US Military Personnel Actively Targeted By Cybercriminals; Over $350 Million in Reported Losses in the Past Five Years

US Military Personnel Actively Targeted By Cybercriminals; Over $350 Million in Reported Losses in the Past Five Years

The most recent AtlasVPN research delves into fraud targeting US military personnel between 2015 and June 2020. In the past five years, active and former military staff have filed more than 680,000 ...
FTC Reports Over $118 Million in Losses Due to Coronavirus-Related Fraud

FTC Reports Over $118 Million in Losses Due to Coronavirus-Related Fraud

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has received over 175,000 consumer reports related to Covid-19 scams, totaling a whopping $118.81 million in losses. So far, the top ...
Amazon Echo Vulnerability Fixed, Privacy Shield, Capital One Data Breach Update

Amazon Echo Exploit, Privacy Shield, Capital One Data Breach Update

In episode 134 for August 17th 2020: Details on new critical vulnerabilities found in Amazon Echo devices, what the end of the Privacy Shield framework means EU citizens personal data, and new ...
HyperBeard Fined $150K for Allegedly Collecting Children’s Data Illegally

HyperBeard Fined $150K for Allegedly Collecting Children’s Data Illegally

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) fined app developer HyperBeard $150,000 for allegedly collecting children’s data in an unlawful way. On June 4, the FTC announced that HyperBeard had agreed to pay ...
Military Active-Duty Personnel Are 76% More Likely to Report Identify Theft, FTC Reports

Military Active-Duty Personnel Are 76% More Likely to Report Identify Theft, FTC Reports

A five-year analysis of data gathered by IdentityTheft.gov reveals that “active duty service members are 76% more likely than other adults to report that an identity thief misused an existing account,” and ...
Scammers Leverage Contact Tracing Measures, FTC Warns

Scammers Leverage Contact Tracing Measures, FTC Warns

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a warning Tuesday regarding the way scammers could take advantage of contact tracing to steal personal information. A key strategy for preventing further spread of ...
CAUCE Spamfighters Rally Against Corona Health Fraud Affiliate programs

CAUCE Spamfighters Rally Against Corona Health Fraud Affiliate programs

My email box is full of Coronavirus / COVID-19 frauds and scams. I have Corona malware disguised as product catalogs. I have fake World Health Organization emails asking me to donate my ...

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 ...

The Password Reuse Problem, US Government IoT Recommendations, Smart Lock Security Disaster

In episode 99: Password reuse is still a very large problem, US government recommendations for securing Internet of Things devices, and yet another smart lock device security disaster. ** Show notes and ...
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FTC Enforcement Action May Open Way for Punishment of Hacker Tools

An FTC suit against a software developer may open the door for prosecution of hacker tools On Oct. 22, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) settled an enforcement action against a software ...
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