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Real Estate Industry a Prime Target for Cybercrime

For more than a decade, the real estate industry has been a rich target for cybercriminals – and recent research reveals the trend has continued to increase.

Real estate transactions have become a prime target because they are highly lucrative. A down payment on a new home can be thousands, even millions of dollars. That amount of money gets passed from buyer to agent, and agent to seller, leaving many opportunities for fraudsters to intercept that money.

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The Data You Reveal Online: What Websites Collect

It’s no secret that websites want to know as much as possible about their visitors and their online behavior. This is largely done to improve user experience and increase conversions, but the information can also be used to display targeted ads based on your previous searches.

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The Data You Reveal Online: Your Browser

We’ve all been there. You’re searching for a pair of shoes, a kitchen gadget, or an all-inclusive resort online and then you see an ad for it immediately on Facebook.

When browsing the internet, you leave behind digital traces that websites can legally use to keep track of your activities and identify you. Online targeted advertisements use data from your browser to make marketing more personalized. The data collected can include; your location, the type of device you’re using, which links you’ve clicked on, and much more.

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Central California Credit Union Engages Breadcrumb

Central California Credit Union choses Breadcrumb Cybersecurity to perform a full cybersecurity audit. The engagement will include a vulnerability assessment,  penetration testing, social engineering, wireless security assessment and onsite staff training.

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The 10 U.S. airports where you’re most likely to be hacked

When you think of airport security, baggage screening, TSA checkpoints, and surveillance cameras likely come to mind. But what about cyber-security?

With time to spare at the airport, most fliers are quick to take advantage of free public WiFi networks, without thinking twice. However, according to a new report by cloud security company Coronet, consumers would be wise to consider the risks these public networks pose before cracking open their laptop.

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Healthcare Data Breach Costs Highest of Any Industry at $408 Per Record

According to a new study from IBM Security and the Ponemon Institute, the cost of a data breach for healthcare organizations continues to rise, from $380 per record last year to $408 per record this year. 

For the eighth year in a row, healthcare organizations had the highest costs associated with data breaches. The next highest industry was financial services with an average of $206 per lost or stolen record – half of what it cost the healthcare industry. The cost for healthcare organizations is also nearly three times higher than the cross-industry average of $148 per lost or stolen record.