In 2011, nearly 12 million Americans were victim of identity fraud, a 13 percent jump from 2010. People are monitoring credit cards more thoroughly then ever before and credit card companies have beefed up their security procedures to help prevent fraud. So why the increase in fraud?
Turns out that thieves have moved on to smartphones and social media. People tend to let their guard down a little bit when dealing with the phone and social networks, leaving the door open for scammers to take advantage of them.
One thing to keep in mind is that thieves are always one step ahead More >
The original SpyEye Trojan was effective at stealing bank account credentials for online banking. It would also make fraudulent transactions as the user was logged in to the account, allowing them to watch their balance drop to zero. The updated version of SpyEye, discovered by Trusteer, still takes the login credentials, but then adds a twist.
Instead of allowing a user to see the fraudulent transactions being made, it covers its tracks. The Trojan intercepts the communication with the banking website, allowing it to alter transaction records and account balance. So what does this mean? Your bank account could be at More >
As 9/11 approaches, we look back with a solemn demeanor and with pride in our hearts. America is resilient. For those that lost their lives on that dreadful day and those whose lives were forever changed, we offer our gratitude and our condolences. It is because of the people of America that we are strong.
As America reflects on the events of the past, do not be lured in by heartless hackers and thieves. These malicious individuals are preparing to release malware attacks by taking advantage of your curiosity and your giving heart.
They are targeting social networking sites as well as More >
If you own or manage a business today, you better be paying attention to the risks with cyber-security and identity theft. The trends continue to point to the risks and threats businesses and organizations of all types now face in the digital age. If you haven’t ever heard of or considered the risks with ”data breaches”, and other key phrases like ”information security compliance”, now would be a good time to start listening.
Verizon’s 2010 Data Breach Report (released on Apr 19) found that the number of data breaches quintupled from 2009, and at the same time discovered that cyber-criminals have shifted their attention smaller businesses. The number of incidents in More >
Smartphones are amazing devices that allow a business to be more productive and lets the personal user have access to information, games, social networking sites, and more at their fingertips. It’s like having a computer in your pocket. Cell providers are watching more people switch to the smartphone for personal use and business. But they are not the only ones keeping an eye on this trend.
Cyber criminals are increasing the sophistication and frequency of attacks on business and government networks, including a shift in focus to mobile devices. Attackers have been waiting for the time when creating malware for smartphones More >
Big news for us here at INVISUS! Our flagship service, InfoSafe, now has an official home of its own on the Internet. InfoSafeCertified.com went live this week making it much easier to find and learn about the InfoSafe program and InfoSafe Certification. I am personally excited about this new site because it will be the primary driver of our global brand building and marketing efforts for InfoSafe. Look out world – here comes InfoSafe! If you are not familiar yet with the InfoSafe Certification, check out the info below – or, of course, just go to www.infosafecertified.com!
About InfoSafe: InfoSafe is the industry’s leading information More >
Businesses are dragging their feet when it comes to meeting PCI standards and it may be costing them more than they think. Verizon released a new report today on PCI compliance and data breaches. The report had some jaw-dropping results.
Only 22% of companies were found to be compliant upon their initial report. Couple that with the fact that organizations that had a data breach were 50% more likely to not be PCI compliant and there is a recipe for disaster.
The 78% of organizations NOT compliant with PCI standards are 50% more likely to suffer a data breach. Recovering from a data More >