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U.S. Arrests 13, Charges 36 in ‘Infraud’ Cybercrime Forum Bust
krebsonsecurity.com
The U.S. Justice Department announced charges on Wednesday against three dozen individuals thought to be key members of ‘Infraud,” a long-running cybercrime forum that federal prosecutors say cost consumers more than a half billion dollars. In conjunction with the forum takedown, 13 alleged Infraud members from the United States and six other countries were arrested.
ID Theft Sets New Record High and Now Criminals Are Coming for All Your Accounts
bobsullivan.net
Identity theft was a bad news, even worse news story in 2017, a new report has found. Despite a painful transition to fraud-fighting chip-enabled credit cards, and a series of other changes designed to stem the tide of fraud, identity theft actually swelled to record highs last year. Making matters worse, thanks largely to the Equifax breach, criminals stole more Social Security numbers than credit card numbers for the first time — putting consumers at even higher risk going forward. Also, in a quietly disturbing trend, ID fraudsters are more successfully attacking non-bank accounts, such as cell phones, e-mail payment accounts, and even rewards points accounts.
Hospital Hit With Cryptocurrency Mining Malware
healthcareinfosecurity.com
Do healthcare entities face a growing risk of being hit with cryptocurrency mining attacks, which have become more common in other sectors? A Tennessee hospital may be the first victim in the sector, and some security experts predict many more such incidents.
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TODAY'S IDENTITY THEFT & SCAM NEWS
Would You Have Spotted This Skimmer?
krebsonsecurity.com
When you realize how easy it is for thieves to compromise an ATM or credit card terminal with skimming devices, it’s difficult not to inspect or even pull on these machines when you’re forced to use them personally — half expecting something will come detached. For those unfamiliar with the stealth of these skimming devices and the thieves who install them, read on.
Data of 800,000 Swisscom Customers Compromised in Breach
helpnetsecurity.com
Swisscom, the biggest telecom company in Switzerland, has suffered a data breach that resulted in the compromise of personal data of some 800,000 customers, nearly ten percent of the entire Swiss population.
Google Chrome: Beware These Malicious Extensions That Record Everything You Do
zdnet.com
Google has removed 89 malicious extensions from the Chrome Web Store that have been installed on over 420,000 browsers, turning them into Monero-mining slaves and loading a tool to record and replay what their owners do on every website they visit.
Uber: 'No Justification' for Breach Cover-Up
govinfosecurity.com
Uber, the controversial ride-sharing company, arguably set the lowest bar after it waited a year before disclosing that hackers accessed 57 million accounts of its riders and drivers around October 2016. The breach was first disclosed in November 2017.
New Point-Of-Sale Malware Steals Credit Card Data via DNS Queries
thehackernews.com
A new strain of malware has now been discovered that relies on a unique technique to steal payment card information from point-of-sale (PoS) systems.