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CIC News for 24-02-2014 contains 27 articles

CIC News update contains 27 articles for today, have fun reading.

McAfee Offers Global Response to Nationalized Malware (EN) | www.computerworld.in
| 24-02-2014 | In medieval times, kings let barbarians break down the castle gates but made sure they paid the price once they got inside. McAfee's approach to security takes a similar approach -- since data breaches are inevitable, companies should worry less about the perimeter and more on catchin...
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Hacking Team Denies Selling Spyware to Sketchy Governments (EN) | mashable.com
| 24-02-2014 | Surveillance-technology company Hacking Team denied selling its spyware to 21 countries, including those that suppress civil liberties, following a damning report published last week.Cyber sleuths at the University of Toronto' Citizen Lab reported that they had found traces of Hacking...
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NGOs launch cyber crime cell (EN) | e-pao.net
| 23-02-2014 | Imphal, February 23 2014 :To deal the rising cyber crimes especially against the children, a cell has been launched in Imphal today by some NGOs. Women Action for Development (WAD), United NGOs Mission, Manipur, New Life Foundation and CSD have initiated the movement against the risin...
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An update regarding your REDcard and the data breach (EN) | www.zdnet.com
| 23-02-2014 | Summary: A snail mail letter to Target REDcard holders includes an apology, some good information, and improved services. On February 22, 2014, I received a physical letter from President of Target's Financial and Retail Services, Scott Kennedy, that outlines Target's comm...
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Cyber Security: A Fast-Growing Field for Crime, Education and Jobs (EN) | americannewsreport.com
| 23-02-2014 | “It’s not a matter of if an agency will be hacked, but when.”Those are the words of Kentucky State Auditor, Adam Edelen, who has endorsed legislation pushing for better cyber security in both state and local government.Cyber security is an escalating concern for fede...
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Juvenile who hacked minor's profile and made it obscene traced (EN) | timesofindia.indiatimes.com
| 24-02-2014 | CHANDIGARH: The UT police cyber crime cell on Sunday traced the juvenile boy, who had hacked the profile of a minor girl on a social networking site and made it obscene. The cops have also seized his cell-phone through which he committed the crime. After introducing himself as a girl ...
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Cyber Squared says the solution to cyber crime lies in firms sharing information (EN) | www.washingtonpost.com
| 23-02-2014 | The growing number of cyber attacks on U.S. businesses, federal agencies and other institutions could be stymied if the victims of those attacks shared more information about the perpetrators, says Adam Vincent, the chief executive of Cyber Squared. The three-year-old Arlington compan...
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The Future of Mobile Malware (EN) | www.symantec.com
| 24-02-2014 | Mobile World Congress is set to take place this year between February 24 and 27. The event promises to showcase smartphone and tablet innovations that will become a reality over the next 12 months. However, as mobile manufacturers and app developers have upped their game each year, so...
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Complete Microsoft EMET Bypass Developed (EN) | threatpost.com
| 24-02-2014 | SAN FRANCISCO â€" Researchers at Bromium Labs are expected to announce today they have developed an exploit that bypasses all of the mitigations in Microsoft’s Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET). Principal security researcher Jared DeMott is scheduled to deliver a present...
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Hacking Group Claims To Have Discovered Wii U Homebrew Exploit (EN) | www.nintendolife.com
| 24-02-2014 | Every piece of gaming tech is potentially hackable, but so far the Wii U has proven to be a tough nut to crack. There have been attempts of course, but according to Nintendo these have come to nothing.It would now appear that the situation has dramatically changed. A hacking group kno...
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F1: Marussia test hit by computer virus (EN) | www.racer.com
| 24-02-2014 | A computer virus that hit on the first day of the Bahrain test put Marussia behind schedule for the rest of its running at the Sakhir circuit.The ex-Virgin squad completed only 29 laps during the four-day test, fewer than any other team, with the virus that the team spent Wednes...
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'Pony' botnet steals bitcoins, digital currencies - Trustwave (EN) | www.reuters.com
| 24-02-2014 | Feb 24 (Reuters) - Cyber criminals have infectedhundreds of thousands of computers with a virus called "Pony" tosteal bitcoins and other digital currencies, in the mostambitious cyber attack on virtual money uncovered so far,according to security firm Trustwave.Trustwave said on Monda...
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YouTube ads spread banking malware (EN) | grahamcluley.com
| 24-02-2014 | Security researchers at Bromium have discovered that hackers were spreading malware onto computers while unsuspecting users were watching YouTube videos.The drive-by-download attack was distributed via adverts shown on the YouTube website, and used an exploit kit to infect Windows PCs...
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New cyber espionage campaign a wake-up call for SA enterprises (EN) | www.itweb.co.za
| 24-02-2014 | Kaspersky Lab uncovered a cyber-espionage toolset dubbed 'The Mask', which targets government institutions, energy companies and other victims in SA, saysSimon Campbell-Young, CEO of Phoenix Distribution. Last week, Kaspersky Lab uncovered a cyber espionage toolset dubbed ...
