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June 2013

SPAMfighter News 2013/6/29

Carberp Trojan’s Source Code Revealed Online

Security Company Group IB, of late, had reported about Carberp, the Trojan whose source code appeared on different hacker websites for sale although, it was

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SPAMfighter News 2013/6/29

Adnoc Cautions Employment Hunters about Scam E-mails Offering Work

Adnoc (Abu Dhabi National Oil Company), most prominent oil company in the world and situated at Abu Dhabi is cautioning employment seekers about one scam

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SPAMfighter News 2013/6/28

Man Disseminating Ghost RAT now under Custody of Taiwan’s CIB

According to researchers from Trend Micro, the Criminal Investigation Bureau of Taiwan recently detained a man thought to have been associated with

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SPAMfighter News 2013/6/28

BCC Cautions Internauts about Tax Themed Phishing Campaign

Birmingham City Council recently issued an alert telling people for being vigilant of a malicious e-mail campaign informing about tax rebates from the

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SPAMfighter News 2013/6/27

Trend Micro Uncovers Interesting Variant of PoisonIvy RAT

Investigators at Trend Micro have identified one fresh version of PoisonIvy the notorious Remote Access Tool that utilizes one fascinating tactic for

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SPAMfighter News 2013/6/27

Fresh Spam Outbreak Dealing with Money-Mule Hiring Spotted

Dynamoo's Blog informs that one fresh money-mule hiring bulk electronic mail scam is presently circulating, as per softpedia.com dated June 24, 2013.
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SPAMfighter News 2013/6/26

Arbor Networks finds ‘Drive,’ the Newest ‘DirtJumper’ Malware Variant

Researchers at Arbor Networks state that since several years past, cyber-criminals have been making changes so as to improve an infamous ...

SPAMfighter News 2013/6/26

Scammers Exploit Google’s Fifteen Years of Establishment through E-mail Fraud

According to security researchers, as Google the popular search engine marks its 15th annum since launch, cyber-criminals are using the opportunity for

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SPAMfighter News 2013/6/26

Ex-Pupil who Hacked into UCM PCs gets 3-yr Prison Sentence

An ex-pupil of UCM and resident of Kansas City, Missouri (US), Joseph A. Camp has received a federal jail imprisonment for 3-yrs after proved guilty of

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SPAMfighter News 2013/6/25

BCSO Cautions Residents about Bogus FedEx-Spoofed E-mails

Panama City, Florida (USA)-based Office of Bay County Sheriff (BCSO) has issued an alert to the general public for carefully handling any e-mail that claims

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SPAMfighter News 2013/6/25

Avast Detects Spam Mails Abusing Popularity of Facebook

Researchers at Avast the security company recently discovered an intriguing bulk e-mail scam that's distributing ...

SPAMfighter News 2013/6/24

South Korean Banking Clients Diverted onto Phishing Website via New Trojan; Trend Micro

Trend Micro the security company says that its researchers have stumbled upon one malware strain

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SPAMfighter News 2013/6/24

Chinese Hackers Dispatch PRISM Associated Harmful E-mails for Disseminating Malicious Software

Brandon Dixon, Security Engineer and operator of the 9bplus blogging site has said that the Chinese team of hackers, which was recently uncovered as the

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SPAMfighter News 2013/6/24

Carberp Code Getting Traded on Illegal Websites; Group-IB

Researchers from Group-IB the cyber-crime investigation company based in Russia warn about the banking Trojan Carberp whose source code is available on

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SPAMfighter News 2013/6/21

Internet Users Hit by New Backdoor Malware in India and Vietnam, Rapid7 Claims

A spate of attacks hitting users in India and Vietnam are infecting recipients with a backdoor Trojan made to grab mass amount of information from them, as

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SPAMfighter News 2013/6/21

E-mail Scam Uses Name of 2013 ICC Champions Trophy

Symantec the security company's experts have just detected scam e-mails which pose as messages sent from the International Cricket Council (ICC). The

