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CIC News for 15-12-2013 contains 26 articles

CIC News update contains 26 articles for today, have fun reading.

App mToken intercepts texts, spams mobile devices to further campaign (EN) | www.scmagazine.com
| 13-12-2013 | After analyzing the control panel for a malicious app called mToken, researchers found that miscreants spreading the Android malware had intercepted at least 25,000 text messages from more than 2,000 infected devices. According to researchers at RSA's FraudAction Group, mToken targets...
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Bitcointhemed malware rising sharply (EN) | www.scmagazineuk.com
| 13-12-2013 | Experts are warning users to expect a steep rise in Bitcoin-themed malware attacks following discovery of a new virus called Bitcoin Alarm.Experts are warning users to expect a steep rise in Bitcoin-themed malware attacks after Arbor Networks discovered a new virus called ...
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UNC officials investigate data breach (EN) | www.wral.com
| 13-12-2013 | Chapel Hill, N.C. â€" Officials at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are investigating a data breach that is believed to have affected more than 6,000 people, including current and former employees, vendors and students, according to the university's website.On its websi...
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Data Breach Affects Hundreds of Boston Convention Attendees (EN) | www.esecurityplanet.com
| 13-12-2013 | The Boston Globe reports that several hundred people's credit card information was stolen after they attended two large conventions in Boston this fall at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (h/t Sophos).The victims' credit card information was used to make fraudulent purcha...
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Two arrested in elaborate identity theft scheme involving Emory students (EN) | www.cbsatlanta.com
| 13-12-2013 | ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) - Two people have been arraigned for operating a scheme to obtain thousands of dollars by stealing the identities of Emory University law and medical students.MOREAdditional Links According to United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates, Maario Coleman obtained l...
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Akamai on CyberSecurity 2014 â€" Predictions with CSO Andy Ellis (EN) | siliconangle.com
| 13-12-2013 | Our CyberSecurity prediction series continues with the CSO of Akamai, Andy Ellis. Akamai delivers up to 30% of the world’s internet traffic and as one of the world’s largest distributed computing platforms, it sees a whole lot of security, a whole lot of infrastructure and a whole...
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Cops scan varsities for part-time sleuths (EN) | articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com
| 14-12-2013 | AHMEDABAD: The Gujarat Police have embarked on a project to engage cyber crime fighters from colleges and universities across the state. With more than 300 complaints of cyber offences being filed in 2013 alone, the state police authorities have decided to augment their cyber crime se...
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Calls for speedy adjudication of cyber crime cases (EN) | www.thehindu.com
| 14-12-2013 | Adjudication of cyber crime cases is “the best option”, as in most cases it is difficult to legally prove them “beyond reasonable doubt”, said a senior police officer in charge of cyber crimes here on Friday. Speaking at a workshop on information security, D. Roopa, Superinten...
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Tool beschikbaar om virus van pc te krijgen (NL) | www.rtlnieuws.nl
| 13-12-2013 | Het Nationaal Cyber Security Centrum (NCSC) heeft inmiddels een programmaatje online gezet, dat wèl het computervirus van de 18-jarige Rotterdamse hacker herkent. Het Openbaar Ministerie (OM) en politie riepen het NCSC te hulp, omdat een oplossing gezocht moest worden voor het opspor...
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TU Delft bepleit Deltaplan internetveiligheid (EN) | www.computable.nl
| 13-12-2013 | Een gestructureerde aanpak moet de veiligheid op internet verbeteren. Dat zegt Jan van den Berg, hoogleraar cybersecurity aan de TU Delft. Hij pleit voor een aanpak waarin alle betrokkenen de handen ineenslaan en de risico's in kaart brengen, een Deltaplan voor internetveiligheid.Van ...
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Data Breach at Cottage Health System Affects 32,500 (EN) | www.beckershospitalreview.com
| 13-12-2013 | Earlier this month, a third-party vendor removed electronic security safeguards from a Santa Barbara, Calif.-based Cottage Health System server without informing hospital officials, exposing the information of 32,500 patients. The affected patients had received treatment at Goleta Val...
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'Hacker brak in bij belangrijke instellingen' (NL) | www.limburger.nl
| 13-12-2013 | De Rotterdammer die in oktober werd opgepakt vanwege het hacken van duizenden computers, wist ook binnen te komen in de systemen van belangrijke instellingen in Nederland.ANPDat liet zijn advocaat Jaap Spigt vrijdag weten. Om welke instellingen het gaat, weet d...
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Cyber Criminal From Manchester Jailed Over £1.5m Phishing Scam (EN) | www.huffingtonpost.co.uk
| 14-12-2013 | A man has been jailed for nearly four years for his part in a phishing scam that targeted UK students to steal in excess of £1.5 million.Olajide Onikoyi, 29, of Hexagon Close, Blackley, Manchester, was among a number of cyber criminals who targeted students by sending them emails inv...
