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FDA targets rogue Internet pharmacies

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is pressuring a number of Internet service providers to shut off nearly 12 dozen Web sites alleged to be selling counterfeit or unapproved prescription drugs. The FDA's office of criminal investigations said it sent...

By Brian Krebs  | November 19, 2009; 4:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Cyber Justice, Fraud, Web Fraud 2.0  
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Business e-banking and the 6-figure password

On Monday, Security Fix featured the story of Ronnie Cutshall, a Tennessee man who was caught up in an international money laundering scam after being recruited through a work-at-home job offer. That story mentioned that Cutshall received a $9,600 transfer...

By Brian Krebs  | November 4, 2009; 2:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Fraud, From the Bunker, Small Business Victims, Web Fraud 2.0  | Tags:  ach fraud, money mules, zeus  
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Spike in Social Media Malware, Phishing Attacks

E-mail scams targeting users of social media sites like Twitter and Facebook are blurring the lines between traditional phishing attacks and those designed to plant password-stealing malicious software on the victim's PC. For the past week, scammers have been blasting...

By Brian Krebs  | November 4, 2009; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Fraud, Latest Warnings, Safety Tips  | Tags:  phishing, phishme, zeus  
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FDIC: Uptick in 'money mule' scams

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is warning financial institutions about an uptick in scams involving unauthorized funds transfers from hacked online bank accounts to so-called "money mules," people hired through work-at-home scams to help cyber criminals overseas launder money....

By Brian Krebs  | November 2, 2009; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Fraud, From the Bunker, Small Business Victims, Web Fraud 2.0  | Tags:  fdic, money mules, paychoice  
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Nastygram: Spoofed FDIC bank fail e-mail

Spam e-mails mimicking the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and warning of additional bank failures are instead the latest bid by cyber crooks to empty your bank account, security experts warn. The messages arrive with subjects such as "FDIC has...

By Brian Krebs  | October 28, 2009; 11:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Fraud, Latest Warnings, Safety Tips  | Tags:  fdic, zeus  
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PayChoice Suffers Another Data Breach

Payroll services provider PayChoice took its Web-based service offline for the second time in a month on Wednesday in response to yet another data breach caused by hackers. Moorestown, N.J. based PayChoice, provides direct payroll processing services and licenses its...

