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Federal Employees May Be At Risk For Identity Theft

Union says OPM hid the extent of damage from a massive computer hack

The Social Security numbers of every current, former and retired federal employee was allegedly hacked,…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Cyber Risks a Growing Concern for Businesses

Hacking, human error and system glitches were among the top concerns

Businesses are most concerned with malicious or criminal attacks on their websites and data, but…

By Joel Lyons

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Consumer Tip: Protect Your Financial Information

Guard your personal information

In light of the record number of data breaches last year, you might feel a…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Cyber Crimes Top Consumers’ List of Fears

Many are spooked by potential identity theft

A Gallup study finds consumers fear getting their identity hacked more than any other crime…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Consumer Alert: Malware Threat at Hotel Business Centers

Business travelers must be on guard

Houstonian Hotel suffered data breach that lasted six months between Dec. 28, 2013, and June…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Sam’s Club Offers New EMV Card

Retailer offers increased security for its members

Sam’s Club recently announced that it will issue cash-back credit cards with an EMV chip.…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Target Switches to Chip-and-PIN Cards after Data Breach

Target has announced that it will start to issue chip-and-PIN cards early next year. The…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Verizon Report Shows How Criminals Breach Your Data

Web app attacks, the most common breach, were to blame for 35% of data breaches last year

The report found that about two-thirds of data breaches involved stolen passwords

By Sheiresa Ngo

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2.6 Million Cards Affected in Data Breach at Michaels Stores

Michaels Stores announced that approximately 2.6 million cards may have been affected in a security…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Proposed Bill Could Make Retailers Liable for Data Breach

The impact of the recent Target data breach continues to be felt, as state lawmakers…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Shred, don’t toss, important papers.  Any sensitive documents that won’t be going with you should be shred, not just thrown into a trashcan. Identity thieves often go “dumpster diving” to find information or get paperwork they can use to illegally open accounts in your name.

Personal Finance Word of the Day: Data Breach

Your daily money bite

A data breach does not have to be digital

By Sheiresa Ngo

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More Customers Affected By Target Data Breach

Retailer revises numbers to show a lot more customers were affected than originally thought

Make sure you check—and then double-check–your account statements

By Sheiresa Ngo

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