It should come as no surprise that small and medium-sized businesses are often more vulnerable to cyber attacks than large corporations. These businesses not only suffer from a lack of resources to protect themselves against cyber threats, but they also suffer from a lack of awareness that they could be targets of cyber criminals in the first place. More often than not, SMBs are more concerned with making payroll and getting their taxes filed versus implementing...Read More
It's hard to imagine a worse response to a data breach than Uber's: The ride-hailing company recently announced that in 2016 the company had a massive data breach in which the personal information of about 57 million users and drivers was exposed—and the company kept the data breach a secret and paid a $100,000 ransom.
"This is not what you do as a...Read More
Cyber Monday and Black Friday are right around the corner, and sales are expected to reach more than $682 billion, a 4 percent increase from last year.
The unfortunate reality is that scammers, too, are hoping to cash in on all the action. For the past three years, malware infections jumped by 99 percent from Black Friday to Christmas.
This potential fraud affects businesses small and large...Read More
Imagine this scenario: Your college-bound child applies for a car loan or credit card, but is turned down because of thousands of dollars in unpaid debt. Identity theft has struck again, and the resulting poor credit record will affect your child’s financial well-being for years.
Identity theft claims more than 15 million people in the United States, but it’s not just a problem for adults. Roughly 4 percent of identity theft...Read More
Cyber security took the hot seat at the fifth annual Privacy XChange Forum, where industry leaders gather to set the privacy agenda for the year.
More than 150 delegates came together in Lake Las Vegas to participate in sessions with some of the most influential global experts on cyber crime, including:... Read More
When you suspect you’re a victim of identity theft, the CyberScout Resolution Center is there to help restore your good name and credit.
But did you know that our experts also can help you take critical measures to protect your identity—and your family’s—before identity theft and related fraud strikes?
Certain situations and behaviors can put you at greater risk of cyber crime. Losing a...Read More
With less than eight months before the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into enforcement, there isn’t a moment to lose for subject companies. On May 25, 2018, inaction could cost up to 20 million euros or 4 percent of total worldwide annual revenue, whichever is higher.
To get you started, we’re sharing five tips from our GDPR Compliance Guide. After helping dozens of...Read More
The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) and CyberScout have released findings from a timely new study that reveals how people respond to a data breach. Their reactions: confusion, distrust, frustration, anger and anxiety.
When people were notified that their personal information was exposed in a data breach, nearly half (49 percent) were confused about what to do. Many (31.5 percent) didn’t know where to turn for help. Three...Read More
Equifax breach victims signing up for identity theft protection with LifeLock beware.
LifeLock is using Equifax credit reporting and monitoring services to protect customers from the Equifax breach, according to this story in The Los Angeles Times.
That's right. It's a conundrum. This isn'...Read More