The personal information, including social security numbers, of state employees was breached and used to apply for state unemployment claims. That’s according to the Nevada Department of Transportation which notified its employees yesterday of the security breach.
The U.S. Social Security Administration says it is reversing a newly enacted policy that required a cell phone number from all Americans who wished to manage their retirement benefits at ssa.gov. The move comes after a policy rollout marred by technical difficulties and criticism that the new requirement did little to prevent identity thieves from siphoning benefits from Americans who hadn’t yet created accounts at ssa.gov for themselves.
Personal information of more than 650,000 Bon Secours patients – including names, insurance identification numbers, banking information, social security numbers and some clinical data – was left exposed on the internet for four days this spring by a business associate of the hospital system.
A mother in Houston, Texas woke up one morning to pretty much every parent’s worst-case scenario.
“I happened to get a text from a friend of mine that said she saw a picture on Facebook and she thought it was a picture of our daughters’ room,” Jennifer, who asked to keep her last name private, told ABC subchannel KTRK.Continue Reading…
Cybercriminals are raking in $34 million annually by targeting individuals and businesses with ransomware.
An uptick in ransomware attacks is costing the average target $300, according to a new security report out from Cisco Systems Inc. More than 9,500 people pay ransoms to hackers each month.
Forget about security! It turns out that the Chip-and-PIN cards are just as easy to clone as magnetic stripe cards.
It took researchers just a simple chip and pin hack to withdraw up to $50,000 in cash from an ATM in America in under 15 minutes.
As if hacking into your computer and getting into your bank account isn’t enough, scammers are now finding a way to trick you on top of that.
A Gaffney woman lost $4,000 to the scam. She and the Cherokee County Sheriff are warning other citizens so they don’t fall victim.
A notorious cybercriminal is advertising 200 million of alleged Yahoo user credentials on the dark web, and the company has said it is “aware” of the hacker’s claims, but has not confirmed nor denied the legitimacy of the data.
For Fran Brown, one of the managing partners at renowned security firm Bishop Fox, it all started with Top Gun. “I was watching [the movie] as I often do, and Kenny Loggins’ song came on, and I suddenly thought ‘Danger Drone‘ — that would be an awesome name for a project,” he told Digital Trends. “It went from there.”
There are no two ways about it — the Internet can be a dangerous place. From seemingly harmless junk mail destroying your computer to hackers vaulting over your firewalls, it can be a bit of a jungle out there. And one of the most vulnerable aspects of the Internet is the world of online gaming.Continue Reading…