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September 2013

SPAMfighter News 2013/9/30

Former Burnley MP Attacked by ‘Email Mugging’ Scam

Burnleyexpress.net reported on 17th September, 2013 stating that a hacker has dispatched bogus emails purporting to be from former Burnley (Lancashire,

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SPAMfighter News 2013/9/30

Bogus Emails Sent to Customers of MoneyGram Rewarding them on 73rd Anniversary

Softpedia.com reported on 19th September, 2013 quoting a warning by security experts "scammers are sending fake MoneyGram International messages which

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SPAMfighter News 2013/9/28

Oil and Energy Companies Targeted with Watering Hole Assaults, finds Cisco

Security investigators at Cisco the security company recently spotted one watering-hole attack that had been targeting different organizations in the oil

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SPAMfighter News 2013/9/28

Major Bank Clients being Targeted with Trojan Shylock, Cautions Zscaler

According to Zscaler, the security company, cyber-criminals are targeting clients with accounts in 24 prominent banks and other financial institutions

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SPAMfighter News 2013/9/27

Woolworths Warns its Clients of a Customer Survey Scam

Woolworths, a renowned Australian supermarket chain, is urging fellow country-men to be wary of a fake customer 'satisfaction survey' that promises voucher

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SPAMfighter News 2013/9/27

Bkav says that New Virus Protects itself by Freezing Hard Disk

Security researchers of well-known Vietnamese security company, 'Bkav' have detected an interesting virus which shields its own self against AV

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SPAMfighter News 2013/9/26

Revoyem Ransomware Proliferating Globally, Displays Appalling Distribution

According to a report by Kafeine, Security Researcher who writes on a personal website named 'Malware Don't Need Coffee,' the widely known ransom ...

SPAMfighter News 2013/9/26

Malware Attacks Security Careers Website Visitors of FireEye

Investigators from FireEye the security company detected an online manipulation during the 2nd-weekend, September 2013, in which a cyber-assault against one

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SPAMfighter News 2013/9/25

McAfee finds Lily Collins as Most Dangerous Celebrity on Internet

McAfee, a known security firm, has recently released its study on "Most dangerous Celebrities" in 2013 and it has been found that American female

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SPAMfighter News 2013/9/25

Customers of Amazon Warned of Fake E-mails Offering Gift Card

According to security experts of security firm ThreatTrack Security, customers of Amazon are advised to be aware of scam emails which promise a

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SPAMfighter News 2013/9/24

Fourth Version of Notorious Mac Focused Malware Detected

As accords to security researchers at security firm Intego, a fourth variant of notorious Mac-focused ...

SPAMfighter News 2013/9/24

Belgacom, Largest Telecom in Belgium, Compromised

HELP NET SECURITY reported on 16th September, 2013 stating that Belgacom which is primarily state owned and largest telecom in Belgium, has announced that

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SPAMfighter News 2013/9/23

Customers of Vodafone in Germany Advised to be Wary of Scam E-mails

Security professionals are cautioning Vodafone customers; principally those based in Germany, of a probable surge in ...

SPAMfighter News 2013/9/23

Bogus E-mails Regarding QuickBooks Invoice Getting Spammed, Cautions Security Expert

Dynamoo Blog's Conrad Longmore as Security Blogger is cautioning Internauts of fake QuickBooks invoices that cyber-criminals are distributing through e-mail

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SPAMfighter News 2013/9/21

Teenager in Argentina Arrested for Malware Scam

Theinquirer.net reported news on 16th September, 2013 stating that Argentinean authorities have arrested a teenager for allegedly running a ...

