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Here are the data breach statistics for 2016 – fasten seat belts

Here are the data breach statistics for 2016 – fasten seat belts

Written by on March 30, 2017 in Guest Blog with 2 Comments

The latest data breach stats report from vendor Gemalto shows an increase of 86% YoY. Theft of personal data was top of the data breach stats in 2016, accounting for 59% of all data breaches. In addition, 52% of the data breaches in 2016 did not disclose the number of compromised records at the time they […]

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Imposter scams take over from identity theft in US

Imposter scams take over from identity theft in US

Written by on March 6, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – More U.S. consumers complained about imposter scams than identity theft for the first time in 2016, as fraudsters relied more on the phone and less on email to find victims, the Federal Trade Commission said on Friday. Impostor scams accounted for 406,578 of the 3,050,374 consumer complaints received in 2016 by the FTC’s […]

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Fraudsters caught by neural science

Fraudsters caught by neural science

Written by on March 5, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – Fraudsters are slick and smooth when they request new bank accounts or credit cards — a characteristic an Israeli company wants to use against them. Banks and other financial firms are coming under sustained attacks from increasingly sophisticated cyber criminals, forcing them to spend more money and resources trying to fight hackers. […]

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