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CIC News for 10-02-2014 contains 34 articles

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New Photos of the NSA and Other Top Intelligence Agencies Revealed for First Time (EN) | firstlook.org
| 10-02-2014 | Over the past eight months, classified documents provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden have exposed scores of secret government surveillance programs. Yet there is little visual material among the blizzard of code names, PowerPoint slides, court rulings and spreadsheets that ha...
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Lessons Learned From Cyber Security Assessments of SCADA and Energy Management Systems (EN) | www.smartgrid.gov
Publication Date: September 2006 Publishing Organization: U.S. Department of Energy, Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory Format: PDF Authors: Raymond K. Fink, David F. Spencer, Rita A. Wells Keywords: Cyber Security,Smart Grid,DOE,INL,National SCADA Test Bed,vulnerability assessm...
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Vrouw moet schade skimming betalen na misser online afschrift (NL) | www.security.nl
| 09-02-2014 | Een vrouw van wie de betaalpas geskimd werd moet de schade van meer dan 4.000 euro zelf betalen omdat ze de frauduleuze transacties die met de geskimde betaalpas volgden tijdens het internetbankieren niet opmerkte. Dat heeft de Geschillencommissie Financiële Dienstverlening (Kifid) g...
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Spam case goes to High Court (EN) | www.radionz.co.nz
| 10-02-2014 | A marketing company is before the High Court in Auckland, accused of selling 50,000 email addresses and sending hundreds of thousands of spam emails.The Department of Internal Affairs has taken a civil case against Image Marketing Group and director Brendan Battles under the Unsolicit...
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Turmoil at Barclays ahead of its results after data breach case (EN) | www.thisismoney.co.uk
| 09-02-2014 | Barclays will detail the full extent of plans to shrink its investment bank, along with a raft of job cuts, when it releases its annual figures tomorrow. The lender was left reeling from a fresh crisis after it emerged at the weekend that stolen personal details of 27,000 customers ha...
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The 5 most dangerous computer viruses of 2014 (EN) | www.cbronline.com
| 09-02-2014 | Cybercrimecauses a good share of cyber-security incidents. Symantec estimates thatcybercrime victims worldwide lose around €290 billion each year, while a McAfee study put cybercrime profits at€750 billion a year.It is estimated that there are more than 150,000 computer viruses in...
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Experts warn of coming wave of serious cybercrime (EN) | www.washingtonpost.com
| 10-02-2014 | The rash of attacks against Target and other top retailers is likely to be the leading edge of a wave of serious cybercrime, as hackers become increasingly skilled at breaching the nation’s antiquated payment systems, experts say. Traditional defenses such as installing antivirus so...
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Critical infrastructure resilience (EN) | www.nationalsecurity.gov.au
| 10-02-2014 | Australia's critical infrastructure refers to the physical facilities, supply chains, IT and communication networks that we rely on in our daily lives. It includes things like power, water, health facilities, communications systems and banking. If these things were disrupted or destro...
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European Cybercrime Centre: One year on (EN) | www.eureporter.co
| 09-02-2014 | On the occasion of the first anniversary of the launch of the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), the first EC3 report will be presented to media byHome Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and the Head of the Centre Troels Oerting on 10 February. It will evaluate how the EC3 has con...
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Target breach could represent leading edge of wave of serious cybercrime (EN) | www.bostonglobe.com
| 10-02-2014 | WASHINGTON â€" The rash of attacks against Target and other top retailers is likely to be the leading edge of a wave of serious cybercrime, as hackers become increasingly skilled at breaching the nation’s antiquated payment systems, experts say.Traditional defenses, such as installi...
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6 nabbed in anti-cyber crime operation (EN) | www.sunstar.com.ph
| 10-02-2014 | MANILA -- Police arrested six people allegedly involved in online selling of counterfeit and unregistered medicines in Tarlac City Sunday.Philippine National Police (PNP)â€"Anti-cybercrime group (ACG) director Gilbert Sosa said that six people, including a woman, was arrested by the c...
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UL, Air Force work on cyber defense (EN) | www.theadvertiser.com
| 09-02-2014 | Computer science students at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette are developing novel cyber defense techniques with the U.S. military to counter the increasing number and complexity of malware attacks.Charles River Analytics, in partnership with the university, recently won an Ai...
