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June 2008

SPAMfighter News 2008/6/30

Phishing Scam Targets Tulsa Employees

Both Tulsa Teachers Credit Union (TTCU) and Tulsa Municipal Employees Credit Union have reported that several "phishing" schemes launched to

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SPAMfighter News 2008/6/30

Supply-Chain Businesses Hire Storm Botnet for Illegal Drug Sales

IronPort Systems, a provider of software security solutions, on June 11, 2008, announced that a new research has detected a connection between the ...

SPAMfighter News 2008/6/30

E-Mails Targeting Businessmen With False Claim of Containing Official Complaints

The Better Business Bureau and Federal Bureau of Investigation have issued a warning for business owners against a phony e-mail that might target them and

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/6/30

Cisco Uncovers Vulnerabilities in SNMPv3

On June 10, 2008, Security Researchers at Cisco found a couple of security flaws in the third version of the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv3)

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/6/30

Australia Encourages Computer Security Awareness

The Australian government took an initiative to sensitize Internet users about safeguarding their computers against malicious security threats, and

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/6/30

Malware Rampage Through The Gaming World

According to Security Researchers of Panda Security, the virtual world offers an alluring platform to keep its users hooked. As ambitions in the virtual

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/6/30

Internet Security: A Tough Challenge For Business Organizations

According to an online survey conducted by security company, Webroot Software, 63.4% of businesses agreed that maintaining the security of the Internet in

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/6/30

Malware Threats Sharply Rising With Creations of New Variants

McAfee has identified nearly 250,000 new malware threats till H12008 and believes that the spurt in malware threats is because of use of point-and-click

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SPAMfighter News 2008/6/27

AOTA Summit Discusses Spamming, Phishing & The Role of Security Companies

Hemanshu Nigam, Chief Security Officer, MySpace and Fox Interactive, said in his opening lines of a speech delivered at the AOTA (Authentication and Online

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SPAMfighter News 2008/6/27

Phishing Scam Targets at Families of Deceased Army Soldiers

In a new phishing e-mail scam that targets at the Families of Fallen Soldiers, the con

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SPAMfighter News 2008/6/27

Spammers Exploit NDR to Send Mass Phony E-mails

According to a research completed by computer security researchers, 90% of e-mails arriving at company inboxes are spam, while ...

SPAMfighter News 2008/6/27

E-mail Scam Phishes on Andrew Johnson Bank Customers

Andrew Johnson Bank based in Greeneville has issued a warning to its customers that an e-mail scam purporting to be from the bank is circulating on the

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/6/27

Recent Natural Calamities in The US Might Give Rise to Online Scams

The Security Researchers at SANS Storm Center warned on June 13, 2008 that the dangerous twisters that slashed through Kansas in the second week of June

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/6/27

Prominent Security Sites Contain XSS Vulnerabilities

According to XSSed, an online security watchdog, on June 9, 2008, the Websites belong to the three most reputed companies of the security industry have

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/6/27

Impersonated ImageShack Site Delivering Trojan

According to a cyber threats experts and a security consultant working independently,

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SPAMfighter News 2008/6/26

Users of Australian Recruitment Company Attacked With Resumes Containing Trojan

On June 4, 2008, the MessageLabs Researchers revealed that hackers are exploiting an option of mail forwarding used by many recruitment companies, which

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SPAMfighter News 2008/6/26

Australia Suffers More From Cyber Crime Than Rest of The World

A research by AVG, the maker of security software, revealed that the increasing number of online purchasers, who make the payments but never get the ordered

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SPAMfighter News 2008/6/26

Symantec Released its State of the Spam report for June 2008

The monthly State of Spam Report for June 2008 by Symantec showed that spam mails accounted for around 80% of total mails. A lot of these mails were about

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SPAMfighter News 2008/6/26

Social Networking Users Concerned About Spam Than Security of Personal Information

Europeans using social-networking sites are more frustrated by advertising and spam (36%) than they are concerned about the safety of their personal

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SPAMfighter News 2008/6/26

Phishing E-Mail Seeks Details of Penn State Account Holders

According to Robin Anderson, Director of Multimedia Technology at Information Technology Services (ITS), staff members of Penn State University including

