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CIC News for 07-03-2014 contains 39 articles

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38% pc-gebruikers wekelijks in aanraking met malware (NL) | www.techzine.nl
| 06-03-2014 | Uit recent onderzoek van AV-Comparatives blijkt dat 38 procent van de ondervraagde pc-gebruikers wekelijks in aanraking komt met malware. Daaruit blijkt opnieuw dat malware een groot probleem is en gebruikers zonder enige bescherming tegen malware echt grote risico's lopen. Op Techzin...
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Brand.com blackmail, cyber attack shines light on cybercrime (EN) | www.commdiginews.com
| 06-03-2014 | In December, Brand.com president Mike Zammuto was the subject of a cyber attack. “One or more people sent us email demanding $500,000 in Bitcoin,” said Zammuto. “They said that if we did not pay then that they would attack Brand.com and myself online and cause us to lose busines...
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How to tell if you've been hit by a DDoS attack, and 5 ways to be prepared (EN) | www.itproportal.com
| 06-03-2014 | Distributed denial-of-service(or DDoS) attacks aren’t new â€" however, the ferocity and volume of attacks has risen sharply over recent months. Just last month, a stream off attacks wreaked havoc across the Internet and continued DDoS attacks shut down one of the world's largest Bit...
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Cape police seek credit card fraud suspect (EN) | www.fox4now.com
| 06-03-2014 | CAPECORAL, Fla. - Cape Coral police want the public's help in identifying a credit card fraud suspect.Surveillance cameras caught a man on Tuesday February 18th going into the Walmart at 1619 Del Prado Boulevard South. He purchased an Apple iPad, valued at $500, with a stolen credit c...
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Fighting cybercrime difficult in PH (EN) | www.rappler.com
| 07-03-2014 | MANILA, Philippines â€" In the Philippines, there are only two forensic examiners in the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) who specialize in cybercrime.One of them is NBI Special Investigator Joey Narciso and for him, the developments in the implementation of the Cybercrime Preve...
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Microsoft Helps Vietnam Raise Cyber Security (EN) | www.bernama.com.my
| 07-03-2014 | HANOI, March 7 (Bernama) -- The Ministry of Information and Communications on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Microsoft Corporation that will help raise Vietnam's Internet security, reports Vietnam News Agency (VNA).As stated in the document, the U...
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U.S. House Subcommittee Studies Ways to Boost Personal Data Security (EN) | www.eweek.com
| 06-03-2014 | NEWS ANALYSIS: Two subcommittees of the House Science Committee asked IT security experts to tell them if technology is available to improve the security of personal data. Two subcommittees of the House Science Committee determined to find out in a joint meeting whether there were any...
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2 Malaysians sentenced to 2 years for identity theft (EN) | www.guampdn.com
| 08-03-2014 | Two Malaysian citizens were sentenced in the District Court of Guam for their convictions of aggravated identity theft.On Wednesday, Kuan Siong Tan, 23, and Choon Boon Tan, 27, were sentenced to two years in prison followed by three years of supervised release, according to a press re...
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Abortion provider hit by data fine (EN) | www.bbc.com
| 07-03-2014 | An abortion provider has been fined £200,000 for a data breach that revealed almost 10,000 people's details to a hacker. The hacker threatened to publish the names of people who had contacted the British Pregnancy Advisory Service's website for advice on pregnancy issues. The Informa...
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Twelve million hit as Korea suffers ANOTHER massive data breach (EN) | www.theregister.co.uk
| 07-03-2014 | The South Korean government was forced to launch an inquiry today after another massive data breach rocked the country, time the theft of account information belonging to 12 million customers of telco KT Corp.The Incheon Metropolitan Police said on Thursday it arrested two hackers and...
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Oak Associates Funds Admits Data Breach (EN) | www.esecurityplanet.com
| 06-03-2014 | Shareholders' names, addresses, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, Social Security numbers and account information may have been exposed. Massachusetts' Oak Associates Funds recently began notifying an undisclosed number of shareholders that their personal information may ha...
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Target data breach: credit monitoring will not protect you from identity theft (EN) | www.whitehalljournal.com
| 05-03-2014 | Attention Target shoppers. Expect more, pay less has brought new meaning as an offer of free credit monitoring may not be enough to prevent identity theft, according to Consumer Reports. The offer of "free" credit monitoring may also give shoppers a false sense of security into believ...
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How to Avoid Hackers and Spam on Pinterest (EN) | www.business2community.com
| 07-03-2014 | My personal Pinterest account was hacked last month. In the past 6 months, Pinterest spam and account hacking has appeared to increase significantly. The main reason people’s accounts are getting hacked? Hackers are realizing the huge potential for reach on Pinterest and people’s ...
