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Security Fix: August 30, 2009 - September 5, 2009

More Business Banking Victims Speak Out

Since our story about Eastern European cyber crooks targeting small to mid-sized U.S. businesses ran last week, I've heard from a few more victims. Eerie similarities in their descriptions of how they were robbed suggest the bulk of this crime...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 4, 2009; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , Small Business Victims , Web Fraud 2.0  | Tags: jabberzeus, money mules, zbot, zeus  
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Apple Updates Java, Backdates Flash

Apple Thursday shipped an update to plug a slew of critical security holes in its version of Java for Leopard systems (OS X 10.5). In other Apple patch news, it appears those who have updated to the latest version of...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 3, 2009; 2:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  New Patches , Safety Tips  
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What To Do When Scareware Strikes

Mrs. Krebs and I were enjoying a relaxing, quiet morning last Saturday in our living room -- silently bonding with our respective laptops propped on our knees -- when she nearly jumped off of the sofa, shouting, "Uh oh! It's...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 2, 2009; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (45)
Categories:  Safety Tips  | Tags: scareware fire drill  
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Getting Friended By Koobface

You know you've attracted the attention of online troublemakers when they start using their malicious software to taunt you by name. Such is apparently the case with the latest version of Koobface, a worm that spreads on Facebook, Twitter and...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 31, 2009; 7:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker  | Tags: alex lanstein, fireeye, gary warner, koobface  
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