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CIC News for 17-02-2014 contains 22 articles

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Target sued in first Wisconsin class-action over security breach (EN) | www.jsonline.com
| 15-02-2014 | A Madison-area man and a Wausau bank are the first in Wisconsin to sue Target over the massive data breach that occurred late last year, according to federal court documents. The class-action suit, filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Madison, adds to more than 70 similar ones tha...
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Fortinet sounds the alarm on social media-driven malware and offers tips on safer social media consumption (EN) | www.zawya.com
| 17-02-2014 | Dubai, UAE, February 17, 2014 - Fortinet predicts a spike in malware proliferation via social media networks. The global leader in high-performance network security has revealed that deceptive links being shared via social media networks are increasingly the weapon of choice in the sp...
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Reporting From the Web’s Underbelly (EN) | www.nytimes.com
| 17-02-2014 | SAN FRANCISCO â€" In the last year, Eastern European cybercriminals have stolen Brian Krebs’s identity a half dozen times, brought down his website, included his name and some unpleasant epithets in their malware code, sent fecal matter and heroin to his doorstep, and called a SWAT ...
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The blogger who broke news of the Target cyberattack (EN) | seattletimes.com
| 16-02-2014 | Brian Krebs’ widely read cybersecurity blog, Krebs on Security, covers a particularly dark corner of the Internet: profit-seeking cybercriminals, many based in Eastern Europe, who make billions off online spam, pharmaceutical sales, malware, frauds and retail heists. SAN...
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Stack Overflow goes down for an hour on Sunday due to DDoS attack (EN) | www.vcpost.com
| 16-02-2014 | Stack Overflow went out for about an hour on Sunday morning due to a DDoS attack, TechCrunch reported. Stack Overflow is a question and answer website focused on coding that programmers, both professional and amateur, rely on.Stack Exchange, the parent firm of Stack Overflow, told Tec...
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Banking Apps At Risk of Cyber Crime (EN) | www.droidreport.com
| 16-02-2014 | Mobile banking apps for Android have been a leading areas for threats. Banking users can download the data from application stores such as at Google Play not knowing the stores may be the actual malware. Cybercriminals are attracted to the stores due to its increased popularity among ...
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Electronic Crimes Act: Cybercrime to be made non-cognisable offence (EN) | tribune.com.pk
| 17-02-2014 | SLAMABAD: The newly formulated draft of Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2014 proposes some stringent punishments for cyber crimes but leaves all offences as bailable. Many of the cybercrimes â€" including cyber terrorism, unauthorised interception, illegal access to in...
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Security breach roundup: Kickstarter, Arizona pension fund, Korean credit cards (EN) | www.oregonlive.com
| 17-02-2014 | Kickstarter, the popular crowdfunding platform, says it has closed the breach that allowed hackers to access users' email addresses, phone numbers and passwords. Here's the blog post from cofounder Yancey Strickler: "Important Kickstarter Security Notice" The company advises users to ...
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Royaldutchshellplc.com website under Denial of Service Attack? (EN) | royaldutchshellplc.com
| 17-02-2014 | Regular visitors may have noticed that this website was down for almost 24 hours last week. This was because we doubled the power of our server to cope with unexplained surges in traffic, which made access sluggish at times. Today the site is being bombarded with Shell Blog comments, ...
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An end to computer viruses? Start-up claims it can stop malware (EN) | www.foxnews.com
| 17-02-2014 | An Israeli start-up claims its software will put an end to all viruses and malware, even anticipating attacks and blocking them before they are created.That’s because viruses are copycats, said Liran Tancman, CEO and co-founder of the 10-person software firm Cyactive. Creating new c...
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SA loses R3.42bn to cyber crime (EN) | www.itweb.co.za
| 17-02-2014 | South Africans are feeling the effects of an increase in cyber crime, collectively costing victims over R3.42billion rand over the past 12months, according to Symantec's 2013 Norton report.Symantec's data indicates that over onemillion South Africans fell victim to cyber crime in the ...
