Secret Service Warns About Chip Swapping Credit Card Scam

The EMV chip has make credit card fraud harder, but credit card fraudsters are taking an interesting new twist.  By intercepting new credit cards in the mail, they are stealing the new chip off the card and replacing it with an old, dead chip, before resealing the envelope and sending it on to the recipient.  The new chip is glued on to a fake card.  When the recipient activates the new card, the stolen chip is activated, and the theives ...

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New Four Step Attack Installs a Keylogger

We have talked about new Office document exploits that don’t require macros to run.  Here is a new one with more twists and turns than a mountain road.  Trustwave has reported instances of a new attack that starts as a spam or phishing email with a Word document (.DOCX) attachment.  Open the Word document and it will call out for another document download, this one in Rich Text ...

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Password Spraying is a New Type of Brute Force Attack

Password spraying is a new password exploit that is being used effectively against larger networks.  It’s become enough of a problem to merit an alert from US-CERT entitled TA18-086A: Brute Force Attacks Conducted by Cyber ActorsHere’s how it works.

Typically, in a traditional brute-force password attack, the password cracking software runs a long list of every possible password against a system.  In ...

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