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briankrebs
Independent investigative journalist. Writes about cybercrime. Author of 'Spam Nation', a NYT bestseller. Wrote for The Washington Post '95-'09
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briankrebs 17h
Replying to @mckeay
Send it much further in advance of publication to people whose opinion you value, ask for their take & consider whether the questions you get asked open up lines of inquiry you hadn't investigated enough, or point to faulty assumptions. Their questions should inform your report.
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briankrebs Sep 11
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briankrebs Sep 11
Happy to help if I can. My DMs are open. Thanks.
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Six Word Stories Sep 11
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briankrebs Sep 11
Replying to @NeilPolowin
Yup. To say nothing of the potential hits from taxing authorities.
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Wait, really? Something similar just happened with a payroll company I used to work for about 6 weeks ago.
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briankrebs Sep 11
Replying to @gekort
Thanks. This should be resolved now. If not, Shift+Refresh should do it.
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briankrebs Sep 11
NY cloud payroll provider MyPayrollHR abruptly closes up shop, diverts $35 million in payroll, tax payments to its own account. Employees at thousands of companies that used the service dinged for 1-2 payroll payments. Meanwhile, the CEO has vanished
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Orin Kerr Sep 9
BIG NEWS: 9th Circuit holds that scraping a public website likely does not violate the CFAA, even after website owner prohibits with a cease-and-desist letter; language strongly suggests CFAA only applies to bypassing authentication. Blog post up soon.
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briankrebs Sep 9
Secret Service investigates breach of IT contractor that serves as prime contractor for 20+ US Govt agencies, including DHS. Access to contractor's systems was being sold on cybercrime forum.
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briankrebs Sep 9
Replying to @seibert_rich
Hi Rich. My DMs are open if you want to send me something.
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briankrebs Sep 6
An interview with Sergei "Flycracker" Vovnenko on his cybercrime career. For more context on Fly, see via
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briankrebs Sep 5
Replying to @startswithv
These people prey on individuals who are looking for work-at-home jobs or part time work. They string you along for weeks doing menial stuff, and then eventually will tell you it's time to process some payments, or send them some money, etc.
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briankrebs Sep 5
Replying to @startswithv
Seems like a pretty typical money mule recruitment operation. Hope he didn't buy any of the stuff they told him to. I've written countless stories about these scams. Perhaps it's time to revisit them.
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Twitter Support Sep 4
We’re temporarily turning off the ability to Tweet via SMS, or text message, to protect people’s accounts.
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briankrebs Sep 3
"Satori" IoT botnet operator Kenneth Schuchman pleads guilty. Satori grew to 100,000 infected systems, with improved versions of the botnet compromising as many as 700,000 IoT devices over 15 months. Admitted "swatting" one of his alleged co-conspirators
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briankrebs Sep 3
Haven't we seen this movie before?
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briankrebs Sep 2
Exclusive: Feds allege 4 employees of email marketing firm Adconion (now Amobee) hijacked IP addresses for spamming. This 10-count criminal indictment is apparently the Part 1 of a larger investigation into the company's email marketing practices
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briankrebs Sep 1
Excellent work, Jan, and very timely. TL:DR ~USD $30 million worth of hijacked or squatted IP space taken from African entities. Lots more news coming in this space soon. Happy to have been useful for your story.
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briankrebs Aug 31
A SIM PIN wouldn't do anything to prevent a fraudulent SIM swap. Also, that graphic is not accurate. *VERY* few cases of fraudulent SIM swapping involve the attackers going into a mobile store. Read more at Busting SIM Swappers and SIM Swap Myths:
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