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CIC News for 24-05-2014 contains 32 articles: cybercrime(15),cyber security(5),data breach(9),other(3)

CIC News update contains 25 English and 7 Dutch articles for today.
In today's English news articles:
- 9 related to cybercrime
- 5 related to cyber security
- 9 related to data breach and identity theft
- 2 for the category other news

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

Have fun reading.

English cybercrime related news

Money Is the Reason the Government Can't Hire Decent Hackers, Not WeedLocation: Federal Bureau of Investigation - Washington D.C., United States
Date published: 23-05-2014

Any code-loving weed smokers out there might have felt an extra high this week, when it appeared the head of the FBI indicated hedlike to chuck money at them to hack for the US government. Sorry to poop the party, but it looks like no one who has smoked marijuana is likely to get a job within cy... Read more

Source: motherboard.vice.com

Top found tags: cybercrime(3),government(5),0-day(1)

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11 Nigerians And 1 South African Arrested In Pretoria For Cyber CrimeLocation: Cape Town, West-Kaap, South Africa
Date published: 23-05-2014

Johannesburg An international cybercrime syndicate is alleged to have sold their illegally obtained merchandise from South Africa, officials said on Wednesday.The syndicate was exposed this week, with 12 people arrested on South African soil.Twelve people were arre... Read more

Source: www.nairaland.com

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

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New Ransomware Targets MobileLocation: Trusteer - Boston, United States
Date published: 23-05-2014

Ransomware attacks are on the rise, and some emerging attacks are going beyond PCs to target mobile devices used by banking customers, researchers say (see Banking Cyber-Attack Trends to Watch). In attacks that researchers have identified within the last three weeks, fraudsters fooled PC users into... Read more

Source: www.bankinfosecurity.com

Top found tags: cybercrime(3),malware(4),telecom sector(10)

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Microsoft will patch critical yet longstanding Internet Explorer exploitsometimeLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 23-05-2014

Microsoft said Thursday it plans eventually to patch a vulnerability in Internet Explorer 8 that its known about for seven months, but it didnt say when.A security research group within Hewlett-Packard called the Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) released details of the flaw on Wednesday after giving... Read more

Source: www.pcworld.com

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

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Pro-Russian Hackers Attack Central Election Commission Of UkraineLocation: Kiev, Ukraine
Date published: 23-05-2014

Ukrainian hacker outfit CyberBerkut, which was previously spotted defacing at least 40 local media websites and carrying out a DDoS attack against NATO infrastructure, has struck again.This time, the group has managed to break into the systems of the Central Election Commission (CEC) of Ukraine ... Read more

Source: www.techweekeurope.co.uk

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

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Attack on police website was part of a bigger campaignLocation: Sydney, Australia
Date published: 25-04-2014

A cyber attack that brought down the Australian Federal Police website late last year was part of a wider series of attacks on the organisation by a group suspected of also targeting the air force, the Reserve Bank, the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation and the Australian Secret Intelli... Read more

Source: www.smh.com.au

Top found tags: government(3),telecom sector(4),cybercrime(5)

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FBI: BlackShades infected half-million computersLocation: New York City, New York, United States
Date published: 24-05-2014

NEW YORK -- More than a half-million computers in over 100 countries were infected by sophisticated malware that lets cybercriminals remotely hijack a computer and its webcam, authorities said as charges were announced Monday against nearly 100 people worldwide. Authorities said 97 people suspected... Read more

Source: www.dailyherald.com

Top found tags: malware(4),United States(4),cybercrime(7)

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Everyone's under cybercrime attackLocation: Silicon Valley, United States
Date published: 24-05-2014

It's quite possible that the next World War will be fought in Silicon Valley as cybercrimes rise and a race to build more advanced and secure software heats up. It is easier to attack than defend, so a trusted cyberspace must be developed, according to the World Economic Forum Global Risk Report 20... Read more

Source: www.hispanicbusiness.com

Top found tags: trend(1),cybercrime(5),financial sector(6)

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Crime has come down in the last two monthsLocation: Nairobi, Kenya
Date published: 24-05-2014

Despite terror attacks that have rocked parts of the country, the Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo has said crime has dropped by 14 per cent in two months.Kimaiya said the drop was recorded between March and April when incidentally the country recorded various terror attacks. "We also reco... Read more

Source: www.the-star.co.ke

Top found tags: report(1),cybercrime(3),government(4)

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English cyber security related news

Passwords days numbered, security experts sayLocation: Londen, United Kingdom
Date published: 23-05-2014

TORONTO Yet another cyber attack on a corporate database has online security experts calling on companies to improve the way they keep your private information private and possibly replace traditional passwords. EBay revealed Wednesday that a database containing encrypted passwords had been... Read more

Source: www.guelphmercury.com

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

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Slick $5K Malware-as-a-Service Takes Over Android to Steal Financial DataLocation: Google HQ - Mountain View, United States
Date published: 22-05-2014

