The following is the actual response from Eyewire in regards to their recent possible data incident.
Elder financial abuse remains a growing problem in the United States. Various studies in the past few years put the range at somewhere between $2.9 billion and as high as $36.5 billion. It’s important for consumers and banks to be aware of the warning signs and to take action to protect older people and their money. With all the scams both online and in person, being aware is the first step.
Last year, after reporting on the hacks of Sony Pictures, JPMorgan Chase, Ashley Madison, and other major companies, I got curious about what it felt like to be on the victim’s side of a giant data breach, in a time when so much of our lives is contained in these giant, fragile online containers. So I decided to stage an experiment that, in hindsight, sounds like a terrible idea: I invited two of the world’s most elite hackers (neither of whom I’d ever met) to spend two weeks hacking me as deeply and thoroughly as they could, using all of the tools at their disposal.
A federal judge’s order earlier this month that California public schools turn a trove of personal information on millions of children over to two nonprofits has parents worried and privacy rights advocates outraged.
Here’s one that will be of interest to anyone that cares about computer security. Maximum PC recently spoke to John McAfee, the antivirus creator who became infamous a few years ago for his adventures in Belize, about his recent offer to help the FBI break into the iPhone owned by the San Bernadino shooter. McAfee hopes that by hacking the phone himself, Apple will no longer be compelled to create a backdoor.
You may be sharing more than just your playlists if you’re a Spotify Premium user — new reports suggest that a recent data breach has compromised “hundreds of Spotify Premium user accounts,” revealing email addresses and their accompanying Premium passwords.
A recent breach of 91,000 Medicaid patients’ information was discovered during a separate investigation into a state employee who was viewing Internet pornography at work, new audit reports reveal.
Cyber thieves who steal credit and debit card numbers are making millions of dollars in profits, fueling a global criminal enterprise marked by the high-profile data breaches of major companies such as Target and Home Depot.
Aviva-owned online-only insurance business Quotemehappy.com has informed customers that there has been a data breach at its website.
Quotemehappy announced that it had “recently” lost a “small number” of customers’ details, comprising “vehicle registration, email address, mobile number, landline number and address.”
Information on all 17,700 Kankakee Valley REMC customers was accessed in a cyber-security breach, exposing information ranging from names to REMC account numbers, according to the member-owner electric utility.