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SPAMfighter News 2018/10/18

Message of Cryptic Playstation 4 is Crashing the Consoles

 

The users of PS4 were getting an odd message that is triggering a glitch and then bricking the console. As per a number of Reddit users, this glitch

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SPAMfighter News 2018/10/18

Around 600 Computers of Anne Arundel County Public Library have been Exposed to Emotet Virus

 

Around 600 computers of Anne Arundel County Public Library have been exposed to the computer virus, Emotet, thus prompting the officials to take

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SPAMfighter News 2018/10/17

Russian Hackers Attack Specialist in Customer Review Tied to Innumerable Websites

 

According to RiskIQ a security firm, a syndicate of hackers from Russia after targeting British Airways and Ticketmaster has recently attacked an

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SPAMfighter News 2018/10/17

Faculties and Staff of Chapman got Affected by the ‘Critical’ Phishing Attack

 

As per the Chapman's Vice President, Strategic Marketing and Communication, Jamie Ceman's email, above 20 faculty and staff members of Chapman have

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SPAMfighter News 2018/10/17

Facebook Accounts in Several Millions Hacked

 

Facebook, in September 2018, acknowledged that millions of users' A/Cs had been compromised with the user data exposed to hackers. On October 13,

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SPAMfighter News 2018/10/16

Now Surfing about your Favourite Celebrities can make you Vulnerable to Virus Attack

 

We are at the age of pop culture, where we all are obsessed by the celebrities and their images. We watch them on electronic media and want to

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SPAMfighter News 2018/10/16

Malware Attack Popular Amongst the Hackers, Even though it Dips in Q2 in 2018

 

A new research by Positive Technologies have found out through the data that malware attacks are found to be the top-most method of attack, despite

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SPAMfighter News 2018/10/15

Security Loophole Leads to Hacking of Whatsapp Accounts in Israel

 

A warning was issued by Israel National Cyber Directorate (INCD) on October 2, 2018, Tuesday, regarding a security flaw in the famous instant

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SPAMfighter News 2018/10/15

Hackers from North Korea Reportedly Seize over USD1.1bn within Bank Heists

 

According to security researchers, a high-profile team of hackers from North Korea was recently found executing cyber assaults targeted against

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SPAMfighter News 2018/10/12

U.S Charges Russian Intelligence Officers over Westinghouse Hack

 

On October 4, 2018, USA indicted 7 officers of Russian intelligence for allegedly conniving towards breaking into PCs of Westinghouse Electric Co a

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SPAMfighter News 2018/10/12

Marion County Jail’s Reporting System Fall Prey to Virus Attack

 

Computer virus attack hits the reporting system of Marion County Jail in the last week of September, leading to the reporting system completely

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SPAMfighter News 2018/10/11

Cyber Security Breach Affects 50 Million Facebook Users

 

Around 50 million accounts of Facebook users got affected in a major incident of cyber security breach, as per the social networking website on

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SPAMfighter News 2018/10/11

Ghostdns Attack Compromised Over 100K Routers

 

The DNS settings of 100,000-and-more routers recently got modified so that end-users would get diverted onto phishing sites. When end-users

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SPAMfighter News 2018/10/11

Canada-Based Restaurant Chain Hit with Malware Attack

 

A series of restaurant brands which run under a parent company in Canada recently experienced impact of an outage hitting the parent business' IT

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SPAMfighter News 2018/10/10

Port of San Diego Hit by a Ransomware Attack Affecting its Computer Systems

 

It was confirmed in a press release by the San Diego Port that a cyberattack has affected its computer systems, and thus the port officials are

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SPAMfighter News 2018/10/10

After C and Java, Python is Popular for Creating Hacking Tools

 

Imperva the web security firm published attack statistics during the end week of September and accordingly stated that after C and Java programming

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SPAMfighter News 2018/10/9

A Boy, Aged 17, was Arrested for Hacking the Website of UPSC on September 10

 

The UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) website hacking case has been cracked now. The Delhi Police's Special Cell appointed for the case

