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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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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/3

Estonian Man Running International Crime Ring to Go to Jail


A United States of America judge sentenced a man from Estonia to 7-yrs and 3-months in jail for allegedly operating one cyber criminal business

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/2

ISIS Hackers Combine, form Mega Hacking Group


Various ISIS hackers along with associates who've been vigorously infiltrating online sites followed with defacing them by posting messages telling

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/2

Armanda Collective Imitators Churned Massive Dollars through Fake DDos Threats


An anonymous cyber-criminal gang has extorted a massive amount of dollars from Cloudflare clients just via a threat that they would be served denial

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SPAMfighter News 2016/5/2

Android Devices Could Be Infected with Ransomware, No User Interaction Needed


Attackers by utilizing twin known exploits are unnoticeably planting ransomware onto early versions of Android devices whose operators chance to

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SPAMfighter News 2016/4/29

Anti-ad-blockers to get Banned in EU


In a new development, many websites receiving high traffic are stopping Web-surfers from entering every time these websites detect that the surfers'

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SPAMfighter News 2016/4/29

Anonymous Hacktivist Group Member Detained Over COMELEC Attack


Anonymous the hacktivist collective, on 27th March, attacked Philippines' Comelec website followed with modifying its content to prove they believed

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SPAMfighter News 2016/4/29

93.4m Mexican Voter Details Posted as Publicly Accessible


Chris Vickery, Researcher from MacKeeper reports that he found a database which was publicly accessible from one AWS server, and so unprotected while

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SPAMfighter News 2016/4/28

SpyEye Creators to Serve Prison for 9+, 15 Years, Respectively


Two hackers have been ordered to serve jail for a combined period of over 24 years after convicted of creating as well as selling the notorious kit

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SPAMfighter News 2016/4/28

FIN6 Found as Criminal Gang Stealing Payment Card Data on Weak Pos Systems


Cyber-criminals have made their attacks twofold as they target PoS (point-of-sale) devices in U.S and continue to utilize the transactions based on

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SPAMfighter News 2016/4/27

Multigrain Malware Targets Multi.Exe Process, Steals and Exfiltrates Data, Pretending as DNS Queries


Security researchers caution after discovering one fresh strain of malware which utilizes DNS for bypassing security products. The malware, which is

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SPAMfighter News 2016/4/27

IPS Web-hosting Provider Saved from Systems Hack


A systems hijack was averted at Invision Power Services a provider of web-hosting facility, this April 2016, and so clients potentially saved from

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SPAMfighter News 2016/4/27

Companies Ready to Face Mousejack Attacks than Upgrade Wireless Mice


The MouseJack security flaw led to users' awareness about the probable dangers arising from any wireless keyboard else mouse, within organizations. A

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SPAMfighter News 2016/4/26

Game’s Story Hints from Aug Aware Website ‘Deus Ex: Mankind Divided’


Square Enix recently started one fresh propaganda website -Deus Ex: Mankind Divided according to which the population is segregated in-one comprising

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SPAMfighter News 2016/4/26

BitPay the Online Payment Processor of Bitcoin Cautions About Trojan ‘Coinbitclip’


In a new warning by BitPay the service provider of bitcoin payment, visitors to the website require being watchful of one fresh virus called

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SPAMfighter News 2016/4/25

Jail for U.S Reporter who Assisted Anonymous Hackers


A United States of America judge announced a 2-yr jail serving to Matthew Keys a journalist because he allegedly assisted members of the hacking gang

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SPAMfighter News 2016/4/25

Hacker Fisher gives Detail Write-up about the Way He Breached Servers of Hacking Team


The hacker behind causing trouble for the Hacking Team, during 2015 July, recently produced a detailed "DIY guide" telling the manner in

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SPAMfighter News 2016/4/25

Congress Calls for Investigation into Vulnerabilities in SS7 Telephony Signaling Protocol


