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CIC News for 18-08-2014 contains 73 articles: cybercrime(23),cyber security(14),data breach(8),other(28)

CIC News update contains 55 English and 18 Dutch articles for today.
There are 7 published advisories, 0 are English and 7 are Dutch.
In today's English news articles:
- 17 related to cybercrime
- 14 related to cyber security
- 8 related to data breach and identity theft
- 16 for the category other news

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

Have fun reading.

English cybercrime related news

Hackers hit US supermarket giant SuperValu in latest cyber crime attackLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 17-08-2014

US supermarket chain SuperValu has become the latest business to be targeted by hackers, making up to 1,000 stores vulnerable to the security breach.The attack, reported by the retailer on Friday (15 August), targetd the chains computer network containing all credit card transaction data.It is su... Read more

Source: www.thedrum.com

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

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VXer fighters get new stealth weapon in war of the (mal)waresLocation: University of California - San Diego, United States
Date published: 18-08-2014

A bare-metal analysis tool developed by University of California researchers promises to help tip the battle between virus writers and black hats by cloaking malware investigation efforts. The tool is the latest weapon in the war between the diaspora of independent and vendor malware researchers and... Read more

Source: go.theregister.com

Top found tags: research(1),Black Hat(2),cybercrime(2)

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GameOver Zeus botnet back from the dead despite Microsoft's takedownLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 18-08-2014

GameOver Zeus botnet back from the dead despite Microsoft's takedown. Back in early June Microsoft announced it had taken down the GameOver Zeus botnet, in an effort to protect customers. But, thwarting the internet bad guys is much more difficult in practice than it is in theory. Now security resea... Read more

Source: itproportal.com

Top found tags: Zeus(1),financial sector(2),United Kingdom(2)

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iOS Malware Hijacked Ad Revenue on More Than 75,000 DevicesLocation: Apple HQ - Cupertino, United States
Date published: 17-08-2014

A piece of mobile malware has been discovered that is said to have infected tens of thousands of iPhones and iPads in an effort to help its masters make a profit. The mobile threat, called iOS/AdThief and also known as Spad, was first reported by Claud Xiao in March. Fortinet researcher Axelle Apvri... Read more

Source: securityweek.com

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

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GameOver Zeus botnet back from the dead despite Microsoft's takedownLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 18-08-2014

GameOver Zeus botnet back from the dead despite Microsoft's takedown. Back in early June Microsoft announced it had taken down the GameOver Zeus botnet, in an effort to protect customers. But, thwarting the internet bad guys is much more difficult in practice than it is in theory. Now security resea... Read more

Source: itproportal.com

Top found tags: Zeus(1),financial sector(2),United Kingdom(2)

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Something's phishy: More holiday scam spam flung at real hotel customersLocation: Londen, United Kingdom
Date published: 18-08-2014

Multiple customers at several hotels are getting hit up with a sophisticated phishing scam based on real hotel bookings. The latter all share the common factor of being made through Booking.com. Last week we reported how the wife of a Reg reader received a scam email after booking a family holiday i... Read more

Source: go.theregister.com

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

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Chinese hackers steal data from 4.5 million hospital patientsLocation: Beijing, China
Date published: 18-08-2014

The US hospital network Community Health Systems confirmed in an SEC regulatory filing Monday that its computer network was the target of an external, criminal cyberattack. The breach, which is believed to have originated from a Chinese hacker ring, resulted in stolen personal data from nearly 4.5 m... Read more

Source: www.zdnet.com

Top found tags: telecom sector(4),health sector(6),medical sector(6)

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Siemens Patches DoS Vulnerability in SIMATIC S7 PLCLocation: Siemens HQ - Munich, Germany
Date published: 18-08-2014

Siemens released an update for one of its automationsystems late last week, patching a denial of service vulnerability in all versions of its SIMATIC S7-1500 CPU prior to V1.6. An advisory on the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Teams (ICS-CERT) website warned about the vulne... Read more

Source: threatpost.com

Top found tags: update(2),vulnerability(2),critical infrastructure(4)

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New Attack Binds Malware in Parallel to Software DownloadsLocation: Berlin, Germany
Date published: 18-08-2014

In order to solve problemsproblems such as intelligence agencies or hackers infecting open source software distribution systems with malwareone must first understand how problems may be exploited. Researchers from Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany, have developed a proof-of-concept attack in ... Read more

Source: threatpost.com

Top found tags: Germany(2),government(2),social engineering(2)

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The iPhones Biggest Weakness May Be Your ComputerLocation: Apple HQ - Cupertino, United States
Date published: 18-08-2014

