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CIC News for 18-02-2014 contains 25 articles

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Prolexic Issues High Alert Threat Advisory for DNS Flooder DDoS Attack Toolkit (EN) | myhostnews.com
| 17-02-2014 | Fort Lauderdale, Florida â€" Prolexic Technologies, the global leader in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection services, today 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 laun...
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Techie turns hacker, held (EN) | timesofindia.indiatimes.com
| 18-02-2014 | ALLAHABAD: The cyber crime cell on Monday nabbed a software engineer for allegedly hacking a multi-recharge website and recharging mobile phones and DTH accounts. The accused, identified as Deobrata Patel, a resident of Janpur, was arrested near Niranjan theatre. The poli...
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Rogue Botnet using victims computer, Internet browser to scan Vulnerable websites and inject malicious code blocked by Mozilla. (EN) | www.techworm.net
| 17-02-2014 | A new Botnet that affected over 12,500 system in just a few day, The Botnet which acted as a legitimate Firefox extension, once installed in victims system, used victims Internet browser to scan every single website surfed by the victim to find sql injection vulnerability. If the atta...
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NT government proposes identify theft, card skimming penalties (EN) | www.techworld.com.au
| 18-02-2014 | Proposed amendments to the Northern Territory’s Criminal Code would make it an offence to collect and store identification details about another person for the purposes of identity theft. Under current legislation, a person who obtains someone else’s ID details can’t be prosecut...
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Microsoft forges new global partnerships to fight cybercrime (EN) | www.gsnmagazine.com
| 17-02-2014 | Microsoft has announced three new global partnerships with the Organization of American States (OAS), Europol, and FIS to increase cooperation between international law enforcement and the private sector to combat cybercrime and improve Internet safety.Microsoft officials signed memor...
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Scam uses legitimate business names to steal personal information (EN) | www.wusa9.com
| 17-02-2014 | WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA9) -- They look like email condolences from legitimate funeral homes.But the Federal Trade Commission says scammers use the name of law abiding businesses on bogus messages."What the scammers do is they send thousands, possibly millions of emails to people and hope...
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Enterprising research IDs zero day malware (EN) | www.crn.com.au
| 17-02-2014 | Bird's eye view spots attacks on large networks. A team of researchers have developed a novel and effective approach to identify zero-day malware by its attempts to evade traditional security defences. The work focuses on new areas not served bytraditional anti-malware techniques tode...
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Zeus banking malware nestles a crucial file in a photo (EN) | www.pcworld.com
| 17-02-2014 | A newly discovered variant of the notorious Zeus banking trojan is disguising a crucial configuration code in a digital photo, a technique known as steganography.Zeus is one of the most effective tools to steal online banking details, hijacking login details as a person accesses his a...
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Websense uncovers threat campaign from error reporting exploit (EN) | www.arnnet.com.au
| 18-02-2014 | Websense announced earlier in the year that Microsoft Error Reporting is sending sensitive information in cleartext format. It has now correlated the data from these Dr. Watson reports to uncover a new APT campaign using a 0-day exploit. The issue with the proginal finding was that in...
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Fake Evernote "Image has been sent" spam with RU:8080 payload (EN) | blog.dynamoo.com
| 17-02-2014 | I've know that the RU:8080 gang appears to have been back for a while, but I haven't had a lot of samples.. here's a new one however....
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Child porn operation raided in Philippine school (EN) | www.washingtonpost.com
| 18-02-2014 | MANILA, Philippines â€" Philippine government agents have raided an alleged Internet child porn operation based in a school and arrested its president and eight other people. Cybercrime investigation head Ronald Aguto says the suspects used a room at the Mountaintop Christian Academy ...
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iPod used in Marsden cash machine skimming scam (EN) | www.examiner.co.uk
| 18-02-2014 | An eagle-eyed customer using the cash machine outside the Co-op store in Peel Street spotted an iPod taped to the machine - filming the keypad.An elaborate attempt to steal cash from bank customers was foiled in Marsden.An eagle-eyed customer using the cash mac...
