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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/6

Operators of Winnti APT Group Moving Ahead of Gaming Sector - Kaspersky

Security experts of security firm Kaspersky say that they have recently acquired proofs which prove that Winnti APT (Advanced Persistent Threat) is heading

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/6

Hackers Tricked a London Based Woman of Life Savings

BBC.com published news on 24th June, 2015 stating that a 59 year old woman namely Vivian Gabb, based at London, explained how she was cheated of her life

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/6

‘Click Fraud’ Activity Could Enable Insertion of Ransomware

Damballa the security company in its most recent Q2-2015 State of Infections Report states that hackers of a computer primarily using it for a comparatively

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/3

Spam, Notifying Legal Changes, Thrust Malware; Dynamoo’s Blog

According to Dynamoo's Blog, cyber crooks are spreading one fresh malicious program through e-mail, which contains a file attachment asserting it is one

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/3

Adf.ly Malvertizing Campaign Using HanJuan Exploit Kit, Observes Malwarebytes

According to Malwarebytes the security company, one fresh malvertizing assault, which targets Adf.ly the URL condensing and advertising service, is using

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/2

SingPass Users Warned by IDA about Phishing Email

Todayonline.com published news on 25th June, 2015 quoting a recent warning of Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) as "Users of SingPass

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/2

Patrons of Hotel.com Become Victims of Phishing Scam

Threatpost.com published news on 24th June, 2015 stating that an undisclosed number of travelers using Hotels.com, a website for booking hotel rooms both

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/1

US Courts Jailed Malware Creator for Almost 5 Years

Securityweek.com reported on 23rd June, 2015 stating that a 25 year old Swedish man, namely Alex Yucel, who developed the malware tool which tainted half a

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SPAMfighter News 2015/7/1

Dyre Trojan Becoming More Sophisticated - Symantec

Symantec, a security firm, recently released a report revealing that cybercriminals running Dyre banking Trojan have built an impressive infrastructure

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/30

Victims Robbed $18 Million since 2014 by Cryptowall - FBI

The register.co.uk reported on 24th June, 2015 stating that according to new data released by Internet Crime Complaints Commission of FBI, authors of

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/30

Adobe Releases Out–Of-Band Patch for a Fault in Flash Player

Securityweek.com reported on 23rd June, 2015 stating that Adobe systems recently released an emergency fix to address security flaws in its Flash Player

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/30

Scam E-mails Asking Recipients to Make Court Appearance Circulating

According to a warning on the website of Washington Courts System, a dangerous scam e-mail is currently targeting Internauts telling that they require

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/30

Poland’s LOT Airlines Targeted by Massive Cyber Attacks

Techworld.com.au reported on 22nd June, 2015 stating that the Polish state-run LOT Airlines was compelled to cancel at least 20 departures scheduled from

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/29

Irish Enterprises Experience Upsurge in Online Scams; ISME


According to the ISME (Irish Small and Medium Enterprises) Association, Ireland is witnessing an ongoing increase in scams on the Internet aimed at

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/29

E-mail Scammers Masquerading as British Military Doctor Attack People


A scam e-mail reportedly reached a resident of Cheshire, North West England-based Halton supposedly from an army doctor of Britain dedicated to

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/26

Recently Fixed Flash Player Flaw Targeted by Magnitude EK

Security firm Trend Micro recently revealed that cybercriminals have added an exploit for a recently-fixed Adobe Flash Player flaw to the infamous Magnitude

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/26

JESCO Computer Network Infected with Virus

According to Japan's Environment Ministry, JESCO (Japan Environmental Storage & Safety Corp.) that runs under the Japanese government has had its

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/25

Russian Authorities Cracked large Cyber Gang Last Month

Nakedsecurity.sophos.com reported during first week of June 2015 stating that the Interior Ministry of the Russian Federation and the country's Federal

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/25

Government of US Runs Afoul of Computer Security

Washingtonpost.com reported on 18th June, 2015 stating that government of US might have run afoul of computer security once more in response to massive

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/24

Scam E-mails Pretending to be from Royal Mail Circulating, says NFIB

NFIB (National Fraud Intelligence Bureau) has advised the general public for being vigilant about scam e-mails asserting they are messages from Royal Mail

