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CIC News for 25-01-2014 contains 27 articles

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FireEye Warns of New Call-Blocking Android Malware (EN) | www.esecurityplanet.com
| 24-01-2014 | FireEye researchers recently came across six variants of new Android malware designed to steal text messages and intercept phone calls (h/t CSO).The malware, which FireEye identifies as Android.HeHe, is disguised as an Android security app. Upon installation, it contacts a command and...
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Website Mesh Networks Distributing Malware (EN) | blog.sucuri.net
| 24-01-2014 | Can you imagine having the keys to a kingdom? How awesome would that be!! This is true in all domains, especialy when it comes to your website. This is almost like the holy grail of website attacks, gain access and do what you want with someone else’s pride and joy. We all know that...
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FBI Warns US Retailers To Expect Future Cyber Attacks (EN) | www.techweekeurope.co.uk
| 24-01-2014 | The FBI has warned US retailers about the possibility of further cyber security threats following a spate of attacks against American businesses.In a confidential three-page report seen by Reuters entitled ‘Recent Cyber Intrusion Events Directed Toward Retail Firms’ and dated 17 J...
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Attackers Celebrate Macintosh's 30th Anniversary With Data Stealing Malware (EN) | securitywatch.pcmag.com
| 24-01-2014 | This week, the researchers at Sophos posted an interesting breakdown of a nasty scam that's targeting both Windows and Mac users. As a Mac user myself, I know that it's easyto forget that anyone can be a target, and Mac malware, though rare, is a very real thing. A sobering reminder o...
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New Windows malware can enter your Android device, affecting Korea for now (EN) | www.talkandroid.com
| 24-01-2014 | Computer security giant Symantec has found a new piece of malware that targets Android devices through a Windows computer that have been infected. The malware goes by “Trojan.Droidpak” and uses ADB as its way of entry. An app will appear like the Google Play Store; however, it is ...
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NSA reform is a step in the right direction (EN) | dailytrojan.com
| 23-01-2014 | For many critics of the National Security Agency, President Barack Obama’s speech last week which unveiled new reforms to the government surveillance program, was likely disappointing. Though not without shortfalls, however, these proposed reforms should be seen as a much needed ste...
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St. Francis Hospital notifies 858 patients of data breach (EN) | www.hartfordbusiness.com
| 24-01-2014 | St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center said it has notified 858 patients of a privacy breach, after paper medical records were stolen from a physician's car in New Haven.The medical records were taken in December from a vehicle belonging to Bindu Vanapalli, an independent contractor ...
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10 ways to avoid a Wikileaks or NSA-style data breach (EN) | www.itproportal.com
| 25-01-2014 | The WikiLeaks furore of 2010, and the more recent debacle of the documents leaked from the American National Security Agency (NSA) has left the world reeling at the power of a well-orchestrated data breach. President Obama recently announced that due to the revealed abuses by the agen...
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Alleged Members of $2.1 Million Identity Theft Ring Charged in New York (EN) | www.esecurityplanet.com
| 24-01-2014 | Thirteen people were recently indicted for using skimming devices at gas stations throughout the southern U.S. to steal and launder approximately $2.1 million via ATMs and banks in New York City.Four lead defendants -- Garegin Spartalyan, 40, Aram Martirosian, 34, Hayk Dzhandzhapanyan...
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What Does the Snapchat Data Breach Mean for the Global Big Data Market in the Retail Sector? (EN) | www.technavio.com
| 24-01-2014 | The Snapchat data breach exposed 4.6 million user names, phone numbers and the hacker published the database online.Snapchat team had no comments to add about their data breach despite numerous warnings from their IT team regarding a likely cyber attack.The company has publicly stated...
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Man Arrested on Identity Theft Charges (EN) | www.wifr.com
| 24-01-2014 | BELVIDERE (WIFR) â€" Over 80 people may have had their debit and credit card information stolen after police arrest an employee at the Culver’s in Belvidere for identity theft. 28-year-old Curtis Peck is out on bond. Police say they had noticed an increase in the number of identity ...
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"Hot Or Not," A Tinder Copycat, Is Using Spam to Climb the App Charts (EN) | valleywag.gawker.com
| 24-01-2014 | The original Hot or Not, which launched in 2000, was the precursor to today's ratings appsâ€"a website that let strangers judge pulchritude by profile pic alone. It's so old, Mark Zuckerberg ripped off the idea to get Facebook rolling. So how did the newly relaunched version get to no...
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Financial data leads the malicious spam hit list (EN) | www.net-security.org
| 24-01-2014 | The proportion of spam in email traffic continues to fall â€" in the last three years the share of unsolicited messages has fallen by 10.7 percentage points. It appears that advertisers increasingly prefer the various types of legitimate online advertising that are now available and w...
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Details of 20,000 Allianz customers compromised in data breach (EN) | www.independent.ie
| 24-01-2014 | A global insurance company based in Dublin has suffered a data breach affecting up to 20,000 people. Allianz Worldwide Care, which is a division of Allianz and describes itself as a global provider of international private medical insurance for big companies’ employees, ...
