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CIC News for 11-02-2014 contains 63 articles

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XP nog jaar lang op duizenden PC's bij gemeenten (NL) | webwereld.nl
| 10-02-2014 | De Nederlandse gemeenten gebruiken nog massaal Windows XP en doen dat over een jaar grotendeels nog. Het gaat om honderdduizenden PC's. Duizenden, wellicht honderdduizenden computers bij lokale overheden gebruiken ook na 8 april nog Windows XP. Maar bij de Vereniging Nederland...
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UK cyber security challenge offers £10,000 bounty (EN) | www.acumin.co.uk
| 10-02-2014 | A national cyber security challenge is to offer £10,000 rewards for the most innovative security solutions.Cyber 10K is run by information assurance firm NCC Group and is split up into various categories, including cloud security, consumer cyber awareness and incident rem...
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Evolving threat from cybercriminals worries European Union (EN) | www.upi.com
| 10-02-2014 | BRUSSELS, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- The European Union said Monday it expects the threat from cybercriminals to evolve as Internet connectivity expands and changes globally.A report from the EU said Monday it expected to see more cyberattacks from southeast Asia, Africa and South America. The ...
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Infographic: The Mask malware victims (EN) | www.zdnet.com
| 10-02-2014 | Summary: “The Mask” (aka Careto) cyber-espionage malware has claimed 380 unique victims between 1000 IPs in 31 countries, according to the Kaspersky Lab security research team. PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic -- Kaspersky’s security research team today revealed "one o...
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Mac OSX Bitcoin Trojan malware Steals Wallet Credentials (EN) | threatpost.com
| 10-02-2014 | A small number of Bitcoin wallets have been raided by a newly discovered Trojan that gobbles up credentials used to guard the digital currency.OSX/CoinThief.A was found in the wild by a security consultancy specializing in Apple security called SecureMac; the malware was spreading on ...
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The week in security: Contractor security clampdown as NSA, PCI concerns grow (EN) | www.cso.com.au
| 10-02-2014 | In the wake of the leaks perpetuated by Edward Snowden, many companies are starting to clamp down on contractors' IT systems access. Some of this change is being facilitated by CSOs who are enjoying increasing business clout and increased responsibility as security threats have increa...
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Banking Cyber-Attack Trends to Watch (EN) | www.govinfosecurity.com
| 09-02-2014 | When it comes to cyberthreats, what are the major concerns for banking institutions in 2014? Distributed-denial-of-service attacks waged as a mode of distraction to perpetrate fraud across numerous banking channels are a growing threat. But financial institutions also are concerned ab...
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French Privacy Agency DDoS's Itself In Ordering Google To Link To It From Google France Home Page (EN) | www.techdirt.com
| 10-02-2014 | Last month, Google got hit with a €150,000 fine for its new privacy policy, which French regulators claimed violated the law. Google has been disputing this and has appealed, but as part of the ruling by the French National commission for Computing and Civil Liberties (CNIL), Google...
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Kaspersky Labs Warns against Email Spam about Winter Olympics (EN) | www.morningnewsusa.com
| 09-02-2014 | Fraud and deceit can be considered as part of the disadvantages of the Internet. Unscrupulous parties usually take advantage of important events and celebrations to fool and defraud unsuspecting online users. As expected, the ongoing Winter Olympics is not spared from this. Kaspersky ...
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McAfee: 'Hackers worden veelzijdig in 2014' (EN) | www.automatiseringgids.nl
| 11-02-2014 | Hackers zullen zich dit jaar sterk richten op draagbare apparatuur, maar dat wil niet zeggen dat hun aandacht voor pc's en de cloud verslapt, waarschuwt McAfee in zijn Threat Report 2014. McAfee baseert zich op de ontwikkelingen in 2013, toen veel meer nieuwe malware werd ontdekt voor...
