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May 2015

SPAMfighter News 2015/5/29

Nigerian Jailed in $1 Million Phishing Scam Case

Nj.com reported on 20th May, 2015 quoting an announcement of Paul Fishman, U.S. Attorney, as "A 31 year old Nigerian man with numerous pennames has

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/29

Malicious Adware More than Doubled Since Last Year - G Data

According to a new malware report of security firm G Data, the quantity of crude adware has become more than double as compared to last year because cyber

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/29

97% Internauts Can’t Recognize Phishing Emails Correctly Across the World

Information-age.com reported on 19th May, 2015 stating that an Intel Security, a renowned security firm, conducted a quiz which tests the knowledge of

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/28

New Fake Lottery E-mails Exploit Names of Big Jackpot Winners

E-mail users are being cautioned about one online scam which asserts that Angela and Richard Maxwell who won EuroMillions are giving away 1m pounds,

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/28

Internauts Warned about Scam Emails Imitating PayPal

Blog Check & Secure warned on 19th May, 2015 stating that security researchers identified many suspicious looking emails and hence Internet users are

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/27

Police Warns that PennDOT Scam Email Targeting Locals

Fox43.com reported on 16th May, 2015 stating that Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Intelligence Center (PACIC) warns about a fake email notification

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/27

Hackers Breached Federal Reserve Bank Website

According to St. Louis-based Federal Reserve Bank, hackers during April 2015 had effectively managed to compromise the bank's online site, published

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/27

Developers of Rombertik Stopping Its Illegal Use - Symantec

Earlier this month, Cisco reported that the Rombertik malware tries to destroy the master boot record (MBR) of infected devices to stop researchers from

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/26

The Network of Penn State University Goes Offline Due to Cyberattacks

Securityweek.com reported on 15th May, 2015 stating that Penn State University recently announced that it has closed down the Internet network of its

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/26

MetroHealth Victim of Malware Attack

MetroHealth System based in Cleveland (Ohio, US) of late found that three of its PCs within the cardiac catheterization laboratory were infected with

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/26

Fresh Malware with Data Manipulation Ability on Indian Cyber-Space-CERT-In

According to CERT-In (Computer Emergency Response Team of India), the apex cyber security organization of the country, one fresh malware is putting Indian

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/25

Website of Chef Jamie Oliver yet again Infected with Malware


According to Malwarebytes the security company, Jamie Oliver the renowned chef in UK has had his website JamieOliver.com once again infected and

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/25

Stranded Overseas Scam E-mail Strikes Renowned Organizations’ Executive Director


A sample of stranded abroad fraudulent electronic mail lately targeted Executive Director Beatriz Oesterheld of Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA-based

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/22

Kaspersky Describes ‘Naikon’ Gang Highly Energetic

An advanced persistent threat (APT) group Naikon, which seemingly speaks Chinese, has been successfully hacking into countries' organizations the past 5-yrs

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/22

Cybercriminals Exploiting Popularity of Dropbox - Warn Experts

Softpedia.com published news on 11th May, 2015 quoting a warning of security experts as "A new phishing email leveraging the name of popular file

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/22

Chinese APT Syndicate Abuse Microsoft’s Portal

An APT syndicate from China is believed to have exploited the TechNet website of Microsoft so the syndicate could conceal its BLACKCOFFEE malware's CnC

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/21

Kaspersky - 2.2Bn Malicious Attacks Intercepted During Q1 of 2015

According to Kaspersky's 'IT Threat Evolution Report' Q1-2015, an overwhelming 2.2 Billion+ notorious attacks on computers and mobiles were mounted during

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/21

Fresh Linux Rootkit Now Leverages Machines of Windows Also

COMPUTERWORLD reported on 11th May, 2015 stating that a team of unknown developers who of late developed a Linux rootkit running on graphics cards have

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/21

Ex Employee of US Govt. Indicted for Stealing and Selling Nuclear Secrets

Rt.com published news on 8th May, 2015 stating that Department of Justice in US (DoJ) has accused a former employee, Charles Harvey Eccleston (62), of the

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/20

Users in Hong Kong Targeted by One-Click Fraudsters

Softpedia.com reported on 8th May, 2015 quoting a warning of experts as "cybercriminals running one-click frauds began to expand their business to Hong

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/20

Study Reveals that Cybersecurity Risks are Related to Web Browsers

Itbusinessnet.com reported on 5th May, 2015 stating the findings of a new survey of IT and information security professionals of Spikes Security and

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/20

Ransomware Themed on “Breaking Bad” Strikes Aussie Internauts - Symantec

According to Symantec the security company, one extremely harmful PC-virus is spreading across Australia which associates with "Breaking Bad"

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/18

One Billion Malicious Spam Emails Sent Globally Every Day

Ketv.com reported on 7th May, 2015 stating that almost one billion spam emails with malicious are delivered all over the world with users clicking on them

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/18

Love Bug on Fifteenth Anniversary, State Researchers

The notorious computer worm Love Bug, which spreads through spam mails, is running its fifteenth year of havoc, remark security researchers while they tell

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/18

CASL Prompting Huge Drop in Canada-Originating Spam

Cloudmark in its latest quarterly report has said that Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation has not just lessened spam getting created inside the nation; however,

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/15

Malwarebytes Warns of Gigantic Malvertising Scam Spreading Across the Web

One extremely huge malvertising campaign has gripped the World Wide Web impacting about several dozen frequently visited porn websites; with more than 250m

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/15

Lenovo PCs have Key Vulnerabilities - IOActive

According to IOActive, there are vital security flaws within the System Update utility of Lenovo, published techtimes.com, May 7, 2015.

