Identity theft and tax fraud go hand in hand. And because the 2017 Equifax data breach exposed the social security numbers and other key personal data of millions of Americans – it’s much easier for identity thieves to get their hands on your hard-earned tax refunds – and wreak havoc on your credit and finances … Read more
Attention, online shoppers! Identity thieves are banking on you, and your credit, to be easy prey. Cyber Monday is prime time for identity thieves to get in on the online action. Knowing what to watch for, where the potential risks are and how to take charge of your credit can help keep your identity from being … Read more
On July 25, 2018, identity theft protection firm, LifeLock, reported that a bug on its website could have been exploited to reveal the email addresses of millions of customers – leaving them vulnerable to attacks from identity thieves using “phishing” campaigns, which are targeted attempts to steal sensitive information in order to swindle specific victims. … Read more
Retailers have grabbed the lion’s share of data breach headlines in the first half of 2018. Macy’s, Adidas, Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord & Taylor, Kmart, Sears and Under Armour all suffered breaches in which the personal data of their customers was hacked or exposed. Here’s a look at notable security breaches thus far.