Kerbs on Security

Krebs Given ISSA’s ‘President’s Award’

3 months ago
KrebsOnSecurity was honored this month with the 2017 President's Award for Public Service from the Information Systems Security Association, a nonprofit organization for cybersecurity professionals. The award recognizes an individual's contribution to the information security profession in the area of public service.
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Equifax Credit Assistance Site Served Spyware

3 months 1 week ago
Big-three consumer credit bureau Equifax says it has removed third-party code from its credit report assistance Web site that prompted visitors to download malicious software disguised as an update for Adobe's Flash Player software.
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Microsoft’s October Patch Batch Fixes 62 Flaws

3 months 1 week ago
Microsoft on Tuesday released software updates to fix at least 62 security vulnerabilities in Windows, Office and other software. Two of those flaws were detailed publicly before yesterday's patches were released, and one of them is already being exploited in active attacks, so attackers already have a head start.
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Equifax Hackers Stole Info on 693,665 UK Residents

3 months 1 week ago
Equifax Inc. said today an investigation into information stolen in the epic data breach the company disclosed on Sept. 7 revealed that intruders took a file containing 15.2 million UK records. The company says it is now working to inform nearly 700,000 U.K. consumers whose data was stolen in the attack.
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Equifax Breach Fallout: Your Salary History

3 months 2 weeks ago
In May, KrebsOnSecurity broke a story about lax security at a payroll division of big-three credit bureau Equifax that let identity thieves access personal and financial data on an unknown number of Americans. Incredibly, this same division makes it simple to access detailed salary and employment history on a large portion of Americans using little more than someone's Social Security number and date of birth -- both data elements that were stolen in the recent breach at Equifax.
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Fear Not: You, Too, Are a Cybercrime Victim!

3 months 2 weeks ago
Maybe you've been feeling left out because you weren't among the lucky few hundred million or billion who had their personal information stolen in either the Equifax or Yahoo! breaches. Well buck up, camper: Both companies took steps to make you feel better today. Yahoo! announced that, our bad!: It wasn't just one billion users who had their account information filched in its record-breaking 2013 data breach. It was more like three billion (read: all) users. Meanwhile, big three credit bureau Equifax added 2.5 million more victims to its roster of 143 million Americans who had their Social Security numbers and other personal data filched in a breach earlier this year. At the same time, Equifax's erstwhile CEO informed Congress that the breach was the result of even more bone-headed security than was first disclosed. To those still feeling left out by either company after this spate of news, I have only one thing to say (although I feel a bit like a broken record in repeating this): Assume you're compromised, and take steps accordingly.
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