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Identity Theft stories

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Barracuda adds Zero Trust Access to enhance email security
Fri, 16th Sep 2022
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microsoft
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The new capabilities allow customers to control access to email systems and Microsoft 365 applications on a need-to-know basis, enhancing email security.
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The most common types of identity theft and top ten ways to avoid it
Tue, 6th Sep 2022
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norton
Put yourself ahead of today’s identity thieves by learning about five of the most common types of identity theft  and how to prevent that from happening to you.    
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Online identity theft is rising in NZ - here’s what to do about it
Mon, 27th Jun 2022
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email security
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nz
It may start with a few stolen details online, but it could end with thousands of dollars missing or worse, a reputation down the drain.
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Anniversaries remind us to review identity risks
Thu, 12th May 2022
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gaming
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malware
World Password Day provides a timely reminder for ordinary citizens and organisations to stop and think about the risks associated with digital identities.
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The future of digital identity: the need for systems reform
Thu, 7th Apr 2022
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cybersecurity
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online verification
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identity theft
Identity credentialing, proving you are who you say you are, needs to catch up to the technologies available. Currently, most organisations use simple means.
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5% of Kiwis experienced identity theft in 2021 - report
Tue, 15th Mar 2022
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ransomware
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Norton has found 5% of New Zealanders experienced identity theft in 2021, and 10% have clicked on a fraudulent package notification link in the past 12 months.
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New research reveals data privacy still a big worry for Kiwis
Mon, 21st Feb 2022
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internet
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privacy
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identity theft
New Zealanders are becoming increasingly worried about their personal data privacy, according to a new InternetNZ survey.
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Online payment fraud losses to exceed $206 billion, driven by identity theft
Tue, 6th Jul 2021
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juniper networks
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identity theft
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fraud
The pandemic has led to a surge in synthetic identity and account takeover fraud, which threaten the security of entire accounts, alongside associated payment data.
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Phishing emails harvest personal details from LinkedIn members
Mon, 28th Jun 2021
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phishing
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email security
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linkedin
MailGuard has intercepted phishing emails designed to harvest personal details from LinkedIn members.
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Data breaches enabling blackmail, extortion and intellectual property theft
Mon, 3rd May 2021
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cybersecurity
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breach prevention
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data breach
Data breaches and cyberattacks are no longer just an online issue.
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New research by Netacea into digital fingerprint and identity thief
Wed, 28th Apr 2021
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cyber criminal
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identity theft
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cyber threats
Bot detection and mitigation company Netacea has published new research into the Genesis Market, an invite-only deep web marketplace that trades in digital fingerprints and enables buyers to impersonate victims online.
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Gamers targeted as identity theft, bullying and cheating increases online
Tue, 15th Dec 2020
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gaming
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More than a tenth of gamers have had their ID stolen – which could be worth as much as $347bn globally, according to new research.
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Dark web monitoring and how it can help protect online identities
Fri, 9th Oct 2020
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As many as 1 in 6 New Zealanders have been a victim of identity theft, and the consequences can be disastrous - and it may lead to more than just financial loss.
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Trend Micro tackles identity theft with new security suite
Tue, 15th Sep 2020
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cybersecurity
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trend micro
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"The consequences of this malicious activity can have a significant impact on the lives of the victims for years to come."
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KiwiSaver firm Generate hit by data breach
Thu, 13th Feb 2020
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cybersecurity
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Between 29 December 2019 and 29 January 2020, the company alleges that an ‘unidentified’ third party gained access to its online application system and captured personal information belonging to some of its members.
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Sephora hit by data breach; Asia & ANZ user passwords cancelled
Tue, 30th Jul 2019
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cybersecurity
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breach prevention
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data breach
The breach potentially exposed personal information such as names, dates of birth, genders, email addresses, and encrypted passwords, as well as users’ beauty preferences.
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Security breaches of great concern to consumers
Fri, 31st May 2019
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cloud security
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cybersecurity
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identity theft
“These findings show many people are seeing the damage of cyber crime or identity theft firsthand.”
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Identity theft is on the rise — users must respond
Fri, 23rd Mar 2018
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cybersecurity
Of course, identity theft isn’t a purely online phenomenon. Criminals can use details found in the post or from discarded documents.
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Interview: Unravelling the myths of chatbot security and identity theft in banking
Mon, 5th Mar 2018
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martech
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chatbots
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identity theft
“People shouldn’t be worried about internet banking. They should be worried about what information they’re giving people who can impersonate them.
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Out with credit cards & in with identity data: Cybercriminals take fraud to new levels
Wed, 24th Jan 2018
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identity theft
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online fraud
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threatmetrix
Cybercriminals are ditching the ‘quick buck’ methods of stealing credit cards and are instead going after identity data.
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How the future will blur the lines of authentication & identity management
Tue, 14th Nov 2017
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biometrics
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iam
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identity theft
According to Verizon’s 2017 Data Breach Investigation Report, 81% of hacking-related breaches leveraged stolen or weak passwords.
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New Zealand Bankers' Association joins Fraud Awareness Week 2017
Mon, 13th Nov 2017
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identity theft
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new zealand bankers’ association
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fraud
“Fraudsters are always coming up with new ways to steal our money. They trick people into handing over personal information."
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Smartphones are the new battleground for ID theft as hackers hone their craft
Tue, 31st Oct 2017
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smartphones
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identity theft
The power of technology is awesome, yet it is important to understand that as this power continues to progress, people must make a tough decision .
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Interview: Sophos reveals the criminal underbelly of the dark web
Tue, 29th Aug 2017
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The dark web may be a place that most of us have heard of as a murky underworld for cybercriminals, but also where most internet users daren't tread.
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