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August 2013

SPAMfighter News 2013/8/31

G20 Summit Misused to Carry Out Espionage Attacks

Rapid 7 the security company cautions that several cyber-spying gangs are abusing the approaching Russia hosted September 2013 G20 Summit, with a few

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SPAMfighter News 2013/8/31

Bogus YouTube Site Contains Ransom Malware While Attacking Visitors

Malwarebytes the security company has discovered one unusual cyber assault wherein criminals utilize drive-by downloads; socially-engineered tricks as well

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SPAMfighter News 2013/8/30

Symantec says that Cyber Crooks make ZeroAccess more Durable against External Attacks

According to security firm Symantec, malware creators are continuously developing their formations

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SPAMfighter News 2013/8/30

Qantas Warns its Customers of Scam E-mails of Fake e-Ticket

Computerworld.com.au reported on 22nd August, 2013 that an Australian based Airline Qantas has warned customers to be wary of a fake email circulating fake

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SPAMfighter News 2013/8/30

FBI Cautions Internet-Users of ‘Missing Children’ Related Spear-Phishing E-mail

US' Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is warning Internet-users about one spear-phishing electronic mail which poses as coming from a 1984 founded

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SPAMfighter News 2013/8/29

Ransomware Grew Enormously During Q2-2013, Reports McAfee

McAfee, which lately published its "Second Quarter Threat Report," shows that fresh ransomware samples increased twice the number during Q2-2013

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SPAMfighter News 2013/8/29

MoleRats Hackers make a Comeback Disseminating Trojan Poison Ivy

Security researchers at FireEye report that the hackers' group, which leveraged the notorious online scam namely MoleRats, is again active while employing

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SPAMfighter News 2013/8/29

Fake E-mails Related to Ticket Purchase for Red Sox Baseball Circulating

Conrad Longmore, Security Blogger of Dynamoo's Blog warns baseball fans about fake e-mails that refer to tickets bought for the Red Sox tournament, so

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SPAMfighter News 2013/8/27

New Variant of Ramnit Embezzles Data of Steam Users

Security researchers of security firm Trusteer have stumbled upon a new version of the infamous Ramnit ...

SPAMfighter News 2013/8/27

Bogus E-mails Disguised as Vendors of E-mail Service Circulating

According to security experts, Internet-users should look out for fake e-mails, which pose as messages sent from Yahoo, BT, Microsoft or Google, the popular

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SPAMfighter News 2013/8/26

Publisher of Saharareporters.com Says the Site is Under Attack

Thescoopng.com reported on 17th August, 2013 quoting the revelation of the publisher of Saharareporters.com Omoyele Sowore saying that the controversial

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SPAMfighter News 2013/8/26

Fake Extension of Adobe Flash Player Update Serves Salacious Spam Ads

Security firm Malwarebytes has warned of a new bogus update of Adobe Flash player which causes legitimate advertisements replaced with spam and improper

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SPAMfighter News 2013/8/24

The Website of Washington Post Hacked by SEA

Washingtonpost.com reported on 15th August, 2013 that its website was disrupted on the morning of Thursday (15th August, 2013) by a hackers gang known as

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SPAMfighter News 2013/8/24

Experts Warn that Cybercriminals Release Bogus Emails Purporting to be from Suncorp Bank

Softpedia.com reported on 16th August, 2013 quoting a warning from experts as "Cybercriminals are sending bogus emails purporting to be from an

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SPAMfighter News 2013/8/23

Websites Using Joomla Threatened to be Hijacked

Websites employing the well-known content management system (CMS) Joomla are at danger of being compromised for use in malicious software, popularly called

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SPAMfighter News 2013/8/23

Security Firm F-Secure Unearth a New Ransomware Strain ‘Trojan:HTML/Browlock’

Security researchers of security firm F-Secure have been monitoring the evolution of a relatively new section of ransomware.