Mobile malware is the fastest growing security threat we face today. But that threat has long been lopsided, and unfortunately, Android mobile operating system has seen the brunt of attacks due to its immense popularity and accessibility around the globe. Apples iOS ecosystem, while also widely p... Read more

Source: blogs.mcafee.com

Top found tags: Georgia Institute of Technology(4),mobile device(4),telecom sector(10)

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The Impact of Espionage: Intellectual PropertyLocation: Wall Street, New York City, New York, United States
Date published: 18-08-2014

My last post illustrated the different facets of cybercrime and cyber espionage. Today, we dig deeper into the innovation costs associated with the theft of intellectual property. The most important area for loss is in the theft of intellectual property and business-confidential informationeconom... Read more

Source: blogs.mcafee.com

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

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Iranian hackers take over IDF Twitter accountLocation: Tel Aviv, Israel
Date published: 18-08-2014

Israeli security officials announced this weekend that Iranian hackers targeted and briefly took over the country's defense forces' Twitter account during Israel's most recent military operation in Gaza. The attack on the Israeli Defense Forces' Twitter account coordinated with other attacks on civi... Read more

Source: www.scmagazine.com

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

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Android RAT spreading through modified legitimate appsLocation: ESET HQ - Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Date published: 18-08-2014

Researchers with ESET have identified an Android RAT known as Krysanec that is making the rounds disguised as legitimate applications, including Russian banking app MobileBank, data use monitoring app 3G Traffic Guard, and even the ESET Mobile Security app. Krysanec can connect to its comman... Read more

Source: www.scmagazine.com

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

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English cyber security related news

Boffins find hundreds of thousands of woefully insecure IoT devicesLocation: San Francisco, United States
Date published: 17-08-2014

More than 140,000 internet-of-things devices, from routers to CCTV systems contain zero-day vulnerabilities, backdoors, hard coded crackable passwords and blurted private keys, according to the first large scale analysis of firmware in embedded devices. Four researchers from EURECOM France found the... Read more

Source: go.theregister.com

Top found tags: United States(2),vulnerability(2),0-day(1)

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Irish credit unions in privacy breachLocation: Union, United States
Date published: 18-08-2014

Irish credit unions are in the midst of a privacy storm, with that country's privacy watchdog accusing some institutions of trafficking in illegally-obtained data. The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (ODPC) says it's investigating whether some credit unions hired private investigators to ... Read more

Source: go.theregister.com

Top found tags: hacking(1),privacy(1),cyber security(2)

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Rupert Murdoch says Google is worse than the NSALocation: Google HQ - Mountain View, United States
Date published: 18-08-2014

Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch has taken to Twitter and labelled Google worse than the NSA. Here's The Dirty Digger's missive: NSA privacy invasion bad, but nothing compared to Google. Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) August 17, 2014 Murdoch and Google have history, with the former accusing the latt... Read more

Source: go.theregister.com

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

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Rupert Murdoch slams Google's privacy practices: Twitter reminds him of how much of a hypocrite he isLocation: Google HQ - Mountain View, United States
Date published: 18-08-2014

theSulleymander. Rupert Murdoch slams Google's privacy practices: Twitter reminds him of how much of a hypocrite he is Rupert Murdoch has incurred the wrath of the online community after publishing an ever-so-hypocritical tweet about privacy. The media mogul took to the micro-blogging site yesterday... Read more

Source: itproportal.com

Top found tags: United Kingdom(2),government(3),telecom sector(4)

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Can we make hack-proof computers?Location: New York, United States
Date published: 18-08-2014

couple of weeks ago. According to Microsoft some 80+ percent of security problems in the wild are memory-based. Buffer overflows, initialization errors, DMA bugs, firmware updates and more manipulate memory to get malware loaded. Why do many boards leave IT security primarily to security technicians... Read more

Source: www.zdnet.com

Top found tags: privacy(1),research(1),cyber security(2)

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PGP Email Encryption Fundamentally Broken: Cryptography ExpertLocation: Green, United States
Date published: 18-08-2014

Pretty Good Privacy (PGP), the popular email privacy and authentication software is fundamentally broken and it's time for it to "die," says Matthew Green, a respected cryptographer and research professor at Johns Hopkins University. Green, who has been involved in the recent TrueCrypt audit, publis... Read more

Source: securityweek.com

Top found tags: research(1),cyber security(2),Electronic Frontier Foundation(3)

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UK cyber experts star in BBC 'house of hacking horrors' testLocation: BBC HQ - London, United Kingdom
Date published: 18-08-2014

Security experts from Sophos, NCC Group and Nettitude have taken centre stage in an experiment run by the BBC to find out how insecure smart home devices like TVs, fridges and webcams are. The BBC filled a suburban home with a variety of smart devices The BBC filled a suburban home with a variety of... Read more

