Sale of 4 Million Stolen Cards Tied to Breaches at 4 Restaurant Chains

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2019 13:32:21 +0000

On Nov. 23, one of the cybercrime underground’s largest bazaars for buying and selling stolen payment card data announced the immediate availability of some four million freshly-hacked debit and credit cards. KrebsOnSecurity has learned this latest batch of cards was siphoned from four different compromised restaurant chains that are most prevalent across the midwest and eastern United States.

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Ransomware Bites 400 Veterinary Hospitals

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2019 14:43:18 +0000

National Veterinary Associates (NVA), a California company that owns more than 700 animal care facilities around the globe, is still working to recover from a ransomware attack late last month that affected more than half of those properties, separating many veterinary practices from their patient records, payment systems and practice management software. NVA says it expects to have all facilities fully back up and running normally within the next week.

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Takeaways from the $566M BriansClub Breach

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2019 21:47:58 +0000

Reporting on the exposure of some 26 million stolen credit cards leaked from a top underground cybercrime store highlighted some persistent and hard truths. Most notably, that the world’s largest financial institutions tend to have a much better idea of which merchants and bank cards have been breached than do the thousands of smaller banks and credit unions across the United States. Also, a great deal of cybercrime seems to be perpetrated by a relatively small number of people.

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Stalkerware developer dealt new blow by FTC

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2019 15:56:37 +0000

A new government front has emerged against stalkerware—the US Federal Trade Commission. Following enforcement against Retina-X and its founder, what’s next?

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Avast, NordVPN Breaches Tied to Phantom User Accounts

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2019 00:32:57 +0000

Antivirus and security giant Avast and virtual private networking (VPN) software provider NordVPN each today disclosed months-long network intrusions that — while otherwise unrelated — shared a common cause: Forgotten or unknown user accounts that granted remote access to internal systems with little more than a password.

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When Card Shops Play Dirty, Consumers Win

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2019 03:13:42 +0000

Cybercrime forums have been abuzz this week over news that BriansClub — one of the underground’s largest shops for stolen credit and debit cards — had been hacked, and its inventory of 26 million cards leaked to security contacts in the banking industry. Now it appears this brazen heist may have been the result of one of BriansClub’s longtime competitors trying to knock out a rival.

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