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CIC News for 30-04-2014 contains 41 articles: cybercrime(15),cyber security(11),data breach(10),other(5)

CIC News update contains 39 English and 2 Dutch articles for today.
In today's English news articles:
- 13 related to cybercrime
- 11 related to cyber security
- 10 related to data breach and identity theft
- 5 for the category other news

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

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English cybercrime related news

20 Years of Spam Emails: How Companies Can Protect ThemselvesLocation: London, United Kingdom
Date published: 29-04-2014

Spam emails have been around for 20 years and technical advances have made them worse.. Where once it consisted merely of marketing emails that users did not want, now spam emails are used to sell illegal products such as knock-off prescriptions or sexual enhancement drugs.Then there are phishing e... Read more

Source: www.ibtimes.co.uk

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

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Phishing Alert: 10 Tips To Protect Your Business From AttacksLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 29-04-2014

It's becoming too easy for criminals to get their hands on your banking information, due to your employees' ignorance of phishing scams.Malware attacks have soared recently, targeting banks for the purpose of stealing online banking information. Over 200,000 new infections occurred betw... Read more

Source: www.huffingtonpost.com

Top found tags: airport sector(2),financial sector(4),cybercrime(5)

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Cyber Crime Displacing Conventional Crime, Says Former CBI DirectorLocation: New Delhi, India
Date published: 30-04-2014

Cybercrime is slowly displacing conventional crime and the Indian police in course of time will become equipped to handle such crimes, according to former director of the Central Bureau of Investigation R K Raghavan.Speaking during a workshop on Cyber Crimes and e-security, organised by the Cyber S... Read more

Source: www.newindianexpress.com

Top found tags: government(3),telecom sector(6),cybercrime(7)

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Battling Cybercrime in the Middle EastTelecoms & ITLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 30-04-2014

Electronic Commerce (e-commerce) can simply be described as doing business electronically. That is, the use of one or more technologies to communicate or trade with trading partners such as customers or suppliers, or to gather information electronically about markets, competitors and business oppor... Read more

Source: www.zawya.com

Top found tags: website(1),financial sector(2),cybercrime(3)

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Volume of NTP Amplification Attacks Getting LouderLocation: Arbor Networks - Burlington, United States
Date published: 29-04-2014

No security arena is better representative of the cat and mouse game between hackers and defenders than DDoS attacks and prevention/mitigation.Enterprises and service providers have invested heavily in DDoS mitigations in order to keep critical services available. Thats forced hackers to crank u... Read more

Source: threatpost.com

Top found tags: spam(1),vulnerability(1),cybercrime(4)

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Iran speedily advances in cyber attacks on US trailing right behind ChinaLocation: Teheran, Iran
Date published: 29-04-2014

A report released earlier this month by a US based cyber security company Mandiant suggests that though major cyber espionage threat comes from China and Russia, Iran is quickly coming on, as became apparent in the wake of the August 2012 attacks.The first worrying "wake-up call" came i... Read more

Source: voiceofrussia.com

Top found tags: government(2),Saudi Arabia(2),cybercrime(3)

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T-Mobile Macedonia compensates for spam callsLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 30-04-2014

T-Mobile Macedonia has issued a statement, warning customers that in March and April it registered an increased number of spam calls and SMS from numbers that start with +88, +22 and +21 and +29. The SMS that circulated usually had the following content: "We have an important message for you if you... Read more

Source: www.telecompaper.com

Top found tags: spam(1),T-Mobile(1),telecom sector(8)

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Security priorities for 2014Location: Neiman Marcus - Dallas, United States
Date published: 30-04-2014

In previous posts, Ive described security as a process, not a project. Its like a cold war that never ends with new threats every day requiring new countermeasures. As I survey the landscape in 2014, I see much more sophisticated attacks at the same time there is much more severe regulatory e... Read more

Source: www.healthcareitnews.com

Top found tags: medical sector(2),cybercrime(3),0-day(1)

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Warning: Voice phishing campaign targets customers at dozens of banksLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 30-04-2014

Cybercriminals stole debit card information from customers of dozens of financial institutions in a phishing campaign that combined rogue text messages and with VoIP calls.The vishingvoice phishingcampaign was discovered by researchers from cybercrime intelligence firm PhishLabs while investi... Read more

Source: www.pcworld.com

Top found tags: cybercrime(6),financial sector(8),telecom sector(10)

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Mobile Malware, Ransomware Increases in 2014Location: PayPal HQ - San Jose, United States
Date published: 30-04-2014

CYREN Ltd., a provider of Internet security solutions, released its first annual "Security Yearbook," which documents last year's Internet security trends. The report noted the continued increase in mobile malware, ransomware and targeted attacks, as well as a glimpse into security trends for 2014.... Read more

