Using nothing more than a laptop and an internet connection, hackers can guess credit card information in as little as six seconds, new research has found.
A research team at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom found that simple guesswork
Three Miami-area men have been charged with multiple counts of attempted identity theft after trying to retrieve a credit card-skimming device planted at a Fort Atkinson gas station.
Liandry Alfonso Palaez, 26 of Miami, Fla.; Yasmani Moleiro Sardinas, 26, of
Hackers swiped credit-card data from customers at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and the Beacon Theater for nearly the past year, the venues’ owner revealed Tuesday.
The stunning data security breach affected patrons who used their plastic to
When cybersecurity expert Jennifer Fiddian-Green pays with plastic, it’s always a credit card and never a debit card.
Ms. Fiddian-Green is a forensic accountant at Grant Thornton LLP who investigates fraud. About 10 years ago, she was the victim of
Cyber criminal tactics have changed over the last five years.
Cyber criminals have remotely attacked cash machines in more than a dozen countries across Europe this year using malicious software that forces machines to spit out cash, according to Russian
There is a new threat for consumers to face alongside the threat of mobile hacking and mobile app security breaches. As the holiday shopping season approaches, some scammers are making the bold move of creating their own fake mobile retail
Scammers aren’t just after your money. These days, they also want your health insurance card.
A recent study found the number of cases of medical identity theft jumped more than 21 percent in just one year, costing the average victim
They say that the house always wins. But have hackers turned the tables on the dealers?
CBC reports that, “Private SIN and debt info, credit card data of customers, staff, suppliers [were] accessed” in what is the second major breach
We all learned a bit more about the increasing threat of unauthorized access to email and other online personal information during this year’s presidential race. Even if you do not put your life details on Facebook or other social media
VULNERABLE people have been scammed out of thousands of dollars by credit card scammers purporting to come from South Australia, SA Police say.
Since July 2016, numerous reports have been made to the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network alleging deceptions
Two men are behind bars after police say they tried to use stolen identities to shop at Sam’s Club in Gastonia.
Mark Scott and Sidney Brown are each being held on bonds of $100,000.
According to arrest reports, the men
Identity theft is not a joke, and there are thieves out there looking for ways to extract other people’s personal information. Even something as routine as swiping a card at a gas station pump can lead to trouble.
Ten days before India’s festive season, during which we spend a third of our annual festive shopping needs, came the shocking disclosure that data of some 32 lakh bank cards had been hacked and compromised. This puts a large number
It’s an unfortunate but common story.
After using your credit card at a major retailer, you get some bad news: The company was hacked and your personal information may have been stolen.
Data breaches are a widespread problem affecting not
The FINANCIAL — Americans are more likely than they were a year ago to say their households were the victims of credit card information theft, despite recent efforts to make the use of credit cards in stores safer. More than
Experts say protecting your Social Security number and rejecting online and phone scams are critical to protecting your personal data from falling into the wrong hands.
A Social Security number is like gold to an identity thief. A crook can
Danish payment processor company Nets has advised local banks to block up to 100,000 credit cards on suspicion their security might have been compromised by hackers, it said on Wednesday.
Nets, which was floated last month, said the breach was
Three women were connected to a theft scam of identity in St Petersburg. During the year-long scheme, attackers had stolen credit card credentials of at least 18 people.
32-year-old Jessica Danielle Dallas was charged for defraud scheme and arrested
If your account gets hacked these days, the first thing you’ll do typically is reset your password, maybe beef up your security settings, and proceed to use the account or app again. But what if hackers get their hands on
Identity theft protection company LifeLock is back today with the launch of a new mobile app designed for better credit card management, called Identity. The goal with the app is to offer consumers a single place where they can view