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CIC News for 12-05-2014 contains 41 articles: cybercrime(14),cyber security(12),data breach(11),other(4)

CIC News update contains 40 English and 1 Dutch articles for today.
In today's English news articles:
- 13 related to cybercrime
- 12 related to cyber security
- 11 related to data breach and identity theft
- 4 for the category other news

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

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English cybercrime related news

The smart, fast way to check your email on your tablet and smartphoneLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 11-05-2014

On any given day, an estimated 144 billion email messages are sent and received around the world. Amazingly, this figuredoesnt include spam. Still, if it seems like you get the bulk of those 144 billion emails, you might want to try out an email manager like Mailbox.Only ... Read more

Source: www.komando.com

Top found tags: smartphone(1),spam(1),telecom sector(6)

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Hackers now crave patches, and Microsoft's giving them just what they wantLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 11-05-2014

Hackers will have at least one, perhaps as many as four, patches next week to investigate as they search for unfixed flaws in Windows XP, the 13-year-old operating system that Microsoft retired from support April 8. "Come Tuesday, Microsoft will be patching some vulnerabilities in Windows, and it i... Read more

Source: www.computerworld.com

Top found tags: patch(2),update(2),vulnerability(2)

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Microsoft strikes cybercrime agreement with ACMALocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 12-05-2014

The Australian Communication and Media Authority has formed an alliance with Microsoft to fight cybercrime.Microsoft, through its Cyber Threat Intelligence Program (C-TIP), and the Australian Communication and Media Authoritys (ACMA) Australian Internet Security Initiative (AISI) have struck a n... Read more

Source: www.arnnet.com.au

Top found tags: Germany(2),Microsoft(2),cybercrime(5)

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Windows Vista and Windows 7 PCs more infected than XPLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 12-05-2014

PCs running Windows 7 or Windows Vista have a higher chance of being infected with malware than Windows XP computers, according to Microsoft's latest Security Intelligence Report. The report included figures showing that in the last quarter of 2013, Windows XP computers had an infection rate of 2.4... Read more

Source: www.itwire.com

Top found tags: malware(2),Microsoft(2),trojan(2)

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Facebook Hoaxes Getting Weirder Lately, Paranormal Content Regularly Going Viral [Hoaxed]Location: Facebook - Menlo Park, United States
Date published: 11-05-2014

Most hoaxes arent entirely credible at face value, but were sympathetic to the fact that an untrained eye frequently has trouble sorting them out before they click or share. Its why we do what we do here at Social News Daily. But a new crop of Facebook hoaxes threatens to put us, and other... Read more

Source: www.business2community.com

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

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The Spam Report: Day #141: Fake Plane Crash DeathLocation: Cape Town, West-Kaap, South Africa
Date published: 12-05-2014

MY DESK: MADISON - I'm feeling generous this Monday morning and I want to give some advice to those who would seek to scam me while they're in the process of spamming me. If you're going to cite an actual plane crash that killed a number of people and you're going to claim that your "husband" was a... Read more

Source: www.channel3000.com

Top found tags: health sector(2),medical sector(2),South Africa(2)

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Fraud prosecutions dramatically decrease as cybercrime risesLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 12-05-2014

Despite a rise in fraud, prosecutions are decreasing whilst cybercrime charges are increasing. White collar crime prosecutions have decreased dramatically over the last three years despite a rise in reported crimes in this area. The figures, compiled by law firm Pinsent Masons, show a f... Read more

Source: www.globallegalpost.com

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

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Cybercrime Boss Offers Ferrari to Top HackerLocation: European Cybercrime Centre - Den Haag, The Netherlands
Date published: 11-05-2014

A cybercrime boss has offered a Ferrari to the hacker who can come up with the best online scam, according to a European law enforcement official.Speaking to the Independent on Sunday, Troels Oerting, the head of the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), said that a video was posted on the so-called da... Read more

Source: www.ibtimes.co.uk

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

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Snapchat not sexting-safe, cops warnLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 11-05-2014

LONDON, Ont. -- A spike in teens using smartphone technology that promises to make pictures and videos disappear after being viewed has caught the eye of police who warn it isn't foolproof.London cybercrime officers say the latest "sexting" trend involves using Snapchat to send intimate images that... Read more

Source: www.torontosun.com

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

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Global Hoster Point DNS Suffers Major DDoS AttackLocation: Neustar - Sterling, United States
Date published: 12-05-2014

Several hour outage as US firm scrambles to get servers back online Domain hosting service Point DNS suffered a major outage on Friday after it was hit with a serious DDoS attack on all of its DNS servers.The firm, which claims to offer reliable, powerful and affordable hosting, is responsibl... Read more

