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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/28

Necurs Botnet is Alive Following Three Weeks of Quiet


A botnet comprising many compromised PCs which everyone thought had gone offline is back alive distributing spam mails to its victims while infecting

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/28

Android Malware known as “Godless” Found on Google Play Store, Delivers Rooting Exploits


Beware Android users: a new kind of malware was found in genuine-looking apps, which is capable to "root" your smartphone and then secretly

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/28

New Phishing Campaign Combined with Typo-Squatting Steals Bitcoin, Blockchain Wallet Credentials


During May-June 2016, cyber-criminals utilized an amalgamation of typo-squatting and phishing techniques for running certain campaign whose purpose

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/27

T-Mobile Staffer Steals Customer Data, Attempts at Selling the Same


A staffer of T-Mobile who stole more than 1.5m customer data subsequently attempted at selling the same to earn profit. It was at T-Mobile Czech

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/27

Latest Flash zero-day Abuses Windows DDE Protocol


Flash zero-day vulnerability is exploited by a new group of hackers for launching attacks on many high-profile victims.

Kaspersky dubbed

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/24

Two Reports Expose Details of Chinese and Russian Government–Backed Hackers


Whether Russian government instructed hackers to breach the server of Democratic National Committee and steal research of opposition on Donald Trump

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/24

Another Security Company Blames Russia-Based Hackers for DNC Attacks


Russian hackers striking DNC (Democratic National Committee) as also the campaign of Hillary Clinton have dug deeper into United States of America's

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/23

Same Hacker Dumps Additional Files from DNC Systems


Very recently, a single hacker who calls himself Guccifer 2.0 invaded the servers of DNC (Democratic National Committee) and reportedly acquired

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/23

Malware Attackers Find Easy Prey the Free Livestreaming Services


According to one fresh study, Web surfers visiting free livestreaming online sites for enjoying video films can encounter different security risks, in

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/23

GitHub Rearranges Some User Passwords after Brute-Force Attack


On 14th June, someone made a huge number of login attempts to repository service of GitHub by using e-mail addresses and passwords, which seems to

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/22

Most Non-Chargeable Live Streaming Websites Contain Malware


Security researchers after assessing 23,000 freely-available live streaming sites on 5,685 domains unearthed that a good 50% of the advertisements

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/22

Attackers’ New Malware Distribution Technique Exploits Microsoft OLE


Cyber criminals have been reviving attacks using Windows macros since past few years utilizing Office commands that are automatically issued for

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/21

Twenty One Android Applications found utilizing App Collusion Assaults


As per McAfee Labs Threat Report for June 2016 by Intel Security, there may not be any harm if multiple mobile apps collude with one another, however,

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/21

RAA Ransomware is Fully JavaScript


In January 2016, Ransom32 was discovered by Fabian Wosar, Security Expert of Emisoft. This is first family of ransomware that was JavaScript written,

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/21

Compromised Servers Sold on Underground Marketplace xDedic


One underground marketplace named xDedic where information about 70,600-and-more hijacked servers is being sold, have the servers on private as well

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/20

FLocker Ransom Software for Android Taints Smart TV Having Common OS


Trend Micro recently unearthed a ransomware strain that never before infected Smart TVs wherein with the aid of FLocker in an updated edition, hackers

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/20

Cyber Attacks Worry AT&T


The biggest ISP globally, AT&T said its network was persistently being attacked, with 30bn-and-more malicious scans occurring daily. According to

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/17

Hackers of Pakistan Deface Websites of Seven Indian Embassies and One Police Station


According to The New Indian Express, seven websites of Indian Embassy have been hacked by a group supposedly supporting Pakistan.

