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SPAMfighter News 2019/4/19

Romanian duo indicted over developing and distributing malware, contaminating 400K PCs

 

An Ohio federal jury convicted Radu Miclaus, aged 37, and Bogdan Nicolescu, aged 36, for allegedly creating malicious software and distributing it

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SPAMfighter News 2019/4/19

Phishing Attack on DePaul impacted emails of Health Program Clients

 

DePaul, the provider of healthcare services as well as assisted living facilities in New York, South Carolina, and North Carolina, is impacted by a

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SPAMfighter News 2019/4/19

Microsoft encounters infiltration into some A/Cs on its Outlook.com

 

Microsoft is notifying certain account owners of its Outlook.com about one hacking attempt that resulted in the compromise of their accounts over a

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SPAMfighter News 2019/4/18

TajMahal discovered in extremely treacherous cyber-espionage scheme

 

One just unearthed malware program put in operation in an extremely treacherous cyber-espionage scheme features many fresh malicious

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SPAMfighter News 2019/4/18

Credit Card data compromised after installing malware on PoS systems

 

A Point-of-Sale (PoS) data breach exposed more than 2 million debit and credit cards that belongs to the diners at Earl Enterprises. Earl

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SPAMfighter News 2019/4/17

Garfield County succumbs to ransomware attack

 

A ransomware assault struck the computer systems of Garfield County leading to their collapse over weeks together prior to the County surrendering

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SPAMfighter News 2019/4/17

Alwar’s Raj Rishi Bhartrihari Matsya University website was hacked

 

Raj Rishi Bhartrihari Matsya University website was allegedly hacked on the morning of April 2, 2019. The university was previously known as Matsya

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SPAMfighter News 2019/4/16

UK man running worldwide ransomware scheme sentenced to 6-yrs imprisonment

 

A man, aged 24, residing inside England ran one ransomware scheme attacking multi-million PCs in 20 countries that got him sentenced to over 6-yrs

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SPAMfighter News 2019/4/16

Patients of SDC informed about PHI Exposure due to Email Account Hacking of an Employee

 

Members of the Superior Dental Care (SDC) are getting notified by SDC about a hack on their employee email account, which possibly breaches their

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SPAMfighter News 2019/4/16

Navicent Health reported Data Breach due to a cyberattack

 

The second-largest hospital of Georgia, Navicent Health, is notifying their patients that some of their PHI (Protected Health Information) was

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SPAMfighter News 2019/4/15

New spying software targets iOS and Android smart-phones

 

Security researchers have found one spying scheme, which targets smart-phones, while backed with a good amount of fund it clandestinely steals

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SPAMfighter News 2019/4/15

Hospice patients of FRHS impacted by Email Breach

 

Frederick Regional Health System (FRHS), based in Frederick city of Maryland, is notifying hospice patients about a possible data breach, after it

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SPAMfighter News 2019/4/12

Cyber-criminals gang uses US-based Web-servers, hosts and distributes malware

 

Bromium a virtualization company in its recent investigation found that cyber-criminals were using USA situated Web-servers for hosting as well as

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SPAMfighter News 2019/4/12

Over 350,000 individuals affected by Phishing Attack in Oregon DHS

 

ODHS (Oregon Department of Human Services) fall prey to a phishing attack, thus possibly allowing unauthorized individuals to obtain or view

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SPAMfighter News 2019/4/12

North Carolina man pleaded guilty in 'Tech Support' Scam of over $3 million

 

A man from city of Charlotte, North Carolina, pleaded guilty in the federal court on Wednesday (i.e. on March 20, 2019) for doing conspiracy to

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SPAMfighter News 2019/4/11

Bayer the chemicals giant of Germany reports of cyber assault in 2018


Bayer a renowned chemical company of Germany reports detecting and turning away an Internet attack targeted on it in 2018 by one hackers' syndicate

