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Microsoft Patches Six Zero-Day Security Holes
8th Jun 2021 [7 days ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Microsoft today released another round of security updates for Windows operating systems and supported software, including fixes for six zero-day bugs that malicious hackers already are exploiting in active attacks.
Justice Dept. Claws Back $2.3M Paid By Colonial Pipeline To Ransomware Gang
7th Jun 2021 [8 days ago] from Krebsonsecurity
The U.S. Department of Justice said today it has recovered $2.3 million worth of Bitcoin that Colonial Pipeline paid to ransomware extortionists last month. The funds had been sent to DarkSide, a ransomware-as-a-service syndicate that disbanded...
Adventures In Contacting The Russian FSB
7th Jun 2021 [8 days ago] from Krebsonsecurity
KrebsOnSecurity recently had occasion to contact the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), the Russian equivalent of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). In the process of doing so, I encountered a small snag: The FSBs website...
Using Fake Reviews To Find Dangerous Extensions
29th May 2021 [17 days ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Fake, positive reviews have infiltrated nearly every corner of life online these days, confusing consumers while offering an unwelcome advantage to fraudsters and sub-par products everywhere. Happily, identifying and tracking these fake...
Boss Of ATM Skimming Syndicate Arrested In Mexico
28th May 2021 [18 days ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Florian "The Shark" Tudor, the alleged ringleader of a prolific ATM skimming gang that has stolen hundreds of millions from tourists visiting Mexico over the past eight years, was arrested in Mexico City on Thursday in response to an extradition...
How To Tell A Job Offer From An ID Theft Trap
21st May 2021 [25 days ago] from Krebsonsecurity
One of the oldest scams around -- the fake job interview that seeks only to harvest your personal and financial data -- is on the rise, the FBI warns. Heres the story of a recent LinkedIn impersonation scam that led to more than 100 people...
Recycle Your Phone, Sure, But Maybe Not Your Number
19th May 2021 [27 days ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Many online services allow users to reset their passwords by clicking a link sent via SMS, and this unfortunately widespread practice has turned mobile phone numbers into de facto identity documents. Which means losing control over one...
Try This One Weird Trick Russian Hackers Hate
17th May 2021 [29 days ago] from Krebsonsecurity
In a Twitter discussion last week on ransomware attacks, KrebsOnSecurity noted that virtually all ransomware strains have a built-in failsafe designed to cover the backsides of the malware purveyors: They simply will not install on a Microsoft...
DarkSide Ransomware Gang Quits After Servers, Bitcoin Stash Seized
14th May 2021 [one month ago] from Krebsonsecurity
The DarkSide ransomware affiliate program responsible for the six-day outage at Colonial Pipeline this week that led to fuel shortages and price spikes across the country is running for the hills. The crime gang announced it was closing...
Microsoft Patch Tuesday, March 2021 Edition
9th Mar 2021 [3 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
On the off chance you were looking for more security to-dos from Microsoft today...the company released software updates to plug more than 82 security flaws in Windows and other supported software. Ten of these earned Microsofts "critical"...
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