Adam Levin was interviewed recently by ESPN Radio New York about the alleged hacking of the Houston Astros by the St. Louis Cardinals where he explained the larger context of the hack and how it related to other recent data breaches. “It’s sad and surprising in one sense, but then again so was Deflate-gate,” Levin said. “[I]t’s very possible that this hack, if proven, is to sports what Target was to retail, Anthem is to healthcare, and the […]
Adam Levin was interviewed by the Detroit Free Press about the recent IRS data breach which left 100,000 taxpayers vulnerable to identity theft. In addition to the dangers posed by the breach, Levin warned against oversharing on social media. “Identity thieves know better than Mark Zuckerberg that you are what you post, and they’re looking — on the dark web and on social media–for the smallest details to target you.” To see the full article, click here.
Adam Levin was recently featured on NewsMax TV’s show Hardline with Ed Berliner where he discussed a hacker’s claim that he was able to take control of an airplane. “We’ve seen hackers remotely control cars in demonstrations… he has actually proven on a number of occasions that one could possibly take control of an aircraft by going into the entertainment system…” Levin said. “As hackers are becoming more sophisticated, nothing is sacrosanct.” He went on […]
Adam Levin spoke with Mainstreet.com about how weak and easy to guess passwords can leave users vulnerable to identity thieves, especially in light of the personally identifiable information that’s readily available on social media networks. “While your birthday might be easy to remember, it makes you an easy target… [w]ith oversharing on social media, hackers can glean this information and brute force their way into your account,” Levin said. See the full article here.
In a guest column written for InsuranceThoughtLeadership.com, Adam Levin called for a Data Breach Warning Label, or ‘Breach Disclosure Box’ for businesses, where they would list key information including: How many times has this company been breached within the past five years? If there has been a breach, what kind(s) of information was exposed? Does this company encrypt all consumer and employee data? Does this company have a breach notification policy? What did the company […]
Adam Levin spoke to CBS New York about how sharing personal information on social media accounts such as Facebook can leave users open to identity theft. “Try not to identify people by age, not by where they live, by their full names,” said Levin, who warned that even friends and family members can be identity thieves.
Adam Levin was interviewed by the Christian Science Monitor’s Passcode about what victims of identity theft experience for the ID360 conference on the identity economy. “If they have your Social Security Number, your name, address and date of birth, they can do whatever they want, for as long as they want,” said Levin. See the full article here.
Adam Levin spoke with the Willis Report about the Blue Cross Premera data breach, and the recent revelation that they were warned by the government that their data was vulnerable weeks before being hacked. “This was worse than Target,” Levin said “… this had all of your personal identifying information as well as medical claims information, so not only could you be subject every form of identity theft you could fantasize about, you could also […]
Security experts Marc Weber Tobias and Adam Levin discussed the recent trends in identity theft, and the threat it poses to consumers. To read the article on Forbes.com, click here, or click the video above to see the full interview.
Adam Levin spoke with MoneyTalksNews.com about the three certainties in life: death, taxes, and data breaches leading to identity theft. In 2013 alone, 290,000 Americans filed identity theft complaints with the FTC. According to Levin, “At some point, every business will be breached, and every consumer will become a victim of some form of identity theft.”