Breach Brief – Marriott Starwood

November 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Marriott Hotel chain announced a massive data breach involving 500 million customers worldwide. According to company officials for the past four years an unauthorized party had access to credit card numbers and expiration dates, passport numbers and birth dates of Marriott Starwood customers.  A data breach of this size is considered record breaking for both...

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This holiday season beware, retailers are watching you and keeping records. Just as you grade their customer service performance they are grading you as a customer. And even reading what you may not want them to see. As if dealing with a credit score is not tough enough now more and more retailers are rating...

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Now Facebook Has a ‘Black’ Problem?

November 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

As if there weren’t enough scandals hitting Facebook now it appears that the social media giant has another. According to Mark S. Luckie, Facebook’s former strategic partner manager, Facebook has internal issues with black employees. According to the Guardian, Luckie, before his departure, sent a sent a 2,500 word memo to all Facebook employees saying...

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Breach Brief – Amazon, USPS

November 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Amazon, the world’s largest retailer, is quietly notifying its customers of a data breach by sending the affected account holders an email. Amazon officials  admit to the data breach but are keeping extremely closed mouth about the details. The email, sent out Wednesday, offers no details as to how long customers’ personal information was exposed...

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Tax season and the holidays are special to criminals. The latest target of criminals is none other than the U.S. Postal Service and the millions of deliveries it makes over the holiday season.  The scam is simple but effective. These criminals simply sign up for the postal service Informed Delivery service using your address. Identity...

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The holiday shopping season has snuck up on you again! Consumers are looking desperately for the best deals and trying to keep track of prices across the web and in stores. Now Firefox has a new tool that will ease your shopping madness. The new Firefox plugin, called “Price Wise“ is currently being tested. The...

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Tech Benefits for Military and Veterans

November 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Technology services companies are reaching out to military members and veterans more than ever before. Service members are finding that the tech sector has placed an emphasis on serving them as they have served. For military veterans seeking employment Google has launched a new search feature that uses the military occupation code. Military members will...

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ALERT! – New Banking Scam – ALERT!

November 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Yet another banking scam is hitting consumers. Cyber criminals are using a combination of fake text messages and card-less ATMs to rip-off  unsuspecting consumers. According to Krebs on Security the scam has hit big for the criminals very quickly. Krebs reported that the scammers have stolen $68,000 from 125 Fifth Third Bank customers in Illinois, Michigan...

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Twitter announced it has hired God-is Rivera as its first ever Director of Culture and Community. Twitter’s plan for Rivera is to “better serve and engage communities.”  Twitter plans to use its brand marketing, campaigns, events and other experiences. According to a Twitter press release Rivera’s job will be to ensure the company’s campaigns and programs...

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Breach Brief – HSBC Bank, Radisson Hotel Group

November 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

U.S. customer of HSBC bank are being alerted to a data breach that compromised customer information. The bank has reported no signs of fraud. Based in London, U.K., HSBC says only U.S. customers are affected. According to HSBC the breach ran from Oct. 4 to Oct. 14. The bank said in a statement that it...

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