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CIC News for 22-01-2014 contains 105 articles

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Botnet Heeft 16 Miljoen E-Mailadressen Gekraakt (NL) | www.nutech.nl
| 21-01-2014 | Het Duitse Federaal Bureau voor Informatiebeveiliging (BSI) heeft een botnet ontdekt dat de wachtwoorden van zo'n 16 miljoen e-mailadressen heeft gekraakt. Een naam van het botnet wordt door BSI niet genoemd, ook wordt niet duidelijk wie er achter het botnet zit. Dat meldtDer Spiegel....
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Duitsland: gegevens 16 miljoen accounts gestolen (NL) | frontpage.fok.nl
| 21-01-2014 | De Duitse Federale Dienst voor Informatiebeveiliging (BSI) heeft bij een analyse van een aantal botnets, een netwerk van gekaapte computers, de inloggegevens van zestien miljoen internetaccounts aangetroffen. De dienst wilde dinsdag niet zeggen om wat voor accounts het gaat en wanneer...
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Gujarat police seek image revamp (EN) | articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com
| 20-01-2014 | AHMEDABAD: These days Gujarat police are on a drive to give the force a people-friendly image. Friends of CID (FOCID), cyber crime fighters from colleges, counsellors for women at all police stations, Suraksha Setu and now a mobile application to help people keep in touch with top cop...
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Comment: Rising cyber-crime shows we must think before we click (EN) | www.oxfordmail.co.uk
| 18-01-2014 | GIVEN the massive role computers and the internet play in our lives, cyberspace is rich pickings for modern criminals. It’s therefore very concerning that Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner Anthony Stansfeld feels not enough is being done to tackle cyber crime. He said: “...
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Indore: Internet can also ruin you, says top cop (EN) | www.dnaindia.com
| 20-01-2014 | Traffic police and GD Goenka School hold cyber crime awareness campaign. As internet and social media cathces fancy of children, the authorities are on overdrive to raise awareness about cyber crime. The police along with GD Goenka School conducted a ‘Sandesh-School Cyber Awareness ...
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Why zombie botnets refuse to die (EN) | www.bbc.co.uk
| 20-01-2014 | When cyber criminals are arrested it usually means the end of their profiting from spam, viruses and stolen data. Once down, they stay down. But some parts of the cyber crime world are much harder to stamp out. Like zombies they do not seem to know they are supposed to be dead, and ke...
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All corporate networks harbour malware and cyber-crime networks are expanding â€" Cisco (EN) | www.computing.co.uk
| 20-01-2014 | All corporate networks examined by Cisco Systems are hosting malware with network penetrations going undetected for long periods, according to the latest annual report from networking equipment maker Cisco Systems."Most organisations, large and small, have already been compromised and...
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Nigerian Zuma had created a fake identity (EN) | www.dnaindia.com
| 21-01-2014 | Cyber fraudster Adams Zuma, who was arrested in the city by the Cyber Crime Cell (CCC) of Pune Police, had allegedly created an identity by submitting fake documents. He had changed his nationality and told police that he was a resident of South Africa. The CCC officials have claimed ...
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As cyber attacks explode, Cisco claims shortage of 1m IT security professionals (EN) | www.siliconrepublic.com
| 20-01-2014 | Trust in anything connected to the internet risks being eroded as overall IT security vulnerabilities reached their highest level in 14 years, Cisco warned today, pointing to a global shortage of more than 1m security professionals. Overall total security threat alerts increased 14pc ...
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Beware Android and Java users in India! Cisco reports shortage of cyber security (EN) | daily.bhaskar.com
| 20-01-2014 | New Delhi: 2014 Annual Security Report (ASR) by Cisco’s Security Intelligence Operations (SIO) shows that 2013 was a ‘particularly bad year’ for cyber world. The networking solutions major revealed that overall vulnerability and threat levels reached their highest in 2013, with ...
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St Petersburg-based teenager developed malware used in US retail cyber attacks (EN) | www.computing.co.uk
| 21-01-2014 | A Russian teenager was behind the cyber attacks on eight US retailers, including big names Target and Neiman Marcus, according to cyber intelligence company IntelCrawler.The 17-year-old goes by the name of "ree4" and, according to the organisation, is the author of the point-of-sale m...
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Nine cases last year of sexual blackmail after computer 'chats' (EN) | www.timesofmalta.com
| 21-01-2014 | The police Cyber Crime Unit last year received 12 reports of abuse, of which nine involved blackmail, Police Inspector Timothy Zammit told TimesTalk today during a discussion on the dangers of Facebook and other social networks.The programme was motivated by recent concerns over how s...
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Expert: Cyber security a misunderstood business necessity (EN) | www.bizjournals.com
| 21-01-2014 | Cyber crime is a growing threat to the business world, but while attacks become increasingly complex, the ways to fight them off remain simple, a national expert says.Peter Singer, director of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence at the Brookings Institution, spoke to...