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SPAMfighter News 2013/6/20

ZeuS Sample Promises Employment that’s actually of Money-Mule

Trusteer warns that cyber-criminals have unleashed Trojan ZeuS that becomes active when Web-surfers go to careerbuilder[.]com having a program, which

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SPAMfighter News 2013/6/20

Tranwos Backdoor Manipulates EFS, Defeats Researchers’ Investigation

Security researchers, of late, discovered Tranwos, a backdoor Trojan, which manipulated EFS, a utility function suited for Windows-PCs, so it could thwart

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SPAMfighter News 2013/6/19

Gamarue Designed for Hosting Malware Obtained from SourceForge

Trend Micro the security company, lately, during its monitoring exercise over a malicious software namely Gamarue, discovered one sample, which harbored

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SPAMfighter News 2013/6/19

Cyber-crooks Repeatedly Choosing Canada to set up Virtual Bases

Websense the global security major recently released its 3rd Canadian Cyber-Crime Report Card, according to which, overseas firms in large numbers are

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SPAMfighter News 2013/6/18

Two Romanian Phishers Imprisoned by US Federal Courts

Bogdan Boceanu, 30 and Andrei Bolovan 29 are two Romanians who have been imprisoned for 80, and 27 months respectively, for their involvement in a huge ...

SPAMfighter News 2013/6/18

Damballa said that Malware Utilize P2P Communications to Escape Detection

Many of the Internet's most hazardous malware threats are now routinely using peer-to-peer (P2P)

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SPAMfighter News 2013/6/17

ZBOT’s New Trick –Self-Propagation, Detects Trend Micro

Trend Micro the security company says that one fresh ZBOT variant has been observed as spreading of its own. This is quite unlike of the ...

SPAMfighter News - 2013/6/17

Cybercriminals Hack Free Beacon Website Hampering the NSA Data Leak Story

UPDATE! (06/11/13) 13PM EST

The Washington Free Beacon has contacted SPAMfighter to inform us that they have addressed the issue and their

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SPAMfighter News 2013/6/15

Citadel Shutdown Leads to Security Damage, Observes Expert

According to a security researcher from Switzerland, Microsoft, which recently dismantled the Citadel botnet, although prevented thugs from utilizing the ...

SPAMfighter News 2013/6/15

Botnet Exploits Yet-to-be Patched Plesk Flaw

According to security researchers, one new botnet is capitalizing on certain security flaw affecting Plesk, the regulatory software for hosting, prompting

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SPAMfighter News 2013/6/14

Yahoo Users are Targeted by Phishing E-mail Campaign

A new phishing email attack is currently trying to con Yahoo users into handling over

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SPAMfighter News 2013/6/14

BBB gets Complained about Phishing E-mails

BBB (Better Business Bureau) running under New York, US based Upstate recently got numerous phone-calls regarding a malicious e-mail campaign masquerading

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SPAMfighter News 2013/6/13

Phishing E-mail Scam Presenting Client Satisfaction Survey Attacks NAB Consumers

Customers of NAB have been targeted with one fresh phishing e-mail scam presenting a

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SPAMfighter News 2013/6/13

Fresh Draft Bill Requires EU Member States Increasing Prison Term for Botnet-Owners, Hackers

A committee within the European Parliament lately endorsed one fresh draft directive based on which member-nations of the EU would have to raise punishments

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SPAMfighter News 2013/6/12

US Women Alleges Being Tricked by Spying Software Tool

An unidentified woman from United States declares to have got an email that conned her into installing spying software, Da Vinci Remote Control System

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SPAMfighter News 2013/6/12

Beware of Phony Emails, Vodafone Users

Vodafone users should be cautious nowadays of malicious emails impersonating the telecom giant, reported softpedia.com dated June 4, 2013.

