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Student faces two years behind bars for trying to hack into Trump's tax records

by Jeff Stone • 1 week ago

Andrew Harris' attorney compared the scheme to a "Wayne's World" plotline.

Pakistani man allegedly paid AT&T employees big bucks to jailbreak millions of iPhones

by Jeff Stone • 1 month ago

The scheme unlocked 2 million iPhones for use outside AT&T's network, federal prosecutors say. At least one employee allegedly received more than $400,000 for participating.

Risky mobile transactions have spiked this year as patch providers race to keep up

by Jeff Stone • 1 month ago

In the first half of 2019, nearly half of all transactions that a fraud detection firm flagged as "risky" occurred via mobile devices. Meanwhile, mobile security patches have spiked, too.

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

by Jeff Stone • 3 months ago

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

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

by Jeff Stone • 5 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.

Scammers are selling 3.2 million payment records stolen from Indian cardholders

by Sean Lyngaas • 5 months ago

Researchers analyzed roughly 60 underground markets for payment-card data. All of them sold Indian card data.

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