Data Privacy Alert Vol 13.83 – Anthem Healthcare Breach

By Michelle Drolet . 11 Feb 2015

secuProvided by William Gallagher Associates Insurance Brokers, Inc. News broke last week that Anthem, the nation’s second-largest health insurance carrier, was the victim of a data breach by external hackers. This breach affects both current and potentially former clients of Anthem. WGA is monitoring the situation on an ongoing basis, and here is what we … Continue reading Data Privacy Alert Vol 13.83 – Anthem Healthcare Breach

10 things I know about preventing ID theft

By Michelle Drolet . 10 Jun 2014

10. Use cash or gift cards The threat of identity theft is reduced dramatically if you don’t use your credit card for all your purchases, so consider using cash or even gift cards to pay your way. 9. PCI compliance is important The payment card industry has a set of security standards for a reason: … Continue reading 10 things I know about preventing ID theft

Hackers leak 1 million Apple device IDs

By Michelle Drolet . 3 Sep 2012

To cap off a summer of devastating corporate data breaches, hackers yesterday posted online what might be the crown jewel of 2012 data dumps: 1 million identification numbers for Apple iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch’s, all purportedly stolen from the FBI. There may also be an additional 11 million Apple device IDs yet to be … Continue reading Hackers leak 1 million Apple device IDs

Loss Of Customer Personal Information Damages Banks’ Credibility

By Michelle Drolet . 13 Feb 2012

On Jan. 5, federal law enforcement seized several automobiles worth about $100,000 in value. They had belonged to the former president of the Massachusetts Bank and Trust Company and were taken as restitution for his defrauding the bank in 1997. It seems that not a day passes by when news of banking-related fraud, money laundering, … Continue reading Loss Of Customer Personal Information Damages Banks’ Credibility

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