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Buyers Beware Of Tampered Gift Cards
19th Dec 2017 [6 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Prepaid gift cards make popular presents and no-brainer stocking stuffers, but before you purchase one be on the lookout for signs that someone may have tampered with it. A perennial scam that picks up around the holidays involves thieves...
The Market For Stolen Account Credentials
18th Dec 2017 [6 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Past stories here have explored the myriad criminal uses of a hacked computer, the various ways that your inbox can be spliced and diced to help cybercrooks ply their trade, and the value of a hacked company. Todays post looks at the price...
Former Botmaster, ‘Darkode’ Founder Is CTO Of Hacked Bitcoin Mining Firm ‘NiceHash’
15th Dec 2017 [6 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
On Dec. 6, 2017, approximately USD $52 million worth of Bitcoin mysteriously disappeared from the coffers of NiceHash, a Slovenian company that lets users sell their computing power to help others mine virtual currencies. As the investigation...
Mirai IoT Botnet Co-Authors Plead Guilty
13th Dec 2017 [6 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday unsealed the guilty pleas of two men first identified in January 2017 by KrebsOnSecurity as the likely co-authors of Mirai, a malware strain that remotely enslaves so-called "Internet of Things" devices...
Patch Tuesday, December 2017 Edition
12th Dec 2017 [6 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
The final Patch Tuesday of the year is upon us, with Adobe and Microsoft each issuing security updates for their software once again. Redmond fixed problems with various flavors of Windows, Microsoft Edge, Office, Exchange and its Malware...
Phishers Are Upping Their Game. So Should You.
7th Dec 2017 [7 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Not long ago, phishing attacks were fairly easy for the average Internet user to spot: Full of grammatical and spelling errors, and linking to phony bank or email logins at unencrypted (http:// vs. https://) Web pages. Increasingly, however,...
Anti-Skimmer Detector For Skimmer Scammers
5th Dec 2017 [7 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Crooks who make and deploy ATM skimmers are constantly engaged in a cat-and-mouse game with financial institutions, which deploy a variety of technological measures designed to defeat skimming devices. The latest innovation aimed at tipping...
Hacked Password Service Leakbase Goes Dark
3rd Dec 2017 [7 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Leakbase, a Web site that indexed and sold access to billions of usernames and passwords stolen in some of the world largest data breaches, has closed up shop. A source close to the matter says the service was taken down in a law enforcement...
Former NSA Employee Pleads Guilty To Taking Classified Data
2nd Dec 2017 [7 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
A former employee for the National Security Agency pleaded guilty on Friday to taking classified data to his home computer in Maryland. According to published reports, U.S. intelligence officials believe the data was then stolen from his...
Carding Kingpin Sentenced Again. Yahoo Hacker Pleads Guilty
1st Dec 2017 [7 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Roman Seleznev, a Russian man who is already serving a record 27-year sentence in the United States for cybercrime charges, was handed a 14-year sentence this week by a federal judge in Atlanta for his role in a credit card and identity...
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