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Fla. Man Charged in SIM-Swapping Spree is Key Suspect in Hacker Groups Oktapus, Scattered Spider

Krebs on Security

authorities arrested a 19-year-old Florida man charged with wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, and conspiring with others to use SIM-swapping to steal cryptocurrency. 9, 2024, U.S. technology companies during the summer of 2022.

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Why Your VPN May Not Be As Secure As It Claims

Krebs on Security

Virtual private networking (VPN) companies market their services as a way to prevent anyone from snooping on your Internet usage.

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Mozilla Drops Onerep After CEO Admits to Running People-Search Networks

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The nonprofit organization that supports the Firefox web browser said today it is winding down its new partnership with Onerep , an identity protection service recently bundled with Firefox that offers to remove users from hundreds of people-search sites.

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Calendar Meeting Links Used to Spread Mac Malware

Krebs on Security

Malicious hackers are targeting people in the cryptocurrency space in attacks that start with a link added to the target’s calendar at Calendly , a popular application for scheduling appointments and meetings. The attackers impersonate established cryptocurrency investors and ask to schedule a video conference call.

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‘The Manipulaters’ Improve Phishing, Still Fail at Opsec

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Roughly nine years ago, KrebsOnSecurity profiled a Pakistan-based cybercrime group called “ The Manipulaters ,” a sprawling web hosting network of phishing and spam delivery platforms.

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Fake Lawsuit Threat Exposes Privnote Phishing Sites

Krebs on Security

A cybercrook who has been setting up websites that mimic the self-destructing message service privnote.com accidentally exposed the breadth of their operations recently when they threatened to sue a software company.

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Using Google Search to Find Software Can Be Risky

Krebs on Security

Google continues to struggle with cybercriminals running malicious ads on its search platform to trick people into downloading booby-trapped copies of popular free software applications.

Software 268