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Timehop Uncovers Data Breach Affecting 21 Million Users

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Timehop, a popular app for sharing memories, uncovered a security breach that affected the personal data of 21 million users. On July 4, hackers accessed names, email addresses, dates of birth, users’ genders, country codes and phone numbers.

Records of 230 Million Consumers, 110 Million Businesses Exposed

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The personal information of about 230 million consumers and the records of 110 million businesses were discovered left unprotected on a publicly accessible server.

Freezing Your Credit Will Soon Be Free

The U.S. Congress has made placing or removing a Credit Freeze with TransUnion®, Equifax® and Experian® free for all consumers. The federal Credit Freeze legislation also requires that the three credit bureaus expedite consumer requests to freeze their credit reports.

New Breed of Identity Thief Breaks Records in 2017

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Despite aggressive efforts throughout the industry to prevent identity fraud, almost 1 million more consumers were victims of ID theft in 2017 than in 2016 – hitting an all-time high of 16.7 million and financial losses topping $16.8 billion, according to the Javelin Strategy & Research 2018 Identity Fraud Study.

2017 Breaches That Stole Headlines

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Equifax, Yahoo, Verizon, Dun & Bradstreet, Gmail – and even the IRS. These are just a few of the major data breaches that stole headlines, eroded consumer confidence, and put companies and government agencies on high alert in 2017.