Posts Tagged ‘Identity Theft’

Encryption keeps you safe from malware

  The Electronic Frontier Foundation aims to protect Web traffic by encrypting the entire Internet using HTTPS. Chrome now puts a little warning marker in the Address Bar next to any non-secure HTTP address. Encryption is important, and not only for Web surfing. If you encrypt all of the sensitive documents on your desktop or […]

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Most common type of data breaches

Cyber attacks have become a regular occurrence in the last few years; in fact, you can’t turn the news on without some mention of a business suffering an attack. Most attacks are fuelled by criminals looking to steal valuable information, but what type of information is being stolen? According to a report by Veracode, the […]

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Protect your credit card information and avoid Fraud

Image by Getty Images via @daylife Essentials of Online payment Security and Fraud Prevention As we all know that credit card frauds are on the rise and crooks are utilizing more advanced techniques to acquire credit card information. In these circumstances anyone can lose their private and credit card information to crooks. Individual due diligence […]

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Incidence Of Cybertheft Surpasses Incidence Of Physical Theft

Image by mie_journal via Flickr Fraud-related losses rose 20 percent to $1.7 billion in the past year, Kroll study says Incidence of theft of information and electronic data at global companies has overtaken physical theft for the first time, according to a study released yesterday. According to the latest edition of the Kroll Annual Global […]

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13 Things an Identity Thief Won’t Tell You

Image by CarbonNYC via Flickr Stopping Identity Theft: 10 Easy Steps to Security by Reader’s Digest Magazine, on Thu Aug 12, 2010 Interviews by Michelle Crouch Former identity thieves confess the tactics they use to scam you. 1. Watch your back. In line at the grocery store, I’ll hold my phone like I’m looking at […]

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Identity theft: How to protect your kids

Image by TheTruthAbout… via Flickr Stopping Identity Theft: 10 Easy Steps to Security Identity theft that targets children is rising. Here are five steps to protect your family By Alissa Figueroa Identity theft has grown into a multibillion-dollar problem. And it’s not only adults who are targeted. At least 7 percent of the reported cases […]

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NorCal’s John Muir hospital warns of breach

Image by Sparticus via Flickr The Associated Press Posted: 04/06/2010 08:31:15 AM PDT WALNUT CREEK, Calif.—More than 5,000 patients in the John Muir hospital system have been warned of a potential security breach after two laptop computers that contained personal and health information were stolen. The laptops were stolen from a perinatal office in Walnut […]

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Man sentenced for hacking restaurant card data

Image via Wikipedia By Alan J. Liddle WASHINGTON (April 1, 2010) Albert Gonzalez, the mastermind of payment card data thefts from Boston Market and Dave & Buster’s and a participant in the hack of a credit transaction processor serving thousands of restaurants, has been sentenced to two 20-year prison terms, the U.S. Justice Department said. […]

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Anti-fraud service bamboozle consumers

Image via Wikipedia by Edward Wyatt provided by – NYTimes.com Lifelock, the company that brazenly broadcast its chief executive’s Social Security number as part of its claim that it could protect anyone against identity theft, agreed on Tuesday to pay $12 million to settle charges that it misled consumers about the effectiveness of its service. […]

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Pop-Up Security Warnings Pose Threats

Image by Travelin’ Librarian via Flickr Malware: Fighting Malicious Code By FBI NPO The FBI warned consumers today about an ongoing threat involving pop-up security messages that appear while they are on the Internet. The messages may contain a virus that could harm your computer, cause costly repairs or, even worse, lead to identity theft. […]

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Hackers’ attacks rise in volume, sophistication

Year in review for online security attacks – 2009 is going to be known as a year of change in tactics of exploitation, rather than creating more new tools in hacker’s community. They are utilizing social media as a tool to exploit and using built-in trust in social media to their advantage. That’s why stealing […]

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Internet security breach found at UCSF

Image via Wikipedia By Erin Allday, SF Chronicle Hackers may have had access to personal information for about 600 UCSF patients as a result of an Internet “phishing” scam, campus officials said Tuesday. The security breach occurred in September when a faculty physician in the UCSF School of Medicine provided a user name and password […]

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Five ways to lose your identity

By Jaikumar Vijayan The rush by shoppers to the Web makes the season a great time for online retailers. It’s also a great time for hackers looking to steal data and money from the unwary millions expected to search for great deals online. Checkout huge savings on Today’s Hot Deals on Information Security Solutions for […]

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Health Net healthcare data breach affects1.5 million

Image via Wikipedia Here we have another unnecessary major security breach in a large healthcare organization which resulted in a loss of patient data demonstrating poor baseline security. They clearly are not ready for the new HIPAA provision ARRA and HITECH. Review my threats page and evaluate your current business and system risks to make […]

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Senate Panel Clears Data Breach Bills

Image via WikipediaLegislation Heads for a Senate Vote November 5, 2009 – Eric Chabrow, Managing Editor The Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday approved two companion bills that would require businesses and government agencies to notify individuals of security breaches involving sensitive personally identifiable information. Both bills go to the Senate for consideration. The Personal Data Privacy […]

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