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CIC News for 17-12-2013 contains 40 articles

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India 4th most vulnerable to cyber attacks on gamers in 2013 (EN) | zeenews.india.com
| 16-12-2013 | New Delhi: India is among the four countries that faced the highest number of cyber attacks aimed at gamers in 2013, security solutions provider Kaspersky Lab Monday said.India, which faced 2.07 lakh attempts, followed Russia, Vietnam and China in that order.Th...
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Did The NSA Invent Fake Malware Threat On '60 Minutes?' (EN) | www.ibtimes.com
| 16-12-2013 | The director of the National Security Agency, General Keith Alexander, and the Information Assurance Director, Debora Plunkett, went to CBS on Sunday night to defend the NSA’s surveillance programs on “60 Minutes.” Several people have questioned the credibility of the interview,...
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Resurgence of malware signed with stolen certificates (EN) | www.net-security.org
| 16-12-2013 | Since 2009, variants of the Winwebsec rogue AV family have been trying to trick users into believing their computer has been infected and into paying for “registering” the software to get rid of the (non-existent) threat.Lately, the threat has received another boost: v...
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First clinical study of computer security conducted at Polytechnique Montreal (EN) | www.sciencecodex.com
| 16-12-2013 | Montreal, December 16, 2013 - Installing computer security software, updating applications regularly and making sure not to open emails from unknown senders are just a few examples of ways to reduce the risk of infection by malicious software, or "malware". However, even the most secu...
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ACMA hands ShadowServer spam intel database (EN) | www.scmagazine.com.au
| 17-12-2013 | Organisations could be set to get better intelligence on spam and phishing campaigns targeting their customers after the government communications watchdog provided ShadowServer access to its Spam Intelligence Database. The Australian Communications and Media Authority's database cont...
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Cottage Health System alerts 32,755 patients of data breach (EN) | healthitsecurity.com
| 16-12-2013 | Cottage Health System of California recently notified 32,755 patients via mail that their data may have been inadvertently exposed on Google after a third-party vendor removed electronic security protections from one of its servers.According to noozhawk.com, patients treated at Goleta...
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Cybercrime shopping list prices fall (EN) | www.bbc.co.uk
| 17-12-2013 | Fancy a bank account with $300,000 (£184,000) in it? If you know where to look and you don't mind dealing with cybercriminals then the going rate is just $300, a study of the hacking underworld suggests. For that you'll get the bank account details, plus online username and password ...
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Screenshot copy of Lekhi’s tweet sought (EN) | www.thehindu.com
| 17-12-2013 | The Cyber Crime Cell of Goa police has written to a student leader of the National Students Union of India â€" the students’ wing of the Congress â€" asking him to provide them a screenshot copy or the web link of BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi’s tweet in which she allegedly dis...
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Security Venture Funding Likely to Keep Up Brisk Pace in 2014 (EN) | www.eweek.com
| 16-12-2013 | The last 12 months marked a banner year for security startups and venture firms, with more money expected in 2014. Venture investments in security firms took off in 2013, a trend that is expected to continue in the coming year, according to industry insiders.For the 12 months ending i...
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The Most Significant Cyber Attacks of 2013 (EN) | www.itbusinessedge.com
| 17-12-2013 | 2013 was the most historic year ever for cyber attacks. The industry saw several mega attacks that included sophisticated DDoS attack methods.All too many times this year has the industry heard the name “Anonymous,” a dispersed international network of hackers associat...
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Techie arrested for harassing colleague (EN) | timesofindia.indiatimes.com
| 17-12-2013 | HYDERABAD: Cyber Crime sleuths of Cyberabad arrested a 24-year-old software engineer from Sanatnagar for harassing a colleague and pestering her to marry him. The accused even created a fake Facebook profile in the victim's name to tarnish her image and threatened to commit suicide af...
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Microsoft waarschuwt voor toename diefstal van certificaten (EN) | tweakers.net
| 16-12-2013 | Microsoft waarschuwt op zijn Threat Research & Response Blog voor een recente toename van het gebruik van gestolen certificaten om diverse soorten malware legitiem te doen lijken. Systeembeheerders zouden hun privésleutels beter moeten afschermen.In de blogposting wijzen de bevei...
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Microsoft: gestolen certificaten gebruikt voor malware (NL) | www.security.nl
| 16-12-2013 | Microsoft waarschuwt voor verschillende malware-exemplaren die met gestolen certificaten van softwareontwikkelaars gesigneerd zijn, waardoor het lijkt alsof de malware van een legitiem bedrijf afkomstig is. Door een digitale handtekening kunnen gebruikers zien van wie het programma af...
