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CIC News for 25-04-2014 contains 90 articles: cybercrime(38),cyber security(11),data breach(28),other(13)

CIC News update contains 86 English and 4 Dutch articles for today.
In today's English news articles:
- 35 related to cybercrime
- 11 related to cyber security
- 28 related to data breach and identity theft
- 12 for the category other news

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

Have fun reading.

English cybercrime related news

Bank fraud cyber gang leader jailedLocation: Londen, United Kingdom
Date published: 24-04-2014

The leader of a cyber gang which plundered 1.25 million from British banks has been jailed for five and a half years. Other members of the group were also handed substantial prison terms at London's Southwark Crown Court for their roles in the audacious fraud.Tony Colston-... Read more

Source: www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk

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

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Cisco: Hey, IT depts. You're all malware hostsLocation: Cisco HQ - San Jose, United States
Date published: 24-04-2014

Everybody at least every multinational that Cisco checked out for its 2014 Annual Security Report is hosting malware of some kind, and there aren't enough security professionals to go around.Along with its Managed Threat Defense service launched this week, Cisco also launched the latest pub... Read more

Source: www.theregister.co.uk

Top found tags: threat(1),vulnerability(1),cybercrime(2)

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Security vendor blames Amazon for customer malwareLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 23-04-2014

A security vendor claims Amazon Web Services provided a cloud-computing customer with an unpatched version of Windows that resulted in a malware infection.Bkav, a network security company based in Vietnam, started investigating the incident after the AWS customer complained that Bkav software had f... Read more

Source: www.csoonline.com

Top found tags: Microsoft(2),patch(2),update(2)

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Malware scam message targets Facebook users on AndroidLocation: Facebook - Menlo Park, United States
Date published: 24-04-2014

A NEW scam is targeting Facebook users with a scarily realistic fake message about security settings. We Live Security identified the pop up message as an attempt to trick Facebook web users into installing a malicious app onto their Android phone.With the message disguised to appear as if its b... Read more

Source: www.heraldsun.com.au

Top found tags: social media(2),cybercrime(3),telecom sector(8)

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Malware Analysis: Cryptocurrency-mining Malware Running on DVRsLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 23-04-2014

Recently, Johannes Ullrich from SANS Technology Institute reported a successful malware attack on digital video recorders (DVRs). More precisely, the attack was aimed on Hikvision DVRs that are used for recording video from surveillance cameras. As we have previously reported, these Internet-of-Thi... Read more

Source: blogs.avg.com

Top found tags: report(1),SANS(1),financial sector(4)

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Android Trojan Virus: iBanking Malware 'Qadars' Targets Facebook Users via WebinjectsLocation: Facebook - Menlo Park, United States
Date published: 23-04-2014

Cyber criminals have targeted millions of Facebook users through a sophisticated Android Trojan app that can bypass the two-factor authentication shield used by Facebook mobile users, says a Slovakian security firm.ESET, an IT security firm, has identified a new variant of the banking Trojan Qad... Read more

Source: hackread.com

Top found tags: cybercrime(3),financial sector(6),telecom sector(10)

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Iowa State University Hit by Bitcoin Mining MalwareLocation: Iowa, United States
Date published: 23-04-2014

The Iowa State University has suffered a massive security breach which compromised the security of student data and attempted to mine bitcoin.The University says the compromised servers contained social security numbers of 29,780 students enrolled between 1995 and 2012.However, there is no indicati... Read more

Source: www.coindesk.com

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

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Android users under siege as banking Trojan threat growsLocation: Kaspersky HQ - Moscow, Russia
Date published: 23-04-2014

Android users remain under siege from mobile malware with more than 99 percent of all threats targeting the platform, according to Kaspersky Labs.The firm revealed its first quarter attack stats in a detailed blog post in which it recounted some of the major threats from the start of the year, such... Read more

Source: www.v3.co.uk

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

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'iBanking' Android spyware foundLocation: Google HQ - Mountain View, United States
Date published: 23-04-2014

ESET's research lab has detected a malicious Android app capable of spying on users' communications. The app is titled "iBanking" and the bot has been identified as "Android/Spy.Agent.AF", according to a statement by ESET. Upon installation of the app the bot gains control of phone-specific functio... Read more

Source: www.crn.com.au

Top found tags: social media(2),trojan(2),telecom sector(10)

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Armenia second in world charts for skimming crimesLocation: Sofia, Bulgaria
Date published: 24-04-2014

Bulgaria is first worldwide when it comes to skimming crimes in 2013, according to Bloomberg data citing a report by Verizon Communication, a US telecommunications company. The highest number of perpetrators of such crimes came from Bulgaria followed by Armenia, Romania, Brazil and the US. The stat... Read more

Source: www.news.az

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

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Spam turns 20; is here to stayLocation: Kaspersky HQ - Moscow, Russia
Date published: 23-04-2014

Spam, those hated unsolicited messages that plague inboxes everywhere, turned 20 last April 12.What hath spam wrought? Experts said there have been trillions of unsolicited messages sent over the past two decades. Russian Internet security company Kaspersky Lab said spam comprises nearly 70 percent... Read more

