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Deepfakes and synthetic identity: More reasons to worry about identity theft

How can we maintain control over digital identity In a world where it is being blurred and abused by fraudsters?

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Business email compromise attacks cost millions, losses doubling each year

Cybercriminals follow the money, and you need look no further than Toyota Boshoku's recent $37 million loss to see why many are turning to BEC scams.

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Magecart web skimming group targets public hotspots and mobile users

IBM researchers discover new Magecart scripts suggest planned advertisement injection through Wi-Fi and supply chain attacks.

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10 signs you're being socially engineered

Scammers will try to trick you and your organization's users into giving up credentials or other sensitive date. Be skeptical if you see any of these signs.

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What is PSD2? And how it will impact the payments processing industry

The EU’s revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2), which include multifactor authentication for online European payment card transactions, will have a ripple effect on the payments processing industry in the U.S. and elsewhere.

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Stealing money in the digital age: The dark industry of trafficking financial data

Cybercriminal gangs dealing in credit card and other financial data have refined their tools and changed their ideology for more profitable attacks.

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Business email compromise: The odds of being a victim are increasing

Given the growth over the last few years in BEC and EAC fraud, businesses should educate employees about the risks involved and red flags of this activity.

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What is adware? How it works and how to protect against it

Adware is deceptive software that earns its creators money through fraudulent user clicks. Fortunately, it's one of the the most detectable types of malware.

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What is Magecart? How this hacker group steals payment card data

Hacking groups that make up Magecart are effective and persistent at stealing customer and payment card data through skimmers. Here's how they work and what you can do to mitigate the risk.

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How to stick it to LinkedIn romance scammers

LinkedIn is becoming a popular channel for criminals to find victims for romance scams. Here's how to identify, report and block those scammers.

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How to spot a scam: 14 red flags to watch for

Does your security awareness training program help your employees learn when someone is trying to scam them?

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Why reported breaches are the tip of the iceberg

Thousands of businesses are breached every day without them even knowing it, compromising payment card data. The EMV chip isn’t the solution, but data devaluation can reduce the impact.

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FINRA Rule 4512: U.S. SEC approves electronic signatures

The updated FINRA Rule 4512(a)(3) is now in effect, striking a blow against outdated regulations.

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How and why deepfake videos work — and what is at risk

Once the bailiwick of Hollywood special effects studios with multi-million-dollar budgets, now anyone can download deepfake software and use machine learning to make believable fake videos. This makes a lot of people nervous.

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Magecart payment card skimmer gang returns stronger than ever

Web-based card skimmers are becoming harder to detect and remove thanks to evolving techniques.

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RSAC Innovation Sandbox 2019: Cloud, identity, application security take center stage

Take note of these startups. Innovation Sandbox has been around for 15 years. A whopping 42 percent of finalists from its first ten years have been acquired. Finalists in the past five years have received $1.5B in funding.

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What is spear phishing? Why targeted email attacks are so difficult to stop

A highly targeted form of phishing, spear phishing involves bespoke emails being sent to well-researched victims. It is hard to spot without close inspection and difficult to stop with technical controls alone.

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Encryption is the best way to protect payment card transaction data

Criminals are going to steal payment card transaction data, but it won't matter if that data is devalued through encryption.

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