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September 2011

SPAMfighter News 2011/9/29

September Marked the 10th Birthday Anniversary of Nimda

Security experts at Sophos have once again recapitulated the tenth birthday anniversary of the infamous Nimda worm and are taking into account every

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/29

Almost 50% of British Online Surfers Encounter Cyber-Attacks, Talk Talk Discovers

London-based pay television, Internet Service Provider and telecommunications firm, Talk Talk recently conducted a research of the broadband activities by

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/29

‘Wetware’ Represents Cyber-Security’s Most Fragile Link

AVG Technologies in its new security report indicates that cyber-criminals are attacking the less cautious as well as weakest 'wetware' more-and-more

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/28

Revival of Induc Virus

The earlier version of compile-a-virus named as Win32.Induc.A suddenly revived once again, this time more vivacious and with unlimited strength. This piece

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/28

E-mail Scamming Entice Internet-Users via Fresh Tricks

The Consumer Affairs Unit of TDCI is advising clients for remaining vigilant about e-mails, which summon recipients to answer a survey in exchange of an

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/28

Sudden Surge in Malicious E-mail Attachments Raise Brows

The ramification of uncanny demeanor of malicious e-mail attachments since August 2011 is beyond imagination, according to Internet security firm,

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/28

Skype Exploited for Disseminating Fake Anti-Virus: Sophos

Researchers from Sophos the security company outline that cyber-criminals have seemingly launched one scam for disseminating scareware and ...

SPAMfighter News 2011/9/27

SF Pet-Lovers Victimized

San Francisco International Airport (San Francisco, US) officials are cautioning pet lovers against scam e-mails that purport to be coming from the airport,

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/27

DigiNotar Revoked Following Malware Campaign

During a recent blacklisting campaign, Barracuda Networks' security experts claimed a new malware

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/27

Brothers Legally Punished for Executing Spam Campaign

Amir Shah, 30 and brother Osmaan Shah, 27 who's an ex-student of UM (University of Missouri) of Missouri, USA were put under a period of probation in a

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/27

Biggest Defense Contractor of Japan Acknowledges Cyber-Assault against It

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, one prominent defense contractor in Japan found that Web-hackers had infringed upon the security of its PC-network during

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/26

ATO Alerts Citizens to Tax-Themed Fake E-Mails

The ATO (Australian Taxation Office) is once again urging people for remaining watchful of tax-themed ...

SPAMfighter News 2011/9/26

“Soldier,” the Hacker Grabs Over $3m from American Corporate Houses

According to investigators from Trend Micro the anti-virus company, a hacker who calls himself

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/26

Numerous GoDaddy Websites Hijacked for Pushing Malware

According to Securi, several GoDaddy-hosted websites were under hackers' control after they compromised them with malicious software, reported Domain Name

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/26

Heidi Klum Found ‘Most Risky Famous Figure’ Online

McAfee, the Internet security firm recently conducted a study on the most risky famous personality on the Internet and found that Heidi Klum a supermodel

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/24

Police Caution the General Public of Online Scams

According to Canada's Chatham-Kent Police, scam e-mails are landing into people's inboxes apparently sent from the Government of Canada's Department of

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/24

Phishing E-Mails Sent to Southbridge Savings Bank Clients

Internet banking clients holding accounts with Southbridge Savings Bank situated within Southern Worcester County, Massachusetts (USA), lately became the

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/24

PC-Virus of 2005 Threatening Japanese Bank Accountholders, Warns Symantec

According to security researchers from Symantec the security company, a PC-virus created particularly for ...

SPAMfighter News - 2011/9/24

Malware Contaminates Bing and Yahoo Search Results

Netizens using search engines like Bing and Yahoo should rework upon their advertisement techniques for it seems that ...