Source: www.ecumenicalnews.com

Top found tags: antivirus(2),Kaspersky Lab(4),telecom sector(10)

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Experts warn that the global shipping industry is vulnerable to cyber-attackLocation: NCC Group - Manchester, United Kingdom
Date published: 24-04-2014

The next hacker target appears likely to be the open seas and the oil tankers and container vessels that ship 90 per cent of the goods moved around the planet.Hackers recently shut down a floating oil rig by tilting it, while another rig was so riddled with computer malware that it took 19 days to ... Read more

Source: www.scmp.com

Top found tags: airport sector(2),government(3),cybercrime(6)

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Cybercriminals use online gaming sites to funnel fraudulent revenuesLocation: McAfee - Santa Clara, United States
Date published: 24-04-2014

A new report from McAfee details how cyber-criminals are increasingly using online gaming and gambling sites to launder money. Whilst cyber-crime is now a major business, one of the key challenges for cyber-criminals is how to legitimise the revenue stream from illegal activities in suc... Read more

Source: www.scmagazineuk.com

Top found tags: telecom sector(4),financial sector(6),cybercrime(7)

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Damballa CTO Brian Foster to Present at U.S. Cyber Crime Conference in Washington, DC MetroLocation: Damballa - Atlanta, United States
Date published: 24-04-2014

Damballa, the experts in advanced threat protection, today announced that Brian Foster, Chief Technology Officer, will present Big Data Technology: The Real World Minority Report' on Wednesday, April 30th at the U.S. Cyber Crime Conference taking place in the Washington, DC metro area. As ... Read more

Source: www.broadwayworld.com

Top found tags: Damballa(2),United States(2),cybercrime(4)

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Iran Calls for Broader Intl Cooperation in Campaign against Cyber CrimesLocation: Teheran, Iran
Date published: 23-04-2014

TEHRAN (FNA)- Head of Irans Cyber Police (FATA) General Seyed Kamal Hadianfar asked for collective efforts by all the world states to prevent the spread of cyber crimes throughout the globe. "Effective international cooperation is an important and determining factor in prosecuting and confrontin... Read more

Source: english.farsnews.com

Top found tags: police(1),government(2),cybercrime(3)

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NOPD sergeant arrested on 38 counts of child pornographyLocation: Louisiana, United States
Date published: 23-04-2014

A veteran New Orleans Police Department sergeant was arrested Wednesday (April 23) on child pornography charges, according to a statement from the Louisiana Attorney General's Office. Sgt. Bradley Wax, 54, was booked into the St. Tammany Parish jail Wednesday afternoon on 38 counts of possession of... Read more

Source: www.nola.com

Top found tags: pornography(3),child pornography(4),cybercrime(5)

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Investigating Cyber Crime At The Local LevelLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 24-04-2014

Victims of internet crimes dont always know where to turn for help. If theres money involved, they might call their bank. They can also reach out to federal authorities. But trying to navigate the proper channels can be confusing. Local police can sometimes serve as a first response, even if ... Read more

Source: northernpublicradio.org

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

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Bank fraud cyber gang leader jailedLocation: London, United Kingdom
Date published: 24-04-2014

The leader of a cyber gang which plundered 1.25 million from British banks has been jailed for five and a half years. Other members of the group were also handed substantial prison terms at London's Southwark Crown Court for their roles in the audacious fraud. Tony Colston-Hayter, 48, threw Acid ... Read more

Source: www.prestoncitizen.co.uk

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

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HK cybercrimes climbed 70% in 2013Location: Hong Kong, China
Date published: 24-04-2014

The number of cybercrime reported cases in Hong Kong spurred 70% in 2013 to reach a total of 5,133, as compared to only 3,015 in 2012, according to the Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF).The number of cybercrime reported cases in Hong Kong spurred 70% in 2013 to reach a total of 5,133, as co... Read more

Source: news.idg.no

Top found tags: Hong Kong(2),cybercrime(4),financial sector(4)

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French orgs targeted with social engineering attacksLocation: Paris, France
Date published: 24-04-2014

Over the last year, Symantec researchers have been following and warning about exceptionally effective and sophisticated malware delivery / phishing campaigns that have been targeting mostly French organizations.Dubbed "Francophoned," the attacks would usually start with the attac... Read more

Source: www.net-security.org

Top found tags: trojan(2),telecom sector(4),cybercrime(8)

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Fareit trojan observed spreading Necurs, Zbot and CryptoLockerLocation: Trend Micro - Cupertino, United States
Date published: 24-04-2014

Last month, researchers at Trend Micro observed an information stealer trojan, known as Fareit, being used to spread ransomware known as Cribit. On Friday, the Dell Sonicwall Threats Research Team observed a Fareit variant spreading even more malware.The attackers appear to be targeting people in t... Read more

Source: www.scmagazine.com

Top found tags: Trend Micro(2),trojan(2),malware(4)

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DDoS Attacks a Cover for Financial Fraud, IP TheftLocation: Neustar - Sterling, United States
Date published: 24-04-2014

Its difficult to imagine a noisier attack than a distributed denial-of-service attack. Theyre an ever-present threat to banks and other businesses where the uptime of Web-based services is critical to customers and the well-being of an enterprise. And as a handful proved throughout 2013, they... Read more