Sharyn Alfonsi, a CBS reporter, and German PC-hacker Karsten Nohl who's also a Chaos Computer Club member recently conducted one experiment to

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SPAMfighter News 2016/4/22

Optional Update from Microsoft Addresses MouseJack Flaw in Windows


Microsoft, recently, issued one optional update which takes care of certain hacking method known as "MouseJack." Several patches exist in

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SPAMfighter News 2016/4/22

Lizard Squad Downs Servers of Blizzard with Enormous DDoS Attacks


The overnight Distributed Denial of Service (DDos) attack brought down the game servers of Blizzard that were overloaded, and the Lizard Squad hacker

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SPAMfighter News 2016/4/22

Apple Denounces Use of Quicktime for Microsoft’s Operating System Windows by Not Patching Bugs


An initiative involving zero-day exploits recently revealed twin severe security flaws within Apple QuickTime working with Microsoft's Windows OS

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SPAMfighter News 2016/4/21

Russian APT Grounded Sweden’s Airspace, not any Solar Thunder


During November-early of 2015, the Civil Aviation Administration of Sweden declared a knock down of control systems of air traffic in the country

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SPAMfighter News 2016/4/21

Operators of Qbot Botnet are Targeting Public Organisations in US


Various other vendors of cyber-security identified the Qbot malware as Oakbot, which was discovered first in 2009 at the time when operators began

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SPAMfighter News 2016/4/20

Tool now Available for Decrypting Files Infected with Petya Ransomware


The community of cyber-security researchers recently blew against ransomware once more through the creation of one fresh tool that unlocks computer

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SPAMfighter News 2016/4/20

Exness Targeted with Ongoing DDos Assaults Causing Disruption of Services


Exness the retail broker for foreign exchange tells about experiencing ongoing Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) assaults that is leading to

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SPAMfighter News 2016/4/19

USB-IF Fights Malware and Bad Chargers with Type-C Authentication Spec


Till now, adoption of reversible and versatile USB Type-C connector was going quite well. It is barely universal, however it is appearing in rising

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SPAMfighter News 2016/4/19

Malware Based on JavaScript Attacks DNS Settings of Your Router


Trend Micro, a security firm, has revealed attack on the home routers which involves mobile website, malicious JavaScript, as well as mobile device

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SPAMfighter News 2016/4/19

Internet Security Plummeted in 2015, Reports Symantec


Online crooks are seen imbibing corporate-best-practices, implying their ever-increasing e-threats are affecting both consumers and businesses,

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SPAMfighter News 2016/4/18

Criminals Bribe Chinese Security Firm to White-List Malware


The latest about cyber-criminals is that they're bribing security companies for smuggling malicious software and incorporating it into mobile gaming

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SPAMfighter News 2016/4/18

CCTV Surveillance Rigs Sold on Amazon.Com Found Having Malware


Mike Olsen, Independent Security Investigator recently found that there was malware installed on CCTV rigs that were getting sold via Amazon. The

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SPAMfighter News 2016/4/15

Security Researchers Discover Admin Panel of Dridex, Leverage Vulnerability and Hijack Backend


The widely known Dridex a banker Trojan has been hijacking PCs via the contamination of always existent macros inside the MS Office suite. People know

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SPAMfighter News 2016/4/15

Adobe Rushes Flash Fix for 0-Day Exploit


Adobe, of late, hurriedly released one Flash update that fixes vulnerability which Infosec researchers spotted, before cautioning users of Windows 10

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SPAMfighter News 2016/4/14

Revengeful Hacker Faces 10 Years imprisonment for DDoSing Website of Security Firm


A 37 year old man of Oklahoma City, namely Benjamin Earnest Nichols, faces a federal prison sentence for 10 years because he launched a DDoS attack

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SPAMfighter News 2016/4/14

ESET Researchers Disable Mumblehard Botnet


Twelve months following publication of Mumblehard Linux botnet's technical analysis, the good news is that the botnet has become inactive. A joint