Security researchers

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SPAMfighter News 2013/8/22

Canton Police Warns Residents to be Cautious of Scam Emails Promising them Money

Cantonreo.com reported on 12th August, 2013 stating that officials are urging residents to be on the lookout of spam emails which may come from Canton, a

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SPAMfighter News 2013/8/22

A Russian Accused of Involvement in Massive Cybercrime Group Pleads Not Guilty

Softpedia.com reported on 13th August 2013 that Dmitriy Smilianets, a 29 year old Russian, has pleaded not guilty to the charge. He is one of the five

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SPAMfighter News 2013/8/21

New Cyber Attack Launched against Dalai Lama’s “Central Tibetan Administration”

According to warning by security firm Kaspersky, a massive cyberattack has struck the website of Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) which is the official

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SPAMfighter News 2013/8/21

In Kenya Cyber-attacks and E-threats Surged Sharply, says TESPOK

Standardmedia.co.ke published a report on 12th August 2013 quoting a report of Industry Computer Security by Telecommunications service Provider of Kenya

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SPAMfighter News 2013/8/20

Scam E-mails Offering Gift Card from Apple Target Gullible Internauts

Webroot the security company has exposed one e-mail scam which tries getting Internauts into believing they are recipients of a Gift Card valuing $200 from

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SPAMfighter News 2013/8/20

More than 16,000 Computers in Japan Infected with a Virus Stealing Bank Information

Japantimes.co.jp reported on 9th August, 2013 quoting Japan's National Police Agency (NPA) saying around 16,000 computers in Japan may be infected with same

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SPAMfighter News 2013/8/19

NYT Hackers Yet Again Attacking with Fresh Malicious Tools

Cyber-criminals behind the hack into computer systems of New York Times the widely read newspaper, during the second half of 2012, as well as of several

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SPAMfighter News 2013/8/19

New Version of Reveton Reverts to Deliver Fake AV

Security experts of ThreatTrack security 'Reveton' observes that the well known ransomware has got a new variant which shifts back to the traditional tactic

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SPAMfighter News 2013/8/19

New Variant to Address Serious Backdoor Trojan Released by OpenX

ZDNet.com reported on 7th August, 2013 stating a warning from security researchers which says that OpenX, a leading digital and mobile advertising

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SPAMfighter News 2013/8/19

IIA Accuses ISI of Pakistan for Targeting BSNL with Cyber Attacks

Propakistani.pk reported on 7th August, 2013 stating that Indian Intelligence Agency (IIA) has claimed that Pakistan's Secret Service, better known as ISI

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SPAMfighter News 2013/8/16

Computer Virus Responsible for Credit Card Embezzlement in Sandy Oregon, says Police

A computer virus recently was determined for being responsible for a string of credit card

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SPAMfighter News 2013/8/16

Blog Sites and CMS Websites Attacked by ‘Fort Disco’ Botnet

Internet security firm Arbor Networks reports that a new botnet Fort Disco has been discovered which has infected over 25,000 Windows PCs and targeting blog

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SPAMfighter News 2013/8/15

Spam Increases to 70.7% of Total E-mail Traffic

Kaspersky Lab the security company has just published its Q2-2013 spam report that gives thorough information on spam trends during the three months

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SPAMfighter News 2013/8/15

Internauts in Ireland Conned by Highly Sophisticated Computer Virus

Irish Internauts have been conned of millions of Euros by one of the most refined computer virus

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SPAMfighter News 2013/8/14

NSA Might Be Behind Tor Malware Attack as per Experts

Malware lodged on the web-servers of Freedom Hosting -- the renowned "hidden service" web hoster on the 'Tor' anonymized network shut down during

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SPAMfighter News 2013/8/14

Malware Compromises Web-hosts’ DNS Servers in Netherlands

The monitoring service of Fox-IT, on August 5, 2013, spotted one redirect at first taking onto conrad.nl the Internet store for electronics goods, which's

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SPAMfighter News 2013/8/13

Phishing Emails Posing as “Cox Communications” on the Roll Online

A phishing email campaign purporting to be a notification from, Cox Communications, a

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SPAMfighter News 2013/8/13

Fresh Ransomware Employs Child Porn Images While Targeting Internet Users

Experts at Sophos have found one ransomware sample, which utilizes photographs showing sexual abuse on children, while forces Internauts to pay money.
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SPAMfighter News 2013/8/12

Hidden Services on Tor Network Went Offline after Reported Breakdown

Softpedia.com reported on 5th August, 2013 that on Sunday 4th August many 'hidden service addresses' like "Darknet" which are reachable only

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SPAMfighter News 2013/8/12

Andromeda Bot-Herders about to Launch New Version

Investigators from Trend Micro the security company are reporting that Andromeda bot developers may soon make their malicious ware up-to-date that can be

