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CIC News for 06-06-2014 contains 187 articles: cybercrime(64),cyber security(38),data breach(74),other(11)

CIC News update contains 185 English and 2 Dutch articles for today.
In today's English news articles:
- 62 related to cybercrime
- 38 related to cyber security
- 74 related to data breach and identity theft
- 11 for the category other news

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

Have fun reading.

English cybercrime related news

Brandis and Turnbull working on joint piracy crackdown policyLocation: Sydney, Australia
Date published:05-06-2014

Summary: The Australian Department of Communications and the Attorney-General\'s Department have been collaborating in secret on an online copyright infringement policy that looks to include a graduated response scheme, ZDNet can reveal.Australian Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Attorne... Read more

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Top found tags: spam(1),TV (1),government(5)

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Adult Webcam Spam: All Roads Lead To Kik MessengerLocation: Tinder HQ - Hollywood, United States
Date published:05-06-2014

Dating back to last year, Symantec has been following a trend involving adult webcam spam on social networks, dating applications, and photo sharing applications. Our research found that no matter which platform it was found on, most adult webcam spam shared a common thread: it led users to a mobile... Read more

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Top found tags: webcam(1),social media(2),telecom sector(8)

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Introducing the Verisign Quarterly DDoS Trends ReportLocation: New York, United States
Date published:05-06-2014

Today, I am very pleased to announce that Verisign is making its inaugural quarterly distributed denial of service (DDoS) trends report available. As the registry for .com and .net and a leading DDoS protection services provider, we have a unique view into online attack trends that enables us to col... Read more

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Top found tags: financial sector(2),ISP(2),cybercrime(3)

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Cyber defense consortium formed to share \'fresh\' malwareLocation: Palo Alto, United States
Date published:30-05-2014

In response to the growing threat of malware and the difficulty thwarting it, Fortinet and Palo Alto Networks have joined forces to create what they call the industry\'s first cyber defense consortium where security companies can amass and share threat intelligence.The aim of the consortium is to im... Read more

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Top found tags: cyber defense(2),cybercrime(4),telecom sector(4)

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CryptoDefense ransomware targets vulnerable Java usersLocation: Oracle - Redwood City, United States
Date published:30-05-2014

Criminals spreading a ransomware trojan, dubbed CryptoDefense, are preying on users running vulnerable versions of Java, researchers found.CryptoDefense, a variant of CryptoLocker, was used by saboteurs to rake in more than $34,000 between February and March, Symantec researchers found. Now, analyst... Read more

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Top found tags: RSA(2),trojan(2),malware(4)

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Malware authors targeting Android phonesLocation: Google HQ - Mountain View, United States
Date published:02-06-2014

A new research has indicated that the number of malicious apps available on the Google Play store will continues to grow.The best defense at the moment is a security app, a cautious approach to downloads, and a close eye on your bank and credit card statements.Most of us do whatever we can to avoid ... Read more

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Top found tags: malware(3),financial sector(4),telecom sector(12)

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MALWARE BUNDLED WITH MIDDLE EAST CONFLICT NEWS TARGETS MEDIA AND GOVERNMENTSLocation: Tel Aviv, Israel
Date published:02-06-2014

Malware previously associated with anti-Zionist hacktivists was employed again last month against the BBC, a Middle Eastern diplomatic body and governments including UK, the US and Israel.So-called \"molerats\" use decoy documents ostensibly containing information on Middle Eastern conflicts to open... Read more

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

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Soraya Malware Combines Worst of ZeuS and Dexter to Grab Card DataLocation: Arbor Networks - Burlington, United States
Date published:03-06-2014

Arbor Networks uncovers slick new malware targeting point of sale systems.Arbor Networks has unearthed a new malware family, dubbed Soraya, which combines techniques from the infamous ZeuS and Dexter Trojans to steal payment card data via infected point-of-sale (PoS) terminals. The vendors Securi... Read more

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

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Indian Banking System third most at risk with online malware: ReportLocation: Trend Micro - Cupertino, United States
Date published:04-06-2014

Banks in India have been increasingly offering the online platform to their customers for their convenience, but this has also resulted in an increase in online malware in the banking system.Japanese security firm Trend Micro, in its report on cyber crime, reveals that in the first quarter of this c... Read more

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Top found tags: United States(2),Syrian Electronic Army(3),cybercrime(7)

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Hackers distribute banking malware through Buffalo site in JapanLocation: Buffalo, United States
Date published:04-06-2014

Customers of storage and networking equipment manufacturer Buffalo who downloaded certain files from the companys website in Japan last week might have had their computers infected with an online banking Trojan.In a security notice published Monday, Buffalo warned customers that someone had tampe... Read more

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Top found tags: Trend Micro(2),trojan(2),vulnerability(2)

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Researchers urge hackers to exploit Hyper-V\'s huge attack surfaceLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published:04-06-2014

At the Hack in the Box security conference in Amsterdam, ERNW security researchers Enno Rey, Felix Wilhelm, and Matthias Luft presented Compromise-as-a-Service: Our PleAZURE (pdf).The group says they chose to research Hyper-V because there has been very little research so far, resulting in onl... Read more

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

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Android Simplelocker ransomware encrypts SD card filesLocation: Google HQ - Mountain View, United States
Date published:04-06-2014

A security firm says it has found the first confirmed case of ransomware that encrypts files held by Android devices.Eset reports that the Trojan - called Simplelocker - targets SD cards slotted into tablets and handsets, electronically scrambling certain types of files on them before demanding cash... Read more

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

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Chinese Hackers Ensnare Vietnamese Internet-users by Distributing MalwareLocation: Hanoi, Vietnam
Date published:05-06-2014

Security specialists are cautioning Internet-users of Vietnam against hackers from China who\'re making efforts for distributing malicious software that are intended to ensnare Vietnamese PCs, published english.vietnamnet.vn during the 3rd-week of May 2014.It has been observed that while the issue r... Read more

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Top found tags: China(2),cybercrime(3),malware(3)

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Ronaldo and Messi lead McAfees red card malware teamLocation: McAfee - Santa Clara, United States
Date published:05-06-2014

Mark Milligan and Tim Cahill the most likely Australians to be used by cybercriminalsSearching for football stars Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) and Lionel Messi (Argentina) during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil will be risky, according to McAfee.The security vendor has named the duo (in that order... Read more

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Top found tags: financial sector(2),social media(2),cybercrime(3)

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The three greatest insider threats to your organisation, and how to beat themLocation: New York, United States
Date published:30-05-2014

In 2014 alone, IDC research estimates that enterprises will suffer 188 billion losses caused by cybercriminal activity from around the globe. IT security professionals working in organisations the world over are now facing the daily reality that a war is raging in cyber space and they are the targ... Read more

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Top found tags: mobile device(2),cybercrime(4),telecom sector(6)

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Survey shows several Middle East firms being targeted by cyber criminalsLocation: New York, United States
Date published:30-05-2014

A recent survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers L.L.P. revealed that many Middle East companies are being targeted by cyber criminals, Khaleej Times reported.Almost 40% of financial sector respondents were victims of cybercrimes. Joakim Sundberg, security solution architect at F5 Networks Inc., said that ... Read more

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Top found tags: survey(1),financial sector(2),cybercrime(4)

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US cybercrime laws being used to target security researchersLocation: Lanier, United States
Date published:29-05-2014

Security researchers say they have been threatened with indictment for their work investigating internet vulnerabilitiesSome of the worlds best-known security researchers claim to have been threatened with indictment over their efforts to find vulnerabilities in internet infrastructure, amid fear... Read more

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Top found tags: cybercrime(2),vulnerability(2),government(3)

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FORTINET AND PALO ALTO NETWORKS COMBINE FORCES TO FIGHT CYBERCRIMELocation: Palo Alto, United States
Date published:30-05-2014

Fortinet and Palo Alto Networks have pooled their strengths to form a new industry consortium to fight cybercrime.The new Cyber Consortium launches with three key aims, according to the vendors. They are:Better cross-industry, cross-vendor threat intelligenceBetter coordination of incident responseB... Read more

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Top found tags: legislation(1),threat(1),cybercrime(4)

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Blackshades Boss Pleads Not GuiltyLocation: Federal Bureau of Investigation - Washington D.C., United States
Date published:30-05-2014

The BlackShades organization was run like a real business -- salaried staff, detailed customer lists, support teams -- and that was a key factor in both its success and its demise.Alex Yucel, 24, the alleged co-author of the Blackshades remote access Trojan (RAT) and owner-operator of the BlackShade... Read more

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

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Govt mulls cyber law to curb online crimesLocation: Dodoma, Tanzania
Date published:01-06-2014

The office of Attorney General has received a draft Computer Crime and Cybercrime Bill which now awaits formal legislation in Parliament.The Act provides for a legal framework for the criminalization of computer and network related offences. The law aims at criminalizing certain illegal content in l... Read more

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Top found tags: government(6),cybercrime(8),telecom sector(10)

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NBI arrests Canadian, British nationals over alleged illegal data extraction in Makati raidLocation: London, United Kingdom
Date published:02-06-2014

