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IC3 Issues Alert on DDoS Attacks
The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has issued an alert on distributed denial-of-service (DDoS)-for-hire services advertised on criminal forums and marketplaces. Using DDoS attacks to prevent legitimate users from accessing websites or information can lead to serious consequences.
Common Internet of Things Devices May Expose Consumers to Cyber Exploitation
The number of IoT devices in use is expected to increase from 5 billion in 2016 to an estimated 20 to 50 billion by 2020. Once an IoT device is compromised, cyber criminals can facilitate attacks on other systems or networks, send spam e-mails, steal personal information, interfere with physical safety, and leverage compromised devices for participation in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.
60 Percent of People in the US Are Worried About How Much Companies Know About Them
Do you find it useful or creepy when you go into a store and later check your cell phone and an ad from that same store appears? Giving information to companies about where we are, what we like doing and who our friends are is a problem for many in the U.S., according to data from Kantar TNS.
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Why a Credit Freeze Is Better Than a Credit Lock
Consumers worried about identity theft after the Equifax data breach are being encouraged by all three credit bureaus to use a credit lock rather than a credit freeze. But while credit locks and freezes do essentially the same thing--prevent anyone from opening an account in your name--there are some important differences to keep in mind when deciding which to use (you can't do both).
A New Phishing Scam Is Targeting Netflix Users
"We're having some trouble with your current billing information," the emails read. "We'll try again, but in the meantime you may want to update your payment details."
Freezing Credit Isn't Enough to Prevent Identity Theft - This Is What You Need to Do
A credit freeze protects you from having new accounts opened in your name, but there are other types of identity theft you still need to watch out for.
Teacher Accused of Identity Theft, Stealing Thousands From Neighbors
A Knox County teacher has been charged with three counts of identity theft after she was accused of applying for loans and credit cards in other people’s names and then making purchases.
Chicago to Sue Equifax Over Massive Data Breach
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is set to announce the lawsuit at a Thursday news conference. His office says the lawsuit accuses Equifax of violating Chicago's consumer fraud ordinance and state laws.