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An identity theft service that sells Social Security numbers, birth records, credit and background reports on millions of Americans has infiltrated computers at some of America’s largest consumer and business data aggregators, according to a seven-month investigation by KrebsOnSecurity. The Web site ssndob[dot]ms (hereafter referred to simply as SSNDOB) has for the past two years marketed itself on underground cybercrime forums as a reliable and affordable service that customers can use to look up SSNs, birthdays and other personal data on any U.S. resident. Prices range from 50 cents to $2.50 per record, and from $5 to $15 for credit and background checks. Data Broker Giants Hacked by ID Theft Service
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Security Slice: To Encrypt or Not to Encrypt? Home « News « Security Slice « Security Slice: To Encrypt or Not to Encrypt? The state of California recently released its first annual data breach report and the results were striking.
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My CISO is an Alien: Meet John Powers Have you ever wished for some supernatural powers to secure your organization? Perhaps longing for some extraterrestrial abilities to defend your sensitive data, or hoped to get help from outer space to get you through that compliance project? I’m a strong believer that our industry could benefit from two things: (1) More information sharing and (2) More humor.
Home « News « IT Security and Data Protection « PRISM and the Myth of Absolute Security Edward Snowden, an ex-CIA employee and a current employee of defense contractor Booz Allen Hamilton, is all over the news this week. PRISM and the Myth of Absolute Security
Over-Sharing Riskier than Government Snooping There has been an uproar over disclosures regarding the rather ambitious program known as PRISM and the harvesting of metadata from mobile phone calls, both programs administered by the NSA which are designed to gain access to what we would like to think is private information. While the widespread rage over the government engaging in the systematic collection and analysis of data about law abiding citizens is more than understandable, the fact is that people in this age of the Internet freely share huge amounts of personal information on a daily basis, and doing so puts them at risk. We freely share details of our lives, our travels, information about our children, our extended family, about our business, our employers, our Web browsing and shopping habits, our medical condition – all data that falls under the definition of Personally Identifiable Information (PII).
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Knowing, Doing, and Denial in Information Security A few years back, I knew a guy who had a mole on his forehead, which started to grow and change shape. As a survivor of melanoma, I know this is not a good thing.
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The Web’s dark markets are not enough for some it appears, as a botnet marketer has started selling services on Facebook. Malware Pusher Cocky Enough To Sell Wares On Facebook
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The Cocoon Blog / New Blog: Five Tips For Safer Online Banking - During the spring of 2013 (and it is right around the cyber corner), "Darkhat" VorVzakone plans to target the customers of 30 U.S. banks.
That Really Cool App You Put on Your Smart Phone is Probably Collecting All Sorts of Information – and You Don’t Even Know It A few weeks ago I warned that mobile applications may not behave the way that users expect them to.
Wikipedia describes ransomware as a class of malware which restricts access to the computer system that it infects, and demands a ransom be paid to the creator of the malware in order for the restriction to be removed. Ransomware, a growing threat in the U.S.…
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Do you have a Windows computer currently in use or an old box that accepts Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP)? Most enterprises do allow RDP, so the client box can connect to a remote host computer. Do you allow RDP connections? Cybercrime service sells hacked Fortune 500 access
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