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CIC News for 14-01-2014 contains 33 articles

CIC News update contains 33 articles for today, have fun reading.

'Kpn Tolereert Nsa-Spionage Niet' (NL) | www.nutech.nl
| 13-01-2014 | KPN tolereert spionage door de NSA niet. Het team van de provider dat zoekt naar indringing door de inlichtingendienst heeft nog geen bewijs gevonden dat Nederlandse klanten worden bespioneerd. Dat schrijft Johan Romkes, van het beveiligingsteam van KPN, in een nieuw rapport (.pdf) ov...
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Android Malware: FireEye Reports Hundreds Of Infected Users Are Impacting VARs (EN) | www.droidreport.com
| 13-01-2014 | The more mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets in the market and used by businesses the more utilization on cloud services involving compute, network and storage. According to FireEye, new Android malware is tied to more than 60 mobile botnet campaigns has been emailing perso...
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McAfee 2014: New Report Shows Increase In Android Malware (EN) | www.droidreport.com
| 13-01-2014 | McAfee’s 2014 Threat Predictions Report indicates that mobile malware will be the driver of growth in both technical innovation and the volume of attacks in the overall malware “market” in 2014. More mobile malware expected and predicted this year. There will be more malware mas...
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Target point-of-sale terminals were infected with malware (EN) | www.pcworld.com
| 13-01-2014 | The CEO of retailer Target revealed Saturday in an interview that the company’s point-of-sale (PoS) systems were infected with malware, confirming what security experts suspected since the massive data breach was announced in mid-December.Answering a question about what caused the b...
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How to recover files after a malware attack (EN) | news.idg.no
| 13-01-2014 | Malware infected Jones888's computer, and important files are no longer accessible. How can Jones get them back? A malicious program infects your PC and makes your documents and other important files inaccessible, then it pops up a message demanding money to get the files back. You've...
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Malware found in the control room of a Japanese nuclear reactor (EN) | www.zdnet.com
| 13-01-2014 | It's been a quiet day in Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture, a large port city on the western coast of central Japan. Like PC users the world over, you've been playing whack-a-mole with update notifications.This time, it's a piece of free software that you're barely aware of on your computer. ...
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Report: Web Is Largest Source of Malware (EN) | www.esecurityplanet.com
| 13-01-2014 | There are a number of different ways malware can be introduced into an enterprise. According to a new study from Trustwave, conducted by Osterman Research, for most organizations Web surfing is the top entry point for malware.The report found that 74 percent of respondents got a malwa...
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Malware Was Used in December's Target Hack (EN) | www.tomshardware.com
| 13-01-2014 | At this time, Target has not disclosed how hackers managed to breach its network and scoop up the information of 70 million shoppers. However, according to a Reuters exclusive scoop, unnamed sources claim that the hackers used pieces of malware to do the dirty work, one of which was a...
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Target admits "there was malware on our point-of-sale registers" (EN) | nakedsecurity.sophos.com
| 13-01-2014 | The Target data breach story has turned into a bit of a bus: it's big, has lots of momentum, and three just came along at once.Here's where we are now.Late in December 2013, a breach was noticed and notified by Target.At that point, it looked as though "only" 40,000,000 payment card c...
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NSA's backdoors are real -- but prove nothing about BadBIOS (EN) | www.infoworld.com
| 14-01-2014 | Recent revelations about NSA hardware and firmware backdoors gives all the evidence that those who believe BadBIOS Trojans exist need to see. The spying technology has arrived. The only question is if the BadBIOS incident truly happened. To summarize, BadBIOS is the name for a purport...
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Cybercrime expert hunts child predators (EN) | www.washingtonpost.com
| 14-01-2014 | Tracking down child pornographers and locating the young victims is like finding a needle in a haystack, but investigators from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have had tremendous success through a combination of innovative forensic technology and old-fashioned detective wor...
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South Africa neglects alarming effect of cybercrime (EN) | www.bdlive.co.za
| 14-01-2014 | CYBER attacks are a growing risk to business in South Africa, but neither the government nor business are doing enough to combat it, according to cyber security experts.A shortage of skills combined with a lack of urgency in implementing measures to tackle cybercrime have seen South A...
