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May 2016

SPAMfighter News 2016/5/31

Fiverr Shopping Forum Eliminates its Recently Existing DDoS Attack Services


DDoS assaults can now be bought and sold online at a price of merely $5/hr, so discovered security researchers from Imperva a security company.
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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/31

DMA Locker 4.0 Dissected


The domain of ransomware is in disarray in light of TeslaCrypt's recent explosion; consequently, the creators of DMA Locker have embarked upon making

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/30

Switzerland’s CERT Discloses Details about Cyber-Attack on Defense Contractor


Swiss government authorities declined from declaring a hackers' attack on RUAG the country's defense contractor. However, Switzerland's Computer

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/30

Carding Website Runner Deported to USA for Undergoing Trial of Criminal Charges


A national from Macedonia got deported to USA on Friday after being accused regarding a website known as Codeshop, which he operated, which according

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/30

A Dire Lack of Knowledge about Ransomware Exists Despite Record Number of Infections


Key security strategist and founder of eSentire, Eldon Sprickerhoff wrote to Security Intelligence over electronic mail that malicious software

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/27

Humanitarian Hacker Phineas Fisher Teaches His Hacking Techniques


Phineas Fisher, the humanist hacker, whose other name is Hack Back, and has association with another hacker who attacked Gamma Group's and Hacking

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/27

Flashlight Application from Google’s Play Store Disseminates Malverts


At 2016 beginning, Google cleared the Play Store off thirteen apps because they were malicious. These applications were Cake Blast, Just Fire,

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/26

TeslaCrypt Ransomware Project Seems to Close Down, Offers Decryption Key Free of Cost


The creators of the infamous TeslaCrypt ransomware have announced that they have closed down their operation and released a master decryption key and

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/26

Hacker Robs Bank, Converts the Money into BTC, Donates to Anti-ISIS Forces


After Hamza Bendelladj the hacker arrested and imprisoned for breaking into banks to steal money and donating huge sums to Palestinian charitable

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/26

Hacker Exposes Healthcare Data Stolen from Hospices in Turkey


A hacker apparently an Anonymous member posted one web-link opening onto one archive consisting of personal information of inmates of several Turkish

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/25

Hacker Puts 117m User Credentials from Linkedin Up for Sale on Dark Web


A hacker asserting he possesses the credentials of several million members of LinkedIn has started campaigning sale of the data on the Internet. The

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/25

Group of Suckfly Cyber-Espionage Targets Indian Private and Government Companies


Symantec, a tech firm of cybersecurity, in recent times published the report mentioning Suckfly's activities. Suckfly is advanced cyber espionage

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/24

Ukrainian Hacker confesses his role in Hacking Three Services of Business Newswire


Vadym lermolovych entered the appeal to a complaint charging him with serious theft of identity and conspiracy to commit wire and hacking of computer.

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/24

Bitcoin Exchange Service Gatecoin Suffers a $2m Theft


This past week there was news about a security incident within crypto-currency exchange system affecting one service based in Hong Kong that was

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/23

Skimer, a Malware for ATMs, Resurfaces with Far Greater Danger


Cyber-criminals have upgraded an ATM malicious program uncovered in 2009 which's currently posing a far greater threat.

The malware, called

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/23

Gray Hat Hacker Compromises Locky Ransomware Botnet; Replaces Payload with Alert Message


In a reverse trend, malware botnets are being hacked that's becoming common practice. Recently, one well intended hacker victimized an entity

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/23

Apple Removes Security App of iOS Because of “potential” False Positives


Apple has removed an app which helped customers to identify hidden hackers on their iPhones, just a week after it was launched on the marketplace. The

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/20

Veterans Affairs Department Seeking Software for Determining Data Leaked from Shady Web


The Veterans Affairs Department has issued a request to provide details about commercial software which will hunt exploited data of the agency by any

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/20

Hacker Sold Entrée to Pornhub Servers for $1,000


The underground researcher, who is running 1x0123 account of Twitter, offered on Saturday command injection capabilities and also shell access to the

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/20

Attacks with Malicious Pornography Applications in Android Lock-Screen may Increase


Alex Dubrovsky security researcher with Dell tells about malware authors who've begun one campaign in which data-stealing and/or financially-motivated

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/19

Two Ransomwares Bundled - Petya and Mischa


Petya of late is recognized as that dangerous ransomware sample which along with encrypting files followed with demanding Bitcoins to set the

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/19

Turkish Hackers Behind Six International Bank Heists


According to 'Data Breach Today' a website on cyber-security based in USA, Turkish hackers just exposed 3 Bangladeshi banks' data. The hacker group is

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/18

Staff of US Congress Bans Yahoo Mail as its Service Fails in Flagging the Attacks of Ransomware


Capitol Hill became the most recent victim of ransomware attacks. They were experiencing continuous click ads and pop-ups which allowed ransomware to

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/18

Anonymous in its Latest Attack Aims at Denver’s Mayor


Anonymous the hacking organization of the global level has made an increasingly personal and direct warning to Denver City's top voted

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/18

Adobe Presents Latest Version of its Flash Player


Adobe has released one security patch to fix a good 25 flaws within its Flash Player. Among these 25 flaws is one which attackers are already

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/17

South Korea Once Again Blames North Korea for Launching Hack like Against Its Defense Contractor


According to Korean Yonhap News Agency, the defense service for counter espionage in South Korea is investigating into one apparent hack by North

