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Scammers Sent Uber to Take Elderly Lady to the Bank

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Email scammers sent an Uber to the home of an 80-year-old woman who responded to a well-timed email scam, in a bid to make sure she went to the bank and wired money to the fraudsters.

Microsoft Patch Tuesday, August 2022 Edition

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Microsoft today released updates to fix a record 141 security vulnerabilities in its Windows operating systems and related software. Once again, Microsoft is patching a zero-day vulnerability in the Microsoft Support Diagnostics Tool (MSDT), a service built into Windows.

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Class Action Targets Experian Over Account Security

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A class action lawsuit has been filed against big-three consumer credit bureau Experian over reports that the company did little to prevent identity thieves from hijacking consumer accounts.

Massive Losses Define Epidemic of ‘Pig Butchering’

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Successful Change Management with Enterprise Risk Management

Speaker: William Hord, Vice President of ERM Services

Join us as we discuss the various tangents of data and the change management process that will help you make better risk-based business decisions to save time and money for your organization.

Experian, You Have Some Explaining to Do

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Twice in the past month KrebsOnSecurity has heard from readers who’ve had their accounts at big-three credit bureau Experian hacked and updated with a new email address that wasn’t theirs.

No SOCKS, No Shoes, No Malware Proxy Services!

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With the recent demise of several popular “proxy” services that let cybercriminals route their malicious traffic through hacked PCs, there is now something of a supply chain crisis gripping the underbelly of the Internet.

911 Proxy Service Implodes After Disclosing Breach

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The 911 service as it existed until July 28, 2022. re, a proxy service that since 2015 has sold access to hundreds of thousands of Microsoft Windows computers daily, announced this week that it is shutting down in the wake of a data breach that destroyed key components of its business operations.

When Your Smart ID Card Reader Comes With Malware

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Millions of U.S. government employees and contractors have been issued a secure smart ID card that enables physical access to buildings and controlled spaces, and provides access to government computer networks and systems at the cardholder’s appropriate security level.

You Can Now Ask Google to Remove Your Phone Number, Email or Address from Search Results

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Google said this week it is expanding the types of data people can ask to have removed from search results, to include personal contact information like your phone number, email address or physical address.

The Security Pros and Cons of Using Email Aliases

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One way to tame your email inbox is to get in the habit of using unique email aliases when signing up for new accounts online.

Cover Your SaaS: How to Overcome Security Challenges and Risks For Your Organization

Speaker: Ronald Eddings, Cybersecurity Expert and Podcaster

In this webinar, Ronald Eddings, Cybersecurity Expert, will outline the relationship between SaaS apps and IT & security teams, along with several actionable solutions to overcome the new difficulties facing your organization.

Sounding the Alarm on Emergency Alert System Flaws

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is urging states and localities to beef up security around proprietary devices that connect to the Emergency Alert System — a national public warning system used to deliver important emergency information, such as severe weather and AMBER alerts.

Breach Exposes Users of Microleaves Proxy Service

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Microleaves , a ten-year-old proxy service that lets customers route their web traffic through millions of Microsoft Windows computers, recently fixed a vulnerability in their website that exposed their entire user database.

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KrebsOnSecurity in New Netflix Series on Cybercrime

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Netflix has a new documentary series airing next week — “ Web of Make Believe: Death, Lies & the Internet ” — in which Yours Truly apparently has a decent amount of screen time.

Meet the Administrators of the RSOCKS Proxy Botnet

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Authorities in the United States, Germany, the Netherlands and the U.K.

The Link Between AWM Proxy & the Glupteba Botnet

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On December 7, 2021, Google announced it was suing two Russian men allegedly responsible for operating the Glupteba botnet, a global malware menace that has infected millions of computers over the past decade.

How Preparation and Strategy Can Be Used to Fight and Defeat Any Ransomware Attack

Speaker: Karl Camilleri, Cloud Services Product Manager at phoenixNAP

Through a detailed analysis of major attacks and their consequences, Karl Camilleri, Cloud Services Product Manager at phoenixNAP, will discuss the state of ransomware and future predictions, as well as provide best practices for attack prevention and recovery.

Report: Missouri Governor’s Office Responsible for Teacher Data Leak

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Missouri Governor Mike Parson made headlines last year when he vowed to criminally prosecute a journalist for reporting a security flaw in a state website that exposed personal information of more than 100,000 teachers.

IRS Will Soon Require Selfies for Online Access

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If you created an online account to manage your tax records with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS), those login credentials will cease to work later this year.

Pro-Ukraine ‘Protestware’ Pushes Antiwar Ads, Geo-Targeted Malware

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Researchers are tracking a number of open-source “ protestware ” projects on GitHub that have recently altered their code to display “Stand with Ukraine” messages for users, or basic facts about the carnage in Ukraine.

Adconion Execs Plead Guilty in Federal Anti-Spam Case

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At the outset of their federal criminal trial for hijacking vast swaths of Internet addresses for use in large-scale email spam campaigns, three current or former executives at online advertising firm Adconion Direct (now Amobee ) have pleaded guilty to lesser misdemeanor charges of fraud and misrepresentation via email.

