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What To Do When Your Identity Gets Stolen

April 02, 2011 Added by:Brent Huston

Companies and people don’t always do the right things and sometimes criminals win. They steal identity data and get the chance to commit massive fraud. We all know about it. We hear the stories and we hear people talking, but we don’t think it will happen to us, until it does. What now?

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Banks Need You to Be Responsibly Secure

March 27, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

It has become apparent that the conveniences of technology have outpaced consumers’ security intelligence. It is possible to secure systems in a way that will defeat most criminal activity, but that level of security comes with inconveniences that the consumer may not be equipped to handle...

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The Seven Deadly Sins of Cybercrime Victims

March 23, 2011 Added by:Global Knowledge

Cybercriminals are skilled at identifying their targets’ weak points. Today’s increasingly online and social world offers a host of techniques for preying on potential victims and their weaknesses. Following are seven weaknesses that you need to watch out for to avoid falling prey to these scams ..

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Cyber Criminals Target Online Gambling Sites

March 22, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

As more people turn to online poker, bingo, sportsbooks, and betting sites, cyber criminals are developing more ways to take advantage. Financial fraud such as chargebacks and money laundering are major issues for gambling operators, not to mention player collusion and bonus abuse...

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South Florida Key to Romanian Cyber Crime Syndicates

March 21, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"In recent years, South Florida has become a hub for middlemen working for Romanian crime syndicates that post vehicles and other big-ticket items on auction sites in hopes of duping American bargain hunters who send off money and never get anything back, court records show..."

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Be Careful Of Earthquake Related Charity Scams

March 21, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

When a natural disaster hits, most people get an urge to help those in distress. Our want/need/ability to help out comes from thousands of years of communal living as an interdependent species. However, natural disasters also bring out the worst bottom feeding sleazebags who smell blood...

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The Ever Present Credit Card Scam

March 19, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Flaws in the system used to issue credit facilitate new account fraud, since creditors often neglect to fully vet credit applicants with technology as essential as device reputation. Account takeover requires nothing more than access to credit card numbers...

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Identity Theft Tops FTC Consumer Compliant List

March 09, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The list showed that for the 11th year in a row, identity theft was the number one consumer complaint category. For the first time, “imposter scams” – where imposters posed as friends, family, respected companies or government agencies to get consumers to send them money – made the top 10...

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College Suffers from Digital Identity Theft

February 28, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Problems surrounding the protection of a digital identity are not just a matter of concern for individuals, as businesses and private organizations are also subject to the threat of "identity theft" by criminal enterprises...

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Ecommerce and Payment Fraud Prevention

February 27, 2011 Added by:rebekah donaldson

The battle between merchants and fraudsters is an arms race with no end in sight. There is no predictive tool, no scoring system, no set of rules, no identifying tag that can reliably sort fraudsters from genuine shoppers, because the fraudsters have the advantage of all working towards the same goal...

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Online Credit Applications Ripe For Fraud

February 24, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Fraudulent credit card applications are the most lucrative form of credit card fraud. Identity thieves love credit cards because they are the easiest accounts to open, and they allow thieves to quickly turn data into cash...

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How Fast Do Cybergangs Use Stolen Credit Cards?

February 23, 2011 Added by:rebekah donaldson

Julie Fergerson recently published “Fraud Attacks Cross Industries,” co-authored with Dr. Daniele Micci-Barreca of Elite Analytics. The study is based on analysis of 25,188 cases of confirmed fraud involving 95 merchants that represent 61% of the top 500 Internet merchants...

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OddJob Trojan Prevents Online Banking Session Termination

February 23, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Another interesting feature of OddJob, which makes it stand out from the malware crowd, is its ability to bypass the logout request of a user to terminate their online session... the legitimate user thinks they have logged out, when in fact the fraudsters remain connected..."

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Preventing Online Fraud: Assumptions versus Awareness

February 22, 2011 Added by:Katie Weaver-Johnson

Experts (and vendors) are recommending banks increase their security measures and implement expensive fraud detection solutions. Unfortunately this is merely reacting to a symptom rather than preventing the problem. The root of the problem is uneducated consumers and lack of situational awareness...

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The Six Types of Identity Theft

February 18, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Identity Cloning encompasses all forms of identity theft. The thief is actually living and functioning as the victim on purpose. They may be hiding in plain sight due to the fact they are running from the law, evading child support or they could be mentally ill...

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Identity Fraud Cases and Costs Plummeted Last Year

February 17, 2011 Added by:Bill Gerneglia

A report by Javelin said the decline in victims and amount of identify fraud, which slid 34 percent from $56 billion to $37 billion, was probably due to the steep drop in reported data breaches, which were down from 604 cases in 2009, with 221 million records exposed, to 404 cases in 2010...

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