Blog Posts Tagged with "Holidays"

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Cyber Crime Creates More Victims Per Hour than Babies Born

December 10, 2011 Added by:Kelly Colgan

As more shoppers turn to their laptop, iPads and mobile phones to get items crossed off their list, thieves are on the prowl to hack into systems to obtain customer information – email addresses, passwords, credit card data, PayPal account info, etc...

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CERT Warns of Holiday Phishing and Malware Campaigns

December 06, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"US-CERT encourages users and administrators to use caution when encountering email messages and take the following preventative measures to protect themselves from phishing scams and malware campaigns..."

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Holiday Headaches Coming for Consumers

December 01, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

When handing your card to a clerk or cashier, pay close attention. The card should be swiped through a point of sale terminal or keyboard card reader once, maybe twice. If your card is swiped through an additional reader, the card number may have been stolen...

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The Evolution of Holiday Thievery

November 30, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

As far back as I can remember, police have been warning of thieves who target cars in parking lots, smashing windows to steal shopping bags left in plain sight. Now the warnings are different: no longer so focused on crime in the physical world, but instead, on threats in the virtual world...

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Feds Seize 150 Websites in Massive Holiday Sting

November 29, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"We are aggressively targeting those who are selling counterfeit goods for their own personal gain while costing our economy much-needed revenue and jobs. Intellectual property crimes harm businesses and consumers, alike, threatening economic opportunity and financial stability..."

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McAfee: The Twelve Scams of Christmas

November 28, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Whether you like it or not, the Christmas machine arrived well before Thanksgiving — at least as far as stores and advertisers are concerned. And there’s no question that scammers, identity thieves, and criminal hackers have already begun setting traps for holiday shoppers...

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