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A week in security (October 21 – 27)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we explored a link between Magecart Group 5 and the Carbanak APT, we discussed the growing rate of robocalls threatening user privacy, and we tipped you off on how to protect yourself from doxing. We were glad to see the BBC raise awareness about stalkerware, much like we did a few weeks ago. Other cybersecurity news
Publish At:2019-10-28 16:50 | Read:268 | Comments:0 | Tags:Week in security avast ccleaner doxing edps Magecart NordVPN

How to protect yourself from doxing

“Abandon hope all ye who enter.” This ominous inscription affixed atop the gates to Hell in Dante’s Divine Comedy applies peculiarly well to describe the state of the Internet today. It’s hard to draw a parallel to the utility that the Internet has offered to modern civilization—perhaps no other technological innovation has brought about greater chan
Publish At:2019-10-25 16:50 | Read:278 | Comments:0 | Tags:How-tos dox doxer doxing IP address mobile VPNs online priva

Serial Swatter, Stalker and Doxer Mir Islam Gets Just 1 Year in Jail

Mir Islam, a 21-year-old Brooklyn man who pleaded guilty to an impressive array of cybercrimes including cyberstalking, “doxing” and “swatting” celebrities and public officials (as well as this author), was sentenced in federal court today to two years in prison. Unfortunately, thanks to time served in this and other cases, Islam will
Publish At:2016-07-12 02:20 | Read:3472 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Ne'er-Do-Well News carderprofit Corbin Wei

Explained: Doxing

Definition of Doxing (sometimes written as doxxing): gathering identifiable information about a person or a group of people with the objective to shame, scare, blackmail or bully the target. What is it? The technique as such was already known in the 1990’s when Usenet users researched and posted the real names belonging to online handles that they had an arg
Publish At:2016-02-15 13:00 | Read:4202 | Comments:0 | Tags:Online Security domain privacy dox doxbin doxing doxxing hav

FBI Warns Public Officials of Doxing Threat

The FBI has put law enforcement and high-profile public officials on notice that they could be targeted by hacktivists following the recent doxing of CIA director John Brennan by the hacktivism collective called Crackas With Attitude.Brennan’s AOL email account was taken over by a teen associated with the group who posed as a Verizon employee to steal
Publish At:2015-11-20 10:10 | Read:3890 | Comments:0 | Tags:Government Hacks Privacy Social Engineering CIA Director Cra

Cracka hackers who doxed CIA Chief, not hit the FBI Deputy Director

Cracka, the crew of young hackers who doxed the CIA Director John Brennan now hit the FBI Deputy Director Mark Giuliano ’s wife by hacking her email account. I always say, give a keyboard and internet connection to a kid and he would destroy your company. It is not a joke, the effort needed to launch a cyber attack is smaller
Publish At:2015-11-05 10:30 | Read:2999 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking CIA Cracka Cybercrime doxi

The Wheels of Justice Turn Slowly

On the evening March 14, 2013, a heavily-armed police force surrounded my home in Annandale, Va., after responding to a phony hostage situation that someone had alerted authorities to at our address. I’ve recently received a notice from the U.S. Justice Department stating that one of the individuals involving in that “swatting” incident had pleaded guilty to
Publish At:2015-07-27 23:40 | Read:4198 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Ne'er-Do-Well News doxing justice departme

ISIS cell calls on supporters to kill 100 US military personnel

A cell of the ISIS has called on its members and backers in the US to kill 100 service members whose names, photos and addresses it posted online. The ISIS continues to scare the West, its operations are supported by a very aggressive media campaign that shares proclamations and recruit new followers in the name of Jihad. Last
Publish At:2015-03-23 09:40 | Read:2583 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking Intelligence Security do

Islamic State doxes US soldiers, airmen, calls on supporters to kill them

Middle East terrorist organization Islamic State (ISIS) has called on its followers take the fight to 100 members of the United States military residing in the US. A group calling itself the "Islamic State Hacking Division" has posted names, addresses, and photographs of soldiers, sailors, and airmen online, asking its "brothers residing in America" to m
Publish At:2015-03-22 13:45 | Read:2326 | Comments:0 | Tags:Law & Disorder Risk Assessment doxing Isis islamic state

Notorious 8chan “subboard” has history wiped after federal judge’s doxing

On Monday, imageboard site 8chan's "baphomet" subboard, an Internet destination known for hosting aggressive "doxing" posts, received a major history wipe the day after one of its users posted the personal information of a federal judge in the Silk Road case. Archived posts sent to Ars Technica contained the full mailing address, phone number, and Social
Publish At:2015-02-12 20:25 | Read:3304 | Comments:0 | Tags:Risk Assessment 8chan baphomet doxing gamergate imageboards

College kids still using Snapchat despite 'The Snappening', says report

What would it take to pry Snapchat out of the hands of college age users?Heaven knows, given that nothing's worked so far.According to a report from Sumpto, a firm that markets only to those with a .edu glued to their email addresses, the fact that nearly 100,000 private photos and images were stolen from a third-party Snapchat service and posted online have
Publish At:2014-11-03 13:45 | Read:3541 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data loss Featured Privacy Security threats data breach doxi

College kids still using Snapchat despite 'The Snappening', says report

What would it take to pry Snapchat out of the hands of college age users?Heaven knows, given that nothing's worked so far.According to a report from Sumpto, a firm that markets only to those with a .edu glued to their email addresses, the fact that nearly 100,000 private photos and images were stolen from a third-party Snapchat service and posted online have
Publish At:2014-11-03 12:10 | Read:2754 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data loss Featured Privacy Security threats data breach doxi

Kim Kardashian, Vanessa Hudgens, et al. targeted in latest naked celebrity photo leak

Early on Saturday morning, Celebgate flooded the same sites as it did three weeks ago - 4Chan and Reddit, among others - as cybercrooks again posted nude photos allegedly of celebrities including Kim Kardashian, Vanessa Hudgens, and US soccer goalie Hope Solo......and of Hayden Panettiere, and Kaley Cuoco, and Mary-Kate Olsen, and Leelee Sobieski, and Aubrey
Publish At:2014-09-22 16:20 | Read:5788 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple Celebrities Data loss Featured Hacked Law & order Nude

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