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Security Fix: March 22, 2009 - March 28, 2009

Conficker: Doomsday, or the World's Longest Rickroll?

When it comes to criminal hackers, establishing motive is usually a no-brainer: In a majority of cases, computer worms and viruses are little more than tools that bad guys use to make money. But every so often, a prolific and...

By Brian Krebs  |  March 27, 2009; 7:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , Safety Tips  
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Hacked File-Upload Accounts Prized by E-Jihadis

Hackers who sympathize with radical Islamic groups increasingly are using hijacked accounts at online file-upload and distribution services to disseminate large files, such as videos of attacks on Western forces in the Middle East, new research suggests. Services like RapidShare,...

By Brian Krebs  |  March 25, 2009; 5:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  From the Bunker , Web Fraud 2.0  
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Mac OS X Top Target in Browser Beatdown

Legendary bank robber Willie Sutton was made famous for allegedly explaining why he robbed banks with the answer: "Because that's where the money is." So why do cyber crooks attack Web browsers? Because that's where the user is. But maybe...

By Brian Krebs  |  March 24, 2009; 9:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
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Web Fraud 2.0: Data Search Tools for ID Thieves

Data such as your Social Security number, mother's maiden name and credit card balance are not as difficult for ID thieves to find as most people think. I've recently learned that cyber crooks are providing cheap, instant access to detailed...

By Brian Krebs  |  March 23, 2009; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , Web Fraud 2.0  
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