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July 2013

SPAMfighter News 2013/7/31

Malware Purveyors Utilize Tor Networks, Camouflage Malicious Servers’ Source

Investigators at ESET the security company are warning about malware authors who're relying more

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SPAMfighter News 2013/7/31

Five Hackers Indicted for Stealing 160m Cards

An indictment in federal court declared openly in USA's New Jersey City lately, accused 5 men, four from Russia and one from Ukraine, of conniving for

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SPAMfighter News 2013/7/30

Phishing E-mails from America Express Attack Internauts Once Again

Security experts claim that American Express themed phishing emails from an unknown Legal

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SPAMfighter News 2013/7/30

Kaspersky Announces that 19.9 Million Malware Threats were Detected on Computers in India in Q2-2013

ZDNet.com reported on 25th July 2013 that according to Kaspersky Lab's second quarter report (Q2-2013), 19.9 million ...

SPAMfighter News 2013/7/29

RSA Uncovered a New Sophisticated Banking Trojan known as KINS

Security researchers at security firm RSA have uncovered a new professional-grade banking Trojan, namely KINS, which could effectively spread like Zeus, Spy

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SPAMfighter News 2013/7/29

Pharma Spam Campaign Uses Interesting Tactic to Avoid Detection

Security researchers at Symantec have detected a new pharmacy spam email campaign which relies on a fascinating technique to avoid detection.

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SPAMfighter News 2013/7/27

Scam MBNA E-mails Attack Card Company’s Clients

Users of the well-known Internet provider of credit cards, MBNA with HQ in Wilmington, Delaware (USA) require being wary of scam electronic mails captioned

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SPAMfighter News 2013/7/27

Botnet Employing Advanced Tactics for Bypassing Spam-Filters Uncovered

Investigators from Trend Micro recently unearthed one fresh spam-spewing botnet that utilizes special techniques for remaining undetected as it carries out

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SPAMfighter News 2013/7/26

Fake Verizon Wireless Emails Once Again Target Customers

Softpedia.com published a report on 20th July, 2013 quoting Verizon wireless, a renowned telecom company, advising its customers to be wary in case they

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SPAMfighter News 2013/7/26

Computers of St. Mary’s Bank Tainted with Malware

In the third week of July 2013, New Hampshire-based St. Mary's Bank, a credit union policed by the New Hampshire Banking Department, started notifying

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SPAMfighter News 2013/7/25

Scam E-mails Announcing Lottery Prize, Circulating, Warns Singaporean Police

Police in Singapore recently issued an alert for the public regarding a lottery fraud wherein scam e-mails posing as messages from SPF (Singapore Police

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SPAMfighter News 2013/7/25

EXPIRO File Contaminators come up in Fresh Versions; Trend Micro

Trend Micro the security company said that its researchers detected fresh samples of PE_EXPIRO a well-known family of file contaminators, recently.

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SPAMfighter News 2013/7/24

Ransomware Scam Exploiting FBI Name Hits Mac OS X Operators

Malwarebytes the security company warns that a ransomware scam that threatens with Federal Bureau of Investigation directive and which has been popularly

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SPAMfighter News 2013/7/24

Mac Malware Janicab Conceals File-Extension Using RLO

Security researchers at F-Secure recently stumbled on a malicious program called Backdoor:Python/Janicab.A that attacks Mac-computers. Interestingly, the ...

SPAMfighter News 2013/7/23

Internauts in Invercargill Urged to Protect their Email Account

As per report of Stuff.co.nz on 12th July, Internauts are being asked to protect their email passwords after scammers broke email account of a woman Anna

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SPAMfighter News 2013/7/23

East Texans Warned of Scam Emails Impersonating Texas Bank and Trust

Kitv.com reported on 12th July, 2013 that Longview Police department, Texas, US is warning East Texans about a fake email targeting Texas Bank and Trust

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SPAMfighter News 2013/7/22

Spammers Execute Attacks Serially for Compromising Internauts’ PCs, Cautions Dancho Danchev

Dancho Danchev, Security Blogger and Cyber-Crime Researcher at Security Company Webroot warns that several spam mail attacks are being launched that so dupe

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SPAMfighter News 2013/7/22

Spam Mails Notifying Receipt of ‘Insurance Policy Amendment Certificate’ Circulating

According to Webroot the security company, cyber criminals are spamming out e-mail messages which notify Internauts that they have got one "iGO4

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SPAMfighter News 2013/7/20

Spam Mails Impersonating Bogus Company Circulating, Cautions Security Blogger

According to Dynamoo's Blog's Conrad Longmore, Security Blogger, malware-laced bulk electronic mails posing as messages from WTX Media Inc., a literally

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SPAMfighter News 2013/7/20

Credit-Card Data Compromise Hits Hawaii-based Roy’s Restaurants

Holding company, Roy's Holdings, Inc. that consists of 6 restaurants, all of them in Hawaii, recently announced an unfortunate incident of ...

