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CIC News for 30-01-2014 contains 22 articles

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GoDaddy Admits Hacker’s Social Engineering Led It To Divulge Info In @N Twitter Account Hack (EN) | techcrunch.com
| 29-01-2014 | An update in the @N account hacking case has just come through from GoDaddy, one of the companies involved in the somewhat convoluted social engineering case. The company admits that one of its employees was ‘socially engineered’ into giving out additional information which allowe...
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How I Lost My $50,000 Twitter Username (EN) | gizmodo.com
| 29-01-2014 | I had a rare Twitter username, @N. Yep, just one letter. I've been offered as much as $50,000 for it. People have tried to steal it. Password reset instructions are a regular sight in my email inbox. As of today, I no longer control @N. I was extorted into giving it up.While eating lu...
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China And the U.S. Contributed 40.6% Of All The World’s Spam In 2013 (EN) | www.dazeinfo.com
| 30-01-2014 | With a 1.37 billion population, more than 1.2 billion mobile subscribers and 300 million internet users, China seems to be a firm believer in total world dominance â€" including the disgraceful achievement of being termed â€" “Top producer of Spam”. In 2013, China had left the U.S...
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Miss. AG investigates cyber harassment of girls (EN) | www.wtva.com
| 29-01-2014 | JACKSON, Miss. (AP) â€" Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says his office is investigating a trend of inappropriate postings about young girls on a social media website.Hood says his office has received numerous complaints about false accounts being created on the photo sharing si...
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Police bust international network of Romanian payment card fraudsters (EN) | sofiaglobe.com
| 30-01-2014 | Romanian and French law enforcement authorities, supported by the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) at Europol, have successfully dismantled a Romanian organised crime group involved in international payment card skimming and associated fraud, EU police agency Europol said on January 2...
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How to Protect Against Cyber Threats: Video (EN) | www.bloomberg.com
| 29-01-2014 | Jan. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Kapersky Lab Founder and CEO Eugene Kaspersky discusses cyber security on Bloomberg Television's "Money Moves." (Source: Bloomberg)...
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NSA BIOS Backdoor a.k.a. God Mode Malware Part 1: DEITYBOUNCE (EN) | resources.infosecinstitute.com
| 29-01-2014 | This article is the first part of a series on NSA BIOS backdoor internals. Before we begin, I’d like to point out why these malwares are classified as “god mode.” First, most of the malware uses an internal (NSA) codename in the realms of “gods,” such as DEITYBOUNCE, GODSURG...
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Coder Behind Notorious Bank-Hacking Tool Pleads Guilty (EN) | www.wired.com
| 28-01-2014 | A Russian hacker who developed the widely used SpyEye banking trojan pleaded guilty today to creating the malicious toolkit, one of the most popular hacking tools of the past two years.Aleksandr Andreevich Panin, known online as “Gribodemon” and “Harderman,” was convicted in A...
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FileZilla warns of large malware campaign (EN) | www.infoworld.com
| 29-01-2014 | Spoofed versions of the popular file transfer program FileZilla that steal data are circulating on third-party websites, the organization behind the software said Tuesday.FileZilla is an open source application, and hackers have taken its source code and modified it in order to try to...
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FBI bests Spyeye banking botnet coder (EN) | www.theinquirer.net
| 29-01-2014 | THE UNITED STATES Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is pleased that Russian national Aleksandr Andreevich Panin pleaded guilty for his role in the Spyeye botnet banking trojan attacks. The FBI announced the guilty plea in a statement on its website, adding that it was glad to have...
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Mdotlabs Warns Of Threat To Marketers From Athena Botnet (EN) | www.adotas.com
| 29-01-2014 | MADISON, Wisc. January 29, 2014 (ADOTAS) â€" MdotLabs, the leading media security platform, warned today of a threat to advertisers and publishers from the recently posted Athena botnet. Although the botnet release has been covered by traditional security firms as a traditional DDos (...
