NextAdvisor Blog - Identity Guard

Is Anthem AllClear ID Credit Monitoring and Identity Protection Enough?

A little over one week after announcing its data system had been breached, exposing the information of up to 80 million U.S. citizens, Anthem has followed up on its promise to provide free identity protection and credit monitoring to those affected. The health insurance giant has chosen
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Anthem Breach: Identity Protection Tips You Need to Know

Identity theft protection is never something that should fall by the wayside, but in the aftermath of a huge data breach like the one currently unfolding for Anthem right now, the need to protect yourself comes into sharp focus. Whenever a major data breach is reported, many
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Anthem Hack Exposes 80 Million Individuals: How to Protect Yourself

Health insurance provider Anthem announced late Wednesday, Feb. 4 that it had experienced a massive security breach which exposed the information of up to 80 million of its current and former customers, as well as employees. A letter sent to customers by email and posted on the
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Child Identity Theft: Should You be Concerned?

Several hospitals in Pennsylvania made a recent decision regarding a time-long New Year's tradition that turned some heads. Although it's common for the first babies born on Jan. 1 to have their names published in local newspapers, hospitals in the Richmond, PA area decided to skip out.
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4 Reasons Why You Should Buy Identity Theft Protection

Responses to security breaches from retailers, restaurant chains and other companies have followed a similar script since Target was breached during Thanksgiving weekend in 2013. The company issues a statement, promises customers or employees that they will not be held responsible for fraudulent charges and offers those
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Home Depot Data Breach Just Got Worse: What This Means For You

Home improvement retailer Home Depot has been in the news a lot recently due to a massive payment card data breach, and it looks like things are only getting worse. The company announced Thursday that in addition to the 56 million credit and debit cards that were
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Fidelity Attacked by JPMorgan Chase Hackers: What You Need to Know

Investigators with the FBI and the U.S. Secret Service believe that Fidelity Investments was the victim of a cyber attack perpetrated by the same people who hacked JPMorgan Chase. According to the Wall Street Journal, an investigation has revealed that 13 financial firms in the U.S. were
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Holiday Shopping and Data Breaches: How to Keep Your Identity Safe

Heading into the holiday shopping season, you are probably worried about the safety of your personal data as you pick up gifts and the other essentials this time of year. Who can blame you for worrying? Last November during the height of Black Friday holiday shopping, Target
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Jimmy John's and Signature Systems Inc. Breach Confirmed

Sandwich lovers across the country, take heed: popular chain Jimmy John's has just confirmed it suffered a data breach over the summer. After an investigation, which began on July 30, 2014, the company announced on September 24th that more than 200 of its 2,000 stores nationwide were
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Home Depot Offers Free AllClear ID Membership – How Does It Stack Up Against the Competition?

As data breaches have become a sad reality for numerous retailers and other service providers across the country, many have scrambled to rebuild their customers' lost trust. One way companies like Target, Community Health Services and — most recently — Home Depot have done this is to offer customers
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