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CIC News for 20-03-2014 contains 35 articles: cybercrime(13),cyber security(6),data breach(9),other(7)

CIC News update contains 30 English and 5 Dutch articles for today.
In today's English news articles: 9 related to cybercrime, 6 related to cyber security, 9 related to data breach and identity theft and 6 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

Operation Windigo: Linux server-side malware campaign exposed (EN) | phys.org
| 19-03-2014 | (Phys.org) â€"Security researchers announced Tuesday a multi-year cybercriminal campaign called Windigo in which a malicious group compromised thousands of Linux and Unix servers. Once infected, victims' systems were used to steal credentials, redirect web traffic to malicious content...
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20% of all malware ever created appeared in 2013 (EN) | www.net-security.org
| 19-03-2014 | According to the latest PandaLabs report, malware creation hit a new milestone. In 2013 alone, cyber-criminals created and distributed 20 percent of all malware that has ever existed, with a total of 30 million new malicious strains in circulation, at an average of 82,000 per day.br /...
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Fake FB Profile Creator Arrested (EN) | www.newindianexpress.com
| 20-03-2014 | The Cyber crime police of Cyberabad on Wednesday arrested a man for creating a fake account of a girl on social networking site and uploading photographs. The accused also sent abusive messages to her friends. According to police, one Gaddam Srinivas lodged a complainant with Cyber Cr...
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Kingaroy man charged with hacking US gaming company (EN) | www.thereporter.com.au
| 20-03-2014 | A KINGAROY man, aged 21, has been charged with hacking and fraud offences after an investigation which involved the FBI. The man is alleged to have been behind the hacking of a US based online gaming developer's computer network. Police from the State Crime Command's Fraud and Cyber C...
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St. Charles County pastor charged in child porn investigation (EN) | www.ksdk.com
| 19-03-2014 | ST. CHARLES, Mo. (KSDK) - The St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney's Office charged a 35-year-old area pastor in reference to a child pornography investigation.According to court documents, the St. Charles County Cyber Crime Task Force searched a home in the 5000 block of Danielle ...
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Estonian Foreign Ministry’s website comes under cyber at (EN) | balticbusinessnews.com
| 20-03-2014 | The website of the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs came under cyber attack yesterday afternoon, reported ERR.The attack is thought to be similar to the DDoS barrage that struck NATO websites on Sunday. Distributed Denial of Service or DDoS attack is an attempt to suspend a websit...
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2013 set malware record, average of 82,000 new threats every day (EN) | www.tweaktown.com
| 19-03-2014 | Malware tormented users at record levels in 2013, with 20 percent of all malware ever created just last year alone, averaging 82,000 new threats per year, according to Panda Security.br /br /Cybercriminals are targeting both PCs and mobile devices, and custom pieces of malware such as...
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Ransomware attacks to target mobile devices, warns RSA (EN) | www.computerworlduk.com
| 20-03-2014 | Smartphone users will be targeted by 'ransom' malware attacks as cyber criminals shift focus from PCs to mobile devices, according to security firm RSA.“Ransomware is going to be the next thing we see happen [on mobile] and it will happen pretty soon,” said Daniel Cohen, head of k...
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Mumbai cyber crime cell sends takedown request to TwoCircles (EN) | www.medianama.com
| 20-03-2014 | Mumbai Cyber Crime Investigation Cell has sent a letter asking TwoCircles, a website that writes on minority issues, to delete a story that criticised Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria. (Hat tip â€" Siddharth Varadarajan)The article had quoted senior lawyer Mehmood Pracha (who i...
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English cyber security related news

