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FINRA Fines Citigroup for Failing to Detect Fraud

August 11, 2011 Added by:Headlines

FINRA found that Citigroup failed to detect or investigate a series of "red flags" that upon further inquiry should have alerted the firm to the improper use of customer funds, including reports reflecting suspicious transfers of funds between unrelated accounts...

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Majority of Bankers Say Cyber Crime is Uncontrollable

August 11, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The results of a live poll conducted at its annual North American Insights client conference show fraud and cyber crime continue to be among the most daunting issues that banks are facing today. Bankers believe it is a challenge that they will never be able to get under control...

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Why Complex Device Identification Isn’t Enough

August 07, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

“Complex device identification” is more sophisticated. This security technique relies on disposable, one-time cookies, and creates a complex digital fingerprint based on characteristics including PC configuration, Internet protocol addresses, and geolocation...

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Allegations of MitM Hack of 2004 Presidential Ohio Election

July 28, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"The architecture further confirms how this election was stolen. The computer system and SmarTech had the correct placement, connectivity, and computer experts necessary to change the election in any manner desired by the controllers of the SmarTech computers..."

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UK Cabinet Office Report: The Cost of Cyber Crime

July 26, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The report indicates that, at a total estimated cost of £21bn, over three-quarters of the economic impact of cyber crime in the UK is felt by business. In all probability, and in line with worst-case scenarios, the real impact of cyber crime is likely to be much greater...

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JPMorgan Chase Banker Pleads Guilty to ID Theft

July 23, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the guilty plea of HAO “HOWIE” WANG, 28, for stealing more than $1.1 million from JPMorgan Chase and stealing the identities of four victims. WANG pled guilty to Grand Larceny, Identity Theft, Falsifying Records, and Forgery...

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Have I Been Skimmed???

July 19, 2011 Added by:Anup Shetty

Hardware tampering on handhelds are tough to crack unless multiple cases lead to the fraudsters. Awareness and regular tracking one's card accounts leads to detection. The next time you swipe your card at a tacky joint that, be sure to be more vigilant on your account...

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On Cloud Computing and Things Outside the US

July 13, 2011 Added by:Ben Kepes

I know the concerns around international mail orders, but I live in New Zealand, not Nigeria. Skinomi is shutting off commerce with 95% of the global population, and doing so in a way that provides no differentiation between an economy with low levels of credit card fraud and one rife with dodginess...

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Case Study: Advance Fee Scams

July 12, 2011 Added by:Mark Baldwin

I am sure you all have received an email purportedly from a wealthy person overseas who needs your help transferring money. The reasons vary, but they always promise a large sum in return for help. Recently I received the following email that was an attempt at advance fee fraud...

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Facebook Scam: Casey Anthony Confession Video

July 12, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The operation lures Facebook users into distributing a link that professes to show an exclusive video of recently acquitted suspect Casey Anthony confessing her guilt in the mysterious death of her young daughter...

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Six Tips to Protect Your Personal Data After a Breach

July 11, 2011 Added by:Brian McGinley

Data breaches are an everyday occurrence affecting millions of Americans each year. Just ask crafters who shop at Michael’s Stores, Sony PlayStation Network gamers, and investors at Morgan Stanley. They’re all vulnerable to identity theft because their information (PII) was exposed...

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Spear Phishing Scams Hook Victims

July 04, 2011

2011 has been the year of the data breach. With what seems like a new report of a data breach each day, scams are on the rise. Identity Theft 911 Founder and Chairman Adam Levin talks to ABC about what consumers should do to protect themselves...

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Authorities Bust $72 Million Dollar Conficker Fraud Ring

June 27, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"The Security Service of Ukraine, in coordination with the law enforcement agencies of United States, Great Britain, Netherlands, France, Germany, Latvia, Cyprus and other countries (10 in total), defeated illegal activity of the international criminal group of hackers..."

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ATM Scammers’ New Tactic: Glue

June 22, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

"Customers have already punched in their PINs when they realize the keypad buttons are stuck. The unwitting customers either do not know that they can use the ATM touch screen to finish their transaction, or become nervous when the keypad isn’t working and react by leaving the ATM..."

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Get Digitally Secure Before it’s Mandatory

June 17, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

It is possible to secure systems against most cybercrime but that level of security often proves too inconvenient for consumers. As long as banks continue absorbing losses from fraud, consumers remain blissfully ignorant of the consequences of inadequate security...

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Five Ways to Keep Your Kids’ Identity Safe

June 12, 2011 Added by:Kelly Colgan

In a recent study of 42,000 children, Carnegie Mellon found that 10.2 percent of their Social Security numbers had been misused—more than 50 times the rate for the adults studied...

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