Data Breaches: The Death Knell of KBA

In the 1930s, the United States introduced Social Security Numbers to keep track of workers’ wages and their Social Security Program contributions. Today, the private sector uses Social Security Numbers as a unique identifier for consumers and the primary means of gathering information on individuals. Our society is comfortable using this identifier when applying for home loans, credit cards, utilities,…
June 16, 2017
Email Compromise Campaign Hits Hundreds of Companies
A large-scale, long-term business email compromise campaign has been targeting large industrial companies, including those in the energy, metals, and power sectors. The campaign has…
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June 16, 2017
New IRS Phone Scam Tied to Prepaid Debit Cards
Although tax season has been over for two months now, phone scammers are continuing to target victims with a new version of the venerable IRS…
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June 15, 2017
Study Finds Concerning Flaws in VoLTE Platforms
In recent years as VoLTE (Voice over LTE) services have grown more popular and the nation’s four largest cellular networks have adopted it, security concerns have…
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June 15, 2017
Democrats Ask FCC to Dump Ringless Voicemails
A group of Democrats is asking the FCC to prevent robocalls telemarketers and political candidates from being able to use ringless voicemails to deliver their…
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June 14, 2017
FBI Seeks $21M to Counter Encryption
The FBI is asking for more than $20 million in the 2018 fiscal year budget to counter what the bureau sees as the threat of…
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June 14, 2017
DHS Points Finger at North Korea for Long Cyberattack Campaign
The United States government has issued a warning about an ongoing series of DDoS attacks and other cyber operations that it says began in 2009,…
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June 13, 2017
Microsoft Releases Patches for Older Versions of Windows, Warns of Nation-State Attacks
Microsoft has taken the unusual step of issuing patches for a number of security vulnerabilities in older versions of Windows that the company says are “at heightened…
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June 13, 2017
Government Set to Release Declassified FISC Opinions
The Department of Justice today is set to release a set of documents detailing previously classified opinions from the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court regarding…
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June 13, 2017
Recap: Pindrop at MoneyConf in Madrid
According to BBC, MoneyConf is “where the world’s largest banks and tech firms meet.” This year, over 1800 top names from 69 different countries attended…
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June 13, 2017
Europol Dismantles International Fraud Ring
Police have dismantled a payment-card fraud network that stretched across Europe and had the capability to clone payment cards, install skimmers on ATMs, and is responsible…
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June 12, 2017
New macOS Ransomware Service Emerges
The ransomware scourge is beginning to creep, ever so slightly, into the Apple ecosystem, as researchers have discovered a new service hosted on the Tor…
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June 9, 2017
Android Trojan That Can Inject Code, Root Devices, Removed From Play Store
Researchers have discovered a new Android trojan in the Google Play app store that has the ability to root devices and can inject malicious code…
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