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Transacting in Person with Strangers from the Internet

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Communities like Craigslist , OfferUp , Facebook Marketplace and others are great for finding low- or no-cost stuff that one can pick up directly from a nearby seller, and for getting rid of useful things that don’t deserve to end up in a landfill.

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Say Hello to Crazy Thin ‘Deep Insert’ ATM Skimmers

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A number of financial institutions in and around New York City are dealing with a rash of super-thin “deep insert” skimming devices designed to fit inside the mouth of an ATM’s card acceptance slot.

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PayPal Phishing Scam Uses Invoices Sent Via PayPal

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Scammers are using invoices sent through PayPal.com to trick recipients into calling a number to dispute a pending charge.

How 1-Time Passcodes Became a Corporate Liability

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Phishers are enjoying remarkable success using text messages to steal remote access credentials and one-time passcodes from employees at some of the world’s largest technology companies and customer support firms.

The Top 5 Business Outcomes Companies Can Achieve From Monitoring Consolidation

In this eBook, learn what the top five business outcomes are that organizations see when leveraging Datadog's end-to-end monitoring tool.

Accused Russian RSOCKS Botmaster Arrested, Requests Extradition to U.S.

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A 36-year-old Russian man recently identified by KrebsOnSecurity as the likely proprietor of the massive RSOCKS botnet has been arrested in Bulgaria at the request of U.S. authorities.

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.

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.

When Efforts to Contain a Data Breach Backfire

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Earlier this month, the administrator of the cybercrime forum Breached received a cease-and-desist letter from a cybersecurity firm.

Botched Crypto Mugging Lands Three U.K. Men in Jail

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Three men in the United Kingdom were arrested this month for attempting to assault a local man and steal his virtual currencies. The incident is the latest example of how certain cybercriminal communities are increasingly turning to physical violence to settle scores and disputes.

Modernizing Workloads with the Cloud: How to Improve Performance & Reduce Costs

In this eBook, you’ll learn how to migrate workloads to Azure and optimize performance for your serverless and containerized applications in Azure.

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.

A Deep Dive Into the Residential Proxy Service ‘911’

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The 911 service as it exists today.

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.

Prioritizing Customer Experience Using SLIs & SLOs: A Case Study from The Telegraph

Service Level Indicators (SLIs) and Service Level Objectives (SLOs) are a key pillar of Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) and are the principal tool for eliminating needless alerts and focusing on what really matters to the business.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Detect and Respond to Threats Across Your Applications, Networks, and Infrastructure

Understand how to solve cloud complexity challenges with threat detection tools, analyze security threats anywhere in your stack, and deploy turnkey detection rules mapped to the MITRE ATT&CK framework with Datadog Security Monitoring.

Meet the Administrators of the RSOCKS Proxy Botnet

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

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.

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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.

Optimize the Performance of Your Serverless Functions

Run mission-critical applications on serverless without sacrificing visibility.

Wormable Flaw, 0days Lead Sept. 2022 Patch Tuesday

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This month’s Patch Tuesday offers a little something for everyone, including security updates for a zero-day flaw in Microsoft Windows that is under active attack, and another Windows weakness experts say could be used to power a fast-spreading computer worm.

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.

Final Thoughts on Ubiquiti

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Last year, I posted a series of articles about a purported “breach” at Ubiquiti. My sole source for that reporting was the person who has since been indicted by federal prosecutors for his alleged wrongdoing – which includes providing false information to the press.

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.

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The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.

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.

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.

Russia to Rent Tech-Savvy Prisoners to Corporate IT?

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Image: Proxima Studios, via Shutterstock.

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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.

The Ultimate Guide to Executive Recruiting

Sourcing the right executive candidates and filling key managerial roles in an organization can be difficult, even in the best of times. Download this eBook to level up your discovery process, talent sourcing, and strategies for reaching your best-fit candidates.

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.

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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.

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.

12 Plays to Kickstart Your Recruitment Process

To stay ahead in this race, every recruiter needs a good playbook. In this eBook, we lay out 12 recruiting plays that can automate key steps in your recruitment process, helping you reduce both the cost and the time it takes to hire the best candidates.