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June 2012

SPAMfighter News 2012/6/30

Microsoft Applies Disruption Strategy towards Combating Botnets

Microsoft's DCU (Digital Crimes Unit) has found that disrupting botnets' operations can best help in dealing with cyber-crime associated with the malicious

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SPAMfighter News 2012/6/30

Malware Affects Website of Aeronautical Parts Provider

According to researchers at Sophos the anti-virus vendor, a European manufacturing company for

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SPAMfighter News 2012/6/29

Worm Steals AutoCAD-created Files in Probable Surveillance Attack

Investigators at Security Company ESET have detected a malicious worm that strikes AutoCAD drawings to possibly execute enormous industrial espionage, it's

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SPAMfighter News 2012/6/29

Syrian Dissidents Encounter Attacks with BlackShades Trojan

One fresh RAT dubbed BlackShades, which's capable of spying on computer operations, has been found attacking people protesting against the Syrian regime

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SPAMfighter News 2012/6/28

Spam Mail Volumes Drop, Reports Kaspersky

According to the 'May 2012 Spam Report' by Kaspersky Labs, the security company observes that spam volumes in general declined against the total e-mail

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SPAMfighter News 2012/6/28

Major E-mail Scam Hits Sports Club in Riverina

A Riverina (NSW, Australia)-situated sports club known as Barellan United Football Club was recently extensively attacked when a complex scam targeted its

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SPAMfighter News 2012/6/27

Indictment given to the hacker Ryan Cleary of LulzSec

Ryan Cleary, a suspected hacker and part of the famous hacking group called LulzSec was recently indicted by the jury of the U.S federal court for the crime

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SPAMfighter News 2012/6/27

Trend Micro Suggested for Silently Robbing Victim’s Bank Account, Automated Systems are Being Used by Cybercriminals

Cybercriminals are by means of an automated system to silently rob bank account without having online at the same time. According to new white paper

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SPAMfighter News 2012/6/27

Malicious Attack Sites is Surging, Disclosed by Google Data

The number of compromised sites detected every month by Google antimalware and antiphishing system has been dropping rather steadily from the height of more

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SPAMfighter News 2012/6/26

‘419 E-Mail Scam’ Used in New Approach, Says Sophos

Senior Technology Consultant Graham Cluley with Sophos the security company says that although there's been a decline in the number of "419 fraudulent

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SPAMfighter News 2012/6/25

New Trojan.Naid Unleashed for IE Bug Following Security Fix

According to Symantec the security company, one fresh Trojan named "Naid," which developers of malicious software have released, exploits certain

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SPAMfighter News 2012/6/25

Lottery E-mail Fraud Targets South Derbyshire and Burton Residents

Residents of England's South Derbyshire and Burton are being cautioned about one e-mail scam asserting that it's related to the National Lottery and

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SPAMfighter News 2012/6/23

Fake Lottery E-mail Victimizes Christchurch Man

A man from New Zealand's Christchurch who had his properties severely mutilated due to an earthquake during February 2011 states he became victimized with a

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SPAMfighter News 2012/6/23

Apple Acknowledges Malware Vulnerability of its Operating Software

The belief that Mac OS X isn't vulnerable to malware doesn't hold good anymore ever-since Apple

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SPAMfighter News 2012/6/22

Spam Mails Masquerading as Classmates.com Invites Spotted

Researchers from AppRiver the security company lately exposed one fresh malware-ridden e-mail scam, which pushed spam mails pretending to be messages from

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SPAMfighter News 2012/6/22

Ryan Cleary, Suspected LulzSec Associate, Arraigned Inside USA

A jury of the U.S federation arraigned 20-year-old Ryan Cleary of Great Britain on charges he masterminded one major hacking scheme during 2011 which

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SPAMfighter News 2012/6/21

Sophos Warns of Spam Outbreak Supposedly from Facebook

According to the researchers from Sophos the security company, unsolicited junk e-mails posing as messages from Facebook, while circulating online, are

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SPAMfighter News 2012/6/21

Cisco Caught Fake Delta Airline Emails

Cisco security intelligence operations have found significant activity related to spam email message that says to include a delta airlines flight

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SPAMfighter - 2012/6/20

Sheriff’s Department in Kerns Beware about Phishing Scam

Kerns county sheriff's office (county of kern, California, US) teaches the internet

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SPAMfighter - 2012/6/20

Digital Bond Becomes Target of Spear Phishers

Security Company Digital Bond, which specializes in protecting large PCs for

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SPAMfighter News 2012/6/19

Online Crooks Abuse Critical Vulnerability within Microsoft’s Windows OS

Hackers by abusing one critical security flaw within the Windows OS (operating system) of Microsoft are enabling themselves to run ...

