The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corp. took two years to fix a security vulnerability that could have given hackers unfettered access to the personal information of passengers, a researcher claims. Some security practitioners question whether government agencies pay enough attention to data security.
British Airways has discovered that hackers compromised payment card data and personal details for 185,000 more customers than it had originally suspected and that its systems were first breached not in August, but April. The airline now counts 429,000 data breach victims.
This week's edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of whether the U.K.'s fine of Facebook for the Cambridge Analytica scandal is just the beginning of regulatory enforcement action. Plus: A potential settlement of Yahoo breach lawsuit and tips on securing data in the cloud.
A proposed agreement that would settle a class action suit against Yahoo over devastating data breaches could see the company pay as much as $85 million. That adds to the $35 million fine levied by the SEC earlier this year, showing the high price to be paid for Yahoo's record data breaches.
In Australia, it can take as few as 15 minutes to steal someone's phone number, a type of attack known as SIM hijacking. Such attacks are rising, but mobile operators have no plans to change the authentication required around number porting, which can be set in motion online with minimal personal information.
With the abundance of PII available on the dark web, there has been an explosion of synthetic identity fraud. Michael Lynch of InAuth discusses how device and user data can be leveraged to combat the fraudulent opening of new accounts.
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A leading mobile-based financial services company sought out fraud prevention tools. In the past, fraudsters used that company's customer accounts to funnel money via stolen identities. But with advanced device fingerprint technology, the company could detect multiple accounts created from the same device and suspend...
Restaurant reservation service OpenTable aims to create an amazing dining experience for its millions of users.
Sift Science enabled OpenTable to scale a highly successful digital gift cards program without increasing risk.
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Leading the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report: Cybersecurity expert Brian Honan provides insights on why organizations that are not yet compliant with GDPR need to focus on several key steps. Also: An assessment of the progress women are making in building careers in information security.
Canadian citizen Karim Baratov has been sentenced to serve five years in U.S. federal prison after he admitted to hacking and identity theft charges connected to his working as "hacker for hire" for alleged Russian FSB officers, who have been tied to a massive 2014 breach of Yahoo.
Leading the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report: Years of massive data breaches have fueled an increase in synthetic identity fraud, in which fraudsters combine real and bogus details to create more effective fake identities. Plus, has "The Dark Overlord" hacking group finally met its match?
Technology, regulations and customer expectations all have evolved, but what does this mean for how organizations secure identities?
This evolution has proven to be a two-sided coin, particularly for financial institutions. It's not only allowing financial institutions to offer new, innovative products where...
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Account opening continues to transition from physical to digital channels, which means financial institutions and other organizations must optimize the digital experience in order to compete. At the same time, fraud is on the rise because of the same benefits enjoyed by consumers: convenience, speed, and ease of...