Tag "data breach"

Laptops Hiding Secret Keyloggers

Keyloggers are malicious computer functions allowing hackers to track everything you type into your computer or laptop. Now you see why this can put a user into a very dangerous situation with their personal identity all over one’s personal computer. Criminals or malware can

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Ransomware Blamed for Hospitals Shutting Down Systems

An NHS hospital trust which was forced to shut down systems and cancel operations as a result of a cyberattack has revealed that a ransomware infection was the source of the problem. The cyberattack against Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS

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US Department of Housing and Urban Development Data Breach

A Fargo, North Dakota woman received a letter from public housing saying she was at risk of identity theft. It was a result of a US Department of Housing and Urban Development data breach and now she’s worried for her

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CryptXXX Ransomware Improved, Rakes in $45,000 in 3 Weeks

The latest version of the scam scourge known as CryptXXX, raked in more than $45,000 (£34,344) in less than three weeks. Victims have few options for recovering data other than paying $500 fee. RELATED: Phony OSHA Scam Halts Target of New Small

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Fraudsters Use Breached Credit Cards on Apple Pay

A recent discovery of fraud perpetrated through the Apple Pay system has been causing the tech company trouble. The payment system has been hit with a wave of fraudulent transactions, mostly through Apple’s stores themselves, using credit card information stolen

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Anthem Blue Cross Cyber Attack

FTC – Last week the health insurer Anthem Blue Cross data breach affected more than 80 million customers. This week, we’re updating you on the scam artists who are sending phony “Anthem” emails that pretend to help customers, but actually phish for their

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Online Fraud Prevention Tips To Know

Make Use Of – You can do everything right and still have your identity stolen. If 2014 has taught us anything about security, it’s this: you cannot trust companies to keep your data safe. That doesn’t mean you should stop using

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Kmart Fraud – CEO Calms Customers on Payment System Breach

In a recent statement released on the Kmart website, CEO Alasdair James expressed comfort and raised caution to Kmart members by highlighting Kmart’s “investigation working with a leading IT security firm.” But is that enough to keep customers feeling financially safe? What more can Kmart do

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Backoff Malware Breach Continues

(Forbes) – Data breach has now hit six large companies, including top franchises Kmart, Dairy Queen and JP Morgan Chase. Recently Dairy Queen announced that 400 store locations had been compromised by Backoff malware. This seems to be an ongoing battle with hackers, and your personal finances. Here

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