How to delete yourself from the internet

Data breaches. Identity theft. Bank fraud. It seems like every week we read a fearsome new headline about cybercrime … about reputable services falling victim to anonymous hackers … about ransomware holding random computer users’ files hostage.

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New York DMV's facial recognition enhancements have led to more than 100 arrests since January

After New York State made enhancements to how its DMV combats identity theft and fraud in January, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced last week that the changes have since led to more than 100 arrests and 900 open cases.

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France says Apple owes 48.5 million euros for unfair iPhone contracts with carriers

Article Image France’s competition, consumer, and fraud agency — the DGCCRF — has reportedly launched a court case against Apple seeking 48.5 million euros ($55.3 million), saying the company is maintaining unfair carrier contracts that grant it too much control.

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Digital Ad Fraud Could Top $7 Billion in 2016


Bot fraud will cost digital advertisers $7.2 billion worldwide this year, according to a report released Tuesday by the Association of National Advertisers. For the “2015 Bot Baseline” report, 49 ANA members deployed detection tags from White Ops on their digital ads to measure bot fraud over 61 days, from Aug. 1 to Sept. 30. Bot fraud impacted up to 37 percent of ads, compared to up to 22 percent observed in a similar study in 2014. However, the overall rate of fraud basically was unchanged, ANA said.

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The FBI issues warnings about an email scam that's stolen more than $1.2 billion

The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) put out a pair of warnings in recent weeks regarding a fraud scheme that involves email, wire transfers, checks, and international business.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/09/25/fbi-issues-warnings-about-email-scam-that-stolen-more-than-12-billion/

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Mobile Device Hijacking Costs Advertisers $1B a Year


A type of fraud spreading through the mobile universe could cost advertisers more than $1 billion globally this year, according to a July 2015 study released by Forensiq.
The fraud, called “mobile device hijacking,” uses installed apps to rapidly load ads that no one sees — but the fraudsters collect money for the ads as if they had been viewed. “Mobile advertisers are losing 13 percent of their ad spend to mobile device hijacking,” the report estimates.

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Proposed Amendments to US Cybersecurity Laws Under Scrutiny


The White House in January proposed updates to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act that have stirred controversy within the cybersecurity industry. The proposals would allow prosecution under the CFAA of insiders who abuse their ability to access information, while setting aside insignificant conduct. “If the proposed legislation were to be enacted, it would certainly have a chilling effect on cybersecurity research,” Chris Doggett, managing director at Kaspersky Lab North America, told TechNewsWorld.

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Banks 'scrambling' to combat Apple Pay identity fraud – report

Apple Pay has proven to be a venue of convenience for criminals focusing on identity fraud, a new report suggests, with many fraudsters taking advantage of lax customer verification controls put in place by Apple’s partner banks to make brick-and-mortar purchases using stolen credit cards via the growing mobile payment service.



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