identity theft

How to protect yourself in the wake of the Equifax data breach

David Bisson describes some of the ways you can protect yourself against identity thieves following the hack of Equifax.

Up to 44 million UK consumers may have had their identity put at risk after Equifax hack

And don’t imagine for a second that because you may have never heard of Equifax, or done no business with them, that you have somehow escaped from being affected by this breach.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

As the clocks go back, UK Apple users targeted by smishing campaign

As Brits slept, the phishing gangs were up to their old tricks – spamming out SMS messages purporting to be warnings from Apple that our Apple IDs were due to expire today, and that we should act quickly.

How to protect yourself from mobile ID theft

An emerging form of ID theft has recently surfaced over in the United States – involving your mobile phones.

Yasin Soliman reports.

SMS phishing attackers continue to pursue Apple users

You would be wrong to think that this is just an attempt by the criminals to steal your Apple ID password – bad as that would be. It’s much worse than that.

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.

Unanswered questions after the KVM hacks against Santander and Barclays bank

Neira Jones feels that there are more questions than answers, following the high profile targeted attacks against branches of the Santander and Barclays banks.

Bill Gates’s social security number, address, credit report and more… published by hackers

Bill Gates is the latest celebrity to have had his personal information published on a website that has exposed the social security numbers, addresses and personal financial information of a number of people in the public eye.

Equifax and Transunion say hackers stole celebrity credit reports

After the social security numbers, addresses and financial details of some of the USA’s top celebrities were posted online, top credit bureaus have come forward and acknowledged that fraudulent and unauthorized access to their records has taken place.

Mega-hack of celebrities exposes social security numbers, credit reports, and more…

Beyoncé, Michelle Obama, Paris Hilton and more public figures have had their personal information exposed on the internet.

But who is behind it?

Should you lie on Facebook? [VIDEO]

A senior government official has advised users of social networks such as Facebook on how to better protect their privacy.

Don’t tell social networks the truth.

Bogus Apple Store discount card offer attempts to steal users’ identities

Spam messages have been sent out by cybercriminals claiming to reward loyal Apple customers with $100 of credit to spend in-store if they just buy a $9 discount card.

It’s a wonder that Apple makes any money with marketing campaigns like this! (Or rather it would be, if the email could be trusted).

Ellen DeGeneres fans targeted in bizarre Facebook scam

Facebook fans of American talk show host Ellen DeGeneres have been targeted by a scammer posing as her manager, offering the chance to appear on the top-rated TV show.

Socialbot Network finds it easy to harvest data from Facebook users

Researchers have claimed that Facebook’s inbuilt security systems are “not effective enough” at stopping automated identity theft, after running a large-scale infiltration of the network using Socialbots.

Hackers steal credit card details at Wisconsin and Tennessee Wilderness resorts

Bad news if you have been on vacation at one of the Wilderness resorts in Tennessee and Wisconsin in the last couple of years – hackers may now have your credit card details.

There may be up to 40,000 victims of the hack – which could lead to identity theft.

4th grade root beer memory foils Facebook chat scammer

Facebook scammers steal identities to spread spam via chat messaging.

What’s surprising is that your childhood memories may actually be enough to save you from falling for the scam.

British e-crime police need more funding, says Met Police chief

Read more in my article at Naked Security.