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SPAMfighter News 2018/12/14

Thirty-two people arrested from 16 Fake Call Centres in Noida and Gurugram

Twenty-three people have been arrested during raids by the Police on November 27, 2018, and November 28, 2018, for being a part of a cyber fraud. These

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SPAMfighter News 2018/12/14

Hackers crack PlayStation Classic while in action

Sony's announcement of considering releasing its system of classic/mini/plug-n-play in 2018 resulted in an enormous excitement among numerous fans because

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SPAMfighter News 2018/12/14

Android Trojan filches funds from Victims’ Paypal A/Cs pretty noticeably

According to ESET, one fresh Android Trojan is doing damage by hiding inside an application functioned for battery optimization so it facilitates theft of

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SPAMfighter News 2018/12/13

Phishing Scam disguised as delivery tracking mail tries to befool Madison County Sheriff’s Deputy

A warning for the online shoppers has been issued by the office of Madison County Sheriff, which notifies them about a latest scam that is targeting the

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SPAMfighter News 2018/12/13

Google discards another batch of 22 Malware-Laced Applications from its Play

Experts warn not to use Android often at this time to surf Google Play Store to download applications. For, during the recent weeks, Play Store was found

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SPAMfighter News 2018/12/13

Former Assistant Attorney General of State in Watertown warns of Computer Virus Scam

John T. Sullivan Jr. when switch on his iMac computer for doing some online banking on November 28, 2018, an alert notice was there on his computer screen.

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SPAMfighter News 2018/12/12

Dentist from Lawrence falls prey to Hackers losing around $90,000


A dentist from Lawrence loses around $90,000 after becoming a victim to a fraud scheme. The notorious fraud scheme was the one, which for many years

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SPAMfighter News 2018/12/12

Bank Account of a Delhi-Based Doctor Hacked to steal INR 60,000 from Account


In a case of bank account hacking, a Doctor from Delhi was robbed off INR 60,000 from her account by crooks. The fraud was carried out very smartly

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SPAMfighter News 2018/12/11

Innumerable Mikrotik Routers contract Crypto-Jacking Malware


Security researchers recently found 415,000-and-more routers, especially MikroTik routers, as contaminated with malicious software created for seizing

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SPAMfighter News 2018/12/11

$8,900 lost by a Durham Couple in a Computer Virus Scam


Retired Triangle couple, Al and Amelia Lewis, lost $8,900 in a computer virus scam recently. As per Amelia Lewis, an alert message popped up while she

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SPAMfighter News 2018/12/10

Ukraine Stops Major Cyber-Assault thought as originating from Russia

According to the SBU of Ukraine, the agency just foiled a cyber-assault that the intelligence office of Russia allegedly carried out against the judiciary's

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SPAMfighter News 2018/12/10

Top Republicans suffer hack into their e-mails

The Republican campaign team of House of Representatives encountered a high profile hack at the time of this year's election causing a massive number of

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SPAMfighter News 2018/12/10

Email System of Quincy got Hacked

People receiving strange emails from the '@quincyma.gov' email address might be victims of the hacking scheme that has attacked the Quincy City Hall

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SPAMfighter News 2018/12/7

Quora Hacked, causes Data exposure from 100m-or-so End-User Accounts

The Internet has just had a success such as of Quora albeit unnoticed. The forum rarely hits the headlines even as it maintains a massive archive of

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SPAMfighter News 2018/12/7

Ohio Hospitals (OVMC And EORH) recovered from EHR Downtime after Ransomware Attack

OVMC (Ohio Valley Medical Center) and EORH (East Ohio Regional Hospital) both were affected by the ransomware attack on November 23, 2018 (i.e. on Friday).