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MisoSMS: New Android Malware Disguises Itself as a Settings App, Steals SMS Messages (EN) | www.fireeye.com
| 16-12-2013 | FireEye has uncovered and helped weaken one of the largest advanced mobile botnets to date. The botnet, which we are dubbing “MisoSMS,” has been used in at least 64 spyware campaigns, stealing text messages and emailing them to cybercriminals in China.MisoSMS infects Android syste...
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Android botnet stole SMSes from South Korea, emailed them to China (EN) | www.pcworld.com
| 16-12-2013 | An Android botnet found in South Korea that steals text messages may be one of the largest and most advanced mobile malware operations discovered, according to security vendor FireEye.The botnet, which FireEye called “MisoSMS,” was used in 64 spyware campaigns, stealing text messa...
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Firefox Botnet Searches for Sites Prone to SQL injection (EN) | threatpost.com
| 16-12-2013 | Attackers have been automating SQL injection attacks for a number of years, but in a fairly new twist, a botnet masquerading as a Firefox browser add-on is carrying out attacks on sites visited by compromised computers.Krebs on Security reported today that the Advanced Power botnet ha...
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Women wanted in credit card fraud scheme (EN) | www.delawareonline.com
| 16-12-2013 | State police are asking the public’s help in identifying two women who used a stolen credit card to make purchases at two stores last week.The incident happened about 3 p.m. Dec. 11 while a 63-year-old Wilmington woman was shopping at the Christmas Tree Shop at 5450 Brandywine Parkw...
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ICS Security Market Forecast Analysis to 2018 (EN) | www.international.to
| 16-12-2013 | Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Security Market categories the Global Market by DDOS, IDS/IPS, Firewall, SIEM, SCADA Encryption, UTM, Application Whitelisting, DLP, Database Activity Monitoring; Professional Services - Global Advancements, Market Forecast & Analysis.Industrial Co...
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Botnet laat Firefox-gebruikers naar lekke websites zoeken (NL) | www.security.nl
| 16-12-2013 | Een botnet van mogelijk duizenden computers zet Firefox-gebruikers in om naar kwetsbare websites te zoeken. Het botnet heeft de naam "Advanced Power" en installeert op computers met Mozilla Firefox een browserplug-in genaamd "Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant".Er is ook een bestaande...
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House Homeland Security Leaders Introduce Cybersecurity Legislation (EN) | www.bna.com
| 11-12-2013 | Dec. 11 --Leaders of the House Homeland Security Committee Dec. 11 introduced a bipartisan bill (H.R. 3696) to address cyberattacks on the nation's banking system, energy pipelines, telecommunications networks and other “critical infrastructure.”Information Sharing ProgramsThe Nat...
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Jaaroverzicht: Nederlandse Lanceringen En Spionage (NL) | nutech.nl
| 16-12-2013 | In 2013 worden Netflix en 4G geïntroduceerd in Nederland, liggen we onder vuur van DDoS-aanvallen en wordt Hyves stopgezet. Maar de onthullingen rond de afluisterpraktijken van NSA domineren het nieuws. Uit onthullingen van klokkenluider Edward Snowden blijkt dat de Ameri...
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NSA's Malware Heroics Questioned By Security Experts (EN) | www.informationweek.com
| 16-12-2013 | NSA says it thwarted a nation state's BIOS-bricking malware plot, but info security and privacy experts say the agency is trying to snow the American public.The National Security Agency (NSA) helped foil a "nation state" that planned to launch a BIOS-bricking malware attac...
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Microsoft: malware voorzien van certificaat groeit (NL) | webwereld.nl
| 16-12-2013 | Af en toe duikt er al malware op die is voorzien van een certificaat om ongecheckt systemen te besmetten, maar Microsoft ziet dat het de laatste tijd een stuk vaker gebeurt.Microsoft waarschuwt dat malware de laatste maand opeens veel vaker is voorzien van een gestolen cer...
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Goedkopere variant van Cryptolocker-malware duikt op (BE) | www.zdnet.be
| 16-12-2013 | De Cryptolocker-malware die begin september opdook, heeft er al een goedkopere rivaal bij.Waar Cryptolocker nog 300 dollar eiste om de bestanden die geëncrypteerd werden opnieuw te ontketenen, is de nieuweling al tevreden met de helft.De nieuwe, voorlopig naamloze software werd ontde...
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Addressing advanced malware in 2014 (EN) | www.networkworld.com
| 16-12-2013 | In the cybersecurity annals of the future, 2013 may be remembered as the year of advanced malware. Yes, I know that malware is nothing new and the term “advanced” is more hype than reality as a lot of attacks have involved little more than social engineering and off-the-shelf expl...
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WhatsApp-themed spam campaign delivers malware (EN) | www.net-security.org
| 16-12-2013 | A new WhatsApp-themed spam campaign has been spotted targeting users of the popular IM service.The spam email claims to be a notification about a voice message someone left for the recipient:"The e-mail looks legit, and even the link is formed to make it look l...
