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CIC News for 19-02-2014 contains 33 articles

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Target Data Breach Cost for Banks Tops $200M (EN) | www.nbcnews.com
| 18-02-2014 | Financial institutions' bill for Target's massive data breach keeps rising.Costs related to the holiday data theft have now exceeded $200 million for financial institutions, according to data collected by the Consumer Bankers Association and the Credit Union National Association. adve...
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5 Things to Know About the Kickstarter Data Breach (EN) | investorplace.com
| 18-02-2014 | Kickstarter joins the list of recent data breaches as the crowd-funding website was recently infiltrated by hackers.The Kickstarter data breach made the announcement over the weekends and it is now taking measures to combat the attack. Here are 5 things you should know abo...
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Govt spyware victim files criminal complaint (EN) | www.itnews.com.au
| 19-02-2014 | Intrusion and surveillance kit also found in Australia. An Ethiopian political refugee has filed a criminal complaint against clandestine surveillance by means of government spyware planted on his computer, a case that is thought to be the first of its kind.Tadesse Kersmo and lobby gr...
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Linksys Routers Malware ‘The Moon’ Spreading (EN) | www.ubergizmo.com
| 17-02-2014 | Linksys router users might want to take some extra precautions. Johannes B. Ullrich, a security researcher at the SANS Technology Institute, has revealed that the company’s wireless routers are being targeted by malware, essentially a self replicating worm, which exploits code execu...
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ASUS Router Exploit Left Unpatched for Months? Hackers Exploit to Warn Users (EN) | www.brightsideofnews.com
| 18-02-2014 | In what appears to be an example of gross negligence, ASUS has apparently left a vulnerability in the majority of their routers completely unpatched for at least 8 months. This vulnerability is actually two different vulnerabilities, which were most recently discovered by ArsTechnica ...
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New driveby download Android malware discovered by researchers (EN) | www.scmagazine.com
| 18-02-2014 | Experts have discovered new Android malware that sets itself up on a device via drive-by download and allows for remote code execution. According to a blog post by researchers at Fortniet, the malware automatically downloads onto a device when users visit a legitimate Spanish newspape...
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Linksys ‘TheMoon’ Router Malware: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know (EN) | www.heavy.com
| 18-02-2014 | If you use a Linksys router, then you may be vulnerable to "TheMoon," a bit of router malware. Here's what you need to know to stay safe!PC World reports that "TheMoon" malware affects Linksys E1000 and E1200 routers. The article adds that "the following routers may be vul...
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Controversial Government Spyware Crops Up in 21 Countries, Report Says (EN) | mashable.com
| 18-02-2014 | Four cyber sleuths claim to have found evidence of "untraceable," government-grade surveillance software in use in 21 countries, some of which have records of dubious practices when it comes to human rights and Internet freedom. The report marks the first time that researchers have be...
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Child porn internet operation busted in Philippine school (EN) | www.emirates247.com
| 19-02-2014 | Suspects used Mountaintop Christian Academy to post online images and video of children.Government agents raided an Internet child porn operation based in a Philippine school and arrested its president and eight other people, investigators said Tuesday.The susp...
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300,000 compromised accounts available on Pastebin: just the tip of cybercrime iceberg (EN) | www.htbridge.com
| 19-02-2014 | Introduction Security incidents, such as the recent Target breach that affected 70 million customers, attract a lot of media attention and unfairly outshine other less “noisy” hacks. It is quite difficult to gather precise statistics on the number of global cyber attacks, the fina...
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Netizen relieved SC struck down auto takedown clause in Cybercrime Law (EN) | www.sunstar.com.ph
| 19-02-2014 | A BLOGGER expressed relief that the Supreme Court (SC) found unconstitutional a provision in the cybercrime law that allows authorities to take down or block online content without a court order.Kevin Ray Chua described the SC decision in his Facebook account as a “good move.”But ...
