Skimming is still a lucrative endeavor for thieves, as PayPal’s president found out the hard way. This unfortunate event reminds us that it doesn’t matter who you are, you can still be a target for the thieves.
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Part of our work at The Identity Theft Resource Center, and part of why we share our data with PRIVATE WiFi’s audience as well, is to help educate consumers on preventing and resolving data breaches.
That’s why we’re so proud of our first, recently released infographic.
It’s the latest in the wave of cyber attacks to hit American businesses.
Guests at some hotels managed by White Lodging Services Corporation – which include such brands as Marriott, Holiday Inn, and Sheraton – may have had their credit and debit card information stolen in a data breach that went on for most of 2013.
In a riveting article, The New York Times provides a detailed report unveiling how Eastern European hackers were able to gain access to financial and personal data for 110 million Target customers, with little trouble.
What do Major League Baseball, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Toys R Us, and Aeropostale have in common? You probably won’t want to know the answer if you’re a regular online shopper or visitor to these sites. That’s because they are among the very worst at protecting your password and online security!
Recently, a single security contractor at the Korean Credit Bureau, a risk management and fraud detection service, was able to download and steal consumer records of over 20 million people, from three of South Korea’s major credit card companies. That’s nearly half the population of South Korea!
In light of recent credit card fraud incidents at national retailers such as Target and Neiman Marcus, Americans are looking to alternative technology to the standard magnetic strip used on credit cards, widely used since the 1960s.
EMV includes a chip, where the data is encrypted and much harder to access or duplicate. It offers more protection to consumers and reduces fraud risks than the somewhat ancient magnetic strip technology. So it is for you?
As bad as it would be to lose your personal information, what if it came at a price tag of millions of dollars? According to a recent article in the Financial Times, this is exactly what has been happening in London over the last few months.
The infiltration of technology into our daily lives has changed the way we live. It has also changed the way crimes are being committed.
Keep reading to find out why non-violent crimes rates haven’t decreased, they have just changed.
Cyber grinches are shopping at WiFi hotspots this holiday season – and they’re seeking your sensitive information. And if 2013 is any indication — keep in mind Cyber Monday became the biggest online shopping day in history, racking up a record $2.29 billion in online sales — they’ll continue to make out like bandits. Find out how you can avoid becoming a holiday hotspot hacking victim when you shop online.
In 2011, the technology world was all abuzz with news of a new payment system which could turn your smartphone into a virtual wallet. Google was the first to come forward with their Google Wallet and they partnered with Visa and MasterCard to produce Near Field Communication systems in a limited number of smartphones.
Find out what the FDIC and other experts have to say about this service.