Archive for May, 2018

identity theft

What are The Most Common Identity Theft Techniques

According to the FTC, the most common identity theft techniques normally relate to the fraudulent use of credit cards, and the opening of bank accounts or other types of financial accounts in someone else’s name. These types of account of venues to obtain fraudulent loans or credits which are credited to the person whose identity […]

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How do You Fix Identity Theft?

The very idea of identity theft either really scares people, or is dismissed as being a bit of a project fear campaign. This is often because of a misunderstanding of what the term identity theft can mean. It can either mean wholesale theft of someone’s identity, credit card fraud, tax fraud, child benefit fraud etc. […]

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Does Identity Theft Protection Work?

A number of companies offer identity theft protection services, some of them quite costly, and in truth offering protection that has some value but is fairly limited in reality if your identity has been stolen. Firstly it is important to look at how much of a risk people people are at in terms of having […]

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Rise Of Cyber Crime – Virtual Kidnapping

A Chinese student fled her Vancouver home in fear after online scammers threatened to harm her parents in China if she did not comply with their demands. Police say she’s one of three in the last month who have fallen prey to the extortion scheme. All three victims and their families suffered financial loss in […]

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Top Cyber Insurance Companies – Hiscox

Hiscox have managed to establish themselves relatively quickly as probably the market leader in cyber liability insurance, in part based on the policies they provide, in part on the resources and risk modelling they help with, and in part on the existing customer base which has a high focus on small business and various types […]

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Cyber Insurance Cost Examples – Equifax

The data breach at Equifax sent shockwaves throughout the Internet, and throughout the financial community generally. This is in large part is because of the huge amount of sensitive data that all credit rating agencies hold on individuals, and the fairly natural assumption that data is kept safe. According to CNN, the breach involved the […]

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Cyber Insurance Cost Examples – Yahoo Data Breach

Yahoo provides one of the best examples of the enormity and severity of what can happen with a data breach. Although a few years old, Yahoo suffered three data breaches which were only reported two or three years after they happened. Estimates of accounts breached ranged from 500 million through to every single one of […]

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What does Cyber Insurance Cost ?

For many people, the cost of cyber insurance is about two distinct issues. Firstly is the actual cost of insurance in cash terms, relative to the coverage provided and secondly is the question of whether it is worth having cyber insurance at all. Any business or organisation needs to break the cost issue down into […]

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How Smart Bandages could Change Healthcare

A wound dressing that detects the first signs of infection is more than just a Band-Aid solution for the University of Victoria researchers who developed it. University of Victoria bioengineer Mohsen Akbari believes the “smart bandage” could transform wound care and help reduce chronic and deadly infections. Akbari was lead investigator for a study on the “smart bandage” and associated app that was published Sept. […]

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Taking back your Online Privacy

There’s a strong chance you’ve recently seen an email or pop-up box offering “some important updates” about the way a social media company or website plans to use your data. Are we about to regain control of our personal information? In our increasingly connected world, data has come to be seen as something to buy […]

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Hacking Las Vegas ……..

In what could have been the plot of a Hollywood heist movie, the hackers took great interest in the vast aquarium that a Las Vegas casino had installed in its lobby. The casino’s owners thought that the huge fish tank was an impressive sight that helped create a classy ambience as people arrived. What they […]