MANILA - Two foreigners, along with their 28 employees in a business process outsourcing (BPO) company, were hauled to the headquarters of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Sunday after a raid conducted by special investigators of the agencys Cybercrime Division for alleged violation of ... Read more

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Top found tags: EN(1),cybercrime(2),telecom sector(8)

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Zambian minister warns against online porn, cybercrimeLocation: Lusaka, Zambia
Date published:02-06-2014

Zambias education minister has warned youths in the country against involvement in online pornography and cybercrime.The minister of education Dr John Phiri said youths should not use computers and the internet to commit cybercrime or for watching pornography but to gain knowledge on issues aroun... Read more

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

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Cybercrime Task Force: Woman created fake baby, discrimination complaintLocation: Anderson, United States
Date published:02-06-2014

BILOXI -- A Saucier woman accused of cyberstalking harassed her victims by creating false e-mail accounts, creating a fake baby and filing a fictitious discrimination complaint, authorities said.Rebecca Anderson, 44, of the 18000 block of Rouse Road, was arrested Friday following an investigation by... Read more

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

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U.S. Charges Russian As Major Hacking \'Ringmaster\'Location: New York, United States
Date published:03-06-2014

The U.S. Justice Department has charged a Russian citizen with being behind a worldwide cybercrime operation that affected hundreds of thousands of individuals and businesses in several countries. Evgeniy Bogachev is accused of being involved in attacks on more than 1 million computers.The charges c... Read more

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Top found tags: United States(2),cybercrime(3),Department of Justice(3)

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New proactive approach unveiled to malware in networked computers and dataLocation: Virginia, United States
Date published:04-06-2014

Cybercrime comes in all forms these days. One recent headline told of the creepware or silent computer snooping that resulted in the arrest of some 90 people in 19 countries. Miss Teen USA was among the victims. Her computer had been turned into a camera and used to spy on her in her own bedroom.On ... Read more

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

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Police warn to guard computers against cybercrimeLocation: National Crime Agency - London, United Kingdom
Date published:05-06-2014

POLICE are warning computer users to guard against a cyber attack in the wake of a Government alert issued by the UKs National Crime Agency.Following the U.S. charging a man with cybercrime, the Agency is saying people probably have two weeks before international criminals get a so-called botn... Read more

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Top found tags: EN(1),United States(2),cybercrime(5)

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UK Proposes Life Sentences for Serious CybercriminalsLocation: New York, United States
Date published:05-06-2014

The UK government wants to come down harder on serious cybercriminals.In the Queens Speech, her address to Parliament that lays out government agenda, Queen Elizabeth II outlined the administrations plan for a serious computer crime bill, The Telegraph reports.It would mete out life sentences ... Read more

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

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Governor Bentley supports cyber-crime lab at The University of AlabamaLocation: Bent, United States
Date published:05-06-2014

Gov. Robert Bentley has awarded a $60,000 grant to help the University of Alabama create a new cyber-crime investigations lab. The grant will help the universitys Criminal Justice Department create the Cyber Research and Digital Forensics laboratory. In the lab, trained examiners will analyze dev... Read more

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Top found tags: Department of Justice(3),telecom sector(4),cybercrime(6)

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Brandis and Turnbull working on joint piracy crackdown policyLocation: Sydney, Australia
Date published:05-06-2014

Summary: The Australian Department of Communications and the Attorney-General\'s Department have been collaborating in secret on an online copyright infringement policy that looks to include a graduated response scheme, ZDNet can reveal.Australian Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Attorne... Read more

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Top found tags: spam(1),TV (1),government(5)

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Adult Webcam Spam: All Roads Lead To Kik MessengerLocation: Tinder HQ - Hollywood, United States
Date published:05-06-2014

Dating back to last year, Symantec has been following a trend involving adult webcam spam on social networks, dating applications, and photo sharing applications. Our research found that no matter which platform it was found on, most adult webcam spam shared a common thread: it led users to a mobile... Read more

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Top found tags: webcam(1),social media(2),telecom sector(8)

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Introducing the Verisign Quarterly DDoS Trends ReportLocation: New York, United States
Date published:05-06-2014

Today, I am very pleased to announce that Verisign is making its inaugural quarterly distributed denial of service (DDoS) trends report available. As the registry for .com and .net and a leading DDoS protection services provider, we have a unique view into online attack trends that enables us to col... Read more

Source:

Top found tags: financial sector(2),ISP(2),cybercrime(3)

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Cyber defense consortium formed to share \'fresh\' malwareLocation: Palo Alto, United States
Date published:30-05-2014

In response to the growing threat of malware and the difficulty thwarting it, Fortinet and Palo Alto Networks have joined forces to create what they call the industry\'s first cyber defense consortium where security companies can amass and share threat intelligence.The aim of the consortium is to im... Read more

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Top found tags: cyber defense(2),cybercrime(4),telecom sector(4)

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CryptoDefense ransomware targets vulnerable Java usersLocation: Oracle - Redwood City, United States
Date published:30-05-2014

Criminals spreading a ransomware trojan, dubbed CryptoDefense, are preying on users running vulnerable versions of Java, researchers found.CryptoDefense, a variant of CryptoLocker, was used by saboteurs to rake in more than $34,000 between February and March, Symantec researchers found. Now, analyst... Read more

Source:

Top found tags: RSA(2),trojan(2),malware(4)

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Malware authors targeting Android phonesLocation: Google HQ - Mountain View, United States
Date published:02-06-2014

A new research has indicated that the number of malicious apps available on the Google Play store will continues to grow.The best defense at the moment is a security app, a cautious approach to downloads, and a close eye on your bank and credit card statements.Most of us do whatever we can to avoid ... Read more

Source:

Top found tags: malware(3),financial sector(4),telecom sector(12)

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MALWARE BUNDLED WITH MIDDLE EAST CONFLICT NEWS TARGETS MEDIA AND GOVERNMENTSLocation: Tel Aviv, Israel
Date published:02-06-2014

Malware previously associated with anti-Zionist hacktivists was employed again last month against the BBC, a Middle Eastern diplomatic body and governments including UK, the US and Israel.So-called \"molerats\" use decoy documents ostensibly containing information on Middle Eastern conflicts to open... Read more

Source:

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

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Soraya Malware Combines Worst of ZeuS and Dexter to Grab Card DataLocation: Arbor Networks - Burlington, United States
Date published:03-06-2014

Arbor Networks uncovers slick new malware targeting point of sale systems.Arbor Networks has unearthed a new malware family, dubbed Soraya, which combines techniques from the infamous ZeuS and Dexter Trojans to steal payment card data via infected point-of-sale (PoS) terminals. The vendors Securi... Read more

Source:

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

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Indian Banking System third most at risk with online malware: ReportLocation: Trend Micro - Cupertino, United States
Date published:04-06-2014

Banks in India have been increasingly offering the online platform to their customers for their convenience, but this has also resulted in an increase in online malware in the banking system.Japanese security firm Trend Micro, in its report on cyber crime, reveals that in the first quarter of this c... Read more

Source:

Top found tags: United States(2),Syrian Electronic Army(3),cybercrime(7)

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Hackers distribute banking malware through Buffalo site in JapanLocation: Buffalo, United States
Date published:04-06-2014

Customers of storage and networking equipment manufacturer Buffalo who downloaded certain files from the companys website in Japan last week might have had their computers infected with an online banking Trojan.In a security notice published Monday, Buffalo warned customers that someone had tampe... Read more

Source:

Top found tags: Trend Micro(2),trojan(2),vulnerability(2)

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Researchers urge hackers to exploit Hyper-V\'s huge attack surfaceLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published:04-06-2014

At the Hack in the Box security conference in Amsterdam, ERNW security researchers Enno Rey, Felix Wilhelm, and Matthias Luft presented Compromise-as-a-Service: Our PleAZURE (pdf).The group says they chose to research Hyper-V because there has been very little research so far, resulting in onl... Read more

Source:

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

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Android Simplelocker ransomware encrypts SD card filesLocation: Google HQ - Mountain View, United States
Date published:04-06-2014

A security firm says it has found the first confirmed case of ransomware that encrypts files held by Android devices.Eset reports that the Trojan - called Simplelocker - targets SD cards slotted into tablets and handsets, electronically scrambling certain types of files on them before demanding cash... Read more

Source:

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

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Chinese Hackers Ensnare Vietnamese Internet-users by Distributing MalwareLocation: Hanoi, Vietnam
Date published:05-06-2014

Security specialists are cautioning Internet-users of Vietnam against hackers from China who\'re making efforts for distributing malicious software that are intended to ensnare Vietnamese PCs, published english.vietnamnet.vn during the 3rd-week of May 2014.It has been observed that while the issue r... Read more

Source:

Top found tags: China(2),cybercrime(3),malware(3)

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Ronaldo and Messi lead McAfees red card malware teamLocation: McAfee - Santa Clara, United States
Date published:05-06-2014

Mark Milligan and Tim Cahill the most likely Australians to be used by cybercriminalsSearching for football stars Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) and Lionel Messi (Argentina) during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil will be risky, according to McAfee.The security vendor has named the duo (in that order... Read more

