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CIC News for 24-03-2014 contains 25 articles: cybercrime(14),cyber security(3),data breach(4),other(4)

CIC News update contains 24 English and 1 Dutch articles for today.
In today's English news articles:
- 13 related to cybercrime
- 3 related to cyber security
- 4 related to data breach and identity theft
- 4 for the category other news

In today's Dutch news articles:
- 1 related to cybercrime
- 0 related to cyber security
- 0 for the category other news

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English cybercrime related news

CID sends survivor's SMS to cyber cell to probe defamationLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 24-03-2014

PANAJI: Crime branch police inspector Sunita Sawant has forwarded to the state cyber crime cell for further investigation, an SMS sent by the girl who was allegedly raped by Tehelka founder editor Tarun Tejpal, alleging defamation by Tejpal's family members. Without disclosing when the... Read more

Source: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Top found tags: SMS(1), telecom sector(2), cybercrime(3)

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UNH starts new international criminal law programLocation: University of New Hampshire School - Concord, United States
Date published: 23-03-2014

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) â€" The University of New Hampshire School of Law has developed an online degree program in international criminal law to meet a growing need to prosecute cases in human and drug trafficking and intellectual propertytheft.In the United States, there are more than 600,000 people w... Read more

Source: www.sfgate.com

Top found tags: trend(1), cybercrime(2), United States(2)

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CIRA part of new security agencyLocation: Ottawa, Canada
Date published: 23-03-2014

Canadian Internet Registry Authority part of group aimed at halting domain name abuse Canada’s Internet domain registry is one of a number of organizations banding together in a non-profit group to try to put a dent in the number of criminals abusing the domain name system.The Canadian Internet R... Read more

Source: www.itworldcanada.com

Top found tags: social media(2), update(2), telecom sector(4)

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Location: Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Date published: 24-03-2014

PETALING JAYA: Netizens surfing the Internet for the latest news on the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 plane should be careful about opening links or posts on social media. Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) chairman Datuk Moh­amed Sharil Tarmizi urged netizens to exercise ... Read more

Source: www.thestar.com.my

Top found tags: United Kingdom(2), Kaspersky Lab(4), social media(6)

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Hesperbot banking trojan targeting AustraliaLocation: Sydney, Australia
Date published: 24-03-2014

Security software company ESET has warned that the Hesperbot banking trojan is actively targeting Australian bank customers. Hesperbot spreads through phishing emails, according to ESETofficials.Like other well-known pieces of malware, it has key logging and screen capture capabilities, and is used... Read more

Source: www.itwire.com

Top found tags: malware(3), telecom sector(4), financial sector(10)

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Swedish cyber crime suspect arrested in CebuLocation: Cebu City, Philippines
Date published: 25-03-2014

CEBU CITY, Cebu --- Police arrested on Sunday a 60-year-old Swedish national and rescued two girls in his rented apartment, which was allegedly used as a cybersex den in Barangay Dumlog.Sr. Insp. Michael Virtudazo of the Anti Cybercrime Group (ACG) said operatives nabbed Christer Johansson, who was... Read more

Source: manilastandardtoday.com

Top found tags: USB (1), cybercrime(5), telecom sector(8)

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Why having a DDoS Playbook is essential for your organisationLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 24-03-2014

Just like any major emergency, IT managers must prepare a playbook to follow in case a DDoS attack occurs.What follows are some of the most important considerations every manager needs to consider when creating their DDoS playbook: it's about 75% preparation, 25% organised action. Situation awarene... Read more

Source: www.techradar.com

Top found tags: cybercrime(2), social media(2), update(2)

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Basecamp falls to blackmail-fueled denial of service attackLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 24-03-2014

Users of the popular web-based project management app Basecamp may have a hard time loggoing on the service Monday morning. The company behind the app, also named Basecamp (formerly 37Signals), says it is under a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack from extortionists hoping to make a quick ... Read more

Source: www.pcworld.com

Top found tags: report(1), DoS(2), cybercrime(3)

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Location: Cisco HQ - San Jose, United States
Date published: 24-03-2014