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Philippines’ Cybercrime Law now in effect, punishing online libel is constitutional (EN) | www.techinasia.com
| 18-02-2014 | The Philippines’ Supreme Court today ruled on the CyberCrime Prevention Act of 2012, or RA 10175, and the constitutionality of most of its provisions. Punishing online libel was declared constitutional.But despite being constitutional, it will be on the condition that only the origi...
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Number of mobile payment viruses surges (EN) | english.peopledaily.com.cn
| 19-02-2014 | The Tencent Mobile Security Report of 2013 has been issued by Tencent Mobile Security Labs. It indicates that the number of mobile virus packages is 4.5 times that of 2012, while the number of spam messages reported by Tencent Cellphone Housekeeper users has reached 739 million, 2.4 t...
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One of the first network firewall inventors to come to Abu Dhabi (EN) | www.net-security.org
| 18-02-2014 | One of the creators of the world’s first network firewall and the author of “Firewall and Internet Security: Repelling the Wily Hacker”, Bill Cheswick, will be delivering a presentation at one of the most awaited conferences of 2014, the 3rd Edition of Cyber Security for Energy ...
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Iowa Man Fined $111,000 for Joining DDoS Attack for Two Hours (EN) | www.esecurityplanet.com
| 18-02-2014 | Jacob Allen Wilkens participated in Anonymous' attack on the Angel Soft Web site on March 1, 2011. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that Jacob Allen Wilkens, 24, of Postville, Iowa, was recently sentenced to 24 months' probation and ordered to pay $110,932.71 in re...
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RSA Conference 2014 to feature discussions on NSA surveillance, DDoS attacks and Stephen Colbert: Gartner (EN) | www.smartcompany.com.au
| 19-02-2014 | The 2014 RSA Conference, one of the world’s leading industry events for the cybersecurity and cryptography sectors, is set to focus on recent attacks on US retailers, the National Security Agency and DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks, according to a leading industry exper...
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Massive hacking affected Venezuela's government servers (EN) | voxxi.com
| 18-02-2014 | Hackers around the world are setting their sights on Venezuela’s government web properties following violent repression against anti-government protesters and instances of internet censorship.Already, hacker groups have defaced, deleted and waged DDoS (distributed denial of service)...
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Five tips on fighting DDoS attacks (EN) | www.itworldcanada.com
| 18-02-2014 | Recognize when an attack is happening. That means having either an anti-DDosS system in your data centre or a contact with an anti-DDoS provider. If the latter, you have to have a good relationship with the provider, Turner says, so it’s ready to turn on deflection when needed. /...
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How safe is the grid from cyberattacks? (EN) | www.csmonitor.com
| 18-02-2014 | An annual index from IHS Jane's Terrorism and Insurgency Center said acts of violence committed by non-state actors since 2009 increased by more than 150 percent. But for Internet security company Kaspersky Lab, it may be a state actor that launches the next major attack against the e...
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Researcher claims two hacker gangs exploiting unpatched IE bug (EN) | www.computerworld.com
| 19-02-2014 | Plant different malware on hijacked Windows PCs, but use the same exploit code, says Seculert's CTO, Aviv Raff Two different hacker groups are exploiting the same still-unpatched vulnerability in Internet Explorer (IE) with almost-identical attack code, a security research...
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FBI warns consumers about malware that holds PCs for 'ransom' (EN) | economictimes.indiatimes.com
| 19-02-2014 | NEW YORK: The FBI and the Federal Trade Commission have issued a warning against 'Cryptolocker', a malicious software that bars access to computer files, including personal documents and photos, until users pay a "ransom" of about USD 300 (over Rs 18,600). "Cryptolocker, a malware pro...
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Zeus malware-botnet variant spotted 'crawling' Salesforce.com (EN) | www.networkworld.com
| 19-02-2014 | The Zeus Trojan, malware long known to steal banking credentials to siphon off victims' funds, has been spotted being put to yet another devious use: swiping business data from Salesforce.com.Zeus malware was detected targeting an individual’s Windows-based computer in order to get ...
