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CIC News for 09-05-2014 contains 40 articles: cybercrime(18),cyber security(4),data breach(15),other(3)

CIC News update contains 40 English and 0 Dutch articles for today.
In today's English news articles:
- 18 related to cybercrime
- 4 related to cyber security
- 15 related to data breach and identity theft
- 3 for the category other news

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

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English cybercrime related news

Flash and Java still as vulnerable as ever, says MicrosoftLocation: Oracle - Redwood City, United States
Date published: 08-05-2014

Microsoft's latest Security Intelligence Report for the second half of 2013 sees Java and Flash as the top attack vectors, with Java being nearly the default Java and Flash are still gigantic targets for attackers, and Java has become the biggest security problem for Windows users, according to Mic... Read more

Source: www.infoworld.com

Top found tags: Internet Explorer(2),Microsoft(2),exploit kit(4)

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DDoS attacks costing UK companies 240,000 per dayLocation: Neustar - Sterling, United States
Date published: 08-05-2014

A third of UK companies suffer an estimated loss of 240,000 (US$407,000, AU$436,000) per day when they are struck with a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack, according to a new report by analytics firm Neustar.They survey of 331 UK companies revealed that 32 per cent endure staggering los... Read more

Source: www.techradar.com

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

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ACMA to take Microsoft infected IP feed to improve fight against cybercrimeLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 09-05-2014

Microsoft will this month begin sharing knowledge of malware infected computers with the Australian communications watchdog, further extending its fight against botnets.The software giant is already known for creative legal manoeuvres that have seen it working with law enforcement agencies to take ... Read more

Source: www.theage.com.au

Top found tags: malware(2),Microsoft(3),cybercrime(6)

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According to a study, maximum unprepared for DDoS attacksLocation: London,United Kingdom
Date published: 07-05-2014

According to a study, maximum unprepared for DDoS attacks Not only can DDoS attacks have an immediate impact on sales and business revenue, but can have long-lasting detrimental effects on brand value, customer trust and public reputation. Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are a common m... Read more

Source: thefootballexaminer.com

Top found tags: telecom sector(4),United Kingdom(4),cybercrime(5)

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Map of a DDOS AttackLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 07-05-2014

One of our clients was being hit by a layer 7 DDOS this last week, generating tens of thousands of random HTTP requests to his server every single second. He had a cluster of 3 web servers handling his traffic and the attackers were still able to take his site down. Thats when he asked us for he... Read more

Source: nulzsec.com

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

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Naples man arrested for credit card fraudLocation: Naples, United States
Date published: 09-05-2014

NAPLES, FL - A Naples man was arrested after stealing more than 15 credit card numbers.It was a truly frightening case of credit card fraud.Collier County deputies say Omar Barreda stole more than 15 credit card numbers from unsuspecting people across Southwest FloridaInvestigators believe his arre... Read more

Source: www.abc-7.com

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

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FDLE arrests Punta Gorda man for child pornographyLocation: Fort Myers, United States
Date published: 08-05-2014

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement Fort Myers Regional Operations Center Cyber High-Tech Crime Task Force yesterday arrested Dion Desjardins, 43, of Punta Gorda, for 10 counts of possession of child pornography. Desjardins uses the online moniker "Lord Knighthawk."FDLE Agents executed a sear... Read more

Source: www.news-press.com

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

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Cybercriminals Switch Up Tactics to Embrace Deceptive PracticesLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 08-05-2014

Hackers using social engineering to lure people in is nothing new; but they are now shifting their tactics to use deeper deception approaches. Thats the word from Microsofts latest biannual Security Intelligence report, which showed a noticeable increase in cybercriminal activity in the secon... Read more

Source: www.infosecurity-magazine.com

Top found tags: website(1),social engineering(2),cybercrime(6)

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ACMA to take Microsoft infected IP feed to improve fight against cybercrimeLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 09-05-2014

Microsoft will this month begin sharing knowledge of malware infected computers with the Australian communications watchdog, further extending its fight against botnets.The software giant is already known for creative legal manoeuvres that have seen it working with law enforcement agencies to take ... Read more

Source: www.smh.com.au

Top found tags: social engineering(2),Microsoft(3),cybercrime(9)

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Australian leadership in the global battle against cybercrimeLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 09-05-2014