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SPAMfighter News 2016/4/14

BillGates Malware Botnet Spewing DDoS Assaults Expands


In a warning by security researchers, hackers have been found employing malware that attacks Linux computers with the objective of building botnets

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SPAMfighter News 2016/4/13

Personalized Spear-Phishing Attacks Ongoing to Garner Precious Company Data


Proofpoint recently said that threat actor with a financial motive whom it names TA530 has been observed targeting high-level employees and executives

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SPAMfighter News 2016/4/13

Hackers of Turkey Attack Websites of Armenian Government


Turkish hacker group has launched a cyber-attack interrupting operations of many websites of Armenian government, including energy, defense and

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SPAMfighter News 2016/4/13

Dell SecureWorks Surveys for Current Hacking Rates


The third yearly report of Underground Hacker Markets by Dell SecureWorks has been published. To prepare this report, security experts of the company

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SPAMfighter News 2016/4/12

Kazakh Student Operates Largest Website to Download Scientific Papers


Alexandra Elbakyan a student aged 27 and from Kazakhstan created a website in 2011 that she named Sci-Hub to let anybody freely access it and download

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SPAMfighter News 2016/4/12

Details Leaked Online of Nearly 50 Million Citizens of Turkey


A hacking group leaked online a database, apparently including personal details of almost 50 Million citizens of Turkey that even comprise of Recep

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SPAMfighter News 2016/4/11

Trump Hotels Suffer a Second Card Breach


According to a report by 'Krebs on Security' dated 4th April 2016, a luxury hotel chain associated with businessman Donald Trump, who's also

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SPAMfighter News 2016/4/11

Over 100 Android Apps Found with Adware that Harm End-users


Researchers from Dr. Web a security and anti-virus company unearthed over 100 Android applications which are contaminated with certain adware Trojan

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SPAMfighter News 2016/4/11

Data Hack of Panama Papers Reveals Global Corruption Ring


A server breach, which occurred 2015-beginning, targeted a Panama situated corporate law and consultancy company Mossack Fonseca. Those responsible

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SPAMfighter News 2016/4/8

Toy Maker Mattel Loses $ 3M in BEC Scam, Then Fights and Recovers It


A finance executive became a victim of a phishing scam which saw the maker of Children toys based at Los-Angeles wire a cool $3 million to Chinese

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SPAMfighter News 2016/4/8

Anonymous Attacks Government of Angola due to Jail Sentence for 17 Activists


BBC reports that the Angolan government has suffered the impact of Anonymous cyber-attacker for sending 17 youth activities to jail. The group is

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SPAMfighter News 2016/4/7

SideStepper Assault Launched for Company iOS Devices


Check Point the security company based in Israel is about to demonstrate at Black Hat Asia Security Conference on 1st April 2016 in Singapore how

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SPAMfighter News 2016/4/7

Remaiten is a New DDoS Bot Targeting Routers based on Linux


Sophisticated exploits are not required for making botnets with modems, wireless access points, routers, as well as with other devices of networking.

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SPAMfighter News 2016/4/7

HID Door Regulators can be Hacked to Open Doors Without Allowing Being Re-Locked


Security investigators at Trend Micro recently found critical security flaw inside HID door regulators which lets anyone dispatch a malevolent UDP

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SPAMfighter News 2016/4/6

Ransomware Attack that Hit MedStar Hospitals


A hospital group MedStar within Washington D.C. is striving for returning to normal functioning following a ransomware assault that hit it. Ransomware

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SPAMfighter News 2016/4/6

New Backdoor.Dripion Employed for Stalking Taiwanese Online Targets


A backdoor Trojan, Dripion has been employed to attack just a handful of targets; however, seeing from earlier iterations, Symantec doubts there maybe

