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CIC News for 24-12-2013 contains 30 articles

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Miljardenboete dreigt voor Target om datadiefstal (EN) | www.automatiseringgids.nl
| 24-12-2013 | De Amerikaanse winkelketen Target kan een boete krijgen van 3,6 miljard dollar omdat de gegevens van 40 miljoen klanten zijn gestolen. Target meldde vorige week dat de betaalkaartgegevens van 40 miljoen klanten zijn gestolen. In de drie weken daarvoor zijn bij vrijwel alle vestigingen...
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Security agencies urged to build capacity (EN) | vibeghana.com
| 23-12-2013 | The Deputy Western Regional Minister, Mr. Alfred Ekow Gyan, has appealed to the security agencies to build their capacity to deal with cyber-crime.He said this at the Annual West African Soldiers Social Activity (WASSA) held by the Second Battalion of Infantry at the Myohoung Barracks...
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Cyber attacks ‘to accelerate in new year’ (EN) | www.irishexaminer.com
| 24-12-2013 | The Cork-based company’s annual report: ‘Blurring Boundaries: Trend Micro Security Predictions for 2014 and Beyond,’ forecasts mobile banking and targeted attacks will accelerate. Vice president, European Operations Centre, Dervla Mannion, said these security breach...
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Slight decrease seen as dept registers 274 cybercrimes in ’12 (EN) | www.arabtimesonline.com
| 23-12-2013 | KUWAIT CITY, Dec 23: A total of 274 cybercrimes were registered in 2012 - a slight decrease compared to 2011, says Director General of the Public Relations and Moral Guidance Department and acting Director of Media Security Colonel Adel Al-Hashash. In a recent press statement, Al- Has...
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Malwarescanner in de cloud (NL) | www.zdnet.nl
| 23-12-2013 | Het aantal virussen en andere malwares loopt in de miljoenen, en dagelijks komen er duizenden varianten bij. Nu heb je uiteraard wel een up-to-date antivirustool draaien, maar bij twijfel doe je er goed aan een tweede mening te vragen. Herdprotect is daar een uitstekende tool voor.Voo...
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DHS Releases 2013 National Infrastructure Protection Plan (EN) | www.securitymanagement.com
| 23-12-2013 | The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released an updated National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP)in Decemberto help secure critical infrastructure assets, systems, and networks that Americans depend on in the new year. “The National Plan is streamlined and adaptable to th...
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Slovenian hacker sentenced to jail for 'malicious' programme (EN) | www.google.com
| 24-12-2013 | Ljubljana â€" A Slovenian court on Monday sentenced to 58 months in jail Matjaz Skorjanc, the creator of the "Mariposa Botnet", a vast network of virus-infected computers used by criminal hackers.Skorjanc was found guilty of "creating a malicious computer programme for hacking informa...
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Tipsters I.D. credit card fraud suspect thanks to Times-News article (EN) | www.timesnews.net
| 23-12-2013 | MOUNT CARMEL â€" A woman accused of running up an $880 bill on an 80-year-old Mount Carmel man’s debit card was arrested Saturday thanks to tipsters who recognized her picture in Thursday's edition of the Times-News. Misty Dawn Martinez, 38, 539 E. Morgan Avenue, B-4, Church Hill, w...
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Security Aside, Retailers' Data Still Vulnerable (EN) | www.newsfactor.com
| 23-12-2013 | The recent attack that exposed millions of Target customers' credit and debit card information involved malicious software on point-of-sale terminals where customers pay, according to a person familiar with the investigation. Other big security breaches have been inside jobs. Experts ...
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Tech giants outraged by NSA themselves exploit user data (EN) | www.livemint.com
| 24-12-2013 | Washington/San Francisco: Google Inc., Facebook Inc. and other Internet companies expressing outrage over the National Security Agency (NSA) intercepting their users’ data pioneered mining information about customers, sometimes without their knowledge. Whether it’s Google’s Andr...
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Could a $150,000 enforced bug bounty put zero-day exploit brokers out of business? (EN) | blogs.computerworld.com
| 23-12-2013 | How great would it be if we no longer had to worry about zero-day exploits? NSS Labs, where “security a science,” estimates that on any given day, there are “at least 58 vulnerabilities targeting Microsoft, Apple, Oracle, or Adobe.” Critical zero-day vulnerabilities -- undocum...
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Data breach at casinos (EN) | www.chieftain.com
| 21-12-2013 | LAS VEGAS â€" A Las Vegas company that owns casinos in Nevada, Colorado, Iowa and Missouri fell victim to a cyberattack earlier this year, compromising the credit and debit card information of patrons at 11 sites, company officials said Friday.Affinity Gaming officials sai...
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Telecoms in China have little incentive to cut spam text traffic (EN) | www.wantchinatimes.com
| 22-12-2013 | Mobile phone and internet users in China have been bombarded by spam texts for some years but the problem has yet to be effectively resolved because telecom carriers have enjoyed huge profits partnering with SMS senders, most of which are related to medical ads, wealth management prod...
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Woman’s bank account wiped clean in Target data breach (EN) | www.kshb.com
| 20-12-2013 | KANSAS CITY, Mo. - After two days of countless phone calls, all Melva Houston wants is to get her Target credit card canceled. Every time she thinks she’s closer to talking to someone, she’s told she can’t finish the process. Houston has lost more than $300 after her financial i...
