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August 2012

SPAMfighter News 2012/8/31

Nigerian Federal High Court Impersonated Fake E-mails Targeting Internet Users

GFI Software has issued an alert about fake e-mails depicting the title "Compensation for Scam Victims" that supposedly arrive from Nigeria's

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SPAMfighter News 2012/8/31

E-mail Scam Uses Names of Gillian and Adrian Bayford the EuroMillions Winners

A fake e-mail campaign deceptively tells Internauts that they'll get an amount from the 148m pound wealth that Gillian and Adrian Bayford the EuroMillions

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SPAMfighter News 2012/8/30

FireEye Spotted Gauss Infected Systems in Flame Servers

Security Firm, FireEye's last blog referred Gauss-infected systems' plunge to connect old Flame command and control (CnC) servers, reported

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SPAMfighter News 2012/8/30

BlackBerry Owners Targeted with Malware-Laced Phishing Messages

Websense the security company is informing that one fresh malicious program is targeting owners of BlackBerry smart-phones through spear ...

SPAMfighter News 2012/8/29

ESER: INF/Autorun Malware was the Most Common Malware in July 2012

In July 2012, INF/Autorun was the top malware internationally that too fot the third year in a row

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SPAMfighter News 2012/8/29

Discover Bank Caught as a Victim of Phishing E-mail Campaign

A new phishing email campaign supposing to be from Discover - one of the most popular

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SPAMfighter News 2012/8/28

Quervar Virus’ Detailed Study Released

The Internet security company ESET has reported that a computer malware named Quervar is hitting

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SPAMfighter News 2012/8/28

F-Secure in H1-2012 Noticed a Flow in Threat Landscape

F-Secure's new intimidation report launched recently for the initial half of 2012 discover a security setting in which spotlight has transferred away from

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SPAMfighter News 2012/8/27

Police Bewares the Internet Users through Scam E-mails and Phone Calls

Police are requesting the community to remain alert of scam email and phone calls as a 92-year-old man transferred an amount of £1,000 from his account as

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SPAMfighter News 2012/8/27

Crisis Malware’s Attack Shows Success vis-à-vis Virtual Machines with VMware, Reports Symantec

Security experts from Symantec the anti-virus provider have said that the Intego-detected malware,

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SPAMfighter News 2012/8/25

NZBA Cautions Kiwis about Phishing E-mails

NZBA or New Zealand Bankers' Association has advised everyone in the country to remain vigilant of one e-mail scam that involves messages apparently

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SPAMfighter News 2012/8/25

FireEye Discovers New Trojan ‘MyAgent’

Investigators from FireEye the security company just recently discovered a malware item they have

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SPAMfighter News 2012/8/24

Prolexic Reveals Security Flaws in Popular Dirt Jumper Toolkit

Security Researcher's team at Prolexic exposed a fault in the command-and-control infrastructure of one of the most important DDoS toolkits Dirt Jumper

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SPAMfighter News 2012/8/24

Hedge and Private Equity Fund Managers Targeting Spam Campaign

A security firm, Barracuda Labs researcher has identified that a extremely targeted spam email campaign is intended at hedge and private equity fund

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SPAMfighter News 2012/8/23

Microsoft Unveils Backdoor Trojan Bafruz

Microsoft has lately uncovered Trojan Bafruz one with backdoor characteristics and featuring a capacity to perform many malevolent activities on any

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SPAMfighter News 2012/8/23

CIRA Cautions its Consumers Regarding Scam E-mails

The company CIRA (Canadian Internet Registration Authority), which supports the domain name .ca has alerted its consumers regarding one fresh e-mail scam

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SPAMfighter News 2012/8/22

Spam Volumes Drop during Q2-2012, Reports Kaspersky

Spam mails have declined in number during Q2-2012 i.e. between April and June 2012, claims Kaspersky the security company in its quarterly report of

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SPAMfighter News 2012/8/22

Shamoon Malware Wreaks Havoc; Deletes Data for Good

Security researchers from Symantec as well as Kaspersky both security companies have reported one fresh malicious program viz. Shamoon that recently

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SPAMfighter News 2012/8/21

Penetrate Airport VPN through Citadel Malware

The citadel Trojan which is best called for its recent delivery of the Reveton ransomware has come up with a new type, as per the trusteer which nowadays

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SPAMfighter News 2012/8/21

Customers of Lloyds TSB Bank Attacked by yet another Phishing Campaign

Softpedia.com published a report on 10th August, 2012 mentioning Lloyds TSB Bank's warning to its customers to be cautious about a new ...