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Cybercriminaliteit bloeit door populariteit mobiele platformen (BE) | www.express.be
| 19-02-2014 | De bedreiging van mobiele netwerken door infecties blijft toenemen. Dat concludeert een onderzoek van het telecombedrijf Alcatel-Lucent. Er wordt opgemerkt dat de infecties een bedreiging vormen voor persoonlijke en financiële informatie. Uit het onderzoek bleek dat tijdens het vierd...
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Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel is Leading the Company Back from December's Devastating Data Breach (EN) | live.wsj.com
| 18-02-2014 | When hackers broke into the database of department store Target, it affected an estimated 100 million customers. WSJ's Jerry Seib and Monica Langley discuss how CEO Gregg Steinhafel managed the fallout and how the security breach affected the company's bottom line. Photo: Jenn Ackerma...
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Hackers dropping Zeus in favour of Xtreme RAT Trojan, reports FireEye (EN) | www.v3.co.uk
| 19-02-2014 | Hackers are dropping standard malware such as Zeus, in favour of more advanced but harder-to-use remote access Trojans (RATs) such as Xtreme RAT, according to security firm FireEye.Senior researcher at FireEye Narottama Villeneuve reported uncovering the trend in a blog post. "During ...
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Wurm Online dev offering €10K reward for info on DDOS attack (EN) | www.eurogamer.net
| 19-02-2014 | The developer of MMORPG Wurm Online is offering a 10,000 euro (approximately £8200) reward for information about a recent DDOS attack. Yesterday, shortly after the release of the hotly anticipated update 1.2, Wurm Online was forced offline after it was targeted by a DDOS. In a post o...
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#TEISS: Who takes responsibility after a cyber attack? (EN) | business-technology.co.uk
| 19-02-2014 | This is a delicate question, and perhaps the wrong one to ask. But as industries look for better cyber resilience and governments realise the importance of security, these two are working together more than before.This collaboration spreads responsibility and has its merits. Governmen...
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Malware linked to fake funeral notice emails (EN) | lacrossetribune.com
| 19-02-2014 | MADISONâ€" A state agency is warning people to be aware of a new email scam that uses fake funeral announcements as a way to infect computers with malicious software, or malware.The emails include limited information, noting only that an upcoming service will be held for a “friendâ€...
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Targeted attacks against energy sector (EN) | timesofindia.indiatimes.com
| 19-02-2014 | PUNE: Symantec's researchers recently identified that the energy sector has become a major focus for targeted attacks and is now among the top five most targeted sectors worldwide. Companies in the sector are facing a growing risk of having their services interrupted or losing data. T...
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Salesforce-gebruikers doelwit van Zeus Trojan (NL) | www.security.nl
| 19-02-2014 | Gebruikers van de zakelijke software Salesforce.com zijn het doelwit van een nieuwe variant van de beruchte Zeus Trojan. Zeus is oorspronkelijk een Trojaans paard dat zich richt op het onderscheppen van gegevens voor internetbankieren, maar kan ook andere gegevens op besmette computer...
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‘Internet libel in cyber crime law constitutional’ (EN) | m.philstar.com
| 18-02-2014 | MANILA, Philippines - Netizens will now have to be careful with what they post online.The Supreme Court (SC) yesterday upheld the constitutionality of a key provision in the controversial Republic Act No. 10175 or Cybercrime Prevention Act that criminalizes online libel.Justices of th...
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How Hackers Could Crash a Cellular Network (EN) | www.tomsguide.com
| 18-02-2014 | Security researchers in Greece claim that mobile-phone networks can be disabled by hackers. Using a technique analogous to distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on websites, the researchers say, it would be possible to overwhelm a cellular network and shut it down.Christos Xena...
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Fighting Europe's capital of cyber crime (EN) | www.reuters.com
| 18-02-2014 | Feb. 18 - 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.( Transcript )...
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