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/17

Microsoft Addresses 0-day in Windows Used within PoS Assaults


Over a hundred companies in North America got victimized with cyber-criminals' attacks that exploited one 0-day vulnerability in Windows. Dubbed

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/16

Banker of Syrian Electronic Army Deported to the US


A suspected hacker of SEA (Syrian Electronic Army), the hacking group supporting the regime of President Bashar al-Assad of Syria has been deported

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/16

South Korean Users Exploited via IE Zero-Day Flaw


Symantec reports of South Korea being impacted with targeted assaults which abused 0-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer. The firm in one blog post

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/16

Emergency Patch Imminent to Repair Adobe Flash Zero-Day Used in Live Attacks


It has become imperative for users to install fixes which are released by Microsoft today as May Patch Tuesday part because Windows bug is vigorously

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/13

Second in Line under Opicarus Campaign has been Bank of Cyprus


A massive distributed denial of service attack inundating the Central Bank of Cyprus website is from the Anonymous hackers' group that has revived its

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/13

Malvertising Assaults Strike PerezHilton, CBS and Blogger


PerezHilton.com the website for gossip news about celebrities and Hollywood recently delivered one fresh collection of malevolent advertisements on

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/12

Qualcomm Vulnerability Disclosed, Allows Theft of Call Logs, SMS from Android


An Android vulnerability that has been into existence since 5-yrs is now known as it impacts numerous device models, including as old as Jelly Bean

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/12

New Jaku Botnet Already has 19,000 Zombies, Best for DDoS Attacks and Spam


Security researchers of Forcepoint, a world leader in approving organisations for driving the business ahead via transformative technologies of

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/12

Horrid Piece of Android Malware Monitors Browser History, Texts and Banking Information


Android users should be careful about a new piece of nasty Android malware moving around. The malware is camouflaged as an updated version of Chrome

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/11

Gozi Creator Sent Behind Bars, Ordered for Submitting Hefty Fine


A hacker from Russia and creator as well as seller of the Gozi malicious program faces sentence after his ware infected more than 1m PCs and reaped

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/11

Anonymous to Strike World Banks, Targets Bank of Greece First


The Anonymous hacker collective has declared resurgence of its attack scheme of 2011 it named Operation Icarus that launched an onslaught of assaults

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/10

Qatar National Bank Confronts Data Hack


Qatar National Bank says that some hackers infiltrated its systems; however, the information exposed on the Internet was a mixed content comprising

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/10

Cyber Attacks in Retail Sector Highest in 2015, Reports Dimension Data


A report from an Information Technology security firm in Wellington reveals that the number of cyber-assaults on the retail market was the highest in

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/9

Iranian Student Stealing Frequent Flier Accounts from American Airlines Arrested


The news agency Miami Herald reports about one computer programmer who is facing accusation that he allegedly stole American Airlines passengers'

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/9

Former Developer of Tor Helped FBI by Creating Malware to Expose Tor Users


A former developer of Tor Project is seemingly making a living by creation of malware for the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), which enables

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/9

ADA Sends Out Infected Flash Drives to Around 37,000 Dentists


Recently, the offices who are American Dental Association members received flash drives all over the country. These are regularly sent out containing

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/6

Eleven Fake Apps in Android Play Store Uncovered that Enable Phishing


Google has not been able to perfectly control its Google Play the Android application store, as malicious applications regularly bypass its

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/6

A Player of NFL Gets Hacked on Live TV


A video was posted on the verified Laremy Tunsil's Twitter account on Thursday Night, who is a NFL prospect, showed the offensive tackle of previous

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/5

Android Malware Installed Through Phony Update of Google Chrome


Cyber-security researchers have spotted one mobile malware that pretends to be an update of Google Chrome browser, which can be used on Android, but

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/5

A Second Suspect Arrested in Connection with the Massive Comelec Breach


Philippines' law enforcement officials recently arrested another person suspected to have been involved in the hack as well as defacement of Comelec,

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/4

New RuMMS Malicious Program for Android Strikes through SMS Spam, Says FireEye


USA-situated network security firm FireEye has unearthed one fresh malware family affecting Android devices while contaminating smart-phones inside

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/4

New Phishing Ploy Exploits Facebook.com


Last week HackRead notified Web-browsers globally regarding one particular phishing scam related to a policy of 'account violation' circulating across

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/3

Qatar National Bank Suffers Massive Data Breach, No Money Stolen


A huge collection of documents of Qatar National Bank, based in Doha, was leaked and posted online to the Cryptome site on 26th April which is a

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/3

Microsoft Uncovers Attack Group Platinum That Uses Windows Hot-Patching Technique


A hidden utility in Windows computers called hot-patching, not existing inside the operating system from the time Windows 8 was introduced, has become

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/3

Estonian Man Running International Crime Ring to Go to Jail


A United States of America judge sentenced a man from Estonia to 7-yrs and 3-months in jail for allegedly operating one cyber criminal business

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/2

ISIS Hackers Combine, form Mega Hacking Group


Various ISIS hackers along with associates who've been vigorously infiltrating online sites followed with defacing them by posting messages telling

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/2

Armanda Collective Imitators Churned Massive Dollars through Fake DDos Threats


An anonymous cyber-criminal gang has extorted a massive amount of dollars from Cloudflare clients just via a threat that they would be served denial

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/2

Android Devices Could Be Infected with Ransomware, No User Interaction Needed


Attackers by utilizing twin known exploits are unnoticeably planting ransomware onto early versions of Android devices whose operators chance to

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