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Twitter Hacking for Profit and the LoLs

The New York Times last week ran an interview with several young men who claimed to have had direct contact with those involved in last week’s epic hack against Twitter. These individuals said they were only customers of the person who had access to Twitter’s internal employee tools, and were not responsible for the actual intrusion or bitcoin sc
Publish At:2020-07-22 16:47 | Read:158 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Ne'er-Do-Well News Allison Nixon aqua Beyo

Privnotes.com Is Phishing Bitcoin from Users of Private Messaging Service Privnote.com

For the past year, a site called Privnotes.com has been impersonating Privnote.com, a legitimate, free service that offers private, encrypted messages which self-destruct automatically after they are read. Until recently, I couldn’t quite work out what Privnotes was up to, but today it became crystal clear: Any messages containing bitcoin addresses wil
Publish At:2020-06-14 13:48 | Read:246 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Warnings Allison Nixon privnote.com privnotes.com Uni

“BriansClub” Hack Rescues 26M Stolen Cards

“BriansClub,” one of the largest underground stores for buying stolen credit card data, has itself been hacked. The data stolen from BriansClub encompasses more than 26 million credit and debit card records taken from hacked online and brick-and-mortar retailers over the past four years, including almost eight million records uploaded to the shop
Publish At:2019-10-15 09:40 | Read:1041 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data Breaches Ne'er-Do-Well News Web Fraud 2.0 Allison Nixon

Tech Firms Team Up to Take Down ‘WireX’ Android DDoS Botnet

A half dozen technology and security companies — some of them competitors — issued the exact same press release today. This unusual level of cross-industry collaboration caps a successful effort to dismantle ‘WireX,’ an extraordinary new crime machine comprising tens of thousands of hacked Android mobile devices that was used this mon
Publish At:2017-09-01 00:45 | Read:4931 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other Akamai Allison Nixon Android malware Chad Seaman DDoS

Dual-Use Software Criminal Case Not So Novel

“He built a piece of software. That tool was pirated and abused by hackers. Now the feds want him to pay for the computer crooks’ crimes.” The above snippet is the subhead of a story published last month by the The Daily Beast titled, “FBI Arrests Hacker Who Hacked No One.” The subject of that piece — a 26-year-old America
Publish At:2017-04-04 14:55 | Read:4955 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other Aeonhack Allison Nixon Blackshades RAT Blackshades tro

Who is Anna-Senpai, the Mirai Worm Author?

On September 22, 2016, this site was forced offline for nearly four days after it was hit with “Mirai,” a malware strain that enslaves poorly secured Internet of Things (IoT) devices like wireless routers and security cameras into a botnet for use in large cyberattacks. Roughly a week after that assault, the individual(s) who launched that attack — usi
Publish At:2017-01-18 22:00 | Read:10665 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other Allison Nixon Ammar Zuberi anime anna-senpai applej4ck

Hackforums Shutters Booter Service Bazaar

Perhaps the most bustling marketplace on the Internet where people can compare and purchase so-called “booter” and “stresser” subscriptions — attack-for-hire services designed to knock Web sites offline — announced last week that it has permanently banned the sale and advertising of these services. On Friday, Oct. 28, Jess
Publish At:2016-10-31 16:35 | Read:5611 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other Allison Nixon Anna_Senpai booter cryptor DDoS Dyn Elli

Hacked Cameras, DVRs Powered Today’s Massive Internet Outage

A massive and sustained Internet attack that has caused outages and network congestion today for a large number of Web sites was launched with the help of hacked “Internet of Things” (IoT) devices, such as CCTV video cameras and digital video recorders, new data suggests. Earlier today cyber criminals began training their attack cannons on Dyn, a
Publish At:2016-10-22 12:15 | Read:6093 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other Allison Nixon Dyn Flashpoint internet of things mirai

Israeli Online Attack Service ‘vDOS’ Earned $600,000 in Two Years

vDOS — a so-called “booter” service that has earned in excess of $600,000 over the past two years helping customers coordinate more than 150,000 so-called distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks designed to knock Web sites offline — has been massively hacked, spilling secrets about tens of thousands of paying customers and their
Publish At:2016-09-08 18:30 | Read:5072 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other 82.118.233.144 Allison Nixon applej4ck Bitcoin booter

Dropbox Smeared in Week of Megabreaches

Last week, LifeLock and several other identity theft protection firms erroneously alerted their customers to a breach at cloud storage giant Dropbox.com — an incident that reportedly exposed some 73 million usernames and passwords. The only problem with that notification was that Dropbox didn’t have a breach; the data appears instead to have come
Publish At:2016-06-16 05:15 | Read:3914 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Data Breaches Allison Nixon Bryan Hjelm Dr

How to Tell Data Leaks from Publicity Stunts

In an era when new consumer data breaches are disclosed daily, fake claims about data leaks are sadly becoming more common. These claims typically come from fame-seeking youngsters who enjoy trolling journalists and corporations, and otherwise wasting everyone’s time. Fortunately, a new analysis of recent bogus breach claims provides some simple tools
Publish At:2014-10-29 23:20 | Read:4010 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Data Breaches account checking tools Allis

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