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Data Breaches

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

Michael Gregg | Posted 07.02.2014 | 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 06.25.2014 | 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 06.18.2014 | 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 06.09.2014 | 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 05.19.2014 | 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.

5 Ways HealthCare.gov Could Get Hacked

Michael Gregg | Posted 02.13.2014 | Technology
Michael Gregg

Glitches and outages have been the main focus thus far in the scrutiny over the HealthCare.gov website - but a bigger problem could be looming on the horizon for Americans who wish to enroll on the site: hacking.

Why the Adobe Hack Scares Me -- And Why It Should Scare You

Adam Levin | Posted 02.13.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

If you're one of those folks who believed that "it will never happen to me," when it comes to identity theft, the hack of Adobe's internal database isn't just bad news -- it's scary.

How to Keep Your Business Secure from the Outside In

Robert Siciliano | Posted 12.16.2013 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

When it comes to keeping your business safe, there's more to being mindful than simply bolting the front door when you leave for the day. When we cons...

Three Tips For Securing Your Business's Passwords

Joe Ross | Posted 10.22.2013 | Small Business
Joe Ross

When I talk to a business about data theft, one of the topics that always comes up is password security. You can have one of the most advanced security systems in place, but if that security system has people and passwords as a component, there will be vulnerabilities.