New Year’s Resolution: Protect Your Family’s Digital Footprint

January 13, 2020 | By:
Posted in: Personal Protection

Children Using Devices

*Originally posted January 14, 2019. Updated January 12, 2020.*Fostering a Familial Digital Resilience – Our constant internet usage empowers cybercriminals to formulate countless methods for hijacking our personal information and then use it to commit identity theft and fraud. And, although different generations within a household may have different priorities online, all generations within the …

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Landry’s Suffers Malware Attack, Payment Data Exposed

January 3, 2020 | By:
Posted in: Breach and Scam News

What Happened? – On January 2, 2020, dining and entertainment conglomerate, Landry’s, announced a point-of-sale malware attack that targeted customers’ payment card data – the company’s second data breach since 2015. Landry’s owns over 600 popular American restaurants across the U.S., including Del Frisco’s Grill, Joe’s Crab Shack, Bubba Gump, Rainforest Café and more; 63 …

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Want to Keep Your Small Business Going Strong? Avoid Tax Identity Theft

December 30, 2019 | By:
Posted in: Business Protection

*Originally posted March 21, 2016. Updated December 30, 2019*As the calendar turns to another year, businesses and individuals will soon be facing the inevitability of yet another tax season. And, while filing taxes isn’t something entirely avoidable, the risk of business tax identity theft can easily be minimized. According to the IRS Security Summit, businesses …

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Facebook Exposes 267 Million User Credentials, Wawa Payment Systems Breached

December 20, 2019 | By:
Posted in: Breach and Scam News

What Happened? – On December 19, 2019, Facebook came under fire once again, when over 267 million records belonging to the social site were found on an unsecured webpage. This is at least the third time in 2019 that Facebook has been in the news for leaving its users’ data unprotected. The exposed database disclosed …

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December is National Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness Month

December 10, 2019 | By:
Posted in: Personal Protection

Did you know that December is National Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness Month? The hustle and bustle of the holidays often means we’re all a bit more preoccupied both on and off the clock — creating an opportunity for fraudsters to take advantage of that distraction. December is often a time when data breaches increase …

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Hackers Target Major Brands: Disney and Macy’s Breached

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

What Happened? – Fraudsters are warming up for the holidays, targeting household names through e-commerce site hacking and credential stuffing attacks. On November 19, 2019, news broke that Macy’s e-commerce site was infiltrated by a third party, embedding malicious code into Macy’s online checkout page.

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Fraud Awareness Week: Prepare Your Business for Holiday Scam Season

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

Although we don’t like to admit it, succeeding as a small to mid-sized business (SMBs) takes more than a great idea and strong work ethic. Vigilance and the ability to anticipate the unexpected — whether it’s unforeseen costs, dips in the economy, or other more ominous issues — is all part of the job description …

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Secure Your Identity This Holiday Season 2019

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

Identity Thieves LOVE the Holidays  – The holiday season is an exciting time for consumers, and even more exciting for identity thieves. Criminals know that good cybersecurity practices are often put on the back burner when consumers are shopping for the perfect holiday gift.

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Trick or Treat: Your Information Lurks in the Dark Web

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

Child covering face with pumpkin

This is the time of year that makes it even more fun to step away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Scary movies, costumes, haunted houses and hayrides, trick-or-treating with family, and dreaming about all things ghosts and ghouls. If only our biggest worry was to not run out of candy on Hallows’ …

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