With the holiday season rapidly approaching, millions of Americans are making travel plans to spend time with friends and family. Last year nearly 47 million Americans traveled 50 miles or more during the Thanksgiving holiday1.
It’s everywhere. From buying a car or house to earning miles to be used on airlines or cruise ships, credit has become a part of everyday life. While most reward offers have a tagline of “upon approved credit” and limit the best offers to those with only the upper tier of credit scores, it is important to know what your credit score is and means and how it can be improved and maintained.
With wireless smartphone networks improving daily and keeping people connected nearly everywhere they go, it is no wonder why social media networks have continued to gain popularity over the years, with new networks popping up all the time. While many people check their social networks at any extra second they have, the constant updates can also pose a risk to users due to the wealth of personal information that is visible to the general public.
As the world moves even further into the digital age, login credentials such as a username and password become a digital identity, one many people fail to properly protect. Many people use the same password for all their accounts or write their login information down in plain sight for the world to see. While it can occasionally be difficult to remember individual passwords for all of your accounts, not taking the proper precautions to protect your login credentials can prove to be an opening for identity fraud.
In November 2015, InfoArmor identified the GovRAT malware that possessed advanced cyberespionage functionalities and documented these findings in the GovRAT Intelligence Report. Research indicated that GovRAT and the bad actors involved were targeting government and military assets. InfoArmor alerted the identified agencies and targets in order to prevent data exfiltration and to collect actual and current IOCs.
Mobile devices have become so prevalent in 2016 that most people can’t imagine life without their smartphone, laptop or tablet. While mobile devices have become such a common part of daily life with increased access to information and flexibility, they can also pose risks to your digital identity and financial wellness.
Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is information that can be used to distinguish or trace an individual's identity and provide the ammunition for a criminal to steal an identity. This includes name, date of birth, social security number, mother's maiden name to name a few. It is crucial to prioritize safeguarding your PII in order to keep your identity safe and reduce risk of identity theft.
In InfoArmor’s report, “Healthcare Is Under Attack,” our underground research team identified multiple instances where cyber criminals had infiltrated EHR systems and leveraged the compromised data for extortion and ransom. In this report by InfoArmor regarding further risks to the national healthcare infrastructure, InfoArmor has identified substantial infiltration by cyber criminals into peripheral systems.