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CIC News for 25-02-2014 contains 69 articles

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New Malware Is The Biggest Ever Attack On Virtual Currencies And Has Infected Hundreds Of Thousands Of Computers (EN) | www.businessinsider.in
| 25-02-2014 | BOSTON (Reuters) - Cyber criminals have infected hundreds of thousands of computers with a virus called "Pony" to steal bitcoins and other digital currencies, in the most ambitious cyber attack on virtual money uncovered so far, according to security firm Trustwave. Trustwave said on ...
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Cisco starts integrating Sourcefire for new approach to defeating malware (EN) | www.zdnet.com
| 24-02-2014 | Summary: "We’ve got not only a proliferation of attack vectors but also an advanced set of adversaries willing to innovate themselves,” according to the SVP of Cisco Security. SAN FRANCISCO---You’re always being attacked in today’s world, argued Christopher Young, ...
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Thieves use malware-infected computers to steal $220,000 in Bitcoin (EN) | www.rawstory.com
| 24-02-2014 | A gang of cyber criminals using an army of infected computers made off with at least $220,000 worth of Bitcoins and other virtual currencies, security researchers said Monday.The researchers from the security firm Trustwave said the heist was accomplished by a botnet of computers usin...
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Japanese Power Plant Computer Infected with Malware - Seculert Blog on Advanced Threats and Cyber Security (EN) | www.seculert.com
| 24-02-2014 | Reports of a malware infection have surfaced at Japan’s Monju prototype fast-breeder reactor facility located in Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture.Officials at the Japanese Atomic Energy Agency found the malware on January 2, when a computer with sensitive employee and company information b...
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Trend Micro Now Certifying Apps in BlackBerry World (EN) | www.berryreview.com
| 24-02-2014 | We told you earlier that Trend Micro was working with BlackBerry to scan apps in BlackBerry World for malware. Now BlackBerry has launched the new BlackBerry Guardian app analysis engine based on Trend Micro’s Mobile App Reputation technology. This works with both manual and automat...
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Cyber crime: FIA bust 26 illegal gateway exchanges, six arrested (EN) | tribune.com.pk
| 25-02-2014 | LAHORE:The National Response Centre for Cyber Crimes (NR3C) of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has arrested six people and busted 26 illegal gateway exchanges.According to an International Calling House (IHC) member, within a few hours of the raid, traffic in the Pakistan Telec...
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Colorado cyberbullying bill advances (EN) | www.seattlepi.com
| 24-02-2014 | DENVER (AP) â€" Bullying through text messages or social media platforms would be a new crime in Colorado under a bill that advanced unanimously out of a House committeeMonday.Lawmakers voted on the bill after hearing from teenagers who testified they had been bullied to the point of ...
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Cyber Pickpocket Lifts Bitcoins and Other Digital Currencies from Wallets (EN) | www.ecanadanow.com
| 25-02-2014 | According to data security firm Trustwave, an aggressive virus called Pony bot has spread onto hundreds of thousands of computers in the search for digital wallets. Thus far, 85 digital wallets have been stolen along with their digital coins. The exact amount of money lost isn’t kno...
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Meeste malware ontwikkelt om geld te stelen (NL) | ictmagazine.nl
| 25-02-2014 | Afgelopen jaar werden er bijna 100.000 verschillende nieuwe kwaadaardige programma’s voor mobiele apparaten gedetecteerd. En ruime verdubbeling in vergelijking met 2012.In 2012 werden 40.059 verschillende kwaadaardige programma’s geregistreerd. Op 1 januari van 2014, bestond de â€...
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Trojan virus legt Marussia F1 Team lam: "Het begon al met een kleine ramp" (EN) | www.racexpress.nl
| 25-02-2014 | Het Marussia F1 Team heeft geen gelukkige testweek in Bahrein achter de rug. De nieuwe MR03 reed slechts 29 ronden in vier dagen tijd, slechts eentje minder dan tijdens de eerste test in Jerez de la Frontera het geval was. Het achterhoedeteam lijkt daardoor met een fikse achterstand a...
