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IRS Scam Leverages Hacked Tax Preparers, Client Bank Accounts
19th Feb 2018 [3 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Identity thieves who specialize in tax refund fraud have been busy of late hacking online accounts at multiple tax preparation firms, using them to file phony refund requests. Once the Internal Revenue Service processes the return and deposits...
New EU Privacy Law May Weaken Security
15th Feb 2018 [3 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Companies around the globe are scrambling to comply with new European privacy regulations that take effect a little more than three months from now. But many security experts are worried that the changes being ushered in by the rush to...
Microsoft Patch Tuesday, February 2018 Edition
13th Feb 2018 [3 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Microsoft today released a bevy of security updates to tackle more than 50 serious weaknesses in Windows, Internet Explorer/Edge, Microsoft Office and Adobe Flash Player, among other products. A good number of the patches issued today ship...
Domain Theft Strands Thousands Of Web Sites
12th Feb 2018 [3 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Newtek Business Services Corp. [NASDAQ:NEWT], a Web services conglomerate that operates more than 100,000 business Web sites and some 40,000 managed technology accounts, had several of its core domain names stolen over the weekend. The...
U.S. Arrests 13, Charges 36 In ‘Infraud’ Cybercrime Forum Bust
8th Feb 2018 [3 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
The U.S. Justice Department announced charges on Wednesday against three dozen individuals thought to be key members of Infraud," a long-running cybercrime forum that federal prosecutors say cost consumers more than a half billion dollars....
Would You Have Spotted This Skimmer?
6th Feb 2018 [4 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
When you realize how easy it is for thieves to compromise an ATM or credit card terminal with skimming devices, its difficult not to inspect or even pull on these machines when youre forced to use them personally -- half expecting something...
Alleged Spam Kingpin ‘Severa’ Extradited To US
5th Feb 2018 [4 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Peter Yuryevich Levashov, a 37-year-old Russian computer programmer thought to be one of the worlds most notorious spam kingpins, has been extradited to the United States to face federal hacking and spamming charges.Levashov, who allegedly...
Attackers Exploiting Unpatched Flaw In Flash
2nd Feb 2018 [4 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Adobe warned on Thursday that attackers are exploiting a previously unknown security hole in its Flash Player software to break into Microsoft Windows computers. Adobe said it plans to issue a fix for the flaw in the next few days, but...
Drug Charges Tripped Up Suspects In First Known ATM “Jackpotting” Attacks In The US
30th Jan 2018 [4 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
On Jan. 27, 2018, KrebsOnSecurity published what this author thought a scoop about the first known incidence of U.S. ATMs being hit with "jackpotting" attacks, a crime in which thieves deploy malware that forces cash machines to spit out...
File Your Taxes Before Scammers Do It For You
29th Jan 2018 [4 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Today, Jan. 29, is officially the first day of the 2018 tax-filing season, also known as the day that fraudsters start requesting phony tax refunds in the names of identity theft victims. Want to minimize the chances of getting hit by tax...
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