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CIC News for 04-03-2014 contains 33 articles

CIC News update contains 33 articles for today, have fun reading.

US spy tools could be co-opted (EN) | www.stuff.co.nz
| 04-03-2014 | Electronic spying tools used by the US government could end up in the hands of organised criminals and hackers, further eroding Internet security, warned industry leaders who called for new restrictions and oversight of government activity."It is a big worry" that the methods will spr...
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Twitter reset per ongeluk honderdduizenden wachtwoorden (NL) | www.nu.nl
| 04-03-2014 | Twitter heeft per ongeluk honderdduizenden gebruikers een mail gestuurd met een waarschuwing dat hun wachtwoord is buitgemaakt en dat het wachtwoord opnieuw moet worden ingesteld. Maandagnacht (Nederlandse tijd) ontvingen tal van Twitter-gebruiker een mail met het verzoek ...
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Samsung Galaxy S5 alert: Android vulnerabilities exposed (EN) | www.emirates247.com
| 04-03-2014 | For all those owning â€" or thinking of owning â€" an Android-run smartphone, including the just launched Samsung Galaxy S5, there’s bad news. Two new reports have categorically said that (almost) all mobile malware is targeted at Android devices, giving a clean chit to iPhone 5s / ...
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L.A. Care Health Plan Acknowledges Data Breach (EN) | www.esecurityplanet.com
| 03-03-2014 | The breach, the company says, resulted from 'a manual information processing error which we have since corrected.' California's L.A. Care Health Plan recently began notifying an undisclosed number of health plan members that their personal information was inadvertently dis...
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City of Detroit hit by data breach, former and current employees hit (EN) | www.tweaktown.com
| 04-03-2014 | Detroit city officials confirmed as many as 1,700 current and former city workers are at risk following a data breach that targeted "personal identifying information.""Our initial investigation shows not like many other places, it was malware that came through e-mail and s...
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Meetup battles prolonged DDoS attack (EN) | www.scmagazine.com
| 03-03-2014 | Social networking portal Meetup has been hit with a prolonged distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that has caused intermittent outages for days. At the time of this report, the site was not available. According to a blog post by the company, the DDoS attack initially took plac...
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Where are the cyberattacks? Russia's curious forbearance in Ukraine. (EN) | www.csmonitor.com
| 03-03-2014 | Despite its aggressive incursion into Crimea this week, Russia has apparently shown notable restraint in another area of its conflict with Ukraine: cyberattacks.Cyberattacks had appeared to become a staple of conflicts involving Russia and its smaller neighbors in recent y...
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Why is Meetup Site Down? Hacker Attempts to Extort $300 From CEO Scott Heiferman (EN) | americanlivewire.com
| 03-03-2014 | The Meetup site is down after a hacker attempted to extort $300 from the site’s CEO Scott Heiferman. The social networking site was the victim of a DDoS attack that was allegedly paid for by one of Meetup’s competitors.The attack began on Thursday when CEO Scott Heiferman received...
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Warning over cash machine scam after attempt made to dupe customers in Coxhoe (EN) | www.thenorthernecho.co.uk
| 03-03-2014 | POLICE are warning of a cash machine scam in the County Durham area after a woman spotted a machine had been tampered with. The incident happened this evening in the Coxhoe area. "Earlier this evening a lady using the machine at Co-Op in Coxhoe noticed that the panel was loose and her...
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Indonesian Police Bust ATM Skimming Racket (EN) | www.thejakartaglobe.com
| 04-03-2014 | Jakarta. Indonesian police have busted a Malaysian gang allegedly behind the theft of more than Rp 1.2 billion ($103,600) from bank customers.The six people allegedly used ATM skimmers â€" equipment designed to filch ATM card data and PINs â€" to steal a total of Rp 1.24 billion from ...
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Labour calls for new powers to tackle cyber crime (EN) | www.lawontheweb.co.uk
| 03-03-2014 | Labour is set to call for the police and intelligence services to exercise greater powers in tackling cyber crime such as child pornography and terrorism.Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper will warn in a speech delivered today in London to the Demon think tank that measures need to b...