Source: www.infosecurity-magazine.com

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

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Cyber crime - police in West Mercia face nearly 4,000 incidents a yearLocation: Warwick, United Kingdom
Date published: 12-05-2014

POLICE in Worcester are stepping up efforts to tackle cyber crime, including fraud as they declare war on online criminals. Action Fraud, the UKs national fraud and internet crime reporting centre, received 3,898 reports from the West Mercia Police area (which includes Worcestershire and Herefor... Read more

Source: www.worcesternews.co.uk

Top found tags: report(1),spyware(1),cybercrime(5)

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Global Hoster Point DNS Suffers Major DDoS AttackLocation: Neustar - Sterling, United States
Date published: 12-05-2014

Several hour outage as US firm scrambles to get servers back online Domain hosting service Point DNS suffered a major outage on Friday after it was hit with a serious DDoS attack on all of its DNS servers.The firm, which claims to offer reliable, powerful and affordable hosting, is responsibl... Read more

Source: www.infosecurity-magazine.com

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

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Cyber crime - police in West Mercia face nearly 4,000 incidents a yearLocation: Warwick, United Kingdom
Date published: 12-05-2014

POLICE in Worcester are stepping up efforts to tackle cyber crime, including fraud as they declare war on online criminals. Action Fraud, the UKs national fraud and internet crime reporting centre, received 3,898 reports from the West Mercia Police area (which includes Worcestershire and Herefor... Read more

Source: www.worcesternews.co.uk

Top found tags: report(1),spyware(1),cybercrime(5)

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English cyber security related news

How Socially Transmitted Malware WorksLocation: Twitter - San Francisco, United States
Date published: 12-05-2014

If you only use social media for keeping track of the activity of friends, family, and celebrities, then your experience is probably pretty safe, at least as far as your computer is concerned. But you would also be in the minority of social media users, because Social media has evolved from sharing... Read more

Source: www.pcquest.com

Top found tags: cyber security(4),cybercrime(5),social media(8)

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Malware increasingly targets SlovaksLocation: Google HQ - Mountain View, United States
Date published: 12-05-2014

FOR SMARTPHONE users from Slovakia a difficult period is about to begin. Until recently they were largely protected from malware by the language barrier, but that is changing as translated or original versions of dangerous code are starting to appear in the Slovak language. Data protection experts ... Read more

Source: spectator.sme.sk

Top found tags: cyber security(4),cybercrime(8),telecom sector(14)

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FBI Seeks License To Hack Bot-Infected PCsLocation: Federal Bureau of Investigation - Washington D.C., United States
Date published: 12-05-2014

Justice Department seeks search warrant changes to battle online crime syndicates, but critics cite impact on innocent bystanders and potential for abuse.A Department of Justice proposal would make it easier for FBI investigators to hack into remote devices that have had their location ... Read more

Source: www.darkreading.com

Top found tags: cyber security(2),Department of Justice(3),government(4)

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Your Cybersecurity: Don't Count On The GovernmentLocation: Berlin, Germany
Date published: 12-05-2014

Last week I attended the United States Cybercrime conference outside of Washington, D.C. For the past eleven of twelve years, the Department of Defense organized this gathering, but this year it was privately funded due to budget constraints. This was a five-day event with six hundred cybersecurity... Read more

Source: www.forbes.com

Top found tags: cyber security(4),United States(4),telecom sector(6)

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Where Australia Is Still Going Wrong With Cyber-SecurityLocation: Sydney, Australia
Date published: 12-05-2014

The recently released Commission of Audit report recommends that the Australian government needs to become digital by default. The continued shift to digital service delivery is intended to reduce costs, improve quality of service and provide greater transparency. But it will also open up new... Read more

Source: www.lifehacker.com.au

Top found tags: health sector(6),medical sector(6),telecom sector(6)

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Cyber resilience is the new boardroom priorityLocation: BSI - Bonn, Germany
Date published: 12-05-2014

Cyber security alone is no longer sufficient to ensure business sustainability - cyber resilience is now the critical survival factorTraditional cyber security is now inadequate for todays threat landscape and must be superseded by cyber resilience, demanding more vigorous acti... Read more

Source: www.information-age.com

Top found tags: cyber resilience(2),cyber security(2),information security(2)

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Forged certificates common in HTTPS sessionsLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 12-05-2014

In Analyzing Forged SSL Certificates in the Wild [PDF] a paper authored by researchers at CMU and Facebook, we learn that "a small but significant percentage" of HTTPS connections are made using forged certificates generated by adware and malware. Disturbingly, some of this malware may be working b... Read more

