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CIC News for 26-12-2013 contains 42 articles

CIC News update contains 42 articles for today, have fun reading.

Klanten gehackte Amerikaanse winkelketen doelwit phishing (NL) | www.security.nl
| 26-12-2013 | Klanten van de gehackte Amerikaanse winkelketen Target, waar aanvallers de gegevens van 40 miljoen credit- en debitcards wisten te stelen, zijn het doelwit van phishing, zo waarschuwt het bedrijf. Volgens Target gaat het om een beperkt aantal incidenten waarbij klanten met phishing te...
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'Cybercriminelen zoeken heil in besmette ZIP-bijlagen' (NL) | www.security.nl
| 26-12-2013 | Na de arrestatie van een beruchte Russische exploitkit-auteur zoeken cybercriminelen tijdelijk hun heil in besmette ZIP-bijlagen om internetgebruikers met malware te infecteren. Dat stelt beveiligingsbedrijf Websense. Het bedrijf analyseerde het e-mailverkeer van de afgelopen maanden....
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Virusbestrijder: download geen software van P2P-netwerken (NL) | www.security.nl
| 26-12-2013 | Internetgebruikers moeten geen software van P2P-netwerken downloaden, omdat de kans op malware te groot is, zo stelt de Japanse virusbestrijder Trend Micro. Het anti-virusbedrijf reageert op de ontdekking van een nieuwe CryptoLocker-variant.CryptoLocker is een vorm van ransomware die ...
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"NSA verdrinkt in grote hoeveelheid nutteloze data" (NL) | www.security.nl
| 26-12-2013 | De NSA verdrinkt in de grote hoeveelheid nutteloze data die het onderschept, wat de capaciteit om legitieme surveillance uit te voeren ondermijnt, aldus een oud-werknemer van de inlichtingendienst. William Binney schreef een deel van de code waarmee de NSA het internetverkeer bespione...
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'NSA maakt zichzelf disfunctioneel door teveel aan data' (NL) | www.nu.nl
| 26-12-2013 | De NSA heeft een teveel aan verzamelde data waardoor de Amerikaanse geheime dienst zijn taken lastig kan uitvoeren. Dat beweert William Binney, een ex-medewerker van de NSA, tegenover The Wall Street Journal. Binney werkte dertig jaar voor de geheime dienst.De NSA be...
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Cyberaanval op meldpunt vuurwerkoverlast (NL) | www.nu.nl
| 25-12-2013 | Het meldpunt vuurwerkoverlast is weer online. Woensdagavond lag de website goeddeels plat door een cyberaanval. Volgens Arno Bonte, GroenLinks-fractievoorzitter in Rotterdam en een van de initiatiefnemers van het meldpunt dat te vinden is op vuurwerkoverlast.nl, was er spr...
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Hackers stelen miljoenen munten digitale valuta dogecoin (NL) | www.nu.nl
| 26-12-2013 | Miljoenen digitale munten van dogecoin, een bitcoin-alternatief, zijn door hackers gestolen. In totaal is er voor meer dan 8700 euro aan dogecoins buitgemaakt. Dat bevestigen de oprichters van dogecoin. De digitale valuta is recentelijk opgericht, gebaseerd op een bekend i...
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Blackhole exploit kit disappearance sends criminals back to basics (NL) | news.idg.no
| 26-12-2013 | 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.The Blackhole Exploit kit was good, so good in fact that criminals are having trouble finding ...
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Target Breach: Malware on Point-of-Sale Devices? (EN) | www.630wpro.com
| 25-12-2013 | (NEW YORK) -- Target said Monday it is closing in on the way in which nearly 40 million credit and debit card accounts were compromised. Whoever is responsible for the data breach that began over Thanksgiving weekend, the company said, was able to install malware onto the ...
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40% of UAE Android smartphones at risk (EN) | www.emirates247.com
| 24-12-2013 | More than 40 per cent of Android-based smartphone and tablet owners in the UAE do not use any security software to protect their devices against cyber-threats, according to a survey conducted by B2B International and Kaspersky Lab in summer 2013.Meanwhile, Android has long been the mo...
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Target Issues Phishing Warning (EN) | www.bankinfosecurity.com
| 24-12-2013 | As more details about the payments breach at Target Corp. unfold, the retailer on Christmas Eve issued a warning about phishing scams linked to communications that appear to be from Target (see Target: Breach Caused by Malware). .Target, which has been sending out communications about...
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Researchers publish Snapchat code allowing phone number matching after exploit disclosures ignored (EN) | www.zdnet.com
| 25-12-2013 | Hackers have made sure that popular photo sharing app Snapchat got a hearty lump of coal for Christmas.After having its security disclosure go ignored since August, Gibson Security has published Snapchat's previously undocumented developer hooks (API) and code for two expl...
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New Attacks Target Syrian Activists (EN) | threatpost.com
| 24-12-2013 | A new set of malware campaigns targeted at Syrian activists, journalists and NGOs has emerged, and security researchers say that the attackers are employing a variety of tactics, including a new OS X Trojan that could be part of a “false flag” operation.The details of the new roun...
