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What is an Identity Verification Service and How Does it Work?

In an increasingly technologically-based world, being certain of precisely who you are speaking to or doing business with can be tricky. Identity verification is an important step in most online transactions that concern money or sensitive information and services, but it can also be used during recruitment processes as a part of a background check.  This article […]

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BEC scammers impersonate CEOs on virtual meeting platforms

The FBI warned US organizations and individuals are being increasingly targeted in BECattacks on virtual meeting platforms The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warned this week that US organizations and individuals are being increasingly targeted in¬†BEC¬†(business email compromise) attacks on virtual meeting platforms. Business Email Compromise/Email Account Compromise (BEC/EAC) is a sophisticated scam that targets both […]

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Protecting Your Data Online ‚Äď How to Prevent Identity Theft

As technology progresses, our daily activities are moving online. This includes tasks that we may not think of as being particularly sensitive, such as shopping and banking. While this makes our lives easier in many ways, it also leaves us vulnerable to identity theft. Here are seven tips to protect your data and reduce your […]

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Combating identity fraud: The key is to avoid stagnation

As cybercrime sophistication reaches new heights, what can organizations do to tackle these new threats? Phishing, identity theft, and ransomware are not new types of cyberattacks. What is new is bad actors increasingly using automation and other advanced technologies to more quickly identify and exploit vulnerabilities in organizations‚Äô defenses to access or steal sensitive data without being […]

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Identity Theft: Learn How to Stay Safe and Not Become a Victim

Did you know the odds of being struck by lightning in a given year are only around 1 in 100,000,000? That‚Äôs not a scary thought, mainly since 9 out of 10 people survive. But when it comes to identity theft, the odds are 1 in 15. Worldwide, there‚Äôs a new victim every 2 seconds. Now, […]

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Using IAM Solutions to Beat Deepfakes and Fraud

AI and ML technologies have made great strides in helping organizations with cybersecurity, as well as with other tasks like chatbots that help with customer service. Cybercriminals have also made great strides in using AI and ML for fraud. ‚ÄúToday, fraud can happen without stealing someone else‚Äôs identity because fraudsters can create ‚Äėsynthetic identities‚Äô with […]

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Spotting a Common Scam

Spotting a Common¬†Scam¬† These scams seek to collect personal information about you, often appearing to come from a real business¬†or agency.¬†Someone may pose as an official disaster aid worker, or¬†send you a¬†fraudulent¬†COVID¬†contact tracing email.¬†If you receive a message with a link, you should not click it as it may download malware to your device to […]

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FEMA IT Specialist Charged in ID Theft, Tax Refund Fraud Conspiracy

An information technology specialist at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was arrested this week on suspicion of hacking into the human resource databases of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) in 2014, stealing personal data on more than 65,000 UPMC employees, and selling the data on the dark web. Source: FEMA IT Specialist Charged […]

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Watch Cyber Security Is It Your Time For Identity theft, Yet?

This course is about helping you to survive an identity theft, attempt to educate you on how to prevent a direct identity theft attempt, know what to look for and how not be the one who helped the thief take your personal information. With your new found knowledge take it to your family so they […]

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How to protect your business from tax fraud

With the April 15th filing deadline around the corner, cybercriminals are counting on a rushed response to questions to infect potential victims. Source: How to protect your business from tax fraud Enter your email address: Delivered by FeedBurner

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Discover the prank caller with reverse phone search

The availability of free reverse mobile phone lookup services on the web may prove to be useful in future. The service comes with a number of benefits especially when a comparison with paid directories is made. Many people are getting to know that the cell phone lookup services are getting not only more common but […]

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Copy Machines, a Security Risk

Think you know how to keep your information safe? Think again.

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Identity Theft Prevention | Credit Reports & Fraud Alerts

“Identity theft is the information age’s new crime. A criminal collects enough personal data on the victim to impersonate him to banks, credit card companies and other financial institutions. Then he racks up debt in the victim’s name, collects the cash and disappears. The victim is left holding the bag. While some of the losses […]

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13 Things an Identity Thief Won’t Tell You

Image by CarbonNYC via Flickr Stopping Identity Theft: 10 Easy Steps to Security by Reader’s Digest Magazine, on Thu Aug 12, 2010 Interviews by Michelle Crouch Former identity thieves confess the tactics they use to scam you. 1. Watch your back. In line at the grocery store, I’ll hold my phone like I’m looking at […]

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Identity theft: How to protect your kids

Image by TheTruthAbout… via Flickr Stopping Identity Theft: 10 Easy Steps to Security Identity theft that targets children is rising. Here are five steps to protect your family By Alissa Figueroa Identity theft has grown into a multibillion-dollar problem. And it‚Äôs not only adults who are targeted. At least 7 percent of the reported cases […]

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Mary’s Pizza hit by hackers

Image by purpleslog via Flickr There is a big misconception out there that PCI DSS compliance does not apply to us, we are relatively small company The fact is PCI DSS must be met by all organizations that transmit, process or store payment card data. Also business owner want to know what is ROI on […]

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Anti-fraud service bamboozle consumers

Image via Wikipedia by Edward Wyatt provided by – Lifelock, the company that brazenly broadcast its chief executive’s Social Security number as part of its claim that it could protect anyone against identity theft, agreed on Tuesday to pay $12 million to settle charges that it misled consumers about the effectiveness of its service. […]

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New phishing scams attack with precision

Phishing: Cutting the Identity Theft Line When TippingPoint’s president and chief technology officer, Marc Willebeek-Lemair, received an e-mail from the Federal Trade Commission informing him that a client was filing a complaint against his network security company for overcharges, he was directed to download the complaint – a Microsoft Word file – from an FTC […]

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Five ways to lose your identity

By Jaikumar Vijayan The rush by shoppers to the Web makes the season a great time for online retailers. It’s also a great time for hackers looking to steal data and money from the unwary millions expected to search for great deals online. Checkout huge savings on Today’s Hot Deals on Information Security Solutions for […]

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Identity Theft Tip off, Countermeasure and Consequence

Image by wŇāodi via FlickrAmericans fear having their identities ‚Äústolen‚ÄĚ by cybercriminals more than they do becoming victims of a terror attack, getting mugged or having their homes burglarized, according to a new survey released by Gallup, a polling firm. Stopping Identity Theft: 10 Easy Steps to Security Identity theft is a crime in which […]

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