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CIC News for 10-12-2013 contains 38 articles

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NSA infiltreerde online games op zoek naar terroristen (NL) | www.security.nl
| 09-12-2013 | De Amerikaanse en Britse inlichtingendiensten hebben populaire online spellen, zoals World of WarCraft en Second Life, geïnfiltreerd, op zoek naar mogelijke terroristen. Dat melden de Guardian, New York Times en ProPublica aan de hand van documenten van klokkenluider Edward Snowden.U...
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DARPA Plugs Contest for Watson-like System to Deflect Hackers (EN) | www.nextgov.com
| 06-12-2013 | In the wake of analleged hack that stole the passwords of two million Facebook, Google and other Internet users, Pentagon officials are plugging a new contest to build a Watson-like system that can find and eradicate Achilles heels in software. The Defense Advanced Research Projects A...
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DARPA makes finding software vulnerabilities fun (EN) | www.networkworld.com
| 06-12-2013 | The U.S. Department of Defense may have found a new way to scan millions of lines of software code for vulnerabilities, by turning the practice into a set of video games and puzzles and having volunteers do the work.Having gamers identify potentially problematic chunks of code could h...
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Malware een reële bedreiging voor ons dagelijks leven (NL) | actueel.deloitte.nl
| 05-12-2013 | Industriële Controle Systemen (ICS) hebben een grote invloed op ons dagelijks leven. Ze worden gebruikt in de productie van onder andere, voedsel, drinkwater, elektriciteit en olie. Ook leveren ze services zoals het aansturen van verkeerslichten, spoorwegen, waterkeringen en vliegvel...
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Dutch minister to question US Embassy about rooftop antennas (EN) | www.pcworld.com
| 09-12-2013 | The Dutch Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations will question the U.S. Embassy over the purpose of its rooftop antennas, the minister wrote in a letter to the House of Representatives Monday.Minister Ronald Plasterk will question the embassy after concerns were raised that th...
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Top malware to hit SA in 2013 (EN) | www.news24.com
| 09-12-2013 | Cape Town - Computer users should be on guard that criminals will try to exploit any major event in order to compromise machines to steal personal and financial information. With the death of former South African president Nelson Mandela, it is likely that hackers will send e-mail or ...
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'Absolute Security Is A Myth' (EN) | www.businessworld.in
| 09-12-2013 | Why this book and why now? With the growth in connectivity, mobility and cloud computing, the complexity of today’s network is increasing. Further, as Internet usage continues to grow, the threat of cyber crime also grows. The evolution of new technologies and social media like Face...
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Linkedin iOS app V 6_1_2 HTML message parsing vulnerability (EN) | securityaffairs.co
| 09-12-2013 | LinkedIn iOS app parses HTML in the messages, and this can be used to phish for credentials or be escalated into a full blown attack.Senior CyberSecurity Specialist Zouheir Abdallah @ZuZ (Twitter handle), has publicly andresponsibly disclosed a vulnerability in LinkedIn’s mobile app...
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Trend Micro: in 2014 ruim 3 miljoen Android-apps met malware (EN) | www.telecompaper.com
| 10-12-2013 | Het aantal Android-apps dat malware bevat, komt in 2014 boven de drie miljoen uit. Dat voorspelt security-leverancier Trend Micro in het rapport Blurring Boundaries: Trend Micro Security Predictions for 2014 and Beyond. Trend Micro verwacht dat er elke maand als gevolg van criminele a...
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Deloitte waarschuwt voor hackbare stoplichten (NL) | webwereld.nl
| 09-12-2013 | Volgens adviesbureau Deloitte lopen Industriële Controle Systemen (ICS) een groot risico om gehackt te worden. Hierdoor kunnen verkeerslichten, waterkeringen en spoorwegsystemen worden beïnvloed door kwaadwillenden. Malware op ICS-systemen is volgens consultant Dima van de Wouw van ...
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Nederlander bezorgd over veiligheid digitale overheid (BE) | www.beveiligingnieuws.nl
| 09-12-2013 | De Nationale ombudsman heeft in een enquête naar een aantal aspecten van vertrouwen in de digitale overheid gevraagd. Daaruit blijkt dat het vertrouwen in de veiligheid van de digitale systemen laag is en veel burgers zich zorgen maken over misbruik van hun DigiD. Nationa...
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Wegens DDoS geschorste leerling wil terug naar school (NL) | www.security.nl
| 09-12-2013 | Een 16-jarige jongen die halverwege november werd gearresteerd wegens het uitvoeren van een DDoS-aanval tegen het netwerk van het ROC West-Brabant wil terug naar school. Door de aanvallen kon met name het Radiuscollege gedurende enkele weken het netwerk van de school niet gebruiken.Do...