After

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/15

Cyber-Attack Compromises MadAdsMedia Server an Ad Network

Trend Micro the security company has detected one sinister advertising attack that eventually resulted in an intensive compromise of MadAdsMedia, one

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/14

Writer of Newfoundland Becomes Victim of Email Scam

Vocm.com reported on 6th May, 2015 quoting Peter Pickersgill, a well known author and cartoonist based at Newfoundland which is a large Canadian Island, as

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/14

Melbourne Man Declared Guilty in Child Porn Virus Case

9news.com.au reported on 7th May, 2015 stating that a 62 year old Melbourne man namely Kenneth Palliser, has been found guilty of series of offences for

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/14

El-Rufai Urges Arrest of People Misusing his Name within Fake Electronic Mails

Malam Nasiru El-Rufai Governor-Elect of Nigeria's Kaduna State has warned all people not to give away funds in response to fake e-mails to individuals who

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/13

Webroot Discovers Fresh AlphaCrypt Ransomware

Webroot the security company says its security researchers have spotted one fresh ransomware known as AlphaCrypt in the wild. The malware resembles

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/13

SubTorrents Leveraged Fiesta Exploit Kit in Website Attack

Infosecurity-magazine.com reported on 4th May, 2015 stating that SubTorrents, a file- sharing site, which is very popular in Latin America and Spain, is

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/13

Google Finds Adware Continuing as an Enormous Problem Online

A Google study shows that adware is still a highly pervasive scam inflicting users online while the malware has infected over 5m PCs worldwide, published

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/11

Pro-Russian Videos Inflated Falsely on DailyMotion - Trustwave

According to security vendor Trustwave, some number of views of some pro-Russian videos on the website Dailymotion was elbowed by a botnet designed for Web

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/11

Conficker Remains on Highest Threat Position, Angler also Ascending- F-Secure

F-Secure, which of late published its "Threat Report: H2 2014," has indicated the yet highest position of Conficker on the threat landscape during

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/9

Dyre Trojan Bypasses Detection, Assessment by Sandboxing

Seculert the security company has said that its researchers have just stumbled upon the banker Trojan Dyre in one fresh version which applies certain

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/9

Airline ‘Ryanair’ Substantiates it was Hacked

The economic airline Ryanair of Ireland recently substantiated that hackers invaded the bank account of the company and stole EUR4.6m (3.4m pounds) from it,

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/8

Employees of Partners HealthCare Fall Victim to Phishing Attack

Businessinsurance.com reported on 1st May, 2015 stating that Partners Healthcare Inc., a Boston-based health care provider, announced that personal

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/8

Cisco - Rombertik Malware Destroys Computers If Detected

Security researchers of security firm Cisco have discovered a new malware dubbed 'Rombertik' which takes unusual measures to avoid detection and analysis

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/7

Cyber-Criminals take Advantage of Nepal’s Recent Earthquake

According to a warning by DHS (Department of Homeland Security) of United States, Internet fraudsters are exploiting Nepal's recent terrible earthquake for

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/7

CareerBuilder.com Exploited, Enterprise Websites get Malware -Proofpoint

Proofpoint the security company has warned of a phishing e-mail attack that contaminates enterprises' websites with malicious software through one job

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/6

New Ransomware ‘Crypt0L0cker’ Leads to Unwanted Chaos

Softpedia.com published news on 29th April, 2015 quoting a warning of experts as "a new ransomware with capabilities to encrypt file which is nicknamed

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/6

Microsoft says that Attacks with Macro Malware are Increasing

Winbeta.org reported on 28th April, 2015 stating that Microsoft has revealed that macro-malware attacks are increasing with minimum 500,000 machines all

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/6

Linux and BSD Web Servers Infected with ‘Mumblehard’ Malware

Security researchers of security firm ESET say that a malware family nicknamed Mumblehard has been successfully infecting web servers running on both Linux

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/5

Virus Used for Disabling PC-Network of State Education

Officials of a public education school chain of a U.S. state attribute an overloading of its computer system to a student of West Virginia, USA's Ohio

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/5

Fresh Attacks Launched Using Macro Malware - Trend Micro

Security researchers of security firm Trend Micro recently said that cybercriminals are using macro malware in their fresh campaign targeting financial

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/5

Bistro Burger Visitors have Financial Data Compromised

Hackers are understood to have intruded cash register of the San Francisco based Bistro Burger restaurant, Market Street branch, over 3 months at a stretch

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/4

xHamster, a Porn Site, Suppressed by Fresh Malvertising Attack - Malwarebytes

Security researchers of security firm Malwarebytes Labs discovered a malvertising campaign targeting popular adult website xHamster. This site has been

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/4

US Continues to be Largest Source of Online Attacks - Webroot

A fresh report of security company Webroot and threat intelligence reveals that contrary to popular belief, maximum cyber attacks on companies in U.S.

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/1

Virus Hijacked My Office Computers - Laments Warrick County Prosecutor

14news.com reported on 28th April, 2015 quoting Mike Perry, Prosecutor of Warrick County (based in Indiana), as saying "computers in my office were

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/1

Hackers Hijack Health Records of Patients of Seton family of Hospitals

Statesman.com reported on 24th April, 2015 stating that hackers compromised the systems of Seton Family of Hospitals and accessed the information of

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