Source: threatpost.com

Top found tags: financial sector(4),cybercrime(5),telecom sector(12)

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HK cybercrimes climbed 70% in 2013Location: Hong Kong, China
Date published: 24-04-2014

The number of cybercrime reported cases in Hong Kong spurred 70% in 2013 to reach a total of 5,133, as compared to only 3,015 in 2012, according to the Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF).The number of cybercrime reported cases in Hong Kong spurred 70% in 2013 to reach a total of 5,133, as co... Read more

Source: news.idg.no

Top found tags: Hong Kong(2),cybercrime(4),financial sector(4)

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Watch out for cybercrime, says PWCLocation: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Date published: 25-04-2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Cybercrime will likely emerge as "the most popular" type of economic crime in Malaysia as more IT-related transactions are made in the future, according to the 2014 Global Economic Crime Survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC)."Financial services sector, in particular, has the biggest ... Read more

Source: www.thesundaily.my

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

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Innocent surfers drafted into ZOMBIE ARMY by sneaky XSS vulnLocation: Incapsula HQ - Redwood Shores, United States
Date published: 25-04-2014

Visitors to a video distribution website were unwittingly turned into participants in a hacker's DDoS battle against a third-party site earlier this month.DDoS mitigation firm Incapsula identified the video website as Sohu.TV, after the Chinese streaming site plugged a vuln that enabled the browser... Read more

Source: www.theregister.co.uk

Top found tags: vulnerability(2),website(2),cybercrime(3)

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Research shows 83% of businesses are not fully prepared for an online security incidentLocation: Arbor Networks - Burlington, United States
Date published: 25-04-2014

Arbor Networks, a leading provider of DDoS and advanced threat protection solutions for enterprise and service provider networks, announced the results of a survey it sponsored with the Economist Intelligence Unit on the issue of incident response preparedness. The Economist Intelligence Unit surve... Read more

Source: www.itweb.co.za

Top found tags: threat(1),trend(1),cybercrime(2)

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DDoS cyberattacks up 43 percent during Q4 2013, new report saysLocation: Akamai - Boston, United States
Date published: 24-04-2014

There was an upswing in distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks during the fourth quarter of 2013, according to Akamai, in its "State of the Internet Report." Its customers reported 1,153 DDoS attacks in 2013, a 50 percent increase year-over-year - and a notable 23 percent increase from Q3 to ... Read more

Source: www.tweaktown.com

Top found tags: Akamai(2),DoS(2),cybercrime(7)

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Certec atvise scada OpenSSL Heartbleed VulnerabilityLocation: ICS-CERT - Alexandria, United States
Date published: 25-04-2014

Researcher Bob Radvanovsky of Infracritical has notified NCCIC/ICS-CERT that Certec has released new libraries that mitigate the OpenSSL Heartbleed vulnerability in atvise scada.This vulnerability could be exploited remotely. Exploits that target the OpenSSL Heartbleed vulnerability are... Read more

Source: ics-cert.us-cert.gov

Top found tags: critical infrastructure(2),OpenSSL(2),United States(2)

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Understanding The Top 5 Mobile Banking TrojansLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 25-04-2014

SecurityWatch is no stranger to mobile malware, botnet attacks, and banking Trojans, but most people only havea hazy understanding of how those three look combined. What are some of the biggest mobile banking threats affecting users today?With thousands of unique malware samples being created every... Read more

Source: securitywatch.pcmag.com

Top found tags: malware(2),trojan(2),financial sector(4)

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Twitter Accounts Hacked, Used for 'Life-Changing' SpamLocation: Twitter - San Francisco, United States
Date published: 24-04-2014

No, we don't "heart" it. Hundreds of Twitter accounts were hijacked and used to spread spam for several hours last night (Apr. 23). The issue appears to have originated from WeHeartIt.com, a social photosharing website that lets users connect their Twitter accounts.The spam tweets read "If I didn't... Read more

Source: www.tomsguide.com

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

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Cambodia's Draft Cybercrime Law Worrying, Say CriticsLocation: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Date published: 25-04-2014

PHNOM PENH Work on Cambodia's secretive Cybercrime Law has been going on behind closed doors for two years, with the government so far refusing any input from civil society groups. Recently, though, a copy of the draft was leaked. Some of the proposal's provisions have raised concerns that Camb... Read more

Source: www.voanews.com

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

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Fight vs online libel goes to the UNHCRLocation: Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
Date published: 25-04-2014

Last Tuesday, while in Baguio City for their summer session, the Supreme Court denied all the Motions for Reconsideration on Online Libel which it upheld in its Feb. 18, 2014 decision.It will be recalled that in its Feb. 18 decision, the High Court struck down as illegal the authority given to the ... Read more

Source: ph.news.yahoo.com

Top found tags: Department of Justice(3),United States(4),government(9)

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New Malware targets jailbroken iOS devicesLocation: Apple HQ - Cupertino, United States
Date published: 25-04-2014