Source: www.cioinsight.com

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

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Explainer: Which phone is most vulnerable to malware?Location: Google HQ - Mountain View, United States
Date published: 29-04-2014

Whether you use Android, iOS, Blackberry or another system, you are vulnerable to a computer virus attack. On some systems, more than 40,000 pieces of malware exist to infect the computer in your pocket. As each new computer virus attack or vulnerability comes to light, millions instinc... Read more

Source: www.sbs.com.au

Top found tags: vulnerability(2),cybercrime(7),telecom sector(10)

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Europol highlights Bitcoin & dark net cyber security challengesLocation: Europol HQ - Den Haag, The Netherlands
Date published: 29-04-2014

Head of Europol's European Cybercrime Centre sounds alarm over digital currencies and dark web resources The head of Europols European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) has warned the rise of Bitcoin-like digital currencies and the dark web will make it harder to bring cyber criminals to justice in the fu... Read more

Source: www.itpro.co.uk

Top found tags: Trend Micro(2),cybercrime(4),financial sector(4)

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Beware of 'shocking roller coaster accident' video making Facebook rounds; it's malwareLocation: Facebook - Menlo Park, United States
Date published: 30-04-2014

If a friend tells you they have some amazing pictures or video, you will probably want to see it.And if it concerns a roller coaster accident, you may be very tempted to click on it.But think before you click.Viral Video Contains MalwareSecurity experts are warning about a a.inline_topic:hover { ba... Read more

Source: www.tcpalm.com

Top found tags: scam(1),cybercrime(2),social media(2)

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English cyber security related news

New FBI malware information-sharing system comingLocation: Federal Bureau of Investigation - Washington D.C., United States
Date published: 29-04-2014

Earlier this year the new FBI director revealed that the agency will introduce a system intended to share information among private businesses about digital intrusions in near-real time.Called Malware Investigator, its purpose will be to gather and share intelligence from public, private, and... Read more

Source: www.ababj.com

Top found tags: cybercrime(3),cyber security(4),government(4)

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'Avoid using Microsoft Internet Explorer until bug fixed'Location: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 29-04-2014

The U.S. and UK governments on Monday advised computer users to consider using alternatives to Microsoft Corp's Internet Explorer browser until the company fixes a security flaw that hackers used to launch attacks.The Internet Explorer bug, disclosed over the weekend, is the first high-profile comp... Read more

Source: gadgets.ndtv.com

Top found tags: cybercrime(3),government(5),United States(6)

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Dark0de crime forum hacked through HeartbleedLocation: Paris, France
Date published: 30-04-2014

A French hacker has raided vulnerable cyber crime forums by exploiting the Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability.The cybercrime and malware researcher known as Xylitol (@Xylitol)exploited the headline-making vulnerability (CVE-2014-0160) to steal user sessions on the infamous private crime forum Dark0de... Read more

Source: www.itnews.com.au

Top found tags: exploit kit(4),cybercrime(8),0-day(1)

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China-EU Cooperation on Combatting Cybercrime: A Model for China-US Relations?Location: Beijing, China
Date published: 30-04-2014

A new policy paper by the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs entitled "China's Policy Paper on the EU: Deepen the China-EU Comprehensive Strategic Partnership for Mutual Benefit and Win-win Cooperation," released simultaneously with President Xi Jinping's visit to Europe in April 2014, particularl... Read more

Source: www.huffingtonpost.com

Top found tags: United States(4),cybercrime(5),cyber security(6)

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2014 U.S. Cybercrime Conference heads to the National Conference Center in LansdowneLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 30-04-2014

Cybersecurity officials, heads of major banks and government officials from all over the country descended upon the National Conference Center to participate in the 2014 U.S. Cybercrime Conference.The weeklong conference event kicked off with opening remarks from the master of ceremony,... Read more

Source: www.loudountimes.com

Top found tags: cyber security(4),government(5),United States(6)

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Infosec 2014: make IT security a personal issue for staff, say CISOsLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 30-04-2014

Security chiefs at Infosecurity Europe 2014 urged companies to raise awareness of cyber security by simply talking to employees about how to protect their own home PCs and laptops.Channel 4 CISO Brian Brackenborough explained that the security team at the broadcaster try to speak to employees about... Read more

Source: www.computing.co.uk

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

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Airbus Group debuts SCADA research project to mitigate ICS vulnerabilitiesLocation: Berlin, Germany
Date published: 30-04-2014

Airbus Group will highlight this week at Infosecurity Europe 2014 its range of technologies, services and a cutting edge research project to help governments and industry deal with the increasingly complex and unpredictable nature of cyber attacks. Debuting in the UK, details of a 1.2... Read more