SPAMfighter News 2011/9/23

Surge in Tax Phishing Scams Purports

In a revelation published by the HM Revenue and Customs or HMRC (UK's customs and tax department) or popularly known as Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs,

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/23

Fresh Spam Distributing Countries Getting Marked

According to one fresh research that Kaspersky the security company carried out recently, the geographical regions from where spam originated during 2010

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/23

Trojan that Exclusively Attacks BIOS Discovered

Security researchers from '360 Security' an anti-virus company in China have detected one malicious

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/23

Life at Peril: Illegal Downloads

File downloading on the internet comes along with an abundant of risks as revealed by the University of Ballarat. Researchers also considered content

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/23

Alleged Spam Mailer Fined $700,000

Brendan Battles and IMG (Image Marketing Group), his company that allegedly spammed mails may've to pay $700,000 as fine on charges they apparently traded

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/22

Bitcoin Victimized with Malware - Kaspersky Lab

According to the latest monthly report by Moscow-based security firm, Kaspersky Lab, 35 species of unique malicious programs targeting Bitcoin system have

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/22

Exploitation through Windows’ Help Files

Of recent, security experts at security firm, Symantec has highlighted that cybercriminals have started a new era of ...

SPAMfighter News 2011/9/22

Government Sponsored Computer Attackers Tie up with Cyber-Criminals

According to security researchers, governments in different countries exploit malware that

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/22

BitTorrent Websites Hijacked for Pushing Malicious Software

Hackers recently compromised BitTorrent.com and uTorrent.com, 2 well-known BitTorrent websites, and manipulated them for initiating ...

SPAMfighter News 2011/9/21

Malicious Software Infects PC-Network of School District 63

The starting session shakily triggered off at the Technology Department of the East Maine School District 63 in Illinois, USA whilst malicious software

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/21

Fully Local-Made Malicious Software Increasing in South Africa: AVG

According to AVG a security software company, locally-developed malicious programs are starting to take grip of South Africa that may imply more rates of

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/21

Online Crooks Masquerade as UK Cops within Ongoing Malware Attack

Cyber-criminals have launched a malware campaign targeting innocent Internet-users in U.K after

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/21

Fortinet Reports Over Half of Malware in August were Scareware

Security Company Fortinet lately published its new 'August 2011 Threat Landscape Report' according to which, a scareware downloader named W32/FraudLoad.OR

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/20

E-mail Typos Grabbed 20 GB of Stolen Data

Researchers revealed a novel Internet cyber squatting attack targeted towards grabbing confidential company information by hijacking e-mails. This

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/20

Attackers Change Filenames’ Directions Making .exe Files Look Harmless .doc Files

A Czechoslovakia based security firm has cautioned that hackers are sneakily spreading malware

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/20

Security Scientists Create Botnet Drone, Which Brings Down Wireless Networks

Security scientists from SIT recently built "SkyNET," one furtive network, which facilitates connection between host PCs and a bot-controller. The

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/20

Edinburgh Man Receives Hitman Fraud E-Mail

Stewart Dawson, a man from Edinburgh (Scotland) was lately victimized with an e-mail scam, so published Scotsman.com dated September 9, 2011.

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/20

Cyber-Criminals Threat to Take Life of Australian Kingpin of Web-Domain

Michael Gilmour a prominent person leading the web-domain business in Melbourne had cyber-criminals send him death threats since he began making public

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/19

Tenth Year of 9/11 Invites Malware

While innumerable people worldwide take a moment for recalling the tragic event of 11/09/2001, cyber-criminals, spammers and hackers are seen unleashing

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/19

Companies Alerted to Bogus FSA E-Mail Pertaining to Tax Avoidance

FSA (Financial Services Authority) is warning companies that an e-mail scam is informing recipients of the regulator that's planning for punishing them

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/19

E-mail about Incorrect Transaction on Credit Card by Hotel Delivers Malware

A spam mail that a hotel supposedly sent mentioning of an incorrect credit card transaction is getting dispatched globally, while aiming to contaminate

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/19

Coral Springs Inhabitant Gets Victimized with Scam E-Mail

Rabbi Mendy Engel, who lives in Coral Springs (Broward County, Florida, USA), recently became a victim of an e-mail fraud, published SunSentinel.com dated

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/17

TDSS Botnet Hired Out for Anonymous Web Operations

An extremely big and advanced TDSS botnet reportedly has been overtly hiring out its contaminated computers for the benefit of anyone who wished using it.

