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May 2014

SPAMfighter News 2014/5/31

False Bitcoin Termination Tale Across Twitter.com Results in Malware, says Malwarebytes


According to Malwarebytes the security software company, one new scam spreading all over Twitter asserts that United States government has taken to

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SPAMfighter News 2014/5/31

China Rejects America’s Accusations about Cyber-Espionage


Rejecting the number of allegations US made against China about online-spying by 5 military officials of Beijing, the defending country stated based

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SPAMfighter News 2014/5/30

Malwarebytes says that Phishing Email Scam Strikes Customers of Amazon

Malwarebytes, the security firm, has recognized a new scam email that is trying to dupe recipients in disclosing their personal information of their

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SPAMfighter News 2014/5/30

Ebay Requests its Customers to Change Passwords after Breach

Threatpost.com reported on 21st May, 2014 stating that the online retail and auction giant Ebay is requesting its customers to change their passwords

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SPAMfighter News 2014/5/30

A Resident of Springfield Escapes Scam Email

Wics.com published news on 22nd May, 2014, stating that Scott Hammann, a resident of Springfield (based in Massachusetts, US) was waiting for a package to

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SPAMfighter News 2014/5/29

Phishing E-mail Targeting UH, Students being Warned

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA situated University of Hawaii is encountering cyber-criminals who're targeting the school's e-mail users with phishing e-mails, says

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SPAMfighter News 2014/5/29

KnowBe4 says that CryptoLocker Ratcheting up Levels of Attack

Insurancenewsnet.com reported on 20th May, 2014 stating that KnowBe4, an IT security firm, (Tampa Bay, Florida, US), issued new reports confirming

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SPAMfighter News 2014/5/28

Chinese Suspects Charged for Using ‘Spear-phishing’ to Gain Access to US Firms


Latimes.com reported on 19th May, 2014, stating that the federal indictment of five Chinese military officials for allegedly embezzling US commercial

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SPAMfighter News 2014/5/28

Blackshades Malware Leads to Arrest of 100 Hackers by FBI


Theguardian.com reported on 19th May, 2014 that in a crackdown done by FBI on hackers associated to a "remote administration tool" known as

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SPAMfighter News 2014/5/27

British NGO Sues GCHQ Over Unlawful Utilization of Malware

Privacy International (PI) an NGO based in UK has filed a suit against GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters) the spying agency of Britain alleging

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SPAMfighter News 2014/5/27

BoA Merrill Lynch Clients Alerted to New Phishing Scam

Security experts caution that one fresh phishing e-mail campaign has been spotted targeting customers of New York City, US based Bank of America (BoA)

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SPAMfighter News 2014/5/26

NatWest Bank Clients Cautioned about Dubious E-mails


Dynamoo Blog's Conrad Longmore security blogger has urged Bishopsgate, UK-based National Westminster Bank's accountholders to stay vigilant of dubious

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SPAMfighter News 2014/5/26

Irish iTunes Customers Cautioned about Phishing E-mails


As per a warning to users of Irish iTunes, fraudulent e-mails are targeting them in what's perceived as one fresh phishing e-mail campaign, published

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SPAMfighter News 2014/5/24

NorSIS Detects Facebook Virus Mining Bitcoin


NorSIS (Norwegian Center for Information Security) is warning of one virus mining Bitcoins as it's been proliferating fast via Facebook from the time

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SPAMfighter News 2014/5/24

Bank Account of an AIIMS Doctor Hacked by Alleged Pakistani Cybercriminals


Dailypioneer.com reported news on 16th May, 2014 quoting a recent police statement as "A doctor of AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical

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SPAMfighter News 2014/5/23

PhishLabs Intercepted Emails Scam Which are Targeting Executives

Businessnewsdaily.com reported on 14th May, 2014 quoting PhishLabs, a cybercrime protection firm which discovered the scam email initially, as "A new

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SPAMfighter News 2014/5/23

Netizens Targeted by New Wave of Phishing Emails Emulating PayPal - Experts

Softpedia.com reported on 14th May, 2014 quoting a warning by security firm Malwarebytes as "phishing emails have been reaching inboxes of many

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SPAMfighter News 2014/5/22

Patched Word Flaw Still Exploited Within Malware-Laced Assaults, Says Trend Micro

According to Trend Micro the security company, even after Microsoft patched a March 2014 declared security flaw in Word that allowed code execution from the

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SPAMfighter News 2014/5/22

Old Lady of Brantford Defrauded of $2,500 in Email Scam

Brantnews.com reported on 9th May, 2014 stating that a 81-year old Brantford (Ontario, Canada) was duped of $2,500 on being victim of a nasty email scam.
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SPAMfighter News 2014/5/22

Microsoft Reveals that Levels of Reveton Ransomware Doubled in 2013

V3.co.uk reported on 8th May, 2014 stating that the number of cyber attacks using the infamous Reveton ransomware has doubled over the past year.