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SPAMfighter News 2018/12/6

Personal Data of over 2 Million Atrium Health Patients might have been Compromised

Atrium Health announced on Tuesday (i.e. on November 27, 2018) that their AccuDoc system has been hacked and might have compromised personal information of

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SPAMfighter News 2018/12/6

Marriott Hacking causes 500m Guests’ Data getting leaked online

Marriott International Inc. was sufferer of a hack wherein the attackers illegally acquired admission into the database of customer reservations for the

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SPAMfighter News 2018/12/5

One Planet York App Users of the Council were Hacked affecting around 6,000 Residents

In recent times, a major breach occurred in City of York Council when an app (i.e. One Planet York) of the council was hacked by a cyber criminal. Personal

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SPAMfighter News 2018/12/5

Latest Phishing Campaign Targeting Users of Spotify

A latest phishing campaign targeting users of Spotify have been discovered by the security experts. In this campaign, the hackers send phishing emails to

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SPAMfighter News 2018/12/4

Iranian Hackers Indicted for Widespread Computer Hacking as well as Extortion Scheme

Two men of Iranian origin were indicted in New Jersey by the Federal Grand Jury on Wednesday, November 28, 2018. They were indicted for widespread computer

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SPAMfighter News 2018/12/4

Former Miss India Finalist – Arisha Jain’s Social Media Accounts got Hacked

Arisha Jain, Miss India finalist, 2011, faced a tough time when her three social media accounts got hacked by the hackers in the month of November. After

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SPAMfighter News 2018/12/4

Crypto-Mining Malware a Dangerous Threat in 2018

Kaspersky Labs has just released its security bulletin about botnets being employed more and more for spreading crypto mining malware. During earlier years,

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SPAMfighter News 2018/12/3

Computer Giant ‘Dell’ Customer Information was Targeted by Hackers

Dell, the Computer Giant, said on Wednesday (i.e. on November 28, 2018), that it found out that there was an attempt of hacking its network this month.

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SPAMfighter News 2018/12/3

Ukrainian Man Arrested by the Cyber Police for Infecting More than 2000 Computers

A Ukrainian man, aged 42, who was charged for infecting more than 2000 computers all across 50 countries has been caught by the Ukrainian police. The

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SPAMfighter News 2018/12/3

Javascript Library Poisoned with Malicious Software Allowing Hacker to Steal BTC

One renowned JavaScript library's current administrator lately poisoned certain open-source code, which was kept inside the library, with rogue software

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SPAMfighter News 2018/11/30

Uber gets Hefty Monetary Penalty over 2016 Cyber Assault

Uber had encountered a cyber-attack in 2016 which resulted in the exposure of data pertaining to innumerable customers and drivers to the attackers. For

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SPAMfighter News 2018/11/30

Officials of East Tennessee State University investigating the phishing attack

A phishing attack is being investigated by the officials of East Tennessee State University (ETSU), where two ETSU employees email accounts got compromised

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SPAMfighter News 2018/11/30

Delhi Resident Robbed off INR 1 Lakh through Email Hacking

A resident of Southeast Delhi was robbed of an amount of INR 1 Lakh approximately from his account by the hackers in the month of July. To do so, the

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SPAMfighter News 2018/11/29

Warning issued by IRS on the latest Tax Transcript Scam

The IRS (Internal Revenue Service) issued a warning on the latest "tax transcript" scam. Cybercriminals are now sending fraudulent emails, which

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SPAMfighter News 2018/11/29

Coincheck Crypto Exchange Resumes its Tokens’ Services subsequent of January Hack

Coincheck the crypto exchange of Japan recently restarted services for the total 9 crypto-currencies that were being traded just before the hack in January.

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SPAMfighter News 2018/11/28

Two Hacker Groups Carry out Major Phishing Attacks against the Russian Banks

As per a cyber security firm, two major phishing email campaigns have been identified by them that have targeted financial institutions of Russia. The

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SPAMfighter News 2018/11/28

Oncology Center in New York Notifies Patients and Employees about Phishing Attack

The NYOH (New York Oncology Hematology) in Albany has mailed letters to their patients and employees informing them about the phishing attack and notifying

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SPAMfighter News 2018/11/27

Saudi Arabia tried Negotiating Purchase of Cell-Phone Spyware from Israel

As per Haaretz daily's reporting, there has been an alleged negotiation by Saudi Arabia for the purchase of a sophisticated system, which aids in hacking

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SPAMfighter News 2018/11/27

Windows Ransomware Attack Hit Midlands Regional Hospital in Tullamore

A Tullamore hospital, i.e. Midlands Regional Hospital, has been working for restoring its systems after suffering from a windows ransomware attack.

