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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/24

Sophisticated Cyberattack Targets German Aerospace Center

Softpedia.com reported on 14th April, 2014 stating that a foreign intelligence agency apparently targeted The German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany's

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/24

Malwarebytes says that Apple ID Phishing E-mail is Very Poorly Designed

Softpedia.com reported on 15th April, 2014 stating that security researchers of security firm Malwarebytes have intercepted an Apple ID phishing e-mail

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/23

Con Artists Impersonating Netflix to Collect Private Information - BBB

Newyork.cbslocal.com reported on 14th April, 2014 stating a recent warning by Better Business Bureau (BBB) as "Scammers claiming to work with Netflix,

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/23

BBB Alerts Customers about Fake Emails Impersonating USPS

News.ruralinfo.net reported quoting a recent warning issued by Better Business Bureau, an American nonprofit organization focused on building marketplace

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/22

US DOJ Charges Nine Individuals for Using Malware to Embezzle Millions of Dollars

Theguardian.com published a report on 11th April, 2014 quoting the US Justice Department as saying "nine people have been charged in an alleged

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/22

Taxpayers in Canada Being Hit by Bogus Email of CRA Tax Refund

Winnipeg.ctvnews.ca reported on 14th April, 2014 stating that Gwen Martin, a resident of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada suspected a scam on receipt of an email

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/21

Students of Oswego State Were Hit by Phishing Email Campaign

Oswegonian.com reported on 10th April, 2014 stating that students of Oswego State University, based in Oswego (New York, US) were struck in an online

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/21

Phishing Assaults Targeting NCSU Members Increasing Tremendously, States Kerry Digou

Information Technology Manager Kerry Digou for Security and Compliance has said that phishing attacks are increasing against faculty, students as well as

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/19

Spam Mail Run Delivers Malware While Masquerading as UPS

Two security firms namely Malwarebytes and Cisco warn that UPS (United Parcel Service)-related unsolicited electronic mails are presently hitting inboxes.

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/19

Fake E-mails Promising Millions of Bitcoins take onto Phishing Sites; Trend Micro

According to Trend Micro the security firm, spam mails are being distributed that assure recipients can become really wealthy Bitcoin owners by an easy and

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/18

Bogus Newsletter Phishing E-mails in Circulation, Warn Security Experts

Security researchers warn that phishers are distributing fake e-mails offering newsletter while actually cheating end-users into giving away username and

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/18

An Email Scam Conned out 1.1 Million Pound from St Aldhelm Academy

Metro.co.uk reported on 8th April, 2014 stating that St Aldhelm's Academy which is a school with England's worst GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/17

Websites of Businesses of UK Hacked to Host Images of Child Sexual Abuse and Malware

In its recently released annual report, Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), a registered IT security regulator, based in Cambridgeshire, England, has

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/17

South African Loan Seekers get Wonga Finance Spoofed Scam E-mail

A phishing e-mail campaign is targeting people in South Africa ripping them off their money via messages presenting loans at very low interest rates while

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/17

Fresh Lottery E-mail Scammers using Facebook’s Name, Caution Security Specialists

Security experts have warned about spammers exploiting the name of well-known website for social-networking, Facebook within one fresh lottery e-mail fraud,

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/16

Spam Emails Impersonating Major Financial Institutions Spreading Upatre Downloader - Trend Micro

Security experts of security firm Trend Micro reveal that cyber crooks are distributing the infamous downloader namely 'Upatre' with the help of junk emails

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/16

Phishing Email Attack Employees of MSU

Lansingstatejournal.com reported on 4th April, 2014 stating the recent discovery of email attack involving the payroll information of employees of Michigan

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/16

5,100 Patients of Kaiser Permanente Impacted due to Presence of Malware on its Server

Beckershospitalreview.com reported on 3rd April, 2014 stating that 'The Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research' based in Oakland,

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/14

Hackers Hold Seven Year Old Family Photos for Ransom

Wnct.com reported on 7th April, 2014 stating that computer hacker trapped seven years old photos of Loretta Barbee, resident of Spring Hill, Florida, US

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/14

18 Million E-mail Accounts Compromised in Germany which Worst in History of Germany

ZDNet reported on 4th April, 2014 stating that authorities of Verden city of Germany apparently discovered one of the country's largest cases of identity

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/12

New Variant of Zeus Contains Valid Digital Certificate - Comodo

Security researchers of security firm Comodo have identified a new version of the infamous banking Trojan namely Zeus which is signed with a valid digital

