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May 2013

SPAMfighter News 2013/5/31

NATO Job Offer Virus-Borne E-mail Scam Spotted

Webroot the security company is warning about cyber-criminals who're enticing gullible Internauts into divulging extremely private information and also

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SPAMfighter News 2013/5/31

ACMA Fines Cellarmaster Wines Following its Bulk E-mail Dispatch Practice

Government body ACMA i.e. Australian Communications and Media Authority recently ordered Cellarmaster Wines Pty Limited a wine distributor to pay a fine of

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SPAMfighter News 2013/5/30

Banif Bank warns about fake e-mails masquerading as the bank

Malta situated Banif Bank is warning Internet users that the electronic mail captioned "Dear Banif Bank Customer You Have a New Message" that many

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SPAMfighter News 2013/5/30

ZeuS Trojan shows hike in activity; Trend Micro

Trend Micro, which recently collected some data, reveals that the infamous banking Trojan ZeuS that filches passwords, as well as robs money from its

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SPAMfighter News 2013/5/29

Sunshop Gang Exploiting IE and Java Flaws for Purveying Malware

FireEye the security company is reporting "Sunshop Group" name of a cyber-spying cabal that's disseminating one RAT (remote access Trojan) along

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SPAMfighter News 2013/5/29

FTC Warns Internet-users about Green Card Sweepstake Phishing Messages

FTC (Federal Trade Commission) lately declared a particular lottery event's outcomes namely the DV or Diversity Visa Lottery. However, the commission

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SPAMfighter News 2013/5/29

Fresh Malware Specifically Attacking Tibetan Activists Spotted; ESET

Security investigators at ESET the anti-virus provider have uncovered one cyber-spying malicious

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SPAMfighter News 2013/5/28

Some Immediate Attention Drawing Issues, Obstacles to SMBs’ Growth

The major business organization FSB (Federation of Small Businesses) of UK, the lobbying agency for SMBs (small and medium-sized businesses) has stated that

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SPAMfighter News 2013/5/28

Businesses Suggested Re-evaluating Flame/Stuxnet Type Threats

According to security companies Symantec and McAfee, organizations require re-evaluating the potential of Flame and Stuxnet computer viruses in causing harm

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SPAMfighter News 2013/5/27

Sophos Warns of Spam Mails Impersonating Tiffany’s & Co.

According to Sophos the security company, spam mails carrying malicious software and posing as communication from Tiffany's & Co., the globally renowned

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SPAMfighter News 2013/5/27

Reveton Ransomware now Tasked with Stealing Passwords

Microsoft, recently, issued an alert that the sinister ransomware called Reveton Trojan, which blocks end-users' access to their PCs till the time they meet

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SPAMfighter News 2013/5/27

Fresh Citadel Trojan Variant Attacking Payza Payment Processor

Trusteer the security company is reporting one fresh strain of the Citadel Trojan that's circulating online while attacking Payza a world renowned

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SPAMfighter News 2013/5/24

New Type of the Well Known BKA Trojan Found

Anti-Botnet Advisory Center, a well-known Germany-based anti-botnet advisory states that a new type of BKA Trojan tries to blackmail the holders of

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SPAMfighter News 2013/5/24

Decrypt Protect Ransomware on the Prowl, Warns EnigmaSoftware.com

EnigmaSoftware.com a security company has detected one fresh ransomware called Decrypt Protect Ransomware, which produces an arbitrary pop-up window

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SPAMfighter News 2013/5/23

Pakistanis are Targeted by New India-based Malware Campaign, says ESET

A new malware operation has been targeting Pakistan over the past few months and after

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SPAMfighter News 2013/5/23

“OSX/KitM.A” New Mac Malware Found

New Macintosh spyware was detected on a PC at the annual Oslo Freedom Conference, a yearly human

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SPAMfighter News 2013/5/22

Walmart Consumers Being Targeted with Phishing E-mail

The multinational retail chain of USA, Walmart lately cautioned customers to remain watchful about one fresh ...

