PINDROP BLOG

Category: Phone Security Threats

May 22, 2015
May 22 – The Week in Phone Fraud
This week in phone fraud, social engineering attacks target enterprise employees and Forbes reports on the scary new world of tax fraud. On Tuesday, Enterprise Technology published an interview with Chris Hadnagy, CEO of security consulting and training firm Social-Engineer. Hadnagy pointed out that “The attacker doesn’t want to take the sexiest route. They want…
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May 15, 2015
May 15 – The Week In Phone Fraud
This week in phone fraud, criminals hack call forwarding to exploit Apple Pay authentication and Pindrop’s CEO discusses how to make security more useable. On Tuesday, Tracy Kitten, of Bank Info Security, released a story detailing a new variation on Apple Pay authentication fraud. When a user sets up an Apple Pay account, he or she can…
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May 8, 2015
May 8 – The Week In Phone Fraud
This week in phone fraud, phone fraudsters fund Syrian terrorism and the Federal Reserve wants to improve customer authentication. On Wednesday, Scotland Yard announced they were investigating a link between large-scale phone fraud and UK extremists traveling to Syria. Officers have arrested six men and one woman in connection with a phone fraud scheme where…
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May 1, 2015
Three Things We Learned at RSA 2015
This year’s RSA Conference was bigger than ever. The Pindrop team stayed busy speaking to current and future customers and partners at our booth in the South Expo. We also took the opportunity to bring many of our partners and customers together for two networking events: our Cybersecurity Whisky Tasting with Felicis Ventures at AQ’s…
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May 1, 2015
May 1 – The Week In Phone Fraud
This week in phone fraud, a single phone call starts an attack on Tesla’s website and social media, and fraudsters target Cuban-Americans. Last weekend, Tesla Motors had their website and Twitter accounts hijacked. Attackers were able to take control with a simple phone call to Tesla’s phone service provider, AT&T. Someone posing as a Tesla…
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April 24, 2015
Apr. 24 – The Week in Phone Fraud
This week in phone fraud, threats to credit union call centers grow, and Pindrop CEO & Co-founder Vijay Balasubramaniyan talks phone fraud on This Week In Enterprise Tech. On Wednesday, the Credit Union Times ran a report on the growing threat of phone fraud in financial institutions. The article points out that training for call…
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April 17, 2015
Apr. 17 – The Week In Phone Fraud
This week in phone fraud, the New York Times puts a face to the grandparent phone scam victims, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau shuts down a robocalling fraudulent debt collection ring. Christine Sneed of the New York Times published a sad personal essay on her experience with a phone scam targeting the elderly. Sneed…
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April 10, 2015
Apr. 10 – The Week In Phone Fraud
This week in phone fraud, Consumer Reports reveals how robocallers are getting around the Do Not Call List and a notorious phone fraudster cons his way out of jail. On Monday Consumer Reports examined the reasons that robocallers are able to flaunt the National Do Not Call Registry rules. They found that many robocallers simply…
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April 3, 2015
Apr. 3 – The Week In Phone Fraud
This week in phone fraud, researchers uncover a new source of cross-channel bank fraud, and Forbes offers tips for avoiding the IRS phone scam. On Thursday, Reuters broke the news of a new cross-channel fraud scheme researchers have dubbed “The Dyre Wolf.” In this scheme, fraudsters send a targeted phishing email containing the Dyre malware.…
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March 27, 2015
Mar. 27 – The Week in Phone Fraud
This week in phone fraud, American Banker reports on how the IRS phone scam is affecting financial institutions and police trace several new phone scams to inmates with contraband cell phones. On Friday, reporter Penny Crosman of American Banker released a report on the effects of the IRS phone scam on banks. She highlighted recent…
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