Source: boingboing.net

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

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HMRC Hid Information on Export of Gamma International's Spyware FinFisherLocation: London, United Kingdom
Date published: 12-05-2014

A British court has ruled that HM Revenue & Customs acted unlawfully and irrationally in refusing to disclose information on the status of an investigation into the export of a UK-based spyware to repressive regimes.HMRC, the body responsible for enforcing export regulations, claimed that it wa... Read more

Source: www.ibtimes.co.uk

Top found tags: spyware(2),government(4),telecom sector(8)

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Vietnam-China cyberwar breaking out?Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Date published: 12-05-2014

VietNamNet Bridge After hackers claiming to be Vietnamese attacked multiple Chinese websites, 102 Vietnamese websites were attacked by Chinese hackers. It is widely feared this may trigger a cyberwar between Vietnam and China.Securitydaily on May 9 quoted techz.vn as reporting that ... Read more

Source: english.vietnamnet.vn

Top found tags: security measures(2),cybercrime(4),cyber security(4)

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Can big data predict the next cyber attack?Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
Date published: 12-05-2014

Analyzing big data can help raise the alarm in real time when something out of the ordinary is happening, as may be the case in a security breach. LAS VEGAS The battle to secure private data, whether financial information or intellectual property, may be won through big data analysi... Read more

Source: www.jpost.com

Top found tags: RSA(2),telecom sector(2),cybercrime(5)

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Vietnam-China cyberwar breaking out?Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Date published: 12-05-2014

VietNamNet Bridge After hackers claiming to be Vietnamese attacked multiple Chinese websites, 102 Vietnamese websites were attacked by Chinese hackers. It is widely feared this may trigger a cyberwar between Vietnam and China.Securitydaily on May 9 quoted techz.vn as reporting that ... Read more

Source: english.vietnamnet.vn

Top found tags: security measures(2),cybercrime(4),cyber security(4)

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Can big data predict the next cyber attack?Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
Date published: 12-05-2014

Analyzing big data can help raise the alarm in real time when something out of the ordinary is happening, as may be the case in a security breach. LAS VEGAS The battle to secure private data, whether financial information or intellectual property, may be won through big data analysi... Read more

Source: www.jpost.com

Top found tags: RSA(2),telecom sector(2),cybercrime(5)

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English data breach and identity theft related news

Bitly asks users to change passwords after data breachLocation: Bitly HQ - New York City, United States
Date published: 11-05-2014

New Delhi: URL-shotner portal Bitly announced on Saturday that its user account database has been hacked. It further requested all its users to immediately reset their passwords after the security scare.Bitly CEO Mark Josephson said in an official blog post, "We have reason to believ... Read more

Source: zeenews.india.com

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

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Nevada Highway Patrol Warns of Identity Theft ScamLocation: Nevada, United States
Date published: 12-05-2014

CARSON CITY, Nev. The Nevada Highway Patrol is cautioning the public about a possible identity-theft scam involving traffic accidents.Trooper Loy Hixson says two suspects recently collected information from the two parties involved in a crash in the Las Vegas area. The suspects arri... Read more

Source: www.publicnewsservice.org

Top found tags: scam(1),government(2),identity theft(2)

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Data Breach Roundup: April 2014Location: Target HQ - Minneapolis, United States
Date published: 12-05-2014

On a regular basis, eSecurity Planet looks back at the data breaches weve covered over the past month, providing an admittedly unscientific but (we hope) interesting overview of the current breach landscape.To get some perspective on the current range of threats and recent breaches, eSecurity Pl... Read more

Source: www.esecurityplanet.com

Top found tags: data breach(2),phishing(2),cybercrime(4)

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ICO turns teacher with hit-list of top data breach weaknessesLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 12-05-2014

The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) is burnishing its credentials as a centre of best practice by publishing a hit-list of the top security weaknesses that are the root cause of many of the data breaches it investigates.Protecting Personal Data in Online Services: Learning from the Mistak... Read more

Source: news.techworld.com

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

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Former Pret a Manger Employee Imprisoned for Identity TheftLocation: New York City, New York, United States
Date published: 12-05-2014

Nigel McCollum was sentenced to 1 1/3 to 4 years in state prison for using stolen customer data to create fraudulent credit cards in his own name. Nigel McCollum, 23, a former employee at a Pret a Manger location in Manhattan, was recently sentenced to 1 1/3 to 4 years in state prison f... Read more

Source: www.esecurityplanet.com

Top found tags: credit card(2),identity theft(2),financial sector(4)

