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South Africa credit bureau breached, data reportedly held for $15M ransom

by Joe Warminsky

South Africa tech news site ITWeb reported that a group calling itself N4aughtysecTU is taking responsibility.

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

by Jeff Stone

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.

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

by Jeff Stone

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

In wake of Equifax breach, government shines light on entire industry

by Chris Bing

While law enforcement agents were sent to immediately investigate how and why hackers broke into Equifax, other federal agencies, like the Homeland Security Department, were focusing on understanding the threat posed to the larger industry, a senior U.S. official said.

U.S. officials looking at Apache vulnerability as cause for Equifax breach

by Chris Bing

The official's comments to CyberScoop are the first from a government source regarding the cause behind one of the largest data breaches in history, which was publicly announced last week.

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