Approximately 15 million residents of the United States are victims of identity theft per year. It’s important to protect yourself by taking certain precautions to ensure your data isn’t vulnerable to hackers. These 6 recommendations will ensure you’re protected against your personal information being stolen, and ensure you’re not a victim of identity theft!
This year is coming to a close and we should prepare to protect ourselves from the innovative and imminent cyber threats of 2017. Being aware will keep you ahead of the game and ensure you’re secure and protected against all the latest threats. Learn more about some of the biggest cyber threats to look out for in the upcoming year.
- December 18th, 2016
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There has been a lot of trouble for Yahoo users lately since they announced there was a breach of 1 billion Yahoo accounts in August 2013, and then in September released a statement that in 2014 an additional 500 million Yahoo accounts were breached. Yahoo has been urging their users to change their passwords and update their security.
Ransomware is a form of malware that encrypts a user’s data and prevents them from accessing their personal files until they pay the hacker for their files back. Sometimes users are requested to pay hundreds of dollars in order to receive a decryption key. Usually, ransomware is transmitted through infected email links, malicious websites or popup messages.
- November 15th, 2016
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If you’re a news junkie you’ve probably heard about one of the most effective threats – ransomware. Every time you turn on the news there’s another report of a medical system, university or even electrical grid being brought to its knees by data-encrypting criminals who hold precious information until ransom has been paid.