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CIC News for 14-03-2014 contains 56 articles: cybercrime(29),cyber security(11),data breach(7),other(9)

CIC News update contains 51 English and 5 Dutch articles for today.
In today's English news articles: 25 related to cybercrime, 11 related to cyber security, 7 related to data breach and identity theft and 8 for the category other news.
In today's Dutch news articles: 4 related to cybercrime, 0 related to cyber security and 1 for the category other news.

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English cybercrime related news

The NSA's Botnet of Botnets: an Active SIGINT System (EN) | www.infosecurity-magazine.com
| 13-03-2014 | The latest revelations from the Snowden files, published by Glenn Greenwald's new venture The Intercept, show that NSA thinking has followed the same arguments developed by cybercriminals: if you wish to control a large number of subjects (infected computers) you need to automate the ...
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Two more sentenced for tweets under UAE's cybercrime law (EN) | www.al-monitor.com
| 13-03-2014 | The UAE courts sentenced two Emirati men to five years in prison and $135,000 in fines for statements they made on Twitter criticizing the state security services, according to observers. The convictions are the latest move in a widespread crackdown on dissenting speech in...
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Cyber gang who stole £1.25m from banks guilty of fraud (EN) | www.standard.co.uk
| 13-03-2014 | A cyber gang led by the "Acid House King" who plundered £1.25 million from British banks are facing jail after being found guilty of fraud.The organised crime group used a trojan horse device to hijack computers at branches of Barclays and Santander and siphon off cash.They also stol...
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How Belfast can tap into the future of safer software (EN) | www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk
| 14-03-2014 | Northern Ireland could be a hub for the development of software to help fight cyber crime and data fraud, a global conference in Belfast has heard. The fourth annual cyber security conference hosted by the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT), at Queen's Unive...
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Bitcoin cheaper, less vulnerable to cybercrime than traditional currency, Goldman Sachs report says (EN) | business.financialpost.com
| 13-03-2014 | Bitcoin may be a global phenomenon but there is a wide and very deep chasm separating those who enthusiastically support the crypto currency and those who question whether anyone will still be talking about it a year from now â€" the true believers and the skeptics.Following the recen...
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McAfee Report Warns of a Thriving Cybercrime Industry (EN) | www.hostwinds.com
| 13-03-2014 | The security firmMcAfee Labs has recently released their fourth quarter “threat report” which clearly warns of a “burgeoning cybercrime industry” and how it functions as the supplier of “malicious code“, misuses “legitimate code-signing certificates“, and is specifical...
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Public warned to ignore spam cancer scare emails (EN) | www.itv.com
| 14-03-2014 | People in the Anglia region are being warned to ignore a spam email which says they may have cancer.The email is designed to look like it comes from NICE - National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.NICE has posted a warning on its website: "NICE is aware that a spam email is b...
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ICS Flaws Discovered that Could Affect Thousands of Plant-monitoring Systems (EN) | www.infosecurity-magazine.com
| 13-03-2014 | Industrial control systems (ICS) are a notorious weak link when it comes to securing mission-critical infrastructure, but progress in overhauling cyber-practices for this legacy software seems to be moving along at a snail’s pace. Case in point: yet another system, deployed in thous...
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CTO of WordPress-based business downplays pingback DDoS risks (EN) | blogs.csoonline.com
| 13-03-2014 | In a statement sent to a handful of journalists, addressing reports that 162,000 WordPress installations had their XML-RPC functionality (pingback) abused in order to launch a DDoS attack, Jason Cohen, the CTO and founder of WP Engine, said that some people in the media have "incorrec...
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Understanding Denial of Service and Brute Force Attacks â€" WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, vBulletin (EN) | blog.sucuri.net
| 12-03-2014 | Many are likely getting emails with the following subject header Large Distributed Brute Force WordPress Attack Underway â€" 40,000 Attacks Per Minute. Just this week we put out a post titled More Than 162,000 WordPress Sites Used for Distributed Denial of Service Attack.What’s the ...
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Arbor Networks White Paper: Risk vs. Cost of Enterprise DDoS Protection (EN) | pages.arbornetworks.com
| 13-03-2014 | Distributed denial of service attacks on an enterprise's network are common and pose a risk to the financial health and stability of companies that rely on the Internet for their business transactions. Enterprises today rely heavily on their Internet data centers to keep their busines...
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Firms Warn of Rising Threat From NTP Amplification DDoS Attacks (EN) | www.securityweek.com
| 13-03-2014 | Prolexic Technologies and Arbor Networks both issued warnings to organizations this week about the increased threat of NTP amplification DDoS attacks. According toAkamai-owned Prolexic Technologies, DDoS attacks using NTP amplification surged in popularity this year, fueled by the ava...