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BCS unveils new online safety initiative (EN) | www.acumin.co.uk
| 21-01-2014 | BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, has teamed up with Get Safe Online to launch a new initiative to help people keep safe from online crime. The Cyber to the Citizen initiative aims to link BCS expert volunteers with local communities to promote cyber awareness and provide useful ad...
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Smartphones in toenemende mate gebruikt voor cyberaanvallen (BE) | www.demorgen.be
| 19-01-2014 | Smartphones worden vaker en vaker ingezet voor cyberaanvallen, zegt het Amerikaanse beveiligingsbedrijf Prolexic Technologies. Het gaat vooral om zogeheten 'distributed denial of service'-aanvallen, waarbij websites worden platgelegd door een overvloed aan bezoekers.Dat smartphones to...
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Malware in updates van Chrome-extensies (EN) | www.automatiseringgids.nl
| 21-01-2014 | Google's browser Chrome lijkt in toenemende mate te worden misbruikt voor het verspreiden van malware die is verwerkt in updates van bestaande extensies. Browser-extensies zijn softwaremodules die aan een browser worden toegevoegd om aanvullende functionaliteit beschikbaar te maken. O...
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Kaspersky Lab waarschuwt voor WhatsApp Trojan (NL) | www.marqit.nl
| 21-01-2014 | Kaspersky Lab waarschuwt voor een zojuist ontdekte Trojan die claimt dat WhatsApp eindelijk beschikbaar is voor de PC en dat de ontvanger reeds 11 verzoeken van vrienden heeft ontvangen. De link in het bericht leidt de gebruiker echter naar een gehackte server in Turkije die vervolgen...
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Beveiligingsexpert speelt voor eigen rechter (NL) | webwereld.nl
| 21-01-2014 | Het Californische internetbeveiligingsbureau IntelCrawler vindt de twee Russische makers van de BlackPOS-malware. De malware hielp bij de massale diefstal van klantgegevens bij de Amerikaanse winkelketen Target begin december. AdvertentieIntelCrawler onderzocht de malware en wist met ...
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1,4 miljoen gevaarlijke apps voor Android (NL) | www.destentor.nl
| 21-01-2014 | NIJMEGEN - Het aantal schadelijke apps voor Android is in 2013 enorm gestegen. Met een totaal aantal van 1,4 miljoen waren het er 40 procent meer dan een jaar eerder. Dat meldt producent van beveiligingssoftware Trend Micro De verwachting voor 2014 is zo mogelijk nog zorgelijker. Er w...
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WhatsApp voor pc is malware (BE) | www.zdnet.be
| 21-01-2014 | Wie een uitnodiging krijgt om WhatsApp op pc te proberen, gaat daar beter niet op in. Kaspersky Labs waarschuwt dat het om een trojan gaat die je pc probeert binnen te sluipen.WhatsApp is een populaire berichtendienst op mobiele toestellen, met meer dan 400 miljoen actieve gebruikers....
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Russische man bekent maken van kassa-malware (NL) | www.security.nl
| 21-01-2014 | Een 23-jarige Rus heeft bekend dat hij de malware heeft gemaakt waarmee criminelen de gegevens van 40 miljoen betaalkaarten bij de Amerikaanse winkelketen Target wisten te stelen. Het Amerikaanse beveiligingsbedrijf IntelCrawler onthulde onlangs dat een 17-jarige Russische tiener de a...
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'Overheidshackers vallen kritische bloggers persoonlijk aan' (NL) | webwereld.nl
| 20-01-2014 | Een journalist van persbureau AP en meerdere leden van de digitale rechtenorganisatie EFF zijn persoonlijk aangevallen met geavanceerde malware. Computerexperts gaan uit van Vietnamese overheidshackers. AdvertentieEen aantal Vietnamese pro-democratie-activisten zijn in het buitenland ...
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'Dexter' zorgt voor paniek in horeca India (NL) | webwereld.nl
| 20-01-2014 | Onderzoekers waarschuwen voor een mysterieuze trojan die zich richt op slecht beveiligde betaalautomaten. Beveiligingsteam CERT waarschuwt voor een geniepige trojan die in rap tempo betaalterminals in India besmet en daarna misbruik maakt van gegevens van bankpassen en creditkaarten. ...
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Vietnamese blogster persoonlijk aangepakt via malware (NL) | www.security.nl
| 20-01-2014 | Een journalist van de Associated Press, een wiskundige en een Vietnamese blogster, alsmede leden van de Amerikaanse burgerrechtenbeweging Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), zijn het doelwit van Vietnamese malware geworden met soms zeer persoonlijke gevolgen.De EFF zet zich wereldwi...