Source: www.net-security.org

Top found tags: United Kingdom(2),cyber security(4),critical infrastructure(6)

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Smart Grid: Two immediate steps to improve your smart grid cybersecurity (from an expert)Location: Department of Homeland Security - Washington, United States
Date published: 30-04-2014

This guest editorial from Julian Waits of ThreatTrack Security spends most of its time warning of the glaring vulnerabilities present in most smart grids. It's a much-needed reminder. But I want you to pay special attention to the two suggestions at the bottom. They are straightforward steps you ca... Read more

Source: www.smartgridnews.com

Top found tags: cyber security(4),United States(4),government(5)

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Phishing attacks on e-Stores surgingLocation: LinkedIn HQ - Mountain View, United States
Date published: 30-04-2014

Despite the increased share of phishing attacks on online stores, the most frequently attacked category is 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 lots of malicious attachments... Read more

Source: www.itnewsafrica.com

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

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The new tool that 'reduces security management costs'Location: Webroot - Broomfield, United States
Date published: 30-04-2014

Webroot, a specialist in cloud-based, real-time internet threat detection, has released Webroot SecureAnywhere Global Site Manager, an advanced cloud-based management console for use with its SecureAnywhere Business - Endpoint Protection solution.The new management tool was developed as a no-cost a... Read more

Source: www.cbronline.com

Top found tags: threat(1),cyber security(2),security management(2)

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A greater role for NGOs in cyber crime awarenessLocation: New Delhi, India
Date published: 30-04-2014

Every minute, on an average, nearly 80 people in India fall prey to some form of cyber crime and the awareness initiatives in place to prevent them are not enough, Governor K. Rosaiah said here on Tuesday.Mr. Rosaiah was quoting statistics from a Norton-Symantec study on internal security in our co... Read more

Source: www.thehindu.com

Top found tags: financial sector(2),information security(2),cybercrime(6)

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English data breach and identity theft related news

Employee Error Causes Data Breach at Insurance BrokerLocation: New Hampshire, United States
Date published: 29-04-2014

Willis North America employees' names, e-mail addresses, birthdates and Social Security numbers were exposed. Willis North America recently began notifying an undisclosed number of employees that their personal information may have been exposed when a health plan administrator mistakenl... Read more

Source: www.esecurityplanet.com

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

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New Providence resident reports case of identity theftLocation: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Date published: 29-04-2014

NEW PROVIDENCE On March 25, a resident of Mountain Avenue reported that her husbands identity was stolen after someone changed the address on his credit card to a California address.To do that, the person had to provide the credit card company with her husbands name, address, Social Secur... Read more

Source: www.nj.com

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

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Scam Week: Debit-Credit Card FraudLocation: New York City, New York, United States
Date published: 29-04-2014

Awidespread identity theft investigation is unfolding in Southern Luzerne County and Northern Schuylkill Counties--- At least 30 people have contacted State and local police departments reporting credit and debit card thefts- Heidi who lives in Freeland told the I-Team, "I saw three purchases made ... Read more

Source: www.pahomepage.com

Top found tags: United States(2),telecom sector(4),financial sector(8)

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South Africa: A cyber crime hot spotLocation: Cape Town, West-Kaap, South Africa
Date published: 30-04-2014

South Africa is one of the most targeted countries globally for cyber phishing crime attacks, experts say, with the country losing R3.2bn last year to cyber crime.According to statistics, the average cost of cyber crime in 56 organisations globally was $8.9m (R94.3m), up 6% over 2011 an... Read more

Source: www.thenewage.co.za

Top found tags: cyber security(4),financial sector(4),cybercrime(7)

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Cyber attacks cost UK firms 1.15m per data breachLocation: London, United Kingdom
Date published: 30-04-2014

Cyber attacks are costing businesses as much as 1.15 million per breach, according to new research from PwC and the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).BIS and PwC revealed data breaches are costing small organisations with 50 or fewer employees between 65,000 and 115,000 ... Read more

Source: www.v3.co.uk

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

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Boston hospital fires contractor after data breachLocation: Boston, United States
Date published: 30-04-2014

BOSTON (AP) Boston Medical Center has fired a transcription service after a health care provider reported the records of about 15,000 patients were posted without password protection on the vendor's website used byphysicians.The records contained names, addresses, and medical information, inclu... Read more

Source: www.sfgate.com

Top found tags: health sector(2),medical sector(2),telecom sector(8)

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10 Unbelievable Identity Theft CasesLocation: Oss, Oss, Noord-Brabant, The Netherlands
Date published: 30-04-2014

Heres a countdown to the most incredible identity theft cases recorded, compiled by guyism.com.Dr. Gerald BarnesGerald Barnbaum lost his pharmacist license after committing Medicaid fraud. He stole the identity of Dr. Gerald Barnes and practiced medicine under his name. A type ... Read more

