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7 essential tips to stay safe shopping online, Cyber Week and all year

Shopping online can be a convenient way to get through your holiday shopping list, but just as in the physical world, there are precautions every online shopper should take to protect personal and financial information.For the most part, shopping online is safe—that is, if you use familiar, reputable websites. But sometimes in order to find that perfect gift
Publish At:2020-12-01 05:44 | Read:72 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security & Privacy Black Friday Cyber Monday cyber security

Ukrainian Gets 9 Years in Prison for Trying to Steal $10M from Microsoft

A Ukrainian citizen received a nine-year prison sentence for a scheme in which he tried to steal $10 million from Microsoft.On November 9, the U.S. District Court in Seattle handed down the sentence to Volodymyr Kvashuk, 26, a Ukrainian citizen who was residing in Renton, Washington.According to court documents, Kvashuk used to work at Microsoft as a softwar
Publish At:2020-11-10 12:01 | Read:183 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News identit

RegTech explained: a crucial toolset for the financial industry

Every organization in the financial industry needs to meet certain regulatory obligations, even if it’s just filing a tax return or submitting an annual report. In certain industries, such as financial services, they’ve added their own additional sets of rules that must be adhered to. For example, organizations who take and process credit card payments
Publish At:2020-11-06 13:17 | Read:183 | Comments:0 | Tags:Explained AI big data cloud compliance financials identity t

What happens when your identity is stolen?

You’ve probably heard many times before that malware can be used to commit identity theft. You may also already know that identity theft is about criminals collecting enough personal information to fool people and computer systems into thinking they are someone else? But why would you want to pretend to be another person? Because there’s a lot of money to be
Publish At:2020-10-16 09:40 | Read:300 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News privacy Security advanced cybersecurity banking

Great news, now you can protect your Zoom account with 2FA

Zoom has implemented two-factor authentication (2FA) to protect all user accounts against security breaches and other cyber attacks. Zoom has announced finally implemented the two-factor authentication (2FA) to protect all user accounts from unauthorized accesses. This is a great news due to the spike in the popularity of the communication software dur
Publish At:2020-09-11 11:00 | Read:350 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Security 2FA authentication Hacking Identity T

Confessions of an ID Theft Kingpin, Part II

Yesterday’s piece told the tale of Hieu Minh Ngo, a hacker the U.S. Secret Service described as someone who caused more material financial harm to more Americans than any other convicted cybercriminal. Ngo was recently deported back to his home country after serving more than seven years in prison for running multiple identity theft services. He now sa
Publish At:2020-08-27 14:51 | Read:500 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Ne'er-Do-Well News Hieu Minh Ngo identity

Experian South Africa Announces Investigation into Data Incident

Experian South Africa announced that it’s in the process of investigating a security incident involving a fraudulent data inquiry.On August 19, the South African branch of the consumer credit reporting agency said in a web statement that a South African individual purporting to represent a legitimate client had fraudulently requested official Experian
Publish At:2020-08-20 12:04 | Read:492 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News data br

Man Gets Prison Time for Identity Theft Scheme Targeting Veterans

A man received prison time for helping to conduct an identity theft and fraud scheme that targeted thousands of veterans and U.S. service members.On July 9, the Office of Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Chief U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia had sentenced 32-year-old Trorice Crawford of San Diego, California to 46 months in
Publish At:2020-07-14 08:45 | Read:394 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News Fraud i

Governments’ Coronavirus Financial Relief Targeted by Cybercriminals

Governments’ Coronavirus Financial Relief Targeted by Cybercriminals April 13th, 2020 No Comments anti-phishing, Data Privacy, Data Protection, identity theft, Online Privacy, Uncategorized “Scammers are leveraging theCOVID-19 pandemic to steal your
Publish At:2020-04-13 13:10 | Read:1770 | Comments:0 | Tags:anti-phishing Data Privacy Data Protection identity theft On

Hackers: Fact vs. Fiction

Reading Time: ~ 3 min. Have you ever watched a movie and seen a character doing something you know how to do, and thought to yourself, “jeez, that’s totally wrong. Couldn’t they have done a little research?” That’s exactly what hackers think when they watch movies, too. For most of us, the image that comes to mind when we hear the word “hacker” is pretty
Publish At:2020-03-24 22:00 | Read:1069 | Comments:0 | Tags:Business + Partners SMBs identity theft malware phishing

Child identity theft, part 2: How to reclaim your child’s identity

In a world where children as young as a single day old can fall prey to fraud, it is more important than ever to educate parents and other caretakers about the dangers of child identity theft. While the hope is that perceptions can be changed and criminals brought to justice, likely the biggest concern for parents is how to reclaim their child’s identi
Publish At:2020-03-17 13:08 | Read:886 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness child identity fraud child identity theft familiar

Child identity theft, part 1: On familiar fraud

In 2013, 19-year-old Axton Betz-Hamilton received an angry phone call from her father two weeks after her mother, Pam, died. “What the hell were you thinking?” he screamed. He had just unearthed a credit card statement in her name that had run over its limit from a box of her mother’s paperwork. Betz-Hamilton reasoned that the statement m
Publish At:2020-03-03 17:24 | Read:1302 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness child identity fraud child identity theft cyberbul

How to Protect Yourself (& your family) against Identity Theft During the Holidays

How to Protect Yourself (& your family) against Identity Theft During the Holidays December 24th, 2019 No Comments Holidays, identity theft, Mobile Security, Online Privacy, Online Safety, PC security, Uncategorized The holidays are a great tim
Publish At:2019-12-24 05:05 | Read:1849 | Comments:0 | Tags:Holidays identity theft Mobile Security Online Privacy Onlin

This Holiday Season, Watch Out for These Cyber-Grinch Tricks

Whether it be that their shoes are too tight, their heads aren’t screwed on just right, or they’re expressing a little bit of “Bah Humbug,” cyber-grinches and cyber-scrooges everywhere view the holiday season as a perfect opportunity to exploit users. In fact, McAfee recently conducted a survey of over 1,000 adults over the age of 18 in the U.S. from October
Publish At:2019-12-06 16:45 | Read:1467 | Comments:0 | Tags:Consumer Threat Notices identity theft malware mobile securi

7 Ways to Wreck a Cybercrook’s Holidays

’Tis the season for giving and who better to give a giant headache to than the digital scammers working overtime to wreck our holidays? Can we spot and unravel every scam out there? Probably not. But, by taking a few minutes to get equipped to click, we can dodge common traps laid by cybercrooks and wreck their holidays before they get a chance to wreck ours
Publish At:2019-12-06 16:45 | Read:1934 | Comments:0 | Tags:Family Safety cybercrime identity theft malware computer sec