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CIC News for 22-02-2014 contains 24 articles

CIC News update contains 24 articles for today, have fun reading.

Details about Apple SSL vulnerability and iOS 7.0.6 patch (EN) | www.crowdstrike.com
| 21-02-2014 | On February 21st, 2014 Apple pushed out an emergency SSL security update for iOS (7.0.6).John Costello, CrowdStrike's Sr. SDET Engineer, and myself reverse engineered the binary patches in order to analyze the vulnerability and its full impact. Given the fact that the patches are not ...
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Update your iThings NOW: Apple slays scary SSL snooping bug in iOS (EN) | www.theregister.co.uk
| 21-02-2014 | Updated Apple has released updates for its mobile operating system iOS to patch a bug that can blow apart the integrity of encrypted connections.Versions 7.0.6 and 6.1.6, available now for download, fixes a vulnerability that could allow "an attacker with a privileged network position...
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High-tech crime unit busts alleged credit card 'skimming' operation (EN) | www.mercurynews.com
| 21-02-2014 | SAN JOSE -- A two-year investigation by Santa Clara County's high-tech crime unit into identity theft and credit card fraud led to the arrest earlier this month of six members of an alleged credit card "skimming" operation.The group, which was based in Southern California, allegedly i...
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Queens men sentenced for $1 million ATM skimming scheme (EN) | www.ice.gov
| 21-02-2014 | Their roles in a scheme that stole $985,000 from bank customers throughout New Jersey, New York and Connecticut by installing secret card-reading devices on ATMs that stole account information when customers swiped their cards. The prison sentences follow an investigation by the Newar...
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Sulphur police arrest Lake Charles woman for identity theft (EN) | www.sulphurdailynews.com
| 21-02-2014 | An investigation by the Sulphur Police Detective Division reportedly found evidence that the suspect had withdrawn over $100,000 from the account. Sulphur police have arrested a Lake Charles woman on charges of identity theft.According to a SPD news release, it was o...
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University of Maryland offering free year of credit protection after data breach (EN) | www.myfoxdc.com
| 22-02-2014 | COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The University of Maryland is offering one year of free credit protection for more than 300,000 people after the school announced Wednesday that a computer security attack exposed the personal information of faculty, students, and staff.The data breach included nam...
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Massive 16 million email data breach in Germany (EN) | www.defimedia.info
| 21-02-2014 | Germany is a country of strong IT infrastructure, where the Internet has become the foundation of solid communications and e-commerce. The German government has even created the term “e-Government”, to describe how public administration services and processes available to citizens...
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Bug verandert Android-app in sms-malware (NL) | www.security.nl
| 22-02-2014 | Een muziekspeler op bepaalde Android-smartphones blijkt een bug te bevatten waardoor eigenaren elke keer dat ze de app starten geld betalen. Het gaat om een muziekspeler genaamd 'Music' die onderdeel van een aangepast Android-besturingssysteem is dat op deze specifieke smartphones is ...
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Google grabs Spider.io to combat ad fraud (EN) | www.infoworld.com
| 21-02-2014 | Spider.io will help fight click fraud. But if Google is really serious about cleaning up online ads, it might want to follow the money.There are typically two ways to solve a technology problem: devise a solution yourself or find someone who's working on the problem and bu...
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Bulgarian organised crime group bust in international operation (EN) | sofiaglobe.com
| 22-02-2014 | Bulgarian and Spanish judicial and law enforcement authorities, working in close co-operation with Eurojust and Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), have taken down a Bulgarian organised crime group suspected of a variety of crimes including payment card fraud, burglary, drug...
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Cyber expert: U-MD security breach is just beginning (EN) | www.wusa9.com
| 21-02-2014 | While the U-MD investigates how personal info was stolen from more than 300,000 students, alumni and employees, it looks like College Park will have a challenging time sorting out the mess.COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WUSA) -- Cyber crime has become one of the top priorities for gov...
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Sticks and stones (EN) | bulatlat.com
| 22-02-2014 | The Feb. 18 decision of the Supreme Court is at best only a partial victory for free expression.The Court declared the provisions of the Cyber Crime Prevention Act of 2012 (RA 10175) on unsolicited commercial communications (Section 4c3), real-time collection of traffic data (Section ...