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Nederlanders lopen nauwelijks risico slachtoffer te worden van mobiele malware (NL) | infosecuritymagazine.nl
| 24-02-2014 | Nederlanders lopen nauwelijks risico slachtoffer te worden van mobiele malware. Slechts nul tot één procent van alle slachtoffers van mobiele malware is afkomstig uit Nederland.Dit blijkt uit cijfers van Kaspersky Labs, dat het aantal slachtoffers van mobiele malware wereldwijd in k...
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SC justice fears Cybercrime Law provision may increase porn sites (EN) | newsinfo.inquirer.net
| 24-02-2014 | MANILA, Philippinesâ€"Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio fears that the declaration of the cybersex provision as constitutional in Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act could trigger an increase in free pornographic websites.In his separate concurring and dis...
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Web con-artists tricked Surrey woman into transferring £54,000 into their account (EN) | www.getsurrey.co.uk
| 24-02-2014 | The victim of cybercrime describes the professional scam where con-artists made her think they were protecting her money, before stealing it allA cybercrime victim conned into transferring £54,000 out of her bank accounts is warning others to watch out for scams....
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Holder: Companies should disclose data breach (EN) | www.kcra.com
| 24-02-2014 | WASHINGTON (CNN) â€"Attorney General Eric Holder is calling on Congress to require companies to more quickly alert customers when their personal information is put at risk in cyberbreaches. In a video message Monday, Holder says "a strong, national standard for quickly ale...
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PPI calls for review of cybercrime ruling (EN) | www.sunstar.com.ph
| 24-02-2014 | THE Philippine Press Institute (PPI) chair showed his support for the motions for reconsideration set to be filed by 15 petitioners who are urging the Supreme Court (SC) to review their ruling on the Republic Act (RA) 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012.Former Mindanao Deve...
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Expert: malware heeft nieuwe omschrijving nodig (NL) | www.security.nl
| 24-02-2014 | De malware die tegenwoordig actief is is zo verschillend van de malware die jaren geleden nog door scriptkiddies werd gemaakt, dat een nieuwe omschrijving noodzakelijk is. Dat stelt de Israëlische beveiligingsexpert Aviv Raff van het beveiligingsbedrijf Seculert.Malware wordt als de ...
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YouTube-advertenties verspreiden malware (NL) | www.security.nl
| 24-02-2014 | Aanvallers zijn erin geslaagd om via advertenties op YouTube malware te verspreiden die geld van online bankrekeningen steelt. De advertenties in kwestie maakten misbruik van een beveiligingslek in Java en werden tijdens het bekijken van een filmpje op YouTube getoond. De advertenties...
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Eerste Tor-gebaseerde Android-malware ontdekt (NL) | www.security.nl
| 24-02-2014 | Onderzoekers hebben de eerste Android-malware ontdekt die van het Tor-anonimiseringsnetwerk gebruik maakt. Malware voor Windows die het Tor-netwerk gebruikt bestaat al langer, maar voor Android zou het de eerste keer zijn. Via het Tor-netwerk kunnen cybercriminelen de Command & Co...
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South Korea concocting Stuxnet-like virus to infect enemies (EN) | nakedsecurity.sophos.com
| 24-02-2014 | South Korea is looking to develop a Stuxnet-like virus in order to do just what that earlier cyberweapon did in 2010: attack an enemy's nuclear facilities.Stuxnet is widely believed to have been created by the US and Israel to attack Iran's nuclear facilities.According to the Yonhap n...
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Report: VA Data Breach 'Practically Unavoidable' (EN) | www.military.com
| 24-02-2014 | An internal investigation found the Department of Veterans Affairs' data security is so poor a data breach is "practically unavoidable" within 18 months, according to a draft of the VA's report."It's practically unavoidable that a data breach to financial, medical, and personal Vetera...
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Apple's 'Gotofail' bug sucks, but here's 8 ways to stay safe online (EN) | blogs.computerworld.com
| 24-02-2014 | Apple's "Gotofail" bug is a big deal because customers were exposed to risk for a long time. The only positive of this appalling oversight is that it illustrates why users of any platform should embrace the following security tips.The backgroundApple released s...
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CSOs set up Cell to check cyber crime against girl | KanglaOnline (EN) | kanglaonline.com
| 23-02-2014 | IMPHAL, February 23: A group of civil society organisations have come together to set up Special Cell to check cyber-crime against children in the state and provide legal actions to the victim, secretary Women Action for Development, Sobita Mangsatabam today.Addressing a press confere...
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What do malware and mosquitoes have in common? More than you might think. (EN) | www.dailynewsegypt.com
| 24-02-2014 | Malware seems to be everywhere and it’s incredibly challenging to combat. It can take many forms and is increasingly resistant to traditional approaches to detect and stop. Instead of relying on a single attack vector, malware will use whatever unprotected path exists to reach its t...
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