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Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
A detailed look at SIM swapping, a complex form of mobile phone fraud often used to steal cryptocurrency and other items of value   —  KrebsOnSecurity recently had a chance to interview members of the REACT Task Force, a team of law enforcement officers and prosecutors based in Santa Clara …
Nov 10, 2018, 8:00 AMIn context
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Secret Service warns via internal alert that Informed Delivery, USPS's service to view scans of incoming mail, is being used to commit identity theft and fraud   —  A year ago, KrebsOnSecurity warned that “Informed Delivery,” a new offering from the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) …
Nov 9, 2018, 8:20 AMIn context
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Why it is basically impossible to secure supply chains from attacks like the alleged Chinese embedded chip hack, and how we can mitigate the consequences   —  From time to time, there emerge cybersecurity stories of such potential impact that they have the effect of making …
Oct 8, 2018, 6:55 AMIn context
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
GovPayNow.com, used by ~2,300 US government agencies for online payments, has exposed 14M+ customer records dating back to 2012, says issue has now been fixed   —  Government Payment Service Inc. — a company used by thousands of U.S. state and local governments to accept online payments …
Sep 17, 2018, 8:45 PMIn context
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Four major US carriers detail “Project Verify” for letting web sites authenticate users via data unique to a customer's phone and mobile subscriber account   —  The four major U.S. wireless carriers today detailed a new initiative that may soon let Web sites eschew passwords …
Sep 13, 2018, 12:40 AMIn context
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
For second time in three years, shady mobile spyware company mSpy leaks millions of sensitive records including passwords, call logs, texts, contacts, and notes   —  mSpy, the makers of a software-as-a-service product that claims to help more than a million paying customers spy on the mobile devices …
Sep 4, 2018, 1:50 PMIn context
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Google says none of its 85,000+ employees have been successfully phished since early 2017, when it required use of physical Security Keys in place of passwords   —  Google has not had any of its 85,000+ employees successfully phished on their work-related accounts since early 2017 …
Jul 23, 2018, 2:50 PMIn context
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Privacy leak found in Google Home and Chromecast that would let a malicious site find a user's precise location from Wi-Fi info; Google to fix leak within weeks   —  Google in the coming weeks is expected to fix a location privacy leak in two of its most popular consumer products.
Jun 18, 2018, 12:45 PMIn context
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
WebStresser, a DDoS-for-hire service with 136K users and linked to 4M+ cyberattacks is shut down; UK's NCA says service could be rented for as little as $14.99   —  Authorities in the U.S., U.K. and the Netherlands on Tuesday took down popular online attack-for-hire service WebStresser.org and arrested its alleged administrators.
Apr 25, 2018, 7:10 PMIn context
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Facebook deleted almost 120 cybercrime private discussion groups, with ~300K members, that ranged from spam to ID theft, hours after tip from Brian Krebs   —  Hours after being alerted by KrebsOnSecurity, Facebook last week deleted almost 120 private discussion groups totaling more than 300,000 members …
Apr 17, 2018, 3:15 PMIn context

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