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Independent investigative journalist. Writes about cybercrime. Author of 'Spam Nation', a NYT bestseller. Wrote for The Washington Post '95-'09

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updated thursday s story about the wipro breach to include comment from multiple firms similarly targeted two
Updated Thursday's story about the Wipro breach to include comment from multiple firms similarly targeted. Two of the targets said they'd had employees phished but that they responded to the incidents before the attackers could do more damage. https://t.co/YC0WE74dhe
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thanks kate there s no doubt we need better systems in place to identify people who have the skills and procli
@securitybrew @x6b69636b62616eT @MalwareTechBloghanks, Kate. There's no doubt we need better systems in place to identify people who have the skills and proclivities to be good at security at a much younger age. Probably just before the pre-teen age. If we can ID those people and steer them toward good it's a win for everyone
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marcus hutchins has pleaded guilty to two criminal charges of authoring selling distributing the kronos bankin
Marcus @MalwareTechBlog Hutchins has pleaded guilty to two criminal charges of authoring, selling, distributing the Kronos banking trojan and a related malware strain. https://t.co/qK0dRA0Sip My deep dive on Hutchins' past, from 2017: https://t.co/XvS0RSbgmP
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the same attackers who broke into indian outsourcing giant wipro last month also likely targeted competitors i
The same attackers who broke into Indian outsourcing giant Wipro last month also likely targeted competitors Infosys and Cognizant, along with a number of retail, financial and consulting companies https://t.co/bFwrdeHpHx The attackers seem focused on gift card fraud.
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for real experian wants you to nominate it for cyber risk awards in 4 categories what crazy fresh hell bs is t
For real: Experian wants you to nominate it for cyber risk awards in 4 categories! What crazy fresh hell bs is this? Is there a way to vote *against* Experian winning anything ever in regards to "cyber"?
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oh look here it appears many of the subdomains tied to the iocs in the wipro breach resolve back to king serve
Oh look here! It appears many of the subdomains tied to the IoCs in the Wipro breach resolve back to King Servers in Russia. These guys go waaaaay back.https://t.co/aIC9kujhzJ
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it seems that some of the subdomains in the iocs related to the wipro breach point to the ip 18515983 24 and v
It seems that some of the subdomains in the IoCs related to the Wipro breach point to the IP 185.159.83[.]24 and Virustotal's history points to a number of other targetshttps://t.co/sVO7cU3O8c
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i posted a followup story today on the wipro investigation the newsy bits are toward the end sorry also refere
@gcluley I posted a followup story today on the Wipro investigation (the newsy bits are toward the end, sorry). Also referenced and embedded the original tweet with the audio from the earnings call, so thanks again for that. https://t.co/niQYAJJPmJ
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is 4700 an unusually high number of outstanding linkedin invites that seems like a lot but i don t know what s
Is 4,700+ an unusually high number of outstanding Linkedin invites? That seems like a lot, but I don't know what's normal. Asking for a friend.
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how not to acknowledge a data breach my rant about indian it outsourcing giant s lackluster response to gettin
How not to acknowledge a data breach: https://t.co/niQYAJsevb My rant about Indian IT outsourcing giant #Wipro's lackluster response to getting hacked. Spoiler: This story actually includes a great deal of new information about the breach investigation.

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western union to forfeit 586m to settle charges with us govt over alleged money laundering for human trafficki
Western Union to forfeit $586M to settle charges with US Govt over alleged money laundering for human trafficking https://t.co/BCbliJDtJO
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icymi equifax forced to pull offline a huge database of consumer data guarded only by credentials admin admin
ICYMI, Equifax forced to pull offline a huge database of consumer data guarded only by credentials "admin/admin" https://t.co/qsbcWct4pY
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exclusive facebook stored hundreds of millions of user passwords in plain text for years
Exclusive: Facebook stored hundreds of millions of user passwords in plain text for years https://t.co/1iklirG5Hu
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fun fact cia unit exposed by wikileaks was tasked w crafting cyber response to russia s alleged election meddl
Fun fact: CIA unit exposed by Wikileaks was tasked w/ crafting cyber response to Russia's alleged election meddling https://t.co/3RbYtz2M9M
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i never do this but this is important so please rt if you agree it s not okay for my mobile provider to sell o
I never do this, but this is important so please RT if you agree: It's not okay for my mobile provider to sell or give my mobile device location info to a 3rd party without at least a court order/subpoena. Background: https://t.co/1Qn2PBweoS and https://t.co/8paXnOKyvV
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exclusive breaking the us secret service is quietly alerting banks and atm operators that for the first time e
Exclusive, breaking: The US Secret Service is quietly alerting banks and ATM operators that for the first time ever ATM "Jackpotting" attacks -- designed to empty ATMs of cash via malware and hardware -- have hit ATMs in the United States https://t.co/PcpnZ8owFJ
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exclusive multiple sources now say indian it outsourcing giant is in the throes of dealing with a months long
Exclusive: Multiple sources now say Indian IT outsourcing giant @Wipro is in the throes of dealing with a months-long breach in which intruders were seen using the company's networks to attack and probe customer systems https://t.co/02WkdkU0UE
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bring on the bots and sock puppet accounts amazing how a tweet about putin always engenders defensive response
Bring on the bots and sock puppet accounts. Amazing how a tweet about Putin always engenders defensive responses about Trump.
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who is marcus hutchins the man credited with stopping wannacry and charged w authoring kronos banking trojan
Who Is Marcus Hutchins, the man credited with stopping WannaCry and charged w/ authoring Kronos banking trojan? https://t.co/XvS0RSbgmP
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being in infosec for so long takes its toll i ve come to the conclusion that if you give a data point to a com
Being in infosec for so long takes its toll. I've come to the conclusion that if you give a data point to a company, they will eventually sell it, leak it, lose it or get hacked and relieved of it. There really don't seem to be any exceptions, and it gets depressing.
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