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CIC News for 17-08-2014 contains 21 articles: cybercrime(4),cyber security(3),data breach(4),other(10)

CIC News update contains 16 English and 5 Dutch articles for today.
There are 0 published advisories, 0 are English and 0 are Dutch.
In today's English news articles:
- 4 related to cybercrime
- 3 related to cyber security
- 4 related to data breach and identity theft
- 5 for the category other news

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

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English cybercrime related news

Did a U.S. defense contractor help create the next generation of spyware weapons?Location: The Washington Post - Washington, D.C., United States
Date published: 16-08-2014

The Washington Post relates a fascinating little cloak-and-dagger story that ends with a heck of a punchline: a U.S. defense contractor was apparently working with foreign companies that create spyware and virus programs to develop new tools for spying on people, potentially both foreign and domesti... Read more

Source: www.breitbart.com

Top found tags: United States(2),malware(3),telecom sector(6)

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iOS Jailbreak: AdThief Malware Found Hijacking Ad Revenue from 75,000 Infected DevicesLocation: Apple HQ - Cupertino, United States
Date published: 16-08-2014

A revolutionary ad-based malware touted as \"AdThief\" has reportedly been hijacking ad revenue out of 75,000 infected devices that have been jailbroken via Cydia.According to a recent research paper submitted on Virus Bulletin by the Security Researcher, Axelle Apvrille, the malware better known as... Read more

Source: www.ibtimes.co.uk

Top found tags: research(1),website(1),cybercrime(2)

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IT experts warn banks against cyber attacksLocation: Nexusguard - San Jose, United States
Date published: 17-08-2014

Executives at IP Converge Data Services Inc., a cloud services provider and Internet solutions partner Nexusguard advise banks to strengthen their defenses against the rising incidence of cyber crimes.The experts say that while focus is currently on the increasing number of ATM skimming and online p... Read more

Source: manilastandardtoday.com

Top found tags: DoS(2),cybercrime(9),financial sector(10)

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Average Peak Size of DDoS Attacks Spiked in Q2: VeriSignLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 17-08-2014

The average peak size of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks in the second quarter of 2014 increased by 216% compared to the first quarter, according to the latest trends report from VeriSign. The report shows a year-on-year increase of 291% in average peak attack size, with 65% of the cybe... Read more

Source: securityweek.com

Top found tags: trend(1),DoS(2),cybercrime(5)

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English cyber security related news

Security fails without usabilityLocation: Green, United States
Date published: 15-08-2014

There's a general trade-off between usability and security. It's an old phenomenon, going back well before the computer age. General Benjamin W. Chidlaw, while commander in chief of the joint service Continental Air Defense Command (part of what eventually became NORAD) in 1954, put it this way: Sim... Read more

Source: www.zdnet.com

Top found tags: United States(2),Electronic Frontier Foundation(3),telecom sector(4)

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NSA Has New Cyberwarfare Tool, Snowden Documents ShowLocation: National Security Agency - Fort Meade, United States
Date published: 15-08-2014

WASHINGTON - The National Security Agency is developing a tool that can detect cyberattacks from an adversary by analyzing Internet traffic and respond automatically, a leaked document showed. Wired magazine revealed the existence of the program called MonsterMind in an article following a series of... Read more

Source: securityweek.com

Top found tags: NSA(2),government(3),United States(6)

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English data breach and identity theft related news

Supervalu investigating potential data breachLocation: Target HQ - Minneapolis, United States
Date published: 16-08-2014

WASHINGTON: Supervalu Inc said it is investigating a potential data breach that could have affected some of its retail food stores, including some of its associated stand-alone liquor stores. Supervalu said the intrusion may have resulted in the theft of account numbers and other numerical informati... Read more

Source: www.thenews.com.pk

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

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Albertsons stores in Montana affected by data breachLocation: Montana, United States
Date published: 15-08-2014

MISSOULA, Mont. -A new data breach may have affected as many as 200 grocery and liquor stores. It affects retail chains recently sold in two dozen states, including Montana.The list includes Albertsons, Osco and Sav-on in-store pharmacies in two dozen states.It's just the latest scare for consumers,... Read more

Source: www.nbcmontana.com

Top found tags: hacked(1),data breach(2),financial sector(2)

