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SPAMfighter News 2019/2/20

Political parties of Australia fall prey to hack by advanced state actor, states PM

 

Scott Morrison Prime Minister of Australia just declared that an advanced state actor had hacked prime political parties of the country in February

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SPAMfighter News 2019/2/20

Residents warned by officials of Limestone County about a scam notice

 

The Sheriff's Office of Limestone County, a county in Alabama State of United States, wants to make public aware about a scam notice.

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SPAMfighter News 2019/2/19

Patients are getting notified by Roper St. Francis after their employees fall prey to phishing attack

 

The officials of Roper St. Francis Healthcare are mailing letters to the patients whose information might have been affected by the recent phishing

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SPAMfighter News 2019/2/19

Huddle House announced a security breach impacted its POS (point of sale) system

 

Huddle House, the US-based fast food and casual dining restaurant chain, announced late on February 1, 2019, that a security breach has impacted its

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SPAMfighter News 2019/2/18

Hackers attacked the email system used by Missouri’s State Government employees

 

State Government Offices of Missouri, a Midwestern state of United States, fall prey to a phishing attack on January 31, 2019. The hackers attacked

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SPAMfighter News 2019/2/18

Google Translate Interface used for the Phishing Emails to Con people

 

Cybercrimes are increasing continuously, as the attackers are now using new tactics to commit frauds. Recently, a new phishing attack form has come

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SPAMfighter News 2019/2/18

Catastrophic cyber-assault against an e-mail company completely wipes primary and backup data

 

An e-mail provider VFEmail.net based in USA recently suffered disaster when one lone cyber-attack targeted the company, set up during 2001, on the

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SPAMfighter News 2019/2/15

6,092 Patients were notified by FABEN Obstetrics and Gynecology about Ransomware-Related Data Loss

 

FABEN Obstetrics and Gynecology based in Florida fall prey to a ransomware attack that encrypted the server files and resulted in permanent loss of

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SPAMfighter News 2019/2/15

Phishing scam in December 2018 costs Edmonton Economic Development Corporation $375,000

 

Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC), an agency under the Edmonton City of Canada, became a victim of phishing scam costing them

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SPAMfighter News 2019/2/15

Fresh vulnerability in container technology reported

 

Reports dated February 11 tell about one fresh serious security flaw within container technology which could potentially give a cyber-criminal

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SPAMfighter News 2019/2/14

Indian Celebrities fall prey to the Cyber attack


Hackers have targeted the celebrities once again, and this time it is Indian celebrities. Recently, Indian superstar Shahrukh Khan's son, Aryan Khan,

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SPAMfighter News 2019/2/14

Computer Network of Kwik Fit got infected with malware


Kwik Fit, the car repairing shop chain of UK, has confirmed that their computer network got infected with malware, thus disrupting their ability of

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SPAMfighter News 2019/2/13

Google Play was hosting app containing malware stealing crypto-currencies


ESET the cyber-security company is issuing an alert about one harmful application that had crept into Google's Play Store while grabbing

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SPAMfighter News 2019/2/13

Data hacks against Australian organisations soar in October-December


Organisations in Australia informing about data hacks increased numerically during October-December quarter of 2018, with most attacks still following

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SPAMfighter News 2019/2/13

Association of National Advertisers suffers a Phishing Attack and possible theft of employee data


Anybody using the Internet should know about "phishing" scams, as currently these phishing scams are on the upsurge and are showing no signs

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SPAMfighter News 2019/2/12

Warning issued by Thai Bankers’ Association about a phishing scam affecting numerous local banks

 

A warning has been issued by Thai Bankers' Association about a recent ongoing phishing scam that is affecting numerous local banks. Moreover, the

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SPAMfighter News 2019/2/12

Ursnif Trojan uses the Fileless Persistence as well as CAB for the Stealthily Data Exfiltration

 

Ursnif, also identified as Dreambot, initially focuses on stealing online banking information from the browsers along with emails. However, this

