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CIC News for 12-12-2013 contains 42 articles

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Obamacare-baited Malware Scam Mashes Up iPhones, Video Players (EN) | www.infosecurity-magazine.com
| 11-12-2013 | The old adage of "if it’s too good to be true that it usually is," continues to hold water. An elaborate social engineering lure using the Affordable Care Act as bait is unfolding, with the end goal of serving up an executable file containing malware. According to Chris Boyd, a malw...
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Trend Micro predicts cyber security concerns for 2014 and beyond (EN) | www.itweb.co.za
| 11-12-2013 | Trend Micro (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704) today released its annual security predictions report: "Blurring Boundaries: Trend Micro Security Predictions for 2014 and Beyond."The outlook cites that one major data breach will occur every month next year, and advanced mobile banking and targeted...
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Hacking attacks on N. Korean defector blamed on Pyongyang (EN) | english.yonhapnews.co.kr
| 11-12-2013 | SEOUL, Dec. 11 (Yonhap) -- North Korea is suspected of having hacked a personal computer owned by the leader of a North Korean defector group based here, South Korean police said Wednesday. Chang Se-yool, who leads the group, was the victim of so-called "spear phishing" attacks in Apr...
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Some nations indulging in cyber crime, says Kapil Sabil (EN) | economictimes.indiatimes.com
| 11-12-2013 | NEW DELHI: Communications and IT Minister Kapil Sibal today said some nations are found to be indulging in cyber crime, or are employing individuals who are not directly linked to them for carrying out such practices. Speaking at a IT-ITeS body Nasscom event here, Sibal said "Now, wha...
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“Cyber vigilantism” benefits no one: Websense (EN) | www.arnnet.com.au
| 12-12-2013 | No longer content to remain the victim, some organisations are starting to take a more offensive approach to security attacks.It is a striking trend Websense A/NZ managing director, Gerry Tucker, saw in 2013, likely as a response to the growing number of targeted attacks taking place,...
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Business watch: threat of cyber crime on the rise (EN) | switzer.com.au
| 12-12-2013 | Is your company adequately safeguarded against a cyber attack? It may be an important question to consider heading into the new year, as it is no longer a question of if, but when, a company will fall victim to a cyber attack according to EY. Despite companies investing in measures to...
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Malware and cyber crime increasing and evolving, says new report (EN) | www.macworld.com.au
| 11-12-2013 | Sophos is a security company with offices all over the globe, producing various cyber security solutions for everything from Wi-Fi to mobile protection. This week, it released its latest report into the state of cyber security and it reflects the rapidly changing world we live in.“W...
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Speakers call for devising policy to control rising trend of cyber crime (EN) | www.thenews.com.pk
| 12-12-2013 | Speakers urged Higher Education Commission (HEC) to come up with a policy to control increasing trend of cyber crime in the higher education institutions. The demand came forward at a panel discussion ‘Social Media: New Dimension of Violence against Women’ where students shared th...
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Trend Micro: One major data breach a month in 2014? (EN) | www.gmanetwork.com
| 12-12-2013 | If you thought this was a bad year in terms of data breaches, wait till 2014 when a major data breach is likely to occur each month. This was one of eight grim predictions for 2014 by security vendor Trend Micro, which also predicted the basic two-step verification may no longer be e...
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L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center Data Breach Affects 59,000 People (EN) | www.esecurityplanet.com
| 11-12-2013 | CBS Los Angeles reports that the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center recently began notifying about 59,000 current and former clients that their personal information may have been compromised between around September 17, 2013 and November 8, 2013."Specifically, upon learning of the p...
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Spam Act notches up 10 years (EN) | www.computerworld.com.au
| 12-12-2013 | The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Spam Act, saying that it has helped reduce the amount of spam emails Australians receive. The Spam Act came into law on 12 December 2003 and regulates the sending of marketing emails, S...
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12 On Your Side: Skimming scam snags $2,000 from woman's bank account (EN) | www.wrdw.com
| 11-12-2013 | NORTH AUGUSTA, SC (WRDW) "I use it for gas, groceries food. You name it I use it," says Brianna Dumas. Like most folks she uses her bank card everyday. But when she checked her account today she got a rude awakening. "I always get on my bank account in the morning and I noticed some c...
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Banks shouldn't rely on mobile SMS passcodes, security firm says (EN) | www.pcworld.com
| 11-12-2013 | A widely used security feature intended to protect access to online bank accounts is becoming increasingly ineffective, as cybercriminals develop advanced malicious software for Android devices, according to a report released Wednesday.Many banks offer their customers two-factor authe...
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64-Bit Zeus Banking Trojan Communicates Over Tor Network (EN) | threatpost.com
| 11-12-2013 | The infamous Zeus banking Trojan has gone 64-bit. But why?Researchers at Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team spotted a new version of the malware that behaves much like its 32-bit contemporaries: it too uses Web injects to steal banking credentials to drain online acco...
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Zeus malware gets 64-bit makeover (EN) | www.csoonline.com
| 11-12-2013 | â€" CSO â€" A 64-bit version of the notorious Zeus family of banking malware has been found, an indication that cybercriminals are preparing for the software industry's move away from older 32-bit architectures.Kaspersky Lab discovered the 64-bit version of Zeus within a 3...