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/12

85% of Links Identified in Cyber Attacks Last Year Led to Hijacked Authentic Websites - Websense

Websense, a known security firm, recently published the 'Websense Security Labs 2014 Threat Report' stating the details of threats and trends marked last

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/11

Cyber Crooks Compromise DNSs of Routers by Adding New Function to the Notorious Sality Malware

According to security firm ESET, developers of notorious piece of malware namely Sality has been around since 2003 and began adding fresh functionality to

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/11

Customers of Capitec Bank are under the Threat of Phishing Email Campaign - Experts

Softpedia.com published news on 3rd April, 2014 stating a warning of security experts as "Customers of Capitec Bank, commercial bank of South Africa,

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/10

Security Experts Warn Innocent Netizens about Fake Traffic-themed Emails

Softpedia.com reported on 2nd April, 2014 stating a warning by security experts as "Cybercriminals are sending fake emails entitled "Traffic

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/10

MiniDuke Virus Spreads via Fake PDF Documents Related to Ukraine – F-Secure

According to security firm F-Secure, MiniDuke, a well known virus, is now spreading in the wild through an innocent looking fake PDF (Portable Document

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/9

Symantec Says that around 487 Gangs of Cybercriminal Use Infamous njRAT Malware

Symantec, a Security firm, has discovered 487 groups actively using njRAT malware, a remote access tool or RAT, and claimed that the malicious users have

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/9

Symantec Detects CryptoDefense a Ransomware Mimicking Earlier CryptoLocker

Symantec has found one ransomware sample called CryptoDefense, which resembles CryptoLocker an earlier infamous ransomware, while security researchers at

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/8

Experts Warn: Phishing Email Exploiting Logo of RBI with its Governor’s Name

Bubblews.com published news on 29th March, 2014 stating a warning by security experts as that a new ...

SPAMfighter News 2014/4/8

Chain of Liquor-Store Based at Texas is Latest to Suffer Data Breach

Softpedia.com reported on 2nd April, 2014 stating that Spec's, a liquor store chain located in Houston, Texas, has suffered a data breach and cybercriminals

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/7

Secretary of State of Montana Warns Residents of Email Scam

Kxlf.com reported on 29th March, 2014 quoting a recent warning issued by Linda McCullough, Secretary of State of The Montana (MT,US) about an email which is

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/7

DDoS Assaults Becoming More-and-More Frequent and Big-Sized, Reports Incapsula

Incapsula the specialist in website security has conducted one fresh research according to which, there is an increasing frequency and size of DDoS

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/7

Microsoft Warns Users of Windows XP of Impending Cyber Attacks because of its Withdrawal of Support

V3.co.uk reported on 25th March, 2014 stating that Microsoft has warned die-hard users of Window XP to prepare their systems for an invasion of cyber

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/7

Franciscan Health System Warns Patients about Security Breach

Bizjournals.com published a news report on March 31, 2014 stating that Tacoma-based (Washington, United States) Franciscan Health System is informing its

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/4

Phishing Scam Lures with Genuine-Appearing Apple Login Site

The institute that monitors malevolent operations online, SANS Internet Storm Center warns of one fresh ...

SPAMfighter News 2014/4/4

Fresh Worm ‘Crigent’ Attacks Excel/Word Documents, Finds Trend Micro

Researchers at Trend Micro recently detected one fresh malware group, which they dubbed Worm

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/3

UW-Parkside Struck by Data Breach Affecting 15,000 Students

Starttribune.com reported on 27th March, 2014 quoting the University of Wisconsin-Parkside as "personal data of 15,000 school-students may have been

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/3

IRS Warns Taxpayers about Email Scam Purporting to be from Taxpayer Advocate Service

Fedsmith.com reported on 29th March, 2014 stating that Internal revenue Service (IRS) which is taxing agency of US is warning consumers to be wary of a new

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/2

Romanian Man Kills Self and Son after Falling for Police Ransomware Scam

Hotforsecurity.com published news on 13th March, 2014 stating that a 36 year old Romanian man, Marcel Datcu, recently murdered his son, aged 4, and then

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/2

Email Notifying ‘Tax Refund’ is Fake According to Barrie Police

Barrie.ctvnews.ca reported on 27th March, 2014 quoting Police as announcing "A scam email is going around Barrie, Central Ontario, Canada claiming that

