It's not just small companies that have security breaches. Even Fortune 500s and government agencies are regularly breached. As a consumer, make sure that you understand the risks to your personal and financial data.
2. Healthcare.gov. The part this poorly-designed site played--or failed to play for that matter--in the introduction of Obamacare was damn-near disastrous. We live in a world where babies know how to use iPads. Figure it out, America.
While we have decided to protect certain classes of people (children) and information (health and financial), we may not be doing enough to protect consumers who do not have the means, or choices available to them, to protect themselves.
NAFCU urges Congress to make the issue of data security a priority in 2014 and enforce a stricter standard on merchants and retailers to protect consumers from breaches that compromise their financial and personal information.
Yes, I panicked -- but not for long. The next day I was back in Target buying something or another that I'm sure I didn't need. It doesn't help that I live a block away from Target. It's like a second home.