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Online Threats Targeting Unprepared Retailers Ramp up Dramatically During the Holiday Shopping Season

November 25, 2019 -- Cybersecurity surveys consistently show that the retail industry is one of the worst-prepared for cyber attacks, yet is also one of the most heavily targeted. The holiday shopping season is both the industry’s peak sales period and the timeframe in which it is most heavily preyed upon by cyber criminals.[quote]"Consumers should be especially careful on their mobile phones as more purchases will take place on mobile than on desktop, making the pocket device more attractive to

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Nunavut government hit by ransomware attack

November 8, 2019 -- The government of Nunavut is the latest high profile administration to be the target of ransomware. This brazen form of cybercrime is becoming increasingly common across North America with reports that in the last year, there’s been more than 100 attacks on hospitals, police stations and government offices.[quote]"They’re sending out e-mails with attachments, to hundreds of thousands or millions of users at a time, and people are opening those attachments and it affects their computers. "[/quote]

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NCR blocked Mint, Quickbooks after attackers take over, drain accounts

November 4, 2019 -- For a short while starting late last month NCR Corp. blocked Mint and QuickBooks from its Digital Insight banking platform after cybercriminals used the financial data aggregators sites to take over and tap consumer bank accounts.[quote]"Aggregator traffic is always sensitive because financial institutions have a large percentage of their clients using them legitimately.The good news is that banks can leverage data from these aggregators to be able to flag fraudulent behavior. "[/quote] For the complete article,

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UniCredit discloses 2015 data breach, three million Italians affected

October 29, 2019 -- UniCredit S.p.A., multinational financial business and Italy’s largest bank by assets, has disclosed a data breach incident involving a file containing roughly three million records.[quote]"Personal information, combined with other user data from other breaches and social media, builds a complete profile. In the hands of fraudsters and criminal organisations, these valuable identity sets are usually sold to other cyber-criminals and used for myriad criminal activities, both on the Internet and in the physical world."[/quote] For the

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Should you get your own bot?

October 17, 2019 -- It’s not even Halloween and some companies are already advertising deals for holiday sales. Will a bot help you land those hot toys, electronics and sneakers? Here’s why some say it’s time for you to bot up — and why others say you should stay away.[quote]"Consumer use of bots is unlikely to net them the coveted set of sneakers they are looking for, In fact, it will likely end in disappointment, and at worst may subject

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