Identity Theft

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  • Hit the Road, but Protect Yourself and Private Data During Your Travels

    Travel can create lasting memories, but you don’t want yours to be nightmares about identity theft. Consider taking some proactive measures to minimize your risks before you head out on your spring break adventure or that winter cruise. Don’t Leave Home with an Outdated Operating System  If you have a laptop or tablet, it’s probably […] Read more

  • Using the Right Tools Can Help You Strike Back at Phishing Emails

    Several months ago, a convincing phishing scam started popping up in inboxes across the U.S. Chuck Fordham was reaching out to share a large Dropbox file. Do you know Chuck Fordham? Neither do we, but he grabbed our attention with one of the best-crafted phishing emails we’ve seen in a long time. Such phish bait […] Read more

  • 4 Big Myths About Protecting Your Private Information in a Natural Disaster

    Whenever a disaster hits, the risk to your personally identifiable information (PII) increases dramatically. Wind, rain, or flooding can destroy vital documents. Important papers can also be swept up or blown away. The good news is that you can take steps to help lock down your PII before it goes airborne. But, don’t be fooled […] Read more

  • Where You Sleep for the Holidays Could Affect Your Data Safety

    Dorothy was right. There’s no place like home. It’s where many of us feel like our personal information is safe. So if you’re one of the many Americans who travel during the holiday season, add data security to your packing list and lock down your sensitive information. You’ll sleep easier on the road, even when […] Read more

  • Hollywood Hackers Target Schools with Threats of Violence and Ransom Demands

    It’s not often that a school district in Montana or Iowa finds itself connected to a Hollywood studio, but these entities have all become targets for an aggressive hacker group that demands ransom for stolen data. The name Dark Overlord is notorious throughout the data security world. This international hacker group has claimed credit for […] Read more

  • Heading Home for The Holidays? Watch Out for Holiday Hackers.

    Lots of people travel during the holidays. Your trip could be around the world or just across town. In either case, you don’t want the headaches of lost personal data to hound you on your journey. Rental cars, airport documents, and even browsing your phone at the departure gate can present data risks you don’t […] Read more

  • FBI, IRS, USPS, Secret Service Work Together to Stop Identity Thieves

    October’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month often focuses on how you can boost your data security. Taking steps yourself is smart, but did you know that numerous government and local law enforcement agencies are also working hard to stop identity fraud? The Secret Service plays a major role in tracking down cyber thieves both at home […] Read more

  • Better Protect Your Identity with These 5 Quick Steps

    This October marks National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), and we think it’s the ideal time for an identity checkup—yours! Take These Five Simple Steps Think about it. Is your identity security worth a few minutes of your time? Absolutely! Here are five quick actions that can help lock down some key elements of your identity. […] Read more

  • Teen Sucked Dry 800 Unemployment Benefit Accounts. His Reward? Years in Jail

    His honest work history would have been too brief to earn unemployment compensation, but law enforcement officials say that didn’t stop 19-year-old Miami resident Phyllistone Termine from filing over 800 claims for benefits and raking in $1,019,859. On July 27, Termine was sentenced to 54 months in prison followed by years of supervised release. Court […] Read more

  • Game of Thrones, Other Files Leaked in New HBO Hack. Even the Company Can’t Tell How Big It Was.

    It’s been a rough week at HBO. On Monday, the company alerted employees to a major data loss. By Friday morning, an unaired episode apparently stolen from Mumbai-based distributor Star India was posted online. The question of how deep the two breaches go is one that has everyone scratching their heads—including HBO executives. A copyright […] Read more