When we go online, most of us simply expect to have a safe experience. We manage our bank accounts, read and send emails, use apps on our mobile devices with only a vague idea of the potential threats. Unfortunately, not everyone on the internet has good intentions, and there are those who seek to ... Read more

Source: blogs.msdn.com

Top found tags: malware(3),financial sector(4),cybercrime(6)

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Police cyber crime challenge results to be announced at AusCERTLocation: Sydney, Australia
Date published: 09-05-2014

Conference organisers are running a real life challenge that involves a cyber criminal, data and encryption.The results of a cyber law enforcement challenge issued by the Australian and New Zealand police community will be announced during the AusCERT security conference on 14 May at th... Read more

Source: www.computerworld.com.au

Top found tags: New Zealand(2),cybercrime(3),government(4)

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Cyberbaiting: What You Need to KnowLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 08-05-2014

ALTOONA - Everyday, teachers stand in front of the class, focusing on making sure students are learning new material. On top of that, they may have to be worried about new technology, especially if when that technology is right on student's smart phones. Some students are using the video function ... Read more

Source: www.wearecentralpa.com

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

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DDoS attacks costing UK companies 240,000 per dayLocation: Neustar - Sterling, United States
Date published: 08-05-2014

A third of UK companies suffer an estimated loss of 240,000 (US$407,000, AU$436,000) per day when they are struck with a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack, according to a new report by analytics firm Neustar.They survey of 331 UK companies revealed that 32 per cent endure staggering los... Read more

Source: www.techradar.com

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

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Canadas Internet censorship law kicks in on Canada DayLocation: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Date published: 08-05-2014

July 1st Canada Day, a day of joy for most Canadians, will also be a date of infamy as Canada joins the list of nations that censor or restrict Internet communications. Two Toronto lawyers conducted a webinar yesterday to explain how Bill C-28 will change the world for Canadas travel industry, o... Read more

Source: www.examiner.com

Top found tags: United States(2),telecom sector(4),government(5)

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Google flags Demonoid domains for spreading malwareLocation: Google HQ - Mountain View, United States
Date published: 09-05-2014

Google has flagged Demonoid after it detected that the semi-private trackers domains were spreading malicious software.Users trying to reach Demonoids domains through Chrome are not able to access the site as of this writing with Google displaying the standard malware alert.ADVERTISEMENTTh... Read more

Source: www.techienews.co.uk

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

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Police cyber crime challenge results to be announced at AusCERTLocation: Sydney, Australia
Date published: 09-05-2014

The results of a cyber law enforcement challenge issued by the Australian and New Zealand police community will be announced during the AusCERT security conference on 14 May at the Gold Coast.The challenge, which closed for entries on 8 May, will see delegates presented with a real-world scenario t... Read more

Source: www.techworld.com.au

Top found tags: New Zealand(2),cybercrime(3),government(4)

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Phone porn virus gives a Royal shockLocation: Google HQ - Mountain View, United States
Date published: 09-05-2014

A new Android phone virus is spreading via porn sites, locking down smartphones and shaming users into parting with cash.British porn browsers received the Royal stare of disapproval this week, while American grot surfers endured a finger-wagging from Barack Obama himself, thanks to a malicious And... Read more

Source: recombu.com

Top found tags: child pornography(4),cybercrime(6),telecom sector(6)

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EU, Japan to fight cybercrime togetherLocation: Tokio, Japan
Date published: 09-05-2014

On Wednesday, the Presidents of the European Council and the European Commission met with Japan's Prime Minister for the 22nd Summit between the EU and Japan, and issued a joint statement, outlining their initiatives to build on existing cooperation and enhance EU-Japanese partnership.Bilateral rel... Read more

Source: www.scmagazineuk.com

Top found tags: Japan(1),cybercrime(2),government(2)

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English cyber security related news

Australias cybercrime legislationLocation: Sydney, Australia
Date published: 08-05-2014

In August 2012, the Australian Government passed theCybercrime Legislation Amendment Act 2012(Cth) (CLAA). The purpose of the CLAA was to enable Australia to accede to the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime (Cybercrime Convention), the only international treaty on cybercrime.Cybercrime is a... Read more

Source: www.lexology.com

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

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Key trends in cloud usage, risks and malwareLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 09-05-2014

Skyhigh Networks released the third edition of its quarterly Cloud Adoption and Risk Report.With this report, we uncovered trends beyond the presence of shadow IT in the enterprise, said Rajiv Gupta, CEO of Skyhigh Networks. We provide real data around cloud usage, adoption of ... Read more