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Curbing infiltration: Cybercrime draft bill ready, govt tells Senate (EN) | tribune.com.pk
| 25-02-2014 | ISLAMABAD:A draft legislative bill aimed at containing cybercrimes has been finalised and will be tabled in the house soon, the government informed the Senate on Monday.State Minister for Interior Balighur Rehman made this announcement as he responded to lawmakers who expressed their ...
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Surrey Police launch new campaign to tackle cyber crime (EN) | www.dorkingandleatherheadadvertiser.co.uk
| 25-02-2014 | A NEW campaign has been launched to warn Surrey residents of the dangers of cyber crime. The two-week campaign, which was launched by Surrey Police on Monday, aims to educate consumers about the rising problem of fraud on the internet. Police are advising people not to reveal personal...
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Cybercriminals Use 'Pony' Botnet to Steal Bitcoins, Digital Currencies (EN) | www.nbcnews.com
| 24-02-2014 | Cybercriminals have infected hundreds of thousands of computers with a virus called "Pony" to steal bitcoins and other digital currencies, in the most ambitious cyberattack on virtual money uncovered so far, according to security firm Trustwave.Trustwave said on Monday that it has fou...
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Data breach emails missed some University of Maryland alumni (EN) | www.diamondbackonline.com
| 25-02-2014 | The online mailing list this university used to alert community members of the massive security breach last week might have left some former students in the dark.What do you think? While messages were sent to thousands on the “University of Maryland Community” Listserv, some unive...
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LinkedIn Emails to Be Reported As Spam in One More Country (EN) | gawker.com
| 24-02-2014 | In an attempt to broaden the shoddily-forged daisy chain of connectivity that is "what's your job" and "are you skilled," employment social media company LinkedIn announced it is doing beta testing in China. Think about talcum powder if you endorse this.The company, whose address is 2...
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Five outstate Minnesota banks sue Target over data breach (EN) | www.startribune.com
| 24-02-2014 | A group of First Farmers & Merchants banks in southern Minnesota have sued Target Corp. over alleged damages from the retailer’s data breach late last year. While a number of financial institutions from around the country have sued the company since news of the data heist broke,...
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US attorney general calls for identity theft safeguards (EN) | news.yahoo.com
| 24-02-2014 | Washington (AFP) - US Attorney General Eric Holder urged Congress on Monday to create rules that would require companies to quickly inform customers when their personal electronic data has been stolen.Holder's call comes two months after Target, the second-largest US discount retailer...
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Neiman Marcus Narrows Impact of Recent Data Breach (EN) | www.esecurityplanet.com
| 24-02-2014 | The company now says 350,000 credit and debit card numbers were exposed, not 1.1 million. Neiman Marcus president and CEO Karen Katz recently said in a statement on the company's Web site that an investigation has determined that approximately 350,000 credit and debit card...
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After a Data-Breach-Related Sell-Off, Is Target a Good Bet? (EN) | www.fool.com
| 24-02-2014 | The costs have been continuing to rise for Target's (NYSE: TGT) holiday season data breach, an unfortunate event that led to the theft of payment card and personal data for up to 110 million customers. Among those indirectly affected are the nation's credit unions, which are estimated...
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Cybersecurity Framework Seeks to Help Industry Manage Critical Infrastructure Risks (EN) | www.afcea.org
| 24-02-2014 | The Obama administration has launched a voluntary Cybersecurity Framework, meant to serve as a how-to guide for industry to manage cyber risks. The framework, developed by the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology during the past year with input from o...
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98% of mobile malware targets Android platform (EN) | blogs.computerworld.com
| 24-02-2014 | If you consider all the hot new mobile products coming out of Mobile World Congress 2014, it’s clear that the world as a whole is crazy about mobile devices. While it’s no wonder that cyber crooks are also hot to follow the mobile trend Kaspersky Labs says the mobile malware secto...
