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Security Fix: September 13, 2009 - September 19, 2009

Data Breach Highlights Role Of 'Money Mules'

Clarification: This blog post refers to an entity calling itself the Entrust Group, using the Web site name entrust-group.cn, that allegedly helped recruit people to help commit online crime. We were contacted soon after this published by a Reno, Nev....

By Brian Krebs  |  September 16, 2009; 8:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (35)
Categories:  Fraud , Small Business Victims  | Tags: downeast energy, entrust group, money mules  
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Cyber Crooks Target Public & Private Schools

A gang of organized cyber criminals that has stolen millions from businesses across the United States over the past month appears to have turned its sights on public schools and universities. On the morning of Aug. 17, hackers who had...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 14, 2009; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  Fraud , Latest Warnings , Safety Tips , Small Business Victims  | Tags: focus group, money mules  
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Patches for Macs, and Advice for Mac Users

Apple last week released Mac OS X 10.6.1, the first security update for Snow Leopard users. Cupertino also issued a bundle of updates to fix more than 30 security flaws in its 10.4 and 10.5 OS X and OS X Server systems.

By Brian Krebs  |  September 13, 2009; 10:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Latest Warnings , New Patches , Safety Tips  | Tags: apple, flash, mac, rogue anti-virus  
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