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CIC News for 16-05-2014 contains 35 articles: cybercrime(12),cyber security(8),data breach(5),other(10)

CIC News update contains 29 English and 6 Dutch articles for today.
In today's English news articles:
- 7 related to cybercrime
- 8 related to cyber security
- 5 related to data breach and identity theft
- 9 for the category other news

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

Have fun reading.

English cybercrime related news

Beware bogus anti-virus apps for Android and Windows PhoneLocation: Kaspersky HQ - Moscow, Russia
Date published: 15-05-2014

Security researchers at Kaspersky Lab have raised a querulous eyebrow after discovering a Kaspersky Mobile in the Windows Phone store.Thats quite an achievement, seeing as the company doesnt produce a product of that name.Apparently, unlike most fake anti-virus products, the app d... Read more

Source: grahamcluley.com

Top found tags: cybercrime(2),financial sector(2),Kaspersky Lab(4)

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Report 76 percent of targeted Q1 attacks were aimed at government orgsLocation: Trend Micro - Cupertino, United States
Date published: 15-05-2014

A quarterly report found that 76 percent of targeted attacks primarily launched by hacktivists or nation-state actors were aimed at the government sector. Released Tuesday, Trend Micro's Q1 2014 report, called Cybercrime Hits the Unexpected, (PDF) highlighted the findings. Other indus... Read more

Source: www.scmagazine.com

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

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TOR network cant protect internet users from state sponsored attacks, surveillance, hackersLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 15-05-2014

Tor anonymity network cant protect internet users from state sponsored attacks, surveillance or cyber crooks, a Microsoft security expert has revealed.Andy Malone, Microsoft most valued professional (MVP) in enterprise security and founder of the Cyber Crime Security Forum said that The Onion Ro... Read more

Source: www.techienews.co.uk

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

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Bankers in SA fear political interference mostLocation: Cape Town, West-Kaap, South Africa
Date published: 16-05-2014

SOUTH African bankers view political intervention as their biggest risk to business while their global counterparts rank regulation as their top concern, a PwC survey shows.Both South African and global banks, however, are increasingly worried about risks posed by cyber crime to their operations, a... Read more

Source: www.bdlive.co.za

Top found tags: financial sector(4),cybercrime(5),social media(6)

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REUTERS SUMMIT-FBI plans cyber crime crackdown, arrests coming in weeksLocation: Federal Bureau of Investigation - Washington D.C., United States
Date published: 14-05-2014

May 14 (Reuters) - The FBI is getting moreaggressive in pursuing cyber criminals and expects to announcesearches, indictments and multiple arrests over the next severalweeks, the agency's official in charge of combating cyber crimesaid on Wednesday."There is a philosophy change. If you are going to... Read more

Source: www.reuters.com

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

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Man denies Home Office cyber attackLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 16-05-2014

A man has denied a cyber-attack on websites belonging to the Home Office and Home Secretary Theresa May. Mark Johnson, 44, of Josiah Wedgwood Street, Stoke-on-Trent, pleaded not guilty to encouraging or assisting in a Distributed Denial Of Service (DDoS) attack on the websites. The websites were ta... Read more

Source: www.bbc.com

Top found tags: EN(1),website(1),cybercrime(3)

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More Mac OS X users coming down with adware infectionsLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 15-05-2014

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The days of computer users claiming virus problems were strictly a PC-only problem are gone.More and more OS X users are falling victim to various adware and spyware infections, though still less so than Microsoft Windows-based computers.Most adware and spyware infections happen w... Read more

Source: www.usatoday.com

Top found tags: cybercrime(2),Microsoft(2),OS X(2)

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English cyber security related news

Microsoft: hackers using deception to overcome improved cybersecurityLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 16-05-2014

Cybercriminals are ditching the old strategy of exploiting software vulnerabilities, choosing instead to rely on deceit and deception, according to a new security report released this week.This shift in criminal strategy, revealed by Microsofts latest Security Intelligence Report, has been attri... Read more

Source: www.techgoondu.com

Top found tags: vulnerability(1),cybercrime(5),cyber security(6)