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Tightening up Security Is Everyone's Responsibility (EN) | www.huffingtonpost.com
| 17-02-2014 | Most information technology (IT) experts are very much unnerved by cyber criminals, says the biggest study involving surveys of IT professionals in mid-sized businesses.87% send data to cloud accounts or personal e-mail.58% have sent data to the wrong individual. ...
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Amerikaan moet 80.000 euro betalen wegens DDoS-aanval (NL) | www.security.nl
| 17-02-2014 | Een 24-jarige Amerikaan is in de Verenigde Staten veroordeeld tot een voorwaardelijke gevangenisstraf van 2 jaar en het betalen van een schadevergoeding van 110.000 dollar (80.000 euro) wegens het uitvoeren van een DDoS-aanval op het Amerikaans energie- en chemie-conglomeraat Koch Ind...
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Russian cybercrooks shun real currencies, develop private altcoins (EN) | www.theregister.co.uk
| 17-02-2014 | Fraudsters are using private currencies to conduct transactions with each other on Russian-language cybercrime forums.The advent of new private financial systems and currencies in the Russian-language cybercrime community is a trend indicating a stronger level of collaboration, cooper...
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Edward Snowden leaks still haunt business cyber security (EN) | www.itproportal.com
| 17-02-2014 | It's no surprise that companies altered their security practices in light of the Edward Snowden and the NSA uproar. According to ThreatTrack Security's recent study on IT and security managers employed by US defence contractors, the aftermath of the data breaches have changed companie...
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How WhatsApp got used for a malware scam (EN) | www.androidpit.com
| 17-02-2014 | Everybody's favorite instant messenger service, WhatsApp, inadvertently became an accomplice to a malware scam recently when code written into some dubious apps used the WhatsApp service to scrape user phone numbers and register them for a premium text messaging service. The apps invo...
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In South Korea, Banks Get Punished For Identity Theft: Should Other Countries Follow Suit? (EN) | www.sodahead.com
| 17-02-2014 | It's not uncommon for consumer information to get hacked, but it is rather rare for banks to get punished for such a thing happening to consumers. In South Korea, things are a little bit different. MarketWatch writes: "Korea’s financial-services regulator announced Sunda...
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Warning to lock mailboxes as couple charged with identity theft (EN) | www.news.com.au
| 17-02-2014 | TWO people have been accused of stealing mail for identity theft as police warn they have had more than 800 reports of mail theft since August last year. Major Fruad Squad Detectives started Operation Rescue after receiving the spate of reports.Detective Sergeant Andie Fagan said a 33...
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Cyber Crime in Ivory Coast could effect you (EN) | www.kincardineshireobserver.co.uk
| 16-02-2014 | S3 pupils at Mackie Academy have been studying poverty in Africa and have been tasked to write a news article which would interest local readers. The Modern Studies class has been learning about current issues Africa but also touch on broader issues such as education, health human rig...
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Seven minors rescued from Davao cybersex den (EN) | www.solarnews.ph
| 17-02-2014 | Seven girls aged 11 to 16 were rescued by the police during a raid at a suspected cybersex den in Davao CitySaturday.The Philippine National Police's (PNP) Anti-Cybercrime Group (ACG) conducted the raid at a house in Barangay 76-A Bucana, where minors were allegedly being ...
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6 takeaways from the Target data breach (EN) | www.govhealthit.com
| 12-02-2014 | You almost feel sorry for Target. The breach of up to 110 million records â€" theoretically 34 percent of the U.S. population â€" is the stuff of unfortunate legend.Chances are slim that a healthcare organization will suffer a Target-sized breach. But, as the 2013 Survey of Medical Id...
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'Cyber crime is here and now - each force must take steps to tackle it' (EN) | www.gloucestercitizen.co.uk
| 12-02-2014 | WHEN I asked members of the public if they thought their council tax should go up to give the police a better chance of tackling things like internet fraud and e-bullying, it was put to me by some people that cyber crime is too big an issue for Gloucestershire police to get involved i...
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