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September 2014

SPAMfighter News 2014/9/30

McAfee says that Business Email Users Fail to Identify Phishing Scams

Security firm McAfee has warned that four-fifths of business email users are not able to identify ...

SPAMfighter News 2014/9/30

CryptoLocker Ransomware Scams Still Thriving, Reports Symantec

Symantec, which published its August 2014 ISTR, states that ransomware of the CryptoLocker type has jumped eightfold in infections against the number of

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SPAMfighter News 2014/9/29

Trading Standards Officials Caution about Fresh E-mail Scams


People inhabiting Warrington, UK based Wigan Council have recently been cautioned of a fraudulent e-mail that promises a job opportunity, according to

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SPAMfighter News 2014/9/29

Massive Malvertising Campaign Strikes Popular Websites: Malwarebytes


Security firm Malwarebytes has alerted about a malvertising campaign which appears to be branch of a widespread constant campaign affecting many

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SPAMfighter News 2014/9/29

Internet-Based Cloud Services Widely Used for Piracy


Researchers from twin groups -British NetName and American Digital Citizen Alliance that strive to maintain Internet security as well as fraud

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SPAMfighter News 2014/9/29

Dragonfly Malware Targets Pharmaceutical Industry


Beldon, a communication and electronics company, reports that a new malware threat namely Dragonfly could steal the intellectual property of

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SPAMfighter News 2014/9/29

Cyber Attackers Target Visitors to American Oil-and-Gas Firm’s Website


Bromium the threat protection company of late got a complaint from one of its client firms about a cyber-assault whose source was an American online

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SPAMfighter News 2014/9/26

Home Depot Suffers Hack Possibly Endangering 56m Bank Cards

Well-known Retailer Company Home Depot situated inside Atlanta, USA lately confirmed that 56m payment cards were endangered with getting compromised

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SPAMfighter News 2014/9/26

Chinese Hackers Infiltrated Contractors of US Military

Securityweek.com reported on 17th September, 2014 quoting a warning of US congressional probe as "Chinese hackers in Beijing believed to have links

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SPAMfighter News 2014/9/25

Government Websites of China are Highly Prone to Cyberattacks

Xinhuanet.com published a survey report on 18th September, 2014 which was conducted by Chinese National ...

SPAMfighter News 2014/9/25

Avast says that Tinba Trojan Becoming Global

Security researchers of Avast security firm recently discovered that the Tinba Banking Trojan had swelled to an increasing number of financial

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SPAMfighter News 2014/9/24

Petrochemical Firms Being Attacked by Citadel Malware

Security firm IBM Trusteer says that the malicious Citadel financial banking Trojan is being redesigned from the base of massively distributed botnets to

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SPAMfighter News 2014/9/24

Beware of Scam Emails Impersonating Revenue Commissioners

Rte.ie reported on 17th September, 2014 stating that Irish taxpayers are being warned about an email informing them that they are eligible for a tax refund

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SPAMfighter News 2014/9/23

Steam Users Attacked with New Trojan by Cybercriminals


Many users of Steam, Valve's online gaming platform, have complained during last few weeks about theft of game items apparently by a new piece of

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SPAMfighter News 2014/9/23

Phishing Attempts against Three Individuals Net More than INR 2,000,000 in Bangalore

A number of phishing attacks that targeted three individuals in Bangalore, including a

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SPAMfighter News 2014/9/22

Compromised Brazilian Website Used to Hack Routers at Home

Theregister.co.uk reported on 15th September, 2014 quoting Fioravante Souza, Security Researcher of web security outfit Sucuri, as saying "A well-known

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SPAMfighter News 2014/9/22

BT Warns Customers of Phishing Email Campaign

Home.bt.com reported on 11th September, 2014 stating that a multinational British telecom company BT based in London has warned its patrons to be cautious

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SPAMfighter News 2014/9/20

Microsoft Found Zemot, a Strain of the Infamous Upatre Malware

Softpedia.com reported on 11th September, 2014 quoting Microsoft as saying "dropper of Zemot is a thread of the malware downloader, Upatre which

