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CIC News for 16-04-2014 contains 44 articles: cybercrime(15),cyber security(12),data breach(11),other(6)

CIC News update contains 42 English and 2 Dutch articles for today.
In today's English news articles:
- 14 related to cybercrime
- 12 related to cyber security
- 11 related to data breach and identity theft
- 5 for the category other news

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

Have fun reading.

English cybercrime related news

Trouble with Russia, trouble with the law: inside Europes digital crime unitLocation: European Cybercrime Centre - Den Haag, The Netherlands
Date published: 15-04-2014

Europols European Cybercrime Centre is helping the global fight against cybercrime, but it needs more help.Four black brick towers search upwards to an empty grey sky. Mounted security cameras watch on balefully. If it werent for all the cheery cyclists passing by, some with surfb... Read more

Source: www.theguardian.com

Top found tags: government(3),telecom sector(4),cybercrime(6)

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20% of malware generated in 2013 PandaLabsLocation: PandaLabs - Madrid, Spain
Date published: 14-04-2014

Twenty per cent of malware that has ever existed was created and distributed by cybercriminals during 2013, according to cloud security firm PandaLabs 2013 annual report. Last year saw the creation of 30 million new pieces of malicious software, with over 82,000 being created on a single day.The... Read more

Source: www.humanipo.com

Top found tags: trojan(2),cybercrime(4),malware(4)

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82 000 malware strains created dailyLocation: PandaLabs - Madrid, Spain
Date published: 15-04-2014

Last year, a total of 30million new malicious strains were in circulation, an average of 82000 per day.This is according to the 2013 annual report of PandaLabs, Panda Security's anti-malware laboratory, which states that cyber criminals created and distributed 20% of all malware that has ever exist... Read more

Source: www.itweb.co.za

Top found tags: malware(2),trojan(2),cybercrime(5)

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Financial malware attacks soar in 2013Location: Kaspersky HQ - Moscow, Russia
Date published: 15-04-2014

An increase in attacks targeting users' online bank and payment accounts was recorded last year. Incidents involving financial malware soared to 28.4 million, which is 27.6% more than in 2012, a study by Kaspersky Lab has found.In particular there was a lot of action connected to mobile malware las... Read more

Source: www.misco.co.uk

Top found tags: Kaspersky Lab(4),telecom sector(6),cybercrime(9)

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DSA 2014: BAE System to open a cyber network centre in KLLocation: London,United Kingdom
Date published: 15-04-2014

KUALA LUMPUR: BAE Systems will open a cyber network centre here to combat cyber and financial crime which has arguably exposed a core threat vulnerability for commercial businesses. United Kingdom Defence Equipment, Support and Technology Minister Philip Dunne said it was part of new elements being... Read more

Source: www.nst.com.my

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

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Alarm bells ring over IT security in Oman after recent government website hacksLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 09-04-2014

Muscat: Information Technology experts have warned that government website security system needs drastic overhauling. With a number of government websites being hacked recently, following rapid global growth of Web services in the last 10 years, it makes it more essential to pay special attention t... Read more

Source: www.timesofoman.com

Top found tags: website(1),government(3),cybercrime(4)

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Patch management requires automated approach to avoid cybercrimeLocation: Secunia - Copenhagen, Denmark
Date published: 15-04-2014

Research reveals a 128.6% rise in vulnerabilities for Microsoft products. Businesses need an automated approach to patch management, according to Secunia's latest annual vulnerability report which revealed 13,073 vulnerabilities in over two thousand products from 539 vendors.The security firm, whic... Read more

Source: www.cbronline.com

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

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How Much Cyber Crime Are Inside Jobs?: VideoLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 15-04-2014

April 15 (Bloomberg) -- Tom Ridge discussed cyber criminals in an Exclusive interview with Bloomberg Television's Mexico partner El Financiero/Bloomberg TV and reporter Octavio Castillo. He speaks on Bloomberg Televisions Lunch Money. (Source: Bloomberg)... Read more

Source: www.bloomberg.com

Top found tags: report(1),TV (1),cybercrime(2)

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Warframe under DDOS attack on PC, Digital Extremes working to resolveLocation: Digital Extremes - London, Canada
Date published: 15-04-2014

