Tag: PII

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The many ways you can be scammed on Facebook, part II

The many ways you can be scammed on Facebook, part II

In part 1 of this article series, we looked at data mining schemes, scam ad campaigns, concert tickets scams, and PayPal fund transfer scams. Today, w [...]
Use Macie to discover sensitive data as part of automated data pipelines

Use Macie to discover sensitive data as part of automated data pipelines

Data is a crucial part of every business and is used for strategic decision making at all levels of an organization. To extract value from their data [...]
Spotify resets some user logins after hacker database found floating online

Spotify resets some user logins after hacker database found floating online

A team of researchers working for vpnMentor has found a treasure trove in the form of an unsecured Elasticsearch database containing over 380 million [...]
RegTech explained: a crucial toolset for the financial industry

RegTech explained: a crucial toolset for the financial industry

Every organization in the financial industry needs to meet certain regulatory obligations, even if it’s just filing a tax return or submitting an annu [...]
FBI uses T-shirt, tattoo and Vimeo clips to track down alleged arsonist

FBI uses T-shirt, tattoo and Vimeo clips to track down alleged arsonist

by Lisa Vaas On the afternoon of 30 May, as in other US cities, all hell broke loose in Philadelphia as peaceful Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests t [...]
Facial recognition: tech giants take a step back

Facial recognition: tech giants take a step back

Last week, a few major tech companies informed the public that they will not provide facial recognition software to law enforcement. These companies a [...]
Amtrak breached, some customers’ logins and PII potentially exposed

Amtrak breached, some customers’ logins and PII potentially exposed

by Lisa Vaas Amtrak, the national rail service for the US, has suffered a data breach that may have exposed some customers’ logins and other persona [...]
Scammers target COVID-19 CARES Act relief scheme

Scammers target COVID-19 CARES Act relief scheme

by Lisa Vaas US states are being flooded by fraudulent unemployment applications in a scam that’s largely orchestrated by a sophisticated Nigerian c [...]
Woman stalked by sandwich server via her COVID-19 contact tracing info

Woman stalked by sandwich server via her COVID-19 contact tracing info

by Lisa Vaas Mayo? Mustard? Creep who takes your sandwich order plus the personal details you handed over for contact tracing? That’s not what I ord [...]
Adult live-streaming site CAM4 leaks millions of emails, private chats

Adult live-streaming site CAM4 leaks millions of emails, private chats

by Lisa Vaas Adult live-streaming site CAM4 has spilt millions of users’ private chats, emails, names, email addresses, sexual preferences, password [...]
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