fresh e-mail scams crafted for deceiving users into divulging personal banking information,

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SPAMfighter News 2012/5/29

Kaspersky Warns that Facebook Dispersing Cross-browser Lily Jade Worm

Security researcher from antivirus firm in Kaspersky warns that a ...

SPAMfighter News 2012/5/29

Innocent Internauts are Targeted by E-mails Imitating Wal-Mart

Email supposedly to be from Wal-mart, a renowned American retail chain, and declaring that the receiver has been shortlisted a prize of $75 are presently

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SPAMfighter News 2012/5/28

USA Experiences Increased Spam during April, Reports Kaspersky

The just published April 2012 Spam Report by Kaspersky Labs the security company shows that the total volume of junk e-mails commonly called spam had

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SPAMfighter News 2012/5/28

Scam E-mails Misuse Facebook IPO

Researchers at Symantec report one fresh scam e-mail, which's exploiting Facebook's IPO.

Displaying a header, "Facebook (IPO)

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SPAMfighter News 2012/5/26

Young Man behind Serious PC Fraud Faces Sentence

An IT expert Lewys Martin of 20-yrs of age living in Kent (UK) utilized his skill for orchestrating an Internet fraud, which yielded him huge money, thus

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SPAMfighter News 2012/5/26

Symantec Claims Flashback Malware Operators made Less Money than the First thought

Security firm Symantec sometime ago disclosed that the masterminds behind the now-infamous OSX flashback Trojan made huge amount of money. Further found

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SPAMfighter News 2012/5/25

Malware Spread through IM Software and Social Networks

According to security researchers from Trend Micro the security company, cyber criminals are disseminating ...

SPAMfighter News 2012/5/25

Fake E-mails Masquerading as Messages from Norton Anti-Virus Detected

Fake electronic mails posing as a security alert that Norton anti-virus issued have been found to

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SPAMfighter News 2012/5/24

Trusteer Discovers ZeuS Afresh Filching Debit-card Information

Trusteer the security company, during the 2nd week of May 2012, discovered one fresh variant of ZeuS a peer-to-peer (P2P) malicious program that was trying

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SPAMfighter News 2012/5/24

Phishing E-mails Pretending to be from PayPal Identified

E-mails posing as messages from PayPal have been found presently circulating online, while aiming at unwitting Internet users, cautioned hoax-slayer.com

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SPAMfighter News 2012/5/23

Phishing Scams Victimizes WSU

According to Washington State University (WSU) Information Services, presently two different e-mail scams are spreading like wild fire on the inbox of

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SPAMfighter News 2012/5/23

Advertisements on Wikipedia Likely Install Malware

Wikimedia, which runs the website Wikipedia, is cautioning visitors about ads appearing on the site that are actually malicious, capable of infecting

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SPAMfighter News 2012/5/22

Scam E-mail Circulates Soliciting Private Banking Details

Scam e-mails that ask for recipients' private bank information have been found emanating continuously from Nigeria, which mention the names of Eddie Calvo

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SPAMfighter News 2012/5/22

Dr. Web Finds Fresh Version of Trojan Rmnet

Doctor Web has said that a hacker-botnet built with the Win32.Rmnet.12 Trojan had already surpassed 1m contaminated hosts by April 2012. Lately, analysts at

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SPAMfighter News 2012/5/21

Cyber-criminals’ Latest Strategy is Application-Based

Security specialists from BitDefender the security company claim that Internauts quite well know that several scams exist that tout products and techniques

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SPAMfighter News 2012/5/21

Amnesty International Website Compromised to Produce Malware

The upholder of human rights, Amnesty International reportedly had its United Kingdom website under the control of hackers between May 7 and 9, 2012 so it

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SPAMfighter News 2012/5/19

Microsoft Issues Security Fix to Address Trojan Duqu

In its security update for May 2012 via the usual Patch Tuesday cycle, Microsoft repaired vulnerabilities within Windows, .Net Framework and Office,

