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NEWS & INDUSTRY UPDATES

High-Tech Bridge improves Trademark Monitoring Radar with new feature designed to identify squatted or fraudulent accounts on social networks and code repositories [Read More]
Clothing retailer Forever 21 informed customers that malware collected data from its payment systems for a period of more than 7 months [Read More]
Organizations are getting better at detecting breaches, but attackers are also working on improving their tactics and techniques [Read More]
The SEC's Cyber Unit filed charges against and froze the assets of Dominic Lacroix, a Canadian with a history of securities law violations, and his company PlexCorps in an initial coin offering fraud. [Read More]
PayPal suspends operations of its subsidiary TIO Networks after the discovery of a data breach that affects 1.6 million customers [Read More]
Russian lawmaker’s son, already sentenced to 27 years in prison in the U.S. for cyber crimes, gets another 14-year prison sentence [Read More]
Bulletproof Coffee has sent out several payment card breach notifications in the past year. The company is having difficulties keeping hackers out [Read More]
Forever 21 investigating payment card breach, but only few details were provided by the company [Read More]
Day trader indicted for his alleged role in a scheme that involved hacking brokerage accounts and using them to make fraudulent trades [Read More]
Former Secret Service agent already convicted for stealing Bitcoins from Silk Road gets more prison time for theft of digital currency from government wallet [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.