Source: www.scmagazineuk.com

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

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Rupert Murdoch slammed by Twitter users after incredibly hypocritical update about Google and NSALocation: National Security Agency - Fort Meade, United States
Date published: 18-08-2014

Rupert Murdoch slammed by Twitter users after incredibly hypocritical update. about Google and NSA Public SectorNews theSulleymander Rupert Murdoch slammed by Twitter users after incredibly hypocritical update about Google and NSA Rupert Murdoch has incurred the wrath of the online community after p... Read more

Source: itproportal.com

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

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Six ways to secure your vulnerable network routerLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 18-08-2014

It's nearly always impossible to find a router's default username and password online, depending on the brand and model. This means you can connect to the network, or tap into the router settings and lock out anyone from the network even the owners. Worse still, hackers could monitor the traffic... Read more

Source: www.zdnet.com

Top found tags: credit card(2),cyber security(2),financial sector(2)

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GuardiCore Raises $11 Million to Build Advanced Data Center HoneypotsLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 18-08-2014

Israeli cybersecurity startup GuardiCore, announced on Monday that it has closed an $11 million round of funding led by Battery Ventures. While few details are provided on the companys web site, GuardiCore explained that its first platform component, called Active Honeypot, responds to atta... Read more

Source: securityweek.com

Top found tags: ISP(1),Israel(1),cyber security(4)

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Double-Down on Security Intrusions with Snort Plus IPSLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 18-08-2014

Its no surprise to anyone reading this that advanced malware is destructive, deceitful and resource-draining. But, what was a surprise to me was that the average cost of an attack for U.S. businesses in 2013 was a mind-boggling $11.6 million. Equally disturbing was the fact that 67 percent of sec... Read more

Source: securityweek.com

Top found tags: security measures(2),United States(2),0-day(1)

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Syrian Malware Attacks Evolving in Sophistication: Kaspersky LabLocation: Kaspersky HQ - Moscow, Russia
Date published: 18-08-2014

New research from Kaspersky Lab shows that cyber-attack activity involving Syria is stepping up in terms of both sophistication and organization. The latest malware attacks have infected more than 10,000 users, with some files downloaded more than 2,000 times. The victims of these attacks are distri... Read more

Source: securityweek.com

Top found tags: United Arab Emirates(3),cybercrime(4),Kaspersky Lab(4)

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Startup Spotlight: CloudPassage's Software-defined SecurityLocation: San Francisco, United States
Date published: 18-08-2014

[Cloud5] Accelerating adoption of virtualization and the cloud is leading companies to consider software-defined everything networking, storage and now security. At least that's how Carson Sweet, co-founder and CEO of startup CloudPassage, sees it. CloudPassLogo"There is a need for a software-de... Read more

Source: www.esecurityplanet.com

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

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English data breach and identity theft related news

How blogger Whale Oil accessed Labour Party computersLocation: Wellington, New Zealand
Date published: 18-08-2014

Since the publication last week of Dirty Politics, a new book by investigative activist Nicky Hager, policy and vision have all but disappeared. The book is based on emails and other communications between blogger Cameron Slater (aka Whale Oil) and others on the right, including a cabinet minister a... Read more

Source: www.zdnet.com

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

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Hollywood Police Department opens Economic Crimes UnitLocation: Hollywood, Los Angeles, United States
Date published: 16-08-2014

The Hollywood Police Department introduced a new Economic Crimes unit on August 15.The unit will be based at the West Network Center. It will be staffed by two detectives and a sergeant. They will focus on education, outreach and the investigation of economic crimes and identify theft, a growing pro... Read more

Source: hollywoodgazette.com

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

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Crooks Use Robin Williams Death to Spread MalwareLocation: Williams, United States
Date published: 17-08-2014

The tragic death of actor Robin Williams has opened a world of opportunities for identity thieves as these cybercriminals use news of a celebrity death for their financial gain.The latest scam is being carried out in different ways. In one form, users get a post on their Facebook page that provides ... Read more

Source: vpncreative.net

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

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Supervalu Admits Massive Supermarket Credit Card BreachLocation: North Dakota, United States
Date published: 18-08-2014

The Supervalu supermarket chain recently acknowledged that "a criminal intrusion into the portion of its computer network that processes payment card transactions for some of its retail food stores" may have exposed an undisclosed number of customers' payment card data. Specifically, the company say... Read more

Source: www.esecurityplanet.com

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

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2.1M Stolen Credit Card Numbers Found on Russian Hacker's LaptopLocation: Moscow, Russia
Date published: 18-08-2014

