“Can you hear me now? Good!” A phrase that dominated national television ads for much of the first decade of the 2000’s. However, now that phrase is being used for a different purpose, with an end goal at stealing your identity.
It seems like every day there is a new organization that has fallen victim to a cyber security breach, compromising millions of personal records. As each breach becomes more complex than the rest, it becomes even more important to have solutions in place to help protect against these attacks. In an effort to combat breaches, individual states have begun to enact regulations to for threat prevention with New York becoming the latest, effective January 1, 2017. Our participants’ security is our top priority at InfoArmor®, so many of the regulation requirements that are being put in place by various states, have already been implemented at InfoArmor.
As we all prepare for another trip around the sun in 2017, the age old tradition of making New Year’s resolutions is brought to the forefront of daily life. While some will hold to their resolutions for the entire year, others for just a few days, it is important to consider your cyber security practices as we head into the new year.
As more details are released regarding the Yahoo breach, it is becoming more and more clear that this is the largest cyber-security breach in history, now affecting 1 billion accounts. While the initial breach was released publicly just a few months ago with more details being released in the past few weeks, InfoArmor® detected the breach in August 2016.
Another year has come and gone and once again we are in the midst of the busiest shopping season of the year, kicked off with last week’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday. While millions of Americans will continue to search for the best deals and on holiday shopping, identity thieves are also on the prowl for new victims. With the rise in participation on Cyber Monday, identity thieves have found new ways attract victims.
All across the globe people are “Going Green” to reduce emissions and our carbon footprint in an effort to protect the environment. However, many people don’t know that going green can also help to protect your identity by reducing the amount of personal information that is available to potential thieves looking for their next victim.
With the holiday season rapidly approaching, millions of Americans are making travel plans to spend time with friends and family. Last year nearly 47 million Americans traveled 50 miles or more during the Thanksgiving holiday1.
It’s everywhere. From buying a car or house to earning miles to be used on airlines or cruise ships, credit has become a part of everyday life. While most reward offers have a tagline of “upon approved credit” and limit the best offers to those with only the upper tier of credit scores, it is important to know what your credit score is and means and how it can be improved and maintained.