Select language

IT Security News

SPAMfighter is an Internationally recognized anti-spam company with users in 237 countries/areas and we now support 21 different languages.

Follow SPAMfighter on Twitter or join our Facebook fan page or our G+ page to interact with us and other SPAMfighters. You are not alone out there.

September 2012

SPAMfighter News 2012/9/29

Twitter DMs Part of Scam Spreading Malicious Facebook App

According to specialists from GFI Software the security company, people browsing Twitter.com may find DMs (direct messages) seemingly sent from buddies'

...

SPAMfighter News 2012/9/29

Hackers from East Europe Outperform East Asian Attackers in Sophistication

According to Trend Micro the security company, cyber-criminals doing operations out of Eastern Europe pose an enormously advanced information security

...

SPAMfighter News 2012/9/28

Prison CCTV System has been Hacked by a Worm Named Conficker

The famous conficker worm have hacked all the computers that control closed circuit television (CCTV) system of an unknown prison, as published by

...

SPAMfighter News 2012/9/28

Be Careful of the iphone Delivery Spam Email Campaign

With the fact that deliveries of the very trendy iPhone 5 will begin, Patrik Runald, Director of Security Research at Websense issued a notice about the

...

SPAMfighter News 2012/9/27

Phishing Scam Yet Again Targets O2 Subscribers this Year

Phishing e-mails posing as messages from O2, the major British company for broadband and mobile-phone services, have been detected online while striking

...

SPAMfighter News 2012/9/27

Grum Botnet Unable to Revive Yet Again

The biggest spam-spewing botnet internationally, namely 'Grum,' on No.3 was recently dismantled during July 2012 through the efforts of FireEye, Spamhaus as

...

SPAMfighter News 2012/9/26

Overseas Correspondents inside China Encountering Malware Assaults

Foreign media personnel inside Beijing are getting attacked with malware-laced spam mails as they engage in ongoing reporting close to the upcoming

...

SPAMfighter News 2012/9/26

Double Tricky Phishing E-mails Masquerade as ADP

Security investigators from Websense report encountering phishing e-mails, which attempt

...

SPAMfighter News 2012/9/25

Scam Emails “Windows Installation Records Outdated” Making Rounds on the Internet

New scam email masquerading Microsoft saying that the recipient's windows installation records are out of fashion are presently making rounds across the

...

SPAMfighter News 2012/9/25

Customers are Hit by Bogus Refund Email Imitating PayPal

False PayPal notifications regarding a bogus refund email are hitting inboxes across the world, warned by security experts, published by HELP NET SECURITY

...

SPAMfighter News 2012/9/24

Scam E-mails Promising iPad 2 of Apple Circulating Online

Scam e-mails posing as messages from Gmail are presently circulating online while asserting the recipient will get a prize of an iPad 2 from Apple; thus

...

SPAMfighter News 2012/9/24

FBI Cautions Online-Crooks Attacking Bank Computers for Illicit Wire-Transfers

The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation is cautioning everyone about online hackers who're attacking computers belonging to credit unions and

...

SPAMfighter News 2012/9/22

Romanian Duo gets Jail after Pleading Guilty to Hacking

Two individuals of Romanian origin namely 27-yr-old Cezar Butu and 28-yr-old Lulian Dolan pleaded guilty to having been involved during one scam worth

...

SPAMfighter News 2012/9/22

MX Labs Reveals Fake Email Notifications: Bill Me Later

A recent threat making rounds in cyber space relates to paying of debt purporting a company called Bill Me Later service (a part of PayPal acquired by eBay

...

SPAMfighter News 2012/9/21

New Research found that Flame Malware has Minimum Three Siblings

Flame, which is the malware linked to the well known Stuxnet that hardly hit Iranian nuclear

...

SPAMfighter News 2012/9/21

Damballa Uncovers Fresh Version of Botnet TDSS/TDL-4

Damballa Inc., lately, declared that one fresh version of the TDSS/TDL-4 malicious bot was fast growing as it used the DGA (Domain Generation Algorithm)

...

