Posts Tagged 'identity theft'

The proliferation of mobile devices means that we can work or play online from almost anywhere, so it’s no surprise that public Wi-Fi networks have become more common. From hotels and coffee shops, to universities and city centers, Wi-Fi is widely available, but is connecting to these networks safe? If you were carrying on a […]

Over the past few years, we’ve seen a handful of data breaches at the nation’s leading retailers, restaurants, hobby shops and more. These breaches were typically due to cybercriminals’ hacking of companies’ point of sales systems. As the breaches grew in severity, companies’ internal cybersecurity efforts within these industries thankfully increased, leading to a decrease […]

United States tax records tell the story of your previous-year finances and contain some of your most sensitive personal data. For most of us, having these files in cybercriminals’ hands would be a nightmare. For more than 100,000 American households this tax season, it was a reality. A recent security incident involving the IRS application, […]

You’d think that it would be as easy as pie to avoid getting reeled in by a phishing scam. After all, all you need to do is avoid clicking on a link inside an email or text message. How easy is that? A phishing scam is a message sent by a cybercriminal to get you […]

If The Beatles’ song “The Taxman” rings true, we are all employees of the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS). I’m skeptical of that claim. Yes, this administration that gives every taxpayer’s heart a little stress test in mid-April employs a lot of people. No debate there. But the IRS is about to get a […]