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CIC News for 20-04-2014 contains 21 articles: cybercrime(3),cyber security(4),data breach(11),other(3)

CIC News update contains 19 English and 2 Dutch articles for today.
In today's English news articles:
- 2 related to cybercrime
- 4 related to cyber security
- 11 related to data breach and identity theft
- 2 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

Governments up the ante on cyberspying stylesLocation: National Security Agency - Fort Meade, United States
Date published: 20-04-2014

Dear PropellerHeads: With all of the recent revelations about government-sponsored cyberspying, what are some of the most impressive techniques that have been disclosed? Answer: Are you a genuinely curious, regular reader of ours? Or a spy with the NSA looking for validation from your favorite colu... Read more

Source: www.thonline.com

Top found tags: United States(2),government(4),telecom sector(6)

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Easy-to-Use NTP Amplification Emerges as Common DDoS Attack VectorLocation: Akamai - Boston, United States
Date published: 20-04-2014

Reflection attacks using the Network Time Protocol surge in the first quarter, as attackers shift to bandwidth-clogging floods of data. In the past year, attackers have changed focus from attacking applications to overwhelming network bandwidth using brute-force reflection attacks, according to a r... Read more

Source: www.eweek.com

Top found tags: Akamai(2),DoS(2),cybercrime(3)

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English cyber security related news

Mobile App Development: 5 Worst Security DangersLocation: Apple HQ - Cupertino, United States
Date published: 18-04-2014

Address these areas when building apps -- or brace yourself for a PR and liability nightmare should an attacker find and exploit a flaw.Most people aren't thinking about security and data privacy when buying a scone at Starbucks with their phones, playing Angry Birds while commuting, or using whate... Read more

Source: www.informationweek.com

Top found tags: medical sector(4),telecom sector(4),cyber security(6)

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Cyber gang members extradited from UKLocation: Bank of America HQ - Charlotte, United States
Date published: 20-04-2014

Alleged cyber criminals from Russia and Ukraine have been accused of using malware in order to steal millions of dollars. The gang included two members extradited from Britain. One of the targets was a religious order, the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago, which saw more than 77,000 taken from its a... Read more

Source: www.acumin.co.uk

Top found tags: cyber security(4),United Kingdom(4),financial sector(8)

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New malware targets jailbroken iPhones, iPads - reportLocation: Apple HQ - Cupertino, United States
Date published: 19-04-2014

Owners of jailbroken iPhones and iPads may have to lock down their mobile devices to avoid falling victim to a malware seeking to steal their online credentials. Dubbed "Unflod Baby Panda," the malware was discovered by the Reddit Jailbreak community on some jailbroken iOS devices last Thursday, Th... Read more

Source: www.gmanetwork.com

Top found tags: Apple(3),mobile device(6),telecom sector(6)

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Russia-Ukraine Crisis Could Trigger Cyber WarLocation: Kiev, Ukraine
Date published: 20-04-2014

WASHINGTON On the day Crimeans voted in a referendum in March on secession from Ukraine, hackers from a group calling itself the "Cyber Bekrut" pelted NATO websites with online nuisance attacks designed to knock the pages offline. While not technically sophisticated, the DDoS, or "denial of ser... Read more

Source: www.voanews.com

Top found tags: government(5),cybercrime(7),telecom sector(8)

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English data breach and identity theft related news

Washington Journal Online Privacy Identity TheftLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 19-04-2014

Lee Rainie talked about a study put together by the Pew Research Centers Internet and American Life Project. The study found that 18 percent of adults with Internet access had important personal information stolen in 2014, an increase from 11 percent from 2013. He talked about online vulnerabili... Read more

Source: www.c-span.org

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

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More online Americans say theyve experienced a personal data breachLocation: Target HQ - Minneapolis, United States
Date published: 19-04-2014

The FINANCIAL -- Asnews of large-scale data breaches and vulnerabilities grows, new findings from the Pew Research Center suggest that growing numbers of online Americans have had important personal information stolen and manyhave had an account compromised. 18% of online adults have ha... Read more

Source: finchannel.com

Top found tags: credit card(2),data breach(2),financial sector(4)

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MediaPost Publications LinkedIn User Allowed To Proceed With Data-Breach CaseLocation: LinkedIn HQ - Mountain View, United States
Date published: 18-04-2014

A federal judgehas refused to dismiss a lawsuit accusing LinkedIn of failing to use encryption techniques to secure users' personally identifiable information.The ruling, quietly issued late last monthby U.S. District Court Judge Edward Davila in San Jose, Calif., means that Virginia re... Read more

Source: www.mediapost.com

Top found tags: social media(2),United States(2),cyber security(6)

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Woman arrested on property, identity theft chargesLocation: Johnson City, Tennessee, United States
Date published: 18-04-2014

Police arrested a Gray woman after they said she cashed checks that belonged to someone else.On Friday, Johnson City police arrested Anya M. Combs, 19, 193 Hales Chapel Road, on suspicion that she committed identity theft when she cashed the checks at the Eastman Credit Union at 384 Roy Martin Road... Read more

