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CIC News for 12-02-2014 contains 30 articles

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Malware at MadAds Disrupts Blogs, News Sites, Even Guardian Liberty Voice (EN) | guardianlv.com
| 11-02-2014 | It is not unusual for malware attacks to take place against digital newspapers, blogs and the like. More times than not in these rare situations, publishers are left scrambling to figure out the culprit and that dreaded red warning now being seen by millions of their dedicated viewers...
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Canadian credit cards hacked by malware infected terminals: Security firm (EN) | globalnews.ca
| 11-02-2014 | TORONTO â€" Hundreds of credit cards may have been hacked thanks to malicious software infecting some point-of-sale terminals in Vancouver and areas of Quebec, according to a cyber intelligence firm.IntelCrawler, a Los-Angeles-based firm, reported Monday that the malware called “Jac...
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Can you depend on your bank to stop online fraud? (EN) | techpageone.dell.com
| 10-02-2014 | Bank fraud is nothing new.It has just grown more sophisticated. As banks employ a range of methods to protect their customers, criminals find new ways to pierce the defenses.Small businesses can be particularly inviting targets. This may be partly because they believe that they are to...
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Sheriff rolls out new cyber crime hotline (EN) | www.sj-r.com
| 11-02-2014 | The Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office rolled out its new Cyber-Crime Hotline Tuesday that will let people report suspicious texts, e-mails and phone calls so that authorities can warn the public about ongoing scams.The number to call is 753-NOTM(E), or 753-6686.Undersheriff Jack Camp...
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Cyber law made stricter (EN) | thepeninsulaqatar.com
| 12-02-2014 | DOHA: The Advisory Council that approved Qatar’s draft law “on combating cyber crime”, with some amendments, has recommended an extensive media campaign to raise awareness about the law and punishments for violations.The Council met on Monday and recommended scrappin...
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Drie personen opgepakt voor skimming (BE) | www.nieuwsblad.be
| 12-02-2014 | GEEL - Bij een geval van skimming aan de Record Bank in Geel zijn dinsdag drie personen opgepakt. Het gaat om Roemenen. Ze zijn ‘s avonds voorgeleid bij de onderzoeksrechter in Turnhout. Hij beslist over hun verdere aanhouding. Bij skimming wordt misbruik gemaakt van illegaal bekome...
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Cybersecurity expert explains importance of NCCIP Act (EN) | www.gsnmagazine.com
| 11-02-2014 | “This is a Cybersecurity 911 system for our critical infrastructure,” said Tom Kellerman regarding the National Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection Act of 2013 (NCCIP).Kellerman is the managing director at Alvarez & Marsal, a Washington, DC-based globa...
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The need for time-based security in critical infrastructure (EN) | www.fiercesmartgrid.com
| 11-02-2014 | In previous articles, we discussed many topics having to do with security in several areas of management. This article will take a bit of a different approach and address one particular issue, which is more of a sidebar to previous topics.After several discussions with experts in the ...
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Sophisticated Malware Named 'The Mask' Is Targetting Computers Of Governments And Activists (EN) | www.designntrend.com
| 11-02-2014 | The discovery of one of the most advanced pieces of malware has cybersecurity experts puzzled. The malware, known as The Mask, or alternatively Careto, is believed to be the product of Spanish-speaking coders and has been in operation since 2007. However its unusual level of sophistic...
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Bitcoin slachtoffer cyberaanval (NL) | nos.nl
| 11-02-2014 | Verschillende wisselbureaus voor Bitcoins hebben alle transacties geannuleerd vanwege een DDos-aanval. De aanval treft onder meer de populaire site Bitstamp.Bij een DDos-aanval wordt een grote hoeveelheid dataverkeer naar servers gestuurd, waardoor die tijdelijk onbereikba...
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Bankers Get a Compliance Wake-up Call with Data Breach (EN) | www.bankinnovation.net
| 11-02-2014 | While most of the mass media news about Target’s card data breach has focused on the direct effects on consumers, the forensics of the breach are starting to trickle out through specialists like Brian Krebs, and they’re really fascinating. At the highest level, it appears the atta...
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DDoS Attack Hits 400 Gbit/s, Breaks Record (EN) | www.darkreading.com
| 11-02-2014 | A distributed denial-of-service NTP reflection attack was reportedly 33% bigger than last year's attack against Spamhaus A record-breaking distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack Monday peaked at 400 Gbit/s, which is about 100 Gbit/s more than the largest previously se...
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UPDATE 3-Bitcoin hit by denial of service attacks as regulators prepare clampdown (EN) | uk.reuters.com
| 12-02-2014 | Feb 11 (Reuters) - Bitcoin is being hitby attacks from unknown computer hackers who are sending"mutated" lines of code into the program that runs the virtualcurrency, a spokeswoman from its main trade organization said ina statement on Tuesday. The attacks are responsible ...
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‘Biggest ever’? Massive DDoS-attack hits EU, US (EN) | rt.com
| 11-02-2014 | A massive DDoS attack hit EU- and US-based servers, with security companies reporting it to be even more powerful than last year’s Spamhaus attacks. While the method of the attack was not new, CloudFlare warned there are “ugly things to come.” Only scant details about the attack...
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Schneier on Security: SURLYSPAWN: NSA Exploit of the Day (EN) | www.schneier.com
| 11-02-2014 | Today's item from the NSA's Tailored Access Operations (TAO) group implant catalog:SURLYSPAWN(TS//SI//REL TO USA,FVEY) Data RF retro-reflector. Provides return modulated with target data (keyboard, low data rate digital device) when illuminated with radar.(U) Capabilities (TS//SI//REL...