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Nederlandse en Europese subsidiekansen voor cyber security-onderzoek (NL) | www.nederlandict.nl
| 13-12-2013 | ICT-bedrijven die een goed voorstel hebben voor cyber security-onderzoek, kunnen voor zowel Nederlandse als Europese subsidie in aanmerking komen. Agentschap NL maakt in totaal € 2,9 miljoen beschikbaar via zijn SBIR-instrument. De Europese Commisie heeft in het kader van het Horizo...
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Computer fraudster who stole £393,000 from students using bogus loans website is jailed (EN) | www.standard.co.uk
| 14-12-2013 | A fraudster who took nearly £400,000 from unsuspecting students in a computer scam has been jailed.Nigerian Olajide Onikoyi, 29, was part of a group of cyber criminals who targeted students by sending them emails inviting them to update details on their student loan account via a lin...
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‘Incredible’ SBC data breach resident claims (EN) | www.thesouthernreporter.co.uk
| 14-12-2013 | A Selkirk man has described his shock at receiving confidential documents from Scottish Borders Council belonging to another Borderer. The resident, who wished to remain anonymous, submitted a request to the council for information they held on him under the Data Protection Act.After ...
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Justitie en MKB-Nederland ontwikkelen 'Hulpknop Cybercrime' (NL) | www.security.nl
| 13-12-2013 | MKB-Nederland heeft in samenwerking met het Ministerie van Veiligheid en Justitie een 'Hulpknop Cybercrime' ontwikkeld die ondernemers moet helpen die slachtoffer van cybercrime zijn of dreigen te worden. De knop, een button op de campagnesite stopcybercrime.nu, wordt volgende week ge...
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Braziliaanse bank-app geeft toegang tot saldo van anderen (NL) | www.security.nl
| 13-12-2013 | Een beveiligingslek in de mobiel bankieren-app van de grootste bank in Brazilië zorgde ervoor dat klanten van willekeurige anderen klanten afschriften en het saldo konden bekijken. De Banco do Brasil besloot vanwege het probleem, en na honderden klachten op Twitter, de dienst uit de ...
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i0n1c Alleges Jailbreak Exploit Stolen From Evad3rs (EN) | www.iclarified.com
| 14-12-2013 | Stefan Esser, a security researcher known as i0n1c, is alleging that someone close to the evad3rs stole a jailbreak exploit and sold it to a private buyer. I0n1c is the hacker behind the untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.3.2. He also jailbroke the iPad 3 on iOS 5.1. Yesterday morning Ess...
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Stronger Defense Against Malware Happens Below App Level (EN) | www.darkreading.com
| 13-12-2013 | I think most of you'd agree that among the toughest challenges in fighting malware is sorting out what ought to run from what needs to be stopped. Your increasingly sophisticated adversaries hide, run 0-days, and design advanced attacks that evade common detection tools. Sadly, the ad...
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CryptoLocker Hitting Some Small Businesses, Providers Say (EN) | www.crn.com
| 13-12-2013 | CryptoLocker, the notorious ransomware that locks victims out of their precious computer files, has temporarily crippled some small business owners, according to service providers that have been called in to respond to the threat.Once a system is infected, the CryptoLocker malware enc...
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How Google Is Cleaning The Web Of Comment Spam (EN) | www.forbes.com
| 15-12-2013 | Over at The Awl there’s a nice little piece about how Google GOOG -0.83% has set about stopping that bane of webmasters, comment spam. There’s also a nice piece from my colleague, Joshua Steimle, on the same subject but from the SEO point of view. For the technical details read ei...
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Identity Theft Crimes on the Rise in U.S. (EN) | www.cio-today.com
| 13-12-2013 | The Bureau of Justice says 1 out of every 14 Americans age 16 or older was a target or a victim of identity theft, a crime imposing a heavy emotional toll on many of its victims. According to the report, 1 in 10 identity theft victims reported the incident to police, while 9 in 10 vic...
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Kaspersky Lab finds gamers attacked 11.7 million times in 2013 (EN) | www.ciol.com
| 16-12-2013 | On average, users were hit by 34,000 attacks related to gaming malware daily News | CIOL Bureau ABINGDON, ENGLAND: Just days after the launch of the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One, Kaspersky Lab experts have discovered that PC gamers across Europe were hit by a massive number of attac...
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3 Steps To Protect Yourself From Malicious QR Codes (EN) | www.qrcodepress.com
| 15-12-2013 | Ninety-one percent of American adults own a cell phone, and 56 percent own a smartphone as of May 2013, according to Pew Internet Project research. Compare that against the 43 percent who report using QR codes for discounts, 23 percent who use QR codes to purchase an item and 18 perce...
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Mobile device users warned vs new dialer malware (EN) | www.gmanetwork.com
| 15-12-2013 | Users of mobile phones were warned this week against a new family of malware that can defraud victims via premium rate SMS billing, without any action from the user. Security vendor Lookout said the new malware, dubbed Mouabad, can also give third parties control over infected mobile ...
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