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CIC News for 02-07-2014 contains 142 articles: cybercrime(54),cyber security(46),data breach(9),other(33)

CIC News update contains 113 English and 29 Dutch articles for today.
There are 3 published advisories, 0 are English and 3 are Dutch.
In today's English news articles:
- 43 related to cybercrime
- 40 related to cyber security
- 9 related to data breach and identity theft
- 21 for the category other news

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

Have fun reading.

English cybercrime related news

Microsoft cybercrime crackdown sees millions of sites shut downLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 01-07-2014

Microsoft cybercrime crackdown sees millions of sites shut down. Microsoft has taken unprecedented action against million of cybercriminals by shutting down a barrage of servers used to infect PCs with dangerous malware across the globe. Related: Microsoft unveils cybercrime centre in fight against ... Read more

Source: itproportal.com

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

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WordPress plugin with 1.7 million downloads puts sites at risk of takeoverLocation: WordPress - San Francisco, United States
Date published: 01-07-2014

downloads, are susceptible to hacks that give attackers almost complete control, researchers have warned. "If you have this plugin activated on your website, the odds are not in your favor," Daniel Cid, CTO of security firm Sucuri, warned in a blog post published Tuesday. "An attacker can exploit th... Read more

Source: arstechnica.com

Top found tags: WordPress(1),vulnerability(2),telecom sector(4)

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Microsoft seizes No-IP domains in effort to stop malware infectionsLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 01-07-2014

Microsoft warns of attacks leveraging Word zero-day, releases temp fix The legal action was taken to disrupt the spread of remote access trojans njRAT and njw0rm. Microsoft has seized several domains registered through free dynamic DNS provider No-IP.com a move the tech giant said will stop the ... Read more

Source: www.scmagazine.com

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

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Infostealer Bugat resurfaces with worm componentLocation: Berlin, Germany
Date published: 01-07-2014

New variant of Apple malware once again puts users at risk Bugat's worm component sends phishing emails to new sets of potential victims, researchers warn. Data-stealing malware known as Bugat now boasts a new capability that could quicken the trojan's profileration on users' machines. Accordi... Read more

Source: www.scmagazine.com

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

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Microsoft expands the use of encryption on Outlook, OneDriveLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 01-07-2014

services to protect them from criminals and hackers (and, though the company didn't say so, spying governments). Today, it announced that it has reached a number of milestones in this ongoing effort. Both inbound and outbound mail on the Outlook.com service will use TLS encryption when sending and r... Read more

Source: arstechnica.com

Top found tags: Deutsche Telekom(2),government(3),telecom sector(4)

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Sorry chaps! We didn't mean to steamroller legit No-IP users MicrosoftLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 01-07-2014

Updated Microsoft has admitted that it did disrupt a significant number of legitimate users of No-IP's dynamic DNS service, but says the problem is now sorted out. "Yesterday morning, Microsoft took steps to disrupt a cyber-attack that surreptitiously installed malware on millions of devices without... Read more

Source: go.theregister.com

Top found tags: trojan(2),Kaspersky Lab(4),cybercrime(5)

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DOWNAD Tops Malware Spam Source in Q2 2014Location: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

DOWNAD, also known as Conficker remains to be one of the top 3 malware that affects enterprises and small and medium businesses. This is attributed to the fact that a number of companies are still using Windows XP, susceptible to this threat. It can infect an entire network via a malicious URL... Read more

Source: trendmicro.com

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

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Microsoft cybercrime crackdown sees millions of sites shut downLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 01-07-2014

Microsoft cybercrime crackdown sees millions of sites shut down. Microsoft has taken unprecedented action against million of cybercriminals by shutting down a barrage of servers used to infect PCs with dangerous malware across the globe. Related: Microsoft unveils cybercrime centre in fight against ... Read more

Source: itproportal.com

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

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Dropbox used as malware hub to attack government agenciesLocation: Dropbox - San Francisco, United States
Date published: 01-07-2014

Dropbox used as malware hub to attack government agencies. Dropbox is being used as a hub for a remote access Trojan (RAT) that infiltrates company networks without detection. Back in May, it was revealed that the malware had been used to attack a Taiwanese government agency. The virus, which is kno... Read more

Source: itproportal.com

Top found tags: malware(2),trojan(2),cybercrime(6)

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Microsoft issues mea culpa to No-IP, but service reportedly remains down for manyLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

dynamic DNS hosting for millions of No-IP.com users, service reportedly remained down for many, and the main website was also unavailable. Further Reading [Dramaten_m] Millions of dynamic DNS users suffer after Microsoft seizes No-IP domains Legitimate users caught in legal fire designed to take dow... Read more

Source: arstechnica.com

Top found tags: website(1),DoS(2),cybercrime(4)

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Legitimate No-IP users still affected by Microsoft's domain takeoverLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

When Microsoft seized control of 22 free domain names usually controlled by dynamic DNS service No-IP on Monday, it disrupted malware networks used by cybercriminals to infect victims with NJrat and NJw0rm backdoors, as well as some APT operations. Unfortunately, it also affected a great number of l... Read more

Source: net-security.org

Top found tags: malware(2),social media(2),cybercrime(4)

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MONSTER COOKIES can nom nom nom ALL THE BLOGSLocation: Alcorn, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

Giant cookies could be used to create a denial of service (DoS) on blog networks, says infosec researcher Bogdan Calin. Such an attack would work by feeding users cookies with header values so large that they trigger web server errors. Calin created a proof of concept attack against the Google Blog ... Read more

Source: go.theregister.com

Top found tags: DoS(2),Google(2),telecom sector(2)

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Microsoft's No-IP seizure hit Syrian Electronic Army hardLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

one security firm. On Monday, Microsoft seized 22 domains under the control of No-IP.com, a dynamic DNS service provider. The company is now trying to its restore services following Redmond's action. A US court granted Microsoft the authority to seize the domains after the company accused No-IP of f... Read more

Source: www.zdnet.com

Top found tags: Kaspersky Lab(4),Syrian Electronic Army(6),cybercrime(9)

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Bug in WordPress plugin allows unauthorized file uploadLocation: WordPress - San Francisco, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

[wplogo-sha]WordPress users who also use the MailPoet plugin are urged to update it as soon as possible, as all versions but the latest one are plagued with a critical flaw that could allow attackers to remotely upload any file on their vulnerable website. "This bug should be taken seriously," warns... Read more

Source: net-security.org

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

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Serious Vulnerability Patched in Popular Newsletter WordPress PluginLocation: WordPress - San Francisco, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

Researchers from Sucuri have identified a remote file upload vulnerability in a popular WordPress plugin that has been downloaded more than 1.7 million times. The security hole has been patched by the developers. According to the security company, the affected plugin is MailPoet, which enables WordP... Read more

Source: securityweek.com

Top found tags: update(2),vulnerability(2),telecom sector(4)

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Stuxnet, just the beginning?Location: Ellis, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

As we rush into the Internet of Things, Mike Ellis suggests we remember Stuxnet, and how the data transferred between objects needs to be protected. Stuxnet, just the beginning? Stuxnet, just the beginning? June was the anniversary of the discovery of Stuxnet, a computer worm that was found just fou... Read more

Source: www.scmagazineuk.com

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

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NCCU urges private sector support defeating cybercrimeLocation: National Crime Agency - London, United Kingdom
Date published: 01-07-2014

National Cyber Crime Unit head Andy Archibald says that law enforcement must regain the trust of industry partners to beat cyber-criminals. NCCU urges private sector support defeating cybercrime NCCU urges private sector support defeating cybercrime Archibald has called for public-private collaborat... Read more

Source: www.scmagazineuk.com

Top found tags: United Kingdom(2),government(4),cybercrime(11)

