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June 2009

SPAMfighter News 2009/6/30

Sophos – Mass Injection Attacks Back Installing ‘Troj/Iframe-CB’

According to the Sophos security experts, they have recently detected a large number of legitimate websites infested with malicious script dubbed as

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/30

Cox Communications’ Customers Get Warning of Phishing E-mail Scam

Cox Communications (Atlanta USA) has asked its customers in Arizona to be careful of a fake e-mail that deceives customers into giving away their personal

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/30

Phishing E-mails Purport to be From St. George Bank

Security researchers have recently warned people about a fresh phishing scam that involves

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/30

Over 70% of Indian Internet Users Vulnerable to Phishing Scams

VeriSign, which has recently commissioned a survey, shows that almost 76% of Internet surfers in the Indian subcontinent face the risk of online fraud

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/30

New Variant of Trojan RSPlug Spreads Through Game Sites

Researchers at Intego, the security company for Mac, have detected a new version of 'RSPlug Trojan' an infamous Mac ...

SPAMfighter News 2009/6/30

Fraudsters Selling Free Avast Antivirus in Cash

ALWIL Software (the company that provides free Avast antivirus) is being scammed as fraudsters through fake websites asking for money to download the

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/29

PC Tools – Women More Online Security Conscious than Men

According to a new survey conducted by security vendor 'PC Tools', more than one third of computer users do not update their security applications that

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/29

Spammers Intensify Attacks against Twitter Users

Panda Security has discovered a wave of attacks on Twitter that uses links and malicious software to infect computer. They also include the exploitation of

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/29

Spammer ‘Alan Ralsky’ & His Gang Pleaded Guilty of Running Stock Campaign

Alan Ralsky, 63 years old and is known as the international spam king, admitted his involvement in sending millions of fake e-mails in a stock-fraud scheme

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/29

Vulnerability Reported in Windows 2000 Print Spooler

According to reports, a security flaw has been discovered in the Print Spooler of Microsoft. This flaw is rated as a "high" risk as it could allow

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/29

Dating Spam Deceives Users with Fake Advertisement

According to the Internet security company 'Trend Micro', it has been found that spam mails inviting for a date are on an increase. These e-mails, says the

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/29

People Cautioned about Malicious E-mail Supposedly from Fed Ex/UPS

Bob Johnston, Assistant District Attorney of DeKalb County (Georgia, USA), has urged Internet users to exercise caution against a fresh PC virus currently

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/29

‘Green Dam’ Makers Asked to Patch the Software’s Vulnerability

The Chinese software maker 'Jinhui', which created the Internet filtering software mandated by the Peoples Republic, has acknowledged the software called

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/28

uSocial.net - Twitter Spam Marketing Not Rise Further

After conducting an interesting study, uSocial.net, a web traffic and promotion agency, has recently said that the number of attacks on Twitter has reached

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/28

Web Ads Increasingly Encouraging Viruses and Malware

With cyber-attacks through malicious software having become exhausted with the distribution of every possible online substance, adware is following

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/28

Twitter Spam Carrying Virus Unleashed

Following phishers' attack against Twitter during May 2009 through the supply of bulk spam mails, Symantec Security Response has currently discovered bogus

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/27

Spammer could be Sentenced to Prison Following a Facebook Lawsuit

A U.S. federal judge has referred a legal suit by Facebook against alleged spammer Sanford Wallace to the Office of U.S Attorney General for probable

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/27

Cyber-Criminals Abusing Iran’s Political Crisis, Distributing Malware

While the media reports of how the opposition political party in Iran is adopting social-networking websites, particularly 'Twitter' to circumvent

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/26

UAC Flaw Continues to Exist in Windows OS

A Microsoft blogger who some time back pointed out to a security flaw within Windows 7's UAC (User Account Control) says the flaw continues to remain and

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/26

Nine Ball Website Compromises Hit Over 40,000 Sites

According to Websense, its Security Labs ThreatSeeker Network has uncovered another bulk code-injection attack on the web following the Gumblar and Beladen

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/26

BIOS Vulnerable to Modern Malware Attacks

'Basic Input/Output System', a firmware run by a PC at the time of boot-up, is increasingly targeted by ...

SPAMfighter News 2009/6/26

Scams Striking Law Firms & Attorneys, Warns Mississippi AG

The Office of Mississippi (USA) Attorney General is warning that a phishing scam is making

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/26

Opera Unite May Open New Avenues of Attack for Criminals

Opera has integrated a number of new features to its Opera 10 browser that will soon be available in the market. It is believed that one of the features

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/26

Facebook Users Warned Against Visiting Killselfz.com or Ligromind

Online security experts have warned people to avoid visiting Killselfz.com or Ligromind.com as they have been recently bombarded by ...

