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PayPal Phishing Scam Uses Invoices Sent Via PayPal

Scammers are using invoices sent through PayPal.com to trick recipients into calling a number to dispute a pending charge. The missives — which come from Paypal.com and include a link at Paypal.com that displays an invoice for the supposed transaction — state that the user’s account is about to be charged hundreds of dollars. Recipients who
Publish At:2022-08-18 14:15 | Read:120 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Latest Warnings Web Fraud 2.0 Paypal PayPa

When Efforts to Contain a Data Breach Backfire

Earlier this month, the administrator of the cybercrime forum Breached received a cease-and-desist letter from a cybersecurity firm. The missive alleged that an auction on the site for data stolen from 10 million customers of Mexico’s second-largest bank was fake news and harming the bank’s reputation. The administrator responded to this empty th
Publish At:2022-08-16 15:57 | Read:144 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Data Breaches Web Fraud 2.0 Banorte breach

Scammers Sent Uber to Take Elderly Lady to the Bank

Email scammers sent an Uber to the home of an 80-year-old woman who responded to a well-timed email scam, in a bid to make sure she went to the bank and wired money to the fraudsters.  In this case, the woman figured out she was being scammed before embarking for the bank, but her story is a chilling reminder of how far crooks will go these days to rip peop
Publish At:2022-08-04 15:33 | Read:370 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Warnings The Coming Storm Web Fraud 2.0 elder scams e

No SOCKS, No Shoes, No Malware Proxy Services!

With the recent demise of several popular “proxy” services that let cybercriminals route their malicious traffic through hacked PCs, there is now something of a supply chain crisis gripping the underbelly of the Internet. Compounding the problem, several remaining malware-based proxy services have chosen to block new registrations to avoid swampi
Publish At:2022-08-02 19:30 | Read:318 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Breadcrumbs The Coming Storm Web Fraud 2.0

911 Proxy Service Implodes After Disclosing Breach

The 911 service as it existed until July 28, 2022. 911[.]re, a proxy service that since 2015 has sold access to hundreds of thousands of Microsoft Windows computers daily, announced this week that it is shutting down in the wake of a data breach that destroyed key components of its business operations. The abrupt closure comes ten days after KrebsOnSecurity
Publish At:2022-07-29 19:30 | Read:406 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Data Breaches Web Fraud 2.0 911 LuxSocks r

Massive Losses Define Epidemic of ‘Pig Butchering’

U.S. state and federal investigators are being inundated with reports from people who’ve lost hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars in connection with a complex investment scam known as “pig butchering,” wherein people are lured by flirtatious strangers online into investing in cryptocurrency trading platforms that eventually seize a
Publish At:2022-07-21 15:32 | Read:317 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Employment Fraud Latest Warnings The Comin

A Deep Dive Into the Residential Proxy Service ‘911’

The 911 service as it exists today. For the past seven years, an online service known as 911 has sold access to hundreds of thousands of Microsoft Windows computers daily, allowing customers to route their Internet traffic through PCs in virtually any country or city around the globe — but predominantly in the United States. 911 says its network is mad
Publish At:2022-07-18 15:32 | Read:401 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Ne'er-Do-Well News Web Fraud 2.0 911 Inter

Experian, You Have Some Explaining to Do

Twice in the past month KrebsOnSecurity has heard from readers who’ve had their accounts at big-three credit bureau Experian hacked and updated with a new email address that wasn’t theirs. In both cases the readers used password managers to select strong, unique passwords for their Experian accounts. Research suggests identity thieves were able t
Publish At:2022-07-11 03:26 | Read:452 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Latest Warnings Web Fraud 2.0 Arthur Rishi

The Link Between AWM Proxy & the Glupteba Botnet

On December 7, 2021, Google announced it was suing two Russian men allegedly responsible for operating the Glupteba botnet, a global malware menace that has infected millions of computers over the past decade. That same day, AWM Proxy — a 14-year-old anonymity service that rents hacked PCs to cybercriminals — suddenly went offline. Security exper
Publish At:2022-06-28 15:31 | Read:520 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Breadcrumbs Ne'er-Do-Well News Web Fraud 2

KrebsOnSecurity in New Netflix Series on Cybercrime

Netflix has a new documentary series airing next week — “Web of Make Believe: Death, Lies & the Internet” — in which Yours Truly apparently has a decent amount of screen time. The debut episode explores the far-too-common harassment tactic of “swatting” — wherein fake bomb threats or hostage situations are phoned
Publish At:2022-06-07 12:29 | Read:476 | Comments:0 | Tags:Web Fraud 2.0 Netflix SWATting Web of Make Believe and Lies

Fighting Fake EDRs With ‘Credit Ratings’ for Police

When KrebsOnSecurity recently explored how cybercriminals were using hacked email accounts at police departments worldwide to obtain warrantless Emergency Data Requests (EDRs) from social media firms and technology providers, many security experts called it a fundamentally unfixable problem. But don’t tell that to Matt Donahue, a former FBI agent who r
Publish At:2022-04-27 12:18 | Read:2104 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine The Coming Storm Web Fraud 2.0 apple AT&T

RaidForums Gets Raided, Alleged Admin Arrested

p>The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) said today it seized the website and user database for RaidForums, an extremely popular English-language cybercrime forum that sold access to more than 10 billion consumer records stolen in some of the world’s largest data breaches since 2015. The DOJ also charged the alleged administrator of RaidForums — 21
Publish At:2022-04-12 16:14 | Read:2601 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Ne'er-Do-Well News Web Fraud 2.0 Diogo San

Double-Your-Crypto Scams Share Crypto Scam Host

p> Online scams that try to separate the unwary from their cryptocurrency are a dime a dozen, but a great many seemingly disparate crypto scam websites tend to rely on the same dodgy infrastructure providers to remain online in the face of massive fraud and abuse complaints from their erstwhile customers. Here’s a closer look at hundreds of phony crypt
Publish At:2022-04-11 12:18 | Read:2418 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Latest Warnings Web Fraud 2.0 +7.991450089

Actions Target Russian Govt. Botnet, Hydra Dark Market

p>The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) says it has disrupted a giant botnet built and operated by a Russian government intelligence unit known for launching destructive cyberattacks against energy infrastructure in the United States and Ukraine. Separately, law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and Germany moved to decapitate “Hydra,” a
Publish At:2022-04-07 20:34 | Read:1856 | Comments:0 | Tags:Ne'er-Do-Well News Ransomware Web Fraud 2.0 Ars Technica ASU

Fake Emergency Search Warrants Draw Scrutiny from Capitol Hill

p>On Tuesday, KrebsOnSecurity warned that hackers increasingly are using compromised government and police department email accounts to obtain sensitive customer data from mobile providers, ISPs and social media companies. Today, one of the U.S. Senate’s most tech-savvy lawmakers said he was troubled by the report and is now asking technology companies
Publish At:2022-03-31 20:33 | Read:852 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Ne'er-Do-Well News Web Fraud 2.0 apple Blo


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