According to a post on the official Warframe forums, the game has been under DDOS attack on PC for a number of hours. The latest update from Digital Extremes administrator DERebecca says that the team will be working through the night to stabilise the servers. Once that happens, players... Read more

Source: www.incgamers.com

Top found tags: update (1),cybercrime(2),update(2)

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Hacker Underground: How Markets for Cyber-Tools, Stolen Data WorkLocation: Juniper Networks - Sunnyvale, United States
Date published: 15-04-2014

Cyber-attacks continue to grow in number as well as become more sophisticated. Enterprises' intellectual property and brand reputation can evaporate in a heartbleed (um, heartbeatsorry, couldn't resist), and our personal information is targeted daily. During the last decade, cyber-criminals, hac... Read more

Source: www.eweek.com

Top found tags: trend(1),Juniper Networks(2),cybercrime(5)

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FS firms to increase cyber budgetLocation: PricewaterhouseCoopers HQ - New York, United States
Date published: 16-04-2014

Almost two-fifths (38%) plan to boost spending to combat cyber crime over the next 12 months, according to a survey from CBI / PwC survey. The biggest increase in spend will be seen in sectors that reported low growth six months ago, including investment management which plans to increase spending ... Read more

Source: economia.icaew.com

Top found tags: financial sector(2),United Kingdom(2),cybercrime(3)

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5,100 Patients of Kaiser Permanente Impacted due to Presence of Malware on its ServerLocation: Kaiser Permanente HQ - Oakland, United States
Date published: 16-04-2014

Beckershospitalreview.com reported on 3rd April, 2014 stating that 'The Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research' based in Oakland, California, US has started informing its patients that their personal and health data was hijacked due to infiltration of malware in its research ser... Read more

Source: www.spamfighter.com

Top found tags: update(2),health sector(4),medical sector(4)

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Financial services firms to increase cyber security budgets this year, PwC claimsLocation: PricewaterhouseCoopers HQ - New York, United States
Date published: 16-04-2014

Financial services firms plan to increase spending on cyber defences this year, as more businesses become aware of the risks to the sector.Almost two-fifths of finance companies (38 percent) claimed that they would increase the amount spent on cyber security to meet the growing threat, according to... Read more

Source: www.computerworlduk.com

Top found tags: financial sector(2),United Kingdom(2),cybercrime(6)

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Hackonomics: Street prices for black market bugsLocation: RAND Corporation HQ - Santa Monica, United States
Date published: 16-04-2014

We dug a little deeper into the black market for cybercrime to pit the prices in RAND Corporation's most recent report against different sources ones who agreed to speak with us only on condition of anonymity.We found that not everyone agreed with the legend of the million dollar zero day. /... Read more

Source: www.zdnet.com

Top found tags: Juniper Networks(2),cybercrime(3),exploit kit(4)

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English cyber security related news

How to keep your Android device malware-freeLocation: Google HQ - Mountain View, United States
Date published: 15-04-2014

While it's true that Android is a little more susceptible to malware attacks than iOS, you can make your device impervious to even the most dastardly of digital assaults. Here's how. Set a lock screen Yes, Android lock screens seem to be about as secure as Sony's Playstation Network, but they do of... Read more

Source: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Top found tags: security measures(2),cyber security(4),telecom sector(4)

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U.S. and Japanese officials gather for cyber dialogueLocation: Japan
Date published: 10-04-2014

The second Japan-U.S. Cyber Dialogue convened in Washington, D.C. to "discuss wide-ranging bilateral cooperation on cyber issues, including critical infrastructure protection, capacity building, cybercrime, national security issues in cyberspace, and our common approach in relevant international ve... Read more

Source: www.upi.com

Top found tags: telecom sector(2),government(3),United States(8)

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98% of English Police Not Trained to Fight CybercrimeLocation: National Crime Agency - London, United Kingdom
Date published: 15-04-2014

Police have to be prepared for any contingency, but when it comes to cybercrime in the UK, it turns out that the boys and girls in blue have some work to do. A report from her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) has found only 2% of police staff across 37 forces in England and Wales had b... Read more

Source: www.infosecurity-magazine.com

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

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Threat Horizons 2016 shows cyber 'cold war' has turned hotLocation: Balk
Date published: 15-04-2014

