Mark Miller

January 26, 2018

Registered at SSA.GOV? Good for You, But Keep Your Guard Up

This post was originally published on this siteKrebsOnSecurity has long warned readers to plant your own flag at the my Social Security online portal of the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) — even if you are not yet drawing benefits from the agency — because identity thieves have been registering accounts in peoples’ names and siphoning retirement and/or disability funds. This is the story of a Midwest couple that took all the right precautions and still got hit by ID thieves who impersonated them to the SSA directly over the phone. In mid-December 2017 this author heard from Ed Eckenstein, […]
October 5, 2022

Glut of Fake LinkedIn Profiles Pits HR Against the Bots

This post was originally published on this siteA recent proliferation of phony executive profiles on LinkedIn is creating something of an identity crisis for the business networking site, and for companies that rely on it to hire and screen prospective employees. The fabricated LinkedIn identities — which pair AI-generated profile photos with text lifted from legitimate accounts — are creating major headaches for corporate HR departments and for those managing invite-only LinkedIn groups. Some of the fake profiles flagged by the co-administrator of a popular sustainability group on LinkedIn. Last week, KrebsOnSecurity examined a flood of inauthentic LinkedIn profiles all […]