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CIC News for 21-05-2014 contains 36 articles: cybercrime(13),cyber security(8),data breach(11),other(4)

CIC News update contains 34 English and 2 Dutch articles for today.
In today's English news articles:
- 12 related to cybercrime
- 8 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
- 0 related to cyber security
- 1 for the category other news

Have fun reading.

English cybercrime related news

Comey: FBI Grappling With Hiring Policy Concerning MarijuanaLocation: Federal Bureau of Investigation - Washington D.C., United States
Date published: 20-05-2014

Monday was a big day for the nations cyber police. The Justice Department charged five Chinese military officials with hacking, and brought charges against the creators of powerful hacking software.But FBI Director James B. Comey said Monday that if the FBI hopes to continue to keep pace with cy... Read more

Source: blogs.wsj.com

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

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Top prosecutor credits local FBI cyber crime investigators in Chinese hacking probeLocation: Pittsburgh, United States
Date published: 20-05-2014

PITTSBURGH "We have perhaps in Pittsburgh the best team of cyber experts at the FBI anywhere in the country," said David Hickton, U.S. Attorney for Western Pennsylvania, who has long called Pittsburgh "ground zero for cyber threats."His remarks came at a local news conference one day... Read more

Source: www.wtae.com

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

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Towards curbing cyber-crime among youthsLocation: Lagos, Nigeria
Date published: 21-05-2014

CYBERCRIME, which is rife among youths, is soiling the reputation of the country in the international community.Nigeria, which has more than 43 million internet users, has surpassed Egypt, Morocco, South Africa and Kenya as the largest internet market in Africa.Unfortunately, the country ranks amon... Read more

Source: www.tribune.com.ng

Top found tags: Nigeria(3),cybercrime(5),telecom sector(14)

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Dating Website Plenty Of Fish Hit By DDoS AttackLocation: 37Signals - Chicago, United States
Date published: 21-05-2014

Add Plenty of Fish to thelist oftechnology companies whose websites have come under DDoS attacks from unknown cybercriminals in recent days. The company says that it was the victim of a five-hour attacktoday that affected approximately 1 million users. Initially, the attacks took downthe Plenty of ... Read more

Source: techcrunch.com

Top found tags: mobile device(4),telecom sector(4),cybercrime(6)

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BlackShades: Thousands 'hit by webcam malware'Location: New York City, New York, United States
Date published: 20-05-2014

More than half a million computers in approximately 100 countries were infected by sophisticated malware that lets cybercriminals remotely hijack a computer and its webcam, authorities have said, as charges were announced against nearly 100 people worldwide. A total of 97 people suspect... Read more

Source: www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Top found tags: malware(4),The Netherlands(4),cybercrime(7)

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Cyber crime suspect from Erdington arrested after software found allowing criminals to remotely control computersLocation: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date published: 20-05-2014

A CYBER crime suspect from Erdington has been arrested as part of an international operation against those targeting people online. The 20-year-old man, along with a 19-year-old man from Halesowen and a 23-year-old man from Newcastle-under-Lyme were questioned regarding their unlawful use of a Remo... Read more

Source: www.suttoncoldfieldobserver.co.uk

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

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Hawks swoop on Pretoria cyber-crime networkLocation: Cape Town, West-Kaap, South Africa
Date published: 21-05-2014

Police have arrested several people allegedly linked to an international cybercrime network in South Africa and the United States, the Hawks said. Details of the arrests would be revealed at a press conference in Pretoria on Wednesday afternoon, Hawks spokesman Paul Ramaloko said.... Read more

Source: www.timeslive.co.za

Top found tags: United States(2),Nigeria(3),cybercrime(5)

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CryptoLocker increases attack levels, using spear-phishing techniquesLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 13-05-2014

The CryptoLocker ransomware continues to plague PC users in the United States and throughout the western world, with spear-phishing techniques now used to spread the payload. Specifically, companies with CraigsList postings that receive emails with attached files are being compromised, as CryptoLoc... Read more

Source: www.tweaktown.com

Top found tags: phishing(2),United States(2),cybercrime(5)