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Cybercrooks breed SELF-CLONING MUTANT that STEALS your BANK DETAILSLocation: Berlin, Germany
Date published: 02-07-2014

Cybercrooks have put together a botnet client which bundles in worm-like functionality that gives it the potential to spread quickly. Seculert warns that the latest version of the Cridex (AKA Geodo) information stealing Trojan includes a self-spreading infection method. Infected PCs in the botnet do... Read more

Source: go.theregister.com

Top found tags: trojan(2),cybercrime(3),exploit kit(4)

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Critical Vulnerability in WordPress Plugin Could Allow Site TakeoverLocation: WordPress - San Francisco, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

WordPress users that have a popular plugin installed are being cautioned to upgrade immediately. A vulnerability in the plugin, MailPoet, could essentially allow an attacker to take over any site running it without authentication. MailPoet, formerlyWysija, allows developers running WordPress to se... Read more

Source: threatpost.com

Top found tags: WordPress(1),cybercrime(2),update(2)

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Microsoft Says Technical Error Led to Legitimate No-IP Customers Losing ServiceLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

In the course of its actions to take down a major malware operation, Microsoft seized more than 20 domains from No-IP.com, a hosting provider in Nevada. Microsoft now admits that the company made a technical mistake as part of that takedown, an errors that resulted in legitimate No-IP.com customers ... Read more

Source: threatpost.com

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

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"Secure" UK hotel booking site leaking customer dataLocation: Scott, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

An infosec consultant looking to book a hotel via HotelHippo.com, owned by HotelStayUK, has ultimately discovered that the website is definitely not to be trusted with private and card information, even though it sports the COMODO Authentic & Secure trust seal. The site has many problems, but the on... Read more

Source: net-security.org

Top found tags: responsible disclosure(2),United Kingdom(2),telecom sector(8)

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Taiwan's Hon Hai Pulls Out of Huawei Deal Over 'Security Threat'Location: Huawei HQ - Guangdong, China
Date published: 02-07-2014

TAIPEI - Taiwan tech giant Hon Hai said Wednesday it has pulled out of a deal to buy 4G equipment from Huawei after the government warned that the Chinese company posed a national security threat. Taiwan raised those concerns in March after Hon Hai announced the $178 million deal, saying telecom equ... Read more

Source: securityweek.com

Top found tags: trojan(2),United States(2),telecom sector(6)

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Hackers turn anti-piracy music industry site into Pirate Bay ProxyLocation: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Date published: 02-07-2014

Hackers turn anti-piracy music industry site into Pirate Bay Proxy. Argentina's equivalent of the Recording Industry Association has found itself the target of hackers, who changed its website into a Pirate Bay proxy. The hacked site displayed torrents instead of its usual offering of industry lobby... Read more

Source: itproportal.com

Top found tags: Russia(1),Ukraine(1),website(1)

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ZCorum Talks DDoS Attacks with Paul Ferguson, Co-Author of BCP38Location: Fergus, United States
Date published: 01-07-2014

ZCorum, a leading provider of managed broadband services and diagnostics, released a new installment in their Ask a Broadband Expert series entitled Mitigating DDoS Attacks with Ingress Filtering. The article features an interview with Internet security expert Paul Ferguson, who co-wrote BCP38, the ... Read more

Source: www.digitaljournal.com

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

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Kerala's CyberDome to fight cyber crimeLocation: Kochi, India
Date published: 01-07-2014

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala will soon set up a CyberDome in the Technopark campus to tackle cyber crime in the state, the assembly was informed on Tuesday.Replying to a calling attention motion moved by Congress legislator V.P. Sajeendran who pointed out that innocent women and children are getting t... Read more

Source: zeenews.india.com

Top found tags: social media(2),cybercrime(3),government(8)

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Tech skills shortage hurting cybercrime policingLocation: National Crime Agency - London, United Kingdom
Date published: 01-07-2014

Police forces across the UK face a shortage of the skills needed to fight cybercrime.Andrew Archibald, the head of the National Cybercrime Unit at the National Crime Agency, said that there had been a shift in the way evidence is collected.While \"statements, finger prints and dust,\" were key to in... Read more

Source: www.pcpro.co.uk

Top found tags: police(1),cybercrime(2),United Kingdom(2)

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Pune leaves Mumbai behind in cyber crimeLocation: Pune, Maharashtra, India
Date published: 02-07-2014

PUNE: The state has acquired the dubious distinction of topping the list for registration of over 900 cyber crime cases, the highest in 2013, statistics from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) 'Crime in India 2013' report has said.Pune showed an increase of 27.6% in cyber crime cases in 2012 w... Read more

Source: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

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

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UKs National Security Strategy Needs Your Input, Says MPLocation: London, United Kingdom
Date published: 02-07-2014

The countrys digital infrastructure is under threat because the government doesnt get the importance of security, warns Margaret Beckett MPLabour MP Margarett Beckett, chair of the National Security Strategy Committee, has delivered a sharp criticism of the upcoming National Security Str... Read more

Source: www.techweekeurope.co.uk

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

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Hackers Target Energy FirmsLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 01-07-2014

Attackers with apparent ties to Russia are behind a long-running hacking campaign dubbed \"Energetic Bear,\" targeting U.S. and Western European energy firms.One of the group's more insidious attack techniques is to reach intended targets by infecting energy industry software vendors' updates with m... Read more

Source: www.govinfosecurity.com

Top found tags: cybercrime(4),exploit kit(4),United States(4)

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Dragonfly gang is targeting Western energy industryLocation: Symantec HQ - Mountain View, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

Security experts at Symantec have detected a new series of attacks worldwide conducted by the Dragonfly gang on SCADA/ICS in critical infrastructure.The energy industry is under attack, more than one thousand companies in Europe and North America are constantly under attack.ICS/SCADA systems are pri... Read more

Source: securityaffairs.co

Top found tags: malware(3),critical infrastructure(4),cybercrime(5)

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Microsoft Darkens 4MM Sites in Malware FightLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 01-07-2014

Millions of Web sites were shuttered Monday morning after Microsoft executed a legal sneak attack against a malware network thought to be responsible for more than 7.4 million infections of Windows PCs worldwide.In its latest bid to harness the power of the U.S. legal system to combat malicious soft... Read more

Source: krebsonsecurity.com

Top found tags: trojan(2),United States(2),malware(4)

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Dropbox used as malware hub to attack government agenciesLocation: Dropbox - San Francisco, United States
Date published: 01-07-2014

Dropbox is being used as a hub for a remote access Trojan (RAT) that infiltrates company networks without detection.Back in May, it was revealed that the malware had been used to attack a Taiwanese government agency. The virus, which is known as the PlugXRAT, is the first attack to use the cloud ser... Read more

Source: www.itproportal.com

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

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Android HijackRAT poised to hit mobile banking usersLocation: Google HQ - Mountain View, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

A highly versatile piece of Android malware has been unearthed by FireEye researchers. Posing as "Google Service Framework", the malicious app is capable of stealing phone and user information, banking credentials, and gives the malware peddler remote access to the device. And, in addition to all th... Read more

Source: net-security.org

Top found tags: South Korea(2),cybercrime(4),telecom sector(6)

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New Cridex Malware Uses Self-Spreading Infection MechanismLocation: Seculert - Petah Tikva, Israel
Date published: 02-07-2014

New Version of Cridex Malware Combines Data Stealer and Email Worm A new version of the data-stealing malware Cridex (Feodo/Bugat) has been found to rely on a worm in order to spread from one computer to another. Researchers from threat protection firm Seculert analyzed the self-spreading infection ... Read more

Source: securityweek.com

Top found tags: Germany(3),cybercrime(6),telecom sector(6)

