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CIC News for 27-04-2014 contains 17 articles: cybercrime(6),cyber security(3),data breach(2),other(6)

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

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

Have fun reading.

English cybercrime related news

Researcher reveals how Facebook Notes can be used to DDoS sitesLocation: Facebook - Menlo Park, United States
Date published: 26-04-2014

A programmer has divulged how the Facebook Notes feature can be used to launch distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against websites. In a blog post this weekend, researcher Chaman Thapa said that the DDoS abuse is possible due to Facebooks protocol of allowing HMTL image tags in notes. ... Read more

Source: www.ddosinfo.com

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

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Anyone can use Facebook servers for DDoS attacks: Vulnerability ExposedLocation: Facebook - Menlo Park, United States
Date published: 26-04-2014

Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks are ever increasing and the attackers are using novel and sophisticated ways to carry out their malicious acts. A new way is to use Facebook Notes as a mechanism to trigger DDoS attack using the image, <img>, tag according to Chaman Thapa, kn... Read more

Source: hackersnewsbulletin.com

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

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Min. of IT to draft 4th bill on cyber crimeLocation:
Date published: 27-04-2014

The Ministry ofInformation Communication Technology is drafting a fourth bill on cyber crimewith specific intent to on mobile phone related crimes. The draft if eventuallypassed into law would incriminate any personal phone crime such as hacking,black mail and other several related crimes. This com... Read more

Source: www.nbs.ug

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

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McAfee Report Claims Online Gambling Enables CybercrimeLocation: McAfee - Santa Clara, United States
Date published: 27-04-2014

A research paper published by McAfee claims that cybercriminals are being paid via untraceable payments performed on online gambling sites. According to the whitepaper, Jackpot! Money Laundering Through Online Gambling, casino operators are fueling cybercrime by making it easy to pay those in... Read more

Source: www.onlinecasinoarchives.com

Top found tags: training(1),financial sector(4),cybercrime(5)

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Two held on cyber crime chargeLocation: Facebook - Menlo Park, United States
Date published: 27-04-2014

Two persons were arrested by the Cyber Crime Department for posting obscene and derogatory messages and pictures in fake Facebook accounts, here on Sunday. In one case, Bathuala Suresh (29) son of Venkateswara Rao and a resident of Kotha Road in One Town area, created two fake Facebook accounts in ... Read more

Source: www.thehindu.com

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

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English cyber security related news

Bug in Microsoft Security Essentials Downs Windows XP MachinesLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 26-04-2014

Microsoft pushed out a bad update to its Security Essentials software, crashing Windows XP machines and underscoring the fragility of the Windows XP ecosystem. An update to Microsoft Security Essentials, the software company's free anti-malware software, crashed Windows XP computers last week, caus... Read more

Source: www.eweek.com

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

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Apple Passwords Stolen by Active MalwareLocation: Apple HQ - Cupertino, United States
Date published: 26-04-2014

Recently, Apple iPhone and iPod users have been the target of a mysterious and active malware that has been stealing their passwords. The threat is dubbed Unflod Baby Pandabased on the name of the library that is installed on infected devices. It essentially runs in the background of any iOS ... Read more

Source: guardianlv.com

Top found tags: cyber security(2),mobile device(2),telecom sector(2)

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Survey Shows that Men are More Susceptible to Mobile Malware than WomenLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 26-04-2014

These days, no one could underestimate the power of mobile devices. It is a fact that smartphones are getting more popular and more widely used. More people now access the Internet through their gadgets than through the desktop PCs. That is why the typical smartphone is not just for making phone ca... Read more

Source: www.morningnewsusa.com

Top found tags: mobile device(2),security measures(2),telecom sector(8)

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English data breach and identity theft related news

Six ways to protect your identityLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 26-04-2014

Six ways to protect your identity Cut your Internet cord and get off the grid. No, I am not going to recommend that although it might be a good idea to help us reconnect with other humans. Seriously, recent data breaches at several national retailers illustrate the importance of keeping your id... Read more

