Identity Theft News, Articles and Updates

The state of account opening fraud

The best way to avoid account opening fraud is to detect fraudsters before they can gain access to any account opening processes. Other fraud detection techniques include location analysis, checking for automation vs human etc

Selfies sold alongside personal info pose new threats to wallets

Cyber-criminals are selling selfies alongside their data dumps on Russian language dark web forums, offering potential buyers more options to exploit victims.

Cyber ring takedown one of largest, US says

The US Justice Department indicted 36 people in a cyber-ring created by a Ukrainian national on identity theft trafficking charges.

Oh, baby! Infants' Social Security numbers spotted for sale on dark web

The personal identifiable information (PII) of infants, including Social Security numbers, were recently found advertised for sale on the dark web, providing criminals with a clean credit history.

Estonia suspends national 760,000 ID cards found prone to encryption vulnerability

Estonia on Friday blocked the certificates of 760,000 national ID cards in response to a cryptographic vulnerability that researchers have discovered is even more dangerous than originally reported.

ID theft every 2 seconds - half hitting kids under 6

Keeper Security has released research on the dark web which shows how much hackers make from different credentials.

23% of all UK ID fraud victims in 2015 were tech-savvy individuals

The most prolific users of mobile and social technology, making up 7.7 percent of the UK population, accounted for 23 percent of all ID fraud victims in 2015.

Parents don't see children at risk from online marketing, study says

Across Europe, children do not receive an equal level of protection from the adverse effects of online marketing due to different marketing regulations to children between countries and parents' different models of oversight of their kids' online activities.

Millions of details stolen in toy company breach.

A massive breach has hit kid's toy company, Vtech, and the details of millions of parents, and children, have been stolen.

North Yorkshire Police launch cyber-crime campaign

The North Yorkshire Police has launched a campaign to run throughout October as online incidents are on the rise in the county.

Roundtable: Identity and access management

The SC Magazine UK roundtable convened with several industry experts to talk about the issues surround identity and access management

Cyber-criminals increasingly targeting peer to peer and payday lenders, says new report

New forms of lending are increasingly under threat from cyber-attacks according to a new report from ThreatMetrix. As forms of financing and borrowing change, so the habits of identity stealing cyber-criminals seem to change with them.

Gemalto findings released for first half of 2015 BLI

Gemalto has released results of the latest Breach Level Index (BLI) report that looks at the state of global breaches for the first six months of 2015.