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SPAMfighter News 2018/11/27

Finance Departments getting Targeted by Phishing Emails with .Com Payloads

As per a recent analysis by Cofense IntelligenceTM, there has been a substantial increase in the number of phishing emails targeting financial service

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SPAMfighter News 2018/11/26

Students were getting Targeted with Emails of Fake Tax Refund by Scammers

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) said that university students in thousands were targeted with emails of fake tax refund in an effort to steal their personal

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SPAMfighter News 2018/11/26

Crypto-Currency Thief Executes Multiple Account Hackings

Getting disconnected from mobile phone service, apart from being inconvenient, sometimes also implies the phone is hacked.

 

Robert Ross a

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SPAMfighter News 2018/11/23

Southwest Washington Regional Surgery Center suffered a Phishing attack

Southwest Washington Regional Surgery Center (SWRSC) in Vancouver, WA, suffers a data breach, in which 2,393 patients' secured health information might have

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SPAMfighter News 2018/11/23

One Half Million Attempts Reported of Downloading Rogue Apps from Google’s Play

Malware is familiarly spread through fake apps; however according to one security researcher, he has known of over one half million end-users who downloaded

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SPAMfighter News 2018/11/22

Two Men involved in Talktalk Hack get Sentenced

Two men are recipients of a sentence for being involved in an extensive cyber-attack which targeted TalkTalk during 2015. Connor Allsop, aged 21 and Mathew

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SPAMfighter News 2018/11/22

Phishing Attack Compromises Health First Patients’ Data

A non-profit community based health system in Florida, known as Health First, fall prey to a phishing attack. A notification was sent to around 42,000

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SPAMfighter News 2018/11/22

Hacking Syndicate TA505 Back with Focus on Info-Stealing Trojan

A hacking syndicate profusely launching attacks is back, now executing one fresh campaign that seemingly thrusts one novel RAT (remote access trojan) onto

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SPAMfighter News 2018/11/21

Millions Stolen by North Korea-Linked Hacking Group from Atms in Africa and Asia

The latest report from Symantec, the cyber security firm, has revealed that North Korea-linked infamous hacking group called Lazarus has been estimated to

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SPAMfighter News 2018/11/21

Major Pakistani Banks Data got Hacked, as per FIA Official

Major security breach led to hacking of data of most Pakistani banks, as per a media report on Tuesday (i.e. November 6, 2018), that quoted a senior

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SPAMfighter News 2018/11/21

Hacker got Rewarded for Discovering a Critical Steam Bug

ArtemMoskowsky, a security researcher, came across with a Steam bug that provided him the access to numerous free keys for various games that are available

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SPAMfighter News 2018/11/20

For Smbs Ransomware Attacks still the Greatest Online Threat

Although there's now calm over ransomware attacks' excitement, yet they continue to pose considerable danger for SMBs (small and medium businesses), in

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SPAMfighter News 2018/11/20

Google Account Hacked for Fake Bitcoin Reward

 

Widely used social media site Twitter has been battling to halt an increasing trend of accounts' hacking, largely the verified accounts belonging to

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SPAMfighter News 2018/11/20

Children Movement Tracking Smart-Watch have Vulnerabilities Allowing Hacking

 

Hackers have found a way for hacking certain SMART watch which's designed for reading the movements of a child so con persons can detect their

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SPAMfighter News 2018/11/19

Cathay Pacific Airlines Cyberattack is Caused by a ‘Sustained Cyberattack’

The cyberattack on Cathay Pacific airlines, which resulted in data breach, has come out as the world's biggest data breach of any airline. The carrier

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SPAMfighter News 2018/11/19

Wannacry Continues to be Dominant Ransomware

 

