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CIC News for 01-03-2014 contains 14 articles

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Security firm claims Russian government makes malware (EN) | news.cnet.com
| 28-02-2014 | The German computer security and antivirus detection company G Data Security has alleged that the Russian government is behind the newly detected malware known as "Uroburos."G Data bases its case for Russian government involvement on the complexity of the malware and the presence of C...
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Secret Service investigating possible data breach at Sears (EN) | www.chicagotribune.com
| 28-02-2014 | The U.S. Secret Service is investigating a possible security breach at Sears Holdings Corp., after a series of cyber attacks on retailers that have exposed the credit-card data of millions of U.S. consumers, a person familiar with the investigation told Bloomberg News.The person, who ...
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U.K. Hacker Charged Again (EN) | www.bankinfosecurity.com
| 28-02-2014 | A citizen of the United Kingdom has been charged with allegedly infiltrating computer servers belonging to the Federal Reserve Bank.The indictment, unsealed by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, charges Lauri Love with computer hacking and aggravated ide...
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Changing passwords can help prevent identity theft (EN) | lethbridgeherald.com
| 28-02-2014 | It doesn’t take much for someone to be able to steal your identity.Once some of your vital personal information is in the hands of the wrong people, the consequences can be dire. Bank accounts have been raided and credit cards have been maxed by scammers on the lookout for eas...
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Avoid spam calls, find numbers faster with Current Caller ID on Android (EN) | howto.cnet.com
| 28-02-2014 | Calls from telemarketers can eat up your monthly minutes, or just plain waste your time. If you're tired of answering or calling back to these "businesses," the most recent update to the Current Caller ID app by Whitepages is here to help. Last year, I shared how to use th...
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First American Bank Reports Data Breach in Chicago Taxis (EN) | www.nbcchicago.com
| 28-02-2014 | The banking company, based in Elk Grove Village, is advising customers not to use debit cards, or any other cards, in local taxis First American Bank has filed a complaint with the City of Chicago following reports of a data breach involving customer debit cards used in ta...
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Canadian critical infrastructure security (EN) | www.slaw.ca
| 28-02-2014 | As many of you know, the US National Institute on Standards and Technology (NIST) recently published its Framework on Critical Infrastructure Security. Here is one of many articles about it that gives a good summary.Does Canada need something similar? If so, who would be the appropria...
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Apache Tomcat and Denial-of-service vulnerability (EN) | www.javacodegeeks.com
| 28-02-2014 | Websites hosted on Apache Tomcat servers seem to be vulnerable against denial-of-service attacks, as was recently proven by security researchers and presented in Denial-of-service vulnerability puts Apache Tomcat servers at risk.Apache Tomcat servers are widely used for hosting applic...
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More Denial of Service Attacks (EN) | www.circleid.com
| 28-02-2014 | There are quite a lot of NTP-amplified denial of service attacks going around at the moment targeting tech and ecommerce companies, including some in the email space.What does NTP-amplifed mean?NTP is "Network Time Protocol” â€" it allows computers to set their clocks based on an ac...
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Is this Russia's Stuxnet? Security firm spots suspicious 'Uroburos' rootkit (EN) | news.techworld.com
| 28-02-2014 | ‘Uroburos’ is an advanced rootkit that has been infecting networks since as far back as 2011, quietly stealing data after setting up rogue P2P networks within its high-level targets.It’s modular, displays unusual complexity and is suspiciously discreet. Almost certainly programm...
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Google Blocks Maps Exploit That Allowed User to Intercept FBI Phone Calls (EN) | news.softpedia.com
| 28-02-2014 | Over the past few days, there have been a few reports with people creating fake businesses that would be verified via a phone call over on Google Maps. Now, Google has removed these listings and placed new hurdles to make it more difficult to abuse the system. Many of the listings wer...
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Cyber Thieves Increasingly Attack Mobile Devices (EN) | www.malaysiasun.com
| 27-02-2014 | The amount of malicious software targeting mobile devices is exploding, according to security firm Kaspersky Lab. Kaspersky said that in 2013 "nearly 100,000 new malicious programs for mobile devices were detected.rdquo; That's more than two times the number detected the previous year...
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Kenya lost millions through cybercrime in 2013 (EN) | www.news24.co.ke
| 28-02-2014 | Nairobi - Kenya could have potentially lost up to KES 1,955 million in 2013 through cybercrime alone, an alarming figure, which could increase in 2014 if action is not taken.This is according to computer security firm, Kaspersky Lab, which issued a warning to Kenyans over ...
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Gulfport man arrested on child porn charges (EN) | www.sunherald.com
| 28-02-2014 | Gulfport man arrested on child porn chargesGULFPORT -- A Gulfport man has been arrested on child pornography charges in an investigation by the Mississippi Gulf Coast CyberCrime Task Force and the Louisiana Attorney General's Office CyberCrime Unit.Jason Lee Yates, 36, of the 11000 bl...
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