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September 5, 2018

T-Mobile Hacked — 2 Million Customers’ Personal Data Stolen

Your T-Mobile Account Information Could Have Been Stolen

T-Mobile reported that a data breach on August 20 involved the account information of 2 million customers, and your data may have been a part of it. Fortunately, there are ways that you can take action and protect yourself in case identity thieves or other con artists have accessed your confidential information. It is important that you find out if your information was accessed and to take steps to safeguard your identity and financial accounts.

 

Details of the T-Mobile Data Breach

On August 20, T-Mobile's cyber security team detected hackers gaining access to an application programming [...]

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June 4, 2018

Chili’s Grill & Bar “Credit Card Data Exposed”

After suffering a data incident in which the payment card information of Chili’s Grill & Bar customers was compromised, Brinker International, the restaurant chain's owner, has issued an apology, letting guests know that it is deeply sorry.

Chili's Grill & Bar is the flagship brand of Dallas-based Brinker International, Inc. On 11 May, Brinker learned that an attacker may have gained unauthorized access to payment card data at some Chili’s restaurants.

It remains unclear which of the 1,600 locations were affected by the data breach. The company immediately activated its incident response plan, which included alerting its guests to the data incident. As more information [...]

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May 25, 2018

37M Panera Bread Customers Hacked

Panera Bread leaks data of potentially millions of customers

For at least eight months. Panera Bread, the baker and cafe chain, leaked sensitive customer data, which included names, birth dates, email and physical addresses, and the last four digits of credit cards–potentially giving hackers an easy score of valuable information. And that was despite having been warned about the issue.

The data was easily accessible on Panera’s website, according to Brian Krebs. “The data available in plain text from Panera’s site appeared to include records for any customer who has signed up for an account to order food online via panerabread.com,” writes Krebs in his blog [...]

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May 25, 2018

Small Business are at Risk – The truth about Cyber Criminals

Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) Facing Major Risks

Cyber criminals do not discriminate.  Businesses of all shapes and sizes, even home users, are not immune to today’s cyber threats.  Prior to ransomware, remediation was possible.  Users would get infected with malware and the user would run their antivirus to remove it and resolve the negative impacts the infection left on the computer.  Now, ransomware has made that impossible.  Ransomware is a malicious form of software that encrypts, or locks, user’s files and demands a payment in order to unlock them.  An antivirus could remove the malicious software, but it still doesn’t decrypt the files.  Therefore, remediation is no [...]

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