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August 2014

SPAMfighter News 2014/8/30

With US Colleges Re-Starting Session, Cyber-Criminals Once Again Get Active; BitSight


BitSight Technologies the security rankings issuer has just published a report that claims online criminals are returning with their malicious

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/30

POS System of Mizado Cocina Infected by “Backoff” Malware


Softpedia.com reported on 21st August, 2014 stating that Mizado Cocina restaurant in New Orleans (United States of America) found their payment

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/30

New Phishing Campaign Seeks Account Credentials of Apple Users


According to security researchers, cyber-criminals are unyielding as they keep garnering account credentials related to various Internet services, and

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/29

Chinese Linux Trojan Jumps to Windows


According to Russian anti-malware software house Dr. Web, a Chinese computer Trojan written for Linux OS (operating system) has apparently jumped to

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/29

Kaspersky Identified a New Cyber-espionage known as ‘Machete’

Kaspersky, a security firm, recently discovered a new cyber-espionage operation code-named Machete.

Securityweek.com published a report on 20th

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/29

Microsoft - Malware Authors Writing Rogue AV More Advanced Now

Infosecurity-magazine.com reported on 21st August, 2014 quoting software giant Microsoft as "Rogue anti-virus authors are now using browser-based

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/28

Reveton Ransomware Now More Advanced, Says Avast

According to Avast the security company, Reveton, known to be a notorious ransomware utilizing a 'police' tactic, is now in an upgraded version with an

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/28

Bitcoin Phishing Scam Hits Over 400 Businesses, Says Proofpoint

Proofpoint, the e-mail security company situated in California has just exposed one Bitcoin phishing scam that of late targeted over 400 organizations while

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/27

HSBC Bank Spoofed Phishing E-mails Detected, Caution Specialists

According to security researchers, cyber-criminals are running phishing scams against London, United Kingdom headquartered HSBC Bank customers to steal

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/27

Cyber Attacks Cause Data Loss to Community Health Systems

Tennessee situated Community Health Systems Inc., a major hospital group within USA, of late, stated that a cyber-attack from outside the organization

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/26

Scammers Exploiting Ebola Epidemic in Phishing Campaigns - Symantec

According to security firm Symantec, cyber crooks are now using new and innovative methods to compromise PCs as people have started to become more aware of

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/26

Attacks by Syrian Malware is Developing in Sophistication - Kaspersky

Russian security vendor Kaspersky Labs warns that the number of cyber attacks against Internet users in Syria is growing as organized groups targeting

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/25

Cyber-Crooks Piggyback on Ebola Epidemic for Disseminating Malware, Says Symantec

Symantec, the security company, referring to Ebola, the dangerous new virus which has caused an epidemic in the western countries of Africa and which is

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/25

Cyber-Criminals Cashing on Robin Williams’ Demise, Caution Specialists

Security researchers have issued an alert of different Internet scams capitalizing on Robin Williams' recent and tragic demise, the famous comedy actor of

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/23

Kovter Ransomware Massively Increases During Q2-2014, Says Damballa


Damballa the threat protection company has just released the 'Q2 State of Infections Report' wherein it states that ransomware contaminations

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/23

Amazon Phishing E-mails Resurface to Hit Unwitting Internauts


According to security researchers, phishing e-mails purporting to be from Amazon, an e-commerce firm of multinational stature and based in USA, have

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/22

Universities of America Facing Threatening Phishing Email Campaigns

Patriottalon.com reported on 13th August, 2014 stating that IT Security Office of the University of Texas or UT, a coeducational public university located

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/22

FTC Slapped Spamming Company with $350K Fine to Settle Charges

Computerworld.com reports on 12th August, 2014 stating that a company accused of sending misleading and unsolicited email before the U.S. Affordable Care

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/21

NCA Observes that Lack of Security Software Leads to Risk of Cyber Attacks

Dailymail.co.uk reported on 13th August, 2014 stating the vision of the NCA or (National Crime Agency), a national law enforcement agency of UK which is

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/21

Ad Network of Yahoo Exploited to Spread Ransomware - Experts

Theregister.co.uk reported on 11th August, 2014 quoting security experts as saying "crooks are using advertising network of Yahoo to infect PCs with a

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/20

Stuxnet Attackers Even Played Loud AC-DC on Iran’s Nuclear PCs

According to a security pundit attending the BlackHat conference that recently concluded at Las Vegas (USA), the Stuxnet PC-virus whose initial detection

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/20

Chicago Yacht Club Announces About a Major Breach in Security

Chicagobusiness.com reported on 8th August, 2014 stating that Chicago Yacht Club has recently confirmed the data breaching of debit and credit cards of

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/19

Scam E-mail Announcing Arrest Warrant Targeting US Internauts

A scam electronic mail has been detected circulating all over USA telling recipients they're about to be arrested, reported ksat.com during the end-week of

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/19

Dell Released Fresh Details of ‘Lurk Downloader’

Scmagazineuk.com reported on 8th August 2014, stating that Brett Stone-Gross, a Security Researcher at Dell SecureWorks Counter Threat Unit (CTU), recently

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/19

Enterprises Alerted of Malware-Laced Scam E-mails

According to a warning to enterprises and employees situated at South Yorkshire (Yorkshire, Humber Region, England), scam e-mails are circulating, infecting

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/19

American Taxpayers Feel Tax Scams One Prominent Problem Inside USA

A report that TaxAudit.com an audit defense firm has lately released states that almost 8 Americans from every total of 10 i.e. 78% think that tax scams can

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/18

Advanced Turla Internet-Spying Operation Yet Active, Says Kaspersky


According to Kaspersky, Turla, which has other names such as Uroburos and Snake, happens to be the greatest of all refined cyber-espionage operations