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SPAMfighter News 2014/5/21

Hackers Attack Foreign Ministry Computers of Belgium, Steal Data on Ukraine Crisis

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Belgium, computer hackers infiltrated the servers of the ministry and grabbed Ukraine crisis related data

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SPAMfighter News 2014/5/21

Google Accountholders Targeted with Fresh Phishing E-mail Scam

BitDefender the security company has just spotted one fresh phishing scam that's attacking users' Google accounts, with a number of people already being

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SPAMfighter News 2014/5/20

US DOJ for Fresh Power to Read Computers Remotely

The Department-of-Justice of United States has sought an alteration in procedures related to cyber-crime with which FBI can easily acquire authority to

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SPAMfighter News 2014/5/20

Malware for Click-Fraud Experiences Huge Increase Recently, Reports Microsoft

Microsoft has just released its SIR (Security Intelligence Report) according to which, malicious software that helps cyber-criminals churn money through

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SPAMfighter News 2014/5/19

Trojan Viknok the Latest Malware for Click-Fraud Scams, Reports Symantec

Security researchers from Symantec the security company recently found cyber-criminals carrying out click fraud campaigns with the help of 'Viknok' a Trojan

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SPAMfighter News 2014/5/19

Orange, a French Telecom Giant, Suffers Major Security Breach

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL reported on 7th May, 2014 quoting Orange, a French telecommunications giant, as stating "hackers stole data of around 1.3

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SPAMfighter News 2014/5/19

Online Crooks Masquerading as PayPal Security Personnel Con Subscribers

Cyber-criminals pretending to belong to the security team of PayPal, the well-known firm helping with e-payment, assigned for probing a fraud suspected as

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SPAMfighter News 2014/5/16

Sefnit and Associated Malwares Hiked Infections in 2013, Says Microsoft

Microsoft the software giant has just published its "Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (MSIR): Volume 16" that states that saboteurs on the

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SPAMfighter News 2014/5/16

Phishing Scam Impersonating Google+ Hitting Naïve Internauts

According to security researchers, Internauts should be watchful of scam e-mails that pose as messages from spurious "Google+ All Domain Mail

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SPAMfighter News 2014/5/15

Security Pundits say that Spam Becomes 20 years Old and Still Going Strong

Ibtimes.co.uk reported in the last week of April 2014 quoting a warning by security experts as "commercial Internet spam emails become 20 years old

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SPAMfighter News 2014/5/15

Experts Warn Users of Yahoo Mail about Attacks by Phishing Email Campaign

Softpedia.com reported on 6th May, 2014 quoting a warning by experts as "Yahoo Mail users are advised to look out for emails which are part of a

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SPAMfighter News 2014/5/14

DFSA Cautions General Public in Dubai about Series of Scam Emails

International-adviser.com reported on 6th May, 2014 stating that The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) has alerted the public about a series of scam

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SPAMfighter News 2014/5/14

Beware of Spam Emails Purporting to be from Someone Called “Agent Feather”

Blog.dynamoo.com reported on 6th May, 2014 stating that Conrad Longmore, Security Blogger of Dynamoo's Blog, is urging Internauts to be careful about spam

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SPAMfighter News 2014/5/13

Cybercriminal Finally Jailed Because of Defrauding Students

Finextra.com reported on 1st May, 2014 stating that Tunji Isiaka Lawal, 34, has been sentenced to two years and three months imprisonment by Southwark Crown

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SPAMfighter News 2014/5/13

ACCC Warns Australians about Fake Utility Bills

Cnet.com.au reported on 1st May, 2014 stating that the ACCC (Australian Competition and Consumer Commission) has warned Australians about a phishing e-mail

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SPAMfighter News 2014/5/12

Oregon AG Cautions of Fraudulent E-mail Purporting to be from her Office

Just as Attorney General of Oregon was examining possible consumer scams within the state, she lately cautioned people of Oregon about one fake e-mail that

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SPAMfighter News 2014/5/12

Incopro says that Top Piracy Sites in UK Contain Malware and Scams

Nearly all the UK's favorite film and television piracy sites have malware or credit card swindles, as per a study conducted by Incopro or Intelligent

