Another Year, Another Record-Breaking Number of Internet Crimes

Another Year, Another Record-Breaking Number of Internet Crimes

A few months ago, my good friend — we’ll call her Betsy — wanted to sell her old computer to help pay for a new one. She’d sold plenty of items online before, so she listed it in a few different popular spots like Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace and waited for the offers to roll in.

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The Real People Behind Identity Theft Statistics

The Real People Behind Identity Theft Statistics

Data breaches and identity theft continue to impact both businesses and consumers significantly. This year alone (as of November 2, 2018), there have been 1,027 data breaches which exposed over 57,667,911 million records. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) also reported in their March 2018 Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book that they received 1.1 million reports of fraud and 371,000 reports of identity theft in 2017.

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Not If, But When: How to Monitor and Manage Your Cyber Risk

Not If, But When: How to Monitor and Manage Your Cyber Risk

Buoyed by news and social media coverage of online threats and cyberattacks, cybersecurity is all the rage today. Indeed, whether we’re talking about the recent Iranian online assault on worldwide universities or the cyberattack on the city of Atlanta (which shut down Wi-Fi at the world’s busiest airport), cybersecurity is constantly and rightfully in the spotlight.

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Plunged Into Darkness: The Threat of Power Grid Hacking

Plunged Into Darkness: The Threat of Power Grid Hacking

While a report prepared by the Risk and Infrastructure Science Center indicates that severe weather — like Hurricanes Harvey and Maria — lead the pack when it comes to causes of power outages in the U.S., Mother Nature is not without rivals. Power grids can go down for a number of reasons beyond natural disasters. They often use aging equipment, are prone to human error and can just malfunction. However, energy hackers are starting to play more of a role in blackouts.

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You Discovered Fraud — Now What?: A #fraudweekchat Recap

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Courtney Howell
ACFE Community Manager

This year during International Fraud Awareness Week, we hosted our first ever Twitter chat with the topic “You discovered fraud — now what?” Participants shared excellent advice on what to do if you or someone you know discovers a potential fraud. A few discussion contributors even shared real-life experiences they have learned from.

Read on to discover some of the top insights shared during the chat, and be sure to follow us on Twitter!

See all the responses to Q6 here. 

Thank you so much to everyone who participated, liked and shared our #fraudweekchat tweets. If you’re interested in seeing more Twitter chats hosted by the ACFE, please let us know in the comments or, of course, you can always tweet at us.