For all the talk about 2017’s massive data breaches, 2016 is retrospectively shaping up to be a bigger year than previously thought. On November 21, Uber announced that hackers stole the personal data of 50 million of its customers and 7 million of its drivers. Sadly, the announcement came 13 months after the actual breach.
At the formation of every business, there is an important question one should ask above any other: “why?” Why do we do what we do? What is our purpose? Why do we get out of bed in the morning? For InfoArmor, the answer is a simple one.
We all know the feeling. You have just found the perfect new car, in your price range, with all the features on your wish list. However, the day is just beginning as the next few hours will be spent negotiating with the dealership and signing dozens of documents to complete the financing and transaction.
A new phishing and social engineering scam has emerged. Scammers are targeting companies and causing internal data, including employee credentials (logins and passwords) to be compromised and ultimately exposed.
As we become more reliant on technology, such as a smartphone, we open ourselves to different forms of identity fraud. According to a 2012 Javelin Strategy and Research study, social media users are twice as likely to become a victim of identity theft as people that do not utilize social media. Additionally, smartphone users have a 33% higher risk for identity theft than the average consumer.