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DOJ’s Reaffirmation of Journalist NSLs and the Undiebomb 2.0 and StuxNet Investigations (EN) | www.emptywheel.net
| 24-02-2014 | Given Friday’s news that DOJ’s “new” media guidelines continue to permit FBI to use National Security Letters to obtain journalists’ contact information, I’d like to return to the apparent results of two major leak investigations, those into the UndieBomb 2.0 and StuxNet l...
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NIST Releases Cybersecurity Framework (EN) | www.fedweek.com
| 24-02-2014 | The National Institutes of Standards and Technology has released the first version of its a Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, meant to help organizations charged with providing the nation's financial, energy, health care and other critical systems better p...
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Students Learn Spear Phishing In Hacking Lab (EN) | www.keloland.com
| 24-02-2014 | MADISON, SD - Hackers can use a lot of different techniques to commit crimes in the digital age. At Dakota State University, students are learning about spear phishing and how hackers employ it to cause problems for their targets.While many of us may be familiar with scam emails from ...
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League of Legends suffering through record-breaking DDOS attacks (EN) | www.gamedynamo.com
| 24-02-2014 | To say that the League of Legends servers lately have been a bit unstable would be like saying the surface of the sun is a little warm. Over the past several weeks, the game's veered wildly between slightly laggy to absolutely unplayable. We've seen client crashes, repeated disconnect...
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New Mac Trojan virus mines bitcoins (EN) | www.gmanetwork.com
| 25-02-2014 | In yet another reminder to owners of Apple Macintosh computers their machines are not immune from viruses, a security firm has uncovered a new Trojan that mines Macs for bitcoins, an Internet-based currency. SecureMac said the malware, which it dubbed OSX/CoinThief.A, is being "activ...
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Banking Malware Distributed via YouTube Ads (EN) | news.softpedia.com
| 24-02-2014 | Malvertising attacks are becoming more and more common and it appears that not even YouTube users are safe. Security researchers from Bromium have come across a YouTube link that led users to an exploit kit website. According to experts, cybercriminals compromised an ad network thatâ€...
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Poisoned YouTube ads serve Caphaw banking trojan (EN) | www.scmagazine.com
| 24-02-2014 | Recent YouTube visitors should be extra vigilant after ads on the website were found to be poisoned. According to researchers at Bromium Labs, who blogged about the threat on Friday, YouTube's ad network was compromised to host the Styx exploit kit. The kit, which in recent news was p...
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RiskIQ Reports 388 Percent Increase in Android Malware on Google Play (EN) | www.esecurityplanet.com
| 24-02-2014 | The company says 12.7 percent of all apps on Google Play in 2013 were malicious, up from just 2.7 percent in 2011. RiskIQ recently announced that the number of malicious apps on the Google Play store grew by 388 percent from 2011 to 2013 -- 12.7 percent of the apps on Goog...
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Nog meer valse mails ING in omloop (NL) | www.opgelicht.nl
| 24-02-2014 | ING blijft voor oplichters interessant om te gebruiken voor valse e-mails. De Fraudehelpdesk waarschuwt wederom voor misleidende berichten die zogenaamd door de bank zijn verstuurd. Account uitgeschakeldDe mail met het onderwerp 'Uw online account vandaag verstreken ...
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South Korea's cyber-war ambitions could backfire badly (EN) | theconversation.com
| 24-02-2014 | South Korea has made a suprisingly public announcement that it plans to develop cyber-weapons for potential use against North Korea. The decision to make its plans known is baffling and the potential consequences of taking hostilities online are deeply troubling.When the Iranian nucle...
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PwC Hungary survey: Corruption high, cybercrime rising (EN) | www.bbj.hu
| 24-02-2014 | This month saw release of the latest report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) on economic crime in Hungary and throughout the world. The main inference: Cybercrime is serious and it’s only getting worse. Would you believe 26% of Hungarian enterprises reported their victimization via f...