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Computervirus eist 300 euro losgeld (BE) | www.nieuwsblad.be
| 19-01-2014 | BRUSSEL - Het hardnekkige computervirus Cryptolocker is voor het eerst opgedoken in ons land. Als je computer hiermee besmet raakt, krijg je 72 uur de tijd om driehonderd euro te storten aan de criminelen. Als je dat niet doet, ben je al je gegevens kwijt. Tot nu toe waren deze intern...
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'Geen grote infectie Nederlandse computers' (NL) | www.trouw.nl
| 21-01-2014 | 'Er is vooralsnog geen aanleiding om uit te gaan van een grootschalige infectie van Nederlandse computers.' Dat heeft een woordvoerder van het ministerie van Veiligheid en Justitie vandaag gezegd naar aanleiding van de grote diefstal van inloggegevens in Duitsland. Daar zijn ongeveer ...
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NCSC levert bijdrage aan rapport Cyber Security Perspectives 2013 (NL) | www.ncsc.nl
| 21-01-2014 | Begin januari is de eerste uitgave verschenen van een KPN-rapport over digitale veiligheid in Nederland. Naast KPN zelf hebben ook TNO, het Team High Tech Crime van de politie en het NCSC ieder vanuit hun eigen perspectief een bijdrage geleverd aan het rapport dat onder de noemer “C...
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Cyberoam brings holistic security (EN) | www.indiablooms.com
| 21-01-2014 | Kolkata, Jan 21 (IBNS): Global provider of network security appliances, Cyberoam on Tuesday announced the availability of security for Industrial Control Systems (ICS) on its UTM and NGFW network security appliances. Cyberoam noted that until recently, organizations mainta...
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Conference promises insight into securing Europe's critical infrastructure (EN) | www.securitynewsdesk.com
| 20-01-2014 | Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience Europe has attracted a leading line up of international speakers for the discussion on the future of securing Europe’s critical infrastructure, delivering thought provoking presentations on many of the serious critical infrastructure...
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Report: House Subcommittee OKs Cybersecurity Defense Bill, Includes Private-Public Sharing Provision (EN) | www.executivegov.com
| 20-01-2014 | The House homeland security subcommittee has moved to pass legislation to bolster the country’s cybersecurity posture against threats on critical infrastructure, Homeland Security Today reported Wednesday.Anthony Kimery writes the National Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure P...
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Weak cyber-security practices could cost world economy $3 trillion by 2020 (EN) | gadgets.ndtv.com
| 20-01-2014 | Failure to boost cyber security could cost the world economy a staggering $3 trillion as new regulations and approaches to deal with destructive attacks would stifle innovation, says a report.With the recent proliferation of cyber-attacks, corporate executives need to devote increasin...
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World Economic Forum in Davos Exposed as Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks (EN) | www.techzone360.com
| 21-01-2014 | The annual conclave of many of the highest profile global political and economic leaders is now underway in Davos, Switzerland. There are certainly a significant number of weighty issues for those attending to address, and this year at the top of the list of things host the World Econ...
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German data security agency says botnet analysis shows 16 million online accounts compromised (EN) | www.startribune.com
| 21-01-2014 | BERLIN â€" Germany's Internet security agency says an analysis of hijacked computer networks has turned up about 16 million compromised online accounts. The Federal Office for Information Security said Tuesday the accounts surfaced in an analysis by research institutes and law enforce...
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Hong Kong computers at risk of 'ransom' attacks by cyber crooks, experts warn (EN) | www.scmp.com
| 21-01-2014 | Viruses which hold computers hostage and hacking of data in 'cloud computing' space pose big threats, warns security watchdog."Ransomware" attacks in which cyber criminals hold computers hostage are expected to be a serious threat this year, according to Hong Kong's inform...
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Microsoft removed Tor remotely from botnet-infected systems (EN) | www.wired.co.uk
| 20-01-2014 | Microsoft has admitted to remotely removing anonymous webbrowsing tool Tor from many of its users' systems in an attempt todestroy the botnet Sefnit.The revelation of its "cleanup efforts" were made in a blog post on 9 January that was later spotted by the Daily Dot.It relates to a pi...
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New cyber-attack model helps hackers time the next Stuxnet (EN) | theconversation.com
| 13-01-2014 | Of the many tricks used by the world’s greatest military strategists, one usually works well â€" taking the enemy by surprise. It is an approach that goes back to the horse that brought down Troy. But surprise can only be achieved if you get the timing right. Timing which, researche...
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The S4 SCADA Security Conference (EN) | www.tenable.com
| 20-01-2014 | This year I was asked to come speak at S4, a conference hosted by Digital Bond every January for the past 14 years. I was scheduled to speak on the OTDay, a free day for conference attendees intended to:"Like it or not, your critical infrastructure SCADA or DCS is running a mission cr...
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Machine Resiliency as a Defense (EN) | www.darkreading.com
| 21-01-2014 | If you follow news on cyber security, you might be led to think PCs and endpoints have become increasingly vulnerable. News today describes more complex attacks, from more sophisticated attackers, than ever. But there is good news too. In 2014, the PC you unbox and provision on your n...