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SPAMfighter News 2019/4/10

Shut down of Internet in Lynn schools because of a Computer Virus

 

The schools of Lynn go to working style of 20 years back due to widespread computer virus that has left staffers and students with no internet

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SPAMfighter News 2019/4/10

Arizona Beverages falls prey to massive ransomware attack

 

A major beverage supplier Arizona Beverages operating inside USA is reportedly recovering following an extensive ransomware assault in March 2019,

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SPAMfighter News 2019/4/9

Student hacks Teacher’s work account to create hit list

 

Police said that they are investigating a case in which hit list (as called by Police) of students was created, and a boy aged 13 is the suspect. As

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SPAMfighter News 2019/4/9

Pastor sends to prison for insider trading

 

A former hedge fund manager of U.S., who has also worked as pastor, was send to prison for five years on Thursday (i.e. on March 21, 2019) due to

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SPAMfighter News 2019/4/9

Lithuanian man pleads guilty to trick Google and Facebook

 

A Lithuanian man named Evaldas Rimasauskas, aged 50, admitted that he helped to trick Google and Facebook into sending S$163 million (US$ 121

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SPAMfighter News 2019/4/8

Beware of Christchurch tragedy-related online attacks and scams

 

Opportunistic actors are looking to make quick profit from Christchurch tragic events that happened in March this year, by engaging in the online

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SPAMfighter News 2019/4/6

PHI of patients at Verity Health System exposed

 

Protected Health Information (PHI) of patients at Verity Health System has been exposed and possibly compromised in a phishing attack on 2016, then

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SPAMfighter News 2019/4/6

Albany City latest victim of ransomware

 

According to a confirmation dated March 30 by Albany City, certain ransomware attack hit the city impacting computers of the municipal government. A

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SPAMfighter News 2019/4/5

Hacker admits breaking into celebrity musicians’ and athletes’ Apple accounts

 

Georgia hacker, 27-yr-old Kwamaine Jerell Ford, whom authorities found breaking into professional athletes' as also musicians' Apple accounts,

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SPAMfighter News 2019/4/5

Cyber-criminal gang procures massive consumer data, defrauds online shoppers off INR 200 crore

 

The Special Task Force of Uttar Police police confirmed March 31 after capturing a cyber-criminal gang's chief operator that the gang had garnered a

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SPAMfighter News 2019/4/4

Three persons arrested by Police for hacking of a J&K person’s Facebook Account

 

Three persons that include a couple from Jaipur, Rajasthan, were allegedly arrested for hacking a Facebook account, as well as for posting obscene

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SPAMfighter News 2019/4/4

Security investigator admits he hacked Nintendo, Microsoft

 

A security investigator, aged 24, who was employed at the security firm Malwarebytes, faced arrest, but narrowly bypassed prison after he allegedly

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SPAMfighter News 2019/4/3

Three ransomware attacks on Healthcare Organizations


Recently, healthcare companies as well as their business associates reported three ransomware attacks. Attacks on the Delaware Guidance Services (DGS)

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SPAMfighter News 2019/4/3

Recent Council Tax Scam - fraudsters targeting the innocents


In a recent council tax scam, the fraudsters are targeting the people saying that they owed a refund. These fraudsters in an email targets the

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SPAMfighter News 2019/4/2

Phishing scam using the names of church pastors’ as bait

 

An email phishing scam, which was not new, targeted at the church-goers have been picked up again. The scam this time is trying to target new

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SPAMfighter News 2019/4/2

Phishing campaign targeting the Instagram users

 

The new phishing campaign is targeting the Instagram users by using the fake copyright notices of infringement in order to steal the user

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SPAMfighter News 2019/4/2

Microsoft seizes 99 websites being leveraged for spear-phishing and hacking assaults

 

Microsoft is presently positioned to gain hold over an attackers' gang called APT35 or Phosphorus, which was carrying out spear-phishing and hacking

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SPAMfighter News 2019/4/1

Server Hack of Pasquotank-Camden EMS impacts 40,000 Patients

 

PCEMS (Pasquotank-Camden Emergency Medical Services) of North Carolina has discovered that hackers have infiltrated the server that housed their

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SPAMfighter News 2019/4/1

Google Maps page of a Private Coaching Institute in New Panvel hacked

 

A case has been registered with Khandeshwar police by Geeta Joshi, director of a private coaching institute in New Panvel.