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SPAMfighter News 2018/10/9

Police Warned that Phishing Text Messages are Used to Target the Bank Customers

 

As per a statement by the Singapore Police on 2 October, 2018, a new phishing scam is on the rise which sends fake messages to bank customers. Bank

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SPAMfighter News 2018/10/9

Hackers Targeting Instagram Accounts of Influential Profiles for Ransom in a Recent Campaign

 

The high-profilers and big shots should now be prepared to safeguard their Instragram account, as the hackers are targeting Instagram accounts of

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SPAMfighter News 2018/10/8

Virus Attack Hampers the Email System of Ulster Town

 

A computer virus attack at the Ulster town has led to shut down of entire email system of the town. It has been decided that the email system will

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SPAMfighter News 2018/10/8

Hackers are Trying Rerouting your Direct Deposit Paycheck – Warns FBI

 

As per the FBI, a latest phishing scam is on the roll that is targeting your paychecks directly. WJHL, in its report confirms that it is the

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SPAMfighter News 2018/10/8

Aspire Health Lost 'Protected Health Information' after Getting Hacked by a Phishing Scheme

 

As per the report of The Tennessean, Aspire Health, a huge healthcare company of Nashville, which offers its services of in-home treatment to 25

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SPAMfighter News 2018/10/5

Two Suspects in $14m Theft of Crypto-Currencies Detained in Oklahoma

 

Oklahoma City Police have taken under their custody two men suspected in theft of some $14m worth of crypto-currencies from one crypto company named

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SPAMfighter News 2018/10/5

MP’s Assistant Sentenced over Hacking Account of Ex-Interior Minister

 

The assistant of Jozef Rajtar MP from Freedom and Solidarity party whom court identified solely as Filip R., is reportedly responsible for

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SPAMfighter News 2018/10/4

Security Investigator who Compromised Hotel Wi-Fi, Shared Pass-Codes Online, is Fined

 

A security expert from China has been fined SGD5,000 (USD3,600) in Singapore because he illegitimately broke into one Wi-Fi system of certain hotel

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SPAMfighter News 2018/10/4

Romanian Woman Pleads Guilty for Hacking MPD Surveillance Cameras

 

Eveline Cismaru, a woman from Romania, aged 28, was charged for hacking computer systems and surveillance cameras that were connected to the MPD

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SPAMfighter News 2018/10/3

Vietnam-Born Worker in U.S Intelligence Ordered Prison over Data Theft and Leakage

 

Nghia Hoang Pho, who has been with the premium hacking unit Tailored Access Operations of National Security Agency for ten years, admitted

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SPAMfighter News 2018/10/3

Snapchat Accounts Allegedly Hacked by a Man for Extorting Sexually Explicit Images

 

As per the federal prosecutors, Barton George Scott, a registered sex offender, has hacked over two dozen accounts of Snapchat belonging to minors,

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SPAMfighter News 2018/10/3

$148 Million will be Paid by Uber for not Reporting about 2016 Hack

 

Uber, the ride-hailing company, has agreed to tighten their data security practices and pay $148 Million to states after the company failed for over

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SPAMfighter News 2018/10/2

Teen Hacker of Apple Escapes Sentencing


A teenager in Australia made an intrusion into the computers of Apple office, spread over 2-yrs followed with downloading sensitive data of 90GB size,

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SPAMfighter News 2018/10/2

Chegg’s 40 m Users to be Issued Fresh Passwords in the Aftermath of Hack


Education technology firm Chegg situated in Santa Clara, USA is considering creating fresh passwords for more than 40m consumers after it discovered

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SPAMfighter News 2018/10/1

Regulators of Japan Seeking Answers in Wake of Zaif’s ¥6.7 Billion Crypto Hack

 

A business improvement order has been issued for the third-time by the Financial Services Agency (FSA) of Japan to Tech Bureau, owner of Zaif - the

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SPAMfighter News 2018/10/1

Crypto-Mining Malware Still Exhibits Speedy Rising Trend

 

McAfee, on September 25, 2018, released its most recent study report about e-threats underscoring there has been a massive rise in malicious

