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September 2015

SPAMfighter News 2015/9/30

Chinese Group of Hackers Targeting Russian Military - Proofpoint


Softpedia.com reported on 18th September, 2015 stating that Proofpoint, a US-based Security-as-a-Service vendor, has observed a campaign targeting

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SPAMfighter News 2015/9/30

Kovter Malware Improved With Features of Poweliks - Symantec


Softpedia.com reported on 25th September, 2015 stating that researchers of security firm Symantec have discovered a new version of Kovter Trojan,

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SPAMfighter News 2015/9/29

Scam Email Imitating Quinnipiac University Sent Out


Quchronicle.com published news on 15th September, 2015 stating that Quinnipiac University (Hamden, Connecticut) account on 8th September, 2015 sent a

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SPAMfighter News 2015/9/29

Hackers Begin DDOS Assaults on 4chan by Using Imgur


Softpedia.com reported on 22nd September, 2015 stating that a Reddit user has discovered a covert method of launching DDOS attacks on the

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SPAMfighter News 2015/9/29

AT&T Sues Former Employees Charged of Trying to Unlock Phones


Softpedia.com reported on 21st September, 2015 stating that Atlanta-based AT&T has sued 3 former call center employees charging them of installing

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SPAMfighter News 2015/9/28

South Africa Going to Strengthen its Computer Crime Law


ZDNet.com reported on 14th September, 2015 stating that South Africa is going to be the latest nation on the continent to strengthen legislation about

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SPAMfighter News 2015/9/28

Authors of CoinVault Ransomware Arrested by Dutch Police


Softpedia.com reported on 7th September, 2015 stating that Dutch Police have arrested two young individuals suspecting them to be the writers of the

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SPAMfighter News 2015/9/25

Russia-Based Hacker Pleads Guilty he Executed Biggest Data Hack Inside USA


Department of Justice of United States lately declared that an individual from Russia pleaded guilty of his involvement within a most massive data

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SPAMfighter News 2015/9/25

Over 21m Fresh Malware Strands Spotted During Q2-2015, States PandaLabs


Panda Security's malware research wing PandaLabs has just released the second quarter report highlighting that there has been fresh records of malware

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SPAMfighter News 2015/9/25

New Zealand’s Westpac Bank Confronts Phishing E-mail Campaign


An 'account update' electronic mail supposedly from New Zealand's Westpac Bank tells recipient through the bank's Security Team that he would not any

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SPAMfighter News 2015/9/24

DIA Cautions New Zealand Companies of ‘Whaling’ Attacks


Wellington (New Zealand) headquartered Department-of-Internal-Affairs has issued an alert to everyone for being wary about targeted e-mail assault

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SPAMfighter News 2015/9/24

CoreBot Evolves Into Highly Efficient Banker Trojan


According to IBM, its security researchers, during August 2015, discovered CoreBot in a fresh form with more advanced features while capturing banking

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SPAMfighter News 2015/9/23

Rugby World Cup Being Maligned with Ticketing Scam E-mail

A ticketing scam through e-mail has hit the Rugby World Cup to start September 18 through till October 31, 2015 just when the tournament is about to

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SPAMfighter News 2015/9/23

North Korea Probably Main Architect of Cyberattacks in South Korea

Security firm FireEye recently said that North Korea is apparently behind all cyberattacks which have exploited a word processing program mostly used in

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SPAMfighter News 2015/9/22

Georgia Authorities Probe Into State Mansion of Governor Hit with Phishing Attack

GTA (Georgia Technology Authority), which is critical for IT infrastructure of the state, has started one investigation into certain phishing attack aimed

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SPAMfighter News 2015/9/22

Administrative Network of Miami County Hijacked by Computer Virus

The report of Miami's County Sheriff's Office reveals that Matt Watkins, Technology Director of the County, said that the computer virus known as

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SPAMfighter News 2015/9/22

A PC-Hacking Case Under Investigation by Scotland Yard Closed

Prosecutors recently stated regarding an investigation by Scotland Yard of a 2.5m pounds loss following a computer hacking incident that it was closed with

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SPAMfighter News 2015/9/21

Virus Attacks PCs of Moore Public Schools

The computer systems of Oklahoma USA, Moore School District were recently infected with a malicious virus, published news9.com dated September 4, 2015.
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SPAMfighter News 2015/9/21