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SPAMfighter News 2016/4/6

CloudFlare Delves into its CAPTCHA Issue


People who routinely use Tor know very well that CloudFlare displays CAPTCHAS to the Web-surfers working on its clients' websites by utilizing one

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SPAMfighter News 2016/4/5

Vulnerabilities Discovered in IoT Devices Suggest They’re Yet to be Fully Secured


IoT devices, which better our lives, require to be fully secured because they make a direct impact on 'our' security. Recently, security investigators

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SPAMfighter News 2016/4/5

Vulnerabilities Discovered in IoT Devices Suggest They’re Yet to be Fully Secured


IoT devices, which better our lives, require to be fully secured because they make a direct impact on 'our' security. Recently, security investigators

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SPAMfighter News 2016/4/5

Most of the People want to see Shut down of the Dark Web


The dark web is considered as a very bad place by most of the people, and they think that it should be "shut down". The dark web - those

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SPAMfighter News 2016/4/4

Scam Warning: Credentials of Speeding Ticket Sent Via Email


The drivers in Tredyffrin Township of Chester County are targeted by a new malware scam posing as a speeding ticket email. The police of Tredyffrin

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SPAMfighter News 2016/4/4

New PoS Malware TreasureHunt on the Prowl


One fresh Point-of-Sale malicious program called TreasureHunt has been into existence from near-end 2014, the time security researchers of FireEye

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SPAMfighter News 2016/4/4

FBI vs. Apple Feud Ends as Former Successfully Breaks into Terrorist’s iPhone


The Department-of-Justice by discovering one method for retrieving a locked iPhone independent of Apple's help managed to withdraw a lawful action

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SPAMfighter News 2016/4/1

Users Making Payment against Coverton Ransomware will Likely Never Retrieve Their Data


Quite recently, cyber-criminals released one fresh ransomware known as Coverton which executes AES+RSA encryption for locking users' data-files and

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SPAMfighter News 2016/4/1

Node.js Package Manager’s Exploitation can Let Other Malicious Packages Execute Code


An easy way to restore packages back onto certain computer or server is by using Node.js Package Manager (NPM) that facilitates the same packages to

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SPAMfighter News 2016/4/1

Black-hat ‘Weev’ Acknowledges He Hacked Printers and made them Print Racist Messages


Andrew Auernheimer the notorious Internet troll and black-hat hacker has once again embarked on his usual ploy, currently abusing several thousand

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SPAMfighter News 2016/3/31

USA’s Hacking Charges against Countries’ Nationals could Backlash Other Countries Doing Same Vis-À-Vis American Citizens


The Justice Department of United States recently charged 7 Iranians having connections with the intelligence section for allegedly executing cyber

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SPAMfighter News 2016/3/31

United States DOJ Indicts Seven Iranians in Hacking Conspiracies


The Department-of-Justice in USA has declared a legal charge against 7 hackers who allegedly received state-backing from the government of Iran. The

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SPAMfighter News 2016/3/30

New Ransomware ‘Surprise’ Spreads Infection through TeamViewer


A fresh ransomware infection occurred with indications appearing on forums about Bleeping Computers where victims of ransomware commonly gather to

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SPAMfighter News 2016/3/30

Nemucod and Ransomware Together could Cost Infected User a Fortune


Today we have an exponential number of contaminated electronic mails, says IT security firm ESET. Such electronic mails carry malevolent attachments

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SPAMfighter News 2016/3/30

Carbanak Gang Reappears with Enormous Cyber-attack


Proofpoint recently detected an enormous cyber-attack in which the APT gang Carbanak from Russia is involved while returning to business.

