Risk of Identity Theft is a Costly Proposition for SMBs

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

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Much like individuals, businesses can be victims of identity theft. However, unlike personal identity theft, it is often unclear how a Small and Medium-Sized Business (SMB) can recover from the financial and reputational impact. Business identity theft occurs when criminals impersonate a company to target its funds, file fraudulent tax returns, take out loans, or …

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Evernote Security Flaw Leaves 4.6 Million Users Vulnerable

June 13, 2019 | By:
Posted in: Breach and Scam News

Evernote web clipper breach

What Happened? – On Wednesday, June 12th, 2019, a flaw within Evernote’s Google Chrome extension code was reported, which created a security vulnerability impacting 4.6 million consumers and companies. The organizational software app’s extension defect, discovered by security company Guardio, opened the door to potential harvesting of user data by bad actors, including authentication data, …

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Scam Alert! Don’t Let Your Summer Vacation Fall Victim to Fraudsters

June 13, 2019 | By:
Posted in: Personal Protection

Family Vacation Ruined Due to Vacation Scam

Summer vacation season is here, and you may see in increase in travel ads and discounted trip while browsing social media or scrolling through your inbox. However, not all these offers are legitimate. Hotel scams alone cost American travelers more than $4 billion a year, according to the American Hotel and Booking Association.Scammers are ramping …

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Quest Diagnostics Breach Leaks Personal Information for Nearly 12 Million Patients

June 4, 2019 | By:
Posted in: Breach and Scam News

Quest Diagnostics data breach

Updated 6/6/2019**Another healthcare company has come forward as being affected by the hack of AMCA’s online payments page. This time, 422,600 patients of Opko Health had their credit card and bank information, email addresses, physical addresses, phone numbers, and balance information compromised. This latest announcement means 20 million consumers have been exposed, so far.Updated 6/4/2019*One …

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Reward Risks: Hackers are Targeting Your Loyalty Points

May 29, 2019 | By:
Posted in: Breach and Scam News

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Loyalty programs are big business for retailers and fraudsters alike. From airline miles to hotel stays to free coffee, consumers are extremely willing to share personal information with their favorite stores for rewards. Fraudsters are increasingly targeting these loyalty programs because consumers often don’t treat it like real money. The end result — $1 billion …

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885 Million Consumer Records Exposed by First American Financial

May 29, 2019 | By:
Posted in: Breach and Scam News

First American Financial Data Leak

What Happened? – As of Friday, May 24th, news broke that First American, the leading title insurance provider for real estate transactions in the U.S., had a security incident that exposed 885 million consumer records. Security researcher Brian Krebs reported that these compromised records contained the personal and financial details of consumers buying or selling …

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Keys to Keeping Your Business Safe When Your Employees are Away on Summer Vacation

May 22, 2019 | By:
Posted in: Business Protection

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Nearly half of small businesses experienced at least one cyberattack last year, losing an average of over $30,000 per security incident. From phishing scams to delinquent utilities and office supply scams, fraudsters are trying to infiltrate your business for financial gain. Summer is a prime season for vulnerability, as your employees’ vacation time results in …

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Nearly 50 Million Instagram Records Exposed in Data Leak

May 21, 2019 | By:
Posted in: Breach and Scam News

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What Happened? – On Monday, May 20, 2019, TechCrunch was alerted to a massive exposure of Instagram influencers’ private information through an unsecured online database. At the time of discovery, the database contained 49 million records and was continuing to grow as it “scraped” the Instagram accounts of influencers, celebrities, and bloggers.

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The Dark Web & What It Means to Your Identity

May 18, 2019 | By:
Posted in: Breach and Scam News

What is the “Dark Web” ?  – Whether you’re an expert, or know nothing about it, something in our brain rightfully associates the term “Dark Web” with criminal activity. The Dark Web can be a scary place. It’s home to thousands of Web pages used to facilitate virtually any illegal activity you could imagine. But, it’s …

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