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Breached Data Indexer ‘Data Viper’ Hacked
13th Jul 2020 [23 days ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Data Viper, a security startup that provides access to some 15 billion usernames, passwords and other information exposed in more than 8,000 website breaches, has itself been hacked and its user database posted online. The hackers also...
E-Verify’s “SSN Lock” Is Nothing Of The Sort
4th Jul 2020 [one month ago] from Krebsonsecurity
One of the most-read advice columns on this site is a 2018 piece called "Plant Your Flag, Mark Your Territory," which tried to impress upon readers the importance of creating accounts at websites like those at the Social Security Administration,...
Ransomware Gangs Don’t Need PR Help
1st Jul 2020 [one month ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Weve seen an ugly trend recently of tech news stories and cybersecurity firms trumpeting claims of ransomware attacks on companies large and small, apparently based on little more than the say-so of the ransomware gangs themselves. Such...
COVID-19 ‘Breach Bubble’ Waiting To Pop?
30th Jun 2020 [one month ago] from Krebsonsecurity
The COVID-19 pandemic has made it harder for banks to trace the source of payment card data stolen from smaller, hacked online merchants. On the plus side, months of quarantine have massively decreased demand for account information that...
Russian Cybercrime Boss Burkov Gets 9 Years
27th Jun 2020 [one month ago] from Krebsonsecurity
A well-connected Russian hacker once described as “an asset of supreme importance” to Moscow was sentenced on Friday to nine years in a U.S. prison after pleading guilty to running a site that sold stolen payment card data, and to administering...
New Charges, Sentencing In Satori IoT Botnet Conspiracy
25th Jun 2020 [one month ago] from Krebsonsecurity
The U.S. Justice Department today criminally charged a Canadian and a Northern Ireland man for allegedly conspiring to build multiple botnets that enslaved hundreds of thousands of routers and other Internet of Things (IoT) devices for...
‘BlueLeaks’ Exposes Files From Hundreds Of Police Departments
21st Jun 2020 [one month ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Hundreds of thousands of potentially sensitive files from police departments across the United States were leaked online last week. The collection, dubbed "BlueLeaks" and made searchable via a new website by the same name, stems from a...
Turn On MFA Before Crooks Do It For You
19th Jun 2020 [2 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Hundreds of popular websites now offer some form of multi-factor authentication (MFA), which can help users safeguard access to accounts when their password is breached or stolen. But people who dont take advantage of these added safeguards...
FEMA IT Specialist Charged In ID Theft, Tax Refund Fraud Conspiracy
18th Jun 2020 [2 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
An information technology specialist at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was arrested this week on suspicion of hacking into the human resource databases of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) in 2014, stealing...
When Security Takes A Backseat To Productivity
17th Jun 2020 [2 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
"We must care as much about securing our systems as we care about running them if we are to make the necessary revolutionary change." -CIAs Wikileaks Task Force.So ends a key section of a report the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency produced...
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