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The Krebs on Security news feed typically updates with just one or two stories per day. Some days have no updates. This feed is often mixed with Darknet and Dark Reading.

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Name+DOB+SSN=FAFSA Data Gold Mine

Published on 24th November, 2017, 12:55 PM

KrebsOnSecurity has sought to call attention to online services which expose sensitive consumer data if the user knows a handful of static details about a person that are broadly for sale in the cybercrime underground, such as name, date of birth, and Social Security Number. Perhaps the most eye-opening example of this is on display at, the Web site set up by the U.S. Department of Education for anyone interested in applying for federal student financial aid.

Correcting the Record on vDOS Prosecutions

Published on 21st November, 2017, 1:11 PM

KrebsOnSecurity recently featured a story about a New Mexico man who stands accused of using the now-defunct vDOS attack-for-hire service to hobble the Web sites of several former employers. That piece stated that I wasn't aware of any other prosecutions related to vDOS customers, but as it happens there was a prosecution in the United Kingdom earlier this year of a man who's admitted to both using and helping to administer vDOS. Here's a look at some open-source clues that may have led to the U.K. man's arrest.

Fund Targets Victims Scammed Via Western Union

Published on 20th November, 2017, 2:25 PM

If you, a friend or loved one lost money in a scam involving Western Union, some or all of those funds may be recoverable thanks to a more than half-billion dollar program set up by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. 

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