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SPAMfighter News 2019/2/12

Resurgence of the phishing scams targeting customers of DBS Bank via SMS, said Police

 

There was resurgence of the phishing SMSes that was purportedly sent by the POSB or DBS, as per a joint statement by the DBS Bank and Singapore

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SPAMfighter News 2019/2/11

Major Effort launches by US for disrupting the North Korean Botnet

 

A notorious botnet's victims are getting notified by the US authorities, as their efforts of disrupting hermit nation's malicious activities

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SPAMfighter News 2019/2/11

HCSO issued warning about an email scam claiming Webcam of the email recipient has been hacked

 

The residents of Humboldt County, a county located in the State of California of United States, have become a target of email scam. A report has

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SPAMfighter News 2019/2/8

Fraudster swapping SIMs for theft of crypto-currency funds charged officially


A teenage boy, aged 20, is facing indictment in New York Supreme Court for allegedly swapping SIM cards and committing ID-fraud so as to steal from

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SPAMfighter News 2019/2/8

Netflix Users of Australia targeted by an email scam


Netflix users have been warned and asked to show extreme carefulness after discovery of the sophisticated email scam that is infiltrating inboxes all

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SPAMfighter News 2019/2/7

Swedish Migration Agency’s switchboard seems to be hacked

 

It seems that Sweden's Migration Agency (Migrationsverket) became victim of hacking on Monday (i.e. on January 28, 2019) morning, with those who are

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SPAMfighter News 2019/2/7

Teton School District 401 of Driggs city recovers $484,000 of funding lost in a phishing scheme

 

The investigation led by FBI has helped the Teton School District 401 of Driggs city, Idaho, recovers $484,000 out of $784,000 in funding, which it

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SPAMfighter News 2019/2/7

Fresh backdoor Trojan SpeakUp detected spreading far and wide

 

SpeakUp, one newly created backdoor Trojan, is being distributed through certain malware campaign, it is reported. The Trojan infects servers

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SPAMfighter News 2019/2/6

Google bans photo editing apps which stole data or enabled phishing

 

Trend Micro in its latest report enlightens further about malicious applications which made way inside Google's Play Store, each one created for

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SPAMfighter News 2019/2/6

Remexi Trojan and Chafer cyber-espionage gang bear inter-connection in attacks targeting foreign embassies

 

Security researchers from Kaspersky Lab recently found several attempts by alleged cyber-criminals to contaminate offshore embassies inside Iran by

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SPAMfighter News 2019/2/5

Minnesota Department of Human Services hit with phishing scheme

 

The Minnesota Department of Human Services, on January 30, 2018, issued letters to around 3,000 people who possibly suffered due to a data hack that

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SPAMfighter News 2019/2/5

Mass email hacker targeted the GCU (Glasgow Caledonian University) in Scotland

 

Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland has warned the students to remain cautious online after student and staff accounts have been targeted by a

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SPAMfighter News 2019/2/5

Hacker attempt transferring $125,000 from Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority

 

Police have been investigating an attempt by the hackers to illegally transfer around $125,000 from the payroll and checking accounts of Midcoast

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SPAMfighter News 2019/2/4

Trojan Razy aims crypto-currency theft via loading rogue browser extensions

 

Security researchers from Kaspersky Lab have found one fresh Trojan horse named Razy which takes the form of browser extension while installing

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SPAMfighter News 2019/2/4

Ransomware attack across globe likely to inflict losses worth USD193bn

 

A Cyber Risk Management project in its new report tells that a ransomware assault across the globe could result in damage worth USD193bn while

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SPAMfighter News 2019/2/4

Cybercriminals recently tried to scam the parents of students of Royal Grammar School

 

The cybercriminals recently tried to scam the parents of students of a private school by asking them to pay the fees of school in bitcoin to receive

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SPAMfighter News 2019/2/1

Singapore Police warn people against fake website of SPF looking for confidential details