Students of Saint Mary’s College Receive E-mail Laced Viruses

Students of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA-situated Saint Mary's College lately got a number of e-mails that staff and faculty supposedly sent with web-links

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SPAMfighter News 2015/9/18

New Version of Infamous Carbanak Trojan Found in the Wild - CSIS


Securityweek.com reported on 3rd September, 2015 stating that a new version of the infamous Carbanak Trojan which is also known as Anunak has been

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SPAMfighter News 2015/9/18

Malware Attack Has Targeted Match.com


Cityam.com reported on 3rd September, 2015 stating that online daters of UK could be the victim of cyber crime as researchers have found a malware

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SPAMfighter News 2015/9/18

Malicious Scripts Injected in Genuine Websites Seeing a Growth - Heimdal


Infosecurity-magazine.com reported on 4th September, 2015 quoting a recently released study by the security firm Heimdal Security as "The web is

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SPAMfighter News 2015/9/17

Huge Number of TLDs Used to Support Malicious Web Practices - Blue Coat


Security vendor Blue Coat carried out research for months and then revealed that a number of TLDs (top-level domains) are used almost fully to support

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SPAMfighter News 2015/9/17

Hacking Group “Rocket Kitten” Linked to Iranian Government


Securityweek.com reported on 2nd September, 2015 quoting a recent warning by security experts as "the Iran-based threat group called "Rocket

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SPAMfighter News 2015/9/16

FBR Warns Taxpayers about Scam Emails


Dawn.com reported on 3rd September, 2015 stating that the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has advised Pakistani taxpayers to avoid replying to spam

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SPAMfighter News 2015/9/16

Breach at Brunswick Hotel Probably Exposes Data of More than 2,600 Customers


Pressherald.com reported on 2nd September, 2015 stating that Portland-based Olympia Hotel Management which manages Brunswick Hotel & Tavern based

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SPAMfighter News 2015/9/15

Weber State University Latest to be Targeted with Malicious E-mails


Weber County, Utah, USA based Weber State University (WSU) through its IT (Information Technology) department has cautioned staff members, students

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SPAMfighter News 2015/9/15

Scam E-mails Targeting Taxpayers in South Bucks District, Says District Council


The Denham, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom-based South Bucks District Council has warned people for being wary of one tax scam abusing the name of

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SPAMfighter News 2015/9/15

Melbourne-Situated Cyber Miscreant who Spread Child Porn gets Jail


Kenneth Palliser of Melbourne who repairs computers is facing charges of proliferating child pornography widely through web-links leading onto

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SPAMfighter News 2015/9/14

Latvian Cyber-Crook Admits Involvement in Writing PC-Virus


Deniss Calovskis of Latvia, and aged 30, lately admitted to being involved within a scam through which PC-virus was transmitted for contaminating over

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SPAMfighter News 2015/9/14

Kiwis to remain Watchful of Extremely Advanced Targeted scam E-mails


Auckland, New Zealand-based SMX the security company for cloud e-mail has issued an alert to its associates and clients that there has been a security

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SPAMfighter News 2015/9/14

FireEye Detects Redirected Payment Scam Striking SMBs


FireEye the security company recently published one report that discusses about one ongoing payment-diversion scheme over the Net attacking SMBs

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SPAMfighter News 2015/9/11

Ransomware Attacks Increasing Fast, Cautions Intel Security


According to a freshly-published Threat Report (for Q2-2015) by Intel Security, earlier called McAfee, ransomware attacks are continuously increasing

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SPAMfighter News 2015/9/11

Cyber-Criminals Challenged with Improved Detection Make their Malware Better


With malware continuously proving successful, threat prevention and detection methodologies have become better; however, cyber crooks are pushed

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SPAMfighter News 2015/9/10

Two Barbados Banks Targeted with E-mail Scams

New e-mails posing as messages sent from Barbados based CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank or Cayman National Bank have been crafted for spreading

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SPAMfighter News 2015/9/10

Trading Standards Cautions Residents about Fake HMRC E-mails

Officials from Trading Standards recently urged residents of Widnes and Runcorn (Warrington, United Kingdom) for being watchful of one scam e-mail that

