‘Satori’ IoT Botnet Operator Pleads Guilty

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 04 Sep 2019 04:14:18 +0000

A 21-year-old man from Vancouver, Wash. has pleaded guilty to federal hacking charges tied to his role in operating the “Satori” botnet, a crime machine powered by hacked Internet of Things (IoT) devices that was built to conduct massive denial-of-service attacks targeting Internet service providers, online gaming platforms and Web hosting companies.

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Backdoors are a security vulnerability

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Fri, 09 Aug 2019 16:10:27 +0000

Upset by their inability to access potentially vital evidence for criminal investigations, the federal government has, for years, pushed to convince tech companies to build backdoors that will, allegedly, only be used by law enforcement agencies. The problem, cybersecurity researchers say, is that those backdoors can easily be exploited by criminals.

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A week in security (June 3 – 9)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2019 17:30:58 +0000

A weekly roundup of security news from June 3–9, including Magecart, breaches, hyperlink auditing, Bluekeep, FTC, and facial recognition.

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Mozilla urges Apple to make privacy a team sport

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Wed, 01 May 2019 17:39:28 +0000

Mozilla is currently pushing Apple into placing extra barriers between iPhone users and online advertisers. Why? Because, according to Mozilla, it could work, which could benefit users everywhere.

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A look inside the FBI’s 2018 IC3 online crime report

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2019 15:57:07 +0000

The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center have released their 2018 report about online crime. Which attacks are most popular? Where are the victims located? And how much money has been lost in the process?

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Alleged Child Porn Lord Faces US Extradition

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2019 19:32:39 +0000

In 2013, the FBI exploited a zero-day vulnerability in Firefox to seize control over a Dark Web network of child pornography sites. The alleged owner of that ring – 33-year-old Freedom Hosting operator Eric Eoin Marques – was arrested in Ireland later that year on a U.S. warrant and has been in custody ever since. This week, Ireland’s Supreme Court cleared the way for Marques to be extradited to the United States.

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A week in security (November 26 – December 2)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 03 Dec 2018 17:06:04 +0000

A roundup of last week’s security news from November 26 until December 2, including the Marriott breach, AV testing, 2019 security predictions, and an ad fraud botnet takedown.

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Malwarebytes helps take down massive ad fraud botnets

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2018 14:00:54 +0000

Malwarebytes joins the fight against ad fraud in one of the largest take down operations.

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Teamwork takes down massive ad fraud botnets

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2018 14:00:54 +0000

Malwarebytes joins the fight against ad fraud in one of the largest take down operations.

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How Do You Fight a $12B Fraud Problem? One Scammer at a Time

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2018 16:11:57 +0000

The fraudsters behind the often laughable Nigerian prince email scams have long since branched out into far more serious and lucrative forms of fraud, including account takeovers, phishing, dating scams, and malware deployment. Combating such a multifarious menace can seem daunting, but in truth it calls for concerted efforts to tackle the problem from many different angles. This post examines the work of a large, private group of volunteers dedicated to doing just that.

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Mirai Botnet Authors Avoid Jail Time

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2018 16:54:40 +0000

Citing “extraordinary cooperation” with the government, a court in Alaska on Tuesday sentenced three men to probation, community service and fines for their admitted roles in authoring and using “Mirai,” a potent malware strain used in countless attacks designed to knock Web sites offline — including an enormously powerful attack in 2016 that sidelined this Web site for nearly four days.

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