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Cyber-crime, Identity theft

Department of Justice goes after scammers exploiting Coronavirus pandemic

April 2, 2020

Via: Hot for Security

Due to the troublesome spread of coronavirus-themed scams and malware attacks, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) launched a nationwide campaign to detect, inhibit and punish any fraudulent or malicious online activity. “It is essential that the Department of Justice […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft

Identity fraud: Protecting your customers from the new kids in town

April 1, 2020

Via: Help Net Security

It’s one thing to have your credit card stolen, but your identity is a whole other ball game. The worst thing is, it’s a lot more common than you’d think. Identity fraud affects around one in 15 people in the […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft

How to protect your online streaming accounts from cybercriminals?

March 23, 2020

Via: Help Net Security

Have you secured your streaming services’ accounts? Are you sure someone else, unbeknown to you, isn’t using them as well? As people around the world are being asked to remain in their homes due to the coronavirus pandemic, many are […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft

US defense IT agency says data breach may have affected 200,000 people

February 24, 2020

Via: Hot for Security

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), which handles IT and telecommunications support for the White House and U.S. military troops, has disclosed a data breach that may have affected 200,000 people between May and July 2019. According to a letter […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft, Mobile, Privacy protection

Senator calls for dedicated US data protection agency

February 17, 2020

Via: Naked Security

The US needs a data protection agency of its own, and Kirsten Gillibrand wants to be the one that makes it happen. Gillibrand, the US senator for New York, released the call to action last week. She announced draft legislation […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft

Cyberattack on a Major Bank Would Have Ripple Effect: Study

January 17, 2020

Via: DataBreach Today

A cyberattack targeting one of the largest banks in the U.S. that stops the processing of payments likely would have a major ripple effect throughout the financial system, according to a new report from the Federal Reserve Bank of New […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft, Network security

All Wawa Convenience Stores Infected with Credit Card-Stealing Malware

December 20, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

The malware was discovered in Wawa’s payment processing servers, and it’s believed that all convenience store locations were affected. The stolen information includes names and credit card numbers, among other data. Wawa CEO Chris Gheysens said that all of the […]


Identity theft

New account fraud has more than doubled since 2014

December 16, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

New account fraud increased 27.8% worldwide YTD in 2019, compared to full-year 2018 results, and more than 100% compared to 2014 levels, Jumio reveals. Surprisingly, attempted new account fraud was 19% less during the Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend (compared to […]


Identity theft

Evaluating cyber risk during the holiday season

November 15, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Fears of data loss, identity theft and fraud are leaving American consumers on edge this holiday season, and they’re prepared to hold their financial institution responsible for the damages. This is according to a new study released by Terbium Labs, […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft, Network security, Security

6 Tips to Spot Online Scams this Shopping Season, and 9 Ways to Stop them:

November 8, 2019

Via: Zone Alarm

Singles’ Day, or “Worlds Shopping Day”, marks the start of the November shopping season, followed by Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. Shoppers from all across the globe participate in this purchasing craze, with a drastically growing number of consumers […]