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August 2015

SPAMfighter News 2015/8/31

Kaspersky - Blue Termite APT Targets Japanese Organisation

Kaspersky, a security firm, has recently found that Blue Termite which is a cyber-espionage campaign that has been targeting hundreds of organisations in

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/31

Flash Exploits Malign Hacked WordPress Websites - Zscaler

Internet security company Zscaler spotted a new campaign which uses compromised WordPress sites to redirect users to websites hosting Flash exploits.
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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/31

“Vietnam Rose” Porn Virus Spreading Among Indonesian Users of Facebook

Jakarta.coconuts.co published news in the last week of July 2015 quoting security experts as saying "malware (short for "malicious software"

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/28

New Sphinx Appears as Banker Trojan Zeus Variant


One fresh version of Zeus Trojan the well-known banker malware is circulating in the wild. The version called Sphinx has been observed on an illegal

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/28

E-mail Scam Asserting as Distributing JB Hi-Fi Goods for Free


CAV has come to know about one e-mail scam that poses as distributing freebies from JB Hi-Fi the retail chain for entertainment, published

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/27

Scammers Hack E-mail Account of Man in Ribble Valley


An e-mail fraud that led to the hacking of the account of a man in Ribble Valley (Lancashire, England) has prompted police to investigate the

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/27

Malvertising Incidents Threefold In 2014, Finds Cyphort


According to one fresh report that Cyphort the security company has released, malicious advertisements that serve badware have tripled in number

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/27

Dyre Now More Advanced, Identification and Removal Difficult, Warn Security Pundits


According to security researchers, the infamously known Dyre banker Trojan's developers are currently employing certain fresh tactics so that the

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/26

Malware Taints ‘Plenty of Fish’ Dating Website


Web-surfers who lately went to 'Plenty of Fish' dating website possibly have had sinister spyware planted onto their PCs that was programmed with

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/26

Cyber-criminals Exploit Ashley Madison Victims to Extort Money


Brian Krebs Security Researcher for KrebsOnSecurity.com has said that extortionists are aiming attack on users of Ashley Madison after details about

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/26

China-based Internet Spying Group Hacking for Indian Intelligence


According to FireEye, a major network security firm in USA, one sophisticated Internet spying gang assumed as located in China has been exploiting

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/25

Scammers Target Users of Toll Road with Fake Emails


Cnbc.com reported on 17th August, 2015 stating that for the second year in a row, scammers are trying to collect credit card credentials of drivers

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/25

Trend Micro Reveals that Powerful Cyber Attacks Surged in Q2-2015


SCMagazine.com reported on 18th August, 2015 stating that Threat Report of Trend Micro's Q2 2015 hit on many issues in the security space including

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/25

Cybercriminals Hack Email Account of Tony Carlisle


Shieldsgazette.com reported on 15th August, 2015 stating that cybercriminals hacked the inbox of 57 year old Tony Carlisle, organizer of Great North

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/24

Lenovo Installs Malware on the Computers It Sells


ZDNet.com reported on 12th August, 2015 stating that Lenovo has been found using a technique, which some malware often use to withstand being deleted,

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/24

Epic Games Cautions Users about Scam E-mails


Epic Games whose other name is Epic, a company situated inside USA's Cary, North Carolina for developing video games, has issued an alert about a

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/24

Asprox Botnet Following Peak Activity in 2014, is Now Silent


According to Palo Alto Networks the security company, attack schemes making use of the notoriously operating Asprox botnet is principally out of scene

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/21

US-CERT Warns All About Phishing Campaigns

Infosecurity-magazine.com reported on 10th August, 2015 stating that the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team or US-CERT is notifying about a

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/21

US Authorities Accuse International Cyber-Scammers for Pilfering More Than $100 Million

Japantimes.co.jp published news on 12th August, 2015 quoting an announcement by US officials as "An international team of computer hackers and stock

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/21

Fred’s Inc. Reveals Cybercriminal Breach

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL reported on 10th August, 2015 stating that Fred's Inc. recently disclosed that hackers had infiltrated two servers processing

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/20

Torrent Site Proxies are Slandered with Suspicious Ads and Malware

Torrentfreak.com reported on 6th August, 2015 quoting a warning of security experts as saying "new research reveals that torrent site proxies, which

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/20

Cyber-Espionage Gang Employing Exploits after Repurposing them, Caution Security Specialists

According to security specialists, one prominent cyber-espionage gang that steals attack codes of Hacking Team has been making newer uses of them in

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/20

Bunitu Botnet Owners Hiring Out Infected Proxy Bots for More Revenue

Cyber-criminals operating Botnet Bunitu have been found trading use of contaminated proxy bots so they can churn more bucks by letting others access their

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/19

Ubiquiti Networks Lose $47m in Cyber Scam

The computer networking firm Ubiquiti Networks situated in San Jose has said that cyber-thugs defrauded it off almost $47m. The company recently filed with

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/19

Nearly 20,000 Computers of Welsh NHS are Exposed to Malware

Walesonline.co.uk reported on 7th August, 2015 stating that there are doubts of 20,000 computers employed by the Welsh NHS (National Health Service) have

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/19

Modified DGA Changer Malicious Program Evades Sandbox Detection

According to investigators at Seculert the security company, the criminal gang responsible for the DGA Changer installer, well-known for its notoriety, made

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/18

Unruly Hackers Attack Joint Chiefs of Staff

Computerworld.com reported on 6th August, 2015 stating that the hacking group which targeted unclassified email systems of the U.S. Department of State and

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/18

Cybercriminals Exploit Launch of ‘Windows 10’ to Spread Ransomware - Cisco

Cisco, a security firm, spotted the campaign and said that cyber crooks are exploiting the recent launch of Windows 10 OS of Microsoft to trick Internauts

