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Administrator of RSOCKS Proxy Botnet Pleads Guilty

Administrator of RSOCKS Proxy Botnet Pleads Guilty

Denis Emelyantsev, a 36-year-old Russian man accused of running a massive botnet...

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Experian Glitch Exposing Credit Files Lasted 47 Days

Experian Glitch Exposing Credit Files Lasted 47 Days

On Dec. 23, 2022, KrebsOnSecurity alerted big-three consumer credit reporting bureau...

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New T-Mobile Breach Affects 37 Million Accounts

New T-Mobile Breach Affects 37 Million Accounts

T-Mobile today disclosed a data breach affecting tens of millions of customer accounts,...

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Thinking of Hiring or Running a Booter Service? Think Again.

Thinking of Hiring or Running a Booter Service? Think Again.

Most people who operate DDoS-for-hire services attempt to hide their true identities...

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday, January 2023 Edition

Microsoft Patch Tuesday, January 2023 Edition

Microsoft today released updates to fix nearly 100 security flaws in its Windows...

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Identity Thieves Bypassed Experian Security to View Credit Reports

Identity Thieves Bypassed Experian Security to View Credit...

Identity thieves have been exploiting a glaring security weakness in the website...

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Happy 13th Birthday, KrebsOnSecurity!

Happy 13th Birthday, KrebsOnSecurity!

KrebsOnSecurity turns 12 years old today. That's a crazy long time for an independent...

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The Equifax Breach Settlement Offer is Real, For Now

The Equifax Breach Settlement Offer is Real, For Now

Millions of people likely just received an email or snail mail notice saying they're...

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Hacked Ring Cams Used to Record Swatting Victims

Hacked Ring Cams Used to Record Swatting Victims

Two U.S. men have been charged with hacking into the Ring home security cameras...

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Top Zeus Botnet Suspect “Tank” Arrested in Geneva

Top Zeus Botnet Suspect “Tank” Arrested in Geneva

Vyacheslav “Tank” Penchukov, the accused 40-year-old Ukrainian leader of a prolific...

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Disneyland Malware Team: It’s a Puny World After All

Disneyland Malware Team: It’s a Puny World After All

A financial cybercrime group calling itself the Disneyland Team has been making...

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Researchers Quietly Cracked Zeppelin Ransomware Keys

Researchers Quietly Cracked Zeppelin Ransomware Keys

Peter is an IT manager for a technology manufacturer that got hit with a Russian...

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U.S. Govt. Apps Bundled Russian Code With Ties to Mobile Malware Developer

U.S. Govt. Apps Bundled Russian Code With Ties to Mobile...

A recent scoop by Reuters revealed that mobile apps for the U.S. Army and the Centers...

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ConnectWise Quietly Patches Flaw That Helps Phishers

ConnectWise Quietly Patches Flaw That Helps Phishers

ConnectWise, a self-hosted, remote desktop software application that is widely used...

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Judge Orders U.S. Lawyer in Russian Botnet Case to Pay Google

Judge Orders U.S. Lawyer in Russian Botnet Case to Pay...

In December 2021, Google filed a civil lawsuit against two Russian men thought to...

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New Ransom Payment Schemes Target Executives, Telemedicine

New Ransom Payment Schemes Target Executives, Telemedicine

Ransomware groups are constantly devising new methods for infecting victims and...

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FBI’s Vetted Info Sharing Network ‘InfraGard’ Hacked

FBI’s Vetted Info Sharing Network ‘InfraGard’ Hacked

InfraGard, a program run by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to build...

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday, December 2022 Edition

Microsoft Patch Tuesday, December 2022 Edition

Microsoft has released its final monthly batch of security updates for 2022, fixing...

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Six Charged in Mass Takedown of DDoS-for-Hire Sites

Six Charged in Mass Takedown of DDoS-for-Hire Sites

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) today seized four-dozen domains that sold “booter”...