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Phishing Implications of the Equifax Data Breach

Posted by Joseph Opacki on Sep 14, '17

By now, just about everyone has heard about the massive Equifax data breach. It exposed the sensitive personal information of more than 143 million consumers (nearly half of all Americans) and has been spread across headline after headline since it was first announced on September 7th.

There have been plenty of reports and advisories published since then with guidance for individuals affected. The FTC issued a useful list of steps that victims can take to reduce the risk of their information being abused, many of which could simply be copy/pasted given how frequent and common breaches of this scale have become. Set up fraud alerts, check your credit report for free, sign up for monitoring, freeze your credit files with the major credit bureaus, keep a close eye on financial statement for any unusual activity, etc.

While those are all good steps to take, we should also consider the implications when it comes to phishing.

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Topics: Phishing, Data Breach, Breach, Equifax

Supermarket Skimming, Loyalty Card Scams, VTech Hack Arrest, and more | TWIC - December 18, 2015

Posted by Lindsey Havens on Dec 18, '15

Each week, the PhishLabs team posts The Week in Cybercrime (TWIC) to recap noteworthy cybercrime articles and reports (open source).

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Topics: Phishing, Malware, PhishLabs, Hacker Tools, The Week in Cybercrime, Hacked, Patch, Breach

Dorkbot Gets Disrupted, Script Kiddies Targeted, Abundance of Patches, and more | TWIC - December 11, 2015

Posted by Lindsey Havens on Dec 11, '15

Each week, the PhishLabs team posts The Week in Cybercrime (TWIC) to recap noteworthy cybercrime articles and reports (open source).

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Topics: Phishing, Malware, PhishLabs, Hacker Tools, The Week in Cybercrime, Hacked, Patch, Breach

Fuel Pump Skimming, Holiday Inbox Scams, Children Gadgets Hacked, and more | TWIC - December 4, 2015

Posted by Lindsey Havens on Dec 4, '15

Each week, the PhishLabs team posts The Week in Cybercrime (TWIC) to recap noteworthy cybercrime articles and reports (open source).

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Topics: Phishing, PhishLabs, Exploit, Strategy, Hacker Tools, The Week in Cybercrime, Hacked, Breach

Encryption Debates, Holiday Shopping Security, Exploit Kit Increases, and more | TWIC - November 20, 2015

Posted by Lindsey Havens on Nov 20, '15

Each week, the PhishLabs team posts The Week in Cybercrime (TWIC) to recap noteworthy cybercrime articles and reports (open source).

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Topics: Phishing, PhishLabs, DDoS, Exploit, Strategy, The Week in Cybercrime, Hacked, Breach

New Ransonware Techniques, Prison Phone Breach, Christmas Fraud Predictions, and more | TWIC - November 13, 2015

Posted by Lindsey Havens on Nov 13, '15

Each week, the PhishLabs team posts The Week in Cybercrime (TWIC) to recap noteworthy cybercrime articles and reports (open source).

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Topics: Phishing, PhishLabs, Exploit, Strategy, The Week in Cybercrime, Data Breach, Ransomware, Hacked, Breach

New Phish Kit Techniques, E-Commerce Scam Potential, Financial Extortion Increase, and more | TWIC - November 6, 2015

Posted by Lindsey Havens on Nov 6, '15

Each week, the PhishLabs team posts The Week in Cybercrime (TWIC) to recap noteworthy cybercrime articles and reports (open source).

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Topics: Phishing, PhishLabs, Exploit, Strategy, Phish Kit, The Week in Cybercrime, Data Breach, Botnet, Hacked, BEC, Breach

Camera DDoS Attacks, New BEC Strategies, TalkTalk Hack Arrests, and more | TWIC - October 30, 2015

Posted by Lindsey Havens on Oct 30, '15

Each week, the PhishLabs team posts The Week in Cybercrime (TWIC) to recap noteworthy cybercrime articles and reports (open source).

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Topics: Phishing, PhishLabs, DDoS, Fraud, Exploit, Strategy, The Week in Cybercrime, Data Breach, Botnet, Hacked, Spear Phishing Protection, Breach

Social Engineering Attacks, End-to-End Encryption Laws, Experian Hack, and more | TWIC - October 9, 2015

Posted by Lindsey Havens on Oct 9, '15

Each week, the PhishLabs team posts The Week in Cybercrime (TWIC) to recap noteworthy cybercrime articles and reports (open source).

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Topics: Phishing, Malware, Exploit, Strategy, Hacker Tools, The Week in Cybercrime, Hacked, Spear Phishing Protection, Breach

Multiple Credit Card Breaches, Smartphone DDoS Attack, Developer Applications Targeted, and more | TWIC - October 2, 2015

Posted by Lindsey Havens on Oct 2, '15

Each week, the PhishLabs team posts The Week in Cybercrime (TWIC) to recap noteworthy cybercrime articles and reports (open source).

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Topics: Phishing, Malware, DDoS, Fraud, Hacker Tools, The Week in Cybercrime, Phone Fraud, Data Breach, Hacked, Breach

   

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