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September 2006

SPAMfighter News 2006/9/30

Secure Your Security Interests From Hackers

In order to be secure, cyber investors should understand the safeguards they can and must adopt to defend their security concerns, industry authorities

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/30

Germans Put A New Law To Refine Cyber Crimes

A recent regulation proposed by the German Government is preparing to make computer hacking a punishable crime under law. The directive was declared on

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/30

Golf Websites, The New Target Of Malware Authors

As per the web security company ScanSafe, on Sep 25, 2006, the number of malevolent messages has increased precipitously on Internet sites containing

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/30

Korea: Portal Sites Attacked By Phishers

Majority of the favored gateway sites are being besieged by Phishers to perpetrate identity thefts, according to the Korean Nation Police Agency's Cyber

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/30

Steal To Earn From Home

Police is admonishing about a sophisticated web fraud that has, by now, struck three persons in Wheatbelt. It is happening worldwide, and police acknowledge

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/30

Bugs Swell In Browsers in 2006

During the first six months of 2006, hackers found 47 bugs in Mozilla's open-source browsers and 38 in Internet Explorer, says Symantec in its twice-yearly

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/29

Attack On Baidu.Com Using Syn Flooding

China's biggest and most admired search engine Baidu.com, was abused by cyber-terrorists on September 12, 2006. The malfunction persisted for about half an

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/29

Computer Virus Writers Adopt New Strategy

In the past, virus writers seeking fame and attention wrote their malicious programs to spread as quickly and broadly as possible, boasting to colleagues

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/29

Cpanel Gives Way To Hackers To Exploit HostGator

According to HostGator, on September 23, 2006, a group of hackers hacked the company's servers using the latest susceptibility in cPanel, a net-based

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/29

DDoS Attacks In China Leave The Websites Wounded

According to Sina.com, server of China's leading DNS (Domain Name Service) providers has been affected by cyber-terrorists. Several small and large sites

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/29

Home Users: The New Targets Of Cyber Criminals For Financial Gains

The most recent Internet Security Threat Report issued by Symantec on Sep 25, 2006, establishes that since home computers have remote chances of having

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/29

Fake-mails Troubling Credit Union Customers

Architects of phishing scams are shifting their focus from larger preys to the smaller

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/28

Virus Launches Attack on MSN Messenger

Security experts have found a virus that targets users of 'MSN Messenger' in order to steal their personal and banking information. The virus, called

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/28

Two Jailed For Running Identity Theft Scam

Two persons, accused of committing an identity theft scam, were arrested at Southern India's 'Hotel Caesar Casino', from where they used to operate the

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/28

Ipv6 for IT Professionals

The IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6), the current version of the Internet Protocol is likely to make inroads into corporate IT systems very soon. Many IT

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/28

Hackers Made Political Society website A Game In Bahrain

The website of a political society in Bahrain was hacked on September 24, 2006. The hackers replaced the website with some online computer gaming site. The

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/28

E-Cards, Always not For Good Wishes

A security researcher said that cyber criminals are using e-cards that pose to have come from an anonymous person to launch identity theft scams to collect

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/28

Blue Pill: Hard To Detect

A researcher developed the "Blue Pill" program whose purpose is to help develop malware

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/27

Security In Unity

VirtualConnect Technologies, an 'Internet security provider', has
announced its partnership with ScanSafe Inc., a managed Web security
company.

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/27

E-Bills: New Fish For Phishers

Emailed statements are the new tools of the phishers to catch preys. So,
one might be paying more than just the bill online.

Paying bills

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/27

Hackers’ Raid In A Company Database

A group of hackers illegally accessed database of "Life is Good Inc." The data contained information like names, addresses and credit card details

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/27

Solution From Outsiders for Microsoft’s Flaw

Microsoft has a VML (Vector Markup Language) flaw, which security firms
have rated as critical. Microsoft has set October 10, 2006 as the deadline
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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/27

Bahamas: Sun, Sand, Sea & Scam

Recently, Bahamas witnessed the emergence of a phishing scam, wherein
outlanders

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/26

Free Web Host Services: spammer’s bull’s eye

Spammers have discovered a method to convert complimentary Web-hosting facilities into money.

Free Web Hosting facilities are

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/26

Aussies Telecoms Cautioned Against Deluge Of Spam

Telecom organizations in Australia have been advised to "strengthen" their communication systems to counter ...

