• img December 29, 2017

Kansas Man Killed In ‘SWATting’ Attack

A 28-year-old Kansas man was shot and killed by police officers on the evening of Dec. 28 after someone fraudulently reported a hostage situation ongoing at his home. The false report was the latest in a dangerous hoax known as “swatting,” wherein the perpetrator falsely reports a dangerous situation at an address with the goal […]

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  • img December 29, 2017

Happy 8th Birthday, KrebsOnSecurity!

Eight years ago today I set aside my Washington Post press badge and became an independent here at KrebsOnSecurity.com. What a wild ride it has been. Thank you all, Dear Readers, for sticking with me and for helping to build a terrific community. This past year KrebsOnSecurity published nearly 160 stories, generating more than 11,000 […]

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  • img December 28, 2017

Code Used in Zero Day Huawei Router Attack Made Public

Researchers warn of copycat type attacks as exploit code used in Mirai variant goes public.   This post was originally published on https://threatpost.com/feed/. https://blacklakesecurity.com/code-used-in-zero-day-huawei-router-attack-made-public/

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  • img December 28, 2017

4 Years After Target, the Little Guy is the Target

Dec. 18 marked the fourth anniversary of this site breaking the news about a breach at Target involving some 40 million customer credit and debit cards. It has been fascinating in the years since that epic intrusion to see how organized cyber thieves have shifted from targeting big box retailers to hacking a broad swath […]

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  • img December 27, 2017

Leaky RootsWeb Server Exposes Some Ancestry.com User Data

Ancestry.com closes parts of its community-driven genealogy site RootsWeb as it investigates a leaky server that exposed thousands of passwords, email addresses and usernames to the public internet.   This post was originally published on https://threatpost.com/feed/. https://blacklakesecurity.com/leaky-rootsweb-server-exposes-some-ancestry-com-user-data/

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