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'Moneytaker' Group Stole Millions From US, World Banks: Report
thehill.com
A newly detailed hacker group stole millions of dollars since May 2016 through international heists, including $8 million from 16 United States banks, according to a report released Monday by security firm Group IB. Group IB nicknamed the hackers "Moneytaker" after the name of the malware used in certain attacks.
Phishers Are Upping Their Game - So Should You
krebsonsecurity.com
Not long ago, phishing attacks were fairly easy for the average Internet user to spot: Full of grammatical and spelling errors, and linking to phony bank or email logins at unencrypted (http:// vs. https://) Web pages. Increasingly, however, phishers are upping their game, polishing their copy and hosting scam pages over https:// connections — complete with the green lock icon in the browser address bar to make the fake sites appear more legitimate.
Offshoring PHI: Addressing the Security Issues
healthcareinfosecurity.com
When a U.K. hospital recently inadvertently stored patient data on an offshore server for a few days, it raised concerns about potential security issues. Similarly, U.S.-based healthcare entities need to keep security top of mind if they use offshore services to handle protected health information.
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TODAY'S IDENTITY THEFT & SCAM NEWS
After North Carolina County Refuses to Pay Hacker Ransom, Attackers Strike Again
govtech.com
IT systems in North Carolina's largest county are being held hostage after a successful phishing attack. The county refused to pay the attackers off, prompting a second attempt from the hackers.
Democratic Senators Question Privacy, Security of Facebook's 'Messenger Kids'
thehill.com
Two Senate Democrats are questioning the privacy and security of Facebook’s new messaging app, which is designed for kids under 13. Sens. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), who are both members of the Senate Commerce Committee, expressed their concerns in a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Man Busted for ID Theft When Cops Notice He's 6 Inches Shorter Than His ID Says
ydr.com
Shortly before 9 p.m. Dec. 6, Springettsbury Township Police responded to the Verizon Wireless store in the 2800 block of Whiteford Road for a report of fraud. A store employee told police a man was in the store trying to pick up four iPhones but the employee had verified the man was not the owner of the account. The employee told police he believed the man was using a fake ID since the name on the ID was the same as the account owner, who had not authorized the purchase of the phones.
Mayor Stole Dead Woman’s Identity to Use a Handicapped Parking Spot
washingtonpost.com
Deputies surveilled the parking lot multiple times during their investigation. The last operation was on Monday, when an identity-theft strike force staked out city hall and allegedly witnessed Bradley park in the same spot, with the same placard, then walk inside to sit through a council meeting. Afterward she got back in the car, took the placard off the mirror and drove away, deputies wrote. She was arrested the next day and charged with identity theft, counterfeiting a decal and illegally parking in a handicapped spot.
Romanian Crew Pleads Guilty to RICO and Identity Theft Charges
masslive.com
The crew is accused of setting up skimmers to obtain credit card numbers and account holder information then using that information to withdraw money from the holders' accounts.