Fraud

Imperva: beware of automated registration bots, they're great at concealing fraud

Imperva: beware of automated registration bots, they're great at concealing fraud

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One of Imperva's security researchers has warned of automated registration bots, says "they're great at concealing fraud."

Tesco Bank allegedly ignored warnings of hack from Visa

Tesco Bank allegedly ignored warnings of hack from Visa

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Tesco Bank was allegedly warned of fraudsters using "Glitch 91" to steal money, and failed to protect its customers.

Shop safely online with these 5 tips

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Nearly half (48 percent) of consumers who shopped online in the past year have experienced payment fraud.

Opinion: Why wasn't Tesco Bank prepared for the scale of this attack?

Opinion: Why wasn't Tesco Bank prepared for the scale of this attack?

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With a reported 20,000 customers losing money over the weekend, Tesco Bank appears to be struggling to deal with the volume of customers demanding their money back. Should Tesco have been better prepared?

ICYMI: National Strategy; NHS attack; NSA's secrets; Fraud report; Directors' liability

ICYMI: National Strategy; NHS attack; NSA's secrets; Fraud report; Directors' liability

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This week In Case You Missed it looks at: £1.9 bn for UK cyber strategy; Hospital hacked; More NSA leaks; Fraud attack league; Directors' breach liability

The right connections - how graph analytics beats fraudsters and cyber-crime

The right connections - how graph analytics beats fraudsters and cyber-crime

Phil Filleul discusses how banks can beat off cyber-criminals using a range of methods and explores how graph analytics can improve their defence and protection

Top five email phishing attack lures revealed and how to prevent them

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Phishing remains one of the top threats seen by organisations today. Threat actors use various social engineering tricks to convince users that their requests for information or money transfers are legitimate.

ATM malware gang member arrested in Romania

ATM malware gang member arrested in Romania

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The City of London Police have arrested a man in Romania charged with involvement in a campaign that installed malware on to ATMs around the UK

Payment fraud growth accelerates

Payment fraud growth accelerates

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Including fraud in the UK crime figures resulted in online crime overtaking physical crime, now Financial Fraud Action UK (FFA UK) reports that fraud in the payments sector has jumped 53 percent over last year.

84% of UK consumers believe fewer than 20 companies hold their personal data

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A majority (84 percent) of UK consumers believe that fewer than 20 companies hold sensitive information about them online.

Proofpoint report shows a significant rise in social media fraud

Proofpoint report shows a significant rise in social media fraud

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Proofpoint's inaugural Social Media Brand Fraud Report has shown a significant rise in social media-based fraud, and warns it is a growing business risk.

Woman arrested in connection with Sage investigation

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City of London Police arrested a woman who works for Sage on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud. The arrest occurred at Heathrow Airport.

34% of users click on links due to human curiosity

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With nearly a quarter of ID fraud victims being savvy users of mobile and social media platforms in the UK last year, regular device updates nor computer literacy are stopping users from engaging in harmful online behaviour.

Cyber-crime now included in government crime stats

Cyber-crime now included in government crime stats

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With the first concrete inclusion of cyber-crime and fraud stats, the Office of National Statistics has shown that cyber-crime is nearly high as all other kinds combined.

Business email compromise (BEC) netting billions for scammers

Business email compromise (BEC) netting billions for scammers

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Your next scam du jour: targeted stings and swindles based on impersonating key personnel are hitting as many as 400 companies a day.

Online travel fraud increases worldwide during summer months

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Along with the significant worldwide increase of mobile transactions for the booking of flights, hotels and rental cars during the summer months, fraudulent activity against online travel companies go up as well.

New device can allegedly clone 15 contactless bank cards a second

New device can allegedly clone 15 contactless bank cards a second

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The Daily Star newspaper is reporting that a new device has surfaced online which has the ability to clone 15 contactless bank cards a second.

Hackers turn to brand-spoofing to trick users into giving up data

Hackers turn to brand-spoofing to trick users into giving up data

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Study finds that four in five FTSE 100 companies has potentially malicious domain registrations against them due to brand-spoofing by hackers.

Fraud costs UK £193bn per year, rise in phishing attacks seen

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Annual fraud losses in the UK could amount to £193 billion, much higher than the government estimate of £50 billion.

Call centre fraud spikes 45 percent as payment card security improves

Call centre fraud spikes 45 percent as payment card security improves

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A recent Pindrop study found a spike in call centre fraud as cyber-security improves.

Windows XP and USB ports making cash machine vulnerable to attack

Windows XP and USB ports making cash machine vulnerable to attack

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According to Kaspersky, ATMs are far easier to get into that you might think

Bracing your browser: how to keep the fraudsters at bay

Bracing your browser: how to keep the fraudsters at bay

Whether through loss of financial assets or damage to an organisation's brand, online fraud is becoming more of a problem and has the capacity to significantly and negatively impact a business, says Gad Elkin.

British holidaymakers targeted by online travel agent scams

British holidaymakers targeted by online travel agent scams

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Holidaymakers are being ripped off by a number of scams originating from online travel agents with fake reviews and rigged pricing.

Massive cyber-heist pulled on Bangladesh's central bank

Massive cyber-heist pulled on Bangladesh's central bank

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Over £57 million has been stolen from the Bangladeshi Central bank by hackers - Bangladesh government threatening to sue the New York Federal Reserve Bank.

ICYMI: NatWest gets 'smished', Locky runs rampant and more

ICYMI: NatWest gets 'smished', Locky runs rampant and more

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In this week's In Case You Missed It, we look back at NatWest 'smishing' scams, Locky runs rampant, companies taking cyber-security more seriously and other stories.

ICYMI: €50 m cyber-fraud; Codoso back; MS/US gov clash; Adultery extortionists; Apple's encryption key

ICYMI: €50 m cyber-fraud; Codoso back; MS/US gov clash; Adultery extortionists; Apple's encryption key

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The latest In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) looks at €50 m aeroplane cyber-fraud; Chinese cyber-espionage returns; MS resists US claim on data; Extortion of Ashley Maddison members; Apple iCloud Backup insecure.

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