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September 7, 2018
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Greater than 50%. 

Those are the odds your important personally identifying information (PII) was exposed in the 2017 Equifax data breach. You are forgiven, if the September 2017 announcement of the breach now seems like ancient history, but it’s critical you don’t let your guard down.

Your PII is still—and will always be—in the hands of criminals after the free year of credit monitoring from Equifax expires. That data could include:...

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September 3, 2018
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Did you hear about the partnership between Google and MasterCard? The online search and advertising giant is working with the credit card company to connect offline purchases to online browsing in a move that would significantly bolster the Google Adwords advertising platform.

A recent Bloomberg article detailed how Google has paid million of dollars for access to Mastercard’s customer data, including the time and location of their purchases.

While...

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August 29, 2018
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After an historic wipeout, Facebookstock was up 2.5 percent Monday on news first reported by the Wall Street Journal that the company is looking into ways to incorporate users' financial...

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August 26, 2018
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Register now for CyberScout's webinar on the new PIPEDA requirements that bring Canadian breach laws into close alignment with the General Data PRotection Regulation in the EU.

Originally enacted in 2000, Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act has long contained a voluntary breach notification...

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August 24, 2018
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News of an attempted voter database hack announced earlier this week was a false alarm, the Democratic National Committee announced this morning.

It was initially thought that hackers had used a spearphishing attack to acquire user credentials and access to the DNC’s voter database, an approach that closely mirrored a similar hack announced earlier this week by Microsoft. That exploit originated with the Russian government. It was later found to be a simulation...

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August 22, 2018
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Microsoft Corp. announced that it identified and took action against recent Russian hacking attempts ahead of the upcoming 2018 midterm elections.

The attacks seemed to be focused on conservative think tanks which have been critical of Russian activities, including the International Republican Institute (which counts Sen. John McCain as a member) and the Hudson Institute, which has raised concerns about kleptocracy in Russia and cybersecurity.

Microsoft has publicly stated that...

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August 20, 2018
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Technology giant Google is facing a lawsuit following the recent revelation that they track iPhone and Android users regardless of their privacy settings.

The suit was filed on August 17 in response to an Associated Press investigation that confirmed various popular apps were tracking and storing user location, despite providing a help page that told users they wouldn’t be tracked: “[w]ith Location...

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August 16, 2018
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Fraudulent email attacks have become a ubiquitous security threat to businesses all over the world. More than nine out of 10 cyber attacks begin with phishing.[1]

Legitimate-looking phishing emails are the most effective way to deliver ransomware and to trick employees into transferring money or providing login credentials. Four percent of employees will click on a phishing email, and it only takes one click to unleash damage to your business.[2...

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August 15, 2018
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It’s long been known that organizations need to exercise extreme caution when jettisoning old office equipment, especially if it has built-in memory—and that it’s even more crucial to bear in mind that hackers can utilize digital or carbon-based memory.

An Israeli-based company recently found another way older communication devices—and new versions of older technology—...

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August 8, 2018
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Not since the late '90s when dotcom mania prevailed has there been such blue-sky potential, frantic excitement, and widespread misconception as currently surrounds blockchain technology.

Cryptocurrency fortunes have been...

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