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CIC News for 11-03-2014 contains 54 articles: cybercrime(35),cyber security(5),data breach(7),other(2)

CIC News update contains 47 English and 7 Dutch articles for today.
In today's English news articles: 30 related to cybercrime, 5 related to cyber security, 7 related to data breach and identity theft and 5 for the category other news.
In today's Dutch news articles: 5 related to cybercrime, 0 related to cyber security and 2 for the category other news.

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English cybercrime related news

Mac users targeted by malware disguised as Angry Birds, other popular apps (EN) | www.itweb.co.za
| 11-03-2014 | Researchers at ESET Southern Africa, the digital protection provider, have today warned local Mac users against downloading pirated software from file-sharing peer-to-peer (P2P) networks, having discovering Bitcoin-stealing malware disguised as cracked versions of popular apps such as...
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Dell malware report paints a scary picture (EN) | www.cso.com.au
| 11-03-2014 | The Dell SonicWALL Threat Research Team has released its annual threat report for 2013. The report is based on data collected by the Dell SonicWALL Global Response Intelligent Defense (GRID) Network, from over 1 million sensors that monitor traffic for emerging threats. They found 78 ...
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Malware peddlers are trying out different exploit kits (EN) | www.net-security.org
| 10-03-2014 | Websense researchers have been following several recent email spam campaigns targeting users of popular services such as Skype and Evernote, and believe them to be initiated by the infamous ru:8080 gang, which a history of similar spam runs impersonating legitimate Internet services s...
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Too Much Information: Canceled Security Talk Deemed Too Risky (EN) | www.tomsguide.com
| 10-03-2014 | French security expert Eric Filiol was scheduled to give a talk this Friday (Mar. 14) about the possibility of cyberattacks on critical-infrastructure facilities in the United States.But the talk, titled "Hacking 9/11: The next is likely to be even bigger with an ounce of cyber," was ...
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Over 160,000 legitimate WordPress sites used for DDoS attack (EN) | www.techienews.co.uk
| 10-03-2014 | Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks aren’t new and 2013 was one of the worst years when it comes to such attacks that too through the use of large botnets and / or specialised DDoS tools; however, use of legitimate WordPress blogs and sites to carry out such attacks is some...
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More Than 162,000 WordPress Sites Used for Distributed Denial of Service Attack (EN) | blog.sucuri.net
| 10-03-2014 | Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attacks are becoming a common trend on our blog lately, and that’s OK because it’s a very serious issue for every website owner. Today I want to talk about a large DDOS attack that leveraged thousands of unsuspecting WordPress websites as indir...
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NIMC takes security measures to prevent cybercrimes (EN) | businessdayonline.com
| 11-03-2014 | National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has taken security measures to protect the database of the commission from cyber crimes. Chris Onyemenam, director-general of NIMC, said this at a workshop on “Applying Big Data Analytic and Active Cyber Defence in Large Scale Identity ...
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McAfee: Cybercrime-As-A-Service Led To Credit Card Breach, While Mobile “Malware Zoo” Grew 197% In Q4 (EN) | techcrunch.com
| 10-03-2014 | It looks like the rise of the “as a service” model, where people can buy software, platform access, security and more from a cloud-based provider for a fixed term, may have spawned its Damien: cybercrime as a service. The latest report from McAfee notes that the rush of point-of-s...
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Cybercrime rises (EN) | www.federalnewsradio.com
| 10-03-2014 | PwC has released a new survey that indicates, cybercrime is the second most common type of fraud reported by financial firms, more than double the level across other industries. According to the report, 39 percent of financial services companies that suffered from economic crime last ...
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‘Huge data breach just tip of iceberg’ (EN) | www.iol.co.za
| 10-03-2014 | Paris - Cybercriminals are settling into a comfortable place in the “Dark Web” where they test, refine and distribute malware for online thievery. That's the conclusion of researchers at McAfee, the US Internet security specialist, who noted that a huge data breach that affected a...
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Sophos delivers advanced threat protection for the small and mid-market (EN) | www.cso.com.au
| 11-03-2014 | Sydney Australia â€" March 11, 2014 â€"Sophos today announced an extensive update to its award winning Unified ThreatManagement solution, Sophos UTM. With more than 100 new features, the highlightof the new UTM platform is bringing Advanced ThreatProtection (ATP) to the small and mid ...
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National plan to fight cyber crime urged (EN) | www.gulf-daily-news.com
| 11-03-2014 | MANAMA: Cyber security experts have urged Bahraini authorities to "get ahead of the curve" with a national strategy to combat online crime.Bahrain has an advantage when it comes to developing a national response plan because the co-ordination mechanism between government bodies is far...
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iOS apps pose greater risk of data breach: study (EN) | www.thestar.com.my
| 11-03-2014 | App developers are increasingly targeting the more lucrative iOS market, where more than 91% of the top 100 apps for Apple devices exposed users to security breaches and other data leaks, according to a study released Feb 18 by Appthority. By comparison, Appthority found that 83% of t...
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15 tips for staying safe online and preventing identity theft (EN) | www.zdnet.com
| 11-03-2014 | Summary: What are some simple tips, tricks and best-practice methods of keeping yourself and your digital identity safe from hackers? Stay clear of sending sensitive data across public Wi-Fi networksAs Europol recently warned, public Wi-Fi networks are, by natu...
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SC asked to overturn Cybercrime Law ruling (EN) | www.gmanetwork.com
| 11-03-2014 | Petitioners contesting the Cybercrime Prevention Act on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court or overturn its decision upholding the constitutionality of most parts of the law, including that on online libel. In an 11-page motion for reconsideration, the petitioners led by Kabataan party-l...
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'Snake' Cyber-Espionage Malware Slithered Around Web for Years (EN) | www.securityweek.com
| 10-03-2014 | Security researchers have dug deeper into the Snake malware found to be involved in cyber-attacks against targets in the Ukraine.According to new research from BAE Systems, the cyber-espionage toolkit has been in development since at least 2005, and has been used in at least 32 attack...
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Enterprise Is the Main Target of DDoS Attacks (EN) | www.cioinsight.com
| 11-03-2014 | Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks plague the enterprise sector more than any other sector, including commerce, according to Akamai's just-released "Third Quarter, 2013 State of the Internet Report." Every quarter, Akamai releases such surveys, which include data gathered fr...
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CIT seminar to put cybercrime in spotlight (EN) | www.crime-research.org
| 11-03-2014 | A panel of experts will discuss the effects of cybercrime and cyberwar on the daily lives of working journalists and members of the public tomorrow. The conference takes place as part of Innovation Week at Cork Institute of Technology. Organised by the MA in Journalism with New Media ...
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Top tips to stop cyber criminals from targeting your small business (EN) | www.theguardian.com
| 11-03-2014 | Security breaches by cyber criminals can cause huge financial damage to small businesses. Research published last May by the Federation of Small Businesses found that cyber crime costs its members around £785m per year in total. As well as the financial cost, there's also the potenti...
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The current state of cbercrime and cyberwar - live updates from CIT (EN) | www.irishexaminer.com
| 11-03-2014 | A topical conference about cybercrime takes place today at Cork Institute of Technology. Organised by the MA in Journalism with New Media class, 'The current state of cybercrime and cyberwar’ will explore a number of perspectives in the world of online crime and journalism. Read more