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2 million Facebook accounts infected with malware (EN) | www.pfhub.com
| 07-03-2014 | It looks like Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) is being hit once more with malware. Computer viruses have caused trillions of dollars in losses and continues to gain ground despite efforts to fight it from governments and the world’s best tech companies.The recent malware attack has affect...
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Suspected Russian spyware Turla targets Europe, U.S. (EN) | www.chicagotribune.com
| 07-03-2014 | LONDON/BOSTON (Reuters) - A sophisticated piece of spyware has been quietly infecting hundreds of government computers across Europe and the United States in one of the most complex cyber espionage programs uncovered to date. Several security researchers and Western intell...
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WhatsApp gets used by yet another malware scam (EN) | www.androidpit.com
| 07-03-2014 | I wonder if Facebook are at all worried by the frequency with which WhatsApp seems to be getting used by dodgy malware apps to scrape user's phone numbers? It was only a few weeks ago that WhatsApp's usage of your phone number as your account identifier was being used by some dodgy ap...
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Five Things to Know about Malware Before Driving It Out (EN) | www.computerworld.in
| 07-03-2014 | Incident responders have no good way of distinguishing inconsequential malware from highly damaging malware. They spend way too much time and resources chasing red herrings while truly malicious activity slips past. In today's network environments, malware that evades lega...
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Siesta cyber espionage campaign targets many industries (EN) | www.net-security.org
| 07-03-2014 | Trend Micro researchers have uncovered yet another cyber espionage campaign targeting a wide variety of industries including energy, finance, security and defense, and healthcare.Dubbed "Siesta" on account of the periods of dormancy the delivered malware is ordered to ente...
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Invisible Russian cyberweapon stalked US and Ukraine since 2005, new research reveals (EN) | news.techworld.com
| 07-03-2014 | The mysterious ‘Uroburos’ cyberweapon named last week in Germany has been stalking its victims since as far back as 2005 and large enterprises and governments need to pay urgent attention to the threat it poses, UK security firm BAE Systems has urged.German firm G Data’s recent ...
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Malware writers 'using marketing techniques' to evaluate their attacks, claims Proofpoint (EN) | www.computing.co.uk
| 07-03-2014 | Malware writers have adopted mainstream marketing techniques to monitor and assess the effectiveness of their campaigns, according to Mark Sparshott, EMEA director of channels, alliances & OEM at security software vendor Proofpoint.Furthermore, he added, they are adapting their st...
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New tool to prevent malware on Android devices (EN) | www.cbronline.com
| 07-03-2014 | The new security tool, Practical Root Exploit Containment (PREC), refines anomaly detection technique. Researchers from North Carolina State University in the US have developed a new tool to detect and contain malware that attempts root exploits in Android devices.The researchers said...
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Beware Cyber Scammers Posing as Tech Support (EN) | abcnews.go.com
| 06-03-2014 | Dear ABC News Fixer: I think you should let your viewers know about an ongoing scam, in which someone calls and claims to be with Windows or Microsoft, telling you they have detected a virus or a malfunction in your computer. They ask you to log into a website and then they plant a re...
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Air Force, Homeland Security step up to fight malware (EN) | www.washingtontimes.com
| 06-03-2014 | The Air Force and Homeland Security Department have teamed up to create a new test kit that imitates cyber malware, the better to train government analysts to fend off attacks from hostile sleeper viruses.The Air Force developed the prototype kit, the first of its kind, to improve the...
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Skype-based malware shows how 'peculiar' malicious code can be (EN) | www.networkworld.com
| 06-03-2014 | Network World - Malware often does strange things, but this one -- which looked like Skype installed on a corporate domain controller -- was most "peculiar," says Jim Butterworth, a security expert at ManTech International, whose security subsidiary HBGary recently found the custom-de...
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FBI bust credit card fraud ring (EN) | www.news10.net
| 07-03-2014 | CITRUS HEIGHTS, Calif. â€" The FBI broke up a sophisticated credit card ring in Northern and Southern California Wednesday, serving search warrants at multiple businesses and homes on Wednesday.Agents served search warrants at the home of Mihran Melkonyan on Shaver Court in Citrus Hei...
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Two People Connected To Credit Card Fraud Indicted (EN) | www.kurv.com
| 07-03-2014 | Two Mexican nationals have been indicted in connection with a credit card fraud operation that McAllen police say has ties to the massive security breach that hit the Target retail chain late last year. A McAllen federal grand jury handed up 4-count indictments against Daniel Domingue...
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Cyberwar hits Ukraine (EN) | edition.cnn.com
| 07-03-2014 | (CNN) -- Ukrainian security officials are complaining that unknown attackers are interfering with the mobile phone services of members of Ukraine's parliament, making difficult political decisions about what to do about Russia's incursion last week into Crimea that much harder.The hea...
