Was your child's identity stolen in 2017?

Data breaches put millions at risk each year. And while many victims are adults, it seems that no one is too young to become a victim of identity fraud. 

According to a new study by Javelin Strategy & Research, over 1 million US children had their identities stolen in 2017 - resulting in $2.6 billion in fraud, with families paying over $540 million out of pocket.

Even worse, these attacks can occur before children even become active internet users. 66 percent of child identity fraud victims are younger than eight years old. 

What is Cryptojacking and How Can You Defend Against it?

Cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin and Monero, have rapidly grown in popularity due to their security and value. But investors and consumers aren’t the only ones interested in them. Hackers are using malicious tactics to steal cryptocurrency - and they’re doing it with your computer.

Insider threats are healthcare's biggest risk

According to the latest Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, the insider threat remains the greatest threat to healthcare providers

Healthcare is the only industry, across nine surveyed, in which internal actors are the biggest threat to an organization. Human error remains a major contributor to healthcare risks.

Nearly 58% of the sector’s breaches were caused by internal threat actors, while 42% were caused by external risks. 

Tech Support Scam Losses Rose 86% in 2017

Tech support scams last year resulted in $15 million in losses, an increase of 86% over 2016, according to the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).

In 2017, IC3 received approximately 11,000 complaints related to tech support fraud. The claimed losses amounted to nearly $15 million. While a majority of tech support fraud involves victims in the United States, IC3 has received complaints from victims in 85 different countries.

Social Engineering: How Cybercriminals Exploit Human Behavior (1/3)

Social Engineering. 

It sounds like something that might have a department devoted to it at Facebook Headquarters. But the truth is that social engineering is a type of security breach that takes advantage of human behavior to pull off a cyberattack.

Top 5 Security Risk Analysis Myths & Facts

Conducting a security risk analysis is a required measure for all HIPAA covered entities. Eligible professionals must conduct or review a security risk analysis for each reporting period to ensure the privacy and security of their patients’ protected health information. 

The latest HIPAA Audit Program results found that 83% of covered entities failed to perform an adequate SRA. Additionally, 94% failed to establish or maintain an information security risk management plan. Failure to perform a risk assessment or conducting an insufficient risk assessment is the leading cause of failing a HIPAA audit. 

How Much Info Does Facebook Have on You?

Facebook is facing criticism after Cambridge Analytica may have wrongly had access to millions of users' personal data.

Wondering how much of your personal data Facebook stores? Our CMO, Jennifer Guidry, spoke with ABC 30 Action News to give viewers a clearer picture of what information Facebook saves and how it is used.

Fresno State Data Breach Affects 15,000 People

A Fresno State hard drive containing personal data for about 15,000 people was stolen in January, the university said Tuesday.

The hard drive was reported missing on January 12, a theft the school believes took place in late December in a break-in at the school’s athletic department while the campus was closed for winter break.

Equifax Finds 2.4 Million More Victims of 2017 Breach

Last month, reports surfaced that more information than previously thought may have been exposed in Equifax's massive data breach, and now, the company has confirmed it. Equifax said Thursday that 2.4 million more people than it previously believed were affected by its massive data breach last year, the second time it has revised up estimates of the number of Americans whose information was stolen.

In October of last year, Equifax revealed that forensics investigators had concluded that 2.5 million more US consumers were affected by the data breach it revealed in September, bringing the total number at that time to 145.5 million. This new revelation raises the number of victims in the US to 147.9 million people.

32% of companies sacrifice mobile security to improve business performance

A new report from Verizon found that organizations across multiple industries compromised mobile data security due to a lack of awareness about threats - or by placing a higher priority on getting products to market. The first annual Verizon Mobile Security Index 2018 seeks to raise awareness of the current mobile security landscape, and provide recommendations for protecting the mobile enterprise

More than 60 percent of respondents said a "lack of understanding of threats and solutions" was a barrier to mobile security, but nearly one-third "admitted to sacrificing mobile security to improve business performance."