Missions

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/17

Around 51m User Accounts Posted for Sale after Collecting from Currently Deceased File-Sharing Company iMesh


The account credentials of subscribers of the iMesh file-sharing utility, no longer into existence, can be obtained from the illegal Internet

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/17

“Get Windows 10” GXW Notification Acquiring More and More User Displeasure


The Internet has recently found much outrage over the non-chargeable upgrade to Windows 10 proposal by Microsoft. From apparently unsolicited installs

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/16

Mozilla Releases Firefox 47, Addressing Plentiful Vulnerabilities in its Browser


Mozilla, this week, released Firefox 47 the latest version of Firefox, patching thirteen security flaws among which 2 are critical because if

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/16

Crysis Ransomware Looks Out of Thin to Take Place of TeslaCrypt


ESET created a TeslaCrypt decryptor enabling victims of the ransomware to receive back their files. More than 32,000 users across the world have

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/15

Rapid7 Scans Internet for Open and Vulnerable Ports


Security Company Rapid7 during the period April-end to May-beginning conducted one scan of the entire IPv4 Internet with the aid of a tool called

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/15

Microsoft Forces Launch of Windows 10 on Users’ PCs


Microsoft has been in a rather thrusting manner deploying Windows 10 by coercing users of Windows 7 and Windows 8 to upgrade their operating systems.

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/15

Malevolent Macros within Office Files Devise Fresh Tactics for Bypassing Detection


One fresh surge of malevolent files consisting of extremely disguised macros is utilizing anti-Sandbox and anti-Virtual Machine technologies for

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/14

IT Pros Believe that Windows 10 Will Keep Computers Considerably More Secure


In this spring, Redmond created waves by notifying a free upgrade for users of Windows 7 and 8; and at this point, most people, who keenly want to

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/14

Good Guy Microsoft: Forced Windows 10 Upgrade Kicks Out TeamViewer Hacker


A fresh petition has begun against Change.org for Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) to examine the upgradation policy of Microsoft's Windows 10.

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/13

VK.com Data Breach Contains 100 Million Cleartext Passwords


It is sure that social networking is quite entertaining and fun. However, when huge data breaches happen like the one which we are going to inform

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/13

Preparing to Pay Ransoms in the Event of Ransomware Infection, Companies Create Bitcoin Reserves


According to a new research, business organizations have been found creating Bitcoin reserves to use them for paying cyber-criminals incase ransomware

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/13

Facebook’s Now Patched Vulnerability in Messenger Let Hackers Manipulate Chats


According to Check Point, vulnerability existed within Instant Messenger application of Facebook which let cyber-criminals gain certain

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/10

Black Shades Ransom Software Demands a Paltry $30 to Unlock Files


Jack a security researcher working independently, of late, identified a ransomware which is known as "Black Shades" as it just doesn't

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/10

Angler Discovers Way for Evading EMET Security Kit of Microsoft


Exploits for Adobe Flash and Microsoft Silverlight which circumvent EMET (Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit) of Microsoft now execute their

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/9

WordPress Websites Being Assaulted Through Fresh 0-Day within Plugin for WP Mobile Detector


Security patch was issued for certain WordPress plugin on 2nd June, 2016 after nearly a week when reports emerged about public assaults exploiting a

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/9

Dridex’s Latest Version Scarier than Its Predecessor


The Dridex malware that threat actors and hackers once highly preferred in their attacks is back again with an upgrade that's far more frightening

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/9

CryptXXX Ransomware Now Steals Your Passwords Also


Net scum that is behind CryptXXX (ransomware upstart) have parried attacks of white hat, as well as released new and so far uncracked malware version

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/8

Marcher Banker Trojan for Android now Targets UK Banks Too


An Android malware crafted for seizing banking logins is now targeting banks in U.K ever-since its last upgrade.

According to the security

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/8

Fifty Hackers Arrested in Russia during One Biggest Cyber-Crime Raid


Russian agencies carrying out one joint operation against cyber crime recently led to 50 people's arrest belonging to a gang on suspicion that they

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/7

Zero-day for Windows OS all Versions Available at $90K


Trustwave the security company has found one critical zero-day vulnerability affecting Windows as it's available on the illegal marketplace for

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/7

Microsoft Uses Dual Fixes for Mitigating Recent Spam Onslaught on Outlook.com Domain


Recently an overwhelming spam targeted Outlook.com. While it is unclear whether the spam filters of Outlook.com were inactive for all its account

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/7

Extortion Attacks for Bitcoin Spikes after Recent Mega Hacks


In a public alert issued recently from FBI, US citizens are being urged to watch out for a new type of scam e-mail that's crafted based on