SPAMfighter News 2012/6/19

New wave of Phony Amazon Confirmation Email Leads Malware

Phony malware-ridden Amazon.com order confirmation email are presently hitting inboxes and trying to con the internet users, according to security experts

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SPAMfighter News 2012/6/18

Dutch Hacker Appears in Court as Accused of Stealing 44,000 Credits Card Details

A Dutch man, David Benjamin Schrooten aka "Fortezza" was called from Romania to US for appearing in federal court on June 11, 2012. He was called

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SPAMfighter News 2012/6/18

‘Flame’ Writers Issue Self-destructing Command for Eliminating the Malware

According to researchers from Symantec the security company, because of the widespread hype around the Flame malicious software and its attacks, the

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SPAMfighter News 2012/6/16

Spam Volumes Increased During April-May 2012, Reports Eleven

'Eleven' the security solutions vendor lately declared its June 2012 E-mail Security Report, revealing an enormous rise in spam levels during April-May

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SPAMfighter News 2012/6/16

DVLA Cautions about New Phishing E-mail

According to a warning by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), an e-mail masquerading as a message from DVLA is presently circulating online

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SPAMfighter News 2012/6/15

Microsoft tries to secure its products in its July updates

Microsoft has distributed its security update for July and the organization has taken a lot of important steps to further secure its products from any

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SPAMfighter News 2012/6/15

Trend Micro Detects Latest APT Called IXESHE

According to Trend Micro, one fresh APT (advanced persistent threat) outbreak named IXESHE is ongoing as it utilizes hijacked servers from enterprise

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SPAMfighter News 2012/6/15

LinkedIn Substantiates its Members’ Passwords got Exposed

According to LinkedIn the business social-networking website, it's aware of a security breach against it that compromised the passwords of its users as

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SPAMfighter News 2012/6/14

Intriguing Twist to Flame Attack

It seems like those who scarred the world with flame are now providing us the way out themselves. According to researchers, those command and control

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SPAMfighter News 2012/6/14

New Zealand Government Launches the Cyber Security Awareness Week

Cyber crime is a type of crime that is becoming more and more deadly with each passing day. According to statistics, 2000 plus New Zealanders are said to be

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SPAMfighter News 2012/6/14

McAfee Marks Prince William the Riskiest Imperial Online

McAfee the security company, which conducted a research recently, reports that surfing on the Web for the 'Duke of Cambridge,' Prince William can be most

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SPAMfighter News 2012/6/14

Commtouch Claims Facebook Password Reset E-mail to be a Scam

According to security experts from Commtouch, cyber crooks have once again intervened into the once popular facebook e-mail scam on password

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SPAMfighter News 2012/6/13

Visa Cardholders Targeted with Scam E-mail

Online scammers are targeting the sector for financial services by sending Visa clients one fresh ...

SPAMfighter News 2012/6/13

Incheon Airport Cyberattack Rescued from Cyber Attack

A South-Korean game distributor having connections with alleged agents of North Korean trading agency was caught red handed the Seoul Metropolitan Police

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SPAMfighter News 2012/6/12

Phishing E-mails Strike University of California

University of California also known as UC Davis lately was targeted on the Net when its faculty and students received a fake electronic mail in their

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SPAMfighter News 2012/6/12

Maryland Comptroller, IRS Alert about Phishing E-mail Targeting Military Employees

Peter Franchot Comptroller of Maryland (USA) along with IRS (Internal Revenue Service) is cautioning residents of Maryland that one fake e-mail scam is

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SPAMfighter News 2012/6/11

Fresh PowerPoint File Maliciously Carries Attack Code, Reports Trend Micro

Researchers from Trend Micro state that one fresh presentation using Microsoft's PowerPoint has certain Flash file embedded on it that conceals an attack