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Wat zijn de Cyber Security Trends voor 2014? (NL) | www.mkbservicedesk.nl
| 21-01-2014 | In 2014 ontpopt iedere simpele ziel zich tot cybercrimineel. Waar online criminelen eerder moesten beschikken over ingewikkelde vaardigheden, daar zijn hacktools nu ultiem gebruikersvriendelijk. Wapen je tegen deze en 4 andere Cyber Security Trends! Richard Kerkdijk, Frank...
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EU cyber security Agency (EN) | www.europa-nu.nl
| 21-01-2014 | Different tokens, devices, mobile phones, e-signatures, etc. are used to authenticate our e-identities. Yet, some financial institutions are still not considering the risk of inadequate authentication mechanisms according to a new study by the EU Agency ENISA.The report analyses curre...
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'Geen grote infectie Nederlandse computers' (NL) | www.nu.nl
| 21-01-2014 | Er is vooralsnog geen aanleiding om uit te gaan van een grootschalige infectie van Nederlandse computers, zegt een woordvoerder van het ministerie van Veiligheid en Justiti naar aanleiding van de grote diefstal van inloggegevens in Duitsland. In Duitsland zijn ongeveer 16 ...
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Ruim helft Nederlanders bang voor cyberaanval (NL) | www.nu.nl
| 22-01-2014 | Ruim de helft van de Nederlanders is bang voor cyberaanvallen. Alleen voor de economische crisis vrezen meer Nederlanders. Dat blijkt de Risico- en Crisisbarometer van het Nationaal Crisiscentrum uitgevoerd door onderzoeksbureau Ipsos.Twee keer per jaar worden ongeveer achthonderd Ned...
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Police launching new cybercrime centre | cphpost.dk
| 21-01-2014 | The national police, Rigspolitiet, and the public prosecutor’s office are establishing a cybercrime centre to fight, analyse and prevent IT crime, Jyllands-Posten newspaper reports.The decision arrives after new statistics show an explosion in cybercrime, with a 77 percent increase ...
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The one thing Canadians could do to fight cyber criminals (EN) | ca.finance.yahoo.com
| 20-01-2014 | When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon last year I was in Vancouver, in a room filled with technology executives from some of Canada’s largest companies. As always, computer security had been among the items on the agenda, but the tragedy in the U.S. pushed it immediately to...
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Survey shows that cyber crime and terror risk are under-rated threats (EN) | continuitycentral.com
| 21-01-2014 | Aon Global Risk Consulting has conducted research to understand more about organizations’ attitudes to the top threats they face in today’s ‘hyper connected’ world. With a focus on analytics, Aon wanted to further explore some of the results of its biennial Global Risk Managem...
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Easy Target? The shadow hanging over online retail (EN) | www.marketingmag.com.au
| 20-01-2014 | The recent hack and subsequent data loss by US retailer Target involved the personal information of at least 70 million customers, including names, phone numbers, email and mailing addresses.It follows the loss of an estimated 2.9 million customers’ details in the Adobe attack late ...
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Poe: Child porn underscores importance of cybercrime law (EN) | technology.inquirer.net
| 20-01-2014 | MANILA, Philippinesâ€"The operation of a cyberpornography ring in the country has underlined the urgency of enforcing the cybercrime law, Sen. Grace Poe said on Sunday.For the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 to be declared constitutional and enforced once and for all, its controvers...
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FIC 2014: French defence minister calls for unified front against cyber crime (EN) | www.itproportal.com
| 22-01-2014 | Jean-Yves Le Drian, the French Minister for Defence, has called for an international response to cybercrime, and announced the beginning of a €1 billion programme over a number of years to prepare France against the emerging threat of cyber war.Le Drian spoke of the need to collabor...
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Fridges so advanced they’ll refill automatically, but critical infrastructure at risk (EN) | knlive.ctvnews.ca
| 21-01-2014 | I got a glimpse into the future today. I have a fridge and for the longest time I’ve thought it’s a good fridge because it’s very good at performing its primary function, which is to keep food cold. As long as the power is on, my food is cold. Mission accomplished, fridge. But t...
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Bedrijven Uit Vs Gewaarschuwd Voor Schenden Eu-Privacyregels (NL) | www.nutech.nl
| 22-01-2014 | De Amerikaanse toezichthouder FTC heeft twaalf Amerikaanse bedrijven op de vingers getikt voor mogelijke overtredingen rondom hetU.S.-EU Safe Harbor-verdrag, dat werd opgesteld om de privacy van Europese burgers te beschermen. Dat meldt de FTC in een persbericht.Het verdrag reguleert ...
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House Subcommittee Passes Legislation to Protect Critical Infrastructure (EN) | www.tripwire.com
| 21-01-2014 | The House of Representatives Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies has passed a bill to bolster provisions to protect the nation’s critical infrastructure, moving it one step closure to full consideration.The National Cybersecurity and Cr...
