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Security Fix Archive: Web Fraud 2.0

Hackers exploit Adobe Reader flaw via comic strip syndicate

Hackers broke into an online comic strip syndication service Thursday, embedding malicious code that sought to exploit a newly discovered security flaw in Adobe Reader and Acrobat, Security Fix has learned. On Monday, Adobe Systems Inc. said it was investigating...

By Brian Krebs  |  December 18, 2009; 3:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Latest Warnings , Safety Tips , Web Fraud 2.0  
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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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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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Eight indicted in $9M RBS WorldPay heist

Eight men have been indicted on charges that they hacked into credit card processing firm RBS Worldpay, and helped steal more than $9 million in a highly coordinated heist nearly a year ago, the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday. The...

By Brian Krebs  |  November 10, 2009; 12:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Cyber Justice , U.S. Government , Web Fraud 2.0  | Tags: rbs worldpay  
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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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Older Entries in This Category »

Researcher: Hackers Hijack Some Facebook Apps, Brian Krebs , October 15, 2009
Avoid Windows Malware: Bank on a Live CD, Brian Krebs , October 12, 2009
Hackers Breach Payroll Giant, Target Customers, Brian Krebs , September 30, 2009
Cyber Gangs Hit Healthcare Providers, Brian Krebs , September 28, 2009
Don't Get Web 2.0wned, Brian Krebs , September 24, 2009
'Money Mule' Recruitment Network Exposed, Brian Krebs , September 24, 2009
More Business Banking Victims Speak Out, Brian Krebs , September 4, 2009
Hackers Target House.gov Sites, Brian Krebs , August 6, 2009
PC Invader Costs Ky. County $415,000, Brian Krebs , July 2, 2009
A Bustling Week for Cyber Justice, Brian Krebs , July 1, 2009
Web Fraud 2.0: Franchising Cyber Crime, Brian Krebs , June 19, 2009
An Odyssey of Fraud, Brian Krebs , June 17, 2009
ZeusTracker and the Nuclear Option, Brian Krebs , May 7, 2009
Planting Your Flag at Social Networking Sites, Brian Krebs , April 24, 2009
Why Web Site Security Matters to Us All, Brian Krebs , March 6, 2009
Verizon to Implement Spam Blocking Measures, Brian Krebs , February 17, 2009
Consider the Source, Not Just the File Type, Brian Krebs , February 6, 2009
Troubled Ukrainian Host Sidelined , Brian Krebs , January 30, 2009
Security Fix Pop Quiz, Reality-Show Style, Brian Krebs , January 28, 2009
Monster.com Breach May Preface Targeted Attacks, Brian Krebs , January 27, 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
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
Who's Tracking You?, Brian Krebs , December 12, 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
Two Weeks Out, Spam Volumes Still Way Down, Brian Krebs , November 25, 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
VISA to Enforce Payment Card Security in Europe, Brian Krebs , November 11, 2008
Researchers Hijack Storm Worm to Track Profits, Brian Krebs , November 6, 2008
FBI, FTC Take Down Scammers & Spammers, Brian Krebs , October 22, 2008
Spam Volumes Plummet After Atrivo Shutdown, Brian Krebs , October 9, 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
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
Amazon: Hey Spammers, Get Off My Cloud!, Brian Krebs , July 1, 2008
Anonymous Domain Sales: A Spammer's Delight, Brian Krebs , June 17, 2008
Robotraff: A Hacker's Go-To For Clicks, Brian Krebs , May 7, 2008
The Anatomy of a Vishing Scam, Brian Krebs , March 15, 2008
Spammers Tempt Surfers to Help Solve Captchas, Brian Krebs , October 30, 2007
Tracking the Password Thieves, Brian Krebs , March 14, 2007
 
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