 

The case

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SPAMfighter News 2019/3/29

Cyber assaults aimed at “industrial control systems” escalating

 

Cyber attacks aimed at ICS (industrial control systems) impacted 47.2 percent of PCs getting protection from Kaspersky Lab the security company,

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SPAMfighter News 2019/3/29

Ransomware incident at Norsk Hydro takes total loss to $40m

 

Norway headquartered multinational manufacturer Norsk Hydro a major aluminum producer globally reported during the week of 18th March that it fell

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SPAMfighter News 2019/3/29

Data of the students applying for the admission hacked in 3 U.S. Colleges

 

Three colleges across United States were hacked, and the hackers are now seeking ransom to hand over the information.

 

In recent times,

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SPAMfighter News 2019/3/28

Over 600,000 Residents of Michigan affected by the Wolverine Solutions Breach, warns Michigan AG

 

Dana Nessel, Michigan Attorney General, has warned the Michigan residents about ransomware attack on Wolverine Solutions Group (WSG) based in

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SPAMfighter News 2019/3/28

Live Update software of ASUS hacked for thrusting backdoor into client PCs

 

Researchers from Kaspersky Lab the cyber-security company state that cyber-criminals misused a globally major computer manufacturer, ASUS for

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SPAMfighter News 2019/3/28

Kathmandu Holdings 'urgently' investigating Security Incident possibly exposing the customer info

 

Kathmandu Holdings, the Outdoor Clothing Retailer, has confirmed that an "urgent" investigation is currently getting conducted by them

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SPAMfighter News 2019/3/27

Ongoing phishing scams reportedly targeting AMEX and Netflix clients

 

Office 365 Threat Research Team just discovered 2 separately running phishing campaigns attacking customers of American Express and Netflix for

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SPAMfighter News 2019/3/27

North Carolina county government suffered third time from a ransomware infection in last 6 Years

 

A North Carolina county government has suffered third time from a ransomware infection in the last six years.

 

As per the statement

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SPAMfighter News 2019/3/27

Email Account Breach of Covenant Care impacted 7,858 Patients

 

Covenant Care, a network of skilled nursing and residential care facilities, in the Aliso Viejo city of California discovered that an unauthorized

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SPAMfighter News 2019/3/26

Police Federation of UK subject of ransomware infection

 

Police Federation of the United Kingdom recently substantiated it was struck with a cyber-attack. An organisation akin to a union and forming

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SPAMfighter News 2019/3/26

60% of Firms suffering from Cyberattack every year in Nigeria

 

In Nigeria, the organisations suffering from cyberattack is continuing to increase, as 60% of firms have been suffering from cyberattack every year,

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SPAMfighter News 2019/3/26

Crypto, forex exchange Israeli fintech organizations targeted with Cardinal RAT

 

Palo Alto Networks the cyber-security company in its March 19 publication through its threat research wing Unit 42 states that a particular malware

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SPAMfighter News 2019/3/25

Patient Data of Milestone Family Medicine potentially breached after EHR Hack

 

Milestone Family Medicine, previously with the Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, started notifying patients recently that an unauthorized

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SPAMfighter News 2019/3/25

Hacked school district in Georgia thwarts attempt of stealing the payroll funds

 

Two-factor authentication foiled an attempt of stealing around $2 Million of payroll funds from Southern Georgia's Thomas County School System, as

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SPAMfighter News 2019/3/22

Ransomware attack strikes Norwegian aluminum company Norsk Hydro


A very big aluminum manufacturing company in the world has been one recent victim of certain severe ransomware attack which led to the closure of all

