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Category: Identity theft


Cyber-crime, Identity theft

Daixin Ransomware Gang Steals 5 Million AirAsia Passengers’ and Employees’ Data

November 21, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

The cybercrime group called Daixin Team has leaked sample data belonging to AirAsia, a Malaysian low-cost airline, on its data leak portal. The development comes a little over a week after the company fell victim to a ransomware attack on […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft

Ransomware Group Threatens to Leak Data Stolen From Car Parts Giant Continental

November 4, 2022

Via: Security Week

On its Tor-based leak website, the group says all files — the exact quantity of data or its type is not being specified — will be published on November 4, three hours after the publication of this article. Continental did […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft

Group indicted for breaching CPA, tax preparation firms via stolen credentials

November 2, 2022

Via: Help Net Security

United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces the partial unsealing of an indictment charging eight individuals with Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) conspiracy. Four have also been charged with wire fraud conspiracy and aggravated identity theft. If convicted, each […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft

New York Emergency Services Provider Says Patient Data Stolen in Ransomware Attack

September 20, 2022

Via: Security Week

The personal information of roughly 320,000 individuals was compromised following a ransomware attack at New York-based ambulance services provider Empress EMS (Emergency Medical Services). Founded in 1985 and located in Yonkers, the organization provides emergency transportation services, as well as […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft

Cisco Data Breach Attributed to Lapsus$ Ransomware Group

September 12, 2022

Via: Dark Reading

A month after confirming its systems were breached, networking giant Cisco reported that the attack was a failed ransomware attempt conducted on behalf of the Lapsus$ group. The cybercriminals obtained access to Cisco’s systems with a social engineering attack that […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft

84% of organizations experienced an identity-related breach in the past 18 months

July 28, 2022

Via: Help Net Security

60% of IT security decision makers believe their overall security strategy does not keep pace with the threat landscape, and that they are either lagging behind (20%), treading water (13%), or merely running to keep up (27%), according to a […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft

Why firms need to harness identity management before it spirals into an identity crisis

July 25, 2022

Via: Help Net Security

Digital transformation is at the top of every organization’s agenda today. But while it is easy to make bold, forward-looking plans on paper, the reality of implementing digitalization can be slow and frustrating work. Many organizations are deeply entrenched in legacy […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft

WhatsApp warns users: Fake versions of WhatsApp are trying to steal your personal info

July 13, 2022

Via: Malwarebytes

App stores do whatever they can to try and prevent bogus programs making it onto the storefront. While the majority of apps on legitimate stores are likely safe, rogues do get through. To avoid the hassle of dodging safety checks, […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft

Who are the best fraud fighters?

July 13, 2022

Via: Help Net Security

Seasoned fraud expert PJ Rohall has recently become the new Head of Fraud Strategy & Education at SEON. In this Help Net Security interview, he talks about how he entered the industry, about the evolving fraud landscape, and offers advice […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft

Attackers are using deepfakes to snag remote IT jobs

July 5, 2022

Via: Help Net Security

Malicious individuals are using stolen personally identifiable information (PII) and voice and video deepfakes to try to land remote IT, programming, database and software-related jobs, the FBI has warned last week. The increasing malicious use of deepfakes Deepfakes are synthetic […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft

Argyle partners with Ping Identity to help customers protect against fraud

July 1, 2022

Via: Help Net Security

Argyle announced a new integration with Ping Identity, the intelligent identity solution for the enterprise. The partnership will integrate Argyle into PingOne DaVinci’s no-code identity orchestration service, enhancing Know Your Customer (KYC) and fraud detection through the use of payroll […]


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

The FBI has busted a major online criminal database selling millions of user details

June 8, 2022

Via: TechRadar

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has taken down an underground marketplace that was used to sell personally identifiable information on US citizens. Together with the Department of Justice (DoJ), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the police force of […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft

Pandemic-related identity fraud: How serious is it?

June 8, 2022

Via: Help Net Security

The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) and LexisNexis Risk Solutions have released the Pandemic-Related Identity Fraud Crime Victim Impacts Report, which shows how individuals and government agencies have been impacted since 2020 by an unprecedented wave of government benefits identity […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft

Why you should worry about medical ID theft

June 7, 2022

Via: Help Net Security

With the pandemic still showing no signs of stopping, healthcare organizations are continuing to be an interesting target for cybercriminals. How is this affecting patients? Medical identity theft can be costly. When medical identity theft targets insurance providers or government […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft

ForgeRock Autonomous Access prevents identity-based cyber attacks and fraud

May 12, 2022

Via: Help Net Security

ForgeRock introduced ForgeRock Autonomous Access, a new solution that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to prevent identity-based cyber attacks and fraud. The new solution monitors login requests in real-time to block malicious attempts, adds authentication steps for anomalous behaviors, and streamlines […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft

Fraudsters answer security questions better than customers

April 26, 2022

Via: Help Net Security

Pindrop released a report uncovering how companies might be accidentally inviting fraud, threat mongers from the dark web and bad actors better prepared to pass authentication. Data dealers are growing more sophisticated, offering more service, more details, and more organized […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft

“Free easter chocolate basket” is a social media scam after your personal details

April 4, 2022

Via: Malwarebytes

Holidays inspire fraudsters and scammers to create timely and effective ways to string people along and get them to give up either their money or their personal information. This is the case in this chocolate-themed scam. Cadbury UK has issued […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft

Over 200 Malicious NPM Packages Caught Targeting Azure Developers

March 24, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

A new large scale supply chain attack has been observed targeting Azure developers with no less than 218 malicious NPM packages with the goal of stealing personal identifiable information. “After manually inspecting some of these packages, it became apparent that […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft

Look out for identity theft and fraud crimes as tax season begins

March 3, 2022

Via: Help Net Security

Now more than ever, life happens online. But, with greater connectedness comes enhanced risk. Millions of Americans fall victim to identity theft and fraud each year, resulting in billions of dollars in losses. “In today’s digitally connected world, cyber fraud […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft, Phishing

Meta Sues Two Nigerians Who Lured Facebook Users to Phishing Sites

February 10, 2022

Via: Security Week

Between March 2020 and October 2021, the social media giant says, the two individuals – Arafat Eniola Arowokoko and Arowokoko Afeez Opeyemi – lured Facebook and Instagram users to phishing websites in an attempt to harvest credentials and compromise their […]