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CIC News for 29-01-2014 contains 31 articles

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Man charged in $9G stolen check, credit card fraud (EN) | www.dailyitem.com
| 28-01-2014 | â€" SELINSGROVE â€" Felony theft and forgery charges were filed against a 22-year-old Selinsgrove man accused of cashing checks stolen from a relative and using a credit card taken from another couple. Zachary W. Schreffler was arraigned Monday following his arrest in conn...
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Customers of Bank of Ireland, Claremorris, hit by ‘skimming’ fraud (EN) | www.con-telegraph.ie
| 28-01-2014 | AS a result of a confirmed ‘skimming’ incident at its branch in Claremorris over the weekend, Bank of Ireland has begun issuing replacement ATM cards to any customers whose account details may have been compromised.Stressing that the numbers affected by the fraud are very small, a...
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CERT.be: aantal cyberincidenten is verdubbeld in 2013 (EN) | tweakers.net
| 28-01-2014 | In 2013 ontving CERT.be, het Belgische federale cyber emergency team, 6678 meldingen van bedrijven, overheden en organisaties over cyberincidenten, bijvoorbeeld een malwarezaak of een ddos-aanval. Dat is een verdubbeling ten opzichte van het jaar daarvoor.CERT.be zegtgemiddeld 339 cyb...
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Steeds meer DDoS-aanvallen op Europese bedrijven (NL) | webwereld.nl
| 28-01-2014 | Europa is het nieuwe mikpunt van wereldwijde DDoS-aanvallen, vooral grote bedrijven zijn het slachtoffer, gevolgd door webshops. De aanvallen worden uitgevoerd door zombie pc's, die zijn geronseld via poort 445.Via poort 445 kunnen aanvallers van afstand inloggen op de pc ...
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An interesting finding in the Coke data breach and why you need to prevent it from happening to you (EN) | blogs.csoonline.com
| 28-01-2014 | Announced over the weekend, the Coke data breach was entirely preventable. Exploring why is a way to improve how we protect our own organizations from the same fate.This weekend, Coke announced it detected a potential breach affecting 74,000 people, due to stolen laptops [...
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House Committee Seeks Answers on Recent VA Health Data Breach (EN) | www.ihealthbeat.org
| 28-01-2014 | On Friday, House Veterans' Affairs Committee Chair Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) sent a letter to Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki with questions about the agency's latest health data breach, Federal News Radio reports (Miller, Federal News Radio, 1/27). Background on VA ...
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WhatsApp message gives false hope to missing girl's parents (EN) | www.ndtv.com
| 29-01-2014 | Mumbai: A message circulated on the Android application WhatsApp sent a distraught Bandra-based couple into a tizzy, when it told them that the Nashik police had found their six-and-a-half-year-old daughter, who had gone missing over three years ago. In no time, the couple rushed to t...
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Law to curb cyber crime to be introduced soon: NA told (EN) | pakobserver.net
| 28-01-2014 | Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - Islamabadâ€"Parliamentary Secretary for Interior and Narcotics Control and Convener of the Parliamentary Task Force on MDGs, Marriyum Aurangzeb Monday told the National assembly that a draft of Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill (PECB) had been prepared b...
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Self-driving cars irresistible to hackers, warns security executive (EN) | www.theguardian.com
| 28-01-2014 | Researchers have already hacked a normal car, so how what are the risks once self-driving cars reach our roads? Self-driving cars will prove an irresistible target for hackers if they ever hit the roads, a top security executive has warned.Speaking exclusively ...
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Jonathan seeks death penalty for cyber crime (EN) | www.punchng.com
| 28-01-2014 | President Goodluck Jonathan has proposed a death sentence on persons who hack into the Critical National Information Infrastructure or computer networks resulting in the loss of lives.The proposal is contained in the Cyber Crime Bill 2013, which is before the House of Representatives....
