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August 2016

SPAMfighter News 2016/8/31

Twitter Accounts Control Botnet of Android Devices


A new mobile malware strain has been identified, which uses the Twitter for controlling a botnet comprising the Android phones as well as tablets.

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/31

iPhone Spyware ‘Pegasus’ Detected


A malware has been identified which helps to capture sounds, peruse text messages, collect passwords, trace location of users, and record calls. The

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/30

Banker Trojan GozNym Spreading Across Countries through Spam


During recent weeks, users in Poland were being attacked with the banker Trojan called GozNym. Every time GozNym attacks are personalized as the

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/30

A Smart-Phone with Whatsapp, Facebook can have Only Facebook Target Ads in that Phone’s Context


WhatsApp is to introduce modifications in the privacy policy it maintains for the benefit of all its billion-and-more users. The service will be

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/29

GozNym Malware is Expert in German, Demonstrated by New Malicious Campaign


GozNym banking malware, the Trojan hybrid that was discovered in the beginning of April by IBM X-Force, is continuing increasing its activity in

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/29

Free Decrypting Keys of Wildfire Ransomware Leads to Dousing of Malware


Anti-malware experts jointly with cops have thwarted the Wildfire ransom software which was inflicting Web-surfers in Holland and Belgium. Wildfire

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/29

Attempted Hack Noticed Against NYT


According to a report from the New York Times on August 22, its office in Moscow recently encountered a potential cyber-assault during the early days

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/26

WikiLeaks’ E-mail Dump Found with 3,000 Plus Malware-Tainted Attachments


Assistant Professor Dr. Vesselin Bontchev with National Laboratory of Computer Virology under Bulgarian Academy of Sciences discovered that WikiLeaks

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/26

Photos on Facebook Lead to Hacking of Facial Recognition System


Most tech firms depend on the technology of facial recognition to verify their users. But the researcher's team from North Carolina University in

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/26

NSA has a Most Skillfully Developed Hackers’ Team


According to a report from The Intercept, a secret agency of USA namely NSA (National Security Agency) is claimed to have eavesdropped on Pakistan's

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/24

Rex Linux Trojan Can Launch DDoS Attacks, Block Websites and Earn Cryptocurrency


Linux is known as secured operating systems; however things are changing because cyber criminals are preparing themselves with latest tools. This is

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/24

Dridex Resurfaces to Make New Smaller Spam Outbreaks


The Dridex gangsters or those cyber criminals responsible for the banker Trojan Dridex have been somewhat silent starting middle of June 2016

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/24

Android Trojan Marcher Disguises to Capture Login Credentials from Gmail, Skype, WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram


Trojan Marcher for Android phones in its recent update looks like phony login screen that targets Web-surfers to steal their credentials when they

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/23

Eddie Bauer Asserts Malware Hit its Retail Store PoS Systems


Retail store Eddie Bauer based in Bellevue, Washington declared on August 18, 2016 that malware had infected its PoS systems letting unauthorized

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/23

BackDoor.TeamViewer Utilizes Team Viewer for Intercepting Users’ Traffic


BackDoor.TeamViewerENT.1 a backdoor Trojan is the latest to load genuine Team Viewer components onto target systems to aid in monitoring potentially

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/22

Kaspersky Says that Shadow Brokers Leaked Malware is Genuine


They say that devil is in details. Particularly in this case, GReAT (Global Research & Analysis Team) of Kaspersky Lab says that presence of the

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/22

WikiLeaks’ Second Alleged AKP E-mail Dump Follows Soon after Data Exposure from DNC Hack


According to a security researcher working independently, the most recent AKP electronic mails of WikiLeaks has over 80 kinds of malicious programs.

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/22

Ordinary URL Spoofing Flaw Affects Firefox and Chrome


Security flaw related to rendering of URLs by Firefox and Chrome may let an attacker dupe end-user into going to some fake website.

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/19

PoS Malware Infected Systems of Twenty HEI Hotel Properties


Hackers have launched assaults on twenty hotels that HEI Hotels and Resorts operate, chiefly, Marriott, Hyatt, Intercontinental, and Starwood using

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/19

Hacking Assaults have SEO Spam Injected into Lawful Websites through WordPress Root Files


WordPress websites scattered across the Internet have a massive marketplace of CMS products. These websites, which are usually poorly-protected,

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/18

Linux.Lady the Crypto-Currency Mining Trojan Discovered


Organizations reliant on Redis NoSQL a most sought after database require re-checking their configurations, security researchers advise. That's

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/18

A Nasty Android Malware is being distributed Via Online Ad Network of Google


As per Kaspersky Lab researchers, they have just stumble across a latest sophisticated Android malware piece that is designed for stealing banking

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/18

A Malware Namely ‘Project Sauron’ Hidden for Five Years


The hacker group called 'Strider' was in the stealth mode for 5 years because cyber-espionage attacks that they carried out are against selected

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/17

Spam Observed from Hacked Instagram A/Cs for Dating Web-links


According to security researchers, there has been profuse spam during the recent months from hijacked Instagram accounts utilized for producing bulk

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/17

‘Monsoon’ Hackers Reportedly Attacking Innumerable Computers Globally with Spear-Phishing Schemes


Suspected hackers seemingly from India, ever since 2013, have been hijacking innumerable PCs, it is being reported. Understandably, three security

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/16

Health Clinic in USA Declares Massive Data Hack


On 3rd August 2016, Arizona situated Banner Thunderbird Medical Center a provider of healthcare declared identifying a security hack into the

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/16

Researchers Show How to Conceal Malware within Authenticated Files, Keeping Hashes Intact


