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Why Halloween Scams are Going to Target Millennials This Year

Millennials are known for their tech-savviness and also for their busy way of life that leaves them little time to check where they click. Although millennials may not be doing much trick-or-treating during Halloween, there are still several scares that they’ll need to keep an eye on. High on the list of frightening facts is how this generation – my generation, that is, no point in pretending this doesn’t apply to me – deals with cybersecurity. It turns out that

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Hacks, Cyberattacks, and Data Breaches, Oh My

2018 is not over and yet the number of data breaches is already off the charts – 2,300 data breaches have been disclosed this year, exposing over 2.6 billion records. Just last week was it reported that Shanghai police are investigating one of the largest data leaks on the mainland that may have affected around 130 million customers of Huazhu Hotels Group. Huazhu reported the data breach on August 28th after finding a post on a dark web forum about

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Hospital Security Breaches

Healthcare security breaches: An unhealthy trend in 2018

Med Associates, the latest to be added to the long list of breached healthcare institutions in 2018, with 270,000 records exposed. We are only halfway through 2018 and there has already been a stream of hacks, data breaches and mass exposure of highly sensitive data such as DNA and patient records. Med Associates, an Albany-based firm, is the latest victim with 270,000 patient records accessed by black-hat hackers. They are not alone, though, other providers such as the St. Peter’s

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Dixons Carphone data breach exposes 5.9 millino cards

Dixons Carphone data breach affects 5.9 million customers

Dixons has confirmed they suffered a data breach that started last July, leaking 5.9 million payment cards and 1.2 million personal records. The breach started last July, but Dixons was not able to find out until last week. This is not surprising considering the average data breach takes several months to be detected. The hackers stole 5.9 million payment cards, 100,000 of those cards are not protected by chip and pin, making it easier to use them fraudulently in the

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