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Dont Settle for Less with Your IPSLocation: NSS Labs - Austin, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

Hands down, McAfee beats the competition in an NSS Labs test What if you could deploy an intrusion prevention system (IPS) that has it allrobust protection, high performance, and low total cost of ownership (TCO)? Now you can. The 2014 NSS Labs report, Data Center IPS Comparative Analysis reveals... Read more

Source: blogs.mcafee.com

Top found tags: patch(1),report(1),threat(1)

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Cyberwarfare on the increase in IraqLocation: Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence - Tallinn,Estland
Date published: 02-07-2014

IntelCrawler reports a significant increase in malicious cyber-attacks taking place during the civil war in Iraq. Cyberwarfare on the increase in Iraq Cyberwarfare on the increase in Iraq IntelCrawler reports a significant increase in malicious cyber-attacks taking place during the civil war in Iraq... Read more

Source: www.scmagazineuk.com

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

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NCCU wants private sector support to beat cybercrimeLocation: National Crime Agency - London, United Kingdom
Date published: 01-07-2014

National Cyber Crime Unit head Andy Archibald says that law enforcement must regain the trust of industry partners to beat cyber-criminals. NCCU wants private sector support to beat cybercrime NCCU wants private sector support to beat cybercrime Archibald has called for public-private collaboration ... Read more

Source: www.scmagazineuk.com

Top found tags: United Kingdom(2),government(4),cybercrime(11)

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Phishing websites up 10 percent in Q1 2014, the U.S. still hosts the majorityLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

The fairly convincing phishing scam is being hosted on a compromised EA Games server. A large percentage of the world's websites and domain names are hosted in the U.S. The United States continued to host the majority of phishing websites in the first quarter of 2014, but did not even crack the top ... Read more

Source: www.scmagazine.com

Top found tags: website(1),financial sector(2),United States(4)

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Hackers commandeer businessman's phone lines, rack up $23K in chargesLocation: Wellington, New Zealand
Date published: 02-07-2014

A New Zealand businessman was shocked to find $23,000 in phone bill charges after an international phone hacking scam targeted his business lines. The hackers racked up the massive bill in only two days, according to 3 News. International hackers often use automated dialing software to call thousand... Read more

Source: www.scmagazine.com

Top found tags: scam(1),New Zealand(2),telecom sector(8)

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English cyber security related news

Apple updates address flaws in Mavericks, Safari, iOS, and Apple TVLocation: Apple HQ - Cupertino, United States
Date published: 01-07-2014

Apple's OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 and Security Update 2014-003 addresses various vulnerabilities, some of which can enable attackers to execute arbitrary code, hijack another user's session, steal credentials, and type into windows under the lock screen, according to an Apple notification. The OS X Mave... Read more

Source: www.scmagazine.com

Top found tags: update(2),vulnerability(2),Apple(3)

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POS vendor notifies restaurants of possible payment card breachLocation: Potter, United States
Date published: 01-07-2014

Information Systems & Supplies Inc. (ISS), a point-of-sale (POS) and security systems vendor for restaurants such as Taco Bell and Dairy Queen, may have experienced a payment card breach, according to a Tuesday BankInfoSecurity report. ISS recently discovered that its remote access service Log-Me... Read more

Source: www.scmagazine.com

Top found tags: cyber security(2),financial sector(2),telecom sector(8)

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FBI, CIA can query US communications collected by NSALocation: New York, United States
Date published: 01-07-2014

The FBI and CIA can also query the content of U.S. residents electronic communications that the National Security Agency inadvertently collects when targeting foreign terrorism suspects, an intelligence official said. While privacy advocates have objected to a so-called backdoor search loophol... Read more

Source: www.pcworld.com

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

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New site catalogs XSS vulnerabilities in top Web domainsLocation: Cambridge, United Kingdom
Date published: 01-07-2014

A new online archive is gaining popularity among security researchers as a go-to source to anonymously submit cross-site scripting vulnerabilities uncovered from across the Web. In less than two weeks, the site has amassed enough reported vulnerabilities to cast doubt on the security of dozens of hi... Read more

Source: searchsecurity.techtarget.com

Top found tags: Kaspersky Lab(2),website(2),vulnerability(3)

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EFF sues the NSA to disclose use of software security flawsLocation: National Security Agency - Fort Meade, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a prominent digital privacy rights group, has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. National Security Agency to get it to specify the extent to which it might exploit software security flaws. The EFF said Tuesday it had filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit agains... Read more

Source: www.pcworld.com

Top found tags: government(6),United States(6),0-day(1)

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Barracuda Enhances Mid-Market Firewall OfferingLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

Barracuda Networks announced the immediate availability of Barracuda Firewall version 6.5, the latest release of its next-generation firewall designed for the mid-market. According to Barracuda, the new version packages enterprise-grade next-generation firewall technology, including advanced applica... Read more

Source: securityweek.com

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

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Product Coverage and Mitigation for ICSA-14-178-01 (Havex/ICS-Focused Malware)Location: McAfee - Santa Clara, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

McAfee product coverage and mitigations for malware or indicators associated with the recent attacks (a.k.a. Dragonfly, Energetic Bear, Havex/SYSMain) on industrial control systems (ICSs) are listed below. The Havex remote access tool is common across these associated attacks or campaignsinclu... Read more

Source: blogs.mcafee.com

Top found tags: critical infrastructure(2),cybercrime(2),cyber security(2)

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Sydney wallows in cesspit of WiFi obsolescence and ignoranceLocation: Sydney, Australia
Date published: 02-07-2014

Sophos has brought its Raspberry-Pi-powered World of Warbiking WiFi-sniffing peloton to Sydney and found, as it does everywhere around the world, that some people just can't be bothered with WiFi security. The Word of Warbiking sees Sophos' head of security research James Lynbe strap a Pi and variou... Read more

Source: go.theregister.com

Top found tags: Sophos(1),cyber security(2),financial sector(2)

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EFF sues NSA over snoops 'hoarding' zero-day security bugsLocation: National Security Agency - Fort Meade, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

Intelligence agencies are among the most prolific buyers of zero-day computer security flaws that can be used to spy on enemies foreign and domestic, or so it's claimed and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has launched a lawsuit to find out what exactly they are doing with them. "Since t... Read more

Source: go.theregister.com

Top found tags: government(4),cyber security(6),0-day(1)

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Report: Oversight Board Finds Little Wrong With NSA Surveillance ProgramLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

NSA headquarters. NSA headquarters. [gallery-ca] NSA A privacy and civil liberties board that earlier this year called on the government to halt its program of collecting bulk phone records metadata found little wrong with a separate bulk-collection program that involves collecting internet communic... Read more

Source: wired.com

Top found tags: United States(2),government(7),telecom sector(8)

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Whitepaper: The new prescription for privacyLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

This whitepaper looks at the challenges and requirements of protecting confidential patient data online, the risk of security breaches in the world of EHR, and the measures that healthcare organizations must take in order to achieve and maintain compliance.... Read more

Source: net-security.org

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

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Microsoft beefs up security in OneDrive and OutlookLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

Microsoft beefs up security in OneDrive and Outlook. Microsoft is increasing the levels of security in some of their major products, reinforcing legal protections and increasing transparency. In a blog post, Microsoft's Matt Thomlinson, vice president, Trustworthy Computing Security, outlined a numb... Read more

Source: itproportal.com

Top found tags: Deutsche Telekom(2),government(2),telecom sector(4)

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US privacy board finds no illegitimate activity in overseas surveillance programLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

US privacy board finds no illegitimate activity in overseas surveillance program A U.S. government privacy oversight board has found that the National Security Agency and other agencies have not misused the provisions of the countrys overseas surveillance program, but cautioned that certain aspec... Read more

