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Dustin White, chief risk data officer, Visa
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What is spear phishing? Examples, tactics, and techniques

Spear phishing is a targeted email attack purporting to be from a trusted sender. Learn how to recognize—and defeat—this type of phishing attack.

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New PCI DSS v4.0 receives kudos for flexibility

Customization, multi-factor authentication are key features in PCI DSS v4.0 global payment benchmark.

iPhone counterfeiting case highlights risks of supply/support chain manipulation

The conspirators returned fake iPhones with legitimate IMEI numbers to Apple for warranty replacements, which they then sold. Key unanswered question: Did an insider provide the IMEI numbers?

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Why buy now, pay later is the next big fraud risk for retailers

BNPL is booming, catching the eye of fraudsters who seek to exploit the BNPL process for malicious gain. Here is an overview of the risks BNPL fraud poses with strategies for mitigating threats.

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FBI arrests social engineer who allegedly stole unpublished manuscripts from authors

The U.S. Department of Justice claims Filippo Bernardini leveraged knowledge gained by working at Simon & Schuster and other publishers to create fake identities and websites to steal intellectual property.

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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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Security lessons from 2021 holiday shopping fraud schemes

Here are four ways fraudsters targeted the 2021 shopping period with insight into how retailers can prevent and defend against exploitation.

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FCC asks carriers to step up to stop SIM swapping, port-out fraud

The US federal agency puts pressure on telecom carriers to put better authentication, account protection safeguards in place.

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7 new social engineering tactics threat actors are using now

Old tactics in new packages lead the list of current social engineering attacks. Experts provide real-world examples.

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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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How SilentFade group steals millions from Facebook ad spend accounts

SilentFade steals credentials and ad spend account information and sells the information to other bad actors. The group returned with improved malware after Facebook's initial mitigation efforts.

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Identity theft explained: Why businesses make tempting targets

Identity theft is the use of someone else's personal information without permission, typically to conduct financial transactions. Here's what you need to know to protect yourself and your organization.

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Content fraud takes a bite out of brand reputation

Scammers leverage user-generated content on trusted sites to trick consumers into sharing sensitive data, causing financial and reputational harm to those businesses.

Fraud prevention: Improving internal controls

Internal fraud controls aren't fire-and-forget. Smart collaboration and ongoing improvement will help keep fraud in check. Here are the basics.

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