SPAMfighter News 2009/6/26

Bogus Microsoft Outlook Reconfiguration E-mails Install Zbot’s New Variant

According to some security researchers, a new edition of Zbot is utilizing a spam campaign which talks about Microsoft Outlook configuration for

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/25

Spammers Use Blank E-mail Technique to Evade Spam Filters

Researchers at online security company 'Symantec' have reported an unprecedented increase in spam for the last six weeks (May and first two weeks of June

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/25

Criminals Exploit PowerPoint Flaws to Send Air France Flight 447 Spam

According to a news published in ukmedix on June 16, 2009, spammers are

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/25

UK Police Alert Netizens about Fictitious E-mails

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service in Manchester (UK) is alerting local people to watch out for fake e-mails posing as missives from the UK's legal

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/25

Spam with Subject ‘Worldpay CARD Transaction’ Entering Users’ Inboxes

Graham Cluley, Senior Technology Consultant at Sophos, has found a new spam mail presently circulating on the Internet and targeting e-mail accounts of

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/25

Trojan Banbra’s New Variant Steals Banking Details

According to the researchers at Panda Security, the notorious 'Banbra Trojan' has been recently identified in another version. Essentially, this ...

SPAMfighter News 2009/6/25

PayPal Urges Internet Users to Watch Out for Phishing Scams

In the light of rising phishing scams that pose a severe threat to the UK credit card

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/24

Symantec’s AV Products Found with Vulnerabilities

According to Symantec, security flaws exist in a number of company's antivirus products developed for private and business users. These flaws, if exploited,

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/24

New Phishing Attacks against the University of Arkansas

IT Security Office of the University of Arkansas (US) has said that phishers are still sending fake e-mails to the University students.

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/24

FTC Settles Lawsuit with ByteHosting for Running Scareware Advertising Operation

James M. Reno, Chief Executive Officer of ByteHosting Internet Services LLC, have at last settled with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) following the

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/24

Hacker Takes Over E-mail Account of Congress Leader in India

Senior leader of the Indian Congress Party and former Union Minister Mani Shankar Aiyar has his e-mail account hacked and the attacker is using it to send

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/24

‘Funny Virus’ Spreads Infection on Myanmar’s Computer

A locally designed PC virus known as the "Funny Virus" is disrupting functions of a large number of computers in and around the Union of Myanmar

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/24

Phony Antivirus Poses as Microsoft’ MSRT

Security researchers at Computer Associates, a software developing company, are warning about a newly unleashed fake ...

SPAMfighter News 2009/6/24

Cyber Criminals Using Reality Show ‘Big Brother’ to Phish Personal Information

According to researchers at security firm 'Symantec', cyber criminals are trying to exploit the popularity of the UK version of a reality show 'Big Brother'

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/23

Sophos Identified Porn Site Malware Targeting Mac Users

An online security company 'Sophos' has asked Mac users, particularly those who visit porn websites, to remain cautious of booby-trapped websites. The

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/23

Finjan Discovered Online Ring of Criminals Trading in Botnets

Security experts at Finjan have found an advanced online network that sells and buys access to bot-infected computers, leading to worries that governments,

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/23

Lucrative Malware Economy Needs to be Strongly Tackled

According to a warning from Philip Reitinger, the Head of US National Cyber-security Center, a lot more needs to be done to eradicate the lucrative

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/23

Legitimate Websites Increasingly Used for Malware Attacks

According to Dasient, a security start-up for anti-malware facility, there is a growing trend of legitimate websites becoming subjects of ...

SPAMfighter News 2009/6/23

URL Condensing Service ‘Cligs’ Hacked, Diverting Web-traffic to Wrong Place

'Cligs', a service that shortens URL (more specifically - a utility that condenses lengthy Web addresses on Twitter and other micro-blogging websites) was

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/23

ATO Cautions Taxpayers of New Tax Refund Phishing Scam

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has cautioned people about a new phishing e-mail relating

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/22

Cyber Criminals Pouncing on Gaming Credentials

Webroot, an online security company, is alerting online gamers to be wary of cyber crooks who are increasingly seeking to steal users' gaming

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/22

Flash Drives - A Growing Medium to Spread Malware

Security firm 'Symantec' is warning that virus creators are increasingly using the widely-used USB flash drives to distribute malware. These portable drives

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/22

Beladen Infected Websites Take to Radical Decline

ThreatSeeker Network of Websense Security Labs has discovered that there is a steady decline in the number of websites infected with a malicious code

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/22

Spammers Disseminating Malware in Guise of Information about Air France Crash

Spammers are still exploiting people's curiosity of getting more information about Air France tragedy by sending fake messages that promote the Canadian

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/22

Hackers Injected Malicious Code in MSN Canada Website

Researchers at security firm 'Websense' have claimed that a particular section of MSN Canada contains a malicious code that directs users to another

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/22

Model Scam Back in Business

Graham Cluley, IT Consultant at Sophos, reported that recently his brother-in-law, John Bacon, has been struck by a scammed e-mail that purportedly came

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/22

Barracuda Networks Admonishes Internet Surfers Against Fake Antivirus

In the backdrop of recent news that suggest more and more incidences of rogue anti-viruses and scareware being distributed across the Internet, online

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/20

Microsoft Added New Bogus Antivirus Software in Malicious Codes List

Microsoft updated its Malicious Software Removal Tool in the second week of June 2009 after it had discovered a bogus ...

