Category: Identity theft

Cyber-crime, Identity theft

Cybersecurity Awareness: How Much Data Can An Attacker Get From an Employee ID?

October 11, 2021

Via: Security Intelligence

Cyber awareness may seem fairly obvious, but it’s not always. For example, you would never post a photo of your driver’s license on Facebook, right? How about your company ID card? Then there’s that selfie you took at the office. […]

Cyber-crime, Identity theft

Over a billion Facebook users have data sold on the dark web

October 5, 2021

Via: TechRadar

Personally identifiable information (PII) of over 1,5 billion Facebook users is reportedly being sold on a popular underground forum, according to cybersecurity and privacy watchdogs. The data, which has reportedly been collected through web scraping, includes names, emails, phone numbers, […]

Access control, Cyber-crime, Identity theft, Security

Cybercriminals bypass 2FA and OTP with robocalling and Telegram bots

September 29, 2021

Via: CSO Online

Two-factor authentication (2FA) has been widely adopted by online services over the past several years and turning it on is probably the best thing users can do for their online account security. Faced with this additional hurdle that prevents them […]

Cyber-crime, Identity theft, Mobile, Mobile security

How Number Recycling Threatens Your Privacy Online

August 16, 2021

Via: Security Intelligence

There’s a lot to think about when you or your employees get new mobile phones — plans, hardware, cost. But one thing many people don’t think about is number recycling, a common practice among providers. Take a look at how […]

Cyber-crime, Identity theft, Mobile, Mobile security

New Android Malware Uses VNC to Spy and Steal Passwords from Victims

July 29, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

A previously undocumented Android-based remote access trojan (RAT) has been found to use screen recording features to steal sensitive information on the device, including banking credentials, and open the door for on-device fraud. Dubbed “Vultur” due to its use of […]

Cyber-crime, Identity theft

Wear your MASQ! New Device Fingerprint Spoofing Tool Available in Dark Web

June 15, 2021

Via: Security Affairs

The Resecurity® HUNTER unit has identified a new tool available for sale in the Dark Web called MASQ, enabling bad actors to emulate device fingerprints thus allowing them to bypass fraud protection controls, including authentication mechanisms. One of the prominent […]

Cyber-crime, Identity theft, Malware

Alert — There’s A New Malware Out There Snatching Users’ Passwords

April 9, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

A previously undocumented malware downloader has been spotted in the wild in phishing attacks to deploy credential stealers and other malicious payloads. Dubbed “Saint Bot,” the malware is said to have first appeared on the scene in January 2021, with […]

Cyber-crime, Identity theft

Half of Americans Experienced Identity Theft During COVID-19 Pandemic, New Study Shows

March 16, 2021

Via: Hot for Security

A new report uncovers a striking pervasiveness of identity theft perpetrated against U.S. consumers where half of respondents surveyed experienced such an occurrence during the pandemic. Developed by Aite Group and underwritten by GIACT, the study found that 47% of […]

Cyber-crime, Identity theft

Fixing the Weakest Link — The Passwords — in Cybersecurity Today

March 11, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

Password security has long been an issue for businesses and their cybersecurity standards. Account passwords are often the weakest link in the overall security posture for many organizations. Many companies have used Microsoft’s default password policies for decades. While these […]

Cyber-crime, Identity theft

How to Fight Business Email Compromise (BEC) with Email Authentication?

February 22, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

An ever-evolving and rampant form of cybercrime that targets emails as the potential medium to conduct fraud is known as Business Email Compromise. Targeting commercial, government as well as non-profit organizations, BEC can lead to huge amounts of data loss, […]