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CIC News for 23-12-2013 contains 39 articles

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Over 700 cyber crime complaints in Gurgaon (EN) | www.business-standard.com
| 21-12-2013 | The cyber cell of Gurgaon police has received a total 759 complaints this year, officials said Saturday.Of the total, 248 were related to net banking fraud while Facebook-related complaints was in second place with 72 cases.The cell headed by Inspector Suresh Kumar received complaints...
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`Indian Mujahideen` email, credit card scams probed by Gurgaon cyber cell (EN) | zeenews.india.com
| 21-12-2013 | Gurgaon: An email threat purportedly by Indian Mujahideen to blow up a five-star hotel and ransom demand from an industrialist were some of the cases investigated by the Cyber Cell of Gurgaon Police this year.Gurgaon police said it registered 41 FIRs out of 759 complaints ...
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Crime pays very well: Cryptolocker grosses up to $30 million in ransom (EN) | www.pcworld.com
| 20-12-2013 | No wonder street crime is down. If you want to make a dishonest living, cybercrime is the place to be. According to a Dell SecureWorks report by Keith Jarvis,the creators of the notorious CryptoLocker ransomware virus may have made as much as $30 million in a mere 100 days.That’s a ...
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Cyber-crook gets 5 years, 10 months in prison (EN) | bizbeatblog.dallasnews.com
| 20-12-2013 | ALEXANDRIA, Va. â€" Tobechi Onwuhara, leader of a Dallas-based cyber-crime ring that stole millions from credit unions, was sentenced to 5 years and 10 months in prison here Friday morning. U.S. District Court Judge Claude Hilton gave Onwuhara concurrent sentences of 70 months and 60 ...
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Four caught for credit card fraud at Best Buy (EN) | www.northfulton.com
| 21-12-2013 | ALPHARETTA, Ga. â€" Four people were arrested Dec. 10 for allegedly trying to use fake credit cards at the Best Buy on North Point Drive.Employees said three men and a woman were all trying to use fake cards to buy items. Jonesha Z. Arnold, 19, of Decatur, had a credit car...
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Detroit Lake police pinpoint source of local credit card fraud (EN) | www.inforum.com
| 21-12-2013 | DETROIT LAKES, Minn. â€" Local law enforcement officials are closing in on the wave of credit card fraud that hit Detroit Lakes late last month.Detroit Lakes police Investigator Eric Bergren said they have identified the source of the compromise that led to more than 250 fraudulent cr...
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ATM fraud rose in 2013, so how do you spot a suspect machine? (EN) | www.thejournal.ie
| 22-12-2013 | THE NUMBER OF incidents of ATM fraud rose in 2013 with ‘card trapping’ becoming significantly more common, rising from 9 the year previous, to 113 so far this year.Of these, only 72 were successful.These crimes were spread almost nationwide, occurring in 23 counties, and centred o...
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Signatures abolished for purchases over $100 in 2014 (EN) | mozo.com.au
| 23-12-2013 | Credit card fraud is expected to decline significantly in the second half of 2014 with a recent decision from the ACCC to abolish the used of signatures for purchases over $100. Visa and MasterCard have pushed for the change and won, so that from 1 July 2014 consumers will be required...
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ZeroAccess Crew Throws Up 'White Flag' After Botnet Takedown (EN) | www.eweek.com
| 22-12-2013 | ZeroAccess cyber-crime group sends a signal that Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit believes indicates an end to its attempt to resume control of about 1.3 million compromised PCs. After a single attempt to resurrect the ZeroAccess botnet, the criminal group controlling the network of a...
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Criminals Behind Massive ZeroAccess Botnet Give Up After Microsoft's Counterattack (EN) | www.fastcompany.com
| 20-12-2013 | Botnets are big business for cyber criminals, and it's always a game of cat-and-mouse to shut them down. But Microsoft has pulled off a rather impressive win, ending the reign of a giant botnet virus that had infected over 2 million computers around the world.To kill the ZeroAccess bo...
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Pas op voor mails van Adobe (NL) | webwereld.nl
| 21-12-2013 | Adobe waarschuwt voor e-mails die een nep-licentiesleutel voor Adobe-software bevatten waarin malware zit verstopt. Er is een grote spamrun gaande met malwarebijlages die lijken te komen van Adobe, meldt Cisco. In de mails worden ontvangers opgeroepen om hun licentiesleutel te downloa...
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A cyber security centre for Belgium (BE) | www.deredactie.be
| 20-12-2013 | The Federal Cabinet has announced that a Belgian cyber security centre is to be set up next year. The new centre will be charged with the task of monitoring internet security in Belgium and advising the general public on issues related to online security and cybercrime.The idea is tha...
