Marriott International confirmed Tuesday that unknown criminal hackers broke into its computer networks and then attempted to extort the company, marking the latest in a string of successful cyberattacks against one of the world’s biggest hotel chains.
New South Carolina grand jury indictments have been filed against controversial insurance fraud attorney Alex Murdaugh and his alleged accomplice Curtis Eddie Smith. Murdaugh, 54, is currently in jail on a $7 million bond following more than 70 criminal charges including embezzlement, breach of trust, fraudulent intent, money laundering, computer crimes, and forgery.
Americans are experiencing far more attempts to be scammed this year than in previous years, according to the first quarter report from Allstate Identity Protection (AIP). The spam people are receiving is coming from many different directions such as texts and calls.
While fraud has existed for as long as there have been companies, when changes occur in how an organization operates, new doors open for people inside and outside an organization to steal. Recent macroeconomic events involving supply chain slowdowns, flexible work arrangements and rising inflation have paved the way for a possible uptick in such crimes.
Some good news on the deepfake front: Computer scientists at the University of California have been able to detect manipulated facial expressions in deepfake videos with higher accuracy than current state-of-the-art methods.
As a fraud investigator prepared to revoke the license of a Lafayette insurance agent and fine her $10,000, there was one final step before taking action: getting approval from Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon.