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2014-10-03 16:26:24

Chase Customers Who Want to Take Action Can Monitor Their Credit and Get Identity Protection Services For Free MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Credit Sesame, the only company that allows millions of consumers to access, monitor and manage their credit, improve their finances and protect their credit and identity, all in one place for free, today extends its free credit and identity protection services to JP Morgan Chase data breach victims at no cost. The free...

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2014-10-03 10:53:38

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A cyberattack on JPMorgan Chase first reported back in July appears to be much larger in scope than was first announced – possibly affecting 76 million households and 7 million small businesses, according to a new Securities and Exchange Commission filing. In the filing, the bank disclosed that user contact information was compromised, but it appeared that customer accounts had not. The revelation comes after two other recent...

2014-10-02 12:36:17

New Report Reveals Consumers Are Stuck In Analog World As ID Thieves Go Digital CHICAGO, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new nationwide survey shows that consumers continue to put themselves at risk of identity theft by ignoring simple protection tips like shredding personal documents, checking credit reports and locking mailboxes. But the report, along with recent eye-opening interviews with convicted ID thieves, reveal Americans are falling even further behind in the fight to...

2014-10-02 08:20:32

NICB launches new series to highlight growing trend in "financial fraud" auto theft DES PLAINES, Ill., Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Forget hot-wiring. As new technology makes it harder to steal cars the old-fashioned way, today's thieves are using more sophisticated "white-collar" methods to get their hands on a set of wheels, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141001/149815 The NICB and its law enforcement partners report...

2014-10-01 08:38:12

New survey from Experian's ProtectMyID® reveals how Americans can take greater control when securing their personal information COSTA MESA, Calif., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and Experian's ProtectMyID(®) issued its new survey results about cyber security today. The study, conducted by Edelman Berland, reveals areas where consumers' identities are most at risk, including electronic devices and online accounts. The findings show that 93...

2014-10-01 08:37:53

Company launches blog to help customers stay informed and safe online MONROE, La., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) is helping customers stay safer online, amidst industry-wide cyberthreat increases, by launching an Internet security blog during National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). Customers can now take advantage of CenturyLink's security blog (www.centurylink.com/securityblog), which will provide consumers with tips to help them protect their privacy...

2014-09-30 23:21:20

New service continues mission to provide consumers affordable help for identity theft. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Core ID Services, LLC, the metro-Atlanta based provider of identity theft solutions, announces a new service addressing the risks data breaches pose to consumers. The company is offering their ARX-ID Breach Defense™ for just $0.99/month to make the service as affordable as possible in light of the numerous recent retail data breaches. Recent statistics are a...

2014-09-30 16:31:45

SEATTLE, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ground Labs, a leader in sensitive data discovery software, has issued a warning to businesses globally on the importance of understanding their sensitive data handling practices. After publishing guidance concerning the recent Bash bug dubbed "Shellshock", Ground Labs expects large scale threats to continue evolving which enable hackers to easily steal any type of personal sensitive data. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140827/140351...

2014-09-24 08:31:28

Findings show that while companies are more aware and taking initial steps to prepare, they are not fully practiced and confident in their data breach response COSTA MESA, Calif., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Experian Data Breach Resolution, a leader in helping businesses plan for and mitigate consumer risk following data breach incidents, released a new study with the Ponemon Institute on data breach preparedness. The second annual study, Is Your Company Ready for a Big Data Breach?, found...

2014-09-24 08:24:36

LANCASTER, Calif., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- CIC, the nation's premier tenant screening provider, and the National Consumer Reporting Association are pleased to provide consumer benefits through NXG Strategies, LLC's Fraud-Defender, a fully managed fraud research, remediation and recovery system. By including Fraud-Defender in each rental application, apartment communities distinguish themselves by protecting their applicants and enticing qualified renters. Photo -...


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