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ZDNetGovWeek: FBI RFQ for malware, NSA collects less than y'all claim, and broadband for school (EN) | www.zdnet.com
| 10-02-2014 | Summary: It's a low-snark week here at ZDNet Government HQ. The FBI's seemingly silly-sounding quest for malware actually makes sense, and new reports say the NSA is 80 percent less evil. At least it's all Obama's fault. Oh, wait, he just wants to put broadband in schools. All the gov...
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Spammers use Paul Walker’s death to spread malware (EN) | techday.com
| 10-02-2014 | It was only a few months ago that Paul Walker that left us in a fiery car accident. These days it is common for spammers and malware writers to use a celebrity’s death to spread malware.In this case, it started with emails with links to a video of Paul Walker’s car on fire, but in...
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Arresting hackers more effective than botnet takedowns for tackling cybercrime (EN) | www.v3.co.uk
| 10-02-2014 | In recent months law enforcement has had plenty to celebrate, with various agencies and departments catching and charging numerous people believed to have masterminded some of the world's most dangerous cyber criminal empires.Most recently the criminal behind the notorious SpyEye malw...
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How Ransomware turns your computer into a bitcoin miner (EN) | www.theguardian.com
| 10-02-2014 | Security researchers have identified a new type of “ransomware” which blocks internet access and turns users’ computer into a bitcoin miner pending payment of a ransom.The malware, named by researchers at Emsisoft as “Trojan-Ransom.Win32.Linkup”, differs from previous exampl...
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Trojan steals Bitcoins and targets OS X (EN) | www.net-security.org
| 10-02-2014 | SecureMac has discovered a new Trojan which targets OS X and spies on web traffic to steal Bitcoins. The OSX/CoinThief.A malware has been found in the wild, and there are multiple user reports of stolen Bitcoins. The malware, which comes disguised as an app to send and rec...
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Keiharde aanpak cybercriminaliteit (NL) | www.telegraaf.nl
| 10-02-2014 | DEN HAAG-Computercriminaliteit wordt zwaarder bestraft. Nu komen de digitale boeven vaak nog weg met maximaal een jaar gevangenisstraf, maar dat wordt verdubbeld naar twee jaar zitten. De zwaarste gevallen kunnen zelfs een straf van vijf jaar krijgen. Dat blijkt uit een we...
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Hogere straffen voor computerdelicten (NL) | www.rijksoverheid.nl
| 10-02-2014 | Criminelen die computergegevens vernielen, computersystemen ontoegankelijk maken door aan wachtwoorden te sleutelen of computers bestoken met spam zodat de boel vastloopt, kunnen straks een gevangenisstraf van maximaal twee jaar tegemoet zien. Nu is dat nog één jaar. Wanneer ze deze...
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The rise of medical identity theft (EN) | www.timesrecordnews.com
| 10-02-2014 | WASHINGTON â€" If modern technology has ushered in a plague of identity theft, one particular strain of the disease has emerged as most virulent: medical identity theft.Last month, the Identity Theft Resource Center produced a survey showing that medical-related identity theft account...
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Den Haag opent landelijk securitycentrum (EN) | www.computable.nl
| 10-02-2014 | Burgemeester Jozias van Aartsen opent donderdag de HSD Campus in Den Haag, waar bedrijven, overheden en kennisinstellingen werken aan de ontwikkeling van producten voor een veiligere wereld. Ook de nieuwe Cyber Security Academy wordt in de HSD Campus gevestigd.In Den Haag zijn veel be...
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NCPD Arrest 4 Men for Credit Card Fraud (EN) | www.longisland.com
| 10-02-2014 | Westbury, NY - February 10th, 2014 - The Crimes Against Property Squad report four arrests for Grand Larceny on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 12:15 P.M. in Westbury. According to detectives, Shaquille Vickers, 20, of 150-43 Foch Boulevard, Jamaica and Igmar G. Depusoir, 19, entered the ...
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European Cybercrime Centre â€" one year on (EN) | europa.eu
| 10-02-2014 | What are the main future cybercrime threats on the horizon? And how has the European Cybercrime Center (EC3) contributed to protect European citizens and businesses since its launch in January 2013? These questions are at the core of an EC3 report presented today, and discussed at a c...
