When an application, like a dating site, requests personal information from its users, it is in a good position to obtain (or supply to a data broker) a broad spectrum of personally identifiable information (PII) about a user. This PII can divulge highly sensitive information about a user, such as home location, medical details, personal finances, employment […]
Think about this: given the extent of the global data privacy crisis, your personal phone number and email address are probably already compromised beyond repair. It’s an interesting thought, isn’t it? To get the idea, you’ve only got to look at how you use your personal information online, and what happens to your data once […]
Imagine for a moment, you were caught up in one of the 7,098 data breaches reported in 2019 (the highest number on record) or one of the breaches yet to be discovered. Let’s say it’s a shopping site. Perhaps you don’t have to imagine. Perhaps you lived it. If you’re like most of the 4.5 billion internet users, you’ll have […]
Whale phishing is a targeted attack on a high-value target or executive to gain sensitive information. Protection against a whale attack includes the combined efforts of IT departments, the C-suite, and individual discrepancy.
Phone phishing is how scammers try to obtain personal or financial information via call or text. Vishing attacks might utilize a number of tactics, including phone number spoofing. Protect yourself and others by reporting spoofed numbers.
“Spear phishing” is a type of phishing that involves gathering information about a person or company in order to carry out a personalized attack with a better chance at success.
Whether it’s a social media account or bank account, it seems that almost everyone gets hacked at some point or another. This article will explain the basics of an increasingly common issue: hacking. It will define the term in the appropriate context, explain how unauthorized users gain access to others’ devices and accounts, and go over some of the most common signs that your resources are likely to have been compromised. It will conclude with a discussion of important things readers should do if they suspect or know that their account was hacked.
The Google Doc phishing scam reached nearly one million people by mimicking the popular Google Docs app. Phishing scams rely on the trust of the user to gain information.
Spam emails and texts are an ever-evolving annoyance. Filters and other methods of blocking spam are constantly being developed, but the spammers simply improve their own methods in response.
Sometimes referred to as identity fraud, identity theft occurs when someone uses your personal information — such as your Social Security Number or driver’s license
Technology has made travel significantly easier in some ways, such as purchasing flights and booking hotels, but it has also led to new risks for travelers.
As parents, we frequently agonize over the best approach to keeping our children safe online. If your child is old enough to use the Internet […]