SPAMfighter News 2006/9/26

Google’s Public Service Search: A Haven For Phishers

A scientist has rigged a security breach in Google Public Search application to conduct a misleading ...

SPAMfighter News 2006/9/26

New IE Flaw Gives Way To Malware Attack

Hackers are targeting an unregistered flaw in the Internet Explorer (IE) of Microsoft. This permits them to initiate a strike through different types of

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/26

AIM Users Tricked By A New Worm

According to FaceTime Communications' security investigators, a worm has been detected with a danger level that can strike about 21.7 million users of

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/25

Posted Code Discovers New IE Flaw

Cyberpunks have detected a fresh flaw in the Internet Explorer (IE) browser of Microsoft and have placed a specimen code, capable of manipulating the weak

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/25

Phishers Target Taxpayer Through Fake IRS

After the latest upsurge in fraudulent emails, the Internal Revenue Service prompted taxpayers to be cautious of fake emails professing to be from the tax

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/25

Hacker Finds PDF Exploits

In Britain a security investigator has found a way to modify Adobe PDF (Portable Document Format) that can be applied for accessing PCs clandestinely. David

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/25

Virtual Cyber Attack finds Flaws in Cyber Security

On September 15, 2006 the Homeland Security Department published the outcome of its drill simulating a cyberwar on the United States.

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/25

Botnet Misuses Google Analytics

By exploiting "Google Analytics" service a botnet owner has been trying to collect information about his own network of "zombie" PCs.

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/23

Yahoo China Taken To Court For Imparting Malware

A Chinese alliance found Yahoo to remit malware and sued it. In a Chinese court the newly formed

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/23

Video tributes: New Way to Spam

The latest junk e-mail strike that has been revealed suggests receivers to regard

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/23

Spyware Detection Programs Track Advertisers’ Cookies

Ben Edelman, an independent researcher stated that anti-spyware programs like McAfee's 'Internet Security Suite', Symantec's 'Norton Internet Security' and

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/23

Spamming Keeps Taking On New Forms

Over the last month or so e-mail spam seems to be making more way into mailboxes. E-mails like "Lotto Winner" or "Discounted

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/23

Chain E-mails Spread Spam Scam

Anti-virus firm, Sophos doubts that spammers in the pretence to carry out a

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/22

“Olympic Torch” Floods With Hoax E-mails

The well-known "Olympic Torch Virus" arrives again but this time circulating in a different way. The Olympic Torch Virus Hoax is spearing in

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/22

Employees Using Company Internet for Private Reasons Can be Risky

Computer systems, connected to the local network and the World Wide Web have become ubiquitous in all organizations. Just as chicken pox is a contagious

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/22

FTC Halts Four Spamming Operations

The Federal Trade Commission has ordered a complete halt to four illegal spamming maneuvers. One of the operations related to opportunities to "date

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/22

Trojan Exploits Multiple Loopholes, Uses Rootkit To Hide

MicroWorld technologies are alarmed at the discovery of a Trojan programme that lay concealed within Rootkit program to obviate detection until now. The

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/22

“Spamhaus” Blacklists “e360insight” And Refuses To Withdraw Statement

Spamhaus, founded by Steve Linford in 1998 aims to trace e-mail spammers and

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/21

Web Flaws Among the Top Three Common Vulnerabilities

This year, Web flaws have been reported as the top security threats according to CVE (Common Vulnerabilities & Exposures). So far around 4,375 such

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/21

PSPTM Has Inbuilt Flaw

Computer villains have found a malicious program, which they have used to target the abundantly popular Play Station Portable TM game devices to make them

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/21

Phishing Hits N.Ky. Chamber of Commerce

Recently phishing scam hit Northern Kentucky (N.Ky.) Chamber of Commerce. The chamber was

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/21

E-Vote Machines Can Be Infected With Virus

A person who goes to a voting booth knows which candidates he likes and while he casts his vote behind the curtain, he hopes the people he chooses will win

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/21

Bank of Petaluma Becomes Target of Spam Mails

Internet attacks are increasing in scale and direction. Simple attacks are converting to more sophisticate ones. The way Bank of Petaluma was targeted by

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/20

Open SSL Flaw Invites Forgery

Some implementations of RSA cryptography have a loophole. This has made "Secure Socket Layer" (SSL) and other cryptography toolkits vulnerable to

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/20

New Malware Takes Form of Rootkits

Malware and spyware are using a recently emerged rootkit technology that can considerably damage computer systems. The ...