SPAMfighter News 2013/5/22

Stuxnet PC-worm Raised Iranian Nuclear Capacity, States Recent Report

According to one fresh report, Stuxnet the PC-worm that cyber-attackers used for infecting Iran's nuclear plant some years back, possibly really aided in

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SPAMfighter News 2013/5/22

Computer Viruses Returning across the World, States Microsoft Specialist

Tim Rains, Security Expert at Microsoft remarks that there's a global increase in PC viruses yet again following a downside in their popularity for years

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SPAMfighter News 2013/5/21

Pushdo Malware and Cutwail Botnet are Back

Since 2008, four times, technology firms and authorities have taken down the prolific Pushdo and Cutwail spam botnet. Yet it keeps resurrecting for more, as

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SPAMfighter News 2013/5/21

Bogus Phone Calls are made by Cybercriminals to Install Malware Companies Computer

Cyber thieves are employing a new social-engineering method - hoax business calls to install malicious software on the machines of their company targets, as

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SPAMfighter News 2013/5/21

289,874 Cybercrime Complains in 2012, Received by IC3

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) recently launched its 2012 Internet crime Report, which claims that the IC3 got and executed 289,874 cyber crime

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SPAMfighter News 2013/5/20

Sophos Intercepts Fake Amazon UK E-mails

Sophos the security company cautions that an e-mail attack is widely spreading as Internet crooks mimic one authentic e-mail from Amazon U.K.

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SPAMfighter News 2013/5/20

Phishing E-mail Warning for ANZ Bank Clients

Accountholders with ANZ Bank are currently being alerted to malicious e-mails, state security officials, which softpedia.com published dated May 14,

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SPAMfighter News 2013/5/20

Americans Massively Targeted with Malicious Software during 2012

Consumer Reports, which recently released its "Annual State of the Net Report," highlights that during 2012, a huge 58.2m adults in USA suffered a

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SPAMfighter News 2013/5/17

Zscaler Uncovers Update for Flash Player, Actually a Malware

Often like before, cyber-criminals have yet again unleashed a malware strain in the guise of a

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SPAMfighter News 2013/5/17

“g01pack” the well-known Exploit Kit now in Fresh Version

A globally-used exploit kit ranking amongst the top 4, namely g01pack, now exudes one new trick following its previous ones, i.e. it changes the way ...

SPAMfighter News 2013/5/16

Scam E-mails Carrying Malware Masquerade as Citibank Paymentech

Security companies and many websites posting advisories on scams have cautioned Internauts of fake e-mails carrying ...

SPAMfighter News 2013/5/16

HSBC First Direct Subscribers Alerted to Fake E-mail Campaign

Clients of First Direct, an HSBC Bank unit, which facilitates Internet-based and telephone retail banking, have been urged for being vigilant of dubious

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SPAMfighter News 2013/5/16

Cyber Thugs Disseminate Winnti Malicious Program Utilizing Genuine Analysis Tool

Trend Micro has said that hackers are disseminating Winnti a malicious program for compromising Web-surfers' computers by employing one fresh backdoor

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SPAMfighter News 2013/5/14

PandaLabs say that almost 6.5 Million New Malware Samples were formed in Q1-2013

PandaLabs recently launched its quarterly Report for Q1-2013, examining the IT security events and incidents from January through March 2013. In the first

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SPAMfighter News 2013/5/14

Cyber-crooks Compromise FOX21 News’ E-mail Server

Cyber-criminals, around 4th-5th of May 2013, hacked into FOX21 News' e-mail server, reports Help Net Security dated May 7, 2013.

It maybe noted

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SPAMfighter News 2013/5/14

Cyber-criminals hack US Media Websites for Redirection Assaults

According to security experts, cyber-crooks recently compromised websites belonging to popular U.S. media companies and used them for diverting visitors

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SPAMfighter News 2013/5/13

Phishing E-mail Scam Targets BigPond Telstra Customers

An e-mail scam posing as sent from BigPond Telstra is under observation ever-since a security official got a message using the salutation "Dear BigPond

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SPAMfighter News 2013/5/13

Malware Creators Exploiting AutoIt

Trend Micro warns that malware developers are increasingly using AutoIt, the automation

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SPAMfighter News 2013/5/13

DoL Website Hijack Owing to Fresh 0-day Vulnerability

The hacking attack, which hijacked an online site of DoL (Department-of-Labor) of the United States, recently, occurred due to one fresh 0-day security flaw

