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CIC News for 12-04-2014 contains 33 articles: cybercrime(10),cyber security(14),data breach(6),other(3)

CIC News update contains 31 English and 2 Dutch articles for today.
In today's English news articles:
- 8 related to cybercrime
- 14 related to cyber security
- 6 related to data breach and identity theft
- 3 for the category other news

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

Have fun reading.

English cybercrime related news

Cyber crime: How ready are Britain's police forces?Location: West Midlands
Date published: 11-04-2014

Police forces across England and Wales should operate "just as well in cyberspace as they do on the street" says a review into how ready the police are to combat major national security threats.Her Majestys Inspectorate of Constabulary found that only three out of 43 forces are well-equipped to ... Read more

Source: voiceofrussia.com

Top found tags: government(2),United Kingdom(4),cybercrime(8)

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WordPress Ping-Back Amplification DDoS AttackLocation: WordPress - San Francisco, United States
Date published: 11-04-2014

Back in the day, amplification DDoS attacks stuck to a basic script. They would be UDP based, spoof the source address of the victim, query unrestricted open recursive DNS servers for a domain that had a large response, and voila you had a DNS reflection (amplification) attack.Times are ch... Read more

Source: www.ddosattacks.biz

Top found tags: website(1),WordPress(1),cybercrime(3)

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Facebooks News Feed Is About To Get A Lot Less SpammierLocation: Facebook - Menlo Park, United States
Date published: 11-04-2014

Facebook is putting on a new face on its News Feed, as the long-promised clean-up begins. On Thursday Facebook announced a three-prong plan to reduce News Feed spam by going after so-called like-baiting a type of posting where users blatantly ask readers to like, comment, or even share a ... Read more

Source: www.redorbit.com

Top found tags: website(1),update(2),social media(4)

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Facebook rolls out Spam free News Feed with new Ads layout, and sans-Messaging mobile appsLocation: Facebook - Menlo Park, United States
Date published: 11-04-2014

Facebook has brought major changes, in a short span of time, like new look for Ads, cleaning spam from News Feed and removing Messaging feature from its main Mobile app. Facebooks seems to have taken a plunge into a flood of changes to lure its users and advertisers alike and also to... Read more

Source: www.inferse.com

Top found tags: ISP(1),spam(1),social media(2)

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Chinese bombed by 300 bln spam SMS in 2013Location: Beijing, China
Date published: 12-04-2014

BEIJING, April 12 (Xinhua) -- Chinese mobile users received over 300 billion pieces of SMS spam last year, based on analysis of 270 million complaints, the People's Daily reported on Saturday.Sales promotions accounted for 65 percent of the total, while real estate advertisements took up 15 percent... Read more

Source: news.xinhuanet.com

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

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Cybercriminals already targeting Windows XPLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 12-04-2014

Cybercriminals have been busy creating numerous scams and fake software updates just days after Microsoft pulled support for its popular Windows XP operating system. We are warning people to be very careful about what they download in the wake of the support switch-off, because tricksters are tryin... Read more

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Top found tags: Windows(1),Microsoft(2),cybercrime(4)

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Android Now Offers Routine Malware Surveillance For Your PhoneLocation: Google HQ - Mountain View, United States
Date published: 10-04-2014

It's no secret that Android apps can get a little shifty, but having the freedom to explore that is part of what makes Android great. Now Google is helping you stay even safer by keeping a constant eye on whether or not any of your apps are doing anything they shouldn't be. This security-minded mov... Read more

Source: www.gizmodo.in

Top found tags: Google(2),Google Play(2),telecom sector(6)

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US government says hackers trying to exploit 'Heartbleed' bugLocation: Department of Homeland Security - Washington, United States
Date published: 11-04-2014

The U.S. Government warned on Friday that hackers are attempting to exploit the 'Heartbleed' bug in targeted attacks by scanning networks to see if they are vulnerable. It asked organizations to report any Heartbleed-related attacks to the Department of Homeland Security, on a website that it uses ... Read more