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/18

Computer Worm Could Harm your Apple without Your Knowledge

News.vice. com published news on 5th August, 2015 quoting a warning of creators of the worm as "there is a new kind of computer worm which can break

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/17

Salesforce.com Sub-domain Vulnerability Detected, Security Patch Issued


A security flaw of the script-injection type within renowned cloud Customer Relation Management (CRM), Salesforce is capable of exposing Web-surfers

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/17

American Taxpayers Urged for Vigilance about Tax-related Scams


Ever-since tax scams are widely spreading with fresh variations, the government tax-collecting agency of USA the Internal Revenue Service has

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/14

Widnes Inhabitants Cautioned about Scammers’ E-mail

Inhabitants residing in Widnes (Halton, Cheshire, England) have been advised for being watchful ever-since one person there got a scam electronic mail that

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/14

Ransomware Attack Holds Mandurah Quay Resort Hostage

Security officials have asked businesses that they should make their security software up-to-date ever-since one malware-tainted e-mail is taking recipients

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/14

Fresh Hackers’ Cabal Filching Volumes of Data Identified

Security investigators at Dell SecureWorks have just published one report regarding one freshly identified hackers' cabal, which attacked organizations

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/13

Malware being Spread via Exploitation of Promotional Campaigns across Yahoo


Malwarebytes the security firm has said that certain cyber-crime syndicate is exploiting Yahoo.com the biggest website of Yahoo, along with its sister

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/13

Hackers can yet Abuse WSUS, Security Pundits Show the Way


Hackers can yet abuse company implemented WSUS (Windows Server Update Services) that are insecurely configured, state security researchers, as

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/13

DOJ and FBI Caution about increased DDoS Extortion Assaults


US DOJ (United States Department-of-Justice) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have jointly cautioned businesses about a rising danger of

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/11

YouTube Videos Teaching Aspiring Hackers Identified

Wlky.com reported on 29th July, 2015 stating that Digital Citizens Alliance, a US nonprofit advocacy group, has discovered thousands of YouTube videos

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/11

Potao Malware Used to Target Government of Ukraine - ESET

News published on 30th July, 2015 quoting security firm ESET as "Win32/Potao malware family has been used for the last five years in hidden targeted

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/10

Cyber-Crooks Exploiting Ashley Madison Attack for Spreading Malware

Cyber-criminals have been observed cashing in on the latest security breach against Ashley Madison as the miscreants disseminate malware pretending to be

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/10

Census Bureau of US Strengthens Online Security Following Security Breach

Nextgov.com reported on 28th July, 2015 stating that US Census Bureau wants to ensure that it is not phished by cybercriminals.

With reference to

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/10

Attacks Involving Bitcoin Malware Declining in 2015, States Kaspersky

Moscow, Russia-based online security firm Kaspersky Lab has published one fresh report according to which, bitcoin malware continued to be distributed

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/7

Hackers Orchestrating US Health Insurer’s Breach Extremely Professionally - Symantec

According to new research of security firm Symantec, hackers behind one of the largest attacks on a US health insurer last year are extremely professional

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/7

Cyber Attacks on Australia are Increasing Day by Day - Report

News.xinhuanet.com published news on 29th July, 2015 stating that leading spy agencies of Australia recently warned announcing that the number of cyber

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/7

Cisco Warns that Businesses Fail to Keep Pace with Cybercriminals

Cisco's Midyear Security Report for 2015 which was launched recently highlights that cyber crooks continue to be ahead of several businesses.

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/6

Simple Cell-Phone Together With Malware Enough for Stealing Info from Air-Gapped PC

Security researchers say that one malware strain along with an ordinary cell-phone can be enough for filching data from a PC that's air-gapped.

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/6

Infoblox DNS Threat Index Increases by 58% Due to Phishing Attacks

Marketwatch.com reported on 27th July, 2015 stating that Infoblox Inc., network control enterprise, released the report pertaining to second quarter of 2015

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/6

Scam Email Impersonating MBNA Presently Targeting Netizens

According to a phishing email purporting to be from 'Online Card Services' at credit card provider MBNA of UK, access to your card account has been

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/6

Gmail Hackers Possibly Cyber-Criminals of Middle East

According to security researchers, the biggest free e-mail provider globally Google Inc., recently faced hackers' assault, with the culprits possibly

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/5

Phishing Scam Themed Near Full Internet Capacity Circulating

According to security researchers, a new phishing e-mail campaign is making waves as it asserts it's from Information Technology Services' Support

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/5

Major Cyber-Crime by Three Estonians gives them Jail

Three Estonian nationals were recently ordered to serve prison for an eleven year joint term because they had participated within one worldwide computer

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/4

Operation Liberpy Collects More Than 2,000 Bots within Just Months

A botnet of HTTP type used to log keystrokes that's dubbed Operation Liberpy and which has been filching data from end-users' computers since August 2014,

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/4

Microsoft Finishes Life of Windows Server 2003

Infosecurity-magazine.com reported on 22nd June, 2015 stating that Microsoft stopped supporting its 12-year old Windows Server 2003 on 14th July (2015)

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/3

Bartalex’s Latest Variant, a Dyre and Pony Dropper

Security researchers have spotted Bartalex, a malicious program of the macro type, which first emerged initially in 2015, with variants that are installing

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SPAMfighter News 2015/8/3

ACSC Issues Warning About AFP and AusPost Ransomware

Itnews.com.au reported on 21st July, 2015 quoting a warning issued by The Australian Cyber Security Center (ACSC) to users of web to be careful about a

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