Source: www.pcworld.com

Top found tags: telecom sector(4),United States(6),government(8)

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IT departments have a shaky grasp of the most effective security measuresLocation: Sydney, Australia
Date published: 02-07-2014

IT departments have a shaky grasp of the most effective security measures. Research carried out by security firm Avecto (which specialises in Windows privilege management) has found that IT departments are making mistakes when it comes to their perception of the most important elements of an IT secu... Read more

Source: itproportal.com

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Government and OU deliver cyber security courseLocation: Park, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

Government and OU deliver cyber security course. The UK government and the Open University (OU) have partnered to deliver an online cyber security course. Natalie Black, the deputy director of cyber defence at the Cabinet Office, introduced the education programme at the opening tour of Bletchley Pa... Read more

Source: itproportal.com

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U.S. privacy board says NSA Internet spying program is effective but worryingLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

(Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA)'s data collection program has been an effective tool to enhance the country's security but some elements of the cyber-spying raises privacy concerns, a U.S. federal privacy watchdog said in a report. Privacy issues have become a hot topic since for... Read more

Source: reuters.com

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EFF Sues NSA, ODNI Over Zero-Day Disclosure ProcessesLocation: National Security Agency - Fort Meade, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

The Electronic Frontier Foundation wants a peek behind the curtain of the governments Vulnerabilities Equities Process. The advocacy group on Tuesday filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the National Security Agency and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence hopi... Read more

Source: threatpost.com

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ISPs sue UK spooks over network spyingLocation: GCHQ - Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Date published: 02-07-2014

A coalition of ISPs and communication providers from around the world filed a legal complaint against the U.K. Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), calling for an end to its alleged attacking and exploitation of network infrastructure to gain access to potentially millions of peoples pr... Read more

Source: www.pcworld.com

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ISPs File Legal Complaint in Europe Over SpyingLocation: GCHQ - Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Date published: 02-07-2014

494329031-surveilance [gallery-il] Getty Seven Internet service providers and non-profit groups from various countries have filed a legal complaint against the British spy agency GCHQ. Their issue: that the clandestine organization broke the law by hacking the computers of Internet companies to acce... Read more

Source: wired.com

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Watchdog backs NSA foreign-spying programLocation: National Security Agency - Fort Meade, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

Zack Whittaker/CNET A US federal privacy watchdog deemed that a National Security Agency program that snoops on foreign citizens on foreign soil was "valuable and effective," claiming it helps protect national security and produces useful foreign intelligence. The 191-page report, disclosed Tuesday ... Read more

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New Google Android Malware Targets Banking Apps, Phone Information: FireEyeLocation: Google HQ - Mountain View, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

Researchers at FireEye have identified a piece of Android malware that disguises itself as a "Google Service Framework" but actually kills an anti-virus application and takes other malicious actions. The malware, according to FireEye, may herald more Android-focused banking threats in the future fro... Read more

Source: securityweek.com

Top found tags: cybercrime(3),cyber security(4),telecom sector(8)

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Australian Telecoms Giant Telstra Invests in TeleSignLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

Telstra, Australia's largest telecommunications and media company, has made a strategic investment in phone-based authentication and fraud detection solutions provider TeleSign, the company announced on Wednesday. TeleSign's two-factor authentication solution helps organizations protect their custom... Read more

Source: securityweek.com

Top found tags: cyber security(2),financial sector(2),telecom sector(10)

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NSA Foreign Data Sweep Legal, Valuable: PanelLocation: National Security Agency - Fort Meade, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

WASHINGTON - The National Security Agency's vast data collection program targeting foreign nationals is a largely legal, valuable tool in fighting terrorism, a watchdog panel said Tuesday. The panel, which earlier this year issued a sharp rebuke of domestic surveillance efforts, said in a preliminar... Read more

Source: securityweek.com

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Why Security Tool POCs Save You Money (and Your Job)Location: Gartner - Stamford, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

Evaluating Security Tools - A Proof of Concept Can be Costly, But in the Long-term Could Save You Money and Your Job... Organizations spend millions of dollars each year to maintain their IT environment and implement sophisticated computer defense systems. However, when selecting a new solution many... Read more

Source: securityweek.com

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

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MS No-IP takedown hits 25% of APT attackersLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

After facing a barrage of criticism for taking down the No-IP DNS server, Microsoft is now getting praise from some quarters for its impact on malware distribution - though critics remain. MS No-IP takedown hits 25% of APT attackers MS No-IP takedown hits 25% of APT attackers Microsoft has said sorr... Read more

Source: www.scmagazineuk.com

Top found tags: Kaspersky Lab(4),malware(5),cybercrime(9)

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Travel website Hotel Hippo yanked offline after data leaks spottedLocation: Google HQ - Mountain View, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

Travel website Hotel Hippo is closed for business after an infosec bod spotted gaping security flaws which could allow hackers to snoop through customers' booking details. Information security consultant Scott Helme contacted The Register to discuss the security lapse, which could come in very handy... Read more

Source: go.theregister.com

Top found tags: information security(2),United Kingdom(2),update(2)

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10 steps to mitigate a DDoS attack in real-timeLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

The frequency and size of DDoS attacks is ever-growing and continues to be a priority issue for many businesses. With the ongoing work to shutdown or neutralise botnets, a cyber-arms race has started with hactivists and other cyber criminals constantly searching for new ways in which to amplify atta... Read more

Source: www.information-age.com

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Microsoft cracks whip on cyber criminals with Kuwait, Algeria linksLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

BOSTON Microsoft launched what it hopes will be the most successful private effort to date to crack down on cyber crime by moving to disrupt communications channels between hackers and infected PCs.The operation, which began on Monday under an order issued by a federal court in Nevada, targeted traf... Read more

Source: www.omantribune.com

Top found tags: malware(2),social media(4),cybercrime(8)

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Buy a big enough botnet and you can crack almost any level of encryption says BTLocation: Miller, United States
Date published: 01-07-2014

With a big enough botnet and a decent equipment budget, almost any existing level of IT security can be cracked.Thats according to BTs head of information assurance, Ashley Jelleyman, speaking at Computings Enterprise Security and Risk Management 2014 Summit today.Jelleyman made the comment... Read more

Source: cyberparse.co.uk

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Mobile banking malware hits more than 100,000 users in KoreaLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 01-07-2014

A mobile malware application that specifically searches for banking apps on a mobile device has already hit 100,000 smartphone users in Korea. The android Trojan app pretends to be a popular game, but once users download it, the virus finds a phone-banking application and issues a false update. If t... Read more

Source: www.fiercefinanceit.com

Top found tags: trojan(2),cybercrime(3),telecom sector(8)

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U.S. government asks firms to check networks after 'Energetic Bear' attacksLocation: F-Secure - Helsinki, Finland
Date published: 02-07-2014

BOSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government has asked critical infrastructure operators to review computer networks to see if they are infected with malicious software from the "Energetic Bear" hacking group, which private researchers say is tied to the Russian government. The Department of Homeland Secu... Read more

Source: reuters.com

Top found tags: malware(4),government(7),United States(8)

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New Android Malware Targets Banking Apps, Phone Information: FireEyeLocation: Google HQ - Mountain View, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

Researchers at FireEye have identified a piece of Android malware that disguises itself as a "Google Service Framework" but actually kills an anti-virus application and takes other malicious actions. The malware, according to FireEye, may herald more Android-focused banking threats from the develope... Read more

Source: securityweek.com

Top found tags: cybercrime(3),cyber security(4),telecom sector(8)

