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NY Payroll Company Vanishes With $35 Million

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MyPayrollHR , a now defunct cloud-based payroll processing firm based in upstate New York, abruptly ceased operations this past week after stiffing employees at thousands of companies.

Secret Service Investigates Breach at U.S. Govt IT Contractor

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The U.S. Secret Service is investigating a breach at a Virginia-based government technology contractor that saw access to several of its systems put up for sale in the cybercrime underground, KrebsOnSecurity has learned.

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Who Owns Your Wireless Service? Crooks Do.

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Incessantly annoying and fraudulent robocalls. Corrupt wireless company employees taking hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to unlock and hijack mobile phone service. Wireless providers selling real-time customer location data, despite repeated promises to the contrary.

Spam In your Calendar? Here’s What to Do.

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Many spam trends are cyclical: Spammers tend to switch tactics when one method of hijacking your time and attention stops working.

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Contact Center Cloud Migration Done Right

Speaker: Sheila McGee-Smith, Founder and Principal Analyst, McGee-Smith Analytics

Many companies are in the midst of migrating their contact center to the cloud. Understanding how best to execute the transition of premises to cloud is part of that process. Join contact center industry analyst and No Jitter blogger Sheila McGee-Smith as she discussed tried and true best practices for avoiding the potential pitfalls of CX migration.

What You Should Know About the Equifax Data Breach Settlement

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Big-three credit bureau Equifax has reportedly agreed to pay at least $650 million to settle lawsuits stemming from a 2017 breach that let intruders steal personal and financial data on roughly 148 million Americans.

The Rise of “Bulletproof” Residential Networks

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Cybercrooks increasingly are anonymizing their malicious traffic by routing it through residential broadband and wireless data connections. Traditionally, those connections have been mainly hacked computers, mobile phones, or home routers.

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Meet Bluetana, the Scourge of Pump Skimmers

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“ Bluetana ,” a new mobile app that looks for Bluetooth-based payment card skimmers hidden inside gas pumps, is helping police and state employees more rapidly and accurately locate compromised fuel stations across the nation, a study released this week suggests.

What We Can Learn from the Capital One Hack

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On Monday, a former Amazon employee was arrested and charged with stealing more than 100 million consumer applications for credit from Capital One.

Man Who Hired Deadly Swatting Gets 15 Months

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An Ohio teen who recruited a convicted serial “swatter “to fake a distress call that ended in the police shooting an innocent Kansas man in 2017 has been sentenced to 15 months in prison. Image: FBI.gov.

Top 10 industries for monetizing data: Is yours one of them?

Find out which industries, use cases, and business applications are the best opportunities for data monetization. Understand what data is being monetized, who wants it, and why. Use data you already own to create new revenue sources. Download the eBook today!

Breach at Hy-Vee Supermarket Chain Tied to Sale of 5M+ Stolen Credit, Debit Cards

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On Tuesday of this week, one of the more popular underground stores peddling credit and debit card data stolen from hacked merchants announced a blockbuster new sale: More than 5.3 million new accounts belonging to cardholders from 35 U.S. states.

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Forced Password Reset? Check Your Assumptions

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Almost weekly now I hear from an indignant reader who suspects a data breach at a Web site they frequent that has just asked the reader to reset their password.

Neo-Nazi SWATters Target Dozens of Journalists

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Nearly three dozen journalists at a broad range of major publications have been targeted by a far-right group that maintains a Deep Web database listing the personal information of people who threaten their views.

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Ransomware Bites Dental Data Backup Firm

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PerCSoft , a Wisconsin-based company that manages a remote data backup service relied upon by hundreds of dental offices across the country, is struggling to restore access to client systems after falling victim to a ransomware attack. West Allis, Wis.-based

The Key to Strategic HR: Process Automation

Do you want to automate your HR processes, but don’t know where to start? In this eBook, PeopleDoc explores which processes benefit the most from automation, and how an HR Service Delivery platform can help get things off the ground.

Phishers are Angling for Your Cloud Providers

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Many companies are now outsourcing their marketing efforts to cloud-based Customer Relationship Management (CRM) providers. But when accounts at those CRM providers get hacked or phished, the results can be damaging for both the client’s brand and their customers.

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Capital One Data Theft Impacts 106M People

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Federal prosecutors this week charged a Seattle woman with stealing data from more than 100 million credit applications made with Capital One Financial Corp. Incredibly, much of this breach played out publicly over several months on social media and other open online platforms.

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The Risk of Weak Online Banking Passwords

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If you bank online and choose weak or re-used passwords, there’s a decent chance your account could be pilfered by cyberthieves — even if your bank offers multi-factor authentication as part of its login process.

