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September 2010

SPAMfighter News 2010/9/30

New DNS Hijacking Trojan targeting Commonwealth Bank Customers

'Sophos' security firm bewares of a different kind of phishing threat which is targeting

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/30

AppRiver Warns Of Hostile Spam Run Carrying Html Attachments

Security investigators from AppRiver a security company are cautioning that spam mails have been profusely targeting the inboxes of innocent users with

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/30

Fresh Spam Campaigns Involve Facebook - Themed Messages

According to the researchers at Avira, twin fresh spam runs are presently inundating the Internet, while pretending to be official messages that have been

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/30

Doctor Gets Preyed Upon With E-Mail Fraud

Last March (2010), practicing psychiatrist Dr. Yusuf Matcheswalla received one anxious telephone call from one of his friends. Actually, that friend had got

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/29

Rogue Facebook Emails Spread Oficla Trojan

Internet security firm, MAX Lab, has warned that a new campaign of malignant emails masquerading as password change notification from Facebook is spreading

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/29

Fresh Zbot Disseminating E-Mail Scams Seen

Researchers at Websense, the security laboratory are cautioning that fresh e-mail campaigns involving ZBot are circulating while using a combination of

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/29

Multiple Botnets Aim At German Bank Clients

Security researchers at Internet security company Trend Micro have detected one central system supporting the C&C (command-and-control) structure for 3

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/29

Hackers Thrust Malware-Laden Advertisements on Star Gossip Site

Google, the Internet giant's Safe Browsing tool recently blacklisted UK's popular personality gossip website Popbitch after hackers hijacked the site's

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/28

Over 1M Websites Delivered Malicious Content During Q2-2010

Researchers from Dasient the security company have published a fresh research paper according to which, the total number of ...

SPAMfighter News 2010/9/28

Leading UK Merchants Condemned for Distributing Junk E-Mails

Spam Ratings, the spam-monitoring company has condemned top retailers in UK such as Mark & Spencer (M&S), Topshop and ASDA. The company, which

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/28

Two Accused for Defrauding Military

According to news published on Press TV on September 15, 2010, a federal jury in the US District Court of Washington DC had accused Shannon L. Wren and

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/28

Skype-Based Phishing Email Spreading over Internet

Security experts at Web and email security firm "Websense" advises about a latest ...

SPAMfighter News 2010/9/27

Security Experts Detected New Twitter-Controlled Botnet

A new botnet which is exploiting social networking website "Twitter" as its command and control channel, has been detected by security experts, as

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/27

New Mass Injection Attack Forcing Websites to Spread Scareware

According to the information released by Websense (a web and e-mail security solutions' providing firm), a mass injection attack targeting web hosting

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/27

OpenX Vulnerability Makes Legitimate Websites Prone to Attack

The security researchers have revealed that a new OpenX vulnerability is making authentic and well known websites prone to ...

SPAMfighter News 2010/9/27

Google Aurora Hackers Back in Business

According to the security firm Symantec, the Chinese hackers who targeted Google in a scam called "Operation Aurora" are back in action once

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/25

Bogus efax E-Mails Spread Trojan

According to MX Lab the Internet security company, fresh contaminated e-mails have been found delivering a PC Trojan in the name of a fax document, which

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/25

Adobe Warns of PDF, Flash Zero Day Attacks

Recently, on September 13, 2010, Adobe released a security advisory cautioning users of a critical Flash Player flaw that is actively being used in zero-day

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/25

Microsoft Released Patches for Nine Security Flaws

On September 14, 2010, Microsoft released nearly nine patches in its September patch. The patch contained four "critical" items to patch plus five

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/25

Hackers Spend Very Less on Hacking Tools

As per a new online fraud report from RSA (the Security Division of EMC), hackers don't need to spend much to purchase tools they require to steal millions

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/24

Samba Reports Severe Security Flaw in All Existing Versions

Developers of Samba have warned that every edition of Samba has severe vulnerability, which cyber-criminals can abuse without difficulty. The flaw makes all

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/24

New Scareware, ‘fakealert-spypro.gen.ai’

McAfee, the security company has lately uncovered a fresh fake anti-virus program that it calls

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/24

Surfing for free stuff online can be expensive

McAfee new study "The True Cost of Free Entertainment" reveals that using the word 'free' for an online search mainly with entertainment related

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/24

Social Networking biggest Security Risk for SMBs - Panda Security

According to Panda Security's 1st annual Social Media Risk Index, issued in the 2nd week of September 2010, one of the major security risks faced by small

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/23

Police Caution About E-Mail Scam Threatening Death

Police in Victoria, Australia have cautioned people about a newly-circulating e-mail scam that threatens recipients with death in case they fail to remit