Cisco to develop ' ‘Before, During and After' security solutions for fighting cyber crimes. Networking solutions giant Cisco says that enterprises are facing more security challenges with cyber criminals using malicious malware that is dormant while entering a secure network and later... Read more

Source: www.thinkdigit.com

Top found tags: report(1), threat(1), cybercrime(3)

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Trend Micro launches security app for Taiwan's gaming industryLocation: Trend Micro - Cupertino, United States
Date published: 24-03-2014

Taipei, March 24 (CNA) Internet security firm Trend Micro Inc. teamed up with Taiwanese gaming companies to launch a mobile security app on Monday that promises a safer environment for local gamers.The free security app, developed in cooperation with 18 local gaming companies and four m... Read more

Source: focustaiwan.tw

Top found tags: trend(1), government(2), Trend Micro(2)

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Rogue apps could exploit Android vulnerability to brick devices, researchers warnLocation: Google HQ - Mountain View, United States
Date published: 24-03-2014

A vulnerability in Android that was publicly disclosed in mid-March could be exploited by malicious applications to force devices into an endless reboot loop, according to security researchers from Trend Micro.The vulnerability was originally reported on March 16 by a user named Ibrahim Balic who d... Read more

Source: www.pcworld.com

Top found tags: trojan(2), cybercrime(5), telecom sector(8)

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70% of February email traffic was spam â€" reportLocation: Ukraine
Date published: 24-03-2014

February’s love-themed malicious spam was dominated by Trojans, as the cybercriminals’ mass mailings targeted credulous users with a Trojan-Dropper, a report by Kaspersky Lab said.The Trojan installs two malicious programs on the system â€" one is spyware that steals all document files from the... Read more

Source: rtn.asia

Top found tags: Kaspersky Lab(4), malware(4), cybercrime(8)

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Keene State duo recognized for botnet researchLocation: Keene, United States
Date published: 23-03-2014

KEENE â€" A Keene State College professor and former student have been recognized by the IEEE Computer Society for their research on significant Internet security threats, called botnets. Keene State College Assistant Professor of Computer Science Dr. Wei Lu and 2013 graduate Dan Garant started the... Read more

Source: www.unionleader.com

Top found tags: health sector(2), medical sector(2), cybercrime(3)

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English cyber security related news

Finland Offers Help in Tackling Indonesia's Cyber CrimesLocation: Indonesia
Date published: 24-03-2014

Jakarta. The Internet has in the space of a few decades become an integral part of today’s society, but as businesses and governments grow increasingly dependent on online connectivity, the risk of cyber threats and attacks have grown exponentially.In a report by Akamai Technologies last year, In... Read more

Source: www.thejakartaglobe.com

Top found tags: cybercrime(3), government(3), cyber security(4)

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Delayed UK cyber emergency team will launch this monthLocation: GCHQ - Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Date published: 24-03-2014

The UK government will unveil its lead cyber emergency response unit on 31 March, after delays had put the digital squadron on hold, the Guardian has learned.The UK Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-UK) will work on developing the UK’s cyber resilience to state-sponsored and criminal attacks... Read more

Source: www.theguardian.com

Top found tags: cyber security(4), United Kingdom(4), government(7)

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A thin lifeline for XP users: New Malwarebytes suite will support the older OSLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 24-03-2014

As Malwarebytes announces its new Anti-Malware Premium suite Monday morning, it comes with a nice present for Windows XP users: lifetime support. Perhaps it isn't entirely surprising given that, according to the company, 20 percent of its user base remains on Windows XP. Microsoft is actually exten... Read more

Source: www.pcworld.com

Top found tags: cybercrime(2), cyber security(2), Microsoft(2)

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English data breach and identity theft related news

Sens. Warner, Kirk to introduce cybersecurity amendment to Ukraine aid bill on MondayLocation: Ukraine
Date published: 23-03-2014

As the U.S. Senate this week considers a significant Ukrainian aid package, U.S. Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) announced on Sunday that they will introduce a bipartisan amendment creating a law enforcement partnership between the United States and Ukraine to combat cybercrime and... Read more

