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Security Fix: September 20, 2009 - September 26, 2009

Don't Get Web 2.0wned

A recent attack in which tainted banner ads served up rogue software for visitors of popular sites such as drudgereport.com, lyrics.com and horoscope.com is a stark reminder of the importance of keeping up-to-date on software patches.

By Brian Krebs  |  September 24, 2009; 11:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Latest Warnings , Safety Tips , Web Fraud 2.0  | Tags: adobe, microsoft, scansafe  
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'Money Mule' Recruitment Network Exposed

In a blog post earlier this week, Security Fix examined the crucial role of "money mules" -- people in the United States who are willingly or unwittingly recruited to help cyber fraudsters steal money from businesses. In this column, we'll...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 24, 2009; 3:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , Safety Tips , Small Business Victims , Web Fraud 2.0  | Tags: money mules, sanford school district, scope group  
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Maine Firm Sues Bank After $588,000 Cyber Heist

A construction firm in Maine is suing a local bank after cyber thieves stole more than a half million dollars from the company in a sophisticated online bank heist. On Friday, Sanford, Maine based Patco Construction Co. filed suit in...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 23, 2009; 2:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Cyber Justice , Fraud , Small Business Victims  | Tags: $588000 heist, ocean bank, patco  
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Microsoft Issues Stopgap Fix for Windows Flaw

Microsoft this week released a stopgap security fix for a critical flaw present in some Windows PCs that could let attackers remotely seize control of vulnerable systems. But as scary as this vulnerability sounds, it may actually be better for...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 22, 2009; 11:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Latest Warnings , New Patches , Safety Tips  | Tags: 0day, microsoft  
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