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Three Charged For Working With Serial Swatter
25th Jan 2019 [8 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
The Justice Department has filed criminal charges against three U.S. men accused of swatting, or making hoax reports of bomb threats or murders in a bid to trigger a heavily armed police response to a targets address. Investigators say...
How The U.S. Govt. Shutdown Harms Security
23rd Jan 2019 [8 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
The ongoing partial U.S. federal government shutdown is having a tangible, negative impact on cybercrime investigations, according to interviews with federal law enforcement investigators and a report issued this week by a group representing...
Bomb Threat, Sextortion Spammers Abused Weakness At GoDaddy.com
22nd Jan 2019 [8 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Two of the most disruptive and widely-received spam email campaigns over the past few months -- including an ongoing sextortion email scam and a bomb threat hoax that shut down dozens of schools, businesses and government buildings late...
773M Password ‘Megabreach’ Is Years Old
17th Jan 2019 [8 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
My inbox and Twitter messages positively lit up today with people forwarding stories from Wired and other publications about a supposedly new trove of nearly 773 million unique email addresses and 21 million unique passwords that were posted...
“Stole $24 Million But Still Can’t Keep A Friend”
15th Jan 2019 [8 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Unsettling new claims have emerged about Nicholas Truglia, a 21-year-old Manhattan resident accused of hijacking cell phone accounts to steal tens of millions of dollars in cryptocurrencies from victims. The lurid details, made public in...
Courts Hand Down Hard Jail Time For DDoS
14th Jan 2019 [8 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Seldom do people responsible for launching crippling cyberattacks face justice, but increasingly courts around the world are making examples of the few who do get busted for such crimes. On Friday, a 34-year-old Connecticut man received...
Secret Service: Theft Rings Turn To Fuze Cards
10th Jan 2019 [8 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Street thieves who specialize in cashing out stolen credit and debit cards increasingly are hedging their chances of getting caught carrying multiple counterfeit cards by relying on Fuze Cards, a smartcard technology that allows users to...
Patch Tuesday, January 2019 Edition
9th Jan 2019 [8 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Microsoft on Tuesday released updates to fix roughly four dozen security issues with its Windows operating systems and related software. All things considered, this first Patch Tuesday of 2019 is fairly mild, bereft as it is of any new...
Dirt-Cheap, Legit, Windows Software: Pick Two
8th Jan 2019 [8 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Buying heavily discounted, popular software from second-hand sources online has always been something of an iffy security proposition. But purchasing steeply discounted licenses for cloud-based subscription products like recent versions...
Apple Phone Phishing Scams Getting Better
3rd Jan 2019 [9 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
A new phone-based phishing scam that spoofs Apple Inc. is likely to fool quite a few people. It starts with an automated call that displays Apples logo, address and real phone number, warning about a data breach at the company. The scary...
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