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CIC News for 02-05-2014 contains 42 articles: cybercrime(18),cyber security(5),data breach(9),other(10)

CIC News update contains 37 English and 5 Dutch articles for today.
In today's English news articles:
- 15 related to cybercrime
- 5 related to cyber security
- 9 related to data breach and identity theft
- 8 for the category other news

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

Have fun reading.

English cybercrime related news

Government ask anyone with 'Trojan Horse' evidence to come forwardLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 02-05-2014

The government is asking for anyone with evidence about an alleged plot by hard-line Islamists to takeover schools in Birmingham to get in touch. The claims were made in an anonymous letter sent to local authorities outlining the alleged plot - called Operation Trojan Horse.25 schools are under inv... Read more

Source: www.itv.com

Top found tags: Anonymous(2),government(2),trojan(2)

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Almost All Mobile Malware Targets Android Says F-SecureLocation: F-Secure - Helsinki, Finland
Date published: 01-05-2014

Almost all new mobile threats target Android, says F-Secure, which warns that the new types of threats being created indicate that the mobile malware landscape is becoming increasingly complex and sophisticated.The security firm says 277 new threat families and variants were discovered in the last ... Read more

Source: www.techweekeurope.co.uk

Top found tags: exploit kit(4),cybercrime(7),telecom sector(14)

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99% of mobile security threats target AndroidLocation: Google HQ - Mountain View, United States
Date published: 02-05-2014

A study published this week has claimed that 99 per cent of mobile security threats that emerged in the first quarter of the year were targeted towards the Android platform.Security software provider F-Secure said that its labs tested hundreds of thousands of mobile app samples in 1Q14 and analysed... Read more

Source: www.telecoms.com

Top found tags: United Kingdom(2),malware(3),telecom sector(6)

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Which Mobile Phone Has The Best Security?Location: Google HQ - Mountain View, United States
Date published: 01-05-2014

As each new computer virus attack or vulnerability comes to light, millions instinctively check their computer to see if their anti-malware application is up to date. This is a good idea and they are wise to do it but a large number of us still forget about our smartphones.Phone picture from Shutte... Read more

Source: www.gizmodo.com.au

Top found tags: vulnerability(2),cybercrime(9),telecom sector(10)

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Despite Declaring End of XP Support, Microsoft Issues Patch to Fix Zero-Day IE ExploitLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 02-05-2014

Earlier this week, we learned of a new zero-day flaw that affects Windows and Internet Explorer. According to Microsoft, the flaw could allow attackers to: view data change data (memory injection) delete data install keylogging software install malicious programs create accounts to give attacker fu... Read more

Source: www.dailytech.com

Top found tags: patch(2),update(2),0-day(1)

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Apples Email Services Reportedly Deleting Emails From Mail MergersLocation: Apple HQ - Cupertino, United States
Date published: 01-05-2014

If youre a user of Apples email services, such as @icloud.com, @me.com, and @mac.com, there is apparently a glitch going on with Apples email servers which could be auto-deleting messages that are coming from bulk mail mergers. For those unfamiliar with mail mergers, theyre basically to... Read more

Source: www.ubergizmo.com

Top found tags: spam(1),Apple(2),OS X(2)

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Cybercriminals raking in big profits from their illegal activitiesLocation: Kaspersky HQ - Moscow, Russia
Date published: 02-05-2014

The cybercrime ecosystem is continually evolving from simply public vandalism, with hackers largely interested in compromising users for monetary gain. There also is a growing underground market designed for criminals to sell, share, and trade attack methods, stolen information, and knowledge. /... Read more

Source: www.tweaktown.com

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

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Philippines police arrest webcam extortion suspectsLocation: Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
Date published: 02-05-2014

Philippines police, backed by Interpol, have arrested dozens of suspected members of an online extortion syndicate who duped hundreds of victims into exposing themselves in front of webcams, including a Scottish teenager who killed himself after being blackmailed, officials have said.At least 58 Fi... Read more

Source: www.theguardian.com

Top found tags: government(2),Hong Kong(2),social media(2)

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Interpol, PNP arrest 58 in global cybersex scamLocation: Hong Kong, China
Date published: 02-05-2014

After six months of surveillance and information sharing, local and international police authorities have arrested 58 people in various parts of Luzon who are suspected of involvement in a global cybersex scam, a senior official announced Friday.Philippine National Police Director Gener... Read more

Source: www.gmanetwork.com

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

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The State of the Internet, by the NumbersLocation: Akamai - Boston, United States
Date published: 01-05-2014

Distributed denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks increased in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to Akamais State of the Internet, Q4 2013 Report. The companys customers were targeted by 346 DDoS attacks, a 23 percent increase over the previous quarter. The public sector was hit with 81 report... Read more

