3 People in Whittlesey Subjected to Digital Scams Last Week

These ‘3’ are the ones who have sought help – we don’t know the ones who are ashamed or have not reported their issue.

With more than 4 billion records exposed, 2019 hit a milestone in cybercrime. We know it’s hard to keep track of the daily flood of security and data breaches, so here we lay out some of the more significant ones that may have affected you or your family last year

Elastic SearchServer.
What Happened
1.2 billion user records containing personal and social information from two data enrichment companies were compromised.
What Happened
More than 267 million user IDs, phone numbers and names of Facebook users were left exposed on an online database.
Although no evidence of compromised Facebook accounts was found, the data may be used for SMS, phishing scams and identity theft.
What Happened
Hackers accessed encrypted passwords and non-financial data of 145 million customers through a couple of compromised employee login credentials.
Leaked customer names, e-mail addresses, mailing addresses, phone numbers and dates of birth may be used for phishing and online scams.
Capital One
What Happened
Personal information of over 100 million of the bank’s customers and credit card applicants was compromised by exploiting a misconfigured web application firewall.
The bank said it found no evidence that the data was used for fraud or shared to other parties, but it offered free credit monitoring and identity protection to affected parties.
What Happened
Data breach and being held to ransom – online business not working for over two weeks.

What You Can Do
You do have a great degree of control over the security of your private and personal data. Using different passwords for all of your accounts and setting up two-factor authentication, where available, is a big part of it.
Take back control! Avoid becoming a victim by staying up to date with the latest data breaches, by monitoring your digital footprint for impersonation or identity fraud risks, and by monitoring your accounts and financial data for suspicious behavior or alerts.

Your digital identity is who you are. Knowing how much and what type of personal information may have been exposed online is the first step towards taking immediate action to prevent your social security number, credit card, passwords, emails or other online identifiers from being used against you or in fraudulent ways.

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