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Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Who Wrote the Flashback OS X Worm?   —  A year ago today, Apple released a software update to halt the spread of the Flashback worm, a malware strain that infected more than 650,000 Mac OS X systems using a vulnerability in Apple's version of Java.  This somewhat dismal anniversary is probably …
Apr 3, 2013, 7:15 PMIn context
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Yahoo! Pushing Java Version Released in 2008   —  At a time when Apple, Mozilla and other tech giants are taking steps to prevent users from browsing the Web with outdated versions of Java, Yahoo! is pushing many of its users in the other direction: The free tool that it offers users …
Feb 11, 2013, 12:40 PMIn context
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Security Firm Bit9 Hacked, Used to Spread Malware   —  Bit9, a company that provides software and network security services to the U.S. government and at least 30 Fortune 100 firms, has suffered an electronic compromise that cuts to the core of its business: helping clients distinguish known …
Feb 9, 2013, 11:15 AMIn context
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Crooks Net Millions in Coordinated ATM Heists   —  Organized cyber criminals stole almost $11 million in two highly coordinated ATM heists in the final days of 2012, KrebsOnSecurity has learned.  The events prompted Visa to warn U.S. payment card issuers to be on high-alert for additional ATM cash-out fraud schemes in the New Year.
Feb 6, 2013, 3:05 PMIn context
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Backdoors Found in Barracuda Networks Gear   —  A variety of the latest firewall, spam filter and VPN appliances sold by Campbell, Calif. based Barracuda Networks Inc. contain undocumented backdoor accounts, the company disclosed today.  Worse still, while the backdoor accounts are apparently set …
Jan 25, 2013, 7:40 AMIn context
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Three Charged in Connection with ‘Gozi’ Trojan   —  Federal prosecutors today announced criminal charges against three men alleged to be responsible for creating and distributing the Gozi Trojan, an extremely sophisticated strain of malicious software that was sold to cyber crooks and was tailor …
Jan 23, 2013, 2:40 PMIn context
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
New Java Exploit Fetches $5,000 Per Buyer   —  Less than 24 hours after Oracle patched a dangerous security hole in its Java software that was being used to seize control over Windows PCs, miscreants in the Underweb were already selling an exploit for a different and apparently still-unpatched zero …
Jan 16, 2013, 11:35 AMIn context
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
LogMeIn, DocuSign Investigate Breach Claims   —  Customers of remote PC administration service Logmein.com and electronic signature provider Docusign.com are complaining of a possible breach of customer information after receiving malware-laced emails to accounts they registered exclusively for use with those companies.
Dec 15, 2012, 1:55 AMIn context
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Service Sells Access to Fortune 500 Firms   —  An increasing number of services offered in the cybercrime underground allow miscreants to purchase access to hacked computers at specific organizations.  For just a few dollars, these services offer the ability to buy your way inside of Fortune 500 company networks.
Oct 22, 2012, 6:00 PMIn context
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Attackers Pounce on Zero-Day Java Exploit   —  Attackers have seized upon a previously unknown security hole in Oracle's ubiquitous Java software to break into vulnerable systems.  So far, the attacks exploiting this weakness have been targeted and not widespread, but it appears that the exploit code …
Aug 27, 2012, 1:00 PMIn context

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