How worried should we be about deepfakes? What sort of threat do they pose to digital ID verification and the biometric technology that we are becoming so reliant on, and are there ways to combat the threat? The deepfake threat Deepfakes refer to manip…Read More Combating deepfakes: How we can future-proof our biometric identities
Crime thrives in a crisis, and the coronavirus was the largest collective emergency that the world has faced for decades. While there are more heroes than villains in the coronavirus story — think of all the sacrifices doctors, nurses, and other essent…Read More Three security lessons from a year of crisis
Scams accounted for 59% of blocked user-generated malicious content during the first quarter of the year, according to a Sift report. The report examines how weaponized content is moving the fraud economy forward, as well as consumer perception of cont…Read More Fraudulent content has a direct impact on consumer loyalty
Consumers around the world fear that businesses are now compromising online security in their efforts to deliver seamless digital experiences. According to a research released by Trulioo, 71% of respondents living in China, the UK and the U.S. feel tha…Read More Online brands prioritizing speed over security
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are considered to be the backbone of Europe’s economy. 25 million SMEs are active in the EU, and employ more than 100 million workers. ENISA identified the cybersecurity challenges SMEs face today and iss…Read More What are the most common cybersecurity challenges SMEs face today?
“No single organization can stop synthetic identity fraud on its own,” reports The Federal Reserve. “Fraudster tactics continually evolve to stay a step ahead of detection—and the most sophisticated fraudsters can operate at scale in organized crime ri…Read More How to conquer synthetic identity fraud
Could the Hollywood heart throb really be interested in you? Sorry, you’re being scammed.Read More No, you’re not talking to Jason Statham
In a previous article, we introduced the fact that one of our largest growing populations is that of the “Baby Boomer” generation (those born between 1946 to 1964). As the Boomers get older, they become susceptible to many of the emerging dirty tr…Read More Protecting the New Most Vulnerable Population – Subscription Scams
Auth0 launched a report which highlights key areas of concern for security professionals responsible for managing digital identities, including the exponential rise of credential stuffing attacks (automated attempts to compromise a large number of user…Read More What is plaguing digital identities?
The MASQ tool could be used by attackers to emulate device fingerprints thus allowing them to bypass fraud protection controls The Resecurity® HUNTER unit has identified a new tool available for sale in the Dark Web called MASQ, enabling bad actors to emulate device fingerprints thus allowing them to bypass fraud protection controls, including authentication mechanisms. One of the […]
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In Part 1 of this series, we introduced the concept that the most vulnerable people on the internet are our senior population. According to the FBI, elder fraud impacts millions of American seniors every year. Figures from the United Kingdom …Read More Protecting the New Most Vulnerable Population – The Grandparent Scam
Read More The Supreme Court Narrowed the CFAA
In a ruling delivered today, the court sided with Van Buren and overturned his 18-month conviction.
In a 37-page opinion written and delivered by Justice Amy Coney Barrett, the court explained that the “exceeds authorized access” language was, indeed, too broad.
Justice Barrett said the clause was effectively making criminals of most US citizens who ever used a work resource to perform unauthorized actions, such as updating a dating profile, checking sports scores, or paying bills at work…
When it’s time to hire a new employee, organizations go to great lengths to avoid hiring someone who would commit fraud: background checks, credit checks, drug tests, etc. But the truth is that few people deliberately join an organization with the inte…Read More Scammers aren’t always who we expect them to be: How AI and biometrics can help
HUMAN published a research into security leaders’ perceptions of and responses to sophisticated bot attacks. The research, which was conducted by Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), revealed concerns about the threats bots pose, including site slowdowns c…Read More 90% of security leaders view bot management as a top priority
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland shut down a fake COVID-19 vaccine website that was stealing the visitors’ data. The website looked exactly like a biotechnology company that is actually working on the vaccine for COVI…Read More Vaccine Website Seized After Stealing Data From Its Visitors
It has become a mantra for businesses targeted by hackers to describe the incident as a “sophisticated cyber-attack”. Although true in some instances, the reality is that most cyber-attacks involve the use of easily preventable tactics including phishi…Read More Defeating typosquatters: Staying ahead of phishing and digital fraud
Financial institutions (FIs), such as banks and insurance providers, are reporting significantly increased threat levels from COVID-related cybercrime, according to a research by BAE Systems Applied Intelligence. A huge jump in new pandemic-related thr…Read More Financial institutions experiencing jump in new pandemic-related threats
The value of losses due to eCommerce fraud will rise this year, from $17.5 billion in 2020 to over $20 billion by 2021; a growth of 18% over a single year, according to a study from Juniper Research. The research found that fraudsters have targeted con…Read More eCommerce fraud losses to surpass $20 billion this year
Article by Beau PetersWhen the pandemic struck, online bad actors took it as an opportunity to double-down on their attacks through ransomware, malware, and social engineering. Newly remote workers and remotely connected workplaces had to adapt ra…Read More Fintech Cybersecurity Trends in 2021
Bottomline and Strategic Treasurer released the results of a survey that gathered details about corporate and banking experiences, actions and plans regarding fraud. Results show that the pandemic accelerated both the threat of fraud and the response t…Read More Business email compromise is a top concern for banks
It’s heartbreaking to get sucked into a romance scam, or to watch a friend or family member getting sucked in. Here’s what to do…Read More Romance scams at all-time high: here’s what you need to know
Practical tips on how to avoid getting scammed in the first place, as well as what to do if it does happen.Read More Fallen victim to online fraud? Here’s what to do…