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/17

Hackers Turn over File Characters for Camouflaging Their Malware

According to security analysts at Avast Software, one fresh attack code exploits utilities within Unicode the text representative standard of computing

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/17

SpyEye Leads Botnet in First Half of 2011

Though, DIY crimeware kits like Zeus and Neosploit still tops malicious malware, but SpyEye has scored the highest during the first half of 2011, reports

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/17

Latest Malware Hits Global Financial Institutions

Trusteer researchers cautioned a malware variant known as Shylock which is attacking global

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/16

Web Directories Website takes onto Incognito Malware Kit; Websense

Web Directories, an online site created for assisting website owners and webmasters hunt appropriate directories, is under hackers' control as it is

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/16

Child Porn Fraud Compromises Russian Computers

According to BitDefender, cyber-criminals in Russia, while making untrue charges about child pornography, are adding actual software harm within one fresh

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/16

Symantec Identifies Fresh Spam Run Surrounding iPhone 5

According to Symantec the security company, one fresh spam run that attempts at cashing in on the soon to be launched iPhone 5 is presently circulating

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/16

PandaLabs Spots a New Ransomware

A new ransomware is in circulation for trapping users into paying a handsome ransom for the sake of using a fraud version of the Microsoft's operating

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/15

Over 10% of Movie Posts on Facebook Represent like Jacking Assaults, Discovers Symantec

Symantec the security firm lately estimated that a maximum of 15% of distinct movie files posted on Facebook were likejacking assaults. EBrand published

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/15

Potential Phishing E-Mails Should be Handled with Suspicion, Urges Trend Micro

According to Trend Micro, a renowned security company, online operators who think a ...

SPAMfighter News 2011/9/15

Invercargill City Councilor: Victim of Stranded Abroad Traveler’s Scam

Hackers' intervention in personal mail account victimized Invercargill, City Councilor (New Zealand), Graham Sycamore of later as reported by reported

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/15

Fraud Lottery Racket Arrested in South Delhi

Three members of an international group of conmen which includes a Nigerian national have been detained by the Southeast Delhi Police (India) for operating

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/14

Jihadi Website Hacked to Serve Spyware

A visitor, who often accesses 'Shumukh' a Jihadi online site, has alleged that hackers compromised his account and were using if for transmitting spying

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/14

Another ZeuS-Based Malware Uncovered

A researcher at Trend Micro predicts that since the source code of ZeuS has been leaked, cyber-criminals will likely create their own ZeuS based malicious

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/14

E-mail of Tibet Committee Hacked Prior to Dalai Lama’s Tour

Unknown hackers have attacked the "Canada Tibet Committee's" e-mail account, states a press release issued on 4th September 2011. The attack is

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/14

Bitcoin Harvesting Trojan Disseminating Through Twitter

A company specializing in computer security has cautioned that malevolent web-links are currently disseminating across Twitter resulting in malicious

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/13

Education Loan Student Applicants Targeted with Phishing Scam

According to investigators from Sophos the security company, one fresh phishing e-mail is

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/13

Eagle Eye Investigations Proprietor Becomes Victim of E-Mail Scam

Leonel "Leo" T. Garza ex-City Commissioner who currently owns Eagle Eye Investigations Company situated at Brownsville, Texas (USA) recently

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/13

Vulnerable DDoS Threats Takes on Toll

In an announcement made by the computer security company, Kaspersky Labs distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) were claimed to be used increasingly for