Source: www.net-security.org

Top found tags: government(2),Microsoft(2),cyber security(4)

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Spammers Target Mobile Messaging Users in New Malware BlitzLocation: Kaspersky HQ - Moscow, Russia
Date published: 09-05-2014

Kaspersky Lab reports increase in spam aimed at Whatsapp, Viber and Google Hangouts users Security experts have warned of a new spate of malicious spam which targets the growing popularity of mobile messaging apps by arriving as fake notifications in user inboxes. Kaspersky Lab revealed in its Q1 2... Read more

Source: www.infosecurity-magazine.com

Top found tags: financial sector(4),Kaspersky Lab(4),malware(5)

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10 Reasons Today's Malware Threats Require Defense in DepthLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 08-05-2014

The security industry is changing at a pace that might scare the average enterprise IT decision-maker. More threats than ever are impacting the average user, and security companies now realize that stopping them is all but impossible. In today's security space, the goal is containment. That became ... Read more

Source: www.eweek.com

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

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English data breach and identity theft related news

Unknown Malware Explosion Rocks Firms in 2013Location: Check Point - Tel Aviv, Israel
Date published: 08-05-2014

Targeted attack threat grows thanks to availability of obfuscation tools, says Check Point. Last year saw a sizeable increase in bot infections, data loss incidents and so-called unknown malware, engineered to evade detection by security tools and used in widespread targeted attacks, accordin... Read more

Source: www.infosecurity-magazine.com

Top found tags: United Kingdom(2),cybercrime(3),financial sector(6)

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Celebeauty White Spa bosses accused of data breach blunder after private records found in Newburn parkLocation: Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
Date published: 08-05-2014

Celebeauty White Spa bosses were prosecuted after illegally dumped waste - which included private client details - was discovered in NewburnRed-faced beauty bosses were today accused of a data breach blunder after a confidential patient record was discovered in waste strewn around a Tyn... Read more

Source: www.chroniclelive.co.uk

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

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Data breach report won't be releasedLocation: Orange HQ - Paris, France
Date published: 09-05-2014

The full report of what happened in the hacking of data at the state Department of Revenue will remain secret.COLUMBIA The full report of what happened in the state's huge data breach in 2012 will remain secret after a budget proposal to force its release failed in the Senate. ... Read more

Source: www.greenvilleonline.com

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

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Police backtrack on Target suspect claimsLocation: Target HQ - Minneapolis, United States
Date published: 08-05-2014

A Texas police department backtracked on claims it made earlier that it had arrested a man believed to be linked to the massive Target data breach, issuing a statement that said "it is not believed he was responsible" for the information heist.The Georgetown, Texas police department initially said ... Read more

Source: www.postcrescent.com

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

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3 unbelievable true stories of identity theftLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 08-05-2014

When Im trying to make a point to my son, Ian, I often use news stories as examples. Ill make him sit down and watch a TV segment about the trouble someone go into over sharing online, for example. Well, today Im going to do something similar. Ive been telling you for years ... Read more

Source: www.komando.com

Top found tags: fraud(1),TV (1),identity theft(2)

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Two arrested for identity theft in RocklinLocation: Target HQ - Minneapolis, United States
Date published: 08-05-2014

ROCKLIN, CA The Placer County Sheriffs Department has arrested two people from Richmond at a Target store for identity theft and other charges.According to the Placer County Sheriffs Department, detectives arrested the pair on Tuesday at the Rocklin Target store, charging them with identi... Read more

Source: celebrityexaminer.com

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

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35 Percent of Companies Can't Detect a Data Breach Within 48 HoursLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 08-05-2014

A Tripwire survey also found that 24 percent have already suffered a data breach that exposed personally identifiable information. According to the results of a recent survey of 102 financial organizations and 151 retail organizations in the U.K., 35 percent of respondents said it would... Read more

Source: www.esecurityplanet.com

Top found tags: survey(1),data breach(2),United Kingdom(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

San Jose, CA (PRWEB) May 07, 2014 ThreatMetrix, the fastest-growing provider of context-based security and advanced fraud prevention solutions, announced today the ThreatMetrix Cybercrime Prevention Summit 2014, themed Building Trust on the Internet. The fourth annual summit will take place Nov... Read more

