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ALERT! Reboot Your Router NOW! – ALERT!

June 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

The FBI has issued an urgent warning and request to everyone who owns a home router to reboot the device to thwart a Russian cyber attack. Cisco security researchers at the company’s cyber intelligence unit...

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Breach Brief – Chili’s

May 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Popular restaurant chain Chili’s has issued a statement reporting a data breach of its payments system. According to the statement Chili’s became aware of the breach on May 11th of this year and admitted that...

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National Cyber Security Awareness Month

September 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). In recognition the African-American Cyber Report will be participating with the Department of Homeland Security to promote awareness of cyber security issues and personal safety online. Each...

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Chipotle restaurants have been hit by a major nationwide data breach of hits payments systems. The restaurant chain was infected with malware that stole customer payment data from March 24th-April 18th. According to the company hackers...

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A worldwide ransomware attack launched this past weekend hit computers in over 150 countries. The United States was less affected than other countries. Security experts estimated that the cyber attack crippled 200,000 computers in more than 150...

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Breach Brief – InterContinental Hotels

April 20, 2017 | 1 Comments

InterContinental Hotels Group announced today that its hotel chain has been hit by malware resulting in a massive data breach. The hotel chain was infected by malware in its payments systems. The malware was designed...

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Tax Season 2017 – Fighting Identity Theft

March 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

There are two seasons that cyber criminals celebrate; Christmas and tax season. African-Americans should understand that protecting themselves during this time is especially critical  A 2011 Federal Trade Commission national fraud survey revealed that African-Americans were...

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Breach Brief – Arby’s

February 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Eaten at an Arby’s lately? Well now is a good time to check your bank and credit card statements. Arby’s Restaurant Group reported that some of the payments systems at 1,000 corporate owned stores have...

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Holiday shopping for the best deal is a chore. Like most smart shoppers you use whatever tools you can find to get that great deal. But avoiding holiday scams is a real job and you...

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Breach Brief – Wendy’s

July 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

It seems that the Wendy’s data breach was worse than thought. The AACR first reported the data breach in January.  Now we are seeing the real damage. Wendy’s has admitted that the data breach was...

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