As predictable that night follows day you can be sure that identity fraud is not going to go away and the latest data breach involving Sony PlayStation is a clear sign that fraudsters are as inventive and industrious as ever.
This week’s media monitoring roundup looks at how the iPhone is losing out to Android mobile phones, how cybercriminals are targeting smartphones and social networks, and finally how a data breach by US marketing firm Epsilon affected M&S customers.
Last week in the media: Blackberry announced a new security backup application. A security breach at TripAdvisor meant some email addresses were stolen. Plus much more…
This week we released the results of our live experiment into whether second mobile phones and SIM cards contain personal data of their previous owners and the associated risk of identity fraud.
Media monitoring over this last week includes: Card fraud figures released from The UK Cards Association with commentary from Nick Jones of CPP plus much more…
There was some good news this week with The UK Cards Association reporting fraud on UK credit and debit cards in 2010 was at its lowest level since 2000 – a 17% reduction on 2009 figures to £365.4 million.
Last week CPPGroup announced pre-tax profits for what’s been our first year as a public company. Also featuring in the news: the most commonly used passwords online, Gmail technical fault and new Fraud Alert site.
Media monitoring this week includes the conclusion of a research poll completed by Vouchercodes.co.uk which looked at how many people cover their PIN at cash machines. Also should businesses be more open about cybercrime?
Social and professional networking sites are a great way of connecting with friends and like minded people. However
Identity fraud using information from social media
There are, apparently, over 500 million Facebook users worldwide
You’ve squashed a week’s worth of your belongings into a suitcase, rushed to the airport in the middle of the night,