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Microsoft: Unplugging Windows XP PCs From Internet Won't Keep Them Safe (EN) | www.crn.com
| 21-01-2014 | Microsoft (NSDQ:MSFT) really, really wants people to stop using Windows XP, the 13-year-old operating system for which all security patches and support will be cut off on April 8. But as the deadline approaches, Microsoft is getting carried away in its campaign to get Windows XP users...
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EFF claims Vietnam targeted its staff with spear phishing attack (EN) | www.theregister.co.uk
| 21-01-2014 | Advocacy group the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has warned of an uptick in targeted malware attacks by “state-aligned actors” in Vietnam against foreign activists and journalists.In a blog post this week the group complained of a new campaign targeting its own staff â€" th...
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Time to take credit card fraud seriously (EN) | gulfnews.com
| 20-01-2014 | An international body is needed to confront the culprits who always seem to be one step ahead.Credit card fraud is reaching epidemic proportions.Just look at the evidence. In South Korea last week, the data from 20 million credit card users was leaked by an employee ...
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2 nabbed at Texas border in credit card fraud case (EN) | www.mysanantonio.com
| 21-01-2014 | McALLEN, Texas (AP) â€" A South Texas police chief said Monday that two Mexican citizens who were arrested at the border used account information stolen during the Target security breach to buy tens of thousands of dollars' worth of merchandise. But a federal official said later there...
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Grote diefstal inloggegevens Duitsland (NL) | www.telegraaf.nl
| 21-01-2014 | In Duitsland is dinsdag alarm geslagen over een grote diefstal van inloggegevens van e-mailaccounts, webshops en andere internetdiensten. Ongeveer 16 miljoen combinaties van e-mailadressen met wachtwoorden zijn in handen gevallen van criminelen, aldus de dienst voor internetveiligheid...
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Klik niet op 'Meisje in roze bikini' (NL) | www.spitsnieuws.nl
| 21-01-2014 | Bikiniminnende Facebookgebruikers moeten opletten voor een nieuwe vorm van spam. Een zogenaamde video van een vrouw gekleed in sexy roze bikini gaat momenteel viraal, maar blijkt niets meer dan een truc te zijn om spam te verspreiden."Kijk eens wat dit meisje draagt op het strand voor...
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Datadiefstal 80 miljoen creditcards in Zuid-Korea (NL) | www.nieuws.nl
| 20-01-2014 | Criminelen in Zuid-Korea hebben mogelijk de informatie van tachtig miljoen creditcards bemachtigd. Ze omzeilden de veiligheidsmaatregelen van drie creditcardbedrijven in het land, die hun beveiliging volgens de financiële toezichthouder slecht op orde hadden. Zo zouden de bedrijven h...
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Police launching new cybercrime centre | cphpost.dk (NL) | cphpost.dk
| 21-01-2014 | The national police, Rigspolitiet, and the public prosecutor’s office are establishing a cybercrime centre to fight, analyse and prevent IT crime, Jyllands-Posten newspaper reports.The decision arrives after new statistics show an explosion in cybercrime, with a 77 percent increase ...
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Bange Duitsers blijven botnetcontrolesite DDoS'en (NL) | webwereld.nl
| 22-01-2014 | Overheid heeft site wekenlang voorbereid, maar capaciteit schiet zwaar tekort.Nog steeds proberen talloze Duitsers (en wellicht niet-Duitsers) te controleren of ze zijn geïnfecteerd met botnet-malware. Deze testsite, opgezet door de Duitse cybersecurityorganisatie BSI, gi...
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Chrome-gebruikers, plak uw microfoon af (NL) | webwereld.nl
| 22-01-2014 | Sluwe sites kunnen ongemerkt blijven afluisteren.Na het semi-officiële overheidsadvies om de webcam af te plakken tegen hackers, kan dit worden uitgebreid voor gebruikers van Chrome. De browser laat namelijk de microfoon van de pc openstaan ná het sluiten van het tabblad...
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Spyware, malware risks high in 2014 (EN) | english.vietnamnet.vn
| 20-01-2014 | VietNamNet Bridge â€" Experts from Bkav, a leading Vietnamese Internet security company, have said that spyware, malware and DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks will continue to pose major risks in 2014. n 2013, hackers took advantage of security loopholes in Micr...
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Timing Network DDoS Attacks Growing (EN) | www.internetnews.com
| 20-01-2014 | The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) is warning of an increased risk from DDoS attacks that leverage the Network Time Protocol (NTP) to amplify the attack volume.NTP is a widely deployed Internet protocol that is primarily used as a time-keeping technique for ...
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Hackers to use mobiles to mount DDoS attacks (EN) | articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com
| 20-01-2014 | WASHINGTON: Mobile devices are reportedly being used for mounting attacks on businesses by Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attackers. Prolexic Technologies' president Stuart Scholly said that in 2014, applications commonly used in DDoS attacks like Low Orbit Ion Canon (LOIC) will...