Source:

Top found tags: financial sector(2),social media(2),cybercrime(3)

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The three greatest insider threats to your organisation, and how to beat themLocation: New York, United States
Date published:30-05-2014

In 2014 alone, IDC research estimates that enterprises will suffer 188 billion losses caused by cybercriminal activity from around the globe. IT security professionals working in organisations the world over are now facing the daily reality that a war is raging in cyber space and they are the targ... Read more

Source:

Top found tags: mobile device(2),cybercrime(4),telecom sector(6)

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Survey shows several Middle East firms being targeted by cyber criminalsLocation: New York, United States
Date published:30-05-2014

A recent survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers L.L.P. revealed that many Middle East companies are being targeted by cyber criminals, Khaleej Times reported.Almost 40% of financial sector respondents were victims of cybercrimes. Joakim Sundberg, security solution architect at F5 Networks Inc., said that ... Read more

Source:

Top found tags: survey(1),financial sector(2),cybercrime(4)

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US cybercrime laws being used to target security researchersLocation: Lanier, United States
Date published:29-05-2014

Security researchers say they have been threatened with indictment for their work investigating internet vulnerabilitiesSome of the worlds best-known security researchers claim to have been threatened with indictment over their efforts to find vulnerabilities in internet infrastructure, amid fear... Read more

Source:

Top found tags: cybercrime(2),vulnerability(2),government(3)

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FORTINET AND PALO ALTO NETWORKS COMBINE FORCES TO FIGHT CYBERCRIMELocation: Palo Alto, United States
Date published:30-05-2014

Fortinet and Palo Alto Networks have pooled their strengths to form a new industry consortium to fight cybercrime.The new Cyber Consortium launches with three key aims, according to the vendors. They are:Better cross-industry, cross-vendor threat intelligenceBetter coordination of incident responseB... Read more

Source:

Top found tags: legislation(1),threat(1),cybercrime(4)

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Blackshades Boss Pleads Not GuiltyLocation: Federal Bureau of Investigation - Washington D.C., United States
Date published:30-05-2014

The BlackShades organization was run like a real business -- salaried staff, detailed customer lists, support teams -- and that was a key factor in both its success and its demise.Alex Yucel, 24, the alleged co-author of the Blackshades remote access Trojan (RAT) and owner-operator of the BlackShade... Read more

Source:

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

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Govt mulls cyber law to curb online crimesLocation: Dodoma, Tanzania
Date published:01-06-2014

The office of Attorney General has received a draft Computer Crime and Cybercrime Bill which now awaits formal legislation in Parliament.The Act provides for a legal framework for the criminalization of computer and network related offences. The law aims at criminalizing certain illegal content in l... Read more

Source:

Top found tags: government(6),cybercrime(8),telecom sector(10)

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NBI arrests Canadian, British nationals over alleged illegal data extraction in Makati raidLocation: London, United Kingdom
Date published:02-06-2014

MANILA - Two foreigners, along with their 28 employees in a business process outsourcing (BPO) company, were hauled to the headquarters of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Sunday after a raid conducted by special investigators of the agencys Cybercrime Division for alleged violation of ... Read more

Source:

Top found tags: EN(1),cybercrime(2),telecom sector(8)

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Zambian minister warns against online porn, cybercrimeLocation: Lusaka, Zambia
Date published:02-06-2014

Zambias education minister has warned youths in the country against involvement in online pornography and cybercrime.The minister of education Dr John Phiri said youths should not use computers and the internet to commit cybercrime or for watching pornography but to gain knowledge on issues aroun... Read more

Source:

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

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Cybercrime Task Force: Woman created fake baby, discrimination complaintLocation: Anderson, United States
Date published:02-06-2014

BILOXI -- A Saucier woman accused of cyberstalking harassed her victims by creating false e-mail accounts, creating a fake baby and filing a fictitious discrimination complaint, authorities said.Rebecca Anderson, 44, of the 18000 block of Rouse Road, was arrested Friday following an investigation by... Read more

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

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U.S. Charges Russian As Major Hacking \'Ringmaster\'Location: New York, United States
Date published:03-06-2014

The U.S. Justice Department has charged a Russian citizen with being behind a worldwide cybercrime operation that affected hundreds of thousands of individuals and businesses in several countries. Evgeniy Bogachev is accused of being involved in attacks on more than 1 million computers.The charges c... Read more

Source:

Top found tags: United States(2),cybercrime(3),Department of Justice(3)

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New proactive approach unveiled to malware in networked computers and dataLocation: Virginia, United States
Date published:04-06-2014

Cybercrime comes in all forms these days. One recent headline told of the creepware or silent computer snooping that resulted in the arrest of some 90 people in 19 countries. Miss Teen USA was among the victims. Her computer had been turned into a camera and used to spy on her in her own bedroom.On ... Read more

Source:

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

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Police warn to guard computers against cybercrimeLocation: National Crime Agency - London, United Kingdom
Date published:05-06-2014

POLICE are warning computer users to guard against a cyber attack in the wake of a Government alert issued by the UKs National Crime Agency.Following the U.S. charging a man with cybercrime, the Agency is saying people probably have two weeks before international criminals get a so-called botn... Read more

Source:

Top found tags: EN(1),United States(2),cybercrime(5)

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UK Proposes Life Sentences for Serious CybercriminalsLocation: New York, United States
Date published:05-06-2014

The UK government wants to come down harder on serious cybercriminals.In the Queens Speech, her address to Parliament that lays out government agenda, Queen Elizabeth II outlined the administrations plan for a serious computer crime bill, The Telegraph reports.It would mete out life sentences ... Read more

Source:

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

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Governor Bentley supports cyber-crime lab at The University of AlabamaLocation: Bent, United States
Date published:05-06-2014

Gov. Robert Bentley has awarded a $60,000 grant to help the University of Alabama create a new cyber-crime investigations lab. The grant will help the universitys Criminal Justice Department create the Cyber Research and Digital Forensics laboratory. In the lab, trained examiners will analyze dev... Read more

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Cyber crime on the riseLocation: New York, United States
Date published:06-06-2014

The state is seeing an alarming rise in cybercrime cases, involving fake online job interviews, fake consultancies, objectionable content, cyber-stalking of women, abusive messages or hacking.The state recorded about 700 cases in 2013 as against 500 in 2012.Most of these cases fall under the purview... Read more

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Malvertising scheme uses Flash exploit to profit from World Cup buzzLocation: Miller, United States
Date published:05-06-2014

Researchers discovered a malvertising campaign targeting a popular sports news site in Brazil a sure sign that scammers are poised to profit from online interest in the upcoming World Cup tournament.On Tuesday, Trustwave\'s research team SpiderLabs blogged about the scheme, which leveraged an Ad... Read more

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Need for increased safety in cyber worldLocation: New York, United States
Date published:06-06-2014

Hyderabad: City sociologists claim that the increasing incidents of crime at social and family level due to various posts on social media call for strong monitoring in the cyber world.Apart from the law enforcing agencies, companies should also be held accountable as they must ensure that any conten... Read more

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FBI task force arrests cyber crime suspectsLocation: Broward, United States
Date published:05-06-2014

BROWARD COUNTY, FL (WFLX) - A new FBI task force aimed at capturing personal identity thieves, credit card counterfeiters and scammers has arrested cyber crimes suspects in South Florida.Tuesday, six people, most of whom work at AT&T call centers in Broward County, were arrested. Accoding to the \"M... Read more

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UK law could propose life sentences for cyber crimesLocation: London, United Kingdom
Date published:05-06-2014

The Queen\'s speech in the Houses of Parliament yesterday saw the proposal of 11 new laws, including a \'Serious Crime Bill\' which will make significant changes to the Computer Misuse Act 1990.Home Secretary Theresa May\'s legislative programme was announced in the Queen\'s Speech on Wednesday, wit... Read more

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University of Alabama gets $60,000 grant for cybercrime labLocation: Alabama, United States
Date published:05-06-2014

The University of Alabama has been awarded a $60,000 grant to help create a new cyber-crime investigations lab.The grant will be used by UA\'s criminal justice department to fund the Cyber Research and Digital Forensics laboratory. In the lab, trained examiners will analyze cellphones, computer hard... Read more

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English cyber security related news

PayPal and Apple Email Fraud Expands at an Alarming RateLocation: PayPal HQ - San Jose, United States
Date published:02-06-2014

NEW YORK (MainStreet) While spam is reportedly declining, phishing emails are becoming more sophisticated and, at for at least one common target, more prevalent. Fraudulent emails pretending to be sent from PayPal are up more than 70% from last year, according to research issued by Cyren, an inf... Read more

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GOZeus threat knocks out government-backed security siteLocation: National Crime Agency - London, United Kingdom
Date published:05-06-2014

The Get Safe Online website, designed to educate computer users about cyber security, suffers high traffic-induced outageMoments after the National Crime Agency (NCA) advised people to check the Get Safe Online website to find out how to protect themselves against the GOZeus and CryptoLocker malware... Read more