SPAMfighter News 2012/9/20

Internauts Recommended against Working with IE following Fresh Vulnerability

Cyber-criminals reportedly, are capitalizing on one fresh security flaw within Microsoft's Web-browser (Internet Explorer) while specialists are advising

...

SPAMfighter News 2012/9/20

ASIC Cautions People of Scams Masquerading as ATO and ASIC

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) is cautioning everyone not to respond to an e-mail that asserts it is from Chairman Barbara

...

SPAMfighter News 2012/9/19

Nitol Botnet gets Crushed Thanks to Microsoft

The DCU of Microsoft has given a blow to Nitol, one fresh rising botnet during a campaign that the Redmond Company named Operation b70, published

...

SPAMfighter News 2012/9/19

Newer ‘Enfal’ Versions Hijack Over 800 PCs Globally, Reports Trend Micro

Researchers from Trend Micro underscore variants of Enfal, the malicious program that was greatly involved within the LURID personalized assaults, as having

...

SPAMfighter News 2012/9/18

Spam Mails Supposedly from Friends/Family Inundate Facebook Users

Recently social networking people have been getting messages that seemingly arrived from friends on the popular social site Facebook, however, the e-mails

...

SPAMfighter News 2012/9/18

Fifteen Year Old Japanese Awaiting Prosecution over Dissemination of Computer Virus

In Nagano (Nagano, Tokyo, Japan), cops handed over one case to court on September 11, 2012 that was filed in connection with a teen boy, aged 15, accused

...

SPAMfighter News 2012/9/18

BlackHole Attack Toolkit 2.0 made Available

The notorious BlackHole attack toolkit has been released in its latest version 2.0 as its creators assert the malware's code has been written again in order

...

SPAMfighter News 2012/9/17

Insiders Facilitated Hack into Saudi Aramco’s Computers

Sources informed about an investigation into a hacking incident at Saudi Aramco the national oil enterprise of Saudi Arabia, in August 2012, state that an

...

SPAMfighter News 2012/9/17

Fresh Pushdo Sample Contaminates Over 100,000 PCs

According to researchers at the Counter Threat Unit of Dell SecureWorks a security company, Trojan Pushdo is back in one fresh form infecting over a lakh

...

SPAMfighter News 2012/9/17

CPJ’s Top Official gets Phishing E-mail from Sister Organization

During the end-week of August 2012, Joel Simon, Executive Director (ED) of CPJ abbreviation for 'Committee to Protect Journalists' got one e-mail, which

...

SPAMfighter News 2012/9/14

Online Attackers of 2010 Google Continue to Operate, States Symantec

One fresh report that Symantec the security company just released reveals that a certain online scammers' gang that possibly was responsible for the 2010

...

SPAMfighter News 2012/9/14

Emma Watson is Awarded as Riskiest Celebrity by McAfee

Actress Emma Watson, 22, is the most "hazardous" celebrity making rounds in the internet. The "Harry Potter" starrer is regularly

...

SPAMfighter News 2012/9/13

More-and-more Backdoor.LV Samples Uncovered, Reports FireEye

A report that FireEye the U.S-located network security company has just released states that Backdoor.LV a new malicious program, which operating through

...

SPAMfighter News 2012/9/13

Internauts Warned of Fake Facebook Wall-Posts, E-mails Supposedly from Tesco

According to researchers from ESET the security company, Internauts require being wary of scam e-mails along with fake posts from Facebook that Tesco the

...

SPAMfighter News 2012/9/12

Google Subscribers Receive Fraudulent E-mails Regarding Dubious Sign-in Attempt

According to security experts, spam mails posing as messages from The Google Accounts Team have been observed that alert of one "suspicious

...

SPAMfighter News 2012/9/12

Arizonian Male Jailed Over Sale of Botnets

As per the United States DOJ (Department of Justice), a man from Phoenix (Arizona, USA) named Joshua Schichtel, has been ordered to serve prison for 30

...

SPAMfighter News 2012/9/11

Spam Mails Supposedly from Amazon Abuse Java Flaw, Reports Websense

Websense the security company through its ThreatSeeker Network recently identified one fresh spam campaign that posing as messages from Amazon the

...

