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CIC News for 15-01-2014 contains 27 articles

CIC News update contains 27 articles for today, have fun reading.

US-CERT Warns of NTP Amplification Attack Surge (EN) | www.infosecurity-magazine.com
| 14-01-2014 | Network Time Protocol (NTP) amplification attacks, an emerging form of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) that relies on the use of publicly accessible servers, is starting to make the rounds, US-CERT is warning. According to the advisory, the technique leverages NTP servers to over...
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Data breach disclosures needed to avert fraud (EN) | timesofindia.indiatimes.com
| 15-01-2014 | MUMBAI: Indian cardholders and banks are exposed to higher risks in the absence of any disclosure norms on banks and merchants in the event of a data breach. Security experts see this as weakness as with 40 crore credit and debit cards India is the fourth largest issuer of plastic wor...
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Be on guard against cyber crime (EN) | www.salisburyjournal.co.uk
| 14-01-2014 | PEOPLE have been warned to be on their guard against the growing threat posed by sophisticated cyber criminals. The risk has been highlighted by Wiltshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Angus Macpherson. He is warning both consumers and the owners of small and medium sized busines...
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Rise in cybercrime poses risk for smaller Hong Kong firms (EN) | www.scmp.com
| 15-01-2014 | Outspoken security expert Michael Gazeley has long warned that many businesses in Hong Kong are ill-prepared against internet threats.Gazeley, the managing director at security services provider Network Box, famously said after the cyberspying revelations made by whistle-blower Edward...
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DDoS attacks now coming from mobile apps, Prolexic report says (EN) | www.itbusiness.ca
| 14-01-2014 | Hackers are now using mobile apps to launch distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against enterprise clients, according to a new report from Prolexic Technologies Inc., a security solutions provider focused on protecting against DDoS attacks. In the fourth quarter of 2013, a te...
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Director of FBI: Cyber crime, budget cuts top priority (EN) | www.abc3340.com
| 14-01-2014 | FBI Director James Comey was in Birmingham Tuesday morning discussing the role of the bureau and the challenges it faces in dealing with deep budget cuts. "One of the first challenges I've faced as FBI director was the impact of budget sequestration on the bureau," said Comey. Automat...
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EPCH organizes awareness seminar on cyber crime in Delhi (EN) | www.smetimes.in
| 15-01-2014 | Nodal agency for handicraft exports, EPCH (Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts) has organized an awareness seminar on "How To Safeguard Your Business From Cyber Crime" in the national capital recently.The objective of the seminar was to create awareness and provide re...
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South Africa Must Pay More Attention to Cybercrime (EN) | allafrica.com
| 14-01-2014 | Efforts such as the South African Police Service's (SAPS) recent 'Safer Festive Season' campaign may have increased public awareness of threats such as armed robberies and cash-in-transit heists, but how many South Africans considered their vulnerability to cybercrime during the recen...
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Cyber security bill moving ahead (EN) | www.delcotimes.com
| 14-01-2014 | National legislation designed to bolster the nation’s defense against the types of cyber attacks that devastated Target is expected to receive a markup in subcommittee this week.The National Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection Act was introduced last month by a bipa...
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NSA installeerde spyware op 100.000 computers (NL) | www.volkskrant.nl
| 15-01-2014 | De Amerikaanse inlichtingendienst NSA heeft wereldwijd op zo'n 100.000 computers spyware geïnstalleerd die naast spionagedoeleinden ook kan worden gebruikt voor cyberaanvallen. Ook zou een techniek zijn ontwikkeld om informatie van computers te halen, zelfs als die niet met het inter...
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RAM Scrapers and the Target Data Breach (EN) | threatpost.com
| 10-01-2014 | The retail and hospitality industries have a painful history with wonky point-of-sale systems and malware known as RAM scrapers. These attacks, which date back as many as six years, are designed to be injected into running processes and steal payment card data before it’s encrypted ...
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Top seven security concerns for 2014: AhnLab (EN) | www.ciol.com
| 14-01-2014 | SAN FRANCISCO, USA: AhnLab, the information security products provider for enterprise business environments announced its "Top 7 Security Concerns for 2014"."It's a never ending battle in the cyber trenches and in the cloud," said Luke Lee, director of ASEC (AhnLab Security Emergency ...
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Two Sentenced for Identity Theft Scheme Targeting U.S. Government Employees (EN) | www.esecurityplanet.com
| 14-01-2014 | Adrienne Pritchett and Jamille Ferguson were recently sentenced to prison for their involvement in an identity theft scheme in Virginia.Pritchett, 42, was sentenced to 57 months in prison followed by four years of supervised release for bank fraud and aggravated identity theft. Fergus...