Roman Valerevich Seleznev, a Russian national accused by United States authorities of operating several carding forums and hacking into point of sale (PoS) systems in an effort to steal payment card information, has been denied bail, the Department of Justice announced on Friday. The 30-year-old man... Read more

Source: securityweek.com

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

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Chinese Hackers Blamed For Attack That Exposed 4.5 Million Hospital PatientsLocation: Beijing, China
Date published: 18-08-2014

Chinese Group Believed Responsible for Community Health Systems Attack That Exposed Personal Information of 4.5 Million Patients Community Health Systems, Inc., one of the largest hospital operators in the United States, has suffered a data breach that affects millions of individuals, the organizati... Read more

Source: securityweek.com

Top found tags: health sector(4),medical sector(4),telecom sector(4)

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Risks from Within: Learning from the Amtrak Data BreachLocation: Tokio, Japan
Date published: 18-08-2014

that an employee of the passenger rail company had beenselling passenger data for two decades. The buyer of this data was none other than the Drug Enforcement Agency, which paid the employee $854,460 over the period. Iowas senior senator, Check Grassley, sent a letter to the DEAraising seri... Read more

Source: trendmicro.com

Top found tags: Trend Micro(2),cybercrime(5),telecom sector(6)

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Is your organisation ready for the next generation of millennials?Location: Sullivan, United States
Date published: 18-08-2014

A different attitude to privacy and security among many new workplace entrants is a potential risk that has to be managed says Chris Sullivan. Is your organisation ready for the next generation of millennials? Is your organisation ready for the next generation of millennials? Organisations are under... Read more

Source: www.scmagazineuk.com

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

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Other English news

Remond cries UNINSTALL in the wake of Blue Screens of DeathLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 17-08-2014

Microsoft has urged users to remove a buggy update and yanked its download links, after reports emerged it caused the dreaded blue-screen-of-death. The fixes issued on Patch Update Tuesday addressed privelege escalation bugs but an apparent font cache clearing issue lead to Windows boxes turning the... Read more

Source: go.theregister.com Supervalu becomes latest to suffer data breach | NEW YORK (AP) -- A data breach at Supervalu may have impacted as many as 200 of its grocery and liquor stores and potentially affected retail chains recently sold by the company in two dozen states.The announcement lengthens the list of retailers that have had security walls breached in recent months, including Target, P.F. Chang\'s and even the thrift store operations of Goodwill Industries International Inc.Hackers accessed a network that processes Supervalu transactions, with account numbers, expiration dates, card holder names and other information possibly stolen, the company said. Those systems are still being used by the stores sold off by Supervalu last year for $3.3 billion, potentially opening up customer data at those stores as well.The breach occurred between June 22 and July 17, according to Supervalu, which said it took immediate steps to secure that portion of its network.The cards from which data may have been stolen were used at 180 Supervalu stores and liquor stores run under the Cub Foods, Farm Fresh, Hornbacher\'s, Shop \'n Save and Shoppers Food & Pharmacy names. Data may also have been stolen from 29 franchised Cub Foods stores and liquor stores. Those stores in North Dakota, Minnesota, Illinois, Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland and Missouri.But Supervalu said that a related criminal intrusion occurred at the chain stores it sold to Cerebus Capital Management LP in March 2013, stores that Supervalu continues to supply with information technology services.Those stores include Albertsons, Acme, Jewel-Osco, Shaw\'s and Star Market -- and related Osco and Sav-on in-store pharmacies in two dozen states. | http://www.wtop.com/256/3682615/Supervalu-becomes-latest-to-suffer-data-breach | 17-08-2014 | www.wtop.com

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

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Bishop latest hacking casualty in global game of phonesLocation: Berlin, Germany
Date published: 18-08-2014

By AAP and Leon Spencer August 18, 2014 -- 03:13 GMT (04:13 BST) Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has joined the likes of former United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in a political game of phones... Read more

Source: www.zdnet.com

Top found tags: United States(6),government(10),telecom sector(14)

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DFAT tenders first part of communications network programLocation: Sydney, Australia
Date published: 18-08-2014

The ICN program is a five-year program that is aimed to modernise, replace, and improve the core infrastructure system of the DFAT global communications network, which support government services, including passports, consular services and visas, as well as the Australian government's domestic and i... Read more

Source: www.zdnet.com

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

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Political clash of luddite QCs and tech are a dangerous combinationLocation: Sydney, Australia
Date published: 18-08-2014

are in the computing industry, it has never been easier for governments to force others to hand over vast realms of data on their populations. Whereas in the past, actual police work may have had to have been used to find out where a person frequents, now with the help of smartphones and a warrant, ... Read more

Source: www.zdnet.com

Top found tags: social media(4),government(8),telecom sector(12)

