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Five tips for protecting your brand on social media

This summer, online payment service giant Paypal learned that bad guys had set up a fake Paypal Support page on Twitter, and then monitored the real Paypal Support page for remarks from customers. The bad guys responded to those...

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Swift CEO reveals three more failed attacks on banking network

Banks stopped three new attempts to abuse the Swift financial transfer network this summer, its CEO Gottfried Leibbrandt said Monday, as he announced Swift's plan to impose tighter security controls on its customers.

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As migration anniversary approaches, only a third of retailers accept chip cards

Retailers were supposed to start accepting chip cards last October, but a year past the start of the EMV liability shift, two-thirds still haven't done so.

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Swift hopes daily reporting will help stem payment fraud

Swift is introducing a new reporting system to help banks identify fraudulent payments made over its financial transfer network -- but the reports will arrive up to a day too late to stop them all.

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Sophisticated malware possibly tied to recent ATM heists in Thailand

Security researchers have found a sophisticated malware program that may have been used recently by a gang of hackers to steal more than $350,000 from ATMs in Thailand.

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Voice technologies make waves in security

Advancements in voice technology could help law enforcement identify social engineers and other frauds and hoaxers

Fake attacks by insiders to fool companies

Famous cybercrime groups and hacktivists “brands” may be a smokescreen to cover sophisticated insider attacks.

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Adware turns a tidy profit for those who sneak it into downloads

If you've ever downloaded software, chances are you've experienced an all-too-common surprise: ads or other unwanted programs that tagged along for the ride, only to pop up on your PC uninvited. Turns out there's a highly lucrative...

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Security by the people

Sometimes it takes a village. In the case of information security, sometimes it takes an employee. Forward thinking enterprises can go beyond simply providing IT security awareness training and hygiene tips for their users, and enlist...

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Global business trends to protect against fraud

Manage risks while enabling growth with these five global business trends


This Tinder scam promises to verify your account, but actually sells porn

Tinder users beware. The popular dating app generally doesn’t verify user accounts, but that hasn’t stopped spammers from pretending to offer the service.

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Fake Olympic tickets and Zika news apps scam users

These days not a headline goes by without some cybercriminal jumping all over it. Now, with the Olympics coming up and travelers wary of the Zika virus, scammers are creating fake websites and apps to steal money or to infect users...

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SWIFT brings in external support as it fights wave of bank hacks

SWIFT is bringing in additional security support after a series of high-profile bank heists and attempted bank heists conducted via its financial transaction network.

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What I learned playing prey to Windows scammers

Three months of phone calls prove Windows scammers are more skilled at social engineering than you think

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Merchants slow to migrate to EMV, see rising fraud costs

The deadline for switching to chip-based card readers was last October, but most merchants still have not upgraded and are now liable for point-of-sale payment card fraud

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The National Retail Federation is dead wrong about PCI

Ben Rothke and David Mundhenk question why the National Retail Federation (NRF) is trying to lawyer-up on PCI.

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GozNym Trojan turns its sight on business accounts at major US banks

A hybrid Trojan program created for financial fraud has started redirecting users of four large U.S. banks to rogue websites in order to hijack their accounts.

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Companies pay out billions to fake-CEO email scams

Email scammers, often pretending to be CEOs, have duped businesses into giving away at least $3.1 billion, according to new data from the FBI.

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