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 28, 2017
Petya-Derived Ransomware Is Acting Like Shamoon
UPDATE–Security researchers are continuing to delve into the details of the latest ransomware outbreak, and have found that the ExPetr ransomware has a number of…
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June 28, 2017
The GDPR | How It Affects Your Organization
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a legal framework for the handling of personal data of individuals based in the European Union (EU), regardless…
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June 27, 2017
Petya-Like Ransomware Hits Companies Across Europe
A fast-moving ransomware attack has hit a number of companies in several European countries and the United States, the second such widespread ransomware outbreak in…
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June 26, 2017
FCC Ringless Voicemail Petition Is Dead
A company seeking to exempt ringless voicemails from rules that govern the use of robocalls has withdrawn the petition it submitted to the FCC. A…
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June 26, 2017
Anthem Settles Data Breach Suit for $115 Million
Anthem Inc., the victim of one of the more extensive data breaches in U.S. history, has agreed to pay a settlement of $115 million to consumers…
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June 23, 2017
Tech Support, Email Fraud Schemes Top FBI Internet Crime List
Fraudsters are continuing to have quite a bit of success with business email compromise scams. Last year, companies in the United States lost more than…
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June 23, 2017
Flaws in MatrixSSL Leave IoT Devices Open to Attack
Researchers have discovered several flaws in the MatrixSSL TLS stack used in IoT devices, two of which could let an attacker execute arbitrary code on…
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June 22, 2017
FCC Proposes Massive $120M Fine in Robocall Scheme
The FCC has proposed a $120 million fine for a Florida man who the commission alleges made nearly 100 million illegal robocalls in a three-month period,…
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June 22, 2017
WannaCry Still Causing Trouble a Month On
More than a month after the WannaCry ransomware began making its way through networks around the world, the worm still is causing serious trouble in…
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June 22, 2017
Lawsuit Filed After Personal Data of Nearly 200 Million Voters Exposed
By Jonah Berg-Ganzarain A few days after the personal data of nearly 200 million registered American voters was accidently exposed online due to an “improperly configured…
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June 21, 2017
Microsoft Makes Edge Bug Bounty Permanent
Microsoft is making the bug bounty for its Edge browser a permanent program, a significant change to the way the company incentivizes researchers to find…
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June 21, 2017
Malvertising Campaign Tied to Ransomware Attack on UK Universities
The mobile ransomware infections that hit a number of universities in the U.K. recently have been traced back to a malvertising network and the Astrum exploit…
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