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/24

Hackers Steal $1.5m from US Publishing House via E-mail Scam

Cyber attackers reportedly from China hacked into Bonnier Publications one prominent publishing house in USA to defraud it off $1.5m during May 2015,

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/24

Employees of House of Commons Targeted by Phishing Scam

Macleans.ca reported on 12th June, 2015 stating that hackers are targeting employees of the House of Commons, the Lower House of Canadian Parliament, to

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/23

Enormous Malvertising Campaign Strikes Users in Europe and the US

Securityweek.com reported on 11th June, 2015 stating that researchers of security firm Websense have identified an enormous malvertising campaign hitting

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/23

Duqu 2.0 Attacks with Stolen Digital Certificate of Foxconn

Wired.com reported on 15th June, 2015 stating that the nation-state malware Duqu 2.0 used a digital certificate which was stolen from Foxconn, one of the

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/23

Cyber-Espionage Operation Attacking Governments in Southeast Asia Uncovered

Researchers from Palo Alto Networks recently spotted one cyber-espionage campaign which was attacking military and government agencies within Southeast

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/22

MERS-Themed Malware Laced E-mails and Texts Circulating in Korea - Symantec

Internet scammers are attempting at cashing in on Koreans who're gripped with fear about MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) via distributing fake

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/22

DDoS Attacks Progressively Mimicking APT-Fashioned Assaults - Imperva

According to the Global DDoS Trends Report by Imperva, there's a new development of DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) assaults very much resembling APTs

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/22

‘Ask Toolbar’ Carries Malicious Software, Says Microsoft

Microsoft recently branded "Ask Toolbar" as undesirable computer program, indeed during certain instances as malware. That implies Microsoft will

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/19

Symantec - Poweliks Trojan is now linked to Ransomware Infections

Symantec, a security firm, recently published a white paper saying that Poweliks, which is a malware known to be hidden inside the registry of infected

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/19

Phishing Scams Exploiting Name and Fame of Coca-Cola are Rising

Health24.com reported on 11th June, 2015 quoting a warning of Peninsula Beverage Company (PenBev - local bottler and distributor of The Coca-Cola Company's

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/18

Vawtrak Trojan Now Increasingly Obscure by Employing Tor2Web, Finds Fortinet

Creators of Vawtrak the banking Trojan, whose other names are Snifula and Neverquest, are using the Tor2Web to make their servers obscure and so more

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/18

Indian Facebook Accountholders get Attacked with Porn Inserting Malware

A malware attack has hit users of Facebook inside India that injects porn content into their timelines followed with contaminating friends communicating on

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/18

Increase in Botnet Traffic Observed within United Kingdom; Level 3 Communications

Level 3 Communications a network providing firm recently published fresh research on networks of bot-infected computers along with the dangers these botnets

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/17

Palo Alto Discloses Details of New Keylogger ‘KeyBase’

Well-known security company Palo Alto Networks just disclosed one fresh group of keylogger malicious program under watch by the company since a few months.

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/17

Malicious Assaults Targeting Adobe Flash Increased during Q1-2015, Reports McAfee

McAfee Labs has said that malware-laden Adobe Flash assaults have been rising during January-March 2015 at the rate of 317%.

Apparently,

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/17

IBM - New Variant of Tinba Trojan Targets European Users

Securityintelligence.com reported on 9th June, 2015 stating that researchers of IBM Security Trusteer have recently discovered an infection campaign using a

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/16

Trend Micro Discovers New MalumPoS POS Malware

Softpedia.com published news on 8th June, 2015 quoting security firm Trend Micro as saying "Cybercriminals created a new malware for point-of-sale

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/16

Ransomware Attackers Presently Negotiating for Making Deal with Victims

According to a security investigator working with Check Point the security company, ransomware attackers are presently allowing victims to interact with

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/16

AeroGrow Reveals Data Hack

AeroGrow International Inc., a Colorado situated company that makes indoor gardens free of soil has said that some individuals while buying things on

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/15

Golroted Trojan Repeatedly Attacking SMBs, Finds Quick Heal


According to Quick Heal Technologies, the infamous data stealing Trojan malware 'Golroted' has been found attacking SMBs (small-and-medium sized

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/15

Author of Ransomware Tox Quits


Threatpost.com reported on 4th June, 2015 stating that after the author of crypto-ransomware Locker recently apologized publicly and released

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/12

User Infection Emerges Chiefly from Malvertising, Finds Malwarebytes

According to Malwarebytes the security company, malware-carrying ads or malvertising is a chief infection medium that is being utilized to affect end-users

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/12

More than 20m Malware Strains Spotted During Q1-2015; PandaLabs

According to one new study by PandaLabs the security company, over 20m strains of malware have been identified during January-March 2015.