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Police smash financial cyber crime gang targeting UK citizens (EN) | www.scmagazineuk.com
| 28-01-2014 | Pan-European cyber crime fighting agency EC3 has been hailed after Polish police arrested five Bulgarians accused of electronic payment card fraud targeting mainly UK citizens. European policy body Europol said three of the gang were caught red-handed â€" two carrying out ...
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Java-based malware driving DDoS botnet infects Windows, Mac, Linux devices (EN) | arstechnica.com
| 28-01-2014 | Researchers have uncovered a piece of botnet malware that is capable of infecting computers running Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux that have Oracle's Java software framework installed.The cross-platform HEUR:Backdoor.Java.Agent.a, as reported in a blog post published Tuesday by Kaspersk...
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Malicious Java App is Cross-Platform Botnet (EN) | threatpost.com
| 28-01-2014 | Java-related security issues have remained relatively quiet during the past few months, especially after a rocky start to 2013 seemingly had one Java flaw after another in the news.Things might be starting to ramp up again with the discovery of a cross-platform Java-based botnet. /...
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Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Security Market (DDOS, IDS/IPS, SIEM, Firewall) poise $10.33 Billion by 2018 (EN) | www.international.to
| 28-01-2014 | This report focuses on the protective measures and solutions that need to be taken to protect the power, energy, transportation and utility resources against the threats. The report also emphasizes on such technologies and products that are needed to protect the existing and future ne...
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Critical Infrastructure Protection: More Comprehensive Planning Would Enhance the Cybersecurity of Public Safety Entities' Emerging Technology (EN) | www.gao.gov
| 28-01-2014 | The five identified federal agencies (Departments of Homeland Security, Commerce, Justice, and Transportation and Federal Communications Commission (FCC)) have to varying degrees, coordinated cybersecurity-related activities with state and local governments. These activities included ...
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Managing Threats, Costs of Cybercrime Becoming a ‘Normal’ Market Condition (EN) | www.wired.com
| 28-01-2014 | In the decades following the tragedy of 9/11, air travelers around the globe became accustomed to heightened security levels for access to air travel. High security at airports became ‘normal.’ A similar shift for electronic commerce is inevitable. Complex technologies that can be...
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AG's office taking Instagram investigation to Miss. high schools (EN) | www.clarionledger.com
| 28-01-2014 | The Mississippi Attorney General’s Office is sending investigators in its Cyber Crime Unit into some of the state’s high schools to discuss the growing problem with students making inappropriate Instagram postings of young girls, some of them sexually explicit.“We are investigat...
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DDoS-bot nestelt zich in Windows, Mac en Linux (NL) | webwereld.nl
| 29-01-2014 | Een nieuw stukje malware is volledig in Java geschreven en bevat opstartmethodes voor Windows, Mac OS en Linux. Antivirusbedrijf Kaspersky is op een stukje malware gestuit dat uiteenlopende besturingssystemen besmet als daarop Java is geïnstalleerd. Anders dan alleen de b...
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Five tips from a CIO on dealing with massive DDoS attacks (EN) | www.networkworld.com
| 29-01-2014 | LiveJournal is a social-media blogging site that attracts millions of users each month from across the globe, especially the U.S. and Russia. Owned by Moscow-based SUP Media, its website is hosted in a Montana data center, and according to Tim Turner, the firm's London-based CIO, Live...
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LTE Brings More Malware (EN) | www.lightreading.com
| 29-01-2014 | The fatter the pipes, the higher the usage, and now, it appears, the bigger the potential for malware too.At least that's what a new study from Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU)'s Kindsight Security Labs has concluded. The security division discovered that mobile malware infections rose 20% ...
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Funeral directors warn of scam email containing malware virus (EN) | bangordailynews.com
| 28-01-2014 | BANGOR, Maine â€" Funeral directors around the nation are warning the public about scam emails that began to surface earlier this month and purport to contain information about funeral services.Jessica Koth, spokeswoman for the Wisconsin-based National Funeral Director Association, sa...