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SPAMfighter News 2012/5/19

Malware Scam, Which Infects Twice, Spotted

A malware scam, which attempts at infecting twice, for truly ensuring that potential victims are

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SPAMfighter News 2012/5/18

FBI Cautions Offshore Travelers of Malware Probable from Hotel Internet

According to an alert by FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), people on foreign tours must be vigilant of malevolent or bogus software that claim to be

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SPAMfighter News 2012/5/18

Enticing E-mails about Adam Yauch’s Demise Serve Malware

Trend Micro, the security company warns of one fresh malware scam that's circulating online,

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SPAMfighter News 2012/5/17

Tatanga Trojan Utilized within Fake Insurance Scheme Attack

Trusteer is cautioning about Tatanga one financial malware that reportedly deceives Internet

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SPAMfighter News 2012/5/17

North America has a 13% Infection Rate for Home PCs

Kindsight Security Labs, which lately published its Q1-2012 malware Report, states that during the

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SPAMfighter News 2012/5/16

Geolocatiedienst Utility of Porn Sites Utilized to Identify Infected PCs’ Location

According to researchers from security firm, Websense, a malware strain has been revealed from

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SPAMfighter News 2012/5/16

25 Percent of PCs within UK have Malware, Reports PandaLabs

According to the Q1-2012 report by PandaLabs, nearly one PC in every batch of 4 inside UK has some form of infection. The study indicates that 23%-or-so of

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SPAMfighter News 2012/5/15

OpenID being Imitated in New Spam Wave

Security researchers from Barracuda Labs state that one new spam campaign is enticing end-users onto a malevolent website, which attempts at duplicating one

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SPAMfighter News 2012/5/15

ICS-CERT Cautions about Gas Pipeline Companies of USA being Targeted with Spear-Phishing

The U.S. ICS-CERT is cautioning of one live "spear phishing" scam that's aiming attack on enterprises within the sector for natural gas

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SPAMfighter News 2012/5/14

Syria Conducting Cyber-espionage on Dissidents’ PCs; F-Secure

According to F-Secure, the security company, the government of Syria apparently is using spyware to

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SPAMfighter News 2012/5/14

New Ransomware Scam Accuses of Copyright Violation

Roman Hussy, security expert from Switzerland, the Zeus monitoring website and SpyEye Tracker its parallel site have discovered one ransomware, a ...

SPAMfighter News 2012/5/12

Palo Alto Networks Discovers “Jericho” an Emerging Botnet

A botnet, in its process of building, has been found targeting financial institutions, particularly banks, caution security researchers from Palo Alto

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SPAMfighter News 2012/5/12

Mac Computers at Oxford University Profusely Infected with Flashback

The computer-systems at Oxford University were infected with the Flashback Trojan in hundreds of instances targeting faculty and students during the weeks

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SPAMfighter News 2012/5/11

Flashback Trojan Yields around $10,000 through Ad-click Component

According to Symantec, the Flashback Trojan, which has contaminated a massive number of Mac PCs, is likely yielding over $10,000 or EUR 7,600 daily to the

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SPAMfighter News 2012/5/11

Flash Player Critical Vulnerability Exploited in IE for Windows Only

A critical security flaw that has been affecting Adobe's Flash Player application now has an update from the software company towards remedying the problem.

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SPAMfighter News 2012/5/10

Trusteer Uncovers Fresh Reveton Malware Strain

One fresh Reveton Trojan variant has been uncovered at Trusteer, the security company. The malware's operation reportedly occurs through the Citadel

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SPAMfighter News 2012/5/10

Trend Micro Detects Fresh Spam Outbreak Diverting Internauts onto Malicious Websites

Researchers from Trend Micro the security company are warning of spam mail outbreaks apparently, without any definite time of stopping that aiming attack on

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SPAMfighter News 2012/5/9

Cyber-criminals Increasingly Targeting Attacks on Social Networks

Symantec, which has just published its Internet Security Threat report, states that spammers and fraudsters online are currently favoring attacks on social

