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July 2012

SPAMfighter News 2012/7/31

Black-Hat Delegates Get Suspicious E-mail

The Las Vegas (Nevada, US) held Black-Hat Hacker Conference started with an unusual incident when numerous people attending it on July 22, 2012 got one

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SPAMfighter News 2012/7/31

HGTC Gets Virus Black Hole on its Web-server

A variant of the Russia originated virus namely "Black Hole Exploit" contaminated Horry Georgetown Technical College's (HGTC) website-server

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SPAMfighter News 2012/7/30

Computers of Finance Ministry in Japan were Infected with Trojan Horse Viruses

Totaltele.com published a report on 20th July, 2012 quoting Japan's Finance Ministry's announcement that more than 100 computers of the ministry have been

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SPAMfighter News 2012/7/30

Cheshire Police Warn about Fake E-mails Following Hack into Two Churches

Police for North-West England's Cheshire County have issued an alert to residents for being watchful of strange electronic mails after cyber-criminals

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SPAMfighter News 2012/7/28

Hoax AICPA E-mails Circulating Online

Internauts are being urged for remaining vigilant of a hoax electronic mail, which poses as a message from AICPA, abbreviation of American Institute of

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SPAMfighter News 2012/7/28

Death Threat Text and Electronic Messages Targeting Aussies

Death-threat text messages as well as e-mails from cyber-criminals have been aiming at numerous Australians recently, so published ZDNet.com dated July 23,

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SPAMfighter News 2012/7/27

Sophos Stops another Spam Campaign Feigning to be from Facebook

Experts at security firm Sophos revealed that a new malware ridden campaign appears to be sent from

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SPAMfighter News 2012/7/27

Large Scale Computer Infections by ZeroAccess during Q2-2012, Reports Kindsight

Kindsight, the company which provides analytics solutions and network associated security, recently published its 'Q2-2012 Security Labs ...

SPAMfighter News 2012/7/26

Security Breach Strikes Maplesoft

One major supplier of largely sophisticated application tools, Maplesoft lately reported that its administrative data suffered a security infringement, thus

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SPAMfighter News 2012/7/26

Estonian Hacker Imprisoned for 7 Years for Theft of 240,000 Credit Card Details

Soft media.com published a report on 19th July, 2012 stating how a 28-year old Estonian Aleksandr Suvorov has been taken behind the bars for 7 years by a

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SPAMfighter News 2012/7/25

Sophos Detects Spam Mail Scam Involving Fake Wire Rejection

Security researchers from Sophos the security company are cautioning users about false notifications regarding an abandoned wire transfer, reportedly

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SPAMfighter News 2012/7/25

Fresh Malicious Program Attacking Middle East

According to security companies Seculert and Kaspersky Labs, a new malware scam is affecting the

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SPAMfighter News 2012/7/24

Dropbox Investigating the Reason of Spamming It’s Users

Pcworld.com published a report on 18th July, 2012 quoting the company saying Dropbox is examine the complaints of some European netizens' complaints against

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SPAMfighter News 2012/7/24

Botnet Operators now with Newer Techniques for DDoS Assaults

Security researchers from Prolexic a security company say that owners of bot networks are following new techniques for carrying out their DDoS (Distributed

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SPAMfighter News 2012/7/23

POEA Cautions Employment Hunters about Online Job Scams

According to a warning by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), online job scams are once again doing the rounds, thus published

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SPAMfighter News 2012/7/23

Arbor Experts Reveal that Dark Comet RAT used to Target Gamers, Military and Government Sites

Security firm Arbor Networks analyzed the Dark Comet RAT software and confirmed that data from more than 400 campaigns suggests that the malicious program

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SPAMfighter News 2012/7/21

Phishing E-mail Targets O2 Clients

During the 2nd week of July 2012, numerous O2 clients within United Kingdom were blighted with problems affecting the network that seemingly gave an