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SPAMfighter News 2019/3/22

Cloud software provider ‘Visma’ of Norway hacked by hacking group APT10


Hacking group called APT10, who were believed to be working for the Chinese intelligence agencies, hacked and then stolen data from a Norwegian

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SPAMfighter News 2019/3/22

Around 400,000 Patients impacted by ransomware attack on Columbia Surgical Specialists in Spokane


Columbia Surgical Specialists in Spokane city of Washington impacted by a ransomware attack, which has possibly allowed unauthorized individuals

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SPAMfighter News 2019/3/20

Old Mirai bot appears in new, more destructive variant

 

A known malware Mirai in a new variant is designed to infect Internet of Things (IoT) devices facilitating even unskilled online manipulators to

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SPAMfighter News 2019/3/20

Phishing attacks victimized nearly 50% of UK organisations

 

In UK, nearly 50% of all business entities were victimized with phishing attacks during 2017-18, with the bigger organizations possibly getting

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SPAMfighter News 2019/3/20

2018 saw Phishing Attacks increased by 250%

 

Microsoft's new report found that there is increase in phishing attacks by 250% between Jan. and Dec. 2018. According to the SIR (Security

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SPAMfighter News 2019/3/19

Warning issued by Attorney General of Nevada to beware of ‘Fortnite’ online game scam

 

A warning has been issued to the players and the parents by Aaron Ford, Nevada's Attorney General, about possible scams related to the popular

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SPAMfighter News 2019/3/19

Woman lose $4,000 after receiving phishing text message

 

Ms Kyan Tan, assistant manager in finance industry, after receiving one text message from United Overseas Bank (UOB) last Thursday (i.e. on February

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SPAMfighter News 2019/3/19

New DMSniff POS malware targets SMBs

 

The threat intelligence company Flashpoint in its new research discusses a point-of-sale (POS) malicious program that seems to be proliferating

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SPAMfighter News 2019/3/18

Phishing Attack on UConn Health exposes Personal Information of around 326,000 Patients

 

Phishing as well as other hacking incidents, in recent times, have led to numerous reported big health data breaches that include the latest

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SPAMfighter News 2019/3/18

More than 120,000 patients notified by HAP that they are possibly impacted by the Wolverine Breach

 

More than 120,000 patients notified by Health Alliance Plan (HAP) that their personal as well as medical data was possibly breached by a ransomware

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SPAMfighter News 2019/3/18

Data Breach impacted more than 4700 patients of Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital

 

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital of Grand Rapids City, Michigan, has announced that more than 4,700 patients have had few of its Protected

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SPAMfighter News 2019/3/15

Fresh Android adware discovered inside over 200 applications on Play Store


Security researchers recently came across one novel form of adware targeting mobile phones as it hides inside a large number of Android applications.

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SPAMfighter News 2019/3/15

Ex-High School Teacher was sentenced to prison in the 2014 Celebgate Hacking Case


An ex-high school teacher of Virginia was sentenced on Friday (i.e. on March 1, 2019) to almost 3 yrs. in the prison for hacking the private digital

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SPAMfighter News 2019/3/15

Columbia State Community College classes shut down for 2 Days


Columbia State Community College classes in Columbia, Tennessee, was reopened on Wednesday (i.e. on February 27, 2019) after college's network as well

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SPAMfighter News 2019/3/14

Nine employees email accounts of Rutland Regional Medical Center accessed by Hackers


Rutland Regional Medical Center of Rutland City, which is largest community hospital of Vermont state, recently learnt about an incident which may

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SPAMfighter News 2019/3/14

Crypto-currency miners continue to be most virulent e-threat

A newly-conducted threat analysis of global malware reveals that crypto-currency miners workable through Web-browsers are threats that have maximum