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Security Aside, Retailers' Data Still Vulnerable (EN) | www.sci-tech-today.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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Android Malware pretends to be Google as they steal data (EN) | www.technobloom.com
| 24-12-2013 | The truth of the matter is that Android malware is a serious problem. Let’s face it, not everyone is smart enough to avoid all of the little tricks that people use to spread the malware. While some of the things being done seem simple enough to avoid for many of us in the community,...
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Security breach at Target has consumers worried (EN) | www.washingtonpost.com
| 25-12-2013 | One of the best parts of my job is helping address readers’ financial concerns. The data breach at Target had a lot of people really worried. During my last online discussion of the year, a number of people were concerned that information on about 40 million credit and debit card ac...
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Target’s Data Breach May Hold Company Liable for Up to $3.6 Billion (EN) | www.sys-con.com
| 24-12-2013 | This is not exactly the merriest of times for Target. Last week the retailer revealed that credit card data from 40 million customers had been stolen. Now it looks like the giant retailer could be liable for up to $3.6 billion. Target could face a $90 fine for each cardholder’s data...
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Target Denies Data Breach Included Stolen PINs (EN) | business.time.com
| 24-12-2013 | Yes, hackers breached 40 million credit and debit card accounts, but Target insists that personal identification numbers (PINs) remain secure, contrary to what’s being reported in the press.CBS News reports that an anonymous executive “familiar with the situation” said that hack...
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Belmont Savings Bank To Issue New Cards To Customers Affected By Target Data Breach (EN) | www.bankerandtradesman.com
| 24-12-2013 | Belmont Savings Bank plans to reissue new cards by Jan. 15 to all customers who could have been affected by the Target Corp. data breach."While Belmont Savings was not connected with Target's data theft problem, we want to take every action possible to protect our customers," Bob Maho...
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Chase ups credit card limits after Target data breach (EN) | www.bizjournals.com
| 24-12-2013 | JPMorgan Chase has an early Christmas gift for people affected by the Target data breach: higher credit limits.Here's more from NBC:Chase, the nation's largest bank, and Citibank imposed limits on cards that were affected â€" in Chase's case, restricting withdrawals to no more than $1...
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5,000 hit by credit union online data breach (EN) | www.herald.ie
| 24-12-2013 | SENSITIVE account details for almost 5,000 credit union customers have mistakenly appeared online. In a major blunder, the borrowing amounts, loan durations and arrears of 4,971 members of Tullamore Credit Union were made public.The private database became free...
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AG Warns of New Scams Following Target Data Breach (EN) | www.mysullivannews.com
| 23-12-2013 | Attorney General Chris Koster today warned consumers to be cautious in providing personal or financial information over the phone or in response to emails related to the Target credit and debit-card breach, as new reports indicate that fraudsters are trying to trick victims of the bre...
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Justice Department investigates Target data breach (EN) | www.wcpo.com
| 24-12-2013 | NEW YORK (AP) -- Target Corp. said Monday that the Department of Justice is investigating the credit and debit card security breach at the retailer.The investigation comes after Target revealed last week that data connected to about 40 million credit and debit card accounts were stole...
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Two Cyber Extortionists Jailed in UK (EN) | www.esecurityplanet.com
| 24-12-2013 | Two programmers from Poland were recently sentenced to five years and four months in prison for blackmailing a British online casino with the threat of a DDoS attack (h/t Sophos).Piotr Smirnow and Patryk Surmacki both pled guilty at the UK's Manchester Crown Court to two offenses each...
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Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Security Market Poise $10.33 Billion by 2018 (EN) | www.international.to
| 24-12-2013 | 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.The report â€...
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Year 2013 showed privacy is an illusion in cyberspace (EN) | www.business-standard.com
| 26-12-2013 | 2013 has truly been a tumultuous year from every aspect, be it the Syrian unrest, the Snowden revelations or Typhoon Haiyan in Phillipines. However, 2013 has seen a lot of debate on issues related to cyberspace. Before stepping into the New Year, its time to reflect on the past, so to...
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Cybercrime â€" the shape of things to come (EN) | www.tradearabia.com
| 25-12-2013 | Each year, about the time the mince pies and festive bunting appear, we begin to see a raft of predictions from companies, analysts and other opinion leaders on what the newest trend businesses and consumers will face in the coming year. While these certainly grab the attention of the...
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Experts to discuss digital security issues (EN) | www.tradearabia.com
| 25-12-2013 | Leading global experts will be in Doha for a key summit where they will discuss the issues related to digital security and its impact on various economic sectors and also ways to curb digital crimes. To be held under the patronage of the Qatari Minister of Information and...
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Security experts: 'Ransomware' Cryptolocker has infected almost 250,000 PCs (EN) | www.allvoices.com
| 25-12-2013 | According to cyber security experts, a new form of "ransomware" has infected hundreds of thousands of personal computers across the world, with the US and UK being the hard hit. Ransomware is a form of malware that holds users’ data and files ransom, encrypting so as to make it inac...