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Proof of concept captures all SSL traffic via Apple's goto fail exploit (EN) | www.zdnet.com
| 25-02-2014 | Summary: A New Zealand security consultant has used a man-in-the-middle proxy to mop up all SSL traffic related to the App store, updates, iCloud data, and traffic from apps that use certificate pining, such as Twitter. Less than a day's work was all it took for one New Ze...
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Botnet steelt wachtwoorden van 700.000 accounts (NL) | www.security.nl
| 25-02-2014 | Een recent ontdekt Pony-botnet blijkt de wachtwoorden en gebruikersnamen van meer dan 700.000 accounts te hebben gestolen. Daarnaast maakte de malware ook voor 220.000 dollar aan bitcoins buit. In het verleden zijn er vaker Pony-botnets ontdekt die grote hoeveelheden inloggegevens wis...
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Philippines protests China's water cannon incident in Panatag Shoal | Headlines, News, The Philippine Star | philstar.com (EN) | www.philstar.com
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will be filing a diplomatic protest against China after its coast guard reportedly fired water cannons at Filipino fishermen to drive them away from the disputed Scarborough Shoal....
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Philippines protests China's water cannon incident in Panatag Shoal (EN) | www.philstar.com
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will be filing a diplomatic protest against China after its coast guard reportedly fired water cannons at Filipino fishermen to drive them away from the disputed Scarborough Shoal....
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Philippines protests China's water cannon incident in Panatag Shoal (EN) | www.philstar.com
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will be filing a diplomatic protest against China after its coast guard reportedly fired water cannons at Filipino fishermen to drive them away from the disputed Scarborough Shoal....
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Philippines protests China's water cannon incident in Panatag Shoal (EN) | www.philstar.com
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will be filing a diplomatic protest against China after its coast guard reportedly fired water cannons at Filipino fishermen to drive them away from the disputed Scarborough Shoal....
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Philippines protests China's water cannon incident in Panatag Shoal (EN) | www.philstar.com
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will be filing a diplomatic protest against China after its coast guard reportedly fired water cannons at Filipino fishermen to drive them away from the disputed Scarborough Shoal....
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Philippines protests China's water cannon incident in Panatag Shoal (EN) | www.philstar.com
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will be filing a diplomatic protest against China after its coast guard reportedly fired water cannons at Filipino fishermen to drive them away from the disputed Scarborough Shoal....
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Philippi es protests Chi a's water ca o i cide t i Pa atag Shoal (EN) | www.philstar.com
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will be filing a diplomatic protest against China after its coast guard reportedly fired water cannons at Filipino fishermen to drive them away from the disputed Scarborough Shoal....
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Philippi es protests Chi a's water ca o i cide t i Pa atag Shoal | test |test (EN) | www.philstar.com
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will be filing a diplomatic protest against China after its coast guard reportedly fired water cannons at Filipino fishermen to drive them away from the disputed Scarborough Shoal....
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Philippi es protests Chi a's water ca o i cide t i Pa atag Shoal | test |test (EN) | www.philstar.com
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will be filing a diplomatic protest against China after its coast guard reportedly fired water cannons at Filipino fishermen to drive them away from the disputed Scarborough Shoal....
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Philippi es protests Chi a's water ca o i cide t i Pa atag Shoal | test | test | test (EN) | www.philstar.com
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will be filing a diplomatic protest against China after its coast guard reportedly fired water cannons at Filipino fishermen to drive them away from the disputed Scarborough Shoal....
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Onderzoekers ontwikkelen keylogger voor iPhone en iPad - Security.NL (NL) | www.security.nl
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Onderzoekers ontwikkelen keylogger voor iPhone en iPad - Security.NL (NL) | www.security.nl
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Onderzoekers ontwikkelen keylogger voor iPhone en iPad - Security.NL (NL) | www.security.nl
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O derzoekers o twikkele keylogger voor iPho e e iPad (NL) | www.security.nl
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Britse geheime die st wil reputaties schade via weblogs e fora (EN) | tweakers.net
| 25-02-2014 | Snowden-documenten die onlangs zijn verschenen, beschrijven plannen van de Britse inlichtingendienst GCHQ om doelwitten op verschillende manieren in diskrediet te brengen. Zo wordt het plan beschreven om reputatieschade toe te brengen via weblogs en fora.Onder de noemer Operation Play...
