It’s one thing to be pursued by fans and paparazzi. It’s another thing when hackers are on your tail.
Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian and other well-known names got a taste of a new cybercrime called “doxxing” when their sensitive information, including financial details and photos, was posted to a Russian website. Read more about it here.
Your financial stats and pics may not be as enticing as a pop star’s, but this is a good opportunity to take steps to protect your identity online. Here are some tips from our experts:
Consumers nationwide now have a wealth of information about themselves listed online in various places, some of which they know about, and others they don’t. As such, many now want to do more to protect themselves.
Because of the greater amount of attention now being paid to consumers’ online privacy and the ways in which they can protect themselves from potential issues that stem from sharing personal data, many are now far more cautious when approaching online services, according to . It seems that many Web users now look for far more information about about the ways in which their data might be shared as well.
Losing some excess flab should be at the top of the list of New Year’s resolutions for your small to medium-sized business.
Not you, owner and proprietor. You look great. It’s the reams of data jiggling around your company’s servers and hard drives that could use some trimming.
Monday is the perfect time to start. It’s National Data Privacy Day, created to raise awareness about the importance of keeping personal information private, especially on social networks and the Internet.
Millions of singles turn to Internet dating sites each year in the hopes of finding a mate. I know because I was one of them.
In 2001, on a dare from my brother and sister, I signed up for JDate and went out with one person. Long story short, we’ve been happily married for 10 years and have two beautiful children.
In my brief online dating experience I joined many other hopeful suitors who trust these services with their personally identifiable information, credit card numbers, photos, and even details about their interests and lives. But is that information well-protected by the matchmaking companies? Winning hearts is great, but should you have to lose control over your identity to do it?
But with convenience comes risk (OK, maybe not the coffee). As companies offering instant credit allow consumers to acquire thousands of dollars of debt in an instant, criminals cash in. Services such as BillMeLater, a PayPal company that allows customers to make purchases on credit after a simple sign-up process and credit check, have created an identity theft trend and left victims fighting to clear their names.
The IDentity Theft 911 Fraud Resolution Center reports more than 55 such cases this holiday season. “It’s a growing problem,” said Donna Miller, an IDentity Theft 911 fraud investigator. “It’s unfortunate that this crime is striking at a time when consumers are more likely to be distracted.”