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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/9

Saudi Apex Bank PCs Hit with Malware Linked to Iran


The central bank of Saudi Arabia was recently struck with Shamoon a most damaging disk-erasing malware which impacted the PC-networks of several

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/9

Members of Scotland Supporters Club Recipients of Spam Mail


A spam mail carrying an invoice landed into the inbox of members of Scotland Supporters Club directing to pay 170 pounds before or on December 7.

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/8

Spammers Attack iPhone Users with Fake Sales Events


During past few weeks, people using Apple's iPhones reported getting invites for fake sale events of items like Ray-Ban Sunglasses costing $19.99 or

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/8

Scammers Abusing Windows Support Use VindowsLocker Ransomware


One non-chargeable decryption code from Malwarebytes is designed towards helping victims targeted with new ransomware assault regain lost data after

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/7

Raids by International Law-Enforcement Confiscate C&C Infrastructures, Sinkhole 830,000 Domains


A global syndicate of security companies and agencies of law-enforcement within one coordinated effort has dismantled a botnet that for most years

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/7

Data-Erasing Shamoon Malicious Program Hacks Government Agencies in Saudi Arabia


Total data-loss from thousands of PCs occurred within the civil aviation office as also other organizations at Saudi Arabia when the Shamoon malicious

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/7

Congress Criticizes Government on Hack Attacks of Twitter, Worries for Breach of Server


Rahul Gandhi's Twitter account was hacked on Wed. evening; and then put out homophobic and offensive posts. On the next-day (i.e. Thursday morning),

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/6

Hackers Infiltrated Online Accounts of National Lottery Players


National Lottery operators said the Internet accounts of 26,500 players were recently hacked while within certain instances they had their personal

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/6

Gooligan Malware Infects Android, Compromises Owner’s Google Account


According to Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. a cyber security company, malicious software after infecting older Android phones hacked into over

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/5

Weekend Muni Breach Depicts We All can be Affected of Cyber-Security


Late past week, a ransomware assault struck SFMTA (San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency) wherein a message flashed on the screens of systems

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/5

Apparently xHamster Hack Puts 380,000 Users in Compromising Situation


Hacked data of over 412 Mn users of adult websites (FriendFinder Networks's) was discarded online just 2 weeks ago. Now the hackers have again

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/2

iCloud Calendar Junk E-Mail Increasingly Becoming Common


Users of Apple iCal were recently hit with one especially infuriating and quite truly imaginative kind of spam that contained invites to sales

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/2

DMARC Helps HMRC in Blocking 300 Million Phishing Emails


Last year, taxpayers in UK are hit by phishing emails of around half billion. However, HMRC is saying that they have made massive progresses to

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/2

CU Cautions Inmates about Hacker Assault Targeting its IT Network


Carleton University has issued an alert to employees and students following one external group seemingly trying infiltrating the institution's

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/1

You can squeeze a Tesla by Hacking its Android app


Security experts of Promon, security firm of Norwegian app, are able to completely control a vehicle belonging to Tesla, including finding location of

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/1

The Image that One Downloaded from LinkedIn, Facebook could be Malicious Software


Check Point the security outfit says that no longer are only malware, Trojans and viruses shady programs online for what appears as innocuous photos

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SPAMfighter News 2016/12/1

Hack Suspected as Deutsche Telekom Customers Fail to Access Internet


As per the Deutsche Telekom, a potential hack on Sunday afternoon, November 27, has affected some 900,000 Internet users working with specific router

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SPAMfighter News 2016/11/30

Transit Stations at San Francisco become Victim of Hack


The fearful hack, which was widely apprehended, eventually took place in the Silicon Valley when the system of one prominent rapid transit was

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SPAMfighter News 2016/11/30

Navy says Personal Data of more than 134,000 Sailors was Hacked


The Navy says on Wednesday that personal data of 134,386 present as well as ex-sailors of U.S. Navy was compromised.

It was not known

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SPAMfighter News 2016/11/29

Researchers’ Attack Code Circumvents Defense Mechanisms on Linux, Leaving Machines Susceptible


For any Linux administrator it may possibly be in his knowledge that despite him having all the patches up-to-date for his Linux systems, still

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SPAMfighter News 2016/11/29

DoD Invites Lawful Hacking of .Mil Domains, Subject to Rules


One fresh military-wide policy formulated to make reports while rectify security flaws enables any kind of hacker seeking towards proving his courage

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SPAMfighter News 2016/11/29

Anonymous Hackers Want McAfee as Security Adviser of Trump, Call for Demonstration


