Parts of the Dark Web “awash” with school children’s personal data

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2021 19:49:38 +0000

Over 1,000 US schools have been attacked by ransomware and had their data published on the Dark Web this year according to NBC news.

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How to get your Equifax money and stay safe doing it

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2019 15:00:00 +0000

Equifax has been ordered to pay at least $650 million in relation to its enormous 2017 data breach. Users who were affected might be eligible for a claim. But watch out for scams!

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Credit Freezes are Free: Let the Ice Age Begin

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2018 16:31:43 +0000

It is now free in every U.S. state to freeze and unfreeze your credit file and that of your dependents, a process that blocks identity thieves and others from looking at private details in your consumer credit history. If you’ve been holding out because you’re not particularly worried about ID theft, here’s another reason to reconsider: The credit bureaus profit from selling copies of your file to others, so freezing your file also lets you deny these dinosaurs a valuable revenue stream.

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Please don’t buy this: identity theft protection services

Credit to Author: William Tsing| Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2017 17:31:58 +0000

Identity theft protection services promise to have your back against cybercriminals looking to steal your data. But they don’t actually stop them from taking your identity. Are they worth it, then? We say no.

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Equifax or Equiphish?

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Sun, 24 Sep 2017 12:53:16 +0000

More than a week after it said most people would be eligible to enroll in a free year of its TrustedID identity theft monitoring service, big three consumer credit bureau Equifax has begun sending out email notifications to people who were able to take the company up on its offer. But in yet another security stumble, the company appears to be training recipients to fall for phishing scams.

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