SIM Hijacking

SIM hijacking -- or SIM swapping -- is an attack where a fraudster contacts your cell phone provider and convinces them to switch your account to a phone that they control. Since ...
Scammer Easily Defrauds Town of Erie of $1.1 Million

Scammer Easily Defrauds Town of Erie of $1.1 Million

A simple scam was used to rob the town of Erie, Colorado, of more than a million dollars, taking social engineering to another level. An unknown party completed and submitted an electronic ...
Signs of Phishing: Protecting Yourself During the Holidays

Signs of Phishing: Protecting Yourself During the Holidays

I recently wrote about phishing around the holidays and while I was working on the piece, I noticed a couple of friends posting recent emails on Facebook. I thought it might be ...
digital banks

Digital Banks Targeted in Account Takeover Scams

Financial services companies have always been primary targets for scammers, with account takeover the ultimate prize. If successful, phishing scams on digital banks reward attackers with sensitive data they can use for ...
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60% of Canadians Fear Falling Victim to Fraud this Holiday Season, Scotiabank Survey Reveals

How likely is it to fall victim to fraud? As far as I’m aware, I personally have not purchased from a fraudulent site, but I have had my card details stolen in ...
F5 Networks

F5 Networks Buys Shape Security to Prevent Fraud

F5 Networks this week announced it is acquiring Shape Security, a provider of a cloud service that leverages machine learning algorithms to identify instances of fraud, for roughly $1 billion in cash ...
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cybersecurity banks

Cybersecurity at Banks a Different Kind of Holiday Stress

Regardless of how they are made or who may be at fault when fraudulent transactions occur, the buck stops at the desks of cybersecurity professionals working at banks and financial institutions. A ...
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More Stolen Credit Cards Top Fraudsters? Holiday Wishlist

More shoppers are going online for their holiday purchases ? including fraudsters looking to buy stolen credit card data. They?re finding CVVs, data dumps and other goodies posted for sale in chat ...

Phone and Voice Fraud, Twitter Account Purge, Adobe Magento Marketplace Data Breach

In episode 97 for December 2nd 2019: How to prevent phone and voice fraud, Twitter’s inactive account purge, and the Adobe Magento Marketplace data breach. ** Show notes and links mentioned on ...
Macys.com checkout page hacked; customers advised to be vigilant of fraud

Macys.com checkout page hacked; customers advised to be vigilant of fraud

American department store chain Macy’s has suffered an embarrassing data breach where hackers gained access to customers’ personal and financial information, including credit card numbers and even card security codes. In a ...