Massive data brokers - Equifax, Experian, Illion and others - are leveraging Australia's electoral roll, which is a tightly held and valuable batch of data. While this little-known practice might sound alarming, in fact it's required under Australia's anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism rules.
Breach victims who sign up for free fraud-monitoring services from breached businesses that lost control of their data often sign away their right to join class-action lawsuits or pursue other legal actions, and Marriott proved to be no exception, following its mega-breach. But it now appears to be backing off.
Is there anything better than being offered one year of "free" identity theft monitoring? Regularly offered with strings attached by organizations that mishandled your personal details, the efficacy and use of such services looks set for a U.S. Government Accountability Office review.
Victims of the massive Marriott International data breach, which exposed data for 500 million customers, including some passport numbers, may be able to claim reimbursement for the cost of obtaining a replacement passport, provided they can prove it led to fraud.
Credential abuse attacks and identity theft incidents are rising, with attackers leveraging botnets to launch coordinated campaigns with high success rates, says Aseem Ahmed of Akamai Technologies, who shares best practices for mitigating the threats.
New account fraud is rising and within that, Identity Fraud is clearly the winner. The vast majority of such cases involved the abuse of an innocent victim's identity, rather than a fictitious identity. The availability of large amounts of personal information obtained from hacking, phishing or data breaches continues...
British Airways has discovered that hackers compromised payment card data and personal details for 185,000 more customers than it had originally suspected and that its systems were first breached not in August, but April. The airline now counts 429,000 data breach victims.
This week's edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of whether the U.K.'s fine of Facebook for the Cambridge Analytica scandal is just the beginning of regulatory enforcement action. Plus: A potential settlement of Yahoo breach lawsuit and tips on securing data in the cloud.
A proposed agreement that would settle a class action suit against Yahoo over devastating data breaches could see the company pay as much as $85 million. That adds to the $35 million fine levied by the SEC earlier this year, showing the high price to be paid for Yahoo's record data breaches.
In Australia, it can take as few as 15 minutes to steal someone's phone number, a type of attack known as SIM hijacking. Such attacks are rising, but mobile operators have no plans to change the authentication required around number porting, which can be set in motion online with minimal personal information.
With the abundance of PII available on the dark web, there has been an explosion of synthetic identity fraud. Michael Lynch of InAuth discusses how device and user data can be leveraged to combat the fraudulent opening of new accounts.
Over the past year, financial services organizations have seen an 87% increase in credential leakage, 149% increase in stolen credit cards, 151% increase in cyber-attack indications, and a 48% increase in fake social media accounts. In addition, state-sponsored APT groups with little to no financial motivation have...
Cyber criminals are reaping the benefits of business email compromise and CEO fraud scams, which is a $12 billion industry, according to the FBI by impersonating an executive in your organization, asking for financial reports or by asking payroll staff to make changes to bank accounts.
Invoice and payroll fraud,...
Is your cloud still dripping important company data?
You're responsible for protecting the data you store in public cloud infrastructure. That may be obvious, but organizations continue to leave cloud data exposed. With so many ways to inadvertently expose your environment, maintaining secure configurations can be a...
The solution providers in the fraud solution industry offer logic
designed to track users and prevent malicious activity by
capturing and analyzing behavioral characteristics across
the entire session, from login to check out and everything in
between. These solutions compare known customer behavior
in the case...