September 8th, 2017

The Equifax Data Breach

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”

April 20th, 2016

The New Age of Cyber Fraud

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.