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Hackers Were Inside Citrix for Five Months

Networking software giant Citrix Systems says malicious hackers were inside its networks for five months between 2018 and 2019, making off with personal and financial data on company employees, contractors, interns, job candidates and their dependents. The disclosure comes almost a year after Citrix acknowledged that digital intruders had broken in by probin
Publish At:2020-02-19 14:05 | Read:210 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Data Breaches Citrix Systems CVE-2019-1978

Encoding Stolen Credit Card Data on Barcodes

Crooks are constantly dreaming up new ways to use and conceal stolen credit card data. According to the U.S. Secret Service, the latest scheme involves stolen card information embedded in barcodes affixed to phony money network rewards cards. The scammers then pay for merchandise by instructing a cashier to scan the barcode and enter the expiration date and
Publish At:2020-02-18 15:20 | Read:125 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine The Coming Storm U.S. Secret Service

Pay Up, Or We’ll Make Google Ban Your Ads

A new email-based extortion scheme apparently is making the rounds, targeting Web site owners serving banner ads through Google’s AdSense program. In this scam, the fraudsters demand bitcoin in exchange for a promise not to flood the publisher’s ads with so much bot and junk traffic that Google’s automated anti-fraud systems suspend the use
Publish At:2020-02-17 12:48 | Read:206 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine The Coming Storm Web Fraud 2.0 AdSense ext

A Light at the End of Liberty Reserve’s Demise?

In May 2013, the U.S. Justice Department seized Liberty Reserve, alleging the virtual currency service acted as a $6 billion financial hub for the cybercrime world. Prompted by assurances that the government would one day afford Liberty Reserve users a chance to reclaim any funds seized as part of the takedown, KrebsOnSecurity filed a claim shortly thereafte
Publish At:2020-02-15 13:54 | Read:119 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Arthur Budovsky irs Liberty Reserve U.S. I

When Your Used Car is a Little Too ‘Mobile’

Many modern vehicles let owners use the Internet or a mobile device to control the car’s locks, track location and performance data, and start the engine. But who exactly owns that control is not always clear when these smart cars are sold or leased anew. Here’s the story of one former electric vehicle owner who discovered he could still gain rem
Publish At:2020-02-05 21:40 | Read:289 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Focus EV Ford Mathew Marulla MyFordMobile.

Iowa Prosecutors Drop Charges Against Men Hired to Test Their Security

On Sept. 11, 2019, two security experts at a company that had been hired by the state of Iowa to test the physical and network security of its judicial system were arrested while probing the security of an Iowa county courthouse, jailed in orange jumpsuits, charged with burglary, and held on $100,000 bail. On Thursday Jan. 30, prosecutors in Iowa announced t
Publish At:2020-01-31 20:35 | Read:309 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Ars Technica Chad Leonard Chris Nickerson

Apple Addresses iPhone 11 Location Privacy Concern

Apple is rolling out a new update to its iOS operating system that addresses the location privacy issue on iPhone 11 devices that was first detailed here last month. Beta versions of iOS 13.3.1 include a new setting that lets users disable the “Ultra Wideband” feature, a short-range technology that lets iPhone 11 users share files locally with o
Publish At:2020-01-22 20:35 | Read:461 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Time to Patch apple Brandon Butch iPhone 1

Inside ‘Evil Corp,’ a $100M Cybercrime Menace

The U.S. Justice Department this month offered a $5 million bounty for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a Russian man indicted for allegedly orchestrating a vast, international cybercrime network that called itself “Evil Corp” and stole roughly $100 million from businesses and consumers. As it happens, for several years KrebsOn
Publish At:2019-12-16 15:35 | Read:534 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Ne'er-Do-Well News Target: Small Businesse

The Great $50M African IP Address Heist

A top executive at the nonprofit entity responsible for doling out chunks of Internet addresses to businesses and other organizations in Africa has resigned his post following accusations that he secretly operated several companies which sold tens of millions of dollars worth of the increasingly scarce resource to online marketers. The allegations stemmed fr
Publish At:2019-12-11 20:35 | Read:537 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Web Fraud 2.0 Adconion Direct AFRINIC Afri

Apple Explains Mysterious iPhone 11 Location Requests

KrebsOnSecurity ran a story this week that puzzled over Apple‘s response to inquiries about a potential privacy leak in its new iPhone 11 line, in which the devices appear to intermittently seek the user’s location even when all applications and system services are individually set never to request this data. Today, Apple disclosed that this beha
Publish At:2019-12-05 16:40 | Read:485 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine apple iPhone 11 Techcrunch Ultra Wideband

The iPhone 11 Pro’s Location Data Puzzler

One of the more curious behaviors of Apple’s new iPhone 11 Pro is that it intermittently seeks the user’s location information even when all applications and system services on the phone are individually set to never request this data. Apple says this is by design, but that response seems at odds with the company’s own privacy policy. The p
Publish At:2019-12-04 03:35 | Read:518 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Apple iPhone 11 Pro location privacy locat

Why Were the Russians So Set Against This Hacker Being Extradited?

The Russian government has for the past four years been fighting to keep 29-year-old alleged cybercriminal Alexei Burkov from being extradited by Israel to the United States. When Israeli authorities turned down requests to send him back to Russia — supposedly to face separate hacking charges there — the Russians then imprisoned an Israeli woman
Publish At:2019-11-18 20:35 | Read:715 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Ne'er-Do-Well News Alexei Burkov Cybereaso

Takeaways from the $566M BriansClub breach

Reporting on the exposure of some 26 million stolen credit cards leaked from a top underground cybercrime store highlighted some persistent and hard truths. Most notably, that the world’s largest financial institutions tend to have a much better idea of which merchants and bank cards have been breached than do the thousands of smaller banks and credit
Publish At:2019-11-12 03:35 | Read:533 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Data Breaches Ne'er-Do-Well News Andrei Ba

NCR Barred Mint, QuickBooks from Banking Platform During Account Takeover Storm

Banking industry giant NCR Corp. [NYSE: NCR] late last month took the unusual step of temporarily blocking third-party financial data aggregators Mint and QuickBooks Online from accessing Digital Insight, an online banking platform used by hundreds of financial institutions. That ban, which came in response to a series of bank account takeovers in which cybe
Publish At:2019-11-12 03:35 | Read:510 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine The Coming Storm Web Fraud 2.0 credential

Study: Ransomware, Data Breaches at Hospitals tied to Uptick in Fatal Heart Attacks

Hospitals that have been hit by a data breach or ransomware attack can expect to see an increase in the death rate among heart patients in the following months or years because of cybersecurity remediation efforts, a new study posits. Health industry experts say the findings should prompt a larger review of how security — or the lack thereof — ma
Publish At:2019-11-12 03:35 | Read:329 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine The Coming Storm Department of Health and

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