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SPAMfighter News 2014/9/20

Blackmailer of Bitcoins Pleads Guilty of his Crime

Finextra.com reported during first week of September 2014 that a 22 year old hacker, Lewys Martin, has pleaded guilty of blackmailing by threatening to

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SPAMfighter News 2014/9/19

Rev. Dyson Encounters Hacking of her E-mail

Rev. Beth Wheatley-Dyson belonging to Hanover, Massachusetts, USA situated St. Andrews Church expressed anguish when she learnt that her parishioners

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SPAMfighter News 2014/9/19

Chinese Hacker Cabals Attempt Theft of Trade Secrets

According to FireEye the security company, a dual spying operation is going on by Chinese hackers who seek to steal trade secrets that countries in the

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SPAMfighter News 2014/9/18

Phishing Campaign Strikes University of Toledo

Independentcollegian.com reported on 10th September, 2014 stating that usage of the age-old technique of ...

SPAMfighter News 2014/9/18

Hacker Dumps Around 5 Million Online Credentials of Google Account

Neonnettle.com reported on 11th September, 2014 stating that a Russian hacker compromised near about 5 million accounts of Gmail and then published users'

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SPAMfighter News 2014/9/17

Cisco - Malvertising Strikes Windows and Mac Users

Security giant Cisco recently revealed that cybercriminals have been caught using Yahoo, Amazon and YouTube domains to distribute adware, spyware and

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SPAMfighter News 2014/9/17

Botnet Being Used to Malign More iCloud Security - Symantec

Symantec, a security vendor, confirms the news of iCloud users being targeted with a botnet after the theft of photos of celebrities from their accounts of

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SPAMfighter News 2014/9/16

Spark Stabilizes Network Following Nationwide Internet Crash

Au.ibtimes.com published news on 8th September, 2014 announcing that a broadband provider in New Zealand Spark known as Telecom before confirmed that it had

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SPAMfighter News 2014/9/16

Conficker Continues to be Prominent Threat, Reports F-Secure

The new Threat Report by F-Secure the security vendor highlights that worm Conficker, which has been into existence since six years, continues to be

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SPAMfighter News 2014/9/15

Scam E-mails Delivering ‘Peter Pan Virus’ Circulating

BH Live of UK is warning of the now described "Peter Pan virus" following numerous Internauts getting a scam electronic mail telling they'd bought

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SPAMfighter News 2014/9/15

Salesforce.com Warns that their Site Maligned with Dyre Trojan

Itnews.com.au on 9th September, 2014, reported that customer relationship management giant Salesforce.com is warning its customers that they may be attacked

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SPAMfighter News 2014/9/15

Israeli Think-Tank Website Tainted with Malware

Security firm Cyphort reported on 8th September, 2014 stating that the certified website of a significant Israeli body has been hijacked and abused to

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SPAMfighter News 2014/9/13

Malware Hacks into Home Depot Card Data


According to recent reports, the Atlanta, Georgia, USA headquartered American retailer Home Depot had its systems containing customer card data

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SPAMfighter News 2014/9/13

FireEye - OS X Systems Being Hit with Windows Trojan


Security firm FirEye recently analyzed a new Mac version of XSLCmd backdoor Trojan which has been around since 2009 and it shares a major portion of

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SPAMfighter News 2014/9/12

PhishLabs Researchers Intercept Vawtrak a Fresh Variant of Neverquest

PhishLabs the security company has just discovered the infamous banker Trojan Neverquest in some newer variations dubbed Vawtrak which alongside stealing

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SPAMfighter News 2014/9/12

Cyber Crooks Exploiting Browser Extensions to Launch Malicious Plots

Trend Micro says that browser extensions which were originally created to extend functionality of a browser have become another tool for cybercriminals'

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SPAMfighter News 2014/9/11

Incapsula - Semalt Botnet Spreading Strongly Across the Web

Security researchers of security firm Incapsula warn that the "Semalt" botnet is spreading quickly over the Internet.