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SPAMfighter News 2016/3/29

Google and Apple Tricked into Approving Apps Which Again Steal Instagram Credentials


Google and Apple have once more been cheated in accepting rogue applications on their App stores. The new applications steal passwords and usernames

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SPAMfighter News 2016/3/29

Fully Functional Exploit for Stagefright Bug Posted for Android Devices


Zimperium a security company, during August 2015, found the Stagefright security flaw that led to the beginning of release of security updates every

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SPAMfighter News 2016/3/28

Pakistan Closely Watches Indian Army Activities Using Smeshapp


As neighbouring countries of the subcontinent Pakistan and India continue long time rivalry on the terrain, their battle has now moved on cyber space

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SPAMfighter News 2016/3/28

Adware Infects Firmware of 40 models of Low-End Android Smartphones


An Android Trojan displaying unwanted ads which installs nuisance software on mobile phones has been found in the firmware of smartphones, and also in

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SPAMfighter News 2016/3/28

$100 Million of Bangladesh Bank Stolen by Using Malware


A private investigators report revealed that hackers who stole over $100 Million from account of Bangladesh in the Federal Reserve Bank of New York

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SPAMfighter News 2016/3/25

Samas Ransomware Spreading, Warns FBI Together with Microsoft


A characteristic ransom software posing danger impacts organizations and individuals in the same fashion. Fundamentally, it is one kind of malware

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SPAMfighter News 2016/3/25

Hijacking of iCloud Account Comparable to Ransomware Attack


It can be as unpleasant as having one's iCloud A/C compromised if not more unpleasant when compared to a ransomware assault as cyber-criminals have

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SPAMfighter News 2016/3/24

New iOS Trojan AceDeceiver Detected in China


One fresh malware created to compromise iPad and iPhone critically endangers several hundred million appliances as it has the ability to contaminate

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SPAMfighter News 2016/3/24

LulzSec Hacktivist Lands Up As Employee of Online Payments Company


"tFlow," ex-member of LulzSec is preparing to join Secure Trading an online payments company in U.K. He'll be working in the position of

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SPAMfighter News 2016/3/23

Digital Certificates are Stolen by Groups of Cyberespionage to Sign Malware


Code-signing certificates that are stolen are used by more cyberespionage groups to make its tools of hacking as well as malware look similar as

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SPAMfighter News 2016/3/23

An Inventory was taken in the Staminus Data Breach


A security firm focused on DDoS mitigations and found that almost 50GBs of compromised data was published to the Web over the weekend after an

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SPAMfighter News 2016/3/22

Malvertising Campaign Strikes Websites of BBC, NYT, MSN, NFL, AOL


The ad-networks of many top-tier websites were compromised during the weekend when criminals attacked The Hill, BBC, The New York Times, MSN, AOL and

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SPAMfighter News 2016/3/22

Hacker Identified in Well-known Fappening Scandal


According to FBI, Ryan Collins had committed a crime during November 2012-September 2014 when he distributed spear-phishing e-mails that appeared as

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SPAMfighter News 2016/3/22

Anonymous Declares Major Campaign against Donald Trump on 1st April, 2016


Hacker group, anonymous, works around the ethics of anonymity amongst the hackers also. They don't recognize each other by their real names; rather

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SPAMfighter News 2016/3/21

Telegram Introduces Upgrades for Ios, Android While Backing 5,000 Member Groups


During November 2015, Telegram launched its Supergroups so group admins could increase their member counts belonging to regular groups to a whopping

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SPAMfighter News 2016/3/21

Infamous Hacker GhostShell Reveals True Identity to Obtain Legitimate Job


The hacking crew Team GhostShell's leader GhostShell recently disclosed who he actually was during an interview to CyberWarNews.info and

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SPAMfighter News 2016/3/18

Currently TeslaCrypt, Locky and CryptoWall are Top 3 Ransomware Threats


Fortinet gathered the data by using its Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) system. The company logged traffic from infected systems to IPs, which

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SPAMfighter News 2016/3/18

A Different Android Trojan Flaunts Non-Existent Adobe Flash Player to Infect Users


New update is yet to be released by Adobe in this new month. Hence, users who still have not installed the update 20.0.0.306 of Flash Player should do