The powerful iBanking Android malware spreads beyond Russian cyber-gangs. $5,000 Android malware-as-a-service subscriptions are making the rounds in the underground, originally crafted for powerful Russian cybercrime gangs looking to broaden their attacks on financial institutions. The tool, known ... Read more

Source: www.infosecurity-magazine.com

Top found tags: cybercrime(6),financial sector(6),telecom sector(10)

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Chinese Hackers Accused of Using 'Spearphishing'Location: Beijing, China
Date published: 22-05-2014

One of the most common tactics employed by the Chinese military officials accused of cyber-spying was "spearphishing," a twist on traditional phishing in which the scam email is made to look like it's from someone you know. Unlike traditional phishing, the spearphisher thrives on familiarity and kn... Read more

Source: www.cio-today.com

Top found tags: Department of Justice(3),social media(4),cyber security(6)

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Executive Agencies Pass on New Cybersecurity RegulationsLocation: White House - Washington D.C., United States
Date published: 23-05-2014

Three Executive Branch federal agencies crucial to critical infrastructure protection will be allowed to continue to voluntarily assess cyber risk, rather than force the development and implementation of additional regulations.The White House yesterday released its conclusions as they relate to Exe... Read more

Source: threatpost.com

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

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China Cyber Spying Indictment Reveals Hacking TechniquesLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 24-05-2014

WASHINGTON The alleged hacking of U.S. corporate computers by elements of Chinas military wasnt in and of itself all that unique. As cyber attacks go, it was moderately sophisticated in technique. But that raises a more troubling question. How could major international corporations - s... Read more

Source: www.voanews.com

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

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English data breach and identity theft related news

Data Breach at American Institutes for Research Exposes 6,500 Employees' InfoLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 23-05-2014

Information potentially accessed includes the employees' Social Security numbers and credit card information. Education Week reports that the research and testing organization the American Institutes for Research (AIR) has acknowledged that 6,500 current and former employees' personal i... Read more

Source: www.esecurityplanet.com

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

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EBay data breach woes pile up as Europe joins frayLocation: New York City, New York, United States
Date published: 23-05-2014

European regulators are falling in line with three U.S. attorneys general and the FBI to investigate the historic data breach at online marketplace eBay Inc.Grard Lommel, president of the Luxembourg data protection authority, met with eBay officials on Wednesday to discuss the cyberattack, the Ne... Read more

Source: www.bizjournals.com

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

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Ten indicted in $20M tax fraud and identity theft caseLocation: Georgia, United States
Date published: 22-05-2014

Ten people have been indicted in a tax fraud and identity theft case spanning Alabama and Georgia, one of the largest of its kind, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Alabama and the IRS.The case involves more than $20 million stolen through fraudulent tax return clai... Read more

Source: www.montgomeryadvertiser.com

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

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Miami police recruit accused of ID theftLocation: Miami, United States
Date published: 23-05-2014

MIAMI A recently graduate of the Miami Police Academy now faces federal identity theft and wire fraud charges. Federal authorities arrested 34-year-old Yurien Martinez Gallardo on Thursday along with 19 others. Most of the defendants had worked in the wireless communications industry The Miami ... Read more

Source: www.therepublic.com

Top found tags: training(1),identity theft(2),telecom sector(4)

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Hospital data breach could affect more than 1,000 patientsLocation: Manchester, United Kingdom
Date published: 23-05-2014

MANCHESTER, N.H. Elliot Hospital and Manchester police are investigating the theft of four computers containing limited personal information about patients.Hospital officials said the PCs were stolen from an employees car in March. The employee was transporting the PCs to a locati... Read more

Source: www.wmur.com

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

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FTC, state governments investigating eBay data breachLocation: Federal Trade Commission - Washington, United States
Date published: 23-05-2014

eBay is now facing an investigation by at least three U.S. states, the Federal Trade Commission, and European governments - with the UK joining in soon (NASDAQ:EBAY)Following its massive data breach, eBay is now reportedly being investigated in at least three U.S. states and an investig... Read more

Source: www.tweaktown.com

Top found tags: United Kingdom(2),government(4),United States(6)

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Ebay facing European and US investigations after data breachLocation: eBay - San Jose, United States
Date published: 24-05-2014

Ebay is facing investigation from European and US authorities after a recent data breach compromised the personal data of up to 145 million customers.The online auction site this week began notifying customers of the problem and instructed them to reset their passwords. Now, the UKs information ... Read more

Source: www.thedrum.com

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

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Lowe's Warns Of Cloud-related Data CompromiseLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 23-05-2014

An insecure backup incident affects 35,000 employees over a period of nine months. In an oddly ironic endorsement of its do it yourself ethos, home improvement giant Lowes is notifying customers of a potential data compromise brought about via a third-party software vendor. Lowes had hi... Read more

