How to get your Equifax money and stay safe doing it

Equifax has been ordered to pay at least $650 million in relation to its enormous 2017 data breach. Users who were affected might be eligible for a claim. But watch out for scams!

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A look inside the FBI’s 2018 IC3 online crime report

The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center have released their 2018 report about online crime. Which attacks are most popular? Where are the victims located? And how much money has been lost in the process?

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100 channels and nothing on, except TV Licensing phishes

A recent bout of TV Licensing phishing emails promise British users a refund once they log in to a phony TV License website and provide payment details. Read on to see if you’ve been impacted.

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HMRC phish swipes email login, payment details

It isn’t tax season for UK (or US) residents, but that hasn’t deterred scammers from sending out an HMRC phish double whammy with a tight deadline attached.

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The many faces of omnichannel fraud

There’s a new kind of fraud out there, and it’s after organizations that have embraced omnichannel, a strategy that focuses on improved user experience. We take a look at what omnichannel is, the kinds of fraud that can affect businesses using this approach, and how they can protect themselves—and their clients.

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Green card scams: preying on the desperate

Most online scams depend on two things: a legitimate entity that has a complicated or broken process, and a desperate target population. With immigration, you get both, which results in an environment ripe for green card scams.

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Social engineering attacks: What makes you susceptible?

Cybercriminals will do what it takes to get what they want, whether that’s breaching a corporate network or stealing credentials with malware. But what do we do if hackers are hacking us instead of our computers? Here’s how to tell if you’re susceptible to social engineering attacks, and what to do to combat them.

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5 cybersecurity questions retailers must ask to protect their businesses

If retailers think they already have much to worry about, they have another thing coming— cybersecurity—and it’s no longer something they can keep on the back burner. This piece helps retailers ask the right cybersecurity questions to protect their businesses.

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A week in security (February 19 – February 25)

A roundup of notable news stories from February 19–25, including drive-by download attacks on Chinese websites, Deepfakes programs being paired with cryptominers, and a review of GDPR guidelines.

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Stop telephoning me-eh-eh-eh-eh: robocalls explained

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has identified robocalls as the number one complaint from the public. In this post, we tell you what you need to know to protect against the nasty ones.

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