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GCHQ seeks recruits with competitionLocation: GCHQ - Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Date published: 16-05-2014

A new competition backed by GCHQ and the National Crime Agency is looking for members of the public to demonstrate their digital skills. Dubbed the Cyber Security Challenge, contestants will participate in various cyber-battles. In the fifth challenge of its kind, participants must stop a fictitiou... Read more

Source: www.bbc.com

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

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90% of Zim firms exposed to cyber crimeLocation: Bogota, Colombia
Date published: 16-05-2014

Local cellphone firm Astro Mobile chief executive Munyaradzi Gwatidzo said at least 90% of local companies, including banks, are exposed to cyber crime.Speaking at a function to launch a new cellphone, Astra Virtual II in Harare on Wednesday, Gwatidzo said the indiscriminate use of private gadget t... Read more

Source: www.thezimmail.co.zw

Top found tags: financial sector(2),cybercrime(5),telecom sector(14)

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Keylogger malware leaves student data vulnerable to attackLocation: University of California - San Diego, United States
Date published: 16-05-2014

More than 1,800 University of California, Irvine students, along with two dozen non-students, have been notified that they their personal information was not only left unencrypted, but may also have been compromised after keylogger malware was discovered on three student health center computers.Acc... Read more

Source: www.cr80news.com

Top found tags: education(3),cyber security(4),telecom sector(4)

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Keylogger malware found on three UC Irvine health center computersLocation: University of California - San Diego, United States
Date published: 15-05-2014

More than 1,800 University of California (UC), Irvine, students, as well as nearly two-dozen non-students, are being notified that they may have had unencrypted personal information compromised after keylogger malware was discovered to have been on three Student Health Center (SHC) computers for ab... Read more

Source: www.scmagazine.com

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

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New 'malvertisements' need to be stopped now, Senate report saysLocation: Federal Trade Commission - Washington, United States
Date published: 15-05-2014

The current state of online advertising endangers the security and privacy of users and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission should force the industry to offer better protections through comprehensive regulation, the U.S. Senate said in a report.The report includes findings and recommendations of the ... Read more

Source: www.pcworld.com

Top found tags: cybercrime(3),cyber security(4),United States(6)

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Fiveyearold Elderwood zeroday gang rides againLocation: Symantec HQ - Mountain View, United States
Date published: 15-05-2014

More intelligence sharing is needed to tackle this type of zero-day threat, says Tom Cross, Lancope director of security research. A malware group specialising in zero-day attack code has apparently re-energised its software one again, in order to allow non-technical criminals to stage ... Read more

Source: www.scmagazineuk.com

Top found tags: Internet Explorer(2),social engineering(2),0-day(1)

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The Hidden Hazards of Online AdsLocation: New York Times - New York, United States
Date published: 15-05-2014

Google, Facebook, Twitter and other Internet ad companies no doubt saw Congress coming when they reinvigorated industry efforts to combat malvertising and protect consumers. A new report released Wednesday by the Senate Homeland Security Committees permanent subcommittee on investigations conclu... Read more

Source: www.adweek.com

Top found tags: social media(4),government(5),United States(6)

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English data breach and identity theft related news

Target breach reaches courthouse, greeted by enormous pack of lawyersLocation: Target HQ - Minneapolis, United States
Date published: 15-05-2014

The 140-odd lawsuits against Target Corp. regarding last year's data breach came together Wednesday for the first time under one roof, with throngs of lawyers from around the country and just one judge, who spent the day picking lead counsels for the cases.The Pioneer Press reports on the scene ... Read more

Source: www.bizjournals.com

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

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Study: Data Breaches Make Huge Impact On Brand ReputationLocation: Experian HQ - Dublin,Ireland
Date published: 15-05-2014

Consumers rank data breaches and poor customer service high in their effects on brand perception.Data breaches can have as much impact as poor customer service in their effects on brand reputation, according toa study published Wednesday.The new survey, "The Aftermath of a Mega Data Breach: Consume... Read more

Source: www.darkreading.com

Top found tags: Ponemon Institute(2),social media(2),government(3)

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Plaintiff drops UPMC data breach lawsuit involving HR software co.Location: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Pittsburgh, United States
Date published: 15-05-2014

