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NEWS & INDUSTRY UPDATES

Profit-driven cybercrime group tracked as FIN10 has extorted many organizations, particularly casinos and mining companies in Canada [Read More]
Approximately 3,000 European Union citizens fell victim to an international criminal network of payment card fraudsters, that installed skimming devices on an average of 400 ATMs every year. [Read More]
GameStop finally confirms hackers stole personal and payment card data from its website - attackers had access between August 2016 and February 2017 [Read More]
Spear-phishing attacks are increasingly focused - a study by IRONSCALES found that most attacks only targeted 10 inboxes or less [Read More]
Three Nigerians sentenced to 115, 95 and 25 years in prison for their role in a massive international fraud scheme [Read More]
Retailer Target agrees to pay $18.5 million to 47 U.S. states as part of a settlement over the massive data breach suffered by the company in 2013 [Read More]
Russian authorities dismantle cybercrime gang responsible for infecting 1 million Android phones with a banking Trojan and stealing nearly $900,000 [Read More]
Risks posed by SS7 flaws are no longer just theoretical – cybercriminals exploited vulnerabilities to steal money from bank accounts [Read More]
Travel technology giant Sabre tells SEC it’s investigating a payment card breach related to a hotel reservations product [Read More]
Mastercard announces launch of new biometric card that combines chip technology with fingerprints [Read More]

FEATURES, INSIGHTS // Fraud & Identity Theft

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Noa Bar-Yosef's picture
Companies are increasingly seeing the benefits of using social technologies both for internal and external purposes. What is the security impact of this trend? What should security teams think about?
Idan Aharoni's picture
To maximize profits, fraudsters need to do a lot of learning. They can either learn techniques of areas they haven't focused on yet, learn better techniques in the field they already specialize in, or learn new cover stories to improve the techniques they already use.
Idan Aharoni's picture
The worlds of counter terrorism and fraud prevention should increase their ties. Systems that are already implemented in one world may be applied to the other. Solution providers and policy makers from both worlds need to meet up and share ideas, thoughts and experience for the benefit of both.
Idan Aharoni's picture
A bank that will fail to give fraud departments the power to make the necessary changes to its internal processes, may end up in a situation where everyone knows how and why fraudsters are stealing money from their bank – yet nothing can be done to stop it.
Robert Vamosi's picture
Some newer POS systems in the US have built-in authentication systems designed to protect merchants against the addition of fraudulent PIN pads. Should PCI now require retail businesses to upgrade to newer and better technology?
Idan Aharoni's picture
Unlike real-world dumpster diving, "electronic dumpster diving" can enable cybercriminals to access all the documents currently held by the user, not just those that were thrown away.
Noa Bar-Yosef's picture
Second column in a series describing the hottest commodities found in underground markets. We continue to explore the trending “commodities” in these markets and how to protect from your data being exchanged in these markets.
Christopher Justice's picture
To mitigate data security risks at the Point of Sale (POS), retailers are building and implementing technical control systems to monitor data traffic and tokenizing and encrypting data, to increase security. But often times, simple preventative solutions are taken for granted and get lost in all of the rhetoric.
Idan Aharoni's picture
While fraudsters may be equal in terms of rank, when it comes to sophistication – they are not. Much like in the hacking community, the higher the sophistication level of individuals, the lesser they are in numbers.
Mike Lennon's picture
Enjoy this selection of top picks for 2010, listed in no particular order. Happy New Year!