Identity Theft Protection
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Eddie Bauer Reports Payment Card Breach: Should You Worry?
Customers who visited an Eddie Bauer location in the U.S. or Canada between Jan. 2 and July 17, 2016 should be on alert, as the company admitted in an Aug. 18 press release to an intrusion of its point-of-sale systems at all locations in North America. Upon detection of the malware, Eddie Bauer worked with […]
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Cyber Fatigue: The Risks of Weariness to Data Breaches
Cybersecurity should be a top concern of all businesses and organizations worldwide, but unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. We’ve seen evidence recently that nobody is untouchable, from political parties like the Democratic National Committee to major corporations like Sony and Target to the government itself. Newly leaked files point to strong evidence that the […]
MICROS Point-of-Sale Systems Hit by Data Breach: 330K Merchants Vulnerable
Something many data breaches that happen at retailers, restaurants and hotels have in common is that hackers accessed their systems and scored customer credit card data by exploiting a third-party connection. For example, the famous Target megabreach was perpetrated through stealing the company’s heating and air conditioning vendor’s credentials. Hackers use these vulnerabilities in third-party […]
What Is Identity Theft Anyway?
Identity theft occurs when someone uses your personal information, such as your Social Security number, name or credit card number, without your permission, to commit fraud or other crimes. A thief could take out a mortgage in your name or commit a crime and pretend to be you when caught. Thieves can even use your personal information to apply for a job or use your medical insurance! Learn more about identity theft.
How To Protect Yourself
It's actually easy to help protect yourself against identity theft. Identity theft protection services do the work for you by monitoring your personal information to detect and/or prevent identity theft. We recommend identity theft protection services that monitor several different types of information for fraudulent activity, including your credit reports, public records, and black market websites where stolen information is bought and sold. Identity thieves can strike in numerous ways, so the more protection you have, the better. View our full comparison for more details.
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