Identity Theft stories - Page 2
Online payment fraud losses to exceed $206 billion, driven by identity theft
Online payment fraud losses are set to exceed $206 billion over the next five years, driven by identity fraud, according to Juniper Research.
Phishing emails harvest personal details from LinkedIn members
Phishing emails pretending to be from LinkedIn have been intercepted, aiming to steal personal details, says MailGuard.
Data breaches enabling blackmail, extortion and intellectual property theft
Cybersecurity expert warns Kiwis of the increasing use of personal information for offline exploitation by hackers.
New research by Netacea into digital fingerprint and identity thief
New research by Netacea shows digital fingerprint trading platform Genesis Market increasing, with over 350,000 stolen digital identities available.
Gamers targeted as identity theft, bullying and cheating increases online
More than a tenth of gamers have had their ID stolen – which could be worth as much as $347bn globally, according to new research.
Dark web monitoring and how it can help protect online identities
Identity theft affects 1 in 6 New Zealanders, with personal information often traded on the dark web. Learn how to protect against it.
Trend Micro tackles identity theft with new security suite
Trend Micro launches new security suite to combat identity theft, as survey shows concern among New Zealand home users.
KiwiSaver firm Generate hit by data breach
Generate KiwiSaver hit by breach, 26,000 clients' data exposed.
Sephora hit by data breach; Asia & ANZ user passwords cancelled
Sephora urges password reset amid data breach in Asia-Pac regions.
Security breaches of great concern to consumers
New survey from F-Secure reveals that 71% of people fear becoming a victim of cyber crime, while 73% worry about the safety of their children.
Identity theft is on the rise — users must respond
Of course, identity theft isn’t a purely online phenomenon. Criminals can use details found in the post or from discarded documents.
Interview: Unravelling the myths of chatbot security and identity theft in banking
Banks in Australia are embracing artificial intelligence chatbots for customer service, but face security risks.
Out with credit cards & in with identity data: Cybercriminals take fraud to new levels
Cybercriminals are ditching the ‘quick buck’ methods of stealing credit cards and are instead going after identity data.
How the future will blur the lines of authentication & identity management
According to Verizon’s 2017 Data Breach Investigation Report, 81% of hacking-related breaches leveraged stolen or weak passwords.
New Zealand Bankers' Association joins Fraud Awareness Week 2017
International Fraud Awareness has kicked off in New Zealand, with the release of a guide to help people spot online scams.
Smartphones are the new battleground for ID theft as hackers hone their craft
The power of technology is awesome, yet it is important to understand that as this power continues to progress, people must make a tough decision .
Interview: Sophos reveals the criminal underbelly of the dark web
The dark web may be a place that most of us have heard of as a murky underworld for cybercriminals, but also where most internet users daren't tread.
Aussie startup pre-empts hackers with smartphone tech that blocks NFC attacks
Smartphone NFC capabilities put users at risk of identity theft and hacking, warns Australian startup ARMOURCARD.
Kiwis' security worries reach all-time high: What's fuelling the fear?
New Zealanders are more worried about security than they have been in the last ten years, with identity theft and bank card fraud at the top.
Protecting your identity - what every Australian needs to know
Your identity is as dear to you as your life. Now, imagine having your identity stolen from you without your knowledge.
Proofpoint highlights huge global surge in BEC scams
BEC scams are becoming more prevalent and sophisticated, costing victims $3.1 billion worldwide, according to the FBI.
The cybersecurity scourge of credentials theft
Cybercriminals want your credentials and your employees’ credentials. When those hackers succeed in stealing that information, it can be a nightmare.
Vendors to rely on partnerships for managed security as BYOD drives deception technology
Demand for deception technology set to rise in response to identity and data theft, says Technavio. Global market expected to grow at 9% CAGR by 2020.
HID Global rolls out new offerings for the mobile enterprise
HID Global unveils new mobile solutions, enhancing digital identity and access control in the enterprise sphere.