In today’s digital age, data breaches and stolen personal data sold on the black market are the new normal. Early detection is critical to stopping identity thieves in their tracks.
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.
The personal and behavioral information of about 230 million consumers and the records of 110 million businesses were discovered left unprotected on a publicly accessible server that was used by data broker Exactis to house its database.
Under Armour is notifying about 150 million users of its MyFitnessPal product, a food and nutrition application and website, that their personal information was illegally accessed in a security breach in February 2018.
Hackers claim they have 5 million credit card and debit card numbers from Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks OFF 5TH and Lord & Taylor stores in North America.
Cyberthieves took the theft of U.S. consumers’ personal information to record levels in 2017. A ScoreSense® membership will allow you to regularly review your credit reports and scores – and alert you to changes in your credit file and suspicious activity involving your personal information.
In 2017, cyberthieves found treasure troves of Americans’ personal data in financial services, healthcare, social media companies and government agencies. The prevalence of breaches illustrates the importance of identity protection and credit monitoring.
Yahoo announced that ALL user accounts – 3 billion – were breached in 2013. The hackers obtained valuable personal information that doesn’t change. Helping our ScoreSense® members protect their credit information is our top priority.
Hackers who successfully breached Equifax obtained valuable personal information that doesn’t change. This data breach could potentially impact victims’ personal and financial information for months and years to come.
On September 7, 2017, Equifax, one of the three largest credit reporting bureaus in the nation, disclosed a massive data breach had occurred that potentially affects 143 million Americans – nearly two-thirds of the adult U.S. population.