Clarifying the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

| | courts, crime, Fraud, Hacking
A federal court has ruled that violating a website's terms of service is not "hacking" under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. The plaintiffs wanted to investigate possible racial discrimination in online ...

Pandemic Fuels Cybercrime: 8 Scams to Watch For

From phishing, to account takeovers, social media attacks and more ? fraudsters are leveraging the global pandemic to prey on public?s fears. Here?s what consumers need to know ...

Behind the Crime: New Phishing Attack Launched Every Two Minutes

If the business of cybercrime was a stock, investors would be scrambling to buy it. Fraud is growing at unprecedented rates brought on by data breaches, the increase in digital services, and ...
Loyalty program fraud targets 600,000 Tesco shopper accounts

Loyalty program fraud targets 600,000 Tesco shopper accounts

U.K. supermarket giant Tesco has recently warned its loyalty program members of a security incident that may have affected over 600,000 Clubcard holders. “We are aware of some fraudulent activity around the ...
Fighting data breach fatigue: Give cyber thieves a run for ‘their’ money

Fighting data breach fatigue: Give cyber thieves a run for ‘their’ money

If you enjoy surfing the web and browsing through the news, you’ve definitely stumbled upon reports of cybersecurity trends and infamous data breaches. Last year marked a milestone in data breaches, as ...
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SIM Swap Crypto Lawsuit Goes Forward in Los Angeles

Can AT&T be held liable for identity theft resulting from SIM swapping? In June 2017, Michael Terpin, a prominent cryptocurrency trader from Puerto Rico, turned on his cell phone and found it ...
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Email Fraudsters Trick Puerto Rico’s Government into Wiring $2.6 Million to Bogus Accounts

Email Fraudsters Trick Puerto Rico’s Government into Wiring $2.6 Million to Bogus Accounts

Thieves managed to trick the Puerto Rico government into making $2.6 million worth of payments to the wrong recipient in an elaborate phishing scheme. Tricking local government officials into making payments to ...
Cyber-enabled crimes cost U.S. citizens $3.5 billion in 2019

Cyber-enabled crimes cost U.S. citizens $3.5 billion in 2019

| | cybercrime, FBI, Fraud, IC3, Industry News
The Internet Crime Report recently released by the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) sheds light on Internet-related crimes. The data analyzed covers a year’s worth of cybercrime complaints from consumers and ...

Credential Stuffing Breeds Fraud on a Grand Scale

Digital transformation enables organizations of all kinds and sizes to succeed on a larger scale than ever. Unfortunately, it does the same for fraudsters. Here?s what you need to know about the ...

Preventing Tax Identity Theft, FTC and Robocallers, Google Photos Incident

In episode 107 for February 10th 2020: preventing tax identity theft and other tax scams, the FTC taking a stand against companies that support robocallers, and details on the incident where videos ...