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SC expected to rule on cybercrime law today (EN) | www.abs-cbnnews.com
| 14-01-2014 | MANILA, Philippines - The Supreme Court (SC) is expected to rule Tuesday on the legality of the controversial Republic Act No. 10175 or Cybercrime Prevention Law when justices resume session after almost a month's recess.The case involving 15 consolidated petitions, which were heard b...
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Infonetics Research Report Identifies Arbor Networks as World Leader in DDoS Prevention (EN) | www.zawya.com
| 14-01-2014 | DUBAI, UAE, 14th January, 2014 - Arbor Networks, Inc. was identified as the top supplier of DDoS prevention solutions overall as well as in the Carrier, Enterprise and Mobile market segments in a new report from Infonetics Research, titled DDoS Prevention Appliance Market Outlook. Acc...
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Neiman Marcus Reports Data Breach as Target's Gets Bigger (EN) | www.infosecurity-magazine.com
| 14-01-2014 | Hard on the heels of one of the largest data breaches in retail history, at Target, word has come that venerable upper-crust department store doyenne Neiman Marcus has been compromised as well. Hackers were able to access the Dallas-based retailer’s servers and the credit and debit ...
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Snapchat Users experiencing Porn Spam (EN) | pctechmag.com
| 14-01-2014 | Snapchat has released a statement on its blog to respond to users’ complaints about seeing increased porn and weight loss spam.The blog contains an apology for the increase in the amount of spam users are finding in their inboxes.Snapchat assured its users that they were “working ...
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Target tries to reassure shoppers, raises more questions (EN) | www.washingtonpost.com
| 14-01-2014 | Target shifted into crisis-management mode Monday, reaching out to the up to 110million customers who may have been affected by a massive data breach at its stores during the holiday season. The retailer, one of the largest in the country, took out full-page ads in major newspapers, i...
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Target's Massive Data Breach: 10 Things You Need to Know (EN) | www.eweek.com
| 13-01-2014 | For nearly a month, retail giant Target has been engaged in damage control from the news that it was the victim of a massive data breach. It first announced on Dec. 19 that about 40 million credit and debit card accounts were compromised by a massive data breach. Then the retailer dis...
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Snapchat is sorry again, this time for an explosion in 'Snap Spam' (EN) | www.techradar.com
| 13-01-2014 | Another day, and another case of 'SNAFU' at Snapchat. This time the company is eating humble pie for the large number of spam messages received by some users over the weekend.The messaging service is adamant that the rise in spam has nothing to do with the recent breach that saw 4.6m ...
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Target CEO says, "We're accountable and we're responsible" (EN) | www.upi.com
| 13-01-2014 | MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Target Corp. published a full-page apology in some newspapers Monday for a data breach it said affected 110 million customers.The company ran ads in "some major newspapers" apologizing for the breach that was originally reported to have affected 40 millio...
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Target’s brand takes a massive hit amid data breach (EN) | www.cbsnews.com
| 13-01-2014 | After a massive security breach, Target (TGT) may find its toughest job still ahead of it: convincing former shoppers that it’s still a trustworthy brand.The severity of Target’s challenge can be seen in brand rankings released Monday, from YouGov’s BrandIndex. Its 2013 brand ra...
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Fox Rothschild launches data breach mobile app (EN) | www.bizjournals.com
| 13-01-2014 | Fox Rothschild has created its second mobile app in as many years, with the latest one focusing on data theft.The iPhone app â€" called Data Breach 411â€" launched this month promises a “guide to swift damage control at the fingertips.” The project was headed up by Scott Vernick, ...
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2013 zorgde voor grote veranderingen op het gebied van malware (NL) | www.emerce.nl
| 14-01-2014 | Voor FireEye (NASDAQ: FEYE), ontwikkelaar van een virtueel beveiligingsplatform dat organisaties real-time bescherming biedt tegen de nieuwste cyberaanvallen, stond 2013 in het teken van technologische ontwikkelingen en doorbraken op het gebied van malware. FireEye heeft het afgelopen...