Financial services a top target for cybercrime, says PwC (EN) | www.bobsguide.com
| 11-03-2014 | The financial services sector is still a top target for cybercriminals, according to a study published by PwC, with the poll revealing that 39 per cent of respondents who work in financial services and have been affected by fraud were victims of cybercrime.This compares to just 17 per...
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Cybercrime chief: police must tool up on tech (EN) | www.wired.co.uk
| 11-03-2014 | The police need to attract and retain people with high-endtechnical skills in order to provide law enforcement for thedigital age, according to Andy Archibald, head of the UK's NationalCrime Agency."The skills we need to recover evidence and intelligence fromthe internet are high-end ...
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Leading Independent Research Firm and ThreatMetrix to Host Webinar: “Context-Based Authentication for Mission-Critical Applications” (EN) | www.digitaljournal.com
| 11-03-2014 | San Jose, CA (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 ThreatMetrix™, the fastest-growing provider of context-based security and advanced fraud prevention solutions, today announced it is hosting a complimentary one-hour ThreatMetrix™ Cybercrime Education Series webinar on “Context-Based Authentic...
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Hackers turn 162,000 WordPress sites into DDoS attack tools (EN) | www.v3.co.uk
| 11-03-2014 | Hackers have hijacked more than 162,000 legitimate WordPress sites, connecting them to a criminal botnet and forcing them to mount distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, according to security firm Sucuri.Sucuri CTO Daniel Cid said the company uncovered the botnet when analysing...
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Bitcoin Exchange 'Faced 150,000 hack attacks every second’ (EN) | www.resourceinvestor.com
| 11-03-2014 | Mt. Gox’s lawyers confirmed yesterday that 750,000 Bitcoins belonging to the firm’s customers had gone “missing”, along with around 100,000 units that the company owned.Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox faced massive hacker offensives last month. It is alleged that it came under some 1...
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“How to protect from a Stuxnet attack? Simple." Eugene Kaspersky speaks at CeBIT 2014 (EN) | www.itproportal.com
| 11-03-2014 | Eugene Kaspersky gave an excitable talk to a packed hall of mostly stone-faced delegates at CeBIT 2014 today.Despite playing to a tough crowd, he ploughed through and offered a vision of a world where government agencies and law enforcement cooperated to fight a threat without borders...
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A Trojan is circulating through Facebook Messenger (EN) | www.theinquirer.net
| 11-03-2014 | A TROJAN is circulating through the Facebook social network stealing account data and credentials, security firm Malwarebytes has claimed. The Trojan spreads through Facebook's Messenger service by messaging a victim pretending to be one of their friends with the term "LOL" accompanie...
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Google Play’s Bouncer Can't Detect Dendroid Malware (EN) | www.knowyourmobile.com
| 11-03-2014 | In my journeys around cyber crime forums(like a digital Ross Kemp)I come across all kinds of weird and nefarious stuff. And it’s not all bad either; some of it could even be viewed as useful in the right hands, or for flagging up exploits in mobile platforms. But there is one thing ...
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2 Nigerians arrested for hacking into credit card accounts (EN) | www.abs-cbnnews.com
| 11-03-2014 | MANILA -- Two Nigerian men were arrested in Dasmariñas, Cavite on Tuesday for hacking into credit card accounts.The suspects, identified as Michael Aghedo and Mohammad Buba, were captured by the National Bureau of Investigation's (NBI) Cybercrime Division.Recovered from the suspects ...
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How massive DDoS attacks leverage the Internet’s DNA (EN) | lastwatchdog.com
| 10-03-2014 | The bad guys are taking full advantage of the squishy parts of the Internet’s DNA. The result: massive DDoS attacks are disrupting Internet commerce, and slowing down the speed of the web.Meetup.com, the popular community groups’ hub with 16 million users, was recently destabilize...
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English cyber security related news