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SPAMfighter News 2018/9/28

Tesco Bank Likely to Attract Hefty Fine from FCA for Cyber Attack

 

According to reports from Sky News, the finance watchdog Financial Conduct Authority of Britain may fine Tesco Plc's banking arm over 30m pounds

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SPAMfighter News 2018/9/28

Pennsylvania Senate Democrats Paid over $700,000 to Rebuild IT Infrastructure after a Ransomware Attack

 

Microsoft has been paid $703,697 by the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus to rebuild their IT infrastructure after getting targeted by a

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SPAMfighter News 2018/9/28

Cricketers Shikhar Dhawan as well as Gautam Gambhir Encounter Hack into their Twitter Accounts

 

Shikhar Dhawan the opening batsman of Team India and an oft writer on Twitter the micro-blogging website sent out a tweet September 23 saying

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SPAMfighter News 2018/9/27

Virus Attack Disrupts Operations of Lutheran Hospital

 

Geoff Thomas, Public Relations Supervisor of Lutheran Hospital declared that on September 18, 2018, Tuesday, at around 6.30 p.m., Lutheran Hospital

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SPAMfighter News 2018/9/27

Two People Arrested for Hacking the Indian Air Force Online Exam

 

Officials of IAF (Indian Air Force) were utterly shocked when they found that their online exam, for recruiting non-commissioned officers in

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SPAMfighter News 2018/9/27

Netflix Users are Getting Targeted by Phishing Attacks

 

People are getting used to the phishing emails from Western Union and Nigerian princes by now, but the financial institutions are not the only ones

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SPAMfighter News 2018/9/26

Security Bugs in Apple’s Safari Browser Makes Iphone Users Vulnerable to Hacking Attack

 

iPhone users are once again become prone to hacking attack. Personal data of around 1 Billion users of iPhone became vulnerable as Apple's default

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SPAMfighter News 2018/9/26

Recent Report Reveals German Manufacturers Facing Huge Losses due to Cyberattacks

 

In a recent survey published by the IT sector association of Germany, it was revealed that the manufacturers of Germany have faced huge losses, in

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SPAMfighter News 2018/9/25

Hackers Target Students’ Financial Aid through Phishing Attack

 

The Education Department of United States issued a warning about malicious attackers trying to get access to financial aid refunds of students at

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SPAMfighter News 2018/9/25

Computer Network of Wilkes Hospital taken down due to Virus

 

The hospital officials of Wake Forest Baptist Health - Wilkes Medical Center at the North Wilkesboro town of North Carolina had intentionally taken

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SPAMfighter News 2018/9/25

Beatrice City came to a Halt with a Virus Attack

 

The city of Beatrice in southeast Nebraska experienced a major breakdown due to a virus attack, as many operations came to a halt. The officials are

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SPAMfighter News 2018/9/24

Authorities Uncover Phishing Scam Involving XRP Digital Coins

 

South Korean cops together with U.S Federal Bureau of Investigation cracked a global phishing scam wherein Ripple company's digital token, XRP was

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SPAMfighter News 2018/9/24

Bristol Airport’s Flight Display Boards Goes Offline due to Cyber Attack

 

As per reports, officials of the ninth busiest airport in UK blamed cyber attack, as the flight display boards of Bristol Airport goes offline for a

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SPAMfighter News 2018/9/24

Scottish Brewery Encounters Ransomware Assault

 

Arran Brewery of Scotland, of late, encountered a ransomware attack targeted at its top executives. The officials state they suffered extremely

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SPAMfighter News 2018/9/21

Cyber Criminals Hacked the Whatsapp Accounts of Karachi Users


The citizens of Karachi are now reluctant to use their WhatsApp, as the hackers are targeting them by hacking their WhatsApp accounts.