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IT Security Breaches Strike 93% of Large UK Companies (EN) | www.ibtimes.co.uk
| 16-12-2013 | A survey commissioned by the government's Department for Business, Innovations and Skills (BIS) found that 93% of large businesses (in excess of 250 employees) suffered security breaches during the last year; 87% of smaller businesses (less than 50 employees) suffered a similar fate.C...
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DDoS mitigation market continues growth curve (EN) | www.channelweb.co.uk
| 16-12-2013 | The market for distributed denial of service (DDoS) prevention appliances continues to heat up as non-stop attacks plagued a wide variety of industries in Q3, according to Infonetics Research.The analyst said the global DDoS prevention market rose six per cent sequentially to $89m (£...
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Dell Invests in ‘Zero-day’ Security Startup Invincea (EN) | blogs.wsj.com
| 16-12-2013 | AUSTIN â€" Dell Inc. is co-leading a $16 million investment in security startup Invincea Inc. It already bundles the company’s software on computers and tablets sold to businesses. Invincea makes software that contains “zero-day attacks” â€" threats that exploit a previously unk...
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UNC investigating data breach that could affect 6,000 people (EN) | www.bizjournals.com
| 16-12-2013 | The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is investigating a data breach that involves personal information involving employees and students.Files containing names, Social Security numbers, addresses and dates of birth were made accessible as the result of the breach.According t...
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Top cyber security threats in 2013 revealed! (EN) | www.newstrackindia.com
| 16-12-2013 | Washington, Dec. 16 (ANI): The top cyber security threats in 2013 reportedly included hacktivists targeting users' privacy at the top spot, followed by cyber espionage campaigns along with the newest craze of stealing bitcoins.Security firm Kaspersky Lab said that the revelations abou...
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Advanced Power botnet (EN) | krebsonsecurity.com
| 16-12-2013 | An unusual botnet that has ensnared more than 12,500 systems disguises itself as a legitimate add-on for Mozilla Firefoxand forces infected PCs to scour Web sites for security vulnerabilities, an investigation by KrebsOnSecurity has discovered.The botnet, dubbed “Advanced Power” b...
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Cyber criminals hack into wealth managers to steal millions (EN) | citywire.co.uk
| 16-12-2013 | Tech-savvy criminals have stolen millions by hacking into wealth managers systems, according to the Financial Times. The paper, which cites research from investigations agency Kroll, says at least six wealth managers have been targeted in the past four months alone.According to the re...
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Online behaviors that may put you at risk of identity theft (EN) | www.ciol.com
| 16-12-2013 | Survey identifies that less than 6 percent of consumers exhibits safe behaviors during online transaction News | by CIOL Bureau STAMFORD, USA: PrivacyGuard, The credit reporting, credit score, and identity theft protection services provider has released the results of a survey aimed a...
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NSA alleges 'BIOS plot to destroy PCs' (EN) | www.theregister.co.uk
| 16-12-2013 | Senior National Security Agency (NSA) officials have told US news magazine program “60 Minutes” that a foreign nation tried to infect computers with a BIOS-based virus that would have enabled them to be remotely destroyed.NSA Director General Keith Alexander and Information Assura...
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Microsoft predicts top cyber threats for 2014; dying Windows XP one of them (EN) | www.techienews.co.uk
| 16-12-2013 | Microsoft has listed out top cyber threats predictions for 2014 which includes the likes of social engineering attacks; increase in ransomware; spam and phishing attacks targeting gullible users interested in major sports event during 2014; and dying Windows XP.In a blog post Tim Rain...
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Uitverkoop op de cybercrimemarkt (NL) | webwereld.nl
| 17-12-2013 | De ondergrondse hackersmarkt bloeit, maar prijzen staan onder druk. Vooral bankgegevens zijn in de ramsj. Een bankrekening waar drie ton op staat, inclusief inloggegevens, heb je al voor 300 dollar. Een paar jaar geleden moest daarvoor op de zwarte cybermarkt een veelvoud worden betaa...
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Zscaler Research: Dissection of Android malware MouaBad.P (EN) | research.zscaler.com
| 16-12-2013 | In Zscaler’s daily scanning for mobilemalware, we came across a sample of Android Mouabad.p. Lets see what is inside....
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Gamers attacked 11.7 million times in 2013 (EN) | www.net-security.org
| 16-12-2013 | 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 attacks in 2013. Currently Kaspersky Lab knows 4.6 million pieces of gaming focused malware, with the total number of at...
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Displaying images in Gmail may make malware delivery easier (EN) | www.scmagazine.com.au
| 17-12-2013 | Google introduced image proxying to Gmail on Thursday to improve security and efficiency, but there is speculation that the feature may end up bringing more harm than good. The feature â€" available now on desktops and in early 2014 on Gmail mobile apps â€" ultimately displays all ima...
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