Source: www.yourhoustonnews.com

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

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Target credit monitoring not enough, experts sayLocation: Target HQ - Minneapolis, United States
Date published: 27-04-2014

It was the data breach that shook the retail world. When Target Corp. announced in December that 110 million of its customers payment and personal records had been breached, the news was unsettling both because Target is such an iconic brand and because the breach was so invasive.Target r... Read more

Source: www.dispatch.com

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

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Other English news

Microsoft discloses zero day in all versions of Internet ExplorerLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 27-04-2014

Summary: Attacks in the wild affect only IE versions 9 through 11 and rely on Flash. "Heap feng shui" strikes again. Late Saturday Microsoft revealed a vulnerability in all versions of Internet Explorer that is being used in "limited, targeted attacks." They are investigating the vulner... Read more

Source: www.zdnet.com

Top found tags: Windows(1),Internet Explorer(2),Microsoft(2)

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NIST finally dumps NSA-tainted random number algorithmLocation: National Institute of Standards - Gaithersburg, United States
Date published: 23-04-2014

Summary: Many years since a backdoor was discovered, probably planted by the NSA, public pressure finally forces NIST to formally remove Dual_EC_DRBG from their recommendations. NIST (the National Institute of Standards and Technology, an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, has f... Read more

Source: www.zdnet.com

Top found tags: Bruce Schneier(4),government(4),United States(6)

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Former NSA deputy director: Snowden leaks caused 'significant disservice' to the InternetLocation: National Security Agency - Fort Meade, United States
Date published: 24-04-2014

NEW YORK Edward Snowden sure has caused a lot of headaches in the IT security community.His reported leaks have led the industry going into overdrive mode over the past ten months in order to counter some of the previously unthinkable tactics used by the U.S. National Security Agency and the wid... Read more

Source: www.zdnet.com

Top found tags: government(4),United States(6),0-day(1)

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Dutch cybercrime related news

Waarschuwing voor nieuw lek in Internet ExplorerLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 27-04-2014

Er is een nieuw en kritiek beveiligingslek in Internet Explorer ontdekt dat actief door cybercriminelen wordt ingezet om computers met malware te infecteren en waarvoor nog geen update van Microsoft voor beschikbaar is. De kwetsbaarheid treft Internet Explorer 6 tot en met Internet Explorer 11.De a... Read more

Source: www.security.nl

Top found tags: update(3),United States(4),0-day(1)

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Dutch cyber security related news

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Other Dutch news

Nederland op top 3 van landen met snelste internetverbindingenLocation: Akamai - Boston, United States
Date published: 27-04-2014

Nederland beschikt over n van de snelste internetverbindingen ter wereld. De gemiddelde internetsnelheid in ons land ligt op 12,4 Mbps, waarmee Nederland in de top drie van landen met de snelste internetverbindingen staat. Alleen Zuid-Korea en Japan gaan ons land voor. Ook de hoeveelheid DDoS-a... Read more

Source: www.dutchitchannel.nl

Top found tags: Akamai(2),South Korea(2),trend(2)

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Ex-topman NSA: Snowden heeft internet schade berokkendLocation: National Security Agency - Fort Meade, United States
Date published: 27-04-2014

Edward Snowden heeft met zijn acties het internet schade berokkend, zo heeft een ex-topman van de NSA laten weten. Volgens Cedric Leighton, voormalig adjunct-directeur Training bij de Amerikaanse inlichtingendienst, hebben de onthullingen van Snowden de gezondheid van het web 'geen goed' gedaan. Le... Read more

Source: www.security.nl

Top found tags: conference(2),government(5),United States(6)

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Eerste XP-lek gevonden na einde ondersteuningLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 27-04-2014

Zo'n drie weken nadat Microsoft de ondersteuning voor haar besturingssysteem Windows XP heeft stopgezet, is het eerste beveiligingslek gevonden. Het gaat om een kwetsbaarheid in Internet Explorer 6 tot en met 11. Microsoft zegt actie te ondernemen, eventueel via een beveiligingsupdate. ... Read more

Source: www.nu.nl

Top found tags: Internet Explorer(2),Microsoft(2),vulnerability(2)

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