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$33,000 Stolen Via Debit Card From Darien Resident In Identity Theft (EN) | darien.dailyvoice.com
| 14-01-2014 | DARIEN, Conn. â€" A Darien resident reported more than $33,000 had been stolen via an identity theft late last year, police said.The resident told police that the money was taken through 75 fraudulent transactions dating to late October. The resident never lost his debit card during t...
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Target offers free credit monitoring in response of data breach (EN) | michronicleonline.com
| 14-01-2014 | Visit creditmonitoring.target.com to request an activation code and read below for details on how the offer works.Last week, Target announced that they would offer one year of free credit monitoring and identity theft protection to all Target guests who shopped U.S. stores, to provide...
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Botnet laat 300.000 computers naar Litecoins delven (NL) | www.security.nl
| 14-01-2014 | Een Trojaans paard dat zich onder andere voordoet als de populaire videospeler VLC media player en een browseruitbreiding om online aanbiedingen te vinden heeft in december ruim 300.000 computers geïnfecteerd, die vervolgens werden gebruikt voor het delven van Litecoins. Litecoin is ...
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Justitie raadt aan webcam af te plakken (NL) | www.nu.nl
| 15-01-2014 | Landelijk officier van justitie Cybercrime, Lodewijk van Zwieten, raadt namens Justitie aan webcams van computers buiten gebruik af te plakken. Omdat het voor kwaadwillenden te gemakkelijk is om de webcam van een computer ongemerkt over te nemen, raadt Justitie aan die af ...
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NSA has spy software ‘hidden in 100K PCs’ (EN) | nypost.com
| 15-01-2014 | The National Security Agency has implanted software that can communicate through radio waves with almost 100,000 computers around the world, allowing it to spy on users and carry out cyber-attacks even if the computers are not connected to the Internet, a report claimed Tuesday night....
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Mac-threatening Flashback botnet is back, security vendor warns (EN) | www.gmanetwork.com
| 15-01-2014 | A botnet that last year posed a major threat to Apple computers running OS X is back, with new variants being spotted in the wild, a security firm warned. Intego said OSX/Flashback.A, which was first spotted in 2011, appeared to have spawned new variants and is "adrift and still in t...
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Mom shames cyber bully daughter on Facebook (EN) | ibnlive.in.com
| 15-01-2014 | Are you having trouble explaining good and bad to your teenage children? Cara Schneider of North Carolina might have a few tips for you.Schneider, who has a cyber bullying teenage daughter Hailey, forced her to sell her iPad and pose with a poster confessing her crime as punishment. T...
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Nigeria: Banks Investigated As Cyber Crime Soars (EN) | allafrica.com
| 15-01-2014 | Lagos â€" THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it was investigating banks amid allegations these financial institutions were complicit in the prevalence of cybercrime.EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Lamorde, disclosed that about ten commercial banks, all based in Lagos, wer...
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Why Cyber Security Is Not Enough: You Need Cyber Resilience (EN) | www.forbes.com
| 15-01-2014 | It’s true. Cyber attackers have an edge on you. Just look at recent incidents of credit card information being stolen from Targetand SnapChat users’ names and cell phone numbers being published online.They’ve got the innovation. Normally, innovation is a great thing....
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Google blokkeert malware-downloads in Chrome 32 (NL) | www.security.nl
| 15-01-2014 | Er is een nieuwe versie van Google Chrome verschenen die naast het verhelpen van elf beveiligingslekken gebruikers ook tegen malware-bestanden beschermt. Als gebruikers een bestand downloaden waarvan Google weet dat het om malware gaat, zal Chrome de download automatisch blokkeren.Voo...
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NSA loert ook in stand-alone computers (EN) | www.automatiseringgids.nl
| 15-01-2014 | De Amerikaanse inlichtingendienst NSA heeft een techniek ontwikkeld om informatie van computers te halen, zelfs als die niet met het internet verbonden zijn. De techniek maakt gebruik van radiogolven, die data kunnen versturen via in de computer ingebouwde computercomponen...
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NSA implanted malicious software in computers worldwide: Report (EN) | www.domain-b.com
| 15-01-2014 | The US National Security Agency reportedly implanted malicious software in nearly 100,000 computers worldwide, with which it US was able to conduct surveillance on those machines while creating a digital highway for launching cyberattacks, The New York Times reported. According to the...
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UK public sector facing Windows XP ‘hacker storm’ (EN) | www.cbronline.com
| 14-01-2014 | Time is running out for bodies as Microsoft prepares to retire operating system. When Microsoft's support for Windows XP terminates in April, thousands of PCs used by .gov and public sector bodies including HMRC and the NHS will hit an incoming tide of hackers who will now be able to ...
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Mobile apps being used for DDoS attacks (EN) | www.ciol.com
| 14-01-2014 | Mobile devices participated in a DDoS attack campaign against a global financial services firm News | CIOL Bureau FORT LAUDERDALE, USA: Prolexic Technologies, the global leader in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection services, reported that mobile applications are being use...
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