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Happy 10th Birthday, KrebsOnSecurity.com

Today marks the 10th anniversary of KrebsOnSecurity.com! Over the past decade, the site has featured more than 1,800 stories focusing mainly on cybercrime, computer security and user privacy concerns. And what a decade it has been. Stories here have exposed countless scams, data breaches, cybercrooks and corporate stumbles. In the ten years since its inception, […]
29 December 2019

Ransomware at IT Services Provider Synoptek

Synoptek, a California business that provides cloud hosting and IT management services to more than a thousand customer nationwide, suffered a ransomware attack this week that has disrupted operations for many of its clients, according to sources. The company has reportedly paid a ransom demand in a bid to restore operations as quickly as possible. Irvine, Calif.-based Synoptek is a managed service provider that maintains a variety of cloud-based services for more than 1,100 customers across a broad spectrum of industries, including state and local governments, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, media, retail and software. The company employs nearly a thousand employees and brought in more than $100 million in revenue in the past year.
27 December 2019

Prison surveillance footage posted on YouTube

It’s not a stretch to surmise that the incident was enabled by poor security settings

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27 December 2019

Prison surveillance footage posted on YouTube

It’s not a stretch to surmise that the incident was enabled by poor security settings

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27 December 2019

How to get rid of your old devices safely

Disposing of old tech isn’t a one-click solution; there are multiple things you have to consider before moving on to greener pastures

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27 December 2019

How to get rid of your old devices safely

Disposing of old tech isn’t a one-click solution; there are multiple things you have to consider before moving on to greener pastures

The post How to get rid of your old devices safely appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

27 December 2019

How to secure your digital Christmas presents

What are some of the key things you should do with your shiny new device as soon as you unbox it?

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23 December 2019

How to secure your digital Christmas presents

What are some of the key things you should do with your shiny new device as soon as you unbox it?

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23 December 2019

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

ESET's free BlueKeep vulnerability checker – Dangerous PayPal-themed scam – This year's worst passwords

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20 December 2019

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

ESET's free BlueKeep vulnerability checker – Dangerous PayPal-themed scam – This year's worst passwords

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20 December 2019

Ambitious scam wants far more than just PayPal logins

An ongoing phishing scam uncovered by ESET researchers seeks to wreak havoc on your money and digital life in one fell swoop

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20 December 2019

Ambitious scam wants far more than just PayPal logins

An ongoing phishing scam uncovered by ESET researchers seeks to wreak havoc on your money and digital life in one fell swoop

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20 December 2019

38,000 people forced to pick up email passwords in person

Malware and legal requirements force academics and students to join a near-endless line in order to pick up their passwords

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19 December 2019

38,000 people forced to pick up email passwords in person

Malware and legal requirements force academics and students to join a near-endless line in order to pick up their passwords

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19 December 2019

Increasing Industry Participation and Knowledge


Increasing industry participation and knowledge is a core pillar in the PCI Security Standards Council’s strategic framework, which guides how the Council achieves its mission and supports the needs of the global payments industry. To round out our Q&A blog series introducing the framework, we interview PCI SSC Executive Director Lance Johnson on this foundational strategic pillar and how it ties the framework together.

18 December 2019

Nuclear Bot Author Arrested in Sextortion Case

Last summer, a wave of sextortion emails began flooding inboxes around the world. The spammers behind this scheme claimed they'd hacked your computer and recorded videos of you watching porn, and promised to release the embarrassing footage to all your contacts unless a bitcoin demand was paid. Now, French authorities say they've charged two men they believe are responsible for masterminding this scam. One of them is a 21-year-old hacker interviewed by KrebsOnSecurity in 2017 who openly admitted to authoring a banking trojan called "Nuclear Bot."
17 December 2019

It’s time to disconnect RDP from the internet

Brute-force attacks and BlueKeep exploits usurp convenience of direct RDP connections; ESET releases a tool to test your Windows machines for vulnerable versions

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17 December 2019

It’s time to disconnect RDP from the internet

Brute-force attacks and BlueKeep exploits usurp convenience of direct RDP connections; ESET releases a tool to test your Windows machines for vulnerable versions

The post It’s time to disconnect RDP from the internet appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

17 December 2019

Ransomware Gangs Now Outing Victim Businesses That Don’t Pay Up

As if the scourge of ransomware wasn't bad enough already: Several prominent purveyors of ransomware have signaled they plan to start publishing data stolen from victims who refuse to pay up. To make matters worse, one ransomware gang has now created a public Web site identifying recent victim companies that have chosen to rebuild their operations instead of acquiescing to their tormentors.
16 December 2019

The worst passwords of 2019: Did yours make the list?

These passwords may win the popularity contest but lose flat out in security

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16 December 2019