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May 2017

SPAMfighter News 2017/5/31

Malicious Subtitles Enable Hackers to Gain Hold over Users’ Devices

 

Security researchers of late found an astonishing new method by which cyber-criminals acquire hold over users' devices. This is malicious subtitles.

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/31

Hacker Does Nuisance before Zuckerberg’s Commencement Speech

 

A hacker compromised the students' newspaper at Harvard for posting disturbing pictures of Mark Zuckerberg just prior to his commencement speech as

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/30

Website of Qatari News Agency Hacked

 

Qatar announced that cyber attackers allegedly hacked the country's national news agency website, 24th May, 2017 and posted one false story

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/30

Hack into Blackburn High School Data Results in Online Leakage of the Same

 

Blackburn High School encountered a PC hack which has resulted in families' personal information such as addresses, phone numbers and even Medicare

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/29

Symantec Suggests Close Ties Between Lazarus Group and WannaCry Havoc

 

Symantec a company renowned for technical security has released new research which greatly indicates that the WannaCry ransomware assault was the

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/29

Samsung Investigating ‘Iris Hack’ of Galaxy S8

 

Iris recognition of the Galaxy S8 has been touted as great substitute for tapping out an unlock passcode; and it allows you to authenticate for the

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/26

Ukrainian Hacker gets 2 years Imprisonment in Press Release Hacking Scheme

 

One Ukrainian hacker was sent to prison for over 2 years due to his involvement in the international scheme, i.e. hacking news releases that are yet

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/26

Fake Movie Subtitles being Disseminated so Hackers can Remotely Control Users’ Computers

 

Hackers are trying to contaminate users' computers using files containing booby-trapped sub-titles. The attackers create harmful sub-title files in

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/26

After WannaCry Ransomware EternalRocks Malware Just Found

 

Security researchers have detected one fresh worm which uses attack codes that got exposed from National Security Agency of USA after the damaging

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/25

Hackers Target Bank Clients in Russia, their Global Cyber-Raid Plans Thwarted

 

The Ministry of Interiors in Russia recently declared that 20 people were arrested after raids were conducted in connection with a malware attack

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/25

Flokibot, a Malware is a Potential Threat for PoS Devices

 

Last week, the Ransomware virus called WannaCry threatened to affect many computers all over the world, now the sector of financial services is

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/24

Hackers of Salem State’s Twitter Account Post Racist Language

 

A college in Massachusetts states it is conducting an investigation because someone hacked its Twitter A/C to fill it with racist

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/24

Adylkuzz Malware Attacks Expected Soon Wreaking Havoc Worldwide

 

Hardly one week has gone when WannaCry ransomware's assaults hit the world that there shall be one even bigger assault on the digital platform. This

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/23

Onecom Organization Penalized for ‘Millions’ of Spam Texts

 

One high-flying telecom organization of Hampshire got hit with a fine of 100,000 Pound for sending over 3 Million messages of spam. Information

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/23

Hack on Zomato Enables Theft of Data Belonging to over 17m Consumers

 

Food technology company Zomato recently encountered one security hack when more than 17m user records were seized. The stolen data consisted of

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/22

Saskatchewan Government Victimized with ‘Malicious’ Cyber Assault

 

A cyber assault is tentatively the reason behind the internal e-mail and website of the government of Saskatchewan being shut down; however,

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/22

Shadow Brokers Claims Possession of More Hacking Programs, Threatens to Dump

 

The hackers' syndicate, which claims data it stole and dumped online helping assaults by WannaCry the latest ransomware, is now spreading scare that

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/22

China Cautions about Fresh Virus UIWIX having Ransomware Features

 

Chinese officials are cautioning PC users about one fresh cyber assault from malware resembling WannaCry ransomware which was recently detected as

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/19

DocuSign Data-Hack Resulted in Malware-Ridden Spam

 

DocuSign that supplies e-signature technology admitted one data hack occurrence that enabled an outside entity towards acquiring admission into

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/19

Disney Hacked, Held at Ransom over Stolen Movie

 

The just-to-be-released Disney film "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" is under threat of hackers who're holding it for

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/18

The Hero who Rescued the World on Cyber Space

 

The hero of this time is a man who nipped in the bud one worldwide cyber-assault via applying an uncomplicated "kill switch." He is a

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/18

Spanish Companies Experience Cyber Attack

 

Telefonica, a Spanish mobile operator which owns O2 network in UK, confirmed today that it has been struck by a cyber attack.

 

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/18

Bell Canada Client Data Hacked, No Connection with ‘WannaCry’ Ransomware Attack

 

According to Bell Canada, a hacker whose identity is unknown managed to acquire a few of its clients' names, e-mail addresses along with telephone

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/17

The WannaCry Ransomware Prowling Nations

 

One dangerous PC malware, which starting May 12 has been proliferating worldwide, of late attacked companies, universities and even government

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/17

FCC Comments Section has 24 Bozeman Residents’ Contacts Listed in the Spam

 

Over twenty four Bozeman residents' names count in innumerable captured within a seemingly spam assault targeting the Internet-based public comment

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/16

Netrepser Malware Steals Intelligence from Government Organizations

 

Security researchers from BitDefender the cyber security company of late detected one fresh targeted assault that they called Netrepser. The threat

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/16

Facebook Thwarting Web-Links to Spammy Sites

 

Facebook is initiating thwarting of web-links leading onto 'spammy' sites. The company is engaging in displaying to site visitors less number of

