The Life Cycle of a Breached Database

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From there, the credentials are eventually used for fraud and resold in bulk to legally murky online services that index and resell access to breached data. In essence, you effectively get to use the same password across all Web sites. A Little Sunshine Web Fraud 2.0

How to Tell a Job Offer from an ID Theft Trap

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Employment Fraud Latest Warnings Web Fraud 2.0 One of the oldest scams around — the fake job interview that seeks only to harvest your personal and financial data — is on the rise, the FBI warns.

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Recycle Your Phone, Sure, But Maybe Not Your Number

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The Princeton team further found 100 of those 259 numbers were linked to leaked login credentials on the web, which could enable account hijackings that defeat SMS-based multi-factor authentication. Latest Warnings Security Tools Web Fraud 2.0

GoDaddy Employees Used in Attacks on Multiple Cryptocurrency Services

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Fraudsters redirected email and web traffic destined for several cryptocurrency trading platforms over the past week. And in May of this year, GoDaddy disclosed that 28,000 of its customers’ web hosting accounts were compromised following a security incident in Oct.

Malicious Office 365 Apps Are the Ultimate Insiders

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Kalember said the crooks behind these malicious apps typically use any compromised email accounts to conduct “business email compromise” or BEC fraud, which involves spoofing an email from someone in authority at an organization and requesting the payment of a fictitious invoice.

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

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A well-organized Nigerian crime ring is exploiting the COVID-19 crisis by committing large-scale fraud against multiple state unemployment insurance programs, with potential losses in the hundreds of millions of dollars, according to a new alert issued by the U.S.

Be Very Sparing in Allowing Site Notifications

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These so-called “push notifications” rely on an Internet standard designed to work similarly across different operating systems and web browsers. “This method is currently being used to deliver something akin to adware or click fraud type activity,” Angiolelli said.

Two Charged in SIM Swapping, Vishing Scams

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Bryan hijacked social media and bitcoin accounts using a mix of voice phishing or “ vishing ” attacks and “ SIM swapping ,” a form of fraud that involves bribing or tricking employees at mobile phone companies. Ne'er-Do-Well News SIM Swapping Web Fraud 2.0

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3 Cybersecurity Resolutions to Survive 2021

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Would You Have Fallen for This Phone Scam?

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This foiled his efforts to make sure it was really his bank that called him, because he called his bank with another phone and the bank confirmed they currently were in a separate call with him discussing fraud on his account (however, the other call was the fraudster pretending to be him).

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Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter Target Resellers of Hacked Accounts

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Ne'er-Do-Well News The Coming Storm Web Fraud 2.0 Facebook, Instagram , TikTok , and Twitter this week all took steps to crack down on users involved in trafficking hijacked user accounts across their platforms.

Pay Up, Or We’ll Make Google Ban Your Ads

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A new email-based extortion scheme apparently is making the rounds, targeting Web site owners serving banner ads through Google’s AdSense program. ” A Little Sunshine The Coming Storm Web Fraud 2.0

Arrest, Raids Tied to ‘U-Admin’ Phishing Kit

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This core functionality is what’s known as a “web inject,” because it allows phishers to dynamically interact with victims in real-time by injecting content into the phishing page that prompts the victim to enter additional information. Ne'er-Do-Well News Web Fraud 2.0

Escaping the echo chamber: How to make cybersecurity accessible for all

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Security Bloggers Network accessibility Blog disabilities exclusion Fraud prediction inclusivity Real Time Fraud Detection Risk-Based Authentication technology literacy Web Fraud DetectionWe’ve all experienced digital growing pains in the era of COVID-19.

Crafty Web Skimming Domain Spoofs “https”

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Earlier today, KrebsOnSecurity alerted the 10th largest food distributor in the United States that one of its Web sites had been hacked and retrofitted with code that steals credit card and login data. A Little Sunshine The Coming Storm Web Fraud 2.0.ps

Riding the State Unemployment Fraud ‘Wave’

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Secret Service warned of “massive fraud” against state unemployment insurance programs , noting that false filings from a well-organized Nigerian crime ring could end up costing the states and federal government hundreds of millions of dollars in losses. Web Fraud 2.0

Coronavirus Widens the Money Mule Pool

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” On the surface, the Web site for the Vasty Health Care Foundation certainly looks legitimate. The “Vasty Health Care Foundation” is one of several fraudulent Web sites that recruit money mules in the name of helping Coronavirus victims.

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Amid an Embarrassment of Riches, Ransom Gangs Increasingly Outsource Their Work

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A Little Sunshine Ne'er-Do-Well News Web Fraud 2.0 There’s an old adage in information security: “Every company gets penetration tested, whether or not they pay someone for the pleasure.”

Sipping from the Coronavirus Domain Firehose

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As noted in previous stories here, roughly 75 percent of all phishing sites now have the padlock (start with “[link] mainly because the major Web browsers display security alerts on sites that don’t. Latest Warnings The Coming Storm Web Fraud 2.0

This Service Helps Malware Authors Fix Flaws in their Code

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Here’s a look at one long-lived malware vulnerability testing service that is used and run by some of the Dark Web’s top cybercriminals. A Little Sunshine Ne'er-Do-Well News Web Fraud 2.0

How Cybercriminals are Weathering COVID-19

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One of the more common and perennial cybercriminal schemes is “reshipping fraud,” wherein crooks buy pricey consumer goods online using stolen credit card data and then enlist others to help them collect or resell the merchandise. ” Ne'er-Do-Well News Other Web Fraud 2.0

Keeping employee data safe – no matter where they may be

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It’s Way Too Easy to Get a.gov Domain Name

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” Technically, what my source did was wire fraud (obtaining something of value via the Internet/telephone/fax through false pretenses); had he done it through the U.S. mail, he could be facing mail fraud charges if caught. ” The Coming Storm Web Fraud 2.0

The Life Cycle of a Breached Database

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Security Bloggers Network A Little Sunshine Classicfootballshirts database breach Emsisoft Fabian Wosar Ledger breach Unit221B Web Fraud 2.0 Every time there is another data breach, we are asked to change our password at the breached entity.