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/1

ZeuS Variant Gameover Hits Job Site Monster.com; F-Secure

F-Secure the security company has warned of the notorious Trojan ZeuS whose Gameover variant is currently disrupting Monster.com the job recruitment

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SPAMfighter News 2014/4/1

Trojan Targets Windows-users who then get hit with Ransomware, States Trend Micro

Trend Micro warns that Windows-users who contract one particular Trojan are likely to get hit with a ransomware, which locks PC folders, followed with

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/31

FireEye Reveals that News of Missing MH370 Being Exploited in Advanced Cyberattacks

FireEye, a renowned security vendor, says that a series of sophisticated cyberattacks have exploited the news of missing, ill-fated jetliner MH370 of

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/31

The Chamber of Commerce of Bennington Loses Data due to Computer Virus

Washingtontimes.com reported on 25th March, 2014 stating that the Chamber of Commerce in Bennington, Vermont, US has lost maximum of its files due to a ...

SPAMfighter News 2014/3/31

Web Servers with Old version of Linux Attacked by Cybercriminals

A large number of websites are being hit on a wide-scale owing to unsupported OS (operating systems), according to research conducted by security firm

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/31

Netcraft Reveals: Hijacked WordPress Blogs Hosted 12% of Phishing Websites in February 2014

News.netcraft.com published a report on 24th March, 2014 quoting Netcraft, an Internet security research and services company, as saying "Compromised

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/31

Largo Business Firm Attacked by Major Cyber Scam

When Largo firm Tech Data was recently targeted by a cyber scam, its fraud manager called the city police for assistance. Nbcnews.com reported on 21st

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/31

Bitdefender says that Scammers Exploiting Ukraine Crisis via Bogus Online Scams

Security firm Bitdefender has revealed that cybercriminals are seeking assistance from kind-hearted victims with bogus distress emails for vacationers who

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/28

The Law Society Warns Firms to Be Cautious of Phishing Emails

Lawgazette.co.uk reported on 19th March, 2014 stating that solicitors received scam 'Trojan horse' emails purporting to come from the 'Law Society'

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/28

Companies have to Spend $500 Bn to Deal with Malware in Pirated Software - Study

Betanews.com reported on 19th March, 2014 quoting a recent study stating that companies across the globe are estimated to spend USD 500 billion in 2014 to

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/27

Website of Car Maker Citroen Hacked by Miscreants

Softpedia.com reported on 18th March, 2014 stating that the German website of the French car manufacturer Citroen, shop.citroen.de, a site for buying

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/27

Information of 5,400 Patients Compromised due to Hacking of Valley View Hospital

Gjsentinel.com reported on 14th March, 2014 stating that Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, US says a ...

SPAMfighter News 2014/3/26

Hacker Imprisoned for Hacking Online Accounts of Women

Softpedia.com reported on 18th March, 2014 stating that 20 year old Jared James Abrahamas of Temecula, California (US) who hacked PCs of several females

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/26

Attackers of Mt. Gox Chief Executive Circulate Bitcoin-Stealing Malware

According to Kaspersky the security company, a condensed file of transaction documents compiled at the firm Mt. Gox, which hackers lately exposed online

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/25

Trend Micro says that Cybercriminals Exploit Mass Killing in China to Distribute Malware

Security experts of security firm Trend Micro reveal that cybercriminals are leveraging the recent incident in which many people were stabbed to death at a

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/25

Spammers Exploit Gamers’ Interest in GTA V for Disseminating Malware

In an alert by Trend Micro, cyber-criminals are exploiting the buzz surrounding soon-to-be shipped PC edition of the Grand Theft Auto 5 (GTA V) video-game

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/24

Criminals Exploit Tragedy of Missing Flight MH370 to Spread Malware on Facebook

Itproportal.com reported on 14th March, 2014 stating a warning by security experts as "scammers are exploiting this tragedy of mysteriously disappeared

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/24

Cancer Scam Hoax Email Impersonating NICE Targets Users

News.com.au reported on 14th March, 2014 stating that thousands of people are being worried, frightened and confused having received scam emails purporting

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/22

Spam Campaign Hitting Internauts’ Mailboxes Masquerade as Sky.com, Caution Specialists

Researchers from ThreatTrack Security the security company along with Conrad Longmore Security Blogger at Dynamoo's Blog have cautioned Internet-users to be