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District cyber crime units make registration easy (EN) | www.deccanchronicle.com
| 14-01-2014 | Chennai:Setting up cyber crime cells in all district crime branches seems to have pushed up the registration of cyber crime in Tamil Nadu, according to the latest statistics available.The entire state recorded 138 cases of cyber crimes in 2013. Till last year, there were only two wing...
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Cyber crime cell received 1,166 complaints of credit or debit card fraud in 2013 (EN) | indianexpress.com
| 14-01-2014 | The cyber cell received 1,166 complaints in 2013 and 170 in 2012. Of all, 351 complaints were pertaining to credit and debit card frauds. Chandigarh Police cyber crime cell received many complaints about credit and debit cards of the city residents being cloned and used by...
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Government urges SMBs to get "streetwise" on cyber security (EN) | www.itpro.co.uk
| 13-01-2014 | Cross-Government campaign launched to encourage SMBs and their employees to practise safe online behaviour. A Government-led campaign aimed at helping SMBs and their employees become more internet savvy has launched in the UK.At the centre of the “Cyber Streetwise” initiative is a...
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Snapchat vecht tegen spam (NL) | androidworld.nl
| 14-01-2014 | De makers van Snapchat erkennen dat er veel spam wordt verstuurd binnen deze populaire messenger-applicatie. In een bericht op het officiële blog geven ze aan dat ze er hard aan werken om spamberichten tegen te gaan. Snapchat spamSnapchat, de populaire applicatie om foto's mee te ver...
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Snapchat: snelle groei veroorzaakt spam (NL) | www.security.nl
| 14-01-2014 | Een spamgolf waar gebruikers van de foto-chatapp Snapchat in het weekend mee te maken kregen is het gevolg van de snelle groei van de app en staat los van het beveiligingslek waardoor onlangs de gegevens van 4,6 miljoen gebruikers lekten, zo laten de ontwikkelaars weten.Snapchat is ee...
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KPN: "Als de NSA binnen is, zullen we ze vinden" (NL) | www.techzine.nl
| 14-01-2014 | In het zogeheten veiligheidsjaarverslag heeft KPN haar bevindingen op het gebied van cybercriminaliteit gepresenteerd. Hierin komt onder andere naar voren dat de Nederlandse telecomaanbieder geen sporen heeft gevonden die wijzen op een infiltratie in het netwerk door buitenlandse veil...
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Politie waarschuwt voor opkomst cryptoware (EN) | www.computable.nl
| 13-01-2014 | Cybercriminelen zetten steeds vaker cryptoware in. Die malware wordt door cybercriminelen gebruikt om bestanden te versleutelen. Pas als slachtoffers betalen, heffen de internetcriminelen de versleuteling van bedrijfsdata en privé-gegevens op. 'De opkomst van cryptoware zet waarschij...
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Target shoppers at risk of "spear phishing" attacks (EN) | www.cbsnews.com
| 13-01-2014 | The biggest risk for Target (TGT) shoppers whose personal datawas recently compromised may come less from the original breach than from a wave of secondary scams seeking to pilfer far more importantinformation. Target's failure to safeguard consumer information â€" an incident now est...
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Do we need cyber warfare treaties? Study looks at legacy of Stuxnet (EN) | www.nbcnews.com
| 13-01-2014 | Over the last few years, Iran, China and the United States have all deployed weapons capable of damaging physical infrastructure, all without a single explosion.Unlike conventional weapons, these cyberweapons aren't restricted by international treaties â€" partly because governments k...
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Internetbankieren Relatief Vaak Getroffen Door Storingen (NL) | www.nutech.nl
| 13-01-2014 | De Nederlandse gebruiker van internetbankieren wordt het vaakst getroffen door een storing. Klanten van de Rabobank ondervinden de meeste last. Dat blijkt uit onderzoek van Allestoringen.nl, een dienst die in 25 landen storingen van providers, online bankieren, online spellen en ander...
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