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CIC News for 28-12-2013 contains 34 articles

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Man charged with identity theft, stealing $1,265 from woman in North Londonderry Township (EN) | www.pennlive.com
| 27-12-2013 | A Palmyra man was facing charges of identity theft, forgery and theft by deception after police said he cashed two checks for over $1,000 from a woman's account earlier this year. North Londonderry Township police identified 24-year-old Matthew Scott Hinkle as the likely culprit of an...
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HONOLULU: Target data breach affects up to 121K in Hawaii (EN) | www.miamiherald.com
| 27-12-2013 | HONOLULU -- The state Office of Consumer Protection says as many as 121,000 Hawaii shoppers appear to have been affected by the credit and debit card security breach at the retailer Target.Executive Director Bruce Kim said in a statement Friday the office is working with Target to ens...
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Local restaurant chain was source of data breach that compromised card info of conventioneers (EN) | www.boston.com
| 27-12-2013 | A local restaurant chain confirmed Friday that its computer systems were breached, putting at risk the credit card information of thousands of customers, including visitors who attended two major conventions in Boston. Briar Group, which owns 10 restaurants and bars in Bos...
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Users more worried about identity theft than privacy (EN) | www.tweaktown.com
| 28-12-2013 | Despite fallout from former IT specialist Edward Snowden, it appears more U.S. voters are interested in security over privacy-related issues. Seventy-five percent of users are worried about personal information theft over 54 percent of those users worried about browsing history being ...
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Target Makes Disturbing Admission (EN) | www.huffingtonpost.com
| 27-12-2013 | Target confirmed Friday that encrypted PIN data was stolen during the massive data breach that affected an estimated 40 million accounts. Though the PIN data was taken, Target representatives wrote in an e-mail to reporters that they believe PIN numbers are still safe and secure.While...
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Did hackers collect bank PINs during recent Target card data breach? (EN) | www.techtimes.com
| 26-12-2013 | Target aknowledged last week that credit card and debut card data of 40 million Target customers may have been compromised between November 27 and December 15. The company had said that the hackers may have had access to customer names and card details but not PIN. However, new report...
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Identity theft hits Milam County (EN) | www.tdtnews.com
| 27-12-2013 | CAMERON â€" Identity theft continues to be one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States and Cameron is not immune. “Identify theft has become a really big problem, I would say, over the last six months,” Cameron Police Chief Randy Dixon said. “We’re getting a number ...
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Target now says enrcypted PINs were stolen in massive data breach (EN) | www.cbs12.com
| 27-12-2013 | ATLANTA (AP) â€" Target says that customers' encrypted PIN data was removed during the data breach that occurred earlier this month.The company issued a statement Friday that additional forensic work has shown that encrypted PIN data was removed along with customers' names...
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Anger builds over credit card data breach at Target (EN) | www.startribune.com
| 27-12-2013 | The chorus of anger over Target Corp.’s huge data security breach continues to increase, with a member of the Senate Banking Committee calling for the Federal Trade Commission to step up its involvement. Standing outside a Jersey City, N.J., Target store on Thursday morning, Sen. Ro...
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Target Data Breach May Affect 232K in NH (EN) | amherst.patch.com
| 27-12-2013 | Close to a quarter-million New Hampshirecredit and debit cards may have been affected by the Target data breach this month. The retail giant on Friday confirmed card password information was stolen, according to CNN. The breach happened from Black Friday to Dec. 15. WMUR-TV's David Sa...
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Target's Christmas Data Breach (EN) | www.darkreading.com
| 26-12-2013 | A week after Target's breach and probable compromise of 40 million credit and debit card details, there appears to be little new public information as to how the attack occurred and what remedies Target has taken to prevent it from happening again. This is, of course, both worrying an...
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Target: Customers’ Encrypted PINs Obtained In Data Breach (EN) | www.kwtx.com
| 27-12-2013 | ATLANTA (December 27, 2013) Hackers obtained customers' encrypted PIN data during the data breach that affected about 40 million credit and debit cards used at Target Stores from late November until mid-December, the retailer said Friday. The company issued a statement Friday that sai...