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SPAMfighter News 2015/9/10

BBB Deactivates Website Serving Phishing E-mail with Malware

BBB lately deactivated one fake website because that website dispatched phishing e-mail feigning as an FBI message while certain file was saved in Dropbox

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SPAMfighter News 2015/9/9

Spam King to go to Prison after Spamming Facebook Members

Las Vegas-based, 47 year old Sanford Wallace an infamous spammer has been sentenced to 3-yrs in jail ever since he admitted dispatching many million spam

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SPAMfighter News 2015/9/9

Six Suspected Users of LizardStresser DDoS Service Arrested in UK

Infosecurity-magazine.com reported on 28th August, 2015 stating that police force from around UK while functioning with the National Crime Agency (NCA) of

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SPAMfighter News 2015/9/9

Intel Security - GPU Malware can be Made Harmless with Relative Ease

Softpedia.com reported on 1st September, 2015 quoting the company's researcher in the latest Threat Report of Intel Security as claiming "GPU malware

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SPAMfighter News 2015/9/9

Fresh Banker Trojan Striking Banking Institutions within Japan - IBM

IBM the security vendor is warning of one fresh banking Trojan that is striking accountholders of twelve and more Japanese banks.

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SPAMfighter News 2015/9/7

Malvertising Campaign Strikes MSN Web Portal

Itnews.com.au reported on 28th August, 2015 stating that MSN web portal of Microsoft has been used by unknown attackers to serve malicious advertising code

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SPAMfighter News 2015/9/7

IBM Intercepts One Fresh Data Stealing Malware

IBM has said that its researchers recently stumbled upon one fresh strain of malware created for grabbing critical data from infected PCs.

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SPAMfighter News 2015/9/7

Fresh Spear Phishing Scam Impersonates EFF

Security researchers have intercepted one fresh spear phishing scam, which utilizes one URL pretending to be EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) a digital

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SPAMfighter News 2015/9/4

RCFP and AP File Court Case against FBI Regarding One 2007 Operation

RCFP and AP have sued FBI while compelling the agency that it published the details regarding one operation conducted in 2007. Softpedia.com published this,

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SPAMfighter News 2015/9/4

Phishing Cause $3.77 Million Loss Annually to an Averaged Large Company

Cutimes.com reported on 26th August, 2015 stating that organisations incur costs due to successful phishing attacks which are mostly related to loss of

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SPAMfighter News 2015/9/3

Sundown Exploit Kit Ill-Treating IE Vulnerability - Symantec


Symantec, a security firm, has discovered that the Sundown EK (exploit kit) has started to leverage a recent Internet Explorer (IE) flaw,

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SPAMfighter News 2015/9/3

Local Resident of Halton Targeted by Scam Email which Impersonates his Bank


Runcornandwidnesworld.co.uk reported on 26th August, 2015 stating that an alert has been issued recently after a 43-year old resident of Halton, a

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SPAMfighter News 2015/9/3

80% of Leaders of Health IT Claim their Computers Have Been Compromised - KPMG


Modernhealthcare.com reported on 26th August, 2015 quoting consulting group KPMG as "Approximately 8 out of 10 health information technology

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SPAMfighter News 2015/9/2

UK Teenager Arrested for Hacking Important Government Websites

Theinquirer.net reported on 20th August, 2015 stating that Charlton Floate, a 19 year old UK teenager, has been arrested with some others for the cyber

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SPAMfighter News 2015/9/2

Amazon Drops Flash due to Risks Posed by Flash

Techweekeurope.co.uk reported on 24th August, 2015 stating that Amazon plans to bid adieu to Flash-based advertising in its e-com websites because most

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SPAMfighter News 2015/9/1

Which? Research Reveals that Phishing Emails Averaging at 20 a Month


Eandt.theiet.org recently reported on 20th August, 2015 quoting consumer watchdog Which? as "research reveals that people receive up to 20

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SPAMfighter News 2015/9/1

Tax-themed Scams are Targeting Residents of Niagara


Stcatharinesstandard.ca reported on 20th August, 2015 stating that the Niagara Regional Police (NRP) Ontario, Canada is reiterating its warning to

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SPAMfighter News 2015/9/1

Attorney of West Virginia Warns Students about Fake Job Opportunities


Huntingtonnews.net published news on 23rd August, 2015 stating that Patrick Morrisey, Attorney General of West Virginia, cautioned college-goers to be

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