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South Florida Firm Denies Link To DataBreachLocation: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Pittsburgh, United States
Date published: 11-05-2014

FT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami/AP) A University of Pittsburgh Medical Center employee has sued the hospital, and a South Florida payroll processing firm it uses, for credit restoration services and identity theft insurance in the wake of a data breach that has seen hackers use the personal information... Read more

Source: miami.cbslocal.com

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

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Employees file class suit against UPMC following data breachLocation: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Pittsburgh, United States
Date published: 12-05-2014

Employees affected by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) data breach have filed a class action lawsuit against UPMC and its payroll vendor, Ultimate Software Group. The suit says that UPMC and the vendor breached its duty to protect private employee information and exposed those emp... Read more

Source: healthitsecurity.com

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

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UMass Notifies Patients Of Data BreachLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 12-05-2014

UMass has notified more than 2,400 patients of data breach caused by an ex-employee.UMass Memorial Medical Center (UMMMC) of Worcester, MA, following a two-month investigation, announced it has alerted more than 2,400 affected patients of a data breach involving inappropriate internal access. UMMMC... Read more

Source: www.healthitoutcomes.com

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

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Rwanda: High Alert for Cyber Crime as Internet Users Increase (Page 1 of 2)Location: Kigali, Rwanda
Date published: 11-05-2014

The International Telecommunications Union said last week that global internet users will reach three billion (44 per cent of the world's population) before the end of the year, with half of them from developing countries.In Rwanda efforts have been stepped up to increase internet penetration, acco... Read more

Source: allafrica.com

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

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Avmed Data Breach Settlement Sets New PrecendentLocation: Florida, United States
Date published: 12-05-2014

In a precedent setting case, a Florida court has approved a settlement againstAvmed for a data loss. The decision was handed down by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th District of Florida.AvMed, a health insurer, had two laptop computers stolen in 2009 that contained the names and p... Read more

Source: ivn.us

Top found tags: telecom sector(2),cyber security(4),United States(4)

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Avmed Data Breach Settlement Sets New PrecendentLocation: Florida, United States
Date published: 12-05-2014

In a precedent setting case, a Florida court has approved a settlement againstAvmed for a data loss. The decision was handed down by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th District of Florida.AvMed, a health insurer, had two laptop computers stolen in 2009 that contained the names and p... Read more

Source: ivn.us

Top found tags: telecom sector(2),cyber security(4),United States(4)

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Other English news

1 in 5 Australians have been victims of identity crime with computer hacking, online banking and shopping to blameLocation: Sydney, Australia
Date published: 13-05-2014

SO you think youre safe online and take all the necessary steps to protect your information? Think again your details may not be as private as you think. More Australians than ever are falling victim to identity crime and the victims arent signing up to dodgy scams and being careless eith... Read more

Source: www.news.com.au

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

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GE buys Wurldtech to boost critical infrastructure cyber securityLocation: London, United Kingdom
Date published: 12-05-2014

US giant General Electric (GE) has purchased Canadian company Wurldtechto boost its security offerings aimed at critical infrastructure systems, which are facing ever-growingthreats.GE said the move would help it bring advanced cyber security capabilities to its services, whose users include oil re... Read more

Source: www.v3.co.uk

Top found tags: malware(1),threat(1),cyber espionage(2)

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Californian in Texas skimming ring pleads guilty, numbers on 38K credit cards stolenLocation: California, United States
Date published: 12-05-2014

HOUSTON A California man has pleaded guilty in a Houston-area scam involving skimming devices slipped on gas pumps and data stolen from about 38,000 credit cards. Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson on Monday announced 44-year-old Arkadi Minassian of Granada Hills, California, pleade... Read more

Source: www.dailyjournal.net

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

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Californian in Texas skimming ring pleads guilty, numbers on 38K credit cards stolenLocation: California, United States
Date published: 12-05-2014

HOUSTON A California man has pleaded guilty in a Houston-area scam involving skimming devices slipped on gas pumps and data stolen from about 38,000 credit cards. Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson on Monday announced 44-year-old Arkadi Minassian of Granada Hills, California, pleade... Read more

Source: www.dailyjournal.net

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

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Dutch cybercrime related news

A10 Networks presenteert financile resultaten eerste kwartaal 2014Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Date published: 12-05-2014

A10 Networks, gespecialiseerd in application networking, maakt de financile resultaten over het eerste kwartaal bekend. Dit kwartaal eindigde op 31 maart 2014. De totale omzet van het bedrijf groeide met zo'n 55% naar een record van $45,7 miljoen, in vergelijking met $29,6 miljoen in het eerste k... Read more

Source: www.dutchitchannel.nl

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

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