Identity Theft

4 Money Problems That Didn't Exist 50 Years Ago (and How to Fix Them)

Life may not have been simpler 50 years ago, but it was definitely a whole lot cheaper.<p>In many ways, the world is a better place than it was 50 years …

Retirement

Gemalto Seeks to Patent Method for Secure Blockchain Identity

Digital security vendor Gemalto is looking to stake its claim in the burgeoning blockchain identity sector.<p>According to a patent application recently …

Bitcoin

Watch out for tax scams

<b>Tax time is approaching and that means a juicy refund may be just around the corner. It’s a busy time for scammers too, and last year alone 48,000</b> …

Tax Preparation

Tim Westwood just sent his credit card details to the entire internet

Who wants a wax on Tim?<p>Tim Westwood just revealed his credit card details to the entire internet, and we can't stop laughing.<p>Sorry not sorry, …

Anthem customers to get less than $1 each after 2015 breach

The lawyers who brought the suit get up to one-third of the $115 million settlement.<p>Anthem, the largest health insurance firm, has agreed to settle a …

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Millennial-Focused Credit Card Company Make Financial Data More Secure

Final is a new digital credit card looking to become the credit service of the future<p>Security breaches like Target’s that affected some 70 million …

Banking

PRMitM: Attackers Can Hide Password Resets Inside Account Registrations

A research paper published by four Israeli scientists details a new attack called PRMitM, or the "Password Reset Man-in-the-Middle," in which …

Security

How to delete yourself from the internet

Data breaches. Identity theft. Bank fraud. It seems like every week we read a fearsome new headline about cybercrime … about reputable services falling victim to anonymous hackers … about ransomware holding random computer users’ files hostage.<p>And then there are those websites that track your every …

Security

Tompor: Scammers now claiming the IRS already sent you 2 warnings

Edgy already because you could not pay all you owe in federal income taxes? Well, don't let the scammers steal your cash by playing into your fears that the IRS will soon be knocking down your door.<p>We're hearing reports of yet another new IRS-related scam that is being reported across the country. …

Watch a security developer exact sweet revenge on IRS scammers

Over the past few years, one of the more prevalent and successful scams going around has involved individuals posing as IRS agents and demanding …

Security

IRS Private Tax Collectors Are Accused Of Illegal Tactics

Congress approved letting the IRS farm out some collections back in 2015. In 2017, the IRS made private collectors a reality. The IRS notifies taxpayers first that the debt is being farmed out, to help prevent scams. However, now some outside collectors are being accused of illegal practices. The …

U.S. Treasury

Google will now remove your private medical records from search results

Why it matters to you<p>This is the first time Google has added to its Removal Policies since 2015 -- the last addition was revenge pornography.<p>Google …

Google Search

BitPay Phishing Email Discovered

The proliferation of scams in the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency world continues, even as the values show signs of stability. As with other banking …

Cryptocurrency

Card skimmer found at North Bay gas station pump

SEBASTOPOL (BCN)<p>Dozens of customers may have been victims of card skimming at a Sebastopol Fast Gas station pump since March, Sebastopol Police Chief Jeff Weaver said.<p>The Redwood Credit Union informed police that multiple account holders had fraudulent charges on their credit or debit cards since …

Gas Station

Fired Employee Hacks and Shuts Down Smart Water Readers in Five US Cities

A Pennsylvania judge has sentenced Adam Flanagan, 42, of Bala Cynwyd, PA to one year and one day in prison for hacking and damaging the IT networks …

Crime

Fake bank notes top list of fraud in Kenya

Counterfeit bank notes are the most common form of fraud in Kenya, with mobile money and bank agents being the key targets.<p>A nationwide survey …

Banking

Denver officer finds credit card skimmer on ATM in convenience store

Denver police officer finds credit card skimmer on ATM in convenience store<p>×<p>Denver officer finds credit card skimmer on ATM in convenience …

Banking

Health Insurance Giant Agrees to Record $115 Million Payout Over Data Breach

Holy crap, that is a huge friggin’ payout.<p>Health insurance giant Anthem Inc. will cough up $115 million to end a court battle over a 2015 data breach …

Insurance

Anthem Agrees to $115 Million Settlement of Data Breach Lawsuit

Anthem Inc. has agreed to pay $115 million to settle a class-action lawsuit filed after a 2015 cyberattack exposed personal information of more than 78 million people, the company said Friday.<p>The proposed settlement was filed Friday and requires court approval, said plaintiffs' attorneys.<p>"We are …

Anthem Inc.

Social Media Passwords: Why You Shouldn't Reuse Or Share Them With Your Spouse | International Business Times

People are jeopardizing their private information because they use the same password for different social media accounts, a recent survey by consumer …

Social Media Marketing

Beware of phishing emails from fake courier companies: SingCERT

SINGAPORE: It may look like a legitimate email from "DHL Express", but click on the attachment and a malicious code would be downloaded onto the …

Security

Washington State University warns 1 million about stolen hard drive containing personal data

Washington State University sent letters earlier this month to one million people warning that they could be at risk of identity theft after a hard …

Security

Could a Home Improvement Scam Cost You $1,400? How to Stay Safe

mj0007/iStockGet-rich-quick schemes, phishing, rubber checks or money orders … odds are you’re hip to these con games and know to steer clear. Yet …

Home Improvement

Cyberattacks: FBI Says Work Email Scams, Payment Fraud Top Online Crimes In 2016 | International Business Times

Online impersonation, extortion attacks and phishing scams were among the most common and costly types of cyber crime reported by individuals and …

Security

Treasury IG Reveals 1.4 Million Illegal Immigrants Are Working in US Using Stolen SSNs

While it may come as a surprise to some, there are many illegal immigrants in the U.S. who pay taxes, just as American citizens are required …

Immigration

Mumbai card skimming scam: Bandra Police arrests three more waiters

Representational picture<br>The Bandra police on Friday arrested three more waiters in connection with the credit and debit card skimming scam they …

India

Few Victims Reporting Ransomware Attacks to FBI

The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) identified ransomware as one of 2016's top threats, but a relatively small number of attacks were …

Security

Anthem will settle data breach for $115 million

Anthem is expected to settle its class-action lawsuit tied to its massive 2015 data breach for $115 million, lawyers said Friday. The cyberattack …

Business

Anthem to shell out $115m in largest-ever data theft settlement

Good day to be an attorney, or a Maserati salesmanHealth insurer Anthem has today agreed to pay $115m to settle a class-action suit brought on by its …

Security

Here’s how much your personal data is worth to hackers

Crooks are likely selling your personal information on the dark web – but how much are they making?<p>Cyber security experts have worked out exactly how …

Security