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SPAMfighter News 2019/3/13

Warning issued over 'Voice Phishing' scam where fraudsters claims they will fix issues related to Broadband

 

A warning has been issued for the people to beware from a "voice phishing" scam, where the fraudsters pretend to be calling from one

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SPAMfighter News 2019/3/13

Many students of the Central Michigan University were hacked after opening phishing scam emails

 

Many students of the Central Michigan University were hacked after they opened emails having the bright blue button which says "click here to

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SPAMfighter News 2019/3/12

Patients of Florida’s Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine Center Impacted by Data Breach


The Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine Center of AdventHealth Medical Group has discovered that its systems have been accessed by the hackers, and as a

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SPAMfighter News 2019/3/12

Georgia County victim of ransomware, pays ransom of USD400K


Jackson County, Georgia's computers were recently hit with a ransomware assault causing a drastic slowdown of government activity till the officials

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SPAMfighter News 2019/3/12

AZ Plastic Surgery Center refused to give extortion to TDO


TheDarkOverLord (TDO) hacked another healthcare provider yet again. This time the plastic surgeon of Arizona, Dr. Robert Spies computer network has

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SPAMfighter News 2019/3/11

Network hack of Sharecare Health Data Services possibly breached data of AltaMed and Blue Shield Patients

 

Sharecare Health Data Services (SHDS) notified recently about a network hack to AltaMed Health Services as well as California Physicians Service

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SPAMfighter News 2019/3/11

IRS cautions about ongoing tax-related phishing frauds

 

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued an alert for taxpayers about online phishing scams which are ongoing resulting in identity theft and

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SPAMfighter News 2019/3/8

Fake SSOs login windows steal passwords of Facebook Users

 

Now, the phishers are deploying new ways and means to trick people and steal their Facebook password. As per the researchers, phishers are doing

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SPAMfighter News 2019/3/8

Innumerable Israeli websites compromised in ransomware assault

 

A massive 1m Israeli websites were hacked during Saturday-Sunday past week. The websites prominently were those of well-known telecom companies and

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SPAMfighter News 2019/3/8

Server of Hampton Roads Community Health Center was compromised

 

A Virginia-based healthcare service provider of Portsmouth becomes the victim of data security breach. Hampton Roads Community Health Center (HRCHC)

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SPAMfighter News 2019/3/7

Chinese hackers blamed over seeking military secrets through cyber-attacks on 27 universities

 

iDefense the cyber-security company reports that Chinese hackers selected more than 24 universities inside USA and other countries with the purpose

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SPAMfighter News 2019/3/7

One million accounts of StreetEasy have been hacked

 

Around one million accounts of StreetEasy have been hacked. The information of these accounts was put for sale on dark web, confirmed StreetEasy on

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SPAMfighter News 2019/3/7

Bank hacking for theft of money by North Koreans surging, state U.S officials

 

Officials at USA state that North Korea in a desperate move to get cash has been increasingly launching cyber attacks against various businesses but

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SPAMfighter News 2019/3/6

More than 7,000 patients got notified about the Malware Attack on PCMH

 

Pawnee County Memorial Hospital (PCMH) in Pawnee City of Nebraska has notified more than 7,000 patients that a few of their PHI (Protected Health

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SPAMfighter News 2019/3/6

Hackers attempted to steal around €13 million from Bank of Valletta in Malta

 

Malta's oldest and one of the largest banks, Bank of Valletta (i.e. BOV), resumed its operations on February 14, 2019, after it completely shut down

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SPAMfighter News 2019/3/5

FINRA issues warning for Brokerage firms about recent phishing attack


An information notice has been issued by the FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) to the brokerage firms about an ongoing phishing email

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SPAMfighter News 2019/3/5

Actress Pooja Devariya and Megha Akash becomes latest cybercrime victim


Now-a-days actors and famous celebrities becoming hacking victims have been increasing. Social media accounts and cell phones of the celebrities often

