Trump to put Secret Service in charge of policing cryptocurrencies

Trump to put Secret Service in charge of policing cryptocurrencies

US President Donald Trump will hand control of cryptocurrency criminal investigations to the Secret Service.“The Budget proposes legislation to return the US Secret Service to Treasury to create new efficiencies in the investigation of these crimes and prepare the Nation to face the threats of tomorrow.”.

Welfare surveillance system violates human rights, Dutch court rules

Welfare surveillance system violates human rights, Dutch court rules

In the UK, where the government is accelerating the development of robots in the benefits system, the chairman of the House of Commons work and pensions select committee, Stephen Timms, said: “This ruling by the Dutch courts demonstrates that parliaments ought to look very closely at the ways in which governments use technology in the social security system, to protect the rights of their citizens.”.

Russian Pleads Guilty to Running 'CardPlanet' to Sell Stolen Credit Cards

Russian Pleads Guilty to Running 'CardPlanet' to Sell Stolen Credit Cards

Besides Cardplanet, Burkov also masterminded a separate invite-only forum website for elite cybercriminals where they advertised stolen personal identity information, malicious software, and other illegal services, like money laundering and hacking services.

How a Chinese Company Built a $250 Million Search Hijacking Empire

How a Chinese Company Built a $250 Million Search Hijacking Empire

However, while TikTok hosts fun and light-hearted content, the Genimous search hijacker extensions are marketed toward users who are seeking a private search engine and who may be surprised that their most sensitive searches are being stored by a Chinese company making promises that it cannot legally keep.

Plan for massive facial recognition database sparks privacy concerns

Plan for massive facial recognition database sparks privacy concerns

Legislation before federal parliament will allow government agencies and private businesses to access facial IDs held by state and territory traffic authorities, and passport photos held by the foreign affairs department.

Capital One Canada

Capital One Canada

Capital One is not calling or texting customers regarding the cyber incident and is not asking for credit card or account information, or Social Insurance Numbers over the phone or via email.

Capital One Was Breached by a Hacker. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Capital One Was Breached by a Hacker. Here’s What You Need to Know.

It’s become a drearily familiar story: A data breach at a major company exposes troves of sensitive information, putting millions of people at risk of online fraud.

Synthetic identity theft is the fastest-growing financial crime in the U.S.

Synthetic identity theft is the fastest-growing financial crime in the U.S.

A new kind of identity theft that combines stolen personal data with fabricated information is on the rise, and it’s helping more digital thieves ruin Americans’ credit without fear of detection, according to a new white paper from the U.S. Federal Reserve.

Digital ID Verification – The Key to Developing Intelligent Security Systems

Digital ID Verification – The Key to Developing Intelligent Security Systems

With the increased advancement in intelligent systems, businesses can now implement systems that are able to verify users in real-time, all the while lending better security to transactions.

Passbase  -  Blog - Identity Checking - Why Digital Identities Drive Security And Privacy

Passbase - Blog - Identity Checking - Why Digital Identities Drive Security And Privacy

In today's hyper-connected world, aspects that cover user verification, reducing fraud, checking identity theft and enabling identity checking services are some of the main focus points for businesses, regulators and government bodies. For businesses, identity theft means losses, highlighting the need for companies to cautiously leverage identity checking services and identity card checking for user verification.

French government releases in-house IM app to replace WhatsApp and Telegram use

French government releases in-house IM app to replace WhatsApp and Telegram use

Online security 101: How to protect your privacy from hackers, spies, and the government Source code of Iranian cyber-espionage tools leaked on Telegram Microsoft loses control over Windows Tiles subdomain Failed student jailed for Silk Road, dark web drug profiteering The app, named Tchap, was launched yesterday, April 18, and is available on the official iOS and Android app stores.

Hackers Steal More Than 100 Mercedes-Benz Cars in Chicago by Hacking Car2Go Car-Sharing App: Report

Hackers Steal More Than 100 Mercedes-Benz Cars in Chicago by Hacking Car2Go Car-Sharing App: Report

According to Edwards, Car2Go was "hacked " and, as a result, there were as many as 100 fleet vehicles unaccounted for in the car sharing provider's Chicago market. BMW, Daimler May Combine Car-Sharing Services Car2Go and ReachNow, Report Says Posted in Tech.

Ad scams on Android are draining your battery and making scammers rich

Ad scams on Android are draining your battery and making scammers rich

In light of all of the technologies and services offered by Google — from its popular search engine to Android — it’s somewhat easy to forget that the vast majority of the company’s revenue — which is in excess of $100 billion annually — comes from advertising.

An Ad Fraud Scheme Targeting Android Apps And Twitter’s Ad Network Cost Advertisers Millions

An Ad Fraud Scheme Targeting Android Apps And Twitter’s Ad Network Cost Advertisers Millions

Carmel, of Aniview, told BuzzFeed News that his company “does not knowingly engage in any fraudulent activity” and said his team has been trying to stop this activity on their platform since they were first contact by Protected Media last month.