Anonymous has announced to hold a demonstration for the McAfee on 5th December in New York City Trump Tower, asking supporters to carry V for the

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SPAMfighter News 2016/11/28

USA, Russia Seek Deportation of Russian Hacker from Czechoslovakia


According to Tereza Schejbalova, Spokeswoman of Justice Ministry of the Czechoslovakia government, after USA, Russia recently approached the Czech

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SPAMfighter News 2016/11/28

Researchers Design Malware to make a PC Perpetual Audio Tapping Device


Gizmodo reports of a new malware that security researchers from Israel's Ben Gurion University have created to make the headphones work like one

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SPAMfighter News 2016/11/28

Customers of Deliveroo get Hacked, Become Hungry and Pay the Bill


Deliveroo was launched in the year 2013. It is enjoying the success as new player of takeway industry. One can order from the local restaurants with

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SPAMfighter News 2016/11/25

Human Rights Foundation Site Breached, Numerous Account Credentials Leaked


CyberZeist along with Kapustkiy used an SQL injection to hack into the Hungarian Human Rights Foundation website. Consequently, the hackers were able

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SPAMfighter News 2016/11/25

Cobalt Hackers Steal Cash from ATMs across 14 Countries


Cobalt, name of a hackers' gang is understood to have pounced on ATMs in several countries across Europe using malware that embezzled with the

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SPAMfighter News 2016/11/24

Office Depot Stops PC Health Checks During False Claims of Infection


Office Depot along with OfficeMax, sister retailer of Office Depot, stopped using the technically suspicious piece of the malware-scanning software

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SPAMfighter News 2016/11/24

World’s Most Popular Twitter Accounts Breached While They Posted Ads Pointing to Spam Website


Several Twitter accounts of great people within entertainment, media along with other fields seemingly got hacked recently. Those accounts posted

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SPAMfighter News 2016/11/24

Malware Served Through Innocuous-Appearing Image Files on Facebook


Security researcher Bart Blaze has just detected one fresh piece of malware disseminating on Facebook, piggy backing on innocuous-appearing image

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SPAMfighter News 2016/11/23

WhatsApp Users Spammed of Video Calling Web-Link


On November 15, WhatsApp introduced a new utility called 'video calling' which people were keenly waiting for. But at the same time, unfortunately,

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SPAMfighter News 2016/11/23

Three Mobile of UK Encounters Hack, Endangering Client Data


A major phone company of UK -Three Mobile has reportedly encountered hackers' attack on its PCs which potentially endangered the private information

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SPAMfighter News 2016/11/23

EU Agencies and Romania Crack a Gang of Cybercrime


Officials said that the Romanian police with help from the European law enforcement agencies have cracked a gang of computer fraud suspected for

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SPAMfighter News 2016/11/22

Teenage Hacker of TalkTalk Pleads Guilty as Firm Reveals Jump of 22mPound in Profit


Chief executive of TalkTalk was blackmailed when a boy, aged 17, boasted regarding hacking the TalkTalk website online, a court heard.

The

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SPAMfighter News 2016/11/22

Spyware by Chinese Company Discovered on Over 700m Android Smart-Phones


A security researchers' team based in Virginia has discovered hidden software in over 700m Android smart-phones, a few operated in USA, which

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SPAMfighter News 2016/11/22

New PoisonTap Device Creates Backdoor On Idle PC and Router within Half Minute


A computer that's locked but not shutdown and kept idle could enable a hacker in just 30 seconds use one tiny $5 Raspberry Pi Zero containing devious

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SPAMfighter News 2016/11/21

Sony Dismisses Hack into its Playstation, Points to Other Potential Causes


During the last forty eight hours, over a hundred members of Sony's PlayStation complained to the company through one of many Twitter accounts it

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SPAMfighter News 2016/11/21

How E-Mail Server Problems Occur when All Recipients of Spam Reply


An unfortunate IT worker sending one 'test' message into the e-mail accounts of 1.2m people unintentionally crippled the electronic mail server of

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SPAMfighter News 2016/11/18

Researchers Demonstrate Bricking Assault Across City through IoT Worm


Security researchers from Dalhousie University of Canada jointly with Weizmann Institute of Science of Israel have released one study on certain

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SPAMfighter News 2016/11/18

Google’s Pixel Smart-Phone Hijacked within Less than a Minute at PwnFest


The Register reports that Google's most recent top creation Pixel smart-phone was victimized at the Seoul, South Korea held 'PwnFest hacking

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SPAMfighter News 2016/11/18

Adult FriendFinder Hack Causes Risk for 412 Million Accounts


Some huge data breaches happened in the past few years, but this latest one is above all of them. LeakedSource informs that more than 412 million