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WHO SHOULD INSURE THE NATIONS CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE?Location: New York, United States
Date published:03-06-2014

A few months ago, one of the large US insurance companies ran an advertorial in a business magazine promoting a new cybersecurity policy. Around the same time, commentators in the blogosphere and the media were covering the launch in the UK of the Cyber Information Sharing Partnership.I read b... Read more

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BLACKSHADES REMOTE ACCESS TROJANLocation: New York, United States
Date published:30-05-2014

Blackshades is a well-written Remote Access Trojan that comes complete with a setup anduser guide. These documentsprovided at purchaseare better written than some commercial software guides. The tool set itself has been around for many years; I first started playing with it back in 2010 when I... Read more

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Over 4 lakh Android malware detected in Jan-March: reportLocation: Google HQ - Mountain View, United States
Date published:02-06-2014

NEW DELHI, JUNE 2: With a majority of smartphone users adopting Android as their mobile platform, over 4 lakh Android malware were detected during the January-March period this year, security solutions firm Quick Heal said today.Total Android malware detected by Quick Heal was over 4 lakhs, Andro... Read more

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Operation Tovar: Windows users given two weeks to protect PCs from malware duoLocation: National Crime Agency - London, United Kingdom
Date published:02-06-2014

Windows users have been given a two-week \"window of opportunity\" to get protected from a nasty malware duo, after UK authorities teamed up with international police to take control of hackers\' command and control servers.Operation Tovar, as it\'s been dubbed, shut down the servers behind CryptoLo... Read more

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Computer owners warned to protect themselves against MalwareLocation: National Crime Agency - London, United Kingdom
Date published:03-06-2014

MERSEYSIDE Police are backing a campaign urging computer owners to take urgent steps to protect themselves from malicious software known as \'Malware\'.The National Crime Agency believes 15,500 computers across the country are infected with the software, called GOZeus and Cryptolocker.GOZeus allows ... Read more

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Colombia targeted by cybercrimeLocation: Bogota, Colombia
Date published:30-05-2014

he Andean country tops the list of Latin American nations affected by cyber-terrorism, phishing and the filtering of military intelligence information, according to a report by the EMC Corporation.Internet access is spreading rapidly throughout Colombia, where 70% of the countrys 47 million resid... Read more

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Five Minute Guide Tackling cybercrime and staying safe onlineLocation: eBay - San Jose, United States
Date published:01-06-2014

THE cyber attack on online retailer eBay should serve as a timely reminder to us all of the importance of taking adequate protection measures while surfing the internet.Hackers broke into a database holding customers\' personal data between late February and early March, and gained access to million... Read more

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Bilateral and Multilateral Cooperation to Crack Down on CybercrimeLocation: National Crime Agency - London, United Kingdom
Date published:02-06-2014

A couple of weeks ago, the FBI coordinated one of the largest crackdowns on cybercrime to date along with police in 19 different countries. Part of an offensive on creepware, as it is known; agents made over 90 arrests.The most common variant of this malware, Blackshades, is most frequently sp... Read more

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10 ways to minimise your risk from the Cryptolocker ransomware virusLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published:02-06-2014

Cybercrime agencies worldwide are warning that computers may already be infected with the Crytolocker ransomware virus and only have a two week window to remove it.But what steps can you take to reduce the risk of your equipment becoming infected?Here are our top ten tips:Never open email attachment... Read more

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Cybercriminals targeting the vulnerable: SymantecLocation: Symantec HQ - Mountain View, United States
Date published:03-06-2014

Summary: As part of Stay Smart Online Week 2014, online security companies are warning children, parents, and businesses to remain cautious about the growth of cybercrimes, particularly when it comes to mobile devices.One in three Australian children was a victim of a cybercrime or a negative online... Read more

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Is it finally time for federal cybersecurity law enforcement?Location: Neiman Marcus - Dallas, United States
Date published:02-06-2014

Greetings to all my fellow techies. This week CNN reported that with the year not yet half over, 47 percent of all Americans have had their personal information stolen online. These thefts come from many of the high-profile attacks, like what happened with Target, Adobe, Snapchat, Neiman Marcus, Mic... Read more

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Cybercrime is big money for hackersLocation: National Security Agency - Fort Meade, United States
Date published:03-06-2014

(CNN) -- In the early days of the Internet boom, some thought we would enter an era where there would be one integrated world economy with no borders, where we would share similar democratic values, and where governments would be less important and civil society could pick up many governmental tasks... Read more

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Software competition opens door for cybercrimeLocation: Trustwave - Chicago, United States
Date published:04-06-2014

Cape Town - Competitive pressure may be a contributing factor to the spread of malware, even as advances are made in software security, an expert has said.\"With the competitive capabilities right now to try and be the first, biggest and baddest, the development houses that are internal to the organ... Read more

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Head of UK\'s cyber-security website \'sorry\' after it crashesLocation: National Crime Agency - London, United Kingdom
Date published:04-06-2014

UK\'s Get Safe Online website collapsed this week under heavy traffic after Brits were urged to visit it and protect themselves from the GOZeuS threat.After a US-led international effort to significantly disrupt the Gameover ZeuS botnet was reported in the media, the UK\'s cybercrime cops warned the... Read more

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PayPal and Apple Email Fraud Expands at an Alarming RateLocation: PayPal HQ - San Jose, United States
Date published:02-06-2014

NEW YORK (MainStreet) While spam is reportedly declining, phishing emails are becoming more sophisticated and, at for at least one common target, more prevalent. Fraudulent emails pretending to be sent from PayPal are up more than 70% from last year, according to research issued by Cyren, an inf... Read more

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GOZeus threat knocks out government-backed security siteLocation: National Crime Agency - London, United Kingdom
Date published:05-06-2014

The Get Safe Online website, designed to educate computer users about cyber security, suffers high traffic-induced outageMoments after the National Crime Agency (NCA) advised people to check the Get Safe Online website to find out how to protect themselves against the GOZeus and CryptoLocker malware... Read more

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WHO SHOULD INSURE THE NATIONS CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE?Location: New York, United States
Date published:03-06-2014

A few months ago, one of the large US insurance companies ran an advertorial in a business magazine promoting a new cybersecurity policy. Around the same time, commentators in the blogosphere and the media were covering the launch in the UK of the Cyber Information Sharing Partnership.I read b... Read more

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BLACKSHADES REMOTE ACCESS TROJANLocation: New York, United States
Date published:30-05-2014

Blackshades is a well-written Remote Access Trojan that comes complete with a setup anduser guide. These documentsprovided at purchaseare better written than some commercial software guides. The tool set itself has been around for many years; I first started playing with it back in 2010 when I... Read more

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Over 4 lakh Android malware detected in Jan-March: reportLocation: Google HQ - Mountain View, United States
Date published:02-06-2014

NEW DELHI, JUNE 2: With a majority of smartphone users adopting Android as their mobile platform, over 4 lakh Android malware were detected during the January-March period this year, security solutions firm Quick Heal said today.Total Android malware detected by Quick Heal was over 4 lakhs, Andro... Read more

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Operation Tovar: Windows users given two weeks to protect PCs from malware duoLocation: National Crime Agency - London, United Kingdom
Date published:02-06-2014

Windows users have been given a two-week \"window of opportunity\" to get protected from a nasty malware duo, after UK authorities teamed up with international police to take control of hackers\' command and control servers.Operation Tovar, as it\'s been dubbed, shut down the servers behind CryptoLo... Read more

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Computer owners warned to protect themselves against MalwareLocation: National Crime Agency - London, United Kingdom
Date published:03-06-2014

MERSEYSIDE Police are backing a campaign urging computer owners to take urgent steps to protect themselves from malicious software known as \'Malware\'.The National Crime Agency believes 15,500 computers across the country are infected with the software, called GOZeus and Cryptolocker.GOZeus allows ... Read more

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Colombia targeted by cybercrimeLocation: Bogota, Colombia
Date published:30-05-2014

he Andean country tops the list of Latin American nations affected by cyber-terrorism, phishing and the filtering of military intelligence information, according to a report by the EMC Corporation.Internet access is spreading rapidly throughout Colombia, where 70% of the countrys 47 million resid... Read more

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Five Minute Guide Tackling cybercrime and staying safe onlineLocation: eBay - San Jose, United States
Date published:01-06-2014

THE cyber attack on online retailer eBay should serve as a timely reminder to us all of the importance of taking adequate protection measures while surfing the internet.Hackers broke into a database holding customers\' personal data between late February and early March, and gained access to million... Read more

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Bilateral and Multilateral Cooperation to Crack Down on CybercrimeLocation: National Crime Agency - London, United Kingdom
Date published:02-06-2014

A couple of weeks ago, the FBI coordinated one of the largest crackdowns on cybercrime to date along with police in 19 different countries. Part of an offensive on creepware, as it is known; agents made over 90 arrests.The most common variant of this malware, Blackshades, is most frequently sp... Read more

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10 ways to minimise your risk from the Cryptolocker ransomware virusLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published:02-06-2014

Cybercrime agencies worldwide are warning that computers may already be infected with the Crytolocker ransomware virus and only have a two week window to remove it.But what steps can you take to reduce the risk of your equipment becoming infected?Here are our top ten tips:Never open email attachment... Read more