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Casino Operator Knocked Over by Cybercriminals (EN) | www.tomsguide.com
| 27-12-2013 | Lady Luck was nowhere to be found at Nevada-based casino operator Affinity Gaming this year. Malicious hackers broke into the company's payment systems and stole credit and debit card information from cards used at its casinos in Colorado, Missouri, Iowa and Nevada between March 14 an...
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Top 2013 cybersecurity stories and what to watch for in 2014 (EN) | www.cnbc.com
| 27-12-2013 | Hackers seem to be exiting 2013 with a bang. Last week, Target revealed that hackers had stolen data from 40 million credit and debit card shoppers who purchased items at its stores between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15. That was the latest in a number of headlines that hackers and cybersecurit...
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Cyber criminals target wealth managers to steal huge cash sums (EN) | www.acumin.co.uk
| 27-12-2013 | Cyber criminals are getting away with millions by hacking into the systems of UK wealth managers, the Financial Times reports.The paper cites research from Kroll which found that over the past four months, at least six wealth managers have been used to aid such crimes. ...
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UT okays 3 police projects meant to boost efficiency (EN) | www.indianexpress.com
| 28-12-2013 | In what will expedite investigations and curtain the delay in obtaining reports from expert institutions, the Chandigarh Administration has given the go-ahead for three major projects mooted by the Chandigarh Police.One more proposal â€" this one about an all-women police station â€" ...
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Bank robberies in Britain and U.S show sharp decline in past decade (EN) | www.upi.com
| 27-12-2013 | LONDON, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Bank robberies in Britain have dropped 90 percent in the last decade as criminals find greater rewards in targeting financial services online, figures indicate.The British Bankers Association reported there were 66 robberies in 2011, compared to 847 in 1992.De...
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Onderzoekers: aanvallers stalen met malware cash uit geldautomaten (EN) | tweakers.net
| 27-12-2013 | Onderzoekers hebben malware voor geldautomaten aangetroffen die geavanceerder is dan bestaande malware voor dergelijke apparaten. De malware liet aanvallers geld uit de automaat halen. "Het is professionele malware", aldus een van de onderzoekers.De malware richtte zich vooral op pina...
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Hackers Trokken Geldautomaten Leeg Met Behulp Van Malware (NL) | nutech.nl
| 27-12-2013 | Braziliaanse geldautomaten werdenmet behulp van malware leeggeroofd. Via een keuzemenu kon al het geld in de machine opgenomen worden. Dat bleek uit een presentatie van twee beveiligingsonderzoekers tijdens het hackerscongres 30C3.De experts werden door de getroffen bank gevraagd de z...
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Antivirus firm: Niche websites aren’t safe (EN) | www.arabnews.com
| 28-12-2013 | Although cyber crime losses declined by four percent in 2013 from last year, the amount is still over SR2 billion, with new risks appearing from the use of smartphones and tablets, an expert said recently.Samer Sidani, country manager of Symantec in Saudi Arabia, told Arab News ...
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Cop caught accepting Rs 5,000 bribe (EN) | timesofindia.indiatimes.com
| 28-12-2013 | BHOPAL: A police constable posted at cyber crime cell of Bhopal, was caught red handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 5,000 from a local businessman for filing closure of a complaint against him. Accused Arun Mishra was demanding Rs 25,000 from Ravi Prakash Ahirwar who runs a computer ...
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Vuurwerkmeldpunt weer bereikbaar (NL) | www.rtvutrecht.nl
| 27-12-2013 | PROVINCIE UTRECHT - Het vuurwerkmeldpunt vuurwerkoverlast.nl is na lange tijd weer bereikbaar. Het meldpunt werd opgezet door 15 GroenLinks-fracties en is de afgelopen dagen het doelwit geweest van een zogenaamde DDoS-aanval. Bij een DDoS-aanval wordt een pagina zo vaak opgevraagd dat...
