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NY Investigates Exposure Of 885 Million Mortgage Documents
31st May 2019 [4 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
New York regulators are investigating a weakness that exposed 885 million mortgage records at First American Financial Corp. [NYSE:FAF] as the first test of the states strict new cybersecurity regulation. That measure, which went into effect...
Canada Uses Civil Anti-Spam Law In Bid To Fine Malware Purveyors
30th May 2019 [4 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Canadian government regulators are using the countrys powerful new anti-spam law to pursue hefty fines of up to a million dollars against Canadian citizens suspected of helping to spread malicious software.
Should Failing Phish Tests Be A Fireable Offense?
29th May 2019 [4 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Would your average Internet user would be any more vigilant against phishing scams if he or she faced the real possibility of losing their job after falling for one too many of these emails? Recently, I met someone at a conference who said...
First American Financial Corp. Leaked Hundreds Of Millions Of Title Insurance Records
24th May 2019 [4 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
The Web site for Fortune 500 real estate title insurance giant First American Financial Corp. [NYSE:FAF] leaked hundreds of millions of documents related to mortgage deals going back to 2003, until notified this week by KrebsOnSecurity....
Legal Threats Make Powerful Phishing Lures
22nd May 2019 [4 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Some of the most convincing email phishing and malware attacks come disguised as nastygrams from a law firm. Such scams typically notify the recipient that he/she is being sued, and instruct them to review the attached file and respond...
Account Hijacking Forum OGusers Hacked
18th May 2019 [4 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Ogusers[.]com -- a forum popular among people involved in hijacking online accounts and conducting SIM swapping attacks to seize control over victims phone numbers -- has itself been hacked, exposing the email addresses, hashed passwords,...
Feds Target $100M ‘GozNym’ Cybercrime Network
16th May 2019 [4 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Law enforcement agencies in the United States and Europe today unsealed charges against 11 alleged members of the GozNym malware network, an international cybercriminal syndicate suspected of stealing $100 million from more than 41,000...
A Tough Week For IP Address Scammers
15th May 2019 [4 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
In the early days of the Internet, there was a period when Internet Protocol 4 (IPv4) addresses (e.g. were given out like cotton candy to anyone who asked. But these days companies are queuing up to obtain new IP space from the...
Microsoft Patches ‘Wormable’ Flaw In Windows XP, 7 And Windows 2003
14th May 2019 [4 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Microsoft today is taking the unusual step of releasing security updates for unsupported but still widely-used Windows operating systems like XP and Windows 2003, citing the discovery of a "wormable" flaw that the company says could be...
Nine Charged In Alleged SIM Swapping Ring
10th May 2019 [5 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Eight Americans and an Irishman have been charged with wire fraud this week for allegedly hijacking mobile phones through SIM-swapping, a form of fraud in which scammers bribe or trick employees at mobile phone stores into seizing control...
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