A new malware has been discovered that specifically targets jailbroken iPhone smartphones and iPad tablets to steal Apple account credentials. The threat was discovered after it apparently caused unexplained crashes in some applications, culminating in the eventual discovery of the malware identifi... Read more

Source: www.fiercecio.com

Top found tags: smartphone(3),mobile device(4),telecom sector(10)

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Malware found at every company in surveyLocation: Oracle - Redwood City, United States
Date published: 25-04-2014

A survey by tech firm Cisco has found every single company it came across is hosting some form of malware.The 2014 Annual Security Report concluded that this fact was a clear indication that "penetrations may be undetected over long periods". In most cases, malware takes advantage of th... Read more

Source: www.ihotdesk.co.uk

Top found tags: Deutsche Telekom(2),Germany(3),telecom sector(4)

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Google Play Pulls Five Mobile Wallpaper Apps Due to Bitcoin Mining MalwareLocation: San Francisco, California, United States
Date published: 25-04-2014

Lookout, a mobile security startup based in San Francisco, has identified a new type of bitcoin mining malware that targets mobile devices. Dubbed BadLepricon, the malware represents a more sophisticated type of mining malware attack than previously seen.The malware was designed to be deliver... Read more

Source: www.coindesk.com

Top found tags: Google Play(2),mobile device(2),telecom sector(4)

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New iOS malware highlights threat to Apple mobile devicesLocation: Apple HQ - Cupertino, United States
Date published: 23-04-2014

A newly-discovered malware dubbed Unflod Baby Panda is stealing Apple ID credentials from jailbroken iPhones and iPads, warn security researchers.Unflod hooks into the SSLWrite function of an infected devices security framework, according to a blog post by German security firm SektionEins.The ma... Read more

Source: cloudwiser.wordpress.com

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

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Mystery malware infecting jailbroken iPhones, iPadsLocation: Apple HQ - Cupertino, United States
Date published: 22-04-2014

A malware campaign of yet-to-be-determined origin is infecting jailbroken iPhones and iPads to steal Apple account credentials from SSL encrypted traffic. The threat was discovered after some users reported on Reddit that they experienced crashes in some applications as a result of a mysterious Mob... Read more

Source: www.computerworld.com

Top found tags: cyber security(4),mobile device(4),telecom sector(4)

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Russian SMS Trojan for Android hits U.S.Location: Google HQ - Mountain View, United States
Date published: 23-04-2014

An Android Trojan app that sends SMS messages to premium-rate numbers has expanded globally over the past year, racking up bills for users in over 60 countries including the U.S., malware researchers from Kaspersky Lab said.The malware program, which Kaspersky products detect as Trojan-SMS.AndroidO... Read more

Source: www.pcworld.com

Top found tags: Kaspersky Lab(4),cybercrime(6),telecom sector(8)

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The Scam Hunter: What It's Like to Track Internet Bad Guys For a LivingLocation: New Delhi, India
Date published: 22-04-2014

These days, new malware scams are a dime a dozen. Phony email links, misleading URLs, fake call centers; if you haven't already stumbled across one yourself, chances are you know someone who has. But what's stopping all this malicious code from running rampant and turning every last corner of the i... Read more

Source: www.gizmodo.in

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

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AOL Email Hacked to Send SpamLocation: Twitter - San Francisco, United States
Date published: 22-04-2014

In Internet years, AOL and its webmail counterpart AOL Mail are beyond ancient at this point. A relic of electronic mail history, the majority of users have long since jumped ship for Gmail or Yahoo.Yet those who still have accounts with AOL were no doubt unhappy when they discovered last weekend t... Read more

Source: threatpost.com

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

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Reverse Heartbleed can attack PCs and mobile phonesLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 24-04-2014

Security experts were stumped on April 7 when a new bug, Heartbleed was discovered in the web's most widely used cryptographic feature, OpenSSL. Over the last week vulnerable companies ranging from Facebook to Cisco implemented security patches, issued advisories, and urged users to change their pa... Read more

Source: www.scmagazine.com

Top found tags: OpenSSL(2),social media(2),telecom sector(14)

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Latest Instance of Pony Botnet Pilfers $200K, 700K CredentialsLocation: Trustwave - Chicago, United States
Date published: 25-04-2014

Attackers leveraged a Pony botnet controller to not only siphon away a large batch of account credentials but also to make off with over $200,000 in Bitcoin and other virtual currencies over a four month span, according to researchers this week.Its the second high profile instance of the Pony bo... Read more

Source: virtualmining.com

Top found tags: financial sector(4),cybercrime(5),social media(6)

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Should law firms be concerned that Windows ended support for XP?Location: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 25-04-2014

Microsoft has ended support for the Windows XP operating system. As of April 8, there are no more security updates or technical support for Windows XP. The company has recommended that those with PCs running Windows XP migrate to another operating system, which is supported, such as Windows 8.1, so... Read more

Source: www.insidecounsel.com

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

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How bank hackers stole 1.25 million with a simple piece of computer hardwareLocation: Swiss Cottage - London, United Kingdom
Date published: 25-04-2014

On 4 April 2013, Darius Bolder, walked into the Swiss Cottage branch of Barclays bank in North London and posing as an IT technician managed to gain entry to the back office.He now had physical access to the banks IT systems, and was able to connect a KVM (Keyboard / Video / Mouse) devic... Read more