By Brian Krebs  | October 15, 2009; 8:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Fraud, Latest Warnings  | Tags:  hack, paychoice  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Trojan Turns Smash & Grab Into Grab & Smash, Brian Krebs , October 14, 2009
Avoid Windows Malware: Bank on a Live CD, Brian Krebs , October 12, 2009
E-Banking on a Locked Down (Non-Microsoft) PC, Brian Krebs , October 12, 2009
Zeus Trojan Infiltrates Bank Security Firm, Brian Krebs , October 6, 2009
Hackers Breach Payroll Giant, Target Customers, Brian Krebs , September 30, 2009
New IRS Scam E-mail Could Be Costly, Brian Krebs , September 28, 2009
Cyber Gangs Hit Healthcare Providers, Brian Krebs , September 28, 2009
'Money Mule' Recruitment Network Exposed, Brian Krebs , September 24, 2009
Maine Firm Sues Bank After $588,000 Cyber Heist, Brian Krebs , September 23, 2009
Data Breach Highlights Role Of 'Money Mules', Brian Krebs , September 16, 2009
Cyber Crooks Target Public & Private Schools, Brian Krebs , September 14, 2009
Clamping Down on the 'Clampi' Trojan, Brian Krebs , September 11, 2009
Cyber Thieves Steal $447,000 From Wrecking Firm, Brian Krebs , September 9, 2009
More Business Banking Victims Speak Out, Brian Krebs , September 4, 2009
Getting Friended By Koobface , Brian Krebs , August 31, 2009
Phishing Attacks on the Wane, Brian Krebs , August 27, 2009
U.K. Govt: Spammers Before Downloaders?, Brian Krebs , August 27, 2009
High Crimes Using Low-Tech Attacks, Brian Krebs , July 7, 2009
PC Invader Costs Ky. County $415,000, Brian Krebs , July 2, 2009
A Bustling Week for Cyber Justice, Brian Krebs , July 1, 2009
Accused Spam King Alan Ralsky Pleads Guilty, Brian Krebs , June 23, 2009
Web Fraud 2.0: Franchising Cyber Crime, Brian Krebs , June 19, 2009
An Odyssey of Fraud, Brian Krebs , June 17, 2009
The Fallout from the 3FN Takedown, Brian Krebs , June 9, 2009
T-Mobile Investigating Data Breach Claims, Brian Krebs , June 8, 2009
The Scrap Value of a Hacked PC, Brian Krebs , May 26, 2009
ZeusTracker and the Nuclear Option, Brian Krebs , May 7, 2009
Facebook Among Top Phished Web Sites, Brian Krebs , April 29, 2009
Spam From Hijacked Webmail Accounts, Brian Krebs , April 29, 2009
Scammers, Spammers Embrace Swine Flu News, Brian Krebs , April 27, 2009
Flaw in Conficker Worm May Aid Cleanup Effort, Brian Krebs , March 30, 2009
Newsflash: Local Man Launches Virus Epidemic, Brian Krebs , March 17, 2009
Sprint: Employee Stole Customer Data, Brian Krebs , March 11, 2009
From (& To) Russia, With Love, Brian Krebs , March 3, 2009
The Tigger Trojan: Icky, Sticky Stuff, Brian Krebs , February 24, 2009
Travel-Booking Site for Federal Agencies Hacked, Brian Krebs , February 18, 2009
Consider the Source, Not Just the File Type, Brian Krebs , February 6, 2009
Data Breaches More Costly Than Ever, Brian Krebs , February 2, 2009
Troubled Ukrainian Host Sidelined , Brian Krebs , January 30, 2009
Monster.com Breach May Preface Targeted Attacks, Brian Krebs , January 27, 2009
When Cyber Criminals Eat Their Own, Brian Krebs , January 26, 2009
Payment Processor Breach May Be Largest Ever, Brian Krebs , January 20, 2009
Tricky Windows Worm Wallops Millions, Brian Krebs , January 16, 2009
Meet the New Bots: Will We Get Fooled Again?, Brian Krebs , January 13, 2009
Tiny Charges Often Precede Big Trouble, Brian Krebs , January 12, 2009
Caveat Emptor: Watch Out for Phantom Stores, Brian Krebs , January 7, 2009
Phishers Now Twittering Their Scams, Brian Krebs , January 5, 2009
Hundreds of Stolen Data Dumps Found, Brian Krebs , December 18, 2008
Google Ads Lead to Phony Apps, Brian Krebs , December 16, 2008
A Scary Twist in Malware Evil-ution, Brian Krebs , December 8, 2008
Digging Deeper Into the CheckFree Attack, Brian Krebs , December 6, 2008
Hackers Hijacked Large E-Bill Payment Site, Brian Krebs , December 3, 2008
Apple: Mac Users Should Get Antivirus Software, Brian Krebs , December 1, 2008
Two Weeks Out, Spam Volumes Still Way Down, Brian Krebs , November 25, 2008
