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  • / Technology

    Data breaches are still a threat after a master hacker is sent to prison

    Harsh sentences handed down recently against the mastermind behind the network break-ins at Heartland Payment Systems and major retailers will do little to deter future attacks, though it may lead criminals to change their tactics, security experts say.

    Posted 04/08/2010Paul DemeryPost a comment

    Harsh sentences handed down recently against the mastermind behind the network break-ins at Heartland Payment Systems and major retailers will do little to deter future attacks, though it may lead criminals to change their tactics, security experts say.
  • / Technology

    Internet retail scams contributed to a rise in online fraud losses in 2009

    Online fraud losses more than doubled last year to $600 million, up from $265 million in 2008. The largest single category of consumer complaints were related to e-mail scams in which FBI agent impersonators tried to steal personal information.

    Posted 03/31/2010Thad RueterPost a comment

    Online fraud losses more than doubled last year to $600 million, up from $265 million in 2008. The largest single category of consumer complaints were related to e-mail scams in which FBI agent impersonators tried to steal personal information.
  • / Press Release

    41st Parameter Extends Fight Against Online Fraud Through Expanded Operations in Europe

    Appoints Information Security Industry Veteran to Drive EMEA Expansion Scottsdale, Arizona and Munich, Germany-February 11, 2010-41st Parameter, the leading provider of web fraud detection and prevention solutions, today announced the expansion of its European presence with the opening of a new office in Munich, Germany. The company simultaneously announced the appointment of information security veteran David Curran as vice president of its EMEA...

    Posted 02/12/2010

    Appoints Information Security Industry Veteran to Drive EMEA Expansion Scottsdale, Arizona and Munich, Germany-February 11, 2010-41st Parameter, the leading provider of web fraud detection and prevention solutions, today announced the expansion of its European presence with the opening of a new…
  • / Technology

    Phishing crimes gain ground in hijacking brands and passwords, report says

    Phishing attacks—which typically use e-mail and hijacked brands to get consumers to reveal confidential financial account data—reached new heights in the first half of this year, the Anti-Phishing Working Group reports.

    Posted 10/13/2009Katie EvansPost a comment

    Phishing attacks—which typically use e-mail and hijacked brands to get consumers to reveal confidential financial account data—reached new heights in the first half of this year, the Anti-Phishing Working Group reports.
  • / Technology

    Online brand abusers keep changing their ways, MarkMonitor says

    Retailers and consumer goods manufacturers are increasingly the targets of criminals who create sites with addresses that include trademarked names or seek to exploit well-known brands in other ways.

    Posted 02/27/2008Don DavisPost a comment

    Retailers and consumer goods manufacturers are increasingly the targets of criminals who create sites with addresses that include trademarked names or seek to exploit well-known brands in other ways.
  • / Technology

    Number of e-mail phishing sites rises 180% year-over-year

    The number of phishing web sites designed to steal online consumers` passwords, credit card account numbers and other data through e-mail scams rose to 27,221 in January, up 180% from a year earlier, the Anti-Phishing Working Group reports.

    Posted 03/29/2007Paul DemeryPost a comment

    The number of phishing web sites designed to steal online consumers` passwords, credit card account numbers and other data through e-mail scams rose to 27,221 in January, up 180% from a year earlier, the Anti-Phishing Working Group reports.
  • In Brief

    Mix search and display ads, study says When combined, search and display advertising deliver profoundly better results than when used independently, according to new research conducted by comScore Networks. The study, “Close the Loop: Understanding Search and Display Synergy,” shows a significant lift in on-site engagement and an increase in online and offline purchasing by consumers exposed to integrated campaigns. ComScore gauged advertising...

    Posted 12/29/2006Internet RetailerPost a comment

    Mix search and display ads, study says When combined, search and display advertising deliver profoundly better results than when used independently, according to new research conducted by comScore Networks. The study, “Close the Loop: Understanding Search and Display Synergy,” shows a…
  • Going up: Online fraud’s cost

    Consumers are getting smarter about avoiding identity fraud, suggest the findings of Javelin Strategy & Research’s 2006 Identity Fraud Survey. But with the numbers on some key indicators declining since the survey was last taken in 2005, the rising average cost of Internet-based identity fraud has the dubious distinction of bucking that trend.Overall, occurrences of identity fraud are down from last year. The number of U.S. consumers who have...

    Posted 04/28/2006Internet RetailerPost a comment

    Consumers are getting smarter about avoiding identity fraud, suggest the findings of Javelin Strategy & Research’s 2006 Identity Fraud Survey. But with the numbers on some key indicators declining since the survey was last taken in 2005, the rising average cost of Internet-based identity fraud…
  • / Technology

    Online security threats reaching more small retailers, expert says

    As larger retailers stiffen their defenses against e-mail phishing attacks that spoof brands and steal customer information, more smaller retailers are being targeted, says Dave Jevans, chairman of the Anti-Phishing Working Group.

    Posted 09/01/2005Paul DemeryPost a comment

    As larger retailers stiffen their defenses against e-mail phishing attacks that spoof brands and steal customer information, more smaller retailers are being targeted, says Dave Jevans, chairman of the Anti-Phishing Working Group.
  • Fighting Off the e-Threats

    As criminals phish for consumer IDs, retailers play cybercop to protect consumer confidence. The web has become a base for organized criminals who use the open nature of the web and e-mail systems to steal, or phish for, consumer account information

    Posted 08/01/2005Internet RetailerPost a comment

    As criminals phish for consumer IDs, retailers play cybercop to protect consumer confidence. The web has become a base for organized criminals who use the open nature of the web and e-mail systems to steal, or phish for, consumer account information

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