Dark Web Deals: Your Child’s Identity for Sale

May 14, 2019 | By:
Posted in: Personal Protection

Young boy looking at computer screen

Did you know a child’s identity is twice as likely to be compromised as an adult’s? More than 1 million children under the age of 18 in the U.S. were identity theft victims in a single year, according to the most recent study on Child Identity Fraud by Javelin Strategy & Research. Two-thirds of those …

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Patient Healthcare Data is in “Critical Condition”

May 2, 2019 | By:
Posted in: Breach and Scam News

Nurse Checking Patient Information on Tablet

If you’ve been following 2019 data breaches as closely as EZShield + IdentityForce, you would likely notice a disturbing trend. The list is riddled with hospitals, health networks, and other healthcare providers — many of whom were compromised due to employee error or a lack of basic cybersecurity protocols.

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Mystery Data Breach Exposes 80 Million U.S. Households

April 30, 2019 | By:
Posted in: Breach and Scam News

Mystery Data breach

What Happened? – On Monday, April 29, 2019, security researchers with vpnMentor discovered a data breach that included information on 80 million households, approximately 65% of the households in the U.S. The exposed database included names, ages, full addresses, marital status, geographical, income, and other demographic data. What is most concerning, and unusual, about this …

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Spring Cleaning Part 3: Six Ways for SMBs to Update Cybersecurity Policies and Reduce Risk

April 23, 2019 | By:
Posted in: Business Protection

Minimum Risk Small Business Security Policy

Setting a high security standard is critical for any small business to protect their employees, customers, and essential data. A cybersecurity policy encompasses the actions, resources, and responsibilities necessary to safeguard your company from ever-increasing vulnerabilities or a data breach disaster.

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Refund Denied: What to Do if You’re a Victim of Tax Fraud

April 16, 2019 | By:
Posted in: Personal Protection

Rejected Tax Notice

Now that April 15th has come and gone, it’s still critical for you to stay vigilant and to keep a watchful eye for any suspicious activity that may signal tax fraud.  Fraudsters have been busy, and may have already been working behind the scenes to steal your refund. The 2018 Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book …

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540 Million Facebook Records Left Exposed on Amazon Servers

April 10, 2019 | By:
Posted in: Breach and Scam News

breach alert - Facebook Data

What Happened? – On Wednesday, April 3, 2019, the cybersecurity company, UpGuard reported that it discovered two massive datasets containing information on more than 540 million Facebook users. The information had been uploaded to Amazon cloud servers by two separate third-party app developers and was left unprotected, open to access by anyone.

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Top Frauds of 2018: Recapping the Worst Imposter Scams

March 25, 2019 | By:
Posted in: Breach and Scam News

Definition of Fraud

Imposter schemes are ever evolving, and last year was no exception — they were the number one scam reported to the FTC, resulting in victims losing nearly $488 million. With such high take rates, the effects of imposter scams are devastating to businesses and consumers alike. Let’s review the top imposter frauds that arose in …

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Spring Cleaning for Your Small Business Part 2 of 3: Mobile Device Security

March 18, 2019 | By:
Posted in: Business Protection

Small Business Receiving Credit Card Payment

Mobile Threats Targeting Your Small Business – Computers aren’t the only devices that are at risk for security breaches. Small to midsized business (SMB) owners must be prepared to protect their companies from cyberattacks that target mobile devices, too. With more than 80% of employees using their personal phones, laptops, and tablets for business, the …

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There’s No Expiration Date for Your Data on the Dark Web

March 11, 2019 | By:
Posted in: Personal Protection

Frozen Clock represents No Expiration Date Data Dark Web

With data breaches impacting organizations on what seems like a daily basis, there’s a very good chance that your personal information has been compromised — and once it is leaked onto the Dark Web, you are vulnerable forever. According to the 2018 End-of-Year Data Breach Report, the total number of data breaches decreased in 2018, however, …

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