Pharmacy Extortionists Take on CIA, DoD, FBI, NSA, Brian Krebs , November 24, 2008
Web Fraud 2.0: Faking Your Internet Address, Brian Krebs , November 20, 2008
So Much Spam From One Place?, Brian Krebs , November 18, 2008
'Network Identity Theft' Politely Avenged, Brian Krebs , November 18, 2008
A Closer Look at McColo, Brian Krebs , November 13, 2008
VISA to Enforce Payment Card Security in Europe, Brian Krebs , November 11, 2008
Extortionists Target Major Pharmacy Processor, Brian Krebs , November 7, 2008
Researchers Hijack Storm Worm to Track Profits, Brian Krebs , November 6, 2008
Malware Piggybacks on Obama Win, Brian Krebs , November 5, 2008
GMU E-Mail Hoax: Election Day Moved to Nov. 5, Brian Krebs , November 4, 2008
Microsoft Security Report: A Mixed Bag, Brian Krebs , November 3, 2008
Atrivo Shutdown Hastened Demise of Storm Worm, Brian Krebs , October 17, 2008
Spam Volumes Plummet After Atrivo Shutdown, Brian Krebs , October 9, 2008
Spear Phishing Scam Targets LinkedIn Users, Brian Krebs , October 8, 2008
Spammers Favor Obama Over McCain 7 to 1, Brian Krebs , October 7, 2008
New Federal Law Targets ID Theft, Cybercrime, Brian Krebs , October 1, 2008
Fake Facebook 'Add Friends' E-Mail Adds Malware, Brian Krebs , September 23, 2008
EstDomains: A Sordid History and a Storied CEO, Brian Krebs , September 8, 2008
A Superlative Scam and Spam Site Registrar, Brian Krebs , September 8, 2008
Scammer-Heavy U.S. ISP Grows More Isolated, Brian Krebs , September 5, 2008
Number of Bot-Infected PCs Skyrockets, Brian Krebs , September 4, 2008
FBI Warns of Hit Man Scam Resurgence, Brian Krebs , August 29, 2008
Web Fraud 2.0: Thwarting Anti-Spam Defenses, Brian Krebs , August 25, 2008
Web Fraud 2.0: Distributing Your Malware, Brian Krebs , August 22, 2008
Web Fraud 2.0: Digital Forgeries, Brian Krebs , August 21, 2008
Web Fraud 2.0: Validating Your Stolen Goods, Brian Krebs , August 20, 2008
Web Fraud 2.0: Cloaking Connections, Brian Krebs , August 19, 2008
Q&A With FBI's Cyber Division Chief, Brian Krebs , August 18, 2008
Online Crime Gang Stole Millions, washingtonpost.com Editors , August 7, 2008
Gmail Gains Two New Security Features, Brian Krebs , July 28, 2008
Amazon: Hey Spammers, Get Off My Cloud!, Brian Krebs , July 1, 2008
Data Breach Reports Up 69 Percent in 2008, Brian Krebs , June 30, 2008
Anonymous Domain Sales: A Spammer's Delight, Brian Krebs , June 17, 2008
Data Loss: The Ultimate Cluestick, Brian Krebs , June 13, 2008
Beware of Error Messages At Bank Sites, Brian Krebs , June 2, 2008
Online Sellers: Beware of Fake Check Scams, Brian Krebs , May 13, 2008
Robotraff: A Hacker's Go-To For Clicks, Brian Krebs , May 7, 2008
Cyber Justice Chronicles, Brian Krebs , May 1, 2008
Identity Theft Smash & Grab, CEO Style, Brian Krebs , April 15, 2008
Online Banking: Do You Know Your Rights?, Brian Krebs , April 10, 2008
RedBox Warns of Credit Card Skimmers, Brian Krebs , April 7, 2008
April Fool's Day Warning, And Some Fun, Brian Krebs , April 1, 2008
Cyber Attacks on the Campaign Trail, Brian Krebs , March 31, 2008
The Curious Case of Dmitry Golubov, Brian Krebs , March 28, 2008
Hannaford Breach May Presage '08 Trend, Brian Krebs , March 18, 2008
The Anatomy of a Vishing Scam, Brian Krebs , March 15, 2008
Six Degrees of E-Separation, Brian Krebs , March 12, 2008
When Ads Go Bad, Brian Krebs , March 10, 2008
The FDIC Computer Intrusion Report, Brian Krebs , March 5, 2008
When Blocking Porn Isn't Enough, Brian Krebs , February 26, 2008
Banks: Losses From Computer Intrusions Up in 2007, Brian Krebs , February 20, 2008
Fake Prez. Campaign Video Spreads Malware, Brian Krebs , February 14, 2008
Beware Bogus E-Valentines, Brian Krebs , February 13, 2008
Hackers Exploit Adobe Reader Flaw, Brian Krebs , February 9, 2008
The Storm Worm's Family Tree, Brian Krebs , February 7, 2008
Just Say No To Work-At-Home Money Mule Scams, Brian Krebs , January 25, 2008
Drawing a (Scary) Face On Malicious Software, Brian Krebs , January 18, 2008