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/22

Internet Attacks from 2m-or-more IPs within Romania Reported during 2013

According to CERT-RO, the Computer Security Incident Response Team of Romania, during 2013, it got more than 43m computer security warnings associated with

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/21

NSA Apparently Impersonates Facebook to Spread Malware

Dailymail.co.uk reported on 13th March, 2014 stating that former NSA contractor Edward Snowden leaked latest compilation of national security particulars

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/21

More than 100,000 WordPress Sites Used for DDoS Attacks

Techradar.com published on March 12th, 2014, stating a warning of security pundits according to which in excess of 100,000 Wordpress websites have

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/20

NSA Developed Malware Permitting it to Infect Large Number of Computers Worldwide

Securityweek.com reported on 12th March, 2014 stating that a report based on leaked and classified documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/20

Malwarebytes Observes that Account Hijacking Trojan Spreads Via Facebook Messages

Security vendor Malwarebytes has asserted that a computer Trojan is embezzling account data and credentials by spreading like wildfire on Facebook.

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/19

Safe Nest Warns Public about Phishing Email Scam

Fox5vegas.com reported on 11th March, 2014 stating that Safe Nest is alerting public to be wary of a ...

SPAMfighter News 2014/3/19

Mike Bolhuis, a Private Investigator, Becomes Victim of Internet Scam

Iol.co.za reported on 12th March, 2014 stating that the name of Mike Bolhuis, Private Investigator and Head of Specialized Security Services of South

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/19

Dell says that Surging Value of Bitcoin Leads to More Attention of Cybercriminals

According to annual threat report released last year by Dell SonicWALL Threat Research Team, the soaring value of the Bitcoin digital currency in 2013 has

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/18

Australia Left Out in APT Assaults during 2013, Finds Security Company

FireEye the security firm, which lately published its '2013 Advanced Threat Report' discovered that perpetrators of sinister as well as personalized APTs

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/18

Aggressive ‘Snake’ Virus Infects Ukraine’s PC-Networks: BAE Systems

BAE Systems of Britain just released a Whitepaper reporting a new powerful cyber-weapon, which has been dubbed 'Snake, as it contaminated many PC-networks

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/18

Action Fraud Cautions about Scam E-mails Notifying Parking Violation

According to Action Fraud, the fraud reporting agency of national stature in UK, e-mail scammers are dispatching bogus messages, which assert that users

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/15

Expanded Cyber-crime Space Dubbed ‘dark web’ is Highlight of McAfee’s Report

McAfee, in its most recent three-month security report titled "McAfee Labs Threats Report: Fourth Quarter 2013," highlights an expanding

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/15

Cybercriminals Attack many Organizations in New Cyber Espionage Campaign

Security researchers of security firm Trend Micro discovered a new cyber espionage campaign targeting many organizations of different industries.

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/14

IRAS Cautions Singaporeans about Tax-Related Fake E-mails

IRAS recently issued an alert for the country's taxpayers for remaining vigilant about scam e-mails related to tax refunds currently pretending to be from

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/14

French Experts have Cracked and Opened BitCrypt Ransomware

Infosecurity-magazine.com reported during last week of February 2014 stating that two French researchers Cedric Pernet and Fabien Perigaud have identified a

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/13

Cyber-Criminals Post Bogus Videos on Facebook Accounts for Disseminating Trojan

BitDefender the security company is warning of cyber-criminals who're attempting at duping people into planting ...

SPAMfighter News 2014/3/13

BBB Warns about Scams Circulating on Pinterest

Golocalprov.com reported on 4th March, 2014 stating that Better Business Bureau (BBB) is advising consumers to be cautious of unusual activity or scams on

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/12

Scam E-mails Circulating While Masquerading as NZ Post, Caution Specialists

Security experts have issued an alert that scammers are dispatching fraudulent electronic mails posing as communication from NZ Post i.e. New Zealand Post

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/12

New Fake Promise Scam Email Targets Apple's Customers

Security researchers of security firm Kaspersky say that a new phishing email campaign is

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/11

The Creator of Neutrino Has Decided to Sell His Malicious Creation

Softpedia.com reported on 3rd March, 2014 quoting self-proclaimed Security Researcher Trojan7Sec as saying "It has been reported that the author of

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/11

Man Convicted for Placing Spyware onto PCs Belonging to Three Females

Mr. Andrew Meldrum of London is under detention for remotely watching the activities of three women by planting ...

