‘My bank account was in a shambles’: The ordeal of an identity theft victim
A victim of identity theft tells us how criminals used his identity to commit fraud and what it took to put his life back in order
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Tech CEO Pleads to Wire Fraud in IP Address SchemeThe CEO of a South Carolina technology firm has pleaded guilty to 20 counts of wire fraud in connection with an elaborate network of phony companies set up to obtain more than 735,000 Internet Protocol (IP) addresses from the nonprofit organization that leases the digital real estate to entities in North America.
Fake Ransomware Infection Hits WordPress SitesWordPress sites have been splashed with ransomware warnings that are as real as dime-store cobwebs made out of spun polyester.
Netflix Bait: Phishers Target Streamers with Fake Service SignupsLures dressed up to look like movie and TV streaming offers are swiping payment data.
Exchange, Fortinet Flaws Being Exploited by Iranian APT, CISA WarnsMeanwhile, a Microsoft analysis that followed six Iranian threat actor groups for over a year found them increasingly sophisticated, adapting and thriving.
Phishing Scam Aims to Hijack TikTok ‘Influencer’ AccountsThreat actors used malicious emails to target more than 125 people with high-profile TikTok accounts in an attempt to steal info and lock them out.
Why are you still using QWERTY? 2021's most common passwords revealedResearch reveals we are yet to adopt strong passwords, let alone more robust security measures.
UK tackles record cyber incidents as Russian ransomware attacks increase
National Cyber Security Centre says cyberattacks at record high and urges businesses not to pay up
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said it tackled a record number of cyber incidents in the UK over the last year, with ransomware attacks originating from Russia dominating its activities.
The cybersecurity agency said it had helped deal with a 7.5% increase in cases in the year to August, fuelled by the surge of criminal hackers seizing control of corporate data and demanding payment in cryptocurrency for its return.Continue reading...
FBI Email Hoaxer ID’ed by the Guy He Allegedly Loves to TormentVinny Troia, the cybersecurity researcher mentioned in a fake alert gushed out of the FBI’s email system, says it's just one of a string of jabs from a childish but cybercriminally talented tormentor.
Rooting Malware Is Back for Mobile. Here’s What to Look Out For.Hank Schless, senior manager of security solutions at Lookout, discusses AbstractEmu, mobile malware found on Google Play, Amazon Appstore and the Samsung Galaxy Store.
200M Adult Cam Model, User Records Exposed in Stripchat BreachThe leak included model information, chat messages and payment details.
MosesStaff Locks Up Targets, with No Ransom Demand, No DecryptionA politically motivated group is paralyzing Israeli entities with no financial goal -- and no intention of handing over decryption keys.
Belarus government accused of 'partial responsibility' for Ghostwriter campaignsMandiant says the government is likely to blame for anti-NATO campaigns, and more.
Strategic web compromises in the Middle East with a pinch of Candiru
ESET researchers have discovered strategic web compromise (aka watering hole) attacks against high‑profile websites in the Middle East
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