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Astroblogs had last van DDOS aanval op Hostnet (NL) | www.astroblogs.nl
| 21-12-2013 | De lezers zullen het gemerkt hebben dat sinds gistermiddag de Astroblogs niet of nauwelijks bereikbaar was. De reden was dat gistermiddag de provider Hostnet een zware DDOS-aanval van hackers ondervond, waar talloze websites â€" waaronder de Astroblogs â€" de dupe van waren. Hostnet m...
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Mobile cybercrime is expected to become more creative (EN) | www.qrcodepress.com
| 20-12-2013 | Experts are cautioning device users to take greater care in protecting themselves against security issues.anda Security, a security vendor, recently released a statement that cautioned smartphone and tablet users to expect that mobile cybercrime will become increasingly cr...
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Agencies to Focus on Illegal Cyberweapons Trade in 2014 (EN) | www.nextgov.com
| 20-12-2013 | Agencies governmentwide over the next nine months must work together on guidelines for controlling the trade of cyberwar technology, under newly approved military legislation. In programming, a cyberweapon often refers to malicious code that takes advantage of a software glitch unknow...
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Cyberoam brings holistic security for connected critical infrastructure (EN) | www.informationweek.in
| 23-12-2013 | Cyberoam, the leading global provider of network security appliances, announced the availability of security for Industrial Control Systems (ICS) on its UTM and NGFW network security appliances.Until recently, organizations maintained their critical infrastructure and Operational Tech...
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Federal Security Service gets the power to investigate cybercrime (EN) | rapsinews.com
| 23-12-2013 | MOSCOW, December 23 (RAPSI) â€" President Vladimir Putin has given the Federal Security Service (FSB) the power to investigate cybercrime, reads a document published on the Kremlin portal of legal information.Formerly, the FSB could only collect information about events and actions th...
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India favours setting up portal with US to check cyber crime (EN) | www.firstpost.com
| 22-12-2013 | New Delhi: India has suggested setting up of a portal jointly with the US to check cybercrime such as hacking and misuse of social media platforms.The proposal came during a two-day conference of police chiefs of India and the US held in New Delhi recently and top American police offi...
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Doha set to host GCC Digital Security Forum (EN) | thepeninsulaqatar.com
| 22-12-2013 | DOHA: The GCC Digital Security Forum to be held in Doha on February 4 and 5 will discuss cyber crimes, among other issues, which have caused losses worth a whopping $1trn globally last year.The Forum is being held by Meeza in cooperation with Al Iktissad Wal Aamal Group un...
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Net banking fraud most common cybercrime (EN) | articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com
| 22-12-2013 | GURGAON: Higher internet connectivity in Millennium City has also given cyber crimes a bigger playing field. Of the total 759 cases of online crime recorded in the past year by the police, 248 were related to bank fraud, making it the most common among cybercrime cases registered by t...
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A cyber security centre for Belgium (EN) | www.expatica.com
| 23-12-2013 | The Federal Cabinet has announced that a Belgian cyber security centre is to be set up next year. The new centre will be charged with the task of monitoring internet security in Belgium and advising the general public on issues related to online security and cybercrime.The...
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Angry Bitcoin Users Blamed For China Central Bank Cyber Attack (EN) | www.ibtimes.co.uk
| 19-12-2013 | Angry bitcoin users are being blamed for launching cyber attacks on the People's Bank of China, after it attempted to curb the crypto-currency's use in the country.The bank's website was unavailable at around 5pm local time on 18 December, hours after one of the world's la...
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Project iSmart to prevent young people from falling into cyber traps (EN) | 7thspace.com
| 23-12-2013 | Hong Kong (HKSAR) - The New Territories South Regional Police Headquarters (NTS Police) has joined hands with the Youth Crime Prevention Centre of the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (HKFYG) to launch a crime prevention programme, Project iSmart, which prevents young people from ...
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Cracking hi-tech crimes to get easier (EN) | timesofindia.indiatimes.com
| 23-12-2013 | BANGALORE: Ramesh (name changed) was shocked to find his bank account showing zero balance. A police investigation revealed a bank employee's friend had hacked into the account. The culprit had replaced Ramesh's scanned signature in the bank's system with a forged one. Cyber crime sle...
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Cyber Crime: Weak US card security made Target a juicy target for Hackers (EN) | conservativeread.com
| 22-12-2013 | The U.S. is the juiciest target for hackers hunting credit card information. And experts say incidents like the recent data theft at Target’s stores will get worse before they get better.That’s in part because U.S. credit and debit cards rely on an easy-to-copy magnetic strip on t...
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Wanted cyber criminal nabbed (EN) | articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com
| 22-12-2013 | ALLAHABAD: The cyber crime cell of the district police on Saturday arrested a notorious cyber criminal. He was wanted in connection with several cases of cyber crimes, including ATM frauds, online shopping from accounts of different persons and illegal transfer of money from account o...
