Microsoft: Two New 0-Day Flaws in Exchange Server

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2022 16:51:57 +0000

Microsoft Corp. is investigating reports that attackers are exploiting two previously unknown vulnerabilities in Exchange Server, a technology many organizations rely on to send and receive email. Microsoft says it is expediting work on software patches to plug the security holes. In the meantime, it is urging a subset of Exchange customers to enable a setting that could help mitigate ongoing attacks.

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Fake CISO Profiles on LinkedIn Target Fortune 500s

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2022 20:52:43 +0000

Someone has recently created a large number of fake LinkedIn profiles for Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) roles at some of the world’s largest corporations. It’s not clear who’s behind this network of fake CISOs or what their intentions may be. But the fabricated LinkedIn identities are confusing search engine results for CISO roles at major companies, and they are being indexed as gospel by various downstream data-scraping sources.

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Accused Russian RSOCKS Botmaster Arrested, Requests Extradition to U.S.

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2022 18:19:51 +0000

A 36-year-old Russian man recently identified by KrebsOnSecurity as the likely proprietor of the massive RSOCKS botnet has been arrested in Bulgaria at the request of U.S. authorities. At a court hearing in Bulgaria this month, the accused hacker requested and was granted extradition to the United States, reportedly telling the judge, “America is looking for me because I have enormous information and they need it.”

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SIM Swapper Abducted, Beaten, Held for $200k Ransom

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2022 16:17:08 +0000

A Florida teenager who served as a lackey for a cybercriminal group that specializes in cryptocurrency thefts was beaten and kidnapped last week by a rival cybercrime gang. The teen’s captives held guns to his head while forcing him to record a video message pleading with his crew to fork over a $200,000 ransom in exchange for his life. The youth is now reportedly cooperating with U.S. federal investigators, who are responding to an alarming number of reports of physical violence tied to certain online crime communities.

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Botched Crypto Mugging Lands Three U.K. Men in Jail

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2022 17:55:25 +0000

Three men in the United Kingdom were arrested this month after police responding to an attempted break-in at a residence stopped their car as they fled the scene. The authorities found weapons and a police uniform in the trunk, and say the trio intended to assault a local man and force him to hand over virtual currencies. 

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Say Hello to Crazy Thin ‘Deep Insert’ ATM Skimmers

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2022 21:46:58 +0000

A number of financial institutions in and around New York City are dealing with a rash of super-thin “deep insert” card skimming devices designed to fit inside the mouth of an ATM’s card acceptance slot. The card skimmers are paired with tiny pinhole cameras that are cleverly disguised as part of the cash machine. Here’s a look at some of the more sophisticated deep insert skimmer technology that fraud investigators have recently found in the wild.

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Wormable Flaw, 0days Lead Sept. 2022 Patch Tuesday

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2022 00:23:45 +0000

This month’s Patch Tuesday offers a little something for everyone, including security updates for a zero-day flaw in Microsoft Windows that is under active attack, and another Windows weakness experts say could be used to power a fast-spreading computer worm. Also, Apple has also quashed a pair of zero-day bugs affecting certain macOS and iOS users, and released iOS 16, which includes a nifty new privacy and security feature called “Lockdown Mode.” And Adobe axed 63 vulnerabilities in a range of products.

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Transacting in Person with Strangers from the Internet

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Fri, 09 Sep 2022 12:40:03 +0000

Communities like Craigslist, OfferUp, Facebook Marketplace and others are great for finding low- or no-cost stuff that one can pick up directly from a nearby seller, and for getting rid of useful things that don’t deserve to end up in a landfill. But when dealing with strangers from the Internet, there is always a risk that the person you’ve agreed to meet has other intentions.

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