Source: www.johnsoncitypress.com

Top found tags: police(1),report(1),identity theft(2)

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Cyber crime a growing threat to Internet users in JordanLocation: Facebook - Menlo Park, United States
Date published: 19-04-2014

AMMAN Accepting a friend request on Facebook nearly destroyed the life of an 11-year-old girl in Zarqa Governorate, leaving her traumatised with need of psychological treatment, according to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID).When the girl accepted the request, the person who befri... Read more

Source: jordantimes.com

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

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'Heartbleed' Exploit Forces Healthcare.gov to Reset User PasswordsLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 20-04-2014

Here's the good news: According to the government, those using the healthcare.gov website don't appear to have been affected by the Heartbleed exploit that's been making headlines lately. Or, at least, nobody has been affected so far.The bad news? Everyone who has registered for an account on healt... Read more

Source: www.pcmag.com

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

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Indian Banks Arming Themselves To Fight the Rise in Cyber CrimeLocation: New Delhi, India
Date published: 20-04-2014

It took one SMS for Avinash Bharadwaj (name changed), a Delhi-based advertising professional, to realise that he was duped of `11 lakh. A shocked Bharadwaj had neither withdrawn nor issued a post dated cheque of the said amount. The only choice before himthe banks 24-hour helplineasked him... Read more

Source: www.newindianexpress.com

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

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Corvallis man arraigned on 39 counts identity theftLocation: Benton, Iowa, United States
Date published: 20-04-2014

A 23-year-old Corvallis man was arraigned Friday in Benton County Circuit Court on 39 felony counts of identity theft and one misdemeanor theft charge after Corvallis police reportedly found a stolen street sign and 39 drivers licenses at his apartment.Officers were dispatched to Douglas Thompso... Read more

Source: www.gazettetimes.com

Top found tags: police(1),report(1),identity theft(2)

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Delray Beach man gets five years in prison for filing false...Location: New York, United States
Date published: 19-04-2014

A 46-month prison sentence didnt teach Jeffrey Emil Groover not to commit identity theft, so this time, hell stay longer.The 53-year-old Delray Beach man pleaded guilty Friday to filing false tax returns, the U.S. Attorneys Office in Miami said. He received a 60-month prison sentence as we... Read more

Source: www.palmbeachpost.com

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

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27K UPMC worker hit by data breach, 788 by fraudLocation: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Pittsburgh, United States
Date published: 19-04-2014

(Pittsburgh) -- The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center now says the personal information of 27,000 of its workers might have been put at risk.Identity thieves have apparently used the information of 788 workers to file bogus federal tax returns.UPMC notes that no patient info... Read more

Source: www.witf.org

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

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Fla. tax execs get prison for fraud, ID theftLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 20-04-2014

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida Former executives at a Broward County tax preparation firm have been sentenced to federal prison for their roles in a $2 million tax fraud and identity theft operation. A federal judge on Friday sentenced 29-year-old Camilla Gonzalez to more than eight years in prison. ... Read more

Source: www.therepublic.com

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

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Other English news

Heartbleed Could Cost Millions, Could Have Been PreventedLocation: CloudFlare - San Francisco, United States
Date published: 18-04-2014

So, could IT best practices have caught Heartbleed sooner? Following best practices to prevent bugs like Heartbleed isnt enough, but technology does exist that IT can use to prove programs meet certain properties, such as ensuring the program never reads from a place in memory where it didnt ... Read more

Source: www.cio-today.com

Top found tags: SSL (1),airport(2),airport sector(2)

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Attackers exploit Heartbleed vulnerability to bypass multifactor authenticationLocation: New Delhi, India
Date published: 20-04-2014

Washington, Apr. 20 (ANI): Security company Mandiant has reportedly said that a walled-off virtual private network of a client was breached by attackers using the Heartbleed vulnerability.Mandiant technical director Christopher Glyer said that the breach is one of the earliest instances of attacker... Read more

Source: www.aninews.in

Top found tags: OpenSSL(1),report(1),vulnerability(1)

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Dutch cybercrime related news

Samsom 'prijst' per ongeluk afslankpillen aan op TwitterLocation: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Date published: 20-04-2014

Een aanzienlijk aantal Twitteraccounts lijkt te zijn overgenomen door spammers. De omvang is nog niet bekend, maar er zijn diverse meldingen van gebruikers die ineens tal van links naar dieettips en -links zien verschijnen op hun timeline.Ook de account van PvdA-leider Diederik Samsom w... Read more

Source: www.volkskrant.nl

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

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Dutch cyber security related news

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Other Dutch news

Microsoft waarschuwt voor oplichters aan de telefoonLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 20-04-2014

Gebruikers van Microsoft zijn gewaarschuwd: de softwaregigant deelde mee dat oplichters mensen thuis opbellen met de mededeling dat er problemen zijn met hun computer. Ze installeren malware op de pc's van de slachtoffers en om vervolgens een 'dienst' aan te bieden om het probleem op te lossen.De o... Read more

Source: www.demorgen.be

Top found tags: India(1),Microsoft(1),NL(1)

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