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2014-10-24 16:21:17

WILMINGTON, Del., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 30, 2014, Delaware River and Bay Authority ("the Authority") was notified of a possible security compromise involving credit and debit card data stored on certain systems at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry's terminals and vessels. An investigation into this incident was immediately initiated and our team, including third-party forensics experts, has been working continuously to understand the nature and scope of the incident. Although...

2014-10-23 08:44:03

Equifax releases report on what consumers can do to protect themselves ATLANTA, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- You are looking at something that puts you in the line of fire of identity thieves. Whether viewing this document via a computer, a tablet or a smartphone, your use of modern-day technologies increases your risk for identity theft. That is the conclusion of an Equifax white paper released today that takes an in-depth look at how identity thieves are taking advantage of the tech age -...

2014-10-15 16:25:49

AARP Fraud Watch Network Urges Consumers To Take Steps, Help Protect Others CHICAGO, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With consumer fraud still a vastly underreported crime, individuals need to take steps to report scams and cons as quickly as possible. The more people report, the more likely it is that fraudsters will be arrested, charged and convicted according to AARP's latest Fraud Watch Alert. Whether a complex long con or a simple theft of your personal information, fraud can...

2014-10-15 12:38:22

SEATTLE, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In this increasingly digital world, many Northwest residents worry about the threat of online identity theft, but according to the latest poll results from PEMCO Insurance, about three-quarters say they continue to bank online anyway. And while the poll shows that fewer are concerned with old-fashioned crooks like mail thieves and trash scavengers, experts warn they remain dangerous. According to the PEMCO Insurance Northwest Poll, a majority of...

2014-10-15 12:36:45

New Video Series Brings to Life Online Risks and Behavior DALLAS, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite Internet users being concerned about online fraud, personal privacy and their reputation, their behavior proves otherwise as they continue to participate in online behavior that puts personal information at risk of being compromised with negative impact on their reputation. Users overshare confidential information, including private images, personal contact information, location information...

2014-10-15 12:26:51

CFP Board Shares Tips for Mitigating the Financial Impact of Identity and Personal Data Theft WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With a number of large retailers and banks reporting massive data security breaches in the last year, leaving hundreds of millions of consumers' personal information compromised, it seems inevitable that one's identity and personal information will be stolen at some point. Yet consumers are woefully unprepared to cope with the resulting financial...

2014-10-15 08:35:56

A new study from leading personal finance website GOBankingRates asked consumers about their biggest mobile banking fears LOS ANGELES, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobile banking is on the rise - but so are the efforts of hackers, with 73 percent of the top free apps for Android users breached in 2013(1). GOBankingRates investigated how secure consumers feel about banking over their smartphones, finding nearly two in five mobile bankers - 37 percent - are worried about identity theft....

2014-10-14 08:20:33

DES PLAINES, Ill., Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a new report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), analysis of thefts of 2013 model year vehicles provides good news for consumers who are upgrading from their older models in favor of a new set of wheels. According to data from the National Crime Information Center (NCIC), thefts of 2013 models through June of this year totaled 34,610. That represents under 5 percent of the nearly 724,000 total thefts for all...

2014-10-13 20:24:05

Experian hosting Future of Fraud and Identity event during National Cyber Security Awareness Month COSTA MESA, Calif., Oct. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Identity and fraud concerns are a pressing global issue for many industries, including financial services, public sector and retailers. With the rise in security and data breaches, many organizations across the United States are particularly challenged, due to the growth of malware viruses, mobile-payment advancements and the need to authenticate...

2014-10-13 16:24:49

BROOKVILLE, Pa., Oct. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Penn Highlands Brookville, a high quality healthcare service for the Brookville area, today confirmed a data security incident which may involve personal information for patients of Barry J. Snyder, MD. On August 14, 2014, Penn Highlands Brookville discovered that a computer server containing patient information for Dr. Snyder was compromised when a third party intruder potentially had access to information contained on the server. Dr....


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