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Banks Sues Client Over Wire Fraud

Robert Siciliano | Posted 08.06.2013 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

Banks usually have relatively secure systems to maintain and protect online banking activities. They've spent billions to ensure that criminal hackers...

Skimming, Identity Theft and How Online Business Defend Against Cybercrime

Robert Siciliano | Posted 02.20.2013 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

Security and flushing out the bad guys begins with understanding the web of associations between related devices, which helps businesses identify and shut down entire fraud rings. Lastly, online businesses run their highly-customized business rules as the transaction or activity is attempted.

Identity Theft Still on the Rise

Robert Siciliano | Posted 07.31.2012 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

For the 12th year in a row, identity theft complaints top the list of consumer complaints received by the Federal Trade Commission. Fifteen percent of more than 1.8 million total complaints filed in 2011 involved identity theft.

Trust: A Rare Commodity Online

Robert Siciliano | Posted 12.30.2011 | Business
Robert Siciliano

People lie when they set up online dating profiles, they lie when they put up fake social media profiles, and they lie to the innocent victims of thei...

How Much Would You Pay for a Fake Girlfriend?

Robert Siciliano | Posted 07.19.2011 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

More than 40 million people subscribe to online dating services, and millions of those subscribers develop intimate, albeit virtual relationships with anonymous strangers. It's not as difficult as you might imagine to get swindled out of your money this way.

Front Row Seats When Internet Doomsday Hits Egypt

Robert Siciliano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

Most of us would have no idea Egypt had pulled the plug on the Internet unless it was splashed all over the news. However, iovation knew right away. "Just like that" the up to 1,000 fraud checks they receive every hour out of Egypt dropped to zero.