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Scammers Sent Uber to Take Elderly Lady to the Bank

Krebs on Security

Email scammers sent an Uber to the home of an 80-year-old woman who responded to a well-timed email scam, in a bid to make sure she went to the bank and wired money to the fraudsters. So they sent her some information about where to wire the money, and asked her to go to the bank.

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Disneyland Malware Team: It’s a Puny World After All

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A financial cybercrime group calling itself the Disneyland Team has been making liberal use of visually confusing phishing domains that spoof popular bank brands using Punycode , an Internet standard that allows web browsers to render domain names with non-Latin alphabets like Cyrillic. Bank customers. Bank customers.

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Scammers Sent Uber to Take Elderly Lady to the Bank

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Email scammers sent an Uber to the home of an 80-year-old woman who responded to a well-timed email scam, in a bid to make sure she went to the bank and wired money to the fraudsters. The post Scammers Sent Uber to Take Elderly Lady to the Bank appeared first on Security Boulevard.

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Would You Have Fallen for This Phone Scam?

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But you probably didn’t know that these fraudsters also can use caller ID spoofing to trick your bank into giving up information about recent transactions on your account — data that can then be abused to make their phone scams more believable and expose you to additional forms of identity theft.

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When Efforts to Contain a Data Breach Backfire

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The missive alleged that an auction on the site for data stolen from 10 million customers of Mexico’s second-largest bank was fake news and harming the bank’s reputation. The administrator responded to this empty threat by purchasing the stolen banking data and leaking it on the forum for everyone to download.

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The Rise of One-Time Password Interception Bots

Krebs on Security

“Over the past few months, we’ve seen actors provide access to services that call victims, appear as a legitimate call from a specific bank and deceive victims into typing an OTP or other verification code into a mobile phone in order to capture and deliver the codes to the operator. Then you can call your bank or whoever else you need.

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U.S. Secret Service: “Massive Fraud” Against State Unemployment Insurance Programs

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A federal fraud investigator who spoke with KrebsOnSecurity on condition of anonymity said many states simply don’t have enough controls in place to detect patterns that might help better screen out fraudulent unemployment applications, such as looking for multiple applications involving the same Internet addresses and/or bank accounts.

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