Category: Identity theft

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 […]

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 […]