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Scientology Seeks Captive Converts Via Google Maps, Drug Rehab Centers

Fake online reviews generated by unscrupulous marketers blanket the Internet these days. Although online review pollution isn’t exactly a hot-button consumer issue, there are plenty of cases in which phony reviews may endanger one’s life or well-being. This is the story about how searching for drug abuse treatment services online could cause conc
Publish At:2016-06-29 03:30 | Read:4085 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Web Fraud 2.0 black SEO Bryan Seely Church

Got $90,000? A Windows 0-Day Could Be Yours

How much would a cybercriminal, nation state or organized crime group pay for blueprints on how to exploit a serious, currently undocumented, unpatched vulnerability in all versions of Microsoft Windows? That price probably depends on the power of the exploit and what the market will bear at the time, but here’s a look at one convincing recent exploit
Publish At:2016-06-16 05:15 | Read:4543 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Latest Warnings Ne'er-Do-Well News The Com

Carding Sites Turn to the ‘Dark Cloud’

Crooks who peddle stolen credit cards on the Internet face a constant challenge: Keeping their shops online and reachable in the face of meddling from law enforcement officials, security firms, researchers and vigilantes. In this post, we’ll examine a large collection of hacked computers around the world that currently serves as a criminal cloud hosting envi
Publish At:2016-05-25 21:20 | Read:4935 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Web Fraud 2.0 dark cloud Mr. Bin Noah Dunk

All About Fraud: How Crooks Get the CVV

A longtime reader recently asked: “How do online fraudsters get the 3-digit card verification value (CVV or CVV2) code printed on the back of customer cards if merchants are forbidden from storing this information? The answer: If not via phishing, probably by installing a Web-based keylogger at an online merchant so that all data that customers submit
Publish At:2016-04-26 23:50 | Read:3035 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Web Fraud 2.0 bsides Burns-Wilcox citysec

Spammers Abusing Trust in US .Gov Domains

Spammers are abusing ill-configured U.S. dot-gov domains and link shorteners to promote spammy sites that are hidden behind short links ending in”usa.gov”. Spam purveyors are taking advantage of so-called “open redirects” on several U.S. state Web sites to hide the true destination to which users will be taken if they click the link.
Publish At:2016-03-18 20:45 | Read:2856 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Web Fraud 2.0 1.usa.gov bit.ly malwaredoma

Breached Credit Union Comes Out of its Shell

Notifying people and companies about data breaches often can be a frustrating and thankless job. Despite my best efforts, sometimes a breach victim I’m alerting will come away convinced that I am not an investigative journalist but instead a scammer. This happened most recently this week, when I told a California credit union that its online banking si
Publish At:2016-03-11 07:20 | Read:2844 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Data Breaches Latest Warnings The Coming S

With Stolen Cards, Fraudsters Shop to Drop

A time-honored method of extracting cash from stolen credit cards involves “reshipping” scams, which manage the purchase, reshipment and resale of carded consumer goods from America to Eastern Europe — primarily Russia. A new study suggests that some 1.6 million credit and debit cards are used to commit at least $1.8 billion in reshipping f
Publish At:2015-10-03 11:10 | Read:3004 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Web Fraud 2.0 drops fbi money mules reship

ATM Skimmer Gang Firebombed Antivirus Firm

It’s notable whenever cybercime spills over into real-world, physical attacks. This is the story of a Russian security firm whose operations were pelted with Molotov cocktail attacks after exposing an organized crime gang that developed and sold malicious software to steal cash from ATMs. The threats began not long after December 18, 2013, when Russian
Publish At:2015-10-03 11:10 | Read:2867 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Web Fraud 2.0 ATM malware Boris Sharov Dr.

Bidding for Breaches, Redefining Targeted Attacks

A growing community of private and highly-vetted cybercrime forums is redefining the very meaning of “targeted attacks.” These bid-and-ask forums match crooks who are looking for access to specific data, resources or systems within major corporations with hired muscle who are up to the task or who already have access to those resources. A good ex
Publish At:2015-09-27 11:50 | Read:3471 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Web Fraud 2.0 AshleyMadison hack avivah li

IRS: 330K Taxpayers Hit by ‘Get Transcript’ Scam

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) disclosed today that identity thieves abused a feature on the agency’s Web site to pull sensitive data on more than 330,000 potential victims as part of a scheme to file fraudulent tax refund requests. The new figure is far larger than the number of Americans the IRS said were potentially impacted when it first acknow
Publish At:2015-08-18 04:15 | Read:2438 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Web Fraud 2.0 annualcreditreport.com Assoc

Stress-Testing the Booter Services, Financially

The past few years have witnessed a rapid proliferation of cheap, Web-based services that troublemakers can hire to knock virtually any person or site offline for hours on end. Such services succeed partly because they’ve enabled users to pay for attacks with PayPal. But a collaborative effort by PayPal and security researchers has made it far more dif
Publish At:2015-08-17 10:35 | Read:4018 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Web Fraud 2.0 booter services CloudFlare C

The Darkode Cybercrime Forum, Up Close

By now, many of you loyal KrebsOnSecurity readers have seen stories in the mainstream press about the coordinated global law enforcement takedown of Darkode[dot]me, an English-language cybercrime forum that served as a breeding ground for botnets, malware and just about every other form of virtual badness. This post is an attempt to distill several yearsR
Publish At:2015-07-16 07:55 | Read:4080 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Web Fraud 2.0 Crim crimepack Darkode Iserd

ID Theft Service Proprietor Gets 13 Years

A Vietnamese man who ran an online identity theft service that sold access to Social Security numbers and other personal information on more than 200 million Americans has been sentenced to 13 years in a U.S. prison. Vietnamese national Hieu Minh Ngo was sentenced to 13 years in prison for running an identity theft service. Hieu Minh Ngo, 25, ran an ID theft
Publish At:2015-07-15 14:45 | Read:2465 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Web Fraud 2.0 Assistant Attorney General L

Hacking Team Used Spammer Tricks to Resurrect Spy Network

Last week, hacktivists posted online 400 GB worth of internal emails, documents and other data stolen from Hacking Team, an Italian security firm that has earned the ire of privacy and civil liberties groups for selling spy software to governments worldwide. New analysis of the leaked Hacking Team emails suggests that in 2013 the company used techniques perf
Publish At:2015-07-13 11:15 | Read:2393 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Web Fraud 2.0 Adobe Flash Player zero-day

Don’t Be Fooled By Phony Online Reviews

The Internet is a fantastic resource for researching the reputation of companies with which you may wish to do business. Unfortunately, this same ease-of-use can lull the unwary into falling for marketing scams originally perfected by spammers: Namely, fake reviews and dodgy search engine manipulation techniques that seek to drown out legitimate, negative re
Publish At:2015-07-07 00:45 | Read:2817 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Latest Warnings Web Fraud 2.0 Affordable S

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