Dumpster diving expert and security specialist Matt Malone explains how to find treasure in the trash discarded by various businesses, and how to keep your personal information and data secure when you need to clean house.
Tags » Data Theft
Everyone worries about stolen credit cards or hacked bank accounts, but just visiting the doctor may put you at greater risk for identity fraud.
Those medical forms you give the receptionist and send to your health insurer provide fertile ground for criminals looking to steal your identity, since health care businesses can lag far behind banks and credit card companies in protecting sensitive information. 946 more words
I was a victim of credit card data theft many years ago. Like others, the fraudulent charges came up unexpectedly. The bank called me to inform me that they had detected the fraudulent charges, blocked my card to prevent further abuse and would issue me a new card. 976 more words
It’s Monday morning, and you’re back in the office after a much-needed weekend. The last of your coffee has brought the first glimmer of energy and you’re finally caught up on all of that email. 388 more words
Earlier this month, a financial advisor at Morgan Stanley copied information of 350,000 of the company’s wealth management clients. A few days later, a sample data from 900 clients was posted on Pastebin, with the poster offering more in exchange for the payment in SpeedCoin, a type of virtual currency similar to BitCoin. 895 more words