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CIC News for 07-05-2014 contains 36 articles: cybercrime(14),cyber security(8),data breach(11),other(3)

CIC News update contains 34 English and 2 Dutch articles for today.
In today's English news articles:
- 13 related to cybercrime
- 7 related to cyber security
- 11 related to data breach and identity theft
- 3 for the category other news

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

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English cybercrime related news

NLSIU gets its own cyber forensic labLocation: National Law School of India Universit - Bangalore, India
Date published: 06-05-2014

The countrys first cyber forensic lab in an academic institute was inaugurated on the National Law School of India Universitys (NLSIU) campus here on Tuesday. The lab intends to train police personnel and judges in the nuances of cyber crime investigation and cyber security. It will go a long... Read more

Source: www.thehindu.com

Top found tags: cybercrime(3),government(4),telecom sector(8)

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Exploit turns Siri into a blabbermouth, allowing hackers to use your contacts list to send messagesLocation: Apple HQ - Cupertino, United States
Date published: 06-05-2014

A new hack will allow anyone in control of your Apple iPhone, to get the names on your contacts list and send emails and texts under your name. The hacker will even be able to make phone calls from your number. Even if you have your phone locked, someone with devious intentions will be able to send... Read more

Source: www.phonearena.com

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

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Your Android phone viewed illegal porn. To unlock it, pay a $300 fineLocation: Google HQ - Mountain View, United States
Date published: 06-05-2014

Researchers have uncovered Android-based malware that disables infected handsets until end users pay a hefty cash payment to settle trumped-up criminal charges involving the viewing of illegal pornography.To stoke maximum fear, Android-Trojan.Koler.A uses geolocation functions to tailor the warning... Read more

Source: arstechnica.com

Top found tags: trojan(2),malware(4),telecom sector(6)

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Cyber crime boss opens up on post-Snowden policingLocation: National Security Agency - Fort Meade, United States
Date published: 06-05-2014

The revelations of international government spying programs by Edward Snowden have permanently changed the nature of policing and thrown up a range of new challenges and obstacles, according to Australian Federal Police high-tech crime boss Tim Morris.One new challenge in particular, Assistant Comm... Read more

Source: cybersafetyunit.com

Top found tags: cybercrime(3),government(4),telecom sector(8)

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UK and US police serious about cybercrime despite skill shortagesLocation: Federal Bureau of Investigation - Washington D.C., United States
Date published: 06-05-2014

Police agencies in both the UK and US have said they are committed to tackling the growing problem of cybercrime, but are suffering skill shortages.Pete O'Doherty, head of the UK's National Fraud Intelligence Bureau, warned that 70 per cent of all modern frauds involve a "cyber element," a stark fi... Read more

Source: www.techradar.com

Top found tags: government(2),United Kingdom(2),cybercrime(6)

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Cybergangs accelerating velocity of targeted brand developmentLocation: Beijing, China
Date published: 06-05-2014

Cybercrime gangs are accelerating their substitution of targeted brands at an alarming new pace, according to a new APWG report.Of the 681 targets that were phished in 2H 2013, some 324, almost half, were not phished in 1H2013. This is an unusual amount of turnover, and shows phishers t... Read more

Source: www.net-security.org

Top found tags: trend(1),China(2),cybercrime(3)

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International cybercriminal 'Eskalibur' gets 14 years for Florida credit card fraudLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 06-05-2014

The stolen credit card numbers were used to buy merchandise in South Florida stores, but U.S. Secret Service agents traced the fraud to a man in Ukraine who used the online nickname "Eskalibur."On Tuesday, a federal judge in Fort Lauderdale sentenced Egor Shevelev, the man behind the mythical name,... Read more

Source: www.sun-sentinel.com

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

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2014 starts with record-breaking malware trafficLocation: AppRiver - Gulf Breeze, United States
Date published: 07-05-2014

AppRiver released a detailed analysis of web and email-borne threats and malware trends traced between January and March 2014.During the first quarter of 2014, AppRiver screened more than 14 billion messages, nearly 10.9 billion of which were spam and another 490 million that contained ... Read more

Source: www.net-security.org

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

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Thai government websites infested with malwareLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 07-05-2014

