Category Archives: Cybercrime

Equifax CEO testifies company took security seriously before its massive breach in response to scathing Senate report

Equifax Data Breach

The report also criticizes Equifax for not properly saving records of internal conversations about the breach. Employees used an internal chat service called Microsoft Lync, which was set to not preserve conversations. Although this is a typical data retention practice, companies often adopt different standards surrounding events that may lead to legal action, specifically enacting a “legal […]

Data Breach at Question-and-Answer Site Quora Affects 100 Million

  https://www.wsj.com/articles/data-breach-at-question-and-answer-site-quora-affects-100-million-1543896110?mod=hp_lista_pos2  The question-and-answer website Quora Inc. said Monday that hackers had broken into its network and gained access to data belonging to 100 million users. Quora detected the hack on Friday and is still investigating the incident. The company said that the hackers gained access to users’ names, email addresses and direct messages. […]

Report: ID thieves are exploiting USPS mail-scanning service, Secret Service warns

Tech watchdog Krebs on Security reports that the U.S. Secret Service sent an internal alert on November 6 warning that scammers are using the Informed Delivery feature “to identify and intercept mail, and to further their identity theft fraud schemes.” They also want to use the service to “surveil potential identity theft victims” on criminal forums, Krebs reports.    […]

Was your Facebook data shared with Cambridge Analytica? You can now find out

 On Monday, the social media giant began rolling out a “see how you’re affected” tool at the top of News Feeds to inform users if they’re among the tens of millions of people who had their data improperly harvested by Cambridge Analytica. http://money.cnn.com/2018/04/09/technology/facebook-data-tool-cambridge-analytica/index.html

The security of pretty much every computer on the planet has just gotten a lot worse

http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/04/opinions/security-of-nearly-every-computer-has-just-gotten-a-lot-worse-opinion-schneier/index.html  Is your personal data secure? As your financial data been compromised? One place to start is to check your credit reports for free at annualcreditreport.com.  we may be able to help at no cost to you.