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Man arrested for alleged skimming operation at Aquatica water... (EN) | www.wftv.com
| 27-12-2013 | ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. â€" Deputies said guests at Aquatica had their credit card information stolen in an illegal operation that involved employees at the water park.Nicholas Matos, who is not an Aquatica employee, is accused of buying the stolen credit card information.Investigators sa...
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Security researchers warn of cross-platform DDoS botnet (EN) | www.tweaktown.com
| 28-12-2013 | A new DDoS Botnet has the ability to infect both Microsoft Windows along with Linux-based systems, according to the Poland Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT). Unlike many cyber-based attacks, this botnet is only interested in launching DDoS attacks to knock certain servers and we...
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DDoS cyber attacks will rise (EN) | www.clickliverpool.com
| 23-12-2013 | Technology provider the Stack Group has warned that cyber attacks known as DDoS are on the rise and will be a major threat for businesses in the future.Only recently NatWest customers were blocked from accessing online accounts after hackers used distributed denial of service (D...
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2014 DDoS attacks can only get worse (EN) | www.scmagazineuk.com
| 27-12-2013 | Leading security consultant says DDoS attacks remediation more complex than many would observe. 2013 will go down in IT security history as the year when a large number of high-profile organisations were very publicly hacked. And in parallel with this, the integrity of ten...
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Heads-Up: Your Malware Protection Could Be Out-Dated And Ineffective (EN) | www.forbes.com
| 27-12-2013 | It’s pretty much tradition now for me. When my family and I go to other family members’ homes for the holidays, I get sucked into cleaning-up and tuning their computers of various varieties. Desktops are definitely the most vulnerable because they’re wide open for everyone in th...
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eBay Open to Cross-Site Request Forgery, Account Hijacking (EN) | threatpost.com
| 27-12-2013 | EBay is vulnerable to a hack that would allow an attacker to hijack an account and make unauthorized purchases from the victim’s account that would be difficult to disprove.The vulnerability was discovered and reported to eBay in August, and despite three separate communications fro...
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Malware Attacks by Syrian Pro-Government Hackers Are on the Rise (EN) | allthingsd.com
| 27-12-2013 | When we hear about Syrian hackers working on behalf of the regime of embattled President Bashar al-Assad, we think of the Syrian Electronic Army, the group of digital troublemakers that has hammered the Twitter feeds and websites of several Western media organizations, and has attacke...
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Who's Still Robbing ATMs with USB Sticks? (EN) | www.wired.com
| 27-12-2013 | Here’s one quick way to rob a bank, over and over again.Find an ATM running Windows XP. Skeptical? Don’t be, they’re still installed all around the world. Next, cut a piece from its chassis to expose its USB port. On your own USB stick, you’ll have malware stored t...
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Feedburner Hosting Malicious JavaScript Dropper (EN) | threatpost.com
| 27-12-2013 | A sub-domain of Google’s Feedburner RSS management platform is hosting a string of malicious JavaScript embedded with an iFrame, all of which is designed to upload a Trojan onto user machines and redirect visitors to a series of malicious sites.According to a report published by the...
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An in-depth look at how a data breach could affect you (EN) | www.itproportal.com
| 27-12-2013 | Let's play a game. Try to make a list of all the businesses and other entities that have your personal information stored in their databases. Well, there's the local council and government organisations for starters. Every credit card and bank account provider necessarily has your inf...
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City of Milwaukee employees file complaint over data breach (EN) | www.jsonline.com
| 26-12-2013 | A complaint filed Thursday with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on behalf of as many as 9,000 City of Milwaukee employees, their spouses and domestic partners whose personal information was compromised says they are confronting a potentially lifelong exposure to ident...
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Target admits PINs stolen in massive bank card data breach (EN) | news.xinhuanet.com
| 27-12-2013 | WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 (Xinhua) -- Target Corp said on Friday PIN data of its customers' debit cards have been stolen in a recent massive bank card data breach, which affected millions of customers who shopped in its U.S. stores.Information of about 40 million credit or debit cards that ...
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