Experian API Leaked Credit Scores

After Experian fixed a weakness at a partner website that let anyone view credit scores for nearly every American by just inputting a name and address, questions remain about whether the same problem exists with other partners, and how widespread the … Continue reading Experian API Leaked Credit Scores

Experian API Exposed Credit Scores of Most Americans

Big-three consumer credit bureau Experian just fixed a weakness with a partner website that let anyone look up the credit score of tens of millions of Americans just by supplying their name and mailing address, KrebsOnSecurity has learned. Experian says it has plugged the data leak, but the researcher who reported the finding says he fears the same weakness may be present at countless other lending websites that work with the credit bureau. Continue reading Experian API Exposed Credit Scores of Most Americans

Experian’s Credit Freeze Security is Still a Joke

In 2017, KrebsOnSecurity showed how easy it is for identity thieves to undo a consumer’s request to freeze their credit file at Experian, one of the big three consumer credit bureaus in the United States.  Last week, KrebsOnSecurity heard from a reader who had his freeze thawed without authorization through Experian’s website, and it reminded me of how truly broken authentication and security remains in the credit bureau space. Continue reading Experian’s Credit Freeze Security is Still a Joke

RSA announces key executive hires to the Fraud & Risk Intelligence executive team

RSA announced Armen Najarian, Leah Evanski, and Dan Welch as three new additions to the Fraud & Risk Intelligence executive team. All three now report directly to Reed Taussig, Chief Executive Officer of the RSA Fraud & Risk Intelligence busine… Continue reading RSA announces key executive hires to the Fraud & Risk Intelligence executive team

How do I select a fraud detection solution for my business?

The rapid increase in digital use created a perfect storm for fraudsters to quickly find new ways to steal funds, capitalizing on consumers’ lack of familiarity with digital platforms and the resource constraints faced by many businesses. In fact, from… Continue reading How do I select a fraud detection solution for my business?

Five emerging fraud threats facing businesses in 2021

With the growing threat of fraud fueled by the digital acceleration that took place in 2020, Experian revealed five emerging fraud threats facing businesses in 2021. The rapid increase in digital use created a perfect storm for fraudsters to quickly fi… Continue reading Five emerging fraud threats facing businesses in 2021

Five emerging fraud threats facing businesses in 2021

With the growing threat of fraud fueled by the digital acceleration that took place in 2020, Experian revealed five emerging fraud threats facing businesses in 2021. The rapid increase in digital use created a perfect storm for fraudsters to quickly fi… Continue reading Five emerging fraud threats facing businesses in 2021

Aerospike provides its Cloud Managed Service to Experian’s digital identity and fraud risk platform

Aerospike announced that it provides its Cloud Managed Service to Experian CrossCore integrated digital identity and fraud risk platform. Experian’s CrossCore is an identity and fraud risk platform that consolidates and orchestrates numerous fraud risk… Continue reading Aerospike provides its Cloud Managed Service to Experian’s digital identity and fraud risk platform

Experian acquires Tapad to enhance digital offerings for advertisers, agencies and publishers

Experian announces that it has completed the acquisition of Tapad – a provider in digital identity resolution for marketers that helps to connect brands to consumers, primarily in the United States. Founded in 2010 and headquartered in New York, Tapad … Continue reading Experian acquires Tapad to enhance digital offerings for advertisers, agencies and publishers

Confessions of an ID Theft Kingpin, Part I

At the height of his cybercriminal career, the hacker known as “Hieupc” was earning $125,000 a month running a bustling identity theft service that siphoned consumer dossiers from some of the world’s top data brokers. That is, until his greed and ambition played straight into an elaborate snare set by the U.S. Secret Service. Now, after more than seven years in prison Hieupc is back in his home country and hoping to convince other would-be cybercrooks to use their computer skills for good. Continue reading Confessions of an ID Theft Kingpin, Part I