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SPAMfighter News 2018/9/21

Crypto-Currency Wallet Portal Jaxx Deactivated Following Malware Attack


A cyber-attack that distributed malicious software aiming at Jaxx wallet owners of crypto-currencies used one spoofed website of the actual Jaxx

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SPAMfighter News 2018/9/20

Street Gangsters Charged with Hacking and Theft of Card Terminals

 

Over thirty street gangsters from East Bay were legally charged for apparently operating one fraud scheme worth $1m via breaking into payment card

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SPAMfighter News 2018/9/20

Personal Information of Memphis Police Association Could be in Jeopardy after Hacking Attempt

 

A hacking attempt into the user accounts of Southwest Tennessee's City - Memphis and at Memphis Police Association, has been unfolded by the FOX13.

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SPAMfighter News 2018/9/19

North Korea Strongly Denies Involvement in Wannacry, Sony Attacks

 

In a strong statement of denial North Korea called United States' claim untrue that certain software developer on behalf of the formers government

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SPAMfighter News 2018/9/19

Hacker Steals EOS Coins Valuing $222K after Attacking ‘Eosbet Cassino’s’ Dice App

 

A hacker using the handle "aabbccddeefg' on the Internet recently exploited EOS smart contract's security flaw for filching more than 44,400

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SPAMfighter News 2018/9/19

Cryptomining Campaign was Launched by Kodi Add-Ons

 

ESET, the cyber-security firm, has informed ZDNet that a recent malware campaign has targeted the users of Kodi, the famous media player as well as

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SPAMfighter News 2018/9/18

UIDAI Dismisses Claims about Ghost Aadhaars Created Via INR 2,500 Software Patch

 

The Unique Identification Authority of India may well have to explain following still one more security flaw which got detected. UIDAI stated on

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SPAMfighter News 2018/9/18

Russian Cybercriminal Extradited to US Pleads Guilty

 

A Russian man's guilty plea has been secured by the US prosecutors. Peter Levashov, the Russian, is accused for commandeering the network of 1 lakh

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SPAMfighter News 2018/9/18

Ashley Benson Claims Hack into her Instagram Account

 

Ashley Benson said someone hacked her account on the social networking website Instagram following news that appeared highlighting that she had an

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SPAMfighter News 2018/9/17

Website of UPSC Hacked and Restored Later

 

It seems that the website of UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) was hacked, as it displayed an image of Doraemon, a Japanese cartoon character,

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SPAMfighter News 2018/9/17

Key Fobs of Tesla’s Model S Recently Rectified from Hacking

 

Tesla is implementing plentiful innovative measures for safeguarding its motorcars' driving systems from digital assaults. For that it's using the

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SPAMfighter News 2018/9/17

Bookings Details of British Airways Passengers got Compromised

 

Hackers stole bookings details of almost 380,000 passengers of British Airways (BA), leading to huge chaos. Though, the cyber attacks have been

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SPAMfighter News 2018/9/14

Jpmorgan Hack Key Suspect is in US Custody Now

 

A Russian man's extradition was announced by the federal authorities, who, as per them took part in an extensive and historic computer-hacking

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SPAMfighter News 2018/9/14

Japan Recorded 2.9 Million People Tricked to Fake Websites Via Phishing Emails

 

Today the most effective and popular way for the hackers to get an access to sensitive data and systems and servers is through phishing attack. This

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SPAMfighter News 2018/9/13

Inter-State Racket of Fraudsters Used Darknet for Hacking People’s Bank Accounts

 

The cyber cell of Madhya Pradesh in India, busted an inter-state racket of fraudsters, who were using information from 'Darknet' for hacking the

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SPAMfighter News 2018/9/13

Email Phishing Attack on Orrstown Bank Exposed Information of over 50,000 Customers'

 

Information of over 50,000 customers of Orrstown Bank got exposed to outsiders when two of its employees fell prey to the email phishing attack, as

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SPAMfighter News 2018/9/13

Email Phishing Attack Compromises Data in Reliable Respiratory

 

Reliable Respiratory discovered unusual activity in the email account of an employee in early July, which is presumed to have allowed the hackers

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SPAMfighter News 2018/9/12

Midland Town’s Computer Systems Hacked and Attackers Demand Ransom

 

Midland Town fall prey to cyber-attack in the morning of September 1, 2018, when the entire network of the town was accessed illegally and then was