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SPAMfighter News 2016/3/17

Security Bug Used in Live Attacks is Fixed by Releasing Adobe Flash Player 21.0.0.182


Flash Player new versions are released by Adobe Systems in trying to fix 18 dangerous vulnerabilities, which can be exploited to control PCs,

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SPAMfighter News 2016/3/17

Hackers Spoil a Bank Robbery of $1 Billion Because of a Wrong Spelling


Bank officials said that a spelling mistake in an online bank transfer instruction has helped in preventing a $1 billion (about Euro 890 million)

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SPAMfighter News 2016/3/17

Banking Trojan Has Been Replaced by Locky Ransomware by Dridex Botnet


Researchers are tracking a huge spam campaign bombarding inboxes with Locky ransomware downloaders in the form of JavaScript attachments. Security

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SPAMfighter News 2016/3/16

OnionDog APT has been Attacking Korean Energy and Transportation


In recent times, Helios Teamat 360 SkyEye Labs discovered that OnionDog, a hacker group, are infiltrating as well as stealing information from

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SPAMfighter News 2016/3/16

Let’s Encrypt Reaches a Milestone of One Millionth Encryption Certificate


Let's Encrypt issued 1 millionth certificate around three months ago when it launched as a public beta service. The number of encrypted domains using

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SPAMfighter News 2016/3/15

KeRanger the Latest Ransomware for Mac PCs


Apple-users worldwide are in a state of anxiety ever-since they heard of a cyber assault targeting Mac PCs in a ransomware campaign that blocks user's

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SPAMfighter News 2016/3/15

Indian Diplomats, Military Personnel Face Continuous Cyber-Espionage Attacks


From the middle of February this year (2016), according to security researchers in India, a wave of Internet attacks has been ongoing within one

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SPAMfighter News 2016/3/14

Seagate Staff Victimized with Phishing E-mail, Discloses Numerous Tax Forms


An employee of Seagate who got one spear-phishing electronic mail, which appeared like one genuine in-house request about sending someone of the

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SPAMfighter News 2016/3/14

New ransomware after Encrypting User’s Data-Files Provides Audio Note of the Ransom


One fresh kind of ransomware has entered the Web first encrypting users' files in the usual manner and then in one twist, reading out the ransom

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SPAMfighter News 2016/3/14

Intel Fixes McAfee Virus which Enabled Attackers to Disable Antivirus Protection


As per Agazzini Maurizio, security researcher of Italy, working for a local IT security advisory firm namely Mediaservice, the antivirus of McAfee

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SPAMfighter News 2016/3/11

Pro-ISIS Hackers Attack Website they thought was Google


A hackers' gang claiming its name as "Cyber Caliphate Army" and apparently supporter of ISIS militants declared a promise on Telegram a

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SPAMfighter News 2016/3/11

Incident Regarding Email Phishing Affects Employees of Main Line Health


The IRS and FBI are now probing a spear phishing scam, which exposes every employee of Main Line Health at risk for theft of their identities. IRS

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SPAMfighter News 2016/3/10

Turkish Hacker Admits to Orchestrating Worldwide Theft of $55m


A hacker from Turkey considered key person behind orchestrating a scheme leading to theft of several million dollars worldwide recently pleaded guilty

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SPAMfighter News 2016/3/10

New Trojan Triada for Android Devices


Kaspersky Lab the security company has found a Trojan designed for attacking Android devices. This Trojan dubbed Triada is similarly functional and

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SPAMfighter News 2016/3/10

Apple Takes Over Firm Involved in Mac Firmware Worm


During November 2015, Apple completed the acquisition of LegbaCore a firmware security firm, said Trammell Hudson security researcher through a

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SPAMfighter News 2016/3/9

Mars Rover Software Utilized to Create Cyber-Spying Malware


Over the years gone by, Afghanistan has had trusted business partnership in India because it got India's help in erecting its current Parliament

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