WannaCry's efficacy now stands diminished after being the biggest disaster on cyber space that history can recall. A website, which criticizes the

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SPAMfighter News 2018/11/19

Turkish Police Arrested Cryptocurrency Hackers

As per Hurriyet, a major Turkish Newspaper, 14 individuals have filed complaint to local prosecution authorities in Istanbul that fraudsters have hacked

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SPAMfighter News 2018/11/16

Massive Rise is Seen in Phishing Attacks

 

Phishing is a fraudulent activity type where the hackers - having fake identities online - 'fish' for information. As per Kaspersky Lab's latest

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SPAMfighter News 2018/11/16

Warning Issued by Emirates NBD over VAT Phishing Email Targeting its Customers

UAE tourists and residents are getting targeted by fraudsters in a latest scam ahead of VAT (Value Added Tax) refund system introduction, on November 18,

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SPAMfighter News 2018/11/16

French Company Data Breach Causes Sensitive Information Stolen to the Hackers

French and German media on November 2 (i.e. on Friday), 2018, have reported that thousands of documents containing sensitive information pertaining to

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SPAMfighter News 2018/11/15

Ransomware Attack Strikes Media Prima

 

According to The Edge Financial Daily, a ransomware assault struck Media Prima Berhad on 8th November 2018. Media Prima is a company which runs

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SPAMfighter News 2018/11/15

India saw over 4.3 Lakh Cyber Attacks from China, Russia, US, Germany and Netherlands

 

As per F-Secure's honeypot data, China, Russia, the US, Germany and the Netherlands together have targeted India with more than 4.3 Lakh cyber

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SPAMfighter News 2018/11/15

Bitmain Sues Anonymous Hacker over Theft of $5.5m

 

One legal suit, which was recently filed with Washington's Western District's District Court at Seattle, USA, alleges that China situated Bitmain

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SPAMfighter News 2018/11/14

Public get Warning from Scotts Bluff County Sheriff’s Office about a Phishing Email Scam

 

The public are getting warned by the office of Scotts Bluff County Sheriff about a phishing email scam that is going on.

 

As per a

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SPAMfighter News 2018/11/14

Homebuyers Fall Prey to the Email Hacking Scheme Of Crooks

 

The crooks have come up with a trick which victimizes the homebuyers in such a way that he/she ends up sending the money to them without being

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SPAMfighter News 2018/11/14

BDO Unibank Warned its Customers to Remain Beware from New Phishing Scheme

 

Philippines' largest bank, named BDO Unibank, issued a warning for its customers on Tuesday (i.e. on 30 October, 2018) regarding the latest phishing

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SPAMfighter News 2018/11/13

Ransomware Attack on City of Muscatine Shutdown Several Servers

 

A news release from City of Muscatine tells about one ransomware attack that shutdown many servers of the city but two weeks later officials

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SPAMfighter News 2018/11/13

A Student Aged 14 Years behind Hacking of Peoria Notre Dame High School’s System

 

Principal of the Peoria Notre Dame High School, Randy Simmons, wrote a letter to parents on October 29, 2018, informing them that the school being

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SPAMfighter News 2018/11/13

24-Year-Old Arrested By Mumbai Police or ‘Hacking’ Woman’s Whatsapp Account

 

Diptesh Prakashchand Salecha was arrested by the Mumbai Police for hacking WhatsApp and Facebook accounts. The Rajasthan youth, aged 24, was held

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SPAMfighter News 2018/11/12

Three Foreign Nationals Arrested for Hacking MP Husain Dalwai’s Email Account

Three foreigners were arrested from New Delhi by the Cyber police on October 26, 2018, for hacking into Congress Party member of Rajya Sabha, Husain

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SPAMfighter News 2018/11/12

Ransomware Assault Strikes Toronto Company, which Sells Data Belonging to Ontario Residents

A company named ESC Corporate Services in Toronto and which resells confidential business and private data that the government of Ontario collects has been

