Posts tagged Identity Theft
Today we are proud to announce iDefend Business, the industry’s first complete identity theft protection program that is specifically designed to protect entrepreneurs and their businesses against business identity theft and fraud.
Business identity theft has recently become a huge problem, and it is wreaking havoc on businesses and business owners. Business owners have significantly increased risks because their personal information, credit, and finances are so closely intertwined with their business. The potential impact of business identity theft can be devastating to the business owner personally, and vice versa.
You can check out the seriousness of this problem by looking over some of More >
If you own or manage a business today, you better be paying attention to the risks with cyber-security and identity theft. The trends continue to point to the risks and threats businesses and organizations of all types now face in the digital age. If you haven’t ever heard of or considered the risks with ”data breaches”, and other key phrases like ”information security compliance”, now would be a good time to start listening.
Verizon’s 2010 Data Breach Report (released on Apr 19) found that the number of data breaches quintupled from 2009, and at the same time discovered that cyber-criminals have shifted their attention smaller businesses. The number of incidents in More >
The holidays are here and shoppers are out (and in) in full force. It seems as the years go by, online shopping is becoming the ideal way to get your loved ones, and yourself, gifts for the holidays. Cyber-Monday is growing every year with deals getting better than those offered on black Friday. Retailers are offering deals online that you just can’t get in the stores.
I still go out on black Friday, but it is more of a nostalgic thing. I like to watch people go crazy and reminisce about the good old days when shoppers would trample each other More >
A new threat has been discovered that is spreading rapidly though email. The email includes a message that asks the user to test their computer to see if it will be able to run Windows 7.
The email contains a .zip file which has the “Windows Upgrade Advisor” inside. If you run the program what you will actually get is a Trojan that steals passwords from your computer as well as other important information.
The Trojan will also open a backdoor to allow the download of other malicious software.
What You Need to Do:
- Do not open emails from people or organizations you do More >
So, you have your anti-virus, firewall and anti-spyware installed. You have a hardware firewall on your router. You computer is fully updated to prevent zero-day attacks. You keep your wallet chained to you at all times and never leave your credit cards anywhere. You shred ALL your important papers and documents and store the ones you can’t shred in a locked safe. Your identity is safe…right? Think again.
Just when you thought you knew all the ways thieves steal your information, something pops up that takes us all by surprise. Copy machines. That’s right, copy machines are your new threat. Since More >
It seems like over the years we have to buy new computers to keep up with the changing technology in our world. It’s actually quite nice to always have a new machine; the problem with getting a new computer is that you have to figure out what to do with the old one. If you are like me, then you end up with old computers in your basement just taking up space.
Should you just throw it away? No! There are actually a few general laws that state that you shouldn’t just throw out your old electronics because they can be More >
Don’t you hate it when you go to pay your health bill only to find that someone used your name and social security number to get a $12,000 liposuction procedure?
What, this has never happened to you? Well, if you’re not careful, it may.
Sierra Morgan of Modesto, CA., had her medical identity stolen and the thief racked up that $12,000 bill.
Shortly after opening a health care credit account to get braces for her teeth, a thief stole the account. Morgan didn’t learn about the crime until she logged in to pay the bill and saw the charge.
Medical identity theft is not More >
I would like to talk about a story that hit locally. It concerns a growing trend in “Skimming”. Just the other day a device that records credit card and debit card information was found in a 7-Eleven gas pump. Authorities say the device could have been there for over 60 days.
What is even more disturbing is that someone would have had to take the gas pump apart to hide the device inside where it was found. Investigators say that the management and employees were not involved. So how did this person do this without having record of it in the More >