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CIC News for 28-01-2014 contains 25 articles

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India Takes Down Its First Cyber Criminal (EN) | mashable.com
| 27-01-2014 | One tip from the FBI is all it took for India to catch its first cyber criminal.Until he was taken down in a raid by India's Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday, Amit Tiwari was the head of an illegal enterprise that he had grown into a $600 million business since its ince...
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Coke Discloses Data Breach Woes (EN) | wallstcheatsheet.com
| 27-01-2014 | Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO)is the current leader of the soda world, but now it is navigating a personal data breach that has left many of its employees disgruntled, and one of its executives in a different job. According tothe Wall Street Journal, Coke has always been fervent about keeping it...
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DDoS Malware - A Verisign® iDefense® Research Paper (EN) | www.csoonline.com
| 27-01-2014 | Distributed denial of service (DDoS) malware and tools threaten an organization's Internet-facing systems. This technical brief covers DDoS-enabled malware and several DDoS-specific tools, their capabilities and the network indicators they generate while performing the attack methods....
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Researchers describe tool that manipulates RAM, misleads cybercrime investigators (EN) | www.techrepublic.com
| 27-01-2014 | At Shmoocon 2014, Jacob Williams and Alissa Torres described a concept tool that would allow cybercriminals to cover their tracks by altering the contents of a computer's memory. While visiting the National Computer Forensics Institute in Birmingham, Alabama, I learned the...
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Five Bulgarians arrested for international payment card fraud (EN) | sofiaglobe.com
| 28-01-2014 | Polish National Police, working with the State Agency for National Security in Bulgaria and supported by Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), have smashed an international group of payment card fraudsters. Five Bulgarian citizens responsible for misusing financial data from s...
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Companies set to lose $3-trillion to cybercrime (EN) | www.bdlive.co.za
| 28-01-2014 | COMPANIES across the world including in South Africa risk losing close to $3-trillion if they fail to curb cyber threats targeting their enterprises, and these will cost the world economy with increased intensity. This is according a new report released on Monday by the World Economic...
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Now, ‘Pakistani’ hackers target Poonam Pandey (EN) | www.dnaindia.com
| 28-01-2014 | Model and actress Poonam Pandey has alleged that her website was hacked from Pakistan on Republic Day. Pandey, who has filed a complaint with the Cyber Crime Cell of BKC police, claimed the hackers have posted slogans on her website supporting the Kashmir issue.An upset Pandey t...
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33.000 euro voor Linux-stick die Mac-malware verwijdert (NL) | www.security.nl
| 28-01-2014 | De makers van FixMeStick, een USB-stick die op Linux draait en malware van Windowscomputers kan verwijderen, willen nu 33.000 euro inzamelen om een Mac-versie te maken. Gebruikers kunnen de computer vanaf de stick opstarten, waarna het systeem automatisch op malware wordt gecontroleer...
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Microsoft pleit voor effectievere aanpak malware (NL) | www.security.nl
| 28-01-2014 | De manier waarop de beveiligingsindustrie nu malware bestrijdt moet effectiever, omdat zelfs bij succesvolle operaties tegen botnets de malware uiteindelijk niet wordt uitgeroeid, aldus Microsoft. Malwarefamilies blijven daardoor bestaan en vormen zo een continue dreiging voor Windows...
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DDoS-aanval op Amerikaans rechtsysteem blijkt bug (NL) | webwereld.nl
| 27-01-2014 | Onder meer documentendienst PACER en uscourts.gov gingen vrijdag onderuit en vermoed werd dat de sites slachtoffer waren van snode DDoS'ers. Een cyberaanval op Amerikaanse rechtsinstanties, waardoor onder meer rechtsdocumentendienst PACER onderuit ging, blijkt bij nader inzien g...
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Blame infected Windows PCs, not smart fridge, for spam-spewing botnet attack (EN) | blogs.computerworld.com
| 27-01-2014 | Proofpoint claimed to have “uncovered what may be the first proven Internet of Things (IoT)-based cyberattack involving conventional household ‘smart’ appliances. The global attack campaign involved more than 750,000 malicious email communications coming from more than 100,000 e...
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Banking apps on Android at risk of cyber attacks? (EN) | www.androidpit.com
| 28-01-2014 | According to the chief executive and co-founder of Russian anti-virus Kaspersky Labs, Eugene Kaspersky, mobile banking applications on Android phones are the ones that are most vulnerable to cyber crime.Kaspersky said that 99% of mobile phone attacks occur on Android since Apple has s...
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Govt urged to finance cybercrime combat (EN) | www.ghanaweb.com
| 28-01-2014 | The government needs to commit more funds to the fight against cybercrime in Ghana, the Vice-Chancellor of the Valley View University (VVU), Professor Daniel Bour, has said. According to him, the fight against cybercrime is becoming increasingly sophisticated, hence the need for more ...