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E-toll site weathers denial of service attack (EN) | www.itweb.co.za
| 20-01-2014 | Sanral's e-toll Web site suffered a denial of service (DoS) attack on Friday, according to the agency."Some users complained of slow site performance, and our service provider traced the problem to a denial of service attack of international origin," said Sanral spokesman Vusi Mona.No...
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Independent commission to investigate future of internet after NSA revelations (EN) | www.theguardian.com
| 22-01-2014 | A major independent commission headed by the Swedish foreign minister, Carl Bildt, was launched on Wednesday to investigate the future of the internet in the wake of the Edward Snowden revelations.The two-year inquiry, announced at the World Economic Forum at Davos, will be wide-rangi...
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WhatsApp Spam Campaing Leads to Banking Trojan (EN) | threatpost.com
| 21-01-2014 | Spam emails promoting a non-existent PC version of the popular WhatsApp messaging service could be leading unsuspecting users to a malicious banking Trojan.The emails, written in Portuguese, trick the recipient into thinking they already have 11 pending friend invitations, according t...
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Two coders closely tied to Target-related malware (EN) | www.computerworld.com
| 20-01-2014 | Underground forum postings indicate both may have used the same online nickname, according to IntelCrawler.A Los Angeles security company has named a second individual living in Eastern Europe whom they suspect coded malicious software that was modified and used against Ta...
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Apple's Phil Schiller plugs security report showing 99% of mobile malware targets Android (EN) | appleinsider.com
| 21-01-2014 | Apple's marketing chief took to Twitter on Tuesday to promote the 2014 edition of Cisco's Annual Security Report, presumably in a bid to draw attention to the report's finding that 99 percent of mobile device-targeted malware is directed at Android. Schiller offered ...
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Card data accessed in malware attack on EastonBell vendor servers (EN) | www.scmagazine.com
| 21-01-2014 | Malware discovered on vendor servers may have led to the compromise of personal information, including payment cards, for anyone who shopped on the Easton-Bell Sports website in December 2013.How many victims? Undisclosed. What type of personal information? Names, addresses, telephone...
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Target POS malware author reveals himself (EN) | www.net-security.org
| 21-01-2014 | In an unexpected turn of events, the suspected Russian author of the BlackPOS (or Kaptoxa) has confirmed that he was, indeed, the one who developed it. As a reminder: researchers from intelligence aggregator InterCrawler have analysed months of posts on underground forums and were pre...
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Google Pulls Two Chrome Extensions For Pushing Malware (EN) | www.newsy.com
| 20-01-2014 | If you use Google's popular web browserChrome, you may want to think twice before downloading your next extension. The company recently pulled two products from its extension store after they started pushing malware on theirusers....
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Fake email Transaktions Volksbank eG contains URL that will download trojan in ZIP archive (EN) | blog.mxlab.eu
| 20-01-2014 | MX Lab, http://www.mxlab.eu, started to intercept a new trojan distribution campaign by email with the subject “Transaktions Volksbank eG, 20.01.2014,” followed by a randomly generated number in the format “Nr512145855-83491″.This email is send from the spoofed address “Volk...
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Firms buy popular Chrome extensions to inject malware, ads (EN) | www.zdnet.com
| 20-01-2014 | Summary: Are adware companies offering lucrative deals to acquire popular Chrome extensions -- and the trust of an extension's users? Browser extensions can improve the functionality and intuitiveness of your surfing, but can also be used to serve ads and inject malware in...
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U.S. based Cloud Hosting providers contribute 44% of Malware distribution (EN) | thehackernews.com
| 20-01-2014 | U.S. has the top Security Agencies like NSA, FBI to tackle cyber crime and terrorism with their high profile surveillance technologies, but even after that U.S is proudly hosting 44% of the entire cloud based malware distribution. With the enhancement in Internet technology, Cloud com...
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Report: Amazon Is a Malware Channel (EN) | channelnomics.com
| 20-01-2014 | Amazon Web Services, the cloud computing arm of online retail giant Amazon.com Inc., stands atop the hosting and cloud services mountain, attracting scores of businesses to use its infrastructure and services to as a platform for Web sites, applications and computing resources. Among ...
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Teen identified as malware author after Target, Neiman Marcus hacked (EN) | fox6now.com
| 20-01-2014 | (CNN) â€" A security firm has identified a teenager in Russia as the author of the malware used in the cyber attacks against Target and Neiman Marcus, and warned retailers to be prepared for more potential breaches.Investigators have been probing the recent holiday season cyber attack...
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Vietnamese Malware Gets Very Personal (EN) | www.eff.org
| 19-01-2014 | As encryption has become more prevalent in online communications as a countermeasure against surveillance, attackers have sought to circumvent these measures by covertly installing malware on targeted computers that can log keystrokes, remotely spy on users with their own webcams, rec...
