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Security Fix: November 9, 2008 - November 15, 2008

A Closer Look at McColo

Yesterday, we published a story about Web hosting firm McColo being knocked offline after being accused by the computer security community of serving as a gateway to organizations engaged in spam activity. In trying to get a sense of the...

By Brian Krebs  |  November 13, 2008; 12:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
Categories:  Cyber Justice , Fraud , From the Bunker  
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Spam Volumes Drop by Two-Thirds After Firm Goes Offline

The volume of junk e-mail sent worldwide plummeted on Tuesday after a Web hosting firm identified by the computer security community as a major host of organizations engaged in spam activity was taken offline. (Note: A link to the full...

By Brian Krebs  |  November 12, 2008; 1:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Cyber Justice , Economy Watch , Fraud , From the Bunker , Web Fraud 2.0  
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Major Source of Online Scams and Spams Knocked Offline

A U.S. based Web hosting firm that security experts say was responsible for facilitating more than 75 percent of the junk e-mail blasted out each day globally has been knocked offline following reports from Security Fix on evidence gathered about...

By Brian Krebs  |  November 11, 2008; 7:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (58)
Categories:  Cyber Justice , Fraud , From the Bunker , Web Fraud 2.0  
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Pharmacy Processor Offers $1M Reward to ID Extortionists

Express Scripts, the nation's third largest pharmacy benefits management company, is offering a $1 million reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for trying to extort money from the company. The St. Louis-based firm...

By Brian Krebs  |  November 11, 2008; 5:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Cyber Justice , Fraud , U.S. Government  
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Microsoft Patches Four Windows Security Holes

Microsoft today released a pair of security updates to plug at least four security holes in its Windows operating systems and other software. The software patches are available through Windows Update or via Automatic Updates. One of the patches earned...

By Brian Krebs  |  November 11, 2008; 2:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Latest Warnings , New Patches  
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VISA to Enforce Payment Card Security in Europe

Update, 1:20 p.m.: A major correction is in order for this story: A spokesman for Visa just contacted me to say that the new deadlines actually apply to all non-U.S. retailers except those in Europe. The spokesman said Visa Europe...

By Brian Krebs  |  November 11, 2008; 11:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Economy Watch , Fraud , From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , Piracy , Web Fraud 2.0  
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