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Western Australia government phone and laptop losses riseLocation: New York, United States
Date published: 18-08-2014

By AAP August 18, 2014 -- 00:54 GMT (01:54 BST) More than 700 laptops and mobile phones worth a total of AU$484,000 went missing last year, which is about AU$40,000 more than the previous year, Western Australian opposition leader Mark McGowan has said. Labor says the Education Department lost 280 c... Read more

Source: www.zdnet.com

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

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Users should know what websites are blocked: Comms DepartmentLocation: Sydney, Australia
Date published: 18-08-2014

Department of Communications to increase transparency and accountability over the government's controversial internet filtering powers. Section 313 of the Telecommunications Act provides powers for agencies to ask ISPs to block websites believed to be in breach of Australian law. The power only gain... Read more

Source: www.zdnet.com

Top found tags: ISP(2),legislation(2),government(7)

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Snort on home routers - what a great ideaLocation: Verizon HQ - New York, United States
Date published: 18-08-2014

a simple router, perhaps with Wi-Fi integrated, and then it's up to the client systems to protect themselves. One of the standard items you'll find protecting the network of any medium-size or large organization is an IPS (Intrusion Prevention System). This is a device in fact it's software, oft... Read more

Source: www.zdnet.com

Top found tags: EN(1),ISP(1),Verizon(1)

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Sensata Technologies to buy Schrader in $1 billion dealLocation: Seoul, South Korea
Date published: 18-08-2014

(Reuters) - Sensors and electrical controls maker Sensata Technologies Holding NV said it would buy Schrader group of companies for an enterprise value of $1 billion to benefit from a growing market for tire pressure monitoring sensors (TPMS). Schrader International, held by private equity firm Madi... Read more

Source: reuters.com

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

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Windows Security Update Causing System CrashLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 18-08-2014

A recent security bulletin released by Microsoft as part of the August 2014 Patch Tuesday can lead to a crash on some systems, the company said in a knowledge base article. Microsoft launched an investigation after a large number of users reported getting a so-called "blue screen of death" (BSOD) af... Read more

Source: securityweek.com

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

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GCHQ exposed scanning entire nations for vulnerabilitiesLocation: GCHQ - Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Date published: 18-08-2014

PaulMCCooper. GCHQ exposed scanning entire nations for vulnerabilities The UK's Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) spy agency has been exposed scanning entire countries for server weaknesses that allow it to exploit vulnerable ports. According to reports, it does this using a tool called ... Read more

Source: itproportal.com

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

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Former college student pleads guilty to cyberstalking faculty memberLocation: Virginia Beach, United States
Date published: 18-08-2014

A former student of the University of Missouri-Kansas City has pleaded guilty of harassing a faculty member for months through threatening emails. Kenna Haight, a 27-year-old resident of Virginia Beach, Va., faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine for cyberstalking the instructor from O... Read more

Source: www.scmagazine.com

Top found tags: threat(1),education(2),United States(2)

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Germany 'accidentally' snooped on John Kerry and Hillary ClintonLocation: Berlin, Germany
Date published: 18-08-2014

Calls made by US secretary of state John Kerry and his predecessor Hillary Clinton were "accidentally" intercepted by German intelligence agencies, Der Spiegel reports. The Bundesnachrichtdienst (BND), the German intelligence service, snooped on a satellite phone conversation that Kerry made in 2013... Read more

Source: go.theregister.com

Top found tags: government(3),Germany(4),telecom sector(8)

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GCHQ tries to hack every server in 27 countriesLocation: GCHQ - Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Date published: 18-08-2014

British spy agency GCHQ has been scanning every public-facing server in 27 countries for years to find any weak systems it can hack, according to the latest media reports. GCHQ tries to hack every server in 27 countries GCHQ tries to hack every server in 27 countries The agency's so-called 'Hacienda... Read more

Source: www.scmagazineuk.com

Top found tags: government(2),New Zealand(2),United Kingdom(2)

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Chinese national indicted over Boeing, Lockheed Martin hackLocation: Beijing, China
Date published: 18-08-2014

The malicious package is being sold on underground markets for $3,800 a year. The malicious package is being sold on underground markets for $3,800 a year. A Chinese national is facing prison time after a federal grand jury indicted him on five felony charges related to a computer hacking ruse that ... Read more

Source: www.scmagazine.com

Top found tags: police(1),United States(2),government(3)

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Chrome to warn users when downloaded software will make unexpected changesLocation: Google HQ - Mountain View, United States
Date published: 18-08-2014

Google is expanding its Safe Browsing service by ensuring Chrome users do not download and install deceptive software that makes unexpected changes to a computer, such as changing the default homepage and other browser settings. The changes should be implemented this week, according to a Thurs... Read more