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Microsoft reports cooperative effort disrupted 'a rampant botnet' (EN) | kpbj.com
| 09-12-2013 | Microsoft Corp. said it has disrupted a “rampant botnet” responsible for infecting more than 2 millioncomputers.In conjunction with Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre and the FBI, Microsoft said its new Digital Crimes Unit disrupted the Sirefef botnet, also known as ZeroAccess...
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2014: meer datalekken, grotere kans identiteitsdiefstal (NL) | www.securitymanagement.nl
| 09-12-2013 | Maandelijks grote datalekken, toename cybercrime mobiel bankieren, en een grotere kans op identiteitsdiefstal. Dat zijn de opvallendste security-voorspellingen voor 2014 in het jaarlijkse trendrapport van beveiligingsbedrijf Trend Micro. De belangrijkste voorspellingen voor 2014 op ee...
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Security firm claims China hacked PCs of G20 leaders (EN) | www.itnews.com.au
| 10-12-2013 | Chinese hackers eavesdropped on the computers of five European foreign ministries before last September's G20 Summit, which was dominated by the Syrian crisis, according to research by computer security firm FireEye.The hackers infiltrated the ministries' computer networks by sending ...
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Cybercrime ignorance is a serious risk (EN) | www.net-security.org
| 09-12-2013 | Organizations who fail to recognize the threat posed by cyber crime are putting the livelihoods of stakeholders and customers at serious risk, and those organizations that regularly suffer breaches need to be publicly named and shamed with severe consequences for serial offenders, acc...
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Fortinet Inc.: Fortinet and SRI Partner for Enhanced Network Security for Industrial Enterprises (EN) | www.twst.com
| 09-12-2013 | SUNNYVALE AND MENLO PARK, Calif., December 9, 2013 - Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) - a global leader in high-performance network security - and SRI International, an independent, non-profit research and innovation center (www.sri.com), today announced that they have entered a strategic al...
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Thirteen PayPal Hackers Plead Guilty in California (EN) | www.esecurityplanet.com
| 09-12-2013 | Thirteen people recently pled guilty to charges related to their involvement in DDoS attacks against PayPal in December 2010. The attacks were launched in response to PayPal's refusal to accept donations for WikiLeaks (h/t The Register).The 13 are Christopher Wayne Cooper, Joshua John...
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Cyber Criminals Target 37 Million Festive Shoppers (EN) | www.ibtimes.co.uk
| 09-12-2013 | Flash-sale days, such as Black Friday and Cyber Monday, led to 37 million shoppers being attacked by cyber criminals.According to to data by web security company Blue Coat the sea change in shoppers using computers, smartphones, and tablets to make their festive purchases has led to a...
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Radio Free Europe Website Hit by DDOS Attack During Kiev Protests (EN) | brittius.com
| 09-12-2013 | Radio Free Europe Website Hit by DDOS Attack During Kiev Protests.The website of Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty, a media organization that has 700 journalists across 21 countries, was disrupted by a distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attack on Sunday, just as it was providing exte...
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Middle East Enterprises Need to Integrate DDoS and Business Continuity Planning in Order to Mitigate Business Risks (EN) | www.itbusinessnet.com
| 09-12-2013 | High-profile, and often brazen DDoS attacks against government and private organizations in the Middle East have over the last two years made regular headlines. Civil unrest in the region has given rise to organized cyber crime and an escalation in cyber attacks. The motivation and pr...
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‘91% of Kenyan organisations hit by cyber crime in 2013’ (EN) | www.itwebafrica.com
| 10-12-2013 | Cyber crime is said to be ‘surging’ in Kenya as 91% of organisations have suffered at least one attack in the past 12 months, according to a survey conducted by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International.The survey has further revealed that 9% of the same companies were victims of planne...
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Christmas - the busiest time of year for the criminal cyber gangs (EN) | www.telegraph.co.uk
| 09-12-2013 | Online crime is exploding â€" with many East European gangs targeting Britain â€" and the people most affected are the most vulnerable.A few months ago, Bob Reynolds sat down to write an email. “Whoever you are, you people who do these things are terrible. I can’t beli...
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Bitcoins value surges amid spate of ransomware attacks (EN) | www.scmagazineuk.com
| 09-12-2013 | The risk of ransomware attacks is surging as virtual currency Bitcoin's value rockets, experts have told SCMagazineUK.com.With Bitcoin's value reaching US $1,000 (£600) last week, the anonymous currency is becoming more attractive to would-be attackers. Ransomware attacks have risen ...
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Patong ATM thieves caught with skimming equipment reanct crime (EN) | www.phuketgazette.net
| 10-12-2013 | PHUKET: The trio of professional thieves who were busted in Bangkok after robbing an ATM in Phuket were caught with what police believe to be ATM skimming equipment in addition to safe-cracking tools. Yesid Alexander Ledesma Gutierrez, 50, Luis Fernando Guarin Suta, 44, and Carlos Art...
