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Data Breaches

Cyber Attack: Coming to a Store Near You

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 09.17.2014 | Business
Rebecca Abrahams

BigPill Drug stores began in 1960 and grew to 35 stores by 1990. The company had more than 100 stores in 2000. It is now a publicly traded company, w...

Protect Your Small Business From Being A Target

Michael Hall | Posted 09.17.2014 | Small Business
Michael Hall

This only happens to large businesses, right? Wrong.

The Big Lie Behind the Biggest Data Breaches

CreditSesame.com | Posted 09.03.2014 | Business
CreditSesame.com

Enough with the data breach excuses already. Not only are they as jaded as the breaches themselves, they're often just not true. In the aftermath of almost every data breach, chances are you're only going to get a boilerplate public statement.

What Do I Need to Know and When Do I Need to Know It?

Brian E. Finch | Posted 08.14.2014 | Technology
Brian E. Finch

Another day, another big hack discovered. According to reports from the New York Times, the WSJ, and numerous other publications, a small group of cyber criminals based out of Russia were apparently able to collect around 1.2 billion usernames and passwords from more than 400,000 websites globally.

Cyber-Ransom and Online Extortion - 5 Ways You Could Fall Victim

Michael Gregg | Posted 09.01.2014 | Technology
Michael Gregg

Cyber-ransom is a relatively new crime on America's digital shores and it is spreading fast. While ransomware has actually been around for almost 10 years, it's mostly been limited to Russia and parts of Europe -- until now.

So You Think You've Been Breached?

Karl Sigler | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Karl Sigler

Here are the red flags that may indicate you or your business has suffered a breach.

Cybercrime Thrives Amid Lack of National Data Security Standards for Retailers

B. Dan Berger | Posted 08.17.2014 | Business
B. Dan Berger

For the sake of America's economy and consumers, we must take steps to make sure consumer financial information is safe from cybercriminals.

Target Breach: The Cyber Canary in the Coal Mine

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 08.09.2014 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

co-authored by Tom Malatesta, CEO Ziklag Systems Maybe you have heard of "the canary in the coal mine". Maybe not. Countless corporation...

Who's Sneaking Around Your Business Network Undetected?

Nir Polak | Posted 07.16.2014 | Business
Nir Polak

Malware has become the big bad wolf in cybersecurity circles, and businesses around the globe are quickly buying up the latest detection technologies to protect their IT networks. But that's not enough.

Data Breaches: Why Assigning Blame Is a Zero-Sum Game

Adam Levin | Posted 06.29.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

Instead of playing the data breach blame game, you need to take control of the situation. Do a few simple things every day and make yourself a tougher get, have the tools to quickly determine if you are in harm's way and have a solution in place to deal with the fallout.

Does Facebook Know Your Location? Not for Long With Location Sentry's App

James Grundvig | Posted 06.23.2014 | Technology
James Grundvig

As the smartphone industry considers adding a 'kill-switch' for mobile devices to curb their theft, law enforcement officials crow that manufacturers ...

Verizon Blockbuster Data Breach Report Is Bad News for Organizations

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 06.24.2014 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

co-authored by Dr. Stephen Bryen, CTO, Ziklag Systems Verizon has published a blockbuster report on Internet "data breaches" which has garnered maj...

No One is Secure While Data Security Is a One-Sided Proposition

B. Dan Berger | Posted 05.12.2014 | Business
B. Dan Berger

Our economy and consumers are not safe if only financial institutions are accountable. The companies that store consumer data need to secure their house.

The Ongoing Battle Against Breaches

Joe Ross | Posted 04.28.2014 | Technology
Joe Ross

Antivirus programs are important, but they can't keep up with the rate that malware is evolving.

Why There Will Be Another Major Data Breach (And Another, And Another)

Adam Levin | Posted 04.26.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

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.

Target Refuses to Face Legislature Over Data Breach

Jamie Court | Posted 04.21.2014 | Technology
Jamie Court

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.

Should We Blame Russia for the Target Breach?

Michael Gregg | Posted 04.16.2014 | Technology
Michael Gregg

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.

Small Businesses: Prepare to Be Breached!

Adam Levin | Posted 04.15.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

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?

Target Hearing Highlights Need for Congressional Action on Data Breaches

Adam Levin | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Adam Levin

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?

Big Data Breaches -- The Shape of Things to Come

Mary Buffett | Posted 04.06.2014 | Business
Mary Buffett

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.

4 Tools to Help Monitor Your Accounts for Fraud

MyBankTracker | Posted 04.01.2014 | Money
MyBankTracker

Fortunately, with the help of financial tools, consumers can keep a close eye on their accounts for any suspicious activity with these free tools.

Are Retailers Doing Enough to Protect Consumers From Data Breaches?

B. Dan Berger | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics
B. Dan Berger

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.

Hacking Soap and Diaper Purchases

Christina Gagnier | Posted 02.19.2014 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

Rumored yesterday and confirmed this morning, everyman retailer Target has announced that the credit card information for forty million customers was ...

5 Things to Do If You Shopped at Target During Their Data Breach

Adam Levin | Posted 02.18.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

Consumers just have to prepare for the day that they inevitably will have to deal with an identity theft issue, because it's no longer a matter of "if": It's a matter of "when."

Changing Your Password Won't Change Anything - You Will Still be Hacked

James Grundvig | Posted 02.21.2014 | Technology
James Grundvig

A day after two million passwords were hacked from several social network sites--Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google--it's clear reporters who covered the breach have parroted bad advice. More alarming, that advice came from an industry expert that discovered the malware.