Posts Tagged 'identity theft'

Not too long ago I discussed a big change coming to your credit and debit cards—the Chip and PIN system. Overall, the change is a good one: it gives consumers credit cards armed with small, hard-to-copy computer chips and an updated, far more secure method of payment. But far more secure doesn’t mean it’s completely […]

Intel® Security today released The Hidden Data Economy report, which provides examples of how different types of stolen data is being packaged and offering prices for each type of data. Intel Security Group’s McAfee Labs organization examined pricing for stolen credit and debit card data, bank account login credentials, stealth bank transfer services, online payment […]

That was the message I got from a CEO when we presented evidence that their organization had been compromised and the attackers had been free to roam for months, resulting in the theft of terabytes worth of data. Actually, the exact words were “So we’ve been hacked, eh? Well, it’s Friday afternoon now so I […]

As the nights get longer and Halloween approaches, it’s natural for our minds to drift toward the things that lurk in the shadows, particularly those in the unsavory recesses of the Internet. That’s why it’s so fitting that National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is always in October. Since its inception under the leadership of the […]

Listen up parents: live streaming is the latest trend that you need to get your heads around. Not only are there privacy issues that you need to understand so you can keep your kids safe but live streaming may just explain why your Internet usage is spiraling upwards! To ensure we’re are all up to […]