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/23

HMRC Warns Huddersfield Taxpayers of Fake Tax-Refund E-Mails

Residents of Huddersfield (West Yorkshire, UK) are being told to watch out for one particularly malicious e-mail campaign that's presently circulating on

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/23

The Pirate Bay’s Advertising Server Hacked And Abused

Web-hackers recently attacked The Pirate Bay's advertising server for infecting the site's visitors with Trojans and viruses. By exploiting a security flaw

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/23

Philippines Exits Top Twenty Most Malware-Struck Nations

Kaspersky Labs the security company, which released its latest quarterly report during the latter part of August 2010, highlights that The Philippines has

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/22

Malware Pretends To Be Starcraft II Wings of Liberty

According to fresh reports from Softpedia published on September 13, 2010, Microsoft has cautioned that cyber-criminals are again exploiting Blizzard

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/22

‘Iraqi Resistance’ Gang Responsible For ‘Here You Have’ Malware - Pandalabs

According to PandaLabs the security company, a group of hackers claiming its name as "Iraqi Resistance" is possibly responsible for a virus dubbed

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/22

First Half of 2010 Records More Than Million New Viruses

As per the semi-annual security report of a German security vendor G Data, the amount of new malware applications made a record for H1-2010 with more than a

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/22

Damballa Finds IMDDOS Providing Paid Services for DDOS Attacks

Damballa Inc., on September 13, 2010, declared that one new botnet had been found which provided services of DDoS (Distributed Denial-of-Service) attacks at

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/21

F-Secure Reveals Survey Results On Malware Issues

A survey that F-Secure the security company conducted in United States, United Kingdom, Finland, Sweden, Poland, Germany and Malaysia reveals that 49% of

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/21

Chinese Web-Users, Greatest Victims of Online Assaults

As per its 'Norton Cyber-Crime Report,' Symantec reveals that Chinese Web-surfers are in the greatest danger of online attacks, with over 6 PCs from every

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/21

Cyber Criminals Now Target SMB Bank Accounts

As per the "Web Hacking Incident Database" report by Trustwave's SpiderLabs, cybercriminals have increased attacks on small and medium businesses

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/21

BBB Cautions About Fresh Scam Associated With 2012 Olympics

BBB (Better Business Bureau) has cautioned Internet users that e-mails, which tell recipients that they're winners of the 2012 London Olympic tickets, are

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/20

Spam Carrying Malware Becomes Threefold During August 2010: Symantec

According to Symantec Corp., the security company's "September 2010 State of Spam and ...

SPAMfighter News 2010/9/20

PC Virus Infects Computer Systems At KDOT

A PC virus, which robustly proliferated in the U.S. on September 9, 2010, understandably, as well contaminated 55 computers out of a total of 2,600

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/20

Sophisticated Spam Dispatched Through Php Tools From Hijacked Servers

Kaspersky Lab the anti-virus provider is cautioning that web-hackers with the help of tools such as

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/20

Old Worm Spreads via Email

Symantec, a leading security firm, has advised that a bulk mailer worm is circulating very rapidly and has infected a large number of computers all over the

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/18

Google Warns about Malware on Radio 3 Website

Google has found 'suspicious activity' on the BBC Radio 3 homepage and has labeled it 'dangerous'.

It is found that when the user

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/18

Gmail Users Targeted by New Phishing Email - Sunbelt

Security experts at "sunbelt" advise Gmail users to be careful of a series of new ...

SPAMfighter News 2010/9/18

Cyber Criminal May Exploit Google Instant

The security experts stated that on September 8, 2010, Google introduced its streaming search engine called 'Google Instant', which gives people instant,

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/18

Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office Alerts About E-Mail Scam

The Sheriff's Office in Calaveras County (California) has cautioned local residents that an e-mail scam is probably circulating in the region. Lately,

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/17

Tragedy of Chilean Miners Exploited to Spread Malware

Panda Security's antimalware laboratory PandaLabs has discovered a new malicious code named Banbra.GUC, which entices users through a YouTube video

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/17

Indian Film industry Launching Cyber Attacks to Shutdown Internet Pirates

The film industry is employing pirate strategies to stop the piracy by utilizing "cyber hitmen" to launch assaults that removed websites harboring

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/17

Zero-day flaw Discovered in Acrobat and Adobe Reader

Adobe has recently issued a security alert about a new zero-day flaw in the famous PDF view Adobe Reader and Acrobat.

As per the

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/17

Virus Attacks - The Most Common Cyber Crime in New Zealand

As per the Norton Cybercrime Report, virus infection represents the most common cyber crime attacking New Zealanders. As per the report, the systems of 61%

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/16

Symantec Warns Of Scam E-Mails Involving Christchurch Earthquake Donations

Symantec the security software firm is cautioning everyone in New Zealand that fresh e-mail scams are doing the rounds which are exploiting events of

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/16

Cyber-Crime, An Epidemic Hitting 65% of Web-Users

Symantec, in its new research paper "The Human Impact," states that Web-surfers must maintain caution while going online since 65% of people on

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/16

Hackers Capitalized on Tax Blunders in UK

Internet security firms 'Sophos' and 'GFI Security' have cautioned British people against the new email ...