Source: grahamcluley.com

Top found tags: cyber security(2),financial sector(2),cybercrime(3)

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Spam in March: Surge in Phishing Attacks on online storesLocation: LinkedIn HQ - Mountain View, United States
Date published: 25-04-2014

Despite the increased share of phishing attacks on online stores, the most frequently attacked category of organisation was still social networking sites (23.5%). In March, users of LinkedIn risked giving away their personal data as a result of phishing scams. There were also many malicious attachm... Read more

Source: bdaily.co.uk

Top found tags: trojan(2),Kaspersky Lab(4),cybercrime(7)

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NetSupport Manager Vulnerability Leads to Data LeakageLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 24-04-2014

A vulnerability in NetSupport Manager, a platform that allows companies to remotely manage machines for desktop support, could yield sensitive configuration settings and lead to compromise.According David Kirkpatrick, theresearcher who found the vulnerability, it took him about four dozen lines of ... Read more

Source: threatpost.com

Top found tags: vulnerability(1),Windows(1),cyber security(2)

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DBIR: POS Attacks Wane, Cyber-espionage is UpLocation: Verizon HQ - New York, United States
Date published: 22-04-2014

In the latest Verizon Data Breach Investigations report (DBIR), Verizon researchers noted that 92% of the 100,000 security incidents analyzed over the past 10 years can be traced to nine basic attack patterns that vary from industry to industry. While enterprises struggle to get their arms around t... Read more

Source: www.infosecurity-magazine.com

Top found tags: DoS(2),financial sector(4),cybercrime(7)

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Maricopa Community Colleges Sued Over Data BreachLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 23-04-2014

The lawsuit claims that MCCCD 'failed to notify victims of the data breach in a reasonable or timely manner.' Courthouse News Service reports that a class action lawsuit has been filed claiming that Arizona's Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) took too long to notify 2.5... Read more

Source: www.esecurityplanet.com

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

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Verizon Report Shows Good, Bad News in Data Breach TrendsLocation: Verizon HQ - New York, United States
Date published: 23-04-2014

Fraud detection is no longer the most common way that companies hear about breaches of their data systems. But third parties still are more likely to find a breach before the victim. The annual Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) typically highlights the overwhelming advantage that att... Read more

Source: www.eweek.com

Top found tags: data breach(2),information sharing(2),telecom sector(2)

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Michaels in Stamford Impacted by Data BreachLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 23-04-2014

If you shopped with a credit or debit card at Michaels in Ridgeway shopping center between these dates, the company says your information was exposed. Michaels, the latest in a string of national retailers to be hit by a data breach, has released a list of stores impacted.Th... Read more

Source: newcanaan.patch.com

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

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Web Attacks, ATM Skimming Top Banks' Security Threat List: ReportLocation: Verizon HQ - New York, United States
Date published: 22-04-2014

The Target card data breach dominated headlines last year, but it was just one of hundreds of hacking incidents to hit banks and expose the personal information of their customers, according to Verizon's latest Data Breach Investigations Report.The biggest security threats to banks last year were w... Read more

Source: www.americanbanker.com

Top found tags: government(3),cybercrime(5),financial sector(10)

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ATM skimmers go wirelessLocation: Verizon HQ - New York, United States
Date published: 23-04-2014

When Cisco chief executive John Chambers extols the virtues of the so-called Internet of Things, this clearly isn't what he has in mind.Criminals engaged in skimming stealing people's payment card information by tampering with ATM PIN pads and credit-card readers are now exploiting wireless... Read more

Source: www.smh.com.au

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

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Most hackers do it for fun, not profitLocation: Verizon HQ - New York, United States
Date published: 24-04-2014

Hacking into a website may seem like a great way to steal a few bucks, but many cyber criminals are just in it for a few laughs (or rather lulz, the preferred term of art). Nearly two thirds of all cyber attacks on Web applications are committed just for fun, according to a new Verizon /quote... Read more

Source: www.marketwatch.com

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Montreal Man arrested in Markham charged with credit card fraudLocation: Montral, Canada
Date published: 23-04-2014

A man who was arrested by the Royal Canadian Mounted Polices immigration task force now faces a slew of fraud-related charges in connection to the purchase of more than $40,000 worth of power tools and home improvement products, York Regional Police said. In April 2013, a man told police his cre... Read more

Source: www.yorkregion.com

Top found tags: credit card(2),financial sector(2),identity theft(2)

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Identity theft feared after ATM skimming in EumundiLocation: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Date published: 24-04-2014

THE theft of cash from Sunshine Coast residents' ATM accounts through sophisticated skimming devices might just be the beginning of the victims' headaches. Queensland Police Fraud Squad head Detective Superintendent Brian Hay has urged the victims to be on the alert for possible identity theft. Sup... Read more

Source: www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au

Top found tags: mobile device(2),telecom sector(2),financial sector(6)

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Identity theft is a taxing problem for Oak Bluffs builderLocation: Lifelock - Tempe, United States
Date published: 23-04-2014

