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CIC News for 27-12-2013 contains 20 articles

CIC News update contains 20 articles for today, have fun reading.

China jails World of Warcraft cybercrime group (EN) | rt.com
| 26-12-2013 | A real prison term for selling gold and guns in the online game World of Warcraft? Easy answer: ten men have been sentenced to up to two years behind bars in China for taking over 11,500 World of Warcraft accounts. Thus, they breached the country’s regulations banning invasive acces...
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‘Tis the season for predictions….. (EN) | www.dailynewsegypt.com
| 26-12-2013 | 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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Sailor held for sending vulgar SMSs to woman (EN) | timesofindia.indiatimes.com
| 27-12-2013 | VISAKHAPATNAM: The Cyber Crime Investigation Cell (CCIC) cops arrested a 33-year-old sailor here on Thursday for allegedly sending abusive SMSs and making obnoxious calls to a married woman in the city. The cops also seized a mobile phone and SIM cards from the possession of the accus...
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Wife: Saudi blogger recommended for apostasy trial (EN) | edition.cnn.com
| 26-12-2013 | (CNN) -- A judge in Saudi Arabia has recommended that imprisoned blogger Raif Badawi go before a high court on a charge of apostasy, which would carry the death penalty upon conviction, according to Badawi's wife.Ensaf Haidar initially told CNN on Wednesday that her husband had been s...
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World of Warcraft cyber crime ring busted by authorities in China (EN) | www.scmagazine.com
| 26-12-2013 | Ten men in China have received prison sentences for purchasing and profiting off of 11,500 compromised World of Warcraft accounts. According to a report by Zhejiang Online, Chen, the ringleader, will serve two years behind bars and pay an $8,000 fine, while his cohorts will serve less...
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UK Most Hit By Malicious Attachments In Nov: Kaspersky (EN) | www.lightreading.in
| 26-12-2013 | Kaspersky has released its malware and spam update for the month of November 2013. The proportion of spam in total email traffic in November amounted to 72.5 percentâ€"almost 10 percentage points higher than in November 2012 when Kaspersky Lab recorded a figure of 62.9 percent, it sai...
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Microsoft Security Intelligence Report consecrates Turkey as malware paradise (EN) | www.oodaloop.com
| 26-12-2013 | “Microsoft Security Intelligence Report states the malware encounter rate in Turkey is far greater than that of any other country in the entire world.The Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIR) is a periodic study of the threat landscape of exploits, vulnerabilities, and ...
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Israeli Researcher Claims Samsung's Knox Is Vulnerable to Malware (EN) | www.cio-today.com
| 26-12-2013 | A Ph.D student in Israel says adding an innocuous app to the non-secure area of Samsung's Knox architecture can lead to malware compromising the secure area due to the security breach. Samsung's Knox is a state-of-the-art, secure mobile architecture, so the student was surprised to fi...
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Financial Trojan Attacks Against Banks Rose Sharply in 2013: Symantec (EN) | www.eweek.com
| 26-12-2013 | The incidence of malicious software used to steal money from bank accounts more than tripled in2013 over the previous year, according to a Symantec study. Online thieves had a successful year in 2013, infecting three times as many computers, targeting a broader collection of nations' ...
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Snapchat exploit may let hackers connect names and phone numbers in bulk (EN) | arstechnica.com
| 27-12-2013 | Exploits of Snapchat’s API allow for a script to associate phone numbers with Snapchat users’ display names, user names, and account privacy level, according to a report from ZDNet citing a collective called Gibson Security. Users of the exploit could take that data and resell it ...
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Cyber War in Syria Is Accelerating, Study Says (EN) | mashable.com
| 27-12-2013 | Pro-Assad hackers in civil warâ€"torn Syria are targeting military opponents using increasingly sophisticated malware and social engineering attacks, a new report from the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Citizen Lab revealed.Internet-based attacks by supporters of Syrian President ...
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Trend Micro: Bitcoin-mining malware rising in APAC (EN) | www.thestar.com.my
| 27-12-2013 | Bitcoin-mining malware is spreading and the countries most affected by it are from the APAC region, says Internet security vendor Trend Micro. It said that the Trend Micro Smart Protection Network had detected 3 malwares called BKDR_BTMINE, TROJ_COINMINE and HKTL_BITCOINMINE which tur...
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Target Corp. trying to repair image while details of breach emerge (EN) | www.bizjournals.com
| 26-12-2013 | As Target Corp. tries to repair its image following a massive data breach, more details are emerging about how such a large amount of credit card information was taken and distributed.Reuters wrote that the data thieves have obtained debit card PIN information that would allow them to...
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Target Suffers Huge Blow (EN) | www.huffingtonpost.com
| 26-12-2013 | Target, the discount retailer affectionately known as “Tar-jay” by its loyal legions of fans, just suffered a huge blow to its once-stellar reputation.The company’s “Buzz score,” a measurement of brand popularity developed by polling site YouGov, dropped by 35 points to -9 o...
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Affinity Gaming Acknowledges Massive Data Breach (EN) | www.esecurityplanet.com
| 26-12-2013 | Affinity Gaming recently announced that hackers breached the system used to process credit and debit cards for its casinos, and may have accessed the personal information of customers who visited any of a variety of Affinity gaming locations between March 14, 2013 and October 16, 2013...
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Governor signs identity theft “skimmers” and indefinite detention bills (EN) | michiganradio.org
| 26-12-2013 | Devices that can be used to steal someone’s personal information when they use a credit card are now illegal in Michigan. Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation Thursday banning the sale, purchase, or use of so-called “skimmer” devices. Proponents of the measure say skimmers ca...
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Target data breach: Retailer says be wary of phishing emails (EN) | www.tcpalm.com
| 26-12-2013 | ATLANTA â€" Target says it has learned of some incidents of scam emails related to its recent data breach and is setting up a section of its corporate website to help consumers and post copies of all official communication.The company says it is aware of "limited instances" of scam em...
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Colorado man files lawsuit against Target after massive data breach at stores (EN) | www.kjrh.com
| 27-12-2013 | After acknowledging a security breach to in-store customers credit card information, Target is now facing several lawsuits across the country.A man in Colorado is one of the most recent to file suit. The man was shopping at a Highlands Ranch Super Target when according to the lawsuit,...
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Polish man held in foiled ATM scam (EN) | www.thestar.com.my
| 27-12-2013 | KUALA LUMPUR: Police have arrested a Polish man for installing “skimming devices” on automated teller machines (ATM) at shopping malls here. The device is used to scan an ATM card as it is being inserted and then capture thePIN numbers pressed by an unsuspecting victim. It was fir...
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Dell ziet uitbraak ransomware (EN) | www.automatiseringgids.nl
| 27-12-2013 | Veel pc's zijn getroffen door de malware Cryptolocker, meldt Dell Secureworks. De software dringt binnen in een systeem en versleutelt vervolgens alle bestanden. De gebruiker krijgt een melding op het scherm dat hij moet betalen om zijn data terug te krijgen. Ransomware heeft deze vor...
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