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SPAMfighter News 2012/7/21

Fresh Chinese Trojan Disseminating through Duped Routers; Kindsight

Investigators from Kindsight a security company report discovering one fresh Trojan, which originating from China, poses as a router so it can seize Web

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SPAMfighter News 2012/7/20

Hawaii AG Probes into E-mail Scam about Unclaimed Property

The Attorney General of Hawaii (United States) reportedly is finding the details of a currently running e-mail scam that asserts it has been sent from

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SPAMfighter News 2012/7/19

Not many Canadian Subscribers were affected by DNS Changer Virus

Yahoo News published a report on 9th July, 2012 quoting two largest Internet Service Providers (ISP) of Canada namely Bell Canada and Rogers Communications

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SPAMfighter News 2012/7/19

Cybercriminals Exploited UK’s Anti–Piracy Bill through New Spam Campaigns

The UK's anti-piracy bill, DEA has provided fraudsters with innovative ideas on ways of deceiving innocent individuals the transaction of their money. After

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SPAMfighter News 2012/7/18

Two Phishers Stealing 1.5m Pounds from Students’ Accounts, Jailed

Two men, Amos Njoroge Mwangi and Damola Clement Olatunji are facing a ten-year sentence to jail after found guilty of executing ...

SPAMfighter News 2012/7/18

Three Persons Arrested for Online Banking Scam

Hyderabad, State Crime Investigation Department's crime sleuths claimed that three persons duped a retired Chief Financial Officer (CFO) by collecting his

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SPAMfighter News 2012/7/17

Sykipot Trojan now in Fresh Version, Says Alienvault

Researchers from Alienvault Labs the security company report one fresh incarnation of Sykipot a Trojan that steals information, often employed in assaults

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SPAMfighter News 2012/7/17

SK Government Targeted with Crafty HWP Files in New Cyber-attacks

South Korea-based AhnLab, the company well-known for supplying integrated security software elaborated that cyber threats were targeting government agencies

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SPAMfighter News 2012/7/16

E-mails Offering Jobs are Sometimes Highly Evil: Solutionary

According to specialists from Solutionary the security company, e-mails which present unbelievably real job opportunities occasionally have something

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SPAMfighter News - 2012/7/16

ThreatMetrix Disclosed: New Malware Strain of Zeus Poses Threat to Facebook and Gmail Users

ThreatMetrix, an Internet security solutions company recently announced a novel variant of the peer-to-peer version of the Zeus Trojan which puts Facebook

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SPAMfighter News 2012/7/14

Facebook Users Scammed with “Instant Winners” Prize as Bait

Scam e-mails are doing the rounds posing as "Facebook User Notice" telling recipients that they're winners of $50,000 referred to as the

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SPAMfighter News 2012/7/14

Cyber-crooks Exploiting user ‘Bad Habits’ this Olympics, Says Kaspersky

Security investigators at security company Kaspersky Labs warn Internet bankers of cyber-criminals who're targeting the former with ...

SPAMfighter News 2012/7/13

Sophos finds Troj/Ransom-HC a Fresh Strain of Ransomware

Security researchers from Sophos the security company say they've uncovered one fresh kind of malware, which acts like a ransomware and is named

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SPAMfighter News 2012/7/13

Everyone is Supposed to be Infected in Banks, Advised by ENISA

Infosecurity-magazine.com published a report on July 5, 2012 quoting ENISA's recommendation stating Banks should assume that all customers' PCs are infected

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SPAMfighter News 2012/7/12

Panda Labs Bewares People of Foreign Tours Manufactured by Cybercriminals

Security expert at the security firms revealed that a new online campaign targeted to people logging on for booking their trips abroad, by cyber crooks is

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SPAMfighter News 2012/7/12

All Carberp Cybercriminals Arrested, but Infection Rates Still High

Security experts at ESET and Russian Firm, Group-IB have been closely screening the actions of Carberp botnet and their masters and have confirmed that all

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SPAMfighter News 2012/7/11

WSU Campus Attacked by New Phishing Scam

As per the report published in wsu.edu on July 4, 2012, a new phishing scam is hitting

