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Before He Spammed You, This Sly Prince Stalked Your Mailbox
18th Sep 2019 [2 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
A reader forwarded what he briefly imagined might be a bold, if potentially costly, innovation on the old Nigerian prince scam that asks for help squirreling away millions in unclaimed fortune: it was sent via the U.S. Postal Service, with...
Man Who Hired Deadly Swatting Gets 15 Months
17th Sep 2019 [2 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
An Ohio teen who recruited a convicted serial swatter to fake a distress call that ended in the police shooting an innocent Kansas man in 2017 has been sentenced to 15 months in prison.
NY Payroll Company Vanishes With $35 Million
11th Sep 2019 [2 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
MyPayrollHR, a now defunct cloud-based payroll processing firm based in upstate New York, abruptly ceased operations this past week after stiffing employees at thousands of companies. The ongoing debacle, which allegedly involves malfeasance...
Patch Tuesday, September 2019 Edition
10th Sep 2019 [2 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Microsoft today issued security updates to plug some 80 security holes in various flavors of its Windows operating systems and related software. The software giant assigned a "critical" rating to almost a quarter of those vulnerabilities,...
Secret Service Investigates Breach At U.S. Govt IT Contractor
9th Sep 2019 [2 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
The U.S. Secret Service is investigating a breach at a Virginia-based government technology contractor that saw access to several of its systems put up for sale in the cybercrime underground, KrebsOnSecurity has learned. The contractor...
‘Satori’ IoT Botnet Operator Pleads Guilty
3rd Sep 2019 [3 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
A 21-year-old man from Vancouver, Wash. has pleaded guilty to federal hacking charges tied to his role in operating the "Satori" botnet, a crime machine powered by hacked Internet of Things (IoT) devices that was built to conduct massive...
Spam In Your Calendar? Here’s What To Do.
3rd Sep 2019 [3 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Many spam trends are cyclical: Spammers tend to switch tactics when one method of hijacking your time and attention stops working. But periodically they circle back to old tricks, and few spam trends are as perennial as calendar spam, in...
Feds Allege Adconion Employees Hijacked IP Addresses For Spamming
2nd Sep 2019 [3 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Federal prosecutors in California have filed criminal charges against four employees of Adconion Direct, an email advertising firm, alleging they unlawfully hijacked vast swaths of Internet addresses and used them in large-scale spam campaigns....
Phishers Are Angling For Your Cloud Providers
30th Aug 2019 [3 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Many companies are now outsourcing their marketing efforts to cloud-based Customer Relationship Management (CRM) providers. But when accounts at those CRM providers get hacked or phished, the results can be damaging for both the clients...
Ransomware Bites Dental Data Backup Firm
29th Aug 2019 [3 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
PerCSoft, a Wisconsin-based company that manages a remote data backup service relied upon by hundreds of dental offices across the country, is struggling to restore access to client systems after falling victim to a ransomware attack.
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