Raymond Sylvia knew something wasnt right when he received a notice from the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) in February telling him his 2013 taxes were being investigated and that he would be audited.I called the number in the letter and asked them how I could be audited when I had... Read more

Source: www.mvtimes.com

Top found tags: identity theft(2),financial sector(4),telecom sector(8)

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Caught in a data breach? How to reclaim control of your credit and identityLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 23-04-2014

(BPT) - By the end of the first quarter 2014, more than 200 data breaches compromised millions of consumer records, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center, which keeps track of reported data breaches. Stunned? Data breach stats are even more staggering if youre among the millions of Ame... Read more

Source: www.jsonline.com

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

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Top Cyberthreats Exposed by Verizon ReportLocation: Verizon HQ - New York, United States
Date published: 22-04-2014

In its 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report, Verizon said China leads the way in terms of cyber-espionage activity. But more than 20 percent of attacks stemmed from Eastern Europe. Only 2 percent of the attacks came from Western Europe or U.S. cyber criminals, according to Verizon's 2014 Data Bre... Read more

Source: www.cio-today.com

Top found tags: cyber espionage(4),telecom sector(6),cybercrime(7)

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Michaels in Manchester, Enfield Impacted by Data BreachLocation: Manchester, United Kingdom
Date published: 23-04-2014

If you shopped at the stores on the following dates, the company says your information was exposed. Michaels, the latest in a string of national retailers to be hit by a data breach, has released a list of stores impacted.The Michaels at 1520 Pleasant Valley Rd. in Mancheste... Read more

Source: southwindsor.patch.com

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

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Report: Rise in Tax Fraud Against Doctors Hints at Possible New Data BreachLocation: New Hampshire, United States
Date published: 23-04-2014

Tax fraud is a growing problem, with the IRS estimating that its become a $4 billion-plus industry, and a new report suggests a large number of physicians are finding themselves victims.KrebsOnSecurity, a cybersecurity blog run by Brian Krebs that first broke Targets massive data breach last ... Read more

Source: www.foxbusiness.com

Top found tags: identity theft(2),medical sector(2),cyber security(6)

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5 indicted in massive identity-theft schemeLocation: New York City, New York, United States
Date published: 23-04-2014

For nearly a decade the funds flowed, from the U.S. Treasury into accounts at some 100 institutions, and from there to Nigeria, federal authorities said Wednesday as they announced the indictments of five people accused of siphoning off $10 million through identity theft and fraud.The money crossed... Read more

Source: www.post-gazette.com

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Thousands become victims of identity theft after filing their taxesLocation: Internal Revenue Service - Washington, United States
Date published: 23-04-2014

MISSION, Kan. - Getting your taxes done is usually a relief, but if you're a victim of identity theft, filing those papers may have just clued you into a big problem. "Identity theft is one of the fastest-growing crimes nationwide, and tax refund fraud caused by identity theft is one of the biggest... Read more

Source: www.kmbz.com

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Court reserves decision on full hearing for asylum seekers data breach caseLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 23-04-2014

A federal circuit court judge has reserved his decision on whether a case involving a group of asylum seekers who were named in a massive data breach will continue to a full hearing. The asylum seekers counsel, Shane Prince, argued the secretary of the immigration department had made representation... Read more

Source: www.theguardian.com

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Data Breach Affected both Midland and Odessa StoresLocation: Midland County, United States
Date published: 23-04-2014

MIDLAND- NewsWest 9 learned about 2.6 million credit and debit cards were impacted by this data breach, which is about 7% of payment cards used at Michaels store. NewsWest 9 also learned Tuesday that both the Midland and Odessa Michaels were affected by the data breach which started back in May of ... Read more

Source: www.newswest9.com

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

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Michaels Data Breach: Experts Advise Customers to Watch Credit Card StatementsLocation: Odessa, Ukraine
Date published: 23-04-2014

This past winter, over 70 million Target customers felt as if they had bulls-eyes aimed at their identities. Now Michaels customers are facing the same problem and if you used any type of credit card at Michaels in the last several months, you could be a victim of credit card fraud. The Midland ... Read more

Source: cbs7kosa.com

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

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Data Breach At Iowa State Could Impact ThousandsLocation: Iowa, United States
Date published: 22-04-2014

Iowa State University has reported a data breach that exposed the Social Security numbers of nearly 30,000 people enrolled at the school over a 17-year period.The university said Tuesday that five information technology servers on the Ames campus were hacked. They contained the Social Security numb... Read more

Source: www.kwqc.com

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

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Web Attacks, ATM Skimming Top Banks' Security Threat List: ReportLocation: Verizon HQ - New York, United States
Date published: 22-04-2014

The Target card data breach dominated headlines last year, but it was just one of hundreds of hacking incidents to hit banks and expose the personal information of their customers, according to Verizon's latest Data Breach Investigations Report.The biggest security threats to banks last year were w... Read more

Source: www.americanbanker.com

Top found tags: government(3),cybercrime(5),financial sector(10)

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Suspect arrested for 'skimming' hundreds of credit cards at South Riding restaurantLocation: New York City, New York, United States
Date published: 23-04-2014