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SpyEye Malware Mastermind Pleads Guilty (EN) | www.fbi.gov
| 28-01-2014 | Today, Russian national Aleksandr Andreevich Panin pled guilty in an Atlanta federal courtroom to a conspiracy charge associated with his role as the primary developer and distributor of malwareâ€"called SpyEyeâ€"created specifically to facilitate online theft from financial instituti...
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HALLUXWATER: NSA Exploit of the Day (EN) | www.schneier.com
| 08-01-2014 | Today's implant from the NSA's Tailored Access Operations (TAO) group implant catalog:HALLUXWATER(TS//SI//REL) The HALLUXWATER Persistence Back Door implant is installed on a target Huawei Eudemon firewall as a boot ROM upgrade. When the target reboots, the PBD installer software will...
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Nigerian cybercrime bill allowing wire tapping without court leave (EN) | www.worldbulletin.net
| 29-01-2014 | Nigerian president has sent a bill to parliament allowing security agencies to seize record of such conversations from service providers with or without a court leave. World Bulletin / News Desk Nigerian President Goodluck Johnathanhas sent a bill to parliament empowering security age...
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Israel's Cyber-Security Prowess Is Attracting Foreign Firms (EN) | www.bloomberg.com
| 29-01-2014 | Israel's cyber-security industry has grown from a few dozen companies to more than 200 in just the past three years amid a flood of hacks targeted at the country. As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomes more outsiders to invest in or collaborate with the country's cyber-...
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Nigeria: Lawyers React On Cyber Crime Bill (EN) | allafrica.com
| 29-01-2014 | Frontline human rights lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN) has thrown his weight behind the cybercrime bill proposed by the federal government.Speaking during a telephone interview with Daily Trust yesterday, Ozekhome said there is no right that is absolute, adding that the right to pri...
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Russische auteur SpyEye Trojan bekent bankfraude (NL) | www.security.nl
| 29-01-2014 | De Russische auteur van de beruchte SpyEye Trojan, waarmee wereldwijd meer dan 1,4 miljoen computers werden geïnfecteerd, heeft schuld bekend aan bankfraude. SpyEye verscheen begin 2010 en was speciaal ontwikkeld voor het plegen van fraude met internetbankieren. De malware onderschep...
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Justitie VS klaagt vermoedelijke maker van SpyEye-trojan aan (EN) | tweakers.net
| 28-01-2014 | De Amerikaanse autoriteiten hebben een 24-jarige Rus voorgeleid. Hij wordt beschuldigd de ontwikkelaar te zijn van SpyEye Trojan, een doe-het-zelf-kit voor het maken en beheren van botnets. SpyEye zou tal van keren zijn ingezet bij het stelen van geld.Dat meldt Krebs On Security. De v...
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GoMPlayer bevat malware na update (EN) | tweakers.net
| 28-01-2014 | McAfee waarschuwt voor een besmette variant van GoMPlayer, een mediaspeler voor Windows. De besmette versies installeren ongemerkt een backdoor waardoor aanvallers in tweede instantie malware op het systeem kunnen plaatsen.De malware in GoMPlayer, een populaire mediaspeler, luistert n...
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Critical infrastructure hack data found in public domain (EN) | eandt.theiet.org
| 28-01-2014 | Data available from mainstream online media â€" such as blogs, social networking websites, and specialist online publications â€" could be used by malevolent agents to mount a cyber-attack on UK critical national infrastructure (CNI), the findings of an investigative assessment to be ...
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Russische Hacker Bekent Schuld In Malware-Zaak (NL) | www.nutech.nl
| 29-01-2014 | De RusAleksandr Andreevich Paninwerd door de Verenigde Staten aangeklaagd en heeft meteen schuld bekend, voor het ontwikkelen en verkopen van malware. Dat meldt de FBI.De 24-jarige Rus is de maker van de SpyEye-software, die hij aan meer dan 150 klanten verkocht. De software werd spec...
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