The Information Security Forum (ISF), a global, independent information security body, has announced the availability of Threat Horizon 2016, the latest in a series of the organisation's Threat Horizon reports.According to the ISF, revelations in 2013 that governments and their agencies have been s... Read more

Source: www.cbronline.com

Top found tags: cyber security(2),government(2),information security(2)

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Google reveals email scanning in new terms of serviceLocation: Google HQ - Mountain View, United States
Date published: 16-04-2014

Tech giant details email scanning practices following criticisms over transparency Google has updated its terms of service, which reveal that the company does actually scan incoming and outgoing emails so it can target ads to users.The new terms of service now categorically state it uses automated ... Read more

Source: www.itpro.co.uk

Top found tags: spam(1),cyber security(2),telecom sector(2)

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Guard against phishing in wake of Heartbleed bugLocation: Kentucky
Date published: 15-04-2014

FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 15, 2014) With reports of the Heartbleed bug spreading like wildfire, its important to stay vigilant against potential scams.The Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) is warning consumers about possible phishing attempts in the wake of the Heartbleed bug... Read more

Source: www.lanereport.com

Top found tags: update(2),vulnerability(2),cybercrime(6)

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Google kept Heartbleed bug hidden from the governmentLocation: National Security Agency - Fort Meade, United States
Date published: 15-04-2014

The Heartbleed security bug disclosed last week may be among the most wide-reaching vulnerabilities on the web to ever be discovered, but the researchers who detected the glitch didnt exactly rush to reveal it to the world. While the days between the discovery of the bug sometime last month and ... Read more

Source: rt.com

Top found tags: United States(4),government(5),0-day(1)

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Location: MINSK
Date published: 16-04-2014

MINSK, 16 April (BelTA) The Investigation Committee of Belarus has put forward an initiative to set up a center to counteract cybercrimes in Belarus, BelTA learned from Alexander Sushko, Head of the Information Security and Intellectual Property Crimes Section of the Central Investigation Offic... Read more

Source: news.belta.by

Top found tags: legislation(2),Supreme Court(2),government(6)

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Hackers from China waste little time in exploiting HeartbleedLocation: China
Date published: 16-04-2014

For those who don't feel the urgency to install the latest security fixes for their computers or change passwords, take note: Just a day after Heartbleed was revealed, attacks from a computer in China were launched.The software bug, which affects a widely used form of encryption called OpenSSL, was... Read more

Source: www.brisbanetimes.com.au

Top found tags: Australia(2),cyber security(2),OpenSSL(2)

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Heartbleed: 95% of detection tools 'flawed', claim researchersLocation: London
Date published: 16-04-2014

Some tools designed to detect the Heartbleed vulnerability are flawed and won't detect the problem on affected websites, a cybersecurity consultancy has warned.The Heartbleed flaw, which undermined the common security software for internet connections called OpenSSL, caused mass panic l... Read more

Source: www.theguardian.com

Top found tags: website(1),OpenSSL(2),cyber security(6)

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PPOs cyber crime clauses inhibit on online freedom of speech, privacy: Rights groupLocation: Pakistan
Date published: 16-04-2014

Even as the Senate raises clamor over the controversial Pakistan Protection Bill, a digital rights group raised concerns over the cyber crime provisions in the proposed bill, claiming in its current form they would infringe on online freedom of speech and privacy rights.In an open letterby the Inte... Read more

Source: tribune.com.pk

Top found tags: cybercrime(3),government(3),telecom sector(4)

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Financial Services Firms Plan to Increase Cybersecurity SpendingLocation: PricewaterhouseCoopers HQ - New York, United States
Date published: 16-04-2014

Heartbleed, Zeus, insider threats and more: the financial services sector is under constant attack as cybercriminals look to lift user data and siphon off funds from accounts. The good news is that almost two-fifths (38%) of financial services firms in a recent survey plan to boost spending to comb... Read more

Source: www.infosecurity-magazine.com

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

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English data breach and identity theft related news