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SPAMfighter News 2014/5/10

FireEye says that Cyber Attacks in UK and Ireland Increased by 300% in 2013

UKI (United Kingdom and Ireland) enterprises were struck by an average of over 70 new tainted infections a day last year (2013), which symbolizes a 300%

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SPAMfighter News 2014/5/10

DJ of Copenhagen Faces Investigation for Hacking PCs of His Fans

Musicfeeds.com.au reported on 30th April, 2014 stating that a DJ (Disc Jockey) of Copenhagen (Denmark) is under investigation by local authorities because

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SPAMfighter News 2014/5/9

Experts Warn to be Aware of ‘Unclaimed Vouchers’ Phishing Campaign Impersonating Walmart

Softpedia.com reported on 1st May, 2014 stating that security experts have spotted a new type of phishing emails purporting to be from Walmart, a leading

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SPAMfighter News 2014/5/9

Bkav Charges AWS for Malware Infection

Bkav, a Vietnamese known network security firm, asserts that AWS (Amazon Web Services) gave a cloud-computing patron an un-patched edition of Windows that

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SPAMfighter News 2014/5/8

Sefnit Malware Returns with Sophisticated Version

Sefnit, a malware that made news in January 2014 has returned once again and this time is employing new tactics to malign users' computers, reported

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SPAMfighter News 2014/5/8

Experts of F-secure Warn that Browlock Ransomware Currently Targeting Russian Users

Researchers of security firm F-Secure says that Browlock, a popular ransomware which blocks browsers to trick users in paying penalties and helping cyber

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SPAMfighter News 2014/5/7

Scam E-mail Attacks People Subscribing to Bresnan/Charter

One fresh scam e-mail run has been spotted proliferating widely while targeting subscribers of the cable e-mail Bresnan/Charter; published county10.com,

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SPAMfighter News 2014/5/7

Malicious Campaign Resurfaces as it Targets French-Speaking Employees; Symantec

As per Symantec, the security company, a campaign by online-criminals has yet again emerged as it uses a combination of phone calls that are

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SPAMfighter News 2014/5/6

Patients of Centura Health Informed about Dangerous Hack

Colorado (US)-based Centura Health (CH), an organization without profit motive, and the owner of Mercy Regional Medical Center, recently dispatched letters

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SPAMfighter News 2014/5/6

Alaskan Court Warns Internauts of State about Scam Emails

Newsminer.com reported on 28th April, 2014 stating that according to Alaska Court System, fraudsters are impersonating Police officials and court officers

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SPAMfighter News 2014/5/5

Rebranding of Clarien Bank Leads to Phishing Scam Campaign

Bernews reported on 25th April, 2014 stating that scammers started phishing attempts without wasting any time to take advantage of unsuspicious consumers

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SPAMfighter News 2014/5/5

Iowa State University Announced Major Security Breach

Threatpost.com reported on 23rd April, 2014 quoting Officials of Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, United States as saying "Personal data of nearly

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SPAMfighter News 2014/5/5

Montana Revenue Department Warns Citizens about Scam Emails

Krtv.com reported on 25th April, 2014 stating that The Montana Department of Revenue, Montana's (US) state agency which collects taxes from taxpaying

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SPAMfighter News 2014/5/5

AOL Cautions its Users about Infringement of Personal Information after Hacking Attack

Theregister.co.uk reported on 28th April, 2014 stating that AOL, formerly American Online, has issued a warning to users about theft of personal information

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SPAMfighter News 2014/5/2

POS Assaults on Declining Trend; Verizon

Verizon, in its recent Data Breach Investigations Report of 2014, highlights how it discovered POS (point-of-sale) security hacks as reducing when the

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SPAMfighter News 2014/5/2

Officials of Finnish Customs Warn of Scam Emails

Yle.fi reported in the first week of April 2014 stating that Finnish Customs officers are warning about a new email phishing campaign asking Finnish

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SPAMfighter News 2014/5/1

Fresh Revelations about US Using Malware for Sabotaging Iran’s Nuclear Program

Fereydoon Abbasi a veteran nuclear scientist of Iran, whom President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, presiding in 2010, appointed to the post of topmost official of

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SPAMfighter News 2014/5/1

AOL Mail Hacked Seriously

Wltx.com reported on 22nd April, 2014 stating that AOL Mail, previously known as American Online, is a free email service provider by AOL has been hacked

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