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Popular Website’s “Cyber-Hostage” Experience Reflects Growing Presence Of DDoS Attacks (EN) | www.mintpressnews.com
| 06-03-2014 | On Monday, Meetup.com, a popular online shared interest meeting service, was knocked off-line for four days by a targeted distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. In the ransom email the site’s administrators received, it was suggested that the DDoS attack was ordered by a “co...
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Cisco patches Denial of Service vulnerabilities in wireless LAN Controllers (EN) | www.techradar.com
| 07-03-2014 | Cisco has patched a number of vulnerabilities in its Wireless LAN Controller (WLC) family of products, including several bugs that allowed denial of service attacks.Six vulnerabilities have been fixed in the update, including a denial of service security hole in the WebAuth feature of...
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Merseyside Police's cyber crime unit branded a 'public disgrace' after learning it  took more than two years to bring a child porn case to court (EN) | www.liverpoolecho.co.uk
| 07-03-2014 | A judge branded Merseyside police’s cyber crime unit a “public disgrace” after learning it took more than two years to bring a child porn case to court.Judge Stephen Everett demanded the head of the indecent images department write to explain why it took so long to analyse the c...
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Has the NSA’s mass spying made life easier for digital criminals? (EN) | www.theguardian.com
| 07-03-2014 | In flooding the internet with malware, and by increasing wariness of data sharing, the NSA’s actions have had a negative impact on the fight against cybercrime Thousands of the world’s security professionals, mostly of them middle-aged white males, gathered in San Fran...
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200 crimes linked to Facebook users say Derbyshire cyber cops (EN) | www.derbytelegraph.co.uk
| 07-03-2014 | MORE than 200 crimes linked to Facebook users were dealt with by Derbyshire police over the past five years. They included rape, child abduction, robbery, sexual grooming, harassment, assault and sexual activity with a child. During the same period, only three Twitter-related crimes w...
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NetSafe strengthens ties with NZ Police (EN) | business.scoop.co.nz
| 07-03-2014 | NetSafe strengthens ties with NZ Police as cyber enabled crime losses top $500,000 in February 2014NetSafe strengthens ties with NZ Police as cyber enabled crime losses top $500,000 in February 2014 NetSafe Incorporated is pleased to announce two new additions to its governance team t...
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(NL) | www.marqit.nl
| 07-03-2014 | Een nieuwe tool is ontwikkeld waarmee cybercriminelen gemakkelijk legitieme Android applicaties om kunnen zetten tot malware. De tool draagt de naam ‘Dendroid’ en maakt het ontwikkelen van geraffineerde Android malware heel gemakkelijk.Dendroid kan gebruikt worden om “getrojanis...
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Mobiele advertenties gevaarlijker dan porno voor malware (NL) | www.portablegear.nl
| 07-03-2014 | - Als een mobiele gebruiker te maken krijgt met malware komt dat, volgens het onderzoek van Blue Coat, 1 op de 5 keer door een online advertentie. Volgens Blue Coat vormen advertenties 12 procent van de opgevraagde content op mobiele devices, maar zijn zij voor 20 procent verantwoorde...
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Android malware detection boosted by university research (EN) | www.pcworld.com
| 07-03-2014 | With smartphones and tablets increasingly at risk from malware, researchers from North Carolina State University have devised a new and potentially better way to detect it on Android devices.The tool they have developed, called Practical Root Exploit Containment (PREC), is trained to ...
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Veilig het internet op met een usb-stick (NL) | computertotaal.nl
| 07-03-2014 | Met een opstartbare usb-stick kun je malware verwijderen, het netwerk of de pc analyseren, maar ook veiliger en anoniemer het internet op. Dit laatste tonen we je in deze workshop. We doen dat met Tails, een gratis pakket op basis van Debian Linux. Maar laat dat laatste je alvast niet...
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White House Cybersecurity Director Calls on Business to Help Safeguard Critical Infrastructure (NL) | engineering.nyu.edu
| 05-03-2014 | On the heels of the Obama Administration’s release of guidelines to protect the nation’s essential infrastructure from cyber attacks, White House Director for Cybersecurity Critical Infrastructure Protection Samara N. Moore will headline an open discussion at the NYU Polytechnic S...
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What are They not Telling Us About Flame Malware? (EN) | www.adi-news.com
| 06-03-2014 | Viruses, Spam, Trojans and Malware all have one thing in common, they harm computers. Today, it’s not even just out desktops we have to protect; it’s our smart phones and tablets that can be affectedas well. Anything with an internet connection is susceptible to being hacked by th...
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