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Breach Brief – Anthem Incorporated

October 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

In one of the largest data breaches in corporate history Anthem medical insurers lost the information of more than 80 million customers including the company’s CEO. The information stolen includes names, birthdays, medical IDs, Social Security...

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The largest data breach of 2016 so far has hit a data server operated by Albany, N.Y. based Newkirk Products. Newkirk Products is a third-party vendor providing health insurance ID cards for the health care...

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Breach Brief – Wendy’s

July 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

It seems that the Wendy’s data breach was worse than thought. The AACR first reported the data breach in January.  Now we are seeing the real damage. Wendy’s has admitted that the data breach was...

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Breach Brief – Acer Computer

June 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Computer maker Acer announced that it has suffered a data breach of its U.S. commerce site. According to Acer anyone who has purchased a computer through the site in the past year may be at...

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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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