A federal lawsuit against the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a human resources software company was dropped earlier this week, just a couple days after its filing.Benjamin Sweet and other attorneys contended that UPMC and Ultimate Software Group were at fault for the breach of t... Read more

Source: www.scmagazine.com

Top found tags: government(1),legislation(1),data breach(2)

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Norfolk man sentenced for identity theft schemeLocation: Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
Date published: 15-05-2014

NORFOLK -- Donte L. Battin, 29, of Norfolk, Va., was sentenced today to 78 months in prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, for conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud, and aggravated identity theft. According to court documents, from January 2013 to March 2013, Battin and four co-c... Read more

Source: www.wvec.com

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

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Phoenix man gets 20 years in prison in federal cybercrime caseLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 15-05-2014

A Phoenix man convicted for his role in the international cybercrime syndicate known as Carder.su was sentenced in Las Vegas to 20 years in federal prison Thursday. David Camez, 22, whose online nicknames were Bad Man and Doctorsex, also was ordered to share in the restitution of nearly... Read more

Source: www.reviewjournal.com

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

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Other English news

DoJ close to wrapping up cybercrime law consultationsLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 16-05-2014

The Department of Justice (DoJ) is nearly done with consultations on the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012. We are now entering the final stage of our consultations on the IRR of the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012. On the average, we... Read more

Source: www.bworldonline.com

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

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Cell Phone Calling Scam Reported Around ChicagoLocation: Chicago, United States
Date published: 16-05-2014

A new round of spam cell phone calls are making their way around Chicago offering free gifts or claiming bank account emergencies. The calls appear on caller IDs with a string of zeros with a recorded voice on the other end of the line, hoping someone takes the bait and answers. The recording asks ... Read more

Source: www.nbcchicago.com

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

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Ragdale Hall employee stole 150,000 from colleagues by skimming off cash from bonus schemeLocation: London, United Kingdom
Date published: 16-05-2014

A payroll administrator at a county health spa has been jailed for two years after being caught stealing 150,000. Christine Burdett admitted fraud by abusing her position as an employee at Ragdale Hall between April 2006 and November last year. The 66-year-old, who had worked for the Melton spa f... Read more

Source: www.leicestermercury.co.uk

Top found tags: fraud(1),skimming(1),financial sector(4)

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Police Attempting to Identify Credit Card Fraud SuspectLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 15-05-2014

Kennewick and Pasco Police are attempting to identify this suspect in a credit card fraud incident last month.She is believed to have used a stolen credit card at locations in both Kennewick and Pasco.If you recognize her, contact Crime Stoppers of Tri-Cities at 586-8477 or 800-222-8477. Your infor... Read more

Source: www.kvewtv.com

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

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Help tackle drug crimeLocation: London, United Kingdom
Date published: 15-05-2014

Keighley residents witnessing drug-related crime have been urged to make use of the number enabling people to report offences anonymously. Mark Burns-Williamson, police and crime commissioner for West Yorkshire, was commenting following the release of his refreshed countywide Police and Crime Plan ... Read more

Source: www.keighleynews.co.uk

Top found tags: police(1),report(1),Anonymous(2)

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Smarter malware surfacesLocation: Check Point - Tel Aviv, Israel
Date published: 16-05-2014

Smarter, sophisticated and more resilient malware emerged in 2013 and the majority of organisations downloaded at least one infected file with unknown malware in the period between June and December 2013.This is according to CheckPoint Software Technologies' 2014 Security Report, which reveals that... Read more

Source: www.itweb.co.za

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

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Online Retail Security Breaches, Mobile Malware Threats GrowLocation: Trend Micro - Cupertino, United States
Date published: 16-05-2014

Trend Micro revealed the online banking malware volume showed a 3 percent increase to 116,000 this quarter from 113,000 in the first quarter of 2013. Online banking malware continued to thrive and grow more sophisticated with the emergence and modification of new malware families, while the number ... Read more

Source: www.eweek.com

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

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Hackers using IE exploit against Australian businessesLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 16-05-2014