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/13

Sexual Exploitation of Obnoxious Photographs Sends Man to Jail

Luis Mijangos, a Mexican national residing in Santa Ana, California had been sentenced for 6 years for using pop songs for infiltrating into the computers

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/13

IC3 Cautions Users of Sony PlayStation

The Net IC3 of FBI is cautioning users of Sony PlayStation as well as other end-users to watch out for spam mails. PCWorld reported this on September 4,

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/12

Cyber-Criminals Attack Linux Cache

According to Linux Kernel Organization, cyber-criminals have attacked the operating system Linux, contaminated it with malicious software so as to acquire

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/12

Cyber-Attacks Top Worry for Business Owners

According to the State of Security Report for 2011 by Symantec studying businesses, all types of corporate houses consider cyber-attacks as one increasing

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/12

Spam Mail Purporting to be from FTC Delivers Trojan

A vicious electronic mail is doing the rounds, posing as a message from the U.S. FTC, while infecting PCs with malware. Reports have been coming to the

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/12

Morto Worms’ Squirmed Revelation

Morto Warm can be circulated by using the Remote Desktop Protocol and it employs a way out to contact its C&C for taking down instructions through

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/10

Nigerian Email Scams Hit Victorians

New research carried out by Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) indicates fake promises of tremendous wealth because of uninvited emails or spam

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/10

MSN Subject to Fresh Scamming Tactics, Police Caution

Police cautioned about fresh scamming tactics carried out through the MSN online messaging mechanism wherein it became necessary for those victimized

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/10

Fake Facebook Spam Going Around

Facebook hackers have been trying to arouse user's curiosity by leveraging their excitement about getting a notification by a scam mail, but this time it

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/10

E-mail about Money Transfer via Western Union Masks Trojan Assault

According to Sophos the security company, its researchers have caught malicious software within an e-mail pertaining to certain money transfer through

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/9

Court Hears Hacking Cases against Two Teens

Police officials from Britain are heading for USA for collecting clues pertaining to a PC-hacking case, which may help in prosecuting a pair of British

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/9

Brazilian Trojans Now Attacking Banks in Europe; Kaspersky

Since long, banker trojans such as SpyEye or ZeuS have been aiming attacks on financial

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/9

Malware Threat in the Name of FDIC

Numerous malicious e-mails are captured by honeytraps, the worldwide networks of Sophos, that seemed to be sent by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/9

BHSEO Reduced in 2011

Julius Sobrier, a researcher with security vendor Zscaler, informed that security experts have observed less black hat search engine optimization (BHSEO)

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/8

Phishers Use iCloud as Bait within Fresh E-Mail Scam; Sophos

According to Sophos the security company, "iCloud" the soon-to-be-launched cloud service of Apple that'll let end-users synchronize as well as

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/8

Malicious Ads Detected on Double-Click Network of Google

According to security investigators at Armorize the web-security company, malevolent advertisements are being distributed through the Double-Click network

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/8

E-mail Threat Masquerading Mrs. Gaddafi

The continued indecision in Libya has resulted to a new mail scam where the hackers claim to be the wife of beleaguered Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi, as

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/8

Nokia’s Developer Forum Suffers Data Hack

Nokia, which recently discovered an assault leading to the compromise of its members' information, has presently stopped running its Internet site that

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/8

Advanced File-Contaminator Enables Malicious Campaign of Click-Fraud

According to security investigators, there's a new botnet that's executing an enormous click-fraud scam with which cyber-criminals have seized 87m online

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/7

DHS Alerts Public to Phishing and Malware Attacks Following Hurricane Irene

The United States DHS (Department of Homeland Security) has issued an alert to all Americans saying they should exercise additional caution while clicking

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/7

New Worm Circulates by RDP Brute Force

F-secure Security Researchers caution about a new computer worm "Morto" which tries to brute force connections over the Remote Desktop Protocol

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/7

Hackers Attack Author with Fake Email Scam

Douglas Jackson (55), a renowned writer was lately attacked by a cruel electronic hacking fraud, as per the news by stirlingobserver.co.uk on August 26,

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SPAMfighter News - 2011/9/7

Website of Deep-Water Driller Compromised

According to Websense the security firm, the deepwater.com key website of Transocean the enterprise for deep water excavation is harboring ...

