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CIC News for 13-02-2014 contains 13 articles

CIC News update contains 13 articles for today, have fun reading.

Statistics point to increased physical danger risks of cyberterrorism (EN) | www.csoonline.com
| 12-02-2014 | February 12, 2014 â€" CSO â€" "Traditional terrorism refers to violent acts that indiscriminately target civilians," says Jon Iadonisi, former Navy SEAL, cyber security expert and co-founder, White Canvas Group. Traditional terrorists are largely interested in achieving or thwarting p...
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A perfect time for cyber crime (EN) | www.scmagazine.com
| 12-02-2014 | Criminals have been around since the beginning of time, but cyber crime is new to the information age. It used to be that cyber criminals needed skills at all stages of the attack: reconnaissance, exploitation, evasion, etc. That was until about five years ago when black markets opene...
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Bitcoin-beurzen kampen met ddos-aanvallen (EN) | tweakers.net
| 12-02-2014 | Twee grote bitcoin-exchanges hebben opnames tijdelijk stilgelegd als gevolg van ddos-aanvallen. Het gaat om Bitstamp en BTC-e, die beiden in Oost-Europa gevestigd zijn. Opnieuw zouden er transactie-onregelmatigheden zijn, net als bij MtGox."We hebben bitcoin-opnames stilgelegd na inco...
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Directeur cybersecurity NCTV verhuist naar Europol (NL) | www.security.nl
| 12-02-2014 | Wil van Gemert, directeur cybersecurity van de Nationaal Coördinator Terrorismebestrijding en Veiligheid (NCTV), wordt de nieuwe adjunct-directeur van Europol. In zijn rol als directeur cybersecurity was Van Gemert verantwoordelijk voor de vormgeving van het Nationaal Cyber Security ...
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White House Puts Out Critical Infrastructure Security Guide (EN) | bits.blogs.nytimes.com
| 12-02-2014 | Remember that cybersecurity bill that failed to pass two years ago? Not many people do.The bill failed largely because John McCain, the Republican senator from Arizona,the United StatesChamber of Commerce and others opposed it on grounds that it would be too onerous for the private se...
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Denial-of-service vulnerability puts Apache Tomcat servers at risk (EN) | www.pcworld.com
| 12-02-2014 | Security researchers published a proof-of-concept exploit for a recently disclosed vulnerability that allows attackers to launch denial-of-service attacks against websites hosted on Apache Tomcat servers.Apache Tomcat is a widely used Web server for hosting applications de...
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Bitcoin Exchanges Buckle Under DDoS Attacks (EN) | www.informationweek.com
| 12-02-2014 | Mutant transaction attacks trigger trading halts at major exchanges. Also, new bitcoin-seeking Trojan targets Mac users.The world's biggest bitcoin exchange Tuesday ceased offering withdrawals after it was subjected to what site administrators said was a distributed denial-of-service ...
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Bitcoin Hit by DDoS Transaction Malleability (EN) | www.eweek.com
| 12-02-2014 | Mt. Gox points the finger at the Bitcoin Foundation and vice versa as attacks mount and value declines. The war of words about what's wrong with Bitcoin is rising to new heights this week as questions about potential issues with the Bitcoin protocol and security take center stage.On F...
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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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Embassy Suites Acknowledges Data Breach (EN) | www.esecurityplanet.com
| 12-02-2014 | The Embassy Suites San Francisco Airport recently began notifying an undisclosed number of people who stayed at the hotel in 2013 that their payment card information may have been exposed when an unauthorized person accessed information stored on two computers at the hotel's front des...
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22 arrested in Lake County cybersex sting (EN) | www.wftv.com
| 12-02-2014 | LAKE COUNTY, Fla. â€" Channel 9 has learned cybercrime detectives in Lake County arrested 22 people they said traveled to meet who they thought were minors for sex.Authorities said nearly two-dozen people drove to a home in Clermont where they thought they were meeting 13-, 14- and 16...
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Slides from Kaspersky's 'The Mask' malware presentation (EN) | www.zdnet.com
| 13-02-2014 | Summary: Researchers shared their discovery and research on espionage malware "The Mask" (aka Careto) at the Kaspersky Labs security summit this week. ZDNet took photos of the presentation. PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic -- Kaspersky’s security research team revealed "on...
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Careto aka The Mask: "Grandmaster" Cyber Espionage Operation Discovered After 7 Years in the Wild (EN) | leaksource.wordpress.com
| 13-02-2014 | Researchers have uncovered a sophisticated cyber spying operation that has been alive since at least 2007 and uses techniques and code that surpass any nation-state spyware previously spotted in the wild.The attack, dubbed Careto, or“The Mask” by the researchers at Kaspersky Lab i...
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