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Seeing as Apple holds a considerable portion of the world’s phone market it seemed like a good idea to draw attention to a new vulnerability. Iphones can apparently be crashed by receiving a text.

According to CBS San Francisco, “A newly-discovere...

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Government

Friendfinder Networks is the week’s top trending target, replacing last week’s number one, Nash Holdings.Friendfinder Networks – or Adult Friend Finder – made headlines this week after a hacker posted personal information on over 3 million users of the service. A hacker claim...

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IT

Imagine a lifeguard at the beach sitting on his perch. His job is to patrol and monitor for signs of trouble. He sees a surfer being attacked by a shark. Wow, a lot of good it does that he’s in a completely helpless position; by the time he scrambles off his perch and runs towards...

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Most readers might have heard yesterday that an IRS app suffered a data breach. 100,000 victims is not a huge number compared to some of the recent health care breaches in the millions. The troubling part is that the government application is accessibl...

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The IRS has reported a large data breach through their “Get Transcript” service. This service allows visitors to the IRS website to “download several years of tax forms for tasks like applying for a mortgage or college financial aid.” You can now add another use for the servi...

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Welcome to Monday's Risk Report: the special Tuesday edition. We hope everyone enjoyed Memorial Day and (for some) the long weekend.
For those unaware, we're just a little over a week away from HackSurfer moving and becoming a part of SurfWatch News and Analysis. All the grea...

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Financials

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It would seem ATM’s are not as safe as they used to be. According to a new report by The Wall Street Journal:

“Criminals are stealing card data from U.S. automated teller machines at the highest rate in two decades, preying on ATMs while merchants cra...

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Nuix launched a new technology last week that aims to “rapidly uncover the cause, scope, and remediation path for data breaches.” The new product is called Nuix Incident Response. Nuix Incident Response builds on the Nuix Engine’s ability to ingest and analyze vast volumes of...

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There will always be the person who lives on the Equator to whom you can sell an electric heater. As they say, there is a sucker born every minute.This is why cyber criminals will always have a field day, like the crook who posed as a tax man who got an elderly couple to send $100...

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Wired internet or wireless WiFi, the warnings are out there: Don’t visit any websites that you have important accounts with when using a public computer (hotel, airport, café, etc.).Visiting even a more trivial account, such as an online community for cheese lovers, could sink you...

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Criminals use six basic principles to influence and steal. In the first post we discussed:Reciprocation: Do something nice for a person and they will feel obligated to return the favor.Social Proof: This is the “It’s okay if everyone else does it” approach.Commitment and Consisten...

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According to a report released by the FBI, America spent a lot of money on cybercrime last year. News Week reported:

“The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) tallied 269,422 complaints in 2014, totaling $800,492,073...

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