SPAMfighter News 2013/9/21

Spammers’ New Spam Campaign Exploits Syrian Crisis

Trusteer the security company has warned that spammers are sending one fresh wave of junk electronic mails as they exploit people's increased enthusiasm in

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SPAMfighter News 2013/9/20

North Korea Believably Targeted South with Espionage Attack

Security researchers at Kaspersky Lab have just revealed one espionage scheme that believably originated from North Korea and aimed attacks on many military

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SPAMfighter News 2013/9/20

NAB Warns their Customers about Scam Email

The National Australia Bank (NAB), headquartered in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, has warned its customers to be wary of an email scam that is informing

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SPAMfighter News 2013/9/19

Outdoor Network has its Websites Hacked, Informs Customers

Outdoor Network Corporation, the firm, which provides outdoor advertising on the Internet, is informing visitors accessing 2 websites from the several it

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SPAMfighter News 2013/9/19

E-mails about Over-Payment Refund Impersonate HMRC

Security researchers are warning of fake e-mails supposedly from HMRC (Her Majesty's Revenue & Custom) the tax department of UK asserting that the

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SPAMfighter News 2013/9/18

New iPhone 5-Themed Phishing Email Campaign is Targeting iPhone Enthusiasts

A new phishing email moving across the world is preying on Apple enthusiasts who are keen

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SPAMfighter News 2013/9/18

Bogus E-mails Impersonating UK Land Registry Targeting British Internauts

According to security researchers, Internauts in United Kingdom need to remain vigilant of e-mails, which pose as communication from UK's Land and Registry,

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SPAMfighter News 2013/9/17

Scam E-mails Targeting Westpac Australia Clients, Cautions Bank

Well-known Australian bank Westpac Australia has issued an alert for its customers towards remaining cautious about one hoax e-mail that states they must

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SPAMfighter News 2013/9/17

French Internauts Urged to be Wary of Scam Emails Purporting to be from Apple

Security experts of security firm MX Lab urge that Internauts in France should be vigilant in case they take delivery of notifications which appear to have

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SPAMfighter News 2013/9/16

Two Different Spam Campaigns Exploiting Syria’s Political Situation Spotted

HELP NET SECURITY reported on 9th September 2013 that Symantec and Kaspersky Lab have spotted two separate spam campaigns, which are taking advantage of the

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SPAMfighter News 2013/9/16

Most IT users are not Aware of Havoc of Malware

According to a new survey conducted by B2B (Business to Business) International and Kaspersky lab, most IT users recognize that ...

SPAMfighter News 2013/9/14

Scam E-mail from Hitman Frightens Omahan

A woman from Omaha (Nebraska, USA) whose name was Megan whined that in August 2013, an e-mail came to her apparently from a hit-man that scared her because

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SPAMfighter News 2013/9/14

Phishing Scam Targets Employees and Students of UT

(Austin, Texas), USA-situated University of Texas (UT) has cautioned employees and students of a ...

SPAMfighter News 2013/9/13

Notorious Trojan Citadel Resurfaces, Attacks Internet-users in Japan

Trend Micro the security company says, Citadel the much known infamous banker Trojan is back in new versions, this time, targeting Japanese PC owners.
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SPAMfighter News 2013/9/13

New Variant of Malware Known as ‘SyKipot’ Pops Up, says Trend Micro

According to security firm Trend Micro, Sykipot which is a malware family since 2007 continues to

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SPAMfighter News 2013/9/12

WA Consumer Watchdog Warned that Scammers Using Malware and Webcams to Blackmail Internauts

According to a warning issued by West Australian (WA) consumer watchdog, fraudsters are employing ...

SPAMfighter News 2013/9/12

Trading Standards of East Renfrewshire Warns Internauts of Scam Emails

The EXTRA reported on 5th September, 2013 quoting a warning by Trading Standards of East Renfrewshire about a scam brought to their attention by a council

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SPAMfighter News 2013/9/11

Security Experts warn of Spam Emails Promising Free Pets

Security experts are urging pet lovers to be wary of spam emails that promise them free kittens (or any other pets for that matter), as published by

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SPAMfighter News 2013/9/11

Russian Police Arrest Igor A. Artimovich, Renowned Spammer

Russian police has detained an erstwhile Sun Microsystems employee then in Russia who spammed globally and was recognized widely, published itwire.com dated

