Hackers take over 1.1 million accounts by trying reused passwords

Credential stuffing has once again proven to be an effective method to gain access to accounts. What can users and organizations do?

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A week in security (Nov 15 – Nov 21)

The most important and interesting security stories from the last seven days.

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Parts of the Dark Web “awash” with school children’s personal data

Over 1,000 US schools have been attacked by ransomware and had their data published on the Dark Web this year according to NBC news.

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Criminals exploited weak checks and old tech to pull off vast COVID benefit fraud

Where there are COVID benefits, there are fraudsters. Lots and lots of fraudsters.

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Scammers, profiteers, and shady sites? It must be tax season

With tax season around the corner, an aggressive campaign caught our attention and we decided to investigate.

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RegTech explained: a crucial toolset for the financial industry

The financial industry has come to rely on RegTech. It helps financials comply with regulations and tightens up data safety and security. But what is it exactly?

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Child identity theft, part 2: How to reclaim your child’s identity

In part 2 of our series on child identity theft, we examine the signs their PII might be compromised and how to reclaim your child’s identity if it is. We also list ways to protect their data and ID in the future.

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Child identity theft, part 1: On familial fraud

In this two-part series on child identity theft, we shed light on the growing problem of familiar fraud, where those entrusted with a minor’s information are the very ones who abuse it.

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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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2018: The year of the data breach tsunami

To get a sense of the grim state of data security today, take a look at this infographic from TruthFinder that explains why 2018 was the year of the data breach tsunami.

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