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Bomb Threat Hoaxer Exposed By Hacked Gaming Site
13th Feb 2019 [3 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Federal authorities this week arrested a North Carolina man who allegedly ran with a group of online hooligans that attacked Web sites (including this one), took requests on Twitter to call in bomb threats to thousands of schools, and tried...
Patch Tuesday, February 2019 Edition
12th Feb 2019 [3 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Microsoft on Tuesday issued a bevy of patches to correct at least 70 distinct security vulnerabilities in Windows and software designed to interact with various flavors of the operating system. This months patch batch tackles some notable...
Email Provider VFEmail Suffers ‘Catastrophic’ Hack
12th Feb 2019 [3 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Email provider VFEmail has suffered what the company is calling "catastrophic destruction" at the hands of an as-yet unknown intruder who trashed all of the companys primary and backup data in the United States. The firms founder says he...
Phishers Target Anti-Money Laundering Officers At U.S. Credit Unions
8th Feb 2019 [4 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
A highly targeted, malware-laced phishing campaign landed in the inboxes of multiple credit unions last week. The missives are raising eyebrows because they were sent only to specific anti-money laundering contacts at the credit unions,...
More Alleged SIM Swappers Face Justice
5th Feb 2019 [4 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Prosecutors in Northern California have charged two men with using unauthorized SIM swaps to steal and extort money from victims. One of the individuals charged allegedly used a hacker nickname belonging to a key figure in the underground...
Crooks Continue To Exploit GoDaddy Hole
4th Feb 2019 [4 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Godaddy.com, the worlds largest domain name registrar, recently addressed an authentication weakness that cybercriminals were using to blast out spam through legitimate, dormant domains. But several more recent malware spam campaigns suggest...
250 Webstresser Users To Face Legal Action
1st Feb 2019 [4 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
More than 250 customers of a popular and powerful online attack-for-hire service that was dismantled by authorities in 2018 are expected to face legal action for the damage they caused, according to Europol, the European Unions law enforcement...
Three Charged For Working With Serial Swatter
25th Jan 2019 [4 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
The Justice Department has filed criminal charges against three U.S. men accused of swatting, or making hoax reports of bomb threats or murders in a bid to trigger a heavily armed police response to a targets address. Investigators say...
How The U.S. Govt. Shutdown Harms Security
23rd Jan 2019 [4 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
The ongoing partial U.S. federal government shutdown is having a tangible, negative impact on cybercrime investigations, according to interviews with federal law enforcement investigators and a report issued this week by a group representing...
Bomb Threat, Sextortion Spammers Abused Weakness At GoDaddy.com
22nd Jan 2019 [4 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Two of the most disruptive and widely-received spam email campaigns over the past few months -- including an ongoing sextortion email scam and a bomb threat hoax that shut down dozens of schools, businesses and government buildings late...
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