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Three years after Diginotar closed, hackers still trying to use its digital certificates (EN) | www.cso.com.au
| 14-03-2014 | Nearly three years after now-defunct Dutch digital certificate authority Diginotar was compromised, would-be hackers are still trying to use its digital certificates to sneak malware onto outdated and insecure systems, according to a Symantec security expert.In a high-profile hack in ...
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Cancer email scam carrying Zeus malware hits thousands (EN) | www.theinquirer.net
| 14-03-2014 | THOUSANDS OF EMAIL USERS have been hit by a sick cancer email hoax that aims to infect the recipients' computers with Zeus malware. The email has already hit thousands of inboxes across the UK, and looks like it was sent by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)....
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BUSTED: 2 Nigerians facing jail time in the UK for stealing N342 million (PICTURED) (EN) | www.ynaija.com
| 14-03-2014 | Two Nigerians have been arrested and charged before a court in the United Kingdom for being part of a cyber-crime gang.Segun Ogunfidodo, 26, and Leroy Odunusi, 24,were part of a gang led by 48-year-old Tony Colston-Hayter, a former master gambler.The duo were charged to co...
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Cybergeddon: Exclusive Karma Clip (EN) | www.craveonline.com
| 14-03-2014 | Armageddon issolast century. We're all about theCybergeddon​ in the 2000s, so it's pretty fortunate that a movie (formerly a web series)about that very subject is about to hit DVD on March 18, 2014. In this CraveOnline Exclusiveclip, you get a pretty good sense of what Missy Peregry...
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How to defend your business against Domain Name Server attacks (EN) | www.techradar.com
| 14-03-2014 | EfficientIP, a developer of DDI solutions, recently launched the industry's first hybrid DNS engine in response to the growing number of DNS cyber attacks such as Denial of Service (DoS) and cache poisoning.Whereas most DNS servers run a single DNS engine, EfficientIP's SOLIDServer Hy...
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Lenta.ru Hacked in Response to Company Firings (EN) | www.themoscowtimes.com
| 14-03-2014 | Troubled news website Lenta.ru came under attack fromhackers onFriday morning andwas offline forabout anhour. Readers attempting toaccess Lenta.ru between about 11 a.m. andnoon onFriday were met with anerror message saying that thepage could not be opened. Once thesite started working...
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Russian media websites hit by ‘massive’ DDoS attack ‘linked to Ukraine’ (EN) | rt.com
| 14-03-2014 | Websites of several Russian state TV channels have been hit by a large cyberattack suspected to partly come from Kiev. Anonymous Caucasus claimed it was responsible for hacking Channel One TV’s site, saying it had “nothing” to do with Ukraine. Russia’s Channel One on Thursday ...
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James Brokenshire on the cyber role of the National Crime Agency (EN) | www.computing.co.uk
| 14-03-2014 | Immigration minister James Brokenshire, until recently security minister at Whitehall, has laid out the challenge ahead for the National Crime Agency (NCA), in an exclusive interview with Computing.The NCA replaced the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) in October last year. Often ...
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MoD cyber crime warning to SMEs: ‘They’re out to get you’ (EN) | www.computing.co.uk
| 14-03-2014 | Hackers, extortionists and other cyber criminals are a threat to organisations of all sizes, but are especially so for small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs), which are often seen as insecure, easy targets. That's what a representative from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) ...
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Critical Stuxnet-level vulnerabilities discovered in UK power plants (EN) | www.v3.co.uk
| 14-03-2014 | Security researchers have discovered three critical vulnerabilities in a popular industrial control system used by more than 7,600 power, chemical and petrochemical plants across the globe.Rapid 7 researchers discovered the vulnerabilities, specifically relating to Yokogawa Electric C...
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The New Kind of DDoS That Could Cripple the Internet (EN) | gizmodo.com
| 14-03-2014 | If you're a regular on the internet, you probably know how a DDoS can choke your favorite site with garbage traffic. Well get used to it because they're not going away; they're actually getting worse. Just this year, a new kind of amplified DDoS attack called a NTP DDoS has started to...
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The $500,000,000 Cyber-Heist (EN) | mag.newsweek.com
| 14-03-2014 | It was one of the biggest heists in history, fleecing half-a-billion dollars from people around the globe, and almost no oneâ€"except a small group of thieves, their confederates and the white-hat computer sleuths chasing them through cyberspaceâ€"knew it was taking place.In January, ...
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Man panicked by malware threat hangs himself and kills 4 year old son (EN) | www.sundayworld.com
| 14-03-2014 | A Romanian man killed himself and his 4-year-old son after falling for a police ransomware scam that threatened him with huge fines and jail for watching online pornography.Before hanging himself in the living room along with his son Nicusor, the 36 year-old left a suicide note.Unable...
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English cyber security related news

