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‘BlueLeaks’ Exposes Files From Hundreds Of Police Departments
21st Jun 2020 [2 months 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...
Privnotes.com Is Phishing Bitcoin From Users Of Private Messaging Service Privnote.com
13th Jun 2020 [2 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
For the past year, a site called Privnotes.com has been impersonating Privnote.com, a legitimate, free service that offers private, encrypted messages which self-destruct automatically after they are read. Until recently, I couldnt quite...
Microsoft Patch Tuesday, June 2020 Edition
9th Jun 2020 [2 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Microsoft today released software patches to plug at least 129 security holes in its Windows operating systems and supported software, by some accounts a record number of fixes in one go for the software giant. None of the bugs addressed...
Florence, Ala. Hit By Ransomware 12 Days After Being Alerted By KrebsOnSecurity
9th Jun 2020 [2 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
In late May, KrebsOnSecurity alerted numerous officials in Florence, Ala. that their information technology systems had been infiltrated by hackers who specialize in deploying ransomware. Nevertheless, on Friday, June 5, the intruders sprang...
Owners Of DDoS-for-Hire Service VDOS Get 6 Months Community Service
7th Jun 2020 [2 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
The co-owners of vDOS, a now-defunct service that for four years helped paying customers launch more than two million distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks that knocked countless Internet users and websites offline, each have been...
Romanian Skimmer Gang In Mexico Outed By KrebsOnSecurity Stole $1.2 Billion
3rd Jun 2020 [2 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
An exhaustive inquiry published today by a consortium of investigative journalists says a three-part series KrebsOnSecurity published in 2015 on a Romanian ATM skimming gang operating in Mexicos top tourist destinations disrupted their...
Career Choice Tip: Cybercrime Is Mostly Boring
3rd Jun 2020 [2 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
When law enforcement agencies tout their latest cybercriminal arrest, the defendant is often cast as a bravado outlaw engaged in sophisticated, lucrative, even exciting activity. But new research suggests that as cybercrime has become dominated...
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