Apollo Breach Exposes Over 200 Million

October 4, 2018 | By:
Posted in: Breach and Scam News

What happened? – Apollo, a company who provides sales engagement solutions to its clients, recently confirmed a massive data breach – first discovered in July 2018 – affecting over 200 million of its contacts.Hackers gained access to Apollo’s prospect databases to steal names, job titles, employers, social media handles, phone numbers, email addresses and other business …

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Exposure, Misuse & Theft – 3 Ways Identity Crime Infiltrates Your Life

October 1, 2018 | By:
Posted in: Breach and Scam News

Here’s What You Need to Do When Identity Crime Strikes  – From a single fraudulent transaction to complex identity theft, identity crime can cause confusion and incite panic and fear – especially when it happens to you. Identity crime is often a result of multiple factors collectively working together: the exposure and misuse, then theft of …

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Risky Business: The Hidden Costs & Impact of Business Data Breaches

September 25, 2018 | By:
Posted in: Business Protection

Data Breaches Become Business-As-Usual – With the volume and velocity of data breaches increasing year-over-year, it’s safe to say no business is safe. Now is the time to be prepared for the myriad of threats to personally identifiable information (PII) – that your business has on employees, customers, partners, vendors – essentially all of the …

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Protecting Your Identity One Year After Equifax

September 10, 2018 | By:
Posted in: Personal Protection

Can you believe it’s been a year since the Equifax data breach? Many of us remember feeling the direct impact of the Equifax mega breach on Sept. 7, 2017. With the final tally of affected consumers nearing 148 million U.S. adults, the first word that comes to mind is “massive.” The Equifax data breach was far-reaching in …

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Card Shimming Targets EMV Payment Cards

August 27, 2018 | By:
Posted in: Breach and Scam News

What is card shimming?  – Card shimming is a new scam that targets debit and credit cards equipped with EMV chip technology. This scam is similar to traditional card skimming hacks where criminals place fake card readers on point-of-sale systems (POS) and ATMs. The name comes from the paper-thin shim used to capture the data from …

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My Business Has a Credit Score?

August 24, 2018 | By:
Posted in: Business Protection

What is business credit?  – When’s the last time you checked your business credit score? If you’ve never checked it before, you’re not alone – nearly half of small business owners don’t even know they have one. Like personal credit, business credit is used to determine a business’ borrowing and lending abilities. It’ll be checked when …

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[QUIZ] The Dark Web: The Online Underground

August 20, 2018 | By:
Posted in: Quizzes: Test Your Security Knowledge

The Dark Web & ID Crime – The Dark Web is home to a massive network of illegal sites, chatrooms and forums used by criminals to buy and sell a variety of unsavory products and services online. In the deepest part of the “Deep Web,” identity thieves use the Dark Web to buy and sell …

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Fake Charging Stations Can Hack Your Smartphone

August 13, 2018 | By:
Posted in: Personal Protection

Is the Juice Worth the Squeeze?  – Nobody wants to run out of battery power while they’re out and about. In fact, a recent study found that we check our phones at least 80 times a day. This attitude has become prevalent in today’s connected world simply because we use our mobile devices for more …

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Fraudsters Bring Back Old Scams With New Tricks

July 30, 2018 | By:
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New Channels, Old Scams  – In an age where the latest technology is available to the everyday consumer, it may be hard to believe people still fall for classic scamming methods. However, fraudsters that utilize scare tactics continue to be highly effective – especially in phone, mail and online scams. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) found …

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