Kids with Umbrella in Rain
  • Internet Fraud, Security

Digital Toy Brand Falls Victim to Data Breach

The Hong Kong based toy manufacturer VTech, is a recent victim of a data breach. VTech’s database was breached on November 14. In the breach, VTech's online platform the Learning Lodge app store was affected, which is connected to a variety of the brand’s devices. A breach of this kind is different to the majority of companies, because of its impact on children, in addition to their parents.

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Identity verification is getting stronger in fantasy sports
  • Identity Verification

Fantasy Sport Game Websites Alters Identity Verification Play Mid-Season

The National Football League (NFL) season is more than halfway over and fantasy sport game websites are changing their game plan on identity verification. There are numerous fraud risks with online payment; however, online gaming has additional risks beyond stealing a person’s credit card or debit card information. News’ outlets have addressed issues, which include the legitimacy of fantasy sport’s websites such as Fan Duel and Draft Kings to the possibility of the Attorney General of New York banning the websites.

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Data breach of prison phone company
  • Security, Identity Fraud

Prisoners Feel Effects of Data Breach

Securus Technologies, a Dallas based prison phone company, was recently exposed for a data breach that includes 70 million records of phone calls, placed by the prisoners to at least 37 states, according to The Intercept. Legalities and privacy issues are a concern for consumers when any data breaches occur; however, this breach breaks confidentiality in the most extreme form, because of attorney and prisoner privileges.

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Companies are purchasing cyber security insurance
  • Security

Is Cyber Security Insurance the Next Necessity?

It is crucial for companies to ensure safe cyber security for its customers and employees. There are various measures companies can take in order to protect their customers, employees and businesses from fraudsters. Companies can safeguard their data with solutions including identity verification and more.

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Woman Filming on Phone in Crowd
  • Identity Fraud, Security

Data Breaches Have Lasting Effects on Companies

Sony Pictures Entertainment is proof that companies have to deal with the effects of a data breach long after the breach occurs. According to Variety, Sony settled with 10 former employees that filed class action lawsuits at the end of 2014. The former employees were concerned that their identities and personal information were captured as a result of the attack.

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