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/6

Massive Hack into Tumblr Impacts 65.4m Users


Personal information of innumerable people accessing Tumblr the social media website was posted on the Dark Web for sale, only after weeks when

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/6

‘Stealth Falcon’ Cyber-Spying Gang Attacks UAE Dissidents, Activists and Journalists


An advanced cyber-espionage gang called Stealth Falcon with the possibility of being state-sponsored is wholly put to carrying out personalized

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/3

Hacker Develops iOS 9.3.2 Jailbreak But It is Not Available For Download


Pangu released the latest tool of jailbreak for iOS 9.1 in March. After that, the team has not released any updates and users of iOS still don't have

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/3

Microsoft Spamming Office Ads to Android Notification Tray


Many Android users have Microsoft apps installed on their devices. Recently advertisements for Office apps have been emerging on Android phones. It

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/3

Malware Steals Funds from Bank Accounts of Android Owners


A new malware for Android phones which is called Fanta SDK targets users' bank accounts while carries out fraudulent transactions.

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/2

Hacker using Darkode Forum Sentenced to a Year’s Imprisonment


USA's Department of Justice states that 29-yr-old Rory Stephen Guidry pleaded guilty within one deal finalized on 5th February 2016 to having taken

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/2

Beware of WhataApp Gold Spam Which Will Steal Your Private Photos


Cyber criminals always try to take advantage of popularity of an app or service through it. WhatsApp is now the latest victim of such criminals, who

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/1

New Windows Trojan Utilizes People’s Computers as Proxy Servers by Planting on them TeamViewer


Backdoors generally use TeamViewer remote control software for gaining illegitimate admission into tainted PCs. But, one fresh Trojan named

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/1

Hackers Compromise Numerous Twitter Accounts to Spread Adult Content


According to Symantec the security company, almost 2,500 Twitter accounts belonging to celebrities had been hijacked while tweets carrying web-links

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SPAMfighter News 2016/6/1

Bank Assaults Involving SWIFT have Links with Hackers behind Sony Breach


According to Symantec Corp the cyber security firm, hackers behind robbing the central bank of Bangladesh to steal $81m are understood to have

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/31

Fiverr Shopping Forum Eliminates its Recently Existing DDoS Attack Services


DDoS assaults can now be bought and sold online at a price of merely $5/hr, so discovered security researchers from Imperva a security company.
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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/31

DMA Locker 4.0 Dissected


The domain of ransomware is in disarray in light of TeslaCrypt's recent explosion; consequently, the creators of DMA Locker have embarked upon making

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/30

Switzerland’s CERT Discloses Details about Cyber-Attack on Defense Contractor


Swiss government authorities declined from declaring a hackers' attack on RUAG the country's defense contractor. However, Switzerland's Computer

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/30

Carding Website Runner Deported to USA for Undergoing Trial of Criminal Charges


A national from Macedonia got deported to USA on Friday after being accused regarding a website known as Codeshop, which he operated, which according

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/30

A Dire Lack of Knowledge about Ransomware Exists Despite Record Number of Infections


Key security strategist and founder of eSentire, Eldon Sprickerhoff wrote to Security Intelligence over electronic mail that malicious software

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/27

Humanitarian Hacker Phineas Fisher Teaches His Hacking Techniques


Phineas Fisher, the humanist hacker, whose other name is Hack Back, and has association with another hacker who attacked Gamma Group's and Hacking

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/27

Flashlight Application from Google’s Play Store Disseminates Malverts


At 2016 beginning, Google cleared the Play Store off thirteen apps because they were malicious. These applications were Cake Blast, Just Fire,

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/26

TeslaCrypt Ransomware Project Seems to Close Down, Offers Decryption Key Free of Cost


The creators of the infamous TeslaCrypt ransomware have announced that they have closed down their operation and released a master decryption key and

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/26

Hacker Robs Bank, Converts the Money into BTC, Donates to Anti-ISIS Forces


After Hamza Bendelladj the hacker arrested and imprisoned for breaking into banks to steal money and donating huge sums to Palestinian charitable

