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…
August 7, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
Tech Support Scammers Turn to Spam
Criminals who run fake tech support scams are expanding their range of tactics, and now are using spam messages to push victims to their scam sites. Historically,…
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August 7, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
Siemens Medical Scanners Open to Simple Remote Exploitation
Siemens is warning customers that some of its CT and PET scanning machines have a pair of remotely exploitable vulnerabilities that attackers can use to…
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August 4, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
FBI Biometric Database Will Be Exempt From Some Privacy Act Protections
The FBI’s latest biometric database, which contains a host of identifying information from a wide range of sources, will be exempt from many of the restrictions of…
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August 4, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
Mozilla Launches Send, A Secure File-Sharing Project
File-sharing has changed quite a bit since the days of the sneakernet, but it hasn’t evolved much, if at all, in the last few years.…
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August 3, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
FCC Proposes $82 Million Fine on Robocall Operation
For the second time in less than two months, the FCC is proposing an enormous fine for someone it alleges ran an illegal robocall operation.…
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August 3, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
The Security Community, Not Government, Must Fix IoT
The Senate is considering a bill that would force some serious changes in the way that vendors handle the security of the IoT devices they…
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August 2, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
Phone Fraud Scam Drains Millions From Scottish Businesses
The bank phone fraud scheme that has been making its way through the U.S. and UK has shown up in Scotland, to the tune of £2.5 million in…
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August 1, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
FTC to Feed Daily Robocall Data to Carriers
Carriers are getting another tool to use in the fight against illegal robocalls. The FTC is beginning a new initiative that will feed data on…
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August 1, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
IoT Security Bill Would Protect Research, Require Patches
Congress may be about to apply some real pressure to hardware manufacturers and software makers whose IoT devices are forming the spine of a new, wildly…
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August 1, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
Rooting an Amazon Echo
Researchers have developed a method for getting a root shell on the Amazon Echo and then install a small piece of malware that can transmit live…
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July 31, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
At DEF CON, Hacking Humans Takes Center Stage
LAS VEGAS–The man sits on the edge of a chair in a tiny, soundproof plexiglass booth. Overhead lights give his face a harsh white-yellow cast and…
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July 31, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
Trickbot Adds New Worm Capability
Malware authors and cybercrime gangs, like professionals in legitimate fields, watch their competition closely and take what works and add it to their own arsenals.…
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