Source: www.cnbc.com

Top found tags: telecom sector(4),government(6),United States(6)

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English cyber security related news

DHS puts critical infrastructure on Heartbleed Bug alertLocation: Department of Homeland Security - Washington, United States
Date published: 11-04-2014

Critical infrastructure operators are now being alerted to the far reaching impact of a critical OpenSSL flaw, dubbed the Heartbleed Bug.On Friday, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) warned of attackers potentially exploiting critical, unpatched systems impacted by the vulnerabili... Read more

Source: www.scmagazine.com

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

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Does signing up for Obamacare make you a cybercrime target?Location: Washington D.C., United States
Date published: 11-04-2014

FORTUNE -- If you're in compliance with the law commonly known as Obamacare, you've probably signed up for health insurance by now. While that coverage is meant to protect you physically as well as financially -- by shielding patients from exorbitant medical bills, not to mention the Affordable Car... Read more

Source: features.blogs.fortune.cnn.com

Top found tags: cyber security(4),United States(4),cybercrime(7)

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Swipe your debit and credit cards cautiouslyLocation: Myrtle Beach
Date published: 11-04-2014

With a swipe of some plastic, your personal account information could be leaked into the wrong hands. It's called skimming, and it can happen at any kind of gas station, store, outdoor ATM or restaurant.Cash is no longer king, now a days many people use plastic to pay the bill. But experts say the ... Read more

Source: www.carolinalive.com

Top found tags: credit card(2),cyber security(2),financial sector(6)

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South Florida Hess gas stations targeted by skimming, company warnsLocation: Florida
Date published: 11-04-2014

Hess, which runs gasoline convenience stores in 16 states, today warned South Florida customers that in recent months criminals have attempted to steal credit and debit card numbers using so-called skimmer devices.Criminals tamper with gas pumps and place devices into their internal mechanism... Read more

Source: blogs.palmbeachpost.com

Top found tags: telecom sector(2),government(3),United States(4)

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US government says hackers trying to exploit Heartbleed bugLocation: Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council - Washington D.C., United States
Date published: 11-04-2014

TheUS governmentwarned banks, infrastructure operators and other organizations on Friday to be on alert forhackerswho may take advantage of the Heartbleed bugto steal data from vulnerable networks.On a website for advising critical infrastructure operators about emerging cyber threats, theDepartmen... Read more

Source: cyprus-mail.com

Top found tags: United States(4),financial sector(6),government(6)

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NSA Used Heartbleed Exploit to Spy, Report SaysLocation: National Security Agency - Fort Meade, United States
Date published: 11-04-2014

Youve probably heard a bit about the Heartbleed security flaw in the OpenSSL protocol that was recently exposed. The back door had apparently left dozens of public companies open to exploit, including sites you probably use every day, like your bank, social networks such as Facebook and Instagra... Read more

Source: www.technobuffalo.com

Top found tags: social media(2),government(3),United States(4)

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White House: NSA didn't exploit 'Heartbleed'Location: White House - Washington D.C., United States
Date published: 11-04-2014

The White House is denying a report that National Security Agency (NSA) was aware of a massive security flaw affecting websites across the Internet and used the bug in order to obtain personal data.Bloomberg reported on Friday that the spy agency was aware of the "Heartbleed" security g... Read more

Source: thehill.com

Top found tags: vulnerability(2),government(5),cyber security(8)

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India ranked as sixth most frequently malware attacked nation: KasperskyLocation: India
Date published: 12-04-2014

India has emerged as the sixth most frequently attacked country with cybercriminals duping people and corporates across platforms like social media, emails and online games, security software maker Kaspersky said. According to Kaspersky Lab, about 39.6 million users faced phishing attacks in 2013, ... Read more

Source: www.bgr.in

Top found tags: social media(4),cybercrime(6),financial sector(8)

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85% of Links Identified in Cyber Attacks Last Year Led to Hijacked Authentic Websites - WebsenseLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 12-04-2014

