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CIC News for 08-01-2014 contains 31 articles

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Phishing emails targeting recent JPMorgan Chase data breach (EN) | blogs.csoonline.com
| 07-01-2014 | Last month, I covered the news surrounding the JPMorgan Chase data breach, which impacted two percent of their UCard users, or about 500,000 people. Said previous coverage is here. That story has once again made headlines, as criminals are using the news as a focal point in a new wave...
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After Cryptolocker, experts warn of new file-encrypting ransomware (EN) | www.computerworlduk.com
| 07-01-2014 | A team of malware developers is preparing to sell a new ransomware program that encrypts files on infected computers and asks victims for money to recover them, according to a volunteer group of security researchers who tracked the development of the threat on underground forums in re...
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Prison Locker virus threatens to flood market (EN) | www.scmagazineuk.com
| 07-01-2014 | Users are being warned that new ransomware called Prison Locker, which is highly dangerous but only costs criminals £61 (US$ 100) to acquire, is likely to flood the market.Prison Locker, which is also called Power Locker, is based on the notorious CryptoLocker ransomware which was la...
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Expert advice: Change bank a/c password often (EN) | timesofindia.indiatimes.com
| 08-01-2014 | PUNE: Simple steps such as memorizing one's PIN and not carrying it, reducing credit limit on cards, using virtual cards for online shopping and deactivating all banking services linked to a mobile number could go a long way in limiting bank frauds, say experts. Cyber crime cell and e...
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Veel Spam In 2013 Ging Over Gezondheid (NL) | www.nutech.nl
| 07-01-2014 | Veel van de spam in 2013 ging over gezondheid. Tijdens de piek was zelfs 30 procent van alle verstuurde spam gezondheidsgerelateerd. Dat houdt in dat er op het hoogtepuntzo'n 2 miljoen mails met gezondheids-spam werden verstuurd,blijkt uit een rapport van beveiligingsbedrijfTrend Micr...
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'Ambassades Midden-Oosten aangevallen met Windows XP-lek' (NL) | www.nu.nl
| 07-01-2014 | In een stad in het Midden-Oosten zouden de Windows XP-computers van de ambassades van achtentwintig landen aangevallen zijn. Onduidelijk is of de aanvallen succesvol waren. Een stuk malware dat via een e-mailbijlage bij de ambassades binnenkwam kan misbruik maken van een z...
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Intel Ditching McAfee Brand for Security Products (EN) | www.pcmag.com
| 07-01-2014 | Intel is rebranding its McAfee security products as Intel Security going forward, the company revealed late on Monday during CEO Brian Krzanich's keynote presentation at the Consumer Electronics Show.The transition away from the McAfee brand, rendered somewhat toxic in recent years du...
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Officials clean up UNC data breach (EN) | www.dailytarheel.com
| 08-01-2014 | An online security breach of a UNC server gave the public access to private files of approximately 6,500 employees, former employees and students according to a letter released by the University on Dec. 10. The files contained personal information which included names, Social Security...
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World of Warcraft attack highlights two-factor authentication weakness (EN) | www.csoonline.com
| 07-01-2014 | â€" CSO â€" New malware targeting users of the online role-playing game World of Warcraft exploits a weakness that exists in many forms of two-factor authentication. WoW developer Blizzard Entertainment recently reported the Trojan program on the company's Battle.net forum...
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$100 malware kit lets anyone build their own CryptoLocker (EN) | www.geek.com
| 07-01-2014 | The CryptoLocker ransomware is one of the most alarming developments in malware we’ve seen in recent years. Things may get much, much worse, however. Someone is selling a DIY malware kit that builds custom CryptoLocker knock-offs for just $100.Malware kits are nothing new. For years...
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Identity theft increase draws IRS reaction (EN) | triblive.com
| 07-01-2014 | WASHINGTON â€" The Internal Revenue Service is finding a big jump in thieves stealing Social Security numbers to fraudulently claim tax refunds, the agency said on Tuesday. The IRS began 1,492 criminal investigations into identity theft last year, a 66 percent increase from the year b...
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Snapchat's Data Breach Should Be a Wake-Up Call for Startups (EN) | www.biztechmagazine.com
| 07-01-2014 | In many ways, Snapchat’s rise to fame and fortune has been a startup dream. After all, it’s not every day that a fledgling app is offered billions of dollars by Mark Zuckerberg.But the company has a bit of a black eye since the private phone numbers associated with 4.6 million pro...
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Cyber crime on the rise in Andhra Pradesh (EN) | zeenews.india.com
| 08-01-2014 | Hyderabad: Over 600 cyber crime cases, including online job frauds, abusive mails, cases pertaining to gender offences on social networking sites and transmission of obscene content, were reported in Andhra Pradesh in 2013 as against 490 registered in the previous year.Und...
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Working Group Seeks Ways to Pull Plug on Cybercrime (EN) | www.cctvcambridge.org
| 07-01-2014 | Working Group Seeks Ways to Pull Plug on CybercrimeA group of probation and pretrial services officers is looking at how to supervise offenders and defendants who use our society's pervasive programmable electronic devices to commit or conceal crimes."Cybercrime has increased over the...
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MB Police search for credit card fraud suspect (EN) | www.wmbfnews.com
| 07-01-2014 | MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) â€" The Myrtle Beach Police Department is requesting the public's help in identifying a woman who is accused of several charges of financial transaction credit card fraud that happened between October 30 and November 4, 2013.The police department pr...
