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The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is warning organizations in the financial sector about an increase in botnet-launched credential stuffing attacks.  Many of these attacks, which target APIs, are being fed by billions of stolen credentials leaked over the last several years. 

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Credential stuffing is a type of cyberattack where stolen account credentials typically consisting of lists of usernames and/or email addresses and the corresponding passwords are used to gain unauthorized acces

8011196853?profile=RESIZE_400xThroughout the USA, State and County election computer networks are still vulnerable to cyber-attacks and Election Day is only 29 days.  In a little-noticed episode in 2016, an unusual number of voters in Riverside, California, complained that they were turned away at the polls during the primary because their voter registration information had been changed.

The Riverside County district attorney, Mike Hestrin, investigated and determined that the voter records of dozens of people had been tampe

7160159699?profile=RESIZE_180x180A previously unreported Fancy Bear campaign indicates APT28 has persisted for well over a year and indicates that the notorious group has broadened its focus.   Hackers from Russia’s GRU military intelligence agency, Units 26165 and 74455, aka Fancy Bear/APT28, have deep interests and experience in decryption, hacking, and dissemination of stolen information.  These two units have carried out many of the most aggressive acts of hacking in history that have included destructive worms, blackouts,

7060752264?profile=RESIZE_400xThe United States, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has issued a warning to air travelers to be suspicious of bogus US airport websites and WiFi networks when booking flights online.   FBI analysts are aware of the recent creation of a number of websites trick users into thinking the sites are real.  These spoofed domains, which grow increasingly sophisticated as cyber-criminals hone their skills for mimicry, posed a real threat for travelers, airports, and the aviation industry as a whole.

6244931697?profile=RESIZE_400x2020, a year that will be remembered for many reasons.  Stories will be told to children and grandchildren of when we all had to wear face masks, stand 6 feet apart, there were no sports, and where people were not permitted to hug or shake hands.  Then there was the next economic collapse and subsequent worldwide insurrection.  For those who hunt cybercriminals and attempt to expose criminal and state-sponsored hacking operations and techniques, the blurring of the lines between what constitutes

4248175712?profile=RESIZE_710xWe all need some good news on the “new” COVID-19 Cyber Front.  The FBI has delivered the good news this past week.  During these first weeks of the “New Normal” during the worldwide Corona Virus pandemic, more and more employees are working from home with limited cyber threat protections or training.  Taking down a Crime as a Service (CaaS) web store off the Internet is fantastic news.  This past week, the FBI seized the domain of Deer.io, which federal prosecutors say served as a clearinghouse

4215815511?profile=RESIZE_710xDuring these current and uncertain times, who can you trust for updated, reliable and virus free information on the Coronavirus?  A safe reliable source is InfraGard.  InfraGard National is an FBI-affiliated nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening national security, community resilience and the foundation of American life.  InfraGard is one of the FBI’s longest-running outreach programs and its largest public/private partnership, with over 60,000 members representing 77 InfraGard chapt

3859747658?profile=RESIZE_710xThe FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) published its 2019 Internet Crime Report which stated that cybercrime was behind individual and business losses of $3.5 billion, represented by 467,361 reported complaints received last year.  Under the subsection titled: “Reported Complaints,” many individuals and businesses did not report their losses and this dollar amount of losses is under reported.  IC3 says that it has received 4,883,231 complaints since its inception in May 2000, with an av

2856985791?profile=RESIZE_710xOur friends at the US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Office of Private Sector, has recently provided information to private sector partners regarding criminals posing as technology support representatives to obtain personal and financial information. 

The culprits gain the trust from victims by impersonating a representative from a legitimate or an illegitimate technology company. They mislead the victims by offering computer services to resolve a range of computer security and operations issu