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​‘Elite’ hacking operation ‘The Mask’ targeted govts, diplomats for 7 years (EN) | rt.com
| 10-02-2014 | Researchers recently detected a highly sophisticated cyber spying operation, active since 2007, that targeted governments, diplomats, and embassies before it was razed last month. Kaspersky Labs in Russia identified the attack as “The Mask,” and guessed that the operation most lik...
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Avoiding Malware Infections Requires Training, Vigilance, Proper Tools (EN) | www.eweek.com
| 11-02-2014 | NEWS ANALYSIS: When your computer suddenly tells you to do something unusual or offers you something you didn't ask for, it helps to be suspicious, even paranoid. I walked into my office on Sunday afternoon to pay some bills and look at real estate listings that I can't afford, but wh...
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Paul Walker Death Hoax Alert: Threatening Malware in 'Fast And Furious' Actor Name Hacking Email Accounts (EN) | au.ibtimes.com
| 11-02-2014 | Paul Walker's death has been marred by another controversy. The new reports suggest that Walker's name is being used in a malware, which has hit email accounts of users of worldwide. The bug comes in a form a mail and asks the users for assistance in finding a Dodge Viper GT, which wa...
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Bad behavior, not malware, puts more of your corporate data at risk (EN) | www.zdnet.com
| 11-02-2014 | Summary: Personal cloud services, portable storage devices, and email are a company's worst enemies. Malware is much less of a problem than once thought.Although viruses and other malware apps still plague businesses, it is the poor habits of a company's employees that cau...
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Huge DDoS attack hits EU and US networks (EN) | www.v3.co.uk
| 11-02-2014 | A huge distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, which may have reached as high as 400Gbps, targeted networks in both Europe and the US on Monday night and into Tuesday morning.Security firm CloudFlare revealed on Twitter that it was fighting off the attack in a series of messages....
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DDoS attack toolkit simplifies the launch of large reflection attacks (EN) | www.net-security.org
| 11-02-2014 | Prolexic Technologies issued a high alert DDoS attack threat advisory on the DNS Flooder v1.1 toolkit. The toolkit makes it faster and easier for malicious actors to launch crippling reflection attacks and will likely be widely adopted in the DDoS-as-a-Service market, potentially incr...
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Researchers: Malware espionage can be sponsored by the state (EN) | periscopepost.com
| 11-02-2014 | Researchers: Malware espionage can be sponsored by the state WASHINGTON: Security researchers said Monday they discovered the cyber-espionage that has affected governments and companies in 31 countries and is likely state-sponsored malware. Kaspersky Lab researchers said the Spanish-l...
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Fake 'Flappy Bird' App Spreads Malware (EN) | www.tomsguide.com
| 11-02-2014 | "Flappy Bird," a curious little mobile game that earned its creator a reported $50,000 per day before he pulled it from app stores this past weekend, has spawned its fair share of copycats. And while imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, some "Flappy Bird" replacements can ...
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Cybersecurity bill gains subcommittee approval (EN) | riponadvance.com
| 11-02-2014 | The National Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection Act of 2013 introduced by Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-Pa.) was approved on Friday by the House Homeland Security Committee.The bill, which Meehan introduced with Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), would strengthen the nation’s...
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Omane Boamah rejects claims Ghana ranks second in Cyber-crime in Africa (EN) | www.citifmonline.com
| 11-02-2014 | Communication Minister, Dr. Edward Omane Boamah has rejected claims Ghana ranks the second highest in the area of Cyber-crime on the continent, insisting no evidence has been produced to back such claims. Ghana is currently battling to get a grip on the activities of cyber fraudsters ...
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Den Haag opent innovatiecentrum voor veiligheid (NL) | infosecuritymagazine.nl
| 10-02-2014 | Donderdag 13 februari opent burgemeester Jozias van Aartsen de HSD Campus in Den Haag. Hier werken bedrijven, overheden en kennisinstellingen aan de ontwikkeling van producten voor een veiliger wereld. Ook wordt verdere economische groei van de veiligheidssector nagestreefd. De HSD Ca...
