ACUANT BLOG

Fraudsters Want Your ID Information. What Are You Doing to Stop Them?

In 2016, identity theft amounted to $16 billion and affected more than 15.4 million people in the United States. Your identity is arguably your most valuable asset, but how often are you aware of all the ways that you use...

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Infographic: If Identity is the New Currency, who is Protecting Yours? Eight Ways Your Personal Information Might be at Risk Everyday

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Striking the balance between security and convenience

In today's digital world individuals can get what they want at the click of a button and where same-day delivery is standard, consumers increasingly demand access and convenience. However, the danger is that fraudsters can easily go through card-not-present transactions...

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Digital Identity Authentication Provides Additional Security as Breaches Intensify

As large-scale data breaches continue to compromise personal information like login credentials and Social Security Numbers, companies have realized that they need to evolve their security methods over time in order to maintain consumer trust. In the past, many companies...

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Cracking down on the dark web trade

Two big players in the dark web have just been shut down as reported by the BBC. The two sites - AlphaBay and Hansa - have been associated with trading illicit items including drugs, weapons, and stolen data leaving millions at...

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The travel data goldmine

Holidaymakers and travellers alike are leaving huge data trails in their wake. Whenever a destination is researched, a trip booked, a place visited or comments and reviews left online, insightful travel data is being created. Travel companies have cottoned on...

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The Dark Web trade exposed

It was the cover story of The Times on Saturday, and has been an infamous point of discussion since the internet became mainstream, but what is the dark web, how can I protect data from the dark web, and why...

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Five Ways to Protect yourself from Identity Theft During the Holiday Season & Beyond

Holiday season means consumers are on the prowl for perfect gifts. The problem is that identity thieves are also on the prowl and taking advantage of the busy shopping season. In 2015 the Federal Trade Commission received over 490 thousand...

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Acuant Maintains 100% Uptime During Dyn DDoS Attack

On October 21, 2016, a DDoS attack on Dyn, a major provider of DNS services, affected many major, high traffic sites including Spotify, Twitter, Netflix, Reddit, and The New York Times. While many companies were scrambling, Acuant services remained intact...

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5 Reasons Why Every Business Needs Identity Solutions

Gathering information from customers and verifying the identities of those who provide it is becoming a simpler task, with the advent of identity solutions that enable businesses to capture, process and verify information in a single step. Most identity solutions...

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Malware Infections at Hotels

A series of malware infections at hotel chains has consumers worried – especially during the holiday season. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide publicly disclosed that malware has infected their point-of-sales systems. Starwood guests who used their payment cards at shops,...

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Credit Card Malware During the Holiday Shopping Season

A new point-of-sale malware has been discovered just in time for the 2015 holiday shopping season. The latest form of malware can steal credit and debit card information when a customer pays for their purchase. The malware, which is called...

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