Zeus Malware: A Continuing ThreatLocation: Nebraska
Date published: 15-04-2014

The indictment of nine alleged participants in a fraud scheme that involved infecting thousands of business computers with Zeus malware to steal millions of dollars shows that the malware remains a formidable ongoing threat, financial services security experts say. The victims in the case included ... Read more

Source: www.bankinfosecurity.com

Top found tags: cybercrime(4),United States(4),financial sector(8)

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78% of Organizations Experienced a Data Breach in the Past 2 YearsLocation: Target HQ - Minneapolis, United States
Date published: 15-04-2014

When Target publicly confirmed that the credit and debit accounts of 40 million customers had been compromised in December, many consumers received a rude awakening to the real danger of entrusting businesses with so much data.If the recently exposed Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability didn't make the... Read more

Source: mashable.com

Top found tags: United States(2),vulnerability(2),cybercrime(3)

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French hardware maker LaCie admits yearlong data breachLocation: LaCie HQ - Paris, France
Date published: 15-04-2014

French hard drive manufacturer LaCie has begun notifying customers that their personal information may have been compromised if they bought products between March 2013 and 2014. Confirming the data breach on its website, the firm which specialises in providing external hard drives, ... Read more

Source: www.scmagazineuk.com

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

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New cyber tool designed to keep consumers safe, in wake of major Target breachLocation: Target HQ - Minneapolis, United States
Date published: 15-04-2014

RICHMOND, Va (WTVR) If you have been a victim of a cyber crime, you will have a brand new way to protect yourself against criminals.Its hard to forget the Target data breach which impacted tens of millions across the nation, including many here in the Commonwealth. A plan is now in place to ... Read more

Source: wtvr.com

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

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Mumsnet Resets 1.5 Million Passwords Following Data BreachLocation: London,United Kingdom
Date published: 15-04-2014

The Heartbleed bug was leveraged to access user names, e-mail addresses and passwords. The Telegraph reports that British parenting Web site Mumsnet has reset all of its 1.5 million registered users' passwords after hackers leveraged the Heartbleed bug to access user passwords and perso... Read more

Source: www.esecurityplanet.com

Top found tags: report(1),cyber security(2),data breach(2)

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Identity theft on the rise, security experts sayLocation: Canada
Date published: 15-04-2014

When Bell Canada first contacted Shereen Zink in late 2012 to say she owed $3,500 on an overdue account, she didnt believe it.I hung up on them because I thought it was a scam and they were trying to get money from me, said Zink, a communications student in Edmonton.When Bell kept calling ... Read more

Source: www.thestar.com

Top found tags: trend(1),identity theft(2),telecom sector(4)

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Deputies hunt for man suspected in identity theftLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 15-04-2014

This ATM camera photo provided by the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station shows a man wanted for questioning in connection with identity theft. Deputies want to know who he is.Santa Clarita Valley sheriffs detectives are hoping the public will help them identify an ATM thief with ... Read more

Source: www.signalscv.com

Top found tags: report(1),identity theft(2),financial sector(4)

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Spooked by Heartbleed? Five things to know about identity theft insuranceLocation: Canada
Date published: 15-04-2014

Security experts say that the fallout from the Heartbleed bug has yet to be fully understood, fueling fears among the public about identity theft. Weve already seen breaches Canada Revenue Agency announced Monday that the social insurance numbers of about 900 Canadians were stolen from its c... Read more

Source: business.financialpost.com

Top found tags: threat(1),identity theft(2),United States(2)

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Personal data stolen online from a fifth of web usersLocation: Target HQ - Minneapolis, United States
Date published: 15-04-2014

The personal data includes social security number, credit card details and bank account information. There has been a rapid rise in personal data theft, with 18% of adults in the US having had their bank account, security number and credit card details stolen since July 2013, according to research ... Read more

Source: www.cbronline.com

Top found tags: data theft(2),vulnerability(2),financial sector(4)

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Nine Charged with Using Zeus Malware to Steal MillionsLocation: RSA HQ - Bedford, United States
Date published: 15-04-2014

The defendants allegedly told banks they were employees of the victims and were authorized to make transfers from their accounts. Nine alleged cybercriminals were recently charged with using Zeus malware to capture online banking passwords, personal identification numbers, RSA SecureID ... Read more

