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Bitcoin Blackmail By Snail Mail Preys On Those With Guilty Conscience
11th Jan 2018 [7 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
KrebsOnSecurity heard from a reader whose friend recently received a remarkably customized extortion letter via snail mail that threatened to tell the recipients wife about his supposed extramarital affairs unless he paid $3,600 in bitcoin....
Microsoft’s Jan. 2018 Patch Tuesday Lowdown
10th Jan 2018 [7 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Microsoft on Tuesday released 14 security updates, including fixes for the Spectre and Meltdown flaws detailed last week, as well as a zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft Office that is being exploited in the wild. Separately, Adobe pushed...
Website Glitch Let Me Overstock My Coinbase
9th Jan 2018 [7 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Overstock.com (NASDAQ:OSTK) just fixed a serious glitch in the Coinbase bitcoin payment section of its site that allowed customers to buy any item at a tiny fraction of the listed price. Potentially more punishing, the flaw let anyone...
Scary Chip Flaws Raise Spectre Of Meltdown
5th Jan 2018 [7 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Apple, Google, Microsoft and other tech giants have released updates for a pair of serious security flaws present in most modern computers, smartphones, tablets and mobile devices. Heres a brief rundown on the threat and what you can do...
Serial Swatter “SWAuTistic” Bragged He Hit 100 Schools, 10 Homes
2nd Jan 2018 [8 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
The individual who allegedly made a fake emergency call to Kansas police last week that summoned them to shoot and kill an unarmed local man has claimed credit for raising dozens of these dangerous false alarms -- calling in bogus hostage...
Kansas Man Killed In ‘SWATting’ Attack
29th Dec 2017 [8 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
A 28-year-old Kansas man was shot and killed by police officers on the evening of Dec. 28 after someone fraudulently reported a hostage situation ongoing at his home. The false report was the latest in a dangerous hoax known as "swatting,"...
Happy 8th Birthday, KrebsOnSecurity!
29th Dec 2017 [8 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Eight years ago today I set aside my Washington Post press badge and became an independent here at KrebsOnSecurity.com. What a wild ride it has been. Thank you all, Dear Readers, for sticking with me and for helping to build a terrific...
4 Years After Target, The Little Guy Is The Target
28th Dec 2017 [8 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Dec. 18 marked the fourth anniversary of this site breaking the news about a breach at Target involving some 40 million customer credit and debit cards. It has been fascinating in the years since that epic intrusion to see how organized...
Skyrocketing Bitcoin Fees Hit Carders In Wallet
26th Dec 2017 [8 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Critics of unregulated virtual currencies like Bitcoin have long argued that the core utility of these payment systems lies in facilitating illicit commerce, such as buying drugs or stolen credit cards and identities. But recent spikes...
U.K. Man Avoids Jail Time In VDOS Case
21st Dec 2017 [8 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
A U.K. man who pleaded guilty to launching more than 2,000 cyberattacks against some of the worlds largest companies has avoided jail time for his role in the attacks. The judge in the case reportedly was moved by pleas for leniency that...
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