Australia's Optus telco is facing a $1 million extortion demand to prevent the release of up to 11.2 million sensitive customer records. The data appears to be legitimate. The attacker tells Information Security Media Group an unauthenticated API led to the breach.
Japanese conglomerate Hitachi has sold its small identity-as-a-service practice to Canadian software specialist Volaris Group to drive better execution around core products. The firm found it was easy to get lost within Hitachi given the conglomerate's size and focus on electronics and engineering.
A U.S. law enforcement investigation involving multiple countries resulted in the shutdown of an online marketplace selling millions of Social Security numbers, payment cards and other credentials. Prosecutors unsealed a complaint against a Moldovan man fingered as the operator.
A month after his firm was taken private in a $6.9 billion deal, SailPoint founder and CEO Mark McClain discusses the prospect of consolidation, emerging competition and plans to expand "more quickly and aggressively" in the identity governance space - thanks to Thoma Bravo's financial backing.
Why is business identity theft increasing, and what are the latest tactics fraudsters are using to scam businesses and gig workers? Eva Velasquez, CEO at the Identity Theft Resource Center, shares her views on how business identity theft has evolved over the years and how to prevent it.
Insurance market giant Lloyd's of London says that starting next year, its cyber insurance policies will no longer cover state-sponsored cyberattacks. But with attribution being inherently tricky, expect this move to be tested in court, says Jonathan Armstrong, a partner at Cordery law firm.
In the latest weekly update, four Information Security Media Group editors discuss key cybersecurity issues, including the high cost of BEC scams, a Cuba ransomware gang's attack on Montenegro, and why so many hacktivists couldn't overcome the technical ennui of the Russia-Ukraine cyberwar.
Expel is out with its latest quarterly threat report, which reveals that Identity-based attacks now account for 56% of incidents identified by Expel's SOC. Jon Hencinski shares highlights from the report and how to respond to BEC, ransomware and attackers who have found ways to defeat MFA.
The Identity Theft Resource Center's new report shows a 1,044% increase in social media account hijacking. Banking fraud is also rising, with scammers focusing on using stolen personal data to open new banking and credit card accounts in victims' names, says COO James Lee.
Four ISMG editors discuss how security leaders determine the right level of security for the business, the growing risk of business ID theft to enterprises, and the arrest of a developer suspected of working for cryptocurrency mixing service Tornado Cash, for "facilitating money laundering."
Attackers are attempting to reset the passwords of some DigitalOcean customers, the cloud infrastructure provider says. The email addresses of these customers were likely exposed in a data breach involving Mailchimp, which provided transactional email services for DigitalOcean.
Signal says 1,900 of its customers have been affected by the recent phishing attack on its third-party vendor Twilio. Signal says phone numbers and SMS verification codes of 1,900 customers are compromised, potentially transferring access of these accounts to the attackers.
Fraudsters have one key aim: to make the most money with the least effort.
The types of fraud consistently evolve to pick off the easiest targets. As digital identity and transaction monitoring solutions have become more advanced, fraudsters have faced an increasingly robust barrier to brute force account takeover...
The adoption of digital platforms shows no signs of slowing down as consumers embrace the convenience of mobile channels in Asia-Pacific region. What has also become clearly apparent from analysis of the LexisNexis® Digital Identity Network®, is that fraud is on the rise as consumer confidence returns.
By all accounts, Buy Now, Pay Later stands to be one of the
biggest disruptors the credit landscape has seen
in years. With the market expected to surpass $179
billion by the end of 2022, the opportunities for
growth are enormous. This also means fraudsters are taking note as the industry is trending in the...