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How to Avoid the Pain and Cost of PCI Compliance While Optimizing Payments

Speaker: P. Andrew Sjogren, Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Very Good Security, Matt Doka, Co-Founder and CTO of Fivestars, and Steve Andrews, President & CEO of the Western Bankers Association 

In this webinar, we have a great set of panelists who will take you through how Zero Data strategies can be used as part of a well-rounded compliance and security approach, and get you to market much sooner by also allowing for payment optimization. They’ll share how to grow your business faster and minimize costs for both security and compliance

Microsoft Patch Tuesday, July 2022 Edition

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Microsoft today released updates to fix at least 86 security vulnerabilities in its Windows operating systems and other software, including a weakness in all supported versions of Windows that Microsoft warns is actively being exploited.

Microsoft Patch Tuesday, May 2022 Edition

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Microsoft today released updates to fix at least 74 separate security problems in its Windows operating systems and related software.

Ransomware Group Debuts Searchable Victim Data

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Cybercrime groups that specialize in stealing corporate data and demanding a ransom not to publish it have tried countless approaches to shaming their victims into paying.

500M Avira Antivirus Users Introduced to Cryptomining

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Many readers were surprised to learn recently that the popular Norton 360 antivirus suite now ships with a program which lets customers make money mining virtual currency.

Back to the Office: Privacy and Security Solutions to Compliance Issues for 2021 and Beyond

Speaker: Mike Cramer, Director of HIPAA & Data Security at The Word & Brown Companies

Now that companies are slowly allowing employees to return to work at the office, it's time to re-evaluate your company’s posture towards privacy and security. Join Mike Cramer, Director of HIPAA & Data Security at The Word & Brown Companies, for a discussion that will focus on compliance and the types of privacy and security measures your company should be aware of, as well as tips and methods for implementing these measures.

Russia to Rent Tech-Savvy Prisoners to Corporate IT?

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Image: Proxima Studios, via Shutterstock.

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DEA Investigating Breach of Law Enforcement Data Portal

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The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) says it is investigating reports that hackers gained unauthorized access to an agency portal that taps into 16 different federal law enforcement databases.

Costa Rica May Be Pawn in Conti Ransomware Group’s Bid to Rebrand, Evade Sanctions

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Costa Rica’s national health service was hacked sometime earlier this morning by a Russian ransomware group known as Hive.

What Counts as “Good Faith Security Research?”

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The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently revised its policy on charging violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), a 1986 law that remains the primary statute by which federal prosecutors pursue cybercrime cases.

Conti’s Ransomware Toll on the Healthcare Industry

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Conti — one of the most ruthless and successful Russian ransomware groups — publicly declared during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic that it would refrain from targeting healthcare providers.

Internet Backbone Giant Lumen Shuns.RU

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Lumen Technologies , an American company that operates one of the largest Internet backbones and carries a significant percentage of the world’s Internet traffic, said today it will stop routing traffic for organizations based in Russia.

Norton 360 Now Comes With a Cryptominer

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Norton 360 , one of the most popular antivirus products on the market today, has installed a cryptocurrency mining program on its customers’ computers.

Microsoft Patch Tuesday, June 2022 Edition

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Microsoft on Tuesday released software updates to fix 60 security vulnerabilities in its Windows operating systems and other software, including a zero-day flaw in all supported Microsoft Office versions on all flavors of Windows that’s seen active exploitation for at least two months now.

How Phishers Are Slinking Their Links Into LinkedIn

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If you received a link to LinkedIn.com via email, SMS or instant message, would you click it?

The ‘Zelle Fraud’ Scam: How it Works, How to Fight Back

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One of the more common ways cybercriminals cash out access to bank accounts involves draining the victim’s funds via Zelle , a “peer-to-peer” (P2P) payment service used by many financial institutions that allows customers to quickly send cash to friends and family.

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Hoax Email Blast Abused Poor Coding in FBI Website

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) confirmed today that its fbi.gov domain name and Internet address were used to blast out thousands of fake emails about a cybercrime investigation.

‘Trojan Source’ Bug Threatens the Security of All Code

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Virtually all compilers — programs that transform human-readable source code into computer-executable machine code — are vulnerable to an insidious attack in which an adversary can introduce targeted vulnerabilities into any software without being detected, new research released today warns.

NY Man Pleads Guilty in $20 Million SIM Swap Theft

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A 24-year-old New York man who bragged about helping to steal more than $20 million worth of cryptocurrency from a technology executive has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

SMS About Bank Fraud as a Pretext for Voice Phishing

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Most of us have probably heard the term “smishing” — which is a portmanteau for traditional ph ishing scams sent through SMS text messages. Smishing messages usually include a link to a site that spoofs a popular bank and tries to siphon personal information.

Hackers Gaining Power of Subpoena Via Fake “Emergency Data Requests”

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There is a terrifying and highly effective “method” that criminal hackers are now using to harvest sensitive customer data from Internet service providers, phone companies and social media firms.