#Security expert Brian Krebs rips #ICANN in #GDPR report covering #WHOIS

Investigative journalist, Brian Krebs, covers the onslaught of GDPR and how it will complicate his security research, and that of others. In an article, titled “Security Trade-Offs in the New EU Privacy Law,” Mr. Krebs debunks a series of myths and misconceptions about GDPR and in the process, it rips ICANN a new hole. […] […]

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No more #SMS : Twitter rolled out #2FA using third party applications

If you’re active on Twitter, time to update your security settings. Using two factor authentication (2FA) is a must these days, as hackers can attempt to crack your weak password, using a massive database of leaked login credentials. Until now, Twitter required the use of SMS messages as the 2FA method, but now this is […]

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HyphBot : How Adform discovered the ad scam botnet

Hyphbot is a bot network that generated more than $500,000 dollars a day, by forwarding traffic to its money-making videos. The network faked the originating source of traffic, making advertisers believe they were buying traffic from legitimate resources on major networks. Traffic fraud costs billions of dollars to advertisers every year, and HyphBot is one […]

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Three billion emails : Every single Yahoo user account was compromised!

In December, we wrote about the massive security breach at Yahoo, affecting more than one billion accounts. At the time, Yahoo announced that sensitive user information, such as names, telephone numbers, dates of birth, encrypted passwords and unencrypted security questions had been leaked. Since then, Yahoo was sold to Verizon, and formed Oath along with […]

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SueEquifax.com : List of “Equifax domains” getting longer following data breach

A scandalous data breach at Equifax affecting millions of consumers has exposed personal information, including credit card numbers. The credit reporting bureau scrambled to provide a search feature and information about the incident, but things aren’t looking good. Today, Equifax stock dipped to $90 dollars per share, down from $143 in August, before rising up […]

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Kudos to XYZ Registry : Kicks malware scammer’s butt

The XYZ Registry promptly disabled a scammer’s attempts at phishing and causing financial loss, utilizing fake malware warnings. Using a recently registered .XYZ domain, the scammer created a subdomain under it, then bought ad space at various Yahoo! networks. The subdomain would display a fake Microsoft page, freezing the web browser with a pop up […]

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Domain security : DomainTools rolls out Threat Profile in beta

DomainTools is rolling out Threat Profile, a new security tool that identifies domains that can be used for phishing, malware or spam campaigns – before that happens! This type of “Minority Report” utilizes heuristic algorithms that can efficiently crunch through data, and allocate probability of malicious use to domain names, quite accurately. Sounds a lot […]

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Cyber-extortion and ransomware : Verisign publishes white paper

Verisign and its security division has published a white paper on ransomware and cyber-extortion, a prevalent source of Internet crime. The 12-page ebook covers the aspects of ransomware activity, a “nightmare scenario” and explains why standard protections alone are not enough. An excerpt below: Cyber extortion is an increasingly prevalent threat to today’s online-enabled businesses, […]

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Krebs on Security : Russian servers hosted domains used to phish for iPhone info

Renowned security expert, Brian Krebs, shared information on a massive phishing scheme targeting iPhone users. With the help of at least 146 domain names, the Russia-based criminal ring attempted to steal credentials from users whose iPhones had been stolen. “Victims of iPhone theft can use the Find My iPhone feature to remotely locate, lock or […]

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Yahoo security breach : One billion (1,000,000,000) user accounts have been hacked

In what appears to be the largest single hacking of user account data, Yahoo announced that 1 billion user accounts have been hacked. The attack occurred in 2013 but Yahoo just now confirms it, stating that it involved pretty much every bit of information stored by the users. Sensitive user information, such as names, telephone […]

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PREDATOR : Princeton students develop malicious domain detection tool

A team of Princeton students has developed PREDATOR, a tool that detects malicious domain names as soon as they get registered. Princeton University computer science professor Nick Feamster and Ph.D. student Shuang Hao have developed PREDATOR to identify and detect domain names used for nefarious purposes. PREDATOR is an acronym that stands for Proactive Recognition […]

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Email harvesting attack against DomainTools has been patched

DomainTools notified its customers that an email harvesting campaign utilized a flaw in the individual membership email update processes. The scripting attack did not compromise usernames and passwords, but tested email addresses against a large database of unrelated data dumps, obtained from LinkedIn, Dropbox or other sources. DomainTools has patched the flaw that allowed this […]

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