Snowden revelations raise interest in smartphone spyware for business (EN) | www.computerworld.com
| 13-03-2014 | As the world still reels over reports of U.S. government surveillance of privately owned smartphones, a spyware industry is growing that's focused on helping employers monitor the ways smartphones and tablets are used by their workers. Parents are also interested in the service to tra...
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Midsize Insider: Wi-Fi Connections and Midsize Security (EN) | midsizeinsider.com
| 13-03-2014 | Wi-Fi connections are hotspots for cyber crime. It may sound obvious, but in an interview with BBC News, Europol's cyber crime chief Troels Oerting reminded Internet users to exercise common sense. In the age of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) and increasing mobility, midsize firms are c...
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When it comes mobile malware, Android users face new threats (EN) | tech.firstpost.com
| 14-03-2014 | As Android smartphones grow ubiquitously, the number of threats and malwares on these mobile devices are also increasing. According to a recent report by Symantec, the malware problems on Android smartphones and tablets are going to get stronger.The report points out a few key areas w...
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Windows malware up 80% while Google Android jumps by 800% in 2013: Quick Heal study (EN) | www.financialexpress.com
| 14-03-2014 | Windows and Google Android malware tops in the latest annual Windows Malware report by Quick Heal Technologies. Windows malware increased by 80 percent and Android malware zoomed by 800 percent in 2013 compared to last year, the report revealed. Among them, Windows saw 40 percent new ...
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Big Brother and other voyeurs is spying through your webcam (EN) | www.examiner.com
| 13-03-2014 | Many people know about the webcam spying last year on Miss Teen USA, Cassidy Wolf, and while as Miss California she was preparing for the competition. Her extortionist was apprehended but a local incident appears to be mirrored by NSA activity on a much more grandiose scale, according...
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Evidence of Mobile DDoS Attacks Presents an Ominous Sign (EN) | www.business2community.com
| 13-03-2014 | Hacker activists have been using distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks as a means of protest for a number of years, becoming highly visible in 2010 when the Anonymous collective launched attacks against PayPal and MasterCard for their role in blocking donations to WikiLeaks. DD...
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Phishing malware operating within Google Docs and Google Drive (EN) | www.cbronline.com
| 14-03-2014 | The scam redirects users to a legal, but fake Google login page. Security researchers at Symantec have uncovered a new phishing campaign that mainly targets Google Drive and Google Docs users.According to the security firm, the scam starts with a mail notifying users about an importan...
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Google Android malware up sensationally by 800%, Windows 80%: Quick Heal (EN) | www.financialexpress.com
| 14-03-2014 | Windows and Google Android malware tops in the latest annual Windows Malware report by Quick Heal Technologies. Windows malware increased by 80 percent and Android malware zoomed by 800 percent in 2013 compared to last year, the report revealed. Among them, Windows saw 40 percent new ...
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Stay ahead of cybercriminals: use caution and common sense online (EN) | www.jsonline.com
| 14-03-2014 | (BPT) - Cybercrime is everywhere these days. It happens in the dead of night, in broad daylight, in homes, hotels, restaurants and airports. In fact, due to the explosion of online transactions, social media and mobile technology, it can happen almost anywhere at any time. The good ne...
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Cybercrime Pays, and More Lessons From HP's Hacking Contest (EN) | www.businessweek.com
| 14-03-2014 | Hacking is a solitary business, furtive and dimly lit by the glow of a computer screen, at least in the popular imagination. Not so the semiannual competition known as Pwn2Own, organized by Hewlett-Packard’s (HPQ) Zero Day Initiative (ZDI), where teams gather to demonstrate “explo...
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Malware "Industrialises Spying": The NSA has "Automated its Spying Operations" (EN) | www.globalresearch.ca
| 14-03-2014 | The report from Glenn Greenwald and Ryan Gallagher, based on the Edward Snowden leaks reveals that the NSA â€" surprise, surprise â€" has automated its spying operations, so that malware once used to target the odd terror suspect can now be used routinely. The programme is called “O...
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English data breach and identity theft related news