SPAMfighter News 2013/7/19

Cybercriminals Exploit Natural Disaster which Struck Uttarakhand

Security firm observes that cybercriminals are trying to make money out of natural calamity, which has struck Uttarakhand in India recently.

In

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SPAMfighter News 2013/7/19

Alabama Man Files Legal Suit against MAPCO Express Inc

Ian Yeager, a resident of Northport, Alabama, US has filed a legal suit against Mapco Express Incorporation, a chain of convenience stores with its

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SPAMfighter News 2013/7/18

vBulletin Forum Becomes Target for Cybercriminals, Warns Sucuri

Sucuri, a known security firm, warns that vBulletin is a renowned forum platform which is becoming a favorite target for web-based attacks launched by

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SPAMfighter News 2013/7/18

Snowden Asserts that NSA and Israel Collaborated to Launch Cyber Attacks on Iran’s Uranium Facilities

Eweek.com on July 8, 2013 reported quoting an interview of Whistleblower Edward Snowden with a German magazine Der Spiegel, stating NSA collaborated with

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SPAMfighter News 2013/7/17

Symantec Spots Ransomware Threatening with Survey Completion

Symantec the security company is warning of one fresh ransomware, known as Trojan.Shadowlock. This ransomware is different in that it doesn't typically

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SPAMfighter News 2013/7/17

Dynamo’s Blog Warns: Fake Emails Impersonating EFTPS Reaching Internet Users Once Again

Softpedia.com on 10th July, 2013 quoted Dynamo's Blog that a new tax-themed malware-ridden spam email campaign impersonating US's Electronic Federal tax

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SPAMfighter News 2013/7/16

ThreatTrack Identifies Fake Facebook Profile Viewer Scam

Security researchers at security firm ThreatTrack have identified a new Facebook profile viewer scheme scam campaign.

Experts observed that a

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SPAMfighter News 2013/7/16

Spammers Constantly Trying to Infiltrate Websites, Observed by Security Expert

Securitywatch.pcmag.com quoted Jerome Segur, a Senior Researcher at Malwarebytes on 9th July, 2013 that spammers are becoming increasingly craftier at

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SPAMfighter News 2013/7/15

MX Lab Cautions Firms about Scammy E-mails Supposedly from World Trade Register

MX Lab the security company just issued an alert for company proprietors of scam e-mails that promise enlisting them in the directory of World Trade

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SPAMfighter News 2013/7/15

Exploit Toolkits Currently Openly Promoted, Boosting Sales: Brian Krebs

Brian Krebs, security investigator associated with the newswire 'Krebs on Security' says that till the present time, attack toolkits that help cyber-crooks

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SPAMfighter News 2013/7/13

Travel Plan E-mails Spoof Expedia, Caution Security Researchers

Security researchers are alerting Internauts about fake itinerary e-mails posing as communication sent from Expedia the travel booking agency, published

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SPAMfighter News 2013/7/13

McAfee Publishes Intricate Facts of Surveillance Attacks on SK

Some weeks back, security company Symantec in a report stated that amongst the most prominent cyber-assaults that were targeted on South Korea since the

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SPAMfighter News 2013/7/12

In 2011, NOAA and EDA had Computers Infected with Malware, DHS had Informed

A Department of Homeland Security released new report states that during December 2011, the department informed NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric

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SPAMfighter News 2013/7/12

Fake Electronic Mails Mimicking Wonga Spotted

Bogus e-mails posing as messages from the short-period loan company Wonga, attempt at duping Internauts into divulging personal credentials for logging in,

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SPAMfighter News 2013/7/11

MX Lab Detects Destructive E-mails asking Order Details

MX Lab the security company recently detected some e-mail variations related to enquiries made for certain order and containing a web-link which actually

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SPAMfighter News 2013/7/11

Bogus ECB-Spoofed E-mails Presently Targeting Internet Users

Dynamoo's Blog warns of bogus e-mail notifications about resetting passwords which pose as messages from Electronic Business Center (EBC) as targeting

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SPAMfighter News 2013/7/10

Spear Phishing Assaults on American Government Agencies Involve Java RAT

According to investigators at Symantec the security company, they've discovered one spear ...

