Displaying items by tag: Brian Krebs

The chief technology officer of New Zealand-headquartered Emsisoft, a firm well known for its efforts in helping ransomware victims, has poked fun at the "new 'innovative' ways people will claim to be the next big fix for ransomware".

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American payments processing company TSYS, that has global operations, has suffered a hit from the Windows Conti ransomware.

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For the second time in as many days, former Washington Post employee Brian Krebs has been caught out for making false accusations against an individual over last week's Twitter scams, with The New York Times pointing out that he had wrongly identified an individual known as PlugWalkJoe as being a pivotal player in the Twtter hack.

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Former Washington Post employee Brian Krebs has again been accused of doxxing people based on a single source, with Sean Hollister of the website Verge pointing to a story he had written on the Twitter scams.

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Former Washington Post writer Brian Krebs has opened himself up to criticism about his stance on ransomware by slamming the website Bleeping Computer and security firm Cyble for providing what he deems to be "public relations help" to ransomware gangs.

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Microsoft has released a patch for a vulnerability in crypt32.dll, a library used for authentication, a flaw it rates important, the second rank on its severity rating list, but which the NSA has seen fit to issue an advisory about, something the agency never does.

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A number of security researchers have sharply criticised security blogger Brian Krebs, a former employee of the Washington Post, after he doxxed two of them on Twitter, apparently because he disagreed with them about the operations of Spamhaus, an organisation set up to track email spammers and spam-related activity.

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Former Washington Post employee Brian Krebs, who runs a blog about security, has been making a song and dance over the last few days over the fact that representatives of Wipro, an Indian outsourcing company, did not respond within three days to his inquiries about a security issue at the company.

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It has taken just three days for the Bloomberg claims about China spying on US firms through the implant of chips on server mainboards sold by the US firm, Supermicro, to lose most of their sheen.

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A statement by the head of security firm FireEye that US government spooks produce "nice" malware when compared to that of other states has been reported by the American tech news website Cyberscoop – and allowed to pass unchallenged.

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Former Washington Post employee Brian Krebs, who runs a site claimed to be dedicated to security issues, has come under fire from users of a German image board pr0gramm.com after he revealed details about several admins and moderators in an article which claimed to identify who was behind the cryptocurrency mining service Coinhive. This is known as doxxing.

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The head of American security firm Immunity, Dave Aitel, appears to be backtracking on his claims, made in August, that British security researcher Marcus Hutchins had "something to do" with the WannaCry ransomware which hit Windows computers globally in May.

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Former Washington Post employee Brian Krebs has taken down a story he wrote recently, claiming that a man with a Russian name could be the person who leaked NSA exploits to a group known as the Shadow Brokers.

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More "evidence" has emerged this week, once again from a security company, this one based in Washington DC, that appears to point the finger at Russian involvement in the leaking of NSA exploits on the Web last year.

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Well-known British information security researcher Kevin Beaumont has dismissed an article by reporter Brian Krebs about Marcus Hutchins, the Briton who is awaiting trial in the US on charges of writing and distributing the Kronos banking malware, by pointing out that it has nothing to do with the case.

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Two Israeli teenagers, who have been alleged to have co-founded and run a company used for launching distributed denial of service attacks, have been arrested and indicted on conspiracy and hacking charges.

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Thursday, 04 May 2017 15:08

Sabre rattled and hacked

Travel industry software booking engine Sabre has disclosed what may be a massive breach of payment and customer data. Sabre is used by more than 36,000 hotels and accommodation providers.

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ANALYSIS Brian Krebs should know a thing or two about distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. His security website was shut down by one of the largest in history.

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Monday, 12 September 2016 11:21

Teenagers held over alleged role in DDoS attacks

Two Israeli teenagers, who allegedly ran a popular online service that could be hired to launch distributed denial of service attacks, have been arrested and released on bail, according to a published report.

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Thursday, 05 November 2015 07:38

EBay fraud gets smarter – but you get the goods

Cyber-criminals are smart – they want to ensure that the customer gets the goods and do not complain and force a chargeback.

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