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SPAMfighter News 2012/5/9

BBB Alerts Internauts about Fresh Phishing E-mails Masquerading as PayPal

USA's Better Business Bureau is cautioning users of PayPal about one advanced phishing

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SPAMfighter News 2012/5/8

Sophos Detects Spam Diverting E-mail Recipients onto Malware-bearing Websites

Sophos the security company reports that one newly-launched spam outbreak that's circulating online is diverting victimized computers onto malevolent

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SPAMfighter News 2012/5/8

Phishing E-mails Target Account-owners at Santander Bank

Phishing e-mails that pose as being sent from London, UK-based Santander Bank, presently circulating online, are aiming at the inboxes of people who are

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SPAMfighter News 2012/5/7

Computer Hacks through Compromised Websites Escalate, Reports Symantec

Symantec, which has just published its Report on Internet Security Threat, states that attacks on computers have sharply escalated through compromised

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SPAMfighter News 2012/5/7

Botnet Dismantling Result in Huge Spam Decline in 2011, Reports Symantec

Symantec, by issuing its latest Internet Security Threat Report for 2011, shows how botnet dismantling has forced online spam down to levels as akin to

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SPAMfighter News 2012/5/5

Scam E-mails Target Freight Forwarders

Internet-scammers are dispatching false payment demands to freight forwarders, which pose as being sent from IATA (International Air Transport Association).

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SPAMfighter News 2012/5/5

Fake Anti-virus ‘Windows Foolproof Protector’ on the Prowl

Enigma Software, a security company says that malware programs are constantly emerging that through

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SPAMfighter News 2012/5/4

Massive DDoS Assault Brings Down Websites UK2.NET Hosted

On the midnight of April 25, 2012, UK2.NET the web-hosting provider in UK confronted a DDoS (Distributed Denial-of-Service) assault, which effectively

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SPAMfighter News 2012/5/4

Java Vulnerability Reused for Fresh Drive-by Attack

Cyber-criminals to disseminate their malware have yet again begun searching Mac-computers for

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SPAMfighter News 2012/5/3

Massive Cyber-fraud Results in Detentions and Extradition

Anton Ivanov, prime accused in a conspiracy case involving execution of computer-hack and wire fraud, committed other crimes too. Together therefore, on

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SPAMfighter News 2012/5/3

A Single Exploitable Website Capable of Tasks of Different Crime-gangs; Zscaler

Investigators from Zscaler claim to have uncovered that even one website with an exploit can prove helpful to several online-crime syndicates as each group

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SPAMfighter News 2012/5/2

Significant Number of Snow Leopard-running Macs Infected with Flashback

The recent attack on Macs by Flashback, infected devices of which almost 66% were loaded with OS X 10.6 more familiarly called Snow Leopard, reports Dr. Web

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SPAMfighter News 2012/5/2

Fake Foursquare E-mails in Circulation

According to security researchers from Trend Micro, a spam outbreak is distributing malicious e-mails because the messages only pretend to be from the

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SPAMfighter News 2012/5/1

New Fraud that Involves Counterfeit Checks

An international vendor for secure services pertaining to web-access, Trusteer has unearthed one new case of fraud wherein data harvested through ...

SPAMfighter News 2012/5/1

Intego Detects Latest Version of Flashback

According to security experts at Intego, the leading provider of 'Mac anti-virus' as well as computer-security, one fresh Flashback variant known as

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SPAMfighter News 2012/5/1

Russian Cyber-criminals make Twofold Profits During 2011; Reports Group-IB

Group-IB a Russian security company recently published one report, which states that the net earnings, by the Russian cyber-criminals, in dollar terms went

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SPAMfighter News 2012/5/1

Canadians Victimizes a Businessman in Gujarat

Hardik Dodiya, a Vadodara, Gujarat-based businessman alleged six peoples (three Canadians and three NRIs) for deceiving him of his money, as per Times of

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