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Time to Strengthen Our Collective Cyber Defenses (EN) | www.americanbanker.com
| 27-01-2014 | Right now,cyber-attackers in far-flung countries andhere at home areschemingto steal money anddata. They desire towreak havoc on ournation'sbanks, power plants, hospitals and retail stores. Recent databreaches at retailers are a grave reminder that a cyber attack on one company can ha...
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Money mule who helped Nigerian men move $5m jailed 6 years (EN) | www.straitstimes.com
| 28-01-2014 | A Singaporean businesswoman, who helped two Nigerian men launder an unprecedented amount of $5 million, was sentenced on Tuesday to six years in jail. It is the longest jail term ever imposed for a money mule.In 2012, Nordiah Bakar, 48, who was operating a trading business then, got t...
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Israeli defense computer hacked via spear phishing attack (EN) | securityaffairs.co
| 27-01-2014 | Aviv Raff, CTO at Seculert, confirmed that the attackers have penetrated into the network of Israeli Defense accessing to 15 computers.Israeli Defense is another illustriousvictim of spear phishingattack, just on Friday Microsoft suffered a similar attack and attackers breached the em...
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Wie voert eigenlijk de cyberoorlog? | ZDNet.be (BE) | www.zdnet.be
| 28-01-2014 | Samenvatting:Cybercriminaliteit is een digitaal schaakspel geworden. Elkaars zwaktes en sterktes worden afgetast in de strijd tegen computerinfecties.Botnets, Stuxnet en Cryptolocker: allemaal voorbeelden van malware die je een beetje inzicht geven in hoe complex de strijd...
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Microsoft retains weapon to silently scrub XP (EN) | www.computerworld.com
| 26-01-2014 | Microsoft will be able to silently reach into Windows XP PCs for more than a year after it stops patching the aged OS to clean malware-infected machines, sources close to the company confirmed Friday. The Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) will continue to be updated and deployed ...
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Rihanna Dead? ‘RIP’ Facebook Hoax Claiming Rape, Death Isn’t Real; Singer's in Brazil (EN) | www.theepochtimes.com
| 25-01-2014 | Rihanna hasn’t died, but there’s a viral Facebook post that’s been shared for a few weeks titled “RIP â€" Singer Rihanna Found Dead After Being Raped! 2014,” which may contain malware.Rihanna on Saturday posted a photo to her Instagram with a fake tiger. She’s been in Braz...
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3 Charlotte men face child porn charges (EN) | www.charlotteobserver.com
| 27-01-2014 | Three Charlotte men â€" including a registered sex offender â€" have been arrested on child pornography charges in connection with an online undercover investigation that started earlier this month. Paul Baalerud, 54; Paul Knapen 43; and Jared Smith, 31, were arrested between Jan. 10 ...
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Mobile Threat Monday: Mystery Malware Appears in Google Play (EN) | securitywatch.pcmag.com
| 27-01-2014 | Whenever I write an article for SecurityWatch about Android threats, I usually conclude with something along the lines of "…and onlydownload applications from Google Play!" But as F-Secure demonstrated this week, that's not always true.Hiding in Plain Sight A malicious app, called G...
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Israeli Defense Systems Hacked with Xtreme RAT Trojan (EN) | www.tripwire.com
| 27-01-2014 | Israeli cyber security firm Seculert reports that hackers gained unauthorized access to more than a dozen computers belonging to the Israeli Defense Ministry earlier this month.The attackers used a spear-phishing email designed to look like it was sent by the country’s Shin Bet secr...
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Fully functional trojanized FileZilla client steals FTP logins (EN) | www.net-security.org
| 28-01-2014 | Trojanized versions of the hugely popular FileZilla FTP client are being offered to unsuspecting users via hacked websites with fake content. "Malware installer GUI is almost identical to the official version. The only slight difference is version of NullSoft installer where malware u...
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US and UK agencies 'exploit leaky apps for intelligence' (EN) | www.itv.com
| 28-01-2014 | US and British intelligence agencies have plotted ways to gather data from Angry Birds and other smartphone apps that "leak" users' personal information onto global networks, the Guardian reported, citing documents obtained from whistleblower Edward Snowden.The US National Secur...
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British spy agency said to target Apple's iPhone with remote surveillance exploit kit (EN) | appleinsider.com
| 28-01-2014 | The U.K.'s Government Communications Headquarters has reportedly developed a set of iPhone exploits that can turn Apple's handsets into live, remotely-accessible microphones and GPS trackers, according to new documents from NSA leaker Edward Snowden.Slides from a top-secre...
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