Published on March 5, 2014
Social Media, Identity Theft, Data Breaches , Espionage & Cyber Security
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If you own a business or are selfemployed: • Have you looked to see what is posted about you? • Do you monitor for comments or ratings? • How do you address complaints? • Do you monitor for brandjacking? http://knowem.com/
• Employers are increasingly using social media for background checks. • Insurance companies use social media to look for fraud. • Spies use social media to look for informants.
Bad guys can exploit your use of social media to infect your computer with malware
"Identify theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the US." John Ashcroft 79th US Attorney General
TOP MERCHANT GROUPS RESTAURANTS GAS HOTELS CAR RENTALS ALL OTHER SOURCE: CALIFORNIA RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION, VISA USA, UNITED STATES SECRET SERVICE
BY MERCHANT LOCATIONS CALIFORNIA FLORIDA NEW YORK NEW JERSEY TEXAS MEXICO ILLINOIS ALL OTHER SOURCE: CALIFORNIA RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION, VISA USA, UNITED STATES SECRET SERVICE
“The federal government is the biggest offender.” Paul Stephens Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
• Information is sold on the Black Market • Sometimes the information is traded for drugs • Used to fund terrorist operations
Malware has cost trillions of dollars in the last decade
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCyKcoDaofg http://news.rutgers.edu/medrel/news-releases/2010/02/rutgers-researchers-20100222 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZgf32wVTd4
Albert Gonzalez, 28 With accomplices, he was involved in data breaches of most of the major data breaches: Heartland, Hannaford Bros., 7-Eleven, T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, BJ’s Wholesale Club, OfficeMax, Barnes & Noble, Sports Authority, Dave & Busters, Boston Market, Forever 21, DSW and others.
Data provided by DataLoss db as of February 2014
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