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Following the Money Hobbled vDOS Attack-for-Hire Service

A new report proves the value of following the money in the fight against dodgy cybercrime services known as “booters” or “stressers” — virtual hired muscle that can be rented to knock nearly any website offline. Last fall, two 18-year-old Israeli men were arrested for allegedly running vDOS, perhaps the most successful booter s
Publish At:2017-06-06 18:20 | Read:2960 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other attack years Bitcoin booter Hackforums New York Univer

How Cybercrooks Put the Beatdown on My Beats

Last month Yours Truly got snookered by a too-good-to-be-true online scam in which some dirtball hijacked an Amazon merchant’s account and used it to pimp steeply discounted electronics that he never intended to sell. Amazon refunded my money, and the legitimate seller never did figure out how his account was hacked. But such attacks are becoming more
Publish At:2017-04-22 01:50 | Read:2822 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other Amazon hack amazon hacked seller account eBay Paypal S

Who Ran Leakedsource.com?

Late last month, multiple news outlets reported that unspecified law enforcement officials had seized the servers for Leakedsource.com, perhaps the largest online collection of usernames and passwords leaked or stolen in some of the worst data breaches — including billions of credentials for accounts at top sites like LinkedIn and Myspace. In a develop
Publish At:2017-02-16 08:05 | Read:3648 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other 231-343-0295 68.41.238.208 abusewithus abusing.rs Alex

Identity Thieves Targeting PayPal Users In Sophisticated Phishing Campaign

Researchers have observed a new phishing campaign targeting PayPal users, directing them to fake pages designed to look nearly identical to the legitimate sites.According to ESET researchers, the attack uses “very convincing bait” in an effort to ultimately steal users’ login credentials and other confidential personal information.The attack is carried out a
Publish At:2017-02-02 01:45 | Read:6778 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News Paypal Phishing scam

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:3274 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other 82.118.233.144 Allison Nixon applej4ck Bitcoin booter

Fraudsters Use Angler Phishing on Twitter to Lure PayPal Customers

Fraudsters are leveraging an emerging social engineering technique called “angler phishing” to fool victims into handing over their PayPal credentials.Researchers at security firm Proofpoint, who discovered this particular campaign, elaborate on what sets angler phishing apart from ordinary phishing attacks:“The attack technique takes its n
Publish At:2016-09-01 12:05 | Read:2996 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News customer support Paypal Phishing Proofp

PayPal accounts abused to distribute the Chthonic Banking Trojan

Experts from Proofpoint discovered that the Banking trojan Chthonic was distributed via ‘legitimate’ PayPal accounts by abusing the “money request” feature. The imagination of cyber criminals is a never ending pit, according to the security firm Proofpoint, crooks are abusing PayPal to distribute the Chtonic banking trojan. Chtonic is
Publish At:2016-08-02 02:15 | Read:2550 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware banking trojan Chtonic Cyb

PayPal fixed a flaw that allowed attackers to deliver malicious images

PayPal has fixed a vulnerability that could have been exploited by attackers to deliver malicious images through the payment pages of the website. The Security researcher Aditya K Sood discovered a vulnerability that could have been exploited by attackers to deliver malicious image through the payment pages of the PayPal website. The expert noticed that the
Publish At:2016-06-26 12:30 | Read:2386 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking malware PayPal

Advanced phishing tactics used to steal PayPal credentials

Phishers are back to using an old tactic in a new fashion to get hold of their victims’ credentials. One of the first lessons you will learn during anti-phishing training is to hover over the links in a mail to see if they point to the site where you would expect them to point. Although good advice, this is NOT a guarantee that you are going to be safe. Alwa
Publish At:2016-06-14 19:15 | Read:2970 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cybercrime Social engineering fake JavaScript PayPal phish P

Registered the wrong email with paypal? Say goodbye to your money…

Every type of person is a PayPal person. Each day, hundreds of well-known investors and business magnates are added to the list, like Peter Thiel, one of the original Facebook investors, or the South African tycoon Elon Musk, who is the CEO of both Tesla and SpaceX. A good part of the internet already uses PayPal. It has become the leading digital payment s
Publish At:2016-05-26 16:55 | Read:2598 | Comments:0 | Tags:Internet Security passwords Paypal

PayPal flaw allowed hackers to send malicious emails

PayPal has just fixed a security vulnerability that could have been exploited to send malicious emails to users via its platform. Researchers at security firm Vulnerability Lab have discovered a filter bypass and an application-side input validation vulnerability that allowed attackers to inject malicious code into emails sent by the PayPal platform. “
Publish At:2016-03-31 09:25 | Read:4287 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking PayPal phishing

PayPal Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Patched

So this is a big one, and thankfully this PayPal Remote Code Execution Vulnerability was discovered by security researchers and not the bad guys. Although there’s no way for us to know if someone has been using this to siphon data out of PayPal for some time before the whitehats found it.It’s a roundabout bug that turns out serious, and why I tel
Publish At:2016-01-27 16:20 | Read:2974 | Comments:0 | Tags:Exploits/Vulnerabilities Web Hacking hack paypal JAVA-securi

Bogus PayPal App used to spread a banking Trojan

Security experts at Trend Micro have uncovered a spam campaign spreading a bogus PayPal app to steal German users’ banking credentials. A spam campaign is targeting German Andoird users, the malicious emails impersonate PayPal trying to trick the recipient into downloading a bogus PayPal app update that hides a banking
Publish At:2015-10-04 15:10 | Read:3293 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Mobile banking trojan Cybe

German Users Hit By Dirty Mobile Banking Malware Posing As PayPal App

Additional analysis by Joachim Capiral Mobile banking is now used by more and more users, so it shouldn’t be a surprise to see banking Trojans trying to hit these users as well. We’ve seen spammed mails that pretend to be an update notification for an official PayPal app. These mails ask the user to click on a link to download the update; users i
Publish At:2015-10-02 15:10 | Read:3867 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malware Mobile android mobile banking paypal

Researchers Outline Vulnerabilities in Yahoo, PayPal, Magento Apps

Researchers recently discovered a smattering of vulnerabilities in web applications and mobile applications belonging to companies like Yahoo, PayPal, Magento, and Shopify that could have led to account theft, session hijacking, and phishing, among other consequences.Hadji Samir, Ebrahim Hegazy, Ayoub Ait Elmokhtar, and Benjamin Kunz Mejri, researchers with
Publish At:2015-09-11 18:05 | Read:1951 | Comments:0 | Tags:Vulnerabilities Bugs Magento PayPal Shopify vulnerabilities

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