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February 23, 2018
Russian hackers

The latest deployment of Russian botnets directed at American politics was truly stunning. It happened via social media. One can only hope that it will notch up the urgency for government and businesses to address the serious threat that botnets...

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February 13, 2018

A new breed of phishing scam is hitting employers around the world-and it's targeting employees' paychecks.

Here's how a payroll phishing scam works:

Scammers create an authentic-looking email that appears to be sent from the employer. The employee receives an email requesting she click on a link, answer a few questions, or visit a website, where she will be directed to confirm her identity by providing their log-in...
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February 12, 2018

Not to name names (cough, cough, Equifax), but it seems a particular data breach involving the sensitive information of 145.5 million people may have something to do with the spike in identity-related crimes reported in Javelin Strategy and Research’s 2018 Identity Fraud Study.

As if 2016’s record didn’t serve as warning enough, along comes 2017 with 1.3 million more...

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February 10, 2018

There was a stunning cyberattack on a critical Middle Eastern infrastructure site recently and it hasn’t gotten the public scrutiny it deserves. Triton (A.K.A. Trisis), a new strain of ...

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February 7, 2018

The Winter Olympics are coming up, and athletes from all over the globe are focusing on breaking records and winning gold. While the rest of the world watches the competitive glory unfold, there's another record-breaking event wrapping up, but this one is far from a winner.

The Identity Theft Resource Center and CyberScout analyzed last year's data in their 2017...

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February 6, 2018

Identity theft and credit card fraud are on the rise. Advisory firm Javelin Strategy & Research reported a 16 percent increase in the “identity fraud incidence rate” in 2016, the highest since the firm started tracking in 2003. The result? A massive $16 billion of losses during a single year.

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