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SPAMfighter News 2016/11/17

The exercise for Combating Calendar Spam in iCloud Accounts


Web-surfers who frequently access Apple's iCloud will have perhaps observed a spike in spam invites landing inside their accounts during recent

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SPAMfighter News 2016/11/17

Russian Hacker Cozy Bear Attacks Post Election in USA while bypassing Malware Detection


The morning following United States presidential election saw an onslaught of spear-phishing electronic mails attacking several political and

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SPAMfighter News 2016/11/16

Yahoo Admits Theft of User Data in Employees’ Knowledge during 2014


Yahoo has said in the affirmative that a few of its staff indeed knew about hackers stealing data belonging to 500m account holders, years back in

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SPAMfighter News 2016/11/16

FBI Malware Unlawfully Chased Harmless TorMail End-Users along with Paedophiles


A warrant's redacted edition which Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has presented requests to give in malware that exposes identity on PCs

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SPAMfighter News 2016/11/16

Cybercrime Afraid of Upsurge after Hacking of Tesco Bank Data


Tesco has something to explain after a day of admitting that it was struck by a cyber robbery. Money was stolen from around 20,000 customers, out of

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SPAMfighter News 2016/11/15

Ransomware Attack on Madison County Knocks Down Government Work


Madison County, Indiana's public officials can't reach the Madison's server ever since certain ransomware assault locked the computer files while held

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SPAMfighter News 2016/11/15

Google to Label Unsafe Websites as ‘Repeat Offenders’


Safari, Firefox and Chrome are set to exhibit 'deceptive' warning covering one full web-page for those sites which seem to purposely disseminate

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SPAMfighter News 2016/11/14

WikiLeaks goes through DDoS Attacks as US Citizens Vote for New President


There have been unrelenting cyber assaults against WikiLeaks during the past 24-hrs, so declared the organization on November 8 via Twitter. The group

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SPAMfighter News 2016/11/14

Tesco Bank Attack - ‘Unprecedented and Serious’ Hack Scrutinized


The1 Financial Conduct Authority chief executive has said that cyber attack causing a theft of money from around 20,000 accounts of Tesco Bank is

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SPAMfighter News 2016/11/14

FBI Seizes Service Hosting Dark Websites


During 2013 when FBI confiscated the servers of dark websites which supported child pornography, many considered it to be a win for the righteous.

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SPAMfighter News 2016/11/11

One Fresh Android Spyware Exaspy Attacks Company Executives


According to Skycure, Android kit is being used for attacking executives while acquiring admission into their messages and chat sessions such as MMS,

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SPAMfighter News 2016/11/11

Hackers’ Future Attack could be on Wireless Connected Devices


Technology on this day is so advanced that it's possible to have all things that one may interact with be wireless connected. True the system provides

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SPAMfighter News 2016/11/10

US is Prepared to Hack Russia if it Interferes in the Election


Officials of America are nervous because they think that alleged attempt by Russia of influencing election may extend till vote itself, and thus they

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SPAMfighter News 2016/11/10

UK Authorities Detain 14 over Money Laundering after Stealing 11m Pounds


NCA (National Crime Agency) of UK recently detained fourteen persons suspected of employing Dyre and Dridex malicious programs for laundering 11

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SPAMfighter News 2016/11/10

Another Person Arrested in Call Centre Fraud


A call centre fraud involving several million dollars transfer across countries had another person arrested November 3 for participating in conning

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SPAMfighter News 2016/11/9

One More Massive Cyber Assault Bringing Down Internet of an Entire Country


The Mirai malware is being used in a cyber-crime for destabilizing the whole infrastructure of Liberia's Internet. This country of Africa was recently

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SPAMfighter News 2016/11/9

Malware which took Part of the Internet Offline Presents Constant Threat


On 21st October, key websites including Amazon, Netflix, Reddit, and Twitter, sputtered out because of a cyberattack having record-shattering power

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SPAMfighter News 2016/11/8

Virus Attack on UK Hospitals Slows Down Services


The Lincolnshire and Goole Trust of UK's National Health Services is currently non-operational due to a cyber-attack. Seemingly, malicious software

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SPAMfighter News 2016/11/8

Hack that Used a Drone to take Control of a Tower’s Light bulbs


Global researchers have shown with demonstration the simplicity of hacking into 'Internet of Things' referred to Internet-connected devices. With the

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SPAMfighter News 2016/11/8

A Phishing Scam Targeted E-mails of Nurses Union


Email address of thousands of members from nurses' union are leaked following the scam attack over the organization. The NZNO (New Zealand Nurses

