As Many as 7.5 Million Voter Records Involved in Data Breach

Millions of Georgia voters may have had their personal information compromised for the second time in as many years, as the Federal Bureau of Investigation opened an investigation Friday at Kennesaw State University’s Center for Election Systems involving an alleged data breach. As many as 7.5 million voter records may be involved, according to a top state official briefed on the information but not authorized to speak on the record.

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How to Lock Up Your Digital Life in Less Than an Hour

Taking individual responsibility for your own privacy and safety in a world full of data breaches, vulnerabilities, and hacking is becoming paramount.

Hardly a week goes by when you don’t hear of yet-another-company admitting to a data breach, and the consequences of being compromised can be extreme. In 2016, Linux Mint to Swift, the Trump Towers to strings of hotel chains all lost customer account information, which paved the way for potential identity theft and fraudulent transactions.Continue Reading…

Boise Sugar Company’s Data Breach is a Reminder to Protect Your Identity

Nearly 3,000 Idahoans’ identities are at risk after a scammer persuaded an employee to give up tax information at the Boise-based Amalgamated Sugar Co. in late February.

The breach appears to be a version of the “CEO impersonation scam,” where con artists use spoofing techniques to make an email appear to be from a senior-level executive. The email goes to someone in human resources or payroll and asks the employee to send a list of all employees and their W-2 forms.Continue Reading…

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