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/26

Hacker Exposes Healthcare Data Stolen from Hospices in Turkey


A hacker apparently an Anonymous member posted one web-link opening onto one archive consisting of personal information of inmates of several Turkish

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/25

Hacker Puts 117m User Credentials from Linkedin Up for Sale on Dark Web


A hacker asserting he possesses the credentials of several million members of LinkedIn has started campaigning sale of the data on the Internet. The

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/25

Group of Suckfly Cyber-Espionage Targets Indian Private and Government Companies


Symantec, a tech firm of cybersecurity, in recent times published the report mentioning Suckfly's activities. Suckfly is advanced cyber espionage

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/24

Ukrainian Hacker confesses his role in Hacking Three Services of Business Newswire


Vadym lermolovych entered the appeal to a complaint charging him with serious theft of identity and conspiracy to commit wire and hacking of computer.

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/24

Bitcoin Exchange Service Gatecoin Suffers a $2m Theft


This past week there was news about a security incident within crypto-currency exchange system affecting one service based in Hong Kong that was

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/23

Skimer, a Malware for ATMs, Resurfaces with Far Greater Danger


Cyber-criminals have upgraded an ATM malicious program uncovered in 2009 which's currently posing a far greater threat.

The malware, called

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/23

Gray Hat Hacker Compromises Locky Ransomware Botnet; Replaces Payload with Alert Message


In a reverse trend, malware botnets are being hacked that's becoming common practice. Recently, one well intended hacker victimized an entity

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/23

Apple Removes Security App of iOS Because of “potential” False Positives


Apple has removed an app which helped customers to identify hidden hackers on their iPhones, just a week after it was launched on the marketplace. The

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/20

Veterans Affairs Department Seeking Software for Determining Data Leaked from Shady Web


The Veterans Affairs Department has issued a request to provide details about commercial software which will hunt exploited data of the agency by any

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/20

Hacker Sold Entrée to Pornhub Servers for $1,000


The underground researcher, who is running 1x0123 account of Twitter, offered on Saturday command injection capabilities and also shell access to the

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/20

Attacks with Malicious Pornography Applications in Android Lock-Screen may Increase


Alex Dubrovsky security researcher with Dell tells about malware authors who've begun one campaign in which data-stealing and/or financially-motivated

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/19

Two Ransomwares Bundled - Petya and Mischa


Petya of late is recognized as that dangerous ransomware sample which along with encrypting files followed with demanding Bitcoins to set the

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/19

Turkish Hackers Behind Six International Bank Heists


According to 'Data Breach Today' a website on cyber-security based in USA, Turkish hackers just exposed 3 Bangladeshi banks' data. The hacker group is

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/18

Staff of US Congress Bans Yahoo Mail as its Service Fails in Flagging the Attacks of Ransomware


Capitol Hill became the most recent victim of ransomware attacks. They were experiencing continuous click ads and pop-ups which allowed ransomware to

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/18

Anonymous in its Latest Attack Aims at Denver’s Mayor


Anonymous the hacking organization of the global level has made an increasingly personal and direct warning to Denver City's top voted

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/18

Adobe Presents Latest Version of its Flash Player


Adobe has released one security patch to fix a good 25 flaws within its Flash Player. Among these 25 flaws is one which attackers are already

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/17

South Korea Once Again Blames North Korea for Launching Hack like Against Its Defense Contractor


According to Korean Yonhap News Agency, the defense service for counter espionage in South Korea is investigating into one apparent hack by North

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/17

Microsoft Addresses 0-day in Windows Used within PoS Assaults


Over a hundred companies in North America got victimized with cyber-criminals' attacks that exploited one 0-day vulnerability in Windows. Dubbed

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/16

Banker of Syrian Electronic Army Deported to the US


A suspected hacker of SEA (Syrian Electronic Army), the hacking group supporting the regime of President Bashar al-Assad of Syria has been deported

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/16

South Korean Users Exploited via IE Zero-Day Flaw


Symantec reports of South Korea being impacted with targeted assaults which abused 0-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer. The firm in one blog post