Pointing to the future: the next step in fraud prevention

Pointing to the future: the next step in fraud prevention

Considering that five million UK consumers had funds stolen from their bank or credit card account in 2017 – at an average cost of £840 each according to comparison site ComparetheMarket – it is vital that issuers are able to resolve payment disputes quickly and efficiently to maintain cardholder loyalty and brand reputation.

Trump Administration Aims To Use Facebook To Spy On People Collecting Disability

Trump Administration Aims To Use Facebook To Spy On People Collecting Disability

The aim is to use a form of federal surveillance to monitor social media posts of Social Security disability payment recipients to see whether they’re really disabled.

9 Digital Identity Trends That Will Make or Break Businesses in 2019

9 Digital Identity Trends That Will Make or Break Businesses in 2019

4. Deepfakes mean “Fake News” With the proliferation of emerging “deepfakes” technologies, news and social media channels will be under pressure to guard against fraud.

Confessions of a location data exec: ‘It’s a Ponzi scheme’

Confessions of a location data exec: ‘It’s a Ponzi scheme’

And yet there are location data vendors who are selling data sets of people who are more likely to go into a shop after seeing an ad.

Calif. bill to broaden data breach notification law to include passport, biometric info

Calif. bill to broaden data breach notification law to include passport, biometric info

“Knowledge is power, and all Californians deserve the power to take action if their passport numbers or biometric data have been accessed without authorization,” Becerra said in a release .“AB 1130 closes a gap in California law and ensures that our state remains the nation’s leader in data privacy and protection.” The bill “will increase our efforts to protect consumers from fraud and affirms our commitment to demand the strongest consumer protections in the nation,” said Levine.

How criminals are using the low-interest credit card scam to steal your identity

How criminals are using the low-interest credit card scam to steal your identity

With Johnston's permission, Marketplace provided her information to Terbium Labs, a Baltimore-based cybersecurity company that specializes in monitoring online platforms for stolen data, including the dark web.

Oracle Exposes "DrainerBot" Mobile Ad Fraud Operation

Oracle Exposes "DrainerBot" Mobile Ad Fraud Operation

Bottom line is both individuals and organizations need to pay close attention to what applications are running on their devices and who wrote them." Resources: Detailed information and mitigation resources for DrainerBot can be found at info.moat.com/drainerbot , including: Oracle Data Cloud's Moat Analytics helps top advertisers and publishers measure and drive attention across trillions of ad impressions and content views, so they can avoid invalid traffic (IVT), improve viewability, and better protect their media spend.

Wyden pitches jail time, billions in fines for online privacy violators with ‘Do Not Track’ bill

Wyden pitches jail time, billions in fines for online privacy violators with ‘Do Not Track’ bill

“Providing more authority and resources to the US Federal Trade Commission is a critical foundation for robust privacy protection.” The bill’s eye-popping penalties are reserved for large companies and wouldn’t apply to privacy violations themselves.

Hanover residents may be at risk after data breach of online payment system

Hanover residents may be at risk after data breach of online payment system

– Credit card information for Hanover County residents may have been compromised after a data breach of the Hanover County online payment system. County officials say they were recently notified that online payments made between August 1, 2018 and January 9, 2019 through the Click2Gov portal were compromised.

Apple received over 32,000 user data requests in six months

Apple received over 32,000 user data requests in six months

According to the report, which covers the first half of this year, Apple received 32,342 demands for user data from governments -- up 9 percent from the previous period -- spanning access to 163,823 devices.

Senator blasts FTC for failing to crack down on Google's ad fraud problems

Senator blasts FTC for failing to crack down on Google's ad fraud problems

"The FTC's failure to act has had the effect of allowing Google to structure its own market," said Sen. Warner in a letter sent to the FTC yesterday.

Apps Installed On Millions Of Android Phones Tracked User Behavior To Execute A Multimillion-Dollar Ad Fraud Scheme

Apps Installed On Millions Of Android Phones Tracked User Behavior To Execute A Multimillion-Dollar Ad Fraud Scheme

But an investigation by BuzzFeed News reveals that these seemingly separate apps and companies are today part of a massive, sophisticated digital advertising fraud scheme involving more than 125 Android apps and websites connected to a network of front and shell companies in Cyprus, Malta, British Virgin Islands, Croatia, Bulgaria, and elsewhere.

Google Ads Begins Recording Some Calls Initiated by Call Extensions

Google Ads Begins Recording Some Calls Initiated by Call Extensions

When a user initiates a call from a call-only ad or call extension they will hear a short message informing them that the call may be recorded by Google for quality assurance.

Apple is quietly giving people 'trust scores' based on their iPhone data

Apple is quietly giving people 'trust scores' based on their iPhone data

The tech giant, which last month became the first public company to be worth more than $1 trillion (£757bn), said in an update to its privacy policy that the scores would be determined by tracking the calls and emails made on Apple devices.