The Rise of One-Time Password Interception Bots

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agency — advertised a web-based bot designed to trick targets into giving up OTP tokens. But in so many instances, what sites request is basically two things you know (a password and a one-time code) to be submitted through the same channel (a web browser).

Apple AirTag Bug Enables ‘Good Samaritan’ Attack

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Latest Warnings Web Fraud 2.0 The new $30 AirTag tracking device from Apple has a feature that allows anyone who finds one of these tiny location beacons to scan it with a mobile phone and discover its owner’s phone number if the AirTag has been set to lost mode.

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The Life Cycle of a Breached Database

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From there, the credentials are eventually used for fraud and resold in bulk to legally murky online services that index and resell access to breached data. In essence, you effectively get to use the same password across all Web sites. A Little Sunshine Web Fraud 2.0

Man Robbed of 16 Bitcoin Sues Young Thieves’ Parents

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Ne'er-Do-Well News SIM Swapping Web Fraud 2.0 In 2018, Andrew Schober was digitally mugged for approximately $1 million worth of bitcoin.

Phishing Sites Targeting Scammers and Thieves

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This is all meant to be a big joke: Krebs means “crab” or “cancer” in German, but a “crab” is sometimes used in Russian hacker slang to refer to a “carder,” or a person who regularly engages in street-level credit card fraud.

How Coinbase Phishers Steal One-Time Passwords

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A Little Sunshine The Coming Storm Web Fraud 2.0 A recent phishing campaign targeting Coinbase users shows thieves are getting cleverer about phishing one-time passwords (OTPs) needed to complete the login process.

How to Tell a Job Offer from an ID Theft Trap

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Employment Fraud Latest Warnings Web Fraud 2.0 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.

15-Year-Old Malware Proxy Network VIP72 Goes Dark

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Cybercrime forums in multiple languages are littered with tutorials about how to use VIP72 to hide one’s location while engaging in financial fraud. A Little Sunshine Ne'er-Do-Well News Web Fraud 2.0

Recycle Your Phone, Sure, But Maybe Not Your Number

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The Princeton team further found 100 of those 259 numbers were linked to leaked login credentials on the web, which could enable account hijackings that defeat SMS-based multi-factor authentication. Latest Warnings Security Tools Web Fraud 2.0

Gift Card Gang Extracts Cash From 100k Inboxes Daily

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The data in this story come from a trusted source in the security industry who has visibility into a network of hacked machines that fraudsters in just about every corner of the Internet are using to anonymize their malicious Web traffic. A Little Sunshine Web Fraud 2.0

Malicious Office 365 Apps Are the Ultimate Insiders

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Kalember said the crooks behind these malicious apps typically use any compromised email accounts to conduct “business email compromise” or BEC fraud, which involves spoofing an email from someone in authority at an organization and requesting the payment of a fictitious invoice.

GoDaddy Employees Used in Attacks on Multiple Cryptocurrency Services

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Fraudsters redirected email and web traffic destined for several cryptocurrency trading platforms over the past week. And in May of this year, GoDaddy disclosed that 28,000 of its customers’ web hosting accounts were compromised following a security incident in Oct.

U.S. Secret Service: “Massive Fraud” Against State Unemployment Insurance Programs

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A well-organized Nigerian crime ring is exploiting the COVID-19 crisis by committing large-scale fraud against multiple state unemployment insurance programs, with potential losses in the hundreds of millions of dollars, according to a new alert issued by the U.S.

Be Very Sparing in Allowing Site Notifications

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These so-called “push notifications” rely on an Internet standard designed to work similarly across different operating systems and web browsers. “This method is currently being used to deliver something akin to adware or click fraud type activity,” Angiolelli said.

Two Charged in SIM Swapping, Vishing Scams

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Bryan hijacked social media and bitcoin accounts using a mix of voice phishing or “ vishing ” attacks and “ SIM swapping ,” a form of fraud that involves bribing or tricking employees at mobile phone companies. Ne'er-Do-Well News SIM Swapping Web Fraud 2.0

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How $100M in Jobless Claims Went to Inmates

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This post examines some of what that company is seeing in its efforts to stymie unemployment fraud. When an applicant doesn’t have one or more of the above — or if something about their application triggers potential fraud flags — ID.me The U.S.

3 Cybersecurity Resolutions to Survive 2021

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Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter Target Resellers of Hacked Accounts

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Ne'er-Do-Well News The Coming Storm Web Fraud 2.0 Facebook, Instagram , TikTok , and Twitter this week all took steps to crack down on users involved in trafficking hijacked user accounts across their platforms.

Riding the State Unemployment Fraud ‘Wave’

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Secret Service warned of “massive fraud” against state unemployment insurance programs , noting that false filings from a well-organized Nigerian crime ring could end up costing the states and federal government hundreds of millions of dollars in losses. Web Fraud 2.0

Would You Have Fallen for This Phone Scam?

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This foiled his efforts to make sure it was really his bank that called him, because he called his bank with another phone and the bank confirmed they currently were in a separate call with him discussing fraud on his account (however, the other call was the fraudster pretending to be him).

