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

Top U.S. Banks Hit With Massive Hacking Attacks

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Top U.S. Banks Hit With Massive Hacking Attacks

Top U.S. Banks Hit With Massive Hacking Attacks

Some of the largest and best-known banks in the country were recently targeted by hacking attacks that crippled their websites, and experts say these could be the biggest attacks ever. In the days since Sept. 19, the websites for Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, U.S. Bank and PNC Bank have all been hit… Read More

The Great iPhone ID Caper: What Really Happened?

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The Great iPhone ID Caper: What Really Happened?

The Great iPhone ID Caper: What Really Happened?

If you’re someone who cares about your privacy, these are indeed strange times. When everything from your iPhone to your iPad (and every derivation in between) is secretly tracking your every move from behind its colorful screen, when advertisers gather enough information about you to know you’re pregnant even before your parents do, it’s clear… Read More

iPhone 5: How to Keep It Secure

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iPhone 5: How to Keep It Secure

iPhone 5: How to Keep It Secure

With Apple’s anticipated announcement Wednesday that it is rolling out the fifth edition of its wildly popular iPhone, we can expect to see more lines of avid Appleheads queuing up outside Apple stores around the country, waiting to become the first ones to get their hands on the shiny new devices. But could there also… Read More

This Week in Credit News: Hackers & ID Thieves

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This Week in Credit News: Hackers & ID Thieves

This Week in Credit News: Hackers & ID Thieves

The biggest news this week revolves around hackers and identity theft as Apple IDs and one woman’s Medicare card were exposed to the world. A DNC Flub Puts a Woman’s Identity at Risk Last night, in the midst of former President Bill Clinton’s speech at the Democratic National Convention, the camera cut away to an… Read More

Hacked Companies Fight Back

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Hacked Companies Fight Back

Hacked Companies Fight Back

In recent months, several organizations — large and small — have been hit by hacking attacks by Internet collectives, and now many of those victims are choosing to fight back. Hacking has become a major concern for a number of companies that protect troves of sensitive data, and there is a new method that many… Read More

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