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MongoDB configuration error exposed 93 million Mexican voter records

A 132 GB database, containing the personal information on 93.4 million Mexican voters has finally been taken offline. The database sat exposed to the public for at least eight days after its discovery by researcher Chris Vickery, but...

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Uber fraud: Scammer takes the ride, victim gets the bill

Some users of the ride-hailing service Uber have found themselves being charged for “ghost” rides they never ordered, since their credentials were stolen and sold on the Dark Web. Experts say better security practices by the company...

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CEO targeted by fraud twice a month

Every couple of weeks or so, Tom Kemp's company gets hit by ever-more-sophisticated attempts to trick them out of large sums of money

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Blackhole exploit kit author sent to jail: Pyrrhic victory for the cybersecurity industry

The imprisonment is rather a defeat than a victory for our industry if we carefully look into the details.

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10 whaling emails that could get by an unsuspecting CEO

Email security company Mimecast has shared a handful of real-life examples of fraud attempts targeted at the person in the corner office.

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Hybrid GozNym malware targets customers of 24 financial institutions

A group of cybercriminals have combined two powerful malware programs to create a new online banking Trojan that has already stolen million dollars from customers of 24 U.S. and Canadian banks.

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Woman loses $1,825 to mystery shopping scam posing as BestMark, Inc.

A woman in Houston, Texas is out $1,825 after scammers targeted her using the name of a legitimate company that specializes in mystery shopping. The victim came to Salted Hash's attention after a family member read a post on CSO's XSS...

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Walmart mystery shopper scam resurfaces

A mystery shopper scam targeting Walmart customers, which has been around since at least 2011, has resurfaced. Reports of the scam have started circulating on Facebook and other parts of the Web, from people who have gotten checks of...

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FBI's top 10 most wanted cybercriminals

The internet has impacted the world in numerous ways, but it isn't always positive. Thanks to technology, we now have the rise of the cybercriminal, and the FBI even has a most wanted list for these criminals.

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Identity theft, fraudsters, and what to know to prevent an attack

IoT, EMV, and big data increase risks such as identity theft and cybercriminal activity.

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FTC orders nine PCI auditors to share assessment details

The FTC is on a data breach enforcement roll. Last summer, the courts allowed it to fine companies with weak cybersecurity practices. Now, the FTC is taking a closer look at payments processing, checking to see how auditors measure...

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IRS: Actually, that breach last year was way worse than we thought

For U.S. taxpayers, the news just keeps getting worse about the breach in the IRS's Get Transcript application that was discovered last year.

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How to avoid common travel and vacation scams

From social engineering before you even get on the plane to apps that are riddled with security holes, it’s never been easier for cybercriminals to target unsuspecting travelers.

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Latest attack against Russian bank employees highlights the threat to financial institutions

The employees of at least six Russian banks were recently the target of a well-crafted email attack where hackers masqueraded as the Russian Central Bank to trick them into installing malware.

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The rise of LinkedIn fraud

LinkedIn is among the most popular and profitable social media networks in the world. The platform hosts nearly half a billion users globally, many of whom who pay for subscriptions and features, proving the value of a globally...

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Risky business? Online dating fraud dips during Valentine's Day

Good news, online daters, according to research conducted by device intelligence and fraud prevention company iovation, fraud on online dating sites is lower leading up to Valentine's Day.

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Identity thieves obtain 100,000 electronic filing PINs from IRS system

The Internal Revenue Service was the target of an attack that used stolen Social Security numbers and other taxpayer data to obtain PINs that can be used to file tax returns electronically.

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Cybercriminals adopt spies' techniques to pull off online bank heists

Researchers from security vendor Kaspersky Lab have identified three cybercrime groups that compromise and steal money from financial institutions using sophisticated techniques and custom malware.

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