Source: www.statetechmagazine.com

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

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The Scary Story Behind DDoS Attacks and BotnetsLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 01-05-2014

Unless you have been hiding under a rock, I am sure you have heard about DDoS attacks which has taken down one of your favorites sites/apps. Distributed Denial-of-Service attack (DDoS)is an attempt in which the main idea is to make the service/site unavailable to its intended users. As a busines... Read more

Source: www.business2community.com

Top found tags: infographic(1),DoS(2),cybercrime(4)

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Data Security Council to offer cyber forensics certificationLocation: Seoul, South Korea
Date published: 02-05-2014

New Delhi: Data Security Council of India (DSCI), a body set up by Nasscom, Friday said it will offer cyber forensics certification in India in collaboration with ISC2 (ISC-squared). ISC2 is the world's largest not-for-profit body of certified information and software security professio... Read more

Source: zeenews.india.com

Top found tags: computer forensics(2),South Korea(2),cybercrime(3)

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Proposed Legislation Would Crack Down on 'Cyber Revenge'Location: New York, United States
Date published: 02-05-2014

A new bill introduced in the State Senate would make it a crime to share sexually graphic images of a former lover over the internet.The legislation was introduced Thursday by Republican Senator Rick Jones of Grand Ledge and Democratic Senator Steven Bieda of Warren. Senator Jones says Senate Bills... Read more

Source: www.jrn.com

Top found tags: legislation(1),trend(1),telecom sector(4)

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Interpol, Philippines bust cyber extortion networkLocation: Hong Kong, China
Date published: 02-05-2014

MANILA, Philippines (AP) Philippine police, backed by Interpol, have arrested dozens of suspected members of an online extortion syndicate who duped hundreds of victims worldwide into exposing themselves in front of webcams or engaging in lewd chats, including a Scottish teenager who committed ... Read more

Source: www.sfgate.com

Top found tags: government(3),United States(6),telecom sector(8)

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The Importance of Personnel Surety for Critical InfrastructureLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 02-05-2014

There is increased pressure on the U.S. electric power and chemical industries to protect the physical integrity of their facilities against Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs). Those threats include emerging cyber attacks, blended physical attacks, or even sabotage. In the face of added industry re... Read more

Source: security-today.com

Top found tags: threat(1),United States(2),cybercrime(3)

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English cyber security related news

How to protect your computer from viruses and hackersLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 02-05-2014

Protect your computer is undoubtedly the best advice you can be given.This is such an important topic that were actually going to offer guidelines from the FBIs official online website, which weve either modified or quoted verbatim. Well also provide some personal advice and tips ... Read more

Source: www.foxnews.com

Top found tags: cyber security(6),antivirus(7),telecom sector(8)

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Mobile banking Trojans double, surge in Bitcoin wallet attacks, and cyber-espionage threatsLocation: Kaspersky HQ - Moscow, Russia
Date published: 02-05-2014

Last December Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions, published its threat forecast for 2014. Three months later, the experts found that all three of their End user forecasts had already been confirmed.They said that cybercriminals would target... Read more

Source: blog.tempo.com.ph

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

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Kenya government unveils cyber security strategyLocation: Nairobi, Kenya
Date published: 02-05-2014

The fight against cybercrime in Kenya is being taken up at government level following the countrys introduction of a policy and legal framework dubbed the cyber security strategy.The strategy acknowledges that with the increase in technology adoption in Kenya, the threats are becoming more... Read more

Source: www.itwebafrica.com

Top found tags: government(2),information sharing(2),cyber security(6)

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Jim Christy, director of conference, had first major cybercrime conviction in the Pentagons historyLocation: The Pentagon - Washington, United States
Date published: 01-05-2014

After 42 years with the Department of Defense and other military agencies, Jim Christy is now working with large corporations to protect themselves from cyber threats.Once a computer crime guru at the Pentagon, he now works privately on cybercrime initiatives.This Sunday, he... Read more

Source: www.loudountimes.com

Top found tags: United States(4),cybercrime(5),financial sector(6)

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First Ever Android SMS Trojan Aims At US UsersLocation: Google HQ - Mountain View, United States
Date published: 02-05-2014

The First Ever Android SMS Trojan Is Being Aimed At U.S. Users. According to researchers at Kaspersky Lab, they had never seen an Android SMS Trojan targeting users in the United States. That has now changed states the company with the emergence of an Android Trojan known as Trojan-SMS.AndroidOS... Read more

Source: www.droidreport.com

Top found tags: Kaspersky Lab(4),telecom sector(4),United States(4)

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English data breach and identity theft related news

Big data report asks Obama to push data breach legislation, consumer privacy protectionsLocation: White House - Washington D.C., United States
Date published: 01-05-2014