Source: www.scmagazine.com

Top found tags: Chrome(2),telecom sector(2),Google(3)

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English advisories

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Dutch cybercrime related news

FBI gaat dit jaar 152 nieuwe cyberagenten wervenLocation: Federal Bureau of Investigation - Washington D.C., United States
Date published: 18-08-2014

De FBI is van plan dit jaar 152 nieuwe cyberagenten te werven als onderdeel van het "Next Generation Cyber" initiatief, waardoor de opsporingsdienst nog meer cyberincidenten en dreigingen kan onderzoeken. In 2015 wil de FBI over 750 cyberagenten beschikken, van de in totaal 13.000 agenten die het he... Read more

Source: www.security.nl

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

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Uitbraak Ebola-virus gebruikt voor verspreiden malwareLocation: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Date published: 18-08-2014

Cybercriminelen hebben de uitbraak van het Ebola-virus aangegrepen voor de verspreiding van malware. Het gaat om zeker drie verschillende campagnes. Daarnaast zijn er ook nog e-mails ontdekt die naar een phishingpagina leiden waar geprobeerd wordt om gegevens voor verschillende e-mailaccounts te ste... Read more

Source: www.security.nl

Top found tags: Symantec(1),webcam(1),cybercrime(5)

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Toename van malware-aanvallen op Syrische activistenLocation: Kaspersky HQ - Moscow, Russia
Date published: 18-08-2014

In het tweede kwartaal van dit jaar is de hoeveelheid malware die zich op Syrische activisten richt weer verder gestegen. De malware-exemplaren doen zich voor als instant messaging programma's, beveiligingssoftware en een "gelekt overheidsprogramma" met informatie over in Syri gezochte mensen. De ... Read more

Source: www.security.nl

Top found tags: telecom sector(2),malware(3),Kaspersky Lab(4)

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Nieuwe cybercampagne Belgische banken: bij twijfel stoppenLocation: Brussel, Belgium
Date published: 18-08-2014

De Belgische banken zijn een nieuwe campagne gestart om internetgebruikers voor phishing te waarschuwen, met de slogan "Als je twijfelt kan je beter stoppen." Driekwart van alle fraude die met internetbankieren in Belgi plaatsvindt wordt door phishing veroorzaakt. De rest door malware. De banken e... Read more

Source: www.security.nl

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

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Starter wil router met ingebouwde Snort-detectie ontwikkelenLocation: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Date published: 18-08-2014

Een Amerikaans bedrijf wil via KickStarter 125.000 dollar ophalen om een apparaat met ingebouwde Snort-detectie te kunnen ontwikkelen dat ook als router kan fungeren. Snort is een intrusion prevention system (IPS) dat het verkeer inspecteert op zoek naar allerlei soorten aanvallen. Het wordt voornam... Read more

Source: www.security.nl

Top found tags: smartphone(1),cybercrime(2),telecom sector(6)

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Amerikaanse student opgepakt na gebruik keyloggerLocation: Den Haag, The Netherlands
Date published: 18-08-2014

In de Verenigde Staten is een 26-jarige student opgepakt nadat hij via een keylogger persoonlijke informatie van collega's, andere studenten en zelfs professoren zou hebben gestolen. Het zou gaan om wachtwoorden, rekeningnummers, geboortedata en andere persoonlijke gegevens. Volgens de politie wilde... Read more

Source: www.security.nl

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

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Patch Windows zorgt voor 'blauwe schermen'Location: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 18-08-2014

Microsoft raadt klanten aan patch MS14-045 uit de patchronde van afgelopen dinsdag niet te installeren. Deze laat in sommige gevallen de pc crashen. De patchronde leidde de afgelopen dagen tot een lange lijst met klachten op de supportsite van Microsoft. De installatie en het opnieuw opstarten gaat ... Read more

Source: www.automatiseringgids.nl

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

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Microsoft dicht certificaat-lek in Outlook app voor AndroidLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 18-08-2014

Een lek in de Outlook app voor Android, waardoor gebruikers kwetsbaar voor een Man-in-the-Middle-aanval waren en dat door verschillende beveiligingsonderzoekers was ontdekt, heeft Microsoft stilletjes gepatcht. Het lek was ontdekt door onderzoekers van het Nederlandse Securify en het Japanse JVN. Do... Read more

Source: www.security.nl

Top found tags: patch(1),research(1),SSL(1)

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Verdachte van grote digitale bankoverval in Duitsland opgepaktLocation: Berlin, Germany
Date published: 18-08-2014

