Worried your debit or credit card information may be compromised? Here’s what to do.

By | August 4th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Have you eaten a P.F. Chang’s lately? If so, you may want to check your email. This morning the restaurant chain sent out emails to customers that dined at 33 of the chain’s 211 locations between October 19, 2013 and June 11, 2014 saying that their credit and debit card information may have been stolen. [...]

Payments 101: An Intro to Payment Security and Transaction Trends

By | July 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|

The security of transactions and payments is a hotly debated topic around the world. Which methods are most secure? Which should we all adopt? And why one over the other?But before we start diving more into the debate on this topic, how about a simple introduction? Let’s define some of the major terms and security [...]

Cyber Criminals Pose Big Threat to Banking Industry

By | February 21st, 2014|Uncategorized|

This guest blog post comes from Rebecca Gray who writes for Backgroundchecks.org. As the world is flattened into cyber commerce, banking industry hackers have become progressively more dangerous. Ultimately, cyber criminals have tapped into over half of the world’s top 50 banking websites in the last eight years and are responsible for around $1 billion [...]

‘Tis the Season: Secure Your Business’ Online Shop

By | November 14th, 2013|Uncategorized|

‘Tis the Season: Secure Your Business’ Online ShopHoliday season is just around the corner. Most people are aware that online holiday shopping opens up a number of security risks for consumers, and last year we outlined security tips for the online shopper during holiday seasons – but this year? Let’s tackle the issue from the [...]

News Recap: Identity Thieves Stole $4B in Tax Returns

By | November 8th, 2013|Uncategorized|

A recent inspector general’s report released information that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) sent $4 billion in fraudulent tax returns last year to identity thieves. Many fraudulent returns were sent to Miami, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Houston and overseas countries, including Bulgaria, Lithuania and Ireland.The IRS increased efforts this past year to combat tax fraud, Associated [...]

Industry News Recap: Lawmaker Experiences Tax Identity Theft

By | April 12th, 2013|Uncategorized|

In trending news, Mississippi state Representative Lester Carpenter found that someone else had filed for his 2012 tax return. While the identity thief asked for Carpenter’s tax refund to be automatically deposited, he or she had provided incorrect bank account information, causing the check to be mailed to Carpenter’s home address.“Carpenter went to the Mississippi [...]

Upcoming Webinar: Child Identity Theft – A Parenting Blind Spot

By | March 13th, 2013|Uncategorized|

In our recent consumer research survey, we found that a whopping 43% of parents do not know that child identity theft is a growing concern, and only 18% of parents are concerned with their child’s identity being stolen online. Meanwhile, according to ITAC’s 2012 Child Identity Fraud Report, one in 40 U.S. households with minor [...]

Spill the Beans: The Significance of Breach Disclosure Laws Status

By | January 9th, 2013|Uncategorized|

If a company is breached, should the breach be reported to authorities? To customers? To the public? While breach disclosure laws have been debated on and off for the past few years, it looks like they are making it back into the spotlight.Many companies would prefer to keep security breaches to themselves – to avoid [...]

Tis the Season: Security Tips for Online Holiday Shopping

By | December 5th, 2012|Uncategorized|

It’s that time of year again! As you finish your holiday décor and put your gifts under the tree, make sure you stay safe while shopping for your loved ones online this season with these quick tips.Make sure your devices are up-to-date. Any device you use for shopping; including smartphones, tablets and computers; should have [...]

FBI Leads Undercover Operation Against Cyber Crime

By | July 3rd, 2012|Uncategorized|

Experian’s CyberAgent technology scans more than 10,000 underground websites and forums per day—more than 600,000 individual web pages—for personal identifying information (PII) being bought and sold. This PII includes bits like Social Security Numbers, email addresses, passwords and credit and debit card numbers. In fact, the credit and debit card numbers often come with the [...]

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