SPAMfighter News 2013/7/10

Spam Run Diverts Internauts onto Canadian Pharmacy Sites

According to IT security experts, one fresh spam mail outbreak is wreaking havoc online as it dupes Web-surfers into logging in and accessing Canadian

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SPAMfighter News 2013/7/9

IAEA Member Countries Facing Cyber Threats, Agency should do more, Says Iran

Iran has indicated to IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) a world establishment, which caters to maintaining nuclear energy usage in a peaceful

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SPAMfighter News 2013/7/9

AppRiver Spots 13bn Spam Mails, 171m Virus-Laced Junk E-mails during H1-2013

AppRiver the provider of web security and e-mail messaging solutions, of late, published its 2013 first half or H1-2013 Global Threatscape Report that

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SPAMfighter News 2013/7/8

Spam Mails Supposedly from Fox News Deliver Malicious Software

Websense the security company warns about cyber-crooks who're attempting at duping Internet-users into downloading ...

SPAMfighter News 2013/7/8

Malware for Theft of Litecoins Discovered, says Security Company

ESET is reporting an ordinary malware strain that's doing the rounds while capturing Litecoins an

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SPAMfighter News 2013/7/6

Trustwave Detects Spam Mails Tainted With Andromeda the Cutwail Bot-Installer

Trustwave warns of one new spam mail outbreak that the notorious Cutwail network-of-bots has been distributing while spreading Andromeda (also known as

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SPAMfighter News 2013/7/6

Malware Vobfus When Contacts Other Malware Works Symbiotically, Downloading Each Other

According to Microsoft security, the malicious software -Win32/Vobfus behaves symbiotically vis-à-vis ...

SPAMfighter News 2013/7/5

‘Dark Seoul’ Serially Hacks Against South Korea, Reports Symantec

Symantec Corp the security software developer in USA recently conducted a research that revealed one hacking scheme launched on South Korea since as-far-as

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SPAMfighter News 2013/7/5

Spam Mails Luring to Bogus OS, Browser Survey Spotted

Security researchers recently found a spate of spam mails crafted for enticing end-users towards accessing one fake operating system and browser

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SPAMfighter News 2013/7/4

Cyber-crooks Intrude Opera Networks

Opera, situated in Norway, and creator of a Web-browser that's extremely popular worldwide, recently declared one network intrusion of a rather frightening

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SPAMfighter News 2013/7/4

Americans would Rather not Adopt 2FA, Finds Impermium

Harris Interactive conducted one new study that Impermium requested for, an organization which provides the service of safeguarding people's Internet

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SPAMfighter News 2013/7/3

New Phishing Email called as “Customer Satisfaction Survey” Hits Bank of Montreal

"Customer satisfaction survey" has started been used by cybercriminals in a new ...

SPAMfighter News 2013/7/3

Cyber Hacking into Medical Devices Possible, Cautions FDA

FDA of USA is cautioning of malware that can breach the security of medical devices, which have

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SPAMfighter News 2013/7/2

Backdoor Utilizing Fake Certificate Supposedly from Adobe Bypasses Detection

According to Symantec, one backdoor Trojan is aiming attack on Windows-users by applying one bogus Adobe certificate so it doesn't get detected.

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SPAMfighter News 2013/7/2

Australians Lose $93.4m to Online Scammers during 2012, Reports ACCC

ACCC (Australian Competition and Consumer Commission), which supervises consumers affairs in Australia, has reported that Internet scammers' deceptive

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SPAMfighter News 2013/7/1

Malwarebytes finds Malware Pretending to be Emulator of Xbox One

Malwarebytes the security company says that its researchers have found one malware that pretends to

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SPAMfighter News 2013/7/1

FBI Cautions about Increasing Spear Phishing Assaults

FBI has cautioned Internet users that online-criminals have been observed unleashing spear ...