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VS waarschuwt winkels voor malware die kassa's besmet (NL) | www.security.nl
| 18-01-2014 | De Amerikaanse overheid heeft winkels via een nieuw rapport gewaarschuwd voor malware waarmee criminelen kassasystemen infecteren en vervolgens toegang tot de betaalkaartgegevens van klanten krijgen, zoals onlangs bij winkelketen Target het geval was. Daar werden de gegevens van 40 mi...
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Android ondervindt 99% van mobiele malware-aanvallen (EN) | nieuws.nl.softonic.com
| 21-01-2014 | Volgens Cisco's jaarlijkse veiligheidsrapport vond 99% van de malware-aanvallen in 2013 plaats op een Android-apparaat. Eerder werd bekend dat de meeste Android-malware verschijnt in legitieme apps via onofficiële webwinkels.99% lijkt een enorm aantal, maar deze uitkomst is niet verr...
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$2M Card-Skimming Scheme Stretched From Georgia To New York To California (EN) | sacramento.cbslocal.com
| 21-01-2014 | NEW YORK (AP) â€" Prosecutors say a theft ring planted devices on gas pumps to copy credit and bank card numbers and used the data to steal more than $2 million in a scheme that hopscotched from the Southeast to New York City to California.Four suspects pleaded not guilty to money lau...
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Bluetooth Hackers Allegedly Skimmed Millions Via Gas Stations (EN) | www.wired.com
| 21-01-2014 | Thirteen suspects have been indicted in New York on a gas station skimming scheme that netted them more than $2 million, according to court documents.The skimming devices, placed on card readers at gas station pumps throughout the southern U.S., recorded credit and debit card data, as...
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Two suspects in Target credit card fraud arrested (EN) | www.wrcbtv.com
| 21-01-2014 | (NBC) - A South Texas police chief said Monday that two Mexican citizens who were arrested at the border used account information stolen during the Target security breach to buy tens of thousands of dollars' worth of merchandise. But a federal official said later there currently was n...
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Student arrested for posting obscene content (EN) | timesofindia.indiatimes.com
| 22-01-2014 | AURANGABAD: The cybercrime branch of the police on Monday night arrested a 27-year-old computer science post-graduate student for allegedly creating a youth's fake profile on a social networking site by using a cellphone and uploading obscene pictures of his sister. The arrested accus...
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Internet of Things Likely to Increase Cyber-crime Levels (EN) | www.eweek.com
| 21-01-2014 | The adoption of Web-connected devices by consumers and businesses will make them more attractive to cyber-criminals bent on mischief, Proofpoint said. As the number of Internet-connected devicessuch astelevisions, refrigerators and other conventional household "smart" appliances is ex...
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Emergency Agencies Prepare for Cyberbreaches to 911 Systems (EN) | www.govtech.com
| 21-01-2014 | Emergency planners routinely think about the outside world: What if that building fell to a natural disaster or man-made attack, or that neighborhood flooded? What if hackers disabled that water plant or took out the power grid?Now turn that same question inward. What if they struck a...
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Does Your Firm Have a Data Breach Response Plan? (EN) | www.cpapracticeadvisor.com
| 21-01-2014 | Accounting firms are repositories of personal information and have become targets for criminal hackers. They are like an auto accident waiting to happen.When you have a serious automobile accident, you have to report the accident to the local authorities. The police could make a deter...
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Microsoft in more hacking misery (EN) | www.bbc.co.uk
| 21-01-2014 | A Microsoft blog has been hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army shortly after two of its Twitter accounts and another blog were attacked by the same group. The Office blog had just been redesigned before it was targeted by the hackers who posted a screenshot of their work on their Twit...
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S.Korea vows to prevent recurrence of worst-ever client data leakage (EN) | www.globaltimes.cn
| 21-01-2014 | South Korea vowed Monday to prevent recurrence of the country's worst-ever client data leakage from credit card issuers as personal information of almost all adults in the country was estimated to be leaked from financial companies.Lawmakers from the ruling Saenuri Party h...
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IT company owner faces court over spam texts (EN) | www.contractoruk.com
| 20-01-2014 | The boss of an IT company that allegedly bombarded mobile phone users with half a million spam text messages a day has reportedly been charged under data protection laws.Jayessh Shah, of tech firm Vintels, will appear in court this week, on charges under the Data Protection Act relati...
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Big Data Breach in South Korea Impacts over 20 Million (EN) | www.dallasblog.com
| 19-01-2014 | Criminal hackers have stolen the personal identifications of over 20 million South Korean banking and credit card customers.According to Channel NewsAsia, "The personal data of at least 20 million bank and credit card users in South Korea has been leaked, state regulators said Sunday,...
