Experian Sold Consumer Data to ID Theft Service

An identity theft service that sold Social Security and drivers license numbers — as well as bank account and credit card data on millions of Americans — purchased much of its data from Experian, one of the three major credit bureaus, according to a lengthy investigation by KrebsOnSecurity. superget.info home page In November 2011, this … Читать далее

Senator Demands More Info From Experian

In the wake of revelations that credit bureau Experian sold consumer data to the proprietors of an underground identity theft service, a powerful U.S. senator is calling on the company to divulge more information on the extent of the potential damage to consumers. West Virginia Senator Jay Rockefeller, a Democrat who chairs the Senate Committee … Читать далее

Feds Take Down Online Fraud Bazaar ‘Silk Road’, Arrest Alleged Mastermind

Defendant Charged With Drug Trafficking, Hacking, Money Laundering Prosecutors in New York today said that federal agencies have taken over the Silk Road, a sprawling underground Web site that has earned infamy as the “eBay of drugs.” On Tuesday, federal agents in San Francisco arrested the Silk Road’s alleged mastermind. Prosecutors say 29-year-old Ross William Ulbricht, … Читать далее

Adobe To Announce Source Code, Customer Data Breach

Adobe Systems Inc. is expected to announce today that hackers broke into its network and stole source code for an as-yet undetermined number of software titles, including its ColdFusion Web application platform, and possibly its Acrobat family of products. The company said hackers also accessed nearly three million customer credit card records, and stole login … Читать далее

Breach at PR Newswire Tied to Adobe Hack

Earlier this year, hackers broke into the networks of marketing and press release distribution service PR Newswire, making off with usernames and encrypted passwords that customers use to access the company’s service and upload news releases, KrebsOnSecurity has learned. The stolen data was found on the same Internet servers that housed huge troves of source … Читать далее

Critical Java Update Plugs 51 Security Holes

Oracle has released a critical security update that fixes at least 51 security vulnerabilities in its Java software. Patches are available for Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris and Windows versions of the software. This update brings Java 7 to Update 45, and addresses a whole mess of security flaws. Oracle says that all but one … Читать далее

Thousands of Sites Hacked Via vBulletin Hole

Attackers appear to have compromised tens of thousands of Web sites using a security weakness in sites powered by the forum software vBulletin, security experts warn. Attack tool for exploiting vulnerable vBulletin forums. In a blog post in late August, vBulletin maker Jelsoft Internet Brands Inc. warned users that failing to remove the “/install” and “/core/install” … Читать далее

Nordstrom Finds Cash Register Skimmers

Scam artists who deploy credit and debit card skimmers most often target ATMs, yet thieves can also use inexpensive, store-bought skimming devices to compromise modern-day cash registers. Just this past weekend, for instance, department store chain Nordstrom said it found a half-dozen of these skimmers affixed to registers at a store in Florida. The fraud … Читать далее

‘Bulletproof’ Hoster Santrex Calls It Quits

Santrex, a Web hosting provider that has courted cybercrime forums and created a haven for a nest of malicious Web sites, announced last week that it is shutting its doors for good, citing “internal network issues and recent downtime.” Google’s take on the world’s most densely malicious networks over the past 12 months. Couldn’t have … Читать далее

Adobe, Microsoft Push Critical Security Fixes

Adobe and Microsoft today each issued software updates to fix critical security issues in their products. Microsoft released eight patch bundles to address 26 different vulnerabilities in Windows and other software – including not just one but two zero-day bugs in Internet Explorer. Adobe’s patches fix a single critical vulnerability present in both Adobe Acrobat … Читать далее