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Researchers demonstrate how a $2,000 hacking device can be used to make ATMs spit out cash with data obtained from EMV cards [Read More]
Georgia man admits to role in international scheme to hack newswires and use unpublished press releases for profitable financial trades [Read More]
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants investigating possible payment card breach following reports of unauthorized charges [Read More]
The IRS has decided to shut down its e-File PIN tool after fraudsters continued to abuse it despite additional protections [Read More]
In an effort to crackdown on airline ticket fraud, Europol announced that "140 people were detained, denied boarding and questioned by police." [Read More]
The IRS has relaunched its Get Transcript service after implementing a more rigorous authentication process [Read More]
Fraudsters are leveraging technology to perpetrate fraud, but organizations are not succeeding in using data analytics for fraud detection. [Read More]
In a legal brief, Mozilla warns that “the security of millions of individuals using Mozilla’s Firefox Internet browser could be put at risk by a premature disclosure of the vulnerability. [Read More]
Malware actors are exploiting the Flash Player vulnerability, which affects machines running Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Chrome OS. [Read More]
Several people accused of abusing the IRS’s Get Transcript service in tax fraud schemes plead guilty [Read More]

FEATURES, INSIGHTS // Fraud & Identity Theft

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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.
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.