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Online ‘friendship’ ads used to harass women (EN) | www.deccanchronicle.com
| 26-12-2013 | Hyderabad:Adding to newer ways of cyber bullying and cyber harassment that young girls and women face, are “confession pages” showing sensational confessions posted by miscreants, linked to popular sites like Facebook, Twitter and surprisingly OLX (a popular site for buying and se...
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Johnny Law cracks down on World of Warcraft crime ring and botnet creator (EN) | www.techradar.com
| 26-12-2013 | aCyber crime doesn't pay - that's the lesson authorities around the world are sending this week as numerous cyber criminals received lengthy jail sentences.On December 24 we learned that the member of a World of Warcraft crime ring have been jailed in China for hijacking other players...
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Is it possible to Prevent Cyber crime with Cloud Computing (EN) | blog.eukhost.com
| 26-12-2013 | The Internet has its web spread in every corner of the world and now the generation is standing on the edge of the digital age, where technology moves quickly, and our daily tasks have been transformed by modern computing. The era is kept changing day by day with more advanced and fle...
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'Cyber security an essential component of national security' (EN) | www.business-standard.com
| 24-12-2013 | India should consider cyber security as an essential component of national security as the increasing dependence on cyber space and internet has enhanced vulnerability to aggressors, Indo-American Chamber of Commerce Aerospace and Defence Committee Chairman Vivek Lall has said. "India...
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Meldpunt vuurwerkoverlast weer in de lucht na DDoS-aanval (NL) | www.parool.nl
| 26-12-2013 | Het meldpunt vuurwerkoverlast is weer online. Woensdagavond lag de website goeddeels plat door een cyberaanval.Volgens Arno Bonte, GroenLinks-fractievoorzitter in Rotterdam en een van de initiatiefnemers van het meldpunt dat te vinden is op vuurwerkoverlast.nl, was er sprake van een D...
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Kassa-malware maakte 40 miljoen betaalkaartgegevens buit (NL) | www.security.nl
| 24-12-2013 | De diefstal van 40 miljoen betaalkaartgegevens bij de Amerikaanse winkelketen Target is veroorzaakt door malware op de kassa's, zo laat het bedrijf weten. Vorige week werd bekend dat aanvallers de debit- en creditcardgegevens van 40 miljoen klanten hadden gestolen.Aanvallers wisten de...
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Spam in November: UK hit hardest (EN) | www.ciol.com
| 26-12-2013 | BANGALORE, INDIA: Malware was primarily used to steal valuable data in November. This involved cybercriminals using fake web pages that imitated those of large commercial organizations, banks and online stores, finds Kaspersky LabsAs per the new findings for the November month, cyberc...
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Why 2013 was the year of the personal data breach (EN) | www.pcworld.com
| 26-12-2013 | As 2013 winds to a close, it’s time to look back at the biggest security events and incidents of the year. Here’s hoping there are some lessons to be learnedâ€"something to provide a foundation for stronger protection and a safer online and mobile world in 2014 and beyond.With eac...
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Expert boycot RSA-conferentie wegens NSA-backdoor (NL) | www.security.nl
| 24-12-2013 | De Finse beveiligingsexpert Mikko Hypponen heeft besloten om de conferentie van beveiligingsbedrijf RSA in San Francisco volgend jaar te boycotten, omdat het bedrijf een algoritme in de eigen producten gebruikte dat door de NSA van een backdoor was voorzien.Hypponen is hoofdonderzoeke...
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'Relatie tussen NSA en security-gemeenschap vergiftigd' (NL) | www.security.nl
| 24-12-2013 | De recente onthullingen over de spionageprogramma's van de NSA hebben de relatie tussen de Amerikaanse inlichtingendienst en de security-gemeenschap vergiftigd, zo stelt het Amerikaanse beveiligingsbedrijf SilverSky. Jarenlang was er sprake van een robuuste maar informele relatie tuss...
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FBI waarschuwt voor Catfish-scam na bizarre zaak (NL) | www.security.nl
| 25-12-2013 | De FBI waarschuwt internetgebruikers voor een scam genaamd Catfishing, nadat vorige week een 29-jarige Amerikaanse man die hier het slachtoffer van werd en doordraaide, een gevangenisstraf van 5 jaar kreeg opgelegd. Catfishing is een scam waarbij iemand zich online voordoet als iemand...
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'Ook versleutelde PIN-codes bij Target gestolen' (NL) | www.security.nl
| 25-12-2013 | De aanvallers die bij de Amerikaanse winkelketen Target de gegevens van 40 miljoen debit- en creditcards wisten te stelen hebben ook de versleutelde PIN-codes buitgemaakt, zo laat een bron aan persbureau Reuters weten. De winkelketen ontkent dit, maar banken lijken zich toch zorgen te...
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Snowden geeft alternatieve kersttoespraak op Britse televisie (NL) | www.security.nl
| 25-12-2013 | Klokkenluider Edward Snowden zal vanmiddag op de Britse televisiezender Channel 4 een alternatieve kersttoespraak over surveillance en privacy geven. De toespraak werd eerder in Rusland opgenomen, waar Snowden tijdelijk politiek asiel heeft gekregen.Een klein deel van de toespraak is ...
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