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Facebook Hack Exposes 50 Million Users

Facebook hack exposes personal information of 50 million users. Not even the internet giant Facebook is immune to modern data security breaches. The Facebook hack was announced on September 28th and said to have compromised the personal information of nearly 50 million users. This particular breach is on par with the Uber Data Breach that affected nearly 57 million users last year. Facebook discovered the breach this week and per Mark Zuckerberg; “This is a really serious security issue and [...]

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LifeLock Standard Price Drop!

For a limited time, the LifeLock Standard membership is being offered at just $7.99 per month! There is no better time than now, to get started with LifeLock identity theft protection services. For just 1 month, LifeLock is offering this exclusive deal when using our promotional code LLDEALS. Personal information is being compromised on a weekly basis, such as the Under Armor data breach which happened in March. As a result of this, it has become almost a necessity to have personal [...]

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Under Armour Data Breach Affects 150 Million

The latest Under Armour data breach affected 150 Million. The company Under Armour has a number of products in its lineup. Included in that, is an application called MyFitnessPal which allows users to track their fitness and nutritional information. The app is hugely popular, with 150 million users, who were unfortunately victim to this particular data breach. As a result of the Under Armour data breach, things like usernames, email addresses and passwords were compromised. The company is reporting that [...]

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2018 Tax Season – Stay Safe!

Protect your Social Security number during the 2018 tax season! The 2018 tax season has arrived, and once again, identity thieves are after your Social Security number. As we covered in one of our previous articles, tax-related identity theft protection, someone can use your stolen SSN to file a tax return in your name. While doing this, they can claim a fraudulent refund without you even knowing it happened! Not all identity theft results in tax-related identity theft. However, it [...]

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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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