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S. Korea developing Stuxnet-like cyberweapons to physically damage N. Korea nuke facilities (EN) | www.business-standard.com
| 22-02-2014 | South Korea is reportedly working on cyber attack weapons in a bid to damage North Korean nuclear facilities.The weapons would be similar to Stuxnet, the software designed to attack Iranian nuclear enrichment plants.According to the BBC, the country's defence ministry said that the So...
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'Unseen criminal' warns of social media cyber-crime (EN) | www.getsurrey.co.uk
| 21-02-2014 | Surrey Police warns people to be careful with their Facebook and Twitter accounts, and with what information they share online, to avoid becoming victims of cyber-crime.People using Facebook or Twitter have been warned to lock down their accounts from criminals. /...
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Cybercrimes Cost Businesses Almost $1 Million A Year: Dell (EN) | www.valuewalk.com
| 21-02-2014 | Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL)’s 2014 Global Security Survey was published yesterday, and the report highlighted some startling statistics on cybercrime. The survey interviewed IT execs from almost 1500 companies (ranging from 500 employees to 10,000+ employees) all across the globe, inclu...
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Google snaps up UK anti-malware start-up Spider.io to protect its advertisers (EN) | www.techradar.com
| 21-02-2014 | Google is flashing the cash again, this time buying out London-based anti-malware start-up Spider.io in a bid to help protect its advertisers from fraud.The seven-strong Spider.io team will assist Google in stamping out the malware that generates millions of false clicks on Google ads...
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Boutique Malware & Hackers For Hire (EN) | www.informationweek.com
| 20-02-2014 | Heads up! Small groups of cyber-mercenaries are now conducting targeted hit-and-run attacks for anyone willing to pay the price.It’s always a pleasure to go to the Kaspersky Labs annual Analyst Summit, as I did recently. Besides good peer networking, in a convivial atmosphere, the c...
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PhD on Malware detection using Model-checking (EN) | www.virusbtn.com
| 20-02-2014 | Two PhD positions are available in the "Verification" team in LIAFA, Paris.Subject 1: Model-checking for malware detection-----------------------------------------------------------------The topic of the thesis is the development of new original mod...
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Malware authors find low risk, high rewards (EN) | www.tweaktown.com
| 21-02-2014 | Cybercriminals are successfully using malware to steal customer debit and credit card information, company customer lists, and sensitive data seemingly at will. Underground forums have become a popular destination for criminals buying and selling stolen personal information, with anal...
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Neiman Marcus Hackers Set Off 60,000 Alerts With Card Thefts (EN) | www.businessweek.com
| 21-02-2014 | The hackers who raided the credit-card payment system of Neiman Marcus Group Ltd. set off alertson the company’s security systems about 60,000 times as theyslunk through the network, according to an internal companyinvestigation. The hackers moved unnoticed in the company’s comput...
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Firm detects Zeus variant targeting POS terminals (EN) | www.scmagazine.com
| 21-02-2014 | Researchers have discovered malware that is based on the leaked code of Zeus and random-access memory (RAM)-scraping malware targeting credit card data. A new report (PDF) from security firm Websense detailed the campaign that used the hybrid malware. According to the findings, publis...
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'iOS en OS X erg kwetsbaar voor hackersaanval' (NL) | www.nu.nl
| 22-02-2014 | Volgens onderzoekers zijn zowel iOS als OS X vatbaar voor een hackersaanval, waardoor e-mail en andere data onderschept kan worden. Dat meldt Reuters. Het is niet bekend of het veiligheidslek ook daadwerkelijk misbruikt is.Het gaat om een zogeheten 'man in the middle...
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High-tech crime unit busts alleged credit card 'skimming' operation (EN) | www.mercurynews.com
| 21-02-2014 | SAN JOSE -- A two-year investigation by Santa Clara County's high-tech crime unit into identity theft and credit card fraud led to the arrest earlier this month of six members of an alleged credit card "skimming" operation.The group, which was based in Southern California, allegedly i...
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Apple's SSL/TLS bug (EN) | www.imperialviolet.org
| 22-02-2014 | Yesterday, Apple pushed a rather spooky security update for iOS that suggested that something was horribly wrong with SSL/TLS in iOS but gave no details. Since the answer is at the top of the Hacker News thread, I guess the cat's out of the bag already and we're into the misinformatio...
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