Brian Krebs InfoSec links May 23, 2014

Teen Arrested for 30+ Swattings, Bomb Threats - Brian Krebs - Krebs on Security

Canadian teen is arrested for making fraudulent emergency calls. These emergency calls involve things like “phony bomb threats” and “swatting” which as Krebs puts is, “a hoax in which the perpetrator spoofs a call about a hostage situation or other violent crime.” If you’ve been reading Krebs, you’ll know that this isn’t anything new to him and that this particular teen actually attempted to swat him twice.

'Blackshades' Trojan Users Had It Coming - Brian Krebs - Krebs on Security

Blackshades is a, “password-stealing Trojan horse program designed to infect computers throughout the world to spy on victims through their web cameras, steal files and account information, and log victims’ key strokes.” You could buy the program for as low as $40 in the US. If you did purchase and use this piece of software, you might be getting a visit from the FBI soon.

eBay Urges Password Changes After Breach - Brian Krebs - Krebs on Security

You’re going to want to change your password, if you have an eBay account. There is no “indication” that anyones information has been used maliciously, however, employee credentials were compromised and “customers’ name, encrypted passwords, email address, physical address, phone numbers and date of birth” were compromised.