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June 30, 2016
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Summer storms can turn deadly in an instant. Taking steps now can help keep identity thieves at bay while you focus on protecting your family. Learn more in this infographic about the potential risk in your region, what kind of information is vulnerable and how to guard against identity thieves.

June 29, 2016
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By Roger Yu

Most company senior executives and board members have no clue how to gauge the full scope of financial trauma engendered by a major network breach.

How does one calculate the value of lost trust of customers who take their patronage elsewhere after a well-publicized cyber attack, for instance?

Lost future sales generally are not accounted for in calculating cyber attack costs. A lack of planning for such variables potentially could cost companies significantly more...

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June 27, 2016
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By Constance Brinkley-Badgett

Phone scammers often pretend to be debt collectors, election or IRS officials — heck, they’ve even pretended to be you calling you to scam yourself. Now they’re pretending to be the FBI in hopes of swindling you out of some cash and possibly your personal information as well.

The FBI’s Philadelphia field office issued a warning Wednesday saying a phone scam that fakes the FBI’s...

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June 25, 2016
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How bad has the ransomware problem become? The state auditor of Ohio held a news conference because local government agencies keep falling for ransomware attacks. And a firm that tracks domain activity found a 3,500 percent increase in ransomware-related domain name registrations in the past quarter. Hackers love to cut and paste, so imitation is the surest sign that something is working.

Recall the high-profile, alarming ransomware attacks...

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June 24, 2016
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Some passwords are funny. Some are pretty weird. Some can be a math problem. Many can be laughably easy to hack (I give you “dadada, ”“qwerty,” “password” and”123qwe” to name a few.) — or very tricky. But one thing is for sure, they are never really 100 percent hack proof.

Earlier this month, news broke that a significant number of Twitter passwords had been compromised and were being offered to anyone willing to fork over 10 bitcoins, or roughly $6,...

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June 24, 2016
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Federal agents uncovered a massive international identity theft scheme that victimized thousands of people. Authorities arrested four people, accusing them of using a sophisticated operation that involved stealing identities and producing fake shell companies that could apply for high-balance credit cards. The sprawling conspiracy involved many millions of dollars, authorities say. Court documents say the group would bill credit card companies for payments to...

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