Running an executable on Windows-PC triggers three actions. One, the operating software records the .exe file-name's PE headers. Two, it authenticates

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/16

Hacker of Pakistan Breaches Indian Bank


Faizal, a prime hacker of Pakistan, has been involved in the unofficial cyber war in between Pakistan and India during last few years. Faizal had

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/15

Strider Cyberespionage Group Strike Seven targets in Russia, Belgium, Sweden and China


Symantec discovered a former unknown group of cyberespionage, which select its targets in a way that it is believed to have only compromised 7

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/15

Attackers Hack into Oracle’s MICROS Point-of-Sale Systems


According to KrebsOnSecurity, a cyber-crime gang organized in Russia which had hacked into many retail firms and banks, seemingly infiltrated

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/12

QuadRooter Android Security Bugs Affect More than 900 Million Devices


Four new vulnerabilities, discovered most recently, were found in the Android phones as well as tablets which get shipped with the Qualcomm chip.

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/12

Irish National Police Closes its IT Systems for Preventing Cyber Assaults


Irish police recently conducted an investigation because a hacker tried infiltrating its PC-network, compelling the public service to tentatively

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/11

Panda Banker Trojan Migrates into Brazil ahead of Rio Olympics


IBM X-Force Research has found a comparatively fresh variant of Zeus Trojan which is called Panda Banker or Panda. The Trojan began attacking banks in

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/11

Hacker Makes Counterfeit Boarding Passes that Allows Him Use Airline Lounges


Chief of Polish section of Computer Emergency Readiness Team program at the international level, Przemek Jaroszewski was getting ready for

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/11

Chinese APT Installs NanHaiShu RAT against International Opponents


As per F-Secure, the South China Sea (NanHaiShu) RAT was used by the threat group for infecting individual's computers from Philippines Department of

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/10

Political Activists and Journalists in Kazakhstan Fall for Government’s Malicious Programs


Electronic Frontier Foundation reports that a malware campaign through phishing has been targeting political activists and journalists belonging to

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/10

Nigerian Scammers Now Employing ‘RATs,’ and Still Evolving


Internet-security Company SecureWorks on August 4, 2016 released fresh details about the cyber miscreants responsible for a growing popular kind of

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/9

Phony Prisma Applications Affecting Android Owners Removed from Google Play Store


Google has removed several fake applications pretending to be 'Prisma', the widely used photo editing application on Android devices from its Google

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/9

New Group of Cyber-Espionage Targets Syrian Rebels


Researchers of Citizen Lab revealed a new cyber-espionage group (Group5) operating by using infrastructure based in Iran and targeting Syrian rebels

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/9

Latest Gozi Variant Targeting Financial Institutions Uses Web-Injection Attacks


Security researchers from Buguroo Labs have spotted a new edition of Gozi Trojan which's vibrantly attacking financial institutions, especially PayPal

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/8

Hacks into DNC and DCCC Servers Apparently Linked to the Same Group


One more cyber attack was targeted on DCCC (Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee) of the Democratic Party. DCCC performs the function of

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/8

A Nigerian Accused Arrested by Interpol in $60 Million Cybercrime


Interpol and anti-fraud agency of Nigeria said on Monday that a Nigerian charged of scamming $60 Million from various companies all over the world via

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/5

Malicious Software Camouflaged with SSL/TLS Encryption Rose Steeply in 2015


Cyber criminals are utilizing encrypted traffic for camouflaging malicious software trying to infect consumers' computers as well as businesses' PC

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/5

200 Million Data of Yahoo Users Posted on the Dark Web for Sale


An infamous cybercriminal is marketing 200 million credentials on the dark web believed to be of Yahoo users, and the company has confirmed that it is

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/5

155 Google Play Android Apps Containing Trojan Affects 2.8 Million Users


Dr.Web, a security firm, says that they have informed Google regarding the new threat, however Google is yet to remove all the infringing apps, and

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/4

Russia Reveals It Identified Malware on PCs at 20 Government Organisations


As per the posted statement on the FSB website, it said that it had identified malware "intended for use to spy online on some 20 institutions in

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/4

Ransomware, Fastest Growing Malware and Most Profitable Too


Among all types of malware, ransomware is increasing the most, totaling millions every month. The ransomware revenue amounts to several billion

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/3

RSA’s File-Unlocking Codes for Chimera Ransom Software Leaked Online


Chimera ransomware's decryption keys are openly public because the ransomware's opponent found them and leaked them online. The incident coincides

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/3

Malvertising Attack Contaminated Innumerable Users Daily Spanning Many Months


Proofpoint the security vendor has terminated a massive malvertising campaign which remained undetected because of the sophisticated techniques it

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/3

Cyber Attack Delivers 9002 Trojan Using Google Drive


Hackers are using the Google Drive for hosting of malicious files as malware campaign part to target various Asian countries that includes Taiwan and

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/2

PayPal Misused in Malicious Spam Campaign


According to Proofpoint the global security company, PayPal the online payment processing portal seems to be circulating spam mails although with a

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/2

Is Deer.io Heaven for Cyber-Crime?


Cybercrime criminals look to be assembling in one-stop online shop of web business. According to Digital Shadows, a threat firm of intel, usage of

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/1

Malicious E-Mails Spreading the Malware Most is the Locky Ransomware


Malware-laced spam mails, which are being delivered in maximum volumes, contain Locky a well-known ransomware. The malware has overtaken Trojan Dridex

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SPAMfighter News 2016/8/1

Flaw in KeySniffer Enables Attackers and Inject Keystrokes on Wireless Keyboards


Security firm Bastille, discovered a vulnerability which was nicknamed as KeySniffer, affects the wireless keyboards of vendors like Eagle Tec, Anker,

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