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Equifax or Equiphish?

More than a week after it said most people would be eligible to enroll in a free year of its TrustedID identity theft monitoring service, big three consumer credit bureau Equifax has begun sending out email notifications to people who were able to take the company up on its offer. But in yet another security stumble, the company appears to be training recipi
Publish At:2017-09-30 15:56 | Read:3034 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other credit lock credit monitoring Equifax equiphish Experi

Equifax Breach Response Turns Dumpster Fire

I cannot recall a previous data breach in which the breached company’s public outreach and response has been so haphazard and ill-conceived as the one coming right now from big-three credit bureau Equifax, which rather clumsily announced Thursday that an intrusion jeopardized Social security numbers and other information on 143 million Americans. WEB S
Publish At:2017-09-09 13:55 | Read:2632 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other Equifax breach equihax Experian Ray Watson Trans Union

From Stolen Wallet to ID Theft, Wrongful Arrest

It’s remarkable how quickly a stolen purse or wallet can morph into full-blown identity theft, and possibly even result in the victim’s wrongful arrest. All of the above was visited recently on a fellow infosec professional whose admitted lapse in physical security led to a mistaken early morning arrest in front of his kids. The guy police say st
Publish At:2016-03-17 08:25 | Read:4262 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Latest Warnings Curity Equifax Experian In

Experian Breach Affects 15 Million Consumers

Kicking off National Cybersecurity Awareness Month with a bang, credit bureau and consumer data broker Experian North America disclosed Thursday that a breach of its computer systems exposed approximately 15 million Social Security numbers and other data on people who applied for financing from wireless provider T-Mobile USA Inc. Experian said the compromise
Publish At:2015-10-03 11:10 | Read:2902 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Data Breaches Latest Warnings Equifax Expe

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Embrace the Security Freeze

If you’ve been paying attention in recent years, you might have noticed that just about everyone is losing your personal data. Even if you haven’t noticed (or maybe you just haven’t actually received a breach notice), I’m here to tell you that if you’re an American, your basic personal data is already for sale. What follows is a primer on what you can do to
Publish At:2015-06-08 11:15 | Read:5590 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Tools 1-888-5-OPT-OUT anthem breach ChexSystems cre

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