Data breaches are on the rise, according to a recent Pew Research study. This means that now, more than ever, our sensitive personal information is ending up in the hands of cybercriminals. The survey found that 18% of U.S. adults admitted to having sensitive information, like credit card and Social Security numbers, stolen at some […]

No, it’s not some new engineering field to develop social media sites. Social engineering has been around as long as the con artist has been around. The terms stems from the social science world where social engineering is deemed as an act of psychological manipulation. In our tech-laden world of today, social engineering still involves deceit but […]

Mobile banking Trojans have usually pretended to be security applications (for example, Zitmo) or legitimate banking apps (FakeToken or FkSite a.k.a. Perkele) to trick users into installing the malware. These apps steal incoming SMS messages that could contain mTANs (Mobile Transaction Authentication Numbers) used as two-factor authentication to allow Internet transactions. Now, however, it seems that […]

One man’s trash is another man’s new identity? Yes, because that “junk mail” you toss in the garbage contains valuable data about yourself. A crook bent on identity theft can potentially have a field day with your discarded pre-approved credit card applications, bank statements, etc. Using a paper shredder before throwing out letters and documents […]

Spring cleaning isn’t just for the home. Each year it is a good idea for marketers to check in with their campaigns and shake off the dust in an effort to clean up rusty hinges and iron out the wrinkles. Much like spring cleaning for the home, this can seem like a daunting task – […]