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Virgin Media Data Breach Affects 900,000 People

Information Security Buzz | March 06, 2020 -- A Virgin Media database containing the personal details of 900,000 people was left unsecured and accessible online for 10 months, the company has admitted. The information was accessed “on at least one occasion” by an unknown user.[quote]"Dark web data brokers are hard at work scraping up any piece of data exposed or breached. With each ounce of information, cybercriminals are putting the pieces of a consumer’s identity together to create a full

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Payment Security: The Role of Behavioral Biometrics

InfoRisk Today | March 04, 2020 -- Behavioral biometrics can play an important role in thwarting ever more sophisticated payment fraud schemes, says Robert Capps of Mastercard, who provides a fraud-fighting update.To watch the full video interview, go here.

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Expert Reaction On Estee Lauder Data Exposure

February 12, 2020 -- 440 million records from the Estee Lauder company were exposed online according to security Researcher at Security Discovery who found the door wide open on an Internet Facing database.[quote]"With the data stolen, customers are the primary targets for cybercriminals, who will use their information to take over accounts the victims have with other online companies. There is also the risk of impersonation by bad actors who will create new accounts with the victim’s information or open

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Expert Analysis On Most Sophisticated Phishing Techniques Using Brand Impersonation

February 10, 2020 -- Cybercriminals are employing the most sophisticated phishing techniques using brand impersonation, social engineering and phishing to lure in victims to take over their email accounts according to a study by Researchers from Barracuda and UC Berkeley.[quote]"Attacks happen in phases and this report does a good job following them. Account takeover attacks start with the theft of the credentials, either through a system breach, malware, or phishing. There are three broad phases for an attack: gathering the

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Experts Analysis Of Wawa Breach Potentially Compromised 30 Million+ Payment Cards

January 30, 2020 -- In late December 2019, fuel and convenience store chain Wawa Inc. said a nine-month-long breach of its payment card processing systems may have led to the theft of card data from customers who visited any of its 850 locations nationwide.[quote]"Many retailers and are suffering from PoS attacks as hackers deploy malware within the merchant payment ecosystem, in an effort to steal credit card information as consumers provide it. Once stolen, this card data, including card number,

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