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Threat Roundup for February 19 to February 26

Threat Roundup for February 19 to February 26

Today, Talos is publishing a glimpse into the most prevalent threats we’ve observed between February 19 and February 26. As with previous roundups, this post isn’t meant to be an in-depth analysis. Instead, this post will summarize the threats we’ve...
How $100M in Jobless Claims Went to Inmates

How $100M in Jobless Claims Went to Inmates

The U.S. Labor Department’s inspector general said this week that roughly $100 million in fraudulent unemployment insurance claims were paid in 2020 to criminals who are already in jail. That’s a tiny share of the estimated tens of billions of dollars in...
Checkout Skimmers Powered by Chip Cards

Checkout Skimmers Powered by Chip Cards

Easily the most sophisticated skimming devices made for hacking terminals at retail self-checkout lanes are a new breed of PIN pad overlay combined with a flexible, paper-thin device that fits inside the terminal’s chip reader slot. What enables these skimmers...