The security

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SPAMfighter News 2014/9/11

Derbyshire Police Cautions Residents about Fake Sweepstake E-mails

Detectives of East Midlands of England's Derbyshire County have issued a security alert for local residents about sweepstake prize draw fraudulent

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SPAMfighter News 2014/9/10

Trend Micro - Spammers Exploit Hosting Service Providers

Security firm Trend Micro recently conducted an analysis according to which spammers chose IP (Internet Protocol) addresses of hosting service providers to

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SPAMfighter News 2014/9/10

SMT Launches Cyber Attacks with Advanced BlackWorm

V3.co.uk reported on 29th August, 2014 stating that a hacker's group with codename 'The Syrian Malware Team' or SMT is apparently having links with the

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SPAMfighter News 2014/9/9

Turkey Largely Contaminated by Sality and GOZ - CSIS

Softpedia.com reported on 29th August, 2014 quoted a report recently conducted and published by CSIS Security Group in Denmark as saying that Turkey

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SPAMfighter News 2014/9/9

Cybercriminals Exploiting Ice Bucket Challenge

Softpedia.com published news on 1st September, 2014 quoting a recent warning of security experts as "Cybercriminals leverage the popularity of the

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SPAMfighter News 2014/9/8

Trend Micro Detected New Bifrose Backdoor


Security researchers of security firm Trend Micro recently said that Bifrose version used communication with the command and control (C&C) server

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SPAMfighter News 2014/9/8

Fake HMRC Tax-Themed Emails are on the Roll in UK - Malwarebytes


Security researchers of security firm Malwarebytes reported that taxpayers in UK should be cautious of emails claiming they're owed tax refund from

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SPAMfighter News 2014/9/6

Westport Police Warn Locals about Phishing Emails


Westport-news.com reported on 28th August, 2014 stating that Westport Police are warning residents of Westport to be cautious of a scam email

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SPAMfighter News 2014/9/6

Phishers Target UT Libraries for Attack


A cyber-criminal utilized Libraries interface of University of Texas (UT) along with one fake e-mail id for running personalized ...

SPAMfighter News 2014/9/5

Phishing Email Scam Hits University of Memphis

Dailyhelmsman.com reported on 27th August, 2014 stating that the University of Memphis or U of M was founded in 1912 in Memphis, Tennessee, US recently

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SPAMfighter News 2014/9/5

Dairy Queen the Most Recent Target of PoS Malware

Dairy Queen the restaurant chain for fast food situated inside Edina, Minnesota, US recently confirmed that their computers within certain locations had

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SPAMfighter News 2014/9/4

HP Study Shows Lack of Internal Defenses in Companies

Eweek.com reported on 27th August, 2014 quoting a Network Security survey of IT firm Hewlett-Packard (HP) as "many organizations are not taking

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SPAMfighter News 2014/9/4

FBI Investigates Possible Breach of JPMorgan

Cnet.com reported on 27th August, 2014 stating that FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) of America is investigating a breach of data in JPMorgan and may

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SPAMfighter News 2014/9/3

Sophisticated Malware Worry Security Researchers

James Wyke a security researcher with Sophos has come across malware that by using throw-off tactics can thwart security investigations, published

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SPAMfighter News 2014/9/3

Most Websites Remain Alive not even 24-hrs Posing Danger; Blue Coat

Blue Coat has released a report titled "One-Day Wonders: How Malware Hides among the Internet's Short-Lived Websites" that states how 71% of all

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SPAMfighter News 2014/9/2

Experts - Cybercriminals Target European Automakers with Malware

Csoonline.com reported on 25th August, 2014 quoting a recent warning of security researchers as "cybercriminals are using a new information-stealing

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SPAMfighter News 2014/9/2

Ebola Emerging as a Grave Computer Threat - Symantec

Security experts of security firm Symantec claim that Ebola is a diverse type of virus which is contaminating computers and networks instead of human bodies

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SPAMfighter News 2014/9/1

Kelihos Botnet Being Expanded, Warn Security Researchers

According to security researchers, the Kelihos botnet is yet being expanded as cyber-criminals include more-and-more PCs into it; reported Help Net

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SPAMfighter News 2014/9/1

Critical Data Related to Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 Lost to PC-Hackers

PC-attackers reportedly seized critical information stored on networks of Malaysian officers associated with the search to locate the flight MH370 of

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