10 Mobile Security Apps to Ward Off Malware, Hackers (EN) | www.eweek.com
| 11-03-2014 | Mobile security has become one of the most important concerns for enterprise IT decision-makers. Mobile devices and applications have become ubiquitous in the corporate world, and they've brought with them a multitude of new security concerns. From poorly built apps to issues with ope...
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Botnet bruteforcing Point Of Sale terminals via Remote Desktop (EN) | www.alienvault.com
| 11-03-2014 | Every single day our automated systems analyze hundreds of thousands of malicious samples. Yesterday one of thesamples caught my attention because the malware started performing bruteforce attacks against Remote Desktop using certain username and passwords.MD5: c1fab4a0b7f4404baf8eab4...
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Suspected Russian spyware Turla targets Europe, United States (EN) | www.thestar.com.my
| 11-03-2014 | LONDON/BOSTON: 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 cyberespionage programs uncovered to date. Several security researchers and Western intelligence officers say they...
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DDoS attacks in Africa? #cybersecurity (EN) | smileandmobile.com
| 10-03-2014 | Last month, Meetup.com, one of the largest Event organizing websites in the world came under attack……..a cyber attack.Attackers: UnknownTarget: Meetup.comreason: to be a thorn in the side of every meetup.com user (actually I dont really know the reason:))method: DDoS â€" Distribut...
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White House’s Cybersecurity Framework Highlights Need for Preparedness (EN) | www.natlawreview.com
| 11-03-2014 | The White House recently announced the official launch of the Cybersecurity Framework, which provides voluntary guidelines for both public and private organizations operating as part of the “critical infrastructure” to create or improve upon their defenses and response protocols f...
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English data breach and identity theft related news

