Fraud Prevention

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Scammers move from Ebola phishing to fundraising

Scammers routinely try to take advantage of humanitarian disasters to get people to open phishing emails, or to donate money to fake organizations. This month, they combined the two approaches, sending out approximately 700,000 spam...

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Obama signs Executive Order to bolster federal credit card security

On Friday, at the headquarters of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, President Obama signed an Executive Order that will add chip-and-PIN protections (EMV) to federal credit cards starting in January. The President encouraged...

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American Express customers receiving new breach notifications

Customers of American Express are starting to get a new round of breach notification letters. This time, the letters are due to two separate breaches, but the full impact isn't clear.

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8 security hits and misses on the silver screen

Security has played a bigger role in cinema than you may think

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Sleeping companies lose big from employee, executive fraud

Companies that fail to continually watch for employee and executive fraud typically lose 5 percent of revenues each year to insider cunning, which amounts to nearly $3.7 trillion globally, a report found

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Retailers plodding toward accepting higher-security payment cards

Target is speeding up support for chip-and-PIN payment cards to restore consumer confidence shaken by last year's massive data breach. But many other retailers feel less of an urgency to adopt the more secure technology.

The worst data breaches of 2014…so far (Q1)

The Identity Theft Resource Center, which tracks data breaches, has counted 204 of them through March of the this year for a loss of 4,238,983 records related to sensitive personal information exposed through hacker...

New BitCrypt ransomware variant distributed by bitcoin stealing malware

Victims are asked to make bitcoin payments to recover encrypted files after their bitcoin wallets might have already been emptied

Hacker Diabl0 arrested in Thailand at the request of Swiss authorities

He is wanted in connection with computer fraud and credit card information theft in Switzerland

20 infamous hacker security vendor break-ins

Here are 20 of the most notorious known break-ins over the past decade.

Who put the cockroach in my supply chain?

Businesses have always had concerns about supply chain risks but, for most businesses, those risks involve shipping delays, parts shortages and labor issues. But that’s starting to change as evidenced by CSOonline’s recent coverage on...

Bitcoin-stealing malware hidden in Mt. Gox data dump, researcher says

Recently leaked Mt. Gox data archive contains a malicious application that steals Bitcoin wallet files, a researcher from Kaspersky Lab said

Source code for Android iBanking bot surfaces on underground forum

The leaked source code could lead to a larger number of attacks using the mobile malware, security researchers from RSA said

Energy sector a prime target for cyber attacks

Experts say the nation's critical infrastructure remains woefully vulnerable

Cybercriminals compromise home routers to attack online banking users

Attackers changed the DNS configuration of vulnerable home routers to mount man-in-the-middle attacks against users in Poland

Building control systems can be pathway to Target-like attack

Credentials stolen from automation and control providers were used in Target hack

Suspected data breach at Holiday Inn, Marriott hotels

A large hotel management company says attackers may have compromised its point-of-sale devices

Arts and crafts chain Michaels investigates possible data breach

The company has not confirmed a compromise but is notifying customers in advance

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