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Cybercriminals targeting the vulnerable: SymantecLocation: Symantec HQ - Mountain View, United States
Date published:03-06-2014

Summary: As part of Stay Smart Online Week 2014, online security companies are warning children, parents, and businesses to remain cautious about the growth of cybercrimes, particularly when it comes to mobile devices.One in three Australian children was a victim of a cybercrime or a negative online... Read more

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Is it finally time for federal cybersecurity law enforcement?Location: Neiman Marcus - Dallas, United States
Date published:02-06-2014

Greetings to all my fellow techies. This week CNN reported that with the year not yet half over, 47 percent of all Americans have had their personal information stolen online. These thefts come from many of the high-profile attacks, like what happened with Target, Adobe, Snapchat, Neiman Marcus, Mic... Read more

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Cybercrime is big money for hackersLocation: National Security Agency - Fort Meade, United States
Date published:03-06-2014

(CNN) -- In the early days of the Internet boom, some thought we would enter an era where there would be one integrated world economy with no borders, where we would share similar democratic values, and where governments would be less important and civil society could pick up many governmental tasks... Read more

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Software competition opens door for cybercrimeLocation: Trustwave - Chicago, United States
Date published:04-06-2014

Cape Town - Competitive pressure may be a contributing factor to the spread of malware, even as advances are made in software security, an expert has said.\"With the competitive capabilities right now to try and be the first, biggest and baddest, the development houses that are internal to the organ... Read more

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Head of UK\'s cyber-security website \'sorry\' after it crashesLocation: National Crime Agency - London, United Kingdom
Date published:04-06-2014

UK\'s Get Safe Online website collapsed this week under heavy traffic after Brits were urged to visit it and protect themselves from the GOZeuS threat.After a US-led international effort to significantly disrupt the Gameover ZeuS botnet was reported in the media, the UK\'s cybercrime cops warned the... Read more

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Why Iran Didn\'t Admit Stuxnet Was an AttackLocation: Teheran, Iran
Date published:05-06-2014

In July 2010, news broke that a new computer virus had been discovered. To casual observers, it probably elicited little more than a yawn. After all, there seems to be a new \"cyber threat\" reported every day. The detection of new computer viruses is announced routinely. In most cases, by the time ... Read more

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New OpenSSL bugs harder to exploit than \"Heartbleed\"Location: Rapid7 HQ - Boston, United States
Date published:06-06-2014

Security researchers have uncovered new bugs in the web encryption software that caused the pernicious Heartbleed internet threat that surfaced in April.Experts said the newly discovered vulnerabilities in OpenSSL, which could allow hackers to spy on communications, do not appear to be as seri... Read more

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Steps Google Is Taking to Protect User Data From NSA, Cyber-CrimeLocation: Google HQ - Mountain View, United States
Date published:05-06-2014

The National Security Agency\'s programs aimed at finding and using data from around the Web for intelligence gathering has been the top subject of debate for over a year now, thanks to Edward Snowden\'s leaks to major news media outlets. Those leaks cover everything from U.S. efforts at foreign spy... Read more

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UAE is hit hard by GameOver Zeus virusLocation: Federal Bureau of Investigation - Washington D.C., United States
Date published:06-06-2014

The malware, which the FBI terms extremely sophisticated, can steal banking and other passwords from the computers it infects and mostly spread through spam e-mail or phishing messages. It emerged three years ago and may be lying dormant on your computer as it gathers sensitive data. The US Fe... Read more

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How Researchers Helped Cripple CryptoLockerLocation: Black Hat - Las Vegas, United States
Date published:05-06-2014

A Black Hat USA speaker will give the backstory on how he and others helped disrupt the infamous CyptoLocker operation, and what they learned about it.The big news this week that a global team of law enforcement agencies and security researchers has disrupted a sophisticated and infamous ransomware ... Read more

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Security holes in power grid have federal officials scramblingLocation: Department of Homeland Security - Washington, United States
Date published:07-04-2014

WASHINGTON Adam Crain assumed that tapping into the computer networks used by power companies to keep electricity zipping through transmission lines would be nearly impossible in these days of heightened vigilance over cybersecurity.When he discovered how wrong he was, his work sent Homeland Sec... Read more

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English data breach and identity theft related news

Retailer Office data breach demonstrates tenuous securityLocation: New York, United States
Date published:29-05-2014

Yesterday, shoe retailer Office admitted to a data breach involving customer details such as names, addresses and Office account passwords, after having fallen victim to hackers. Though the company assures that no financial information has been stolen, the incident, in light of several other recent ... Read more

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HHS OCR settles post-data breach investigation for record $4.8mLocation: New York City, New York, United States
Date published:29-05-2014

On May 7, 2014, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced a pair of resolution agreements with New York Presbyterian Hospital (NYP) and Columbia University (CU) totaling $4.8 millionthe highest data breach settlement amount to date. These resol... Read more

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Top 10 data breach survival tips after eBay, Spotify and Office breachesLocation: London, United Kingdom
Date published:30-05-2014

With eBay, Spotify and even shoe seller Office all having suffered data breaches in the past few weeks it is clear hackers\' interest in corporate data is growing all the time.These firms can\'t plead ignorance of the threat either, as recent research from security firm Symantec reported hackers man... Read more

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FreeScoreReportGov.com Publishes Identity Theft Infographic to Show Users the Real CostLocation: San Francisco, California, United States
Date published:29-05-2014

Free Score Report Gov has created an identity theft infographic that demonstrates how identity theft can affect people and how to take steps to prevent and deal with it.San Francisco, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/30/2014 -- Identity theft is no longer rare, with user data from online sources now the prime t... Read more

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Data breach reported in Arkansas State departmentLocation: Arkansas, United States
Date published:30-05-2014

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Department of Human Services has told Arkansas State University about a data breach in ASU\'s College of Education and Behavioral Science\'s Department of Childhood Services.ASU said Friday that the breach could expose personally identifiable information. Chief In... Read more

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State department informs Arkansas State of data breachLocation: Arkansas, United States
Date published:30-05-2014

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) Officials with Arkansas State University say they have been informed about a data breach from the Arkansas Department of Human Services.DHS told the university on Wednesday the breach was in the College of Education and Behavioral Science\'s Department of Childhood Services.... Read more

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Target interim CEO said retailer\'s complaceny contributed to massive data breachLocation: Target HQ - Minneapolis, United States
Date published:30-05-2014

Target Interim Chief Executive Officer John Mulligan said that even before Decembers massive data breach, the retailer had lost its way by becoming too cautious and bureaucratic.The theft of credit-card data for 40 million customers has forced the company to refocus on pleasing shoppers and recon... Read more

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Data breach burnout the biggest threat of all?Location: New York, United States
Date published:30-05-2014

As our digital lives move increasingly online, security breaches are exploding in number and scale. Is it possible the public is becoming numb, or at least accustomed to massive losses of personal data? A succession of major high profile data breach incidents have dominated the headlines, affecting ... Read more

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Auburn woman allegedly took sister\'s checkbook, charged with identity theftLocation: Cayuga, United States
Date published:30-05-2014

An Auburn woman was picked up on a warrant May 29 and charged with taking a family member\'s check book and cashing checks in various banks in both Cayuga and Onondaga counties.Erin Kelly Cregg, 24, of 56 Seymour St., was charged with the felonies of first-degree identity theft and second-degree for... Read more

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50,000 Potentially Impacted by A-State Data BreachLocation: Department of Homeland Security - Washington, United States
Date published:30-05-2014

JONESBORO, AR (News release) The Arkansas Department of Human Services has informed Arkansas State University about a data breach in the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences Department of Childhood Services (CHS) that could cause exposure of personally identifiable information.A-State... Read more

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Police looking at ProMedica Bay Park Hospital data breachLocation: Park, United States
Date published:31-05-2014

The ProMedica employee who was fired for accessing nearly 600 patient records at Bay Park hospital is now the focus of a criminal investigation. Oregon police Chief Mike Navarre said after speaking with ProMedica officials Friday that he is very confident the actions by the employee, whom he i... Read more

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Jacksonville woman sentenced to 3 years in \'Operation Zig Zag\' for identity theftLocation: Jackson, United States
Date published:30-05-2014

A Jacksonville woman involved in an elaborate scheme with several people was sentenced this week to three years for committing identity theft.Yvonne Marie Johnson, 46, was convicted on three counts of criminal use of personal identification. She was part of a group of 17 people who were exploiting o... Read more

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UK shoe retailer Office suffers customer data breachLocation: New York, United States
Date published:30-05-2014

UK shoe retail chain Office has admitted to a data breach involving the theft of customer details such as names, addresses, and account passwords. The company assures customers that no financial information has been stolen, but the announcement was fairly vague about what security protections were i... Read more

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Wayland Police offers tips to fight identity theftLocation: U.S. Internal Revenue Service HQ - Washington, United States
Date published:31-05-2014

