Top ATM Skimming Countries in 2013

Criminals are using exploiting holes in wireless security to steal passwords and account details from ATM machines without the need installing skimming devices. Criminals conduct this activity by placing a “skimming” device over the card reader of a legitimate ATM and install a pin pad over the keys. When a customer would use the ATM,… Continue reading Top ATM Skimming Countries in 2013

Identity Theft Crimes in the UK in 2013

Over 129,500 people were recorded as victims of identity theft in the United Kingdom in 2013, according to reports to criminal justice programs. The id theft cases accounted for over 60 percent of all fraud cases in the country, according to a fraud prevention service. Over 90 percent of identity theft involving plastic card accounts… Continue reading Identity Theft Crimes in the UK in 2013

Industry with the Most Cyber Attacks and Data Breaches

In a study of all cyber attacks and data breaches that was officially reported in 2013, the Identity Theft Resource Center found that the health-care sector had the most attacks. Health care companies and organizations had 267 data breaches in 2013. These data breaches consists of patients identities being stolen or accessed by hackers. The… Continue reading Industry with the Most Cyber Attacks and Data Breaches

Number of Credit Cards Stolen Worldwide in 2013

According to the the Online Trust Alliance. over 740 million credit cards and similar accounts were exposed by hackers or other security breaches in 2013.  Cyber security experts believe that the number is on the low estimates, and that more credit cards could have been hacked yet not identified or publicly released. Included in this… Continue reading Number of Credit Cards Stolen Worldwide in 2013

IRS Investigations For ID Theft in 2013

In 2013, the Internal Revenue Service conducted 1,492 criminal investigations for identity theft in the United States. The number of investigations was an increase of 66 percent from 2012. 436 people were sentenced in court for identity theft cases involving tax returns in 2013. 14.6 million tax returns were flagged by the agency for being… Continue reading IRS Investigations For ID Theft in 2013

Price of Stolen Credit Cards from Target on the Black Market

In December 2013, it was reported that US retailer Target had a data breach where 40 million credit cards and debit cards were stolen. The thieves stole the information when customers made purchases starting on November 27, 2013, which was Black Friday. The breach lasted until December 15, 2013. By December 18, 2013, the credit… Continue reading Price of Stolen Credit Cards from Target on the Black Market

Identity Theft Victims in the United States

In a household survey conducted by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, 16.6 million people in the United States fell victim to identity theft in 2012, or 1 out of every 14 people over the age of 16 in the United States. The financial losses from identity theft resulted in $24.7 Billion.  In comparison, the total… Continue reading Identity Theft Victims in the United States

Price Charged by Hackers For Doxing Someone

Doxing is a term that is used when a person’s personal information is obtained and released on tot the Internet. Hackers on underground forums offer doxing services to paying customers that wish to find out more information about a target victim. The hackers who are hired accomplish this task by searching public databases, crawling through… Continue reading Price Charged by Hackers For Doxing Someone

Cost to Buy A Hacked Bank Account

According to security researchers with McAfee, online hackers sell the log-in credentials for online banking accounts for a portion of the available balance. For a United States bank account with full log-in information, the account is sold for 2 percent of the total balance of money that is in the account. A European Union based… Continue reading Cost to Buy A Hacked Bank Account