Some personal information just doesn’t age – here’s what the Facebook data leak may mean for you. ‘Half a billion Facebook users’ data breached’, this or something very similar is a headline you may have seen in the media in recent days. Any data breach, especially one that affects such a large quantity of users, … More Does data stolen in a data breach expire?
From overpayment to shipping scams, what are some of the most common threats that merchants using PayPal should watch out for? With a total payment volume of US$247 billion, PayPal remains one of the more popular online payment providers among major brands and a variety of smaller businesses and vendors. Indeed, the payment giant boasts 28 million … More PayPal fraud: What merchants should know
ESET reveals that only 29% of consumers worldwide feel very secure when shopping online, yet 61% of all consumers are shopping online more often than they were before the COVID-19 pandemic. ESET has explored the topic of online shopping and banking in the consumer segment of its global financial technology (FinTech) research, surveying 10,000 consumers … More Less than a third of consumers worldwide feel very secure when shopping online, yet more than half are doing so more frequently than pre-pandemic, ESET reveals
As dating apps experience a boom amid COVID-19, losses to romance scams soar too. More and more people have been flocking to online dating platforms in search of romance and companionship in the wake of lockdowns and social distancing mandates, but the new reality also contributes to record-high losses from romance scams, according to a report by the United … More Romance scams in 2020: Breaking hearts, wallets – and records
Here’s how to spot scams where criminals use deceptive text messages to hook and reel in their marks. Have you ever received a text message from a delivery company that you are familiar with and never for a moment questioned it? Why would you? We now order so much online and all those delivery notifications … More Why do we fall for SMS phishing scams so easily?