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Congress Moves Substitute Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Bill (EN) | www.securitycurrent.com
| 10-02-2014 | The House Homeland Security Committee unanimously passed a substitutebill for the National Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection Act of 2013 last week. The bill now heads to the full Housefor a floor vote. Broadly supported by both parties, the current version of HR 369...
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Researchers uncover cyber spying campaign dubbed 'The Mask' (EN) | www.chicagotribune.com
| 10-02-2014 | PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic (Reuters) - A computer security software firm has uncovered what it calls the first cyber espionage campaign believed to be started by a Spanish-speaking country, targeting government agencies, energy companies and activists in 31 countries. ...
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UPDATE 1-Researchers uncover cyber spying campaign dubbed The Mask (EN) | uk.reuters.com
| 10-02-2014 | Feb 10 (Reuters) - A computer security software firm has uncovered what it calls the first cyber espionage campaign believed to be started by a Spanish-speaking country, targeting government agencies, energy companies and activists in 31 countries. Dubbed "The Mask," the c...
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NCSC waarschuwt voor einde ondersteuning Windows XP (NL) | www.nederlandict.nl
| 10-02-2014 | Het Nationaal Cyber Security Centrum (NCSC) deelt via onder andere factsheets, whitepapers en trendrapporten informatie over de preventie van cyber crime, kwetsbaarheden en dreigingen. Lidbedrijven van Nederland ICT dragen regelmatig bij aan deze publicaties. Daarnaast publiceert het ...
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NCSC laat zich met XP-advies voor karretje Microsoft spannen (NL) | www.it-executive.nl
| 10-02-2014 | Op 8 april 2014 stopt Microsoft met het uitbrengen van updates voor het dertien jaar oude Windows XP. Het Nationaal Cyber Security Centrum (Ncsc) waarschuwt organisaties die gebruik maken van Windows XP om over te stappen op een nieuwer besturingssysteem. Hoe gek kan het worden: een o...
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Nieuw record: zwaarste DDoS-aanval ooit (NL) | webwereld.nl
| 11-02-2014 | Afgelopen nacht vond de grootste DDoS-aanval plaats in de geschiedenis. De aanvallers hadden het gemunt op een nog onbekende klant van DDoS-beveiliger CloudFlare, die een aanval van maximaal 400 Gbps melddeVolgens Matthew Prince van Cloudflare was deze DDoS-aanval 100 Gbps...
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EY makes senior cybercrime appointments (EN) | www.computerworlduk.com
| 11-02-2014 | EY (Ernst & Young) has boosted its forensic cybercrime team with two senior appointments.Massimo Cotrozzi and Paul Burrows have joined the EY cybercrime investigations team, and have over 50 years of experience between them.The pair will help lead investigations for companies that...
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What cyber criminals don’t want CISOs to know (EN) | www.cso.com.au
| 11-02-2014 | Every day there is a story in the news of a security threat causing havoc to even the largest of enterprises. It may be website defacements one day, denial of service the next and credit card data exfiltration the day after. It would seem that enterprises are struggling in the ongoing...
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Antiquated payment systems will buoy sophisticated cybercriminals (EN) | triblive.com
| 10-02-2014 | WASHINGTON â€" The rash of attacks against Target and 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 outdated payment systems, experts say. Traditional defenses such as installing antivir...
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Cyber crime: Higher losses despite drop in cases (EN) | www.thestar.com.my
| 11-02-2014 | KUALA LUMPUR: Cyber crime or online fraud incurred higher losses, from RM1.7bil in 2012 to RM1.8bil, despite a drop in cases, from 18,386 to 16,661, in the same period.Commercial Crimes deputy director (operation and intelligence) Datuk Abdul Jalil Hassan said the number o...