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/18

Skatteverket Warns Swedish Taxpayers about Scam Emails


Thelocal.se reported on 8th August, 2014 stating that the Swedish tax agency, popularly known as Skatteverket, has warned Swedes to be extra cautious

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/15

Malware Installed at the Behest of Pak Woman - Poddar Confesses


Thehindu.com reported on 7th August, 2014 stating that Naik Subedar Patan Kumar Poddar of Andhra Sub-Area was detained by the city's law enforcement

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/15

Experts Observe that Facebook Color Changing App Reappears


Valuewalk.com published news on 7th August, 2014 quoting security researchers as saying "Users who have never liked the particular shade of blue

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/14

OTA Thinks E-mail Recipients’ Faith in E-mail Sender Vital

OTA has just published its "2014 Email Integrity Audit Report" according to which, electronic mails can be effective only if their receivers have

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/14

Documents Related to Popular Spyware “FinFisher” Leaked

Softpedia.com reported on 6th August, 2014 stating that a set of files have been posted online containing the features and capabilities of

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/13

Inside Look Exploit Kit ‘Magnitude’ Released

Softpedia.com reported on 6th August, 2014 stating that security researchers of security firm Trustwave recently had a close analysis of the well-known

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/13

Arrest of Blackhole Author Reduces Exploit-Kit Traffic - Experts

Delhidailynews.com reported on 6th August, 2014 quoting a recently released 2014 Midyear Security Report of Cisco as "The arrest of author of Blackhole

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/12

Experts Observe that Energetic Bear is Much More Widespread than Originally Expected

Motherboard.vice.com reported on 31st July, 2014 stating that a malware campaign namely Energetic Bear was initially seemed to have originated from Russia

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/12

Australia Post Warns Users about Scam Email

Cnet.com reported on 6th August, 2014 stating that Australia Post has asked customers to avoid a fake 'courier' email scam purporting to charge recipients

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/11

IBM Uncovers Fresh Sample of Trojan Citadel

According to IBM, the notorious banker Trojan Citadel is presently utilizing tactics from remote desktop as an added feature for bypassing security

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/11

G-Data Uncovers Malware Sample so far Undetected Since 2012

G-Data has just detected one malware strain which was thus far undetected from 2012. Dubbed as Win32.Trojan.IcoScript.A, the malicious program represents an

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/9

Phishing Assaults between May and June 2014 Up 43%, Reports RSA

EMC's security division RSA just published a report according to which, Internet scammers were apparently using the method of trawling as it was seen that

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/9

Bitdefender says that Rihanna Sex Tape on Social Media is Simply Virus

Security firm Bitdefender has released a report saying that the sex tape starring Barbadian singer Rihanna and her long time beau is spreading on social

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/8

Fresh PoS Malware, ‘Backoff’ Spotted

Security researchers have found one fresh PoS malicious program dubbed 'Backoff' within a number of recent attacks which according to them exudes

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/8

Experts Observe that USB Devices are Potential New Type of Attacks

The Economic Times reported on 31st July, 2014 revealing a recent new research confirming USB (Universal Serial Bus) devices like keyboards, mice and

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/7

Malwarebytes says that New Phishing Email Campaign Targets Users of Facebook

Security firm Malwarebytes says that a new phishing scam purporting to be from Facebook has been spotted which is trying to steal login credentials for the

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/7

Bitdefender says that Pushdo Botnet Infected more than 76,000 Machines

Pushdo network of tainted computers is much bigger than what was expected initially because security firm Bitdefender has found that it spreads over 76,000

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/6

In 2013 Indians Lose $870 Million to 419 Scams - Study

According to a report of Ultrascan-Advanced Global Investigations, a Dutch financial intelligence organization, "419 scam" of Nigeria is one of

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/6

Hack Attack Victimizes ‘Iron Dome’ Constructors of Israel

According to Brian Krebs security blogger working independently, computer hackers attacked 3 defense contractors in Israel who are credited with

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/5

Deep Panda has Changed its Preferred Targets - CrowdStrike

Softpedia.com reported during first week of July 2014 stating that security researchers of CrowdStrike have observed a change in preferred targets of

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/5

Amazon Cloud Misused for Harboring DDoS Bots

Kaspersky has lately said that cloud services from companies particularly Amazon are getting exploited so revenue hungry malicious cyber-criminals may

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/4

DDoS Kits Become More Common, So DDoS Assaults Get Simpler, Says Trustwave

According to researchers from Trustwave a security company, cyber-criminals, these days, do not require creating their own malicious software for,

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/4

A Website of Filipino Government Harboring Malware, Says Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes the security company states that a cache of harmful web-links set up for ensuring online security has of late labeled Philippine government's

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/2

Cyscon GmbH Reports that 70% of UK Netizens Vulnerable to Malware Attacks

Ibtimes.co.uk reported on 26th July, 2014 stating that Germany-based cyber security firm Cyscon GmbH has conducted a research and revealed that more than

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/2

CRA Reveals that New Scam Email Targeting Taxpayers

Ckom.com reported on 24th July, 2014 stating that scammers impersonating Canada Revenue Agency, Canada's official tax collecting body, sending an email

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/1

Nigerian 419 Fraudsters Evolve to Newer Cyber-Crime Tactics

According to the network security company Palo Alto Networks based in Santa Clara (USA), a Nigerian cyber-criminal gang that executed 419 scams have changed

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SPAMfighter News 2014/8/1

CERT-In Observes that Bladabindi Virus is Poisioning Indian Cyberspace

THE ECONOMIC TIMES reported on 24th July, 2014 stating that Computer Emergency Response Team-India (CERT-In) have warned Indian Internauts about a hacking

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