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Senators worry troops could fall victim to fraud in wake of Equifax hack

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

A bipartisan pair of senators is pressing Equifax for details on how it plans to protect data on U.S. servicemembers caught up in a massive breach, underscoring fears of potential identity theft and financial fraud. Sens. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) and Dean Heller (R-Nev.) wrote to the credit reporting firm on…

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Missouri man admits job-related social security fraud

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

A St. Louis man has been ordered to spend four and a half years in federal prison for using social security numbers of others to conceal his criminal past while finding work with information technology companies. Twenty-nine-year-old Lawrence Jerel Higgins was sentenced Wednesday in St. Louis. That’s where he pleaded…

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Researchers claim that most WhatsApp and Viber users are exposed to fraud and hacking

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Do you know that despite the end-to-end encryption provided by popular messaging platforms like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Viber, your sensitive information is vulnerable to hacking? A new research has highlighted the importance of what is called an ‘authentication ceremony’ to help mitigate the risk. Researchers from Brigham Young University…

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Could voting fraud panel create an easy target for hackers?

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Officials from both parties had a consistent answer last year when asked about the security of voting systems: U.S. elections are so decentralized that it would be impossible for hackers to manipulate ballot counts or voter rolls on a wide scale. But the voter fraud commission established by President Donald…

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Email hacking fraud hits home renovators: ‘I paid £10,800 to a bogus builder’

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

First came “solicitor fraud”, where conmen intercepted emails between property buyers and conveyancers and diverted huge sums to the wrong accounts. Now this form of life-destroying crime has widened out to embrace other, big-ticket transactions, including home renovations and building work. The mechanism is the same: fraudsters impersonate one or…

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IBM to teach veterans cybersecurity, fraud detection

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

IBM is partnering with Dutchess Community College to help military veterans and try to fill the growing skill gap in the cybersecurity field. The company and school are offering veterans free enrollment in a program covering cybersecurity and fraud detection, a field rife with job opportunities. By 2022, the gap…

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Texas yacht captain imprisoned for ID theft, passport fraud

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) – A Texas yacht captain who took the identity of a dead infant to escape litigation over the death of her husband and infant daughter in California has been sentenced to three years in prison. Cynthia Lyerla of League City pleaded guilty on March 30 to federal…

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FICO’s New Fraud Solution Can Detect Compromised Cards Faster

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

FICO’s New Fraud Solution Can Detect Compromised Cards Faster

FICO has announced the launch of FICO Card Compromise Manager, an anti-fraud solution that proactively detects and prioritizes compromised merchants and data breaches or theft involving card data. According to a press release publicizing the news, Card Compromise Manager detects card present, card not present and ATM fraud faster than…

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Woman targets elderly for check fraud, identity theft

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Woman targets elderly for check fraud, identity theft

Pierce County Sheriff’s Detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify a woman using a stolen identity belonging to an 86-year-old woman suffering from dementia. “In this particular case, somebody in the family recognized what was going on, which is a good thing, especially if you have parents that…

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Consumers exposing themselves to phone fraud through social media profiles

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Consumers exposing themselves to phone fraud through social media profiles

Consumers are falling prey to the growing risk of phone fraud. A new study warns that criminals can use information found on social media profiles to answer weak security questions, posed by banks, to gain access to accounts. This highlights the security flaws that exist within contact centres, and the…

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