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‘War Dialing’ Tool Exposes Zoom’s Password Problems

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As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to force people to work from home, countless companies are now holding daily meetings using videoconferencing services from Zoom.

Phish of GoDaddy Employee Jeopardized Escrow.com, Among Others

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A spear-phishing attack this week hooked a customer service employee at GoDaddy.com , the world’s largest domain name registrar, KrebsOnSecurity has learned.

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Annual Protest to ‘Fight Krebs’ Raises €150K+

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In 2018, KrebsOnSecurity unmasked the creators of Coinhive — a now-defunct cryptocurrency mining service that was being massively abused by cybercriminals — as the administrators of a popular German language image-hosting forum.

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The Web’s Bot Containment Unit Needs Your Help

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Anyone who’s seen the 1984 hit movie Ghostbusters likely recalls the pivotal scene where a government bureaucrat orders the shutdown of the ghost containment unit , effectively unleashing a pent-up phantom menace on New York City.

How to Solve 4 Common Challenges of Legacy Information Management

Speaker: Chris McLaughlin, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Product Officer, Nuxeo

After 20 years of Enterprise Content Management (ECM), businesses still face many of the same challenges with finding and managing information. Join Chris McLaughlin, CMO and CPO of Nuxeo, as he examines four common business challenges that these legacy ECM systems pose and how they can be addressed with a more modern approach.

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.

Hackers Were Inside Citrix for Five Months

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Networking software giant Citrix Systems says malicious hackers were inside its networks for five months between 2018 and 2019, making off with personal and financial data on company employees, contractors, interns, job candidates and their dependents.

Microsoft Patch Tuesday, March 2020 Edition

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Microsoft Corp. today released updates to plug more than 100 security holes in its various Windows operating systems and associated software. If you (ab)use Windows, please take a moment to read this post, backup your system(s), and patch your PCs.

Live Coronavirus Map Used to Spread Malware

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Cybercriminals constantly latch on to news items that captivate the public’s attention, but usually they do so by sensationalizing the topic or spreading misinformation about it.

Booter Boss Busted By Bacon Pizza Buy

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A Pennsylvania man who operated one of the Internet’s longest-running online attack-for-hire or “booter” services was sentenced to five years probation today.

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!

FBI Arrests Alleged Owner of Deer.io, a Top Broker of Stolen Accounts

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FBI officials last week arrested a Russian computer security researcher on suspicion of operating deer.io , a vast marketplace for buying and selling stolen account credentials for thousands of popular online services and stores. Kirill V. Firsov was arrested Mar.

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

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Many readers probably believe they can trust links and emails coming from U.S. federal government domain names, or else assume there are at least more stringent verification requirements involved in obtaining a.gov domain versus a commercial one ending in.com or.org.

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

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In December 2018, KrebsOnSecurity looked at how dozens of U.S. political campaigns, cities and towns had paid a shady company called Web Listings Inc. after receiving what looked like a bill for search engine optimization (SEO) services rendered on behalf of their domain names.

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110 Nursing Homes Cut Off from Health Records in Ransomware Attack

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A ransomware outbreak has besieged a Wisconsin based IT company that provides cloud data hosting, security and access management to more than 100 nursing homes across the United States.

Privacy without borders: Reality or Fantasy?

Imagine a world in which every country shared a vision and a common set of principles to protect and regulate the use of personal data. It would make international business far simpler, provide citizens in every country with the same privacy rights.

US Government Sites Give Bad Security Advice

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Many U.S. government Web sites now carry a message prominently at the top of their home pages meant to help visitors better distinguish between official U.S. government properties and phishing pages. Unfortunately, part of that message is misleading and may help perpetuate a popular misunderstanding about Web site security and trust that phishers have been exploiting for years now. For example, the official U.S.

Ransomware Bites 400 Veterinary Hospitals

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Hidden Cam Above Bluetooth Pump Skimmer

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Tiny hidden spy cameras are a common sight at ATMs that have been tampered with by crooks who specialize in retrofitting the machines with card skimmers. But until this past week I’d never heard of hidden cameras being used at gas pumps in tandem with Bluetooth-based card skimming devices.