Source: www.esecurityplanet.com

Top found tags: RSA(2),cybercrime(3),financial sector(4)

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Hardware Maker LaCie Admits Yearlong Data BreachLocation: LaCie HQ - Paris, France
Date published: 15-04-2014

The French computer hardware company LaCie, perhaps best known for their external hard drives, announced this week it fell victim to a data breach that may have put at risk the sensitive information of anyone who has purchased a product off their website during the last year.According to an inciden... Read more

Source: threatpost.com

Top found tags: cybercrime(2),data breach(2),financial sector(2)

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Other English news

I'll tackle cyber bullying, vows Derbyshire police and crime commissioner Alan CharlesLocation: Derbyshire
Date published: 15-04-2014

DERBYSHIRE'S police and crime commissioner has pledged to do more to combat cyber bullying after meeting young people in the county. Alan Charles spoke at the Erewash Youth Forum, which was held at Friesland School in Sandiacre. There he spoke to young people aged between 11 and 16 to find out how ... Read more

Source: www.derbytelegraph.co.uk

Top found tags: survey(1),threat(1),cyber bullying(2)

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Feds: Victoria's Secret outlet employee used credit card skimmerLocation: Victoria's Secret HQ - New York, United States
Date published: 15-04-2014

ORLANDO, Fla. According to the United States Secret Service, a Victoria's Secret employee at the Premium Outlets on International Drive used a skimming device to collect credit card numbers.The employee would hide the device under her skirt, deploy it, obtain a swipe and then hide it... Read more

Source: www.wesh.com

Top found tags: credit card(2),financial sector(4),United States(6)

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Australia needs effective government cyber policy leadership: reportLocation: Sydney, Australia
Date published: 16-04-2014

Australias cyber readiness has received high scores but more work is needed to improve cyber policy leadership by the Abbott government, according to a new report by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI). The report, Cyber Maturity in the Asia Pacific Region 2014 (PDF) assessed 16 dif... Read more

Source: www.computerworld.com.au

Top found tags: United States(2),United Kingdom(4),government(5)

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Louisiana Senate backs bill to ban drones flying overLocation: Louisiana
Date published: 15-04-2014

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana The Louisiana Senate has agreed to prohibit unmanned aircraft from flying over chemical plants, water treatment systems, telecommunications networks and other items considered "critical infrastructure" in Louisiana. The 35-1 vote Monday of the Senate sent the proposal by ... Read more

Source: www.tribtown.com

Top found tags: EN(1),government(2),telecom sector(4)

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Victoria's Secret clerk stole tourists' credit-card information, cops sayLocation: Victoria's Secret HQ - New York, United States
Date published: 16-04-2014

A clerk at an Orlando Victoria's Secret outlet store used a skimmer to steal tourists' credit-card information and then sell it, federal prosecutors allege.Between Nov. 29 and April 3, the woman hid the skimmer under her skirt at Orlando Premium Outlets on International Drive and swiped customers' ... Read more

Source: www.orlandosentinel.com

Top found tags: EN(1),government(1),police(1)

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Dutch cybercrime related news

Nederlandse politie werft nieuwe cybercrime-rechercheursLocation: Team High Tech Crime - Driebergen, The Netherlands
Date published: 16-04-2014

De politie breidt het aantal cybercrime-rechercheurs dit jaar opnieuw fors uit. In totaal zoekt de politie 37 nieuwe rechercheurs. Het totaal aantal cybercrime-rechercheurs bij het Team High Tech Crime komt daarmee op 119.Al enkele jaren bindt de politie de strijd aan met cybercrime. Om hiervoor de... Read more

Source: www.informatieprofessional.nl

Top found tags: police(1),scam(1),cybercrime(2)

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Grote datadiefstal bij LaCieLocation: LaCie HQ - Paris, France
Date published: 15-04-2014

Persoonlijke gegevens waaronder creditcardnummers zijn gestolen via de website van LaCie. Een jaar lang bleef malware onbekommerd transactiegegevens afvangen bij de hardwareleverancier. LaCie, onder meer bekend van de (externe) harde schijven, meldt dat een crimineel een jaar lang klantgegevens hee... Read more

Source: webwereld.nl

Top found tags: research(1),website(1),data theft(2)

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