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SPAMfighter News 2008/6/26

European Computer Users Falling Victims to Cyber Crime

Ipsos conducted a research for AVG Technologies in which it revealed that more than one in 5 computer users in Europe are victims of cyber-crime while about

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SPAMfighter News 2008/6/26

Phishing Scam Hit Another Missouri Bank

Spammers are phishing on people by using Boone County National Bank's logo in e-mail that

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SPAMfighter News 2008/6/26

Phishing & Spam Incidences Declined on Hong Kong DNS

The Hong Kong Domain Name Registration Company (HKDNR) compiled in a report named ".hk Domain Name Spamvertising & ...

SPAMfighter News 2008/6/26

New Spam Attacks Instant Messenger Users

Symantec, a vendor of security services, has spotted a form of Instant Messaging (IM) spam that pretends to offer the recipient an opportunity to inspect

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/6/26

Online Banking in UK Facing Sophisticated Malware Attacks

According to Sophos, a vendor for anti-virus software, Internet banking fraud in the UK dropped

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/6/26

New Zlob Trojan Attacks by Changing Router Configurations

Security researchers are warning against a new Trojan called "Zlob" feigning to be a movie codec necessary for viewing contents of specific

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/6/26

More Efforts Called For Securing The Australian Computers

According to the Senior Officials of AusCERT, the security industry and Internet service providers need to adopt more proactive measures to secure

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/6/26

Apple Patches Five Critical Vulnerabilities in QuickTime

Apple issued security updates to patch five critical vulnerabilities in its QuickTime application on June 10, 2008, repairing a number of faults that could

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/6/26

Hackers From China Targeted Congressional Systems

On June 11, 2008, a New Jersey Congressman claimed that he is one of the 3 law makers whose system have been targeted from China in search of data regarding

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/6/26

E-mail Scam on Floyd Bank Customers Prompts Online Experts to Give Security Tips

According to recent published WSLS 10 on June 10, 2008, a new e-mail scam is targeting customers of Bank of Floyd.

According to

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/6/26

Sites’ Hacker Admitted Waging DDoS Attacks Using Botnet

An American, 21 years of age, has acclaimed using an army of 'bots' to launch attacks on two volunteer Websites to punish the sites' operators for their

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/6/26

Cyber Criminals Robbed South African Governments

According to an internal audit services by KwaZulu-Natal, a gang of cyber criminals in coordination with dishonest civil servants has defrauded four

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/6/26

American Airlines Warned Against a Phishing Scam

The users of AAdvantage frequent flier program has been cautioned by American Airlines of an email scam which appears to have come from the airline and

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SPAMfighter News 2008/6/23

UK Surfers Increasingly Suffer From Online ID Fraud

According to Experian, a credit information body, computer users are increasingly being victimized through ...

SPAMfighter News 2008/6/23

Spammers Gain Higher Profits by Touting Fake Pharmaceuticals

The Security Specialists at Cisco Systems, security services vendor, said on June 11, 2008 that some extremely prolific ...

SPAMfighter News 2008/6/23

Orange Savings Bank Cautions Residents of New Phishing Scam

Orange Savings Bank situated in Orange, Texas, has issued a warning to its customers to look out for ...

SPAMfighter News 2008/6/23

Hitman Spreading Fear Through New Spam

According to Police Officials of West Wiltshire, new spam mails from a pretended hitman demanding £10,000 have been distributed across thousands of

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/6/23

IronPort Spots a New Malicious Trojan

IronPort Systems, Leading provider of products for Web security and e-mail, has spotted a new Trojan program, as reported by TradeArabia on June 11,

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/6/23

Drive Lock Sales Surge to Block USB Forts From Spreading Malware

Drive locks that protected computers from malware spreading through floppy disks have reappeared,

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SPAMfighter News 2008/6/21

Victims of Internet Frauds Increasing

The IC3, Internet Crime Complaint Centre, informs that because of lack of proper background checks, the Internet users are falling prey to online fraud in

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SPAMfighter News 2008/6/21

Spammers Use Additional Communication Means to Target Social Networks

According to a research by Cloudmark, the messaging specialist, and Researcher Harris, ...