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SPAMfighter News 2016/11/7

Flawed IoT Gadgets Exploitable for Hacking Smart-Phones


The world has already seen IoT (Internet of Things) getting utilized for executing the most massive distributed denial-of-service assaults ever,

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SPAMfighter News 2016/11/7

A Group which is behind DNC Hack Exploits Windows Zero-Day


Microsoft has admitted what Google confessed to public yesterday: There is a major security flaw in Windows and hackers connected to the Russian group

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SPAMfighter News 2016/11/4

The dangers that Hover on the Internet


In the dangerous areas of the Internet, an enormous network of compromised machines in October 2016 aided in tentatively destabilizing some popular

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SPAMfighter News 2016/11/4

‘Google Chrome’ Search Term in Google Adwords Helps Malware Installation on Mac PCs


Cylance has exposed one malware-disseminating spree which utilizes Google AdWords for delivering malicious code and infecting users of Mac OS.

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SPAMfighter News 2016/11/3

Malware of October 21 DDoS Assault Still Posing Trouble


An enormous sized cyber attack, which derailed Netflix, Twitter along with other websites, was carried out with one special type of malware which

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SPAMfighter News 2016/11/3

U.S. Prosecutors Expecting Admission of Guilt Associated with Crime against JP Morgan


U.S. prosecutors will likely hear the second admission of crime commitment by offenders associated with one unlawful bitcoin exchange that one Israeli

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SPAMfighter News 2016/11/3

WhatsApp 100 Pound Voucher Scam of Sainsbury - How to Protect Yourself


The offer comes through a message, apparently from the contacts of user, asking them to click on one malicious link for claiming their voucher.
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SPAMfighter News 2016/11/2

U.S. Military Cautions Hardware from China could be Used for Cyber Espionage


Defense officials have said that Pentagon's staff of late warned that no agency should use equipments of the computer manufacturer Lenovo of China

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SPAMfighter News 2016/11/2

Botnet Mirai in the Dyn DDoS Assault Comprise 100,000 IoT Machines


The cyber assault which disrupted a large extent of USA's Internet recently occurred due to one fresh network of bots known as the Mirai botnet. The

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SPAMfighter News 2016/11/2

Arrested Russian Hacker Allegedly Stole Bitcoins and Accounts from LinkedIn, Dropbox


According to U.S. officials, authorities arrested a man from Russia in Prague the capital of Czech Republic after being charged in California, USA for

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SPAMfighter News 2016/10/28

RBI Comes to Aid Commercial Banks Suffering Massive Debit Card Fraud


The Reserve Bank of India has issued a confirmatory statement that hackers had compromised the details in debit/credit cards, which some banks

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SPAMfighter News 2016/10/28

Hacked Digital Recorders and Webcams, Real Culprits behind Dyn Attack


The distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) assault that impacted Web-surfers in Europe and the east coastal region of USA basically was aimed at Dyn the

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SPAMfighter News 2016/10/27

Microsoft Warns about Malware dressed up as Security Essentials


Security is the growing and huge concern in the increasingly connected world where we live. The computers are plagued by malware for years, in spite

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SPAMfighter News 2016/10/27

Massive DDoS Assaults Lead to Disabling of Major Websites


Flashpoint a security intelligence firm reports that some router and DVR devices, which contracted a malicious program, are to a certain extent

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SPAMfighter News 2016/10/26

Three Women Charged for Identity Theft in St. Pete


Three women were connected to a theft scam of identity in St Petersburg. During the year-long scheme, attackers had stolen credit card credentials of

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SPAMfighter News 2016/10/26

New MBRFilter Tool Blocks Attacks by Ransomware


According to Check Point, ransomware operators are carrying out ever-more dangerous threats, but, Cisco Talos Labs' security researchers have found

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SPAMfighter News 2016/10/26

Comodo Deactivates its Imperfect OCR, No More Fake Domains Processed


Two security investigators from Europe in an experimental way exploited the Comodo Internet site's backend mechanisms for acquiring one HTTPS

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SPAMfighter News 2016/10/25

Massive Card Theft in India Raises Alarm


India is going through the turmoil of a very big data hack as cyber-thugs stole a huge 3.2m payment cards recently. The aftermath is that banks are

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SPAMfighter News 2016/10/25

Feds Catch Hacker Supposedly Responsible for Hacking Linkedln


FBI is looking for a 29-year old Russian man, name was yet to be disclosed, to face the charges related to hacking targets in US. The police issued a

