ID theft hits USA’s southern states most through 2022
New research has revealed that citizens in the southern states of the US suffered most from ID theft in 2022 compared with the rest of the country, with millennials most likely to be the victims.
Social media user data available for as little as $6 on Dark Web
A recent study has uncovered a thriving market for hacked social media and entertainment service accounts on the Dark Web, with accounts available for purchase to users for as little as $6USD each.
Survey lists US identity theft hotspots
Rhode Island has been identified as the worst state in the U.S. for identity theft, according to a recent study.
Cyberattacks set to rise through 2022, expert warns
Protecting yourself from new online threats such as Log4J is now more important than ever, warns cybersecurity and digital forensic expert and US army veteran, Ricoh Danielson.
Tool overload, asset blindness and misplaced confidence among key cybersecurity challenges
A new survey has found that control failures are primarily to blame for an increasing number of cybersecurity incidents at large organisations.
Fraudsters and hackers became more active in UK during pandemic
Fraud and computer misuse offences rose in Britain during the country’s anti-coronavirus lockdowns, according to data released this week by the Office of National Statistics (ONS).
Iranian hackers impersonated academics to commit cyber-espionage
A group of Iranian hackers posing as British-based academics with the aim of targeting individuals in a cyber-espionage campaign has been discovered.
OCC warns of fraudulent emails seeking access to Bitcoin wallet keys
The regulator stated that it did not send the messages nor does it hold any funds for individual benefit.
UK businesses are not taking cyber security seriously enough, warns new NCSC chief
Businesses in the United Kingdom need to take cyber security more seriously, the new National Cyber Security Council (NCSC) Chief Executive has said
Ransomware attacks fuelled increase in data theft in 2020, says IBM Security
Ransomware attacks increased 20% in 2020 compared to the previous year, with “double-extortion” tactics used in 59% of cases, according to a report by IBM Security.
UK cyber fraud efforts ‘hampered by uncertain definitions and measurement’ warns think tank
A “worrying” lack of certainty about the definition, understanding and measurement of cyber fraud is hampering efforts to tackle cyber fraud, a United Kingdom think tank has warned.
Don’t be a passenger – why we must all look after our own security to help our organisation’s
In today’s world, there is little distinction between your real life and your cyber life. Tor-Ståle Hansen explains how attending to your personal digital ‘twin’ also helps strengthen your organisation’s privacy and security.
Trust, privacy and combatting crime: the tech behind Singapore’s facial recognition ID scheme
Singapore is to become the first government in the world to grant citizens access to services online using facial verification and UK-based provider iProov has won the contract. FinCrime Report speaks to the firm’s founder Andrew Bud about the technology and issues of privacy, anti-money laundering, security and trust.
UK releases details of Russian cyber attacks against Olympics and Paralympics
GRU, Russia’s military intelligence service, hacked officials and organisations involved in the planned 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, the UK government has announced.
Coronavirus quarantine and cybercrime
The increase and global spread of cybercrime is partly linked to the amount of people being online, the increase of devices being used by each one of us and to the amount of time we spend online.
Tesco hit with £16.4m fine following cyber fraud
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has hit Tesco Bank with a fine of £16.4m fine following the popular bank’s failure to deal with a cyber-attack that occurred in November 2016.