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  1. Press: Los ataques de hackers generan bonanza en el sector de ciberseguros
    Las pólizas contra robo de datos son las de mayor crecimiento en EE.UU. El producto de seguros de más rápido crecimiento en Estados Unidos es la póliza contra los robos de datos electrónicos, gracias a… | Dec 14, 2016
  2. Press: Yahoo: Hackers robaron datos de 1.000 millones de cuentas
    Yahoo dijo que cree que ciberpiratas robaron información de más de 1.000 millones de cuentas de sus usuarios en agosto de 2013, lo que se cree sería el mayor robo de información a… | Dec 13, 2016
  3. Press: Más y mejor seguridad para poder vivir en un mundo del internet de las cosas
    La visión del llamado internet de las cosas —darle a todo tipo de cosas físicas una transformación digital— ha estado adelantada a la realidad por años, pero esa brecha se está cerrando rápidamente. Hoy en… | Oct 21, 2016
  4. Press: Consumer Action joins White House campaign to ‘Lock Down Your Login’
    Consumer Action today announced its commitment to the National Cyber Security Alliance’s “Lock Down Your Login” internet safety and security initiative to empower Americans to better protect their online accounts by moving beyond… | Sep 28, 2016
  5. Press: EU watchdogs permit Privacy Shield to run for one year
    A new EU-US data-sharing agreement will be able to run for at least a year, European regulators have announced. The Privacy Shield replaces an arrangement known as Safe Harbour, which was struck down in October… | Jul 27, 2016
  6. Press: FCC selects Swedish firm to run national database routing calls
    The Federal Communications Commission this week selected a Swedish-owned firm to run a sensitive national database that routes billions of phone calls across the country, apparently satisfied that the award would not jeopardize national security. | Jul 23, 2016
  7. Press: Infidelity website Ashley Madison facing FTC probe
    The parent company of infidelity dating site Ashley Madison, hit by a devastating hack last year, is now the target of a U.S. Federal Trade Commission investigation, the new executives seeking to revive its credibility… | Jul 06, 2016
  8. Press: Cyberattacks, negligence lead to rise in medical data breaches
    America's healthcare organizations are being attacked by data thieves, but the industry is not doing nearly enough to deal with the growing threat, according to a new study by the Ponemon Institute. Key findings: Nearly… | May 19, 2016
  9. Press: Hospitals are hackers’ biggest new target
    For years, hospitals and the health care industry have been focused on keeping patient data from falling into the wrong hands. But the recent attacks at MedStar and other hospitals across the country highlight an… | Apr 04, 2016
  10. Press: Calif. reports 49 million records breached in four years
    More than 49 million personal information records of California residents were compromised in 657 data breaches from 2012 to 2015, state Attorney General Kamala Harris said in a report citing tips on how people… | Feb 17, 2016
  11. Press: ID thieves changing tactics to steal your money
    Stolen credit card numbers are less frequently used to make a counterfeit card for shopping at the store (down from 50 to 46 percent in the last year) and more often used to shop… | Feb 08, 2016
  12. Press: Groups call for safe data practices, enforcement by FCC
    WASHINGTON, DC—Today, 59 U.S. consumer advocacy, privacy and digital rights organizations submitted a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler calling for strong rules to protect the privacy and data security of broadband… | Jan 20, 2016
  13. Press: Correcting and protecting your credit record
    With frequent news of massive data breaches, consumers often are plagued with a sense of data insecurity, not knowing when the next hack will hit or how to effectively protect their sensitive personal information.… | Dec 16, 2015
  14. Press: What to do if you are affected by the OPM breach
    To help potential victims, OPM is offering credit and identity monitoring, identity-theft insurance and identity-restoration services for three years through ID Experts, a private company. People whose information was stolen in the background-investigation breach… | Dec 13, 2015
  15. Press: 5.6 million fingerprints stolen in cyberattack
    One of the scariest parts of the massive cybersecurity breaches at the Office of Personnel Management just got worse: The agency now says 5.6 million people's fingerprints were stolen as part of the hacks. | Sep 24, 2015
  16. Press: How many times has your personal info been exposed to hackers?
    Take the New York Times test to learn which parts of your identity may have been stolen in some of the major hacking attacks over the last two years and what you can do… | Jul 29, 2015
  17. Press: Five steps to secure personal data after a breach
    The hacking of the Office of Personnel Management is just the latest evidence that it is nearly impossible to keep personal information safe from hackers. Chances are, your personal data was stolen well… | Jul 13, 2015
  18. Featured: DATA BREACH victim? Take these steps
    Was your debit or credit card part of a data breach? Tips from Consumer Action, the National Consumer Law Center and U.S. PIRG. | Dec 19, 2013
  19. Press: Consumers at risk: Tips for data breach victims
    In light of the recent news about Target’s data security breach, the National Consumer Law Center, Consumer Action and U.S. PIRG remind consumers that: 1. Your liability for fraudulent charges is limited under… | Dec 19, 2013
  20. Recommended: Chronology of Data Breaches
    Privacy Rights Clearinghouse has been tracking breaches since 2005 and publishes a Chronology of Data Breaches. | Dec 19, 2011
 

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