Anthem Insurance Offers Free Credit Monitoring After Hacker Breach
Feb25

Anthem Insurance Offers Free Credit Monitoring After Hacker Breach

There’s more news about the massive hacker breach of Anthem Insurance – the second largest insurance company in the U.S. – and now victim of the largest breach in history with up to 80,000,000 people affected. Hackers were able to steal a single password that unlocked the complete Anthem database of customers (and as it turns out now – even non-customers). What a mess… This breach is the worst on record....

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Identity Thieves Love the Holidays – Don’t Fall Victim to Them
Mar12

Identity Thieves Love the Holidays – Don’t Fall Victim to Them

Cyber Monday sales in 2013 hit an all-time high, with consumers spending 20.6 percent more than in 2012, according to IBM. Unfortunately, cyber thieves are cashing in on this holiday shopping as well by preying on distracted shoppers. Norton’s Cybercrime index reached a near-record level of 121 the week after Thanksgiving, with spam comprising 56 percent of all email sent. Norton reports that almost 90 percent of identity theft...

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Digital Pickpockets: The New Threat to Your Identity
Oct22

Digital Pickpockets: The New Threat to Your Identity

No matter how aware you are about safeguarding personal belongings and confidential information, you don’t have complete control. Now you need to worry about digital pickpockets swiping your credit card information during your subway commute or when pumping gas at a rest stop. Los Angeles County law enforcement recently found two credit card skimmers at gas station pumps in Temple City, CA, KABC-TV reports. Skimming is the...

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Citibank Commercials: Funny!

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Wells Fargo, eBay, and Bank of America Are Scam Targets
Jun10

Wells Fargo, eBay, and Bank of America Are Scam Targets

CNET News – March 11, 2002 Masquerade is becoming a popular game online. Scam artists are getting smart, and you’ve got to be smarter. Wells Fargo, eBay, and Bank of America have all had problems with criminals sending out emails masquerading as coming from the company. They hope clueless users will click from the email to a bogus web site and enter in critical data like SSNs, passwords, and account numbers. The payoff is...

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