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June 2014

SPAMfighter News 2014/6/30

Websense Says that AskMen.com Website Maligned with Malware


Security researchers of security firm Websense have observed that a popular men's portal AskMen.com is spreading malware. The AskMen.com, among Alexa

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/30

Canadian Lawyers Comparatively Easier to Fool with Phishing E-mails


Results of security tests conducted lately in Canada reveals that lawyers from the Department of Justice in the country get far more easily duped into

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/28

Spam Email Campaign Leverages ‘Box’ Cloud Service Name


Security experts of security firm Malwarebytes confirm that some users have received spam emails saying that image files uploaded to the Box cloud

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/28

Security Professionals Discovered New Variant of CryptoLocker Ransomware Trojan in the Wild

Softpedia.com reported on 21st June, 2014 stating that a modification of the notorious CryptoLocker ransomware has been identified in the wild which doesn't

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/27

New Zbot Sample gets Extremely Low Score from Anti-Virus Detection Engines

AppRiver the security company lately stumbled upon a malware strain recognized to be Zbot but its detection rate was very poor as only 5 anti-virus engines

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/27

Click Fraud Malware with New DGA Discovered

A new domain generation algorithm (DGA) dubbed as Bv14 was spotted in December 2013 which was analyzed and it was found to be conducting click fraud and it

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/26

Malaysia among Top Ten Banking Malware Infested Countries for Q1-2014, Reports Trend Micro

People in Malaysia are heavily in danger of Internet banking malware since the Security Company Trend Micro's study of online crime showed the country as

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/26

FireEye says that Cybercriminals Adopt Techniques Silently to Bypass Traditional Defenses

Security researchers of security firm FireEye have cautioned stating that mostly all email scammers are now employing the same silent techniques initiated

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/25

Dell SecureWorks says that Unknown Hackers Mined 500 Million Dogecoins

Coindesk.com reported on 17th June, 2014 quoting SecureWorks, a subsidiary of personal computing giant Dell for information services, as saying "an

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/25

Deadly Computer Virus Strikes St. Bernard Parish Council

Nola.com reported on 16th June, 2014 mentioning the announcement by the St. Bernard Parish Council of St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana (US), as "it had to

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/24

HMRC Warns People to be Wary of Scam Emails Promising Tax Refunds

Accountancylive.com reported on 16th June, 2014 stating that HMRC, Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, taxing agency of UK government, is warning tax payers

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/24

Bitdefender Says that One out of Five SMBs Still Exposed to Malware Threats

Cbronline.com reported on 17th June, 2014 mentioning a study conducted by security firm Bitdefender which says that one in five SMBs (small and medium

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/23

Scam Emails Emulating Sage are Currently Going around the Internet

Itproportal.com published news on 13th June, 2014 stating that Graham Cluley, a Security expert, has urged customers of Sage, a prominent company in

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/23

Researchers Found a New Banker Trojan that Bypasses SSL Mechanism

Securityweek.com reported on 16th June, 2014 stating that security researchers of security firms PhishMe and CSIS (Center for Strategic and International

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/21

Context Uncovers Primitive Tactics within Modern Malware


Context Information Security, which conducted one fresh research, found that a malware family known as a "most advanced global cyber-espionage

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/21

ACCC says that Number of Phishing Scams Almost doubled in Australia in a Single Year

Cnet.com reported on 16th June, 2014 quoting a new study of ACCC as "Australians lost more than $89 million to scams during last year and number of

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/20

Symantec Says that Online Scams on FIFA World CUP Identified

Security firm Symantec has identified many Internet scams launched by cybercriminals which are based on FIFA World Cup 2014 tournament that started from

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/20

Malvertising Campaign Targets Renowned Website of Brazilian Sports News

Security researchers of security firm Trustwave spotted a malvertising campaign targeting a renowned site of sports news of Brazil namely lancernet.com.br

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/19

RSA Confirms Emergence of Alternative to Zeus in Underground of Cybercrime

Security researchers of security firm RSA have revealed a new banking Trojan for sale in underground forums which is being marketed as replacement of Zeus

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/19

New Variant ZeuS.Maple Strikes Prominent Financial Institutions, Says Trusteer

Researchers from Trusteer the security company recently spotted one fresh version of Trojan Zeus that has been named ZeuS.Maple and which attacks chiefly

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/18

Council of North Lincolnshire Warns Netizens about Scam Emails

Scunthorpetelegraph.co.uk reported on 10th June, 2014 stating that North Lincolnshire Council based at North Lincolnshire, United Kingdom, is warning people

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/18

‘Operation Clandestine Fox’ Changes Tools of Attack and Vectors to Trap Victims

Security firm 'FireEye' is cautioning that the cybercriminal gang masterminding targeted attack campaign "Operation Clandestine Fox" is now

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/17

USA Identifies Fresh Online Spying Scheme Tracing to China

Crowdstrike of USA recently condemned the China government for executing an advanced cyber-espionage attack on USA as well as European enterprises.