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Roll out red carpet for Internet users, senators told (EN) | www.rappler.com
| 03-03-2014 | MANILA, Philippines â€" Groups opposed to online libel urged senators to consider a proposed measure that would repeal the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 which they believe violates an international treaty.Gilbert Andres of Media Defense Southeast Asia told the Senate committee on ...
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‘Network exposed by Snowden spying on Filipino netizens’ (EN) | technology.inquirer.net
| 04-03-2014 | MANILA, Philippinesâ€"Even without the controversial cybercrime law, Filipino netizens are already under surveillance by the “Five Eyes” spy network exposed by American whistle-blower Edward Snowden, advocates of Internet freedom said Monday.“Our problem with the law is that it ...
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Cybercrime hits financial firms hardest: PwC survey (EN) | www.business-standard.com
| 04-03-2014 | Cybercrime is the second most common type of fraud reported by financial firms, more than double the level across other industries, as criminals turn increasingly to technology as their main weapon against banks, a survey showed. Some 39% of financial services companies that suffered ...
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Detroit employees' personal information may be at risk in computer security breach (EN) | www.freep.com
| 03-03-2014 | About 1,700 current and former Detroit firefighters and emergency medical technicians will be offered free credit report monitoring and identity theft insurance after city officials discovered a security breach on a computer at city hall involving files with personal information about...
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Ward off morphing malware and other attacks with machine learning (EN) | www.techrepublic.com
| 03-03-2014 | It's getting tougher to ward off blended threats and intrusions as system attacks become more sophisticated. Fight fire with fire and pit compute cycles against compute cycles. Blended threats, silent intrusions, zero day attacks and morphing malware are common problems fo...
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RAM Scrapper POS Malware Plaguing U.S. Retailers for Years (EN) | www.eweek.com
| 03-03-2014 | Sophos security researchers detail the retail malware threat landscape and explain how Canada has nearly eliminated retail credit card fraud. Malware known as "RAM scraper" software routinely infiltrates retail environments and steals information, according to researchers from securit...
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Italian spyware firm relies on U.S. Internet servers (EN) | www.washingtonpost.com
| 04-03-2014 | An Italian computer spyware firm, whose tools foreign governments allegedly have used to snoop on dissidents and journalists, relies heavily on the servers of U.S. Internet companies, according to a new report. At least 20percent of the servers used by clients of Hacking Team, based i...
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Hacking Critical Infrastructure Companies - A Pen Tester View (EN) | www.darkreading.com
| 03-03-2014 | Dramatic attacks can have simple beginnings, even when the target is a critical infrastructure company. This is certainly true if Andrew Whitaker's experience is any indication. Whitaker is director of penetration testing services for Knowledge Consulting Group, and at the...
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London 'Zombie Lords' Hijack The Internet For 300,000 Machines (EN) | www.huffingtonpost.co.uk
| 03-03-2014 | Two IP addresses based in London have managed to hijack more than 300,000 internet routers, according to security researchers in Wales.A paper by 'Team Cymru' said that the massive hack had been carried out on targets around the world.This type of hack is relatively rare, in that it w...
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Goedkope Android-telefoons bedreigen bedrijfsnetwerken (BE) | www.zdnet.be
| 03-03-2014 | Een beveiligingslek in Android dat al sinds 2012 bekend is, blijkt nu heel wat ernstiger te zijn dan men eerst dacht. Vooral in goedkope telefoons. De kwetsbaarheid in de WebView-klasse van Android-versies lager dan 4.2 kon enkel misbruikt worden als de aanvaller een man-i...
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Risico's zitten in apps, niet in besturingssystemen (BE) | www.zdnet.be
| 03-03-2014 | Samenvatting:FireEye en Secunia stellen dat Windows het meest aangevallen platform is. Daarnaast kunnen bedrijven elke 1,5 seconde een aanval van malware verwachten.Sommige besturingssystemen zijn veiliger dan andere. Een enkeling, zoals OpenBSD, doet zelf enorm zijn best ...