NYC MTA Data Breach Exposes 15,000 Employees' Info (EN) | www.esecurityplanet.com
| 13-03-2014 | A CD containing Social Security numbers, birthdates and salary information was found in a refurbished PC sold at a major retailer. ABC News reports that approximately 15,000 New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) employees' personal information was recen...
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Target seeks new technology head after data breach (EN) | www.mcalesternews.com
| 13-03-2014 | NEW YORK â€" Target Corp., still reeling from a security breach that exposed the personal information of tens of millions of customers, is seeking a new top technology executive to help prevent future attacks. The company is searching externally for a candidate to replace ...
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Tis the Season for IRS-Related Identity Theft (EN) | glenview.patch.com
| 13-03-2014 | The following information is from the Glenview Police Department. An arrest is not an indication of guilt. Identity TheftOnMarch 4, a resident reported receiving a letter from the IRS regarding asuspicious tax return. They called the IRS and told them they did not make the report,so t...
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Target Missed Signs of a Data Breach (EN) | www.nytimes.com
| 13-03-2014 | Target acknowledged on Thursday that its computer security system had alerted it to suspicious activity after hackers infiltrated its network last year, but the company ultimately decided to ignore it, allowing what would become one of the largest data breaches ever recorded to procee...
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Second alleged con man arrested in Waikiki scam (EN) | www.staradvertiser.com
| 13-03-2014 | The second of two Los Angeles con men indicted last August in connection with an ATM skimming scheme in Waikiki was arrested this week in Seattle. City Prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro said Armen Apoyan, 33, formerly of Los Angeles, was arrested on Tuesday and charged first-degree theft. Hi...
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Second ATM skimming suspect arrested in Seattle (EN) | khon2.com
| 13-03-2014 | The second of two suspects charged last year in connection with an ATM skimming scheme in Honolulu will be extradited to Honolulu.Prosecuting Attorney Keith Kaneshiro says authorities arrested Armen Apoyan, 33, in Seattle on Tuesday, March 11. He and co-defendant Argishti Khachaturyan...
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Morrisons supermarket suffers major pay-roll data breach after insider attack (EN) | news.techworld.com
| 14-03-2014 | British supermarket Morrisons has reportedly suffered a major data breach which saw the pay-roll data of a large but unspecified number of its 100,000 staff stolen and published on a website.In an email sent to staff and later seen by TV media, the attack was said to have involved the...
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Other English news