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Online banking malware increased in Australia during 2013: report (EN) | www.computerworld.com.au
| 12-02-2014 | Online banking malware doubled in Australia last year as cyber criminals increased their efforts to fleece users for financial gain, according to a new report by Trend Micro. The report Cashing in on Digital Information found that online banking malware numbers increased from 5834 in ...
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Malware is the Worst Thing About the Internet (EN) | guardianlv.com
| 11-02-2014 | Malware the worst thing about the internet, whether it breaks up a session of lazy browsing, or crashes the computer and corrupts a user’s data. Whatever the cause, malware is a nasty side effect of using the internet that everyone takes the risk of running into, but there are sever...
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Opstelten laat student aan Verenigde Staten uitleveren (NL) | www.security.nl
| 12-02-2014 | Een van phishing verdachte student kan aan de Verenigde Staten worden uitgeleverd en hoeft niet in staat worden gesteld om eerst zijn studie in Nederland af te maken. Dat heeft minister Opstelten van Veiligheid en Justitie geoordeeld. Eerder oordeelde de rechter al dat de student kan ...
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'Bing Censureert Chinese Zoekresultaten Buiten China' (NL) | www.nutech.nl
| 12-02-2014 | De zoekmachine Bing van Microsoft lijkt zoekresultaten in de Chinese taal ook buiten China te censureren. Als controversiële zoekopdrachten worden ingevoerd, leidt dat ook in de VS nog tot gefilterde resultaten, concluderen activisten tegenover The Guardian.Onder meer zoekopdrachten ...
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Record-breaking DDoS attack in Europe hit 400 Gbps (EN) | news.cnet.com
| 11-02-2014 | Distributed-denial-of-service attack peaked some 33 percent higher than last year's Spamhaus attack, the previous DDoS record-holder.A massive distributed-denial-of-service attack Monday reached more than 400 Gbps at its peak, about 33 percent greater than last year's Spam...
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Hackers klonen creditcard van PayPal-president (NL) | webwereld.nl
| 12-02-2014 | De baas van PayPal is het slachtoffer geworden van skimming tijdens zijn bezoek aan Groot-Brittannië.David Marcus laat via Twitter weten dat zijn creditcard is gekloond door criminelen. Een nog onbekende dief heeft een skimming-apparaat gebruikt om tijdens een bezoek aan Groot-...
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Ministry website forced offline (EN) | www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk
| 12-02-2014 | A Government department's website was taken offline by a cyber attack which bombarded it with access requests. The Ministry of Justice said the website was temporarily knocked out by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, which involves overloading the target's sys...
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Five arrested in Dutch hidden online marketplaces crackdown (EN) | www.networkworld.com
| 12-02-2014 | Five men were arrested on Tuesday for allegedly trafficking drugs and weapons via hidden online marketplaces, the Dutch Public Prosecution Service said Wednesday.Three men were arrested on Tuesday in the Netherlands on suspicion of setting up and managing the hidden online market plac...
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Automating Anti Spear-Phishing Training (EN) | www.infosecurity-magazine.com
| 12-02-2014 | Spear-phishing has become the scourge of the internet. It is the primary method used by the Syrian Electronic Army to gain the credentials it uses for its many and repeated hacks, and has become the weapon of choice for state-sponsored espionage. Just this week it was revealed by Kasp...
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Par panel recommends central agency to deal with cybercrimes (EN) | timesofindia.indiatimes.com
| 12-02-2014 | NEW DELHI: A parliamentary committee has recommended that a centralised agency be setup to deal with cybercrime as the country has been witnessing a sharp increase in such cases over the past few years. The Standing Committee on Information Technology, chaired by Rao Inderjit Singh, p...
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Why hacktivism scares security leader Eugene Kaspersky (EN) | www.computerdealernews.com
| 12-02-2014 | PUNTA CANA,DOMINICAN REPUBLIC â€" There are a lot of threats in the cyberworld but one that concerns Eugene Kaspersky the most is hacktivism.The founder of Russian IT security vendorKaspersky Lab, told attendees last week at the company’s North America partner conference that while ...
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PXL installeert spyware op computers tegen examenfraude (BE) | www.hbvl.be
| 11-02-2014 | De studenten Toegepaste Informatica van de PXL zijn niet opgezet met het plan van de hogeschool om hen te verplichten het programma Impero te installeren op hun laptops. Impero is een soort spyware die het mogelijk maakt voor externen om te zien wat er op het scherm gebeurt. “Het is...
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Crazy-Advanced Malware Has Been Infecting Governments Since 2007 (EN) | www.gizmodo.com.au
| 11-02-2014 | Kaspersky security researchers just revealed their discovery of a cyberespionage threat they say could be the most advanced in the world. Immensely powerful and hard to detect, it’s been active since at least 2007, targeting governments, embassies, and energy companies. And nobody k...
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Flappy Bird impostors hatch evil plan to spread malware (EN) | www.techtimes.com
| 12-02-2014 | If you're looking for a Flappy Bird replacement, don't download any of the impostor apps from Android app stores. At least two security firms have confirmed that several fake Flappy Bird apps contain malware.Security experts at Sophos discovered that a few different third-party apps a...
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'Malware-laced' email led to Target account breach, report says (EN) | www.twincities.com
| 12-02-2014 | The hackers who gained access to Target's computer network using the credentials of a refrigeration contractor stole them using "a malware-laced email" sent to the contractor's employees, cyber-security journalist Brian Krebs reported Wednesday. Krebs, who first broke the news of the ...
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