ARCHIVED BLOG POSTS

2009 

Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Expert CNET reports Researchers at security firm Finjan have discovered a new type of banking Trojan horse that doesn’t just steal your bank log in credentials but actually steals money from your account while you are logged in and displays a fake balance. The viru...
09/30/2009
Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Expert Social media identity theft, Facebook jacking, mCrime with mobile phone hacking and harassing, cyber bullying, and the list goes on. I did a spot on the Tyra Banks Show over a year ago and they keep re-running the episode. Every time the show airs I get emai...
09/29/2009
Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Expert There are hundreds, or maybe even thousands of social media sites worldwide such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and YouTube. Social media networks are quickly becoming the bane of the IT Manager. Twitter phishing and Facebook jacking are growing rapidly. Soc...
09/27/2009
Identity Theft Expert Robert Siciliano Twitter phishing is a growing problem and is spreading through a virus. Twitter accounts that have been hacked are spreading a link with a request to click on and download a video. Some Twitter phishing involves Twitter porn. Today Ena Fuentes, who’s definit...
09/25/2009
Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Expert A recent National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) survey conducted by Harris Interactive(R) revealed that 45 percent of all U.S. adults, roughly 101 million people, would feel at most risk for identity theft when making a purchase with a credit card ...
09/23/2009
Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Expert Medical identity theft can make you sick. When I was asked by the reporter on the CBS Early Show, “If medical identity theft happens to you”…and I eloquently responded “You’re screwed”, and amazingly it made the edits to air. Because in sum, it’s true. Medic...
09/22/2009
Robert Siciliano Personal Security Expert While information security is always top of mind, my first passion has always been personal security. There always has been, is, and always will be predators stalking their prey. Unfortunately this is the natural order of life. Predators are a part of man...
09/21/2009
Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Expert I’m particularly irate about this. There’s criminal hackers, then there’s complete lowlife scumbag criminal hackers that hack children. InternetNews reports hackers took over sections of the PBS.org Web site earlier this week, installing malicious JavaScript...
09/19/2009
Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Expert Albert Gonzalez and his gang of criminal hackers, were responsible for data breaches in retailers and payment processors with some estimates saying they breached over 230 million records combined. Gonzalez, considered a proficient criminal hacker, provided “...
09/18/2009
Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Expert We talk about criminal hackers, scammers and bold face conmen like they are mysterious creatures from the twilight zone. While they are certainly interesting and mythical creatures, fundamentally they are people. People who lie and do it better than anyone e...
09/17/2009
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