Zuckerberg Says US Government Threat to Internet (EN) | www.securityweek.com
| 13-03-2014 | WASHINGTON - Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg said Thursday he had called President Barack Obama to complain that the US government is undermining confidence in the Internet with vast, secret surveillance programs. In a post on his own Facebook page, the founder of the huge social netwo...
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Samsung Galaxy Security Alert: Android Backdoor Discovered (EN) | www.informationweek.com
| 13-03-2014 | Samsung's flavor of Android has a backdoor that can be remotely exploited by attackers, Android developers warn.Security alert: Attackers can remotely exploit a software-based backdoor -- present in at least nine different models of Samsung smartphones and tablets -- to steal files an...
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The Kremlin’s Social Media Takeover (EN) | www.nytimes.com
| 10-03-2014 | MOSCOW â€" Several weeks before pro-Russian forces intervened in Crimea, President Vladimir V. Putin won another important victory. On Jan. 24, the social network VKontakte, with its 60 million daily users, came under the control of businessmen allied with the Kremlin.VKontakte is Rus...
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NSA slams mass malware campaign claims as false (EN) | www.itnews.com.au
| 14-03-2014 | The US National Security Agency has denied claims it uses servers purportedly belonging to Facebook to spread malware for mass surveillance purposes.In response to leaked documents detailing a ten-year long effort to infect worldwide computer systems and networks with malware - with h...
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Zuckerberg decries NSA's fake Facebook server malware (EN) | www.itnews.com.au
| 13-03-2014 | US Government actions damage everyone's future. The chief executive and founder of Facebook has reacted strongly to news that the United States National Security Agency (NSA) uses faked servers purporting to belong to the social networkin order to spread malware to control users' comp...
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An Alleged Flaw With Some Samsung Devices Shows Malware Is Still A Concern For Android Users (EN) | www.businessinsider.com.au
| 14-03-2014 | A flaw has reportedly been discovered in some older Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets that could allow for remote access to your device, a developer claims.The issue, which reportedly creates a virtual backdoor into your gadget, is more of a fundamental Android issue than Samsung...
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NCSC houdt congres op 2 juni (EN) | www.telecompaper.com
| 13-03-2014 | Het Nationale Cyber Security Center (NCSC) organiseert op 2 juni een symposium over de Nationale Cyber Security Research Agenda (NCSRA). De ministeries van EZ, V& J, Defensie, BZK, Financiën en I&M financieren samen onderzoek en ontwikkeling binnen de kaders van de NCSRA, mel...
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NSA Denies Impersonating Facebook to Exploit Targets (EN) | threatpost.com
| 13-03-2014 | The NSA on Thursday responded to media reports that it has been impersonating Facebook and other sites in order to compromise surveillance targets’ machines, saying that the agency “does not use its technical capabilities to impersonate U.S. company websites.”It is relatively ra...
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Dutch cybercrime related news

Nieuwe trojan hackt WiFi-routers via brute force-aanval (NL) | infosecuritymagazine.nl
| 14-03-2014 | Een nieuwe trojan valt routers aan en probeert zowel het beheerderswachtwoord van de apparaten te kraken als het DNS-adres in de configuratie van de WiFi-routers te wijzigen. Hiervoor waarschuwt het beveiligingsbedrijf Dr. Web.De malware Rbrute infecteert eerst de computer van een sla...
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Cyberaanval op site Kremlin (NL) | www.rtlnieuws.nl
| 14-03-2014 | De officiële site van de president van Rusland, Kremlin.ru, heeft last van een massale DDoS-aanval. Dat meldt een presidentiële woordvoerder. Volgens de woordvoerder wordt de site met de grootst mogelijke moeite in de lucht gehouden. Ook andere sites van de Russische overheid zouden...
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Hackers waren op zoek naar gegevens over Endstra (NL) | www.nu.nl
| 14-03-2014 | Drie mannen zijn deze week aangehouden voor het hacken van het computernetwerk van een adviesbureau in Alkmaar. Ze waren waarschijnlijk op zoek naar financiële gegevens over de nalatenschap van de in 2004 geliquideerde vastgoedhandelaar Willem Endstra.De drie stuurd...
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'Hackers Gebruiken Blog Mt. Gox-Ceo Om Bitcoins Te Stelen' (NL) | www.nutech.nl
| 14-03-2014 | De hackers die de persoonlijke blog en het Reddit-account van Mt. Gox-ceoMark Karpeles kaapten, hebben via deze kanalen malware verspreid die bitcoins steelt. Dat blijkt uit een analyse vanSergey Lozhkin, beveiligingsonderzoekerbij Kaspersky Lab.De groep hackers zei een databasemet kl...
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Dutch cyber security related news

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Other Dutch news

WhatsApp over lek: gewoon geen malware downloaden (NL) | webwereld.nl
| 14-03-2014 | WhatsApp vindt dat de ophef na de demonstratie van een Android-kwetsbaarheid eigenlijk maar een storm in een glas water is.WhatsApp reageert lauwtjes op de onthulling dat de back-up van berichten op de SD-kaart op Android is uit te lezen. "We zijn op de hoogte van de beric...
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