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Study: Attack On KrebsOnSecurity Cost IoT Device Owners $323K
7th May 2018 [11 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
A monster distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS) against KrebsOnSecurity.com in 2016 knocked this site offline for nearly four days. The attack was executed through a network of hacked "Internet of Things" (IoT) devices such as Internet...
Twitter To All Users: Change Your Password Now!
3rd May 2018 [11 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Twitter just asked all 300+ million users to reset their passwords, citing the exposure of user passwords via a bug that stored passwords in plain text -- without protecting them with any sort of encryption technology that would mask a...
When Your Employees Post Passwords Online
2nd May 2018 [11 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Storing passwords in plaintext online is never a good idea, but its remarkable how many companies have employees who are doing just that using online collaboration tools like Trello.com. Last week, KrebsOnSecurity notified a host of companies...
Security Trade-Offs In The New EU Privacy Law
27th Apr 2018 [11 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
On two occasions this past year I’ve published stories here warning about the prospect that new European privacy regulations could result in more spams and scams ending up in your inbox. This post explains in a question and answer format...
DDoS-for-Hire Service Webstresser Dismantled
25th Apr 2018 [11 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Authorities in the U.S., U.K. and the Netherlands on Tuesday took down popular online attack-for-hire service WebStresser.org and arrested its alleged administrators. Investigators say that prior to the takedown, the service had more than...
Transcription Service Leaked Medical Records
23rd Apr 2018 [11 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
MEDantex, a Kansas-based company that provides medical transcription services for hospitals, clinics and private physicians, took down its customer Web portal last week after being notified by KrebsOnSecurity that it was leaking sensitive...
Is Facebook’s Anti-Abuse System Broken?
20th Apr 2018 [11 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Facebook has built some of the most advanced algorithms for tracking users, but when it comes to acting on user abuse reports about Facebook groups and content that clearly violate the companys "community standards," the social media giants...
A Sobering Look At Fake Online Reviews
18th Apr 2018 [11 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
In 2016, KrebsOnSecurity exposed a network of phony Web sites and fake online reviews that funneled those seeking help for drug and alcohol addiction toward rehab centers that were secretly affiliated with the Church of Scientology. Not...
Deleted Facebook Cybercrime Groups Had 300,000 Members
16th Apr 2018 [11 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Hours after being alerted by KrebsOnSecurity, Facebook last week deleted almost 120 private discussion groups totaling more than 300,000 members who flagrantly promoted a host of illicit activities on the social media networks platform....
When Identity Thieves Hack Your Accountant
11th Apr 2018 [12 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
The Internal Revenue Service has been urging tax preparation firms to step up their cybersecurity efforts this year, warning that identity thieves and hackers increasingly are targeting certified public accountants (CPAs) in a bid to siphon...
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