Cybersecurity

The Rise in Social Engineering Fraud — And How to Stop It

Think preventing social engineering fraud is tough now? It’s only going to get tougher. As financial services organizations race to harden their defenses against cybercrime, their weakest link is suddenly getting a lot more dangerous — and costly. Call it...

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Alisdair Faulkner
Posted June 2, 2017
Cybersecurity

WannaCry Was Just a Warning: Here’s What’s Coming Next—And How to Stop It

Well, that was close. The WannaCry cyberattack that crippled 200,000 businesses, government agencies and hospitals in 150 countries is now largely tamped down. The crisis was spawned by ransomware that first infected networked computers at Britain’s National Health Service before...

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ThreatMetrix Team
Posted May 22, 2017
Cybersecurity

Blame it on the Bots: FCC Bombarded with Fake Comments Using Compromised Identities

Last week, the imbroglio over a proposal to gut the FCC’s Title II net neutrality rules boiled over in unexpected and entertaining ways. It began when Comedian John Oliver, host of HBO’s Last Week Tonight, urged viewers to visit a...

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Alisdair Faulkner
Posted May 17, 2017
Cybersecurity

Blockchain Q&A: Is It the Answer to Financial Fraud? Not Yet…

Blockchain first leapt into public awareness when it became known as the foundational layer of the Bitcoin crypto-currency. It’s still early days, but already the impact of the globally distributed ledger technology is being likened to that of the internet...

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ThreatMetrix Team
Posted January 10, 2017
Cybersecurity

Digital Identity Summit 2016: Selected Highlights

Former NSA chief Keith Alexander and Executives with eBay, Netflix & Visa Help Lead Discussions on the Future of CyberSecurity and Business Without Borders This year’s Digital Identity Summit is happening at a uniquely momentous time for the cybersecurity industry....

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LexisNexis Risk Solutions | ThreatMetrix
Posted September 29, 2016
Cybersecurity

ThreatMetrix on Biggest “Back to School” Cybersecurity Risks

Cybercrime Targets Mobile Devices and Other Connected Tech Taking an Expanding Role in Education, Administration and Student Play It seems like eons ago when the warnings that came with the kick off of a new school year had to do...

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LexisNexis Risk Solutions | ThreatMetrix
Posted September 2, 2015
Cybersecurity

Amazon a Winner in “Prime” Time

Amazon Sales Up 93 Percent on Prime Day in USA. Up 53 Percent in Europe. Social Media Not So Hot. Not since Xena has any Amazon done so well in primetime. Okay, for you Xenaphiles, Xena was technically a warrior...

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Cybersecurity

Watch Out!

5 Apple Watch Security Questions That are Causing Enterprise Security Pros to be Concerned Apple Watch is hot. Not hot as in stolen, but hot as in hot. The Watch word is that it’s been sold out in preorders. Umm....

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Cybersecurity

Retailer “To Do” List

New Survey of Retailers Has Security and Upgrading Point-of-Sale Payment Systems as Top Priorities Boston Retail Partners, an independent consulting firm, recently surveyed more than 500 retailers. Even a quick glance at the survey’s results suggests that top-of-mind subjects for...

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Cybersecurity

Browser Beware

Ponemon Survey of 645 Information Tech Companies Says Half of All Malware Was the Result of Web Browsers That Weren’t Secure Less than a third of respondents thought major browsers had “effective security tools for blocking web-borne malware.” And, close...

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