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Security Fix Archive: Small Business Victims

La. firm sues Capital One after losing thousands in online bank fraud

An electronics testing firm in Louisiana is suing its bank, Capital One, alleging that the financial institution was negligent when it failed to stop hackers from transferring nearly $100,000 out of its account earlier this year. In August, Security Fix...

By Brian Krebs  |  December 7, 2009; 4:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Small Business Victims  | Tags: ach fraud, jm test  
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DC businessman loses thousands after clicking on wrong e-mail

Pay-per-click revenue in the online advertising business may be diminishing for traditional media publishers, but thieves increasingly are earning five- to seven-digit returns when victims click on a booby-trapped link or attachment sent via e-mail. The latest victim to learn...

By Brian Krebs  |  December 1, 2009; 8:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
Categories:  Latest Warnings , Nastygram , Safety Tips , Small Business Victims , U.S. Government  | Tags: zeus  
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Hackers attempt to take $1.3 million from D.C. firm

It has been a while since I've written about online banking fraud against small to mid-sized businesses, but I assure you the criminals perpetrating these attacks have been busier than ever. In fact, from more than a dozen incidents I've...

By Brian Krebs  |  November 30, 2009; 1:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Small Business Victims , Web Fraud 2.0  | Tags: ach fraud  
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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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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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FBI: Cyber crooks stole $40M from U.S. small, mid-sized firms

Cyber criminals have stolen at least $40 million from small to mid-sized companies across America in a sophisticated but increasingly common form of online banking fraud, the FBI said this week. According to the FBI and other fraud experts, the...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 26, 2009; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
Categories:  Small Business Victims , Web Fraud 2.0  | Tags: ach fraud, fbi, zeus  
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Older Entries in This Category »

E-Banking on a Locked Down PC, Part II, Brian Krebs , October 20, 2009
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
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
PC Invader Costs Ky. County $415,000, Brian Krebs , July 2, 2009
 
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