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Five Arrested for Impersonating the IRS, Listen to a Recorded Scam in Progress
csoonline.com
Five people have been arrested in Miami who are said to be responsible for scamming 1,500 people out of more than $2 million by impersonating IRS agents. Their scams centered on contacting individual taxpayers out of the blue and demanding payments under the threat of jail time.
Study: 27 Million Americans Fell for Phone Scams in 2015
foxbusiness.com
In 2015, approximately 27 million Americans (11% of the adult population) were victimized by phone scams, compared to only 7% in a similar 2014 survey. Total 2015 losses to phone scams was $7.4 billion, or an average loss of nearly $274 per victim. Scams are trending in three alliterative aspects: mobile devices, men, and millennials.
North Korea Linked to Digital Attacks on Global Banks
nytimes.com
Security researchers have tied the recent spate of digital breaches on Asian banks to North Korea, in what they say appears to be the first known case of a nation using digital attacks for financial gain.
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TODAY'S IDENTITY THEFT & SCAM NEWS
Why You Should Delete the Online Accounts You Don’t Use Anymore — Right Now
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
washingtonpost.com
Despite falling out of vogue years ago, MySpace — that old precursor to Facebook — still has details on more user accounts than the United States has people. And now a hefty chunk of those account credentials has been leaked to the entire Internet, in a humbling reminder that the Matchbox Twenty-inspired username you probably made in high school is still worth a heck of a lot to companies and criminals.
Unencrypted Laptops Expose Over 400,000 Patients' Medical Data
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
esecurityplanet.com
Far too many unencrypted laptops containing vast amounts of sensitive data are still being left in employees' vehicles.
US Court Says Cops Don't Need a Warrant for Cell Location Data
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
zdnet.com
The case reverses a decision from last year — which may push the case into the hands of the Supreme Court.
Cybercrime Hit Businesses Hardest in 2015, Says IC3 Report
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
threatpost.com
By a longshot, Business Email Compromise (BEC) crimes overshadow all other types of crimes looked at by the FBI in 2015. Classified as BEC, these crimes encompass business hit by inbox-based financially motivated scams based on social engineering and computer intrusion techniques resulting in financial loss via unauthorized transfers of funds.
Data Breaches Cost Health Care Industry $6.2 Billion
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
meritalk.com
Data breaches are costing the health care industry an estimated $6.2 billion, with 89% of organizations represented in a new study by the Ponemon Institute having experienced a data breach in the past two years and 45% reporting more than five breaches in the same time period.