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CIC News for 20-02-2014 contains 20 articles

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Scariest Search Engine on the Internet Just Got Scarier (EN) | www.infosecurity-magazine.com
| 19-02-2014 | CNN Money described Shodan as "The scariest search engine on the Internet." Forbes called it a "terrifying search engine." Unlike Google, Shodan searches for internet-connected devices (which could have known vulnerabilities) rather than information. For those who believe this is scar...
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Report: Cyberthreat Detection Lacking (EN) | www.bankinfosecurity.com
| 19-02-2014 | Many security incidents that affect components of the nation's critical infrastructure go unnoticed due to a lack of sufficient detection or logging capabilities, according to a new report from the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team.The study recommends that orga...
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New variant of Zeus banking trojan concealed in JPG images (EN) | www.scmagazine.com
| 18-02-2014 | A new variant of the nefarious Zeus banking trojan â€" dubbed ZeusVM â€" is concealed in JPG image files, according to the collaborative findings of Jerome Segura, senior security researcher with Malwarebytes, and French security researcher Xylitol. The act is known as steganography â...
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Laws on revenge porn coming AG (EN) | guardian.co.tt
| 20-02-2014 | Anti-cyber-crime legislation, expected to be approved by Cabinet in two weeks, will also target people who wilfully circulate another person’s private files or photos on the Internet intending to cause them public embarrassment, hatred, humiliation and ridicule.It is proposed to mak...
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Cybercrime victim gets back partial amount after year-long battle (EN) | www.dnaindia.com
| 20-02-2014 | A clearing agent, who lost Rs 20 lakh in a matter of half an hour to cyber crime, has got back only a part of the amount after fighting a year-long battle. However, the police are yet to make any headway in the case and find out the culprits. The Ballard Pier Metropolitan court recent...
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Cyber-Crime Becoming Top Priority For Federal Law Enforcement (EN) | chicago.cbslocal.com
| 18-02-2014 | In his original report, Brad Edwards goes one-on-one with the region's top cyber cop and exposes the risks you may not even realize you face....
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Fear of fraud must be tackled to maximise internet use: KPMG (EN) | www.digitalbydefaultnews.co.uk
| 20-02-2014 | Reacting to the publication, today, of ONS figures suggesting 6.7 million adults in the UK have never used the internet, KPMG’s Stephen Bonner warns that inactivity online does not guarantee protection from cyber crime and internet-based fraud.According to Bonner: “Perhaps the sma...
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Malware-infected Android apps spike in the Google Play store (EN) | www.computerworld.com
| 19-02-2014 | The number of mobile apps infected with malware in Google's Play store nearly quadrupled between 2011 and 2013, a security group has reported. In 2011, there were approximately 11,000 apps in Google's mobile marketplace that contained malicious software capable of stealing people's da...
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Ethiopia Accused Of Using Spyware Against Citizens Living Abroad (EN) | www.voanews.com
| 20-02-2014 | WASHINGTON â€" Several Ethiopians living abroad are accusing their home government of using sophisticated computer spyware to hack into their computers and monitor their private communications. One Washington area man has filed a federal suit against the Ethiopian government, and anot...
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Cyber Criminals Ramp Up Use of Exploit Kits in Fake Skype, Evernote Themed Attacks (EN) | community.websense.com
| 19-02-2014 | Data fromWebsense® ThreatSeeker® Intelligence Cloud indicates that over the last few weeks, cyber criminals leveraging the "Angler" and "Goon" Exploit Kits to deliver malware via email borne attacks, have ramped-up their efforts.These recent campaigns were themed around fake Skype v...
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Officers Use Latest Technology to Crack Cyber Crime (EN) | www.wsaz.com
| 19-02-2014 | ASHLAND, Ky. (WSAZ) -- When it comes to cyber crime, staying a step ahead of the criminals is the name of the game. That's the job of Ashland Police Detective Gavin Patrick. He's one of the most highly trained cyber crime fighters around. "Technology has advanced so much, and unfortun...
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Websense Finds Cyber-Crime Evidence by Analyzing Network Crash Data (EN) | www.eweek.com
| 19-02-2014 | Combining Windows error reports with application data, Websense analyzed crash patterns to find a previously unknown cyber-crime campaign targeting retailers. A research project aimed at detecting cyber-attacks by analyzing the application crash data has borne fruit.The technique, whi...
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PNG lacks laws on cybercrime (EN) | www.pngedge.com
| 20-02-2014 | With the scope of crime evolving due to the advancement of new technologies and expansion of the World Wide Web, crime fighting needs to change as well.This is the aim of the PNG Cyber Crime Committee as it pushes for tougher penalties to deal with cyber criminals under th...
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Medical Records Are a Gold Mine for Cybercrime (EN) | motherboard.vice.com
| 19-02-2014 | These days, credit card digits and even Social Security numbers are small potatoes for black market merchants and fraudsters. The real good stuff? Medical records. They’re full of your most sensitive personal details, revealing a snapshot of your entire life history. Which is why cy...
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Makers of Wurm Online offer 10,000 Euro for info on DDoS attacker (EN) | www.scmagazine.com
| 19-02-2014 | The creators of Wurm Online â€" a massively multiplayer online role-playing game â€" are offering 10,000 Euro for information leading to a conviction of the party responsible for carrying out a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack against the game's hosting provider.“Shortly ...
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Data breach at University of Maryland exposes personal info of more than 300K (EN) | www.myfoxdc.com
| 20-02-2014 | COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) â€" The president of the University of Maryland says a computer security attack breached a database that contains personal information about more than 300,000 faculty, staff, students and others.Wallace Loh said in a statement posted Wednesday on the university'...
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300,000 Records Compromised in UMD Data Breach (EN) | www.nbcwashington.com
| 19-02-2014 | The records of more than 300,000 faculty members and students dating back to 1998 have been compromised following a data breach at the University of Maryland. According to a letter from UMD President Wallace Loh, the 309,079 records include full names, social security numbers, dates o...
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Data breach problem as recycled computers reveal all (EN) | www.itwire.com
| 20-02-2014 | Confidential personal and company information including medical records, legal matters, financials, the entire contents of an email inbox and personal mail from a Justice of the Peace are just some of the confidential data found on the hard drives of recycled computers. The revelation...
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Terrorist Attack Shows Vulnerability in Critical Infrastructure (EN) | blog.heritage.org
| 19-02-2014 | Just after midnight on April 16, 2013, someone slipped into underground tunnels and cut the phone lines running to the PG&E Metcalf power substation near San Jose, California. Then two snipers proceeded to fire over 100 rounds into the substation in 19 minutes, knocking out 17 tra...
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Hackensack cops track, arrest two in alleged credit-card fraud at stores (EN) | www.northjersey.com
| 19-02-2014 | Police have charged two Brooklyn men with using fraudulent credit cards to buy gift cards at stores in Hackensack and Paramus, authorities said Wednesday. James E. Jenkins, 27, and Basil N. Chambers, 24, were arrested outside a Paramus Target Tuesday night after using fraudulent credi...
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