SPAMfighter News 2008/6/21

Spam Mail Attract UK Residents with Offer for Fake Refund

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warned the general public on June 6, 2008 about spam e-mails containing different versions of fake refund

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SPAMfighter News 2008/6/21

Malware Hitting Surfers via Hallmark E-Card

Security Experts at Trend Micro are asking computer users to be wary of an e-mail that contains an e-card apparently from Hallmark, the developer of

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SPAMfighter News 2008/6/21

Life Insurance Spam Emerged as The Latest Spam Tactic in May 2008

A new kind of spam attack that focuses on a short-lived e-mail but yields for the spammer potentially high returns has come into prominence, as reported by

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/6/21

Attackers Could Take Advantage of Gestation Gap in Patch Installations

According to a research presented at recently organized the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, software patches made available on the Internet to

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SPAMfighter News 2008/6/20

US Spammer Challenged the Va. Anti-Spam Law

According to the news published by redOrbit on June 10, 2008, Jeremy Jaynes an internationally known super spammer, criticized Virginia's ...

SPAMfighter News 2008/6/20

Sugar Grove Fire Department Attack by 375,000 Spam Mails

On June 2, 2008, the Fire Department of Sugar Grove reported that
it got around 30 spam mails which provide everything starting from
celebrity

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SPAMfighter News 2008/6/20

Online Fraud, Phishing, Malware are Increasing

The UK Threat Assessment of organized crimes by Soca (Serious Organised Crime Agency) shows a rise in attacks on bank accounts by making use of malware, key

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/6/20

New Encryptor Gpcode Variant Demands Ransom for Decryption

Kaspersky Lab, the provider of Internet Threat Management solutions designed to protect computers against all kinds of malware, said that it discovered a

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/6/20

McAfee Identifies Domains Hosting Most Risky Sites

According to anti-virus software provider McAfee's latest report, "Mapping the Mal Web",

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/6/20

Hazards Facing UK Broadband Customers as ISP Interferes

Wikileaks, which published its "January 2007 report" on June 5, 2008, demonstrated the problems broadband users encounter when an Internet Service

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SPAMfighter News 2008/6/19

Spammers Exploited Credit Crunch During May 2008

The Symantec Researchers said that spammers are exploiting slow economy to push

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SPAMfighter News 2008/6/19

London Police will Pilot a Cyber Crime Program

The London Police will start a national fraud program that will ensure the banks to report e-crime.

The London Police, which

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SPAMfighter News 2008/6/19

Estonia Requires Effective Cyber Law to Fight Against Spam

The Justice Chancellor of Estonia, Indrek Teder, said that Estonian laws do not ensure enough security to people against ...

SPAMfighter News - 2008/6/19

Web-Based Malware Attacks on Authentic Sites Increased in May 2008

On June 5, 2008, ScanSafe, SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) Web security provider, claimed that 68% of all Web based ...

SPAMfighter News - 2008/6/19

Skype Facing Great Risk Due to Security Vulnerabilities

As per a warning released by VeriSign's iDefense security research team on June 6, 2008, users of Skype may be at risk due to a moderately critical flaw of

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/6/19

Microsoft Issued Seven Updates to Patch Vulnerabilities in Windows Components

On June 10, 2008, the leading software giant, Microsoft, announced that it issued seven security updates, three of them are "critical" to fix

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SPAMfighter News 2008/6/18

Winner of Beauty Contest Victimized in Phishing Scam

Sophos, a vendor that provides IT control and security, is again reminding computer users to be wary of an online identity theft and fraud after the recent

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SPAMfighter News 2008/6/18

UK Companies Found With Insufficient Online Security

The UK-based Bell Micro, a company for value-added distribution, announced on May 29, 2008 that about 41% of UK enterprises admitted their organization

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SPAMfighter News 2008/6/18

EppiCard Phishing Scam Targeting Residents of Mississippi

Jim Hood, the Attorney General of Mississippi, is warning that users of the electronic benefit card, which offers unemployment payments or child support,

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SPAMfighter News 2008/6/18

Criminals Hosted Phishing Site on Home Office’s Crime Reduction site

Phishing fraudsters, who hacked a crime reduction Website of the Home Office, used it to host an Italian ...

