Identity Theft

YouTube video tricking consumers on how to pay bills using Social Security numbers

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Detroit

Hackers Stole More Than Just GOT Episodes — They Got The Cast's Personal Info

Sure, those HBO hackers leaked season 7 episodes of <i>Game Of Thrones</i><i>,</i> but there's another much more serious reason why the actor who plays Jaime Lannister is worried about this latest hack. As Nikolaj Coster-Waldau told <i>The Daily Beast,</i> along with stealing <i>Game Of Thrones</i> episodes and scripts, the hack …

Game of Thrones

Pension cold-calling ban to include texts and emails in bid to tackle fraud

Government to crack down on scammers who persuade savers to transfer money from pension accounts into fake schemes<p>A ban on cold-calling by pension companies will include texts and emails, the government has announced, as it cracks down on scammers who target savers’ retirement funds.<p>Almost £5m was …

Pensions (UK)

Govt extends GST return filing date to August 25

The government on Saturday extended by 5 days till August 25 the last date for filing returns and payment of taxes under the GST regime after the …

Business (India)

Warning: New iPhone scam tries to steal your Apple login

To savvy young users who have spent their entire lives surrounded by modern technology, many phishing scams seem silly. They often wonder how anyone …

Phishing

New Malware Steals Your Credit Card Info via Text

Be careful about receiving a SMS message asking you to download files or pictures.<p>It's wise not to enter your credit card details into shady-looking apps and websites if you don't want your details stolen.<p>But sometimes, not even the apps you know and trust are safe.<p>A piece of malware detailed in a …

Google Play Store

Hackers create fake Bittrex cryptocurrency site to steal users' login credentials and money

The fake site was reportedly designed to perfectly mimic the legitimate Bittrex site.<p>Cryptocurrency trading sites have increasingly come under attack …

Security

Wells Fargo troubles shift from phony bank accounts to real ones

After paying customers millions of dollars for opening phony accounts they did not want, Wells Fargo & Co has said it is now grappling with the possibility it harmed customers by closing real accounts they needed, leaving them without access to funds.<p>Wells, the third-largest U.S. bank, disclosed in …

Banking

New Faketoken Android malware records calls, intercepts texts, and steals credit card info

A new version of Faketoken was identified by Kaspersky and poses a huge threat to anyone who stores bank card information for in-app purchases.<p>A …

Security

Police warn of fake road test booking website in Ontario

OTTAWA -- Police are warning about a fraudulent road test booking website designed to get personal information from Ontario drivers.<p>Ottawa police say …

TalkTalk scam victims move closer to class-action lawsuit

Information commissioner’s ruling on data breach strengthens case against broadband provider<p>Lawyers acting for around 50 people defrauded by scammers after a major data breach at TalkTalk in 2014 are discussing their next move, which victims hope could herald the start of legal action against the …

Security

Scammers impersonating Government officials to obtain SingPass info: Police

SINGAPORE: The police have been seeing more reports of scammers impersonating Government officials to obtain SingPass credentials of members of the …

Surveillance

Researchers Win $100,000 for New Spear-Phishing Detection Method

Facebook has awarded this year's Internet Defense Prize worth $100,000 to a team of researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, who came …

Information Security

Berkeley boffins build better spear-phishing black-box brusier

Security researchers from UC Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in the US have come up with a way to mitigate the risk of …

UC Berkeley

Skimming Devices Found In Howard County Gas Pumps

<b>BALTIMORE(WJZ) —</b> Two men are charged with installing a skimming device inside a gas pump in Ellicott City, prompting Howard County police to warn …

Crime

ATM fraud victims traced to Mt. Siinai Hospital | Miami Herald

Investigators from the Miami Beach Police Department Economic Crimes Unit have been investigating an ATM fraud case involving one skimmer — who led …

Security

Delaware Adds More Stringent Data Breach Notice Requirements

Companies doing business in Delaware have until spring 2018 to meet more stringent data breach notification requirements under a new law signed Aug. …

Small Business

CAB: Jordan Smith reportedly investigated for credit card fraud

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College & University

11 Essential Documents You Should Keep in Your Safe

It's important to keep the documents you need to establish your identity, property ownership, and financial assets safe … which doesn't mean in your …

Frugal Living

Your phone's Bluetooth can locate illegal skimmer devices

As more and more skimmers are discovered at South Florida ATM's and gas stations, police say a simple way to beat crooks from taking your money is in …

Miami

How to make sense of your credit card number

Here’s a fun trick to entertain friends and win bar bets: Guess the first number on somebody’s credit card tucked away in their wallet.<p>You can do that because credit card numbers aren’t random. Using terms that sound like something out of a spy novel — such as MIIs and the Luhn algorithm — you can …

Credit Cards

How email hackers lure you into their trap: Fahmy

Hackers will throw all kinds of bait at you in their phishing quest to hack your computer, phones, and emails to steal your information.<p>Companies or …

Canadian News

GST Return Filing deadline extended to August 28

<b>GST Return Filing Deadline Date</b>: For all the people who are worried about filing tax returns, here is a good news. Government, on Thursday extended …

How to Spot a Scam on Amazon—Before It Costs You

Not all those sellers on the site are legit.<p>You know Amazon for its extensive list of sellers and inventory, lightning-fast shipping, and incredible …

Amazon

How not to get scammed as a job seeker

When you’re desperate for a job, you may ignore clear red flags that a job is not all that it’s said to be. Some of us fall for these scams more than …

Self-improvement

You got phished. Now what?

<i>Q. I clicked on a phishing link, and my e-mail account was briefly taken over. Now that I have control of it again, should I do anything besides reset the password?</i><p>A. Phishing—coaxing a user into entering their username and password on a site that looks like the real thing but isn’t—continues to be …

Security

Yikes! 97 Percent of Your Employees May Not be Able to Identify a Phishing Email (INFOGRAPHIC)

When you think of cyber attacks, you may imagine complex campaigns against major corporations and governments. The reality, however, is far more …

Small Business

Lithuanian man brought to US to face $100 million fraud case

NEW YORK (AP) — A Lithuanian man has been extradited to the United States to face charges that he duped Google and Facebook into sending him over $100 million.<p>Evaldas Rimasauskas (eh-VAHL'-dahs ree-muh-SOWS'-kuhs) pleaded not guilty Thursday in Manhattan federal court. He arrived in New York …

Business

Foreign cyber criminals targeting SMSF accounts, digital expert warns

Eastern European cyber-crime gangs are targeting self managed superannuation funds using lawyers, brokers and fund managers to access accounts, …

Australian News

Islington Council faces huge fine after massive data breach hit 90,000 people

A London council has been fined £70,000 after it accidentally published a cache of personal data including medical details, cheques, and even one …

Privacy