SPAMfighter News 2010/9/16

Four Men Accused Over Princess Diana Lottery Fraud

Prosecutors in New York have accused 4 Nigerian nationals for apparently launching one e-mail scam wherein the spam mail told recipients that they were the

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/15

Students in Lancashire (England) Cautioned About ‘Scam’ e-mails

Lancashire (England) students are being advised to be careful regarding scam e-mail 'student loan'.

County Council, Lancashire

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/15

Spam Worm Increasing Fast on Facebook

Experts at antivirus firms "F-Secure" and "Sophos" disclosed on 6th September,

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/15

Phishing And Malware Campaigns Aim At Boa’s Military Bank Customers

BitDefender the anti-virus company based in Romania has cautioned that a new ...

SPAMfighter News 2010/9/15

Hacked C&C Server of Spyeye Botnet Reveals Latter’s Activity

Security researchers from Trend Micro have lately been able to infiltrate one command-and-control (C&C) structure that regulates an army of PCs

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/14

Trojan Infection Widespread In August 2010, Says Gfi Software

Leading vendor for IT solutions GFI Software, on September 2, 2010, declared the ten malware

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/14

A New Internet Recruitment Scam for Malaysia Jobs Exposed

The Philippines Labor Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis Baldoz has lately warned Filipinos scheduling to work in Malaysia about an employment scam being

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/14

Worm Clippo.A Creates Password, Blocks Access To Files

Malware investigators with Panda Security are cautioning that a fresh computer worm is circulating online, which locks all Office files by appending a

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/14

Nigerian Man Imprisoned For 12 Years

A Nigerian man, Okpako Mike Diamreyan, 31, has been sent to the US prison for over 12 years for running an advance payment scam, as reported by The Register

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/14

Hackers Compromise Techcrunch Europe, Push Malware

Eu.techcrunch.com, a website of TechCrunch for the European region and a highly visited blogs site in the world is apparently under hackers' control as they

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/13

USA Reported As Greatest Originator of Spam

According to IBM X-Force, which just released a paper, spam this year (2010) has reached record levels, with United States topping the list of the chief

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/13

Pro-Israeli Website Gets Koobface Captured Passwords

According to Webroot the Information Technology security company, its researchers have identified a website supporting Israeli policies as getting passwords

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/13

57000 Fraudulent Web Addresses Attempt to Infect Users Weekly

Weekly, cyber hackers are developing around 57,000 new fake Web addresses, which are placed and registered on famous search engines with a hope that

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/13

Facebook Targeted With Phishing, Occupies Second Highest Position

Leading security company Kaspersky Lab published its monthly report regarding spam operations for July 2010 according to which, Facebook the most widely

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/13

Employee Use of Web - Most Common Method of Malware Infections

A new survey conducted by Symantec Hosted Services in collaboration with SC Magazine has acknowledged how much of a part employee use of e-mail and web

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/11

SQL Injection Attacks, A Growing Menace

Cisco, in its worldwide threat report (Q2-2010), discloses that there has been a significant rise in IPS SQL injection attacks during the 3-months time when

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/11

Google Code Found Harboring Malware-Circulating Project

A new report by Web security firm, Zscaler, has found that malicious hackers are exploiting the Google Code repository to harbor backdoors, Trojans horses

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/10

Windows Vulnerabilities Prove To Be An Attractive Target For Hackers

The security company, Kaspersky Lab, lately released its publication, Monthly malware Statistics

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/10

Another $5.4M Compensation by Heartland for Malware Infection

The fourth largest credit card payments company of the United States' "Heartland Payment Systems" has decided to disburse a US$5 million ($5.4

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/10

Cyber Crooks Steal $1,000,000 from The University of Virginia

According to the news published by SCMagazine on September 2, 2010, cybercriminals have stolen an approximate of $1 million from The University of Virginia

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/10

Aspirants Scared As CAT Website Infected With Malware

Applicants for the (CAT) Common Admission Test,(a test conducted to get admission into the most esteemed management institutes in India, the Indian

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/9

Fast Food Outlet Questionnaire Attempts At Stealing Financial Details: Symantec

According to Symantec, the security software giant, its researchers have just found a unique ...

