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Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
US Secret Service warning financial institutions about “jackpotting” attacks targeting US ATMs; source close to the matter says Ploutus.D malware is being used   —  ATM “jackpotting” — a sophisticated crime in which thieves install malicious software and/or hardware at ATMs …
Jan 28, 2018, 7:05 AMIn context
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Coinbase fixes bug that let customers of Overstock.com buy items for about 15% of the listed price by paying in bitcoin cash instead of bitcoin   —  Coinbase and Overstock.com just fixed a serious glitch that allowed Overstock customers to buy any item at a tiny fraction of the listed price.
Jan 9, 2018, 4:50 PMIn context
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Gamers say deadly shooting of a man Thursday night by Wichita police was the result of a swatting prank; police in LA have arrested a man connected with it   —  A 28-year-old Kansas man was shot and killed by police officers on the evening of Dec. 28 after someone fraudulently reported a hostage situation ongoing at his home.
Dec 29, 2017, 4:45 PMIn context
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Leakbase, which indexed and sold passwords from major data breaches, shuts down; sources say closure may be tied to raid of Hansa dark web market   —  Leakbase, a Web site that indexed and sold access to billions of usernames and passwords stolen in some of the world largest data breaches, has closed up shop.
Dec 4, 2017, 8:55 PMIn context
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
SSNs plus birthdates can be leveraged to obtain a wide array of additional data via US FAFSA site, after an IRS tool with a similar flaw was disabled in March   —  KrebsOnSecurity has sought to call attention to online services which expose sensitive consumer data if the user knows a handful …
Nov 27, 2017, 8:25 AMIn context
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Experian tool to retrieve credit freeze PIN relies on just four pieces of basic personal information for authentication, inadequate given widespread leaks   —  An alert reader recently pointed my attention to a free online service offered by big-three credit bureau Experian that allows anyone …
Sep 21, 2017, 1:25 PMIn context
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Equifax employee portal in Argentina with 14K names, SSN-like DNIs of customers secured with “admin/admin” until notified by security researchers   —  Equifax last week disclosed a historic breach involving Social Security numbers and other sensitive data on as many as 143 million Americans.
Sep 13, 2017, 9:35 PMIn context
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
After documenting botnet attack on ProPublica, DFR Lab faced its own attack from bots and impersonators, who use follows, likes, retweets to intimidate users   —  I awoke this morning to find my account on Twitter (@briankrebs) had attracted almost 12,000 new followers overnight.
Aug 31, 2017, 3:35 PMIn context
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Six firms including Akamai, Cloudflare, Google team up to disrupt WireX botnet, which compromised tens of thousands of Android devices and launched DDoS attacks   —  A half dozen technology and security companies — some of them competitors — issued the exact same press release today.
Aug 28, 2017, 3:20 PMIn context
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Senators debut a bill requiring IoT devices sold to government are patchable and conform to basic security best practices, like avoiding hard-coded passwords   —  Lawmakers in the U.S. Senate today introduced a bill that would set baseline security standards for the government's purchase …
Aug 1, 2017, 10:35 PMIn context

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