The

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SPAMfighter News 2013/6/11

Phishing E-mail Campaign Aims at Tesco Buyers

Customers of Tesco the supermarket giant in UK was recently targeted with a phishing

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SPAMfighter News 2013/6/11

PC-viruses Caused VND 8 Trillion Loss to Vietnamese during Past 12 Months, finds Bkav

According to a report by Saigon Economic Times short of Thoi bao Kinh te Sai Gon dated 4th June 2013 referring to one research by Bkav the Internet security

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SPAMfighter News 2013/6/10

Kaspersky Uncovers Fresh Cyber-espionage Operation

Russia-based security company Kaspersky Lab recently exposed one utterly harmful cyber-espionage scheme, which stole massive volumes of high level secret

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SPAMfighter News 2013/6/10

False E-mails Confirming Order for TV with Amazon Target Innocent Internauts

BitDefender the security company has reported of genuine-appearing order substantiation e-mails during the end-week of May 2013 that seemingly arrived from

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SPAMfighter News 2013/6/8

Your SunTrust Activity Summary Came as Summary

The SunTrust bank, US, Headquarters in Atlanta customers are suggested to look for notification of bank titled "Your SunTrust Activity summary."

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SPAMfighter News 2013/6/8

SMBs Being Increasingly Targeted by Cybercriminals - McAfee

SMBs or small and medium businesses (SMBs) owners' interests are being abused by a large number of spear phishers as increasing spell of attacks hijacks

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SPAMfighter News 2013/6/7

Free Software Likely Carries Concealed Malware; MMPC Researcher

According to Alden Pornasdoro, researcher with MMPC (Microsoft's malware Protection Center),

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SPAMfighter News 2013/6/7

Cyber-criminals on a Buying Spree of Financial Malware, says RSA Expert

Cyber-crime and Online-Fraud Specialist Limor Kessem at the FraudAction Research Laboratory of RSA has revealed that scammers are buying malicious software,

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SPAMfighter News 2013/6/6

Ruby-on-rails Flaw Abused, Botnet of Hijacked Systems Built

According to Jeff Jarmoc, Security Researcher, cyber-criminals are leveraging one highly dangerous security flaw affecting 'Ruby on Rails' an online

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SPAMfighter News 2013/6/6

Message Claiming Facebookers Account is Currently Locked Targets the Website Users

An incorrect warning telling Internauts that their account is currently locked is currently targeting Facebookers, as reported by softpedia.com on May 29,

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SPAMfighter News 2013/6/5

McAfee Found as Chris Gayle is the ‘Most Dangerous’ Cricketer

As per the results of MacAfee's study named as 'India's Most dangerous Cricketer' Christopher Henry 'Chris Gayle takes the first place, by scoring an

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SPAMfighter News 2013/6/5

Iowa AG Bewares of Online Scams in Wake of Oklahoma Tornado

The Iowa Attorney General's office has warned residents of Iowa who wish to help victims marred by the tornado in Moore, Oklahoma to be careful of Internet

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SPAMfighter News 2013/6/4

US Electric Grids Attempting at Keeping Cyber-attacks at Bay

A Congressional poll that investigated USA's utility companies reveals recent measures by the country's electric grid taken to stop "constant,"

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SPAMfighter News 2013/6/4

UNICEF NZ Cautions Internet Users about Online Scams

The New Zealand branch of United Nations Children's Educational Fund (UNICEF) has advised Internet-users for being vigilant about online scams posing as

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SPAMfighter News 2013/6/3

Westpac Bank are Warned of Phishing E-mail by Stay Smart Online

Intended to online safety, Australian government website, stay smart online had adapted had issued an alert to Bank's customers regarding new ...

SPAMfighter News 2013/6/3

Phishing E-mail Imitating Facebook Security Target Users

Facebook security has intended to launch a phishing email is again hitting inboxes of

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SPAMfighter News 2013/6/1

Government Websites of Brazil Compromised for Delivery of Malware; Trend Micro

Trend Micro reports that malware is being served through websites after hackers compromised 2

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SPAMfighter News 2013/6/1

European Financial Surveillance Union Impersonated in Scam E-mail

Scam e-mails posing as communication sent from "European Financial Surveillance Union," name of an organization, are circulating online, while

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