Most of

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/11

Rise of Dyre Banking Malware in Q1-2015 - Trend Micro

Trend Micro in its recently released study says that the nasty Dyre banking Trojan is increasing again after related infections surged during Q1-2015.
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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/11

Lethal PC-Virus Strikes Swedish Internet-Users

In a recent report by SVT the broadcaster from Sweden, a request has been made to MSB (Myndigheten för samhällsskydd och beredskap) the Civil Contingencies

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/10

US Failed to Attack Weapons of North Korea with a Stuxnet-type Virus

Reuters.com reported on 29th May, 2015 stating that United States tried to install a version of Stuxnet computer virus to attack nuclear weapons program of

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/10

Phishing Scam Targets Facebook with ‘Attempts to Export Opengraph File’ Message

According to a fresh supposed to be a security warning purporting to be from Facebook, you have tried many times to export your open graph file using an

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/10

Locker Ransomware Author Regrets Action, Releases Decryption Keys

In what has never happened before, Locker ransomware's creator also called "Poka BrightMinds" has published the data containing the decryption

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/9

Well-Known Hola Website Being Used as Center of Botnet for Hire

Hola is one of the most renowned online services for seeing banned videos and television shows from other nations and it has turned its patrons into a

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/9

Sally Beauty Announces Fresh Updates about Security Breach

Securityweek.com reported on 29th May, 2015 stating that professional retailer of beauty supplies Sally Beauty (Texas, US) has provided an update about its

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/9

Campaign of Cyber-Espionage Nicknamed ‘Grabit’ Targets SMBs - Kaspersky

Security firm Kaspersky has discovered a new business-oriented campaign of cyber-spying known as 'Grabit' which could steal around 10,000 files from small

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/8

Outdated Flash Player Editions Attacked in Latest Cyber-Crime

According to FireEye the security company, cyber-crooks by using attack tools aimed at Adobe Flash Player's obsolete editions have created one exploit to

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/8

KnowBe4 Intercepts Locker Ransomware

According to KnowBe4 a security company, IT managers should be wary of one fresh ransomware program known as Locker which remains silent on contaminated PCs

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/8

Irish Taxpayers may become Victims of Tax-Related Scam E-mails, Warns Revenue Commissioners

Ireland's authorized tax-collecting agency Revenue Commissioners is warning citizens about fake e-mails posing as messages from it while presently

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/5

Cyber-Crooks Continue to Misguide Users with Forbidden Chrome Extensions

In spite of Google declaring about its prohibition of those extensions of Chrome which aren't listed in its Web-store, online miscreants keep on luring

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/5

Carbanak Trojan Targets Russian Security Service - Trend Micro

The register.co.uk published news on 25th May, 2015 quoting Maxim Goncharov, Security Researcher of Trend Micro, as saying "Carbanak is one of the

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/4

Surge in POS Malware Leading to Enormous Security Breaches - ABI

Infosecurity-magazine.com reported on 22nd May, 2015 stating that market research firm ABI Research reveals that there has been a huge increase in

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/4

Brenham Police Warns Locals about Threatening Scam Emails

Kagstv.com reported on 25th May, 2015 stating that Brenham Police (Texas, United States) are warning the public about an email scam which threatens jail

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/3

Spam and Malware Distributed Through Bogus ‘Bitly’ Web-Links

Malwarebytes the security company has warned that cyber-criminals are employing more and more of the copycat Bitly web-links for spreading spam and malware.

