Data Breach News

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.

Chili’s Suffers Payment Card Breach, Assessing Scope

Chili’s Grill & Bar, which has more than 1,600 restaurants in 50 states, 32 countries and two territories, announced it was the victim of a payment card breach that occurred at some of its restaurants between March and April 2018.

SunTrust Bank Employee May Have Stolen 1.5 Million Customer Records

SunTrust Bank is informing 1.5 million customers that their personal information may have been stolen by a bank employee working with an outside criminal party. Information, such as name, address, phone number and certain account balances may have been exposed.

Chat Software Breach Hits Delta Airlines, Sears, Kmart and Best Buy

Hundreds of thousands of online shoppers of Delta Airlines, Kmart, Sears and Best Buy may have had their personal information stolen in at security breach of [24], a provider of customer service chat software.

Under Armour App Breached; 150 Million Users Affected

Since March 28, Under Armour has been notifying about 150 million users that their personal information was stolen in a February 2018 security breach of its MyFitnessPal product, a food and nutrition application.

Hackers Breach Saks, Lord & Taylor Payment Systems

Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor confirmed on April 1 that hackers had breached their payment systems, stealing the card information of more than 5 million customers.

880K Payment Cards Accessed in Orbitz Breach

Personal information on as many as 880,000 payment cards was accessed in a security breach of the travel website Orbitz, company officials disclosed on March 20.

BJC HealthCare Reveals Data Storage Server Access

The personal information of 33,420 patients of BJC HealthCare was exposed to the Internet for seven months, the St. Louis-based healthcare company stated in a March press release.

New Breed of Identity Thief Breaks Records in 2017

Category: NewsTags:

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.

New Tax Scam: Thieves Deposit Stolen Refund, Then Want Money Returned

Category: GovernmentTags:

Tax refund thieves are becoming more brazen. The newest twist: Depositing pilfered tax refunds in the taxpayers’ bank accounts and then requesting the money be returned.