In-depth security news and investigation
  1. Who’s Behind the RevCode WebMonitor RAT?

    The owner of a Swedish company behind a popular remote administration tool (RAT) implicated in thousands of malware attacks shares the same name as a Swedish man who pleaded guilty in 2015 to co-creating the Blackshades RAT, a similar product that was used to infect more than half a million computers with malware, KrebsOnSecurity has learned.
  2. Marcus “MalwareTech” Hutchins Pleads Guilty to Writing, Selling Banking Malware

    Marcus Hutchins, a 24-year-old blogger and malware researcher arrested in 2017 for allegedly authoring and selling malware designed to steal online banking credentials, has pleaded guilty to criminal charges of conspiracy and to making, selling or advertising illegal wiretapping devices.
  3. Wipro Intruders Targeted Other Major IT Firms

    The criminals responsible for launching phishing campaigns that netted dozens of employees and more than 100 computer systems last month at Wipro, India's third-largest IT outsourcing firm, also appear to have targeted a number of other competing providers, including Infosys and Cognizant -- two other large technology consulting companies, new evidence suggests.
  4. How Not to Acknowledge a Data Breach

    I'm not a huge fan of stories about stories, or those that explore the ins and outs of reporting a breach. But occasionally it seems necessary to publish such accounts when companies respond to a breach report in such a way that it's crystal clear that they wouldn't know what to do with a breach if it bit them in the nose, let alone festered unmolested in some dark corner of their operations.
  5. Experts: Breach at IT Outsourcing Giant Wipro

    Indian information technology (IT) outsourcing and consulting giant Wipro [NYSE:WIT] is investigating reports from multiple security experts that Wipro's systems have been hacked and are being used to launch attacks against the company's customers, multiple sources tell KrebsOnSecurity. The company has refused to respond to questions about the alleged incident.
  6. ‘Land Lordz’ Service Powers Airbnb Scams

    Scammers who make a living swindling Airbnb.com customers have a powerful new tool at their disposal: A software-as-a-service offering called "Land Lordz," which helps automate the creation and management of fake Airbnb Web sites and the sending of messages to advertise the fraudulent listings.
  7. Android 7.0+ Phones Can Now Double as Google Security Keys

    Google this week made it easier for Android users to enable strong 2-factor authentication (2FA) when logging into Google's various services. The company announced that all phones running Android 7.0 and higher can now be used as Security Keys, an additional authentication layer that helps thwart phishing sites and password theft.
  8. Patch Tuesday Lowdown, April 2019 Edition

    Microsoft today released fifteen software updates to fix more than 70 unique security vulnerabilities in various flavors of its Windows operating systems and supported software, including at least two zero-day bugs. These patches apply to Windows, Internet Explorer (IE) and Edge browsers, Office, Sharepoint and Exchange. Separately, Adobe has issued security updates for Acrobat/Reader and Flash Player.
  9. A Year Later, Cybercrime Groups Still Rampant on Facebook

    Almost exactly one year ago, KrebsOnSecurity reported that a mere two hours of searching turned up more than 100 Facebook groups with some 300,000 members openly advertising services to support all types of cybercrime, including spam, credit card fraud and identity theft. Facebook responded by deleting those groups. Last week, a similar analysis found some 74 cybercrime groups operating openly on Facebook with more than 385,000 members.
  10. Alleged Chief of Romanian ATM Skimming Gang Arrested in Mexico

    An alleged top boss of a Romanian crime syndicate that U.S. authorities say is responsible for deploying card-skimming devices at Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) throughout North America was arrested in Mexico last week on firearms charges. The arrest comes months after the accused allegedly ordered the execution of a former bodyguard who was trying to help U.S. authorities bring down the group's lucrative skimming operations.

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