Adult Dating Website Hacked; Up to 4 Million Affected

Identity Theft

Adult Dating Website Hacked; Up to 4 Million Affected

Adult Dating Website Hacked; Up to 4 Million Affected

One of the Internet’s largest adult dating websites has suffered a major data breach, with up to 4 million members impacted, according to U.K. news station Channel 4, which broke the story. Victims face potential embarrassment or other serious repercussions in addition to the usual potential for identity theft. AdultFriendFinder.com’s parent firm FriendFinder Networks Inc. confirmed to the… Read More

5 Identity Theft Facts That Will Terrify You

Identity Theft

5 Identity Theft Facts That Will Terrify You

5 Identity Theft Facts That Will Terrify You

Identity theft was the number one consumer complaint at the Federal Trade Commission last year. So far in 2015, the data breach problem that drives so many identity-related crimes has gotten worse. The massive compromises at Anthem and Premera alone put a combined 91 million records in harm’s way. With more information “out there” than… Read More

Hard Rock’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino Hacked

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Hard Rock’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino Hacked

Hard Rock’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino Hacked

Las Vegas casinos are renowned for their stringent physical security. Security cameras and bouncers don’t necessarily discourage cyberattacks, however, and a major Vegas property disclosed this weekend that hackers had spent the past seven months stealing credit card data from its systems. The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas sent letters to an undisclosed… Read More

Will the New Consumer Privacy Bill Protect You?

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Will the New Consumer Privacy Bill Protect You?

Will the New Consumer Privacy Bill Protect You?

Legislation that would establish new nationwide privacy protections for American consumers was introduced by a group of high-profile Democratic senators on Thursday, including Pat Leahy (Vermont) and Elizabeth Warren (Massachusetts). The Consumer Privacy Protection Act would establish federal standards for notification of consumers when their data is lost or stolen, greatly expand the definition of… Read More

After the SendGrid Hack, Beware of Phishing Scams

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After the SendGrid Hack, Beware of Phishing Scams

After the SendGrid Hack, Beware of Phishing Scams

Email has become a critical tool for transactions — from the sending of Uber receipts to delivery of hotel coupons. Naturally, companies that send mission-critical consumer emails often turn to third-party firms like SendGrid to manage the delivery of millions of messages. Of course, as third parties that maintain trusted relationships with both consumers and corporations,… Read More

Can Wired Cities Outsmart Hackers?

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Can Wired Cities Outsmart Hackers?

Can Wired Cities Outsmart Hackers?

A monster storm is on a collision course with New York City and an evacuation is under way. The streets are clogged, and then it happens. Every traffic light turns red. Within minutes, the world’s largest polished diamond, the Cullinan I, on loan to the Metropolitan Museum of Art from the collection of the British… Read More

Should We Kill the Social Security Number?

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Should We Kill the Social Security Number?

Should We Kill the Social Security Number?

While tax season is still producing eye twitches around the nation, it’s time to face the music about tax-related identity theft. Experts project the 2014 tax year will be a bad one. The Anthem breach alone exposed 80 million Social Security numbers, and then was quickly followed by the Premera breach that exposed yet another… Read More

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