Tags identity theft

FBI announces arrest of 74 email fraudsters on three continents

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks ago

The FBI on Monday announced the arrest of 74 people across three continents for hijacking bank transfers using email fraud.

Behavioral analytics firm BioCatch raises $30M to expand product

by Greg Otto • 3 months ago

BioCatch proactively collects and analyzes more than 2,000 parameters to generate user profiles and model different types of genuine and malicious behavior.

Indictments reveal how Russia's 2016 election information warfare worked

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 4 months ago

Russian operatives were able to obfuscate their activities by stealing the identities of U.S. citizens, renting servers based in the U.S. and using a VPN all while posting targeted propaganda on social media, according to Robert Mueller's lengthy indictment.

DataVisor raises $40 million Series C for machine-learning fraud detection

by Greg Otto • 4 months ago

The company, founded by two former Microsoft Research employees, uses unsupervised machine learning to discover malicious behavior.

Tax prep firm reaches settlement with FTC over cybersecurity lapses

by Shaun Waterman • 10 months ago

TaxSlayer was one of a number of online tax prep outfits that were targeted in 2015 by cybercriminals using "list validation" attacks.

Cybercrooks tried to steal these identities in just nine minutes

by Shaun Waterman • 1 year ago

Fake personal information of 100 synthetic "victims" was posted online in an experiment by Federal Trade Commission officials over the past few weeks.

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