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NEWS & INDUSTRY UPDATES

Industry professionals comment on the Equifax hack, which may affect as many as 143 million people [Read More]
Hackers are selling phone numbers and email addresses of millions of celebrities and other high profile Instagram users [Read More]
Vulnerabilities in PoS systems from SAP and other vendors allow hackers to steal payment card data and change prices [Read More]
Cybercriminals have again started creating Android malware that abuses WAP billing to make a profit [Read More]
OurMine hackers take control of PlayStation Facebook and Twitter accounts, and claim to have obtained PlayStation Network databases [Read More]
Two Iranian nationals have been charged in the U.S. with hacking, identity theft and wire fraud [Read More]
Russian man who obtained US citizenship sentenced to 9 years in prison for running a sophisticated cybercrime scheme [Read More]
Bithumb, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, suffered a data breach. Hackers used stolen data to empty wallets [Read More]
In a newly released report, the UK's National Audit Office (NAO) welcomes some steps taken by the government to combat online fraud, but suggests that much more could and should be done. [Read More]
U.S. fashion retailer Buckle informs customers that malware was present on PoS systems for nearly six months [Read More]

FEATURES, INSIGHTS // Fraud & Identity Theft

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Ting-Fang Yen's picture
The attackers may be looking for the path of least resistance, but there is no shortcut to securing your platform.
Lance Cottrell's picture
In addition to basic credit monitoring, breached companies need to get ahead of the attacks and start providing security solutions that actually protect the victims before they are victimized again.
Torsten George's picture
While effective at curbing “petty crimes” such as credit skimming / cloning, EMV does not address more sophisticated cyber-attacks that target backend systems which contain card holders’ most sensitive information.
James Foster's picture
Many fraudulent accounts are mere satire or innocuous trolling, but others are created with far more devious intentions.
Jon-Louis Heimerl's picture
Social engineering attacks can happen at any time. Here are some strategies you can use to help reduce the chances of a successful social engineering/phishing attack you or your organization.
Mark Hatton's picture
They always say in the investment world that cash is king. We are now seeing that in terms of cyber as well. Stealing cash, it’s even better than stealing money.
Gant Redmon's picture
When it comes to cybercrime, the police really can’t and aren’t going to protect residents of your town. The same goes for all towns and cities. Unless you’re talking a high six-figure theft, it's unlikely an officer will be assigned to your case.
Gant Redmon's picture
The holiday season is a time of giving. But savvy security and technology professionals such as yourselves know, both during the holidays and year-round, that not all giving is good.
Alan Wlasuk's picture
No more fertile ground for security breaches exists in the United States than our colleges and universities. A higher education student database is an identity thief’s dream come true.
Idan Aharoni's picture
Cooperation in the underground economy could enable a fraudster in Russia who masters the art of phishing to team up with another fraudster who already has the infrastructure of cashing out compromised online banking accounts of US banks.