Nearly 100 Thai government websites were hacked and used to serve malware in April, according to an online security expert. More than 500 distinct attacks were launched from these websites, representing about 85% of all government-hosted malware in the world, Paul Mutton posted on the website of Ne... Read more

Source: www.bangkokpost.com

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

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Warning over cyber criminal influxLocation: London, United Kingdom
Date published: 07-05-2014

Security experts have warned that the UK may soon see a rise in criminal cyber activity after the jailing of Tony Colston-Hayter, who stole more than 1.25m from banks. Colston-Hayter will be serving between five and six years in jail after the verdict at Southwark Crown Court. His gang used a KVM... Read more

Source: www.acumin.co.uk

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

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Internet main channel for economic crime, says NCALocation: National Crime Agency - London, United Kingdom
Date published: 07-05-2014

The internet is now the leading channel for multiple types of economic crime, according to the National Crime Agency (NCA).In its latest strategic assessment of serious and organised crime in the UK, the NCA estimates that cyber crime costs the UK several billion pounds every year.As a ... Read more

Source: www.computerworlduk.com

Top found tags: Anonymous(2),United Kingdom(2),cybercrime(3)

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Majority of UK firms unprepared for DDoS attacks, study findsLocation: London,United Kingdom
Date published: 07-05-2014

New research released by Neustar suggests that the majority of UK businesses are unprepared to cope with the threat of DDoS attacks.Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are a common method for cyberattacks to disrupt an online businesses. A DDoS attack uses compromised computer systems to a... Read more

Source: www.zdnet.com

Top found tags: DoS(2),United Kingdom(4),cybercrime(5)

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ForensicWeek.com Webcast: Cybercrime-Unraveling the Human ComponentLocation:
Date published: 07-05-2014

ForensicWeek.com sponsored by ForensIQ, Inc. is airing Episode 60 this Thursday, May 8th at 7:00 P.M. (EST). The topic for discussion Cybercrime: Unraveling the Human Component, with special guest criminologist and researcher, Dr. David Maimon. Dr. Maimon examines the human side of cybercrime... Read more

Source: www.ccjs.umd.edu

Top found tags: EN(1),research(1),cybercrime(2)

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English cyber security related news

How to hide a backdoor using PHP Callback FunctionsLocation: Hewlett-Packard - Palo Alto, United States
Date published: 28-04-2014

Securi firm has published an interesting post to explain how malware authors could hide a backdoor using PHP Callback functions.Security expert Peter Gramantik at Security Firm has written an interesting blog post to describe howit is possible to hide a backdoor using common PHP callback functions.... Read more

Source: securityaffairs.co

Top found tags: PHP(1),backdoor(2),cyber security(2)

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Photo-sharing site responsible for spam TweetsLocation: Twitter - San Francisco, United States
Date published: 06-05-2014

Security issues with allowing access to third-party apps and websites were brought to the fore last week, after a photo-sharing site was forced to disable its sharing of Twitter images. We Heart It experienced what was possibly a stream hack.Some users of micro-blogging platf... Read more

Source: www.acumin.co.uk

Top found tags: information security(2),social media(2),cyber security(4)

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Hackers steal personal details of 1.3m French customers of OrangeLocation: Orange HQ - Paris, France
Date published: 07-05-2014

THE personal details of 1.3million people in France were stolen when telecoms giant Orange was hacked for the second time this year. In a message posted on its website the company said it had, found an illegitimate access to an email and SMS-sending platform used in its marketing campaigns. A... Read more

Source: www.connexionfrance.com

Top found tags: France(2),Kaspersky Lab(2),telecom sector(6)

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Criminals target Android smartphones with reheat of 'police ransom' attacksLocation: Google HQ - Mountain View, United States
Date published: 06-05-2014

Security researchers have discovered a crude malware Trojan targeting Android smartphone users using the same police ransom tactics that scammed large numbers PC users three years ago.Using a traffic direction system (TDS), the latest campaign directs users to different types of police ransom... Read more

Source: news.techworld.com

Top found tags: trojan(2),cybercrime(3),telecom sector(6)

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Malware infections tripled in late 2013 thanks to sneaky browser plugin, Microsoft saysLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 07-05-2014