A New York man was arrested earlier this month for s skimming the credit cards of patrons at a South Riding restaurant, and the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is asking patrons to review their financial statements to see if they may have been victims of his scam. Yaoliang Gao, 22, an employe... Read more

Source: www.insidenova.com

Top found tags: credit card(2),identity theft(2),financial sector(6)

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Fastest-growing identity theft scam hits New CanaanLocation: Target HQ - Minneapolis, United States
Date published: 25-04-2014

Seven New Canaan residents found out last week that they were victims of one of the fastest-growing scams in the country: tax returnfraud.A 49-year-old Lantern Ridge Road resident told police April 14 that when his accountant attempted to file his tax return, the accountant learned that the return ... Read more

Source: www.newcanaannewsonline.com

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Coordinated Health hit by second data breach due to stolen laptopLocation: Experian HQ - Dublin,Ireland
Date published: 25-04-2014

An employee at Coordinated Health had a password-protected laptop stolen from a vehicle in Pennsylvania, and now 700 patients are at risk. A total of 733 victims are at risk, with names, addresses, birthdates, insurance information, and Social Security numbers exposed - with law enforcement made aw... Read more

Source: www.tweaktown.com

Top found tags: data breach(2),health sector(2),medical sector(2)

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AGs look into possible data breachLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 24-04-2014

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced on Tuesday that her office and attorneys general throughout the U.S. are looking into a potential data breach involving a major credit reporting company. Coakley learned that criminals were able to gain access to a ... Read more

Source: legalnewsline.com

Top found tags: website(1),data breach(2),United States(2)

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Verizon Blockbuster Data Breach Report Is Bad News for OrganizationsLocation: Verizon HQ - New York, United States
Date published: 25-04-2014

Verizon has published a blockbuster report on Internet "data breaches" which has garnered major headlines because it fingers Eastern Europe (primarily Russia) as a greater source of attacks than those from East Asia, primarily China. Prepared with the cooperation of 50 companies in different parts ... Read more

Source: www.huffingtonpost.com

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

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Galveston County man suing over identity theftLocation: Texas, United States
Date published: 24-04-2014

A Galveston County man is suing over identity theft and claims a 2012 lien is partially illegal.Peter J. Noonan filed a lawsuit April 14 in the Galveston County District Court against Attorney General of the State of Texas Greg Abbott, Daniel T. Hodge, Bill Cobb, Ronald R. Del Vento, Ry... Read more

Source: setexasrecord.com

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

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Four principles for effective cybersecurity law and policyLocation: National Security Agency - Fort Meade, United States
Date published: 25-04-2014

Cybercrime is in the news again. The Heartbleed security flaw has damaged the reputation of open source computinga situation only made worse by reports that the government exploited the malware for its own intrusive purposes. This came on top of news of credit card data breaches at hobby story c... Read more

Source: www.rstreet.org

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iPhone Malware Targets Apple IDs on Jailbroken DevicesLocation: Apple HQ - Cupertino, United States
Date published: 22-04-2014

iPhones are being targeted by a new and mysterious piece of malware that iOS users have discovered. The threat is called Unblod Baby Panda and its essentially anapplication that runs in the background on an iOS device, with the main goal of hunting for Apple ID credentials.The threat was f... Read more

Source: www.gottabemobile.com

Top found tags: Apple(3),mobile device(4),telecom sector(4)

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Study: Financial malware targeting Bitcoin was popular last yearLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 23-04-2014

Coimbatore, Apr 23:Financial malware targeting Bitcoin became extremely popular in 2013, says a study by Kaspersky Lab.The study titled Financial Cyber Threats in 2013 reveals that the number of attacks targeting the crypto-currency increased over 2.5 times and accounted for more than 8.3 mil... Read more

Source: www.thehindubusinessline.com

Top found tags: antivirus(2),financial sector(2),Kaspersky Lab(4)

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Banks and installing anti-skimming devices on ATM terminals how far?Location: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 23-04-2014

It will not be a surprise to see a bank or banks keep mute over the installation of anti-skimming devices on Automated Teller Machines (ATM) terminals as directed by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) until June 1, 2014 deadline.The CBN had given all deposit money banks (DMBs) till June 1, 2014, to ... Read more

Source: businessdayonline.com

Top found tags: Microsoft(2),Nigeria(3),financial sector(6)

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Man jailed for credit cardfraudLocation: Ontario, Canada
Date published: 22-04-2014

A Windsor man who used a stolen credit card to go on a shopping spree at an Esso gas bar was sentenced Tuesday to two months in jail.Mitchell A. Larocque, 32, visited the Tecumseh Road East gas bar Feb. 16 and picked out $99 worth of merchandise. He paid using a credit card stolen a day earlier in ... Read more

Source: blogs.windsorstar.com

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

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Pair arrested in Auburn for credit card fraudLocation: Auburn, Alabama, United States
Date published: 23-04-2014

AUBURN, CA Two women were arrested Monday night after using stolen credit cards at a store in Auburn.Auburn police said, 24-year-old Kamesha Joann Cooper, of Sacramento, and 22-year-old Erica Patricelanae Dukes, of Antioch, were arrested just after 8 p.m. at a store located in the 2700 block of... Read more

