The Marriott Breach – We Now Know Everything

Marriott Breach Affects Millions

Consumers and many employers suffered a significant blow with the massive data breach recently revealed by Marriott International Hotels. Their hacked data included personal information from nearly half a billion guests. Marriott’s reservation system for their Starwood line of hotels exposed personal data including guest names, passport numbers, phone numbers, email and mailing addresses, along with some credit card information which included the encryption software that could decode the stolen

Marriott Breach Impacts Millions

Marriott Breach Affects Millions

The Marriott International breach has had its online reservation system hacked and only now are we learning the true extent of the damage it has caused for consumers who have put their information into this database. First estimates state that over 500,000 million customers have had their names put into the data system. Other sensitive information has also been put into the system including their telephone numbers, addresses, credit card numbers,

How Easy Is It for Someone to Nab Your Password?

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Network World recently came out with a list of people sent to jail in 2013 for computer crimes, whether it was stealing passwords or hacking into a system to obtain and then sell sensitive information. Sometimes, the hackers involved demonstrated technical expertise.  Other times, the cyber-criminals didn’t have to make use of any sophisticated IT knowledge in order to access people’s private accounts and networks.  One example is a man who was able

3 Ways that Hackers Steal Data from Small and Medium Businesses

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It used to be that hackers stole the data on your computer network by sending malware to your system. But you and other owners of small and medium businesses got wise to these methods by installing a firewall and security software. These digital measures went a long way in reducing nefarious attempts at theft. But hackers got wise. They now steal data by tricking you into physically revealing important information. The following