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What is Phishing?

Posted by Vikas Bhatia on Oct 17, 2016 8:46:37 AM

Did you know…In 2015, there were 1,966,324 registered notifications about attempted malware infections that aimed to steal money via online access to bank accounts.  In 2013 there were over 3 there were at least 72,758 phishing attacks worldwide!

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Topics: identity theft, Phishing

Identity Theft: Top 10 mistakes you're making with your personal information!

Posted by Stacy Willis on Feb 24, 2016 1:34:20 PM

We are all guilty of picking convenience over doing the extra work to make sure our information is protected at some point or another. But are you committing some of the biggest sins that will put you at risk for identity theft? Find out how to protect yourself from identity theft by fixing these mistakes!

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Topics: identity theft

Fighting Identity Theft

Posted by Stacy Willis on Jan 7, 2016 10:13:14 AM

It's the time of year for resolutions! We think everyone's New Year's Resolution should be to protect their data in 2016 (and beyond). What's the best way to get started? Change the way you think about your data: treat your PII like it's gold! Only give away this information when you absolutely have to online or anywhere else. Think before you hand it over: "Is this really needed?" This applies online, in person or over the phone. See below for more detailed tips on how to keep your resolution!

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Topics: identity theft

FBI issues EMV credit card alert: protect yourself from identity theft

Posted by Kyle Balicki on Oct 13, 2015 10:29:53 AM

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has issued an alert to consumers and merchants about the security risks involved with EMV Cards. An EMV card is a credit or debit card with a microchip that helps protect cardholder data. The EMV card has a PIN that is used when a purchase is being made, allowing the merchant to verify the cardholder through an EMV terminal.  However, the FBI stated that "no one technology eliminates fraud, cybercriminals will continue to look for opportunities to steal payment information". 

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Topics: Security Update, identity theft, Attack

Patreon Data Breach

Posted by Kyle Balicki on Oct 5, 2015 8:39:21 AM

Artist crowdfunding service Patreon has become the latest victim of a data breach. The breach has lead to theft and leaking of user data online. Patreon CEO and co-founder Jack Conte said a database containing user information had been compromised, leading to unauthorized access to data including registered names, email addresses, posts, and some shipping addresses in addition to a number of billing addresses stored prior to 2014. The breach occurred on September 28 by way of a debug version of the Patreon website which was publicly available.

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Topics: Breach, identity theft, Attack

In the News: UCLA Health data breach exposes 4.5 Million victims

Posted by Kyle.Balicki on Jul 28, 2015 10:24:09 AM

UCLA Health recently announced that it was hit by a cyber-attack that may have put some personal information at risk. The damage was extensive: 4.5 million people’s PII has been exposed including names, addresses, birthdates, social security numbers, medical record numbers, Medicare or health plan ID numbers and personal medical information.

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Topics: Breach, identity theft

Why do I need to update my apps?

Posted by Kyle.Balicki on Jul 15, 2015 9:31:18 AM

We all have tablets, laptops and smart phones that we use on a daily basis for both work and personal use. These tech toys have become a mainstay for entertainment and communication, providing us with access to virtually every corner of the world. With each device that we have, we download and use (and sometimes just forget to use) applications to make our lives easier.

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Topics: Mobile Devices, identity theft

The 10 Password Commandments

Posted by StacyNease4Fbhds on May 5, 2015 8:27:08 PM

Did you know that the 80% of corporate security incidents can be attributed to BAD PASSWORDS?!? Identity thieves and hackers are all out for your personal information and the best way to safeguard it is with a good password. Our 10 Password Commandments will tell you everything you should be doing to get the most out of your passwords! How many of these cardinal rules are you guilty of breaking? See our infographic below to find out!

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Topics: Passwords, identity theft

What is Phishing?

Posted by Kyle.Balicki on May 5, 2015 7:48:49 PM

Did you know… In 2013 there were at least 72,758 phishing attacks worldwide?

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Topics: identity theft, Phishing

What the heck is PII?

Posted by StacyNease4Fbhds on Apr 23, 2015 1:24:48 PM

Your Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is incredibly valuable! Make sure you know what data to safeguard. See our infographic below to find out!

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Topics: identity theft