Source: celebrityexaminer.com

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

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Magnolia woman charged with credit card fraudLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 24-04-2014

Alissa Barton, 28, of Magnolia, was arrested by warrant on Tuesday for fraudulent use of a credit or debit card and theft by receiving. Magnolia Police Department Detective Bret McMahen sought the warrant after a bank customer filed a report about missing money from the customers account. The fo... Read more

Source: www.magnoliareporter.com

Top found tags: report(1),credit card(2),financial sector(4)

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Protect your child against cyber-sex crimesLocation: Team High Tech Crime - Driebergen, The Netherlands
Date published: 23-04-2014

Tampa, Florida -- Texting, Facetiming, you name it, the ways predators go after your kids now are endless. But law enforcement and school officials say there are ways to protect students and their phones."Now we have Facebook, tweets... that's why you need to keep it all appropriate and make sure n... Read more

Source: www.wtsp.com

Top found tags: trend(1),social media(2),telecom sector(8)

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Suspect charged with credit card fraudLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 25-04-2014

CROSSVILLE A Cumberland County man was arrested on a warrant signed by a sheriff's department deputy on charges he fraudulently made purchases with a stolen credit card. Jesse Leroy Harnden, 29, 796 Sawmill Rd., is charged with one count of fraudulent use of a debit/credit card. He ... Read more

Source: www.crossville-chronicle.com

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

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Trenton police search for suspects accused of credit card fraudLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 25-04-2014

TRENTON Police are searching for two men suspected of using another persons credit card to fraudulently charge hundreds of dollars in groceries. According to police, on March 17, two men walked into the Selecto Supermarket located in the 500 block of South Broad Street and used another perso... Read more

Source: www.trentonian.com

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'BadLepricon" Malware Turning Android Phones Into Surreptitious Bitcoin MinersLocation: Google HQ - Mountain View, United States
Date published: 25-04-2014

Advertised as a wallpaper app for Andriod phones in the Google play store, Bad Lepricon malware hijacks end-user devices like smartphones and tablets for the purpose of the computationally intensive process of mining bitcoins. To escape detection, the malware monitors the phone for battery li... Read more

Source: www.pymnts.com

Top found tags: Google(3),Google Play(4),telecom sector(10)

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Top seven malware that targeted India in JFM 2014Location: ESET HQ - Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Date published: 25-04-2014

BANGALORE / MUMBAI, INDIA: ESET, global provider of security solutions for businesses and consumers, reported top 7 malware targeted India during JFM 2014 and according to researchers INF/Autorun is the most identified malware among Indian users.ESET researchers are continuously studying on all the... Read more

Source: www.ciol.com

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Spyware: The Online Marketing Tool of the WeekLocation: Google HQ - Mountain View, United States
Date published: 25-04-2014

When most people hear of spyware, they think of the malicious cookies some websites install on visitors computers to gather information on their browsing habits. However, when it comes to online marketing, spyware can be a useful tool to observe your competitors so your online content writer can... Read more

Source: www.iwebcontent.com

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

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DDoS-aanval komt steeds vaker uit NederlandLocation: Akamai - Boston, United States
Date published: 23-04-2014

Nederland is in het vierde kwartaal van 2013 naar een zesde plaats gestegen van landen waar het meeste DDoS-aanvalsverkeer werd gegenereerd. Dit blijkt uit onderzoek van netwerkdienstverlener Akamai. Uit het State of the Internet-rapport blijkt dat 2,7 procent van het totaal aantal DDoS-aanvallen v... Read more

Source: www.computable.nl

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'Bedrijven maken zich meer zorgen over cybersecurity en privacy'Location: Zurich, Wnseradiel, Friesland, The Netherlands
Date published: 24-04-2014

Drie op de vier bedrijven is zich de afgelopen jaren meer zorgen gaan maken over de IT-beveiliging van hun bedrijf en privacy. Dit is echter niet terug te zien in het aantal aangeschafte verzekeringen die security- en privacy-gerelateerde schade dekken. Dit blijkt uit onderzoek van Harvard Business... Read more

Source: www.executive-people.nl

Top found tags: information security(2),cybercrime(3),cyber security(8)

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Malware in Google Play maakt botnet van smartphonesLocation: Google HQ - Mountain View, United States
Date published: 25-04-2014

Samenvatting:BadLepricon tovert smartphones en tablets om in bots voor het zware rekenproces dat komt kijken bij het ontdekken van nieuwe digitale cryptovaluta.Onderzoekers hebben nog meer malware gedentificeerd in de Google Play Store. De kwaadaardige software zet de apparaten van ni... Read more

Source: www.zdnet.be

Top found tags: Google(3),Google Play(4),telecom sector(10)

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'Amazon verzuimt besturingssysteem op cloudservers te updaten'Location: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 24-04-2014

Wie gebruik maakt van de cloud verwacht dat zijn cloudprovider de servers goed beheerd en zorgt dat deze veilig te zijn. Dit blijkt echter zeker niet altijd het geval te zijn, ook bij grote en bekende cloudproviders. Amazon blijkt cloudservers te hebben geleverd aan een klant waarvan het besturings... Read more

Source: www.dutchitchannel.nl

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