Big data poses a serious risk to consumer privacy and challenges corporations to responsibly handle security two areas that need prompt attention and policy development from the White House, says a May 1 report (pdf) from administration officials on big data.Among the report's recommendations, ... Read more

Source: www.fiercegovernmentit.com

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

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Minnesota Proposes Expansive Amendment to Data Breach Notification LawLocation: Minnesota, United States
Date published: 01-05-2014

Two days ago, we heard that Target Corporation has brought in aninformation security heavy hitterto oversee the companys post-breach data security and technology operations. Now we learn that its home base of operations, Minnesota,is thelatest stateto propose a legislative reaction to the Target... Read more

Source: www.natlawreview.com

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

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Sally Beauty to replace its CEO, incurs $1.1M cost from data breachLocation: Sally Beauty - Denton, United States
Date published: 01-05-2014

Sally Beauty Holdings Inc. will have new president and CEO next year replacing Gary Winterhalter, whos stepping down April 30, 2015 to serve as executive chairman.Former Kimberly-Clark International president Christian Brickman has been appointed president and chief operating officer, effective ... Read more

Source: www.bizjournals.com

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

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Verizon 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report on Cyber SecurityLocation: Verizon HQ - New York, United States
Date published: 02-05-2014

With advanced analytical techniques, Verizons security researchers have found that 92 percent of the 100,000 security incidents analysed over ten years can be broken into nine basic attack patterns, which vary from industry to industry.By elucidating these various patterns of attack, Verizons... Read more

Source: www.powerretail.com.au

Top found tags: data breach(2),DoS(2),cybercrime(5)

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Kentucky Enacts Data Breach Notice Law That Adds Extra Protection for Student Information while inBloom WithersLocation: Google HQ - Mountain View, United States
Date published: 01-05-2014

The world of the 1987 movie Robocop largely remains science fiction except, perhaps the central characters ability to access massive amounts of confidential personal data through the strike of a keyboard or even his helmet (was Robos mask the precursor to Google Glass?). Today, electronic... Read more

Source: www.privsecblog.com

Top found tags: United States(2),government(3),cyber security(4)

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Ponemon Institute Report: 2014 Cost of Data Breach Study: Australia - CIOLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 02-05-2014

This whitepaper discusses the results from the 2014 Cost of Data Breach Study: Australia. In this years report, the fifth of its kind, the total average cost paid by a company in a breach increased to $2.8 million, while assessing the likelihood of a company having data breaches in the next 24 m... Read more

Source: www.cio.com.au

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

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Privacy Isn't Just Personal It's Good For BusinessLocation: Massachusetts, United States
Date published: 02-05-2014

Reports that a vendor to the Boston Medical Center unintentionally published the private records of 15,000 people is just the latest reminder of why privacy matters.Privacy isnt merely about protecting whats personal. Its also good for business.As with other local and national breaches of ... Read more

Source: cognoscenti.wbur.org

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

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Thirdparty security risks follow Target data breachLocation: Target HQ - Minneapolis, United States
Date published: 02-05-2014

What should businesses be doing to ensure that contractors and other third-parties are aware of the risks in security? That was one of the key questions during a panel discussion at Infosecurity 2014 in London on Thursday. Vicki Gavin, head of business continuity and information securit... Read more

Source: www.scmagazineuk.com

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

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The Weekly Wrap: White House pushes for data breach reportingLocation: White House - Washington D.C., United States
Date published: 02-05-2014

The White House called on Congress Thursday to pass legislation creating a national standard for alerting consumers when their data has been breached. Given the patchy nature of the countrys mismatched data breach laws, the White House hopes to create a more uniform process that will guide busin... Read more

Source: www.ibamag.com

Top found tags: United States(2),government(5),0-day(1)

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Other English news

Blackmailed teen 'another faceless victim to exploit'Location: New York, United States
Date published: 02-05-2014

A teenager who took his own life after being blackmailed by strangers online is "every parent's worst nightmare", his mother has said.Nicola Perry said that Daniel, 17, was left traumatised by the ordeal. She added:Whoever was at the other end of that computer did not know Daniel. They didn't care ... Read more

Source: www.itv.com

Top found tags: EN(1),exploit (1)

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Adobe rolls out emergency updates vs. zero-day Flash exploitLocation: Adobe HQ - San Jose, United States
Date published: 02-05-2014

Adobe this week rolled out emergency security updates for its Flash Player software to address a zero-day vulnerability being exploited since early April. The company released Flash Player 13.0.0.206 for Windows and Mac and Flash Player 11.2.202.356 for Linux, PC World reported. It added Flash Pla... Read more

Source: www.gmanetwork.com

Top found tags: Kaspersky Lab(4),telecom sector(4),0-day(1)