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Keeping employee data safe – no matter where they may be

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Arrest, Raids Tied to ‘U-Admin’ Phishing Kit

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This core functionality is what’s known as a “web inject,” because it allows phishers to dynamically interact with victims in real-time by injecting content into the phishing page that prompts the victim to enter additional information. Ne'er-Do-Well News Web Fraud 2.0

Amid an Embarrassment of Riches, Ransom Gangs Increasingly Outsource Their Work

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A Little Sunshine Ne'er-Do-Well News Web Fraud 2.0 There’s an old adage in information security: “Every company gets penetration tested, whether or not they pay someone for the pleasure.”

Pay Up, Or We’ll Make Google Ban Your Ads

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A new email-based extortion scheme apparently is making the rounds, targeting Web site owners serving banner ads through Google’s AdSense program. ” A Little Sunshine The Coming Storm Web Fraud 2.0

This Service Helps Malware Authors Fix Flaws in their Code

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Here’s a look at one long-lived malware vulnerability testing service that is used and run by some of the Dark Web’s top cybercriminals. A Little Sunshine Ne'er-Do-Well News Web Fraud 2.0

The Rise of One-Time Password Interception Bots

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Crafty Web Skimming Domain Spoofs “https”

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Earlier today, KrebsOnSecurity alerted the 10th largest food distributor in the United States that one of its Web sites had been hacked and retrofitted with code that steals credit card and login data. A Little Sunshine The Coming Storm Web Fraud 2.0.ps

Sipping from the Coronavirus Domain Firehose

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As noted in previous stories here, roughly 75 percent of all phishing sites now have the padlock (start with “[link] mainly because the major Web browsers display security alerts on sites that don’t. Latest Warnings The Coming Storm Web Fraud 2.0

Coronavirus Widens the Money Mule Pool

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” On the surface, the Web site for the Vasty Health Care Foundation certainly looks legitimate. The “Vasty Health Care Foundation” is one of several fraudulent Web sites that recruit money mules in the name of helping Coronavirus victims.

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Escaping the echo chamber: How to make cybersecurity accessible for all

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How Cybercriminals are Weathering COVID-19

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One of the more common and perennial cybercriminal schemes is “reshipping fraud,” wherein crooks buy pricey consumer goods online using stolen credit card data and then enlist others to help them collect or resell the merchandise. ” Ne'er-Do-Well News Other Web Fraud 2.0

It’s Way Too Easy to Get a.gov Domain Name

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” Technically, what my source did was wire fraud (obtaining something of value via the Internet/telephone/fax through false pretenses); had he done it through the U.S. mail, he could be facing mail fraud charges if caught. ” The Coming Storm Web Fraud 2.0

Apple AirTag Bug Enables ‘Good Samaritan’ Attack

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15-Year-Old Malware Proxy Network VIP72 Goes Dark

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‘ValidCC,’ a Major Payment Card Bazaar and Looter of E-Commerce Sites, Shuttered

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ValidCC , a dark web bazaar run by a cybercrime group that for more than six years hacked online merchants and sold stolen payment card data, abruptly closed up shop last week. ” Ne'er-Do-Well News Web Fraud 2.0 The proprietors of the popular store said their servers were seized as part of a coordinated law enforcement operation designed to disconnect and confiscate its infrastructure. ValidCC, circa 2017.

Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter Target Resellers of Hacked Accounts

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Does Your Domain Have a Registry Lock?

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Even so, most major Web site owners aren’t taking full advantage of the security tools available to protect their domains from being hijacked. Latest Warnings The Coming Storm Web Fraud 2.0

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Who’s Behind the ‘Web Listings’ Mail Scam?

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political campaigns, cities and towns had paid a shady company called Web Listings Inc. The story concluded that this dubious service had been scamming people and companies for more than a decade, and promised a Part II to explore who was behind Web Listings. Breadcrumbs Web Fraud 2.0

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Gift Card Gang Extracts Cash From 100k Inboxes Daily

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Phishing for Apples, Bobbing for Links

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Case in point: Targets of the phishing domains above who are undecided on whether the link refers to a legitimate Apple site might seek to load the base domain into a Web browser (minus the customization in the remainder of the link after the first forward slash). Latest Warnings Web Fraud 2.0

Man Robbed of 16 Bitcoin Sues Young Thieves’ Parents

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Wells mark rasch Ne'er-Do-Well News SIM swapping Web Fraud 2.0In 2018, Andrew Schober was digitally mugged for approximately $1 million worth of bitcoin.

Dirt-Cheap, Legit, Windows Software: Pick Two

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A Little Sunshine Latest Warnings Web Fraud 2.0 Buying heavily discounted, popular software from second-hand sources online has always been something of an iffy security proposition. But purchasing steeply discounted licenses for cloud-based subscription products like recent versions of Microsoft Office can be an extremely risky transaction, mainly because you may not have full control over who has access to your data.

Tricky Phish Angles for Persistence, Not Passwords

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Furthermore, even if an organization requires multi-factor authentication at sign-in, recall that this phish’s login process takes place on Microsoft’s own Web site. ” Latest Warnings The Coming Storm Web Fraud 2.0