Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#2073 Spammers expose their entire operation through bad backups
This is the story of how River City Media (RCM), Alvin Slocombe, and Matt Ferris, accidentally exposed their entire operation to the public after failing to properly configure their Rsync backups.

The data from this well-known, but slippery spamming operation, was discovered by Chris Vickery, a security researcher for MacKeeper and shared with Salted Hash, Spamhaus, as well as relevant law enforcement agencies.

While security practitioners are familiar with spammers and their methods, this story afforded Salted Hash with a rare opportunity to look behind the curtain and view their day-to-day operations.
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#2075 LeakedSource clone pops up on Russian domain
#2074 This hard drive will self destruct. Data-wiping malware targets Europe
#2073 Spammers expose their entire operation through bad backups
#2072 SHA1 collision attack can serve backdoored torrents to track down pirates
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