 

On January 12, 2019, an advisory was issued by the police about a scam related to police impersonation by a fake SPF (Singapore Police Force)

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SPAMfighter News 2019/2/1

Pune-based Company falls prey to Phishing Scam loses INR 24 Lakh

 

A company based in Kothrud, Pune, became a victim of a phishing scam, and was robbed off INR 24 Lakh in the month of December, last year. The

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SPAMfighter News 2019/2/1

LocalBitcoins declares hacker’s attack on forum

 

The crypto-currency trading portal LocalBitcoins declared it suffered one security hack 26th January. The time of the hack was around 10:00 UTC

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SPAMfighter News 2019/1/31

Malware attack on MacOS conceals payload inside ad’s image files

 

Security researchers in an elaborate analysis depict one fresh mode of malware assault against macOS wherein they have uncovered rogue online

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SPAMfighter News 2019/1/31

Customers of Singapore Airlines were warned about Phishing website promising free air tickets

 

One can get free tickets of Singapore Airlines (SIA) just by clicking a link, as per a WhatsApp screenshot circulating on the social media. The

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SPAMfighter News 2019/1/30

Chinese hackers group manage to swindle INR 130 Crore from an Italian firm’s Indian unit

 

As per the police on January 14, 2019, an Italian firm's Indian unit based out in Mumbai has reportedly lost INR 130 Crore to the hackers. In one of

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SPAMfighter News 2019/1/30

Allerdale Borough Council issues warning about an attempted Email Phishing Scam

 

Allerdale Borough Council warns its customers regarding a new phishing scam, which attempts to steal the financial details of the customers. A

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SPAMfighter News 2019/1/29

Salisbury police a victim of ransomware assault

 

Earlier in January, a ransomware assault hit Salisbury city which could have endangered the cyber network of the city's police department. On 9th

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SPAMfighter News 2019/1/29

Iran-based cyber criminals likely behind the "unprecedented" global hacking campaign - FireEye

 

As per FireEye, the US cybersecurity firm, Iran-based cyber criminals were likely behind the sophisticated "unprecedented" global hacking

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SPAMfighter News 2019/1/28

Vulnerability within APT lets installation of rogue package

 

Certain well-known Linux distributions are vulnerable to attack because of a security flaw inside the key interface of package management which by

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SPAMfighter News 2019/1/28

Hackers demanded Ransom in the form of Bitcoin from ZNS after infiltrating the servers

 

The Broadcasting Corporation of the Bahamas (BCB) was shut out completely of their internal systems on the afternoon of January 14, 2018, when the

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SPAMfighter News 2019/1/25

Warning e-mail spammed about risk in using WPML plug-in for WordPress

 

The past weekend, people using WPML plug-in the software compatible with WordPress were recipients of e-mails which cautioned that the software was

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SPAMfighter News 2019/1/25

Cyber-crime police foil fraud executed through SIM interchange in Hyderabad

 

A wide network of phishing scam was detected on January 19 in Hyderabad wherein the cyber-criminals carrying out identity fraud interchanged mobile

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SPAMfighter News 2019/1/24

Patients of Kent County Community Mental Health Authority impacted by Phishing Attack

 

Kent County Community Mental Health Authority of Michigan - better known as Network 180 - is notifying around 2,300 patients about their data

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SPAMfighter News 2019/1/24

Data leak of 87GB size revealed

 

Troy Hunt the security researcher and manager of the service named "Have I Been Pwned" that helps end-users to find out whether a

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SPAMfighter News 2019/1/23

Science graduate, aged 21, was arrested for hacking gmail account and then seeking Ransom

 

A science graduate, aged 21, was arrested on Sunday (i.e. on January 6, 2019) in Auraiya district for hacking gmail account of a youth and then

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SPAMfighter News 2019/1/23

Personal data of 31,000 patients' potentially got exposed due to third-party data breach

 

