Popular Chinese bistro chain P.F. Chang’s was the latest target in a data breach at its restaurant locations nationwide–this time, as reported on the website Krebs on Security, the attack resulted in exposure of customer credit card and debit card information. Adam Levin http://www.marketwatch.com/story/possible-pf-changs-data-breach-2014-06-11?link=MW_story_latest_news”>spoke with Alisa Parenti of MarketWatch radio about how this is just another example of the constant threat companies face–breaches being the third certainty in life. The breach was first reported by […]
Adam Levin spoke with Claudia Buck of The Sacramento Bee about the damaging effects of the Target data breach on businesses and consumers and the recent trend of hackers hitting big box retailers, universities and small businesses. “Target really demonstrated there are now three certainties in life: death, taxes and breaches,” said Adam Levin, chairman of Identity Theft 911, a company that provides identity theft recovery and other services. Levin says that businesses need […]
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.
To listen to some House Republicans at the Target hearing Wednesday, and the Senate Republicans on Tuesday, one would be forgiven for thinking that the massive data breaches experienced by customers of Target, Neiman Marcus and the hotel management chain White Lodging were serious enough to warrant two Congressional hearings (and one more to come), but not a single change to federal law. Responding to Senate Democrats’ interest in a new federal breach notification law, […]
When Sen. Patrick Leahy (D- VT) gavels the Senate Judiciary Committee to order on Tuesday, four witnesses will sit before the esteemed Senators to ostensibly discuss “Preventing Data Breaches and Combating Cybercrime.” Among them will be the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of the recently-hacked Neiman Marcus and the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the recently-hacked Target, called to answer for the untenably risky position in which both companies left […]
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 […]
Amid all the news that hackers gave gotten their grubby little hands on millions of credit card numbers and contact information from at least 5 retailers – including Target and Neiman Marcus – many of you might be wondering what those thieves could really net from just an email address and a cancelled credit card. The answer depends on you, and what kind of “ish” you could get sucked in by. On the one hand, […]