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Category: Identity theft


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, […]


Application security, Cyber-crime, Identity theft, Security

Solving 5 Challenges of Contact Tracing Apps

February 16, 2021

Via: Security Intelligence

Contact tracing apps are designed to help public health agencies connect the dots by linking confirmed carriers of novel coronavirus to recent, close-proximity interactions. In theory, this creates a protective safety net — a way for countries to manage the […]


Cyber-crime, Data loss, Identity theft, Threats & Malware

Data Breach Exposes 1.6 Million Jobless Claims Filed in the Washington State

February 2, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

The Office of the Washington State Auditor (SAO) on Monday said it’s investigating a security incident that resulted in the compromise of personal information of more than 1.6 million people who filed for unemployment claims in the state in 2020. […]


Cyber-crime, Hacker, Identity theft, Threats & Malware

Cybercriminals Use Vishing to Steal Remote Employee Credentials, the FBI Warns

January 19, 2021

Via: Hot for Security

Cybercriminals use various social engineering attacks to impersonate trusted organizations and steal employee login credentials and sensitive corporate information, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warns. The latest Private Industry Notification (PIN) cautions enterprises and workers about the versatility of […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft, Phishing

What is Spoofing and How to Prevent a Spoofing Attack

December 29, 2020

Via: Panda Security

Spoofing is a cyberattack that occurs when a scammer is disguised as a trusted source to gain access to important data or information. Spoofing can happen through websites, emails, phone calls, texts, IP addresses and servers. Usually, the main goal […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft

Breaches: What you should know about them

December 22, 2020

Via: Hot for Security

163.5 million people have been affected by data breaches so far in 2020. Statistics show a 72% increase in accounts compromised due to data breaches. Top 5 major breaches of 2020: Nintendo Data Breach– Nintendo admitted 300,000 accounts had been […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft, Mobile, Privacy protection

Your Digital Persona at Risk: Around 26 Unique Data Items from Your Digital Footprint Exposed Online

December 15, 2020

Via: Hot for Security

The marks we leave in the digital world create and add to our existing digital footprint every time we connect, post or share information via social media or other online platforms. In many instances, these acts may seem meaningless, with […]