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2017

October

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  • What to do if your financial information is stolen. Contrary to what movies portray, the most common crimes are not Taken-style abductions or home invasions, but the theft of personal information.  "The most effective way to keep tabs on all of these accounts is…
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  • Equifax website hacked with malware (Chinese). 上個月才宣布曾遭駭的Equifax信用監測公司,12日再傳網安事故,因為有個網頁出現一種程式碼會把用戶導向一個惡意網址,敦促他們下載惡意軟體,被迫把其網站部分關閉。
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  • Five takeaways from Equifax's brutal week. Frustrated lawmakers last week put Equifax through the wringer over a massive data breach that affected more than 145 million Americans. Richard Smith, the former CEO of the credit reporting agency, testified before Congress on four…
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  • Monopoly Man photobombs Senate hearing on Equifax. The Monopoly Man made an appearance at the Senate Banking Committee hearing on the massive Equifax data breach.  Wearing a top hat, monocle, and white mustache, the character sat directly behind former Equifax (EFX) CEO…
  • Deciding the right path for shielding your credit report. In response to the breach, Equifax is now offering a year of free credit monitoring through its identity-theft prevention service, TrustedID Premier. The service gives you the option to freeze or lock your credit file…
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  • Every single Yahoo account was hacked in 2013. Sitting down? An epic and historic data breach at Yahoo in August 2013 affected every single customer account that existed at the time, Yahoo parent company Verizon said on Tuesday. That's three billion accounts --…
  • Lawmakers berate Equifax ex-CEO. Equifax Inc.’s former chief executive trekked to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to offer contrition and explanation for the credit reporting company’s massive data breach. He was met with bipartisan incredulity and calls for tougher cybersecurity…
  • Cuidado con la llave maestra de sus finanzas. El escándalo por la brecha de seguridad del bureau de crédito de Equifax ha puesto a muchos consumidores en guardia porque es como si 145.5 millones de personas hubiesen dejado la caja fuerte de sus…
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  • SEC says 2016 hack did expose personal information. The SEC had initially said the 2016 breach had potentially allowed hackers to make an illegal profit from stock sales, but had not exposed any personal information. But that is no longer true, the agency…
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  • The danger of giving your child ‘smart toys’. The acronym IoT has a new meaning — “Internet of Toys”— and just like the old abbreviation, for Internet of Things, this one comes with urgent cybersecurity warnings. The FBI is cautioning that Internet-connected toys, also…
  • Consumer Action INSIDER - October 2017. The October 2017 issue of Consumer Action's monthly newsletter updates readers on a new Credit Builders Alliance educational program, advises consumers on how to combat the increasing spread of fake news, gives instructions on how to respond in the wake of the massive Equifax data breach, outlines our latest efforts to educate community-based organizations on elder financial abuse, and more.
 

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