SPAMfighter News 2008/6/18

CA Canada Found Alarming Facts About Corporate Data Loss

Consumers and IT security experts in Canada feel that organizations are not taking necessary steps to safeguard personal data.

In

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/6/18

User Awareness can Best Fight Malware, Botnets & Other Cyber Threats

According to Ken Pappas taking care of Marketing at Top Layer Networks, Westboro, Mass, educating employees is perhaps the best method to fight with

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SPAMfighter News 2008/6/17

June Predictions Include New Storm Variants, More Spam and Phishing

MXLogic warns that in June 2008, new variants of the Storm Worm are likely to surface as e-cards, to coincide with Father's Day. There might also be a

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SPAMfighter News 2008/6/17

A Spear Phishing Scam Stole Data of 15,000 Computer Users

Two gangs of criminals have reportedly seized data from an estimated 15,000 computer users over the 15 months, from February 2007-April 2008, using 'spear

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/6/17

US and China Prime Sources of Hacking Attacks

The United States and China were the two prime sources of hacking attack traffic on the Internet during the first three months of 2008, according to Akamai

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/6/17

Several Vulnerabilities Discovered in Vmware Products

According to computer security company iDefense, several security flaws have been discovered in various VMware products. These flaws could potentially be

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/6/17

Online Game Trojan and Adware Constituted Greatest Threats in May 2008

According to ESET's Global Threat Trends Report for May 2008, the Win32/PSW.OnLineGames malware was

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/6/17

Creative Software AutoUpdate Engine Vulnerable to ActiveX Control Fault

A critical vulnerability in the Creative Software automatic update engine could put Windows computers in danger of arbitrary code execution from a remote

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SPAMfighter News 2008/6/16

Tucson Man Sentenced 5 Years Imprisonment for Online ID Fraud

A Tucson man of a criminal gang that used 4,500 illegally acquired PINs and account numbers to withdraw around $600,000 from ATMs faces imprisonment for

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SPAMfighter News 2008/6/16

Researchers Warns Against Diminishing Utility of Net

The worldwide creator of Web, Sir Tim Berners Lee, said that the distribution of fake data like promotion of site via spam mails on the web could hamper its

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/6/16

Wal-Mart’s Website Subjected to SQL Attacks

According to Security Analysts at security services vendor, ScanSafe, on June 3, 2008, Wal-Mart's Website has been subjected to a Structured Query Language

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/6/16

Vulnerability in HP Customer Support Software Encourages Malicious Exploitation

According to CSIS Security Group, on June 4, 2008, customer support software that comes pre-installed in Hewlett-Packard (HP) computers provides users with

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/6/16

Multiple Flaws Found in Sun Java System ASP

According to vulnerability tracking firm Secunia on June 4, 2008, several security vulnerabilities have been discovered in Sun Java System Active Server

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SPAMfighter News 2008/6/13

Whale Phishing Attack on Executives Spoofs Tax Notification

A new whaling or a phishing attack that aims at high officials, using a hoax US Tax Court

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SPAMfighter News 2008/6/13

Australian Organizations Acting Strictly Against Violators of E-Mail Security

Organizations are engaged in disciplinary practices and even expelling employees for violating the security policies of enterprise e-mail and sharing

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/6/13

Worm Attacked on Several Sites of South Africa

The security company, Telspace Systems, said that an automated SQL attacks from hacked systems during May 2008 infected several Websites, including

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/6/13

Vapsup Adware Topped Among E-Threats in May 2008

Fortinet, the leading supplier of Unified Threat Management (UTM) solutions announced on June 3, 2008 that one of the most powerful developments in May 2008

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/6/13

Twenty Leading Mail Viruses in May 2008 Released by Kaspersky

The e-mail virus top 20 list for May 2008 by Kaspersky was released on June 2, 2008. This list was specifically noted the re-emergence of some old worms as

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/6/13

FireEye Speaks to Educate Government Sector About Fighting Against Botnets

FireEye Inc., the leading global company for anti-botnet protection, is trying to introduce a new clarity and urgency to the havoc arising from botnets for

