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September 2017

SPAMfighter News 2017/9/29

SEC’s EDGAR System Breached

 

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) USA's chief markets regulator stated on September 20 that its server was hacked in 2016, with

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/29

Millions Download Malicious Software from Play, Google Removes Infected Android Applications

 

Android users counting in the millions likely have malicious software infecting their smart-phones thereby bearing additional costs because they

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/29

ExpensiveWall Found Concealed in Android Wallpaper Apps

 

A huge malware campaign penetrated Google Play last week to send deceitful text messages and charge up to 21 Mn people for false services.

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/28

Ransomware Attack Derails School Activities at Columbia Falls School District

 

Law enforcement of late managed identifying the origin of latest online attacks as certain hackers' group from abroad which's trying towards

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/28

Most Wanted Malware – Banking Trojans Attack Again

 

The Trickbot, Ramnit, and Zeus banking trojans - each of them appeared in top 10. All these trojans typically work by finding when victim is going

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/28

A Dual Attack Spam Outbreak Pushes Two Ransomware Strains Alternatively

 

A new report by Trend Micro tells about one fresh ransomware campaign being detected that makes a dual attack campaign via contaminating users first

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/27

Hackers of North Korea are Apparently Targeting Bitcoin Exchanges

 

Hackers of North Korea are linked to several attacks, including Sony hack in 2014, but it seems that totalitarian state has been now particularly

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/27

Hackers Inject Malware into CCleaner Software

 

CCleaner a widely-used tool for maintaining computer systems recently got compromised with one severe malware infection. The situation is especially

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/27

Australian Consumers in Increasing Numbers Fear Online ShoppingAustralian Consumers in Increasing Numbers Fear Online Shopping

 

A recently conducted survey shows that consumers at large fear revealing their payment card information over the Internet with many continue wanting

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/26

Swiss State Obstructs Cyberattack but Another Strikes Contractor

 

The Government of Switzerland says that the cyber-experts of state detected and then prevent one attempted cyberattack on Defense department of

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/26

Hacker Group Leaks Vevo Data then Deletes it

 

Music video utility Vevo, which has three owners, together with the owner firm of Google and Abu Dhabi Media situated in Dubai, was victimized with

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/26

An Equifax Hack Affects 143m Americans

 

Equifax declared on September 15 evening that the company's top security officer and top information officer would quit right away after an enormous

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/25

Apple Introduces FaceID a New iPhone X Technology

 

The most sophisticated handset iPhone X has a new feature called FaceID which Apple announced during its event on September 12, 2017. This mechanism

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/25

Websites of Ryan International School Hacked

 

On Wednesday, many websites connected to the Ryan International group were hacked.

 

A hacker group, calling themselves as the Kerala

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/25

Hacker who Infiltrated American Military Systems gets Sentenced

 

Suttong Coldfield based Sean Caffrey pleaded guilty to a crime within the purview of Computer Misuse Act during June while facing Birmingham Crown

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/21

Obscene Tweets Posted on Official Twitter Account of High School

 

Clark County School Police are probing a seeming hack on Twitter account of Foothill High School. Many tweets, some of them inappropriate, were sent

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/21

Lucky ‘Formula 1’ not yet Targeted with Ransomware

 

One leading computer specialist intensively involved with 'Formula 1' asserts that the technique requires doing more for safeguarding itself against

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/20

Zero-Day in Windows Abused for Planting FinSpy Spyware

 

Microsoft lately issued one security patch to fix a flaw in Office that according to researchers, was getting exploited for attacking end-users

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/20

New BlueBorne Exploit Compromises Laptops and Mobiles

 

BlueBorne refers to 8 vulnerabilities bunched together which when collectively exploited helps in carrying out effective attacks against MacOS,

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/20

Hackers Could Program Sex Robots to Execute


A cybersecurity scientist has issued a weird warning saying sex robots could grow and kill their owners if hackers can access into their heads. Tech

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/19

Fresh Malware Version Asking for $50 Worth BTC

 

The malicious program, "Your Windows is Banned" first emerged during late 2016. At the time, PC-operators received a pop up message

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/19

FA Enhances its Online Security for World Cup Following Hacking Worries

 

There's concern by Football Association (FA) about exposure of their sensitive information regarding tactical details, squad selection and injury.

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/18

Uber Admits its Software Tool Under FBI’s Investigation

 

Uber recently admitted undergoing an investigation by federal authorities in connection with one software tool the company utilized sometime back

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/18

SEBI to Hire Cyber Security Specialists

 

As malware attacks take place on a regular basis, SEBI (Securities and Exchange Board of India) is thinking of bringing in cyber security

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/18

New Malware Steals Money of Users through Mobile Phones

 

Xafecopy Trojan is a malware software affecting mobile phones with android operating system and it has the capacity to steal money through phones

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/15

Voice Assistants Attacked with Commands Fed into Ultrasonic Frequencies

 

Hacks frequently take place because of our own foolishness, yet fresh vulnerability has been found in which tech companies are to be blamed. The

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/15

Hackers Steal 143m People’s Private Data from Equifax

 

A possibly biggest data hack within USA targeted on Equifax Inc., the company which provides credit scores of consumers, resulted in hackers

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/15

5,400 Customers Affected in Cyber Attack on Health Portal of AXA

 

