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58 Million Email Addresses Stolen, New Mobile Malware, Contactless Payment Cards Vulnerability and more | TWIC - November 8, 2014

Posted by Lindsey Havens on Nov 8, '14


Each week, the PhishLabs team posts The Week in Cybercrime (TWIC) to recap noteworthy cybercrime articles and reports (open source).

  • Phishing scams likely after 53 million email addresses stolen in security breach (PhishLabs)
    After Home Depot’s massive data breach earlier this year the company is warning consumers to be on guard against phishing scams. 

  • Feds Arrest Alleged ‘Silk Road 2′ Admin, Seize Servers (KrebsonSecurity)
    Federal prosecutors in New York today announced the arrest and charging of a San Francisco man they say ran the online drug bazaar and black market known as Silk Road 2.0. In conjunction with the arrest, U.S. and European authorities have jointly seized control over the servers that hosted Silk Road 2.0 marketplace.

  • 158 new malware created EVERY MINUTE (The Register) 
    Malware monitors PandaLabs says 227,747 new malware samples are released every day. The findings from its recent survey found 20 million samples were created in the third quarter of 2014. Three quarters of infections were trojans while only 9 percent were viruses and 4 percent worms.

  • New Apple-focused malware uses Macs to infect iPhones (c|net)
    A new kind of malicious software strikes at Mac OS X and iPhone users in China, according to a just-released security report. 

  • Home Depot: 53 Million E-mails Stolen (BankInfoSecurity)
    On Nov. 6, Home Depot offered an update to the findings of its data breach investigation, saying that, in addition to 56 million cards being compromised, approximately 53 million e-mail addresses were also taken.

  • Hackers Can Steal $999,999.99 from Visa Contactless Payment Cards (TheHackerNews)
    Security researchers from Newcastle University in the UK have found a way to steal larger amounts of money from people's pockets using just a mobile phone, due to a security glitch Visa’s contactless payment cards.

  • Google Study Finds Email Scams Are More Effective Than You'd Expect (Huffington Post)
    You know those weird emails that try to trick you into handing over your information? Turns out they work way better than you'd expect, according to a new study from Google and the University of California, San Diego.

Topics: Phishing, Malware, Vulnerability, The Week in Cybercrime, Account Takeover, Data Breach

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