16 May 2014

FBI plans crackdown on cyber crime, with arrests imminent

“The Federal Bureau of Investigation will aggressively crack down on cyber crime over the next few weeks, with a bureau official advising the public to anticipate indictments, searches, and multiple arrests. Robert Anderson Jr. told the Reuters Cybersecurity Summit in Washington on Wednesday that the bureau has revamped its focus

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16 May 2014

The Future of Crime: 8 Cyber-Crimes to Expect in Next 20 Years

“It’s time for people to stop thinking of cyber-crime as something that only happens on a computer. With the rise of ‘smart’ devices and the Internet of Things (IoT), the maturation of the online black market as a multi-billion dollar industry and the widespread commercial and recreational markets for do-it-yourself

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14 May 2014

Europe’s top court: people have right to be forgotten on Internet

“People can ask Google to delete sensitive information from its Internet search results, Europe’s top court said on Tuesday. The case underlines the battle between advocates of free expression and supporters of privacy rights, who say people should have the ‘right to be forgotten’ meaning that they should be able

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13 May 2014

Microsoft Word Vulnerability Used in Targeted Attacks Against Taiwan

“A recently-patched Microsoft Word vulnerability is being used in attacks against government agencies in Taiwan, researchers with Trend Micro found. The vulnerability, CVE-2014-1761, was the subject of a security advisory from Microsoft back in March, and was patched in April. The presence of a patch however has not stopped attackers

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13 May 2014

Japan to Cooperate With Israel on Defense, Cyber Security

“Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to boost ties between their nations after meeting in Tokyo today, with a particular emphasis on security cooperation. “ Source: Japan to Cooperate With Israel on Defense, Cyber Security – Bloomberg

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07 May 2014

Pakistani parliament lifts YouTube ban

“Pakistan’s parliament on Tuesday voted unanimously to lift a ban on YouTube, in a non-binding resolution that was nonetheless welcomed by free speech campaigners as an important symbolic move. The video-sharing website has been blocked in Pakistan since September 2012 over its hosting of the ‘Innocence of Muslims’ movie that

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05 May 2014

Target’s Chief Resigns in Wake of Data Breach

“Gregg Steinhafel, the chairman and chief executive of Target, resigned on Monday, the latest in a series of moves made by the company as it struggles to recover from last year’s holiday data breach of customer information. The company’s board made the announcement, saying that the resignation of Mr. Steinhafel,

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02 May 2014

Eugene Kaspersky: major cyberterrorist attack is only matter of time

“A major, global cyberterrorist attack has long been the stuff of fiction, the threat that a malevolent hacker could bring down businesses, sabotage power plants and cause widespread death and destruction by bringing down planes, traffic systems and defence networks. But whether a scenario like that imagined in the 2007

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02 May 2014

4 Vietnamese Men Suspected of Installing SMS Trojans on 100,000 Phones Arrested

“Four individuals have been arrested by Vietnamese police on suspicion of stealing close to $100,000 (€72,000) after installing mobile malware on the smartphones of more than 100,000 users.” Source: 4 Vietnamese Men Suspected of Installing SMS Trojans on 100,000 Phones Arrested

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29 Apr 2014

Microsoft ‘must release’ data held on Dublin server

“A judge in the US has ordered Microsoft to hand over a customer’s emails, even though the data is held in Ireland. The company had attempted to challenge the search warrant on the basis that the information was stored exclusively on computer servers outside the US. “ Source: BBC News

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