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Credit bureau suffers massive data breach

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Equifax, one of the big three international consumer credit reporting agencies, has recently become the victim of one of the largest data breaches ever. Equifax collects and aggregates information on over 820 million individual consumers and more than 91 million businesses worldwide. It appears that cyber crooks have gained access… Read more »

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US government under fire for cyber security practices

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The US government has been criticized about the general strength and efficacy of its security policy in the wake of the attack on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). The full extent of this breach is continuing to leak into the public domain, with some suspecting that the exact nature… Read more »

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Report estimates majority of Social Security numbers stolen by hackers

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With stories about cyber attacks on in the rise in the media, industry experts are now able to report the emergence of certain trends. Personal data seems to be the key focus, including data that might be less overtly sensitive but could have longer term and far reaching security implications…. Read more »

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4 million social security numbers stolen in Chicago

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Scambook, the Internet’s leading consumer advocacy platform, is warning the public that an estimated 4 million healthcare patients may be at risk of identity theft after a privacy breach occurred at the Illinois company Advocate Health Care. This comes to light after the company had four computers stolen in July… Read more »

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