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/16

Emergency Patch Imminent to Repair Adobe Flash Zero-Day Used in Live Attacks


It has become imperative for users to install fixes which are released by Microsoft today as May Patch Tuesday part because Windows bug is vigorously

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/13

Second in Line under Opicarus Campaign has been Bank of Cyprus


A massive distributed denial of service attack inundating the Central Bank of Cyprus website is from the Anonymous hackers' group that has revived its

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/13

Malvertising Assaults Strike PerezHilton, CBS and Blogger


PerezHilton.com the website for gossip news about celebrities and Hollywood recently delivered one fresh collection of malevolent advertisements on

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/12

Qualcomm Vulnerability Disclosed, Allows Theft of Call Logs, SMS from Android


An Android vulnerability that has been into existence since 5-yrs is now known as it impacts numerous device models, including as old as Jelly Bean

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/12

New Jaku Botnet Already has 19,000 Zombies, Best for DDoS Attacks and Spam


Security researchers of Forcepoint, a world leader in approving organisations for driving the business ahead via transformative technologies of

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/12

Horrid Piece of Android Malware Monitors Browser History, Texts and Banking Information


Android users should be careful about a new piece of nasty Android malware moving around. The malware is camouflaged as an updated version of Chrome

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/11

Gozi Creator Sent Behind Bars, Ordered for Submitting Hefty Fine


A hacker from Russia and creator as well as seller of the Gozi malicious program faces sentence after his ware infected more than 1m PCs and reaped

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/11

Anonymous to Strike World Banks, Targets Bank of Greece First


The Anonymous hacker collective has declared resurgence of its attack scheme of 2011 it named Operation Icarus that launched an onslaught of assaults

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/10

Qatar National Bank Confronts Data Hack


Qatar National Bank says that some hackers infiltrated its systems; however, the information exposed on the Internet was a mixed content comprising

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/10

Cyber Attacks in Retail Sector Highest in 2015, Reports Dimension Data


A report from an Information Technology security firm in Wellington reveals that the number of cyber-assaults on the retail market was the highest in

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/9

Iranian Student Stealing Frequent Flier Accounts from American Airlines Arrested


The news agency Miami Herald reports about one computer programmer who is facing accusation that he allegedly stole American Airlines passengers'

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/9

Former Developer of Tor Helped FBI by Creating Malware to Expose Tor Users


A former developer of Tor Project is seemingly making a living by creation of malware for the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), which enables

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/9

ADA Sends Out Infected Flash Drives to Around 37,000 Dentists


Recently, the offices who are American Dental Association members received flash drives all over the country. These are regularly sent out containing

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/6

Eleven Fake Apps in Android Play Store Uncovered that Enable Phishing


Google has not been able to perfectly control its Google Play the Android application store, as malicious applications regularly bypass its

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/6

A Player of NFL Gets Hacked on Live TV


A video was posted on the verified Laremy Tunsil's Twitter account on Thursday Night, who is a NFL prospect, showed the offensive tackle of previous

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/5

Android Malware Installed Through Phony Update of Google Chrome


Cyber-security researchers have spotted one mobile malware that pretends to be an update of Google Chrome browser, which can be used on Android, but

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/5

A Second Suspect Arrested in Connection with the Massive Comelec Breach


Philippines' law enforcement officials recently arrested another person suspected to have been involved in the hack as well as defacement of Comelec,

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/4

New RuMMS Malicious Program for Android Strikes through SMS Spam, Says FireEye


USA-situated network security firm FireEye has unearthed one fresh malware family affecting Android devices while contaminating smart-phones inside

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/4

New Phishing Ploy Exploits Facebook.com


Last week HackRead notified Web-browsers globally regarding one particular phishing scam related to a policy of 'account violation' circulating across

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/3

Qatar National Bank Suffers Massive Data Breach, No Money Stolen


A huge collection of documents of Qatar National Bank, based in Doha, was leaked and posted online to the Cryptome site on 26th April which is a

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/3

Microsoft Uncovers Attack Group Platinum That Uses Windows Hot-Patching Technique


A hidden utility in Windows computers called hot-patching, not existing inside the operating system from the time Windows 8 was introduced, has become

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