Wishing an (Un)Happy Birthday to the Storm Worm, Brian Krebs , January 17, 2008
Scareware Program Targets Mac Users, Brian Krebs , January 15, 2008
New Nasty Hides From Windows, Anti-Virus Tools, Brian Krebs , January 8, 2008
The Mysterious Unsent 'Bounced' E-mail, Brian Krebs , January 2, 2008
'Pinch' Authors Pinched?, Brian Krebs , December 20, 2007
Study: $3.2 Billion Lost to Phishing in 2007, Brian Krebs , December 19, 2007
Top 10 Best & Worst Anti-Phishing Web Registrars, Brian Krebs , December 11, 2007
Malware Targets E-Banking Security Technology, Brian Krebs , November 30, 2007
Feds Put More Botmasters, Phishers Behind Bars, Brian Krebs , November 29, 2007
Credit Card Thieves Flood Wikimedia With Pennies, Brian Krebs , November 20, 2007
Security Pro Admits to Hijacking PCs for Profit, Brian Krebs , November 10, 2007
Russian Business Network: Down, But Not Out, Brian Krebs , November 7, 2007
Salesforce.com Acknowledges Data Loss, Brian Krebs , November 6, 2007
Deconstructing the Fake FTC E-mail Virus Attack, Brian Krebs , November 5, 2007
Anti-Virus On A Mac?, Brian Krebs , October 31, 2007
Hiding In Plain Sight, Brian Krebs , October 31, 2007
Spammers Tempt Surfers to Help Solve Captchas, Brian Krebs , October 30, 2007
Equifax Details Credit Freeze Plans, Brian Krebs , October 25, 2007
TJX Breach Was Twice as Bad as First Reported, Brian Krebs , October 24, 2007
Stock Spammers Pump It Up With MP3 Files, Brian Krebs , October 18, 2007
The Russian Business Network Responds, Brian Krebs , October 16, 2007
Taking on the Russian Business Network, Brian Krebs , October 13, 2007
A Year's Worth of Phish Facts, Brian Krebs , October 9, 2007
A Notable Step in the Fight Against Phishing, Brian Krebs , October 4, 2007
Just How Bad Is the Storm Worm?, Brian Krebs , October 1, 2007
Calculating the Costs of Cyber Crime, Brian Krebs , September 27, 2007
Is Cyber Crime Really the FBI's No. 3 Priority?, Brian Krebs , September 24, 2007
The Threat of Reputation-Based Attacks, Brian Krebs , September 18, 2007
Report: Four Percent of E-Crime From Fortune 100, Brian Krebs , September 17, 2007
Skype Users: Beware of Instant Message Worm, Brian Krebs , September 11, 2007
Hacking Groceries: Internet Coupon Fraud, Brian Krebs , August 27, 2007
Storm Worm Authors Turn to YouTube Lures, Brian Krebs , August 27, 2007
Don't Join the Club, Brian Krebs , August 22, 2007
Beware of Five-Star Vaporware, Brian Krebs , August 20, 2007
Would You Like A Job With That Virus?, Brian Krebs , August 17, 2007
Watch Out for Fake Tax 'Rebate' Sites, Brian Krebs , August 8, 2007
New Tool Automates Webmail Account Hijacks, Brian Krebs , August 2, 2007
A Word of Caution About Google Calendar, Brian Krebs , July 6, 2007
Web Worm Whacks MySpace Users, Brian Krebs , June 27, 2007
Red Cross Scam Targets Military Families, Brian Krebs , June 22, 2007
PayPal to Roll Out Buyer Vetting Service, Brian Krebs , June 18, 2007
House Approves Anti-Caller ID Spoofing Bill, Brian Krebs , June 14, 2007
Yahoo! IM Users Should Upgrade Immediately, Brian Krebs , June 9, 2007
Tuning Up Uncle Sam's Cyber Crime Laws, Brian Krebs , May 15, 2007
The Politics of Identity Theft, Brian Krebs , May 9, 2007
Building A Web-Based Neighborhood Watch, Brian Krebs , April 30, 2007
Smile, You're on Criminal Camera, Brian Krebs , April 18, 2007
Data Breach Aided University Phishing Scam, Brian Krebs , April 16, 2007
Practicing Street Smarts at the ATM, Brian Krebs , April 16, 2007
Tax Time Means Fraud Time, Brian Krebs , April 13, 2007
Microsoft Rushes Out a Security Update, Brian Krebs , April 2, 2007
Attackers Exploit Unpatched Explorer Flaw, Brian Krebs , March 29, 2007
Fortune 500s Unwittingly Become Spammers, Brian Krebs , March 29, 2007
Enabling the Spammers, Brian Krebs , March 27, 2007
They Say They Want a Revolution, Brian Krebs , March 26, 2007
A Fresh Look at Password Thieves, Brian Krebs , March 23, 2007
Online Trading Firms to Swap Fraud Tips, Brian Krebs , March 22, 2007
Task Force Shapes ID Theft Policy, Brian Krebs , March 15, 2007