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SPAMfighter News 2012/7/11

Fake E-mails Posing as Messages from Ameritrade Circulating Online

Experts on Internet security note that numerous online-crooks don't seek to have their own websites when they use such medium for hosting malicious

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SPAMfighter News 2012/7/10

Microsoft Identifies Pair Involved in Running ZeuS Botnet

Microsoft has declared 2 persons' identities from the total 39 against whom it has filed a lawsuit on suspicion that they were running the Zeus

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SPAMfighter News 2012/7/10

Hackers Infiltrate Computers of Indian Navy

PC-hackers have broken into the computer systems of Indian Navy near Vishakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh, India) where the country's Eastern Naval Command is

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SPAMfighter News 2012/7/9

Fraudulent E-mails Pretending to be from HMRC Target Taxpayers

Scam e-mails posing as messages from United Kingdom's tax and customs dept., HMRC (Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs) are presently circulating online as

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SPAMfighter News 2012/7/9

Barracuda Labs Revealed Fake Red Cross Scam Emails

Researchers at security firm, Barracuda Labs have recognized a forged e-mail that purports to originate from the American Red Cross, a humanitarian

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SPAMfighter News 2012/7/7

Zemra Launches DDoS Assaults; Holds Organizations at Ransom

Symantec the security company has found one fresh toolkit for building crime-ware, which helps initiate DDoS (Distributed Denial-of-Service) assaults on

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SPAMfighter News 2012/7/7

UK Cops Expose Three Men over Financial Fraud

The PCeU (Police's Central eCrime Unit) of Britain lately declared that a group of 3 individuals belonging to the Baltic States which carried out one ...

SPAMfighter News 2012/7/6

Cristiano Ronaldo: Most Dangerous Footballer in Cyber Space

The security firm, McAfee has released a list of 11 riskiest footballers in cyber space. Their research reveals Portuguese Captain Cristiano Ronaldo as the

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SPAMfighter News 2012/7/6

A Young Botnet Suspect Arrested by Russian Authorities

Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs Department "K"(anti-cybercrime division) has detained a 22-year old Russian as they consider him a major

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SPAMfighter News 2012/7/5

FBI Cautions about Fraudulent E-mail Purporting to be from Director Mueller

FBI has issued an alert that Internet fraudsters are distributing fraudulent electronic mails signed in the name of Robert Mueller; Director of Federal

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SPAMfighter News 2012/7/5

ATO Calls upon Taxpayers for Exercising Caution

ATO (Australian Tax Office) is reiterating to citizens for being vigilant and wary about frauds during the current tax season, reported 4-traders.com dated

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SPAMfighter News 2012/7/4

Sophos Spots Trojan-embedded E-mail Spam

Security researchers from Sophos the security company have detected an ongoing spam mail scam, which has a malevolent file as attachment so cyber-criminals

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SPAMfighter News 2012/7/4

Guardian Analytics and McAfee Detect New ‘Dissecting Operation High Roller’ Attack

Just as Trojans SpyEye/ZeuS give trouble to security researchers trying for tackling the menace, another ...

SPAMfighter News 2012/7/3

Perimeter e-Security Disclosed a Fake Antivirus Serving MLB.com

Security experts from security firm Perimeter e-Security have found that the Major League Baseball (mlb.com) site has been distributing fake ...

SPAMfighter News 2012/7/3

FedEx is Supposed to be a Source of Phishing Email Campaign

As per the security experts at security firm maxlabs a new sophisticated phishing campaign

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SPAMfighter News 2012/7/2

Scam E-mails Masquerading as Messages from Intuit Detected

Hoax e-mails, which pose as messages from Intuit, a firm for building software for tax preparation as well as other financial activities, are doing the

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SPAMfighter News 2012/7/2

E-mail Scam Targeting BancorpSouth Customers, Warns AppRiver

Security experts from AppRiver the security company are warning customers of Mississippi, USA based BancorpSouth Bank to remain vigilant of dubious e-mails,

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