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SPAMfighter News 2018/9/12

Hacking Against British Airways Results in Theft of 380K Card Data

 

British Airways stated on September 6 that hackers got away with its customers' financial and other personal data when they were booking tickets

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SPAMfighter News 2018/9/12

Fresh Financial Malware, Camubot Strikes against Banking Clients in Brazil

 

Security researchers from IBM X-Force recently examined one freshly discovered financial malware which strikes on prominent Brazilian banks via

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SPAMfighter News 2018/9/11

Cybercriminals are Shifting their Attention towards Low-Profile Attacks to Steal Money

 

Trend Micro, cyber security leader, said on 30 August, 2018, that the cybercriminals are shifting their attention from the ransomware attacks

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SPAMfighter News 2018/9/11

Bcom Graduate Behind Cyber Fraud was Arrested by Gurugram Police Cyber Cell

 

A commerce graduate was arrested by Gurugram Police cyber cell for allegedly duping several people from the Delhi-NCR, by obtaining their debit or

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SPAMfighter News 2018/9/11

A New Feature, Back-Ups of Whatsapp Messages on Google Drive for Free, can Invite Hackers

 

It may soon be possible for hackers to gain access to people's videos, images and text messages from WhatsApp. This is the most current security

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SPAMfighter News 2018/9/10

NSO Group of Israel Hacking Individuals for Boosting Sale of its Spyware

 

Spyware creator NSO Group's software helps end-users infiltrate smart-phones of the most widely used, while intercept calls and also garner other

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SPAMfighter News 2018/9/10

Missouri State Democratic Party Email to University Of Missouri Leads to Phishing Attempt

 

The debacle called "#FallInternshipSpam" got triggered, when an email having the subject "Fall Internships" from the Missouri

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SPAMfighter News 2018/9/7

Prominent Phishing Assault Targets Drake E-Mails

 

The Information Technology Services of Drake University has issued an alert e-mail to campus staff and students regarding a phishing assault that's

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SPAMfighter News 2018/9/7

Police Arrested a Manchester Man for $300,000 Retirement Funds Theft

 

A man from Manchester was arrested by the Hartford police after an investigation on retirement funds theft, which led to revelation of crimes like

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SPAMfighter News 2018/9/7

Cobalt Group - Behind Global Bank Hacking Spree - Launched New Attacks

 

A ferocious group of hackers who target the financial organisations and seem to be the cyber attacks perpetrator against the ATM systems and SWIFT

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SPAMfighter News 2018/9/6

Phishing Attack Victimizes Employees of Albert Lea City

 

This summer a phishing campaign victimized current and ex-employees of Albert Lea city and the incident has been notified to

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SPAMfighter News 2018/9/6

Botnet Herders Increasingly Prefer Multi-Functional Malware

 

Kaspersky Lab in its latest report on botnet operations during the period January-June shows how botnet herders now prefer to spread malware which

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SPAMfighter News 2018/9/5

Hackers Claim to have Personal Details of around 20,000 Superdrug Customers

 

Superdrug has asked all its online customers to change their login passwords, as the health and beauty retailer was targeted by the hackers. The

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SPAMfighter News 2018/9/5

Busygasper Malware yet Again Discovered on Android Phones

 

A freshly found malicious program 'BusyGasper' when implanted on Android phones may cause their owners uncountable troubles because of the

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SPAMfighter News 2018/9/5

A Man from Connecticut Found Guilty for 2014 Celebrity Icloud Hack

 

As per District of Connecticut's U.S. Attorney Office, a person named George Garofano, aged 26, was sentenced to prison for eight months, which will

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SPAMfighter News 2018/9/4

Spam Attacks Flood NEO Network

 

According to Reddit, its NEO blockchain is under an unabated spam attack. The purpose pertains to making fee transactions most important while also

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SPAMfighter News 2018/9/4

Bad News for Healthcare - One out of every 50 emails has a Malicious Link

 

The latest study from Mimecast, an email security company, shows that many of the security systems were unable to detect the malicious links in the