Source: www.huffingtonpost.com

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

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Target Boosts Card Security After Data BreachLocation: Target HQ - Minneapolis, United States
Date published: 30-04-2014

Target wants to lead but will other retailers follow? After being hit by a colossal data breach during the peak holiday shopping season, Target will introduce more secure chip-and-PIN technology for its credit and debit cards by early next year. The technology is widely used in Europe, but U.S. ban... Read more

Source: abcnews.go.com

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

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Snelling Staffing Acknowledges Data BreachLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 30-04-2014

9,757 employees' names, birthdates, home addresses, medical information, driver's license numbers and Social Security numbers were exposed. DataBreaches.net reports that a former Snelling Staffing employee recently exposed 9,757 people's personal information, including their names, birthdates... Read more

Source: www.esecurityplanet.com

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

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Data breach blame game has no winnersLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 30-04-2014

Todays data breaches are like a game of musical chairs: sooner or later, youll have to face the music. Last year was bad for data security: More than 800 million records containing sensitive consumer data were exposed. News of breaches keeps rolling in. Identity theft which had been consi... Read more

Source: www.wcpo.com

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

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Other English news

Searching for The Prime Suspect: How Heartbleed Leaked Private KeysLocation: RSA HQ - Bedford, United States
Date published: 28-04-2014

Within a few hours of CloudFlare launching its Heartbleed Challenge the truth was out. Not only did Heartbleed leak private session information (such as cookies and other data that SSL should have been protecting), but the crown jewels of an HTTPS web server were also vulnerable: the private SSL ke... Read more

Source: blog.cloudflare.com

Top found tags: SSL (1),OpenSSL(2),RSA(2)

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Drone prohibition bill rejected by House committeeLocation: Louisiana, United States
Date published: 29-04-2014

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana House lawmakers killed a bill Tuesday that would have banned drones from flying over areas deemed "critical infrastructure" in Louisiana. The House criminal justice committee voted 7-4 to reject the Senate-backed proposal by Sen. Mack "Bodi" White, R-Baton Rouge, after he... Read more

Source: www.therepublic.com

Top found tags: financial sector(2),government(2),legislation(2)

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5 Malaysians believed to be ATM skimming syndicate members detainedLocation: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Date published: 29-04-2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Five Malaysians believed to be members of a syndicate specialising in automated teller machine (ATM) skimming, were detained by the Thai police in Hat Yai, Songkhla on Monday. It is learnt that the syndicate, aged between 22 and 35, had drained 50 million bhat (RM5 million) from the t... Read more

Source: www.nst.com.my

Top found tags: credit card(2),Thailand(2),financial sector(8)

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Pirate Sites Are Rife With Malware and Scams, Report ClaimsLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 30-04-2014

New research carried out by analysts from Intelligent Content Protection concludes that 90 percent of the top pirate sites link to malware or other unwanted software. In addition, two-thirds of the websites are said to link to credit card scams. Entertainment industry groups hope the findings will ... Read more

Source: torrentfreak.com

Top found tags: credit card(2),financial sector(2),United Kingdom(2)

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Android by far the most common host for mobile malware, says reportLocation: Google HQ - Mountain View, United States
Date published: 30-04-2014

Android remains, by far, the most common target for mobile malware, the latest report highlighting the vulnerability of different operating systems suggests. According to research from F-Secure, Android is almost exclusively the end target for those looking to send their malware to different device... Read more

Source: www.siliconrepublic.com

Top found tags: SMS(1),vulnerability(1),telecom sector(6)

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Dutch cybercrime related news

AOL waarschuwt voor gehackte e-mailaccountsLocation: Brussel, Belgium
Date published: 29-04-2014

Internetaanbieder AOL heeft zijn gebruikers voor gehackte e-mailaccounts gewaarschuwd. Op de blog van AOL luidt het dat een "significant aantal gebruikers" getroffen is.Van zowat twee procent van de e-mailaccounts zouden valse mails verzonden zijn. AOL merkte dit op door een toename van het aantal ... Read more

Source: www.demorgen.be

Top found tags: research(1),spam(1),United States(4)

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FBI waarschuwt kantoorwinkels voor social engineeringLocation: Federal Bureau of Investigation - Washington D.C., United States
Date published: 30-04-2014

De FBI heeft een waarschuwing voor kantoorwinkels afgegeven dat ze steeds vaker het doelwit van social engineering zijn. Criminelen mailen of bellen de winkels en doen zich als iemand van een school voor en proberen zo allerlei vertrouwelijke informatie over het schoolaccount te ontfutselen.Met de ... Read more

Source: www.security.nl

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

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