Cybercrime

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The Cybercrime Crisis: Evolving Attack Vectors in the Financial Services Sector

An explosion in stolen identity data helped fuel more than 130 million cyberattacks in the first three months of the year, according to the Q1 2017 Cybercrime Report from ThreatMetrix. That’s a 35-percent increase over the same period one year ago. The report, based on actual attacks detected by the ThreatMetrix Digital Identity Network, provides…

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Vanita Pandey
By Vanita Pandey Posted

Big Phish on Campus: The Cybercrime Wave Hitting Colleges

Millenials are coming of age on college campuses nationwide. Possibly the most technically astute and digitally savvy generation, these students expect digital-first strategies to be the norm throughout the entire learning lifecycle. However, it has recently become apparent that even this generation is not immune to the effects of cybercrime. This past spring, a wave…

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Alisdair Faulkner
By Alisdair Faulkner Posted

Charitable Organizations Emerge as a Target for Cybercriminals

Even experienced cybercriminals need a little practice every now and then to keep their skills sharp or to master a new scheme. Lately, it seems as if charitable organizations have become their practice field. So, why are cybercriminals focusing on charitable organizations? While money is always a factor, it could be the very nature of…

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Vanita Pandey
By Vanita Pandey Posted

Cybercrime Report Spotlights Fraudsters’ New Paradise

Ski buffs and sun worshipers aren’t the only ones looking for online steals from popular travel brands these days. According to the ThreatMetrix Q4 2016 Cybercrime Report: Travel and Entertainment Industry Deep Drive, a growing number of fraudsters are also looking for their own kind of “steals.” Everything from payment fraud, loyalty scams, bot attacks,…

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Armen Najarian
By Armen Najarian Posted

Money Mule: “In the world of mules there are no rules” – Ogden Nash (poet) 1902-1971

Why be a Money Mule? With the pressures of economic financial difficulty and the ramifications of holiday spending looming, there is higher temptation for banking consumers to misuse their banking facilities. Enter the money mule recruiter, who offers seemingly high wages in return for a little work on the side. You can earn $3000-$4000 per…

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Alisdair Faulkner
By Alisdair Faulkner Posted

Asia Pacific Under Attack: The Q3 2016 Cybercrime Report and a Region in the Crosshairs

Report Reveals a 40% Increase in Cyber Attacks — Here’s What It Means to a Booming Digital Revolution On a quiet morning last May, 100 hooded thieves descended on Tokyo and proceeded to ransack over 14,000 ATM machines in just less than three hours, before vanishing as quickly as they’d appeared.   According to the…

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Alisdair Faulkner
By Alisdair Faulkner Posted

Cybercrime Report Q3 2016: The Good, The Bad & The (Very) Ugly

Another day, another data breach. LinkedIn. Dropbox. Yahoo. On any given day this year, the world learned of yet another successful cyber attack on a high-profile organization—often long after the damage has been done. In just the last few weeks, these and other organizations were joined by still more, including the US Navy, Michigan State…

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Vanita Pandey
By Vanita Pandey Posted

The Grinch Goes Mobile: The Cybercrime Report Q3 2016 And Emerging Mobile Threats

Mobile may be a bigger deal this holiday season than anyone ever imagined. Unfortunately, so might mobile threats. According to an article by Tech Crunch, on Black Friday, online sales from mobile devices accounted for $1.2 billion. The problem: As mobile adoption accelerates, so will its profile as a lucrative attack vector for cybercriminals. For…

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Alisdair Faulkner
By Alisdair Faulkner Posted

‘Tis the Season for Cybercrime Attacks

An Estimated 50 Million Cybercrime Attacks Will Strike Online Retailers at the Peak of the Holiday 2016 Shopping Season Here’s what you need to know now: A look back at cybercrime statistics from holiday seasons past could offer a glimpse of what we could have in store for Holiday 2016. Warning: It might not be…

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May Calceta
By May Calceta Posted

China Singles’ Day: Let There Be Love Not Cybercrime War

China Singles’ Day is a popular holiday for the young, free and single Chinese population; celebrated on November 11th because the number “1” graphically represents single person status. So 11/11 becomes a group of singles celebrating together, or simply an opportunity for declarations of love and auspicious marriages.   Singles’ Day has also translated to…

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Pascal Podvin
By Pascal Podvin Posted
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