While most Americans spent the summer enjoying the warm weather, Tom Wilkinson and his wife Cheryl spent their summer cleaning up the mess left behind by a phishing attack that cost the Wilkinson's their identities and nearly $40,000.
This week's top news and views: A recent rash of targeted phishing hits military accountholders and their families at USAA and Navy Federal Credit Union, and is malware to blame for last weekend's ATM and online outage?
A recent rash of targeted phishing schemes -- which included hits to military accountholders and their families at USAA and Navy Federal Credit Union, as well as a separate attack on officials at the World Bank -- has again brought the crime to the fore.
This week's top news and views: Version 2.0 of the PCI Data Security Standard hits the streets and takes effect Jan. 1. And Identity theft is on the rise, and a new study from FinCEN finds that it's not cyberattacks that are compromising most consumers -- it's family and friends.