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Sep 24, 2020

Financial fraud by social engineering: How humans get hacked and how business can stop it

A security system is only as strong as its weakest link. And when it comes to cyberfraud, the weakest link is all around you: People. The easiest way for a fraudster to get what they want is to manipulate someone into giving it to them. For example, using a ruse to convince someone to give

Sep 2, 2020

Financial services company reduces fraud losses by $3.4 million with Kaspersky Fraud Prevention

Compounding the dramatic drop in fraud losses, savings from a reduction in customer service interactions amounted to $121,074, while a further $17,571 was also generated by eliminating second tier authentication for verified customers. In addition to the monetary savings, interviewees also highly evaluated increased customer trust and constant expert assistance. The number of fraudulent cases has

Aug 21, 2020

The good, the bad and the ugly of biometric authentication technology

Biometrics provide a quick and reliable way to identify and authenticate people by their unique physical characteristics. But does it help fight threats like cybercrime, and what does it mean for privacy? Imagine never having to manually log in again or remember the credentials for a hundred different online accounts. Or, you turn up at

Aug 21, 2020

The next-gen adaptive platform making driverless cars safer

Autonomous vehicles will improve our lives, but they need cyber-protection. This technology partnership is steering the way to safer driving. Driverless vehicles could save energy, limit car accidents and improve transport infrastructure. They could, eventually, save us the time we’d typically spend concentrating at the wheel. But with great autonomy, comes great cyber-risks. Autonomous cars are

Jul 31, 2020

Infographic: Five vital steps to deal with a data breach

Despite everything we do to prevent them, data breaches happen to the best of us. If it happens, check you’ve done these five things. Things can be frantic when you’re dealing with a data breach. While swiftly diagnosing the problem and communicating clearly with everyone who needs to know, it’s easy to miss something that

Jul 28, 2020

Covid-19 has created a “perfect storm” for cybercriminals

he Covid-19 pandemic has created a “perfect storm” for scammers and hackers, with smaller businesses facing a significant threat, experts from Kaspersky have warned. The increased cyber threat created by the pandemic has been widely reported, with Action Fraud warning the public to “remain vigilant ” as £16.6m has been lost to online shopping fraud since lockdown

Jul 24, 2020

Nurturing innovation does more for privacy than strict regulation

We embrace new technology – despite privacy flaws – because of what it makes possible. Policymakers should work with business and encourage innovation to meet privacy challenges. Every day, privacy commentators and activists point to new technology using our private data in ways we don’t expect. It feels like innovation and privacy are in a

Jul 15, 2020

Gaming-related web attacks increased by more than 50% in April

Cybercriminals have been exploiting the increased popularity in video games during lockdown to launch attacks. In April, the daily number of blocked attempts to direct Kaspersky users to malicious sites that exploit the gaming theme increased by 54% when compared to January 2020. In addition, for April, the number of blocked attempts to direct users

Jul 2, 2020

Every 1 in 5 adults experiences cyberfraud each year

One-in-five adults who use the internet said they had experienced cyber fraud or computer misuse, according to a new report. The latest Scottish Crime and Justice Survey said most victims reported no impact on them but they changed their online behaviours as a result. The most common problem encountered was having a device infected by a virus.

Jun 25, 2020

Kaspersky Fraud Prevention helps Indacoin halt fraudulent operations with cryptocurrency

One of cryptocurrency’s main benefits is the ability to conduct trusted transactions swiftly. However, the anonymous and decentralized nature of these transfers can be leveraged by fraudsters to ‘wash’ money or trick legitimate crypto investors. In order to keep their customers’ investments truly clean, exchange service Indacoin has adopted Kaspersky Fraud Prevent to halt this

Jun 15, 2020

What’s changing in cyberfraud and how to keep your business safe

As fast as ecommerce technology evolves, fraudsters find loopholes and new fraud schemes. What’s changing in cyberfraud, and what can your business do to prevent it? Today, ecommerce is a basic need. Customers expect speed and convenience, and the 2020 coronavirus lockdowns have only accelerated that demand. Swimming in that tide that raises all boats,

May 26, 2020

One-in-50 online transactions in the banking and e-commerce sectors were fraudulent in 2019

Last year, two percent of transactions in e-banking and online retail were carried out by fraudsters and 16% of transactions were suspicious and required further investigation, according to analysis of events identified by Kaspersky Fraud Prevention. The most common malicious activity found was the use of malware or remote access tools. In e-commerce in particular,

Mar 17, 2020

How to mitigate the impact of deepfakes

Deepfakes are just one unfortunate product of recent developments in the field of artificial intelligence. Fake media generated by machine-learning algorithms have gained a lot of traction in recent years. Alyssa Miller’s talk at RSA Conference 2020, titled Losing our reality, provides some insights on why it’s time to consider deepfakes a threat — election year

Mar 17, 2020

Protecting your Steam account from scammers and trolls

If you are reading this post, it’s safe to assume that you have a Steam account. Unfortunately, in addition to Steam’s millions of bona fide gamers, the platform includes scammers looking to profit at others’ expense. We tell you the security and privacy settings you can use to guard against them. How to protect your Steam

Jan 27, 2020

Are scammers tired of bitcoin?

Scammers pretending to have hacked and shot video of people watching porn is not exactly news. However, from time to time the scheme gets a new twist. Last time, it was alleged CIA involvement to heighten the threat — the supposedly watched adult video was of an illegal sort. The purpose of these tales is to panic the user

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