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/15

FCC Portal Inundated with Net-Neutrality Related Identical Messages

 

Innumerable messages all exactly the same and suggesting repeal of net neutrality regulations recently inundated the portal of Federal Communication

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/15

Hackers Deface AIFF Website

 

A hackers' group with the moniker 'Zero Cool" is reported to have hacked the website of AIFF (All India Football Federation) on May 9,

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/12

Washington AG Starts Investigation of Uber’s Text Spam

 

According to a declaration on May 5 by Bob Ferguson Attorney General for Washington, Uber has to make a payment of $40,000 in a deal sorting out an

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/12

HandBrake App Targeted with Malware to Impair Mac PCs

 

HandBrake is a frequently utilized tool available for free that edits as well as converts videos which may be on Mac computers. Last week, however,

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/12

AAP Member Shows EVMs can be Hacked

 

The Aam Aadmi Party, in short AAP, in a challenge to EC (Election Commission) has demanded the latter give the party one authentic Electronic Voting

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/11

KristapsPorzingis says that Twitter account was Hacked with ‘LA Clippers’ Post

 

KristapsPorzingis, star forward of New York Knicks, said on Sunday that his Twitter account was hacked and the hacker misled public by posting a

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/11

Users of Guardian Soulmates Spammed Following Information Leak

 

Visitors to the Guardian Soulmates dating site whose operator is The Guardian were recently getting spammed with electronic mails, sexually explicit

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/10

90% Organisations See Social Media as Most Vulnerable to Cyber Crime

 

A survey revealed that despite increase in frequency and intensity of cyber attacks, India Inc is the least prepared for detecting such incidents

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/10

‘USA Today’ Encounters Millions of Spam Accounts Blasting its Facebook Web-Page

 

The daily, USA Today's parent company recently requested FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) to investigate into why spammers were creating

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/9

Fatboy Ransomware-as-a-Service makes Debut

 

One fresh ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) program known as 'Fatboy' can be seen advertised on cyber-crime portals that use Russian language. The

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/9

Android App Namely Super Free Music Player Comes with Malware Infection

 

Super Free Music Player, which is music application in Google Play Store, turns as another app that is malware-infected which is missed by Google.

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/8

Industrial Robots Potentially Flawed Security-Wise so Susceptible to Hacks

 

Industrial robots have a very important function. They make almost any device a person requires, from computers, phones to airplanes, cars, anything

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/8

E-mail Phishing Scam Piggybacks on Google Docs

 

Spammers have yet again started attacking, with their victims being Google/Gmail end-users. As a result, Alphabet Inc. has cautioned its end-users

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/8

Sabre Discloses Data Breach of Card Details at its Hotels

 

Sabre the giant in travel industry encountered a leak from its hotel reservation mechanism. Cyber-criminals had compromised its software, apparently

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/5

Now Shodan can find Malware Command and Control Servers

 

A threat Intelligence Company, Recorded Future, and Internet search engine Shodan announced today that a specialized crawler for security

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/5

UAE becomes Main Target of Ransomware Attacks

 

As per a report, the cybercrime threat rank of UAE has improved during past 2 yrs., although the country still remains a major target for the

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/4

Author of Malware Inflates Backdoor Trojan with Scrap Data Hoping to Avoid Detection

 

Dubbed ShadowWali by Cybereason, security firm, ShadowWali collects information regarding compromised machines as well as their networks, and also

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/4

Ransomware and Cyber-Espionage Attacks Continuously Rising

 

According to one Data Breach Investigations Report for 2017 by Verizon, there are an increasing number of ransomware and cyber-espionage assaults in

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/3

IBM Urges Consumers to Destroy USB Drives it Shipped with Malware

 

IBM has advised its consumers that they should trash the USB memory drives supplied as complementary product to the hybrid and flash storage device

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/3

New MacOS Malware Detected Spreading via Phishing E-mails

 

One fresh malicious program for Mac OS recently got noticed within Europe as it's getting disseminated through phishing e-mails. CheckPoint Software

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/3

Hacker of Netflix also Claims Theft from Fox, IFC, ABC and National Geographic

 

Hacking group, known as The Dark Overlord, increased doubly on their piracy of new season of the Netflix's "Orange is the New Black" by

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/2

Webroot’s Update makes its AV Flag False Positives

 

On April 26, one software company declared about certain anti-virus program of its which caused numerous PCs around the world to shutdown because it

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/2

Virginia State Police Shutdown Email Service due to Malware

 

According to a news release made by spokeswoman Corinne Geller, Virginia State Police is not available by email because of malware. Virginia State

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/2

Game Guide Malware ‘Targeted over 500,000 Users’

 

It is estimated that 2 Mn Android users have now been victimized to malware mistakenly downloaded from Google Play, which was initially reported to

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/1

Cyber-Criminals Gear Attacks Towards Political Sabotage

 

As cyber-crime increases relentlessly, it only tells how they're at par with physical crime in terms of danger. We find a global reach of

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/1

‘Pakistan’ Group Hacks IIT Delhi and DU Websites, Posts about Kashmir Violence

 

A group of Pakistan has hacked, on Tuesday, official websites of the 4 important Indian Institutes - IIT Varanasi, AMU (Aligarh Muslim University),

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SPAMfighter News 2017/5/1

Almost 9,000 Servers across Asian got Infected with Malware

 

An operation of cybersecurity run out of IGCI (Interpol Global Complex for Innovation) has uncovered over 9,000 servers that are malware-laden as

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