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Target data breach: Malware written by Russian teenager Sergey Taraspov (EN) | www.examiner.com
| 19-01-2014 | The Target stores’ data breach occurred due to Sergey Taraspov, a well-known programmer in the underground world who writes malicious code, according to the Wall Street Journal on Friday. Taraspov, a 16-year-old from Russia, has been discovered by IntelCrawler which is a cyber intel...
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The Belgian media warn computer users for Cryptolocker (EN) | blog.mxlab.eu
| 19-02-2014 | Belgium media like VTM and newspapers Het Nieuwsblad, De Standaard and others warn computer users for Cryptolocker. According to the news sites, the malware Cryptolocker has been detected in Belgium for the first time.Cryptolocker will, when it infects your computer, work like ransomw...
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Bitcoin's Popularity Attracts Malware Writers (EN) | www.technewsworld.com
| 22-01-2014 | The Bitcoin dodge was similar to scams that involve someone claiming to have a million dollars to invest and offering the target a portion of the money to do it, said LogRhythm's Greg Foss. "This is the New Age version of that, where it's attacking users of Bitcoin. We can tell it was...
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Target POS malware author reveals himself (EN) | www.net-security.org
| 21-01-2014 | In an unexpected turn of events, the suspected Russian author of the BlackPOS (or Kaptoxa) has confirmed that he was, indeed, the one who developed it. As a reminder: researchers from intelligence aggregator InterCrawler have analysed months of posts on underground forums and were pre...
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Criminelen stelen 2 miljoen dollar via Bluetooth-skimmer (NL) | www.security.nl
| 22-01-2014 | In de Verenigde Staten zijn 13 mensen aangeklaagd wegens witwassen en het stelen van betaalkaartgegevens, waarmee vervolgens meer dan 2 miljoen dollar werd opgenomen. Vier van de dertien verdachten plaatsten bij allerlei tankstations in het zuiden van de VS een Bluetooth-skimmer.Deze ...
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Target Data Breach Leads to Arrests (EN) | guardianlv.com
| 20-01-2014 | As the Target data breach continues to be under investigation, information has now led to the arrests of two Mexican citizens. In South Texas, police arrested Mary Carmen Garcia and Daniel Guardiola Dominguez, both of Monterrey, Mexico, in connection with the fraudulent use of 96 cred...
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Target and Restoring Trust After a Data Breach (EN) | www.tripwire.com
| 20-01-2014 | I was recently watching to an interview with the Target CEO about their data breach, in which he mentioned they are “accountable and responsible,” and seeking to learn from and apply the learnings from their investigation. He also mentioned that there was malware on their POS syst...
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'Fake bikini-clad woman' spam link with enticing description goes viral on Facebook (EN) | www.dnaindia.com
| 21-01-2014 | A fake video enticing people to click on the picture of a bikini-clad woman on a beach has reportedly gone viral on social networking giant Facebook. Thanks to the spam link, people kept on clicking on it and the post automatically got reposted through their Facebook profile page. The...
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Whatsapp for PC is now available, claims Trojan spam message (EN) | www.theinquirer.net
| 21-01-2014 | WHATSAPP FOR PC IS NOW AVAILABLE, claims a Brazilian spam message targeting users with a disguised Trojan via a download link. Uncovered by security firm Kaspersky, the Trojan downloading menace is masked as an advert with an embedded link and attempts to trick PC users to download th...
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December Data Breach Roundup: Theft Prevention, and More (EN) | www.esecurityplanet.com
| 21-01-2014 | Employee education can help prevent data breaches caused by the loss or theft of unencrypted devices, and employee monitoring is a key strategy for fighting insider theft. Each month, eSecurity Planet looks back at the data breaches we’ve covered over the past 30 days or...
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Target has $100M insurance coverage for data breach; $65M for execs (EN) | www.bizjournals.com
| 21-01-2014 | Target Corp. has $165 million of insurance that it could tap to pay claims related to the massive data breach that affected as many as 110 million shoppers over the holiday season.Business Insurance magazine reports that the Minneapolis-based retailer has "at least $100 million of cyb...
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EU commissioner calls for larger data breach fines (EN) | nakedsecurity.sophos.com
| 22-01-2014 | The European Union commissioner for justice, Viviane Reding, has called for bigger fines for companies who breach data privacy laws within the union.Her comment came after data protection authorities in Spain and France ruled that Google's new consolidated privacy policy violated the ...
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No Easy Solution To Stop Amplification Attacks (EN) | www.darkreading.com
| 22-01-2014 | A series of attacks against online-gaming services has raised awareness of the ability of certain Internet protocols to be used as a vector for denial-of-service attacks.In late December and continuing into January, a group of Internet vandals with an apparent vendetta against a singl...
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Millions of Germans caught up in email-hacking botnet (EN) | gigaom.com
| 22-01-2014 | The German information security ministry has warned the country’s citizens that many of them have been caught up in a massive botnet. Around 16 million people’s information â€" email addresses and passwords, mostly â€" was found to have been pilfered by the botnet, which presumabl...
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