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Bogus Evernote alert leads to exploit kit (EN) | www.net-security.org
| 17-02-2014 | Evernote users are being actively targeted with an email spam campaign that tries to trick them into following a malicious link.Sent from accounts@pcfa.co.in and titled "Image has been sent", the email pretends to be a notification from Evernote that alerts the user to an ...
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Fighting Europe's capital of cyber crime (EN) | sg.news.yahoo.com
| 18-02-2014 | It's one of the poorest countries in Europe and Romania is also known as the capital of cyber crime. Americans are the main target and as Hayley Platt reports the epidemic has prompted action by the FBI....
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Government-Backed Mobile Malware: The Invisible Threat (EN) | www.knowyourmobile.com
| 18-02-2014 | Big Brother is watching and it's only a matter of time before your smartphone becomes as accessible as your PC, says Tom BrewsterSeeing is believing. But in the case of government attacks on mobile devices using malicious spy software, we should have faith intelligence age...
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New detection system spots zero-day malware (EN) | www.net-security.org
| 18-02-2014 | A group of researchers has created a new infection detection system that can help Internet service providers and large enterprises - or anyone running large-scale networks - spot malware attacks that antivirus and blacklisting solutions can't.The latter are reasonably succ...
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Cost of Target data breach exceeds $200 million (EN) | www.cuinsight.com
| 18-02-2014 | WASHINGTON, DC (February 18, 2014)â€" Financial institutions continue to respond to the massive data breach at Target. According to data collected by the Consumer Bankers Association (CBA) and the Credit Union National Association the costs associated with the Target data breech excee...
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Healthcare dominates US data breach incidents, latest figures show (EN) | news.techworld.com
| 18-02-2014 | The healthcare sector accounted for more than four out of ten US customer data breaches recorded by the non-profit Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) in 2013, the organisation’s latest figures show.Although healthcare is a large sector in the US compared to many industrialised co...
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To Stop Malware, Restrict User Accounts (EN) | www.tomsguide.com
| 18-02-2014 | A new report confirms what many security professionals have long presumed: Removing administrator rights from everyday Windows user accounts slows down or stops almost all critical malware infections."Ninety-two percent of all vulnerabilities reported by Microsoft with a critical seve...
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How to Fight Malvertising Threat (EN) | www.esecurityplanet.com
| 18-02-2014 | Even security-conscious enterprises like Yahoo can be compromised by attacks in which ad servers are used to deliver malware. How can you fight this 'malvertising' threat? Yahoo continues trying to reinvent its business model and value to users, a little more than a month ...
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U.S. citizen sues Ethiopia for alleged use of spyware (EN) | www.washingtonpost.com
| 18-02-2014 | A Washington area man with ties to Ethiopia’s political opposition sued that country’s government in federal court Tuesday, alleging that agents had used powerful spyware to hack into his computer and snoop on his private communications for more than four months. The suit says tha...
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Police arrest 13 after raid on Amsterdam spyware shop (EN) | www.dutchnews.nl
| 18-02-2014 | Amsterdam police on Tuesday arrested 13 people and seized weapons and cash following raids on city spyware shop One2spy and eight other premises.In total, 200 officers and special investigators were involved in raids which took place in the early hours of the morning.The shop, in the ...
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21 governments have used untraceable spyware (EN) | www.scmagazineuk.com
| 18-02-2014 | As many as 21 governments are said to have used the "untraceable" Remote Control System (RCS) spyware being sold by the Milan-based Hacking Team. Researchers at The Citizen Lab, an interdisciplinary laboratory based out of the University of Toronto in Canada, have been inv...
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OAS and Microsoft Sign Cyber Security Agreement (EN) | sflcn.com
| 18-02-2014 | WASHINGTON, DC - On February 12th the Organization of American States (OAS) and Microsoft signed a cooperation agreement to strengthen efforts made by the OAS Cyber Security Program over the last ten years. The signing of the agreement took place at Microsoft’s headquarters in Washi...
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Commander: Iranian Armed Forces Ready for Cyber War (EN) | english.farsnews.com
| 18-02-2014 | TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian Armed Forces are equipped with the state-of-the-art technologies and are prepared to defend the country against any possible cyber attack, a senior commander said on Tuesday. “Today, the Armed Forces are equipped with the most advanced information technolog...
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