Media Release: ‘Australian Privacy Principles’, has an immediate impact on internet security, business and government. (EN) | www.cmo.com.au
| 20-03-2014 | The new upcoming privacy legislation, ‘Australian Privacy Principles’, has an immediate impact on internet security, business and government. Scheduled to be implemented from 12 March 2014, the legislation promises to be the biggest change in privacy laws in the last 25 years. How...
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Android Upgrades Open A Backdoor To Malware, Researchers Show (EN) | www.forbes.com
| 19-03-2014 | Updating software is to malware as flossing is to gingivitis: a basic practice meant to minimize the risk of infection. But a team of researchers has found that for Google's GOOG -0.92% Android platform, operating system upgrades can also serve as a stealthy new method for malware to ...
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Canadians sent millions of phishing scam emails (EN) | www.theprovince.com
| 19-03-2014 | Digitally connected young Canadians have become regular targets of phishing scams - fraudsters trying to steal personal information for financial gain, according to a new survey by Visa Canada.The survey found that 92 per cent of respondents under age 35 confirmed they had been target...
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Schneider Electric expands cybersecurity capabilities with new partnership (EN) | www.waterworld.com
| 19-03-2014 | SANTA CLARA, CA, and RUEIL-MALMAISON, FRANCE, March 19, 2014 -- A new partnership between Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, and McAfee, part of Intel Security, aims to provide cybersecurity solutions for the utility and critical infrastructure markets as a ...
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Govt proposes to set up botnet cleaning centre (EN) | www.livemint.com
| 20-03-2014 | New Delhi: Faced with the massive increase in botnet infections across Internet-enabled devices in the country, the government has proposed a botnet cleaning centre at a cost of around Rs.50 crore, as part of the overall national cyber security policy that was released in July last ye...
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POC Extends Industry, Leadership Conversation to Critical Infrastructure (EN) | www.govconwire.com
| 19-03-2014 | The Potomac Officers Club continued its 2014“Distiguished Speaker Series”Wednesday at 2941 Restaurant in Falls Church, Va. with theFederal Critical InfrastructureSummit.Leaders from the federal government and utility sectors offered the GovCon executive audience a first-hand persp...
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English data breach and identity theft related news

Asylum seekers told they will foot the bill if their data-breach cases fail (EN) | www.theguardian.com
| 20-03-2014 | Asylum seekers involved in court proceedings over a data breach which publicly disclosed the personal information of almost 10,000 people in immigration detention have been told by lawyers representing immigration minister Scott Morrison they will be billed for his legal costs should ...
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3 Indicted in Cybercrime Scheme (EN) | www.bankinfosecurity.com
| 19-03-2014 | Two Ukrainians and an American have been indicted for their alleged involvement in an international cybercrime scheme that used stolen information from banks, businesses and government agencies in an attempt to steal at least $15 million.Oleksiy Sharapka and Leonid Yanovitsky of Kiev,...
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IRS preventing billions in identity theft (EN) | www.kgw.com
| 19-03-2014 | PORTLAND -- The IRS is set to be scammed out of more than $5 billion this year. And that’s the good news. Agents are actually preventing billions more from being paid out in false tax returns.Identity theft is big business, even for the IRS. The agency’s new commissioner, John Kos...
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Man faces more than 100 charges for fraud, identity theft (EN) | www.thespec.com
| 19-03-2014 | A man faces more than 100 charges in cases of fraud and identity theft. Hamilton police were called to the TD Canada Trust branch downtown in Jackson Square on Tuesday morning, where they say the man was trying to do some banking with false identification. Police say the man was found...
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Federal Trade Commission Urges Congress to Penalize Data-Breach Firms (EN) | ww2.cfo.com
| 19-03-2014 | Target’s recent series of data breaches inflicted a nasty bruise on its brand reputation, but the retailer’s pain would have been even worse had it been subject to civil penalties over the fiasco.br /br /And that’s just what the Federal Trade Commission would have preferred. FTC...
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127 miljard schade door malware in illegale software (EN) | www.automatiseringgids.nl
| 19-03-2014 | Een op de drie illegale softwarekopieën is besmet met malware. De kans op malware bij nieuw aangeschafte pc’s die zijn voorzien van illegale software is zelfs 46 procent. Bij elkaar levert dat dit jaar een schade op voor zakelijke gebruikers van 127 miljard dollar. Dat blijkt uit o...
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Study Pegs Corporates' Cyber Crime Cost at $500 bn (EN) | www.newindianexpress.com
| 20-03-2014 | Owing to rising cyber security threats, enterprises worldover are likely to spend nearly $500 billion this year to deal with problems related to malware and data breaches, according to a joint study by IDC and National University of Singapore.Of the $500 billion, about $127 billion is...
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How to catch cybercriminals (EN) | michiganradio.org
| 20-03-2014 | Cybercrime is the topic of a conference at Michigan State University today. By one estimate, cybercrime costs the U.S. economy about $100 billion a year in money lost and money spent on beefing up online security. Tom Holt is the organizer of the MSU cybercrime conference. He says one...
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University of Northern Iowa officials don't think unencrypted laptop was source of ID theft (EN) | www.dailyjournal.net
| 20-03-2014 | CEDAR FALLS, Iowa â€" University of Northern Iowa officials doubt one of the unencrypted laptops noted in a state audit was the source of the mass identity theft at the university. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier says (http://bit.ly/OA3Azn ) a state audit report released last July sa...
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Other English news