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G Data ontdekt Russische spionage-malware (EN) | www.computable.nl
| 03-03-2014 | Securityleverancier G Data heeft een zeer complex stuk malware geanalyseerd. Deze malware is ontworpen om vertrouwelijke gegevens te stelen. G Data noemt de malware Uroburos, vanwege een regel in de code van de malware en de verwijzing naar het oud-Griekse mythologische symbool van ee...
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26-jarige Rus veroordeeld wegens uitvoeren DDoS-aanvallen (NL) | www.security.nl
| 03-03-2014 | In Rusland is een 26-jarige Rus tot een voorwaardelijke gevangenisstraf van 2 jaar veroordeeld wegens het uitvoeren van DDoS-aanvallen voor anderen. De man bood op allerlei fora zijn DDoS-diensten aan en zou volgens het Russische beveiligingsbedrijf Group-IB regelmatig zijn ingehuurd....
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Africa: ICT Ministers Meet in London to Discuss the Future of Cyber-Governance (EN) | allafrica.com
| 03-04-2014 | The first-ever Commonwealth ICT Ministers Forum is taking place in London at which an agreement is expected on a strategy for advancing broadband across the 53-country membership.Ministers will also review recommendations for a pan-Commonwealth cyber-governance model and consider ways...
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World-spanning network of hijacked routers exposed (EN) | www.cbronline.com
| 04-03-2014 | Security researchers have exposed a world-spanning network of hijacked wireless routers, involving over 300,000 devices used in homes and small businesses being compromised by exploiting loopholes in their core software.According to researchers at Team Cymru's Enterprise Intelligence ...
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24 miljoen computers aangevallen door malware (NL) | www.security.nl
| 04-03-2014 | Vorig jaar zijn 24 miljoen computers die de beveiligingssoftware van Microsoft gebruiken aangevallen door malware die allerlei informatie steelt, waarbij er van een kleine 5 miljoen computers ook daadwerkelijk gegevens werden gestolen, zo schat Microsoft. Het gaat om malware zoals Gam...
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Meetup.com hacked, held to USD300 ransom (EN) | mybroadband.co.za
| 04-03-2014 | Social networking website Meetup.com is fighting a sustained battle against cyber attackers who are demanding only $300 to call off a campaign that has kept the site offline for much of the past four days.The site, which enables strangers to meet for activities of shared interest such...
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Cyber Security Academy opgericht (NL) | www.technischweekblad.nl
| 04-03-2014 | Met de oprichting van de stichting Cyber Security Academy The Hague (CSA) is de verdediging van Nederland tegen cyberterrorisme weer een stapje verder. De Universiteit Leiden, de TU Delft en de Haagse Hogeschool bundelen hun krachten in dit platform voor kennisontwikkeling en opleidin...
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'Fors meer storingen bij grote banken' (NL) | www.telegraaf.nl
| 04-03-2014 | HAARLEM-De grote Nederlandse banken kampten in januari en februari met opmerkelijk veel storingen, meldde de website Allestoringen.nl dinsdag. Het aantal dagen waarop systemen voor onlinebankieren en andere diensten last hadden van een storing, kwam uit op 62. Een jaar eerder waren da...
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What you Should Know About the Gauss Trojan (EN) | www.adi-news.com
| 04-03-2014 | Gauss, is the name of a highly complex Trojan that threatens computer related banking in the Middle East. A Trojan is a concealed program on a computer that is designed to be undetected and can be used to get various personal and private information, in most cases relating to finances...
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Europol alerted to major threat of 'Trojan Horse' thieves (Video) (EN) | www.allvoices.com
| 04-03-2014 | The Spanish Civil Guard has warned Europol to be on alert about a new method of cargo theft which is occurring on roads across the European continent. It seems that as austerity spreads in Europe, ingenuity increases twofold. The new criminal scheme has been dubbed the "Caballo de Tro...
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China's mobile underground revealed in new report (EN) | www.theregister.co.uk
| 04-03-2014 | China plays host to a vast and highly sophisticated “mobile underground” where cyber criminals can buy the tools to launch attacks for as little as 100 yuan (£9.70), according to a new report from security vendor Trend Micro.The Mobile Cybercriminal Underground Market in China is...
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