A few weeks ago credit reporting agency, Equifax, announced that they had been hacked earlier this year. Equifax claims the personal data of roughly 143 million Americans and some 100,000 Canadians has been stolen. Hackers were able to access names, addresses, Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers and credit card numbers. Although this is not … Continue reading “Equifax Hack: What Now?”
On September 7, credit reporting agency, Equifax, dropped a consumer bombshell. It revealed that cybercriminals had gained access to the personal information of as many as 143 million Americans between May and July – about 44% of the U.S. population. The culprits were able to retrieve roughly 209,000 credit card numbers, in addition to many … Continue reading “The Equifax Data Breach”
Identity theft is becoming more and more of an issue in our daily lives. Many of Kendall Capital’s clients have expressed concern about the recent rise in identity thefts. If you’re concerned, here are some steps you can take to help defend yourself. Don’t trash it; shred it. Shred anything financial, aside from your tax … Continue reading “Preventing Identity Theft”
In our modern world, email hacking has become quite advanced. Gone are the days when you received an email asking to wire money to a friend stranded in Milan after his wallet was stolen. Today’s hackers are sophisticated, clever and patient. They break into your email and read everything about your personal life. Hackers piece together information from your social media accounts and check out websites you frequent to learn of your hobbies and vacation plans. This type of snooping is called Social Engineering.