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SPAMfighter News 2013/5/10

SpyEye’s Co-creator Allegedly Deported to USA

Hamza Bendelladj, aged 24, and from Algeria, who's familiarly called "Bx1" on the Internet was detained in Thailand previously, current 2013,

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SPAMfighter News 2013/5/10

Cyber-crooks Constantly Improvise DDoS Botnet of IRC/HTTP Type

According to researcher of cyber-crime Dancho Danchev who's also security blogger, with Webroot the security company, one Internet Relay Chat/ Hypertext

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SPAMfighter News 2013/5/9

Spam Mails Increased Significantly during Q1-2013, Reports Commtouch

Commtouch the provider of cloud-based security software recently declared its Internet Threats Trend Report for Q1-2013, emphasizing that there's been an

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SPAMfighter News 2013/5/9

Regions Bank are Targeted by Phishing Email Campaign

Customers of Region Bank, Birmingham (Alabama, US), are presently targeted by phishing

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SPAMfighter News 2013/5/8

Mozilla Alleges that Gamma Disguised Own Spyware as Firefox

Mozilla the maker of Firefox has asserted that United Kingdom based Gamma International is selling FinFisher a ...

SPAMfighter News 2013/5/8

Bogus Anti-virus Scammers Pretend to be Microsoft

According to Webroot, its security researchers have noticed a rise in bogus anti-virus (AV)

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SPAMfighter News 2013/5/7

Solera Networks: Malicious Spam E-mails Reporting ‘Confirmation’ Abounded in April 2013

Spam messages declaring to link an invoice, shopping receipt, airline ticket, or any other type of verification document was the prominent type of ...

SPAMfighter News 2013/5/7

ESET Releases Avatar Rootkit’s Analytical Study

Three months back (February 2013), ESET the Internet security company became aware about one fascinating rootkit namely 'Avatar', which Russian cyber-crime

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SPAMfighter News 2013/5/6

United States DoL Website Dispersing Malware to Innocent Internauts

The United Sates Department of Labor (DoL) Website is the recent high-level government website to be infected by cybercriminals. Researchers at a number of

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SPAMfighter News 2013/5/6

A Spam Campaign Imitating PayPal Launched by Amerika, says Dynamoo’s Blog

A fresh PayPal, the world renowned e-payment service, themed spam email operation initiated by Amerika Crew, a group of cybercriminals that's supposed to be

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SPAMfighter News 2013/5/4

Scam E-Mails Pledging Cash and Motorcar Circulating Online

E-mail posing as message from BMW the motorcar manufacturer announcing a cash prize along with one fabulous new BMW for the e-mail recipient within what's

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SPAMfighter News 2013/5/4

PDF Flaws Abused within APT Attacks, States Trend Micro

Cyber-criminals frequently exploit vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader for planting malicious software onto people's PCs, say security researchers from Trend

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SPAMfighter News 2013/5/3

Spam Mails Abuse Mother’s Day on the Internet

BitDefender is warning of spam mails themed around Mother's Day (coming 12th May 2013), as circulating online while attacking unwitting Internauts through

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SPAMfighter News 2013/5/3

Security Investigators Analyze Fresh E-threat Contaminating Apache Web-servers

Researchers from ESET a security company and Sucuri a Web-security company recently examined one fresh threat that has been impacting Apache

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SPAMfighter News 2013/5/2

Users Bewared Suspected Phishing Email Attacks, Living Social Site Hacked

Security experts are urging Living Social website users to be careful of phishing emails

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SPAMfighter News 2013/5/2

Inland Revenue Alerts of False Telephone Calls and Fraudulent E-mails

Inland Revenue is alerting New Zealand's taxpayers to remain vigilant about fake telephone calls and scam e-mails informing recipients that they're entitled

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SPAMfighter News 2013/5/1

Wave of Online Frauds Follow Boston Tragedy, Reports Trend Micro

According to Trend Micro the security company, after the terrible bombing of April 15, 2013 during the marathon race at Boston (USA), cyber-criminals have

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SPAMfighter News 2013/5/1

Trend Micro Uncovers Trojan Vernot in Fresh Version

Researchers from Trend Micro the security company report about one fresh version of Vernot a notorious Trojan, which they've analyzed and nicknamed

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