WAYLANDFollowing a rash of identity thefts that targeted Wayland residents, the Police Department is offering advice on how to keep your personal data safe and secure.According to Officer Lynnet Sloan, who wrote up a number of the reports, many of the victims discovered the theft when they attempted... Read more

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Daily News reporter easily snags fake ID in Queens hotspot for phony documentsLocation: Roosevelt, United States
Date published:31-05-2014

Roosevelt Ave. in Jackson Heights is the epicenter of fake paper mills that fuel teenage drinking, identity theft and security threats posed by fake green cards and passports. While authorities attempt to crack down on the industry, reporter Corinne Lestch was able to quickly secure a phony ID f... Read more

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Florida worst for identity fraud for tax refundsLocation: Florida, United States
Date published:01-06-2014

MIAMI Despite efforts by federal officials to crack down on identity theft linked to hundreds of millions of dollars of fraudulently claimed tax refunds, southern Florida continues to lead the nation in such scams.In the latest case, Freddie Howard, 56, of Davie, pleaded guilty on Thursday to ma... Read more

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Mastercard Responds to Target Data Breach: Adds Zero Liability to ATM, Pin-Based TransactionsLocation: Target HQ - Minneapolis, United States
Date published:01-06-2014

Mastercard, likely responding to the huge Target data breach of 2013, is now extending its zero-liability guarantee to PIN-based and ATM transactions.Currently, zero-liability protection only covers signature based transactions. So, if a customer\'s PIN number is compromised and is used for unauthor... Read more

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Top found tags: identity theft(2),United States(2),financial sector(6)

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South Central Ambulance Service staff data breachLocation: Berkshire, United States
Date published:02-06-2014

The personal data of thousands of ambulance service staff has been accidentally published online, it has been revealed.The data breach by South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) included publishing the age, sexuality and religion of almost 3,000 staff members.The information has been revealed by a BB... Read more

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Basingstoke council apology over benefits data breachLocation: Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Date published:02-06-2014

A council leaked personal details of housing benefit claimants, including their dates of birth and national insurance details, in response to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request.Basingstoke and Deane sent letters of apology to 1,900 people, warning them their details had been disclosed.The boroug... Read more

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Bay Park Hospital reports data breachLocation: Park, United States
Date published:02-06-2014

ProMedica Bay Park Hospital said last week it is notifying 594 patients of a breach of protected health information.The hospital said it discovered on April 2 that between April 1, 2013 and April 1, 2014, an employee accessed the records of patients that the employee was not directly treating withou... Read more

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Monsanto Data Breach Hits 1,300 IndividualsLocation: Experian HQ - Dublin,Ireland
Date published:02-06-2014

Monsanto is not exactly the darling of the biotech world, so it\'s eminently possible that people will take its recent data breach as a good thing. An unknown assailant or assailants hacked into the client database of Monsanto subsidiary Precision Planting, potentially compromising 1,300 accounts th... Read more

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Data breach may affect all 62,000 UPMC employeesLocation: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Pittsburgh, United States
Date published:02-06-2014

Another healthcare data breach involving employees continues to grow, as the range of employees affected by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) breach has grown from a reported 27,000 to potentially all 62,000 employees, according to Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.UPMC said that it doesnt... Read more

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Target expects lawsuits from credit card companies over breachLocation: Target HQ - Minneapolis, United States
Date published:02-06-2014

Target and the credit-card companies seem to be locked in a high-stakes dispute over liability for the massive data breach.Card networks believe Target failed to meet data-security standards at the time of the holiday data breach, the Minneapolis-based retailer disclosed last week in a regulatory fi... Read more

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

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INFOGRAPHIC: Identity Theft Are You At Risk?Location: Neiman Marcus - Dallas, United States
Date published:02-06-2014

With each new data breach Target, Neiman Marcus, Michaels, Adobe, eBay (the list goes on) the likelihood of becoming a victim of identity theft grows exponentially. Identity theft is real, and were all at risk. In our latest infographic we take a look at identity theft by the numbers a... Read more

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FTC Data Breach Enforcement Under House Panel InvestigationLocation: Federal Trade Commission - Washington, United States
Date published:03-06-2014

LabMD, an Atlanta based medical lab company, currently is on trial before a Federal Trade Commission judge challenging the FTCs authority to enforce data security standards. But suddenly Chairman Darrell Issa and the US House Oversight Committee are launching their own investigation into Tiver... Read more

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

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Montana Health Department Acknowledges Data BreachLocation: Montana, United States
Date published:03-06-2014

Names, addresses, birthdates, Social Security numbers, clinical information and dates of service were exposed.The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) recently announced that a department server had been breached by hackers (h/t DataBreaches.net).The server contained client... Read more

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Las Vegas credit fraud duo sent to prisonLocation: Metropolitan Police - London, United Kingdom
Date published:03-06-2014

The owners of a company that performed a fake credit sweep service through reverse identity theft were sentenced Tuesday to up to six years in prison.Prosecutors said Michael Olden and Shafiq Beria cleaned up the credit reports of at least 416 people by creating false identity theft cases betw... Read more

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Anonymous Posts AmEx Card DataLocation: California, United States
Date published:03-06-2014

Payment card brand American Express says it\'s notifying about 77,000 California cardholders that their personal information and card data has been posted on various websites, allegedly by members of the hacktivist group Anonymous.AmEx says it was notified by law enforcement that several large files... Read more

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Thousands of Personal Details Exposed in Latest UK Data Breach BlundersLocation: Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Date published:04-06-2014

South Central Ambulance Service and Basingstoke council under investigation by ICO after accidental leaks.Thousands of ambulance service staff and housing benefits claimants have had their personal information accidentally leaked, in the latest UK data breach blunder.South Central Ambulance Service ... Read more

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Students alerted after data breach at San Diego State UniversityLocation: San Diego, United States
Date published:04-06-2014

SAN DIEGO - Some students at San Diego State University are dealing with a data breach.A few weeks ago, the university notified a select group of current and former students that some of their personal information could be at risk.The breach happened within the Pre-College Institute, which helps pro... Read more

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State server hacked via software security glitchLocation: Baldwin, United States
Date published:30-05-2014

HELENA, Mont. (AP) Hackers broke into a Montana health department computer server through software in need of a security upgrade after a Chinese-language website last year identified the department\'s server as vulnerable, state officials said Friday.Malware, which is software that can steal inf... Read more

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

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Chinese-language website hacks into Montana agency computersLocation: Baldwin, United States
Date published:31-05-2014

HELENA Hackers broke into a Montana health department computer server through software in need of a security upgrade after a Chinese-language website last year identified the departments server as vulnerable, state officials said Friday.Malware, which is software that can steal information, d... Read more

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160,000 new malware samples arriving every dayLocation: PandaLabs - Madrid, Spain
Date published:30-05-2014

Research just published by Panda Security claims to show that malware creation has broken new levels - with 160,000 new samples being spotted every single day - whilst trojans are now responsible for four out of five (79.9 percent) infections around the world.Commenting on the Q1-2014 report, Luis C... Read more

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Top found tags: United Kingdom(2),cyber security(4),cybercrime(7)

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red24 Offers Information to Those at Risk from Cyber Crime and Identity TheftLocation: National Crime Agency - London, United Kingdom
Date published:04-06-2014

The international crisis management firm red24 (http://www.red24.com) has offered information on how to deal with new computer viruses that have already been responsible for worldwide computer users losing an estimated 60 million.The National Crime Agency (NCA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigat... Read more

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Top found tags: malware(4),financial sector(6),cybercrime(8)

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Financial toll from being victimized by a cyber crimeLocation: New York, United States
Date published:05-06-2014

The financial toll from being the victim of a cyber crime is staggering. A recent report from the Internet Crime Complaint Center shows victims lost an average of more than four thousand dollars. This includes everything from extortion schemes to identity theft and computer hacking. CCTVs Jim Spe... Read more

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Top found tags: report(1),identity theft(2),cybercrime(3)

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Cyber crime: city next only to BangaloreLocation: Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Date published:06-06-2014

These crimes can be categorised as e-mail abuse, cyber stalking, phishing, vishing, hacking, online job and lottery fraud, credit card fraud, skimming and identity theftThe City of Destiny has earned the dubious distinction of being second city, after Bangalore, in the number of cyber crimes, ... Read more

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Retailer Office data breach demonstrates tenuous securityLocation: New York, United States
Date published:29-05-2014

Yesterday, shoe retailer Office admitted to a data breach involving customer details such as names, addresses and Office account passwords, after having fallen victim to hackers. Though the company assures that no financial information has been stolen, the incident, in light of several other recent ... Read more

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HHS OCR settles post-data breach investigation for record $4.8mLocation: New York City, New York, United States
Date published:29-05-2014

On May 7, 2014, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced a pair of resolution agreements with New York Presbyterian Hospital (NYP) and Columbia University (CU) totaling $4.8 millionthe highest data breach settlement amount to date. These resol... Read more

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Top 10 data breach survival tips after eBay, Spotify and Office breachesLocation: London, United Kingdom
Date published:30-05-2014

