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Ransomware Group Turns to Facebook Ads

It’s bad enough that many ransomware gangs now have blogs where they publish data stolen from companies that refuse to make an extortion payment. Now, one crime group has started using hacked Facebook accounts to run ads publicly pressuring their ransomware victims into paying up. On the evening of Monday, Nov. 9, an ad campaign apparently taken out b
Publish At:2020-11-10 14:17 | Read:189 | Comments:0 | Tags:Ransomware The Coming Storm Chris Hodson Emsisoft Fabian Wos

FBI, DHS, HHS Warn of Imminent, Credible Ransomware Threat Against U.S. Hospitals

On Monday, Oct. 27, KrebsOnSecurity began following up on a tip from a reliable source that an aggressive Russian cybercriminal gang known for deploying ransomware was preparing to disrupt information technology systems at hundreds of hospitals, clinics and medical care facilities across the United States. Today, officials from the FBI and the U.S. Departmen
Publish At:2020-10-28 22:05 | Read:166 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Warnings Ransomware The Coming Storm alex holden Char

The Now-Defunct Firms Behind 8chan, QAnon

Some of the world’s largest Internet firms have taken steps to crack down on disinformation spread by QAnon conspiracy theorists and the hate-filled anonymous message board 8chan. But according to a California-based security researcher, those seeking to de-platform these communities may have overlooked a simple legal solution to that end: Both the Neva
Publish At:2020-10-22 20:20 | Read:261 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Ne'er-Do-Well News The Coming Storm 8chan

QAnon/8Chan Sites Briefly Knocked Offline

A phone call to an Internet provider in Oregon on Sunday evening was all it took to briefly sideline multiple websites related to 8chan/8kun — a controversial online image board linked to several mass shootings — and QAnon, the far-right conspiracy theory which holds that a cabal of Satanic pedophiles is running a global child sex-trafficking rin
Publish At:2020-10-19 04:05 | Read:250 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Ne'er-Do-Well News The Coming Storm 8chan

Microsoft Uses Trademark Law to Disrupt Trickbot Botnet

Microsoft Corp. has executed a coordinated legal sneak attack in a bid to disrupt the malware-as-a-service botnet Trickbot, a global menace that has infected millions of computers and is used to spread ransomware. A court in Virginia granted Microsoft control over many Internet servers Trickbot uses to plunder infected systems, based on novel claims that the
Publish At:2020-10-12 12:35 | Read:257 | Comments:0 | Tags:Ransomware The Coming Storm botnet

Attacks Aimed at Disrupting the Trickbot Botnet

Over the past 10 days, someone has been launching a series of coordinated attacks designed to disrupt Trickbot, an enormous collection of more than two million malware-infected Windows PCs that are constantly being harvested for financial data and are often used as the entry point for deploying ransomware within compromised organizations. A text snippet from
Publish At:2020-10-02 14:41 | Read:307 | Comments:0 | Tags:Ransomware The Coming Storm alex holden Hold Security Intel

Sendgrid Under Siege from Hacked Accounts

Email service provider Sendgrid is grappling with an unusually large number of customer accounts whose passwords have been cracked, sold to spammers, and abused for sending phishing and email malware attacks. Sendgrid’s parent company Twilio says it is working on a plan to require multi-factor authentication for all of its customers, but that solution
Publish At:2020-08-28 14:20 | Read:460 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine The Coming Storm CAUCE Invaluement.com Kro

FBI, CISA Echo Warnings on ‘Vishing’ Threat

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) on Thursday issued a joint alert to warn about the growing threat from voice phishing or “vishing” attacks targeting companies. The advisory came less than 24 hours after KrebsOnSecurity published an in-depth look at a crime group offering a
Publish At:2020-08-21 18:13 | Read:461 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Warnings Security Tools The Coming Storm CISA COVID-1

Voice Phishers Targeting Corporate VPNs

The COVID-19 epidemic has brought a wave of email phishing attacks that try to trick work-at-home employees into giving away credentials needed to remotely access their employers’ networks. But one increasingly brazen group of crooks is taking your standard phishing attack to the next level, marketing a voice phishing service that uses a combination of
Publish At:2020-08-19 15:08 | Read:535 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Warnings The Coming Storm Allison Nixon domaintools S

Hacked Data Broker Accounts Fueled Phony COVID Loans, Unemployment Claims

A group of thieves thought to be responsible for collecting millions in fraudulent small business loans and unemployment insurance benefits from COVID-19 economic relief efforts gathered personal data on people and businesses they were impersonating by leveraging several compromised accounts at a little-known U.S. consumer data broker, KrebsOnSecurity has le
Publish At:2020-08-06 19:42 | Read:484 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data Breaches The Coming Storm COVID-19 Derek Dubner Economi

Is Your Chip Card Secure? Much Depends on Where You Bank

Chip-based credit and debit cards are designed to make it infeasible for skimming devices or malware to clone your card when you pay for something by dipping the chip instead of swiping the stripe. But a recent series of malware attacks on U.S.-based merchants suggest thieves are exploiting weaknesses in how certain financial institutions have implemented th
Publish At:2020-07-30 15:20 | Read:392 | Comments:0 | Tags:All About Skimmers Latest Warnings The Coming Storm chip car

Business ID Theft Soars Amid COVID Closures

Identity thieves who specialize in running up unauthorized lines of credit in the names of small businesses are having a field day with all of the closures and economic uncertainty wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic, KrebsOnSecurity has learned. This story is about the victims of a particularly aggressive business ID theft ring that’s spent years targeti
Publish At:2020-07-27 19:55 | Read:422 | Comments:0 | Tags:Target: Small Businesses The Coming Storm alex holden busine

NY Charges First American Financial for Massive Data Leak

In May 2019, KrebsOnSecurity broke the news that the website of mortgage title insurance giant First American Financial Corp. had exposed approximately 885 million records related to mortgage deals going back to 2003. On Wednesday, regulators in New York announced that First American was the target of their first ever cybersecurity enforcement action in conn
Publish At:2020-07-23 15:57 | Read:464 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data Breaches The Coming Storm First American Financial Corp

Breached Data Indexer ‘Data Viper’ Hacked

Data Viper, a security startup that provides access to some 15 billion usernames, passwords and other information exposed in more than 8,000 website breaches, has itself been hacked and its user database posted online. The hackers also claim they are selling on the dark web roughly 2 billion records Data Viper collated from numerous breaches and data leaks,
Publish At:2020-07-13 20:27 | Read:619 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Ne'er-Do-Well News The Coming Storm Apollo

COVID-19 ‘Breach Bubble’ Waiting to Pop?

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it harder for banks to trace the source of payment card data stolen from smaller, hacked online merchants. On the plus side, months of quarantine have massively decreased demand for account information that thieves buy and use to create physical counterfeit credit cards. But fraud experts say recent developments suggest both tr
Publish At:2020-06-30 12:01 | Read:587 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data Breaches The Coming Storm Andrew Barratt Chicken Expres