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Prevent Email Phishing Scams

Get up to speed on email phishing scams and how to protect yourself. What are phishing scams? Email phishing scams are one of the most common cyber attacks in use today. Phishing is a long time social engineering tactic used to trick people into giving up information the attacker wants. The term “phishing” is a play on the actual word, fishing. The attacker being the fisherman, attempting to lure their victim with the email as the bait. The attacker will pretend to [...]

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Uber Data Breach Affects 57 Million

The latest Uber data breach affected 57 million driver and rider accounts. The popular ride sharing company Uber is the latest victim of increasing cyber-security threats. The Uber data breach reportedly occurred in 2016, being concealed for a year without the public knowing. This alone is reason for concern, since the company appears to have made an attempt at not letting the sensitive information out. Multiple reports are claiming that Uber tried to payoff the “hackers” in the amount of [...]

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Equifax Data Breach Affects Over 145 Million

Millions of consumers affected by the Equifax data breach. If you have a credit report, then you are likely affected by the Equifax data breach. Cyber criminals have been using the stolen information to apply for credit cards, mortgages, student loans, and more. Equifax is one of the largest credit reporting agencies and this breach significantly raises the risk of identity theft for consumers. The personal data acquired from the Equifax data breach includes names, Social Security numbers, addresses, birth [...]

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Tax Related Identity Theft Protection

Tax Related Identity Theft Every year, identity thieves are ramping up their operations around tax season in order to steal tax refunds. Tax related identity theft has been growing, along with identity theft in general, in large percentages for many years. A persons Social Security Number (SSN) is the key to the fraud. Vulnerable people may not know until it is too late. An identity thief could have stolen a SSN months in the past, only to use it this [...]

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