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Report: U.S. Cyber Command Behind Trickbot Tricks
9th Oct 2020 [6 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
A week ago, KrebsOnSecurity broke the news that someone was attempting to disrupt the Trickbot botnet, a malware crime machine that has infected millions of computers and is often used to spread ransomware. A new report Friday says the...
Amid An Embarrassment Of Riches, Ransom Gangs Increasingly Outsource Their Work
8th Oct 2020 [6 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Theres an old adage in information security: "Every company gets penetration tested, whether or not they pay someone for the pleasure." Many organizations that do hire professionals to test their network security posture unfortunately tend...
Promising Infusions Of Cash, Fake Investor John Bernard Walked Away With $30M
7th Oct 2020 [6 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
September featured two stories on a phony tech investor named John Bernard, a pseudonym used by a convicted thief named John Clifton Davies whos fleeced dozens of technology companies out of an estimated $30 million with the promise of...
Attacks Aimed At Disrupting The Trickbot Botnet
2nd Oct 2020 [7 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Over the past 10 days, someone has been launching a series of coordinated attacks designed to disrupt Trickbot, an enormous collection of more than two million malware-infected Windows PCs that are constantly being harvested for financial...
Ransomware Victims That Pay Up Could Incur Steep Fines From Uncle Sam
1st Oct 2020 [7 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Companies victimized by ransomware and firms that facilitate negotiations with ransomware extortionists could face steep fines from the U.S. federal government if the crooks who profit from the attack are already under economic sanctions,...
Who’s Behind Monday’s 14-State 911 Outage?
29th Sep 2020 [7 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Emergency 911 systems were down for more than an hour on Monday in towns and cities across 14 U.S. states. The outages led many news outlets to speculate the problem was related to Microsofts Azure web services platform, which also was...
Who Is Tech Investor John Bernard?
25th Sep 2020 [7 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
John Bernard, the subject of a story here last week about a self-proclaimed millionaire investor who has bilked countless tech startups, appears to be a pseudonym for John Clifton Davies, a U.K. man who absconded from justice before being...
Microsoft: Attackers Exploiting ‘ZeroLogon’ Windows Flaw
24th Sep 2020 [7 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Microsoft warned on Wednesday that malicious hackers are exploiting a particularly dangerous flaw in Windows Server systems that could be used to give attackers the keys to the kingdom inside a vulnerable corporate network. Microsofts warning...
Govt. Services Firm Tyler Technologies Hit In Apparent Ransomware Attack
23rd Sep 2020 [7 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Tyler Technologies, a Texas-based company that bills itself as the largest provider of software and technology services to the United States public sector, is battling a network intrusion that has disrupted its operations. The company declined...
Chinese Antivirus Firm Was Part Of APT41 ‘Supply Chain’ Attack
17th Sep 2020 [7 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
The U.S. Justice Department this week indicted seven Chinese nationals for a decade-long hacking spree that targeted more than 100 high-tech and online gaming companies. The government alleges the men used malware-laced phishing emails...
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