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SC ruling on cybercrime law out next week â€" spokesman (EN) | www.gmanetwork.com
| 11-02-2014 | The Supreme Court on Tuesday withheld the release of its ruling on the controversial Cybercrime Prevention Act despite calls from pro-Internet freedom advocates. “The court will release the decision on that next week,” said SC Public Information Office chief and spokesperson Theod...
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You already have a secret weapon against cyber crime â€" want to know what it is? (EN) | www.cso.com.au
| 11-02-2014 | Many casualties resulted from the many wars that were fought during the last century. A high percentage of those soldiers were engaged in combat because there was no ability to opt out.Most of us would not want to go to war, but unfortunately war has a way of finding us. Right now the...
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Cybercrime expected to expand (EN) | www.neurope.eu
| 10-02-2014 | Cybercrime is expected to expand further in the coming years, according to a report released today by the European Cybercrime Center (EC3). The report highlights the need to address several problems stemming from the rise in cybercrime, such as stronger growth of the development and d...
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Police to start recording online 'cyber crime' (EN) | www.theboltonnews.co.uk
| 11-02-2014 | CYBER crimes will start being logged by police following a spike in online harassment and fraud. Greater Manchester Police will start officially recording crime committed online from April. Officers believe the increase is due to the large amount of retail and banking transactions tak...
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EU frets over evolving cybercrime threat (EN) | www.upiasia.com
| 10-02-2014 | BRUSSELS, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- The European Union said Monday it expects the threat from cybercriminals to evolve as Internet connectivity expands and changes globally.A report from the EU said Monday it expected to see more cyberattacks from southeast Asia, Africa and South A...
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Staff awareness training helps mitigate cyber threats (EN) | www.international.to
| 11-02-2014 | JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, SOUTH AFRICA, February 11, 2014 /EINPresswire.com/ -- With the growth of the South African economy comes an increased reliance on the Internet. Significant cyber attacks in South Africa have seen it ranked the most hacked country in the world after Russia a...
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City of London Police to train bankers in cyber security (EN) | news.idg.no
| 11-02-2014 | The British Bankers' Association (BBA) and City of London Police have announced plans to train bankers in how to identify and tackle cyber crime.The British Bankers' Association (BBA) and City of London Police have announced plans to train bankers in how to identify and ta...
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Staffordshire Moorlands MP Karen Bradley becomes minister for national security (EN) | www.stokesentinel.co.uk
| 10-02-2014 | CONSERVATIVE Karen Bradley has been promoted to become the Government minister responsible for fighting terrorism and protecting national security. The Staffordshire Moorlands MP's new role as security minister also includes tackling serious organised crime, extremism, cyber crime, fr...
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Internet trolls, scammers and hackers targeted by new Gloucestershire cyber crime squad (EN) | www.gazetteseries.co.uk
| 11-02-2014 | A NEW team is being set up to crackdown on cyber crime in Gloucestershire, including harassment on social media sites, hacking and internet fraud. Gloucestershire Police will be identifying and training a specialist network of its officers to combat the growing number of offences comm...
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Thousands of bankers trained to fight crime (EN) | www.cityam.com
| 11-02-2014 | A VIRTUAL “ring of steel” is being constructed to take on cyber crime, the British Bankers’ Association and the City of London police announced yesterday.Thousands of bankers will be trained each year to spot scams and signs that bank accounts are being raided by fraudsters.The ...
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Stricter cyber policing coming (EN) | www.newera.com.na
| 11-02-2014 | WINDHOEK â€" The posting of gruesome crime scene pictures of the late Mirjam Tuyakula Nandjato, as well as the frenzied dissemination of the news of her death via SMSs, social networks, has again ushered to the fore the question of control measures for discourse on social networks, as...
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Cyber crime rises in Mexico City (EN) | www.thenews.com.mx
| 11-02-2014 | MEXICO CITY â€" The cyber crime division of the Mexico City Public Security Secretariat (SSP) reported on Monday that it has received 1,321 reports of cybercrimes over the last 10 months alone, with slander, identity theft and threats among the most common.According to SSP Information...
