Hacker Breaches Dozens of Sites, Puts 127 Million New Records Up for Sale

Posted on February 15th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

A hacker who was selling details of nearly 620 million online accounts stolen from 16 popular websites has now put up a second batch of 127 million records originating from 8 other sites for sale on the dark web.Last week, The Hacker News received an email from a Pakistani hacker who claims to have hacked […]

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Just two hacker groups are behind 60% of stolen cryptocurrency

Posted on February 6th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

by Danny Bradbury We may not know the names of those who steal cryptocurrency from online exchanges, but we now know that most of the thefts are down to just two groups – and one of them isn’t even in it for the money alone. A new report from blockchain investigation company Chainalysis reveals that […]

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Europol Now Going After People Who Bought DDoS-for-Hire Services

Posted on February 2nd, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

If you were a buyer of any online DDoS-for-hire service, you might be in trouble.After taking down and arresting the operators of the world’s biggest DDoS-for-hire service last year, the authorities are now in hunt for customers who bought the service that helped cyber criminals launch millions of attacks against several banks, government institutions, and […]

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250 Webstresser Users to Face Legal Action — Krebs on Security

Posted on February 2nd, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

More than 250 customers of a popular and powerful online attack-for-hire service that was dismantled by authorities in 2018 are expected to face legal action for the damage they caused, according to Europol, the European Union’s law enforcement agency. In April 2018, investigators in the U.S., U.K. and the Netherlands took down attack-for-hire service WebStresser[.]org […]

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Thieves’ names and descriptions made public on B&Q database

Posted on January 30th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

by Danny Bradbury When people find unsecured Elasticsearch databases online, they often contain sensitive customer information. Not so with UK-based DIY giant B&Q, which reportedly suffered its own breach this week. Instead of customer data, an exposed Elasticsearch instance gave up information on around 70,000 shoplifters, according to Australian security researcher Lee Johnstone. The exposed […]

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Pick Two — Krebs on Security

Posted on January 30th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Buying heavily discounted, popular software from second-hand sources online has always been something of an iffy security proposition. But purchasing steeply discounted licenses for cloud-based subscription products like recent versions of Microsoft Office can be an extremely risky transaction, mainly because you may not have full control over who has access to your data. Last week, […]

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