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Critical Infrastructure and Rogue Refrigerators in Cyber Security (EN) | www.thoughtfeast.co.uk
| 29-01-2014 | Several weeks ago, Proofpoint announced that their investigation of a major cyber-attack launched in late December 2013 uncovered the use of more than 100,000 malware-infected consumer devices as the source of malicious email. The devices included “home-networking routers, connected...
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Senators Question Intelligence Officials About Snowden, Domestic Surveillance (EN) | threatpost.com
| 29-01-2014 | In a hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee to discuss the public portions of a new national security threat assessment, top intelligence and law enforcement officials said that attacks against financial networks and the critical infrastructure are major threats to the Unite...
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DDoS: New Attacks Against Banks (EN) | www.bankinfosecurity.com
| 29-01-2014 | A hacktivist group known as the European Cyber Army said Jan. 28 that it had waged targeted distributed-denial-of-service attacks against Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase. The attacks apparently occurred from about 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, says one DDoS-tracking sou...
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Meer dan 500.000 Belgische pc's besmet door botnets (BE) | www.zdnet.be
| 29-01-2014 | Samenvatting:In 2013 ontving CERT.be 521.970 automatische meldingen over besmette computers in België. Deze pc's maakten allemaal deel uit van één of meer botnets.Het Belgische federale cyber emergency team (CERT.be) ontving in het afgelopen jaar 521.970 automatische me...
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2013: druk jaar voor NCSC (NL) | www.ncsc.nl
| 29-01-2014 | In het afgelopen jaar is er veel gebeurd in de wereld van Cyber Security en is er zowel sprake geweest van incidenten als van structurele stappen om de digitale veiligheid in Nederland verder te verhogen. Ter illustratie van de gebeurtenissen in de cyber wereld: Het NCSC heeft vorig j...
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Mumbai: Top railway cop’s mail account hacked, 2 held (EN) | www.dnaindia.com
| 30-01-2014 | The cyber crime cell of Mumbai police have arrested two people, including a Nigerian national, on charges of hacking into the email account of a top railway police officer and sending out distress mails, seeking money.The police said one of the persons known to the officer, T S Bahl, ...
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Malware leaps from fixed, infects over 11 mln mobile devices (EN) | www.telecompaper.com
| 30-01-2014 | Malware used by hackers to gain access to devices continues to rise with consumer ultra-broadband usage, Alcatel-Lucent's Kindsight Security Labs Malware report for the fourth quarter revealed.Security threats to mobile devices infected more than 11.6 million devices at one time, a mo...
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Neiman Marcus hack involved two pieces of malware (EN) | www.scmagazine.com
| 29-01-2014 | More than one piece of malware is to blame for the recent cyber attack that affected 1.1 million Neiman Marcus customers. Following an investigation, experts revealed that two pieces of malware “clandestinely inserted” into the company's network resulted in the breach, according t...
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Nokia and F-Secure join forces to fight mobile malware (EN) | www.v3.co.uk
| 30-01-2014 | Security firm F-Secure has announced a new partnership with Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN), in a bid to help secure internet service providers and mobile users from the growing sea of mobile malware targeting them.F-Secure senior manager of Business Development Mira Sivonen told V...
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Infosecurity Talks to Winner of Latest Cyber Security Challenge UK (EN) | www.infosecurity-magazine.com
| 30-01-2014 | The latest round of the competition to find a cyber security champion for 2014 involved a day of flag-capturing and in-depth security assessment trials for a multinational coffee company ahead of a major merger and acquisition process. Eight winning finalists will now move forward to ...
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Cross Platform 'Java-bot' Launches DDoS Attacks from Windows, Mac and Linux Machines (EN) | www.securityweek.com
| 29-01-2014 | Researchers from Kaspersky Lab have uncovered a new malware that has the ability to infect systems running Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux, with the goal of launching DDoS attacks. According to Kaspersky Lab, the malware is written entirely in Java and does require that Java is installed...
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