SPAMfighter News 2012/8/20

South African Ministry of Finance Alerts about Fake E-mails

The Finance Ministry of South Africa along with the country's FIC has alerted citizens of fake e-mails/letters which are presently circulating online

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SPAMfighter News 2012/8/20

EarthLink Subscribers, Recipients of Phishing E-mails: LCSO

As per a warning by LCSO (Lee County Sheriff's Office) in USA, scammers are sending threatening e-mails to account-owners of EarthLink e-mail telling them

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SPAMfighter News 2012/8/18

Phishing E-mails in Different Versions Strike ‘Nationwide’ Users

Phishing scams supposedly from the long-running insurance firm Nationwide are targeting mailboxes in fresh versions, thereby attempting at duping the e-mail

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SPAMfighter News 2012/8/18

Fresh Phishing E-mail Scam Circulating against PayPal Subscribers

According to security researchers, one fresh phishing scam in the name of PayPal has been

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SPAMfighter News 2012/8/17

Gauss, Blending of National-Level Online Surveillance and Banking Malware

Security researchers at Kaspersky Lab are cautioning of Gauss, one complicated cyber-espionage toolkit that governments sponsor to facilitate ...

SPAMfighter News 2012/8/17

Fresh Spam Campaign Sends Messages to Defense Contractor

Researchers from Sophos the security company say that one fresh spam outbreak is doing the rounds, hitting Internauts while apparently delivering

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SPAMfighter News 2012/8/16

PhishMe Observes that Phishing E-mails Passing through Anti-Spam Filters

Virginia-based security and anti-spam company, PhishMe recently released a survey

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SPAMfighter News 2012/8/16

Internauts Targeted by Increasing Reveton Scareware

Scmagazine.com.au on 13 August 2012 has said that the internet recipients are getting Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) with reports that their machines

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SPAMfighter News 2012/8/15

Web Surfers Visiting Certain Washington City Sites Receive Malware Alert

On 31st July 2012, people using a few websites within Washington D.C. received one message that accessing and browsing the city's Internet site may result

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SPAMfighter News 2012/8/15

Ramadan Themed Web Frauds Strike Islamic Internauts

According to researchers from BitDefender the security company, cyber-criminals taking advantage of Ramadan the Muslim's religious festive time (20th

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SPAMfighter News 2012/8/14

Suspected Mariposa Botnet Mastermind in Slovenia

The Mariposa infected up to 12.7 Million PCs at its peak with more than half of the fortune 1,000 companies believed to have been compromised, with 40 major

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SPAMfighter News 2012/8/14

Misleading Websites Reached via Buma Stemra Virus by the Internauts

As per Enigma Software, a well-known security firm, Buma Stemra Virus is a misleading threat to PCs where it has known for leading the internauts to a

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SPAMfighter News 2012/8/13

Phishers Target ADP Clients to Steal their Payroll Information

Security Investigators from SANS ISC are cautioning about cyber-criminals attacking clients of 'Automatic Data Processing' (ADP) the provider of BPO

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SPAMfighter News 2012/8/13

Iran Won’t Anymore Air Critical Infrastructure Online

Ever since the greatly advanced cyber assaults have been executed with the malicious programs -Flame and Stuxnet, Iran has decided that it will no longer

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SPAMfighter News 2012/8/11

Scammers Exploit Bigpond’s Name the Australian ISP through E-mails

Scam e-mails masquerading as messages from Australia's Bigpond, the widely-subscribed ISP (Internet Service Provider) across the country, have been detected

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SPAMfighter News 2012/8/11

Alabama Taxpayers Cautioned about Fake E-mails

The Alabama tax information supplier, Alabama Department of Revenue (ADOR) recently cautioned taxpayers about a scam e-mail that apparently told taxpayers

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SPAMfighter News 2012/8/10

Fake E-mails Pretending to be from Lloyds TSB Target Unwary Internet-users

An e-mail claiming to arrive from Lloyds TSB the retail bank of UK is presently doing the rounds while hitting the inboxes of innocent Internet-users,

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SPAMfighter News 2012/8/10

Another Spam Campaign Hits eBay Users, Webroot Warns

Following the scam email apparently sent by an disappointed customer, eBay, a famous online shopping website, sellers are under fired by scammers again.