SPAMfighter News 2009/6/20

Indian Doctor Falls Victim to Online E-mail Scam

Crime Branch officials in Mumbai (India) have alerted that cyber criminals have been targeting doctors and high profile businessmen with online scam for

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/20

Gang of Spear Phishers Makes Effective Comeback

According to security researchers at iDefense, a prolific gang of phishers, notoriously famous for launching targeted and sophisticated e-mail assaults to

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/20

Cyber Crime Made 1 in 5 End-users its Victim in 2007-08

Consumer Reports National Research Center (US) has recently conducted a survey titled, "State of the Net" in which it said - one in 5 end-users

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/20

Webroot Detected & Eliminated Several Bogus Antiviruses in May 2009

According to the security company 'Webroot', in May 2009, it actively detected and blocked several versions of ...

SPAMfighter News 2009/6/20

‘Hitman Scam’ Targets People of Ontario

According to Cobourg Police Service (Ontario, Canada), phishing e-mails threatening to

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/19

Symantec – New Phishing Attacks Against Facebook Users

Cyber criminals have again launched attacks against Facebook to attract its users to fake websites by sending ...

SPAMfighter News 2009/6/19

Phishing Sites Continues to be Mystery for Most British Web Surfers

A new study by VeriSign suggests that phishing websites continue to be mystery to a large

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/19

Kaspersky Discovers New Koobface Variant, Ranks 25 Millionth Malware on its List

According to security company 'Kaspersky', its researchers detected a new Koobface variant on June 9, 2009 and included it into the ...

SPAMfighter News 2009/6/19

Apple Releases Fix for Six Months Old Java Vulnerability in Leopard and Tiger

Apple finally released a patch on June 15, 2009 for a six-month-old critical vulnerability in Mac OS X that could enable attackers to install a data

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/19

Job Scams Increasing Amidst Tough Economic Conditions

Security specialists are warning job seekers to exercise more caution than before as online criminals such as phishers and ...

SPAMfighter News 2009/6/19

Cyber Crooks Sending Fake Messages to MSN Users

As per a recent security news, users of MSN Messenger (also known as Windows Live Messenger) are increasingly getting disturbing spam Instant Messaging (IM)

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/19

Apple Accepts Mac’s Vulnerability to Malware

Security company 'SecureMac' reports that Apple has eventually admitted that viruses and spyware pose a threat to Mac OS X and to its most recent operating

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/18

Sophos Discovers Two New Malware for Mac Computers

According to security firm 'Sophos', it has detected two new variants of malware targeting Apple

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/18

‘Tax Refund’ Phishing Campaign Targets HMRC Taxpayers

According to the latest news obtained on security, phishers, once again, are attacking taxpayers of HMRC (Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs) through a ...

SPAMfighter News 2009/6/18

Security Experts Identify Causes Of Gumblar Attack

Security experts after analyzing the newly launched Gumblar attack, which hijacked a vast number of genuine websites, said that the illegal alterations made

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/18

BKIS – Deep Freeze Application Fails to Detect New Chinese Worm

Security researchers at Bach Khoa International Security (BKIS) have warned computer users about a new worm called W32.SafeSys.Worm that has an ability to

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/18

Google Fixes Bugs Affecting Chrome 2 Browser

Google has issued security update v2.0.172.31 that takes care of two dominant vulnerabilities affecting Chrome 2, the most recent browser of Google, thereby

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/18

Australian Enterprises Lose $600m Due To Cyber-Crime

Cyber-crime is doing irreparable damage to Australian businesses as it annually costs them over A$600m, according to a new study by AIC (Australian

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/17

Sunbelt Software Reveals Top Ten Malicious Threats for May 2009

Security firm Sunbelt Software has unveiled its top ten list of malicious threats which were most commonly detected in May 2009.