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SPAMfighter News 2013/9/11

ESET Uncovers Fresh Trojan with Data Stealing Capability

ESET the security company has said that its researchers have discovered one wholly fresh malware

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SPAMfighter News 2013/9/10

Internauts Complaining that Police taking over their Computers Needlessly

Getreading.co.uk reported on 3rd September, 2013 stating that officers of Bracknell (Berkshire, England) have received complaints from people about their

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SPAMfighter News 2013/9/10

Cyber Crooks Leveraging Notorious NetTraveler is Yet Active, Finds Kaspersky

Kaspersky states that the crime-gang with the Advanced Persistent Threat, Red Star, while leveraging the NetTraveler collective of malicious programs,

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SPAMfighter News 2013/9/10

‘Hand-of-Thief’ Undergoing Construction to Become Commercially Viable; RSA

RSA the security company says that the banking Trojan for Linux computers known as "Hand-of-Thief," which security researchers found getting sold

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SPAMfighter News 2013/9/7

Video with Malware Hijacks Users Facebook Accounts and Web Browsers

New York Times Bits Technology blogged on 26th August 2013 quoting a set of Italian security experts as saying "a malicious software masquerading as a

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SPAMfighter News 2013/9/7

Bit9 - Organizations Lack Visibility on Malware Attacks

The survey conducted by Cyber-security software maker Bit9 as 2013 Cyber Security Survey reveals that many organizations affected by ...

SPAMfighter News 2013/9/6

Phishing E-mail Carrying Corrupt Google Docs Hitting Subscribers of Gmail

As accords to Sophos the security company, one fresh phishing e-mail scam is aiming at

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SPAMfighter News 2013/9/6

Kelihos Botnet Relies on CBL Blacklists for its Personal Ends

According to security firm Zscaler, Kelihos, the infamous peer-to-peer (P2P) botnet, is utilizing legal and freely accessible security services which are

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SPAMfighter News 2013/9/5

SEA Hackers Attack Huffington Post UK, Twitter and NYT Websites

Web-attackers belonging to the Syrian Electronic Army, name of a faction which acknowledges allegiance to Bashar Al-Assad, President of Syria, hacked into

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SPAMfighter News 2013/9/5

Scam E-mails Leverage Name and Reputation of Michelin

According to security researchers, scam e-mails have been spotted that misuse the name and well as popularity of Michelin, the well-known manufacturer of

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SPAMfighter News 2013/9/4

Spammers Misuse Red Cross Name, Send Bulk E-mails about Syrian Crisis

Symantec the security company says that following Syria's present deepening crisis, cyber-criminals are yet again taking advantage of the situation as they

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SPAMfighter News 2013/9/4

Malware Threat to Online Banking is Growing

According to Trend Micro's recently released 'Q2 2013 Security Roundup Report', online banking risks and the accessibility of refined & economically

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SPAMfighter News 2013/9/3

Malware Delivered by Fake Xerox Emails, says Bitdefender

According to security firm Bitdefender, a new spam email campaign is currently masquerading across the Internet which is abusing the name and popularity of

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SPAMfighter News 2013/9/3

EnigmaSoftware.com Warns that Attentive Antivirus Misleads People in Purchasing Fake Software

Internauts are being urged to be wary of a new computer virus nicknamed, 'Attentive Antivirus', which

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SPAMfighter News 2013/9/2

USPS Targeted in E-mail Borne Malware

According to security experts, cyber crooks are once again impersonating United States Postal Service (USPS) so they may install ...

SPAMfighter News 2013/9/2

E-mails Containing Hoax Job Offer Sent from Bogus Abu Dhabi Oil Company

Arabianbusiness.com reported on 26th August 2013 stating that a bogus email scam offering employment in a fake oil company in Abu Dhabi are spreading in

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