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Category: Identity theft


Cyber-crime, Identity theft

Former American Express employee under investigation for customers’ data abuse

October 3, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

Authorities launched a criminal investigation on an American Express employee that is suspected to accessed to cardholder information and potentially abused for fraud. Exposed information includes full name, physical and/or billing address, Social Security numbers, birth dates, and the credit […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft

As consumers engage with insurance companies online, new types of digital fraud emerge

September 27, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

As more U.S. consumers use digital platforms when engaging with insurance companies, new fraud challenges are likely to arise for insurance carriers, according to TransUnion and iovation. Among the 10 billion global online transactions iovation screened from Sept. 2018 to […]


Access control, Cyber-crime, Identity theft, Security

Protecting your organization against privileged identity theft

August 14, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

What do the top data breaches of the 21st century have in common? Privileged identity abuse. In these breach instances, well-resourced, external actors were able to gain the credentials of users with access to privileged accounts – such as administrative, […]


Identity theft

How well are healthcare organizations protecting patient information?

July 15, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Healthcare organizations have high levels of confidence in their cybersecurity preparedness despite most of them using only basic user authentication methods in the face of an increasing number of patient identity theft and fraud instances in the marketplace, according to […]


Cyber-crime, Email security, Identity theft, Security

‘Lone Wolf’ Scammer Built a Multifaceted BEC Cybercrime Operation

June 11, 2019

Via: Dark Reading

This wasn’t the first time the chief financial officer of email security vendor Agari had been targeted in a business email compromise (BEC) scam. As with the first incident in August 2018, three months later Agari’s software tool flagged a […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft

Many are seeing the damage of cybercrime and identity theft firsthand

May 30, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

As massive data breaches continue to make international headlines and the Internet is an integral part of our daily lives, consumers are now grasping the risks they face. In a new F-Secure survey, 71% of respondents say they feel that […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft, Malware

Cyber weapons readily available to criminals, researchers warn

May 29, 2019

Via: Computer Weekly

China-based cyber attackers have breached more than 50,000 servers belonging to companies in the healthcare, telecommunications, media and IT sectors using sophisticated attack tools, security researchers warn. The machines were compromised as part of a cyber attack campaign targeting Windows […]


Access control, Application security, Cyber-crime, Identity theft, Network security, Security

A casual approach to workplace communications presents major security risks

April 24, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Workers are comfortable sharing personal, sensitive and confidential information over chat platforms. They practice risky digital habits, and don’t care if their communications are leaked. Symphony Communication Services Workplace Confidential Survey, which polled over 1,500 workers in the U.S. and […]


Access control, Identity theft, Security

Banks continue to prioritize risk management over customer convenience

April 17, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Almost three in four banks in Asia Pacific anticipate that fraud in their country will increase in 2019, according to a recent poll by FICO. Of specific concern are transactions completed when neither the card nor the cardholder is physically […]


Email security, Identity theft, Network security

Cybercriminals Exploit Gmail Feature to Scale Up Attacks

February 6, 2019

Via: Dark Reading

Criminals are taking advantage of Gmail’s ‘dots don’t matter’ feature to set up multiple fraudulent accounts on websites, using variations of the same email address, Agari says. Some cybercriminals are taking advantage of a long-standing feature in Google Gmail designed […]