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LimeLeads Overexposure Leads to Malicious Cybercrime

LimeLeads Overexposure Leads to Malicious Cybercrime

In what has become a frequent event, another company has fallen victim to exposing their sensitive company information to the entire internet, all because they failed to password-protect their web-based storage system. LimeLeads, a San Francisco-based company that...

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Front Rush Data Breach Exposes Student-Athletes’ Data

Front Rush Data Breach Exposes Student-Athletes’ Data

The 2020 year has kicked off with a number of high-profile data breaches that have affected a wide variety of industries. The recently announced Front Rush data breach affecting student-athletes is just another in a long line of attacks that have targeted businesses...

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What the New 2019 Data Breach Report Means for Your Identity

What the New 2019 Data Breach Report Means for Your Identity

The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) has released it’s annual End-of-Year 2019 Data Breach report, and the information is both surprising and expected. The ITRC has long been a go-to source of help and information about identity theft and fraud, data breaches and...

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New Coronavirus Email Scam Targeting Consumers Online

New Coronavirus Email Scam Targeting Consumers Online

Hackers are taking advantage of the outbreak with a new coronavirus email scam. When anything newsworthy happens, you can guarantee that scammers will attempt to make a quick buck off of the public buzz. Sadly, the coronavirus is just the latest global event to be...

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New Phishing Scam Says It Will Pay for Data Breaches

There is a new U.S. government consumer agency that will pay for data breaches? If that is what you have been told, it is not true. It would be like the fox guarding the henhouse, but actually paying that fox money to eat your chickens instead. A new phishing scam...

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Second LabCorp Data Breach Exposes Patient Data

If you are a LabCorp patient, you should be aware of a recent LabCorp data breach that exposed thousands of patients’ documents. Medical providers, hospitals and insurance companies are often hot targets for data breaches due to the sheer volume of information they...

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Scam Alert: FedEx Delivery Text Scam

Scam Alert: FedEx Delivery Text Scam

If FedEx is delivering a package, they know where to take it. However, this FedEx delivery text scam plays into our worries about packages and theft. Who Is It Targeting: Delivery customers What Is It: Phishing scam that steals information, potentially installs...

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Scam Alert: Australian Fire Fundraising Scam

Scam Alert: Australian Fire Fundraising Scam

Hackers have infected legitimate fundraising websites with a malicious card-stealing code, creating a dangerous Australian fire fundraising scam. Who Is It Targeting: Donors to Australia fires fundraising efforts What Is It: A malicious code that steals information...

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Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week 2020

Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week 2020

Before you ever get around to filing, cybercriminals have been gearing up for this time of year for a while now in hopes of stealing your refund. One primary concern is the sheer amount of data breaches from outside the tax system exposing the personal information of...

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Should You Really Be Worried About Abbreviating 2020?

Should You Really Be Worried About Abbreviating 2020?

After much debate, it turns out abbreviating 2020 is not dangerous after all. When something gets posted online, there is a good chance that it can take on a life of its own. That seems to be what happened to an interesting tidbit of advice, posted by a Twitter user...

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California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Goes Into Effect

California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Goes Into Effect

Unbeknownst to many consumers, the country’s most advanced consumer privacy act just went into effect on January 1, 2020. The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) outlines some of the strongest protections for individual consumers and the companies they choose to do...

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Landry’s Data Breach Shows Old Threats Don’t Die

Landry’s Data Breach Shows Old Threats Don’t Die

A Landry’s data breach has exposed thousands of people’s information after they had their software compromised. The more things change, the more they stay the same. At least, that is how it appears in the world of cybercrime, data breaches and identity theft. As...

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New York Special Olympics Email List Suffers Hack

New York Special Olympics Email List Suffers Hack

It takes a bad criminal to attack donors to a beloved non-profit organization, but that is exactly what happened with the New York Special Olympics organization.Who Is It Targeting: Donors to the New York Special Olympics organization What Is It: Phishing attempt from...

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Military Warned Against Using TikTok

Military Warned Against Using TikTok

The U.S. Army is the latest branch of the armed services to issue an order against using TikTok. Who Is It Targeting: Video app users What Is It: Data theft, “leaky” app What Are They After: The U.S. Army just became the second branch of the military to warn its...

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Super Bowl Means Super Scams

Super Bowl Means Super Scams

With the Super Bowl quickly approaching, it is time to start looking out for people trying to trick you with a Super Bowl scam. Fans are eagerly awaiting the results of the playoffs to see who will go head-to-head next month. Whether your team makes the final game or...

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