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DDOS takes down US Court System (EN) | www.zdnet.com
| 25-01-2014 | Friday afternoon, shortly afterGMail and Google+ went down, a distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacktook down Internet systems for the US Courts.Several sites were affected, including both the public web site for the courts and PACER, "... an electronic public access ...
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Gett Accuses Uber of DDoS-Like Attack to Block Customers (EN) | www.sys-con.com
| 24-01-2014 | Competition is fierce in the world of on-demand transportation. The consumer demand for better, more convenient car service has exploded over the last two years, and startups services are racing to capitalize. In fact, the race is now so heated that it seems some companies are willing...
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Who Hacked Target? (EN) | www.ibtimes.com
| 24-01-2014 | What do two young Russian coders, a Ukrainian cybercriminal and two Mexican fake credit card smugglers have in common? No, it’s not the beginning of a insensitive ethnic joke. All five people have been linked to one of the largest cybersecurity breaches in history. One of them may b...
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African banks investigated for cybercrime complicity (EN) | www.cfoworld.com
| 24-01-2014 | Details are emerging about investigations into African banks that allegedly have been complicit in the growing incidence of cybercrime in the region. Banks in the region have been hit by cybercrime, resulting in the theft of millions of dollars of customer money. But several banks are...
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Infographic: de grootste beveiligingsblunders van 2013 (NL) | www.emerce.nl
| 24-01-2014 | Het jaar begon niet best voor Snapchat. Niet minder dan 4,6 miljoen gebruikersnamen en de bijbehorende telefoonnummers werden na een hack gedeeltelijk gepubliceerd. Als gevolg daarvan kregen zij enorme hoeveelheden spam toegestuurd. Een troost: zelfs de allerbesten gaan de mist in. Va...
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Bij identiteitsfraude is bank aansprakelijk (BE) | www.nieuwsblad.be
| 24-01-2014 | BRUSSEL - Als je slachtoffer wordt van identiteitsdiefstal, neem je best contact op met je bank en met Febelfin, de federatie voor de financiële sector in België. Zij werken aan een lijst met namen van slachtoffers van identiteitsfraude, zodat banken geen nieuwe kredieten kunnen gev...
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MSP Opens Cyber Command Center (EN) | www.wlns.com
| 24-01-2014 | EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - Cyber crime has become a growing worry, especially following the latest Niemen Marcus and Target hacks.Many are on high alert, including Michigan State Police Leutenant James Ellis, who is commander of the mobile cyber command center. Ellis spoke on the ne...
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'Hackers Gooien Website Rechtssysteem Vs Plat' (NL) | www.nutech.nl
| 25-01-2014 | Hackers zouden vrijdag (lokale tijd) enige tijd de toegang tot de website van het Amerikaanse rechtssysteem geblokkeerd. Daardoor konden advocaten geen juridische documenten indienen. Volgens een woordvoerder lukte het ook niet om informatie over rechtszaken op te vragen.Ook websites ...
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Sites rechtbanken VS gehackt (NL) | nos.nl
| 25-01-2014 | In de VS zijn verschillende sites van de federale rechtbanken enige tijd moeilijk bereikbaar geweest door een aanval van hackers. Het is niet bekend wie achter de DDoS-aanval zit. Advocaten hadden moeite om toegang te krijgen tot de database van de rechtbanken waarin informatie over z...
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Websites bij ExactHost moeilijk bereikbaar door ddos-aanvallen (EN) | tweakers.net
| 24-01-2014 | Hostingbedrijf ExactHost ligt sinds vrijdagochtend onder vuur van ddos-aanvallen. Hierdoor zijn websites bij het hostingbedrijf moeilijk tot niet bereikbaar. Wanneer websites bij ExactHost weer goed bereikbaar zijn, is niet duidelijk.ExactHost, dat actief is in Nederland, ...
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Salt Lake City cops looking for suspect in credit card ‘skimming’ (EN) | www.sltrib.com
| 23-01-2014 | Salt Lake City police are looking for a man they say used a digital data "skimming" device to access and steal funds from multiple victims’ debit and credit card accounts. Detectives said the device was placed on a postage vending machine at the Kearns Post Office, 5495 S. 4015 West...
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Nationaal Cyber Security Centrum zoekt cyber security specialisten (NL) | www.ncsc.nl
| 24-01-2014 | Wil je meewerken aan de verbetering van de digitale veiligheid van Nederland en de bestrijding van cybercrime? Dit is je kans! Het Nationaal Cyber Security Centrum (NCSC) is op zoek naar cyber security specialisten en analisten....
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Beware of malware posing as WhatsApp for PC (EN) | www.gmanetwork.com
| 25-01-2014 | Users of desktop computers and laptops may want to think twice before downloading and installing a supposed PC version of the popular mobile app WhatsApp. Security vendor Kaspersky Labs said, emails spreading online claim WhatsApp for PC is available and that the recipient already ha...
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