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Security Fix: June 28, 2009 - July 4, 2009

PC Invader Costs Ky. County $415,000

Cyber criminals based in Ukraine stole $415,000 from the coffers of Bullitt County, Kentucky this week. The crooks were aided by more than two dozen co-conspirators in the United States, as well as a strain of malicious software capable of...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 2, 2009; 5:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
Categories:  Fraud , Safety Tips , Small Business Victims , Web Fraud 2.0  | Tags: $415000, bullitt county kentucky, zeus  
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Spam Rates Recovering From 3FN Takedown

Google published a report on spam rates this past quarter indicating that spam volumes declined roughly 30 percent following the Federal Trade Commission's takedown of the troubled online hosting provider 3FN early last month. Google says spammers have already made...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 1, 2009; 12:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Cyber Justice , From the Bunker  | Tags: google postini 3fn ftc  
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A Bustling Week for Cyber Justice

This past week has been a bustling one for cyber justice. The Federal Trade Commission announced a settlement in its ongoing case against scareware purveyors; a notorious hacker admitted stealing roughly two million credit card numbers; the Justice Department has...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 1, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Cyber Justice , Fraud , U.S. Government , Web Fraud 2.0  | Tags: bruce raisley, cyber justice  
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FFSearcher: A Stealthy Evolution in Click Fraud

Every so often, a new piece of malicious software comes along that introduces a subtle yet evolutionary technological leap, a quickly-mimicked shift that allows cyber crooks to be far more stealthy in plying their trade. According to research released last...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 30, 2009; 7:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Fraud , Web Fraud 2.0  | Tags: click fraud, ffsearcher  
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