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Ukrainian Cybercriminal who sent Brian Krebs heroin sentenced to prison in US

The Ukrainian Cybercriminal who tried to get revenge on Brian Krebs for exposing him was sentenced to 41 months in prison in the US. The Ukrainian cybercriminal Sergey Vovnenko (31, aka “Sergey Vovnencko,” “Tomas Rimkis,” “Flycracker,” “Flyck,” “Fly,” “Centurion,” “MUXACC1,” “Stranier” and “Darklife.”) who attempted to get revenge on the notorious cyber secu
Publish At:2017-02-20 14:15 | Read:2884 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Brian Krebs Cybercrime Drugs Hacki

SFMTA Ransomware Attacker Hacked by Security Researcher

A security researcher hacked the actor who’s responsible for a ransomware attack against the San Francisco Municipal Transport Authority (SFMTA).A variant of HDDCryptor ransomware is believed to have struck the SFMTA on 25 November and encrypted as many as 2000 systems at the public transport agency.While the city’s bus and train network continue
Publish At:2016-11-29 21:45 | Read:3888 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News Brian Krebs extortion ransomware SFMTA

Defeating Cybercrime with Awareness and Good Habits

Information security is a growing problem even in the protected, static environment of the business office. The challenges of securely accessing and storing data while traveling, however, are particularly acute, but they are manageable with (1) a high-level of awareness coupled with (2) a few good habits.AwarenessForget about hackers in the movies, forget sc
Publish At:2016-10-12 14:25 | Read:4243 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyber Security Featured Articles Brian Krebs Cyber Google Ad

Another Data Breach Notice, This Time from Eddie Bauer

Eddie Bauer LLC, which manages the Eddie Bauer clothing line, is just the latest company to issue a notice warning customers of a data breach.On 5 July, 2016, infosec journalist Brian Krebs reached out to Eddie Bauer. Sources had told him about a pattern of fraud with customers who had used their payment cards at one of Eddie Bauer’s 350+ U.S. location
Publish At:2016-08-19 13:15 | Read:3279 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News Brian Krebs data breach Eddie Bauer mal

Man Receives Prison Time for Doxxing, Swatting 50 People

A man has received prison time for his role in doxxing and swatting 50 people including politicians, celebrities, and infosec journalist Brian Krebs.Mir Islam (Source: Krebs on Security)On July 11, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia sentenced Mir Islam, 22, to two years in prison for doxxing and swatting numerous individuals betwee
Publish At:2016-07-15 11:50 | Read:4030 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News Brian Krebs Department of Justice doxxi

Adobe Releases Security Update for 19 ‘Critical’ Vulnerabilities in Flash Player

Adobe has released an out-of-band security update that fixes 19 ‘critical’ vulnerabilities found in Flash Player.On Monday, the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) issued an alert advising users and administrators alike to refer to Adobe Security Bulletin APSB16-01.In that bulletin, Adobe provides some context on the reason
Publish At:2015-12-29 13:20 | Read:3383 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News Adobe Brian Krebs Flash Player Huawei s

New Ransomware Strain Targets Websites Powered by Linux OS

A security firm has uncovered a new strain of ransomware that is seeking to extort money from websites powered by the Linux operating system.On Thursday, Russian antivirus company Dr. Web added the malware, known as “Linux.Encoder.1,” to its virus database. A description of the ransomware was created the following day:“Once launched with ad
Publish At:2015-11-09 20:40 | Read:3473 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News Bitcoin Brian Krebs Dr.Web Linux Magent

Russian AV Firm Firebombed for Malware Report

A Russian antivirus (AV) firm was firebombed back in 2014 as a result of a report it published on a particular malware sample.On December 18, 2013, the AV company Doctor Web published a news item announcing that Trojan.Skimmer.18 had been added to the company’s virus database. Later that same day, the company received a threatening email presumably ori
Publish At:2015-09-30 19:20 | Read:4379 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News Brian Krebs Doctor Web firebombed Igor

This Week in Security: Malware Hits iPhones, Lizard Squad Attacks NCA Website, Malvertising Campaign Targets Match.com

Our security roundup series covers the week’s trending topics in the world of InfoSec. In this quick read compilation, we’ll let you know of the latest news and controversies that the industry has been talking about recently.Here’s what you don’t want to miss from the week of August 31st, 2015:On the one-year anniversary of ‘The Fappening,’ an in
Publish At:2015-09-05 02:35 | Read:3032 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles This Week in Security Belkin Brian Krebs D

Chip-and-PIN technology has been compromised

A new report published by the popular investigator Brian Krebs show how cyber criminals have compromised chip-and-PIN technology. Recently chip-and-PIN technology started to be adopted in the US because it would improve the security for the customers, merchants and financial institutions. This is true, but the problem is that
Publish At:2015-08-20 01:30 | Read:2989 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking ATM banking Brian Krebs Ch

UK police arrested alleged Lizard Squad member

A member of the Lizard Squad hacking group that shutdown the Play Station Network and the Xbox live service networks has been arrested by the UK police. In these days, we have followed the news related to hacking team known as the Lizard Squad who became famous for having ruined Christmas for millions of users of PSN and Xbox
Publish At:2015-01-01 18:50 | Read:5860 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyber Crime Hacking Brian Krebs Cybercrime DDoS Lizard Squad

Treasury Dept report confirms Tor network abuse in financial crimes

A non-public report realized by the US Treasury Department found that a majority of bank account takeovers exploits the anonymizing the Tor network. A report from the U.S. Treasury Department found that a majority of bank account takeovers by cyber criminals, affected organizations over the past decade, exploited the anonymizi
Publish At:2014-12-06 12:45 | Read:2969 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyber Crime banking Brian Krebs Cybercrime financial crimes

Brian Krebs Hacked … the big hoax

A man has published on PasteBin a fake dump of the database of the popular website KrebOnSecurity managed by the expert Brian Krebs. A few hours ago I received a tweet from the account Narcochaos (@N4rCochaos ) , which informed me and other illustrious colleagues that he has hacked the website of the popular security investiga
Publish At:2014-10-11 21:25 | Read:4914 | Comments:0 | Tags:Hacking Brian Krebs cyber security database

UPDATE – Bugzilla Zero-Day could trigger another Internet earthquake

A zero-day in Bugzilla bug-tracking tool allows anyone to view detailed reports about unfixed vulnerabilities in a wide range of vulnerability repositories. A new vulnerability in Bugzilla is scaring the security industry, it affects the Mozilla’s bug-tracking software, and could have a serious impact. The vulnerability in Bug
Publish At:2014-10-07 14:21 | Read:2402 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Brian Krebs Bugzilla Hacking Mozilla zero-Day

Feared Home Depot Breach Sparks More Interest in Backoff PoS Malware

Naturally, early speculation on the malware culprit behind the possible Home Depot data breach has leaned toward Backoff.The point-of-sale malware, one of many used against payment terminals, has recently been blamed for more than 1,000 attacks on businesses, prompting the U.S. Secret Service to issue an advisory warning businesses of the threat.And while Ho
Publish At:2014-09-05 04:00 | Read:3148 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data Breaches Hacks Malware Vulnerabilities Web Security Bac

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