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Malicious DLL targets ecommerce sites for customer credit card data (EN) | www.scmagazine.com
| 11-12-2013 | E-commerce website operators should be vigilant of malware that targets servers in order to pilfer credit card data site customers fill out, a security firm warns. In addition to stealing sensitive data, the malicious DLL (dynamic link library), dubbed “ISN,” is masked as a module...
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Verslag PCS Café: Workforce Development Framework (NL) | www.tno.nl
| 11-12-2013 | Hoe ziet de ideale Industrial Cyber Security professional er uit? Dat was de kern van het PCS Café, midden in de Alert Online-week van de NCTV. In de schijnwerpers stond het Workforce Development Framework, een resultaat van het ERNCIP project van het Joint Research Center van de Eur...
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Bill to safeguard critical infrastructure introduced in House (EN) | www.gsnmagazine.com
| 11-12-2013 | Members of both political parties introduced on December 11 a bipartisan piece of legislation, H.R. 3696, the “National Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection Act of 2013” (NCCIP Act). The measure was submitted by Michael McCaul (R-TX), the chairman of the House Home...
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FBI Bungles Malware Attempt As Courts Begin To Question Its Legality (EN) | www.techdirt.com
| 11-12-2013 | Back during the summer, we wrote about how the FBI was increasingly using malware to spy on people (though they apparently tried to avoid using it with technically savvy people to avoid having its capabilities "discovered"). However, the Washington Post has more details on how the FBI...
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‘91% of global organisations hit by cyber crime in 2013’ (EN) | www.itwebafrica.com
| 10-12-2013 | CORRECTION: ITWeb Africa initially reported that Kenya had a 91% cyber crime attack rate, however, the Kaspersky report actually refers to a worldwide rate.Cyber crime is said to be ‘surging’ worldwide as 91% of organisations have suffered at least one attack in the past 12 months...
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Check Point geeft 13 security-voorspellingen voor 2014 (NL) | www.emerce.nl
| 10-12-2013 | Houten, 10 december 2013 -Met het einde van 2013 in aantocht is het tijd om te kijken wat ons volgend jaar te wachten staat. Maar het is ook tijd om terug te blikken naar wat er afgelopen jaar is gebeurd, om te zien hoe accuraat de voorspellingen van vorig jaar zijn geweest.De top vij...
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Town Hall data breach victims set to receive compensation payouts of up to £5k (EN) | www.islingtontribune.com
| 11-12-2013 | THE Town Hall has agreed to pay compensation totalling £43,000 to 14 residents whose personal details, including mental health problems and sexual orientation, were leaked in two disastrous data breaches last year.A full written apology will also be sent to the claimants, who have be...
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Smart Grid: Smart grid markets: what they’re doing, where they’re heading (EN) | www.smartgridnews.com
| 11-12-2013 | This round up of selected smart grid and related market research reports features analyses and trends in several sectors, from smart water and cybersecurity to smart grid infrastructure investment in emerging countries and small-wind power and concentrated photovoltaics. The smart wat...
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Beveiliging blijft lastig, ook voor ex-DigiNotar (NL) | webwereld.nl
| 11-12-2013 | Het is misschien een kleinigheid, maar eerste indrukken bepalen veel. Het SSL-certificaat is niet in orde voor de beveiligde verbinding met het securitybedrijf van voormalig DigiNotar-topman Tony de Bos. De beveiligde verbinding met de website van Cybbos is niet helemaal correct gecon...
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Nvidia exploit could turn render farms into password crackers, bitcoin miners, researchers claim (EN) | www.pcworld.com
| 11-12-2013 | Nvidia’s Mental Ray high-performance 3D-rendering software has a vulnerability that could be exploited to compromise clusters of specialized computers called render farms, according to researchers from ReVuln.”There is a vulnerability affecting Nvidia mental ray (raysat) version 3...
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Eerste 64-bit versie van gevaarlijke Zeus Trojan ontdekt (NL) | www.security.nl
| 11-12-2013 | Onderzoekers hebben de eerste 64-bit versie van de gevaarlijke Zeus Trojan ontdekt, die voor een groot deel van de fraude met internetbankieren verantwoordelijk is. Zeus bestaat al verschillende jaren en wordt omschreven als de "trendsetter" voor moderne banking Trojans.De malware ond...
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Vrijwel alle bedrijven besmet met malware (NL) | www.marqit.nl
| 11-12-2013 | Een recent onderzoek van netwerk beveiliging specialist WeSecure heeft aangetoond dat ieder onderzochte organisatie besmet is met een actieve vorm van malware â€" virussen, spyware, wormen ea -. Dit onderzoek is uitgevoerd over een periode van 6 maanden bij bedrijven en instellingen m...
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Revenge porn operator facing charges of conspiracy, extortion and identity theft (EN) | nakedsecurity.sophos.com
| 11-12-2013 | A 27-year-old man based in San Diego, California, faces prison after being charged with 31 felonies related to the publication of 10,000 explicit photographs sent in by the victims' ex-partners.Kevin Bollaert was arrested today for running 'revenge porn' website ugotposted.com and is ...