SPAMfighter News 2012/9/11

Around 50% of Users Cannot Identify a Phishing Message

A survey organized by O+K research from the security firm, Kaspersky has disclosed that about 50% of users cannot identify a forged email message or

...

SPAMfighter News 2012/9/10

Spammers Masquerade UPS Within New Bulk E-mail Scheme

Security researchers from Webroot the security company caution Internauts about bulk e-mails, spammers are dispatching, while pretending to be the Sandy

...

SPAMfighter News 2012/9/10

Kaspersky Links Peculiar Malware of April 2012 to Duqu/Stuxnet

Kaspersky Lab's research team lately revealed information from which it seems that the peculiar malicious program, which struck the computers of the Iranian

...

SPAMfighter News 2012/9/8

McAfee Disclosed that Malware Spreads through Skype, G-Talk, MSN and Other IM Services

Security experts at McAfee have recognized a malware that can easily contaminate the computers

...

SPAMfighter News 2012/9/8

ACMA Bewares Internet Users about the New Phishing Scam Email

The computerworld.com.au on September 3, 2012, reported that Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) asked to restrict oneself from opening ...

SPAMfighter News 2012/9/7

Spam Mails Masquerading as PayPal, Warns Webroot

According to a warning that Webroot the security company has just issued, innumerable bogus e-mails are targeting people's mailboxes since a few days as

...

SPAMfighter News 2012/9/7

Malicious E-mails Supposedly by BDO Stoy Hayward Exploit Java Vulnerability

Security researchers from Sophos the security company have detected spam mails that serve one fresh Java exploit to Internet-users and pose as messages from

...

SPAMfighter News 2012/9/6

PC Virus Destabilizes RasGas the Qatari Located Natural Gas Supplier

One PC-virus, which impaired the computer system of Qatari-based 'Ras Laffan Liquefied Natural Gas Co.,' producer of liquid petroleum gas, compelled the

...

SPAMfighter News 2012/9/6

Mahdi Trojan Disseminates Increasingly into Middle East Particularly Iran

The cyber-spying Trojan 'Mahdi' that targeted Middle Eastern countries including Iran has broadened its attack opportunities despite security researchers

...

SPAMfighter News 2012/9/5

The Winner’s Name of Randolph County Lottery Utilized in a New Lottery Scam

Wsiltv.com published a report on 23 August, 2012 stating that Illinois Lottery Officials (US) is giving warning to residents about a new scam email which

...

SPAMfighter News 2012/9/5

Security Experts Spotted Un-patched Java Vulnerability Executing Arbitrary Coce

Theregister.co.uk published a report on 27 August, 2012 quoting the security experts saying that they have marked a new browser-based exploit for a Java

...

SPAMfighter News 2012/9/4

Spam Outbreak Masquerading as Facebook Notification, Discloses Sophos

Security researchers from Sophos the security company are cautioning Facebook members that they require being wary of a fresh spam campaign, which posing as

...

SPAMfighter News 2012/9/4

New Spam Campaign Involves AV Firms’ E-mail Ids after having been Spoofed

According to researchers from Websense a security company, Internet criminals have started spoofing many renowned antivirus firms' e-mail ids to deceptively

...

SPAMfighter News 2012/9/3

Webroot Detects Tax-Themed Scam Messages Masquerading as IRS Online

Security researchers from Webroot the security company have detected fake e-mails purporting to be from IRS (Internal Revenue Service) of the United States,

...

SPAMfighter News 2012/9/3

State Department-of-Labor Warns of Hoax Chase E-mails

US Department-of-Labor for state is cautioning beneficiaries of UI (Unemployment Insurance) for being vigilant about ...

SPAMfighter News 2012/9/1

Symantec Set Free a New Cyber Threat Called Backdoor.Hikit

Security researchers from security firm, Symantec have disclosed the presence of an advanced persistent threat (APT) making rounds since April 2011.

...

SPAMfighter News 2012/9/1

Fresh NetWeirdRC Malicious Program Attacks Macs

Intego the security company based in Austin, Texas is cautioning computer owners with Mac OS X about a fresh ...