The personal information of around 5,400 present and former customers of AXA insurance, company of French Life Insurance, in Singapore got stolen in

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/14

Lenovo Faces Financial Penalty over Superfish Adware

 

On September 6, 2017, attorney generals of 32 states coalesced to declare settlement of USD 3.5m with computer manufacturer Lenovo in connection

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/14

‘New Wave’ of Cyber Attacks Target US and European Energy Sectors

 

Symantec, the firm of cyber security, released a research report on Wednesday, according to which a group, called Dragonfly, is targeting European

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/13

Site of Latin America with Bitcoin Tripping Hacked – 28 Million Users

 

Taringa, a Latin American social site, often called 'Latin America's Reddit', has suffered enormous breach of data of users. Login details of almost

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/13

Phishing Scammers Posing as Student Loans Company Target University Students

 

One fresh phishing scam has been found targeting returning pupils and first-year students of different universities in United Kingdom. In that scam,

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/13

Apple and TRAI not in Agreement Over Anti-Spam Application

 

A fight between Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) and Apple is reportedly taking place regarding using iPhone owners' user data, within

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/12

Key Ransomware Attack Strikes Healthcare and Other Industries

 

According to Barracuda Networks, a data security and disaster recovery merchant, a major ransomware attack is now in progress against several

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/12

Abbott Withdraws 465,000 Pacemakers Prone to Potential Hack

 

Pacemaker manufacturer Abbott recently recalled its devices presuming a hack could get executed over them. The recall covered as many as 465,000

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/11

WikiLeaks ‘Hacked’ because OurMine Group Responds with ‘Hack Us’ Challenge

 

OurMine, self-styled White Hat hackers, took control of the WikiLeaks home page this morning, the website run by hermit and believed to be tech

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/11

Phishing Scam Defrauds MacEwan University off $11.8m

 

During a phishing scam valuing $11.8m that targeted MacEwan University, the fraudsters purported to be Clark Builders, a contracting and

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/11

People Cautioned Against Scammers Online Post Hurricane Harvey

 

Hurricane Harvey has been described as a most devastating catastrophe that ever hit USA. The White House reports that the gigantic storm affected

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/8

When Uploading Comments to the FCC, you can Now Include Malware

 

The website of FCC (Federal Communications Commission) has massive traffic -- few times much more than it's handling capacity. But due to one

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/8

Security Flaw in Instagram Lets Hackers Invade

 

The current week has seen Instagram developing vulnerability in its software which has let hackers amass certain database apparently comprising the

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/8

Indian Government Warns against Locky Ransomware’s Dissemination

 

The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team has cautioned on September 2 that people need to be vigilant of a ransomware called Locky spreading

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/7

WikiLeaks Dumps CIA Tool Angelfire

 

WikiLeaks the organization that opposes secrecy posted on August 31 one more set of files that allegedly belonged to the CIA (Central Intelligence

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/7

CeX Hack Endangers a Huge 2m Accounts

 

CeX the retailer which deals with second-hand games, after a lot of insistence, admitted that one Internet hack possibly put a huge number of 2m

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/6

Nearly a Half Million Pacemakers could get Hacked

 

The pacemakers which are vulnerable of getting hacked must be updated by around half million people in US. On Tuesday, FDA has issued recall for

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/6

Longest-Ever Spam Catalogue Unearthed having 711m Passwords, E-mail Ids

 

Cyber-security researchers recently stumbled upon what according to them, is an unprecedented long catalogue of passwords and electronic mail ids

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/6

Hackers Target High-Status Accounts on Instagram

 

Facebook's Instagram, the photo sharing utility, strong with 700m account-holders, informed some of them on August 30 that hackers managed stealing

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/5

Spam Mail Distributed from id of District Council of Kapiti Coast

 

Many people likely found a mistaken e-mail in their inbox sent from the District Council of Kapiti Coast because of one spam mail which got into the

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/5

Google Working Sturdily to Clean its Ecosystem off Malware-Tainted Content

 

With data-security being utterly important these days, Google is adopting extreme measures for mitigating malware-tainted material within its

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/4

Selena Gomez’s Instagram Account Suffers Major Breach

 

On August 28, a major hack disturbed the Instagram account of Selena Gomez, sparking fresh queries if artists were secured on the Internet. Soon

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/4

Real Madrid Twitter Account Announces Lionel Messi Signing after Hack

 

Official Twitter account of Real Madrid believed to be hacked, since one post welcoming Messi in club has appeared on its feed.

 

Just

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/4

Malware Attack on NHS Lanarkshire Disrupts Health Services

 

Following a widespread cyber-attack affecting NHS Lanarkshire, the hospital cautioned patients from visiting the hospital except for essential

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/1

Five Suspected of Hacking Qatar News Agency Arrested Inside Turkey, says Qatar

 

According to reports from Qatar News Agency, Turkey recently detained 5 individuals suspected of being involved in the hack into the national news

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/1

FBI Detains Shanghai Native from China over Malware Distribution

 

The Department of Justice (DoJ), August 21, accused Yu Pingan a Chinese national, aged 36, of allegedly conniving towards attacking the PC-networks

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SPAMfighter News 2017/9/1

Chinese National Arrested in Los Angeles for Hacking Charge in US

 

Charges are filed by the FBI against one Chinese malware broker known as Yu Pingan, claiming that he provides malware to hackers, including Sakula

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