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/3

FireEye Intercepts Fresh POS Malware ‘NitlovePoS’

Investigators from FireEye the security company recently spotted one fresh POS (point-of-sale) malicious program named 'NitlovePoS' that's presently hitting

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/2

Malvertising Assaults Result in Attack Toolkit Magnitude and Ransomware, says Zscaler

According to Zscaler the security company, cyber-crooks are inserting harmful diversion code inside online ads so they can channel user traffic onto

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/2

Innumerable Users of Adult FriendFinder Become Victims of Hack

Hackers, of late, accessed the casual dating website Adult Friend Finder and compromised almost 4m accounts of users who browsed the site for experiencing

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/1

Cybercriminals Use SVG Files to Spread Ransomware - AppRiver

SCMagazine.com reported on 22nd May, 2015 stating that security researchers of security firm AppRiver have observed attackers spreading phishing emails with

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/1

Criminal Attacks Leading Cause of Data Breach in Healthcare Industry - Ponemon

Ponemon Institute conducted a new study which was sponsored by ID Experts reveals that criminal attacks are the leading cause of data breaches leaving

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SPAMfighter News 2015/6/1

Brazil Becomes a Hotbed for Banking Trojans - says ESET

Brazil is amongst the most thickly populated countries of the world and it also consists the maximum percentage of net users doing online banking. Over half

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/29

Nigerian Jailed in $1 Million Phishing Scam Case

Nj.com reported on 20th May, 2015 quoting an announcement of Paul Fishman, U.S. Attorney, as "A 31 year old Nigerian man with numerous pennames has

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/29

Malicious Adware More than Doubled Since Last Year - G Data

According to a new malware report of security firm G Data, the quantity of crude adware has become more than double as compared to last year because cyber

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/29

97% Internauts Can’t Recognize Phishing Emails Correctly Across the World

Information-age.com reported on 19th May, 2015 stating that an Intel Security, a renowned security firm, conducted a quiz which tests the knowledge of

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/28

New Fake Lottery E-mails Exploit Names of Big Jackpot Winners

E-mail users are being cautioned about one online scam which asserts that Angela and Richard Maxwell who won EuroMillions are giving away 1m pounds,

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/28

Internauts Warned about Scam Emails Imitating PayPal

Blog Check & Secure warned on 19th May, 2015 stating that security researchers identified many suspicious looking emails and hence Internet users are

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/27

Police Warns that PennDOT Scam Email Targeting Locals

Fox43.com reported on 16th May, 2015 stating that Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Intelligence Center (PACIC) warns about a fake email notification

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/27

Hackers Breached Federal Reserve Bank Website

According to St. Louis-based Federal Reserve Bank, hackers during April 2015 had effectively managed to compromise the bank's online site, published

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/27

Developers of Rombertik Stopping Its Illegal Use - Symantec

Earlier this month, Cisco reported that the Rombertik malware tries to destroy the master boot record (MBR) of infected devices to stop researchers from

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/26

The Network of Penn State University Goes Offline Due to Cyberattacks

Securityweek.com reported on 15th May, 2015 stating that Penn State University recently announced that it has closed down the Internet network of its

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/26

MetroHealth Victim of Malware Attack

MetroHealth System based in Cleveland (Ohio, US) of late found that three of its PCs within the cardiac catheterization laboratory were infected with

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/26

Fresh Malware with Data Manipulation Ability on Indian Cyber-Space-CERT-In

According to CERT-In (Computer Emergency Response Team of India), the apex cyber security organization of the country, one fresh malware is putting Indian

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/25

Website of Chef Jamie Oliver yet again Infected with Malware


According to Malwarebytes the security company, Jamie Oliver the renowned chef in UK has had his website JamieOliver.com once again infected and

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/25

Stranded Overseas Scam E-mail Strikes Renowned Organizations’ Executive Director


A sample of stranded abroad fraudulent electronic mail lately targeted Executive Director Beatriz Oesterheld of Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA-based

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/22

Kaspersky Describes ‘Naikon’ Gang Highly Energetic

An advanced persistent threat (APT) group Naikon, which seemingly speaks Chinese, has been successfully hacking into countries' organizations the past 5-yrs

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/22

Cybercriminals Exploiting Popularity of Dropbox - Warn Experts

Softpedia.com published news on 11th May, 2015 quoting a warning of security experts as "A new phishing email leveraging the name of popular file

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/22

Chinese APT Syndicate Abuse Microsoft’s Portal

An APT syndicate from China is believed to have exploited the TechNet website of Microsoft so the syndicate could conceal its BLACKCOFFEE malware's CnC

