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Data Breach at SUPERVALU Retail Chain

Yet another retail chain has experienced a data breach that likely involved customer credit card data. In what they are calling a Criminal Computer Intrusion, Supervalu announced that a breach involving several of their chains occurred in the range of dates: June 22 through July 17. We’ll keep you Informed about the breach as information […]

Russian Security Breach Revealed: What It Is and What You Need to Do

The headline in The New York Times is daunting, “Russian Hacking Amass Over a Billion Internet Passwords”. Yes: BILLION! The story? It is being reported that a close knit group of Russian hackers have breached massive amounts of data. Here are the numbers: more than 420,000 websites have been harvested and data stolen from them, […]

Connecting the Dollars: Data Breaches and Identity Fraud

We get all sorts of questions from people asking about passwords and online security. Not surprisingly, after a data breach occurs we get a lot of email about what to do next. Some of the more cynical folks want proof that fraud is related to data breaches. To us, it seems intuitive: when hackers go […]

How to Change Your eBay Password

eBay is advising its customers to change their passwords after hackers used a cyber-attack to gain access to its database. The latest news is that personal data from 145 million customer accounts was stolen! Here’s the quick way to change your eBay password Go to www.ebay.com and sign in to your account. Click My eBay in […]

eBay Got Hacked – Now What?

You should change your password on eBay. ASAP. We changed ours. It was easy but necessary. Here’s why. Earlier today, eBay announced: “eBay Inc. to Ask eBay Users to Change Passwords” People frequently ask us how a password manager helps protect them against a corporate breach like this. It’s simple – as long are there are […]

Beware of Target (We’re Sorry!!!) hoax email

A reader just submitted to us an email that was sent to him supposedly by Target as an apology for the stolen credit card data that had been used at their brick and mortar stores at the end of November. As far as we can tell, this is a hoax – and not a particularly […]

Ubisoft to Customers Following Data Security Breach: “Change your password”

Gaming company Ubisoft urged its customers to change their passwords yesterday, following a security breach that exposed encrypted passwords, usernames and user email addresses. Ubisoft, the third-largest gaming company in the United States and Europe, said that it reacted instantly to close the breach and that no financial information had been accessed, but nonetheless encouraged users […]