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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 […]


Cyber-crime, Email security, Identity theft

Vendor Email Compromise is Latest Identity Deception Attack

November 5, 2019

Via: Security Week

Identity deception attacks continue to grow, but the type of attack seems to be changing. During Q3, 2019, phishing campaigns impersonating brands dropped by 6% over the previous quarter. Attacks impersonating individuals, however, increased by 10%. The drop in brand […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft, Mobile, Mobile security

Some Banks Drop Fingerprint Authentication for Samsung Galaxy S10 Users after Gel Cover Hack

October 22, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

Following reports that a simple gel cover can let people bypass fingerprint authentication on Samsung Galaxy S10 phones, a few banking institutions disabled the fingerprint authentication on their apps for this model. A recent Android Police report said the UK’s […]


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 […]