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Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Dahua's IoT devices, largely responsible for Krebs DDoS attack, have default passwords hardcoded in firmware; EU is working on IoT device security regulations   —  The European Commission is drafting new cybersecurity requirements to beef up security around so-called Internet of Things (IoT) …
Oct 9, 2016, 7:15 PMIn context
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Source code behind IoT device botnet Mirai, responsible for DDoS of KrebsOnSecurity, publicly released by Hackforums user   —  The source code that powers the “Internet of Things” (IoT) botnet responsible for launching the historically large distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) …
Oct 1, 2016, 9:00 PMIn context
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
As insecure IoT devices make large-scale DDoS attacks more potent, the Internet community should work to adopt standards and tools to prevent these attacks   —  John Gilmore, an American entrepreneur and civil libertarian, once famously quipped that “the Internet interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.”
Sep 25, 2016, 1:35 PMIn context
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Two Israeli men alleged to be co-owners of the recently hacked DDoS service vDOS arrested in Israel on Thursday in connection with FBI investigation   —  Two young Israeli men alleged to be the co-owners of a popular online attack-for-hire service were reportedly arrested in Israel on Thursday.
Sep 11, 2016, 7:35 PMIn context
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Largest online DDoS service vDOS hacked, with details of customers and targets revealed; service earned $600K+ for 150K+ DDoS attacks over past two years   —  vDOS — a “booter” service that has earned in excess of $600,000 over the past two years helping customers coordinate more than 150,000 …
Sep 10, 2016, 5:50 PMIn context
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Hundreds of computer systems breached at Oracle, including the customer service portal for its MICROS POS CC payment service; Oracle prompts password resets   —  A Russian organized cybercrime group known for hacking into banks and retailers appears to have breached hundreds of computer systems …
Aug 8, 2016, 2:10 PMIn context
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Two hackers behind the SpyEye botnet creation kit sentenced to a combined 24 years in Georgia   —  SpyEye Makers Get 24 Years in Prison  —  Two hackers convicted of making and selling the infamous SpyEye botnet creation kit were sentenced in Georgia today to a combined 24 years in prison …
Apr 21, 2016, 11:55 PMIn context
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
FBI says “CEO fraud” attacks, where scammers often scrape email addresses and impersonate execs to target employees, have cost organizations $2.3B+ since 2013   —  FBI: $2.3 Billion Lost to CEO Email Scams  —  The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) this week warned about a …
Apr 7, 2016, 3:30 PMIn context
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
1.5M stolen records for sale of customers of Verizon Enterprise, which confirmed a breach took place   —  Crooks Steal, Sell Verizon Enterprise Customer Data  —  Verizon Enterprise Solutions, a B2B unit of the telecommunications giant that gets called in to help Fortune 500's respond …
Mar 24, 2016, 9:25 PMIn context
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
IRS suspends ‘Get IP PIN’ feature designed to protect 2015 breach victims after identity thieves stole at least 800 of those PINs to file fraudulent returns   —  IRS Suspends Insecure ‘Get IP PIN’ Feature  —  Citing ongoing security concerns, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) …
Mar 8, 2016, 2:00 AMIn context

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