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Sale of 4 Million Stolen Cards Tied to Breaches at 4 Restaurant Chains

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On Nov. 23, one of the cybercrime underground’s largest bazaars for buying and selling stolen payment card data announced the immediate availability of some four million freshly-hacked debit and credit cards.

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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.

Russians Shut Down Huge Card Fraud Ring

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Federal investigators in Russia have charged at least 25 people accused of operating a sprawling international credit card theft ring.

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Why Were the Russians So Set Against This Hacker Being Extradited?

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The Russian government has for the past four years been fighting to keep 29-year-old alleged cybercriminal Alexei Burkov from being extradited by Israel to the United States.

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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.

Study: Ransomware, Data Breaches at Hospitals tied to Uptick in Fatal Heart Attacks

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Hospitals that have been hit by a data breach or ransomware attack can expect to see an increase in the death rate among heart patients in the following months or years because of cybersecurity remediation efforts, a new study posits.

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!

Security Breach Disrupts Fintech Firm Finastra

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Finastra , a company that provides a range of technology solutions to banks worldwide, said it was shutting down key systems in response to a security breach discovered Friday morning.

FCC Proposes to Fine Wireless Carriers $200M for Selling Customer Location Data

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The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today proposed fines of more than $200 million against the nation’s four largest wireless carriers for selling access to their customers’ location information without taking adequate precautions to prevent unauthorized access to that data.

The Case for Limiting Your Browser Extensions

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Last week, KrebsOnSecurity reported to health insurance provider Blue Shield of California that its Web site was flagged by multiple security products as serving malicious content. Blue Shield quickly removed the unauthorized code.

Zxyel Flaw Powers New Mirai IoT Botnet Strain

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In February, hardware maker Zyxel fixed a zero-day vulnerability in its routers and VPN firewall products after KrebsOnSecurity told the company the flaw was being abused by attackers to break into devices.

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Patch Tuesday, January 2020 Edition

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Microsoft today released updates to plug 50 security holes in various flavors of Windows and related software. The patch batch includes a fix for a flaw in Windows 10 and server equivalents of this operating system that prompted an unprecedented public warning from the U.S. National Security Agency.

“BriansClub” Hack Rescues 26M Stolen Cards

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“ BriansClub ,” one of the largest underground stores for buying stolen credit card data, has itself been hacked.

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Orcus RAT Author Charged in Malware Scheme

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In July 2016, KrebsOnSecurity published a story identifying a Toronto man as the author of the Orcus RAT , a software product that’s been marketed on underground forums and used in countless malware attacks since its creation in 2015.

U.S. Govt. Makes it Harder to Get.Gov Domains

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The federal agency in charge of issuing.gov domain names is enacting new requirements for validating the identity of people requesting them.

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Retailer Orvis.com Leaked Hundreds of Internal Passwords on Pastebin

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DDoS-for-Hire Boss Gets 13 Months Jail Time

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A 21-year-old Illinois man was sentenced last week to 13 months in prison for running multiple DDoS-for-hire services that launched millions of attacks over several years.

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Does Your Domain Have a Registry Lock?

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If you’re running a business online, few things can be as disruptive or destructive to your brand as someone stealing your company’s domain name and doing whatever they wish with it.

MyPayrollHR CEO Arrested, Admits to $70M Fraud

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Earlier this month, employees at more than 1,000 companies saw one or two paycheck’s worth of funds deducted from their bank accounts after the CEO of their cloud payroll provider absconded with $35 million in payroll and tax deposits from customers.

Zyxel 0day Affects its Firewall Products, Too

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On Monday, networking hardware maker Zyxel released security updates to plug a critical security hole in its network attached storage (NAS) devices that is being actively exploited by crooks who specialize in deploying ransomware.

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The Hidden Cost of Ransomware: Wholesale Password Theft

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Organizations in the throes of cleaning up after a ransomware outbreak typically will change passwords for all user accounts that have access to any email systems, servers and desktop workstations within their network.