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Hacking Humans: How Cybercriminals Trick Their Victims

by Robert Siciliano

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Intel Security has compiled a list of the top ways cybercriminals play with the minds of their targeted victims. And the chief way that the cybercriminals do this is via phishing scams—that are designed to take your money. … Continue Reading

Big Breach Targets: Why Healthcare, Why Now?

by ID Experts

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In early February, Anthem Healthcare reported a data breach that may have affected up to 80 million customers, as many as 1 in 4 Americans. The estimates dwarf last year’s Community Health Systems breach by an order of magnitude. Last year’s litany of history-making breaches involved retail companies—Target, Home Depot, K-Mart, and the list goes on. … Continue Reading

Password Security vulnerable to Trickery

by Robert Siciliano

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There’s only one entrance to the house: a steel door two feet thick. If someone from the outside touched the door—even with a battering ram—they’ll get an electric shock. No bad guys could get through, right? … Continue Reading

Don’t be the Next Anthem

by ID Experts

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After Anthem Inc.’s most recent breach comprised more than 80 million customers’ information, 2015 is already shaping up to be the year of the healthcare data breach. Personal data incidents are on the rise and how an organization manages incident response affects their business risks and its brand. … Continue Reading

FTC Says Identity Theft Was the Number One Consumer Complaint in 2014

by Jim Malmberg

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February 27, 2015 – The FTC has announced that identity theft was the number one consumer complaint received by the agency last year. That’s no real surprise because it has been the number one consumer complaint for 15 years now. But it may no longer be the fastest growing crime. Debt collection scams were the second largest consumer complaint of 2014; with 160,000 reported incidents. That’s 100,000 more than were reported in 2013. … Continue Reading

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