Category: Identity theft

Cyber-crime, Identity theft

How to Fight Business Email Compromise (BEC) with Email Authentication?

February 22, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

An ever-evolving and rampant form of cybercrime that targets emails as the potential medium to conduct fraud is known as Business Email Compromise. Targeting commercial, government as well as non-profit organizations, BEC can lead to huge amounts of data loss, […]

Application security, Cyber-crime, Identity theft, Security

Solving 5 Challenges of Contact Tracing Apps

February 16, 2021

Via: Security Intelligence

Contact tracing apps are designed to help public health agencies connect the dots by linking confirmed carriers of novel coronavirus to recent, close-proximity interactions. In theory, this creates a protective safety net — a way for countries to manage the […]

Cyber-crime, Data loss, Identity theft, Threats & Malware

Data Breach Exposes 1.6 Million Jobless Claims Filed in the Washington State

February 2, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

The Office of the Washington State Auditor (SAO) on Monday said it’s investigating a security incident that resulted in the compromise of personal information of more than 1.6 million people who filed for unemployment claims in the state in 2020. […]

Cyber-crime, Hacker, Identity theft, Threats & Malware

Cybercriminals Use Vishing to Steal Remote Employee Credentials, the FBI Warns

January 19, 2021

Via: Hot for Security

Cybercriminals use various social engineering attacks to impersonate trusted organizations and steal employee login credentials and sensitive corporate information, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warns. The latest Private Industry Notification (PIN) cautions enterprises and workers about the versatility of […]

Cyber-crime, Identity theft, Phishing

What is Spoofing and How to Prevent a Spoofing Attack

December 29, 2020

Via: Panda Security

Spoofing is a cyberattack that occurs when a scammer is disguised as a trusted source to gain access to important data or information. Spoofing can happen through websites, emails, phone calls, texts, IP addresses and servers. Usually, the main goal […]

Cyber-crime, Identity theft

Breaches: What you should know about them

December 22, 2020

Via: Hot for Security

163.5 million people have been affected by data breaches so far in 2020. Statistics show a 72% increase in accounts compromised due to data breaches. Top 5 major breaches of 2020: Nintendo Data Breach– Nintendo admitted 300,000 accounts had been […]

Cyber-crime, Identity theft, Mobile, Privacy protection

Your Digital Persona at Risk: Around 26 Unique Data Items from Your Digital Footprint Exposed Online

December 15, 2020

Via: Hot for Security

The marks we leave in the digital world create and add to our existing digital footprint every time we connect, post or share information via social media or other online platforms. In many instances, these acts may seem meaningless, with […]

Cyber-crime, Identity theft

Top Security Tips for Online Shopping

November 25, 2020

Via: Radware Blog

With the year’s biggest shopping season upon us, consumers are getting ready to take advantage of enticing discounts and offers from a range of e-commerce websites and applications. Naturally, this is also the peak time of year for fraudsters and […]

Cyber-crime, Identity theft, Mobile, Privacy protection

Finland Drafting New Legislation Following Cyber-Attack on Psychotherapy Center

November 13, 2020

Via: Hot for Security

The government of Finland is responding to a cybersecurity incident disclosed in October that left up to 40,000 Finns at risk of identity theft, fraud and extortion. The widely reported cyber-attack on psychotherapy center Vastaamo last month has convinced Finnish […]

Cyber-crime, Identity theft

DHS Says Voting Systems Not Compromised, Amid Departures at CISA

November 13, 2020

Via: Security Week

The statement comes from the Election Infrastructure Government Coordinating Council (GCC) Executive Committee — which includes the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) — and the Election Infrastructure Sector Coordinating Council (SCC). “When states have close elections, many will recount […]