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How to protect against online gambling scams: expert adviceLocation: Kaspersky HQ - Moscow, Russia
Date published: 21-05-2014

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: The allure of money for nothing is too great for many, especially if the options are freely available on a computer or mobile device. It's no wonder then that online casinos and betting on horse races has become so popular. But just like in the real-world betting industry, legitimat... Read more

Source: www.ciol.com

Top found tags: mobile device(2),telecom sector(2),Kaspersky Lab(4)

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US, South African Police Smash Cybercrime NetworkLocation: Cape Town, West-Kaap, South Africa
Date published: 21-05-2014

Pretoria: South African police said on Wednesday they have smashed an international cybercrime network operating out of Pretoria and made several arrests in a joint operation with the United States. US homeland security officers worked with South Africa to bring down "a West African criminal enterp... Read more

Source: www.ndtv.com

Top found tags: South Africa(2),United States(2),Nigeria(3)

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To Combat Malware Tool, U.S. Undertakes Massive Cyber CrackdownLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 20-05-2014

ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: U.S. law enforcement calls it the biggest international cyber crackdown ever. Yesterday, more than 90 people in 19 countries were arrested for using and distributing something called the Blackshades Remote Access Tool, RAT for short. It's a wordy name for malware that makes hac... Read more

Source: kunc.org

Top found tags: government(3),malware(3),social media(4)

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Crime will rocket in next three years, says head of European Cybercrime CentreLocation: Check Point - Tel Aviv, Israel
Date published: 21-05-2014

As more people around the world gain access to the internet, cybercrime will exacerbate, according to the cybercrime division of Europol.The head of the European Cybercrime Centre, an organisation of the European Union attached to Europol, has warned businesses that crime will rise dram... Read more

Source: www.information-age.com

Top found tags: government(2),financial sector(4),cybercrime(5)

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English cyber security related news

Byte this: Cyber crime ups demand for forensic prosLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 21-05-2014

You can now prove your expertise in internet security with a degree in cyber forensics. With information theft and crime on the internet growing, many colleges have cashed in on the need for professional cyber crimefighters. Cyber forensics, the science of extracting data from computer... Read more

Source: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Top found tags: information security(2),cybercrime(3),education(4)

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Worlds most pricey trojan is veritable Swiss Army knife targeting AndroidLocation: Google HQ - Mountain View, United States
Date published: 20-05-2014

A malicious app targeting Android users has grown so fully featured that researchers said it has become one of the most expensive pieces of malware available in underground markets. The story helps demonstrate the high potential of Android-based trojans as operators of traditional PC-based fraud se... Read more

Source: arstechnica.com

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

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FBI Needs to Hire More Cybercrime Experts, Applicant Pool Is a Bunch of PotheadsLocation: Federal Bureau of Investigation - Washington D.C., United States
Date published: 20-05-2014

FBI Director James B. Comey has a problem on his hands. Congress has approved a plan for the FBI to add 2,000 employees, and many of those new hires will be cybercrime experts. But the agency's long-standing no-marijuana policy is apparently limiting the talent search. It turns out that programmers... Read more

Source: www.slate.com

Top found tags: cybercrime(3),cyber security(4),government(5)

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Call for UN intelligence database to tackle threat from cybercrimeLocation: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Date published: 20-05-2014

BU DHABI // Countries must share their intelligence with the United Nations to tackle the growing threat from cybercrime, experts say.The whole world suffers from terrorism, said Dr Hassan Al Shehri, former commander of the Saudi Border Guard and dean of the Information Technology... Read more

Source: www.thenational.ae

Top found tags: Saudi Arabia(2),United States(2),United Arab Emirates(3)

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Why IT security contractors don't fear cyber warfareLocation: Kaspersky HQ - Moscow, Russia
Date published: 20-05-2014

They may not admit it, but IT contractors are potential beneficiaries from the growth of cyber terrorism, if they can hit the ground running with certain competencies that are increasingly on the lips of organisations at risk, writes Stephen Walker, a manager at Venn Group.Before we explore t... Read more

