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CIC News for 12-01-2014 contains 18 articles

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Dropbox hits by DDoS, but user data safe; The 1775 Sec claims responsibility (EN) | www.techienews.co.uk
| 10-01-2014 | Dropbox website went offline last night with a hacking collecting calling itself The 1775 Sec claiming responsibility of the attack on the cloud storage company’s website.The 1775 Sec took to twitter just a few moments before Dropbox went down on Friday night claiming that they were...
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Metasploit: Metasploit Now Supports Malware Analysis (EN) | community.rapid7.com
| 10-01-2014 | VirusTotal is a free online service that allows you to analyze files or URLs in order to identify malware detectable by antivirus engines, and is one of the most popular ones in the community, so we decided to get a piece of that action. As offensive tool developers, we often find our...
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Yahoo says malware attack farther reaching than thought (EN) | news.cnet.com
| 10-01-2014 | Yahoo has provided more information on an ad-related malware attack first reported a week ago that may have affected more than 2 million PCs and put Yahoo users' personal data in jeopardy. The company said some people outside Europe may, in fact, have been hit and that the attacks sta...
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French Regulators Slap A $204,000 Fine On Google Over Data Breach (EN) | www.hngn.com
| 10-01-2014 | Paris-based Commission Nationale de l'informatique et des libertés (CNIL) has handed down a 150,000 Euros ($204,000) fine to Google for ignoring its three-month deadline to modify its privacy policy that violates the nation's law. Google, the world's largest search giant, has found n...
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Ga. woman sentenced in identity theft, fax fraud (EN) | www.sfgate.com
| 12-01-2014 | ATLANTA (AP) â€" Federal prosecutors say a metro Atlanta woman has been sentenced in an identity theftscheme.Officials say 55-year-old Cora Cadia Ford of Stone Mountain prepared fraudulent tax returns between 2007 and 2011 by using the names and social security numbers of the poor, ho...
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Neiman Marcus notifies customers after card data breach (EN) | www.computerworld.com
| 11-01-2014 | The incident follows a massive data theft at Target affecting up to 110 million customers.Neiman Marcus is notifying customers of a data breach after hackers stole merchant card information for an undisclosed number of shoppers.The high-end retailer said it was...
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Neiman Marcus confirms news of data breach that affects holiday shoppers (EN) | www.examiner.com
| 11-01-2014 | Neiman Marcus confirmed their data breach, according to an ABC News report on Jan. 11. The luxury retail store announced that customers’ credit card data and other sensitive information could’ve been stolen during the holiday season. This is similar to the Target security breach t...
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Target says data breach hit up to 110 million customers (EN) | gulfnews.com
| 11-01-2014 | NEW YORK: Giant US retailer Target said Friday that up to 110 million customers have had their personal data stolen in a data breach, sharply raising its initial estimate. The number of people affected represented one in three Americans, and the scope of the information stolen was muc...
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Target says data breach puts up to 110M customers at risk (EN) | businessmirror.com.ph
| 11-01-2014 | MINNEAPOLISâ€"Target Corp. said on Friday that the thieves who accessed its data system from late November through mid-December also obtained personal information on 70 million customers, an exposure of data that’s well beyond the financial information on 40 million people it initia...
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FTC's Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, tax ID theft a growing problem (EN) | www.stgeorgeutah.com
| 11-01-2014 | ST. GEORGE â€"The FederalTrade Commission’sTax Identity Theft Awareness Weekbegins Monday and runs through Friday. The FTC is hosting 16 events across the country along with a series of national webinars and Twitter chats designed to raise awareness about tax identity theft and prov...
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Apple Inc. (AAPL) Computers Still Affected By Flashback Trojan Virus (EN) | www.valuewalk.com
| 12-01-2014 | Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is known for being pretty good about the security of its computers and other devices. However, apparently a virus which first surfaced in 2011 is still actively infecting Apple computers. That’s according to a post this week from Intego, a Mac security softw...
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Oro police warn hackers, internet users (EN) | www.sunstar.com.ph
| 13-01-2014 | THE Philippine National Police has raised anew a warning to the public on using the internet for personal gains.Superintendent Reynante Reyes, chief of the Police Regional Office’s (PRO)-Northern Mindanao Cybercrime Group in Camp Alagar, said his office will not hesitate to arrest v...
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DDoS attack brings a brief outage to AfterDawn (EN) | www.afterdawn.com
| 11-01-2014 | A part of the AfterDawn network was unreachable for 1-2 hours this morning (around 10:00 AM Eastern Time, 15:00 GMT). The outage was caused by a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack towards our servers that saturated the downlink of our rack cabinet.Most of the English language...
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It is time for more attention to be paid to cyber security (EN) | www.stabroeknews.com
| 12-01-2014 | Two years ago I suggested in this column that few Caribbean governments or companies were taking seriously the threat posed by cyber attack and cyber crime. This was despite evidence to suggest that the region was increasingly subject to damage by those who use the internet to breach ...
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Govt to set up cyber authority, court (EN) | www.dawn.com
| 12-01-2014 | ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to set up a “cyber authority”, a special court to deal with cyber crime and disputes as well as an emergency unit to counter attacks that are against Pakistan’s interests.This is part of larger plan to amend a dozen major laws through a cons...
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Malware steelt creditcarddata bij meer Amerikaanse winkels (NL) | www.security.nl
| 12-01-2014 | In de Verenigde Staten zijn eind vorig jaar meer winkels het slachtoffer geworden van criminelen die de kassasystemen met malware infecteerden om vervolgens de debit- en creditcardgegevens van klanten te stelen, zo meldt Reuters. Wie deze winkels zijn moet nog worden bekendgemaakt.Het...
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Nigeria Cyber Security Outlook for 2014 (EN) | www.thisdaylive.com
| 12-01-2014 | 2014 is here! This is that time of the season when different economic actors and regulators are in celebratory mood for variety of reasons. It is such a time that economic actors and regulators recount their major successes and failings in the outgone year and define expectations for ...
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Healthcare and Public Health Critical Infrastructure Sector: December 17-31, 2013 Open Source Issue Report (EN) | nacchopreparedness.org
| 10-01-2014 | The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) provides an Open Source Infrastructure Report which is collected each business day as a summary of open source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues. The following is a digest of DHS reports related to the...
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