SPAMfighter News 2006/9/20

Microsoft Successfully Sues British Spammer

Microsoft has sued a British spammer and its success implies the biggest return against spamming in Europe. The spammer, Paul Fox was blamed for spamming

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/20

Hackers Invade Online Game Accounts

Security experts at SophosLabs have advised computer users not to use the same password on several websites as it increases the chances of being victimized

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/20

Bogus News Site Spreads Trojan

A new security threat has targeted Australian banking customers. It is an online news piece that says that local banks would be closed for a week. The news

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/20

Barclays Bank Customers Confront Phishing Attacks

A massive online scam has exploded with 61 different types of phishing e-mails. The

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/19

ACMA Investigates Australian Viagra Spam

The 'Australian Communications and Media Authority' (ACMA) has raided the house of an Australian resident because the man allegedly distributed billions of

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/19

Webloyalty Scams Fraud Club Membership Fees

A lawsuit against an online fraud scam was filed in Massachusetts's District Court. The scam involved customers of various online retailers like

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/19

Stration Worms Spoil Operating Systems

A batch of different "Stration" worms was discovered that proliferated through e-mail with its attachments.

Trend Micro

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/19

Patch For Zero-Day Vulnerability Yet To Come

On 12th September 2006 Microsoft came up with patches for three security flaws in Office and Windows but failed to construct a patch to fix the 'Zero-day'

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/19

Adware & Spyware Are Deep-Rooted Malware

"McAfee Avert Labs" published a white paper on 11 September 2006 that discusses all aspects of Internet threats and the root areas of adware and

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/18

Zotob Developers convicted at Morocco Court

The 'Zotob' worm and its variants are out to attack computers that run Microsoft operating systems. The worm, first released in August 2005 would most

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/18

Wisconsin Credit Union Members Receive Phishing E-Mails

A new phishing scam is likely to make money through e-mail by targeting over 2 million

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/18

Popular Firefox Inching Towards Malware’s Target

Firefox provides a worry-free browsing and with a lightweight package is a favorite of many Internet users. Firefox easily escapes the deluge of spyware

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/18

Phishing With A Redirector Code

Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) reported on 11th September 2006 that online phishing

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/18

McGruff To Spread Cyber Crime Awareness

The 'CMO Council' and the 'National Crime Prevention Council' have jointly launched the "Take a Bit Out of Cyber Crime" Campaign to raise

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/16

Stock Spamming On the Rise

Sometimes spammers send e-mails containing false stock information. These make a

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/16

Kids’ Programs Targeted for Spyware and Adware

"Yogi, Barney, Bear, the people dinosaur ..." These are the words of a famous kid's programs on the idiot box. But these are no longer found only

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/16

Phishers Target Music Lovers on EBay

Phishers are making eBay their frequent targets for a new scam. They are using the site to fool visitors , mostly musicians .The site offers bidding to sell

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/16

Online Casino Spammers Distribute Spam Mails

Right from its start 'Online Casino' spam has been a problem. It is one of those gambling sites that use unethical ways of attracting online players. In

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/16

Sobig.f Worm After three Years of Manipulation

The third year anniversary of the Sobig.f worm is scheduled this Friday. Commenting on the role of the worm in creating great number of ...

SPAMfighter News 2006/9/15

Splogs - A New Malware on Internet

Spam that haunts e-mail users is now seeking new base. spammers are lately

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/15

Subliminal Messages in Pump-And-Dump Scam

Sophos has announced that spammers have been using animated graphics to dispatch

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/15

The Vulnerabilities of PmWiki and TikiWiki

Like many software Wiki software too has flaws, which hackers are exploiting to set up 'botnets' by compromising the servers. Wiki software is becoming

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/15

Trojan Horse Found on Samsung Website

Internet security firm, Websense has found Samsung's Website in the US to presently host a keylogger Trojan horse. The Trojan is capable of disabling ...

SPAMfighter News 2006/9/15

Virus Variants Spread in Vietnam PCs

Locally made viruses have infected about 21,000 PCs in Vietnam, informs the BKIS (Bach Khoa Network Security Center) in Vietnam. The viruses spread recently

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/14

UK Anti-Spam Law Needs To Plug Its Holes

Microsoft smashed a civil suit against a UK spammer for violating Hotmail terms and conditions. Microsoft overlooked criminal ...