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/17

Twitter Unable to Cease Spamming

According to the security reports the micro-blogging site Twitter has became breeding ground for all sorts of spamming and scamming activities. In fact,

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/17

Spammers Inviting Netizens to Join “Tagged”

An online scam making rounds in the Internet world is creating worries for several e-mail users. According to reports, an e-mail luring recipients to join

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/17

Microsoft Releases Remarkable June 2009 Patch Batch

Software giant Microsoft has released a record number of security patches on June 9, 2009 following its customary release of software updates on a Tuesday

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/17

‘Immunity’ Develops Exploit, Allows Compromising Host OS

Immunity the company for penetration-testing has demonstrated how through the exploitation of a security vulnerability within VMware software, it is

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/17

SQL Attack On Isp Affects At Least 100,000 Websites

Veserv.com an Internet Service Provider based in U.K disclosed that unknown attackers exploited a zero-day flaw within popular virtualization software that

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/17

Concern Emerge Over Web Filtering Software In China

According to the chief of a Chinese advisory group of Internet standards, a directive by the Government of China mandating the fitting of advanced Internet

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/16

Windows Vista Low on Malware Detection

Security firm Webroot's researchers have discovered that Windows Vista operating system had very limited capabilities to block malware. The researchers

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/16

UAE Persistently Facing Cyber Attacks

According to a high-ranking security researcher at Trend Micro, the greatest threat to online security is pre-arranged cyber crime. Reportedly, criminals

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/16

Security Experts Advise ‘Caution’ Regarding Scareware

According to reports obtained, scareware suppliers have started implanting triggers in the most unexpected places on the Internet. Accordingly, scareware

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/16

Alibaba.com Patrons Targeted with New Phishing Scam

As per Alibaba.com, one of the China's B2B e-commerce giant, fraudsters are being targeting the website of the company by sending conjured mails to the

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/16

Phishing Scam Targets Members Of Penn State University

Penn State University (USA) is under attack by an e-mail fraud that is attempting to steal the private details of faculty and students by directing

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/16

India Facing Increasing Malware Attacks

According to Perry4Law, a leading Techno-Legal ICT company in India that recently conducted a research, attacks with malicious software are on the rise in

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/15

British IT Administrators Overlooking Web 2.0 Security Risk

The survey Web2.0@Work by the security firm Websense observed the increasing use of Web 2.0 in organizations. It commented that although Web 2.0 tools are

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/15

Strokes On Wireless Keyboards Could Be Intercepted

According to security company Symantec, cyber-miscreants could employ the alleged malevolent 'sniffer' program to capture critical credentials from people

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/15

Hackers Take U.K Government, University & School Websites Under Their Control

According to the news from Backup Technology published on June 9, 2009, numerous websites that the U.K government operates seem to have come under hackers'

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/15

Phishers In China Different From Those In Other Countries

According to Symantec's monthly report of May 2009 State of phishing released in June

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/15

Adobe Releases Patches For Security Flaws In Reader And Acrobat

Adobe, as part of its routine updates, in its foremost round on June 9, 2009, released patches for a number of "critical" security flaws it

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/15

ESET Reveals Top Ten Malware Threats for May 2009

A security and anti-virus firm ESET, in its latest analysis of the top malicious threats, found that

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/15

Botnet Myth Hampering Businesses

Recently, Gunter Ollmann, Vice President of Research for Damballa, stated that several businesses believe in a one-to-one relation between the ...

SPAMfighter News 2009/6/13

Auburn University Students Worried on Twitter Phishing Scams

According to reports, increasing phishing scams on the popular social networking site

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/13

Scammers Masquerading as Online Payment Facilities Still a Top Phishing Threat

According to the recent E-Threats Landscape Report from BitDefender, scammers pretending to be payment services on the Internet are still considered the top

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/13

Malware Authors Adopting Innovative Ways to Hide Malicious Codes

According to Mike Wood, Threat Researcher at Sophos, authors of new Trojan downloaders will have to work harder to develop new tactics for hiding their

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/13

Hackers Hijack a Bookstore Website in Singapore

According to Websense (an Internet security company), the website of 'Popular Holding,' a local stationery and book store in Singapore, was hacked on June

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/13

Another Web 2.0 Site, Last.fm Comes Under Phishers’ Attack

Phishers are targeting users of Last.fm, a website for social networking, with an attack that tricks them into giving away their login details.

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/13

Trend Micro - Autorun Worm Attacks ZIP

Trend Micro, an online security firm, informs that malware creators are using sophisticated and

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/13

Australian Tax Office Alerts Citizens about New Tax Refund Scam

The ATO (Australian Tax Office) is alerting citizens to watch out for a fake e-mail making the rounds while posing to facilitate a tax reimbursement.

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/12

UK and US to ‘Strikeback’ on Eastern Hackers

According to a news published in ComputerWeekly on June 8, 2009, the governments of United States and United Kingdom are getting ready to attack hackers who

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/12

Symantec Reports Rise in Toolkits Used for Phishing Attacks in May 2009

According to a security company Symantec, spam and phishing are closely interconnected

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SPAMfighter News 2009/6/12

Aviva Admits Security Breach

On May 28, 2009, an insurance and financial services company, Aviva, formerly called Norwich Union, based in the UK reported that a major data breach had

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