SPAMfighter News 2011/9/6

RSA Compromise Associated with Solitary Phishing E-Mail, Claims F-Secure

According to F-Secure, an e-mail containing an Excel document of the booby trapped kind that an EMC recruiter received helped for hacking into a highly

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/6

Fake E-Mails Serving Virus-Tested Files Contain Malware

Sophos the security company cautions that bogus electronic mails are being spammed profusely providing an attachment that carries malware. NakedSecurity

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/6

Pirated Anti-Virus Program Yields Nasty Malware

Hackers have found an anti-virus program from TrustPort with an unauthorized keygen capable of

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/6

Countries with Responsible ISPs have Lower Malware Infections; Microsoft

As per a report by PCWorld dated August 28, 2011, an analysis by Microsoft reveals that countries having efficient CERTs meaning teams for national

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/5

Win32/Conficker Revamps: ESET

INF/Autorun topped the list for being the most popular threat in July 2011, both in Europe by 5.27% and globally by 6.51%, according to the security threat

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/5

Bank Customers Cautioned about Safeguarding Personal Details from Phishing

Attacks from phishers have largely been attempted on reputed government and private banks, wherein numerous accountholders received ...

SPAMfighter News 2011/9/5

Insignificant Spam Rates in August 2011: Symantec

In the Symantec Intelligence Report declared for August 2011, the global ratio of spam is shown to have declined by 75.9% (one in 1.32 e-mails was marked as

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/5

Botnet Harvesting Bitcoins Now Executing DDoS Assaults Too

According to a warning by security investigators, one botnet has been discovered, which though originally built for harvesting Bitcoins, is now equipped for

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/3

ZBot Trojan Proliferating Inside Facebook: Trend Micro

Trend Micro the computer security company cautioned that Trojan ZBot within a friend request in Facebook, utilized techniques for generating domains so that

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/3

Threat to Personal Identity for FairPoint Customers

According to FairPoint officials, an unsolicited e-mail is making round in the internet at present and are likely to compromise online security of users,

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/3

New Malware Changes Order of Reading Filenames Otherwise Unsafe

According to a warning by a security investigator, one fresh malicious program is spreading across the Web which reverses the order of reading of a filename

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/3

Ice IX, Foremost Botnet Built With Publicly-Exposed Zeus Source Code

According to the security investigators at Kaspersky Labs, one fresh crimeware suite named Ice IX can be found that has been built with the help of the ZeuS

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/2

Turbulent Economy Results in Comeback of Malicious Pump-and-Dump Campaigns

Symantec Corp., which lately declared its Symantec Intelligence Report for August 2011, states that spam mailers have yet again started capitalizing on the

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/2

Malicious Program Compromises Database of Maine’s Voter Registration

According to Maine Secretary of State Charlie Summers, a potentially harmful malware has infected

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/2

Google Revises Chrome 13 by Patching 11 Vulnerabilities

Google, on August 22, 2011, issued one upgraded edition of its widely used Web-browser Chrome 13, patching 11 security flaws, as per the news published on

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/2

Fasthosts Admonishes Small-Sized Enterprises against Dispatching Spam

Fasthosts the Internet hosting company has asked small enterprises to resist spamming their clients through bulk e-mails. Actually, numerous people had

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SPAMfighter News 2011/9/2

Cyber-Crooks Exploit Holiday Info Added to Facebook for Launching Scams

According to security researchers from ESET, cyber-criminals are sending false messages to the friends/relatives of people who'd been on a vacation and

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