Hacks and Data Breaches

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A Scammer’s Guide to Holiday Shopping Fraud in 2020

Guest Post by The Apocryphal Hacker (Note: For consumers looking to PROTECT themselves from scams and fraud, see Abine’s alternative guide on staying safe this holiday season). Let’s be real here, for scammers like us, COVID-19 hasn’t been so bad. In fact, you could say it’s been great. The boom in e-commerce transactions has meant […]

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Biggest Data Breach in History: Collection #1

In mid-December, over 770 million email addresses and passwords were posted to a popular hacking forum. At 87 GB of data, it is the largest collection of breached data in history. You can stay safe from this and other breaches by using unique, randomly-generated passwords from Blur. What is Collection #1? The breach (now known […]

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So, what happens if Abine’s servers get hacked?

These days, the next big data breach announcement is seemingly a weekly occurrence. Often, the companies getting hacked and their associated data breaches are a result of lax security protocols, but it increasingly appears that no one is immune to the growing number of threats, sneaky hacks, and unknown vulnerabilities latent everywhere in software running […]

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Equifax Woes Continue: Work and Salary History is Public Info

In early September, Equifax announced a data breach  that had been discovered in late July, potentially exposing personally identifiable information (PII) of 143 million consumers across the U.S., U.K. and Canada [READ: Equifax and why Identity Protection needs to be destroyed and recreated] Now, as being reported by KrebsonSecurity, it’s clear that Equifax’s lack of security within […]

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How to push negative search results down: 4 steps to bury them

In a perfect world, we’d be able to remove all the unfair, outdated, and negative search results about ourselves. In reality, most content is here to stay except in special circumstances. Remove what you can, but creating your own positive content to suppress the negatives is a great way to control your image and improve […]

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