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Security Fix: October 14, 2007 - October 20, 2007

Should E-Mail Addresses Be Considered Private Data?

A database of e-mail addresses and other contact information stolen from business software provider Salesforce.com is being used in an ongoing series of targeted e-mail attacks against customers of several Salesforce.com business clients, including SunTrust and Automatic Data Processing Inc....

By Brian Krebs  |  October 19, 2007; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , Safety Tips  
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Stock Spammers Pump It Up With MP3 Files

Spammers involved in pump-and-dump scams touting penny stocks now are using MP3 music files to lure investors, a switch security experts say is the latest tactic designed to sneak the messages past spam filters. According to e-mail security provider MessageLabs,...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 18, 2007; 1:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Fraud , Latest Warnings , Safety Tips  
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The Carrot & Stick Approach to Internet Pollution

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are once again debating whether to extend a soon-to-expire ban on taxing consumer access to the Internet. Proponents of such a ban say they want to keep the Internet free from the shackles of regulation, and...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 18, 2007; 10:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  From the Bunker  
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The Russian Business Network Responds

An individual claiming to represent the Russian Business Network has denied media reports (including a Washington Post story I wrote that ran last week) the company provides Web hosting services to numerous cyber criminal operations. Experts quoted in my story...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 16, 2007; 3:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker  
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Schwarzenegger Vetoes Retail Data Security Bill

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) on Friday vetoed a bill that would have forced retailers to foot more of the bill in cleaning up after customer data spills. The bill was unanimously approved by the Assembly, with the state Senate...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 16, 2007; 8:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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