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ICO probes Facebook/HotelHippo data privacyLocation: Facebook - Menlo Park, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), is looking into possible privacy breaches by Facebook and UK-based booking site HotelHippo.com. ICO probes Facebook/HotelHippo data privacy ICO probes Facebook/HotelHippo data privacy The Government's data privacy watchdog, the Information Commissioner's ... Read more

Source: www.scmagazineuk.com

Top found tags: responsible disclosure(2),social media(2),cyber security(4)

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University of Surrey opens cyber security research centreLocation: Surrey, United Kingdom
Date published: 02-07-2014

The Surrey Centre for Cyber Security (SCCS) has launched, and will be home to academia research on everything from privacy and data protection, to secure mobile communication and human-centric technology. University of Surrey opens cyber security research centre University of Surrey opens cyber secu... Read more

Source: www.scmagazineuk.com

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

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Laptop stolen from billing vendor contained unencrypted data on 3,500 studentsLocation: Vermont, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

About 3,500 students in Massachusetts and Vermont who receive Medicaid reimbursements are being notified that their unencrypted personal information including Social Security numbers was on a password protected laptop stolen from the vehicle of a Multi-State Billing Services employee. How ma... Read more

Source: www.scmagazine.com

Top found tags: encryption(1),password(1),cyber security(2)

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9 Windows hacks you'll wish you knew earlierLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

PaulMCCooper. 9 Windows hacks you'll wish you knew earlier Windows is incredibly versatile if you know how to use it. We've put together 9 of our favourite shortcuts, tips and tricks to make you Windows experience as smooth and easy as possible. 1. Shake window to minimise This is one of my personal... Read more

Source: itproportal.com

Top found tags: Windows(1),cyber security(2),social media(2)

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US privacy board defends conclusion that foreign surveillance is legalLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

A U.S. National Security Agency surveillance program targeting foreign terrorism suspects does what Congress intended it to do, members of a government privacy oversight board said Wednesday, defending their report that finds the spying legal and effective. The NSAs surveillance program, focused ... Read more

Source: www.pcworld.com

Top found tags: telecom sector(4),United States(4),government(9)

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English data breach and identity theft related news

P.F. Chang's hit with class-action lawsuit following breachLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 01-07-2014

A proposed class-action lawsuit has been filed against P.F. Chang's China Bistro Inc. by consumers claiming that the restaurant chain failed to protect their personal financial data. The suit, filed Thursday by plaintiff John Lewert on behalf of those affected by the recent data breach, alleges that... Read more

Source: www.scmagazine.com

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

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Appeals court can review ruling on FTC authority in Wyndham suitLocation: Federal Trade Commission - Washington, United States
Date published: 01-07-2014

After reviewing Wyndham Worldwide Corp.'s latest complaint regarding the Federal Trade Commission's authority, a U.S. District Court in New Jersey has given the go-ahead to an appeals court to review the district court's earlier denial of Wyndham's motion to dismiss, according to court documents pro... Read more

Source: www.scmagazine.com

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

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Stanford Federal Credit Union email error exposes 18K members' dataLocation: Union, United States
Date published: 01-07-2014

About 18,000 members of California-based Stanford Federal Credit Union are being notified that a staffer inadvertently included their personal information in an email that was sent to another member. How many victims? About 18,000, according to reports. What type of personal information? Names, addr... Read more

Source: www.scmagazine.com

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

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P.F. Chang's Hit With Class Action Lawsuit Over Data BreachLocation: Illinois, United States
Date published: 01-07-2014

P.F. Chang's China Bistro has been hit with a class action lawsuit tied to the recent data breach. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Illinois by plaintiff John Lewert. A resident of Illinois, Lewert is seeking monetary and statutory damages as well as injunctive and declaratory relief.... Read more

Source: securityweek.com

Top found tags: report(1),data breach(2),United States(4)

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Benjamin F. Edwards alerts customers to May breachLocation: Edwards, United States
Date published: 01-07-2014

In a letter to customers on June 27, brokerage house Benjamin F. Edwards & Co. disclosed that it had been the target of a data breach in late May, according to a Forbes blog post. On May 27, the company discovered that its computer systems had been compromised by an unauthorized third party three da... Read more

Source: www.scmagazine.com

Top found tags: EN(1),fraud(1),data breach(2)

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Critical Lessons from Suits & Spooks NYC: Making Data Breaches Survivable EventsLocation: New York City, New York, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

Those in executive management who view data breaches as an IT problem rather than an enterprise risk issue do so at their own risk. With what may have been a subtle reference to former Target Stores CEO Greg Steinhafel, who lost his job from his handling of cyber attacks, speaker and panelist ... Read more

Source: securityweek.com

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

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Businesses Learn Security the Hard Way: SurveyLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

Despite the headlines and repeated warnings, a recent survey suggests businesses still need to learn security lessons the hard way. Organizations consider defending against phishing and social engineering attacks a priority, worry about Web-facing applications, and know the importance of having an i... Read more

Source: securityweek.com

Top found tags: update(2),cybercrime(3),cyber security(4)

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163,000 Affected by Butler University Data BreachLocation: Butler, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

Indiana's Butler University recently began notifying 163,000 students, alumni, applicants, faculty and staff that their personal information may have been accessed by hackers. On May 28, 2014, police in California notified the university that a flash drive containing Butler employees' personal infor... Read more

Source: www.esecurityplanet.com

Top found tags: identity theft(2),information security(2),education(5)

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Alabama Department of Public Health warns of possible data breachLocation: Alabama, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

Alabama's Department of Public Health (ADPH) has sent letters to individuals whose personal information may have been compromised and used in a tax fraud scheme. The U.S. Department of Justice's Tax Division informed ADPH of a case which involves the theft of personal information belonging to severa... Read more

Source: www.scmagazine.com

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

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Other English news

Houston Astros hacked, trade conversations posted onlineLocation: Houston, United States
Date published: 01-07-2014

Data of 50K Michigan residents compromised after website hack The Houston Astros were hacked and trade conversations the club had with various organizations were posted online. The Houston Astros have been hacked. The incident affects more than just the Texas baseball squad because information pilfe... Read more

Source: www.scmagazine.com

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

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Denmark caved to NSA's threats, security demandsLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 01-07-2014

Denmark and the U.S. have been collaborating on security efforts through the National Security Agency (NSA) since the 1990s, according to newly released information. Documents obtained by a Danish broadcasting company show that American officials put significant pressure on the European countr... Read more

Source: www.scmagazine.com

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

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Microsoft thumbs nose at NSA, hardens crypto for Outlook, OneDriveLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 01-07-2014

Adaptable System Recovery (ASR) for Linux virtual machines Microsoft has flipped the switch to activate stronger encryption on its OneDrive and Outlook.com cloud services as part of a broader effort to make it harder for the NSA and other spying agencies to snoop on its customers' data. Specifically... Read more

Source: go.theregister.com

Top found tags: Deutsche Telekom(2),telecom sector(4),government(6)

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PayPal says sorry: Fat fingers froze fundraiser for anti-spy ProtonMailLocation: PayPal HQ - San Jose, United States
Date published: 01-07-2014

Adaptable System Recovery (ASR) for Linux virtual machines PayPal has lifted its embargo on ProtonMail, the Swiss startup raising funds via Indiegogo to build a communications system hardened against surveillance. The payment giant claims the account freeze wasn't a matter of policy, but a simple co... Read more

Source: go.theregister.com

Top found tags: report(1),government(2),telecom sector(4)

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Telstra invests in two-factor authentication companyLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

products. TeleSign, which provides two-factor authentication via SMS to users on sites such as Google or Facebook, has more than 3.5 billion accounts in 200 countries. Although the terms of the deal were not disclosed, a spokesperson confirmed today that Telstra's stake in the company was not a cont... Read more

Source: www.zdnet.com

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

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Redmond's EMET defense tool disabled by exploit torpedoLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

