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Synthetic identity theft is the fastest-growing financial crime in the U.S.

by Jeff Stone • 2 weeks ago

Indictments unsealed in June hint at the scope of the problem.

Senate investigation finds agencies 'unprepared' to protect Americans' data

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 weeks ago

Lessons from the 2015 OPM hack still haven’t been heeded, according to a Senate subcommittee.

When your apps are dormant, you become a more likely target for crooks

by Jeff Stone • 1 month ago

Account takeover attacks (ATOs) are easier and more likely if individuals haven't used an app for awhile, according to research from DataVisor.

Alleged LinkedIn hacker Yevgeniy Nikulin will stand trial in U.S. court, despite mental illness symptoms

by Jeff Stone • 2 months ago

Yevgeniy Nikulin previously was ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation for refusing to communicate with his attorneys about his case.

Hackers allegedly stole $2.4 million in cryptocurrency in a six-month SIM hijacking spree

by Jeff Stone • 2 months ago

The six men were paying off mobile phone customer service representatives for access to victim's phone numbers.

Chinese national indicted for 2015 Anthem breach

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

The seminal Anthem breach compromised sensitive personal data on nearly 79 million people.

Former NSA analyst charged in leak of classified documents to reporter

by Shannon Vavra • 2 months ago

The accused man, Daniel Hale, worked as a Leidos contractor for the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) from 2013-14, began communicating with the reporter in 2013 while at the NSA.

Alleged FIN7 hacking director Andrii Kolpakov set to be extradited to the U.S.

by Jeff Stone • 2 months ago

Prosecutors say Andrii Kolpakov posed as a legitimate, high-level penetration tester as part of the FIN7 group's crime spree, which included the theft of 15 million payment card numbers.

Russian charged with stealing $1.5 million in hacks on U.S. tax preparers

by Jeff Stone • 3 months ago

The man behind the handle "Kusok" and others allegedly exploited a vulnerability in a remote access program to steal personal information and use it to file for bogus tax refunds.

Patient PII exposed in leak of Pennsylvania-based rehab center records

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 months ago

Patient names, their rehab care provider, and specific procedures they received were among the information sitting in the insecure database.

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