The healthcare sector remains a prime target for the cyber attackers, with MHS (Managed Health Services) of the Indiana Health Plan notifying around

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SPAMfighter News 2019/1/22

Hackers compromised Emergency Warning System and send email and text messages to thousands of Australians

 

After infiltrating the emergency warning system (i.e. Early Warning Network) used by governments, a hacker has been able to message directly

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SPAMfighter News 2019/1/22

Complaint was filed with Singapore Police by State Bank of Mauritius to track down the hackers

 

A complaint was filed with Singapore Police by the SBM (State Bank of Mauritius) for tracking down the unknown hackers, who have allegedly withdrawn

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SPAMfighter News 2019/1/21

Around $1 Million was stolen from the Caddo Parish School Board

 

As per a detective on Tuesday (i.e. on January 8, 2019), much of the almost $1 million that was stolen in international phishing scheme against the

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SPAMfighter News 2019/1/21

Redbanc security breach linked to Lazarus Group

 

Redbanc an interbank network of Chile had been subject to a cyber attack during December 2018. The incident has just been disclosed and associated

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SPAMfighter News 2019/1/21

Benefitmall – The US Payroll Firm - got hit by Phishing Attack

 

BenefitMall, the provider of payroll, employer services, and HR to businesses all over the United States, has reported an incident of data security

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SPAMfighter News 2019/1/18

Ransomware attack victimizes Texan city Del Rio

 

Del Rio a city in Texas was recently victim of ransomware attack. The incident compelled authorities there to temporarily close down electronic

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SPAMfighter News 2019/1/18

British hacker imprisoned over Internet collapse in Liberia

 

A hacker from Britain has to serve prison for 30 months for carrying out a cyber assault that unintentionally crashed the Internet all over Liberia.

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SPAMfighter News 2019/1/17

Victorian public servants’ work details stolen in Data breach

 

In an incident of data breach, 30,000 Victorian government employees' work details have been stolen by the hackers. The work details have been

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SPAMfighter News 2019/1/17

Students of NSFAS getting targeted by Phishing Scams

 

The malicious cyber attackers recently tried gaining access to financial aid of students' at numerous tertiary institutions in the scheme which

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SPAMfighter News 2019/1/16

Dubious app pre-installed in certain Alcatel phones was malicious

 

According to one mobile security company "Upstream," certain weather application already loaded onto some Alcatel smart-phones carried

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SPAMfighter News 2019/1/16

Fraudsters steal INR 1.86 Crore through SIM Swapping from Mumbai Businessman

 

As per the report by Mumbai Mirror, a whopping amount of INR 1.86 Crore was robbed off from a Mumbai-based businessman on intervening night of

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SPAMfighter News 2019/1/16

Delaware Department of Finance says phishing scam uptick during this time of year

 

Every day, people become victim to phone scams or phishing scams that is costing them their cash as well as their time. As the tax season is

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SPAMfighter News 2019/1/15

Damages caused because of Computer Viruses to the Vietnamese users reached $642 million in 2018

 

As per BKAV, cybersecurity firm of Vietnam, damages caused because of computer viruses to the Vietnamese users have reached a record high of $642

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SPAMfighter News 2019/1/15

Communications Authority of Kenya warns that network systems getting targeted by Emotet Banking Virus

 

A warning has been issued for the local institutions and public by the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) regarding a very destructive and

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SPAMfighter News 2019/1/14

Official website of Luas hacked and a minimum of 3,226 user records got compromised


The official website of Luas got hacked, with the Irish tram operator being "held to ransom for one Bitcoin". The worth of one Bitcoin is

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SPAMfighter News 2019/1/14

Google suspends 85 adware infected fraudulent applications


Google just eliminated a whopping 85 fake applications that had crept into its Play Store following a report from Trend Micro, the research and

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SPAMfighter News 2019/1/14

German student confesses hacking into databases of numerous politicians, including Angela Merkel


