Some 26 million passwords were exposed in a 1.2 terabyte batch of data found by NordLocker, a security company. It's workaday botnet data, but it highlights a hostile malware landscape, particularly for people still inclined to download pirated software.
The Identity Theft Resource Center, a nationally recognized nonprofit organization established to support victims of identity crime, has published new research that shows nearly 30% of people who contact the ITRC are victims of more than one identity crime.
It is particularly challenging for financial institutions to catch authorized push payment fraud. But behavioral metrics can play a big role in detecting these incidents, says Steve Ledford of The Clearing House.
A year ago, Chris Pierson and BlackCloak studied executives at top global pharma companies to learn the extent of password-based vulnerabilities. The findings weren't reassuring. Pierson revisited the study this year with a select few entities to see if the needle has moved in a more secure direction.
How easy is it for a consumer to open a bank account in the United States? In some cases, not easy at all. U.S. banks are often making the online customer onboarding process unnecessarily complicated. Key opportunities to improve security and the user experience are being missed.
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FBI agent Elvis Chan dedicated four years to election security, and he doesn’t hesitate to say: The 2020 presidential election was "the most secure election of my career." He explains why, and what lessons learned we can apply to future elections.
A perfect storm is brewing for fraudsters. On one hand, the economic turmoil, triggered by the pandemic is increasing and accelerating insurance fraud. On the other, the insurance industry is moving many of its business processes online – which make the criminals happy. David Hartley of SAS Institute outlines how to...
A security researcher found more than 500 million Facebook records being offered for free on the darknet, exposing basic user information, including any phone numbers associated with the accounts. Facebook says this is “old data” previously reported as exposed.
Synthetic identity fraud is a pervasive yet ill-defined crime – hard to define as well as to detect. Greg Woolf of FiVerity discusses a recent initiative by the Federal Reserve in Boston to better define and therefore better manage SIF.
To mitigate the fraud risks posed by synthetic IDs, banks should use consumers' devices to help with authentication, says Karen Boyer, vice president of financial crimes and fraud intelligence at People’s United Bank, based in Connecticut.
As more transactions move online and the digital transformation of the marketplace accelerates, identity fraud is flourishing. Just as your customers appreciate the ability to transact business online quickly, easily and across multiple channels, so do bad actors. Failure to fortify your defenses is an invitation to...
In financial services, there is a stark difference between defending against authorized versus unauthorized fraud incidents. James Hunt of Bottomline Technologies discusses the schemes and how to respond with a more dynamic prevention strategy.