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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Building a Culture of Security for Your Organization

October 21, 2019 | By:
Posted in: Business Protection

Why Workplace Security Depends on Employees – October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), and since its inception more than 15 years ago, it has been led by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cybersecurity Alliance. This year’s theme encourages you and your organization to “Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.”, referring to following …

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Mobile App Privacy Policies: Your Data Privacy at Stake

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

Family Taking a Selfie Using Smart Phone

Throughout the Summer of 2019, our social feeds got a facelift as friends and celebrities posted aged pictures or selfies of themselves. FaceApp, a free photo editing app, uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to apply several quirky filters to the photos you upload from your mobile device’s camera roll. It quickly went viral, becoming one …

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Social Security Scams on the Rise

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

You may think that Social Security number (SSN) phone scams are a thing of the past, and that fraudsters have moved on to more creative ways to con individuals out of their money or steal their personal information. In fact, some scams remain more common than others because they continuously return results, and the phone …

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Examining the Financial Consequences of a Data Breach

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

The likelihood of a company, big or small, facing a security incident has increased, and an estimated one in three organizations will fall victim in the next two years. As long as cybercriminals can make a profit from consumer and business data on the Dark Web, organizations will continue to be targeted by hackers. Businesses …

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Filed for a Tax Extension? You’re Still at Risk of Fraud

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

If you are one of the millions of taxpayers who have filed for a tax extension in 2019, the October 15th deadline is just around the corner. Fraudsters may have attempted to steal your identity and tax information throughout the year using a number of IRS tax fraud scams, and filing for an extension leaves …

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419 Million Facebook Account IDs and Phone Numbers Exposed

September 6, 2019 | By:
Posted in: Breach and Scam News

What Happened? – On Wednesday, September 4th, 2019, security researchers discovered an unprotected server containing over 419 million records of Facebook users. The server was not password protected, giving anyone access to the database consisting of millions of Facebook users’ unique Facebook ID and connected phone numbers. Some records included the user’s name, gender, and …

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Three Back to School Scams Targeting College Students

August 26, 2019 | By:
Posted in: Breach and Scam News

Children of every age are susceptible to identity theft — they make highly desirable targets with untapped credit histories and no debt, especially kids under eight years old. But as children grow older, begin to establish their own credit, and head off to college, they increasingly fall for scams that can lead to loss of …

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