ND University System data breach highlights threat to personal, financial data (EN) | www.inforum.com
| 10-03-2014 | GRAND FORKS â€Â" When a North Dakota University System server containing the personal information of more than 290,000 people was hacked last week, it was merely the latest incident in a constant battle for online security.So, is anyone’s information safe anymore? GRAND F...
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Data Breach at Statista Affects 50,000 Users (EN) | www.esecurityplanet.com
| 10-03-2014 | The company says hackers accessed customers' e-mail addresses and encrypted passwords. Statistics portal Statista recently began notifying approximately 50,000 customers that their e-mail addresses and encrypted passwords may have been accessed by hackers (h/t Softpedia).<...
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English data breach and identity theft related news

Seattle Archdiocese: Data breach may affect employees, volunteers (EN) | blogs.seattletimes.com
| 10-03-2014 | Archdiocese of Seattle employees and volunteers may be victims of tax-refund fraud because of a database breach, the archdiocese said in a notice posted on its website Monday.The archdiocese has reported the breach to the FBI and hired a forensic security firm to try to identify the s...
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Wake-Up Call From the Largest Data Breach in History (EN) | www.theepochtimes.com
| 10-03-2014 | As the largest data breach in history unfolded, most executives were both disappointed that it occurred to a great American brand like Target, and relieved that it missed themâ€"for now.The massive breach and its resulting fallout is a stark reminder to senior executives and boards of...
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Difficulty contacting data breach victims (EN) | dnews.com
| 10-03-2014 | WASHINGTON - The data breach at Target Corp. that exposed millions of credit card numbers has focused attention on the patchwork of state consumer notification laws and renewed a push for a single national standard. Most states have laws that require retailers to disclose data breache...
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Near Real-Time Data Breach Detection (EN) | security.itbusinessnet.com
| 10-03-2014 | SAN FRANCISCO, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --The recent data breaches have been making headlines, causing brand damage and financial losses. Brighterion is proud to announce the release of a near real-time data breach detection solution.Brighterion's solutions repres...
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Hackers using bitcoins to buy credit card info: McAfee (EN) | timesofindia.indiatimes.com
| 11-03-2014 | NEW DELHI: Cybercriminals have been trying to purchase stolen credit card numbers and personal user data from 'Cybercrime-as-a-Service community' using anonymous virtual currencies like bitcoins, according to cybersecurity firm McAfee. McAfee Labs in its report, Threats Report: Fourth...
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Other English news

Critical Infrastructure Insecurity too Sensitive to Discuss at CanSecWest (EN) | www.tripwire.com
| 10-03-2014 | A session examining vulnerabilities in critical infrastructure that was slated to be delivered at the CanSecWest conference by Eric Filiol, head of the French Operational Cryptography and Computer Virology lab, has been cancelled over security concerns.Early reports asserted that the ...
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Vodafone Group Plc accused of secretly sharing subscriber data with British agency (EN) | www.financialexpress.com
| 11-03-2014 | Major telecom player Vodafone Group Plc's India arm has been accused by the Union Home Ministry of secretly sharing subscriber data with a British intelligence and security organisation, a charge denied by the company. According to documents of the Internal Security Division of the Ho...
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Ukraine's Computers Targeted by Powerful Malware: Experts (EN) | www.securityweek.com
| 10-03-2014 | LONDON - Dozens of computer networks in Ukraine have been infected by an aggressive new cyber weapon called Snake, according to expert analysis. The cyber weapon has been increasingly used since the start of this year, even before protests that led to the overthrow of president Viktor...
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Android has more malware, but iOS apps pose greater risk of leaking user data, says study (EN) | tech.firstpost.com
| 11-03-2014 | Most people believe that Android is a more vulnerable platform from a security point of view, and they would be right. Android gets the king’s share when it comes to malware, but that does not necessarily mean it’s the less secure platform.At least that’s what Appthority, app ri...
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Sex addict jailed for credit card fraud (EN) | ulsterherald.com
| 11-03-2014 | A MAN who embarked on a credit card fraud spree across Tyrone and other parts of the North to fund his addiction to prostitutes has been jailed for 18 months.James McMulkin (64) was sentenced at Dungannon Crown Court last week after admitting to 36 charges linked to fraud and attempte...
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Dutch cybercrime related news