Summary: Australian businesses in the resource and mining, financial services, and telecommunications sector are the latest targets of hackers exploiting Internet Explorer zero day. The recently discovered Internet Explorer (IE) vulnerability is attracting more trouble, and this time it... Read more

Source: www.zdnet.com

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

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Zeus 'Gameover' Trojan Expands Global ReachLocation: Center for Strategic and International Studies - Washington, United States
Date published: 15-05-2014

Cybercrime clients configure juggernaut Gameover variant of banking Trojan to reach bank customers in new countries. Customers of the crimeware-as-a-service syndicate behind the "Gameover" variant of the venerable Zeus banking Trojan have been customizing the malware to steal data from a number of ... Read more

Source: www.darkreading.com

Top found tags: Zeus(1),malware(3),financial sector(4)

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Dutch cybercrime related news

Franse politieactie tegen gebruikers BlackShades RATLocation: Den Haag, The Netherlands
Date published: 15-05-2014

De Franse politie heeft bij een grootschalige operatie tegen gebruikers van de Blackshades Remote Access Trojan (RAT) 70 woningen in Parijs, Lille en Bordeaux doorzocht. Blackshades is software waarmee het mogelijk is om volledige controle over de computer te krijgen. Gebruikers kunnen hierdoor all... Read more

Source: www.security.nl

Top found tags: social media(2),government(3),United States(4)

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Klopjacht op gebruikers Blackshades-malwareLocation: Den Haag, The Netherlands
Date published: 15-05-2014

De politie in Frankrijk doet invallen bij verdachte gebruikers van malwareprogramma Blackshades. Zeker 70 huizen zouden al zijn doorzocht. Ook een Nederlander beweert politiebezoek te hebben gekregen. De Franse politie is begonnen met het doorzoeken van huizen en het in beslag nemen van computers v... Read more

Source: webwereld.nl

Top found tags: The Netherlands(2),cybercrime(3),government(3)

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Microsoft MVP: Tor-gebruikers niet echt anoniemLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 16-05-2014

Gebruikers van het anonimiseringsnetwerk Tor zijn niet echt anoniem, zo stelt Andy Malone, Microsoft most valued professional (MVP) Enterprise Security en oprichter van Cyber Crime Security Forum. Volgens Malone is het niet mogelijk om echt anoniem op het internet te zijn."Als ze willen, krijgen ze... Read more

Source: www.security.nl

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

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Massale internationale politieactie tegen Blackshades botnet gebruikersLocation: Den Haag, The Netherlands
Date published: 15-05-2014

Momenteel is er een internationale politieactie gaande tegen alle gebruikers van Blackshades-malware. In Frankrijk zijn 70 invallen gedaan in Parijs, Lille en Bordeaux bij personen die een Blackshades-botnet in gebruik hebben.Op dit moment doen politieteams invallen in Duisland, Australi, Denemar... Read more

Source: www.crimescene.pro

Top found tags: police(2),update(2),government(3)

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Spammers hebben vrij spel: 'Ja, als ze geen controle uitoefenen...'Location: Kaspersky HQ - Moscow, Russia
Date published: 16-05-2014

Ongevraagde e-mail versturen is in Nederland al tien jaar verboden. Maar het verbod heeft spam niet uitgebannen. Sommige Nederlandse bedrijven sturen nog altijd vrolijk reclame naar duizenden ontvangers.De pakkans is extreem klein.Het spamverbod werd van kracht op 19 mei 2004. Eerst wer... Read more

Source: www.z24.nl

Top found tags: government(2),antivirus(4),Kaspersky Lab(4)

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Dutch cyber security related news

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Other Dutch news

Belgi controleert alle overheidsdiensten op malwareLocation: Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Den Haag, The Netherlands
Date published: 16-05-2014

De Belgische regering heeft de opdracht gegeven om alle overheidsdiensten op de aanwezigheid van malware te controleren, zo laten de Belgische kranten De Tijd en L'Echo vandaag weten. Reden is de infectie van computers van het Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken met de Snake-rootkit.Deze malware werd... Read more

Source: www.security.nl

Top found tags: Belgium(1),NL(1),government(6)

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