With eBay, Spotify and even shoe seller Office all having suffered data breaches in the past few weeks it is clear hackers\' interest in corporate data is growing all the time.These firms can\'t plead ignorance of the threat either, as recent research from security firm Symantec reported hackers man... Read more

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FreeScoreReportGov.com Publishes Identity Theft Infographic to Show Users the Real CostLocation: San Francisco, California, United States
Date published:29-05-2014

Free Score Report Gov has created an identity theft infographic that demonstrates how identity theft can affect people and how to take steps to prevent and deal with it.San Francisco, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/30/2014 -- Identity theft is no longer rare, with user data from online sources now the prime t... Read more

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Data breach reported in Arkansas State departmentLocation: Arkansas, United States
Date published:30-05-2014

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Department of Human Services has told Arkansas State University about a data breach in ASU\'s College of Education and Behavioral Science\'s Department of Childhood Services.ASU said Friday that the breach could expose personally identifiable information. Chief In... Read more

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State department informs Arkansas State of data breachLocation: Arkansas, United States
Date published:30-05-2014

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) Officials with Arkansas State University say they have been informed about a data breach from the Arkansas Department of Human Services.DHS told the university on Wednesday the breach was in the College of Education and Behavioral Science\'s Department of Childhood Services.... Read more

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Target interim CEO said retailer\'s complaceny contributed to massive data breachLocation: Target HQ - Minneapolis, United States
Date published:30-05-2014

Target Interim Chief Executive Officer John Mulligan said that even before Decembers massive data breach, the retailer had lost its way by becoming too cautious and bureaucratic.The theft of credit-card data for 40 million customers has forced the company to refocus on pleasing shoppers and recon... Read more

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Data breach burnout the biggest threat of all?Location: New York, United States
Date published:30-05-2014

As our digital lives move increasingly online, security breaches are exploding in number and scale. Is it possible the public is becoming numb, or at least accustomed to massive losses of personal data? A succession of major high profile data breach incidents have dominated the headlines, affecting ... Read more

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Auburn woman allegedly took sister\'s checkbook, charged with identity theftLocation: Cayuga, United States
Date published:30-05-2014

An Auburn woman was picked up on a warrant May 29 and charged with taking a family member\'s check book and cashing checks in various banks in both Cayuga and Onondaga counties.Erin Kelly Cregg, 24, of 56 Seymour St., was charged with the felonies of first-degree identity theft and second-degree for... Read more

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50,000 Potentially Impacted by A-State Data BreachLocation: Department of Homeland Security - Washington, United States
Date published:30-05-2014

JONESBORO, AR (News release) The Arkansas Department of Human Services has informed Arkansas State University about a data breach in the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences Department of Childhood Services (CHS) that could cause exposure of personally identifiable information.A-State... Read more

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Police looking at ProMedica Bay Park Hospital data breachLocation: Park, United States
Date published:31-05-2014

The ProMedica employee who was fired for accessing nearly 600 patient records at Bay Park hospital is now the focus of a criminal investigation. Oregon police Chief Mike Navarre said after speaking with ProMedica officials Friday that he is very confident the actions by the employee, whom he i... Read more

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Jacksonville woman sentenced to 3 years in \'Operation Zig Zag\' for identity theftLocation: Jackson, United States
Date published:30-05-2014

A Jacksonville woman involved in an elaborate scheme with several people was sentenced this week to three years for committing identity theft.Yvonne Marie Johnson, 46, was convicted on three counts of criminal use of personal identification. She was part of a group of 17 people who were exploiting o... Read more

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UK shoe retailer Office suffers customer data breachLocation: New York, United States
Date published:30-05-2014

UK shoe retail chain Office has admitted to a data breach involving the theft of customer details such as names, addresses, and account passwords. The company assures customers that no financial information has been stolen, but the announcement was fairly vague about what security protections were i... Read more

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

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Wayland Police offers tips to fight identity theftLocation: U.S. Internal Revenue Service HQ - Washington, United States
Date published:31-05-2014

WAYLANDFollowing a rash of identity thefts that targeted Wayland residents, the Police Department is offering advice on how to keep your personal data safe and secure.According to Officer Lynnet Sloan, who wrote up a number of the reports, many of the victims discovered the theft when they attempted... Read more

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Daily News reporter easily snags fake ID in Queens hotspot for phony documentsLocation: Roosevelt, United States
Date published:31-05-2014

Roosevelt Ave. in Jackson Heights is the epicenter of fake paper mills that fuel teenage drinking, identity theft and security threats posed by fake green cards and passports. While authorities attempt to crack down on the industry, reporter Corinne Lestch was able to quickly secure a phony ID f... Read more

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Florida worst for identity fraud for tax refundsLocation: Florida, United States
Date published:01-06-2014

MIAMI Despite efforts by federal officials to crack down on identity theft linked to hundreds of millions of dollars of fraudulently claimed tax refunds, southern Florida continues to lead the nation in such scams.In the latest case, Freddie Howard, 56, of Davie, pleaded guilty on Thursday to ma... Read more

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

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Mastercard Responds to Target Data Breach: Adds Zero Liability to ATM, Pin-Based TransactionsLocation: Target HQ - Minneapolis, United States
Date published:01-06-2014

Mastercard, likely responding to the huge Target data breach of 2013, is now extending its zero-liability guarantee to PIN-based and ATM transactions.Currently, zero-liability protection only covers signature based transactions. So, if a customer\'s PIN number is compromised and is used for unauthor... Read more

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Top found tags: identity theft(2),United States(2),financial sector(6)

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South Central Ambulance Service staff data breachLocation: Berkshire, United States
Date published:02-06-2014

The personal data of thousands of ambulance service staff has been accidentally published online, it has been revealed.The data breach by South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) included publishing the age, sexuality and religion of almost 3,000 staff members.The information has been revealed by a BB... Read more

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

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Basingstoke council apology over benefits data breachLocation: Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Date published:02-06-2014

A council leaked personal details of housing benefit claimants, including their dates of birth and national insurance details, in response to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request.Basingstoke and Deane sent letters of apology to 1,900 people, warning them their details had been disclosed.The boroug... Read more

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

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Bay Park Hospital reports data breachLocation: Park, United States
Date published:02-06-2014

ProMedica Bay Park Hospital said last week it is notifying 594 patients of a breach of protected health information.The hospital said it discovered on April 2 that between April 1, 2013 and April 1, 2014, an employee accessed the records of patients that the employee was not directly treating withou... Read more

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Monsanto Data Breach Hits 1,300 IndividualsLocation: Experian HQ - Dublin,Ireland
Date published:02-06-2014

Monsanto is not exactly the darling of the biotech world, so it\'s eminently possible that people will take its recent data breach as a good thing. An unknown assailant or assailants hacked into the client database of Monsanto subsidiary Precision Planting, potentially compromising 1,300 accounts th... Read more

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Data breach may affect all 62,000 UPMC employeesLocation: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Pittsburgh, United States
Date published:02-06-2014

Another healthcare data breach involving employees continues to grow, as the range of employees affected by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) breach has grown from a reported 27,000 to potentially all 62,000 employees, according to Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.UPMC said that it doesnt... Read more

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Target expects lawsuits from credit card companies over breachLocation: Target HQ - Minneapolis, United States
Date published:02-06-2014

Target and the credit-card companies seem to be locked in a high-stakes dispute over liability for the massive data breach.Card networks believe Target failed to meet data-security standards at the time of the holiday data breach, the Minneapolis-based retailer disclosed last week in a regulatory fi... Read more

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

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INFOGRAPHIC: Identity Theft Are You At Risk?Location: Neiman Marcus - Dallas, United States
Date published:02-06-2014

With each new data breach Target, Neiman Marcus, Michaels, Adobe, eBay (the list goes on) the likelihood of becoming a victim of identity theft grows exponentially. Identity theft is real, and were all at risk. In our latest infographic we take a look at identity theft by the numbers a... Read more

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FTC Data Breach Enforcement Under House Panel InvestigationLocation: Federal Trade Commission - Washington, United States
Date published:03-06-2014

LabMD, an Atlanta based medical lab company, currently is on trial before a Federal Trade Commission judge challenging the FTCs authority to enforce data security standards. But suddenly Chairman Darrell Issa and the US House Oversight Committee are launching their own investigation into Tiver... Read more

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

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Montana Health Department Acknowledges Data BreachLocation: Montana, United States
Date published:03-06-2014

Names, addresses, birthdates, Social Security numbers, clinical information and dates of service were exposed.The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) recently announced that a department server had been breached by hackers (h/t DataBreaches.net).The server contained client... Read more

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Las Vegas credit fraud duo sent to prisonLocation: Metropolitan Police - London, United Kingdom
Date published:03-06-2014

The owners of a company that performed a fake credit sweep service through reverse identity theft were sentenced Tuesday to up to six years in prison.Prosecutors said Michael Olden and Shafiq Beria cleaned up the credit reports of at least 416 people by creating false identity theft cases betw... Read more

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Anonymous Posts AmEx Card DataLocation: California, United States
Date published:03-06-2014

Payment card brand American Express says it\'s notifying about 77,000 California cardholders that their personal information and card data has been posted on various websites, allegedly by members of the hacktivist group Anonymous.AmEx says it was notified by law enforcement that several large files... Read more