Source: www.contractoruk.com

Top found tags: United Kingdom(2),government(3),cybercrime(7)

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Public utility compromised after brute-force attack, DHS saysLocation: Department of Homeland Security - Washington, United States
Date published: 21-05-2014

A public utility in the U.S. was compromised after attackers took advantage of a weak password security system, according to a U.S. Department of Homeland Security team that studies cyberattacks against critical infrastructure.The utility's control system was accessible via Internet-fac... Read more

Source: www.pcadvisor.co.uk

Top found tags: DHS(4),government(6),United States(6)

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When it comes to banking cyber crime, size sometimes mattersLocation: New York City, New York, United States
Date published: 21-05-2014

When it comes to cyber crime the size of the financial institution doesn't matter to attackers."We're not really seeing a preference or any one size of bank being targeted more than others," said Reg Harnish, chief security strategist for GreyCastle Security, an information security consulting firm... Read more

Source: www.bizjournals.com

Top found tags: information security(2),cybercrime(6),financial sector(10)

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Microsoft Silverlight Exploit Kit Attacks SpikeLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 21-05-2014

While crimeware authors continue gunning for outdated plug-ins, researchers report that businesses are finding and stopping related intrusions more quickly. Beware a surge in attacks that target outdated versions of the Microsoft Silverlight plug-in.That warning was issued Monday by Cisco, which ha... Read more

Source: www.darkreading.com

Top found tags: cyber security(2),information security(2),exploit kit(4)

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English data breach and identity theft related news

Smarter Balanced Contractor Suffers Data BreachLocation: Minnesota, United States
Date published: 20-05-2014

Education Week reports that the American Institute for Research suffered a data breach earlier this month:After one of the organizations servers was hacked, the sensitive personal information of as many as 6,500 current and former employees, including Social Security numbers and personal credit ... Read more

Source: truthinamericaneducation.com

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

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Beware Of Identity Theft With Online TransactionsLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 20-05-2014

The progress in science and technology has resulted in the more frequent use of telephones, computers and satellite guided gadgets. Though technology has been brought down from its complex and highly elevated position to our fingertips where everything is operational with a touch or a click, there ... Read more

Source: thesubtimes.com

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

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Walmart Using 3-Digit Security Code to Fight Credit Card FraudLocation: MasterCard - Harrison, United States
Date published: 20-05-2014

Do you know your credit cardsthree-digit security code? Located on the back of credit cards, this code acts as an extra line of defense against fraudsters attempting to steal or use credit card information.With a new security policy,Walmartis taking advantage ofcredit card security codesto preve... Read more

Source: www.gobankingrates.com

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

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What's your IT department's role in preventing a data breach?Location: Verizon HQ - New York, United States
Date published: 21-05-2014

How do organisations and their Information Technology departments rate when it comes to protecting themselves and their organisations against the ever present cyber risks and cybercrime? The answer is, on average, poorly.This was a point highlighted by Wade Baker, principle author of the 2014 Data ... Read more

Source: www.sbs.com.au

Top found tags: cybercrime(2),data breach(2),telecom sector(6)

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Data breach costs nearing $20 million for Maricopa Community CollegesLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 20-05-2014

With the approval of an additional $2.3 million for lawyers' fees by its governing board, the costs to the Maricopa Community College District for last year's data breach are approaching $20 million.AzCentral.com reports that the governing board last week approved the $2.3 million allocation to Gre... Read more

Source: www.bizjournals.com

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

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Maricopa County data breach costs reaching the 20 million markLocation: Maricopa County, United States
Date published: 20-05-2014

Costs associated with the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) data breach that occurred in April 2013 continue to rise andhave nearly reachedthe $20 million mark. In addition to the numerous costs already in place, the MCCD governing board recently approved $2.3 million that will be ... Read more

Source: www.scmagazine.com

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

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Cybercrime attack targets, victims, motivations and methodsLocation: Trustwave - Chicago, United States
Date published: 21-05-2014

Trustwave experts gathered the data from 691 breach investigations (a 54 percent increase from 2012) across 24 countries in addition to proprietary threat intelligence gleaned from the companys five global security operations centers, telemetry from security technologies and ongoing threat resea... Read more

