Mule accounts have become an increasingly prevalent element of fraudulent schemes, acting as the primary pathway for moving funds from various sources of fraud, such as scams, check fraud, account takeovers, and authorized push payment (APP) fraud, into the accounts of fraudsters themselves. Startlingly, our research...
An Illinois man pleaded guilty Monday to eight criminal counts stemming from the three years he spent leading a conspiracy to sell stolen financial information on darknet markets. The man, Michael D. Mihalo, 40, founded a darknet carding site known as Skynet Market.
U.S. authorities revealed the Russian man behind a two-decade span of abetting cybercriminals' theft of credit cards, dismantled his online infrastructure and offered a hefty reward for information leading to his arrest. Prosecutors say the man, Denis Kulkov, ran a service now known as Try2Check.
Ukrainian law enforcement busted a transnational group of scammers that used more than 100 phishing websites to defraud Europeans. The scammers embezzled nearly $4.4 million by fooling more than 1,000 victims into handing over payment card details, police said.
EMV chip technology has taken a major bite out of credit card fraud at the point of sale, but card-not-present fraud continues to flourish thanks to an age-old technology - the magnetic stripe, says Mark Solomon, international president, International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators.
Here's further proof many cybercriminals are rampant self-promoters: Credit card market BidenCash, which sells compromised payment card data, dumped 2 million payment cards for free. This shows that competition between carder markets - and increasingly, Telegram-based vendors - is fierce.
RiskRecon, a Mastercard company that provides cybersecurity risk ratings to enable better third-party security risk management, recently studied the impact of destructive ransomware incidents and the unique tie between ransomware susceptibility and an organization's cybersecurity posture. Kelly White, co-founder and...
RiskRecon recently studied the impact of destructive ransomware incidents and the unique tie between ransomware susceptibility and an organization's cybersecurity posture. Kelly White of RiskRecon discusses the findings and how to use them to help secure the digital supply chain.
The transition to PCI DSS v4.0 is a major inflection point for the payments industry – not only does it restructure how risk is assessed, but it also provides a better foundation for meeting ongoing technical innovation. While organizations with mature programs may need comparatively little uplift, all organizations...
A U.S. law enforcement investigation involving multiple countries resulted in the shutdown of an online marketplace selling millions of Social Security numbers, payment cards and other credentials. Prosecutors unsealed a complaint against a Moldovan man fingered as the operator.
Cyber criminals are running scripting attacks on e-commerce sites that attempt to complete small payments by automatically inputting payment card numbers based on the Ally Bank identification number. There are no indications of a data breach at Ally Bank, says a source close to the fraud detection.
Skyrocketing attack rates, double and triple extortion, increasing ransom demands… cybercriminals are inflicting pain in every way imaginable when it comes to today’s ransomware attacks. And you need to be prepared to protect your network, NOW.
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