Data Breaches

A data breach is the intentional or unintentional release of secure information to an untrusted environment.  Typically, data breaches occur when databases containing sensitive customer or client information are hacked through flaws in network security.  In recent years we have seen many large retailers including Target, Home Depot, & T-Mobile, become data breach victims. This puts the client/customer who's information was compromised, at risk for identity theft.

IRS Reports New Data Breach

According to the IRS, on Tuesday, hackers attempted to breach their computer systems in an attempt to file fraudulent tax returns.  The thieves were attempting to gain access to E-File pin numbers which are used by some people to file their tax returns electronically.  The IRS stated on Tuesday that approximately 464,000 social security numbers

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Fitbit Hacking – Are Your Wearable Devices At Risk?

Some of the hottest holiday gifts this past season were the wearable fitness tracking devices such as Fitbit, Runtastic Orbit & Mio Fuse.  But apparently the hackers of the world were paying attention as well and there have been reports of Fitbit accounts and other wearable technology accounts being compromised.  This was not reported as

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Possible Dell Data Breach Being Reported

It appears that there may be another major data breach in the works. It’s being reported that many Dell customers are claiming to have been contacted by scammers who knew personal identifiable information that was part of a Dell database.  So far Dell is claiming that it has not bee hacked or breached but has

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What to Know about Data Breach Protection

Data Breach – What Is It? Data breach happens when one’s private identifying information including name, email address, address, debit or credit card data, driver’s license number, and SSN are put at risk either on paper or electronically. Electronic data breach may be in numerous forms such as spyware, malware, hacking, skimming, inside breach or

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