Microsoft's Enhanced Mitigation Toolkit (EMET) tool can be deactivated and bypassed according to Offensive Security researchers. The exploit struck dead the latest standard and updated version 4.1 of EMET designed to make attacks more complex and expensive through the use of Address Space Layout Ran... Read more

Source: go.theregister.com

Top found tags: research(1),vulnerability(1),Black Hat(4)

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One mystery winner takes 30,000 Bitcoin in US Marshals' Silk Road auctionLocation: Ross, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

Ross Ulbricht. News of the auction's outcome came on Monday after a US Marshals Service spokesperson confirmed to Coindesk it completed the transaction to "one winning bidder". The auction attracted 45 bidders, which submitted 63 bids during the 12 hour auction on 27 June. The transaction has since ... Read more

Source: www.zdnet.com

Top found tags: EN(1),Singapore(1),financial sector(2)

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OpenSSL describes its own sad state of affairsLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

Internet, became common knowledge. Now the OpenSSL project has released a roadmap document describing the problems with the software and their plans to address them. The list resembles lists made by many others in the wake of Heartbleed, meaning it pulls no punches. Nor does it pretend to promise qu... Read more

Source: www.zdnet.com

Top found tags: Windows(1),OpenSSL(2),telecom sector(4)

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Microsoft hardens encryption for Outlook, OneDriveLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

Microsoft is making good on the promises they made last December, when they announced that they will - among other things - strengthen the encryption of customer data across their networks and services, including Outlook.com, Office 365, SkyDrive and Windows Azure. Matt Thomlinson, VP of Microsoft's... Read more

Source: net-security.org

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

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File sharing programs cause data leaks, security headachesLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

It probably comes as no surprise to most security specialists that 84 percent of the 308 senior IT professionals in a recent Harris Poll survey said that unmanaged file sharing programs like Dropbox posed a security challenge for their organizations. Almost half, or 46 percent, say what are referred... Read more

Source: www.scmagazine.com

Top found tags: survey(1),health sector(2),medical sector(2)

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Netflix goes open-source with AWS security toolLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

Known as one of the biggest customers of Amazon Web Server (AWS), Netflix's use of custom tools aimed at enhancing its AWS capabilities known as the Simian Army are well-known, and now they're going open-source with one aimed at security monitoring. The streaming media giant has released the... Read more

Source: www.scmagazine.com

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Virtualization, security holding back Asia cloud rolloutLocation: Asia
Date published: 02-07-2014

have held back adoption, though businesses are now starting to realize the benefits of moving to the cloud are too great to ignore. In an interview with ZDNet, Dimension Data Asia-Pacific CEO Bill Padfield pointed to industry stats that put the adoption of virtualization in Asia-Pacific at between 1... Read more

Source: www.zdnet.com

Top found tags: Hong Kong(2),New Zealand(2),United States(2)

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Exploit switches off Microsoft EMET's protection featuresLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

By leveraging and modifying a "semi-random public exploit" researchers have managed to deactivate all protection features of the latest version of Microsoft's Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit and "get shell" on the target system and execute code. This is not the first time that researchers hav... Read more

Source: net-security.org

Top found tags: exploit (1),Microsoft(1),research(1)

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Denmark gives in to NSA's demandsLocation: National Security Agency - Fort Meade, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

Denmark and the US have been collaborating on security efforts through the National Security Agency (NSA) since the 1990s, according to newly released information. Documents obtained by a Danish broadcasting company show that US officials put significant pressure on Denmark to allow communicat... Read more

Source: www.scmagazineuk.com

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

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Sink or swim - Titanic lessons for cyber securityLocation: Hale, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

Mark Hale, director of business and operations at UK payment processor CHAPS, drew an interesting parallel between cyber defence and the sinking of HMS Titanic in London yesterday. Sink or swim - Titanic lessons for cyber security Sink or swim - Titanic lessons for cyber security Hale was a keynote ... Read more

Source: www.scmagazineuk.com

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

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US government unleashes secret weapon against ISIS: Internet trollingLocation: Twitter - San Francisco, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

PaulMCCooper. US government unleashes secret weapon against ISIS: Internet trolling The US Department of State (DoS) has begun a campaign of shock and awe against ISIS, the jihadi group currently making startling territorial gains in Northern and Western Iraq. However this time it's not bombs and ta... Read more

Source: itproportal.com

Top found tags: government(2),Saudi Arabia(2),social media(4)

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Tampa woman gets 7 years for credit card fraudLocation: Bent, United States
Date published: 01-07-2014

A Tampa woman has been sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to credit card fraud, then fleeing, said U.S. Attorney A. Lee Bentley III.Danay Crespo-Rodriguez, 25, pleaded guilty Oct. 1, and was released on bond, then fled supervision on Nov. 10. She was recaptured after she was ar... Read more

Source: tbo.com

Top found tags: credit card(2),United States(2),financial sector(6)

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New Yorks highest court strikes down cyber-bullying lawLocation: New York City, New York, United States
Date published: 01-07-2014

Albany County (New York) made it a crime to engage in cyber-bullying against any minor or person; cyber-bullying was defined as (bullets and numbered items added):any act of communicating by mechanical or electronic means,including posting statements on the internet or throu... Read more

Source: www.washingtonpost.com

Top found tags: threat(1),cyber bullying(2),government(3)

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CISCO UNCOVERS MALWARE CAMPAIGN TARGETING HIGH PROFILE INDUSTRIESLocation: Cisco HQ - San Jose, United States
Date published: 01-07-2014

Malware campaign attacked users through malicious e-mails.Cisco has uncovered a malware campaign called String of Paerls attacks, which targets high profile industries such as television, oil, jewelry, and baking.The attacks were launched through e-mails containing invoice, purchase order, or receip... Read more

Source: www.cbronline.com

Top found tags: report(1),research(1),threat(1)

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Researchers Disarm Microsoft's EMETLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

Researchers from Offensive Security have found a way to disable the protection systems provided by the latest version of Microsoft's Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET). EMET is designed to prevent software vulnerabilities from being exploited by using various mitigation technologies, incl... Read more

Source: securityweek.com

Top found tags: Internet Explorer(2),Microsoft(2),update(2)

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Brazilian 'bolware' gang targeted $3.75B in transactions, RSA findsLocation: RSA HQ - Bedford, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

Brazilian 'bolware' gang targeted $3.75B in transactions, RSA finds Brazilian 'bolware' gang targeted $3.75B in transactions, RSA finds While the financial sector in Brazil continues to wrestle with bolware attacks malware targeting a popular payment method in the country called Boleto,... Read more

Source: www.scmagazine.com

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

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English advisories

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Dutch cybercrime related news

Besmette advertenties op Nu.nl duizenden keren getoondLocation: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Date published: 01-07-2014

Advertenties op Nu.nl hebben vandaag korte tijd geprobeerd om tal van bezoekers met malware te infecteren. Dat laat Yonathan Klijnsma, onderzoeker bij het Delftse beveiligingsbedrijf Fox-IT, via Twitter weten. De advertenties laadden content van een website waarop de Sweet Orange exploitkit draaide.... Read more

Source: www.security.nl

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

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Miljoenen WordPress-sites kwetsbaar door lekke pluginLocation: WordPress - San Francisco, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

Een veelgebruikte plug-in bedoeld voor het versturen van nieuwsbrieven en alerts vanaf een website gebaseerd op het populaire CMS WordPress, blijkt een gevaarlijke achterdeur te bevatten. Meer over lekken in CMS Veel WordPress-sites bevatten kritiek lek Malware verhuist naar de cloud In 6 stappen he... Read more

Source: www.automatiseringgids.nl

Top found tags: Windows(1),WordPress(1),cybercrime(5)