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City of London Police to train bankers in cyber security (EN) | www.computerworlduk.com
| 10-02-2014 | British Bankers' Association partnership plans to create a global centre of excellenceThe British Bankers’ Association (BBA) and City of London Police have announced plans to train bankers in how to identify and tackle cyber crime.Banks in the capital have be...
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Talking Points: Klobuchar On Target Data Breach (EN) | minnesota.cbslocal.com
| 09-02-2014 | MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) â€" The investigation into the Target data breach is focusing on a Pennsylvania refrigeration company that had a contract with Target and billed the retailer electronically.Meanwhile, the scale of the breach has lawmakers looking at new requirements that could chang...
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Hackers kunnen iPhones met Snapchat doen crashen door beveiligingslek (BE) | datanews.knack.be
| 10-02-2014 | Een iPhone waarop de chat-app Snapchat geïnstalleerd staat, kan door een hacker van op afstand uitgeschakeld worden, aldus een Spaanse beveiligingsspecialist.Berichten of foto’s die Snapchatters uitwisselen, zijn door de chatdienst voorzien van een beveiligingstoken die...
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Saudi Arabia â€" 5 year jail term and $800,000 fine for abusive tweets (EN) | arabiangazette.com
| 09-02-2014 | Saudi based lawyer Humoud Al-Khaldi told Arab News that “penal action would be taken against offenders in compliance with Article 6 of the Anti-Cyber Crime Law, which stipulates that anyone involved in the production, transmission or storage of material infringing on public order, r...
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Longer jail time for cybercrimes (NL) | www.nltimes.nl
| 10-02-2014 | Internet criminals will face tougher punishments as per a new directive from Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten.or destroying computer data, illegally blocking access to a system or unleashing massive spam to gridlock a system, one could go to prison for up to two years; right...
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EU touts success of EC3 cybercrime unit in taking fight to criminals (EN) | www.v3.co.uk
| 10-02-2014 | The European Commission (EC) has celebrated the first anniversary of its European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), which was opened to provide a more co-ordinated fight against digital crime.The EC3, based in The Hague and part of Europol, was launched to help provide better protection to Eur...
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Most attacked ports, DDoS details revealed (EN) | mybroadband.co.za
| 10-02-2014 | Akamai Technologies released its Q3 2013 State of the Internet Report, which showed that Port 445 (Microsoft-DS) returned to its spot as the most targeted port by cyber attackers.Ports are part of a computer’s operating system (software based), and different ports are used for diffe...
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Cyber Attacks â€" a serious threat that all businesses must take seriously (EN) | www.ifcfeed.com
| 10-02-2014 | Business leaders attending the latest Guernsey IOD seminar heard that it isn’t a question of if there is a cyber attack on their business, but when. The sell out event sponsored by JT was entitled: ‘Cyber Risk â€" one of the biggest threats to business’, and included expert pane...
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Cumbria Police launch campaign today to crackdown on cybercrime (EN) | www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk
| 10-02-2014 | CUMBRIA Police will today launch a week-long campaign to highlight cybercrime. Tomorrow is Safer Internet Day and Cumbria Police are using the opportunity to encourage people to take simple steps to stay safe online. Since 2011 there have been 152 reports of crime to Cumbria Police wh...
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Android haalt de 10 miljoen 'mal-apps' (EN) | www.automatiseringgids.nl
| 10-02-2014 | Het totaal aantal Android apps met kwaadaardige werking moet ergens in januari de magische grens van 10 miljoen stuks hebben doorbroken. Dat concluderen experts van Kaspersky Lab op basis van onderzoek naar malware op het Android-platform. Alleen al in januari detecteerde Kaspersky ru...
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Sociale media steeds vaker doelwit van cybercriminelen (BE) | www.zdnet.be
| 10-02-2014 | Een opmerkelijke trend van de laatste tijd is dat cybercriminelen zich, voor de verspreiding van malware en schadelijke codes, steeds meer focussen op sociale netwerken zoals Facebook, Twitter, YouTube en LinkedIn. Deze websites bieden namelijk een heel aantrekkelijk platform aan cybe...
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