Google Glass spyware app is cute, but not the end of the world (EN) | arstechnica.com
| 18-03-2014 | Google's stated policy for apps on its Google Glass head-mounted hardware is that apps aren't allowed to take photographs when the display is turned off. But it turns out there's nothing actually enforcing this policy. Two California Polytechnic students built an app that converts Gla...
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Credit Card Fraud being Investigated by Financial Crimes Unit (EN) | www.texomashomepage.com
| 19-03-2014 | The Wichita Falls Police Department Financial Crime Unit is currently investigating a Credit Card Fraud case that appears to involved several known and unknown victims.br /br /According to the WFPD, it appears that all of the fraudulent charges have been in the Dallas / Fort Worth are...
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CyberLens: The New Tool Suite for Critical Infrastructure Security (EN) | www.tripwire.com
| 18-03-2014 | The protection of the nation’s critical infrastructure has been near the top of the Obama administration’s priority list since early his his first term as President, and even though an Executive Order issued in February of 2013 has led to the creation of the Cybersecurity Framewor...
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'Verkeer UPC-klanten te onderscheppen via vervalste wifispots' (EN) | tweakers.net
| 20-03-2014 | De hotspotfunctionaliteit van UPC, waarmee gebruikers kunnen surfen via andermans wifi-router, is niet waterdicht. Het is mogelijk om een vervalste wifi-hotspot op te zetten en verkeer van gebruikers te onderscheppen, ontdekte een onderzoeker.br /br /UPC is momenteel bezig met de uitr...
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Dit geef je allemaal prijs als je inlogt op een openbaar wifi-netwerk (EN) | decorrespondent.nl
| 20-03-2014 | In de rugzak van Wouter Slotboom (34) zit een klein zwart apparaatje, iets groter dan een sigarettenpakje, met een antenne eraan. Ik ontmoet Wouter op een willekeurig terras in de binnenstad van Amsterdam. Het is zonnig,bijna alle tafels zijn bezet. Sommige mensen praten met elkaar, a...
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Fake Tor browser on iOS serving malware, adware claim users; still available four months on (EN) | www.techienews.co.uk
| 20-03-2014 | A paid Tor browser app available on Apple App Store is not a genuine one and serves Adware and Spyware, users have warned.Last updated in November 2013, the Tor Browser costs $0.99 and claims to use Tor to encrypt users’ Internet traffic and then hide it “by bouncing through a ser...
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Dutch cybercrime related news

Kassa's hacken steeds makkelijker (NL) | nos.nl
| 19-03-2014 | Het wordt steeds makkelijker voor cybercriminelen om wereldwijd kassasystemen van grote winkelbedrijven te hacken. De software (malware) die er voor nodig is, is gewoon kant-en-klaar online te koop. Dat blijkt uit een dreigingsrapport dat computerbeveiliger McAfee elk kwartaal uitbren...
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Android en malware, een gelukkig huwelijk (NL) | www.dutchcowboys.nl
| 19-03-2014 | Android en malware worden tegenwoordig door iedereen die met online / mobile security bezig is in een adem genoemd. Veel gebruikers zijn zich ookniet bewust van mobiele malware, dat terwijl er iedere 22 seconde wel weer wat nieuws verschijnt. Ook het afgelopen jaar was er weer een toe...
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Nieuw botnet valt zowel Windows- als iPhone-gebruikers aan (NL) | infosecuritymagazine.nl
| 19-03-2014 | Antivirusbedrijf ESET heeft een nieuw botnet ontdekt. Het botnet bestaat uit tienduizend voornamelijk Linux-gebaseerde servers en wordt gebruikt om zowel Windows- als iPhone-gebruikers aan te vallen. Ook zijn de cybercriminelen een spamaanval begonnen vanaf het botnet. Het netwerk ver...
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Malware "kaapt" desktop besmette computer voor muisklik (NL) | www.security.nl
| 20-03-2014 | Een nieuwe variant van de beruchte Zeus Trojan "kaapt" de desktop van besmette computers door allerlei websites te tonen, waar gebruikers hopelijk op klikken. De clicks leveren de malwaremakers zeer waarschijnlijk inkomsten op, aldus het Japanse anti-virusbedrijf Trend Micro.Zeus is o...
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Dutch cyber security related news

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Other Dutch news

Onderzoekers maken malware voor Google Glass (NL) | www.telegraaf.nl
| 19-03-2014 | Twee Amerikaanse IT-onderzoekers hebben een app gemaakt voor de Glass-bril van Google waarin stiekem een stuk malware zit verborgen. De twee maakten het programma om te zien of het apparaat ook wel goed beveiligd is. Dat meldt Forbes. De app, Malnotes genaamd, doet zich voor als een p...
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