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SPAMfighter News 2008/6/12

Storm Worm Reappears With Another Love Message

After a break, the Storm worm criminals are again trying to exploit surfers' inquisitiveness for a fictitious love interest so that users can be made to

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SPAMfighter News 2008/6/12

Scam Site Imitating Hong Kong Site Targets UK-Based Chinese Inhabitants

A phishing Website spoofing a law company site of Hong Kong continues to be on the Web

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SPAMfighter News 2008/6/12

Fraudsters Send False Messages About Bank Site Maintenance

A criminal gang specializing in installing malicious software designed to steal consumers' banking details is supplying victims with error messages of site

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/6/12

Website of Ottawa Recreation Center Spread Computer Virus

The Ottawa City cautioned about a virus, which might have spread by Ottawa recreation center to the user's system making their systems vulnerable to spam,

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/6/12

Samba Vulnerability Could Allow Harmful Code Injection

Secunia, the provider of security service, has reported that it has found a flaw in the Samba open source folder as well as in its print server. The

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/6/12

BitDefender Lab Discloses Leading Trojans Emerged in US During May

On June 4, 2008, BitDefender, a company engaged in providing data security and antivirus solutions,

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SPAMfighter News 2008/6/11

Spam Volume Could be Doubled in 2008

The security and data loss solutions provider, Proof-point, shows that the company spam volumes has increased by 50% in the first quarter of 2008, followed

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SPAMfighter News 2008/6/11

Phishers Attack on Beneficiaries of Child Support

Offshore criminals sending out phishing e-mails to deceive people seem to have sunk low by

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SPAMfighter News 2008/6/11

Online Phishing Scams Increase in Q1 of 2008

On June 3, 2008, MarkMonitor, Enterprise Brand Protection Provider, disclosed the consequences of online threats to brands. The most famous brands are

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SPAMfighter News 2008/6/11

Experiments by Spammers Raised the Level of Spam in May 2008

The MessageLabs' Intelligence Report for May 2008 claims that spam levels increased and reached 76.8% of all mails during May 2008, highest level since

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/6/11

Small Companies are More Susceptible to Cyber Attacks

On June 2, 2008, Trend Micro Incorporated, an Internet content security provider, said that the employees of small businesses in the US, UK, Japan and

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/6/11

It’s Easy to Access Stolen Data Stored on Hacker Server, Says Finjan

After uncovering a number of unsecured hacker servers holding sensitive e-mail together with Web-based data relating to a large number of people, Security

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SPAMfighter News 2008/6/10

Triangle Communications Alerts customers on SPAM Message

Triangle Communications is warning its online customers to avoid a SPAM message that asks for verification of password and e-mail address, as reported by

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SPAMfighter News 2008/6/10

Phishers Extend Old Ideas to Devise New Tricks for Fooling Online Users

Phishers are dispatching e-mails by spoofing Webmail, the provider of free electronic mail, and admonishing recipients that they must reply with their

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/6/10

Vulnerabilities on Reliable Websites Pose the First Threat to Computers

Security firm, Symantec, has disclosed the current Top Ten dangers that are affecting the compute security. According to the company, despite all efforts to

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/6/10

Zango Blamed for Misleading Claims About its Software

Spyware Researcher, Ben Edelman, who is also an Assistant Professor at the Harvard Business School claims that adware maker, Zango, deceives computer users

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/6/10

Hackers Hijacked Comcast’s DNS

Comcast Corp. said on May 29, 2008 that hackers on May 28, 2008 redirected users trying to access Comcast.net, the company's portal for its online

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SPAMfighter News - 2008/6/10

Akonix Warns of More Malware Attacks Through IM

Akonix Systems Inc., a major supplier of unified policy management solutions for unified communications (UC) and instant messaging (IM), said on May 29,

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SPAMfighter News 2008/6/9

Subscribers of Batelco Internet Attacked by Phishing Scam

The leading telecom operator of Bahrain, Batelco, has warned its users about a malicious mail circulating in the Kingdom targeted at personal data, as

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SPAMfighter News 2008/6/9

CAPB Says, Cyber Crime Growing Rapidly in Canada

CAPB (Canadian Association of Police Boards) has discovered in its survey that cyber crime will become number one crime in Canada.

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