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Category: Identity theft


Access control, Cyber-crime, Identity theft, Security

Microsoft Boosts Protections for US AccountGuard Users

June 22, 2020

Via: Security Week

Part of Microsoft’s Defending Democracy Program, AccountGuard was introduced in 2018 to “protect organizations that underpin democracy from cyberattacks.” Initially available to candidates for federal, state and local office in the United States and their campaigns, the service has since […]


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

Man Accused of Hacking University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Gets Arrested

June 19, 2020

Via: Security Week

The man, Justin Sean Johnson, aka “TDS” and “DS,” 29, was indicted on charges of conspiracy, wire fraud and aggravated identity and is believed to have sold exfiltrated personally identifiable information (PII) and W-2 information on the dark web. Johnson […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft

Your Hacked Facebook Account Goes for $75 on the Dark Web

June 18, 2020

Via: Hot for Security

A new report from Privacy Affairs says that cybercriminals on the Dark Web will pay on average $1,000 for a full range of stolen documents and account details that enable them to conduct sure-fire identity theft. Your hacked Facebook account […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft, Phishing

Extended Tax Season in the US Spurs Additional Concerns for Identity Theft and Tax-Related Fraud

June 17, 2020

Via: Hot for Security

Fraudsters often stay ahead of the game, using every trick in the book to catch citizens off guard and steal millions of dollars in hard-earned money, and personal information each year. Although scammers are a year-round threat, the extended tax […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft

U.S. Secret Service Exposes Unemployment Benefits Scam by Overseas Fraud Ring

May 18, 2020

Via: Hot for Security

The latest memo from the U.S. Secret Service reveals that overseas criminals are registering for unemployment claims using stolen Social Security numbers and personally identifiable information (PII). Unemployment benefit scams are not unique, but the Coronavirus pandemic has given fraudsters […]


Access control, Cyber-crime, Identity theft, Security

How Chatbots Can Help Bridge Business Continuity and Cybersecurity

May 15, 2020

Via: Security Intelligence

A quick web search for “chatbots and security” brings up results warning you about the security risks of using these virtual agents. Dig a little deeper, however, and you’ll find that this artificial intelligence (AI) technology could actually help address […]


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

Google Steps Up Fight on Spam in Chrome Web Store

April 30, 2020

Via: Security Week

The Chrome Web Store has been available since 2011, offering a total of more than 200.000 browser extensions that allow users to easily customize their browsing experience in Chrome. Just as with other application storefronts, Chrome Web Store too was […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft

FBI Official: Number of Coronavirus Cyber Complaints on Rise

April 22, 2020

Via: Security Week

The FBI has received thousands of complaints regarding scams and frauds related to the virus, FBI Assistant Director Matt Gorham said in a statement responding to queries from The Associated Press. “Unfortunately, there’s a lot of precedent for criminals taking […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft, Phishing

FTC says $12 million were lost due to Coronavirus-related scams

April 14, 2020

Via: Security Affairs

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission revealed that Coronavirus-related scams reported by consumers since January 2020 caused approximately $12 million losses. FTC received 16,778 reports of frauds, roughly 46.3% of fraud complaints also reporting a loss between January 1, 2020 – […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft

Internet Overseers Seek Crackdown on Coronavirus Website Scams

April 8, 2020

Via: Security Week

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers took the unusual step of firing off a letter to “registrars” entrusted with the business of issuing website names around the world. “As you’re also aware, ICANN cannot, under our bylaw and […]