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Publicists of UK-listed firm that sued Hiranandanis hauled up by cyber police (EN) | www.mumbaimirror.com
| 10-12-2103 | Hours after the arrival in Mumbai of two directors of UK-listed firm Hirco Plc that had earlier this year sued builder Niranjan Hiranandani and his daughter for allegedly defrauding it, the foreign visitors' publicists were hauled up by the Mumbai police's cyber crime cell for sending...
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Trusted Identities to Secure Critical Infrastructure (EN) | www.nist.gov
| 09-12-2013 | Every week seems to bring news of yet another website hacked, user accounts compromised, or personal data stolen or misused. Just recently, many Facebook users were required to change their passwords because of hacks at Adobe, a completely different company. Why? Because hackers know ...
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Nieuwe malware doet zich voor als Windows IIS servermodule (EN) | www.automatiseringgids.nl
| 10-12-2013 | Nieuwe malware met de codenaam ISN doet zich voor als een dynamic link library van Microsofts webserver ISS en steelt gegevens. De ontdekking van de malware is gedaan door onderzoekers van IT-beveiliger Trustwave. In totaal bestaan er vier versies van de malware gericht op de 32- en 6...
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Chinezen hackten computers rondom G20-top (NL) | www.limburger.nl
| 10-12-2013 | Chinese hackers hebben ingebroken op computers van het ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken van vijf Europese landen vlak voordat in september de G20-top in Sint Petersburg werd gehouden. Dat blijkt dinsdag uit onderzoek van Amerikaans computerbeveiligingsbedrijf FireEye Inc. Om welke la...
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Worst passwords in the world revealed (EN) | mybroadband.co.za
| 10-12-2013 | Trustwave’s SpiderLabs recently published details of approximately two million compromised accounts, which included the most common passwords used online.According to Trustwave’s SpiderLabs they discovered the credentials while investigating a server that cyber criminals use to co...
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Microsoft Patch out Tuesday to Tackle XP Bug and ZeroAccess Botnet (EN) | www.thenewsreports.com
| 10-12-2013 | This week sees the usual Patch Tuesday from Microsoft, when various non-essential patches and updates are released. Many Windows users, however, are likely to see this take longer than usual. It is standard practice for Microsoft to run their “remove malicious software” tool on al...
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China hackers 'hit EU ministries' (EN) | www.bbc.co.uk
| 10-12-2013 | Chinese hackers spied on the computers of five European foreign ministries over the summer, according to research from US security company FireEye. The hackers sent emails with malware-ridden attachments purporting to detail a possible US intervention in Syria. The company has not rev...
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Microsoft’s call to quit Windows XP (EN) | www.timesofoman.com
| 09-12-2013 | Muscat: Microsoft has advised users to come out of the Windows XP environment "as soon as possible" before it stops providing support to the operating system on April 8, 2014, a top company official informed. Tim Rains, director at Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing (TwC) group, on the...
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Dexter POS malware infections on the rise (EN) | www.cbronline.com
| 09-12-2013 | Security researchers detected three separate variants of the Dexter malware, called Stardust, Millenium, and Revelation. Researchers have warned that about three different variants of the Dexter point of sale (POS) malware are on the loose during the ongoing holiday season, which are ...
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Microsoft fails to mention Skype in promises to protect users from NSA surveillance (EN) | www.networkworld.com
| 08-12-2013 | When you think about Microsoft and its major communications products, does Skype not spring to mind?Since Microsoft is "especially alarmed" about reports of NSA "technological brute force" to intercept and collect user data, Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith announced s...
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Five predictions for information security and cybercrime in 2014 (EN) | www.theguardian.com
| 10-12-2013 | Fragmentation of the internet: 2014 is likely to become the year when fragmentation of the internet will become fully visible. The loss of international trust in the field of global communications that has followed Edward Snowden's disclosures will result in the emergence of more cybe...
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Is KSA under attack?! Why cybercrime is targeting Saudi consumers (EN) | www.albawaba.com
| 10-12-2013 | Three in 10 consumers in Saudi Arabia have experienced cybercrime in the past year, with bank customers across the Gulf “vulnerable” to identity theft and financial loss, according to a survey released on Monday.Consultancy Booz Allen Hamilton surveyed 350 online banking users in ...
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Infoblox Makes DNS a Line of Defense (EN) | www.lightreading.com
| 09-12-2013 | Infoblox raised its profile in the communications network security domain Monday with the unveiling of a DNS server that comes with integrated security tools designed to fend off distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, cache poisoning, and other potential painful-sounding attack...
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