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/21

Kaspersky - 2.2Bn Malicious Attacks Intercepted During Q1 of 2015

According to Kaspersky's 'IT Threat Evolution Report' Q1-2015, an overwhelming 2.2 Billion+ notorious attacks on computers and mobiles were mounted during

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/21

Fresh Linux Rootkit Now Leverages Machines of Windows Also

COMPUTERWORLD reported on 11th May, 2015 stating that a team of unknown developers who of late developed a Linux rootkit running on graphics cards have

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/21

Ex Employee of US Govt. Indicted for Stealing and Selling Nuclear Secrets

Rt.com published news on 8th May, 2015 stating that Department of Justice in US (DoJ) has accused a former employee, Charles Harvey Eccleston (62), of the

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/20

Users in Hong Kong Targeted by One-Click Fraudsters

Softpedia.com reported on 8th May, 2015 quoting a warning of experts as "cybercriminals running one-click frauds began to expand their business to Hong

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/20

Study Reveals that Cybersecurity Risks are Related to Web Browsers

Itbusinessnet.com reported on 5th May, 2015 stating the findings of a new survey of IT and information security professionals of Spikes Security and

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/20

Ransomware Themed on “Breaking Bad” Strikes Aussie Internauts - Symantec

According to Symantec the security company, one extremely harmful PC-virus is spreading across Australia which associates with "Breaking Bad"

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/18

One Billion Malicious Spam Emails Sent Globally Every Day

Ketv.com reported on 7th May, 2015 stating that almost one billion spam emails with malicious are delivered all over the world with users clicking on them

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/18

Love Bug on Fifteenth Anniversary, State Researchers

The notorious computer worm Love Bug, which spreads through spam mails, is running its fifteenth year of havoc, remark security researchers while they tell

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/18

CASL Prompting Huge Drop in Canada-Originating Spam

Cloudmark in its latest quarterly report has said that Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation has not just lessened spam getting created inside the nation; however,

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/15

Malwarebytes Warns of Gigantic Malvertising Scam Spreading Across the Web

One extremely huge malvertising campaign has gripped the World Wide Web impacting about several dozen frequently visited porn websites; with more than 250m

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/15

Lenovo PCs have Key Vulnerabilities - IOActive

According to IOActive, there are vital security flaws within the System Update utility of Lenovo, published techtimes.com, May 7, 2015.

After

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/15

Cyber-Attack Compromises MadAdsMedia Server an Ad Network

Trend Micro the security company has detected one sinister advertising attack that eventually resulted in an intensive compromise of MadAdsMedia, one

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/14

Writer of Newfoundland Becomes Victim of Email Scam

Vocm.com reported on 6th May, 2015 quoting Peter Pickersgill, a well known author and cartoonist based at Newfoundland which is a large Canadian Island, as

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/14

Melbourne Man Declared Guilty in Child Porn Virus Case

9news.com.au reported on 7th May, 2015 stating that a 62 year old Melbourne man namely Kenneth Palliser, has been found guilty of series of offences for

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/14

El-Rufai Urges Arrest of People Misusing his Name within Fake Electronic Mails

Malam Nasiru El-Rufai Governor-Elect of Nigeria's Kaduna State has warned all people not to give away funds in response to fake e-mails to individuals who

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/13

Webroot Discovers Fresh AlphaCrypt Ransomware

Webroot the security company says its security researchers have spotted one fresh ransomware known as AlphaCrypt in the wild. The malware resembles

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/13

SubTorrents Leveraged Fiesta Exploit Kit in Website Attack

Infosecurity-magazine.com reported on 4th May, 2015 stating that SubTorrents, a file- sharing site, which is very popular in Latin America and Spain, is

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/13

Google Finds Adware Continuing as an Enormous Problem Online

A Google study shows that adware is still a highly pervasive scam inflicting users online while the malware has infected over 5m PCs worldwide, published

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SPAMfighter News 2015/5/11

Pro-Russian Videos Inflated Falsely on DailyMotion - Trustwave

According to security vendor Trustwave, some number of views of some pro-Russian videos on the website Dailymotion was elbowed by a botnet designed for Web

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