SPAMfighter News 2014/3/10

Fox-IT Reveals that Author of SpyEye Developed Tilon Trojan

Dutch security firm Fox-IT has revealed that SpyEye author Aleksandr Panin (aka Gribodemon) who was arrested recently is probably also responsible for

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/10

CRA Cautions Taxpayers of Canada to be wary of Scam Emails

Montrealgazette.com reported on 3rd March, 2014 stating that Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), Canada's official tax collecting agency, is urging taxpayers in

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/8

Russian Government Responsible for Malicious Program ‘Uroburos,’ States G Data

According to G Data Security, the anti-virus detection and computer security firm based in Germany, a

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/8

Gameover’s Latest Version Makes Tough Removing It, States Sophos

Sophos the security company has said its researchers have identified the Gameover malicious program in a fresh version, which continues to filch Internet

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/7

Young Canadians Regularly Targeted by Phishing Scams - Visa Canada

Thespec.com reported on 24th February, 2014 quoting a new survey report of Visa Canada stating that young Canadians who are digitally connected have become

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/7

Malware Attacks User’s PCs While Enjoying YouTube Videos - Bromium

Security firm grahamcluley.com published news on 24th February, 2014 stating that security researchers of Bromium have discovered hackers who were spreading

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/6

Phishing E-mails Targeting British Airways Customers, Cautions Action Fraud

The fraud reporting agency at the national level in UK named Action Fraud has issued an alert to British Airways (BA) customers for being wary of ...

SPAMfighter News 2014/3/6

PayPal Targeted with Phishers’ so-Called Monetary Reward Accompanying Survey

Malwarebytes is cautioning PayPal clients within United Kingdom that a fake e-mail supposedly from the payment firm is awarding recipients for taking part

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/5

Trend Micro says that New Ransomware Targets Locals in Turkey and Hungary

Security researchers of security firm Trend Micro say that they have recognized a number of ransomware attacks adapted by cybercriminals to hit local

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/5

Ethiopian Political Refugee Accuses his Own Government of Using Spyware

Itnews.com.au reported on 19th February, 2014 stating that an Ethiopian political expatriate has filed an illegal complaint against a secret surveillance of

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/4

WER Could Be an Indicator of Attack on Company Network by Hacker

Security firm Websense observes that Windows Error Reporting (WER), ignored by most businesses, could also be a signal of an attack beating network defenses

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/4

Salesforce.com Attacked by New Variant of Infamous Zeus Trojan

Networkworld.com reported on 19th February, 2014 quoting security firm Adallom as saying that the Zbot Trojan, which is known to embezzle banking details to

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/3

ZeuS Found in Fresh Version Hiding Inside JPG Image Files, State Researchers

Senior Security Investigator Jerome Segura from Malwarebytes in collaboration with Xylitol a French Security Investigator report of ZeusVM one fresh version

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/3

Fresh Trojan Nicknamed OSX/CoinThief.A Found Targeting Apple’s Mac

Secure Mac a security company, of late, said that it unearthed one fresh Mac Trojan which has been named OSX/CoinThief.A as it spread cross cyber space.
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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/1

Spam Mails Offering Loans on the Prowl, Warns Kaspersky

Cyber Security Company Kaspersky has cautioned about spam mails increasing recently that offer loans but actually steal users' data. Following this

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SPAMfighter News 2014/3/1

Fake Work-from-Home E-mails Exploit Fox News and CNN

Bkav has said that its security researchers recently detected two separate spam campaigns that entice Internauts onto one website promoting deceptive scheme

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SPAMfighter News 2014/2/28

Phishing E-mail Aiming at Apple Users, Warn Specialists

According to a warning by security researchers, one phishing e-mail campaign that attempts

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SPAMfighter News 2014/2/28

Phishing Electronic Mails Supposedly from Regions Bank Circulating, Caution Specialists

According to security specialists, phishing e-mails pretending to be from Birmingham,

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SPAMfighter News 2014/2/28

Facebook’s Ten-Yr Celebration Abused in Fresh Lottery E-mail Fraud, Says Kaspersky

According to Kaspersky the security company, one new lottery e-mail fraud supposedly from Facebook is spreading widely attempting at defrauding end-users

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SPAMfighter News 2014/2/28

ESET Reveals that Name of Steve Ballmer Exploited in 419 Scam Email

According to security experts of security firm ESET, Steve Ballmer, former CEO of Microsoft, has been in News headlines ever since he announced his

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