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SPAMfighter News 2012/8/9

Scam Emails Impersonating Bank Pacific

Bankpacific.com published a report on 1st August, 2012 stating that they have of late received a report of fake emails which seems to be sent by Bank

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SPAMfighter News 2012/8/9

Fresh Scam E-mail Circulating Aimed at O2 Subscribers

According to specialists from Sophos the security company, with the mobile network of O2 collapsing during mid-July 2012 across UK, scammers are once more

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SPAMfighter News 2012/8/8

Malware Distributed through Fake Information Regarding Ongoing Olympics, Says Sophos

According to a warning by researchers from Sophos the security company, cyber-criminals are posting fake information regarding the 2012 Olympics, going on

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SPAMfighter News 2012/8/8

BHSEO Attacks on the Rise during 2012 Olympics, Cautions Trend Micro

Trend Micro is cautioning the London Olympic Games' enthusiasts about an enormous increase in malevolent operations especially through BHSEO (Black-Hat

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SPAMfighter News 2012/8/7

Mid American Energy Company Cautious Public of Scam Email

MidAmerican Energy Company, an energy company based in lowa (US), is alerting the public regarding an email scam with a motive towards targeting employees

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SPAMfighter News 2012/8/7

Fake E-mails Circulating, Masquerading as Southwest Airlines

A scam e-mail posing as a message from the well-known Southwest Airlines is presently circulating online, according to digitaljournal.com dated July 25,

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SPAMfighter News 2012/8/6

Malware Attack Hit Lyme Public Library Website

Lymeline.com dated July 29, 2012 reported that Lyme Public Library website attacked by malware in

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SPAMfighter News 2012/8/6

David Emm Highlights Three Malware, Most Powerful

According to Senior Technology Expert David Emm of Kaspersky Labs, malware history became

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SPAMfighter News 2012/8/4

Gameover, A P2P ZeuS Botnet Contaminates Over 675,000 Computers

Security researchers attending the Las Vegas-held BlackHat Security Conference that lately concluded disclosed that over 675,000 computers were infected

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SPAMfighter News 2012/8/4

Apple’s Mac PCs get another Trojan Malware

According to Intego the computer security company, its security researchers have detected one fresh Trojan virus designed to attack Mac OS X which installs

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SPAMfighter News 2012/8/3

Nuclear Facility in Iran Hit by Computer Worm which Plays AC/DC Music

Theaustralian.com.au published a report on 25th July, 2012 stating that Iran's nuclear plants have been hit by a computer worm which apparently plays an

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SPAMfighter News 2012/8/3

Madi Trojan Continues after getting Upgraded

Madi the malicious program known to have been used for spying assaults on targets inside Israel and Iran during the 3rd-week of July 2012 has been detected

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SPAMfighter News 2012/8/2

Intuit Discovered a New Fake Email Campaign Impersonating It

Hoax-slayer.com published a report on 24th July, 2012 stating "Payroll processing" emails purporting from financial software provider Intuit is

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SPAMfighter News 2012/8/2

Gamma International Found Trading Spying Kit to Activists in Bahrain

It's yet again that Gamma International sold spyware toolkit to one country in Middle East, since

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SPAMfighter News 2012/8/1

India Set Position as Top Scam Share in Q2-2012, Sophos

Dirty dozen reports for Q2-2012 have launched by the experts of Sophos labs explaining the world's top spam spreading countries- and they found that India

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SPAMfighter News 2012/8/1

Bot Herders Failed to Revive Grum

ZDNet.com published a report on 24th July, 2012 stating that the cybercriminals responsible for the Grum botnet made an attempt to bring it back on 23rd

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