Sorry, Mr. President.
Just remember that it all comes down to money: yours (that the criminals want), and the cold hard cash that some corporations and institutions haven't spent to keep your information secure.
Medical data breaches are fewer and farther between. When they occur, companies pay a big price. The same should be true for our financial data. We need a Financial Information Privacy Act.
A guide to words I wish were part of our common vernacular.
Some of the most notorious malware that's targeted U.S. consumers, banks and retailers over the past few years has originated from Russia or former Soviet states.
Reality check: Hackers will always go after the weakest link. If they determine that the big guys have toughened up, they're just going to go after easier targets, like small businesses. So what is a small business owner to do?
In the wake of the data breach at Target over the holidays, media outlets rushed forward to caution customers about giving out personal information at the cash register.
To hear Republicans talk, the real danger is that you might get too many notifications that your identity is at risk. Must be nice to be a senator, eh?
Now that the impact of the Target data breach has grown from 40 million card members to 70 million, and to perhaps as high as 110 million, prepare for all sorts of mayhem because this data theft is just the start of things to come.
While some Target customers might well feel better seeing one of their executives squirm in the bright lights of the Senate, there will be too many credit card executives sitting safely at their desks far away from the cameras.
It's been over a month since Target announced it had experienced one of the biggest credit card hacks in U.S. history. The fact that...
In honor of the Super Bowl, imagine the situation this way: Each one of us is a quarterback. We've taken the snap. But two very large linebackers -- the government and the corporations -- have easily gotten around the blockers. This is the blitz.
In President Obama's January 17 address on the NSA and all things supposedly secret he talked about what will be tracked and what won't be tracked. H...
This past month has been an unwelcome reminder that identity theft is on the rise. Target and Neiman Marcus are the two high profile retailers whose networks were breached over the holiday season; however, at least three other well-known smaller U.S. retailers were breached.
The cost of a merchant data breach -- whether it is at a large national merchant or a local merchant -- can be significant for credit unions of all sizes. Because of credit unions' cooperative structure, the cost of such breaches are ultimately borne by credit union members.
Let's remember that Target and Neiman Marcus are victims, just as thousands of other businesses and millions of other consumers in this country are victims. They are victims who need our support, who need to know that we will stand by them through this crisis.