‘ValidCC,’ a Major Payment Card Bazaar and Looter of E-Commerce Sites, Shuttered

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ValidCC , a dark web bazaar run by a cybercrime group that for more than six years hacked online merchants and sold stolen payment card data, abruptly closed up shop last week. ” Ne'er-Do-Well News Web Fraud 2.0 The proprietors of the popular store said their servers were seized as part of a coordinated law enforcement operation designed to disconnect and confiscate its infrastructure. ValidCC, circa 2017.

Who’s Behind the ‘Web Listings’ Mail Scam?

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political campaigns, cities and towns had paid a shady company called Web Listings Inc. The story concluded that this dubious service had been scamming people and companies for more than a decade, and promised a Part II to explore who was behind Web Listings. Breadcrumbs Web Fraud 2.0

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Does Your Domain Have a Registry Lock?

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Even so, most major Web site owners aren’t taking full advantage of the security tools available to protect their domains from being hijacked. Latest Warnings The Coming Storm Web Fraud 2.0

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Phishing for Apples, Bobbing for Links

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Case in point: Targets of the phishing domains above who are undecided on whether the link refers to a legitimate Apple site might seek to load the base domain into a Web browser (minus the customization in the remainder of the link after the first forward slash). Latest Warnings Web Fraud 2.0

New report: Application fraud is a serious threat to financial institutions

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One fraud executive interviewed for this report summarized the problem with application fraud in one phrase: “Identity is broken.”. The post New report: Application fraud is a serious threat to financial institutions appeared first on NuData Security.

How to Tell a Job Offer from an ID Theft Trap

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Tricky Phish Angles for Persistence, Not Passwords

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Furthermore, even if an organization requires multi-factor authentication at sign-in, recall that this phish’s login process takes place on Microsoft’s own Web site. ” Latest Warnings The Coming Storm Web Fraud 2.0

Dirt-Cheap, Legit, Windows Software: Pick Two

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A Little Sunshine Latest Warnings Web Fraud 2.0 Buying heavily discounted, popular software from second-hand sources online has always been something of an iffy security proposition. But purchasing steeply discounted licenses for cloud-based subscription products like recent versions of Microsoft Office can be an extremely risky transaction, mainly because you may not have full control over who has access to your data.

The not-so-obvious cost of fraud to your company’s bottom line

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The post The not-so-obvious cost of fraud to your company’s bottom line appeared first on NuData Security. The post The not-so-obvious cost of fraud to your company’s bottom line appeared first on Security Boulevard.

‘Land Lordz’ Service Powers Airbnb Scams

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Scammers who make a living swindling Airbnb.com customers have a powerful new tool at their disposal: A software-as-a-service offering called “ Land Lordz ,” which helps automate the creation and management of fake Airbnb Web sites and the sending of messages to advertise the fraudulent listings. A Little Sunshine Web Fraud 2.0

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Phishers are Angling for Your Cloud Providers

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While phony invoices are a common malware lure, this particular campaign sent users to a page on United Rentals’ own Web site (unitedrentals.com). Latest Warnings The Coming Storm Web Fraud 2.0 Many companies are now outsourcing their marketing efforts to cloud-based Customer Relationship Management (CRM) providers. But when accounts at those CRM providers get hacked or phished, the results can be damaging for both the client’s brand and their customers.

How to Shop Online Like a Security Pro

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After all, it’s not uncommon for bargain basement phantom Web sites to materialize during the holiday season, and then vanish forever not long afterward. its Web address does not begin with “[link] But the presence of a padlock icon next to the Web site name in your browser’s address bar does not mean the site is legitimate. Latest Warnings Security Tools Web Fraud 2.0

Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter Target Resellers of Hacked Accounts

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The Technology Adoption Lifecycle of Genesis Market

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Cybercrime and Dark Web Research Dark web fraud Genesis Threat IntelligenceAny Product Marketing professional worth their salt will have read the seminal “Crossing the Chasm” book, which highlights how technology.

The Great $50M African IP Address Heist

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That Domain You Forgot to Renew? Yeah, it’s Now Stealing Credit Cards

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” The report tracks the work of Magecart — the name given to a collective of at least seven cybercrime groups involved in hacking Web sites to steal payment card data. A Little Sunshine Latest Warnings The Coming Storm Web Fraud 2.0 If you own a domain name that gets decent traffic and you fail to pay its annual renewal fee, chances are this mistake will be costly for you and for others.

Arrest, Raids Tied to ‘U-Admin’ Phishing Kit

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Recycle Your Phone, Sure, But Maybe Not Your Number

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How $100M in Jobless Claims Went to Inmates

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This post examines some of what that company is seeing in its efforts to stymie unemployment fraud. Jim Patterson Labor Department Ne'er-Do-Well News Web Fraud 2.0The U.S.