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SPAMfighter News 2013/8/10

The New more Evasive ZeroAccess Variant

Sophos the security company recently conducted one research on ZeroAccess, name of a notorious rootkit, and found that the malware, which understandably

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SPAMfighter News 2013/8/10

Foreign Minister of Latvian Refuses to Extradite Gozi Writer to US

Latvia has set itself on a collision course with America after the nation's Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevic's announcement that he did not wish to

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SPAMfighter News 2013/8/9

Scam E-mails Entitled “Transaction is Complete” Hit Bank of America, Warned by Experts

Softpedia.com published on 2nd August, 2013 quoting security experts saying as "Customers of Bank of America should be cautious that in case they find

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SPAMfighter News 2013/8/9

Researchers Demonstrate Exploitation of Online Advertisement Networks

The Register reported on 31st July, 2013 that security researchers have shown how hackers can use ad networks to create ephemeral and hard-to-trace botnets

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SPAMfighter News 2013/8/9

Dynamoo Blogger Warns of Unscrupulous Internet Fraudsters

Dynamoo Blog's Conrad Longmore, Security Blogger cautions that Greenwood, Delaware (USA) based Discover Bank is having its customers as continuously

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SPAMfighter News 2013/8/8

Becoming More Difficult to Detect Phishing Email Attack, says Security Experts

Enterprise-security-today.com published news on 30th July, 2013, quoting security experts saying, "Fake emails used by hackers in 'phishing attacks' to

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SPAMfighter News 2013/8/7

Nikhil Nanda’s E-mail Account Hacked, Lodges Complaint with Police

Nikhil Nanda, an established and renowned industrialist of India who is also Escorts Group's Joint Managing Director, lately filed one complaint with the

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SPAMfighter News 2013/8/7

Cyber-crooks Disseminating Malware by Exploiting Google Code Site

Zscaler the security company recently cautioned Web-surfers about hackers who are exploiting Google's Code creator online site for disseminating malware.
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SPAMfighter News 2013/8/6

Kaspersky says that Spam Levels in June 2013 Surged

According to a spam report by Kaspersky Lab, Spam levels continue to rise by 1.4% during the month of June 2013 with an average of 71.1%.

The

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SPAMfighter News 2013/8/6

Angelina Jolie’s Popularity Exploited by Malware Campaign, says Threat Track Security

As per Threat Track Security, a new malware ridden spam email campaign is piggybacking on the fame

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SPAMfighter News 2013/8/5

Social Media Accounts of Specific Web-Browsers Being Hijacked by New Malware

A new malware terrorizes to compromise the social networking accounts of users who are using

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SPAMfighter News 2013/8/5

Barracuda Labs Discovered Bogus Ticket Confirmation Emails from American Airlines

Security researchers at Barracuda labs recently came across fake e-mails confirming tickets from American Airlines which looked convincing.

The

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SPAMfighter News 2013/8/3

Modern Malware is Increasingly Wreaking Havoc on Firms, says Malwarebytes

According to a new survey commissioned by security firm Malwarebytes, vicious nature of current ...

SPAMfighter News 2013/8/3

Experts Warn: Cybercriminals Exploit News of Train Crash in Spain with their Malicious Campaigns

Security experts warn that cybercriminals are exploiting news of deadly train derailment which happened at Santiago de Compostela, Galicia in Spain on 24th

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SPAMfighter News 2013/8/2

Xpiro Developers Add Newer Functionalities to their Ware

Researchers from Symantec the security company say that after an overtly lengthy period of time, ...

SPAMfighter News 2013/8/2

Phishing E-mails Surging, Pretend to be Permanent TSB

Phishing e-mails are being increasingly dispatched to Internauts, while posing as communication from the popular Permanent Trustee Savings Bank (TSB) a

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SPAMfighter News 2013/8/1

Scammers Exploit Manchester City’s Name, Investigation Launched

EPL (English Premier League) a soccer club situated at Manchester therefore named Manchester City recently conducted an investigation following

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SPAMfighter News 2013/8/1

Phishers Capitalize on Apple’s Shutdown of its Developer Center Domain

Internet-fraudsters are running one fresh bout of phishing electronic mails to coincide

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