2018

February 13, 2018
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A new breed of phishing scam is hitting employers around the world-and it's targeting employees' paychecks.

Here's how a payroll phishing scam works:

Scammers create an authentic-looking email that appears to be sent from the employer. The employee receives an email requesting she click on a link, answer a few questions, or visit a website, where she will be directed to confirm her identity by providing their log-in... Read More
February 12, 2018
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Not to name names (cough, cough, Equifax), but it seems a particular data breach involving the sensitive information of 145.5 million people may have something to do with the spike in identity-related crimes reported in Javelin Strategy and Research’s 2018 Identity Fraud Study.

As if 2016’s record didn’t serve as warning enough, along comes 2017 with 1.3 million more people—...

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February 10, 2018
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There was a stunning cyberattack on a critical Middle Eastern infrastructure site recently and it hasn’t gotten the public scrutiny it deserves. Triton (A.K.A. Trisis), a new strain of ...

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February 7, 2018
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The Winter Olympics are coming up, and athletes from all over the globe are focusing on breaking records and winning gold. While the rest of the world watches the competitive glory unfold, there's another record-breaking event wrapping up, but this one is far from a winner.

The Identity Theft Resource Center and CyberScout analyzed last year's data in their 2017 Annual...

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February 6, 2018
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Identity theft and credit card fraud are on the rise. Advisory firm Javelin Strategy & Research reported a 16 percent increase in the “identity fraud incidence rate” in 2016, the highest since the firm started tracking in 2003. The result? A massive $16 billion of losses during a single year.

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February 2, 2018
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It was just one year ago that we changed our company name to reaffirm our mission to watch over clients in a dangerous world of pervasive cyber threats.

Now, we're excited to be recognized for efforts.

The latest issue of NAMIC's [IN]surance magazine is dedicated to the importance of branding and upholding brand...

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February 1, 2018
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The short answer to the above question is that in a perfect world, yes, you should not just have a PIN code (most tax returns require one)—you should be issued a new one every year.

The IRS estimated that it paid $239 million in “suspect” tax refunds in 2016. The good news: During the first nine months of 2016, the agency was able to stop 787,000 fraudulent returns totaling more than $4 billion. The bad news: the IRS has to...

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January 31, 2018
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The surge in breaches has employees demanding identity theft protection-and that presents an opportunity.

As companies continue to endure massive data breaches from hackers, employees are getting wise to the fact that the next Social Security number stolen and sold to the highest bidder could belong to them.

Responding to concerns from their own workforce, more businesses are offering identity theft protection services as a voluntary employee benefit. This trend represents an...

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January 31, 2018
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Just when you thought it was impossible to use a connected device without getting hacked2018 arrives with the discovery of an entirely new class of network vulnerability built into...

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January 31, 2018
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In this episode of “Stupid Things Organizations Do with Connected Devices,” we take a look at the U.S. Defense Department, which gave 2,500 Fitbit personal trackers to military personnel in 2013 to fight obesity.

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