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SPAMfighter News 2016/10/24

Vulnerability inside Intel Chips Can Cause System Compromise with ASLR Disabled


Vulnerability exists inside Intel's processors which can let miscreants evade security systems while insert malware, warn security researchers. This

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SPAMfighter News 2016/10/24

SBI Blocks More Than 6L Debit Cards due to Security Breach


As per SBI, in one of biggest card substitutions in the Indian Banking, around 600000 debit cards re-issue will be done to the customers whose cards

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SPAMfighter News 2016/10/24

Australia to Enact Laws for Notifying Data Hacks


Australia is trying to enact laws under which consumers would be notified about data hacks. This' the third effort for approving the laws after both

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SPAMfighter News 2016/10/21

Yahoo, Following Massive E-Mail Breach, Thinks Verizon Deal will Continue


Despite a massive hack against Yahoo in 2014, the Internet pioneer continues to be in business with Marissa Mayer its CEO managing the affairs. During

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SPAMfighter News 2016/10/21

TrickBot Banking Malware Similar to Old Dyre Trojan


Malware, might based on one of world's most terrible banking Trojans, is at this moment targeting the Australians users. Jason Reaves, malware mangler

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SPAMfighter News 2016/10/21

Credit Card Skimming Malware Infected Republican Donor Website Spanning Six Months


Indicating that cyber-criminals actually do not hold any political allegiances, latest news tells that over the past 6 months an online site through

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SPAMfighter News 2016/10/20

The NyaDrop Trojan for Linux-running IoT Devices


Malware developers are used to frequently use other malware creators' ideas. Since long, groups of malicious programs have been found, each attempting

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SPAMfighter News 2016/10/20

McAfee Discovers ‘Ghost Push’ the Android Malware


A highly prolific Android malicious program continues to be highly prevalent globally even after over 2-yrs of its debut on the threat landscape. The

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SPAMfighter News 2016/10/19

Verizon Gives Notice to Yahoo after Data Breach


Verizon Communications Inc. indicated that it may perhaps demand for renegotiating its deal of $4.8 Billion for the internet company (Yahoo Inc.),

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SPAMfighter News 2016/10/19

Credit Card Hacks Found on Numerous Compromised Online Stores


According to one latest research, a large number of retail websites in New Zealand were targets of hacks in which malware was used to infect them and

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SPAMfighter News 2016/10/19

Barnet Company Dispatched Spam Texts, Gets Fined


A company was recently fined 20,000 pounds for dispatching several thousand texts in bulk regarding cash loans. Rainbow (UK) Ltd. is that company

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SPAMfighter News 2016/10/18

UK Cabinet Ministers Not Allowed Smart Watches during Meetings


UK politicians are reportedly asked not to bring along Apple's Watch that is worn on the wrist while attending cabinet meetings in apprehensions that

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SPAMfighter News 2016/10/18

TrueCrypt and WinRar Downloader’s Plant StrongPity Malware onto Compromised Computers


Kaspersky Lab has reported of one fresh malware dubbed StrongPity. It exists inside downloaders for TrueCrypt and WinRar and runs itself the moment

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SPAMfighter News 2016/10/18

A Data Management Company Encounters Hack Losing Minimum 58m Personal Records


A hacker scouring unprotected databases managed hijacking 58.8m or more records while probably up to 258m stacked with MBS (Modern Business Solutions)

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SPAMfighter News 2016/10/17

Russia Blamed by US for Recent Hacks


The government of US has officially accused Russia for hacking the computer networks of Democratic Party, and alleged that the Moscow was trying to

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SPAMfighter News 2016/10/17

Treacherous Malware Cause for Mitigating Users’ Confidence towards Online Advertising


Malware attacks have no specific source rather they are many. Nevertheless, it's feasible for safeguarding oneself by deploying some vibrant

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SPAMfighter News 2016/10/17

Symantec Identifies Malware Targeting Customers of SWIFT


Symantec, a Cybersecurity firm, said today that a second hacking group was trying robbing the banks with fake SWIFT messages. The same method stole

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SPAMfighter News 2016/10/14

UNO Nuclear Power Facility Target of Internet Hackers


IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) that regulates the nuclear operations of United Nations Organization has said that a few years ago, hackers

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SPAMfighter News 2016/10/14

Russian Authorities Arrest US National for Alleged Cyber-Crime


The chase after a US national for being involved in a huge stock manipulation scam associated with a hack into 100m-and-more records belonging to

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SPAMfighter News 2016/10/14

Phishing E-mails Targeting Donors of Clinton Foundation


The Clinton Foundation has cautioned people donating to the New York-situated charitable society that hackers were targeting them while trying to grab

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