Try This One Weird Trick Russian Hackers Hate

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Mon, 17 May 2021 14:14:01 +0000

In a Twitter discussion last week on ransomware attacks, KrebsOnSecurity noted that virtually all ransomware strains have a built-in failsafe designed to cover the backsides of the malware purveyors: They simply will not install on a Microsoft Windows computer that already has one of many types of virtual keyboards installed — such as Russian or Ukrainian. So many readers had questions in response to the tweet that I thought it was worth a blog post exploring this one weird cyber defense trick.

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Bitcoin scammers phish for wallet recovery codes on Twitter

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2021 17:38:12 +0000

Cryptocurrency scammers are on the prowl for wallet recovery phrases, under the pretence of trying to be helpful.

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A week in security (March 15 – 21)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2021 10:00:50 +0000

A roundup of the previous week’s news, from March 15 to March 21.

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Teen behind 2020 Twitter hack pleads guilty

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2021 10:00:27 +0000

The teen behind the Twitter hack of 2020 pleaded guilty to several charges as part of a deal in which he will serve three years in prison.

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Five tips to ensure you’re not a victim of an online romance scam this Valentine’s Day

Credit to Author: Quickheal| Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2021 12:44:49 +0000

Don’t let hackers break your heart this Valentine’s DayValentine’s Day may be a day of love and romance, but if you’re not careful, you could end…

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Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter Target Resellers of Hacked Accounts

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Thu, 04 Feb 2021 18:02:09 +0000

Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter this week all took steps to crack down on users involved in trafficking hijacked user accounts across their platforms. The coordinated action seized hundreds of accounts the companies say have played a major role in facilitating the trade and often lucrative resale of compromised, highly sought-after usernames.

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