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July 2014

SPAMfighter News 2014/7/31

Phishing E-mail Scam Strikes Employees of Duke University

One fresh Internet scam has hit employees of Durham, North Carolina, USA based Duke University, reported abc11.com in news on July 22, 2014.

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/31

Facebook Scam Occurs Due to Exploitation of Exploit Kit - Symantec

Security experts of security firm Symantec observe that Facebook scams which were considered as a regular appearance on social networking website have now

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/31

Complicated Method of Attack Designed to Control Users Online Banking

Security researchers of security firm Trend Micro warn that cybercriminals have designed a difficult method of attack to have control on the victim's online

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/30

Woman Video in Facebook Scam is Really Virus, Warns BitDefender

One fresh Facebook scam, presently disseminating, disguised as a tempting female video, however, distributes one PC-virus indulging in theft of personal

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/30

Unfortunately MH17 Crash Being Leveraged by ‘Click Fraudsters’

Canberratimes.com.au published news on 21st July, 2014 stating a warning by Internet security experts as "so-called "click fraudsters" are

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/29

PushDo Trojan Appears in Fresh Version, Says BitDefender

BitDefender recently detected one new variant of PushDo Trojan that uses a different encryption key during exchanging messages among the infected PCs of the

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/29

Experts Warn that Users of iTunes being Targeted by Fresh Phishing Campaign

Softpedia.com reported on 16th July, 2014 quoting a warning by security experts as 'spammers are presently running a campaign of phishing email targeting

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/29

Approximately 500m PCs become Tainted Worldwide Annually; FBI

According to Assistant Director Joseph Demarest of Cyber Division of Federal Bureau of Investigation, industrial figures indicate that because of botnets,

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/29

An Old Man of Prescott Valley Loses More Than $8,700 in Scam Email

Abc15.com reported on 17th July, 2014 stating a warning by authorities after a man from Prescott Valley, Yavapai County, Arizona, US lost more than 8,700USD

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/28

Cyber-criminals Disseminating Critroni a New Ransomware

According to security researchers, Critroni, one fresh ransomware can be bought on secret crime websites as its sellers say the malware is one fresh edition

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/28

‘Mayhem’ Proliferates through Web-Servers FreeBSD, Linux, State Experts

Security researchers have spotted one new malware that is named "Mayhem" as it proliferates through FreeBSD and Linux Web-servers, published

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/25

Experts Warned Users of LinkedIn of a New Phishing Email Campaign

Softpedia.com reported on 14th July, 2014 quoting a warning by experts as "A new phishing email campaign tries to steal credentials of users of

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/25

Amazon, Top Malware-Hosting ISP; Solutionary

Solutionary recently released its Q2-2014 Threat Intelligence Report through its SERT (Security Engineering Research Team) that located the ten most severe

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/24

Tourism Site of Myrtle Beach Hit by Malware Attack

Southcarolinaradionetwork.com reported on 10th July, 2014 quoting a new report as "Myrtle Beach was one of the many North American cities whose tourism

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/24

Fresh Data-Stealing Trojan, Kronos Identified

As per Trusteer, one fresh PC-Trojan, going by the name Kronos, created for seizing login credentials as well as more financial details entered onto

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/23

Elon University Pupils Receive Spam Mail

Students of Elon, North Carolina, USA situated Elon University may've seen one unusual e-mail in their mailbox, during the 2nd-week of July 2014, reported

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/23

Cyber-criminals Intercept Keystrokes on PCs Inside Hotel Business Hubs

The United States Secret Service is cautioning hotel operators against malware, which seizes customers' sensitive information by logging keystrokes, after

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/22

Repeated Shutdown Initiatives mayn’t still have Fully Terminated CryptoLocker - BitDefender

BitDefender the security company recently published a report stating that although CryptoLocker the ransomware that notoriously locks users' files hasn't

