When Going Out to Eat Gets You Hacked

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When Going Out to Eat Gets You Hacked

When Going Out to Eat Gets You Hacked

Going out to eat can have a significant impact on your finances, not only because it can suck the life out of your budget, but also because restaurants are popular data-breach targets. Patrons may have their payment information compromised in a couple of ways: There’s the smash-and-grab style of hackers, who infiltrate point-of-sale systems and… Read More

Even Hackers Worry About Getting Hacked

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Even Hackers Worry About Getting Hacked

Even Hackers Worry About Getting Hacked

Hackers have some of the best security knowledge out there, but that doesn’t mean they’re attack-proof: 88% of self-identified hackers surveyed at a recent security conference said they think their personally identifiable information is at risk of being compromised online. At the same time, the vast majority of those surveyed said they believe they’ll never… Read More

5 Things Identity Thieves Want You to Do

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5 Things Identity Thieves Want You to Do

5 Things Identity Thieves Want You to Do

Keeping your identity safe online and elsewhere is paramount in today’s highly digitized world. If you allow hackers to access information about you, it could result in a wiped-out bank account or a hacked email address, which will lead to major frustrations. As Chairman and Co-Founder of Credit.com and IDT911 Adam Levin believes, escaping identity thieves… Read More

Hackers Target the World Cup

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Hackers Target the World Cup

Hackers Target the World Cup

Hackers are planning to attack the FIFA World Cup, according to a report by Infosecurity Magazine. The article cited two hackers. One called Che Commodore spoke with Reuters and explained that the infamous hacker group Anonymous has already begun to look for weaknesses in World Cup-related websites it can exploit. Commodore said the group plans to execute Denial of Service attacks on high-profile sponsors… Read More

Netflix Users the Target of New Scam

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Netflix Users the Target of New Scam

Netflix Users the Target of New Scam

A security blogger recently reported a new phishing scam that could potentially reach millions of Americans: It involves Netflix. Jérôme Segura posted about the scam to Malwarebytes Unpacked on Feb. 28, reporting that scam emails are telling Neflix users their accounts may have been compromised and they should call a support hotline. In case you haven’t… Read More

The Hidden Danger After the Snapchat Hack

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The Hidden Danger After the Snapchat Hack

The Hidden Danger After the Snapchat Hack

Snapchat users face another potential threat to their privacy: online tools designed to help users determine if their name and phone number was among the 4.6 million compromised in a recent hack. Two tools — GS Lookup and Snapcheck.org — allow users to enter their username or phone number and find out if they made… Read More

Americans Worry More About Hacking Than Tracking

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Americans Worry More About Hacking Than Tracking

Americans Worry More About Hacking Than Tracking

When it comes to safety on the Internet, many people may be worried about who is looking at their data. From data brokers to the federal government, there are a number of organizations that have access to consumer information. Although breaking privacy laws is a major concern for users of the Web, keeping their personal and financial information… Read More

New Malware Steals Your Files … Forever

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New Malware Steals Your Files … Forever

New Malware Steals Your Files … Forever

It’s always a good idea to back up your computer files. But now, it’s a great idea. An especially nasty form of ransomware — known as CryptoLocker — was recently discovered, and it puts computer users at risk of losing their files forever. In most forms of ransomware, infected computers “freeze” and essentially are held… Read More

Consumers’ Credit Reports Hacked in 2011 Breach

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Consumers’ Credit Reports Hacked in 2011 Breach

Consumers’ Credit Reports Hacked in 2011 Breach

Last year, a hacking attack compromised the computer systems for the relatively small Abilene Telco Federal Credit Union in Texas, but the fallout was far more considerable than was originally thought. The data breach not only compromised customers’ account data, but also uncovered the bank’s login data with the credit monitoring bureau Experian, according to… Read More

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