Source: www.net-security.org

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

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Three Steps to Data SecurityLocation: Neiman Marcus - Dallas, United States
Date published: 21-05-2014

Quick, what do Target, Sony, and Neiman Marcus have in common? Yes, all are globally recognized brands. But lately these companies share a less enviable characteristic: theyve all experienced large-scale data breaches, resulting in damaged reputations and millions of dollars in costs and forgone... Read more

Source: ww2.cfo.com

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

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Data breach prompts eBay password warningLocation: eBay - San Jose, United States
Date published: 21-05-2014

E-commerce site eBay is asking users to change their password after a cyberattack compromised a database containing encrypted passwords. The company says there is no evidence of any unauthorized activity and there is no evidence any financial or credit card information was stolen. The company says ... Read more

Source: www.thonline.com

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

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Pennsylvania Dental Students Hit by Data BreachLocation: Pennsylvania, United States
Date published: 21-05-2014

Students' names, e-mail addresses and Social Security numbers were mistakenly made available online. Hubbard-Bert, Inc., the benefits administrator for Pennsylvania's Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM), recently began notifying an undisclosed number of LECOM students that... Read more

Source: www.esecurityplanet.com

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

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Massive Data Breach at eBay Change Your Password!Location: eBay - San Jose, United States
Date published: 21-05-2014

It seems like almost every week, there is some massive security breach somewhere, and this week is no different. According to The Verge, eBay will be asking all of its 112 million members to change their passwords, in light of a newly-discovered databasesecurity hole.The attack took pla... Read more

Source: techgage.com

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

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Other English news

NY man sentenced to up to 6 years in prison for role in LIRR ticketing machine skim scamLocation: New York City, New York, United States
Date published: 20-05-2014

MINEOLA, New York A New York City man has been sentenced to up to six years in prison for his role in a skimming scam involving Long Island Rail Road ticket vending machines. Nassau County prosecutors say Valer Zaharia pleaded guilty last month to grand larceny and conspiracy charges. He admitt... Read more

Source: www.dailyjournal.net

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

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West Africa: Cyber-Financial Fraud Investigation Nets Numerous Arrests in South Africa, Canada, U.S. (Page 1 of 2)Location: Cape Town, West-Kaap, South Africa
Date published: 21-05-2014

Pretoria Twenty individuals, including 11 in South Africa, were arrested Tuesday on charges stemming from cyber, mass-marketing fraud schemes.The arrests were made during a joint operation between U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), South Afric... Read more

Source: allafrica.com

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

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Porn related malware doubles for the monthLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 21-05-2014

Kovter targets those who visit adult websites. The number of porn site-related ransomware, known as Kovter, has doubled during the past month from 7,000 infections to 15,000, security researchers at Damballa have found.Kovter targets users of adult websites, taking control of their computer or mobi... Read more

Source: www.cbronline.com

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

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Dutch cybercrime related news

Broncode gelekt van Android-malware die TAN-codes steeltLocation: Google HQ - Mountain View, United States
Date published: 21-05-2014

Op internet is de broncode van Android-malware gelekt waarmee cybercriminelen mobiele TAN-codes voor internetbankieren kunnen onderscheppen, wat voor een toename van het gebruik heeft gezorgd. De malware heet iBanking en wordt in abonnementsvorm voor bedragen tot 5.000 dollar aangeboden.Om de malwa... Read more

Source: www.security.nl

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

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Dutch cyber security related news

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Other Dutch news

Malware passeert grens van 220 miljoen exemplarenLocation: Berlin, Germany
Date published: 21-05-2014

De hoeveelheid malware voor alle platformen die genfecteerd kunnen worden is de 220 miljoen exemplaren gepasseerd. Dat meldt het Duitse testorgaan AV-Test.org. Met name vorig jaar groeide de hoeveelheid malware explosief, waarbij het aantal nieuwe malware-exemplaren de 83 miljoen passeerde.AV-Tes... Read more

Source: www.security.nl

Top found tags: Microsoft(1),NL(1),Windows(1)

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