If you’re one of the 80% of working Americans who had your personal data exposed over the summer, you’re likely filled with a number of questions and a great deal of concern.
BY CHRISTIAN LEES, SPECIAL TO THIRDCERTAINTY
The most common credentials are a combination of username and password, but those have lost a good bit of their protective powers. Next-generation credentials also are edging toward a precarious place. Here’s what you need to know about the dangers of compromised credentials and how to mitigate those risks.
Mobile devices have become so prevalent in 2016 that most people can’t imagine life without their smartphone, laptop or tablet. While mobile devices have become such a common part of daily life with increased access to information and flexibility, they can also pose risks to your digital identity and financial wellness.
Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is information that can be used to distinguish or trace an individual's identity and provide the ammunition for a criminal to steal an identity. This includes name, date of birth, social security number, mother's maiden name to name a few. It is crucial to prioritize safeguarding your PII in order to keep your identity safe and reduce risk of identity theft.
In InfoArmor’s report, “Healthcare Is Under Attack,” our underground research team identified multiple instances where cyber criminals had infiltrated EHR systems and leveraged the compromised data for extortion and ransom. In this report by InfoArmor regarding further risks to the national healthcare infrastructure, InfoArmor has identified substantial infiltration by cyber criminals into peripheral systems.
Whether your kids are going into second grade or their senior year, digital threats are out there. Maintaining a strong layer of digital protection for your kids can be greatly enhanced by taking a few simple precautions:
Online shopping has become a staple in peoples lives, in fact, its estimated that online shopping will account for $370 Billion by next year1. However, online shopping can pose risks to your digital and financial well being, between fake website, viruses and phishing scams, cyber criminals are actively trying to hack your information.
In early March 2016, the InfoArmor Threat Intelligence Team investigated several targeted cyber-attacks against select US-based healthcare institutions. The bad actors are claiming that they have exfiltrated more than 3TB of data that contain sensitive PII that clearly distinguish the patients along with other confidential medical data.
Summer time travel is upon us. Traveling can lead to increased exposure of your information. In fact, 30% of travelers have experienced identity theft while traveling or know someone who has1.
It seems like data breaches are happening every day and that is because they are. Breach Level Index tracks publically disclosed breaches every year. Their results for the year 2014 created a nickname, “The Year of the Data Breach” due to large-scale cyber-attacks that resulted in record-braking breaches of enterprises, customer and employee data.