540 Million Facebook Records Left Exposed on Amazon Servers

April 10, 2019 | By:
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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:
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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:
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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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Video Game Virtual Vulnerabilities: Impact on Your Real Identity

February 25, 2019 | By:
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Young boy playing video games in the dark

Cybercriminals are Playing Dirty – Online gamers of all ages may not realize the real-life dangers of sharing personal information, leaving them susceptible to vulnerabilities such as fraud, swatting, and identity theft.The Global Game Market Report estimates that downloaded, digital game revenues took 91% of the global video game market in 2018 ($125.3 billion), with …

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Spring Cleaning for Your Small Business Part 1 of 3: Document Security

February 18, 2019 | By:
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Document Securing While Spring Cleaning Your Small Business

Appropriately Secure and Dispose of Business Data – It may be February, but the first buds of spring are right around the corner. For your Small and Mid-Sized Business (SMB), the annual spring cleaning ritual doesn’t mean simply dusting off the shelves and organizing the supply closet. It’s also about forming secure habits for your …

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Smart Home Threats: Securing Your IoT Devices Against Cybercrime and Oversharing

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

Connected Home Devices

Protect Your Smart Home – The Internet of Things (IoT) encompasses the billions of devices that are connected to the web all over the world. Smart home devices, like virtual assistants, make our lives more convenient but can also present serious security risks and personal intrusion. With over 7 billion connected IoT devices in use …

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Fitness Apps — Helpful Tool or Data Breach Fuel?

January 28, 2019 | By:
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Smart Watch and Mobile Application

New Year, New Threats – Nearly a month into 2019, many people have maintained their focus and motivation to revisit and reset their fitness plans. To achieve these goals, a great deal of us leverage applications and wearables, such as Fitbit and Apple Watches, to help keep track of workouts, meals, and progress.Although we all …

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2019 Tax Scams Targeting Your Small Business

January 21, 2019 | By:
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Employer Identification Number

Guard Your Business’ Tax Information – With the continued adoption of going “digital,” small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) they have become increasingly vulnerable to cybercrime. This transformation, combined with fewer checks and balances inherent with a smaller team, is one of the primary reasons why SMBs are ideal targets for data thieves every tax season.

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