De Duitse autoriteiten hebben vorig jaar december een Turkse man opgepakt die verdacht wordt van n van de grootste digitale bankovervallen ooit, zo is nu bekend geworden. De man zou het meesterbrein zijn achter een bankroof waarbij begin vorig jaar 30 miljoen euro van een bank in Oman werd gesto... Read more

Source: www.security.nl

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

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Microsoft trekt Windows 8.1-patch terugLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 18-08-2014

Microsoft heeft vier updates voor Windows 8.1 teruggetrokken. De patches hadden in bepaalde gevallen tot gevolg dat Windows 8.1 na installatie weigerde te starten. Microsoft heeft instructies online gezet waarin mogelijke work-arounds worden beschreven. De verwijderde updates en downloadlinks betref... Read more

Source: tweakers.net

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

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Duitse justitie pakt hacker op die 30 miljoen euro buitmaakte bij bankroofLocation: Berlin, Germany
Date published: 18-08-2014

De Duitse justitie heeft een hacker opgepakt die verantwoordelijk zou zijn voor een bankroof in 24 landen tegelijk, waarbij zijn bende omgerekend bijna 30 miljoen euro buitmaakte. De arrestatie vond plaats in december, maar is pas zondag bekendgemaakt. De hacker organiseerde de bankroof, waarbij cri... Read more

Source: tweakers.net

Top found tags: police(1),financial sector(2),Germany(2)

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Kijk hoe Gates ijswater over zich heen krijgtLocation: Gates, United States
Date published: 18-08-2014

maakte een hele happening van de 'Ice Bucket Challenge' Het afgelopen weekend zijn veel IT-prominenten de "Ice Bucket Challenge' aangegaan. Bill Gates maakte er het leukste filmpje van tot nog toe. Meer over Ice Bucket Challence Zuckerberg en Nadella krijgen ijskoude douche Een hele serie IT-promine... Read more

Source: www.automatiseringgids.nl

Top found tags: Microsoft(1),NL(1),social media(2)

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Nederlanders krijgen 4 jaar cel wegens digitale bankroofLocation: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Date published: 18-08-2014

De rechtbank in Amsterdam heeft zes mannen veroordeeld tot celstraffen van vier jaar wegens digitale bankroof. De rechtbank acht bewezen dat de zes deel uitmaakten van een criminele organisatie die zich schuldig maakte aan oplichting en witwassen. Van afpersing zijn de zes vrijgesproken. De mannen w... Read more

Source: www.security.nl

Top found tags: financial sector(2),Openbaar Ministerie(2),The Netherlands(2)

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Assange zegt ambassade van Ecuador binnenkort te verlatenLocation: Den Haag, The Netherlands
Date published: 18-08-2014

Julian Assange, oprichter van klokkenluiderwebsite WikiLeaks, heeft tijdens een persconferentie aangegeven dat hij de ambassade van Ecuador in Londen binnenkort zal verlaten. De 43-jarige Australier verblijft al sinds 2012 in de ambassade, om zo uitlevering aan Zweden te voorkomen. Daar wordt hij ge... Read more

Source: www.security.nl

Top found tags: United Kingdom(2),government(4),Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations(7)

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NS start proef met in- en uitchecken via bankpasLocation: ABN Amro HQ - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Date published: 18-08-2014

De NS start binnenkort een proef met contactloos betalen waarbij klanten van ABN Amro straks als eerste met hun bankpas kunnen in- en uitchecken. Dat meldt Metro vandaag. Het is de verwachting dat andere banken snel na de introductie van deze nieuwe betaalmethode zullen volgen. Mogelijk is er dan oo... Read more

Source: www.security.nl

Top found tags: financial sector(2),NFC(2),telecom sector(6)

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Politie haalt elke maand 15 malafide webshops uit de luchtLocation: Den Haag, The Netherlands
Date published: 18-08-2014

De politie haalt elke maand 15 tot 20 malafide webshops uit de lucht, waarvan ongeveer een derde zeer overtuigend is nagemaakt. Volgens de politie gaat het om een verontrustende groei. Onlangs werd de webshop van Computerland nagemaakt en gebruikt voor het verspreiden van malware. Dit jaar heeft de ... Read more

Source: www.security.nl

Top found tags: government(1),NL(1),police(1)

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Fabrikant USB-sticks claimt immuniteit tegen BadUSB-aanvalLocation: Black Hat - Las Vegas, United States
Date published: 18-08-2014

Een fabrikant van USB-sticks stelt dat de datadragers die het maakt niet kwetsbaar zijn voor de BadUSB-aanval die onlangs tijdens de Black Hat conferentie werd gedemonstreerd. Beveiligingsonderzoekers Karsten Nohl en Jakob Lell lieten zien hoe ze de firmware van USB-sticks kunnen aanpassen. De aange... Read more

