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Security Fix: October 5, 2008 - October 11, 2008

Phishers, Virus Writers Exploit Global Financial Crisis

Security experts and the federal government are warning that scam artists are leveraging public concern over the global financial crisis to steal sensitive financial data and spread malicious software. In an alert posted Thursday, the Federal Trade Commission urged Internet...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 10, 2008; 4:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Fraud , Latest Warnings , Safety Tips  
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Apple, Opera Ship Security Updates

Apple on Thursday released software updates to fix a slew of security issues in computers powered by its OS X operating system. Separately, a new version of the Opera Web browser is available that addresses a pair of serious security...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 10, 2008; 11:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  From the Bunker , New Patches , Safety Tips  
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Spam Volumes Plummet After Atrivo Shutdown

Security Fix has spilled quite a bit of digital ink chronicling the demise of Atrivo (a.k.a. "Intercage"), a now-defunct Northern Calif. based Internet service provider that served as home base for a large number of cyber criminal operations. Happily, data...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 9, 2008; 1:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  Cyber Justice , Fraud , From the Bunker , Web Fraud 2.0  
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Spear Phishing Scam Targets LinkedIn Users

About 10,000 users of LinkedIn.com, the social networking site for professionals, recently were targeted by a tailor-made scam that urged recipients to open a malicious file masquerading as a list of business contacts. Most e-mail-based malware attacks and phishing campaigns...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 8, 2008; 4:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , Safety Tips  
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Son of Tenn. Lawmaker Indicted in Palin E-Mail Hack

The son of a prominent Democratic Tennessee state lawmaker was indicted Tuesday on charges of hacking into the Yahoo! Web mail account of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. David C. Kernell, 20, of Knoxville, was indicted by a federal grand jury...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 8, 2008; 1:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (182)
Categories:  Cyber Justice , Fraud , From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , U.S. Government  
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Spammers Favor Obama Over McCain 7 to 1

While political polls may show Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain locked in a close race for the White House, junk e-mail purveyors have a clear favorite. According to research by Secure Computing, spammers are seven times as likely...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 7, 2008; 10:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (44)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker , Safety Tips , U.S. Government  
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Report: Data Breaches Expose About 30M Records in '08

U.S. corporations, governments and universities reported a record 516 consumer data breaches in the first nine months of this year, incidents prompted chiefly by hackers and employee theft, according to a report released today by a nonprofit group that works...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 6, 2008; 12:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker , U.S. Government  
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