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Protect and serve: fraud fighting finds a partner in machine learning

Machine learning is proving to be a valuable tool when it comes to balancing security vs. user experience.

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Multi-stage spear phishing – bait, hook and catch

Multiple step spear phishing is the latest iteration in social engineering from sophisticated cyber criminals.

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Scammers sent follow-up emails in Office 365 phishing campaign

As previously reported on Salted Hash, a recent phishing email looking to harvest credentials was actually part of an ongoing phishing campaign targeting Office 365 customers. The campaign has been going on since late 2016, and is...

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The time for convergence Is now

Until today, anti-fraud, security and authentication activities in organizations have operated as largely-separate domains, with IT ops even more separated, in most cases. It won't be easy, but convergences is going to happen, and...

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Fraud stories, part 2: digital identity and new account openings

Account takeover attacks are among the fastest growing cybersecurity threats that we face today.

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Volunteer your services, not your personal information

With the increase of natural disasters in the United States, more people are getting involved in the relief effort by donating their time. Ad-hoc volunteer groups are using free tools to join and lend a hand, but is their information...

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Office 365 phishing – A quick look at a recent example

On Thursday, an interesting email showed up in my inbox. The message says there are emails pending, because I've used 98-percent of my storage space. In order to fix this, I needed to download and save the attached configuration. The...

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Keep innovative fintech open to customers, closed to fraudsters

Although rapidly evolving frictionless payments market has created new revenue opportunities for financial institutions and has benefitted us as end users and consumers, it has also opened the door to increased risk and financial...

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Security firms team up to neutralize WireX botnet after multiple DDoS attacks

Researchers from Akamai, Cloudflare, Flashpoint, Google, Oracle (Dyn), RiskIQ, Team Cymru, and others worked together to take down an Android-based botnet responsible for several DDoS attacks earlier this month.

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Fraud stories, Part 1

Welcome to Fraud Stories, a new blog focused on digital identity and online fraud, one of the most defining issues of our day.

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Just say no to Facebook quizzes

Clickbait by any other name is just the same. These quizzes take your personal information, and leave with cookies and malware.

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Separation of duties and IT security

Muddied responsibilities create unwanted risk and conflicts of interest. New regulations such as GDPR now require that you pay more attention to roles and duties on your security team.

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The thorny issue of verifying humans

Customer identity access management and how verification of users is not working. A look at the concept of levels of assurance (LOA) as an integer based system that needs a rethink. How probability based identity is the way forward....

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Developer uses code to get revenge on tech support and IRS scammers

Tech support and IRS scams have become as common as random emails proclaiming that you've won the lottery, or emails from prince in some foreign land who wants to share their wealth. One potential victim used a bit of code to take...

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27 arrested for black box ATM attacks across Europe

Europol said in a statement last week that 27 people have been arrested for their connection to a string of successful black box attacks against ATMs across Europe. Since 2016, these attacks have resulted in more than €45 million in...

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What not to get Mom for Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day just a few days away, this is the day that you thank your Mom for her love and support. … But don’t thank her with a gift card.

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Ad network takes steps to reduce fraud

Online advertisers are losing billions to fraud, but one advertising network has successfully taken steps to clean up its platform. U.S. advertisers spent more $25 billion on programmatic online ads last year, meaning that about $8...

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Criminals turning to fraudulent gift cards

As retailers and other businesses increase security measures to prevent the use of gift cards purchased with stolen credit card numbers, cyber criminals have been focusing on fraudulent gift cards, according to a report released this...

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Job seekers beware of recruiters

Paying a recruiter to find you a job could leave you the victim of a scam. Trending scams that could leave N00bs paying to stay unemployed.

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Human weakness enabling financial cybercrime

Cybercrime costs $3 trillion worldwide. One reason, a Boston police detective told a Boston banking audience, is because they make it too easy.

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