Data breach forecasts: Prepare for holiday cybercrime spree

first_imgTwo cybersecurity reports paint a dreadful end-of-the year picture: one forecasts major data breaches fueling a holiday retail cybercrime spree; the other suggests financial institutions on the hook for any incidents.Fraud increased 30% overall in the third quarter 2019 and bot-driven account registration fraud is up 70% as cybercriminals test stolen credentials in advance of the holiday retail season, according to “The Q4 Fraud and Abuse” by San Francisco based Arkose Labs, which provides a platform combining telemetry with an adaptive step-up challenge to identify bad actors. The study provided insights into the cybercrime ecosystem and how criminals are preparing for large-scale digital commerce attacks in this year’s last quarter.The report analyzed over 1.3 billion transactions spanning account registrations, logins and payments, in the financial services, e-commerce, travel, social media, gaming and entertainment industries, from July 1, 2019 to Sept. 30, 2019. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Liverpool Face Carabao Cup Expulsion as EFL Launches Ineligible Player Investigation

first_imgShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram ​Liverpool are at risk of being kicked out of the Carabao Cup this season after allegedly fielding an ineligible player during their 2-0 win over MK Dons.The identity of the player is still unknown, but Liverpool have confirmed that they’re working with the authorities to help identify the possible administrative issue.” The club are aware of a potential administrative issue pertaining to one of our players,” a Liverpool spokesperson told The Athletic . ” We are working with the relevant authorities in order to establish the facts of the matter and will be making no further comment until this process is complete.” If it’s found that Liverpool did breach rules over player eligibility during their 2-0 win over MK Dons then they could face being kicked out of the competition, as Carabao Cup rules state that they can impose ” penalties by way of reprimand, fine or other penalty (or any combination thereof)”.This isn’t the first time that a club has been investigated for using an  ineligible player during a league cup campaign, although Sunderland escaped with just a fine when they used  Ji Dong-Won without the necessary clearance following his loan spell at Augsburg in 2014.Five players were handed their first-team debuts against MK Dons last week as goals from James Milner and Ki-Jana Hoever sealed the win for Jürgen Klopp’s side, which included Caoimhin Kelleher, Rhian Brewster, Harvey Elliott, Herbie Kane and Sepp van den Berg.Pedro Chirivella also made his first senior appearance in over three years after spells away from Anfield on loan in Spain and Holland.last_img read more