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CloudFlare koopt a ti-malwarebedrijf StopTheHacker (NL) | www.security.nl
| 25-02-2014 | Aanbieder van Content Delivery Netwerken (CDN) CloudFlare heeft anti-malwarebedrijf StopTheHacker overgenomen. CloudFlare is vooral bekend omdat het websites tegen DDoS-aanvallen beschermt. StopTheHacker scant websites op malware, ongewenste aanpassingen en kwetsbaarheden.Volgens Clou...
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Stude t mag uitleveri g aa VS i vrijheid afwachte (NL) | www.security.nl
| 25-02-2014 | Een Nederlandse student die door de Amerikaanse autoriteiten wegens betrokkenheid bij phishing wordt gezocht mag zijn uitlevering aan de VS in vrijheid afwachten. Dat heeft het gerechtshof in Leeuwarden bepaald. De VS had gevraagd om de student vast te zetten omdat hij vluchtgevaarlij...
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Samsung en PayPal introduceren betalen via vingerafdruk (NL) | www.security.nl
| 25-02-2014 | Samsung en PayPal hebben een nieuwe manier geïntroduceerd waardoor gebruiker straks met hun vingerafdruk kunnen betalen. De Samsung Galaxy S5 beschikt net als de iPhone 5S over een vingerafdruklezer. Hiermee is het mogelijk om het toestel te ontgrendelen en met PayPal te betalen.Het ...
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Fraude internetbetalingen toegenomen (NL) | www.nu.nl
| 25-02-2014 | De sterke groei van aankopen via internet in Europa brengt ook met zich mee dat er steeds vaker wordt gefraudeerd met onlinebetalingen. Dat blijkt uit dinsdag verschenen cijfers over 2012 van de Europese Centrale Bank (ECB).In 2012 was er volgens de ECB voor het eers...
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populariteit maakt Android tot doelwit malware (NL) | ictmagazine.nl
| 21-02-2014 | In het afgelopen jaar werden er 877 miljoen Android smartphones en tablets verkocht (bron: Gartner). Niet vreemd dat ook malwareschrijvers zich volop op dit platform storten. Alleen al in de tweede helft van 2013, zag beveiligingsexpert G Data 673.000 nieuwe malwaregevallen voor Andro...
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New security flaw opens iPhone, iPads to covert keylogging (EN) | www.zdnet.com
| 25-02-2014 | Summary: A new iOS flaw has been discovered which could allow hackers to record every keystroke made on an Apple device -- jailbroken or not. On the back of Apple being scrutinized over an SSL flaw, researchers claim to have discovered another vulnerability which could all...
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De Lima: 'Good enough' if Cybercrime Law not struck down in entirety (EN) | www.gmanetwork.com
| 17-02-2014 | Justice Secretary Leila de Lima seemed fine with the prospect of the Supreme Court declaring portions of the controversial Cybercrime Prevention Act illegal, as long as the entire law is not struck down. "Basta hindi ma-declare as unconstitutional iyong buong batas, maybe that will b...
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Anti-cyber libel groups mark 28th year of EDSA with 'Black Tuesday' protest vs 'e-Martial Law' (EN) | www.interaksyon.com
| 25-02-2014 | MANILA, Philippines -- Freedom of expression advocates and other groups will mark the 28th anniversary of the 1986 People Power uprising with a march to EDSA Shrine, not to celebrate but to protest what they see as "e-Martial Law" following the Supreme Court's decision upholding the c...
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DDoS fighter CloudFlare buys anti-malware firm StopTheHacker (EN) | www.v3.co.uk
| 25-02-2014 | Security firm CloudFlare has purchased an anti-malware firm called StopTheHacker in the latest deal to shake up the security market. No financial details of the purchase were made public.CloudFlare is a major provider of tools that are used to prevent distributed-denial-of-service (DD...