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SPAMfighter News 2018/9/4

‘Atlas’ Crypto Trading Website of Brazil Encounters Data Hack

 

Atlas Quantum, an investment platform for crypto-currencies in Brazil which's popular among users became a victim of hack. Even though according to

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SPAMfighter News 2018/9/3

Possible Computer Data Breach at Eastern Maine Community College Affects Students and Staffs

 

EMCC in Bangor, Maine, has reported a data security breach after they got to know that some of the computers in the college were infected with

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SPAMfighter News 2018/9/3

Epic Games Indicates Malware Risks of Fortnite

 

Epic Games hit the headlines when it declared its decision of not using Google's Play Store for distributing Fortnite. That's because if the game is

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SPAMfighter News 2018/9/3

Chinese Police Arrested Suspected Hackers over Cryptocurrency Theft

 

State media reported on 19 August, 2018, that three Chinese hackers, who are suspected of allegedly stealing assets worth of $87 million (i.e. 600

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SPAMfighter News 2018/8/31

Hacking Remains the Top Breach Type in July

 

Amongst all the incident of breaches, hacking tops the chart again in the month of July this year. Out of all the breaches identified, hacking

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SPAMfighter News 2018/8/31

DNC Claims Stopping Attempted Breach into its Voter Database

 

The date August 22, 2018 is about Democratic National Committee getting to know of an attempted breach into the voter database it maintained that

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SPAMfighter News 2018/8/30

Necurs Botnet Pounces on Banks Via Targeted Phishing Campaign

 

The Necurs network-of-bots recently re-emerged within one fresh phishing campaign aiming attacks on banks via the use of malevolent PDF and

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SPAMfighter News 2018/8/30

Hackers Hit South Africa’s Former Minister’s Phone and Solicit Money

 

As per a report, South Africa's former minister of communication, and minister of public service and administration, Faith Muthambi's phone got

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SPAMfighter News 2018/8/29

Website of St. Lawrence County got Hacked

The website of St. Lawrence County was hacked, and as a result was shut down in the afternoon of 21 August, 2018, as per Dylan Soper, the assistant

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SPAMfighter News 2018/8/29

Cloquet School District Again Targeted by a Ransomware Attack

 

Cloquet school district has been hit by a ransomware attack second time in the past three years. The ransomware is a virulent computer malware,

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SPAMfighter News 2018/8/28

Teenager Found Guilty of Hacking Apple's Computer Systems

 

An Australian teenager from Melbourne has been facing criminal charges by authorities, after the 16 year old boy hacked the secure computer systems

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SPAMfighter News 2018/8/28

New ‘Keypass,’ a Highly Prolific Ransomware

 

Kaspersky Lab the security company has been analyzing one fresh ransomware strain called KeyPass, which according to the researchers, has a

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SPAMfighter News 2018/8/27

Norfolk County Resident Loses $20,000 in an Online Scam

 

A resident of Norfolk County faced a computer scam, and he was robbed off an amount of $20,000 by the scammer. The scam took place when he received

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SPAMfighter News 2018/8/27

Nigerian Citizen Facing Charges over Phishing Attacks against U.S Higher Educational Institutions

 

A jury of the federation after prosecuting Olayinka Olaniyi a Nigerian citizen for 3 days convicted him, 9th August, 2018, following accusations

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SPAMfighter News 2018/8/24

New ‘Smishing’ Attacks Impersonating Sagawa Express, Target Smart-Phone Users

 

Police are maintaining vigilance to thwart 'smishing' referring to 'SMS phishing' campaigns wherein the fraudsters introduce themselves as Sagawa

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SPAMfighter News 2018/8/24

Fraudsters Disguised as Priest Target Alberta Parishioners in Email Phishing Scam

 

Catholic Church officials issued a warning against an email phishing scam, which has targeted the parishioners of Alberta. The fraudsters who are

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SPAMfighter News 2018/8/24

Ex-Microsoft Engineer to Serve Jail over Money Laundering Involving Ransomware

 

An erstwhile engineer with Microsoft faces a jail sentence for eighteen months following conviction with charges of money laundering after

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