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NEWS & INDUSTRY UPDATES

US officials are studying ways to end the use of social security numbers for identification following a series of data breaches compromising the data for millions of Americans, a Trump administration official said Tuesday. [Read More]
Amazon-owned Whole Foods Market warns customers that their payment card data may have been stolen [Read More]
Fast food restaurant chain Sonic Drive-In apparently suffered a payment card breach that may affect millions of people [Read More]
Department of Homeland Security finally notifies U.S. states whose voting systems were targeted by Russian hackers last year [Read More]
Equifax advised victims of the recent breach on Twitter to access a fake support website instead of equifaxsecurity2017.com [Read More]
The recent Equifax breach affects roughly 100,000 Canadian consumers, but the company’s Canada systems are not impacted [Read More]
While the data stolen in the Equifax hack might be up for sale, scammers have also set up websites offering the data [Read More]
Justin Liverman, member of Crackas With Attitude hacker group, sentenced to 5 years in prison for hacking accounts of U.S. officials [Read More]
Apache Struts 2 vulnerability reportedly exploited to hack Equifax and gain access to customer data [Read More]
Industry professionals comment on the Equifax hack, which may affect as many as 143 million people [Read More]

FEATURES, INSIGHTS // Fraud & Identity Theft

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Travis Greene's picture
While a credit freeze can protect against the opening of fraudulent credit accounts, it is not an inoculation against identity theft. What can be done to help protect identities and the attributes associated with them?
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.