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/17

Phishers Attack Dropbox-Reliant Corporate Employees

PhishMe the security company recently cautioned employees of large organizations who habitually use Dropbox, a renowned file-sharing service, about one new

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/16

RIG Attack Toolkit Results in an Increased Malevolent Traffic; Cisco

One lately-introduced attack toolkit, nicknamed 'RIG,' has caused an enormous rise in Web-traffic, says Cisco a security company. The toolkit has become

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/16

Malware Installed on Buffalo Website, States Symantec

According to Symantec, consumers of Buffalo the manufacturer of networking and storage devices, after pulling down specific files from Buffalo's official

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/14

McAfee Names Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo the Severest Threat Online this 2014

According to McAfee the security company, Cristiano Ronaldo the famous footballer from Portugal is the greatest cyber-crime peril as crooks seek

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/14

Customers of Irish Netflix Warned of a Phishing Email Campaign

Irishexaminer.com published a report on 5th June, 2014 stating that IT security company Smarttech.ie identified the hazard of a key phishing email scam and

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/13

Soraya Malware Combines Dexter and Zeus Tactics to Steal Card Data

Abor Networks the security company recently uncovered one fresh malware group known as Soraya that works through a combination of tactics taken from the

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/13

Computer Virus Infects Computer System of Police Department in Durham

Fosters.com reported on 7th June, 2014 stating that a computer virus tainted the servers and computer network of Durham Police department (North Carolina,

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/13

America Blames Russian Hacker Over Alleged Theft of $100m

US officials recently blamed one Russian hacker for carrying out an attack on numerous PCs globally with malware so he and other accomplices could steal

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/12

Spammers Distribute Malicious Software through Heartbleed-Themed Messages

Symantec is warning of Heartbleed virus, which has not only cracked cyber security as well as become widely known among Internauts all over the globe, but

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/12

John Lewis Penalized for Spamming Individual

Decisionmarketing.co.uk reported on 2nd June, 2014 stating that thousand of companies could be dragged to courts after department store chain John Lewis was

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/12

Customers of O2 Attacked by Phishing Email Campaign

Cable.co.uk reported on 2nd June, 2014 stating that customers of O2, an Internet service provider with its headquarters at Berkshire, United Kingdom, have

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/10

Security firm Zscaler Observes that Asprox Botnet Being Abused in Spam Campaign

Security firm Zscaler analyzed and revealed that a fresh spam email campaign has surfaced with the support of Asprox botnet in which emails containing links

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/10

Hackers from Middle East Target US and Europe

Security researchers of security firm FireEye revealed recently that Molerats, which is a hacker group of Middle East, attacked many major public sector

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/9

Malware Attacks Between Russia and Ukraine Sharpened During Peak of Conflict

New data of security firm FireEye reveals more attacks on Russia and Ukraine in recent months which indicate that cyber criminals of both countries might be

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/9

CERT-Australia says that Cyber Attacks on Businesses are Increasing in Australia

ZDNet.com reported on 30th May, 2014 quoting a report on latest Cyber Crime and Security Survey Report by Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) which is a

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/7

Windows Operators have just 2 Weeks for Safeguarding Computers against Twin Malware Programs

Windows users are being provided 2-weeks time for safeguarding their systems from twin dangerous malicious programs following UK officials who together with

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/7

Iranian Hackers Run Long-Time Spying Operation against US Personnel

According to one cyber-intelligence company ISight Partners, within a never-like-before 3-yr online spying scheme, hackers from Iran created bogus news

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/6

Stolen Apple IDs Used to hold iDevices for Ransom

Securityweek.com reported on 28th May, 2014 stating that cybercriminals are using stolen Apple details to lock iPhones, ipads and Macs and holding their

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/6

CryptoDefense Using Java Drive-By Attack to Increase Infection Rate

Security firm Bromium analyzed the version in March 2014 and confirmed that the gang behind the CryptoDefense ransom malware has been distributing it by

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/6

Bitdefender Identified New Instant Messaging Trojan

Security researchers of security firm Bitdefender have warned users of a new instant messaging Trojan known as Gen:Variant.Downloader.167 which has infected

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/5

Crooks Exploit Microsoft Silverlight Vulnerabilities to Infect Netflix Surfers

Netflix, a website, contains material numerous Web-surfers download onto their PCs. To run this website inside users' browsers, a plug-in is used which is

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/5

Chinese Hackers Ensnare Vietnamese Internet-users by Distributing Malware

Security specialists are cautioning Internet-users of Vietnam against hackers from China who're making efforts for distributing malicious software that are

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/5

Bitcoin Botnet Ensnares Numerous Pirate Gamers

Pirate gamers of a huge number recently got caught within one botnet mining Bitcoins, when they took down Watch Dogs a widely played Internet game that got

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/3

New Trojan Zberp, a Hybrid between Carberp and ZeuS

Trusteer the security company says its researchers detected one fresh Trojan they have named Zberp that arises as a combination of Carberp as well as ZeuS

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/3

Kaspersky says that Scammers Attack the World Cup Soccer 2014

Security firm Kaspersky reveals that the World Cup Soccer 2014 is nearing as it is scheduled to kick-off on 12th June, 2014 at Brazil and so online scammers

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/2

Online Scammers Manipulate with Kidnapping Incidence of Schoolgirls

E-mail scammers in their latest run are exploiting the unfortunate event wherein 200-or-more innocent female students of a school were kidnapped inside

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SPAMfighter News 2014/6/2

A Malware known as ‘Nemanja’ Compromises nearly 1500 POS Devices Worldwide

SCMagazine.com reported on 22nd May, 2014 stating that a recently discovered malware namely 'Nemanja' compromised nearly half a million payment cards used

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