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    Did you eat at Dickey’s BBQ? 3 Million card data stolen!

    October 16th, 2020 by

    Breach at Dickey’s BBQ Smokes 3M Cards

    “One of the digital underground’s most popular stores for peddling stolen credit card information began selling a batch of more than three million new card records this week. KrebsOnSecurity has learned the data was stolen in a lengthy data breach at more than 100 Dickey’s Barbeque Restaurant locations around the country.”

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    How to help prevent identity theft

    August 13th, 2020 by

    Why & Where You Should You Plant Your Flag

    “Several stories here have highlighted the importance of creating accounts online tied to your various identity, financial and communications services before identity thieves do it for you. This post examines some of the key places where everyone should plant their virtual flags.”

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    Do you have MA turned on… You really should…

    June 20th, 2020 by

    Turn on MFA Before Crooks Do It For You

    “Hundreds of popular websites now offer some form of multi-factor authentication (MFA), which can help users safeguard access to accounts when their password is breached or stolen. But people who don’t take advantage of these added safeguards may find it far more difficult to regain access when their account gets hacked, because increasingly thieves will enable multi-factor options and tie the account to a device they control. “

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    Network Solutions Hacked Again

    November 2nd, 2019 by

    Network Solutions: Important Security Information

    “What Happened?

    On October 16, 2019, Network Solutions determined that a third-party gained unauthorized access to a limited number of our computer systems in late August 2019, and as a result, account information may have been accessed. No credit card data was compromised as a result of this incident.

    Upon discovery of this unauthorized access, the company immediately began working with an independent cybersecurity firm to conduct a comprehensive investigation to determine the scope of the incident, including the specific data impacted. We have also reported the intrusion to federal authorities and are notifying affected customers.

    Safeguarding our customer’s information is core to our mission. We are committed to protecting our customers against misuse of their information and have invested heavily in cybersecurity. We will continue to do so as we incorporate the key learnings of this incident to further strengthen our cyber defenses.”

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    Malware Analysis Report (AR19-304A)

    November 1st, 2019 by

    MAR-10135536-8 – North Korean Trojan: HOPLIGHT

    “This artifact is a malicious 32-bit Windows executable. When executed the malware will collect system information about the victim machine including OS Version, Volume Information, and System Time, as well as enumerate the system drives and partitions.

    The malware is capable of the following functions:

    —Begin Malware Capability—

    Read, Write, and Move Files
    Enumerate System Drives
    Create and Terminate Processes
    Inject into Running Processes
    Create, Start and Stop Services
    Modify Registry Settings
    Connect to a Remote Host
    Upload and Download Files”

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    Adobe Creative Cloud hacked

    October 28th, 2019 by

    7M Adobe Creative Cloud Users Exposed to Hackers

    “An open cloud database sets the stage for phishing attacks for users of the subscription service.”

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    Instant Karma: Stolen credit card sale site hacked!!

    October 17th, 2019 by

    Data for a whopping 26 million stolen payment cards leaked in hack of fraud bazaar

    A thriving online bazaar selling stolen payment card data has been hacked in a heist that leaked the records for more than 26 million cards, KrebsOnSecurity reported on Tuesday.

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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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