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HAYWORTH: Republican Gregg wants more cyber crime focusLocation: Miller, United States
Date published: 16-08-2014

Northwest Iowa native Adam Gregg, the Republican candidate for the Iowa Attorney General position, said longtime Attorney General Tom Miller isn't keeping pace with increase in cyber crimes such as identity theft.Gregg was in Sioux City on Friday for the 75th anniversary of the Iowa Federation of Re... Read more

Source: siouxcityjournal.com

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

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Other English news

Microsoft pulls updates, recommends uninstallLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 16-08-2014

company has pulled several updates from download channels and offered advice on how to remove them. In one case, it recommends that users uninstall the update. The most severe case appears to be MS14-045 (Vulnerabilities in Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Elevation of Privilege). The security adviso... Read more

Source: www.zdnet.com

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

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Microsoft pulls updates, recommends uninstallLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 16-08-2014

company has pulled several updates from download channels and offered advice on how to remove them. In one case, it recommends that users uninstall the update. The most severe case appears to be MS14-045 (Vulnerabilities in Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Elevation of Privilege). The security adviso... Read more

Source: www.zdnet.com

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

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German intelligence agency reportedly recorded phone calls of Kerry, ClintonLocation: Berlin, Germany
Date published: 16-08-2014

to German news outlets. The recordings were apparently accidental. Oneof the phone conversations may have been deleted soon after it was recorded, German magazine Der Spiegel reported on Saturday. The publication credited the information to unnamed sources. One of Kerrys phone calls was reporte... Read more

Source: arstechnica.com

Top found tags: report(1),Germany(2),telecom sector(8)

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Man charged with credit card fraud at Md. TargetLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 16-08-2014

GLEN BURNIE, Md. (AP) - A New York City man has been charged with felony credit card fraud and other crimes after police say he was caught using two fraudulent credit cards to buy gift cards at a Target in Glen Burnie.Anne Arundel County police say a security officer at the store immediately recogni... Read more

Source: www.wusa9.com

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

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English advisories

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Dutch cybercrime related news

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Other Dutch news

Microsoft waarschuwt voor defecte Windows-updateLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 17-08-2014

Microsoft waarschuwt gebruikers van Windows die na de installatie van een beveiligingsupdate met problemen te maken kregen, zoals het gevreesde Blue Screen of Death (BSOD), om de update te verwijderen. Het gaat om Security Bulletin MS14-045, die dinsdag uitkwam en drie lekken verhelpt. Via de kwetsb... Read more

Source: www.security.nl

Top found tags: Microsoft(2),patch(2),update(3)

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Yahoo koopt bedrijf dat malware in advertenties detecteertLocation: Yahoo HQ - Sunnyvale, United States
Date published: 17-08-2014

Internetgigant Yahoo heeft de Isralische starter ClarityRay overgenomen, dat zich met de detectie en preventie van malware in advertenties bezighoudt. Eind 2013 en begin van dit jaar werden advertenties op Yahoo nog gebruikt voor het verspreiden van malware onder internetgebruikers. Onlangs kwam h... Read more

Source: www.security.nl

Top found tags: malware(1),NL(1),ransomware(1)

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Pentagon geeft defensiebedrijven nieuwe regels bij IT-inbrakenLocation: The Pentagon - Washington, United States
Date published: 17-08-2014

Defensiebedrijven die zakendoen met het Pentagon krijgen met nieuwe regels te maken in het geval van een IT-inbraak, waarbij ze incidenten niet alleen verplicht moeten melden, maar het Amerikaanse Ministerie van Defensie ook toegang tot hun netwerk moeten geven om de aanval te analyseren. Verschille... Read more

Source: www.security.nl

Top found tags: research(1),United States(4),government(5)

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Duizenden computers met VNC wagenwijd openLocation: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Date published: 17-08-2014

Duizenden computers op het internet staan wagenwijd open doordat ze het programma VNC draaien zonder dat dit van een wachtwoord is voorzien, waardoor een onderzoeker onlangs bij allerlei mensen live kon meekijken. VNC is software om op afstand toegang tot computers te krijgen. Het kan bijvoorbeeld w... Read more

Source: www.security.nl

Top found tags: social media(2),South Korea(2),conference(3)

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Dutch advisories

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