Category: Identity theft

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 […]

Cyber-crime, Identity theft

FTC Reports Over $118 Million in Losses Due to Coronavirus-Related Fraud

August 26, 2020

Via: Hot for Security

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has received over 175,000 consumer reports related to Covid-19 scams, totaling a whopping $118.81 million in losses. So far, the top fraud reports relate to: Online shopping, with 26,792 […]

Cyber-crime, Identity theft

How Can Enterprises Protect Personally Identifiable Information?

August 24, 2020

Via: Security Intelligence

With data breaches often appearing in the news, customers and enterprise leaders alike may be concerned that the enterprise isn’t doing enough to protect customers’ personally identifiable infomation (PII). As today’s chaotic economy makes for a hungry threat landscape, what […]

Cyber-crime, Identity theft

Deep Dive into Synthetic Identity Fraud

July 13, 2020

Via: Hot for Security

The fraud landscape is evolving and, as the world becomes increasingly digital, so do the criminals. From petty schemes to high-class social engineering strategies, fraudsters cash out on billions each year. Creating a fake identity The FTC calls synthetic identity […]

Access control, Cyber-crime, Identity theft, Security

Microsoft Boosts Protections for US AccountGuard Users

June 22, 2020

Via: Security Week

Part of Microsoft’s Defending Democracy Program, AccountGuard was introduced in 2018 to “protect organizations that underpin democracy from cyberattacks.” Initially available to candidates for federal, state and local office in the United States and their campaigns, the service has since […]

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

Man Accused of Hacking University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Gets Arrested

June 19, 2020

Via: Security Week

The man, Justin Sean Johnson, aka “TDS” and “DS,” 29, was indicted on charges of conspiracy, wire fraud and aggravated identity and is believed to have sold exfiltrated personally identifiable information (PII) and W-2 information on the dark web. Johnson […]

Cyber-crime, Identity theft

Your Hacked Facebook Account Goes for $75 on the Dark Web

June 18, 2020

Via: Hot for Security

A new report from Privacy Affairs says that cybercriminals on the Dark Web will pay on average $1,000 for a full range of stolen documents and account details that enable them to conduct sure-fire identity theft. Your hacked Facebook account […]

Cyber-crime, Identity theft, Phishing

Extended Tax Season in the US Spurs Additional Concerns for Identity Theft and Tax-Related Fraud

June 17, 2020

Via: Hot for Security

Fraudsters often stay ahead of the game, using every trick in the book to catch citizens off guard and steal millions of dollars in hard-earned money, and personal information each year. Although scammers are a year-round threat, the extended tax […]

Cyber-crime, Identity theft

U.S. Secret Service Exposes Unemployment Benefits Scam by Overseas Fraud Ring

May 18, 2020

Via: Hot for Security

The latest memo from the U.S. Secret Service reveals that overseas criminals are registering for unemployment claims using stolen Social Security numbers and personally identifiable information (PII). Unemployment benefit scams are not unique, but the Coronavirus pandemic has given fraudsters […]