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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A week in security (September 16 -22)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2019 15:55:30 +0000

A roundup of the security news from September 16–22 including Emotet, student-targeted visa scams, data privacy laws, Malwarebytes’ new Browser Guard, data destruction, and more.

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International students in UK targeted by visa scammers

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 16:49:40 +0000

Visa scammers are at it again, this time targeting Chinese international students in the UK. Learn how these scams work in order to steer clear, and advise others to do the same.

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Indian Bank Hit in $13.5M Cyberheist After FBI ATM Cashout Warning

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2018 19:27:10 +0000

On Sunday, Aug. 12, KrebsOnSecurity carried an exclusive: The FBI was warning banks about an imminent “ATM cashout” scheme about to unfold across the globe, thanks to a data breach at an unknown financial institution. On Aug. 14, a bank in India disclosed hackers had broken into its servers, stealing nearly $2 million in fraudulent bank transfers and $11.5 million unauthorized ATM withdrawals from more than two dozen cash machines across multiple countries.

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How to Avoid Card Skimmers at the Pump

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2018 17:59:44 +0000

Previous stories here on the proliferation of card-skimming devices hidden inside fuel pumps have offered a multitude of security tips for readers looking to minimize their chances of becoming the next victim, such as favoring filling stations that use security cameras and tamper-evident tape on their pumps. But according to police in San Antonio, Texas, there are far more reliable ways to avoid getting skimmed at a fuel station.

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Breach at Sonic Drive-In May Have Impacted Millions of Credit, Debit Cards

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2017 21:28:31 +0000

Sonic Drive-In, a fast-food chain with nearly 3,600 locations across 45 U.S. states, has acknowledged a breach affecting an unknown number of store payment card systems. The ongoing breach may have led to a fire sale on millions of stolen credit and debit card accounts that are now being peddled in shadowy underground cybercrime stores, KrebsOnSecurity has learned.

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Equifax Hackers Stole 200k Credit Card Accounts in One Fell Swoop

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2017 18:03:12 +0000

Visa and MasterCard are sending confidential alerts to financial institutions across the United States this week, warning them about more than 200,000 credit cards that were stolen in the epic data breach announced last week at big-three credit bureau Equifax. At first glance, the private notices obtained by KrebsOnSecurity appear to suggest that hackers were first able to steal credit card numbers from Equifax starting in November 2016. But Equifax says the accounts were all stolen at the same time — when hackers accessed the company’s systems in mid-May 2017.

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Credit Card Breach at Buckle Stores

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Sat, 17 Jun 2017 14:07:08 +0000

The Buckle Inc., a clothier that operates more than 450 stores in 44 U.S. states, disclosed Friday that its retail locations were hit by malicious software designed to steal customer credit card data. The disclosure came hours after KrebsOnSecurity contacted the company regarding reports from sources in the financial sector about a possible breach at the retailer.

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