Websense, a known security firm, recently published the 'Websense Security Labs 2014 Threat Report' stating the details of threats and trends marked last year (2013). The figures in the report confirm that 85% of the malicious links spotted in emails or web attacks during last year pointed towards ... Read more

Source: www.spamfighter.com

Top found tags: exploit kit(4),cybercrime(9),0-day(1)

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US says NSA did not exploit Heartbleed bugLocation: White House - Washington D.C., United States
Date published: 12-04-2014

The White House and U.S. intelligence agencies said on Friday neither the National Security Agency nor any other part of the government were aware before this month of the "Heartbleed" bug, denying a report that the spy agency exploited the glitch in widely used Web encryption technology to gather ... Read more

Source: gadgets.ndtv.com

Top found tags: United States(8),cyber security(10),0-day(1)

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Cyberoam Users Need not Bleed over Heartbleed ExploitLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 11-04-2014

The Heartbleed vulnerability is in news, owing to the millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other personal information that may be at risk because of this vulnerability that exists in OpenSSL. To begin with let us understand what the vulnerability is and how Cyberoam users are well protect... Read more

Source: www.cyberoam.com

Top found tags: financial sector(2),OpenSSL(2),cyber security(4)

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Justice Department says Ukraine-based hackers used malware to steal millionsLocation: Ukraine
Date published: 11-04-2014

Nine people have been charged in an alleged international conspiracy that used malicious software to gather bank-account details and use the information to steal millions of dollars, including from accounts held at a Nebraska bank, the Justice Department said on Friday. Two of the defendants, Ukrai... Read more

Source: www.theguardian.com

Top found tags: malware(3),government(4),financial sector(6)

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U.S. Government warns: Hackers to exploit HeartBleed bugLocation: U.S.
Date published: 11-04-2014

The bug HeartBleed, which was discovered by some of the security researchers a few days ago, is now getting much of concern by every Internet giant and the governments around the world. U.S. government issued a warning stating that the malicious hackers are exploiting this bug in OpenSSL to s... Read more

Source: www.thewestsidestory.net

Top found tags: United States(2),government(3),cyber security(4)

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Cyber Intelligence Asia 2014: CERTs and Industrial SecurityLocation: Japan
Date published: 11-04-2014

The fact is that only a few CERTs are now dealing in some way with industrial security, ICS and SCADA matters. One of the best of those is CERT of Japan, which is doing a great job here, and Jack YS Lin provided a nice overview of their activities and experience. Japan has a national ICS Test Bed, ... Read more

Source: business.kaspersky.com

Top found tags: critical infrastructure(4),cyber security(4),government(4)

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English data breach and identity theft related news

The growing threat of cybercrimeLocation: PricewaterhouseCoopers HQ - New York, United States
Date published: 11-04-2014

Cybercrime is on the increase, but an increasing awareness of the problem is expected to drive demand for more specialist insurance. Growing cyber threat Both the number of incidents and the awareness of cybercrime have been increasing in recent years, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers. Almost on... Read more

Source: www.lloyds.com

Top found tags: United Kingdom(2),government(3),cybercrime(4)

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International Cyber Crime Suspects to Face Justice in Lincoln's Federal CourtLocation: Lincoln
Date published: 11-04-2014

Two Ukrainian men suspected of involvement in a major cybercrime operation that used computer malware known as "Zeus" to steal millions of dollars are set to make an initial appearance in Lincoln's federal court. The U.S. Department of Justice issued a news release earlier Friday saying 31-year-old... Read more

Source: www.wowt.com

Top found tags: Department of Justice(3),cybercrime(4),financial sector(4)

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Kentucky Passes Data Breach Notification StandardLocation: Kentucky
Date published: 11-04-2014

Law360, New York (April 11, 2014, 7:45 PM ET) -- Kentucky on Thursday became the 47th state to establish a data breach reporting standard, enacting legislation requiring companies to notify consumers about data breaches that expose personally identifiable information and restricting cloud providers... Read more

Source: www.law360.com

Top found tags: data breach(2),government(2),legislation(2)

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Court reverses conviction of man in iPad data caseLocation: New Jersey
Date published: 11-04-2014