Politie waarschuwt voor cryptoware (NL) | www.bndestem.nl
| 10-03-2014 | DRIEBERGEN - De politie en het Nationaal Cyber Security Centrum (NCSC) waarschuwen de overheid en het MKB (midden- en kleinbedrijf) voor een virus dat bestanden onherstelbaar vernietigt, zogenoemde cryptoware. Het versleutelt informatie over financiën, klantenbestanden en foto's en m...
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Bestuurlijk advies politie: back-up tegen cryptoware (NL) | www.ncsc.nl
| 10-03-2014 | De politie heeft een bestuurlijk advies uitgegeven over cryptoware. Cryptoware is een variant van ransomware (ook wel gijzelvirus genoemd) waarbij bestanden op een computer worden versleuteld en er om losgeld wordt gevraagd. Recente vormen van cryptoware gebruiken sterke versleuteling...
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Politie en NCSC waarschuwen mkb voor cryptoware (NL) | www.accountancynieuws.nl
| 10-03-2014 | De politie en het Nationaal Cyber Security Centrum waarschuwen de overheid en het mkb(midden- en kleinbedrijf) voor een virus dat bestanden onherstelbaar vernietigt, zogenoemde cryptoware. Het versleutelt informatie over financiën, klantenbestanden en foto's en maakt steeds meer slac...
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TNO 'Cyberrad' waarschuwt MKB voor cybercrime (NL) | www.security.nl
| 11-03-2014 | Om het Midden- en Kleinbedrijf voor cybercrime te waarschuwen heeft TNO een speciaal 'Cyberrad' ontwikkeld. Door aan dit rad te draaien wordt per sector duidelijk gemaakt welke risico’s er zijn en welke maatregelen kunnen worden genomen om bedrijfsschade te voorkomen of beperken.Vol...
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Trojan injecteert TANcode-steler op website beveiligingsbedrijf (NL) | www.security.nl
| 11-03-2014 | Een recent ontdekte variant van de Zeus Trojan wijzigt op besmette computers de websites van banken en een beveiligingsbedrijf, zodat slachtoffers uiteindelijk Androidmalware installeren die via sms verstuurde TANcodes kan stelen. De aanval door Zeus begint met de infectie van een Win...
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Dutch cyber security related news

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Other Dutch news

Microsoft: nog ruim een miljoen gebruikers Windows XP in Nederland (NL) | www.volkskrant.nl
| 10-03-2014 | Ruim een miljoen huishoudens in Nederland maakt nog gebruik van Windows XP. Dat terwijl Microsoft over een kleine maand stopt met de ondersteuning van het besturingssysteem. Dat heeft Microsoft Nederland vandaag bekendgemaakt. Veel internetgebruikers zouden daardoor gevaar lopen, onde...
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Skimming en fraude internetbankieren fors gedaald (NL) | www.rtlnieuws.nl
| 11-03-2014 | Criminelen hebben flinke moeite om nog een slaatje te slaan uit fraude in het betalingsverkeer. Vorig jaar daalde de totale schade naar 33,3 miljoen euro, een afname van bijna 60 procent ten opzichte van 2012, zegt de Nederlandse Vereniging van Banken (NVB) en Betaalvereniging Nederla...
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