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February 15, 2019
Credential Stuffing

Dailymotion is a Paris-based video-sharing rival of YouTube. The site gets about 300 million unique visitors a month who watch an estimated 3.5 billion videos. While that’s a fraction of YouTube’s nearly 2 billion uniques, it makes a perfectly good target for a hacker.

Dailymotion announced “a large-scale...

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February 11, 2019
Can We Increase Victim Satisfaction with Law Enforcement?

By Eva Velasquez, President & CEO of the Identity Theft Resource Center

Over a period of many years the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) has conducted research regarding the aftermath of identity theft and...

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February 11, 2019

A phishing campaign targeting credit unions and other financial institutions recently found its way into the email inboxes of anti-money laundering officers.

Credit unions and banks are both required by the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) to report potential money laundering operations and to dedicate at least two staff members to ensure compliance. The phishing emails seemed to specifically target the accounts of these BSA officers, which raises the concern that a...

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February 8, 2019
APT10

The Chinese government-linked hacking group APT10 is continuing its campaign against US and European businesses with increasingly sophisticated tactics and strategies, warn officials from the Department of Homeland Security.

The group is thought to be responsible for recent cyber-espionage campaigns against a U.S. law firm, an international apparel company, and...

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February 7, 2019
Small Breaches Can Make Big News: How to Protect Your Organization

A recent leak compromised the personal data of all 4,557 active students at the California State Polytechnic University Science School.

This was not a case of hackers gaining access through illicit means or an accidental exposure of an unsecured database. The data was inadvertently sent in a spreadsheet as an email attachment by a university employee. It included names,...

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February 5, 2019

This Valentine’s Day, you may be looking forward to hearts and flowers from a new love interest or a long-awaited date with your spouse. You certainly won’t expect someone you care about committing fraud using your identity.

Unfortunately, familiar fraud is all too common. More than 1 million children experience identity theft annually, and two-thirds know the perpetrators.[1] Seniors, college students...

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