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Breach Brief – Marriott Starwood

November 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Marriott Hotel chain announced a massive data breach involving 500 million customers worldwide. According to company officials for the past four years an unauthorized party had access to credit card numbers and expiration dates, passport...

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ALERT! – New Banking Scam – ALERT!

November 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Yet another banking scam is hitting consumers. Cyber criminals are using a combination of fake text messages and card-less ATMs to rip-off  unsuspecting consumers. According to Krebs on Security the scam has hit big for the...

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Breach Brief – HSBC Bank, Radisson Hotel Group

November 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

U.S. customer of HSBC bank are being alerted to a data breach that compromised customer information. The bank has reported no signs of fraud. Based in London, U.K., HSBC says only U.S. customers are affected....

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Breach Brief – Government Payment Service Inc.

September 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Government Payment Service Inc, doing business as GovPayNow.com has suffered a data breach reaching back to 2012. The service accepts online payments for over 2,300  local governments in 35 states. It handles payments for court-ordered...

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Breach Brief – Macy’s, Adidas

July 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Macy’s department stores has reported a data breach of customer data. The breach affects Macy’s online customers and exposed names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, birthdays, and credit and debit card numbers with expiration dates....

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Cyber criminals have developed a new scam targeting your cell phone. Known as the ‘port-out scam’ criminals are are using stolen information to trick cell phone carriers into transferring legitimate phone numbers to new devices....

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Breach Brief – TIO Networks

December 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

TIO Networks, owned by PayPal has suffered a data breach that may have compromised the personally identifiable  information or PII of up to 1.6 million customers. TIO suspended operations on November 10th to investigate “security...

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Breach Brief – Wendy’s, Centene

January 31, 2016 | 1 Comments

January 29, 2016 Wendy’s Yet another point-of-sale system appears to have been hacked. Wendy’s fast food restaurant reports that its POS system has come under suspicion for a possible breach of customer card data. Wendy’s...

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Understanding Medical Data Breaches

September 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Medical data breaches are constantly in the news.  According to iHealthBeat.org 1 in 10 U.S. residents have been impacted by a medical data breach. It is highly likely that millions of African-Americans have been the...

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August 24, 2015  IRS Breach The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) widened the scope of the breach first announced in May. The government agency is saying that as many as 390,000 taxpayers are now at risk. The...

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