Source: augustafreepress.com

Top found tags: United States(4), government(5), cybercrime(6)

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The week in security: Banks threatened as Bitcoin recovers, FBI buys MS dataLocation: Google HQ - Mountain View, United States
Date published: 24-03-2014

Banks are used to being targeted by malware authors, so the reports that Hesperbot malware was targeting Australian banks was no surprise. Yet not even the military is immune from the human factor, it appears, after a US Army commander's attempt to demonstrate people's susceptibility for phishing e... Read more

Source: www.cso.com.au

Top found tags: cyber security(4), cybercrime(6), financial sector(6)

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Your Child’s ID is a Big Target for Identity ThievesLocation: Target HQ - Minneapolis, United States
Date published: 24-03-2014

Child identity theft can be a bigger problem than other forms of identity theft because it can go unnoticed for years.Arecent Carnegie Mellon studyfound that 10.2% of children under the age of 18 had someone else using their Social Security number. That percentage is dramatically higher than the 0.... Read more

Source: www.lowcards.com

Top found tags: identity theft(2), United States(2), government(3)

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Piracy likely to push up cyber crime - surveyLocation: Kenya
Date published: 24-03-2014

Kenyan businesses will incur losses amounting to at least $1.63 billion (Sh141.68 billion) in 2014 due to cyber crime, a new study by the International Data Center shows.The study established that employees will fuel losses as they install their own pirated software to work computers without the kn... Read more

Source: www.the-star.co.ke

Top found tags: data breach(2), government(3), cybercrime(4)

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Other English news

Windows 7 anti-malware products comparedLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 24-03-2014

Summary: Independent test lab AV-Test Institute compared 34 anti-malware/Internet security products for home and business users on Windows 7 64-bit. Trend Micro came out on top for business; Bitdefender, Kaspersky and Qihoo for consumer. AV-TEST Institute, an independent test lab specia... Read more

Source: www.zdnet.com

Top found tags: Trend Micro(2), antivirus(3), 0-day(1)

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Linux Malware Evolves to Mine CryptocurrenciesLocation: Symantec HQ - Mountain View, United States
Date published: 24-03-2014

While cryptocurrency mining malware has generally been targeted at PCs running the Windows OS, owners of Linux-based machines are now experiencing a taste of malware misery too.Computer security company Symantec has identified a new version of an old worm that has been going after Linux-based route... Read more

Source: www.coindesk.com

Top found tags: Symantec(1), Windows(1), financial sector(4)

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RAM Malware: A scraping danger for POS systemsLocation: Target HQ - Minneapolis, United States
Date published: 24-03-2014

At any point and time, your credit card information might fall into the wrong hands. This is a sobering thought, and for good reason. Criminals have found numerous ways to obtain credit card information and other personal data in just a matter of seconds.Oftentimes, the schemes are disc... Read more

Source: realbusiness.co.uk

Top found tags: website(1), credit card(2), financial sector(2)

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Chemical and drug makers are the biggest malware magnetsLocation: Cisco HQ - San Jose, United States
Date published: 24-03-2014

Cisco's threat metrics show pharmaceutical and chemical firms are 11 times more susceptible to Web malware.How likely are you to run into Web malware? Depending on the industry you're working in, either not very -- or far more often than you ever imagined.That's one of the c... Read more

Source: www.infoworld.com

Top found tags: financial sector(2), government(2), social media(2)

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Dutch cybercrime related news

XP-malware laat criminelen geldautomaat via sms leeghalenLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 24-03-2014

Malware die geldautomaten met een Windows XP-installatie infecteert maakt het mogelijk voor criminelen om de automaat via het versturen van een enkel sms-bericht leeg te halen. Het gaat om de Ploutus-malware die vorig jaar oktober voor het eerst in Mexico werd ontdekt, maar nu in meer landen actief... Read more

Source: www.security.nl

Top found tags: medical sector(2), telecom sector(8), financial sector(10)

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Dutch cyber security related news

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