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Have we seen the end of the ZeroAccess botnet? (EN) | nakedsecurity.sophos.com
| 07-01-2014 | Since Microsoft took positive action against the ZeroAccess botnet at the beginning of December, SophosLabs has been paying close attention to see how the owners would attempt to revitalise the botnet and return it to profitability.Microsoft has now declared that the authors have effe...
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Yahoo malware turned European computers into bitcoin slaves (EN) | www.theguardian.com
| 08-01-2014 | As many as two million European users of Yahoo may have received PC malware from virus-laden ads served by its homepage over a four-day period last week.Some of the malware would turn PCs into bitcoin miners - a huge drain on its computing resources - without users' knowledge. Yahoo h...
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Nog duizenden Macs onderdeel Flashback-botnet (NL) | www.security.nl
| 08-01-2014 | Nog altijd duizenden Macs zijn onderdeel van het Flashback-botnet dat sinds begin 2012 actief is. Flashback wist zich voornamelijk te verspreiden via een lek in Java, dat door traag reageren van Apple enkele weken ongepatcht bleef, terwijl voor Windows er al wel een update beschikbaar...
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Advertenties Moscow Times verspreiden malware (NL) | www.security.nl
| 08-01-2014 | Aanvallers zijn al maanden bezig om malware via advertenties op de Engelstalige versie van de Moscow Times te verspreiden, ook al werd dit eerder door de Russische krant ontkend. Bezoekers van verschillende browsers kregen bij het bezoeken van de site een waarschuwing van Google te zi...
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How can the Cyber Security Challenge be improved? (EN) | www.computing.co.uk
| 08-01-2014 | The Cyber Security Challenge (CSC) is a series of national events designed to encourage talented professionals to join the UK IT security industry in the middle of a supposed 'cyber skills crisis'. Computing had questioned whether the competition was a worthy programme or ...
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Top priorities for organisations to counter digital criminality (EN) | www.net-security.org
| 08-01-2014 | Martin Sutherland, Managing Director, BAE Systems Detica highlights that the single biggest issue that will hit organisations in 2014 will be the rise of digital criminality as fraud becomes increasingly cyber enabled. It won’t be possible to look at cyber crime in isolation, as dig...
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Sharp increase in cyber crimes in Andhra Pradesh (EN) | www.firstpost.com
| 08-01-2014 | Over 600 cyber crime cases, including online job frauds, abusive mails, cases pertaining to gender offences on social networking sites and transmission of obscene content, were reported in Andhra Pradesh in 2013 as against 490 registered in the previous year.Under Hyderabad Police Com...
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Spam-trends van 2013 (NL) | www.marqit.nl
| 08-01-2014 | 2013 was het jaar waarin er veel veranderde op het gebied van spam. Spam werd op steeds grotere schaal verspreid en nam aanzienlijk toe in vergelijking met 2012. TrendLabs zag hiereen aanzienlijke daling van het aantal exploit kits, een methode die eerder al voor cybercriminelen zeer ...
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How to Create a Better Malware Warning Through Psychology (EN) | threatpost.com
| 08-01-2014 | It turns out the best way to get people to pay attention to those malware warnings that pop up in browsers may be to stop tweaking them, scrap them entirely and rebuild from scratch. According to a study on the subject published last week, efficient malware warnings shouldn’t scare ...
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Experts Warn Of Next Generation Of Ransomware (EN) | www.redorbit.com
| 08-01-2014 | Malware developers will soon be selling a new generation ofransomware called PowerLockerthat encrypts files on a victim’s computer and then demands money to decrypt and recover the infected files.The news was disclosed last Friday in a blog post by a volunteer group of anti-malware ...
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Scientists use psychology to improve malware warnings (EN) | www.itproportal.com
| 08-01-2014 | Browser malware warnings should be more clear and concise and should avoid language that scares users away, according to a recent study.Scientists at the University of Cambridge looked into the psychology behind malware warnings and came up with ways to make them more effective, recor...
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New Zeus variant stymies malware analysis, has rootkit capabilities (EN) | www.net-security.org
| 08-01-2014 | As expected, variants of the infamous Zeus banking Trojan are becoming more adept at hiding their presence from users and AV solutions, and at preventing malware analysis tools from examining them. As reported in December, some Zeus variants now come equipped with a 64-bit version of ...
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Identity theft prosecutions double in 2013, IRS says (EN) | www.kpvi.com
| 07-01-2014 | WASHINGTON (AP) â€"The Internal Revenue Service said Tuesday that there was a large increase in 2013 of thieves stealing Social Security numbers to fraudulently claim tax refunds.The agency said it launched nearly 1,500 criminal investigations into identity theft last year, a 66 perce...
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Is your car spying on you? GPS tracks ‘consumers,’ identity theft at risk (EN) | www.washingtontimes.com
| 07-01-2014 | Consumers’ locations and other data are at risk of being leaked by companies that run automobile navigation services like GPS, a report has found, putting the national debate on privacy behind the wheel.Despite telling consumers they are collecting the information and seeking consen...
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Adobe investigated in Ireland over massive data breach (EN) | gigaom.com
| 08-01-2014 | The Irish Data Protection Commissioner, who regulates online privacy for most of the world, is looking into Adobe’s mega-breach last year, in which the details of at least 38 million people were purloined by criminals. Adobe’s doozy of a data breach last year, in which someone sto...
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Health Care Data Breach Growth in 2014 (EN) | midsizeinsider.com
| 08-01-2014 | 2013 saw a monumental number of data breaches, and health care was not immune. These breaches collectively compromised millions of individuals' personally identifiable information (PII) and protected health information (PHI). Within the health care field, many of the reported data bre...
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