In a confession by a student in Germany, news is made that he stole and published private data of numerous politicians prominent among them Angela

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SPAMfighter News 2019/1/11

National Security Center introduces scheme for U.S companies’ protection from offshore hackers

 

The United States NCSC (National Counterintelligence and Security Center) just introduced scheme for the distribution of information materials such

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SPAMfighter News 2019/1/11

Be Careful from scam email campaign stating You Won a new BMW 2 Series M240i in a BMW Lottery

 

Emails are circulating which might make you believe that you have won, for the holidays, a free 2018 brand new BMW 2 Series M240i. However, in

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SPAMfighter News 2019/1/11

Be careful from fake American Express emails having attached Phishing Form

 

A new phishing campaign is going on where emails pretending to be from the American Express, states that your credit card has a security issue. The

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SPAMfighter News 2019/1/10

Phishing Scam on Amazon Order Confirmation

 

Now-a-days people might receive emails that claim to be from Amazon, the e-commerce giant, but actually are fake emails. The major issue with these

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SPAMfighter News 2019/1/10

Malicious “WhatsApp Gold” missive circulating, installs virus onto users’ phones

 

A "WhatsApp Gold" missive of malicious nature can hit any user of the popular application, so warn experts. The missive is crafted

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SPAMfighter News 2019/1/9

Warning regarding an Online Banking Scam issued by the Texas DPS

 

Warning about an online campaign targeting your banking information has been issued by the Texas DPS (Department of Public Safety). The source

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SPAMfighter News 2019/1/9

MobSTSPY spyware detected in fake Android apps on Google Play

 

The year 2018 for Google, among other things, was to address the problem of malware-infested Android games and applications on its Play Store. The

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SPAMfighter News 2019/1/9

A woman from Kolkata tricked by cyber frauds

 

The cyber fraudsters have found a new method to steal money out of the public, and this time the means is through claiming to be a job provider.

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SPAMfighter News 2019/1/8

Latest Extortion Email threatens to send Hitman unless ransom amount in the form of Bitcoin is paid

 

The cyber criminals are trying out new extortion emails ideas to victimize the people. The extortion emails are now getting much wilder. Firstly,

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SPAMfighter News 2019/1/8

Cloud hosting facilitator Data Resolution struggling to regain after ransomware attack

 

Brian Krebs the tech journalist reports on his blog "Krebs on Security" that Dataresolution.net a provider of cloud hosting is working

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SPAMfighter News 2019/1/7

South Korean Government taking action to minimize Voice Phishing Scams

 

The number of voice phishing or phone scams incidents that had dwindled in South Korea for three continuous years (i.e. 2015 to 2017), has increased

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SPAMfighter News 2019/1/7

Sedgwick County Vendors targeted by Email Spoofing and Phishing Scam

 

Sedgwick County, located in Kansas, United States, was hit by an email scam two years ago, when it suffered a loss of half-a-million dollar. Two

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SPAMfighter News 2019/1/7

Hacker syndicate holds victims to ransom in connection with exposing 9/11 facts

 

A hacker group named The Dark Overlord recently sent a threatening message about exposing innumerable confidential documents it seized from the

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SPAMfighter News 2019/1/4

Members of STCU warned about Email Phishing Scam

 

STCU is warning their members about the bogus emails, which asks the members to log-in into their STCU accounts. STCU says although these emails are

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SPAMfighter News 2019/1/4

Man pleaded guilty to a Phishing Scheme Victimizing the Connecticut School Employees

 

A Nigerian citizen, aged 36 years was arrested, and pleaded guilty before the Federal judge on December 20, 2018. The accused was brought before the

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SPAMfighter News 2019/1/4

Hackers compromised the Payment System of many towns all over the U.S.