PHILADELPHIA A federal appeals court reversed the conviction of man imprisoned for illegally gaining access to AT&T's servers and stealing the email addresses of more than 100,000 of iPad users, ruling Friday that prosecutors tried him in the wrong state. Andrew Auernheimer, who was living ... Read more

Source: www.therepublic.com

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

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US takes out gang that used Zeus malware to steal millionsLocation: Bank of America HQ - Charlotte, United States
Date published: 11-04-2014

The US Department of Justice today charged nine members of a group that used Zeus malware to infect thousands of business computers with Zeus malware and illegally siphon-off millions of dollars into over-seas bank accounts.The DoJ said an indictment was unsealed in connection with the arraignment ... Read more

Source: cloudwiser.wordpress.com

Top found tags: Department of Justice(3),malware(3),financial sector(8)

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Nine Charged In Conspiracy To Steal Millions Of Dollars Using Zeus MalwareLocation: Ukraine
Date published: 11-04-2014

(Newsroom America) -- Nine alleged members of a wide-ranging racketeering enterprise and conspiracy who infected thousands of business computers with malicious software known as Zeus have been charged in an indictment unsealed today in Lincoln, Nebraska.The indictment alleges that the Zeus ma... Read more

Source: www.newsroomamerica.com

Top found tags: malware(3),financial sector(4),United States(4)

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Other English news

Exclusive: Second suspect in ATM skimming scheme brought back to Hawaii.Location: Honolulu
Date published: 12-04-2014

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - 33-year-old Armen Apoyan was walked into the Honolulu Police Department's receiving desk shortly after noon Friday. Apoyan was arrestedby police inSeattle last month for his role ina scam at a Waikiki ATM. Honolulu Policesay Apoyan and Argishti Khachaturyan, 33,stole the ... Read more

Source: www.hawaiinewsnow.com

Top found tags: scam(1),skimming(1),financial sector(6)

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Using Bitcoin To Detect MalwareLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 11-04-2014

Now that you can actually buy things with bitcoins, its become a playground for modern malware authors. [Eric] recently lost about 5 BTC because of some malware he installed and decided to do something about it. He came up with BitcoinVigil, a web service that constantly looks at bitcoin honeypo... Read more

Source: hackaday.com

Top found tags: EN(1),honeypot(1),financial sector(2)

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Smart Cities Market (Smart Homes, Smart Security & Smart Energy) Expected to Reach $1 Trillion by 2016 Report by MarketsandMarketsLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 12-04-2014

According to a new market research report, "Smart Cities Market Worldwide Projects, Regional Adoption & Transformations, and Market (by Smart Homes; Building Automation Physical Security, Life Security, Facilities Management; Energy Management Smart Grid; Industrial Automation; Citi... Read more

Source: www.digitaljournal.com

Top found tags: government(2),smart grid(2),smart meter(2)

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Dutch cybercrime related news

ICT-student krijgt boete voor spam via MSNLocation: College van Beroep voor het bedrijfsleven - Den Haag, The Netherlands
Date published: 11-04-2014

Het College van Beroep voor het bedrijfsleven (CBb) heeft in hoger beroep een ict-student veroordeeld voor het verspreiden van spam via MSN Messenger. Het zakelijk brein achter de campagne gaat vrijuit. Volgens de rechtbank kan de zakenman niet worden vervolgd omdat medeplichtigheid ten tijde van h... Read more

Source: www.computable.nl

Top found tags: NL(1),spam(1),financial sector(2)

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Let op: Windows XP phishing e-mail in omloopLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 11-04-2014

Er zijn phishing e-mails in omloop die van de Rabobank lijken te komen waarin aandacht wordt gevraagd voor het einde van de ondersteuning van Windows XP. Het NCSC wordt hier ook in genoemd.In de e-mail wordt geadviseerd om op een link te klikken en een belafspraakmet een medewerker van Microsoft te... Read more

Source: www.ncsc.nl

Top found tags: Microsoft(2),The Netherlands(2),financial sector(4)

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