Identity Theft

How One of Australia's Richest Men Lost $1 Million to Email Scam

The multi-millionaire founder of Twynam Agricultural Group Pty Ltd. lost $1 million in an email fraud, a London court heard Thursday. The British man …

Microsoft Considers Adding Python as an Official Scripting Language to Excel

Microsoft is considering adding Python as one of the official Excel scripting languages, according to a topic on Excel's feedback hub opened last …

Microsoft

Stolen California Voter Database Held for Bitcoin Ransom

An Amazon AWS server believed to contain files on all of California’s registered voters was left exposed this year due to a misconfigured database, …

Cybersecurity

Business Email Compromise scammer sentenced to 41 months in prison

A US judge has sentenced a Nigerian man to three years and five months in a federal prison after he pleaded guilty to taking part in a business email …

Security

Merchants' Fraud-Fighting Wish List In The Nick Of Time For The Holiday Season

As we enter the holiday season, merchants of all sizes are preparing for what many consider the biggest time of the year for introducing new products, engaging with customers and meeting annual quotas. This is true for traditional retailers and online merchants across the globe.<p>The excitement that …

3 Key Ways to Protect Yourself From CyberTheft in 2018

As more of your personal data becomes available, be sure you know how to protect yourself in the new year.<p>Entrepreneurs are usually great when it comes to taking care of their business. No doubt with the rise of cyber attacks at companies from Equifax to Uber, any responsible CEO has or is …

Uber: 380,000 users in Singapore exposed to 2016 data breach

Ride-hailing app Uber said on Friday (15 December) that 380,000 users in Singapore have been exposed to a massive data breach in 2016.<p>The personal …

Uber

How to Freeze Your Credit

Cybersecurity experts called it a wake-up call: In September 2017, national credit bureau Equifax suffered a massive data breach that exposed the …

Frugal Living

New York Regulation of Consumer Reporting Agencies Following Data Breaches

This week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a press release directing the New York Department of State to issue a new regulation impacting …

Law

I-Team: Living In Shelter With Special Needs Daughter, Working Mom Falls Victim To Rental Scam

BOSTON (CBS) – It is a devastating lesson for Jennifer Marroquin, just before the holidays.<p>The young, working mother thought she was getting an …

Boston

1 in 6 Small Businesses Have Experienced a Cyberattack: How To Avoid Becoming the Next Victim

Small business owners tend to undermine the likelihood of data breaches, but new data shows why they should reconsider.<p>Each day, it seems as though a new cyberattack makes headlines. Major companies like Uber, Equifax and Yahoo recently revealed massive data breaches that affected millions of their …

Cybersecurity

Puppy scams target WA dog lovers

Scammers are using puppies to defraud West Australian dog lovers with one victim $22,500 out of pocket, according to consumer protection.

House of God hacked: Online scammer robs Derry church of £86,000

The hacker told the priest that the church computer had to be accessed remotely to fix an internet problem.<p>An internet hacker may have just bought …

Northern Ireland

'Just hang up on them': Beware of Alabama prisoners making scam calls with cellphones, cop says

"They're scaring these elderly people to death," and investigator said.

Crime

Taxation scam making the rounds in Winnipeg

Fraudsters are again impersonating staff from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and their tactics are aggressive, police warn.<p>Scammers call, email or …

Owe

National Privacy Commission summons Uber PH over data breach

The National Privacy Commission (NPC) has ordered Uber Philippines to explain actions it has taken regarding the massive data breach last year that …

Philippines

3 Types of Scams That Prey on Holiday Shoppers—and How to Protect Yourself

Don't be the low-hanging fruit.<p>The holidays mean big business for retailers—and a peak opportunity for scammers.<p>As online shopping surges, the …

Gift Card Scam: Crooks Can Drain the Money Off Your Cards

Gift cards are hotter than roasted chestnuts this yule season.<p>Six in ten consumers have gift cards on their Christmas shopping list, according to a …

Consumer News

Americans! See if your identity was used to make fake net neutrality comments

Identity theft is usually used to scam you for cash, but this time you’ll want to check if you have been impersonated for political purposes.<p>“As many as 2 million comments” on the US Federal Communications Commission’s proposal to repeal Obama-era net neutrality rules were faked, the office of the …

Net Neutrality

Fraudsters caught trying to scame £820,000 by police in Cornwall and Devon could come after your money - Cornwall Live

Almost £1 million worth of financial scams from rogue traders has been prevented in Devon and Cornwall in just four months.<p>Police in the region have …

Even Tech-Savvy People Are Falling for New Tech Support Scam

Heads up: There's a new tech support scam on the rise, and it's a scarily realistic one. Thousands of Americans have already been exposed to the …

6 Tips to Protect Your Financial Data Year-Round

Nobody wants to be the next victim of identity theft. These tricks will help you avoid that fate.<p>In case you missed the news earlier this year, …

Investing

1.4B leaked passwords in 41GB dump: Stop the madness!

<b>Passwords:</b> We’ve had enough!<p><b>Especially after the latest cache</b> of 1.4 billion—all 41GB of it—emerged on the Internet. This aggregated, easily …

Security

Data Breach at Website with 45 Million Users Discovered During Academic Research

A team of three researchers from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) has created a tool that can detect when user-registration-based …

Security

2 women are ‘older adults.’ The younger is accused of ripping off her elder.

A 69-year-old Raleigh woman is charged with using a 76-year-old friend's identity to get credit cards, using them to shop and writing checks for more …

Crime

‘Tis the season for cybercrime: 5 tips to avoid getting hacked this holiday season

Cybercriminals are more active than ever during the holiday season, and there is a reason for that. As consumers spend more money, they tend to lose track of spending, said Richard White, Ph.D., a professor for the Cybersecurity and Information Assurance program at the University of Maryland …

Magnetism

IRS Criminal Cases Fell 11 Percent With Fewer Tax Cops on Beat

Declining manpower continues to sap the Internal Revenue Service’s ability to generate criminal cases, as new investigations dropped by 11 percent in …

Business

Don't Fall For This New Email Scam Pretending to Be the IRS

The agency said it had received over 900 complaints<p>A new phishing email scam is targeting Hotmail users, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) warned on …

Personal Finance

Warning: the latest target for fraudsters are private school parents

Parents with children in private schools have become the latest target of cybercriminals hoping to divert school fee payments of thousands of pounds into their own accounts.<p>High fees, often between £4,000 and £10,000 a term, and poor online security put schools high up on fraudsters' hit …

Security

The Real Threat Of Identity Theft Is In Your Medical Records, Not Credit Cards

The 2017 holiday season has been complicated by data breaches that have plagued consumers all year long, such as the massive Equifax hack. As a result, consumers must worry about fraud and the misuse of our financial information during a time of increased financial transactions, tight budgets and …

Medical Technology