Source: softwaredev.itbusinessnet.com

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

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Bitly issues urgent security update warning users of data breachLocation: Bitly HQ - New York City, United States
Date published: 09-05-2014

LINK SHORTENING SERVICE Bitly warned that its users' credentials have likely been compromised on Thursday, and issued an urgent security update. Bitly said in a blog post that its URL shortening service has likely been hacked, advising users that it is taking "proactive steps" to ensure that user a... Read more

Source: www.theinquirer.net

Top found tags: data breach(2),update(2),social media(4)

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Verizon Data Breach Report Everyone Is VulnerableLocation: Verizon HQ - New York, United States
Date published: 09-05-2014

In an effort to gain further insight into the ever changing landscape of data breaches, Verizon has released a report, covering 50 global organizations, 1,367 data breaches, 95 countries and 63,437 security incidents in 2013. The report (available for download) provides a month-by-month breakdown o... Read more

Source: www.bsminfo.com

Top found tags: government(2),health sector(2),medical sector(2)

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Big Data, national data breach standard among issues government may soon tackleLocation: White House - Washington D.C., United States
Date published: 09-05-2014

A new report released by White House science and technology advisors has addressed some important privacy issues given the increasing prominence of Big Data.Called Big Data: A Technological Perspective, the report developed by the Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) ... Read more

Source: www.insidecounsel.com

Top found tags: United States(4),government(5),0-day(1)

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Affinity Gaming Acknowledges New Data BreachLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 09-05-2014

Affinity Gaming this week announced that hackers recently breached the system that processes customer credit and debit cards for its casinos (h/t DataBreaches.net)."Importantly, at this time, we are confident that the breach has not impacted casino gaming transactions or Affinity Gaming's ATMs," th... Read more

Source: www.esecurityplanet.com

Top found tags: threat(1),data breach(2),telecom sector(2)

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Henrietta woman charged with grand larceny, identity theftLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 09-05-2014

An employee of the Mobil gas station on the Thruway is accused of using credit cards that werent hers to make purchases that totaled in the thousands. Alexis Rosby, 22, is charged with grand larceny, identity theft, falsifying business records and unlawful possession of personal ID. Police say s... Read more

Source: www.whec.com

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

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FTC Cracks Down on Snapchat Over Data Breach and PrivacyLocation: Federal Trade Commission - Washington, United States
Date published: 09-05-2014

Snapchat has been forced to agree to terms set out by the Federal Trade Commission for misleading consumers about collecting personal and private data.Snapchat, which is known for its disappearing message service has been ordered to settle with the FTC for deliberately deceiving customers over coll... Read more

Source: dailygadgetry.com

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

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Two arrested at Rocklin Target for suspected identity theftLocation: Target HQ - Minneapolis, United States
Date published: 09-05-2014

ROCKLIN Placer County Sheriffs detectives arrested two Richmond residents at the Rocklin Target storeon suspicion of identity theft, burglary, grand theft and use of a fraudulent access device. A group of Richmond residents were arrested at the Auburn Target store on similar charges two week... Read more

Source: placercountyonline.com

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

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Other English news

Google Blocks Demonoid for Spreading Malicious SoftwareLocation: Google HQ - Mountain View, United States
Date published: 08-05-2014

In one of the harshest moves a search engine can take against a site, during the past few hours Google flagged torrent site Demonoid as likely to harm users' computers. After arriving at the conclusion that malicious third-party ads had caused the problem, Demonoid responded by disabling every sing... Read more

Source: torrentfreak.com

Top found tags: EN(1),Google(1),Ukraine(1)

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Instagram users targeted by new malwareLocation: Instagram - Menlo Park, United States
Date published: 09-05-2014

Users of Facebook-owned photo sharing service Instagram were warned against a new batch of malware claiming to be Instagram-related utilities. Malwarebytes.org said malware makers appear to be exploiting the rise in popularity of Instagram especially in the United States. "Doing a Google search s... Read more

Source: www.gmanetwork.com

Top found tags: Microsoft(2),social media(2),United States(2)

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U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $1 Million to Support Critical Infrastructure at Port of Port Arthur, TexasLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 08-05-2014

WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced that the Departments Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding $1 million to make critical improvements to the Port of Port Arthur, Texas. These improvements will support a larger berth expansion being undertaken ... Read more

Source: www.eda.gov

Top found tags: government(1),Department of Commerce(3),United States(4)

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