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Alleged Child Porn Lord Faces US Extradition
22nd Mar 2019 [4 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
In 2013, the FBI exploited a zero-day vulnerability in Firefox to seize control over a Dark Web network of child pornography sites. The alleged owner of that ring - 33-year-old Freedom Hosting operator Eric Eoin Marques - was arrested...
Facebook Stored Hundreds Of Millions Of User Passwords In Plain Text For Years
21st Mar 2019 [4 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Hundreds of millions of Facebook users had their account passwords stored in plain text and searchable by thousands of Facebook employees -- in some cases going back to 2012, KrebsOnSecurity has learned. Facebook says an ongoing investigation...
Why Phone Numbers Stink As Identity Proof
17th Mar 2019 [4 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Phone numbers stink for security and authentication. They stink because most of us have so much invested in these digits that theyve become de facto identities. At the same time, when you lose control over a phone number -- maybe its hijacked...
Ad Network Sizmek Probes Account Breach
13th Mar 2019 [4 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Online advertising firm Sizmek Inc. [NASDAQ: SZMK] says it is investigating a security incident in which a hacker was reselling access to a user account with the ability to modify ads and analytics for a number of big-name advertisers.In...
Patch Tuesday, March 2019 Edition
13th Mar 2019 [4 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Microsoft on Tuesday pushed out software updates to fix more than five dozen security vulnerabilities in its Windows operating systems, Internet Explorer, Edge, Office and Sharepoint. If you (ab)use Microsoft products, its time once again...
Insert Skimmer + Camera Cover PIN Stealer
10th Mar 2019 [4 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Very often the most clever component of your typical ATM skimming attack is the hidden pinhole camera used to record customers entering their PINs. These little video bandits can be hidden 100 different ways, but theyre frequently disguised...
MyEquifax.com Bypasses Credit Freeze PIN
8th Mar 2019 [4 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Most people who have frozen their credit files with Equifax have been issued a numeric Personal Identification Number (PIN) which is supposed to be required before a freeze can be lifted or thawed. Unfortunately, if you dont already have...
Hackers Sell Access To Bait-and-Switch Empire
4th Mar 2019 [4 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Cybercriminals are auctioning off access to customer information stolen from an online data broker behind a dizzying array of bait-and-switch Web sites that sell access to a vast range of data on U.S. consumers, including DMV and arrest...
Booter Boss Interviewed In 2014 Pleads Guilty
28th Feb 2019 [5 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
A 20-year-old Illinois man has pleaded guilty to running multiple DDoS-for-hire services that launched millions of attacks over several years. The plea deal comes almost exactly five years after KrebsOnSecurity interviewed both the admitted...
Crypto Mining Service Coinhive To Call It Quits
27th Feb 2019 [5 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Roughly one year ago, KrebsOnSecurity published a lengthy investigation into the individuals behind Coinhive[.]com, a cryptocurrency mining service that has been heavily abused to force hacked Web sites to mine virtual currency. On Tuesday,...
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