Tracking the Password Thieves, Brian Krebs , March 14, 2007
Vishing: Dialing for Dollars, Part II, Brian Krebs , March 8, 2007
They'll Always Have Paris, Brian Krebs , February 27, 2007
Fool Me Once, Shame On You But Fool Me Twice..., Brian Krebs , February 26, 2007
Valentine Or Virus?, Brian Krebs , February 14, 2007
FTC Issues Fraud and ID Theft Data for 2006, washingtonpost.com Editors , February 7, 2007
Microsoft to Support OpenID, Brian Krebs , February 6, 2007
Birth of the Verbal Hack?, Brian Krebs , February 1, 2007
In Praise of Phish Fighters, Brian Krebs , January 31, 2007
Sony Settles FTC Suit Over Music CD Spyware, Brian Krebs , January 31, 2007
Web Advertisers Settle N.Y. Spyware Lawsuit, Brian Krebs , January 29, 2007
New E-Commerce Identity Tag Makes Online Debut, Brian Krebs , January 13, 2007
Scary Blogspam Automation Tools, Brian Krebs , January 8, 2007
Internet Explorer Unsafe for 284 Days in 2006, Brian Krebs , January 4, 2007
Phishing Scams Soared in October, Brian Krebs , December 12, 2006
How Not to Distribute Security Patches, Brian Krebs , December 6, 2006
'Supercerts' Aim to Highlight Legit Web Sites, Brian Krebs , November 8, 2006
180Solutions/Zango to Pay $3M to Settle FTC Suit, Brian Krebs , November 3, 2006
14 Arrested for Credit Card, Phishing Scams, Brian Krebs , November 3, 2006
Got Phish? Drop 'Em in the 'Phishtank', Brian Krebs , October 5, 2006
'Shopadmins' And the ID Theft Cycle, Brian Krebs , September 28, 2006
Zotob Worm Authors Behind Bars, Brian Krebs , September 14, 2006
Don't Be a Pump-and-Dump Chump, Brian Krebs , September 5, 2006
Study Analyzes 16 Months of Data Breaches, Brian Krebs , September 1, 2006
Using Images to Fight Phishing, Brian Krebs , August 31, 2006
P.O.'s P.D. Goes CSI on DVD, Brian Krebs , June 5, 2006
When Macs Attack, Brian Krebs , March 24, 2006
Street-Level Credit Card Fraud, Brian Krebs , March 6, 2006
Alarming Phishing Trends, Brian Krebs , February 22, 2006
More 'Rogue' Trouble for 180solutions, Brian Krebs , February 20, 2006
Botnets: A Global Pandemic, Brian Krebs , February 18, 2006
The New Face of Phishing, Brian Krebs , February 13, 2006
ChoicePoint to Pay $15M for Privacy Violations, Brian Krebs , January 26, 2006
T-Mobile Sues Cell Phone Record Diggers, Brian Krebs , January 25, 2006
FTC Urged to Sue Adware Maker 180Solutions, Brian Krebs , January 23, 2006
Hackers Attack Million Dollar Homepage, Brian Krebs , January 19, 2006
Fake Anti-Spyware Makers Settle Fraud Charges, Brian Krebs , January 5, 2006
FTC Says It Has Shut Down Spyware Ring, Brian Krebs , November 10, 2005
The Botnet-Spyware Love Affair, Brian Krebs , November 4, 2005
Consumer Group Asks FTC To Sue Spyware Company, Brian Krebs , November 3, 2005
Phishy Investment Plans, Brian Krebs , October 31, 2005
Attack of the Splogs, Brian Krebs , October 18, 2005
How to Be Someone ... Else, Brian Krebs , September 30, 2005
Hurricane Rita Scam Patrol, Brian Krebs , September 23, 2005
Scammers 'Donate' to Katrina Relief Effort, Brian Krebs , September 12, 2005
Missouri Attorney General To Sue Katrina Phisher, Brian Krebs , September 7, 2005
Missouri Attorney General To Sue Katrina Phisher, Brian Krebs , September 7, 2005
Katrina-Related Scams, Continued, Brian Krebs , September 1, 2005
Conversation With a Worm Author, Brian Krebs , August 29, 2005
Suspected Zotob Worm Authors Arrested, Brian Krebs , August 26, 2005
Justice Dept. Targets Porn Spammers, Brian Krebs , August 25, 2005
Reason #4,643 To Just Say 'No' to Spam, Brian Krebs , August 16, 2005
CardSystems Hit With Class Action Lawsuit, Brian Krebs , June 28, 2005
The Lure of an E-Mail Hoax, Brian Krebs , June 27, 2005
Progress in the Fight Against Phishing?, Brian Krebs , June 7, 2005
Photos to Fight Phishing?, Brian Krebs , May 26, 2005
How to Report Online Fraud, Brian Krebs , May 25, 2005
Gutting the Phish, Brian Krebs , May 23, 2005
When Phones Lie, Brian Krebs , May 19, 2005
 
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