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Android malware worm catches unwary usersLocation: Google HQ - Mountain View, United States
Date published: 30-04-2014

An interesting new piece of Android malware has been spotted this week. The threat, detected by ESET security products as Android/Samsapo.A, uses a technique typical of computer worms to spread itself.The main characteristic feature of any computer worm is that it uses a more-or-less au... Read more

Source: www.welivesecurity.com

Top found tags: social engineering(2),social media(2),telecom sector(4)

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Dothan Man Arrested on Felony Credit Card FraudLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 01-05-2014

DOTHAN, AL - On April 30, 2014 the Dothan Police Department made a felony arrest following a recent theft investigation. Investigators say on April 11, 2014, Brian Skinner was hired by the victim to work at their home. While at the residence, Skinner took possession of the victims wallet and rem... Read more

Source: www.wtvy.com

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

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$35 million union dues-skimming scheme halted in MichiganLocation: Michigan, United States
Date published: 01-05-2014

This is the sort of thing Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) was talking about when he described our antiquated labor laws as a form of cronyism. Rarely has there been a more clear-cut case of political connections being employed to siphon money from taxpayers into the greedy hands of the well-connected, with... Read more

Source: www.humanevents.com

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

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Bulgarian Credit Card Fraud Gang Appears in US CourtLocation: Sofia, Bulgaria
Date published: 02-05-2014

Bulgarians accused of draining bank card assets as part of an organized criminal gang led by Gheorgui "Mitsubishi" Martov appeared before a US court on Thursday.Both prosecution and defense were heard at the first court sitting, according to Bulgaria's Dariknews.bg.Evidence against Martov and fifte... Read more

Source: www.novinite.com

Top found tags: government(2),telecom sector(4),financial sector(10)

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Rome teen charged with credit card fraudLocation: Rome, Italy
Date published: 02-05-2014

Rome teen accused of picking up a lost wallet and using the victims credit card at a gas station was arrested Thursday. According to Floyd County Jail records: Malik Jamal Freeman, 17, of 131 Jim Lee Drive, was arrested on two outstanding warrants. He was charged with felony financial transactio... Read more

Source: www.northwestgeorgianews.com

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

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Beware of "free Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0" offersLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 02-05-2014

As soon as the release of a new version of Malwarebytes' popular AV solution has been announced, cyber crooks and scammers began exploiting the news.Hosted on random sites, the offered files purport to be a free version of the AV software, but are actually programs that can access priva... Read more

Source: www.net-security.org

Top found tags: survey(1),website(1),malware(2)

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Dutch cybercrime related news

Dat is snel: Microsoft dicht veiligheidslek in Internet ExplorerLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 01-05-2014

Geen paniek, Internet Explorer-gebruikers, er is een update voor het browserslek. Jullie kunnen na installatie weer veilig obscure linkjes aanklikken.Eind april werd bekend dat hackers via een exploit in Adobe Flash Player computers met malware konden besmetten door de beveiliging van Windows te om... Read more

Source: www.apparata.nl

Top found tags: update(2),vulnerability(2),0-day(1)

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'Beveiligingslek maakt imiteren grote websites mogelijk'Location: Facebook - Menlo Park, United States
Date published: 02-05-2014

Er is opnieuw een groot beveiligingslek ontdekt in een protocol dat wordt gebruikt om veel grote websites veilig te houden. Het probleem treft de opensourcesoftware OAuth en OpenID, stelt de Singaporese onderzoeker Wang Jing tegenover Cnet.De bug maakt het voor aanvallers mogelijkom een popup-beric... Read more

Source: www.nu.nl

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

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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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Dutch cyber security related news

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Other Dutch news

'E-mailbijlagen in iOS 7 niet versleuteld'Location: Apple HQ - Cupertino, United States
Date published: 02-05-2014

E-mailbijlagen op iPhones en iPads blijken niet versleuteld te worden, ook al beweert Apple van wel. Dat stelt beveiligingsonderzoeker Andreas Kurtz. iOS beschikt over een databeschermingsmechanisme dat een extra beveiligingslaag voor e-mailbijlagen en applicaties van derde zou bieden.Althans, dat ... Read more

Source: www.security.nl

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

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Interpol rolt grote bende cyberafpersers opLocation: Interpol - Lyon, France
Date published: 02-05-2014

Interpol heeft samen met de Filipijnse autoriteiten een grote bende afpersers opgerold die via het internet honderden slachtoffers maakten. Het gaat in totaal om 58 individuen, waaronder drie mannen die de Schotse tiener Daniel Perry afpersten. De 17-jarige Perry pleegde vorige jaar zelfmoord.Perry... Read more

Source: www.security.nl

Top found tags: South Korea(2),telecom sector(2),United Kingdom(2)

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