The informed voter’s guide to election cyberthreats

Credit to Author: Jovi Umawing| Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2020 15:00:00 +0000

One of the most important elections in history will take place in less than two months. What election cyberthreats should voters be aware of to help ensure their vote counts?

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Report: Pandemic caused significant shift in buyer appetite in the dark web

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2020 20:29:40 +0000

The pandemic has had a ripple effect on all facets of life—even the criminal. A new report looks at how the dark web has changed post COVID.

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Why & Where You Should Plant Your Flag

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2020 14:18:09 +0000

Several stories here have highlighted the importance of creating accounts online tied to your various identity, financial and communications services before identity thieves do it for you. This post examines some of the key places where everyone should plant their virtual flags.

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Why & Where You Should You Plant Your Flag

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2020 14:18:09 +0000

Several stories here have highlighted the importance of creating accounts online tied to your various identity, financial and communications services before identity thieves do it for you. This post examines some of the key places where everyone should plant their virtual flags.

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Porn Clip Disrupts Virtual Court Hearing for Alleged Twitter Hacker

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 05 Aug 2020 20:18:39 +0000

Perhaps fittingly, a Web-streamed court hearing for the 17-year-old alleged mastermind of the July 15 mass hack against Twitter was cut short this morning after mischief makers injected a pornographic video clip into the proceeding.

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Twitter Hacking for Profit and the LoLs

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2020 20:25:30 +0000

The New York Times last week ran an interview with several young men who claimed to have had direct contact with those involved in last week’s epic hack against Twitter. These individuals said they were only customers of the person who had access to Twitter’s internal employee tools, and were not responsible for the actual intrusion or bitcoin scams that took place that day. But new information suggests that at least two of them operated a service that resold access to Twitter employees for the purposes of modifying or seizing control of prized Twitter profiles.

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Lawmakers Prod FCC to Act on SIM Swapping

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Thu, 09 Jan 2020 19:44:55 +0000

Crooks have stolen tens of millions of dollars and other valuable commodities from thousands of consumers via “SIM swapping,” a particularly invasive form of fraud that involves tricking a target’s mobile carrier into transferring someone’s wireless service to a device they control. But the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the entity responsible for overseeing wireless industry practices, has so far remained largely silent on the matter. Now, a cadre of Senate lawmakers is demanding to know what, if anything, the agency might be doing to track and combat SIM swapping.

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