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,…
February 26, 2015
The Story Behind Swatting
“The exploits are anywhere you give your money. Those are the holes. Anyone you give your money, anyone who has your phone number, anyone who…
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February 24, 2015
How the Pindrop Phoneypot Can Help Stop Robocalls at CFCA – FIINA
Robocalling and other malicious calling campaigns continue to plague the telecommunications industry. The FTC received nearly two million complaints about robocalls in 2014, accounting for…
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February 20, 2015
Feb 20, 2015 – The Week in Phone Fraud
This week in phone fraud, Pindrop raised $35M in funding and the FBI arrested their most wanted telephony cybercriminal. On Thursday, Pindrop announced a $35…
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February 19, 2015
Pindrop growing
It has been another year of record revenue growth with us signing on several of the largest banks, brokerages and retailers in the US. What…
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February 18, 2015
SiriusXM Radio Files Misdial Trap Complaint
Last week, SiriusXM Radio filed a trademark complaint against the “John Does” using phone number 1-800-593-7474. SiriusXM operates a customer service line at 1-888-593-7474 (1-888-539-SIRIUS),…
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February 17, 2015
Pindrop on Protecting the Call Center at BAI Payments
Call centers are under attack. The problem is significant – Pindrop Security research shows that financial service call centers lose $0.57 to fraud on every…
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February 13, 2015
Feb 13, 2015 – The Week in Phone Fraud
This week in phone fraud, police fight swatting attacks and Pindrop presents its large-scale telephony honeypot. On Monday, the BBC reported on the arrest of…
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February 9, 2015
Pindrop’s Phoneypot at NDSS 2015
This afternoon, postdoc Payas Gupta will be presenting “Phoneypot: Data Driven Understanding of Telephony Threats” at the 2015 Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS) in…
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February 6, 2015
Feb 6, 2015 – The Week in Phone Fraud
This week in phone fraud, the IRS phone scam blows up as fraudsters learn to use robo-dialers and phone lines at Holiday Inns get hacked.…
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January 31, 2015
Phone Fraud as a Service
When you think of phone fraudsters, what image comes to mind? For many, it’s a picture of a lone wolf, probably wearing a hoodie, and…
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January 30, 2015
Jan. 30, 2015 – The Week in Phone Fraud
This week in phone fraud, a Peruvian man is sentenced to more than 17 years in prison for running a fraudulent call center, and a…
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January 29, 2015
Five Trends in Phone Fraud for 2015
At Pindrop, we’re always trying to stay one step ahead of the fraudsters. That means not just tracking what they’ve been doing, but also making…
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