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Android Trojan delivered via Facebook (EN) | www.net-security.org
| 25-02-2014 | Researchers have uncovered a potentially massive attack on Android users. This highly elaborate ploy originates on Facebook, where cyber-criminals advertise a series of apps. When users access Facebook from their Android mobile device, they will see different messages unde...
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Fortinet: Android Malware is Prevalent, But Users are Lax (EN) | thevarguy.com
| 25-02-2014 | New research from Fortinet (FTNT) has found that while the likelihood of Internet users attracting the attention of malicious software is on the rise, many individuals aren’t taking proper measures to ensure their online safety. The security vendor has responded to the findings by u...
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Skimming device found on Colne cash machine (EN) | www.pendletoday.co.uk
| 25-02-2014 | Residents are being urged to remain vigilant after a skimming device was found on a cash machine in Colne. The device was found on the machine outside the Co-Op, in Market Street, on February 16th. At around 12pm, a man tried to use the ATM to withdraw some money but the machine swall...
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Pony Botnet steals $220,000 from multiple Digital Wallets (EN) | thehackernews.com
| 25-02-2014 | Are you the one of the Digital Currency Holder? PONY is after You. A Group of cyber criminals has used hundreds of thousands of infected computers of the digital currency holders to filch approximately $220,000 worth of Bitcoins and other virtual currencies. The researchers at the sec...
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Flap off, data thieves! Practice safe Androiding (EN) | www.techrepublic.com
| 25-02-2014 | Android's increasing popularity comes with a price -- malware. Jack Wallen offers up his best practices to help you keep your Android free from malicious software. In 2013, more than 42,000 apps in the Google Play Store contained some form of malware -- from spyware to inf...
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NetCitadel Expands Industry's Only Real-Time Security Threat Management Platform Protecting Against Advanced Persistent Threats and Malware Attacks (EN) | www.broadwayworld.com
| 25-02-2014 | SAN FRANCISCO, CA - (RSA Conference 2014 Booth 341) NetCitadel, Inc., the pioneer in innovative threat management solutions, today announced a significant update that expands the analytics capabilities and 3rd party detection support of its ThreatOpticsâ„¢ threat management platform.T...
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Spam blocker: White Pages caller ID app now alerts users to costly scams (EN) | www.geekwire.com
| 25-02-2014 | Random calls from telemarketers and automated machines are already annoying enough. But when those phony calls end up costing you money, it can actually be a serious problem.Whether you’ve already been tricked by the “One Ring” phone scam or are hoping to steer clear of similar ...
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Mobile malware in 2013 at least doubled when compared to year before (EN) | www.tweaktown.com
| 25-02-2014 | Cybercriminals enjoy using mobile malware to create vulnerabilities, with around 100,000 new malicious programs introduced in 2013 - more than double the 40,059 samples that went live in 2012. Russia (40%), India (8%), Vietnam (4%), Ukraine (4%) and the United Kingdom (3%)...
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Mobile Malware Evolution: 2013 (EN) | www.securelist.com
| 24-02-2014 | The mobile malware sector is growing rapidly both technologically and structurally. It is safe to say that today’s cybercriminal is no longer a lone hacker but part of a serious business operation.There are various types of actors involved in the mobile malware industry: virus write...
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House panel demands documentation on Target data breach (EN) | www.reuters.com
| 25-02-2014 | (Reuters) - The House of Representatives' powerful Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has demanded copies of messages and documents showing when retailer Target Corp. learned of massive breach of customer data that occurred in November and December.The committee, chaired by ...
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How a founder almost lost his entire startup to social engineering (EN) | www.fiercecio.com
| 25-02-2014 | The co-founder of a tech startup recently shared the story of how he almost lost access to his company's online service, which was hosted entirely on Amazon's EC2 cloud infrastructure. This was an almost eerie reenactment of what happened to a developer who lost his $50k Twitter accou...
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