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/22

Criminals Using Customized Keyloggers Malware to Steal and Exfiltrate Data

Scmagazine.com reported on 11th July, 2014 quoting researchers of security firm Cyphort as "attackers have been using all types of customized and

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/21

UK’s NCA Disables Trojan Shylock

An effort at worldwide level, primarily by National Crime Agency of the UK, successfully terminated the Shylock malicious program that contaminated 30,000

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/21

Trusteer Discovers Twin Fresh Boleto Malware

Security researchers belonging to the RSA security company of late talked further about a malware making a probable multi-billion dollar effect as it

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/18

Romanian Cybercriminal Imprisoned for 45 Months for His Role in Phishing Operation

Scmagazine.com reported on 10th July, 2014 stating that on Tuesday, 9th July, 2014, Iulian Schiopu, a 34 year old Romanian man, was jailed for 45 months for

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/18

Cyber Crooks Revive Deadly Malware known as GameOver Zeus

Ibtimes.co.uk reported on 11th July, 2014 stating that law enforcement agencies have taken down the Gameover Zeus (GOZ) botnet globally but after five weeks

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/18

Facebook Appreciates help from Greek Police in Deactivating Lecpetext Botnet

Facebook lately expressed gratitude to Greek Police because it assisted the company in terminating Lecpetext, one not so well-known spam spewing botnet,

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/18

E-ZPass Clients Cautioned about Phishing E-mail Supposedly from VDOT

According to VDOT, one alleged phishing e-mail campaign recently got launched while it posed to be related to E-ZPass, reported Frederick.sburg.com, July 9,

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/17

Cyber-criminals Exploiting 2014 Soccer Fever for Phishing Activities

Kaspersky, the Russia-based provider of cyber-security solutions has warned about cyber-criminals who, while exploiting the public's excitement for the

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/17

Cybercriminals Attack PoS Systems to Steal Data of Payment Card

'FireEye', a security firm, recently reported that cybercriminals are targeting point-of-sale (PoS) systems to steal information of payment cards by using

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/16

SRP, a Public Utility Company, Warns Customers about Scam Emails

Ktar.com reported on 8th July, 2014 stating that The Salt River Project (SRP) is a public utility company with headquarter at Tempe, Arizona, USA providing

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/16

Fake E-mail Supposedly from USAA Targets US Resident

One morning when US resident Carol Carter checked her e-mail she found one particular message that was differently noticeable. The message was from United

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/15

University of Illinois’ Inmates, Latest Recipients of Phishing E-mail

According to Interim Chief Privacy and Security Officer Joe Barnes of UI (University of Illinois), an advanced phishing e-mail scam is targeting campus

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/15

Scam E-mails Targeting Healthcare Professionals and Nursing Staff, Cautions POEA

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has of late warned about fake e-mails that are promising to nurses as well as other healthcare

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/15

Online Customers of NatWest Bank Receive Phishing Emails

Softpedia.com reported on 5th July, 2014 stating that some computer users have received a fake email purporting to be from National Westminster Bank, better

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/14

Scam E-mails Targeting LogMeIn Premium Users, Warn Security Experts

According to security researchers, LogMeIn users should be wary of cyber-criminals who're sending them one bogus bill, in reality tainted with malware,

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/14

North Korea Increases Cyber War Personnel by Doubling it: Report

Tribune.com.pk reported on 6th July, 2014 quoting a recent report as "North Korea has doubled the number of its elite cyber warriors during past two

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/14

Newer and More Capable KIVARS Malicious Program Attacks 64-Bit Computers, Says Trend Micro

Trend Micro the security company says that KIVARS is one of the many malware strains that are targeting computers having 64-bit OS.