A three-fold increase in Microsoft Windows computers infected with malicious software in late 2013 came from an application that was for some time classified as harmless by security companies.The finding comes as part of Microsofts latest biannual Security Intelligence Report (SIR), released on ... Read more

Source: www.pcworld.com

Top found tags: malware(2),Microsoft(2),telecom sector(4)

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Police, schools come together for cyber-safe drive for schoolkidsLocation: Gurgaon, Haryana, India
Date published: 07-05-2014

GURGAON: With internet penetration levels increasing by the day in places like Gurgaon, everyone has become a potential victim of cyber crime. But the most vulnerable group in this regard is still the younger generation. A recent report compiled by the National Crime Records Bureau showed that arou... Read more

Source: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Top found tags: education(2),government(2),cybercrime(4)

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Attackers rope DVRs in bitcoin-mining botnet in record timeLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 07-05-2014

How long does it take for one out of the box digital video recorder to be compromised with malware once the device has been connected to the Internet? The unfortunate answer is just one day. When, in early April, SANS ISC CTO Johannes Ullrich discovered that cybercrooks were targeting Hikvision DVR... Read more

Source: www.net-security.org

Top found tags: SANS(1),cyber security(2),financial sector(2)

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English data breach and identity theft related news

In Wake of Massive Data Breach, Chairman, CEO of Target Steps DownLocation: Target HQ - Minneapolis, United States
Date published: 05-05-2014

NEW YORK ... Read more

Source: www.theledger.com

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

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Data breach costs increasing, as companies left cluelessLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 05-05-2014

The average cost of a data breach to U.S. companies averaged $3.5 million and is a 15 percent increase year-over-year, according to a new study conducted by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by IBM. Each lost record reportedly cost $201 each, an increase from $188 per record in 2013, as cybercrim... Read more

Source: www.tweaktown.com

Top found tags: Ponemon Institute(2),United States(2),cybercrime(3)

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Suffolk jail inmate charged with identity theftLocation: Hem, Drechterland, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands
Date published: 06-05-2014

Nassau detectives arrested a Copiague woman serving a sentence in the Suffolk jail Tuesday and charged her in an unrelated identity theft case in Nassau, authorities said. Lori Furlow, 50, of Pinelawn Avenue was arraigned in First District Court in Hempstead Tuesday on second-degree grand larceny a... Read more

Source: www.newsday.com

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

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Molina Healthcare data breach affects members in WashingtonLocation: Washington, United States
Date published: 06-05-2014

Thousands of former Molina Healthcare members are being informed their social security numbers may have been mistakenly included in a postcard sent to them.This data breach affects Washington state residents.KIRO 7 called Molina Healthcare headquarters in California asking if Washington state resid... Read more

Source: www.kirotv.com

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

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Commerce dept. investigates scope of data breachLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 06-05-2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. The Minnesota Department of Commerce says the personal information of at least one real estate broker it licenses has been compromised. Commerce officials say the broker's private data was inappropriately printed on a postcard and mailed to notify the individual of a... Read more

Source: www.kansascity.com

Top found tags: data breach(2),United States(2),Department of Commerce(3)

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Global Cost of Data Breach Increased by 15 percent, According to Ponemon InstituteLocation: Berlin, Germany
Date published: 05-05-2014

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Today Ponemon Institute released its ninth annual Cost of Data Breach Study: Global Analysis, sponsored by IBM. According to the benchmark study of 314 companies spanning 10 countries, the average consolidated total cost of a data breach increased 15... Read more

Source: www.itbusinessnet.com

Top found tags: United Arab Emirates(3),United Kingdom(4),United States(4)

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Boston Medical Center Admits Massive Data BreachLocation: Boston, United States
Date published: 06-05-2014

The Boston Globe reports that the Boston Medical Center (BMC) recently began notifying approximately 15,000 of its patients that doctors' notes containing their personal information had been posted without password protection on the Web site of a transcription service used by BMC physicians (h/t He... Read more

Source: www.esecurityplanet.com

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

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3 ways companies can reduce data-breach harmLocation: Target HQ - Minneapolis, United States
Date published: 07-05-2014

When corporate giants like Target suffer from data breaches, they can activate entire teams to deal with the fallout.The same may not be true for resource-strapped startups. But thinking about data vulnerability is crucial for small companies early on because of the possible risk to their reputatio... Read more