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Thousands of Personal Details Exposed in Latest UK Data Breach BlundersLocation: Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Date published:04-06-2014

South Central Ambulance Service and Basingstoke council under investigation by ICO after accidental leaks.Thousands of ambulance service staff and housing benefits claimants have had their personal information accidentally leaked, in the latest UK data breach blunder.South Central Ambulance Service ... Read more

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Students alerted after data breach at San Diego State UniversityLocation: San Diego, United States
Date published:04-06-2014

SAN DIEGO - Some students at San Diego State University are dealing with a data breach.A few weeks ago, the university notified a select group of current and former students that some of their personal information could be at risk.The breach happened within the Pre-College Institute, which helps pro... Read more

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State server hacked via software security glitchLocation: Baldwin, United States
Date published:30-05-2014

HELENA, Mont. (AP) Hackers broke into a Montana health department computer server through software in need of a security upgrade after a Chinese-language website last year identified the department\'s server as vulnerable, state officials said Friday.Malware, which is software that can steal inf... Read more

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

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Chinese-language website hacks into Montana agency computersLocation: Baldwin, United States
Date published:31-05-2014

HELENA Hackers broke into a Montana health department computer server through software in need of a security upgrade after a Chinese-language website last year identified the departments server as vulnerable, state officials said Friday.Malware, which is software that can steal information, d... Read more

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

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160,000 new malware samples arriving every dayLocation: PandaLabs - Madrid, Spain
Date published:30-05-2014

Research just published by Panda Security claims to show that malware creation has broken new levels - with 160,000 new samples being spotted every single day - whilst trojans are now responsible for four out of five (79.9 percent) infections around the world.Commenting on the Q1-2014 report, Luis C... Read more

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red24 Offers Information to Those at Risk from Cyber Crime and Identity TheftLocation: National Crime Agency - London, United Kingdom
Date published:04-06-2014

The international crisis management firm red24 (http://www.red24.com) has offered information on how to deal with new computer viruses that have already been responsible for worldwide computer users losing an estimated 60 million.The National Crime Agency (NCA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigat... Read more

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Financial toll from being victimized by a cyber crimeLocation: New York, United States
Date published:05-06-2014

The financial toll from being the victim of a cyber crime is staggering. A recent report from the Internet Crime Complaint Center shows victims lost an average of more than four thousand dollars. This includes everything from extortion schemes to identity theft and computer hacking. CCTVs Jim Spe... Read more

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Cyber crime: city next only to BangaloreLocation: Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Date published:06-06-2014

These crimes can be categorised as e-mail abuse, cyber stalking, phishing, vishing, hacking, online job and lottery fraud, credit card fraud, skimming and identity theftThe City of Destiny has earned the dubious distinction of being second city, after Bangalore, in the number of cyber crimes, ... Read more

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Man charged with additional counts of identity theft, credit card fraudLocation: Anne Arundel, United States
Date published:05-06-2014

A man accused of breaking into lockers at fitness clubs and stealing wallets was charged in another similar case Wednesday.Michael James Reed, 22, of Washington, D.C., is charged with identity fraud, theft $1,000 to less than $10,000, fraudulent use of a credit card and impersonation of another with... Read more

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Editorial: Larger Questions Surround the UPMC Data BreachLocation: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Pittsburgh, United States
Date published:05-06-2014

Why didn\'t UPMC detect the breach and realize how extensive it was on its own?Serious concerns raised by UPMC\'s April announcement that hackers had stolen 27,000 employees\' personal information from its payroll system are only heightened by word that all of UPMC\'s 62,000 workers could ha... Read more

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Critical flaw in GnuTLS encryption opens Linux PCs to server-based attacksLocation: Ubuntu - London, United Kingdom
Date published:03-06-2014

A serious vulnerability that could be exploited to crash TLS clients and potentially execute malicious code on underlying systems was patched in the popular GnuTLS cryptographic library.The memory corruption vulnerability, which is tracked as CVE-2014-3466, was fixed in GnuTLS 3.3.3, GnuTLS 3.2.15 a... Read more

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Another serious GnuTLS bug exposes Linux clients to server attacksLocation: Ubuntu - London, United Kingdom
Date published:04-06-2014

Summary: More troubles emerge for open source secure communications tools with a new flaw affecting the GnuTLS library.Linux PCs running Ubuntu, Debian, and RedHat and an unknown number of applications are at risk again after researchers discovered a critical flaw in the GnuTLS secure communications... Read more

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Massive Flash exploit campaign seeks Japanese financial dataLocation: Tokio, Japan
Date published:30-05-2014

An Adobe Flash player vulnerability is being used in attacks on a massive scale against web users, mostly in Japan, to collect online banking details, according to new research from Symantec.On Monday and Tuesday, Symantec detected more than 14,000 attacks against Japanese web users using the flaw, ... Read more

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Cyber-attack frequency increases with geopolitical tension: analysisLocation: Kiev, Ukraine
Date published:01-06-2014

Australia may be a global non-contender as a source of malware callbacks, but analysis of malware from countries with more active malware-broadcasting profiles shows a strong correlation with political events such as the conflict between Russia and the Ukraine, a FireEye researcher has concluded.In ... Read more

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Palo Alto Networks Research Shines Spotlight on Cyber Threats Hiding in Plain SightLocation: Palo Alto, United States
Date published:02-06-2014

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Palo Alto Networks(R) (NYSE: PANW), the leader in enterprise security, today revealed new research on how attackers exploit commonly-used business applications to bypass security controls -- and provides helpful insight into how business leaders and ... Read more

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Top found tags: vulnerability(1),OpenSSL(2),social media(2)

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Critical flaw in GnuTLS encryption opens Linux PCs to server-based attacksLocation: Ubuntu - London, United Kingdom
Date published:03-06-2014

A serious vulnerability that could be exploited to crash TLS clients and potentially execute malicious code on underlying systems was patched in the popular GnuTLS cryptographic library.The memory corruption vulnerability, which is tracked as CVE-2014-3466, was fixed in GnuTLS 3.3.3, GnuTLS 3.2.15 a... Read more

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Top found tags: vulnerability(1),website(1),OpenSSL(2)

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Another serious GnuTLS bug exposes Linux clients to server attacksLocation: Ubuntu - London, United Kingdom
Date published:04-06-2014

Summary: More troubles emerge for open source secure communications tools with a new flaw affecting the GnuTLS library.Linux PCs running Ubuntu, Debian, and RedHat and an unknown number of applications are at risk again after researchers discovered a critical flaw in the GnuTLS secure communications... Read more

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Top found tags: Ubuntu(1),vulnerability(1),OpenSSL(2)

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Massive Flash exploit campaign seeks Japanese financial dataLocation: Tokio, Japan
Date published:30-05-2014

An Adobe Flash player vulnerability is being used in attacks on a massive scale against web users, mostly in Japan, to collect online banking details, according to new research from Symantec.On Monday and Tuesday, Symantec detected more than 14,000 attacks against Japanese web users using the flaw, ... Read more

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Cyber-attack frequency increases with geopolitical tension: analysisLocation: Kiev, Ukraine
Date published:01-06-2014

Australia may be a global non-contender as a source of malware callbacks, but analysis of malware from countries with more active malware-broadcasting profiles shows a strong correlation with political events such as the conflict between Russia and the Ukraine, a FireEye researcher has concluded.In ... Read more

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Palo Alto Networks Research Shines Spotlight on Cyber Threats Hiding in Plain SightLocation: Palo Alto, United States
Date published:02-06-2014

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Palo Alto Networks(R) (NYSE: PANW), the leader in enterprise security, today revealed new research on how attackers exploit commonly-used business applications to bypass security controls -- and provides helpful insight into how business leaders and ... Read more

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Detectives need help identifying credit card fraud suspectLocation: Jones, United States
Date published:05-06-2014

PUNTA GORDA, FL -Information from the Charlotte County Sheriff\'s Office:Economic crimes detectives need assistance identifying a man who fraudulently used a credit card at a local gas station last month.A Lee County man reported that he learned that his credit card had been used on Monday May 5, at... Read more

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De tien grootste malwaredreigingen herkennen en verwijderenLocation: Oracle - Redwood City, United States
Date published:05-06-2014

Samenvatting:Hoe herken je een besmetting van je computer? En wat kan je doen? Wij bekijken de tien grootste malwaredreigingen en nemen actie.De creatie van malware is niet een proces dat uit schrijven en lanceren bestaat. Een beetje dreiging wordt door de makers steeds opnieuw gepdatet om langs d... Read more

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Ransomware neemt bestanden op SD-kaart van Android-smartphones in gijzelingLocation: Google HQ - Mountain View, United States
Date published:05-06-2014

Nieuwe Android-ransomware neemt bestanden die op de SD-kaart van smartphones staan in gijzeling en eist losgeld. De bestanden worden door de ransomware versleuteld, waarna slachtoffers 16 euro losgeld moeten betalen. De ransomware is op ondergrondse marktplaatsen te koop.De malware is ontdekt door h... Read more

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