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Fund Targets Victims Scammed Via Western Union

If you, a friend or loved one lost money in a scam involving Western Union, some or all of those funds may be recoverable thanks to a more than half-billion dollar program set up by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. … Continue reading

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R.I.P. root9B? We Hardly Knew Ya!

root9B Holdings, a company that many in the security industry consider little more than a big-name startup aimed at cashing in on the stock market’s insatiable appetite for cybersecurity firms, surprised no one this week when it announced it was … Continue reading

Posted in Fancy Bear, national security agency, nsa, Other, root9B Holdings, root9B Technologies, RTNB, seekingalpha.com, Sofacy, Solutions, tracker capital management llc | Leave a comment

Adobe, Microsoft Patch Critical Cracks

It’s Nov. 14 — the second Tuesday of the month (a.k.a. “Patch Tuesday) — and Adobe and Microsoft have issued gobs of security updates for their software. Microsoft’s 11 patch bundles fix more than four-dozen security holes in various Windows versions … Continue reading

Posted in adobe, chrome, CVE-2017-13080, Edge, Flash Player, Gill Langston, internet explorer, Ivanti, KRACK, Microsoft, Microsoft Patch Tuesday November 2017, Other, Qualys, Solutions, Windows | Leave a comment

How to Opt Out of Equifax Revealing Your Salary History

A KrebsOnSecurity series on how easy big-three credit bureau Equifax makes it to get detailed salary history data on tens of millions of Americans apparently inspired a deeper dive on the subject by Fast Company, which examined how this Equifax … Continue reading

Posted in Amazon, AT&T, Equifax, Equifax breach, Facebook, Fast Company, Joel Winston, Marisa Salcines, Microsoft, Oracle, Other, Solutions, TALX, The Work Number, twitter, Wal-Mart | Leave a comment

Hack of Attack-for-Hire Service vDOS Snares New Mexico Man

A New Mexico man is facing federal hacking charges for allegedly using the now defunct attack-for-hire service vDOS to launch damaging digital assaults aimed at knocking his former employer’s Web site offline. Prosecutors were able to bring the case in … Continue reading

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DDoS-for-Hire Service Launches Mobile App

In May 2013 KrebsOnSecurity wrote about Ragebooter, a service that paying customers can use to launch powerful distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks capable of knocking individuals and Web sites offline. The owner of Ragebooter subsequently was convicted in 2016 of possessing … Continue reading

Posted in 901-219-3644, Alex Czech, Alex Slovak, DDoS, justin poland, Other, Ragebooter, Solutions | Leave a comment

Simple Banking Security Tip: Verbal Passwords

There was a time when I was content to let my bank authenticate me over the phone by asking for some personal identifiers (SSN/DOB) that are broadly for sale in the cybercrime underground. At some point, however, I decided this … Continue reading

Posted in Aite Group, Andy Greenberg, avivah litan, gartner, Julie Conroy, KBA, Other, Solutions, verbal password, voice biometrics, wired | Leave a comment

2nd Breach at Verticalscope Impacts Millions

For the second time in as many years, hackers have compromised Verticalscope.com, a Canadian company that manages hundreds of popular Web discussion forums totaling more than 45 million user accounts. Evidence of the breach was discovered just before someone began using … Continue reading

Posted in alex holden, Hold Security, Holdsecurity.com, LeakedSource, LuiDB, Other, Solutions, Toyotanation, verticalscope breach, Verticalscope.com breach, Web Shell | Leave a comment

Equifax Reopens Salary Lookup Service

Equifax has re-opened a Web site that lets anyone look up the salary history of a large portion of the American workforce using little more than a person’s Social Security number and their date of birth. The big-three credit bureau … Continue reading

Posted in Equifax, Equifax breach, National Mortgage News, Other, Solutions, Spokeo, TALX, The Work Number, Zillow | Leave a comment

Fear the Reaper, or Reaper Madness?

Last week we looked at reports from China and Israel about a new “Internet of Things” malware strain called “Reaper” that researchers said infected more than a million organizations by targeting newfound security weaknesses in countless Internet routers, security cameras … Continue reading

Posted in Arbor Networks, ASERT, booter, Check Point, Maya Horowitz, mirai, Netlab 360, Other, Reaper IoT malware, Reaper Madness, Solutions, stresser | Leave a comment