“Stole $24 Million But Still Can’t Keep a Friend”

“Stole $24 Million But Still Can’t Keep a Friend”

Unsettling new claims have emerged about Nicholas Truglia, a 21-year-old Manhattan resident accused of hijacking cell phone accounts to steal tens of millions of dollars in cryptocurrencies from victims. The lurid details, made public in a civil lawsuit filed this week by one of his alleged victims, paints a chilling ... Read More
Courts Hand Down Hard Jail Time for DDoS

Courts Hand Down Hard Jail Time for DDoS

Seldom do people responsible for launching crippling cyberattacks face justice, but increasingly courts around the world are making examples of the few who do get busted for such crimes. On Friday, a 34-year-old Connecticut man received a whopping 10-year prison sentence for carrying out distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against a ... Read More
Secret Service: Theft Rings Turn to Fuze Cards

Secret Service: Theft Rings Turn to Fuze Cards

Street thieves who specialize in cashing out stolen credit and debit cards increasingly are hedging their chances of getting caught carrying multiple counterfeit cards by relying on Fuze Cards, a smartcard technology that allows users to store dozens of cards on a single device, the U.S. Secret Service warns ... Read More
Patch Tuesday, January 2019 Edition

Patch Tuesday, January 2019 Edition

Microsoft on Tuesday released updates to fix roughly four dozen security issues with its Windows operating systems and related software. All things considered, this first Patch Tuesday of 2019 is fairly mild, bereft as it is of any new Adobe Flash updates or zero-day exploits. But there are a few ... Read More
Dirt-Cheap, Legit, Windows Software: Pick Two

Dirt-Cheap, Legit, Windows Software: Pick Two

Buying heavily discounted, popular software from second-hand sources online has always been something of an iffy security proposition. But purchasing steeply discounted licenses for cloud-based subscription products like recent versions of Microsoft Office can be an extremely risky transaction, mainly because you may not have full control over who has ... Read More
Apple Phone Phishing Scams Getting Better

Apple Phone Phishing Scams Getting Better

A new phone-based phishing scam that spoofs Apple Inc. is likely to fool quite a few people. It starts with an automated call that display's Apple's logo, address and real phone number, warning about a data breach at the company. The scary part is that if the recipient is an ... Read More
Cloud Hosting Provider DataResolution.net Battling Christmas Eve Ransomware Attack

Cloud Hosting Provider DataResolution.net Battling Christmas Eve Ransomware Attack

Cloud hosting provider Dataresolution.net is struggling to bring its systems back online after suffering a ransomware infestation on Christmas Eve, KrebsOnSecurity has learned. The company says its systems were hit by the Ryuk ransomware, the same malware strain that crippled printing and delivery operations for multiple major U.S. newspapers over ... Read More
Happy 9th Birthday, KrebsOnSecurity!

Happy 9th Birthday, KrebsOnSecurity!

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Hard to believe we’ve gone another revolution around the Sun: Today marks the 9th anniversary of KrebsOnSecurity.com! This past year featured some 150 blog posts, but as usual the biggest contribution to this site came from the amazing community of readers here who have generously contributed their knowledge, wit and ... Read More
Serial Swatter and Stalker Mir Islam Arrested for Allegedly Dumping Body in River

Serial Swatter and Stalker Mir Islam Arrested for Allegedly Dumping Body in River

A 22-year-old man convicted of cyberstalking and carrying out numerous bomb threats and swatting attacks -- including a 2013 swatting incident at my home -- was arrested Sunday morning in the Philippines after allegedly helping a friend dump the body of a housemate into a local river ... Read More
Feds Charge Three in Mass Seizure of Attack-for-hire Services

Feds Charge Three in Mass Seizure of Attack-for-hire Services

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Authorities in the United States this week brought criminal hacking charges against three men as part of an unprecedented, international takedown targeting 15 different "booter" or "stresser" sites -- attack-for-hire services that helped paying customers launch tens of thousands of digital sieges capable of knocking Web sites and entire network ... Read More
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