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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 […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft

FTC Launches New Fraud Reporting Tool for US Consumers

October 26, 2020

Via: Hot for Security

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has launched a new cyber-fraud reporting platform, where consumers can easily report fraud, scams or bad business practices. As fraud has surged during the pandemic, the consumer protection agency has created ReportFraud.ftc.gov, a user-friendly […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft

BBB Warns of Health Insurance Open Enrollment Scams

October 19, 2020

Via: Hot for Security

With health insurance open enrollment season just around the corner, US consumers preparing to change or add to their health coverage should watch out for scammers, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) warns. According to the consumer protection organization, fraudsters call […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft

What happens when your identity is stolen?

October 16, 2020

Via: Panda Security

You’ve probably heard many times before that malware can be used to commit identity theft. You may also already know that identity theft is about criminals collecting enough personal information to fool people and computer systems into thinking they are […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft

Twitter Removes Iran-Linked Accounts Aimed at Disrupting U.S. Presidential Debate

October 1, 2020

Via: Security Week

The accounts, the social media platform reveals, were removed after the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) alerted it on the suspicious activity. “Based on intel provided by the @FBI, last night we removed approximately 130 accounts that appeared to originate […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft

Shopify Discloses Insider Threat Incident

September 23, 2020

Via: Security Week

According to Shopify, the two employees used their permissions to access customer transactional records from some merchants. The company says less than 200 merchants are impacted by the incident and they have all been notified. The exposed merchant customer data […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft, Network security, Security

New US digital identity legislation promises more secure verification

September 17, 2020

Via: CSO Online

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to socially distance and do whatever we can digitally and remotely. For IT professionals, the pandemic likely brought a lot of unplanned headaches and long hours to ensure their organizations could remain securely operational […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft

Content fraud takes a bite out of brand reputation

September 9, 2020

Via: CSO Online

Organizations that allow users and third parties to list products and services, post reviews, classifieds and other content on their ecommerce, mobile and social media platforms have become major targets for scammers looking to steal credentials, take over accounts and […]