Source: bluesky.chicagotribune.com

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

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Data Breach at Vendor Exposes DeKalb Health Patient InformationLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 07-05-2014

Indiana's DeKalb Health recently announced that some patient information may have been exposed when a server operated by the third-party vendor that runs its Web site "was the target of an overseas hacking attack" (h/t Becker's Hospital CIO).The hospital first learned on February 12, 2014 that the ... Read more

Source: www.esecurityplanet.com

Top found tags: health sector(2),medical sector(2),telecom sector(4)

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Non-profits Expose Personal Info, Hundreds of Thousands at Risk for Identity TheftLocation: U.S. Internal Revenue Service HQ - Washington, United States
Date published: 07-05-2014

NEW YORK (MainStreet) Your charitable intentions could be exposing you to identity theft. Research conducted by security firm Identity Finder has found hundreds of thousands of examples of exposed personal data contained in the annual tax returns required to be filed by tax exempt organizations... Read more

Source: www.mainstreet.com

Top found tags: cyber security(2),education(2),identity theft(2)

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ThreatMetrix to Host Cybercrime Prevention Summit 2014: Building Trust on the InternetLocation: San Jose, California, United States
Date published: 07-05-2014

Fourth Annual Summit Will Bring Together Industry Experts and Peers to Discuss Strategies for Protecting Businesses and Consumers from Evolving Cybercrime ThreatsSan Jose, CA (PRWEB) May 07, 2014 ThreatMetrix, the fastest-growing provider of context-based security and advanced fraud prevention so... Read more

Source: www.intercooleronline.com

Top found tags: identity theft(2),financial sector(4),cyber security(6)

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Other English news

Police ransom malware comes to AndroidLocation: Google HQ - Mountain View, United States
Date published: 07-05-2014

After two years of police-themed ransomware headaches for desktop owners, the extortion scam has arrived for Android. Police ransom malware that has locked up desktops to extort around $100 from victims across the globe now has a greedier Android variant that seals the mobile device until a fee of ... Read more

Source: www.cso.com.au

Top found tags: mobile device(2),government(3),telecom sector(10)

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Siri hole can hack past your lockscreen to call and text contactsLocation: Apple HQ - Cupertino, United States
Date published: 06-05-2014

A new exploit has been discovered in iOS 7.1.1 that lets anyone access your full contacts list and send an email, text or call just by chatting with Siri.Egyptian neurosurgeon and part-time hacker Sherif Hashim, apparently the first to discover the security hole, posted a YouTube video detailin... Read more

Source: www.cultofmac.com

Top found tags: patch(2),update(2),telecom sector(10)

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Two charged in credit card fraud, ID theft schemeLocation: Calgary, Canada
Date published: 06-05-2014

Police have charged two Calgary men after a four-month investigation into an alleged credit card and identification manufacturing lab in the citys southeast.In January, a bank told police about increased fraud activity in Calgary. While executing a search warrant on April 25 in a home along the ... Read more

Source: www.calgaryherald.com

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

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Dutch cybercrime related news

FixMeStick USB virus en malware killer video reviewLocation: FixMeStick - Montreal, Canada
Date published: 07-05-2014

Als jouw PC zodanig geinfecteerd is met virussen of malware dat een normale virusscanner er niet meer uitkomt, dan kan de FixMeStick mogelijk een oplossing bieden. Deze Linux gebaseerde USB stick boot de PC in een veilige omgeving en kan vervolgens virussen en malware verwijderen, ook als die diep ... Read more

Source: nl.hardware.info

Top found tags: USB (1),Windows(1),cybercrime(2)

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Dutch cyber security related news

Datadiefstal kost 145 dollar per recordLocation: IBM HQ - Armonk, United States
Date published: 07-05-2014

De kosten van gestolen of verloren data per record zijn vorig jaar met 9 procent gestegen ten opzichte van 2012 tot 145 dollar. De totale schade per incident is bovendien met 15 procent gestegen. Gemiddeld lijdt een getroffen organisatie bij dergelijke incidenten een schade van 3,5 miljoen dollar. ... Read more

Source: www.automatiseringgids.nl

Top found tags: information security(2),Ponemon Institute(2),United States(4)

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