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Arby's Suffers Data Breach; Hundreds of Thousands Accounts Compromised

POSTED: William PinilisFebruary 10, 2017 at 11:30 AM / Data Breach

Arby's Restaurant Group is investigating a data breach that may have compromised hundreds of thousands of consumer accounts.

Yahoo Announces Another Data Breach. This Is What Consumers Should Do.

POSTED: William PinilisDecember 16, 2016 at 11:15 AM / Data Breach

Yahoo has announced another data breach which compromised more than 1 billion user accounts. This breach is separate from the one Yahoo announced in September which affected half that number of consumers.

Pokemon Go Raises Concerns Over Personal Information Security

POSTED: William PinilisJuly 18, 2016 at 11:23 AM / Data Breach, Consumer News, Consumer Protection

Are you one of the millions of people caught up in the Pokemon Go craze? If so, you should be aware of an important security issue.

5 Ways to Keep Your Personal Information Safe

POSTED: William PinilisJuly 14, 2016 at 12:00 PM / Identity theft, Data Breach, Consumer Protection

Data breaches are constantly making headlines. The most recent involves a major breach that has affected customers from more than 1,000 Wendy’s restaurants across the country. Customers had their debit and credit card information stolen after cybercriminals hacked into the payment systems used at the...

Wendy's Data Breach Significantly Larger Than Previously Reported

POSTED: William PinilisJuly 11, 2016 at 11:29 AM / Data Breach

The Wendy's Company has issued another update regarding the cyber attacks that the burger chain reported earlier this year. Wendy's says that hackers stole customers' credit and debit card information from 1,025 restaurants – far more than originally estimated.

Wendy's Data Breach Impacts More Restaurants

POSTED: William PinilisJune 20, 2016 at 12:00 PM / Data Breach, Consumer News, Consumer Protection

Wendy’s says the data breach that affected 300 restaurants earlier this year may have a bigger impact than previously thought. The burger chain says it has discovered more instances of unusual credit card activity at additional franchise-operated restaurants.

Walmart Coding Error Causes Data Breach

POSTED: William PinilisMarch 23, 2016 at 12:30 PM / Data Breach

Last month a few thousand of Walmart’s online U.S. pharmacy customers’ prescription history and other basic personal information may have been visible to other users during a four-day stretch due to a coding mistake.

The Costs of a Data Breach

POSTED: William PinilisOctober 20, 2015 at 4:30 PM / Data Breach

At an event held on October 1 in Washington, D.C. on cyber media, Tim Francis, Enterprise Cyber Lead of Travelers Insurance discussed a stark reality - the unrelenting growth of cyber crimes and data breaches. He explained that according to the Symantec Internet Security Report, there are 34,529 known...

Experian's Data Breach is a Wake Up Call

POSTED: William PinilisOctober 6, 2015 at 12:27 PM / Data Breach
Hearing about a data breach is practically a daily occurrence. But our ears might perk up a bit more when we learn of a credit bureau data breach.
When a credit bureau itself is breached, the irony is felt by all. It's not a good feeling to know that those who should be watching out for us are just as...

5 Likely Problems with New Chip Credit Cards

Today is the deadline for retailers to adopt scanners for new credit cards that contain a computer chip. These new cards (armed with so-called EMV technology, which stands for Europay, Mastercard and Visa,) are said to add another layer of security.

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