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Rural police get a lesson in forensics (EN) | timesofindia.indiatimes.com
| 11-02-2014 | AURANGABAD: Following their urban counterparts, the Aurangabad rural police on Monday reached out to the cyber and forensic department experts at the government institute of forensic science. They had a first-hand experience of 'cyber forensic techniques' and implementation of forensi...
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Alien rigging ATM nabbed by Angeles City police (EN) | globalnation.inquirer.net
| 11-02-2014 | ANGELES CITY, Philippinesâ€"Police arrested an Italian man who was caught installing a card-skimming device in an automated teller machine (ATM) in a bank in Barangay (village) Balibago here on Friday night.Police said Roberto de Cecco, 62, an Italian tourist staying at La Belle Helen...
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Thief's conviction shines light on ATM skimming (EN) | hamptonroads.com
| 11-02-2014 | NORFOLK The Bulgarian man stuck a device to the front of a Virginia Beach ATM, federal investigators said. He pointed a nearby camera at its keypad and walked away.From there, it was just a matter of time before he and his compatriots back in Eastern Europe could start liquidating the...
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PayPal President Falls Victim to Credit Card Fraud, Raises Question on EMV Chip Cards (EN) | www.ibtimes.co.in
| 11-02-2014 | The latest person to fall victim to credit card fraud is PayPal's President David Marcus. The incident has created a buzz among many, especially since PayPal specializes in online payments and one would expect the president of such a company to be safe from hackers. However, Marcus, w...
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Charges in ATM Skimming Scheme (EN) | www.bankinfosecurity.com
| 11-02-2014 | A Romanian man faces charges that he directed a large-scale ATM skimming scheme that allegedly defrauded Wells Fargo, Citibank, TD Bank and multiple other financial institutions out of at least $5 million, federal prosecutors say.Marius Vintila faces a six-count criminal complaint, ac...
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CloudFlare Infrastructure Hit With 400Gbs NTP-Based DDoS Attack (EN) | www.securityweek.com
| 11-02-2014 | Web performance and security firm CloudFlare said late Monday that a customer running on its platform was hit with a massive DDoS attack today that affected service in much of Europe and then into some of its US infrastructure. “It was a very large DDoS targeting a CloudFlare custom...
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Japan Faced 12.8 Billion Cyber Attacks in 2013 (EN) | www.ibtimes.co.uk
| 11-02-2014 | Japan faced at least 12.8 billion cyber-attacks in 2013 alone, says Tokyo's National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT).The cyber-attacks, which are believed to have included phishing campaigns, DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks, and Hacktivism, h...
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Largest DoS attack in EU mounted (EN) | news.techeye.net
| 11-02-2014 | A content delivery network provider was hit by what is claimed to be the world's largest denial of service attack yesterday.The hackers used a Network Time Protocol (NTP) Reflection attack which exploits a flaw in the way that the world wide wibble works to greatly amplify small and i...
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Largest Ever DDoS Cyber Attack Hits US and European Victims (EN) | www.ibtimes.co.uk
| 11-02-2014 | Multiple reports suggest the largest ever DDoS attack - peaking at 400Gbps - has hit targets in the US and Europe though who is behind the attack, and who the victims were remains a mystery.Last year a DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack on the anti-spamming group Spamhaus was...
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"The Mask": een van de meest geavanceerde wereldwijde cyberspionage-activiteiten ooit (NL) | www.marqit.nl
| 10-02-2014 | Kaspersky Labs security research team kondigt vandaag de ontdekking aan van "The Mask" (alias Careto). Deze geavanceerde Spaanstalige dreigingsfactor is al minstens sinds 2007 betrokken bij wereldwijde cyberspionage-activiteiten. Wat The Mask zo speciaal maakt, is de complexiteit van ...
