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When Efforts to Contain a Data Breach Backfire

Earlier this month, the administrator of the cybercrime forum Breached received a cease-and-desist letter from a cybersecurity firm. The missive alleged that an auction on the site for data stolen from 10 million customers of Mexico’s second-largest bank was fake news and harming the bank’s reputation. The administrator responded to this empty th
Publish At:2022-08-16 15:57 | Read:102 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Data Breaches Web Fraud 2.0 Banorte breach

Sounding the Alarm on Emergency Alert System Flaws

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is urging states and localities to beef up security around proprietary devices that connect to the Emergency Alert System — a national public warning system used to deliver important emergency information, such as severe weather and AMBER alerts. The DHS warning came in advance of a workshop to be held this wee
Publish At:2022-08-12 15:33 | Read:244 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Latest Warnings The Coming Storm Comcast C

It Might Be Our Data, But It’s Not Our Breach

Image: Shutterstock. A cybersecurity firm says it has intercepted a large, unique stolen data set containing the names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, Social Security Numbers and dates of birth on nearly 23 million Americans. The firm’s analysis of the data suggests it corresponds to current and former customers of AT&T. The telecommuni
Publish At:2022-08-11 15:33 | Read:265 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Data Breaches The Coming Storm alex holden

The Security Pros and Cons of Using Email Aliases

One way to tame your email inbox is to get in the habit of using unique email aliases when signing up for new accounts online. Adding a “+” character after the username portion of your email address — followed by a notation specific to the site you’re signing up at — lets you create an infinite number of unique email addresses t
Publish At:2022-08-10 11:23 | Read:177 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Data Breaches Security Tools alex holden A

Class Action Targets Experian Over Account Security

A class action lawsuit has been filed against big-three consumer credit bureau Experian over reports that the company did little to prevent identity thieves from hijacking consumer accounts. The legal filing cites liberally from an investigation KrebsOnSecurity published in July, which found that identity thieves were able to assume control over existing Exp
Publish At:2022-08-05 22:10 | Read:209 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine The Coming Storm security

No SOCKS, No Shoes, No Malware Proxy Services!

With the recent demise of several popular “proxy” services that let cybercriminals route their malicious traffic through hacked PCs, there is now something of a supply chain crisis gripping the underbelly of the Internet. Compounding the problem, several remaining malware-based proxy services have chosen to block new registrations to avoid swampi
Publish At:2022-08-02 19:30 | Read:318 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Breadcrumbs The Coming Storm Web Fraud 2.0

911 Proxy Service Implodes After Disclosing Breach

The 911 service as it existed until July 28, 2022. 911[.]re, a proxy service that since 2015 has sold access to hundreds of thousands of Microsoft Windows computers daily, announced this week that it is shutting down in the wake of a data breach that destroyed key components of its business operations. The abrupt closure comes ten days after KrebsOnSecurity
Publish At:2022-07-29 19:30 | Read:388 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Data Breaches Web Fraud 2.0 911 LuxSocks r

Breach Exposes Users of Microleaves Proxy Service

Microleaves, a ten-year-old proxy service that lets customers route their web traffic through millions of Microsoft Windows computers, recently fixed a vulnerability in their website that exposed their entire user database. Microleaves claims its proxy software is installed with user consent, but data exposed in the breach shows the service has a lengthy his
Publish At:2022-07-28 15:32 | Read:329 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Breadcrumbs Ne'er-Do-Well News Abhishek Gu

Massive Losses Define Epidemic of ‘Pig Butchering’

U.S. state and federal investigators are being inundated with reports from people who’ve lost hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars in connection with a complex investment scam known as “pig butchering,” wherein people are lured by flirtatious strangers online into investing in cryptocurrency trading platforms that eventually seize a
Publish At:2022-07-21 15:32 | Read:317 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Employment Fraud Latest Warnings The Comin

A Deep Dive Into the Residential Proxy Service ‘911’

The 911 service as it exists today. For the past seven years, an online service known as 911 has sold access to hundreds of thousands of Microsoft Windows computers daily, allowing customers to route their Internet traffic through PCs in virtually any country or city around the globe — but predominantly in the United States. 911 says its network is mad
Publish At:2022-07-18 15:32 | Read:401 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Ne'er-Do-Well News Web Fraud 2.0 911 Inter

Why 8kun Went Offline During the January 6 Hearings

The latest Jan. 6 committee hearing on Tuesday examined the role of conspiracy theory communities like 8kun[.]top and TheDonald[.]win in helping to organize and galvanize supporters who responded to former President Trump’s invitation to “be wild” in Washington, D.C. on that chaotic day. At the same time the committee was hearing video test
Publish At:2022-07-15 19:30 | Read:430 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine The Coming Storm 8kun January 6 hearings P

Experian, You Have Some Explaining to Do

Twice in the past month KrebsOnSecurity has heard from readers who’ve had their accounts at big-three credit bureau Experian hacked and updated with a new email address that wasn’t theirs. In both cases the readers used password managers to select strong, unique passwords for their Experian accounts. Research suggests identity thieves were able t
Publish At:2022-07-11 03:26 | Read:435 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Latest Warnings Web Fraud 2.0 Arthur Rishi

The Link Between AWM Proxy & the Glupteba Botnet

On December 7, 2021, Google announced it was suing two Russian men allegedly responsible for operating the Glupteba botnet, a global malware menace that has infected millions of computers over the past decade. That same day, AWM Proxy — a 14-year-old anonymity service that rents hacked PCs to cybercriminals — suddenly went offline. Security exper
Publish At:2022-06-28 15:31 | Read:520 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Breadcrumbs Ne'er-Do-Well News Web Fraud 2

Meet the Administrators of the RSOCKS Proxy Botnet

Authorities in the United States, Germany, the Netherlands and the U.K. last week said they dismantled the “RSOCKS” botnet, a collection of millions of hacked devices that were sold as “proxies” to cybercriminals looking for ways to route their malicious traffic through someone else’s computer. While the coordinated action did n
Publish At:2022-06-22 10:30 | Read:1010 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Breadcrumbs Ne'er-Do-Well News 79136334444

Why Paper Receipts are Money at the Drive-Thru

Check out this handmade sign posted to the front door of a shuttered Jimmy John’s sandwich chain shop in Missouri last week. See if you can tell from the store owner’s message what happened. If you guessed that someone in the Jimmy John’s store might have fallen victim to a Business Email Compromise (BEC) or “CEO fraud” scheme
Publish At:2022-06-20 16:28 | Read:791 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Employment Fraud Jimmy John's Steve Saladi

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