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Target offering in store discount after data breach (EN) | www.myfoxboston.com
| 21-12-2013 | NEW YORK (MyFoxBoston.com) â€" Up to 40 million card accounts may have been affected by a data breach at Target stores. Because of the breach, the store announced that customers will be able to utilize a 10 percent discount Saturday, Dec. 21 and Sunday, Dec. 22. In a press release iss...
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Target CEO apologizes for data breach, offers 10% discount (EN) | www.wqow.com
| 20-12-2013 | Target is trying to win back its customers with an apology and a discount. On Friday, Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel posted the following message onABullsEyeView.com - the company'sonline magazine that provides a lookbehind the scenes:Yesterday we shared that there was unauthorized acces...
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Target’s data breach: The cyber-security takeaway (EN) | ca.finance.yahoo.com
| 20-12-2013 | The security breach that affected millions of Black Friday customers at Target in the U.S. is a terrible tragedy. Not just because of the money it potentially involves, but because it has denied the IT security industry the opportunity to give the usual lecture.When these kind of inci...
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One estimate: Cost of Target data breach could hit $680 million (EN) | www.minnpost.com
| 20-12-2013 | It is the other “who” question in the Target data breach story … . At Reuters, David Henry and Karen Freifeld say: “The theft of credit and debit card data from 40 million Target Corp customers could end up costing hundreds of millions of dollars, but it is unclear who will be...
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Colorado casinos affected by data breach (EN) | www.9news.com
| 24-12-2013 | LAS VEGAS - A Las Vegas company that owns casinos in four states, including three in Colorado, says a data breach has compromised customer credit and debit card information.Affinity Gaming said Friday that its system was infected with malware that compromised card data from customers ...
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Zeus banking malware now has 64-bit version (EN) | www.gmanetwork.com
| 24-12-2013 | The dreaded Zeus malware that targets banking data has just gotten deadlier with the emergence of a variant that runs on 64-bit computers and devices. Such a move may be in anticipation of the software industry’s shift away from older 32-bit architectures to the 64-bit system, PC W...
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AVG Protects Apple Mac Users by Expanding AntiVirus Software to the Mac OS (EN) | www.dailyfinance.com
| 23-12-2013 | AVG Technologies recently announced the availability of AVG AntiVirus for Apple's Mac OS. The new antivirus product will help protect users from viruses and malware while running the Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks and OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. The product is currently available as a free down...
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Target: Breach Caused by Malware (EN) | www.govinfosecurity.com
| 24-12-2013 | Target Corp. has confirmed that a payments breach that likely exposed some 40 million U.S. debit and credit accounts was caused by a malware attack that infected its point-of-sale system (see Target Breach: What Happened?). Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel confirms the company is working w...
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Android-botnet vermomt zich als Google-app (BE) | www.smartbiz.be
| 23-12-2013 | Volgens veiligheidsonderzoekers zitten Chinese cybercriminelen achter een recent ontdekte Android-malware. Het programma doet zich voor als een app van Google, maar steelt berichtjes van de slachtoffers.De malware, ‘MisoSMS’, wordt verspreid door SMS-phising, waarbij m...
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Bradford computer expert thrilled at world cyber competition success (EN) | www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk
| 24-12-2013 | A computer enthusiast from Bradford triumphed over military and commercial teams in a prestigious global competition to find cyber security talent. Glyn Snowden, 57, competing under the name ‘Professor Snowman’, beat more than 1,200 contestants from 49 countries to finish second i...
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Bangalore: US national, a ISKCON man, held over child pornography (EN) | www.dnaindia.com
| 24-12-2013 | The Cyber Crime Police of the state Criminal Investigation Department (CID) last month arrested a US national for allegedly watching child pornography, an act which is violative of international laws and which is also banned under the Indian IT Act, 2000. The accused Theodorel Jay Jaf...
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Hacking, the 2014 version (EN) | www.timesofisrael.com
| 23-12-2013 | A more connected world means more opportunities for individuals and businesses to communicate and make connections â€" and more opportunities for hackers to hijack computer resources for their own nefarious ends. In 2014, say three top security experts, expect more and more sophistica...
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Blackhole exploit kit disappearance sends criminals back to basics (EN) | news.techworld.com
| 24-12-2013 | The Blackhole Exploit kit was good, so good in fact that criminals are having trouble finding anything with the capabilities to take its place, security firm Websense has noticed.According to the firm’s monitoring, phishing campaigns sent via the important Cutwail bot that once made...
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The Changing Trends of DDoS Attacks (EN) | www.itbusinessedge.com
| 24-12-2013 | Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks certainly aren’t new. I’ve been talking about them for years. However, they have been changing. The traditional style of attack, the flood-the-target type that crashes a website, is still going strong. But now we are seeing an increase ...
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Polish programmers jailed for 5 years for DDoS and cyber-extortion of online casino (EN) | nakedsecurity.sophos.com
| 23-12-2013 | Two online gaming programmers from Poland have been jailed for trying to cyber-extort the owner of an online marketing company based in Manchester, UK, and the CEO of an unnamed US internet software platform company that hosts online companies.Greater Manchester Police on Wednesday sa...
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Web server malware for Nginx, Apache advertised on underground market (EN) | www.pcworld.com
| 24-12-2013 | A new malware program that functions as a module for the Apache and Nginx Web servers is being sold on cybercrime forums, according to researchers from security firm IntelCrawler.The malware is called Effusion and according to the sales pitch seen by IntelCrawler, a start-up firm base...
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