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SPAMfighter News 2012/6/11

Bogus E-mails Masquerading as booking.com Spotted

Security researchers at Sophos the security company recently spotted numerous hoax e-mails, which supposedly sent from the biggest Internet hotel

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SPAMfighter News 2012/6/9

Gang of 8 Nigerians Exposed Following Major Internet Lottery Fraud

Police from Thane (Mumbai, India) lately exposed one high-level Internet lottery scam, which 8 Nigerian nationals collectively executed, and subsequently

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SPAMfighter News 2012/6/9

Bogus Steam Key Generator Masquerades as Spyware

GFI Labs the computer security company lately cautioned of one fresh Trojan spyware that

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SPAMfighter News 2012/6/8

Sault Area Hospital Cautions about Job Scam E-mails

Ontario, Canada based SAH (Sault Area Hospital) cautions of new e-mails posing as messages from SAH that actually are a fake. Saultthisweek.com reported

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SPAMfighter News 2012/6/8

Fake Security Certificates Approve Flame Malware to be Microsoft Software

From one fresh assessment of 'Flame' by Microsoft, enormously used in a cyber-attack, it has been shown that the ...

SPAMfighter News 2012/6/7

U.S Government Begins Fresh Initiative for Combating Botnets

Recently, in a White House event, administrative officials belonging to U.S. President Barack Obama's team declared that the government had started IBG

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SPAMfighter News 2012/6/7

Sophos Warns that the 'Facebook Timeline Remover' Spam is Presently Targeting Internauts

As per the security experts of the security firm Sophos, spam emails are used up by the spammers to spread the "Timeline removal" scheme around

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SPAMfighter News 2012/6/6

New Tinba Trojan-banker Encountered, Report CSIS Experts

The Security Group CSIS lately found one fresh family of banker-Trojans that it dubbed "Tinba" meaning 'tiny banker,' as also called

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SPAMfighter News 2012/6/6

Fresh Spam Related to 2012 London Olympics Detected

Scam e-mails telling recipients they're winners of 800,000 pounds from a promotional campaign of the 2012 London Olympics are presently circulating online,

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SPAMfighter News 2012/6/5

Fraudsters from Overseas Target a Hamilton Man in an Online Lottery Scam

An elderly resident of Hamilton (New Zealand) has been targeted by overseas fraudster, The fraudsters tried to con money out of him after claiming he had

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SPAMfighter News 2012/6/5

A Brand New Malware “Flame” Recognized by Kaspersky

Researchers at Kaspersky Lab disclosed a huge cyber threat called flame that is targeting Middle East and African countries which include Iran, Syria, and

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SPAMfighter News 2012/6/4

F-Secure Cautions about Fresh Olympic-themed Spam

F-Secure the security company based in Finland has recently cautioned that spam mails themed on the Olympics are targeting Internauts while carrying

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SPAMfighter News 2012/6/4

Arvest Bank a Target of Phishing Scam, Cautions Bank

Arvest Bank the biggest bank in Arkansas has just cautioned its clients of a phishing

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SPAMfighter News 2012/6/2

SpyEye Now Designed to Compromise PCs, Microphones, Webcams, finds Kaspersky

Researchers at Kaspersky Labs the highly-renowned security company have spotted the use of the notorious malicious program SpyEye, tweaked to compromise

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SPAMfighter News 2012/6/2

Scam E-mails Supposedly from US Tax-agency Circulating, Officials Warn

Tax officials within the United States are urging citizens for being watchful of scam e-mails, which are utilizing the logo of IRS (Internal Revenue

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SPAMfighter News 2012/6/1

Phishing E-mails Promising Tax-refund Prowl Queensland Internet

Police in Queensland (Australia) have cautioned residents that a new fake e-mail is targeting them declaring a so-called tax refund they're entitled to,

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SPAMfighter News 2012/6/1

Malware Developed Rapidly and Diversified for PCs, Mobiles, Tablets Etal, Reports McAfee

In its just declared "Q1 2012 Threats Report," McAfee the security company cautions that cyber criminals have briskly developed fresh weapons

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