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US Warns Public About Attacks on Energy, Industrial Firms
cnbc.com
The U.S government issued a rare public warning that sophisticated hackers are targeting energy and industrial firms, the latest sign that cyber attacks present an increasing threat to the power industry and other public infrastructure. The Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation warned in a report distributed by email late on Friday that the nuclear, energy, aviation, water and critical manufacturing industries have been targeted along with government entities in attacks dating back to at least May.
Bank of America Beefs up Security for Online Banking
reuters.com
Bank of America Corp will start using an additional layer of authentication for online banking, the bank said on Monday, amid a wave of high-profile data breaches at several big U.S. companies. The bank said it would incorporate Intel Corp's Online Connect technology, that enables fingerprint touch payments, in its online banking systems next year.
FTC Provides Additional Guidance on COPPA and Voice Recordings
ftc.gov
The Federal Trade Commission is providing additional guidance on how the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule applies to the collection of audio voice recordings by organizations covered by the law, which requires certain operators of commercial websites or online services to obtain parental consent before collecting personal information from children under 13.
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TODAY'S IDENTITY THEFT & SCAM NEWS
How to Protect Yourself After the Equifax Breach (updated)
nytimes.com
You’ll find questions and answers on a range of topics, from credit freezes to PINs to protecting the information of your children.
Why a Credit Freeze Is Better Than a Credit Lock
consumerreports.org
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
fortune.com
"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
inc.com
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
wate.com
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.