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Breach Brief – Exactis

June 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Who is Exactis and what do they know about me? That is the question you need to be asking.  No, you haven’t heard of Exactis but they may have exposed some of your most personal information...

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Identity theft is big business. And if you have been paying attention you probably know that data theft is exploding globally, especially so in the U.S. According to the Identity Theft and Resource Center and CyberScout ...

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Experian Scans the Dark Web for Your Information

September 6, 2017 | 3 Comments

In case you haven’t heard there is such a thing as the dark web, This is the side of the Internet that is not where you want to go. Here is where the child molesters,...

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EMV is Coming! EMV is Coming!

September 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

October is EMV card month. And what is EMV? Currently there are 1.96 billion credit cards in circulation and they are about to change. Black people all over America are walking around with a credit or debit...

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Online Holiday Shopping Series #1

October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s November and the holiday shopping season is upon us again. The African American Cyber Report is launching a weekly series focusing on online holiday shopping. Each week through New Year’s Day we will investigate a different facet...

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African-Americans and Data Breaches

October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Why should black people worry about data breaches? Because the loss of data to cyber criminals is an exploding problem and awareness is the only way to protect yourself. Data is everywhere. Wherever you have used your...

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ALERT! Kmart & Dairy Queen Hacked ALERT!

October 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Alasdair James, President and Chief Member Officer of Kmart, announced on Thursday that the company’s payment systems were hacked. Kmart’s IT team detected the breach of store payment systems. A preliminary investigation revealed a deliberate...

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Home Depot, Another Careless Retailer

September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Its has become the largest POS hack in history. And the result is 56 million credit and debit cards have been compromised. And it seems this may have been completely preventable. First things first, if...

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ALERT! Home Depot Hacked ALERT!

September 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Home Depot is investigating a major data breach that looks like the Target stores cyber disaster. According to Krebs on Security  numerous banks reported seeing evidence that Home Depot stores could be the source of a massive new data...

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Protect Yourself from Data Breaches

August 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Data breaches are becoming far too common. And there is no single law that requires a company to tell their customers when, or if, such a data breach has occurred. As a result companies often...

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