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Visa Alert and Update on the Oracle Breach

Credit card industry giant Visa on Friday issued a security alert warning companies using point-of-sale devices made by Oracle‘s MICROS retail unit to double-check the machines for malicious software or unusual network activity, and to change passwords on the devices. Visa also published a list of Internet addresses that may have been involved in the O
Publish At:2016-08-13 21:00 | Read:4692 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Latest Warnings The Coming Storm alex hold

Road Warriors: Beware of ‘Video Jacking’

A little-known feature of many modern smartphones is their ability to duplicate video on the device’s screen so that it also shows up on a much larger display — like a TV. However, new research shows that this feature may quietly expose users to a simple and cheap new form of digital eavesdropping. Dubbed “video jacking” by its master
Publish At:2016-08-11 14:10 | Read:4373 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Latest Warnings The Coming Storm Android B

Got Microsoft? Time to Patch Your Windows

Microsoft churned out a bunch of software updates today fix some serious security problems with Windows and other Microsoft products like Internet Explorer (IE), Edge and Office. If you use Microsoft, here are some details about what needs fixing. As usual, patches for IE and for Edge address the largest number of “critical” vulnerabilities. Crit
Publish At:2016-08-10 19:55 | Read:3140 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Time to Patch Flash Player microsoft patch

Data Breach At Oracle’s MICROS Point-of-Sale Division

A Russian organized cybercrime group known for hacking into banks and retailers appears to have breached hundreds of computer systems at software giant Oracle Corp., KrebsOnSecurity has learned. More alarmingly, the attackers have compromised a customer support portal for companies using Oracle’s MICROS point-of-sale credit card payment systems. Asked
Publish At:2016-08-08 12:55 | Read:2551 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Data Breaches Carbanak Gang micros breach

The Reincarnation of a Bulletproof Hoster

In April 2016, security firm Trend Micro published a damning report about a Web hosting provider referred to only as a “cyber-attack facilitator in the Netherlands.” If the Trend analysis lacked any real punch that might have been because — shortly after the report was published — names were redacted so that it was no longer immediate
Publish At:2016-08-03 23:10 | Read:4825 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Breadcrumbs botland@masrawy.com connectpow

Social Security Administration Now Requires Two-Factor Authentication

The U.S. Social Security Administration announced last week that it will now require a cell phone number from all Americans who wish to manage their retirement benefits at ssa.gov. Unfortunately, the new security measure does little to prevent identity thieves from fraudulently creating online accounts to siphon benefits from Americans who haven’t yet
Publish At:2016-08-01 16:15 | Read:4346 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Latest Warnings The Coming Storm my Social

Trump, DNC, RNC Flunk Email Security Test

Donald J. Trump has repeatedly bashed Sen. Hillary Clinton for handling classified documents on her private email server, suggesting that anyone who is so lax with email security isn’t fit to become president. But a closer look at the Web sites for each candidate shows that in contrast to hillaryclinton.com, donaldjtrump.com has failed to take full advantage
Publish At:2016-07-25 19:45 | Read:3247 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Security Tools The Coming Storm Alexander

Canadian Man Behind Popular ‘Orcus RAT’

Far too many otherwise intelligent and talented software developers these days apparently think they can get away with writing, selling and supporting malicious software and then couching their commerce as a purely legitimate enterprise. Here’s the story of how I learned the real-life identity of Canadian man who’s laboring under that same illusi
Publish At:2016-07-22 00:20 | Read:5002 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Ne'er-Do-Well News archive.org Ciriis Mcgr

Carbanak Gang Tied to Russian Security Firm?

Among the more plunderous cybercrime gangs is a group known as “Carbanak,” Eastern European hackers blamed for stealing more than a billion dollars from banks. Today we’ll examine some compelling clues that point to a connection between the Carbanak gang’s staging grounds and a Russian security firm that claims to work with some of th
Publish At:2016-07-19 17:20 | Read:4935 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Breadcrumbs 146.185.239.0/24 Artem Tveriti

Cybercrime Overtakes Traditional Crime in UK

In a notable sign of the times, cybercrime has now surpassed all other forms of crime in the United Kingdom, the nation’s National Crime Agency (NCA) warned in a new report. It remains unclear how closely the rest of the world tracks the U.K.’s experience, but the report reminds readers that the problem is likely far worse than the numbers sugges
Publish At:2016-07-15 22:00 | Read:2881 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine The Coming Storm avivah litan Cyber Crime

The Value of a Hacked Company

Most organizations only grow in security maturity the hard way — that is, from the intense learning that takes place in the wake of a costly data breach. That may be because so few company leaders really grasp the centrality of computer and network security to the organization’s overall goals and productivity, and fewer still have taken an honest
Publish At:2016-07-15 03:35 | Read:3298 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine HIPAA National Institute of Standards and

Serial Swatter, Stalker and Doxer Mir Islam Gets Just 1 Year in Jail

Mir Islam, a 21-year-old Brooklyn man who pleaded guilty to an impressive array of cybercrimes including cyberstalking, “doxing” and “swatting” celebrities and public officials (as well as this author), was sentenced in federal court today to two years in prison. Unfortunately, thanks to time served in this and other cases, Islam will
Publish At:2016-07-12 02:20 | Read:3314 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Ne'er-Do-Well News carderprofit Corbin Wei

Scientology Seeks Captive Converts Via Google Maps, Drug Rehab Centers

Fake online reviews generated by unscrupulous marketers blanket the Internet these days. Although online review pollution isn’t exactly a hot-button consumer issue, there are plenty of cases in which phony reviews may endanger one’s life or well-being. This is the story about how searching for drug abuse treatment services online could cause conc
Publish At:2016-06-29 03:30 | Read:4522 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Web Fraud 2.0 black SEO Bryan Seely Church

How to Spot Ingenico Self-Checkout Skimmers

A KrebsOnSecurity story last month about credit card skimmers found in self-checkout lanes at some Walmart locations got picked up by quite a few publications. Since then I’ve heard from several readers who work at retailers that use hundreds of thousands of these Ingenico credit card terminals across their stores, and all wanted to know the same thing
Publish At:2016-06-24 14:00 | Read:4300 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine All About Skimmers Apple Pay Ingenico skim

Rise of Darknet Stokes Fear of The Insider

With the proliferation of shadowy black markets on the so-called “darknet” — hidden crime bazaars that can only be accessed through special software that obscures one’s true location online — it has never been easier for disgruntled employees to harm their current or former employer. At least, this is the fear driving a growing
Publish At:2016-06-23 01:30 | Read:4391 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine The Coming Storm avivah litan darknet dark

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