Before He Spammed You, this Sly Prince Stalked Your Mailbox

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A reader forwarded what he briefly imagined might be a bold, if potentially costly, innovation on the old Nigerian prince scam that asks for help squirreling away millions in unclaimed fortune: It was sent via the U.S. Postal Service, with a postmarked stamp and everything.

Embedded BI and Analytics: Best Practices to Monetize Your Data

Speaker: Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst

By creating innovative analytics products and expanding into new markets, more and more companies are discovering new potential revenue streams. Join Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst, as he walks you through how data that you're likely already collecting can be transformed into revenue!

Legal Threats Make Powerful Phishing Lures

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Some of the most convincing email phishing and malware attacks come disguised as nastygrams from a law firm. Such scams typically notify the recipient that he/she is being sued, and instruct them to review the attached file and respond within a few days — or else.

iNSYNQ Ransom Attack Began With Phishing Email

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A ransomware outbreak that hit QuickBooks cloud hosting firm iNSYNQ in mid-July appears to have started with an email phishing attack that snared an employee working in sales for the company, KrebsOnSecurity has learned.

QuickBooks Cloud Hosting Firm iNSYNQ Hit in Ransomware Attack

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Cloud hosting provider iNSYNQ says it is trying to recover from a ransomware attack that shut down its network and has left customers unable to access their accounting data for the past three days.

SEC Investigating Data Leak at First American Financial Corp.

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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commissio n (SEC) is investigating a security failure on the Web site of real estate title insurance giant First American Financial Corp.

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Feds Allege Adconion Employees Hijacked IP Addresses for Spamming

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Federal prosecutors in California have filed criminal charges against four employees of Adconion Direct , an email advertising firm, alleging they unlawfully hijacked vast swaths of Internet addresses and used them in large-scale spam campaigns.

How Not to Acknowledge a Data Breach

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I’m not a huge fan of stories about stories, or those that explore the ins and outs of reporting a breach.

Who’s Behind the GandCrab Ransomware?

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The crooks behind an affiliate program that paid cybercriminals to install the destructive and wildly successful GandCrab ransomware strain announced on May 31, 2019 they were terminating the program after allegedly having earned more than $2 billion in extortion payouts from victims.

‘Satori’ IoT Botnet Operator Pleads Guilty

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A 21-year-old man from Vancouver, Wash.

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Why Phone Numbers Stink As Identity Proof

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Phone numbers stink for security and authentication. They stink because most of us have so much invested in these digits that they’ve become de facto identities.

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Breach at Cloud Solution Provider PCM Inc.

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A digital intrusion at PCM Inc. , a major U.S.-based based cloud solution provider, allowed hackers to access email and file sharing systems for some of the company’s clients, KrebsOnSecurity has learned. El Segundo, Calif.

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First American Financial Corp. Leaked Hundreds of Millions of Title Insurance Records

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The Web site for Fortune 500 real estate title insurance giant First American Financial Corp. NYSE:FAF ] leaked hundreds of millions of documents related to mortgage deals going back to 2003, until notified this week by KrebsOnSecurity.

Patch Tuesday, September 2019 Edition

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Microsoft today issued security updates to plug some 80 security holes in various flavors of its Windows operating systems and related software.

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Android 7.0+ Phones Can Now Double as Google Security Keys

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Google this week made it easier for Android users to enable strong 2-factor authentication (2FA) when logging into Google’s various services. The company announced that all phones running Android 7.0

A Deep Dive on the Recent Widespread DNS Hijacking Attacks

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Party Like a Russian, Carder’s Edition

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“It takes a certain kind of man with a certain reputation.

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Experts: Breach at IT Outsourcing Giant Wipro

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Indian information technology (IT) outsourcing and consulting giant Wipro Ltd. [ NYSE:WIT ] is investigating reports that its own IT systems have been hacked and are being used to launch attacks against some of the company’s customers, multiple sources tell KrebsOnSecurity.

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‘Land Lordz’ Service Powers Airbnb Scams

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Microsoft to Require Multi-Factor Authentication for Cloud Solution Providers

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It might be difficult to fathom how this isn’t already mandatory, but Microsoft Corp. says it will soon force all Cloud Solution Providers (CSPs) that help companies manage their Office365 accounts to use multi-factor authentication.

LabCorp: 7.7 Million Consumers Hit in Collections Firm Breach

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Medical testing giant LabCorp. said today personal and financial data on some 7.7 million consumers were exposed by a breach at a third-party billing collections firm.