Of late, the

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/11

RSA says that Cybercriminals Might Have Stolen Billions during Transactions by Brazilians

Security researchers of security firm RSA have discovered a significant cybercrime operation in Brazil which aimed at transactions of billion dollars by

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/11

Latest Cridex Malware Uses Mechanism of Self-Developing Infection

Security researchers of threat protection firm Seculert say that a latest version of the data-stealing malware namely Cridex (Bugat/Feodo) is discovered

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/11

Kaspersky says that Phishing is Most Prevalent Attack Vector in May 2014

According to monthly report on online threats of Kaspersky Lab, during May 2014 the number of fake email dropped by 1.3% as compared to April 2014 but

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/10

Florida Lottery Cautions People about E-mail Scam

The Florida Lottery, an organization that the government runs within Florida State of USA has cautioned people about an e-mail scam that's abusing the

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/10

Emotet a New Banking Trojan Found Tapping and Accessing E-traffic

Trend Micro the security company has spotted one fresh banking malware, which it has named "Emotet" as it taps and accesses outbound network

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/10

Cyber Playing a Role in Civil War in Iraq

Theregister.co.uk reported on 1st July, 2014 stating an observation by a researcher that civil war in Iraq has spilled on the Internet which has spotted a

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/8

Trend Micro Discovers New Variant of PlugX RAT Leveraging Dropbox

Security researchers of security firm Trend Micro analyzed a targeted attack against a government agency in Taiwan and found a variant of the infamous PlugX

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/8

F-Secure Intercepts New Sample of BlackEnergy Uploaded on VirusTotal

Security researchers of security firm F-Secure found a new variant of malware namely BlackEnergy which has been first transferred to VirusTotal from Ukrain

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/7

Phishing E-mails Purporting to be from PayPal Circulating, Caution Experts

According to security researchers, fake e-mails masquerading as PayPal, the Internet payment processor, have been observed circulating yet again, published

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/7

Malicious ad Strikes Gumtree, Renowned Auction Website

A harmful online advertisement apparently having malware prevented Web-surfers from accessing 'Gumtree' the auction website, during the concluding Saturday

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/5

Symantec Identifies Malware Targeting Energy Companies in Leading Nations


Betanews.com reported on 30th June, 2014 stating that security researchers of security firm Symantec recently discovered a malware which targets big

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/5

Malicious Spam Mails about Parking Fine Hit Internauts in UK; BitDefender


According to BitDefender the security company, spam mails are surging which talk about parking fines, while continuously contaminate PCs within United

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/4

New Study by BSA Reveals Security Threats from Malware is Top Concern

Informationweek.in reported on 25th June, 2014 stating that computer users do not use unlicensed software because of security threats from malicious

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/4

Australian Taxation Office Cautions Tax-Paying Citizens about Fake E-mails

Australia's tax regulator ATO (Australian Taxation Office) has advised tax-paying citizens for keeping watch about scam e-mails which have been detected as

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/3

New Rootkits Increased during Q1-2014, finds McAfee

McAfee the security vendor, which has just released its "Quarterly Threat Report," declares statistics in it which indicate that fresh rootkit

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/3

E-mail Scam Masquerading as Canada’s Tax-Collecting Agency Circulating

A scam electronic mail, which asserts the recipient is about to get a reimbursement that the government tax collecting agency of Canada called Revenue

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/2

SAP Labs Seeks to Withdraw Police Case for Spamming

Business-standard.com reported on 24th June, 2014 stating that Sap Labs India, a popular software giant, has asked Bangalore Police to drop the complaint

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/2

Infamous Pony Loader Malware Updated to Steal Bitcoins

Security firm Damballa recently identified the Pony Loader 2.0 malware and says that a new strain of malware is being sold in the under-ground criminal

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/1

Symantec Says that Scam Emails Mimicking 123greetings.com Currently Spreading

Security experts of security firm Symantec says that a scam email purporting to be from a renowned e-card website 123greetings.com directs Internauts to a

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SPAMfighter News 2014/7/1

Ransomware Holds Captive PC-files of Collinsville Police

A strain of ransomware recently attacked the PC-network installed at the Collinsville, Alabama, USA Police Department keeping all folders and directories

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