Category Archives: Other

Exclusive: Dutch Cops on AlphaBay ‘Refugees’

Following today’s breaking news about U.S. and international authorities taking down the competing Dark Web drug bazaars AlphaBay and Hansa Market, KrebsOnSecurity caught up with the Dutch investigators who took over Hansa on June 20, 2017. When U.S. authorities shuttered AlphaBay … Continue reading

Posted in AlphaBay takedown, Europol, FBI, Hansa Market, Other, Petra Haandrikman, Rob Wainwright, Solutions | Leave a comment

After AlphaBay’s Demise, Customers Flocked to Dark Market Run by Dutch Police

Earlier this month, news broke that authorities had seized the Dark Web marketplace AlphaBay, an online black market that peddled everything from heroin to stolen identity and credit card data. But it wasn’t until today, when the U.S. Justice Department held … Continue reading

Posted in Alexandre Cazes, AlphaBay, Andrew McCabe, Bitcoin, dark market, Europol, Hansa Market, Jeff Sessions, Other, President Trump, Rob Wainwright, Silk Road, Solutions | Leave a comment

Trump Hotels Hit By 3rd Card Breach in 2 Years

Maybe some of you missed this amid all the breach news recently (I know I did), but Trump International Hotels Management LLC last week announced its third credit-card data breach in the past two years. I thought it might be … Continue reading

Posted in Four Seasons hotel breach, Hard Rock breach, Loews Hotels breach, Other, Sabre Corp. breaach, Solutions, Trump Hotel breach, Trump International Hotels Management, Trump's-Dumps, Verizon | Leave a comment

Experts in Lather Over ‘gSOAP’ Security Flaw

Axis Communications — a maker of high-end security cameras whose devices can be found in many high-security areas — recently patched a dangerous coding flaw in virtually all of its products that an attacker could use to remotely seize control over … Continue reading

Posted in Brian Karas, Genivia, gSOAP vulnerability, IPVM, mirai, Other, Robert Van Engelen, Senrio, Solutions, Stephen Ridley, XML | Leave a comment

Porn Spam Botnet Has Evil Twitter Twin

Last month KrebsOnSecurity published research into a large distributed network of apparently compromised systems being used to relay huge blasts of junk email promoting “online dating” programs — affiliate-driven schemes traditionally overrun with automated accounts posing as women. New research … Continue reading

Posted in .tk, AshleyMadison, ASN19984, Deniro Marketing, google, Other, partnerka, russian business network, Solutions, Tokelau, twitter, Twitter botnet, ZeroFOX | Leave a comment

Thieves Used Infrared to Pull Data from ATM ‘Insert Skimmers’

A greater number of ATM skimming incidents now involve so-called “insert skimmers,” wafer-thin fraud devices made to fit snugly and invisibly inside a cash machine’s card acceptance slot. New evidence suggests that at least some of these insert skimmers — … Continue reading

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Adobe, Microsoft Push Critical Security Fixes

It’s Patch Tuesday, again. That is, if you run Microsoft Windows or Adobe products. Microsoft issued a dozen patch bundles to fix at least 54 security flaws in Windows and associated software. Separately, Adobe’s got a new version of its … Continue reading

Posted in .NET Framework, adobe flash player, Edge, Exchange, Flash Player update July 2017, internet explorer, Microsoft Patch Tuesday July 2017, Office, Other, Qualys, SMB, Solutions, Windows Search Service | Leave a comment

Self-Service Food Kiosk Vendor Avanti Hacked

Avanti Markets, a company whose self-service payment kiosks sit beside shelves of snacks and drinks in thousands of corporate breakrooms across America, has suffered of breach of its internal networks in which hackers were able to push malicious software out to … Continue reading

Posted in Avanti Markets breach, biometric, Noah Dunker, Other, P2PE, Risk Analytics, Solutions | Leave a comment

B&B Theatres Hit in 2-Year Credit Card Breach

B&B Theatres, a company that owns and operates the 7th-largest theater chain in America, says it is investigating a breach of its credit card systems. The acknowledgment comes just days after KrebsOnSecurity reached out to the company for comment on … Continue reading

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Who is the GovRAT Author and Mirai Botmaster ‘Bestbuy’?

In February 2017, authorities in the United Kingdom arrested a 29-year-old U.K. man on suspicion of knocking more than 900,000 Germans offline in an attack tied to Mirai, a malware strain that enslaves Internet of Things (IoT) devices like security … Continue reading

Posted in BestBuy,, BlueCoat,, Deutsche Telekom, GovRAT, infoarmor, mirai, Other,, popopret, Solutions, spdr,, spider man, Symantec, vDos | Leave a comment