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Putin Turns Security Service on Cybercriminals (EN) | en.ria.ru
| 23-12-2013 | MOSCOW, December 23 (RIA Novosti) â€"President Vladimir Putin has signed a document giving Russia’s Federal Security Service the power to investigate cybercrime, the Kremlin announced Monday.The FSB can now add information security to the list of topics it is authorized to investiga...
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Lucky 2013: Count these 5 security blessings (EN) | www.infoworld.com
| 23-12-2013 | Like most years, 2013 proved that some things in the computer security world never change: Java continues to be the most popular attack vector, Chinese APT owns most of the world's corporations, criminals swipe millions of customers' credit card info, and John McAfee is on the run aga...
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Beware 'physical' high-tech cyberthreats at malls, PC World warns (EN) | www.gmanetwork.com
| 23-12-2013 | If you think spam and malware on your computer and mobile devices are the only threats to look out for during the holidays, think again: there are also physical high-tech threats like skimmers and strategically placed cameras, a tech site reported. PC World said these are among the p...
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CryptoLocker's crimewave: A trail of millions in laundered Bitcoin (EN) | www.zdnet.com
| 22-12-2013 | Dell SecureWorks estimates thatCryptoLockerhas infected 250,000 victims. The average payout is $300 each, and millions in laundered Bitcoin have been tracked and traced to the ransomware's money runners.Spreading like wildfire from offices to homes, it arrives in email attachments (or...
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2013 saw dangerous rise in 'ransomware' attacks (EN) | www.consumeraffairs.com
| 23-12-2013 | Ransomware, malware that takes over your computer and holds your files hostage, is nothing new. But it's latest incarnation is something that has the FBI and other law enforcement officials worried.What has galvanized official attention and terrorized some computer users is Cryptolock...
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Australia in top five ransomware victims but fares relatively well on malware (EN) | www.cso.com.au
| 23-12-2013 | Australians were the fifth most-frequent victims of ransomware schemes over the past year but stayed out of the top 20 most at-risk countries for Web-based malware infections overall, according to new figures from security firm Kaspersky Labs.Only the US, UK, India and Canada had more...
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Spyware export in for regulation (EN) | voiceofrussia.com
| 22-12-2013 | Under recent addenda to the 1996 Wassenaar Arrangement on regulating the export of conventional arms and dual-purpose technologies, international trade in Internet surveillance systems and spyware is now also to be regulated. All 41 original Wassenaar signatories, including Russia, th...
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Dell SecureWorks: Cryptolocker ransom Trojan infected 250,000 PCs (EN) | www.cnmeonline.com
| 22-12-2013 | The feared Cryptolocker ransom Trojan has infected at least a quarter of a million PCs worldwide, a success rate probably generating somewhere in the low millions of dollars in ransom payments, a new analysis by Dell SecureWorks has estimated.Alarming reports of the chaos sown by Cryp...
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Racers RepublicMicrosoft security essentials (EN) | racers-republic.com
| 21-12-2013 | The latest evidence of safety laboratories Dennis Publishing has seen Microsoft Security Essentials fail to detect 39% of real-world malware thrown at it.Dennis Technology Labs (DTL) has nine products tested for safety at home on a PC with Windows 7, including Security Essential...
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Four Imprisoned Following Malware that Helped Launder Cash from Bank Accounts (EN) | www.spamfighter.com
| 21-12-2013 | Agencies of law enforcement recently arrested 4 individuals in UK after the latter face accusation of siphoning 1m pounds out of 2 banks in the country via the utilization of malicious software, published theregister.co.uk dated December 12, 2013.MCCU (Metropolitan Cyber-C...
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Cybersecurity Forces U.S. To Examine Technological Changes (EN) | kwit.org
| 20-12-2013 | Between now and the end of the year, Morning Edition will have a number of conversations about the future. To begin our series of conversations, Steve Inskeep talks to Peter W. Singer of the Brookings Institution about cybersecurity. Singer co-authored Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What...
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UK's ICO Issues Guidelines for an 'Appy' Christmas (EN) | www.infosecurity-magazine.com
| 20-12-2013 | The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is warning consumers to protect their personal information when downloading mobile apps, ahead of the busiest day of the year for app downloads. In tandem, it also issued guidance to help developers look after people’s information...
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7 Reasons Why Bitcoin Attacks Will Continue (EN) | www.informationweek.com
| 19-12-2013 | Cryptographic currency's rising value makes it an appealing target for cybercrime gangs and crimeware toolkit developers.Bitcoins: Currency of the future, or perpetual plaything of Ponzi-schemers and money launderers?Regardless of your views on the virtual currency or value system, ju...
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