Source: www.security.nl

Top found tags: update(2),conference(3),Black Hat(4)

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Duizenden computers met VNC staan openLocation: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Date published: 18-08-2014

Duizenden computers op het internet staan wagenwijd open doordat ze het programma VNC draaien zonder dat dit van een wachtwoord is voorzien. Een onderzoeker kon daardoor bij allerlei mensen live meekijken. Met een programma kan zelfs automatisch op de computers ingelogd worden.... Read more

Source: www.beveiligingnieuws.nl

Top found tags: NL(1),research(1),VNC(1)

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Dutch advisories

Kwetsbaarheid in IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Client verholpenLocation: IBM HQ - Armonk, United States
Date published: 18-08-2014

Samenvatting: IBM heeft een kwestbaarheid in Tivoli Storage Manager Client verholpen. Gevolgen: Een lokale kwaadwillende kan de kwetsbaarheid misbruiken om een Denial-of-Service van de client te veroorzaken. Beschrijving: In de Configuration Wizard en Preferences Editor van de backup archive Java cl... Read more

Source: www.ncsc.nl

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

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Adobe verhelpt kwetsbaarheden in Adobe Flash PlayerLocation: Adobe HQ - San Jose, United States
Date published: 18-08-2014

Samenvatting: Adobe heeft meerdere kwetsbaarheden verholpen in Flash Player. Gevolgen: Door deze kwetsbaarheden te misbruiken kan een kwaadwillende willekeurige code uitvoeren en beveiligingsmaatregelen omzeilen. Beschrijving: - CVE-2014-0540, CVE-2014-0542, CVE-2014-0543, CVE-2014-0544, CVE-2014-05... Read more

Source: www.ncsc.nl

Top found tags: telecom sector(2),vulnerability(2),Google(3)

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Samba updates verhelpen kwetsbaarheidLocation: Ubuntu - London, United Kingdom
Date published: 18-08-2014

Samenvatting: Er is een kwetsbaarheid gevonden in Samba. Er zijn updates uitgebracht voor verschillende platformen om de kwetsbaarheid te verhelpen. Gevolgen: Een kwaadwillende kan de kwetsbaarheid mogelijk misbruiken om willekeurige code uit te voeren onder root rechten. Beschrijving: Er zijn updat... Read more

Source: www.ncsc.nl

Top found tags: telecom sector(2),The Netherlands(2),Ubuntu(2)

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MS14-045: Microsoft verhelpt meerdere kwetsbaarheden in de Windows kernelLocation: Microsoft HQ - Redmond, United States
Date published: 18-08-2014

Samenvatting: Microsoft heeft een aantal kwetsbaarheden in de Windows kernel verholpen. Gevolgen: Een kwaadwillende die programma's kan uitvoeren kan door misbruik te maken van een kwetsbaarheid instructies uitvoeren binnen de kernel. Zo kunnen alle kernel beveiligingsmaatregelen omzeild worden. Ook... Read more

Source: www.ncsc.nl

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

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Kwetsbaarheid in CUPS verholpenLocation: Ubuntu - London, United Kingdom
Date published: 18-08-2014

Samenvatting: Meerdere Linuxdistributies hebben een update beschikbaar gesteld waarmee een kwetsbaarheid in CUPS wordt verholpen. Gevolgen: Een lokale aanvaller kan de kwetsbaarheid gebruiken om zijn rechten te verhogen en zodoende bestanden in te zien waar hij dit normaal niet toe gerechtigd is. Be... Read more

Source: www.ncsc.nl

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

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Meerdere kwetsbaarheden verholpen in PHP 5.3Location: Hewlett-Packard - Palo Alto, United States
Date published: 18-08-2014

Samenvatting: De makers van PHP hebben updates uitgebracht voor PHP 5.3 waarin diverse kwetsbaarheden verholpen worden. Dit is de laatste update voor PHP 5.3, aangezien deze versie van PHP end of life is. Gevolgen: Een kwaadwillende kan de kwetsbaarheid mogelijk misbruiken om willekeurige code uit t... Read more

Source: www.ncsc.nl

Top found tags: The Netherlands(2),update(2),vulnerability(3)

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Kwetsbaarheden in phpMyAdmin verholpenLocation: Cross, United States
Date published: 18-08-2014

Samenvatting: De ontwikkelaars van phpMyAdmin hebben updates uitgebracht om meerdere Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) kwetsbaarheden te verhelpen. Gevolgen: Een kwaadwillende kan de kwetsbaarheden misbruiken voor het uitvoeren van een Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) aanval. Een dergelijke aanval kan leiden tot... Read more

Source: www.ncsc.nl

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

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