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SPAMfighter News 2018/11/12

Multiple Phishing Attempts Targeted Major Universities

Kaspersky Lab warned that students and staffs of universities around the world should now become more cautious online, after the researchers detected around

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SPAMfighter News 2018/11/9

Phishing now possible by exploiting online video function vulnerability in Word


Security researchers from Cymulate a cyber assault simulation firm based at Israel have detected vulnerability within the online video function of

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SPAMfighter News 2018/11/9

Idaho Falls School District Struck by a Computer Virus Attack


Idaho Falls School District 91 has been attacked by a computer virus. Margaret Wimborne, the spokeswoman of D91, said that due to the virus attack,

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SPAMfighter News 2018/11/9

D93 staff accounts compromised through a phishing scam


The staff accounts of Bonneville Joint School District 93 were compromised by the scammers through a phishing scam. The school is now recovering from

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SPAMfighter News 2018/11/8

Hackers from North Korea still breaking into PCs for mining crypto-currencies


The Intelligence Service of South Korea believes North Korea is continuing to break into PCs for mining crypto-currencies. The reports state that the

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SPAMfighter News 2018/11/7

A Phishing Incident is Being Investigated by the Carthage Police


Residents are getting warned by the Carthage Police regarding a latest phone scam. A complaint, where phone number of the Carthage Police Department's

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SPAMfighter News 2018/11/6

Anonymous Hackers Syndicate Defaces Huge Number of Websites of Gabon Government

According to recent news, an extensive hacking assault occurred inside West Africa's Gabon region. It is also known that the hackers' group named Anonymous

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SPAMfighter News 2018/11/6

Gift Card Phishing Scam Using Email Addresses of Bosses’ is Latest Trend Adopted by Scammers

 

A latest phishing scam related to gift cards has now become a new way to fool people. These phishing emails have become all the more successful in

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SPAMfighter News 2018/11/5

Ship Builder Austal Hacked

 

Austal a defense contractor and builder of ships consigned to the Royal Navy of Oman, the United States Navy, and the Royal Australian Navy recently

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SPAMfighter News 2018/11/5

Chinese Intel Agents Indicted by US Again over Hacking

 

The DOJ (Department of Justice) of US has indicted 6 people of Chinese origin - who were allegedly paid hacker lackeys, 2 Chinese Intelligence

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SPAMfighter News 2018/11/2

White-Hat Hacker Enumerates Weaknesses within Google Home Platform

A problem associated with smart speakers' adoption involves digital assistants inside them along with their included hardware both of which can be hacked.

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SPAMfighter News 2018/11/2

U.S. Geological Survey Network got Infected with Malware

A federal employee has viewed over 9,000 pornographic webpages at his work place thus infecting a government network of U.S. with malware.

 

As

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SPAMfighter News 2018/11/1

USA Indicts Chinese Intelligence Agents over Hack into Jet Engine Information

 

USA has indicted officers from Chinese intelligence for having connived towards hacking the computer systems of U.S private companies after teaming

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SPAMfighter News 2018/11/1

Phishing Attacks Breach 20,000 Patient Records of Catawba Valley Medical Center

 

20,000 patients of Catawba Valley Medical Center (CVMC) based in North Carolina has been notified regarding breach of their personal data after 3

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SPAMfighter News 2018/10/31

A Report on Data Breaches in Australia

 

In Australia, twenty percent of the entire Notifiable Data Breaches during the period July-September occurred due to online phishing, with private

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SPAMfighter News 2018/10/31

Hack Disturbs Crypto Exchange MapleChange

 

Inside Alberta, Canada, there is one Bitcoin exchange of small scale which currently is inaccessible on the Internet. That exchange, MapleChange has

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SPAMfighter News 2018/10/30

Report on Phishing Attack Shows Microsoft, Paypal as well as Netflix as the Top Targets

 

A latest report on phishing has been released that is said to be keeping a track of top-most 25 brands which are targeted by the bad actors. Amongst

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SPAMfighter News 2018/10/30

Cofense Triggers its Increased Phishing Defense Services

 