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Zeer geavanceerde malware richt zich op overheden (NL) | www.nu.nl
| 11-02-2014 | Hackers hebben het met zeer geavanceerde malware gemunt op overheden, ambassades, energiebedrijven en activisten. Mogelijk zit een overheid zelf achter de malware. Dat meldt beveiligingsbedrijf Kaspersky, dat de malware met de naam 'Careto' of 'The Mask' op het spoor kwam,...
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Mac OS X-trojan probeert bitcoins te stelen (BE) | www.zdnet.be
| 11-02-2014 | De website SecureMac heeft een nieuwe trojan gevonden die zich specifiek op Mac OS X richt. De software houdt internetverkeer in de gaten en probeert bitcoins te stelen.De trojan heet OS X/CoinThief.A en is vermomd als een standaard OS X-applicatie (StealthBit) die recent ...
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Govt report: Cyberattacks not coordinated (EN) | bostonherald.com
| 10-02-2014 | WASHINGTON â€" A multi-agency government task force looking into cyberattacks against retailers says it has not come across evidence suggesting the attacks are a coordinated campaign to adversely affect the U.S. economy.In a two-page report, the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task...
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Sure, Macs ‘Don't Get Viruses’, But CoinThief Mac OS X Trojan Steals Bitcoins (EN) | hothardware.com
| 10-02-2014 | Bitcoin digital currency is somewhat controversial as many people are just completely confused by it, but that hasn’t stopped Bitcoin from being used around the world--nor has it protected the currency from cybercriminals. SecureMac detailed the discovery of a Trojan called OSX/Coin...
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Washington Post, Guardian links used to infect The Mask malware victims (EN) | www.zdnet.com
| 10-02-2014 | Summary: Kaspersky's security research team today revealed "one of the most advanced" cyber-espionage malware threats "The Mask" (aka Careto). Victims including government institutions, private equity firms and high-profile activists are exploited. PUNTA CANA, Dominican Re...
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At least 4,500 payment cards compromised by JackPOS malware in U.S. and Canada (EN) | www.scmagazine.com
| 10-02-2014 | At least 4,500 payment cards have been compromised in the United States and Canada by a new point-of-sale (POS) malware, JackPOS, that is based on Alina, according to researchers with cyber intelligence company IntelCrawler.Andrew Komarov, CEO at IntelCrawler, told SCMagazine.com a bi...
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Bitdefender Warns against Valentine’s Day Apps that may Possibly Contain Malware (EN) | www.morningnewsusa.com
| 11-02-2014 | With the current popularity of mobile devices, it may seem more practical to send an e-card to your sweetheart this coming Valentine’s Day. But you should also beware because you might be inflicting your beloved’s device with an Android malware. If that happens, you might face tro...
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Medical identity theft increasing; 43 percent of leaks involve medical records (EN) | www.lanereport.com
| 11-02-2014 | LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 11, 2014) â€"Modern technology has brought about an increase in identity theft and lately in a particularly dangerous form: medical identity theft. According to a survey conducted by the Identity Theft Resource Center, 43 percent of all record breaches in personal...
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Worldwide cost of identity theft reaches £3 billion (EN) | www.telegraph.co.uk
| 11-02-2014 | Five per cent of Britons have fallen victim to phishing scams, losing an average of £100 each time, as the worldwide cost of identity theft climbs to £3 billion Five per cent of Britons have fallen victim to online phishing scams, losing an average of £100 each time, as...
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Woman Wanted for Identity Theft Charge Over $100K (EN) | elmhurst.patch.com
| 10-02-2014 | Sheriff John Zaruba announced this week's "Manhunt Monday"pick of the week is wanted out of Monee for Identity Theft. The 29 year old female is wanted on a class X felony for Identity Theft over $100,000.Dasia Blue is 5’6” tall, 155 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes. Her last k...
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