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Identity Thefts That Have Shocked Us In 2016

Lisa Schwarz | Posted 02.13.2017 | Entertainment
Lisa Schwarz

In our digitalized world, identity theft is not only becoming more and more popular, it's also ringing in a whole new era of a different kind of war -...

3 Things To Consider After The Latest Yahoo Breach

Adam Levin | Posted 12.23.2016 | Crime
Adam Levin

No payment card or banking information was compromised in the latest 1 billion-user breach at Yahoo, according to expert reports. But what if there had been? The truth is that for most users it would be annoying, but not the end of the world. So, why is this big news?

Hilton and Trump Hotel Breaches: What You Need to Know | Posted 10.07.2015 | Travel

By Jocelyn Baird, If you thought credit card breaches were limited to restaurants and retail stores, you were unfortunately mistaken...

4.6 Million Customers Affected in Scottrade Breach: Are You One of Them? | Posted 10.06.2016 | Business

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and it's off to a pretty dismal start. Following the Experian breach announcement on Oct. 2 that affected 15 million T-Mobile customers, retail brokerage Scottrade announced it had discovered a breach in one of its systems.

Experian Breach Exposes 15 Million T-Mobile Customers, Applicants' Information: What You Need to Know | Posted 10.06.2016 | Business

If you've applied for a T-Mobile phone plan within the past two years, there's a high chance your information may have been breached by Experian -- one of the three major credit bureaus.

How the Ashley Madison Hack Might Impact You | Posted 08.28.2016 | Technology

Whether you are a part of the database or not, this hack could affect you. Millions of e-mail addresses, home addresses, credit cards and other information are contained within the leaked database.

32 Data Breaches Larger Than Sony's in the Past Year

Kyle McCarthy | Posted 03.10.2015 | Business
Kyle McCarthy

The Sony Hack was not even one of the ten largest hacks of 2014. Though large, it actually only ranks as the 33rd largest of the year in terms of number of records breached. EBay actually suffered the largest data breach of 2014 (and the second largest since 2005) with more than 150 million records compromised.

Why The Sony Hack Could Be A Game Changer For Us All | Posted 02.16.2015 | Business

Your most sensitive emails, text messages, photos and videos could be used to hurt your reputation, humiliate and embarrass you, and even try to force you to pay up in order to kill the threat.

Hey, Corporate Director!

Edward Guiliano, Ph.D. | Posted 12.20.2014 | Technology
Edward Guiliano, Ph.D.

The campaign to stop cyber-crime begins with educating the next wave of professionals, but ongoing education and idea exchange are the ultimate keys to confronting cybercrime on the ground and in the boardroom.

Home Depot's Sloppy Mistakes Tarnish Its Once Bold Brand

Kellie Cummings | Posted 11.25.2014 | Business
Kellie Cummings

The days when companies could afford to focus inward during a crisis and wordsmith press releases are gone. This time, Home Depot's mistakes won't cause an immediate customer revolt, but those mistakes did tarnish the brand in the most subtle of ways.

What's Stopping Media From Posting PII? Not Much

Joe Ross | Posted 09.30.2014 | Media
Joe Ross

I believe relatively soon we will all agree -- and write into national law -- that PII includes more than your Social Security number, and that name, address and ZIP should be not be shared on media sources or other public forums without extreme cause. T

Report: More U.S. Retailers' Security Breached, Joining Target And Neiman Marcus

Reuters | Posted 03.13.2014 | Business

By Jim Finkle and Mark Hosenball BOSTON/WASHINGTON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Target Corp and Neiman Marcus are not the only U.S. retailers ...

Here's How Easily Someone Could Hack Into Your Life (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 10.18.2013 | Entertainment

If you're reading this, there's 69 percent chance you will become a victim of hacking at some point in your lifetime. And if you think protecting your...

The Internet Knows More About You Than You Think (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 10.18.2013 | Entertainment

Paranoid about your online footprint? You should be. It's easier than ever for cyber thieves to access your personal data, and something as simple and...

The Identity Theft Flu: 5 Ways to Keep Yourself Healthy

Adam Levin | Posted 02.14.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

You can be standing next to the wrong person on a bus and get the flu, and when your data is sitting on the wrong database and the wrong person gains access, you become a victim of identity theft.

Privacy Is Only Dead if You Let It Be

Christina Gagnier | Posted 08.06.2013 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

Ask the "how" and the "why" questions. Be indignant. Most importantly, ask what you can do to preserve our privacy rights in the future.

7 Ways to Avoid Identity Theft Before Facebook Gets Hacked

Adam Levin | Posted 02.14.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

An identity thief can make life very difficult for you. As the hacks of the New York Times and Twitter prove, it's only a matter of time. And how can anyone in their right mind "Like" that?

Security Check Finds U.S. Employee Outsourced Job To China In Order To Surf Web All Day

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.18.2013 | Technology

A crafty developer reportedly figured how to get paid to sit and watch cat videos for a good chunk of the day. It's a story almost too good to be t...

Selling The Keys To The City

Posted 10.01.2012 | Small Business

Talk about selling the keys to the city. That's exactly what a retired New Jersey locksmith allegedly did when he sold a set of master keys that c...

Rich Kids Of Instagram, Norwegian Royals Edition?

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 08.25.2012 | Technology

It's the Rich Kids of Instagram, Norwegian Royals edition. The 15-year-old son of Norway's Crown Princess Mette-Marit has been sharing personal ph...

Do Americans Deserve To Be Hacked?

Daniela Perdomo | Posted 10.02.2012 | Technology
Daniela Perdomo

Three out of five U.S. adults online fear being hacked, but 69% of these same people engage in super-risky behaviors like using the same password everywhere. Why?

Hackers: If You Can't Beat 'Em, Pay 'Em Like Bankers

Adam Levin | Posted 08.15.2012 | Technology
Adam Levin

So what's it worth to you to prevent world-wide economic collapse, or even a major interruption of essential services, like power or water? These are not hypothetical questions.

Visa Drops Firm After Breach Exposes Up To 1.5 Million Credit Card Numbers

Reuters | Posted 06.01.2012 | Business

* Believes affected part of system confined to N America * Says card holders' names, addresses, social security numbers safe ...

Survey Says: Could Your Business Be Hacked?

The Huffington Post | Rieva Lesonsky | Posted 01.07.2012 | Small Business

It's an almost all-animal edition of "Survey Says." When it comes to the dangers of their employees surfing the Web, too many small-business owners ar...

Eventbrite Warns Customers After iPad Theft

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 11.30.2011 | Technology

The online ticketing company Eventbrite warned customers Thursday to monitor their email accounts for suspicious messages after two company iPads stor...