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    Breach at Hy-Vee Supermarket Chain

    August 23rd, 2019 by

    Breach at Hy-Vee Supermarket Chain Tied to Sale of 5M+ Stolen Credit, Debit Cards

    “On Tuesday of this week, one of the more popular underground stores peddling credit and debit card data stolen from hacked merchants announced a blockbuster new sale: More than 5.3 million new accounts belonging to cardholders from 35 U.S. states. Multiple sources now tell KrebsOnSecurity that the card data came from compromised gas pumps, coffee shops and restaurants operated by Hy-Vee, an Iowa-based company that operates a chain of more than 245 supermarkets throughout the Midwestern United States.”

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    Data Leak at First American Financial Corp – 885 Million records exposed!

    August 13th, 2019 by

    SEC Investigating Data Leak at First American Financial Corp.

    “The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is investigating a security failure on the Web site of real estate title insurance giant First American Financial Corp. that exposed more than 885 million personal and financial records tied to mortgage deals going back to 2003, KrebsOnSecurity has learned.”

     

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    Tech Support Scams in Google Search Ads

    June 8th, 2019 by

    Google Search Ads Infiltrated Again by Tech Support Scam

    Yet another reason why I never, ever, click on an “Ad” from a Google search…

    f you are planning on doing any shopping over the weekend, you may want to be careful when doing searches in Google. This is because scammers have infiltrated Google’s ad network to redirect users to tech support scams when they click on popular search terms such as Lowes and PayPal.

    A security research recently told BleepingComputer about a new malvertising campaign that is causing searches for the keyword “Lowes” to redirect a user to a tech support scam.

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    If you use WhasApp, be sure to read this!

    May 15th, 2019 by

    WhatsApp vulnerability exploited to infect phones with Israeli spyware

    “Attackers have been exploiting a vulnerability in WhatsApp that allowed them to infect phones with advanced spyware made by Israeli developer NSO Group, the Financial Times reported on Monday, citing the company and a spyware technology dealer.”

    “WhatsApp said the fix on Friday was made to the company’s servers and was aimed at preventing attacks from working. The company released a patch for end users on Monday. “

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    Keylogger from AWS? You bet!

    May 6th, 2019 by

    Hawkeye keylogger using fileless delivery system via Amazon AWS

    Don’t try to respond by phone or email, all you will do is end up with an innocent person or company who have had their details spoofed and picked at random from a long list that the bad guys have previously found. The bad guys choose companies, Government departments and organisations  with subjects that are designed to entice you or alarm you into blindly opening the attachment or clicking the link in the email to see what is happening.  “

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    Beware of free Windows “Cleaners”

    April 28th, 2019 by

    Fake Windows PC Cleaner Drops AZORult Info-Stealing Trojan

    Yet another reason to avoid so-called “Cleaners” for Windows. First off, I don’t trust things that will “automatically” make changes to my PC without my knowing exactly what they are doing. Yet these programs keep showing up, even advertised on-line as well as on TV. 

    Researchers have discovered a web site pushing a PC cleaner tool for Windows that in reality is just a front for the Azorult password and information stealing Trojan.

    AZORult is a trojan that when installed attempts to steal a user’s browser passwords, FTP client passwords, cryptocurrency wallets, desktop files, and much more.

    Instead of renting distribution methods such as spam, exploit kits, or being dropped by other trojans, the attackers decided to create a fake Windows utility and an accompanying web site to distribute the trojan instead.

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    Microsoft reveals hackers accessed some Outlook.com accounts for months

    April 14th, 2019 by

    Microsoft reveals hackers accessed some Outlook.com accounts for months

    “Microsoft has started notifying some Outlook.com users that a hacker was able to access accounts for months earlier this year. The software giant discovered that a support agent’s credentials were compromised for its web mail service, allowing unauthorized access to some accounts between January 1st and March 28th, 2019. Microsoft says the hackers could have viewed account email addresses, folder names, and subject lines of emails, but not the content of emails or attachments.”

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    Yet another breach: Buca di Beppo

    March 30th, 2019 by

    Once more a malware installed on Point of Sale terminals…

    A Month After 2 Million Customer Cards Sold Online, Buca di Beppo Parent Admits Breach

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    Microsoft: Less Malware… More Phishing

    March 5th, 2019 by

    Microsoft Sees 250% Phishing Increase, Malware Decline by 34%

    “Phishing attacks have seen an impressive 250% increase between January and December 2018, with attackers moving to multiple points of attacks during the same campaign, switching between URLs, domains, and servers when sending e-mails and hosting phishing forms.”

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    TurboTax Tax Returns Exposed

    February 23rd, 2019 by

    Tax Returns Exposed in TurboTax Credential Stuffing Attacks

    “Financial software company Intuit discovered that tax return info was accessed by an unauthorized party after an undisclosed number of TurboTax tax preparation software accounts were breached in a credential stuffing attack.”

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