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March 1, 2018

The data breach archive site just added records from 2,844 data breaches, providing users with one of the most up-to-date resources to check the security of their accounts. The site, operated and updated by Troy Hunt, allows visitors to enter either an email address or a login name check if there information has been compromised in any of the breaches in the site’s database.

As Hunt stated on his personal...

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February 28, 2018

The more widespread data breaches become, and the more alarming headlines about these attacks become, the more employees will demand protection plans to be added to their menu of choices for benefits.

Only 35 percent of employers offered identity theft protection as a benefit in 2015, but that proportion was expected to leap to 70 percent this year, according to a study...

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February 26, 2018

More than 145 million Americans were compromised by the Equifax breach, their most sensitive information no longer a secret—including Social Security numbers. The epic breach included all the data that a criminal might need (and more) to commit a smorgasbord of identity-related crimes.

The response? Equifax offered a free one-year subscription to their identity protection services program as well as a credit freeze service free-of-charge. The deadline to sign up for that...

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February 23, 2018
Russian hackers

The latest deployment of Russian botnets directed at American politics was truly stunning. It happened via social media. One can only hope that it will notch up the urgency for government and businesses to address the serious threat that botnets...

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February 13, 2018

A new breed of phishing scam is hitting employers around the world-and it's targeting employees' paychecks.

Here's how a payroll phishing scam works:

Scammers create an authentic-looking email that appears to be sent from the employer. The employee receives an email requesting she click on a link, answer a few questions, or visit a website, where she will be directed to confirm her identity by providing their log-...
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February 12, 2018

Not to name names (cough, cough, Equifax), but it seems a particular data breach involving the sensitive information of 145.5 million people may have something to do with the spike in identity-related crimes reported in Javelin Strategy and Research’s 2018 Identity Fraud Study.

As if 2016’s record didn’t serve as warning enough, along comes 2017 with 1.3 million more...

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