 

As the hackers have compromised the payment system of many towns all over the U.S., so the citizens who use those town websites for making any kind

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SPAMfighter News 2019/1/3

Malware assault halts distribution of Tribune papers along with L.A. Times in USA

 

A malware-ridden cyber-assault is suspected halting the printing of San Diego Union-Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune along with many

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SPAMfighter News 2019/1/3

Some 1,000 fleeing North Koreans to South victims of hack

 

According to the unification ministry of South Korea, anonymous hackers, who acquired illegitimate admission into the database of certain

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SPAMfighter News 2019/1/3

Scam targets a man from Norfolk County by threatening to expose his Adult website viewing habits

 

A common man from Norfolk County, Southwestern Ontario, Canada, has been targeted by an email scammer. The scammer has sent him a threatening email

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SPAMfighter News 2019/1/2

Hacking attack results in theft of over 200 Bitcoins out of users’ Electrum wallets

 

A hackers' gang managed stealing over 200 bitcoins valuing some USD 720K from Electrum Bitcoin users. The crypto exchange is a bitcoin client of

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SPAMfighter News 2019/1/2

16,000 Patients of Mind & Motion were impacted by a Ransomware Attack

 

Around 16,000 patients' of a medical facility located in Georgia, US, were impacted by a security breach, as their records got exposed when

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SPAMfighter News 2019/1/1

Recent Bomb Threat Emails asking for Money are a New Type of Phishing Scam, as per the Experts


All of U.S. including Michigan has been hit by the hoax bomb threats calls through emails, and the law enforcement agencies are on their toes to take

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SPAMfighter News 2019/1/1

Over 100 Websites of Government were hacked between January to November 2018, says IT Ministry


More than 100 government websites, which includes a few managed by the NIC (National Informatics Centre), were hacked in the year 2018 (between

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SPAMfighter News 2018/12/31

Vietnam Struck by a Ransomware Attack infecting around 4000 Computers

As per Whitehat Security Forum, the malicious code that is spreading in Vietnam is the fifth generation version of the GandCrab new-generation malware. The

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SPAMfighter News 2018/12/31

Over 26m malware attacks aimed at Indian businesses during July-September

 

Seqrite the provider of enterprise cyber-security recently published its third quarter Quarterly Threat Report of 2018 stating that over 26m malware

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SPAMfighter News 2018/12/31

Indian Income Tax Department warns Public against New Phishing Scam via SMS Promising Tax Refunds

 

The new phishing scam that is shared via SMS has been taking the people in India on its grips as it claims to be from the Income Tax (IT) Department

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SPAMfighter News 2018/12/28

Hackers steal personal data off San Diego School District pupils and employees

 

The San Diego Unified School District in California is sufferer of a phishing scam which exposed data belonging to 500,000 pupils and employees.

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SPAMfighter News 2018/12/28

Hackers robbed off INR 27 lakh from a Diamond Trading Company in Mumbai

 

In a case of hacking and theft, a diamond trading company based out at Mumbai's Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) lost INR 27 lakh, when the hackers

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SPAMfighter News 2018/12/28

Be Careful of Phishing attempt pretend as Netflix 'Validate your Payment Information' Email

 

Recently, the worried users of Netflix went to the social media for sharing about an email they have received regarding the streaming service

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SPAMfighter News 2018/12/27

UMMS (University of Maryland Medical System) investigating Malware attack on their Computer system

 

The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) is investigating the malware attack on their computer system, which occurred on December 9, 2018

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SPAMfighter News 2018/12/27

Phishing Attack pretends to be a non-delivery notifications email from Office 365

 

The new phishing attack, which has been found, is using forged non-delivery notifications email in order to steal users' credentials of Microsoft

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SPAMfighter News 2018/12/27

More Than $800,000 stolen by Hackers from Cape Cod Community College

 

In a cyber security attack, the Cape Cod Community College got impacted. The cyber security attack compromised the college campus computers through

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SPAMfighter News 2018/12/26

FBI confiscates fifteen websites having criminal intent

 

Federal authorities, in the current week, confiscated fifteen Internet domains following which declared charges against one man residing in the west

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