Source: www.infosecurity-magazine.com

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

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Most data breach victims located in the U.S., Trustwave findsLocation: Trustwave - Chicago, United States
Date published: 24-05-2014

The United States had 59 percent of cybercrime victims, a whopping lead over the United Kingdom at 14 percent and Australia in third with 11 percent, according to security firm Trustwave. Cybercriminals are making big money with successful data breaches, as customer information and medical records ... Read more

Source: www.tweaktown.com

Top found tags: United Kingdom(2),United States(4),cybercrime(6)

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Other English news

Credit card skimming devices found in Lee gas stationsLocation: Fort Myers, United States
Date published: 23-05-2014

Curtis Dover is facing an additional charge of escape from custody after escaping from a squad car during Friday's arrest. A Fort Myers police officer later found him walking on Ortiz avenue.5:12 p.m.An investigation by local law enforcement agencies led them to uncover three skimming devices in ga... Read more

Source: www.news-press.com

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

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Police log: Credit card fraudLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 23-05-2014

Flagstaff police are investigating a report of credit card fraud.According to the police report, a woman called police around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday to report that five of her debit cards had been stolen from her home in the 600 block of North Hulet Lane while she was out of town on vacation. At leas... Read more

Source: azdailysun.com

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

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Dutch cybercrime related news

Kabinet voert hogere straffen in voor computercriminaliteitLocation: Brussel, Belgium
Date published: 23-05-2014

Criminelen die computergegevens vernielen, computersystemen ontoegankelijk maken door aan wachtwoorden te sleutelen of computers bestoken met spam zodat de boel vastloopt, kunnen straks een gevangenisstraf van maximaal twee jaar tegemoet zien. Nu is dat nog n jaar. Wanneer ze deze delicten pleg... Read more

Source: www.rijksoverheid.nl

Top found tags: critical infrastructure(4),government(4),cybercrime(6)

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ICYMI eBay passwords, bad guys get badder Microsofts mad weekLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 23-05-2014

eBay's data breach is the top news story in this week's In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) column. eBay data breach: Death to passwords?eBay this week confirmed that it had been breached by hackers, potentially giving them access to the personal details of 145 million account hol... Read more

Source: www.scmagazineuk.com

Top found tags: social media(4),cybercrime(5),0-day(1)

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Onderzoek naar beveiligingslek eBayLocation: eBay - San Jose, United States
Date published: 23-05-2014

Veilingsite eBay zal de komende tijd in zowel de Verenigde Staten als in Groot-Brittanni onder de loep worden genomen. De overheden in beide landen willen de recente diefstal van klantgegevens van het bedrijf, waarbij data van meer dan 145 miljoen mensen werd buitgemaakt door hackers, in kaart br... Read more

Source: www.telegraaf.nl

Top found tags: data theft(2),United States(2),United Kingdom(4)

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Bedrijven detecteren malware sneller, maar nog niet snel genoegLocation: Trustwave - Chicago, United States
Date published: 23-05-2014

Tweederde van de Nederlanders denkt zelf een virus op te kunnen merken. Dit lijkt nogal naef en dat is nu ook bevestigd door onderzoek van Trustwave.134 dagenToegegeven, uit het onderzoek van Trustwave blijkt dat mensen er een stuk beter in zijn geworden om malware infecties en andere beveiliging... Read more

Source: www.marqit.nl

Top found tags: training(1),Trustwave(1),cybercrime(5)

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Kaspersky Lab introduceert kaspersky-cyberstat.comLocation: Kaspersky HQ - Moscow, Russia
Date published: 23-05-2014

Kaspersky Labintroduceertkaspersky-cyberstat.com, een overzicht van unieke statistische data dat een real-time beeld geeft van de cyberwereld en zijn populatie. De nieuwe portal verzamelt statistische informatie van over de hele wereld over de activiteiten van mensen online, de apparaten die ... Read more

Source: www.dutchitchannel.nl

Top found tags: cyber security(2),antivirus(3),Kaspersky Lab(4)

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ICYMI eBay passwords, bad guys get badder Microsofts mad weekLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 23-05-2014

eBay's data breach is the top news story in this week's In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) column. eBay data breach: Death to passwords?eBay this week confirmed that it had been breached by hackers, potentially giving them access to the personal details of 145 million account hol... Read more

Source: www.scmagazineuk.com

Top found tags: social media(4),cybercrime(5),0-day(1)

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Dutch cyber security related news

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Other Dutch news

Beveiligingslek banken maakt manipulatie transacties mogelijkLocation: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Date published: 24-05-2014

Door het uitschakelen van versleuteling bij internetverbindingen blijkt het mogelijk om, bij alle grote Nederlandse banken, banktransacties van burgers in te zien en te manipuleren. Dat blijkt uit onderzoek dat NU.nl heeft uitgevoerd in samenwerking met het beveiligingsbedrijf SecureLabs.Read more

Source: www.nu.nl

Top found tags: wireless(1),online banking(2),financial sector(4)

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