SPAMfighter News 2010/9/9

Microsoft Publishes ‘Fix-It’ Solution To Address DLL Flaw

Software giant Microsoft, on August 31, 2010, issued one 'Fix-it' solution for Web-admins to take care of installation problems pertaining to DLL

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/9

Polymorphic Ransom Malware Highest On Fortinet’s Threat Charts

According to the most recent threat report from Fortinet, the security firm, fake anti-virus

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/9

Nigerian Frauds First Among Decade’s Internet Scams

PandaLabs the anti-malware laboratory of Panda Security recently published one list of Internet scams that occurred most frequently during the current

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/8

Several ID Thefts At Jason Deli’s Linked To Computer Virus

USA Secret Service, after investigating the thefts, stated that nearly 300 systems were hit by a computer bug that hacked their credit card numbers as soon

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/8

Malware Identifies Web-Browser, Displays Bogus Security Alert Page

Software giant Microsoft has cautioned that a new malicious program is circulating that automatically determines the browser an end-user runs and

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/8

Police Catches Hackers Spreading Viruses In Internet To Earn Money

Russian police have arrested ten people of a criminal group that installed harmful "ransomware" programs on several systems and then compelled

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/8

Online Searches of Emmy Awards Leading to Harmful Websites

Famous antivirus provider, Norton, is cautioning users against searching for winners, fashion blunder, and juicy backstage gossip related to August 29, 2010

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/7

Rustock Botnet Switches Techniques

Symantec a major security company informs that mega-botnet Rustock has apparently changed its tactics of experimenting with Transport Layer Security (TLS)

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/7

New Scareware AV Defender 2011 Spotted

AV Defender 2011 a fresh variant of the much known fake anti-spyware called Security Suite, AV Security Suite, or Antivir Solution Pro is reportedly

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/7

New Backdoor Natured Code Found Inside Apple’s Quicktime

Researcher Ruben Santamarta at Wintercore a security company based in Madrid said that he recently uncovered weird vulnerability in the QuickTime Player of

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/7

India Surpasses U.S. As The Top Most Virus Producer

According to a recent study of Internet threats by Network Box, India surpasses the US as the top most virus producer.

Globally,

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/7

1 Out Of 3 People Believe Every Website Contain Security Risk

Avira, an IT security firm carried out a survey of computer users globally in July 2010, which revealed that 1 out of 3 users believe that almost every

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/6

Sophos Warns Against Underestimating The Con Artists

Security Company Sophos in its new 2010 mid-year Security Threat Report states that amidst plenty of things as before, there're now a number of fresh

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/6

University E- mail Fraud Risks Student Safety

In an e-mail sent to every student accounts, DoIT cautioned against e-mails which seems to have come from IT support or a system administrator and tries to

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/6

Apple, Microsoft Ranked As Top Vulnerable Vendors

In its threat report for January 2010 to June 2010 published on 25th August, 2010, IBM X-Force ranked Apple, Microsoft, and Adobe systems as the

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/6

IRD Alerts Of Fake Tax Refund E-Mail

The IRD (Inland Revenue Department), in an alert to New Zealanders, has asked them to watch out for ...

SPAMfighter News 2010/9/6

ID Theft Continues As Prime Concern For Internet-Users

A new research by Kindsight a specialist in developing protection services against identity theft reveals that nearly 65% of Internet users are more and

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/4

NSW Government Cautions about Fraudulent E-Mails

Virginia Judge, Fair Trading Minister of NSW alerted Sydney residents on August 20, 2010 that a global e-mail scam was targeting users with messages from

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/4

Event Ticket Buyers in Danger of Scams

A huge population of Web-surfers in Britain that doesn't check for a website's security while purchasing event tickets has been found seriously vulnerable

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/3

Software vulnerabilities, other e-threats spike, reports IBM

IBM, which published its most recent X-Force trend and risk assessment report on August 25, 2010, revealed that there was a rise in the total number of

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/3

Infected USB Drive Caused 2008 Military Data Breach

US Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III revealed that, a flash drive injected malicious code into a network operated by the military's Central Command in

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/3

TweetDeck Warns of Fake Update on Twitter Distributing Malware

Cyber criminals used Twitter on August 30, 2010 to distribute malware through links directing

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/3

Huge Spamming Botnet Pushdo Crippled But Still Active

Pushdo/Cutwail, a notorious botnet famous for actively circulating malware, phishing

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/2

Nearly 50% Women Don’t Use Anti-virus Software

A sociological study was conducted by a security company G Data Software on women aged 30 years on the security provisions they take for their systems. It

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/2

Fake Anti-virus Polish Sales Skills of Cyber Criminals

As per the news published by ITPRO on August 27, 2010, cyber criminals have made an attempt to trick users into downloading rogue ...

SPAMfighter News 2010/9/2

PC Worms Target Instant Messengers

An extremely harmful new family of PC worms has been detected. This family hits famous instant messaging clients to take control of a system without user's

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SPAMfighter News 2010/9/2

New E-mail Scam Tricks Victims into Wiring Money

William J. Kilfoil (Chief of Police, Port Washington) has alerted the residents against an ongoing e-mail scam. This fake e-mail is sent by an anonymous

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