SPAMfighter News 2006/9/14

Online Criminals Sell Stolen Ids For A Pittance

Sale of stolen personal data of Britons including credit card details, residential addresses and system passwords is being undertaken through Russian

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/14

FTC Reaches Million-Dollar Settlement For Spyware

The Federal Trade Commission accused two California companies and people associated with them for violating federal laws when they attacked consumers'

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/14

Companies Should Report Cybercrime

If companies as victims of cyber crime report their cases to law enforcement agencies then a lot can be done to alleviate the crime. For it will enable the

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/14

A New Trojan Variant

A Trojan horse which infects computers and renders it dysfunctional has been on the lose. According to a researcher at security firm McAfee the attack tool

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/13

Young Liberals’ Worker Found Guilty of Hacking


On September 3, 2006 the Social Democratic Party of Sweden reported to the police about several incidents of unauthorized access of the party's

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/13

Microsoft Incorporates Digital Resolve Technology In IE

Microsoft in cooperation with Digital Resolve Inc. is trying to run techniques of Data Mining into Internet Explorer to combat ...

SPAMfighter News 2006/9/13

August Saw Expanded Virus Attacks

Spam occupies 87.72 percent portion of all e-mails, says anti-virus firm SoftScan. The firm also

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/13

Arguments Split Over Anti-Spam Technology

Anti-spam technologies are essentially of two types - blocking and combined filtering. A debate among ...

SPAMfighter News 2006/9/13

Crimeware Kits as New Appliances for Online Scams

The sale of crimeware kits on the Internet has resulted in phishing attacks while online

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/12

New Flaw Attacks MS Word

Secunia, a security firm came out with a statement highlighting an unpatched flaw in Microsoft Word 2000, a component of Windows 2000 operating systems. It

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/12

‘SMiShing’ – A New Security Threat

Yet another alert addresses for all consumers, corporate end users and security-focused solution providers. This time a high-profile data breach is the

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/12

Spammers Offer To Assist Companies For Tricking Stocks

A newly reported spam scam has been inviting users to participate in organized crime. With the rising efficiency in ...

SPAMfighter News 2006/9/12

Brazilian President's Party Website Disrupted

The official website of Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva Workers party recently became a victim of the new techno-savvy onslaught, by unknown

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SPAMfighter News - 2006/9/12

Digital Criminals Hone Their Phishing Skills

Phishing e-mail was distributed in Kyiv, Ukraine. It targeted unwary people and lured them to update (and thereby divulge) their account info at a link

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/11

Modeling Agency Scam attacks Australia

The subject of a warning from security firm Sophos is a phishing scam for identity theft

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/11

Malware Look Alike Spaghetti

A message that asks users to visit a site named Gromozon.com is spamming
blogs and forums in Italy. The site leads to spreading ...

SPAMfighter News 2006/9/11

Hackers Spoil UK Govt. Wiki

A case of hacking on the UK government's website wiki with proposals
changed by hackers, was cause for serious embarrassment and concern for
the

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/11

Canada Continues Fight on Spam

Canadians feel that just within few years' time unsolicited commercial
e-mails generally known as 'spam' has transited from a minor offense to a
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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/11

Boom In Antispam Software Market

With the rise in malicious software, antispam companies couldn't have it
better. Gartner Inc. the analyst firm expects the ...

SPAMfighter News 2006/9/11

Windows Patch Deceives by Spreading Trojan

Security firm Websense has alerted Windows users to be wary of a false
e-mail message that persists users to install a Windows vulnerability
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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/11

Spreadsheets Cracking Through Due to Inadequate Security Scrutiny

Security efforts are being employed on an urgent basis to ensure that
sensitive corporate data stored in spreadsheets and 'business
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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/11

Phishing Attacks, Growing in Sophistication

Security firm Message Labs in its report 'Global Malware', released this
August, concluded that phishers are about to employ more sophisticated
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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/11

New Zealand Proposes Amendments to its Anti-Spam Bill

The New Zealand Government's anti-spam bill has been called for a major
change

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/11

‘Browzar’ Browser Loads Adware

Software has been launched that claims to increase privacy of a surfer but
it is criticized by computer experts and blogging community.

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SPAMfighter News 2006/9/8

August Finds New Additions to Malware

Security Firm Sophos conducted a Web poll in August only to add 1,998 new malware threats to its database taking the total number to 186,665. The survey

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