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Security measures successfully reducing online spam and phishing (EN) | www.techradar.com
| 11-12-2013 | It seems that getting untrustworthy-looking emails in your inbox are now becoming a thing of the past. Google safety researchers have announced that efforts to stop email scams are slowly but surely eradicating the threat they pose due to the development of stringent authentication st...
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Cyberthieves used malware to steal from bank customers (EN) | www.arabnews.com
| 11-12-2013 | LONDON: Four people have been arrested by detectives investigating the suspected theft of 1 million pounds ($1.6 million) from two UK banks, police in London said Wednesday.Metropolitan Police said search warrants executed at two addresses on Tuesday as part of the investigation...
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UK police arrest 4 on suspicion of stealing $1.6 million from banks through cybercrime (EN) | www.brandonsun.com
| 11-12-2013 | LONDON - Four people have been arrested by detectives investigating the suspected theft of 1 million pounds ($1.6 million) from two U.K. banks, police in London said Wednesday. Metropolitan Police said search warrants executed at two addresses on Tuesday as part of the investigation t...
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Cyber-crime cops seize £80,000 cash in Islington raids (EN) | www.islingtontribune.com
| 11-12-2013 | Four people have been arrested and £80,000 in cash seized following raids in Islington and Enfield by police investigating the cyber theft of £1m from two banks in an international criminal scam.The raids by the Met's new Cyber Crime Unit came after bank customers who had downloaded...
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The FBI can control your webcam without switching on its light: Report (EN) | gadgets.ndtv.com
| 11-12-2013 | A recent Washington Post report quotes court documents, and former FBI and Department of Justice officials to allege the FBI has been utilising several online surveillance techniques - including the use of malware, and the surreptitious activation of connected cameras - in the name of...
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Adobe patches critical vulnerabilities in Flash Player, Shockwave (EN) | www.pcworld.com
| 11-12-2013 | Adobe patched several vulnerabilities in its Flash Player and Shockwave Player on Tuesday, including one for which an exploit is already available.”Adobe is aware of reports that an exploit designed to trick the user into opening a Microsoft Word document with malicious Flash (.swf)...
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Finextra: Cyber-crime cops bust malware ring behind £1 million bank thefts (EN) | www.finextra.com
| 11-12-2013 | Four people have been arrested and approximately £80,000 cash seized by UK cyber-crime detectives investigating the suspected theft of £1 million from two UK banks A Range Rover was also seized and a suspected live hand grenade removed from an address by specialist explosive officer...
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Kenya: Firms Battle Cyber Crime (EN) | allafrica.com
| 10-12-2013 | Nairobi â€" THERE is an upsurge in the number of companies falling victims to cyber crime in Kenya with 91 per cent of organizations suffering such attacks at least once in the past 12 months.This is according to a survey conducted by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International.The survey fur...
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Metairie woman accused of skimming $25,500 from her employer's deposits to cover expenses (EN) | www.dailyjournal.net
| 11-12-2013 | METAIRIE, Louisiana â€" A 26-year-old Metairie woman has been accused of skimming $25,500 from her employer's deposits to cover her rent and other expenses. Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies say Valerie Norment was booked with theft valued at $1,500 or more. The Times-Picayune repor...
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FastNet mitigates credit card fraud with PCI DSS compliance (EN) | www.itweb.co.za
| 11-12-2013 | In a bid to fight increasing card fraud, which is estimated to have cost $11.27billion worldwide in 2012 (a 14.6% increase year-on-year)1, leading wireless data company, FastNet, today announced it has achieved Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance as a Lev...
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91% of organisations hit by cyberattacks in 2013 (EN) | www.humanipo.com
| 10-12-2013 | Research by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International has shown that 91 per cent of organisations globally experienced cyberattacks at least once in the last year, with nine per cent victims of targeted attacks. The research said the extensive use of digital devices in business has created ...
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Imperva Discovers Emerging Attack Vector: Cloud Database Services as New Malware Platform (EN) | online.wsj.com
| 11-12-2013 | Imperva Discovers Emerging Attack Vector: Cloud Database Services as New Malware Platform Latest Hacker Intelligence Initiative Report Finds Cyber Criminals Adopting Database as a Service for Infection and Data ExfiltrationREDWOOD SHORES, Calif., December 11, 2013 -Imperva, Inc. (NYSE...
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Android malware places secret calls to premium rate numbers (EN) | www.net-security.org
| 11-12-2013 | A mobile malware family dubbed MouaBad by Lookout researchers has lately been plaguing Chinese users with older versions (3.1 and earlier) of Android. Variants of the malware have been popping up on third party online markets for months and, until now, they were only capable of sendin...
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Bandwidth growth breeds global cyber criminals (EN) | www.itweb.co.za
| 10-12-2013 | The growing availability of bandwidth might lead to SA becoming a breeding ground for cyber criminals targeting other countries.So says Stephan le Roux, district manager for RSA, the security division of EMC Southern Africa. Le Roux is of the view that while there are positive develop...
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