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Nieuwe phishingaanval gebruikt truc met data-URLLocation: Mozilla - Mountain View, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

Cybercriminelen gebruiken een redelijk nieuwe tactiek voor het uitvoeren van phishingaanvallen, namelijk het gebruik van de data-URL in de adresbalk. Daardoor krijgen internetgebruikers als ze op een link in een phishingmail klikken geen domeinnaam in de adresbalk te zien, maar alleen data: URL. De ... Read more

Source: www.security.nl

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

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Microsoft bekent fout bij offline halen miljoenen websitesLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

Microsoft heeft bekend dat het een fout heeft gemaakt bij de actie tegen het bedrijf No-IP.com, waardoor miljoenen websites offline gingen. No-IP biedt Dynamische DNS (DDNS), waar gebruikers gratis allerlei subdomeinen kunnen aanmaken en aan een IP-adres koppelen. Volgens Microsoft werd No-IP op gro... Read more

Source: www.security.nl

Top found tags: research(1),threat(1),website(1)

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Avast maakt excuses na vals alarm bij TextSecureLocation: Google HQ - Mountain View, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

Anti-virusbedrijf Avast heeft excuses aangeboden nadat het een Android-app die gebruikers versleuteld met elkaar laat communiceren voor malware aanzag. Het gaat om TextSecure, een door WhisperSystems ontwikkelde chat-app. Whispersystems is het bedrijf van de bekende onderzoeker Moxie Marlinspike. De... Read more

Source: www.security.nl

Top found tags: telecom sector(2),update(2),social media(4)

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Rekenkamer ontdekt lekken in netwerk gemeente Den HaagLocation: Den Haag, Den Haag, Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands
Date published: 02-07-2014

De beveiliging van het interne netwerk van de gemeente Den Haag blijkt niet op orde te zijn, zo laat de Haagse Rekenkamer weten, dat onderzoek deed naar de digitale veiligheid van de ICT-infrastructuur en van privacygevoelige informatie bij de gemeente Den Haag. Daarbij bleek de gemeentelijke websit... Read more

Source: www.security.nl

Top found tags: cyber security(2),local authority(2),report(2)

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Google: virusscanner voor Android is overbodigLocation: Google HQ - Mountain View, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

Ondanks allerlei waarschuwingen en cijfers van anti-virusbedrijven over het toenemende aantal kwaadaardige apps voor Android is een virusscanner voor bijna alle Android-gebruikers overbodig, zo stelt Adrian Ludwig, hoofdingenieur Android-beveiliging bij Google. Volgens Ludwig is er een "misvatting" ... Read more

Source: www.security.nl

Top found tags: Google(2),Google Play(2),telecom sector(2)

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Microsoft blijft toch wel vooraankondigingen patches mailenLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

Microsoft blijft toch vooraankondigingen rondmailen voor zijn maandelijkse patchrondes en andere beveiligingsupdates. Eerder deze week verklaarde het bedrijf dat niet meer te zullen doen. Microsoft stopt met vooraankondigingen beveiligingsbulletins Microsoft komt op deze beslissing terug maar geeft ... Read more

Source: www.automatiseringgids.nl

Top found tags: update(1),government(2),patch(2)

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"Hollywood moet hackers niet romantiseren"Location: Hollywood, Los Angeles, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

In tal van Hollywoodfilms spelen hackers een hoofdrol, maar door ze te romantiseren en als held af te schilderen wordt er een verkeerd signaal afgegeven. Dat zegt John Gunn van beveiligingsbedrijf Vasco. En niet alleen in films, ook in de media worden hackers als digitale Robin Hood afgeschilderd. G... Read more

Source: www.security.nl

Top found tags: Anonymous(2),United States(2),cybercrime(8)

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Ernstig lek in populaire WordPress-plug-in gepatchtLocation: WordPress - San Francisco, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

De makers van een populaire plug-in voor WordPress hebben een update uitgebracht die een ernstig lek verhelpt waardoor een aanvaller eigen bestanden kon uploaden. Het gaat om de MailPoet-plug-in, die voor het versturen van nieuwsbrieven wordt gebruikt. De plug-in is ruim 1,7 miljoen keer gedownload.... Read more

Source: www.security.nl

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

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Europol traint tientallen cybercops voor bestrijding cybercrimeLocation: Europol HQ - Den Haag, The Netherlands
Date published: 02-07-2014

De komende twee weken zullen bijna 40 politieagenten uit 22 verschillende landen door Europol worden getraind in het voorkomen, detecteren en verstoren van cybercrime, waar zowel individuen en bedrijven als overheden en academici het doelwit van zijn. De praktijktraining van de 'cybercops' volgt op ... Read more

Source: www.security.nl

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

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Dutch cyber security related news

Privacywaakhond VS ziet geen probleem in NSA-spionageLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

Een privacywaakhond die onderdeel uitmaakt van de Amerikaanse overheid ziet geen grote problemen met de buitenlandse spionage van inlichtingendienst NSA. In een conceptversie van een nieuw rapport stelt het Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) dat de op buitenlanders gerichte NSA-prog... Read more

Source: www.nutech.nl

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

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MKB en VNO-NCW komen met online scan privacyrisico'sLocation: Sydney, Australia
Date published: 02-07-2014

MKB-Nederland en VNO-NCW hebben samen een online scantool ontwikkeld waarmee bedrijven die met persoonsgegevens werken inzicht krijgen in de mogelijke privacyrisicos voor hun klanten De tool, Privacy Quick Scan, is vandaag gepresenteerd, samen met Astrid Oosenbrug, PvdA-kamerlid met ICT en Privac... Read more

Source: www.automatiseringgids.nl

Top found tags: PvdA(1),website(1),cyber security(2)

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Nederlandse hoster klaagt Britse geheime dienst aanLocation: GCHQ - Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Date published: 02-07-2014

Het Nederlandse hostingbedrijf Greenhost heeft samen met zes andere internationale internet service providers de Britse geheime dienst GCHQ aangeklaagd. Het gaat om partijen uit de Verenigde Staten, Groot-Brittanni, Duitsland, Zuid-Korea en Zimbabwe samen met Privacy International. Het is de eerst... Read more

Source: www.security.nl

Top found tags: South Korea(2),government(3),United Kingdom(6)

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Grote obstakels voor anoniem internetmeldpuntLocation: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Date published: 02-07-2014

Het is een zeer lastige opgave om een anoniem internetmeldpunt te starten waarbij de anonimiteit van de melders wordt gegarandeerd. Dat laten onderzoekers van het Privacy & Identity Lab weten. Ze onderzochten de technische, juridische en organisatorische mogelijkheden van een anoniem meldpunt. De on... Read more

Source: www.security.nl

Top found tags: cyber security(2),report(2),telecom sector(6)

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Webhosts klagen Britse geheime dienst aan om spionageLocation: Green, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

Webhosts en internetproviders uit verschillende landen, waaronder Nederland, klagen in samenwerking met de Britse organisatie Privacy International de geheime dienst GCHQ aan. De zeven bedrijven eisen dat de inlichtingendienst zijn aanvallen en spionage op belangrijke internetinfrastructuur stopzet.... Read more

Source: www.nutech.nl

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

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Europese privacy-autoriteiten zetten vraagtekens bij Facebooks emotie-onderzoekLocation: Facebook - Menlo Park, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

Britse en Ierse privacy-autoriteiten onderzoeken of Facebook illegaal heeft gehandeld door onderzoek te doen naar het manipuleren van emoties van gebruikers zonder voorafgaande toestemming. Facebook verdedigde eerder het onderzoek. De Britse privacy-autoriteit kijkt naar de zaak en de Ierse 'privacy... Read more

