As more recipients get wise to the usual phishing tactics, attackers are adopting another strategy: pretexting. Protecting an organization against pretexting attacks requires a layered approach that includes preventing attack messages from reaching employees, and making employees aware of how pretexting works.
Some ecommerce sites may be unwittingly placing customer data at risk of exposure through forms that unintentionally collect PII without user consent. Here’s what retail security teams need to know about “leaky forms” and how to implement security policies that can protect customer data from this hazard.
Synthetic identity fraud and identity fraud in general were the costliest kinds of fraud that U.S. ecommerce merchants suffered during 2021, as the incidence and total cost of online fraud continues to rise. Authorities and analysts report growth in the number of criminals targeting children and teenagers online.