Top Blogs of 2017: Fraudsters, Data Breaches, and All Things Voice

Last year, the phone channel experienced a variety of advancements and setbacks, from an additional spike in call center fraud to the discovery of mass data breaches and a rise in card-not-present fraud during the holiday season. We’re looking back to our top four posts from 2017. Call Center Criminals Unmasked | Real Life Fraudsters & Audio Recordings Fraudsters in…
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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June 9, 2017
Phishing Attacks Using SSL Spike
Phishing crews increasingly are using sites with valid SSL certificates in order to make their attacks appear more legitimate, a new report shows. In the…
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June 8, 2017
Exploit Kits Turn to Malvertising for Survival
Exploit kit activity has been decreasing for a couple of years now, a result of some consolidation in the market, as well as effective investigations…
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June 8, 2017
FTC Shuts Down Another Tech Support Scam
The FTC has reached settlements with two people and companies who the commission alleges were using fake pop-up ads and persuasive phone tactics to run a…
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June 7, 2017
Apple Announces New Anti-Tracking Feature for Safari
Apple on Monday announced new technology for its Safari browser called Intelligent Tracking Prevention that reduces cross-site tracking by further limiting cookies and other website…
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June 7, 2017
Apple to Switch Users to 2FA on iOS 11, macOS High Sierra
With the upcoming releases of iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra later this year, Apple is planning to force many users to adopt two-factor authentication…
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June 7, 2017
2017 Fraud Report Webinar Recap: Top 5 Takeaways
Pindrop Labs discovered drastic increases in call center fraud from 2015 to 2016 after analyzing more than half a billion calls. Last week, Dr. David…
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June 6, 2017
Hack the DHS Program Gets Support in the House
A Senate bill that would allow hackers to go after the networks at the Department of Homeland Security as part of a bug bounty program…
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