Hotel Points and Airline Miles Fraud – Wait, What?!

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At Easy Solutions we spend a lot of time thinking, talking and researching fraud: fraud on different parts of the world and across different verticals, from the most complex to the simplest methodologies. Even with all the different variables that make up these kinds of crimes, one thing is the same across all kinds of electronic fraud—their lifecycle. The lifecycle of a fraud incident is made of three key stages: Read more

Dating Site Breached: 20M Credentials Stolen

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Online-DatingA hacker calling himself “Mastermind” is claiming to be in possession of over 20 million credentials for an unnamed dating site. These credentials are claimed to be 100% valid in a posting to a paste site. Included in the list are over 7 million credentials from Hotmail, 2.5 million from Yahoo and 2.2 million from Gmail.com. Read more

Cybersecurity Becomes a Focus in 2015 State of the Union Address

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State of the Union AddressIn last night’s State of the Union address, President Obama urged Congress to pass legislation to better protect Americans from cyberattacks. The directive comes on the heels of concerning findings recently unveiled by ISACA:

 

 

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DMARC Compass Offers New Powerful Features

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DMARC CompassEasy Solutions is committed to supporting the emerging DMARC email authentication standard to help our customers communicate confidently and securely with their customers. We listened to your feedback and included some key features in this DMARC Compass™ release that improve performance, usability and management. Read more

Happy New EMV Year – Get Ready for the Transitional Ride, and More Online Fraud!

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EMV YearHappy New EMV Year! That’s right, 2015 marks the beginning of a big year for the retail and payment industry as it marches toward the mandatory October 1, 2015 deadline for EMV implementation in an effort to help reduce fraud in the U.S. Given some of the major retail breaches over the last year, many feel this deadline can’t come soon enough. However, this transition will be an enormous one, and many expect to see several hiccups, or in the spirit of the season, a few holiday bulbs broken, along the way. Read more

“Data URI” Phishing Attacks Now Target US Banks

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PhishingOver time there is a natural tendency towards attack complexity as defensive countermeasures improve. The Easy Solutions DMS team is focused on attack detection and removal on behalf of our clients and we have monitored this trend for years. Recently we’re detected a resurgence in an attack type called “Data URI” phishing. Read more

Year in Review: Top Fraud Stories

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Top Fraud StoriesWhile many are looking ahead at 2015, with both relief and some anxiety, we believe its worth taking a look back at the biggest security and fraud stories of 2014, to serve as a reminder of how the fraud landscape has evolved over the last twelve months and what you should be doing to protect your business when, not if, the next security event happens. Read more

Phishing Attacks Rise Again During the Holidays – Even for DMARC Protected Brands

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It is no secret that phishing attacks are growing in scope and the reason is quite simple: they are still effective. For the past several years, we have seen a marked increase in the number of email driven phishing scams that coincide with the holidays. Below you’ll find an email-driven phishing scam which shows a notification from FedEx—we’ve seen this with other brand-recognized delivery couriers like UPS and DHL. You can view the US-CERT advisory here. In this instance, the notification indicates that FedEx was unable to deliver a package because there was nobody available to sign for it. Once the recipient clicks on the invoice, the phishing attack is launched. With this kind of attack, the company purported to be sending the message is also a victim as the brands themselves become associated with fraudulent activities. Read more

Push Authentication Gets More Secure and Convenient

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The latest release of Easy Solutions’ DetectID authentication platform has enhanced its push authentication technology to include more options and features, making it the most convenient, intelligent and trusted mobile two-factor solution on the market. The new features in this latest version include: Read more

2015 Fraud Outlook – Mobile Heats Up, EMV Not the Promised Land

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2015 Fraud Outlook Most of us in the business of fighting fraud understand it is and will be an ever-changing challenge. And we expect 2015 to be no different, unfortunately. One of the most difficult expectations placed on fraud organizations is the anticipation of where fraud will occur and how often. In an effort to help you understand what the fraud landscape might look like in the year ahead, I have outlined some considerations that should be understood along with suggestions on how they should be addressed. Read more