Top global supplier of human powered defense solutions against phishing, Cofense declared on October 25 increased Phishing Defense Services 24/7 for

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SPAMfighter News 2018/10/30

Cathay Pacific says a Hacker has Accessed 9.4 Million Customers Personal Information

 

A hacker has accessed 9.4 million customers' personal information as per the Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd., and thus it became the biggest airline

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SPAMfighter News 2018/10/29

Paytm Founder and CEO Victimized in Extortion Scam

 

Paytm CEO and founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma who was victimized in an extortion scam, which apparently his payment business' communication head and a

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SPAMfighter News 2018/10/29

Hackers Breach System of Healthcare.Gov Exposing Personal Data of 75,000 Users

 

A computer of a government website HealthCare.gov got hacked in the beginning of this month, which led to exposure of personal data of around 75,000

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SPAMfighter News 2018/10/29

Conference Website of Saudi Arabia Got Hacked

 

The website of an important conference to be held in Saudi Arabia was taken over by the hackers. The website for Future Investment Initiative, a

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SPAMfighter News 2018/10/26

Trade.Io Hacked, Massive Amount of Tokens Stolen

 

Hackers have reportedly attacked Swiss blockchain firm Trade.io (TIO), which claims to be certain financial institution of the next generation.

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SPAMfighter News 2018/10/26

Spammers Behind Historic Data Breach Affecting Millions of Facebook Users

 

As reported by Wall Street Journal, Facebook tentatively concluded that it was not the hackers working for the nation-state, but the spammers

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SPAMfighter News 2018/10/26

Reports Allege Chinese Hackers Placed Chips in Victims’ Super Micro Motherboards

 

Super Micro the manufacturer of computer motherboards in torment indicated to customers that a hack, which purported to have hijacked its

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SPAMfighter News 2018/10/24

South Korea Seems Chief Target of the ‘Operation Oceansalt’ Campaign

 

Korean-speaking people have become the target of first-stage implant that has been discovered recently. The first-stage implant functions by

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SPAMfighter News 2018/10/24

Office 365 for Business - from May to September - has been Recorded Lowest Phish Miss Rate Versus Rivals

 

The report on phishing miss rate of Office 365 was released by Microsoft. As per the statistics of Microsoft, they had blocked around 5 Billion

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SPAMfighter News 2018/10/23

Internet Crime Complaint Center of FBI Warned that Fraudsters are Targeting Paycheck Via Direct Deposit

 

Recently, Tech Tuesday segment of the Oregon FBI focused on building digital defense against the payroll phishing scams.

 

Internet

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SPAMfighter News 2018/10/23

Facebook Hoax Tricks Users to Believe that Hackers have Hacked their Account

 

In a recent incident, the social media website was again in news; this time, a Facebook scam is tricking people to believe that the hackers have

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SPAMfighter News 2018/10/22

Childcare Centre is now all Set to Open in New Year Despite $54,000 Loss in Invoice Hacking Scam

 

A childcare centre is now all set to open in New Year at rural Taranaki despite losing a hefty amount of around $54,000 in invoice hacking scam.

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SPAMfighter News 2018/10/22

Apple Voiceover Exploit Allows Attackers Access to Ios Devices

 

One of the most important features of iOS and macOS devices is the Apple VoiceOver. This feature was introduced first in macOS devices (i.e. in the

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SPAMfighter News 2018/10/19

Madison County Computer Systems Face a Ransomware Attack


Employees of Madison County were not able to send emails since the evening of 7 October, 2018, Sunday, after getting attacked by a ransomware virus

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SPAMfighter News 2018/10/19

Local Person of Cork City Investigated over Hacking of Council’s Parking App


The Crime Unit of Garda Computer has been drafted to find about the hacking that illegally accessed personal information of 5,000 people's collected

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SPAMfighter News 2018/10/19

Influencer’s Instagram Account Hacked for a Ransom of S$410


A local influencer, who was formerly a marine systems operator, Clarie Teo's instagram account was hacked; and she found that all her username,

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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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