Adam Levin spoke with Ronn Owens of KGO San Francisco about how most individuals can be summed up according to 8 key numbers and cybercriminals are out to steal them. Drum roll: Your phone number, birthday, zip code pin codes, Social Security number, bank account numbers, IP addresses, Driver’s license and passport numbers, and your health insurance numbers are all valuable currency for clever identity thieves to trade on the black market. Time to […]
Adam Levin spoke with Michel Martin from NPR’s Tell Me More about the rise in child identity theft and practical ways that parents can protect their children from this devastating crime. Adam explained that cybercriminals target children because their Social Security Number is pristine. The ultimate betrayal is when the identity thief is your own parent. These cases often go unreported because the child does not want to “rat out” the parent and the victim […]
On April 8, Microsoft support of Windows XP was permanently discontinued. More than 200,000 ATMs use the software in the United States alone. Adam Levin spoke with Kayla Tausche from CNBC’s Nightly Business Report about end of Windows XP, and what it means for the thousands of machines that still use the software. Will the risk of cyberattacks increase because banks failed to upgrade their systems? Some institutions have asked for extensions, but that’s not a […]
Adam Levin sits down with MTV’s Sway for his radio show “Sway in the Morning”, Sirius XM/Shade 45, to discuss the rise in cases of child identity theft. During the interview, Adam takes calls from victims of child identity theft and Sway reveals that he was a victim of financial identity theft and gets some advice. Included in this interview: Common red flags and what to do if your identity is stolen. <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ […]
As the April 15 deadline approaches, tax refund fraud is on the rise. Adam Levin speaks with Becky Bereiter from Time Warner Cable Charlotte on how criminals scam taxpayers by getting access to their name and Social Security number, filing a fake return and robbing them of their hard earned refund. Check it out here.
Adam Levin talked about ATM security with Gerri Willis on The Willis Report on Fox Business News in New York. More than 200,000 ATM machines in the US use the operating system Windows XP, and they may be at risk of a cyberattack when the XP security patch expires on April 8, leaving ATMs running on the system vulnerable to hackers. Watch here: Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.com
Adam Levin spoke to Shawn and Hillary on WTOP in Washington DC about the data breach this week at University of Maryland, which exposed the names, social security numbers and dates of birth of more than 300,000 staff, faculty and students. They discussed next steps for the university, as well as some tips for those affected: Minimize, Monitor and Manage. You can listen to the segment here:
Adam Levin talked with Gil Gross from Talk 910/KKSF FM in San Francisco on the recent University of Maryland and Target breaches and how consumers can protect themselves from identity theft. Adam warned that this is a wake up call for consumers to constantly self monitor and never click on unknown links.
Adam Levin talked to WTOP in Washington DC to discuss the recent Barclays security breach and how consumers and businesses can protect themselves from identity theft and cyber criminals. You can listen to it here:
New York Times reporter Hilary Stout reported on consumer use of cash in the wake of major breaches that have been in the news, including Target, Neiman Marcus and Michael’s Stores. “People are right to be terrified about what’s going on with these breaches. I think we have to face facts, that breach unfortunately is the new normal. It’s the new black. It’s just where we’re going. We have to focus on monitoring and damage […]