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The US Justice Department seizes over USD 1 bln in Bitcoin

News | Cryptocurrencies | 06 Nov 2020

The US Justice Department announced on 5 November 2020 it had seized over USD 1 billion worth of Bitcoin associated with the underground online marketplace Silk Road.

US Justice Department, US, Bitcoin, Silk Road, underground, hacker, cryptocurrency

Uganda-based police hunt for mobile money hackers

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 12 Oct 2020

The Uganda-based police force has begun searching for hackers who accessed the systems of a third party that processes phone-based transactions.

Uganda, mobile money, hackers, fraudsters, third party, phone-based transactions, MTN Group, Standard Bank, mobile-money systems, Criminal Investigation Department, Bloomberg, utility bills, payments, cell phone

Account takeover becomes weapon of choice for fraudsters leading up to holiday shopping season

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 01 Oct 2020

Sift has released its Q3 2020 Digital Trust & Safety Index, which examines how cybercriminals have been using ATO fraud to steal from consumers and ecommerce merchants.

Sift, research, Q3 2020 Digital Trust & Safety Index, cybercriminals, account takeover, ATO, fraud, ecommerce, merchants, US, COVID-19, fraudsters, payment information, rewards points, multi-factor authentication, MFA, hack, credential stuffing, chargeback

Magecart attack steals personal data from Magento 1 stores

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 15 Sep 2020

An automated Magecart campaign against 2,000 Magento stores has compromised the private information of thousands of customers.

Magecart, Magento, private information, security incidents, hack, hackers, zero-day vulnerability, malware

Hackers breach ecommerce stores operated by Warner Music Group

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 07 Sep 2020

Warner Music Group (WMG) has disclosed a data breach affecting customers' personal and financial information after several of its US-based ecommerce stores were hacked.

Warner Music Group, data breach, US, ecommerce, Magecart, hack, hackers, fraudulent activity, shopping cart, online store, card details, PayPal

Experian hand over personal details in data breach

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 24 Aug 2020

Dalily Maverick has revealed that credit bureau Experian handed over personal details of as many as 24-million consumers and nearly 800,000 businesses to a suspected fraudster. 

Experian, data breach, fraud, fraudsters, hack, credit information, personal details, financial information

QLD AI Labs launches business challenge with Heritage Bank

News | Payments General | 18 Aug 2020

QLD AI Labs has launched in partnership with Heritage Bank a four-week problem solving challenge across regional Queensland, Australia.

QLD AI Labs, AI, hackathon, Australia, banking, fintech, Heritage Bank

Amazon gets Indian patent to enable secure authentication for mobile transactions

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 14 Aug 2020

Amazon has been granted an Indian patent for a method that automatically authenticates mobile transactions.

Amazon, Indian patent, India, mobile transactions, automated authentication, merchants, trusted merchant, online payment, security, hackers, skimmers, transaction details, unauthorised payments

Bankera launches business loans for digital SMEs

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 28 Jul 2020

Lithuania-based fintech Bankera has started to offer business loans for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). 

Bankera, business loans, SMEs, digital sector, covid19, Bankerea Business Loans, European Commission, hackathon, lending solution, Lithuania, Europe, business invoice financing, refinancing, short-term lending services

Twitter accounts hacked to spread a crypto scam

News | Cryptocurrencies | 16 Jul 2020

A hacker has gained access to a Twitter ‘admin’ tool on the company’s network that allowed them to hijack high-profile Twitter accounts to spread a cryptocurrency scam.

Twitter, hacker, admin tool, fraud crypto scam, email addresses, US

US Secret Service to use Coinbase's blockchain analytics software

News | Cryptocurrencies | 13 Jul 2020

US-based crypto exchange Coinbase is offering its blockchain analytics software to the US Secret Service, a federal law enforcement agency.

US, United States, Secret Service, Coinbase, blockchain analytics software, federal law enforcement agency, Department of Homeland Security, Coinbase Analytics, crypto exchange, Neutrino, Hacking Team

USD 3.1 mln in Bitcoin stolen from Cashaa

News | Cryptocurrencies | 13 Jul 2020

UK-based digital asset exchange Cashaa has suffered a security breach which led to hackers allegedly stealing over 336 Bitcoin, an amount valued at over USD 3.1 million.

bitcoin, cryptocurrency, exchange, Cashaa, hack, UK, digital, fintech, cybercrime, Delhi Crime Bureau, malware, digital currency

SEON exposes the cybercrime problem the UK is currently facing

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 30 Jun 2020

SEON has announced insight into the scale of the cybercrime problem UK SMEs face, estimating that there may be 6,500 preventable cybercrimes committed against UK SMEs every day. 

fraud fight, SEON, cybercrime, UK, US, SME, cybercriminals, fraud, hackers, ATO, phishing, merchants, data breaches, bot attacks, ID theft, synthetic ID fraud, PSD2, Open Banking, APAC

Hacker group CryptoCore alleged culprit of USD 200 mln steal from crypto exchanges

News | Cryptocurrencies | 25 Jun 2020

Organised hacker group CryptoCore has been accused of stealing around USD 200 million from online cryptocurrency exchanges, according to ZDNet.

CryptoCore, hacker group, crypto exchanges, ClearSky, cybersecurity, dangerous password, leery turtle

Google sends over 1,000 warnings after seeing a resurgence in hacking, phishing

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 29 May 2020

Security experts at Alphabet Inc’s Google have sent 1,755 warnings in April to users whose accounts were targets of government-backed attackers.

Google, hacking, phishing, COVID-19, coronavirus, pandemic, fraud, financial services, hack-for-wire, threat analysis

Hackers exploit plugin vulnerabilities, FBI warns

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 19 May 2020

The FBI has warned that hackers are exploiting a three-year-old vulnerability in a Magento plugin to take over online stores.

FBI, Magento, online stores, plugin vulnerability, malicious script, web skimming, e-skimming, bug, attacks, malicious code, payment details, hackers, credentials, fraud

OnRamp Accelerator invests USD 100,000 in Trust Stamp

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 18 May 2020

Trust Stamp, a global provider of AI-powered identity services, has unveiled its acceptance into the OnRamp Insurance Accelerator, the accelerator for insurance innovation. 

Trust Stamp, investment, OnRamp Accelerator, funding, customer experience, security, privacy, protection, authentication, identity, biometrics, fraud, anti-fraud, compliance, regulations, hacks

Diebold Nixdorf experiences ransomware attack

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 14 May 2020

Diebold Nixdorf, a US-based ATM and payment technology provider, has suffered a ransomware attack that disrupted some operations. 

Diebold Nixdorf, ATM, payment technology, ransomware, hackers, customer networks, corporate network

Gate.io, Hacken team up to secure crypto funds

News | Cryptocurrencies | 13 May 2020

Global digital asset platform, Gate.io has teamed up with Hacken, a cybersecurity consulting company in the blockchain and cryptocurrency domain, to boost Gate.io’s security mechanisms.

Gate.io, Hacken, cybersecurity, cryptocurrency, digital assets, SaaS, CER program

Hacking group accessed over EUR 600k in loyalty points, caught in Poland and Switzerland

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 06 May 2020

Polish and Swiss law enforcement authorities, supported by Europol and Eurojust, have discovered a hacking group that accessed more than EUR 600k in loyalty points and sold them on to another criminal group.

Europol, loyalty points, security, fraud, hackers, cybercrime