Source: tweakers.net

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

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Other Dutch news

'I don't want to go on the cart' ... OpenSSL revived with survival roadmapLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 01-07-2014

Adaptable System Recovery (ASR) for Linux virtual machines The OpenSSL project, having suffered sharp criticism following the revelation of a string of serious security vulnerabilities, has published a roadmap explaining how it plans to address users' concerns. "The OpenSSL project is increasingly p... Read more

Source: go.theregister.com

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

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Beveiliging van Outlook en Onedrive verbeterdLocation: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Date published: 02-07-2014

Microsoft heeft de beveiliging van e-maildienst Outlook en cloudopslagdienst Onedrive verbeterd. Outlook gebruikt voortaan TLS, waardoor berichten versleuteld worden verstuurd in plaats van als platte tekst. Door ondersteuning van PFS krijgen gebruikers bij elke nieuwe sessie tevens een nieuwe encry... Read more

Source: www.beveiligingnieuws.nl

Top found tags: e-mail(1),Microsoft(1),NL(1)

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Opnieuw malware via adserver op Nu.nlLocation: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Date published: 02-07-2014

Advertenties op Nu.nl hebben gisteren korte tijd geprobeerd om tal van bezoekers met malware te infecteren. Beveiligingsbedrijf Fox-IT maakte dit bekend. De aanvallers hadden een exploitkit ingezet, maar het is onduidelijk welke malware er op bezoekers werd afgevuurd.... Read more

Source: www.beveiligingnieuws.nl

Top found tags: NL(1)

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NSA aangeklaagd over gebruik zero day-lekkenLocation: National Security Agency - Fort Meade, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

De Amerikaanse burgerrechtenbeweging EFF heeft de NSA aangeklaagd om openbaarheid te geven over het gebruik van zero day-lekken. Het gaat dan om kwetsbaarheden waarvoor nog geen beveiligingsupdate beschikbaar is. Hierdoor wordt het eenvoudig om de computer van een verdachte over te nemen. De EFF wil... Read more

Source: www.security.nl

Top found tags: United States(4),government(6),0-day(1)

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Gartner: fysieke locatie data steeds minder belangrijkLocation: Gartner - Stamford, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

In de wereld na Snowden wordt de fysieke locatie van data steeds minder belangrijk en zal in 2020 bij de meeste organisaties zijn vervangen door een combinatie van juridische, politieke en logische locatie. Dat voorspelt marktvorser Gartner. Door de onthullingen van klokkenluider Edward Snowden word... Read more

Source: www.security.nl

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

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NSA-baas: geen perfecte bescherming tegen insidersLocation: New York Times - New York, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

Ondanks de gevolgen van Edward Snowden is het onmogelijk om te voorkomen dat vastberaden insiders opnieuw informatie bij de NSA stelen. Dat laat Michael Rogers weten, het nieuwe hoofd van de Amerikaanse inlichtingendienst. Hij waarschuwt dat een perfecte bescherming tegen insiders niet bestaat. Tijd... Read more

Source: www.security.nl

Top found tags: NSA (1),government(5),United States(6)

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Onderzoekers schakelen Microsoft EMET-beveiliging uitLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

Microsoft adviseert gebruikers om de Windows beveiligingstool EMET te installeren, maar de bescherming die het gratis programma biedt kan met aanpassing van bestaande aanvallen worden uitgeschakeld, zo hebben onderzoekers van Offensive Security aangetoond. EMET staat voor Enhanced Mitigation Experie... Read more

Source: www.security.nl

Top found tags: research(1),Windows(1),Microsoft(2)

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PayPal: toestemming overheid nodig voor versleutelingLocation: PayPal HQ - San Jose, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

PayPal heeft het account van ProtonMail een dag lang afgesloten omdat de betalingsdienst zich afvroeg of de startup "wel toestemming had van de overheid om mails te versleutelen". ProtonMail is een startup uit Zwitserland die zich wil onderscheiden met de beveiliging van e-mails via zware versleutel... Read more

Source: webwereld.nl

Top found tags: e-mail(1),NL(1),government(2)

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'Gaten in ICT gemeente Den Haag'Location: Den Haag, Den Haag, Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands
Date published: 02-07-2014

Een buitenstaander kan heel makkelijk op het interne computernetwerk van de gemeente Den Haag komen. En wie eenmaal binnen is, heeft eenvoudig toegang tot gevoelige gegevens. Dat blijkt uit een onderzoek van de Haagse Rekenkamer. De problemen zijn voor een deel verholpen, maar het interne netwerk bl... Read more

Source: www.automatiseringgids.nl

Top found tags: report(1),research(1),local authority(2)

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VGZ lekte declaratiegegevens 27.000 verzekerdenLocation: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Date published: 02-07-2014

Zorgverzekeraar VGZ heeft tijdens het testen van software de declaratiegegevens van ongeveer 27.000 verzekerden jarenlang online toegankelijk gemaakt. Volgens het bedrijf betrof het een menselijke fout, waarbij een medewerker gegevens van verzekerden op een privserver zette. Het ging om de test va... Read more

Source: www.security.nl

Top found tags: NL(1)

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PayPal: technisch probleem achter bevroren account ProtonMailLocation: PayPal HQ - San Jose, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

Een technisch probleem was de oorzaak dat het PayPal-account van de versleutelde e-maildienst ProtonMail deze week bevroren werd, zo laat de betaaldienst in een verklaring via een woordvoerder weten. ProtonMail laat gebruikers op eenvoudige wijze versleuteld met elkaar e-mailen. Begin deze week kond... Read more

Source: www.security.nl

Top found tags: research(1),government(3),United States(4)

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Zorgverzekeraar VGZ plaatste gegevens klanten onbeveiligd onlineLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

Gegevens van 27.000 klanten van zorgverzekeraar VGZ hebben twee jaar online gestaan in een onbeveiligde omgeving. Het gaat om een 'menselijke fout' van een medewerker die nieuwe software wilde testen. VGZDe medewerker kopieerde de gegevens van verzekerden naar zijn eigen ftp-server om er nieuwe soft... Read more

Source: tweakers.net

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Dutch advisories

Kwetsbaarheid gevonden in RealPlayerLocation: Real, United States
Date published: 02-07-2014

Samenvatting: Er is een kwetsbaarheid gevonden in de Windows RealPlayer. Misbruik van deze kwetsbaarheid kan mogelijk leiden tot het uitvoeren van willekeurige code met rechten van de ingelogde gebruiker. Gevolgen: Een kwaadwillende kan de kwetsbaarheid mogelijk misbruiken om willekeurige code uit t... Read more

Source: www.ncsc.nl

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

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Kwetsbaarheid verholpen in EMC eRoomLocation: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Date published: 02-07-2014

Samenvatting: EMC heeft updates uitgebracht voor eRoom om de kwetsbaarheid te verhelpen. De kwetsbaarheid kan mogelijk worden misbruikt om gevoelige gegevens te bemachtigen. Gevolgen: Een kwaadwillende kan de kwetsbaarheid op afstand misbruiken om gevoelige informatie te bemachtigen. Beschrijving: E... Read more

Source: www.ncsc.nl

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

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Kwetsbaarheid verholpen in SambaLocation: Ubuntu - London, United Kingdom
Date published: 02-07-2014

Samenvatting: Er is een update uitgebracht voor Samba die de kwetsbaarheid verhelpt. Gevolgen: Een kwaadwillende kan toegang krijgen tot gevoelige informatie en kan mogelijk een Denial-of-Service veroorzaken van de Netbios name service daemon en van de smbd file server daemon. Beschrijving: Door een... Read more

Source: www.ncsc.nl

Top found tags: update (1),update(2),vulnerability(2)

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