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SPAMfighter News 2019/3/5

‘Momo Challenge’ the dangerous suicidal game interrupts children’s programs on YouTube


YouTube the video sharing service of Google has been repeatedly getting Momo Challenge the notorious girl character with creepy feelings during the

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SPAMfighter News 2019/3/4

Bronze Union cyber-attack syndicate from China hacked for weapons technologies


Bronze Union a cyber attack syndicate is reported to have tried capturing details online about advanced weapons technologies while also spying on

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SPAMfighter News 2019/3/4

2,143 Patients were impacted by the Phishing Attack on United Hospital District


United Hospital District - that is located in the Blue Earth City of Minnesota - has discovered that patient information have been exposed and then

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SPAMfighter News 2019/3/1

Pakistan's Foreign Affairs Ministry website and several others website hacked

 

Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs official website along with Pakistan Army website and several others Pakistani websites were reported to be

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SPAMfighter News 2019/3/1

Cyber-crooks shift focus from ransomware onto crypto-jacking

 

During 2017, cyber-criminals launched most attacks with ransomware such as NotPetya and WannaCry and netted dollars counting to millions as they

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SPAMfighter News 2019/2/28

Text Message from HSBC Bank claiming Bank Account of Customer has been locked is a scam

 

In a recent scam, the scammers claimed that they are from the HSBC Bank and are sending fake texts to try stealing your bank details. These fake

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SPAMfighter News 2019/2/28

A Man from Arizona sentenced for his role in the “phishing” scam impacting the Alabama residents

 

Iosif Florea, aged 42 from Phoenix, Arizona, on Wednesday (i.e. on February 13, 2019) was sentenced to 2 years and 8 months in the federal prison

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SPAMfighter News 2019/2/28

McAfee predicts increase in crypto-mining, fake apps in 2019

 

The new "Mobile Threat Report" from Security Company McAfee reveals with emphasis that there will be increase in crypto-mining operations

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SPAMfighter News 2019/2/27

Phishing scam peddling malicious software impersonates Google reCAPTCHA

 

An e-mail phishing campaign just discovered was seen distributing malicious software with the aid of one fresh technique that disguised its payload

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SPAMfighter News 2019/2/27

Email accounts of University of Wyoming infected with Virus

 

As per UW Information Technology (UWIT), an attached Microsoft Excel or Word file in an email infected with a computer virus is spreading through

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SPAMfighter News 2019/2/27

Details of over 600 million accounts stolen by the hackers from 16 websites

 

The Register reported that details of over 600 million accounts that have been stolen by the hackers from 16 websites, which includes MyFitnessPal,

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SPAMfighter News 2019/2/26

Police issues a warning as Emotet virus hits Michigan State

 

Michigan, a Midwestern State of U.S., has been hit by Emotet virus. A warning has been issued by the Michigan State Police (MSP) to the residents of

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SPAMfighter News 2019/2/26

Melbourne heart institute latest target of ransomware

 

An unexpected malware attack, which struck the Melbourne Heart Group the super-specialty clinic within Cabrini Hospital Malvern at Melbourne,

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SPAMfighter News 2019/2/25

New WinPot malware found draining ATMs by leveraging interface akin to slot machine

 

According to Kaspersky Lab, one fresh family of malicious programs dubbed WinPot has been found leveraging an interface akin to one slot machine as

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SPAMfighter News 2019/2/25

OkCupid users reported Account hacks although the Dating App denies it

 

The dating websites are not considered goldmine of sensitive and personal information like the hospitals or banks. However, they still remain

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SPAMfighter News 2019/2/25

Cambridge International University website hacked after University came under scrutiny

 

The Website of Cambridge International University, a University based out in US, getting hacked only a day after university came under intense

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SPAMfighter News 2019/2/22

Minnesota vendor of POS products confirms security breach

 

The past week was a misfortune for North Country Business Products the company in Minnesota which supplies POS (point-of-sale) products, as hackers

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