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In a devastating admission the IRS has announced the number of taxpayers PINs compromised has doubled again. In May of 2015 the IRS announced that there were 114,000 breached accounts. Then, in August, it added...

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Tax Season 2016 – Claim Your Refund ASAP!

February 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Tax season 2016 is heating up rapidly. And as we’ve told you it is also scam season. Cyber crooks and identity thieves can’t  wait to use those millions of stolen Social Security numbers to file...

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Tax Season 2016 – Beware Tax Scams

February 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Its tax season again and as always the cyber scum is out to get you. No matter how many warnings are sent out to the tax paying workers of America there is always someone who...

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Black people shopping online this holiday season should be aware that fraud is rampant. Hackers are extremely savvy and know where and how to steal credit card data. So you need to be just as...

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Dangers of Public Wi-Fi

October 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. The African-American Cyber Report is dedicated to bringing the latest most relevant cyber security news and information to black people. The AACR answers black people when they ask; “What does that mean to...

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September 29, 2015 Hilton Worldwide Hilton Worldwide, a global hospitality company is investigating a possible data breach at its properties. The data breach may have compromised payment card data of its customers. The data breach was reported...

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Kill Your Adobe Flash Player!

July 16, 2015 | 1 Comments

Whether you know it or not you are probably using Adobe Flash Player. Especially if you are using a Windows PC and it’s a problem. But first let’s get a little background on exactly what...

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Scams Target Black Senior Citizens

June 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

One on the biggest problems of the digital age is protecting information. The task becomes even greater when you have to protect your information and the information of a parent or grandparent. Today’s world is digital...

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Hackers Hit OPM Again!

June 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Uncle Sam’s Office of Personnel Management has suffered a major data breach.  The personnel records of as many as 4 million current and former federal employees may have been compromised. According to a press release...

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IdentityTheft.gov Website Introduced

May 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Identity theft is a real bitch! Once its stolen you realize how fragile and vulnerable your life is. While black people do not suffer identity theft at the same rate as white Americans we suffer...

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