Annual Protest Raises $250K to Cure Krebs

For the second year in a row, denizens of a large German-language online forum have donated more than USD $250,000 to cancer research organizations in protest of a story KrebsOnSecurity published in 2018 that unmasked the creators of Coinhive, a now-defunct cryptocurrency mining service that was massively abused by cybercriminals. Krebs is translated as “cancer” […]

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10 Ways to Help Your Family Break Bad Tech Habits

A new study from Pew Research confirms our collective hunch that 95% of teens now report they have a smartphone and that 45% of teens now say they are always online. No shock there. The finding that is far more worrisome? That despite this dramatic digital shift over the past decade, parents are divided on […]

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Man Behind Fatal ‘Swatting’ Gets 20 Years

Tyler Barriss, a 26-year-old California man who admitted making a phony emergency call to police in late 2017 that led to the shooting death of an innocent Kansas resident, has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison. Tyler Barriss, in an undated selfie. Barriss has admitted to his role in the Kansas man’s death, […]

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Scroll-Linked Animations

1. Introduction This specification defines mechanisms for driving the progress of an animation based on the scroll progress of a scroll container. 1.1. Relationship to other specifications Web Animations [WEB-ANIMATIONS-1] defines an abstract conceptual model for animations on the Web platform, with elements of the model including animations and their timelines, and associated programming interfaces. […]

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A Month After 2 Million Customer Cards Sold Online, Buca di Beppo Parent Admits Breach

On Feb. 21, 2019, KrebsOnSecurity contacted Italian restaurant chain Buca di Beppo after discovering strong evidence that two million credit and debit card numbers belonging to the company’s customers were being sold in the cybercrime underground. Today, Buca’s parent firm announced it had remediated a 10-month breach of its payment systems at dozens of restaurants, […]

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Huawei P30 Pro camera demo: Zooming in on Paris

Paris, France — Huawei’s splashy launch of its flagship P30 and P30 Pro phones revealed devices that have improved on the cutting-edge technology displayed in the company’s Mate 20 series, released last fall. We have already reported on many of the speeds and feeds, which were announced at a preview event in New York City […]

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NDSU Offers Nation’s First Ph.D. in Cybersecurity Education

The new program focuses on training university-level educators in cybersecurity. Solutions to the cybersecurity skills shortage tend to focus on those who need training, but a new program from North Dakota State University tackles the issue from a different direction: it offers a focus on cybersecurity education within its computer science Ph.D. program. The goal […]

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Toyota Customer Information Exposed in Data Breach

The attackers hit dealer sales systems in Japan, according to the automaker. Toyota Motor Corp. dealerships in Japan were hit with a cyberattack earlier this month in which information on 3 million of the carmakers’ customers was stolen. The hack hit Toyota Sales Holdings Inc., a subsidiary of Toyota Motor in Japan, and its affiliates. […]

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